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The Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones love what they’ve seen from running back DeMarco Murray. The thing that really stood out to Jones was that he can carry the ball between the tackles.
“The thing that excited me the most was the question mark on him: ‘Was he a good inside runner?’” Jones said. “We saw that he could carry the mail inside. We didn’t know that. The draft didn’t know that. The NFL didn’t know that. But he showed that. So that is very encouraging. That gives you the stability or credibility that you like as your back.”
“There are those in the Cowboys’ organization who believe Murray has a chance to be one of the great ones, like (Emmitt) Smith and Tony Dorsett,” wrote Clarence E. Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
I think the only thing that may stand in the way of Murray having a great career, is his inability to stay healthy. He must prove that he’s not injury prone.
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Former Dallas Cowboys great Bob Lilly acknowledged at the Pro Football Hall of Fame that quarterback Tony Romo’s window to win a Super Bowl is closing. But he believes he has what it takes to get the job done.
“I think Tony is a pretty good quarterback, and if he’s ever going to be totally mature, he’ll be that way this year,” Lilly told Around the League. “He’s got...
Here we go again with Kevin Ogletree. This guy seems to remain at the top spot for the number three receiver position every year for the past 4 seasons.
Why? In my opinion he has done nothing to prove he’s even worth remaining on the team, let alone earn the three spot. There’s a reason the Cowboys went and signed veteran Laurent Robinson last year, and there’s a reason...
Dallas running backs coach Skip Peete told Clarence E. Hill Jr of the Star-Telegram that he believes Demarco Murray could run for 1,200 yards or more.Fantasy Spin:While we aren't willing to go that far, it goes to the mindset of the Cowboys' staff that Murray is the team's primary back and Felix Jones the change-of-pace back.
According to receivers coach Jimmy Robinson, Kevin Ogletree is the leading candidate for the No. 3 receiver role in Dallas.Fantasy Spin:Given Miles Austin's injury-prone status, picking Ogletree could be a valuable late-round selection. Ogletree has just 25 career receptions in three seasons for the Cowboys, but could jump up on fantasy radar screens in 2012 as Laurent Robinson...
Being just outside of Hollywood, it's understandable that celebrities might converge on Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, Calif.
And yet, despite not being selected by HBO for this season's version of "Hard Knocks," Jerry Jones is not going to miss an opportunity to feature his team on national television.
On Tuesday, the stars and crew for the FX hit series...
The bizarre billionaire owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, said on Monday that unhinged wide receiver Dez Bryant needs to remain strong throughout the season and stop fading down the stretch. “What I want him (Bryant) … Continue reading →
They still got me returning punts Juan…
Everyone who has been to Cowboys training camp has said the same thing: “Dez Bryant is the best player in camp.” After the incident with his mom it has been nothing but good vibes from Dez. It’s never been a question of talent, which he has an abundance of, it has been nagging injuries, disappearing acts in games, and mental breakdowns...
According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins wasn’t cleared by Dr. James Andrews to practice get back on the field and take part in practice.
“Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins wasn’t approved by Dr. James Andrews to resume contact in practice, according to a source.
“Jenkins, who underwent shoulder surgery, visited...
The Dallas Cowboys might have just struck gold.
Undrafted rookie Cole Beasley out of Southern Methodist University is quickly becoming a household name in the Dallas metroplex.
Beasley made headlines recently when he decided to quit the Cowboys training camp. After meeting with his family, Beasley returned to the team.
Head coach Jason Garrett expressed to Beasley that the...
Amendola had triceps surgery and was placed on injured reserve in October, ending his season. He also battled a dislocated elbow and didn't get a reception after week 1.The former star of the Dallas Cowboys training camp burst onto the scene (at least in PPR leagues) in 2010 hauling in 85 catches for 689 yards with 3 TDs.
Colts and Peyton Manning enthusiast Rob Lowe stopped by Cowboys training camp to visit with the coaches and players. He wore a hat supporting the home team, although I doubt anyone would have been offended by Colts apparel.
In the third and final piece of a three-part series, Player’s View jumps head first into the 2012 NFL season to look at 15 second-year players that have the talent and the opportunity to lift themselves into the league’s elite class.
Some will cut it and reach the Pro Bowl and some won’t and will either settle for being simply “ok” or will fall off completely.