Found June 07, 2012 on
Lone Star Struck:
Brandon Carr is a big part of revamped Cowboys secondary.
America’s team is gearing up for another run, and time is running short for this group of guys. The Cowboys were good but not good enough last season, and they have done a lot of work in the draft and free agency to remedy that; however they are a long shot at +2500 on the NFL odds board to claim Super Bowl XLVII. Let’s take a look at some of their key draft acquisitions, along with some of their free agent wins and losses so far this summer.
The Cowboys made one of the first big moves of the draft, as they moved up to 6th overall to take cornerback Morris Claiborne. Claiborne was without a doubt the best corner in this draft, as there are very few holes in his game heading into the NFL. He is the perfect size for a corner, and has the speed and ceiling to be a shut down corner in this league.
The Cowboys went defense a lot in the draft. Their first four selections were on the defensive side of the ball, including a defensive end, linebacker and safety to go along with Claiborne. It appears the Cowboys realized that they had a bad secondary and needed to get guys who can help rush the passer and cover receivers.
Dallas went out and scooped up CB Brandon Carr in free agency. The problem for Dallas so far has been retaining free agents, as well as bringing in new ones. So far, the Boys have only brought back one free agent from last season’s team, while they have lost seven. They have signed seven new players, but they lost out on the likes of Laurent Robinson, Terence Newman, Bradie James and Alan Ball. Dallas still has a lot of work to do before the season.
BEST OF MAXIM
According Len Pasquarelli of the The Sports Xchange, the Dallas Cowboys are looking for a third receiver, and previously looked at tape of Terrell Owens and then looked at some film of Chad Ochocinco who just released by the Patriots on Thursday. They came away “fairly unimpressed” after studying both players.
The Cowboys certainly need to add depth at the receiver...
IRVING, Texas -- There's a lot on Bruce Carter's plate entering his second NFL season. Because he was recovering from a torn knee ligament, the North Carolina product missed the first half of his rookie season. When he did see game action, the inside linebacker was mostly used on special teams.
But being the 40th overall pick, the expectations are much higher in Year Two...
Tony Romo doesn't need to be looking over his shoulder, no matter what Kyle Orton says.
Orton, the Cowboys' new backup quarterback, caused a minor stir during OTA's by saying he's not content being second string.
"I feel like I've played good ball in this league," Orton told the Cowboys' official web site. "I feel I've got a lot of good...
Dallas Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers had finished his usual bit of stretching and was preparing to partake in organized team activities when he felt something not quite right in a most sensitive area of his lower body. The free agent signee did a little rummaging around in his crotch and found out what was causing the intense and sudden burning and itching sensation.
HOOP IT UP
How does Tony Romo stay in shape before the football season begins? Apparently by playing some basketball at local gyms.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware says he still gets occasional stingers since a scary head-first collision in a game nearly three years ago.
Though Ware has never missed a game in his seven NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, he said after practice Wednesday that he sometimes gets a tingling sensation and his arm will go numb for a couple of seconds after...
Dallas Cowboy Anthony Spencer has already gone through the recruitment process. Now he's getting a chance to watch his younger brother, Andrew, take it on. Check out the two brother discuss each other's ability as well as what advice Anthony has for Andrew.
IRVING, Texas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has been doing mixed martial arts training in the offseason for about four years and he plans to continue that trend after mini-camp this summer.
Murray said he enjoys the training because it specifically helps his hand-eye coordination and conditioning.
"I was doing it for a month and a half, and once I got the feel, my legs...
Not exactly what the ladies want to hear, amiright? It was an odd day for Lawrence Vickers at the Dallas Cowboys OTA. He suddenly had a bad case of ants in the pants. “Fire ants got in my pants,” Vickers said, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “I was freaking out. Oh, ants!” [...]