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If you want a straight answer at Valley Ranch these days, just make sure you don't talk to more than one person. New Cowboys secondary coach Jerome Henderson informed us last week he could envision a scenario in which four cornerbacks could be on the field at the same time.
Whether or not he was simply being kind to the disgruntled Mike Jenkins, it seemed like a bold idea. Henderson explained to me that he felt like his cornerbacks had the skillset to double as safeties at times. I spent the next few days spreading the word around North Texas via print and radio. It even seemed like Cowboys ownergeneral manager Jerry Jones was enamored with this idea.
Sadly, second-year defensive coordinator Rob Ryan poured cold water on the idea while talking to reporters earlier this week. He seemed caught off guard by the very suggestion of four cornerbacks taking the field to combat four wide receiver formations.
"I don't know if we'll do that," Ryan said. "If we ev...
BEST OF MAXIM
Running back Marion Barber wore #24 while playing in six seasons in Dallas.
Here is another update to the greatest Dallas Cowboys by their jersey numbers. This entry focuses on numbers 21 through 25.
Nobody is going to overtake Deion Sanders as the greatest player to wear #21. Since 2008, both Pacman Jones and Mike Jenkins have worn the number. Jenkins made the Pro Bowl in 2009...
IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys' defensive backfield was arguably their weakest unit last season. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan didn't have enough talent for his aggressive scheme to be successful.
But a couple of offseason additions have greatly improved the secondary.
On Wednesday, Ryan shared his thoughts on what will likely be his two new starting cornerbacks.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes that wide receiver Dez Bryant hasn’t been able to reach his full potential so far in his career because of a possible lack of conditioning.
“I don’t know that [injuries] impacted some of the things that he needs to work on, and we need to work on as a coaching staff to get him the ball and get him into plays,” Jones...
Even though wide receiver Dez Bryant might be the most dangerous weapon on the Dallas Cowboys offense, owner/general manager Jerry Jones is willing to risk him getting injured returning punts this season.
“I have no issue with us making business decisions relative to him returning punts,” Jones said. “What I do want him to do is to get enough repetitions so he...
According to Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, Friday morning was the first time he heard team owner Jerry Jones' comments that the window was closing on the Cowboys' opportunity to win a Super Bowl with their current group.
"I sort of agree with it a little bit," Ware said Friday on ESPN Radio's The Herd with Colin Cowherd. "...
New York Giants secondary coach/safeties coach Dave Merritt told Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News a story of when he spoke with Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten at the Pro Bowl a couple of years ago.
Merritt said that Witten told him that the Cowboys don’t even bother throwing the ball in safety Kenny Phillips’ direction.
“Witten told me when I...
OK, another Saturday morning is here, so let's knock out a weekend Cowboys mailbag! Generally, when I do this during this time of year, about three guys a week will ask why we are talking Cowboys now? Nothing is going on? How can you guys possibly talk Cowboys in May and June?
Here's how: We look at real issues and real items that are on our mind. Football is now 52 weeks...
Confirmed by Houston Fox Sports Mark Berman, the Houston Texans have also signed former Dallas Cowboys safety Alan Ball. Once again defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is bringing in one of his former players in Ball who spent 4 seasons under Phillips as the Cowboys head coach.
Ball came to the Cowboys in the 2007 NFL draft out of Illinois when he was drafted in the 7th round (237th...
Saturday several top prospects from around the Midwest will head to the campus of Trine University (Angola, IN) for the first R.A.S. Football Camp presented by current Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer, Bedrock Youth Academy and Next Level program along with AWP Sports Performance. Who are some of the big names expected to show their skills? Here is a quick look.
Is the offensive tackle talent lacking in the NFL these days? One personnel chief believes it is an overrated position right now. Plus, Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins is not on the trading block and Jerry Jones has his rationale for sticking with Jenkins, another reason for Andrew Luck’s contract holdup, Shawne Merriman has something to prove, and more.
“Hot start for the Rangers, you say? I’ll take care of that…” ROMO’D
Tony Romo’s tendency to be terrible is well-documented here at Mild Mannered. He’s often the feature of our Biggest Meltdowns feature and has found ways to undermine the Dallas Cowboys in the biggest moments of a game. He’s so terrible, we’ve turned his name into a verb, and you do not want your...