Found August 14, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is the part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Dallas Cowboys, that player is defensive end Sean Lissemore. At defensive end, the Cowboys used a rotation of 4 different players at 2 spots in 2012. Those 4 players were Jason Hatcher, Kenyon Coleman, Marcus Spears, and Sean Lissemore. With the exception of Lissemore, none of those guys were very good and none played more than 428 snaps. The Cowboys drafted Tyrone Coleman in the 3rd round so he should see snaps at the position this year, but they’ve said they’ll be giving Lissemore a bigger role this year, possibly even making him a starter. The veteran Coleman (33) likely will be cut. Lissemore, as I’ve already mentioned, was their best player at the posi...

Report: John Clay Fears He Might Have Torn Quad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost fullback David Johnson for the season after he tore up his knee Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles and now Jim Wexell is reporting via Twitter that running back John Clay, who was taken from the practice field injured on a cart on Sunday, has told him that he fears that he may have torn his quad.

Max Starks Removed From PUP List

Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting Tuesday morning that veteran tackle Max Starks is being removed from the Active PUP list today and that he can resume practice fully on Friday. Kaboly states that Starks will not play Sunday night when the Steelers host the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field. That means Marcus Gilbert, who has taken first team reps at the left...

Beiler & Williams Get Praise From Montgomery For Play Against Eagles

Heading into the Thursday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles we really hadn't seen any of the Pittsburgh Steelers young wide receivers emerge head and shoulders above one another at the bottom of the depth chart, but wide receivers Scottie Montgomery let be known in a recent interview with David Todd for ESPN 970 Radio, that both Tyler Beiler and Derrick Williams caught...

Cowboys without 6 starters for Monday night

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys will play their preseason opener without at least six expected starters. Rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne, their first-round draft pick, will not play Monday night at Oakland. He was back at practice Saturday, but had missed a week because of a sprained left knee and has practiced in pads only twice. Also out against the Raiders will...

Tyron Smith Locks Up Demarcus Ware

Tyrone SmithPhoto by: Neon Tommy/ Commons license Reports of Demarcus Ware getting locked up by an offensive lineman would normally be awful news for Cowboys fans, but when the lineman is Tyron Smith, the news is thrilling. According to SportsDayDFW, Demarcus Ware has admitted that Smith has become the first player to ever lock up the four-time first team All...

Mike Adams’ job already in jeopardy?

The Pittsburgh Steelers handed the starting left tackle job to 2nd-round pick Mike Adams, but after a shaky debut his job may be on the line. In a span of just nine plays Adams allowed 2.5 sacks. He then suffered a knee injury which will keep him out of the Steelers next preseason game, preventing him from quick redemption. To make matters worse, the Steelers have activated veteran...

Steelers’ Harrison may miss season opener

(Image courtesy of Peter Diana/Post-Gazette) On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers‘ star outside linebacker James Harrison underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ailing left knee.  Though the operation went well, it is uncertain whether or not Harrison will be recovered in time for the team’s season opener on September 9th in Denver. The game will be a rematch of sorts after the...

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Vs Oakland Raiderettes are the Monday Night Football Cheerleader Showdown

If football was all you’d be watching in tonight’s Dallas vs. Oakland NFL Preseason showdown, I’d suggest maybe skipping the game for Stars Earn Stripes. Luckily, though, the two... [[ Read More ]]

If Harrison misses time with knee, who are the options?

With the recent news that James Harrison may need another knee surgery prior to the regular season opener, the ‘minds that be’ including my own are swirling with questions. Is this the final year for Harrison? How much more can he take? And who is going to replace him because there really isn’t anyone there to do it right now? James Harrison’s health is once again a question...

Witten Dealing With Spleen Injury

Tight end Jason Witten will miss the remainder of the preseason while dealing with a severe spleen injury. Fantasy Spin: The injury occurred in preseason action vs. Oakland and the stud tight end sustained internal bleeding. No surgery is required but Witten is not a lock to be ready for Week 1.

New Injured Reserve Rule Would Have No Bearing On PUP Players

There seems to be some misinformation floating around this morning in regard to the possible passing of the new injured reserve rule by the Players Association and the baring it would have on Pittsburgh Steelers players on the PUP list. The rule, if passed, would mean that each team would be allowed to designate one player to a special injury list that would allow the player to return...

Report: Mike Wallace to report to the Steelers before the regular season

AP Photo According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is expected to end his hold out and report to the Steelers before the regular season begins. He always could change his mind, but Pittsburgh WR Mike Wallace is expected to report back to Steelers before the regular season begins. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2012 Just like...

Pressure and Perspective

As i strolled down the sidelines of Lincoln Financial Field before the Eagles and the Steelers fandangoed in Philly, i was musing about the pressure facing the two gold dust twins, David DeCastro and Michael Adams, both rookies, both making their first NFL starts in their first NFL game. I went down to the end zone [...]
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