Found May 21, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
PLAYERS: Dez Bryant
TEAMS: Dallas Cowboys
It's been 10 months since Dez Bryant's name last appeared in the police blotter. A domestic violence incident involving his mother put his reputation and, even worse, his career, in jeopardy. Since that time, though, the Cowboys' top receiver has kept his nose clean, enjoying a nice -- if unfamiliar -- stretch of tranquility. And there's a simple reason for the turnaround. "I found myself," Bryant said Tuesday, via "I'm comfortable with my life. I'm enjoying being in the NFL. I wish it could've been a couple years back, but I had to go through a couple of things to figure it out. I think I got it and I'm just more focused on my job and doing what I love to do and that's playing football." Following last July's arrest, Bryant agreed to attend counseling sessions and be held to strict behavioral guidelines with the Cowboys. He admits these measures helped get his life back on track. "Liste...

Dez Bryant Is Who He Thinks He Is!

[Now picture Dennis Green reading the title like his infamous "they are who we thought they were" speech and the title is kind of funny...anyway...] The Dallas Cowboys were hoping they were getting the wide receiver of the future when they picked Dez Bryant in the first round back in 2010. If last season's production is any indication they might finally have him...

Travis Frederick running with the Cowboys starting offense

According to Todd Archer of, rookie center Travis Frederick is running with the first-team offense. Travis Frederick the starting center. Doug Free at RT. David Arkin at RG w Mackenzy Bernadeau out — Todd Archer (@toddarcher) May 21, 2013 This isn’t a surprise.  I think it’s Frederick’s job to lose at this point. When the Cowboys use a first round pick on...

Secretive Romo procedure raises questions

IRVING, Texas In 1998, a Dallas Cowboys quarterback missed a minicamp due to a "minor surgery" to remove something from his back. That was Troy Aikman. This is Tony Romo. In terms of the flood of outrage and humor directed at Romo, who did not participate in the team's OTA's that began Tuesday and who might need a few more weeks to full recover, the difference...

Morris Claiborne says the Cowboys won’t be running a true cover 2 defense

Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne was asked by the Dallas Morning News how he thinks they’ll adjust to the new cover 2 defense that Monte Kiffin is installing. I think it’s going to be good. It’s not quite what everybody thinks it is – a true Cover 2. We mix in a lot of different things and we play a lot of man-to-man as well, so it’s not what everybody thinks it is ...

Romo's injury shouldn't be taken lightly

The Dallas Cowboys will likely be without starting quarterback Tony Romo until training camp because of a cyst that he had surgically removed from his back last month. I'm sure head coach Jason Garrett will attempt to downplay the impact of losing Romo for three weeks of organized training activities and a mandatory minicamp in June, but this could certainly stunt the development...

Report: Tony Romo probably won’t be ready for mini-camp

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo probably won’t be healthy enough to participate in mini-camp after undergoing back surgery to remove a cyst. My understanding is #Cowboys are fine bringing Romo back slowly. No decision was made. But was told he probably won’t be back for minicamp — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 21, 2013 Romo...

Tony Romo underwent back surgery to remove a cyst

According to Nick Eatman of, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent back surgery last month to remove a cyst.  He’s expected to be ready for training camp. Tony Romo wont be practicing today because of a minor back injury that required surgery last month. Should be ready by training camp — Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) May 21, 2013 Now we really know why Romo...

Cowboys' Tony Romo underwent back surgery

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent a minor surgical procedure to remove a cyst from his back last month, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. The surgery will sideline Romo through organized team activities (otherwise known as OTAs), and sources tell ESPN Dallas that it could keep the quarterback out until training camp. While some sound concerned about Romo'...

Tony Romo Has Back Surgery To Remove Cyst

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will have more than enough time on his hands now to help out with the offensive game plan the rest of this off-season. The Dallas Morning News via Nick Eatman, is reporting that Romo will be out a few weeks after having back surgery to remove a cyst in early April. Romo Expected To Miss OTAs After Undergoing Back Surgery

Tony Romo says he’s not an 8-8 quarterback

After two straight seasons of finishing with an 8-8 record, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo believes he’s a better player than what their record has shown. “We were 8-8 the last couple of years, that doesn’t sit well with me,” Romo said, via “I don’t think I’m an 8-8 quarterback. I don’t think this organization is comfortable being 8-8. We’re...

Jerry Jones: Jason Garrett is “not coaching for his job this year”

After two straight seasons with an 8-8 record, you would think that Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett would be on the hot seat in 2013. According to Jeremy Ryan of the NFL Network, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told Albert Breer that Garrett is ”not coaching for his job this year.” I believe the reason Jones is keeping Garrett around is that he doesn’t push back the way most head...

2013 Fantasy Football Preview: Dallas Cowboys

It would appear that everyone on earth is talking about Tony Romo’s back surgery except for Romo, himself. But then again, this is Dallas and well, everything is bigger in “Big D.”The noise, the stadiums, the controversies and of course the contacts. With a quarterback who just signed a new contract in excess of $100 million, if figures that every move Romo makes will be scrutinized...

Eight questions For the Cowboys at OTAs

IRVING The Dallas Cowboys begin this week's series of OTAs as an 8-8 team. With eight position groups. And with eight things I'll look for starting Tuesday at Valley Ranch: The position group of QB: More than ever, Tony Romo is this team's "Mood Ring.'' By virtue of everything from his new 55-million-guaranteed contract to his vow to cut back on golf to...

Tony Romo: I’m Not an 8-8 Quarterback

The slander for Tony Romo was at an all-time high when he signed a new 6-year, $108 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys this off-season. Romo has only won 1 playoff game during his tenure as the Cowboys quarterback, and many questioned whether or not he has what it takes to lead a team to [...]

Undergoing the knife to have a cyst removed from his back, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had better thrive in the ‘Big D’

Days before last month’s draft, embattled Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent surgery to have a cyst removed from his back. Agreeing to a six-year contract extension worth $108 million with Dallas in March, the 33-year-old expects to be medically cleared by June’s mandatory minicamp. Throwing 177 touchdowns, against 91 interceptions, for 25,737 yards since debuting...
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