Evaluating 10 Texans First Rounders

The 2002 NFL Draft was an iconic one. With the first overall pick in the draft, the Houston Texans selected QB David Carr out of Fresno State. It was the first time in history that 32 teams would draft players who would hopefully become stars.Though the Carr pick didn't quite work out for the Texans, there were several other picks that worked extremely well for the team in Houston...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys release Okoye, trying to return from brain condition

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, who was drafted by Houston as a teenager and hasn't played since 2012 as he attempts to come back from a brain condition. The former top-10 pick was cleared to practice last August after spending a year recovering from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which causes brain swelling. But the 27-year-old...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Release DT Amobi Okoye

The Dallas Cowboys announced Wednesday that they’ve released DT Amobi Okoye. Okoye, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Texans back in 2007. He played out his rookie contract before signing on with Bears as an unrestricted free agent in March of 2013. The Cowboys later signed him to a two-year agreement in May of last ... The post Cowboys Release DT Amobi Okoye appeared first...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys to keep DT Okoye on injured list for season, eyeing 2015

  Dallas defensive tackle Amobi Okoye will have to wait until 2015 to return from a brain condition that has kept him out of football for two seasons. The former top-10 pick was cleared to practice in August after spending a year recovering from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which causes brain swelling. The Cowboys had until Thursday to activate Okoye off the non-football injury...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys to keep Okoye on reserved list for season

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas defensive tackle Amobi Okoye will have to wait until 2015 to return from a brain condition that has kept him out of football for two seasons. The former top 10 pick was cleared to practice in August after spending a year recovering from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which causes brain swelling. The Cowboys had until Thursday to activate Okoye off the...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cowboys are about to put the “D” back in Dallas

Dallas, TX- The Dallas Cowboys weren’t supposed to be 6-1, they were supposed to have the worst defense in the league. At least that is what most of the pundits across the major platforms would have told you because they don’t see the bigger pictures. Frankly, and I say this as kindly as I can put it, they don’t know what they’re talking about. So here we sit at 6-1 with...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye returns for first practice since coma

After 17 months away from the sport -- not to mention going through a medically-induced coma -- it's understandable that Amobi Okoye was excited to return to football practice. "It was hard to sleep," Okoye said Thursday afternoon. It's one thing to return from an injury, but Thursday marked Okoye's first practice after suffering from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which resulted...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Thursday 10/23

Broncos Broncos released DB John Boyett from their practice squad. Buccaneers Buccaneers signed LB Orie Lemon off of the Chiefs’ practice squad. (NFLTR) Chiefs Chiefs signed LB Darin Drakeford to their practice squad. Cowboys Cowboys DL Amobi Okoye returned to practice, but remains on the NFI list. Patriots Patriots waived LB Ja’Gared Davis. Seahawks Seahawks...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Carter, Amobi Okoye practicing today

Linebacker Bruce Carter returned to practice today, all but assuring he’ll return to action on Monday night against Washington. Also today, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye made his practice debut after finally being cleared to return from his medical issues. The post Bruce Carter, Amobi Okoye practicing today appeared first on Cowboys Addicts.
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys' Okoye making comeback after missing '13 season with rare disease

In 2013, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune syndrome called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Now he is working hard to make a comeback to the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. "It's kind of like an inflammation in the brain receptors. So it's a very, very, rare illness that they couldn't diagnose at first," Okoye told KTCK-AM 1310 Thursday. "It was very...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Chiefs, Cowboys, Jaguars, Jets, & Patriots

  Chiefs HC Andy Reid mentioned that WR Dwayne Bowe‘s finger is “shot.” “It’s been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he’s not catching the ball,” Reid said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN. “But he’s getting his work done.” Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye has recovered from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which is an autoimmune syndrome that is potentially fatal...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Amobi Okoye Survived Rare Disease & Coma to make his NFL Return

Amobi Okoye was the No. 11 pick in the 2007 draft by the Houston Texans, but his professional football career never took off like they would have hoped. That doesn’t take away from his remarkable comeback story, however. Okoye’s NFL career came to an abrupt stop in 2013 when being having frequent seizures and lost the ability to speak while visiting hospitals trying to diagnose...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys sign former Seahawk DE Ken Boatright to 2-year deal

The Dallas Cowboys have added another player to the defensive line, signing former Seattle Seahawk defensive end Ken Boatright to a two year deal Friday afternoon according to his agent. Boatright tweeted out this message in response to his signing. I am looking forward to starting my next chapter with @dallascowboys. So grateful to have a second chance to play the game I love. —...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Cowboys Defense will Improve in 2014

Photo Credit: Mr. Hernonymous via Compfight cc To be honest, I actually enjoy reading all the negative press about the Cowboys defense because I think it’s exactly what they need to keep them level-headed. Usually around this time of year is when analysts and journalists are hyping up DeMarcus Ware’s ageless athleticism, Sean Lee’s genetic knack for getting to the ball, or...
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Officially Place Sean Lee on IR; Make a Trade…

While a large majority of the country were glued to the tv in support of Team USA in the World Cup, the Cowboys were busy making some roster moves. The Cowboys have officially ended Sean Lee’s 2014 campaign by placing him on IR. In addition, the Cowboys have added another body to training camp by trading for the much maligned LB, Rolando McClain from the Raiders. The Cowboys traded...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Who will be the “Rushmen”?

Dallas, TX - We continue our countdown to training camp during this dry spell in the football news cycle talking about the defensive starters along the Defensive line and their backups. One of the most debated topics this offseason has been who will be lining up along the defensive front when the Cowboys face off against the 49er’s at AT&T Stadium in September. After a free...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Front office rising, Exclusive interviews, Safety battles, and more

Dallas Cowboys - Front office stock rise (READ) - Exclusive Interviews: Anthony Spencer, Will Smith, Caesar Rayford, Ronald Leary , George Selvie - Cowboys battle at safety will draw intrigue (READ) - Dallas signs DT Amobi Okoye (READ) - Zack Martin scouting report (READ) - Mini-Camp Reports w/ Matt Thornton (MORNING) (AFTERNOON) Make sure you follow @cover32_DAL and @cover32_NFL...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Ron Leary is ready for football

DALLAS – Time elapsed from the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles has been 134 days. For fans, any number past ten is considered interminable. Meanwhile Dallas guard Ron Leary has enjoyed himself and now is, “ready to go.” “It’s been good; been working out a lot,” Leary said at an appearance at Dallas ISD Employee Health Fair at Ellis Davis Field...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys sign former top-10 pick

The Dallas Cowboys continue to bolster their defensive line even after the Draft. Today the Cowboys signed someone they’ve coveted for almost two years. Since the departure of the 3-4 system and the change over to the 4-3, Okoye has been linked as a possible addition to the defensive unit. It’s a positive sign too, seeing as the Cowboys are coming off one of the poorest showings...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Amobi Okoye Has Signed Two Year Deal With The Cowboys

Photo | Getty Images According to the Austin-Star-Telegram, the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Louisville defensive tackle Amobi Okoye to a two year deal. After leaving Louisville in 2007, Okoye was drafted by the Houston Texans with the tenth overall pick. He is the youngest player to ever be drafted in the first round and, in the Texans first game of the 2007 season, became...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Sign Veteran DT Amobi Okoye

  Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Cowboys have signed DT Amobi Okoye to a contract on Friday. Okoye receives a two-year contract from the Cowboys, per Adam Caplan. Dallas actually showed interest in Okoye last year, but never signed him, despite the fact that they were in obvious need of help at defensive tackle after injuries started to add...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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