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It’s a little surprising to see that there have been no in-season firings of head coaches so far this year in the NFL. Could Jon Gruden land in Big-D? (Credit: AP Photo) For the last two seasons, seven coaches have been shown the door as before seasons end. It could possibly be that there are still a few teams that have the opportunity to make the playoffs. The Dallas Cowboys are one of those teams, and according to Cork Gaines of the Business Insider, Jerry Jones has already been searching for Jason Garrett’s replacement if the team misses the playoffs. One name that is being pursued by the Jones’ is former Raiders and Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden. If the Dallas Cowboys miss the playoffs, Jason Garrett will be fired according to a source for Dan Patrick of “The Dan Patrick Show.” Speculation has already begun that Jon Gruden will be the Cowboy’s top choice to take over. According to Patrick, the Cowboys “have quietly started their coaching search” and “Jerry Jones’ plane…has made a couple of stops,” Patrick added that the Cowboys, prior to this past weekend’s game, were “kicking the tires on seeing who will be available,” and that he was told there will be a coaching change if Dallas does not make the playoffs. Of course as of right now this is purely speculation. Gruden and his agent remain adamant that he is content in the broadcast booth for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, but for several years Gruden has said publicly that if the opportunity is right he’d take it. The Cowboys have the talent to make something happen in the postseason, but it seems that year after year they fall short of the goal set before them. This is Garrett’s second season as Dallas’ head coach, with the first season coming after a lockout. He had the team one win away from the playoffs but fell short to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Giants. The post Report: Cowboys eyeing Gruden as Coach if Garrett misses playoffs appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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Funeral services are scheduled for Friday in St. Louis for NFL player Jerry Brown.
Brown was a St. Louis native who was a linebacker on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. He died in a suspected drunken-driving accident on Saturday. Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was the driver and is charged with intoxication manslaughter.
The Cowboys were holding a private memorial service...
According to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas, the Cowboys have placed NT Josh Brent on the non-football injury/illness list.
Brent is currently “emotionally unable to play after being charged with intoxication manslaughter,” so this move will allow Dallas to sign a potential replacement while allowing Brent to stay close to the organization that has publicly said that they’ll...
The Cowboys announced the signing of DT Brian Schaefering on Wednesday afternoon, according to the team’s website.
This is in response to the recent occurrences related to DT Josh Brent‘s intoxicated manslaughter incident. The move fills an obvious need on their defensive line now that Brent is done for the season.
Schaefering has experience in defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s...
A judge has ordered Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent to wear an electronic monitor while free on an intoxication manslaughter charge in a car crash that killed a teammate.
A judge modified conditions for his continued release and lowered bond from $500,000 to $100,000 during Brent's Tuesday court appearance.
Prosecutors asked that Brent wear an electronic ankle bracelet...
Despite having a fractured left index finger that will require surgery in the offseason, Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant remains determined to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “It has not been decided … Continue reading →
The Thursday injury report for the Dallas Cowboys is now out as they continue to prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (groin) underwent surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday in Philadelphia, and will most likely be placed on injured reserve by Sunday. He is out this week regardless.
Linebacker DeMarcus Ware (elbow) failed to practice...
Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant, who has been diagnosed with a broken left index finger, will decide whether to have surgery or try and play with the injury, according to owner Jerry Jones.Fantasy Spin:Bryant has repeatedly said he wants to play, but there is some long-term risk if he does. Bryant is in the midst of a five-game, touchdown-scroing streak (seven TDs) and playing as well as he ever has.
Jay Ratliff had surgery for a groin injury Thursday in Philly. His season is over and he’ll likely go to IR this week.
— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) December 13, 2012
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff is expected to miss 3-6 weeks following a sports hernia surgery that he underwent on Thursday morning.
Rapoport adds that it’s...
Updates. With AP Photos. By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer The corner locker assigned to Jerry Brown at the Dallas Cowboys facility remained untouched Wednesday.
A day after a private memorial service for Brown, the practice squad member killed in a car accident involving a teammate, his Cowboys helmet hung on a hook below a shelf with several pairs of cleats. Towels marked with...
The Cowboys are surviving, in an up-and down roller-coaster ride, that’s the reality of the Dallas Cowboys These are teams that the Cowboys barely beat. The Cincinnati Bengals, and the Cleveland Browns. Sometimes, some wonder who these Dallas Cowboys really are. It seems that their true identity can be figured out one [...]
This Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will visit the Dallas Cowboys for the first time at Cowboys Stadium. It’s fitting that the first ever regular season game of the Cowboys was also against the Steelers at home. It was Saturday September 24th, 1960, when the NFL returned to Texas (the Dallas Texans had played in 1952, but after many financial difficulties, the team was moved...
Captain Comeback Scott Kacsmar looks at the four rookie quarterbacks who combined for three comeback wins this week, while Tony Romo sets a Dallas record, and the Packers close out Detroit again.