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Nothing wrong with LB Keith Brooking, but he’s not a better #51 than Ken Norton.
Training camp begins in San Antonio on July 27, so it’s about time to finish this series updating the greatest Dallas Cowboys by their jersey numbers. This one focuses on number 51 through 55.
Several good players have worn #51, including Ken Norton and Dave Manders. Keith Brooking has worn the number since 2009, but he does not rank in the same category as those two (at least with respect to what he’s done in Dallas).
A couple of no-names have worn #52 in the past few years, including Carlos Polk (2008) and Leon Williams (2010). New linebacker Dan Connor is schedule to wear it in 2012. Dexter Coakley and Dave Edwards are still at the top.
Linebackers Steve Octavien (2008-09) and Bruce Carter (2011-present) have worn #53. Note that Carter is scheduled to wear #54 in 2012. The greatest to wear #53 remains center Mark Stepnoski, though.
Two of the greatest players of all time wore #54, including Randy White and Chuck Howley. First-round bust Bobby Carpenter wore the number from 2006 to 2009, and linebackers Jason Williams and Kenwin Cummings have worn it since. Carter will wear it in 2012.
Zach Thomas wore #55 during his only season with Dallas in 2008. Second-year player Alex Albright is scheduled to wear it after wearing #47 in 2011.
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Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com believes that head coach Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys really trust running back DeMarco Murray after allowing him to carry the ball 20 or more times in five games last season. That is the most for any running back since Garrett became the offensive coordinator in 2007.
On the other hand, Felix Jones has only carried the ball...
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Count defensive end DeMarcus Ware as one who is on board with Jones' assessment.
“I feel like from my...
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Toomer and Ryan discussed the two QBs today and the former Giant had this to say:
“Tony Romo is probably, if you look at it statistically...
Dallas Cowboys first-round draft pick Morris Claiborne runs drills alone during NFL football practice, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Irving, Texas. (Credit: AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Toomer, who is now working in media for MSG...
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“I have no idea, don’t know,” said Claiborne’s agent Bus Cook regarding whether or not Claiborne will be in camp on time. “I don’t know. We’ll see.”
This is why I'd take Manning over Romo in a heartbeat.
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For those of you that thought maybe former Giants WR Amani Toomer would backtrack on his assessment that Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is better than Eli Manning, you’re dead wrong. He stands by what he said, no matter how wrong he is.
Toomer was on ESPN New York’s Michael Kay Show Friday and said, “I love Eli, and I respect the hell out of him as a person,” “But I have...