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NFL Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Giants, Jets, Panthers, Patriots, Redskins & Seahawks

  49ers RT Jonathan Martin could get the start at right tackle against the Cowboys. (Matt Barrows) RT Anthony Davis is still in “rehab mode and is not practicing.” (Matt Barrows) 49ers re-signed WR Kassim Osgood. Cowboys Cowboys released DB Matt Johnson from injured reserve with an injury settlement. Giants Giants released LB Justin Anderson from injured reserve with...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys roster predictions: Cut to 75 mixing things up

In their cut down to 75 players, the Cowboys released 3 players who I had on my roster last week. All three, DaVonte Holloman, Matt Johnson, and Justin Green were released injured. All three will revert to the Cowboys Injured Reserve list if they are not claimed on waivers. This doesn’t mean the Cowboys will keep them, but at the minimum, the... -- Click the title above to read...
Via Blue Star Times
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys waive Matt Johnson, trim roster to 75

The Dallas Cowboys waived safety Matt Johnson and 12 others on Tuesday as they trimmed their roster to 75 players ahead of their preseason finale. Johnson was waived/injured meaning he could end up on the teams injured reserve list if he clears waivers. He has yet to play a regular season game. Similarly the Cowboys waived tight end Jordan Najvar, and defensive backs Johnny Thomas...
Via Tireball.com
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Unlucky 13 Cuts Announced

The Cowboys had until 3pm to get their roster down to 75, and have cut the following: Cuts:S Matt Johnson, WR Chris Boyd, CB Johnny Thomas, LB DeVonte Holloman, TE Jordan Najvar , QB Caleb Hanie , CB Justin Green ,P Tom Hornsey, LS Casey Kreiter, DE Adewale Ojomo G Wayne Tribue Reserve/Injured:DE Ben Gardner , DT Amobi Okoye 
Via CowboysBlog.Net
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys who are on verge of being released.

Today is the last day of training camp for the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, California. After a week full of physical practices against the Raiders, the team will pack up all the equipment and head back to Arlington to take on the Ravens on Saturday. With training camp in the books and roughly three weeks left until the start of the season, a lot of eyes are on the back end of the roster...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys’ week one camp stories

A full week into training camp and there is certainly isn’t a lack of stories to cover. In this week’s edition of the top five we take a look at the top story lines so far in training camp. 1. Tony Romo’s off days A complete non-issue but can’t seem to get enough play in the media. I like the idea of Romo getting plenty of days off. His back needs to be fresh at the start...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury bug bites Dallas Cowboys defense at training camp

Injuries play a role every NFL season whether you like it or not, but the Dallas Cowboys’ defense is getting bit hard this year. Already missing inside linebacker Sean Lee for the season, the Cowboys had three defensive players go down with injuries at practice on Sunday. Some were minor, others may see the player miss an extended period of time. To recap, here’s what happened...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster projections: Defensive Backs in Dallas have much to prove

With just one more week until training camp, many Dallas Cowboys fans are coming at the bit for anything new to read surrounding their team.  This week’s positional depth chart series continues with the defensive backs. After last season, many Cowboys fans believe it to be a group completely devoid of talent, or hope; however, this is not the case. As a group, Dallas needs their...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

BBQ: Training Camp Schedule to Starters

It’s time to fire up the pit and get this party to California started as training camp is going to start soon!!  Plus, I answer questions about who is going to start where.  All of this in today’s…BBQ!!   Terry Torrez from Albuqurque, New Mexico What date does the Boys report to Oxnard? The Dallas Cowboys begin their 23-day  training camp on July 24th with a 2:45 opening...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Make or Break for Cowboys 2012 Draft Class

It’s time. The Cowboys 2012 draft class is now in season three and we should see which of these players are the real deal and which are not. Bill Parcells would often say it was year three in which you know whether or not you have something with a player, a confirmation either way, good or bad. So which of these players will make that confirmation, and have staying power with the...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

POLL: Will Matt Johnson make the team?

With the Cowboys 2nd round of OTA’s we get this disturbing piece of news from Bryan Broaddus. I know, its early, but c’mon man, seriously.   Sore hamstring for Matt Johnson. Working on side as well. — Bryan Broaddus (@BryanBroaddus) June 2, 2014 Cast your vote!
Via CowboysBlog.Net
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

DAL Defense has Breakout Candidates despite Injury Bug

With the absence of Lee to what was an already porous defense, it’s not easy to keep a fresh sense of optimism about the Cowboys’ chances of stopping offenses; some people are already declaring the entire season a wash after the team lost their “quarterback” of the defense.If there were a silver lining for the Cowboys, it resides in the fact that calendar only reads May....
Via Pro Football Spot
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Cowboys’ who need to put-up or shut-up

Last week in my first installment, we looked at the potential Cowboys that were looking to leave their proverbial footprint on the NFL. It’s always difficult to comprise accurate lists in these categories as it’s simply way to early for any projections. Nonetheless, we as writers have the obligation to give our opinions and quite frankly we love to give opinions, but what is...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the battle at safety become a lot more interesting?

The Dallas Cowboys have been trying to find a replacement for Darren Woodson since his departure back in 2004, but have they really been trying that hard? Woodson was taken as the 2nd round pick for Dallas in the 1992 NFL Draft, but since his departure it has been quite the revolving door around Valley Ranch. Ken Hamlin, Roy Williams and others have all tried to emulate the future...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: All set at safety?

Matt Johnson with Eastern Washington Despite the feeling in some mock drafts that the Dallas Cowboys would address their free safety position in the first round, the draft came and went last weekend with no serious additions at the spot. Not until the seventh round and the 248th pick did Dallas draft a safety at all, strong safety Ahmad Dixon out of Baylor, to back up Barry Church...
Via isportsweb.com
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Jones: Cowboys’ Safeties Are Better Than Media, Critics Say

The Cowboys have had a need for an upgrade at the safety position for almost a decade now.  Dallas like they do most offseasons, didn’t address the safety position in the draft until the seventh round. During a conference call with season ticket holders, Cowboys V.P. Stephen Jones says the Cowboys don’t believe safety is as much a need as everyone says. “We obviously feel...
Via Thacover2
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Jones: Cowboys’ Safeties Are Better Than Media, Critics Say

The Cowboys have had a need for an upgrade at the safety position for almost a decade now.  Dallas like they do most offseasons, didn’t address the safety position in the draft until the seventh round. During a conference call with season ticket holders, Cowboys V.P. Stephen Jones says the Cowboys don’t believe safety is as much a need as everyone says. “We obviously feel...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Safety is not priority number one in this Draft.

Four Tuesdays ago I wrote this article , where I articulated my reasons why the Dallas Cowboys and newly promoted defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli should make fixing the defensive line the top priority in the 2014 draft. I am still convinced that following the old 90’s Cowboys Super Bowl team’s blueprints of a solid 8-9 man defensive front rotation is the key to getting the...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys trim roster to 53 players

The Dallas Cowboys waived 21 players and placed two on injured reserve Saturday, cutting the roster down to the NFL-mandated 53-man roster limit. Placed on IR: Matt Johnson, S Nate Livings, G Waived: Jakar 
Via Sports-Glory
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys put S Matt Johnson on IR, cut roster to 53

The Dallas Cowboys have placed safety Matt Johnson on season-ending injured reserve, deciding to keep their oft-injured fourth-round pick from last year. Johnson was spared being cut as the Cowboys reduced their roster to 53 players Saturday. He has a left foot injury after spending all of last season on IR. Quarterback Alex Tanney and rookie free-agent linebacker Brandon Magee...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

JJ Wilcox play puts former draft pick Matt Johnson on the bubble in Dallas

I remember when the Dallas Cowboys drafted the play maker Matt Johnson from Eastern Washington in the forth round of the 2012 draft, and I just shook my head. I didn’t even have Johnson graded as a draft pick in 2012. I scouted small school football for years and while Johnson’s play making ability was […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys 2012 Draft Class already a Bust?

With the Cowboys dress rehearsal game this Saturday against the Bengals, its time for players to really shine and earn their stars for the 2013 season. This year’s rookie class is shaping up to be one of the Cowboys better draft classes under Garrett. We’ve already seen center Travis Frederick take a stranglehold on his spot, and he’s only going to improve and lead this offensive...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Morning After: Developments on the Offensive Line in Canton

I am always up for over-analyzing something that might not require over-analyzing, but I will attempt to slow my roll given that it is a preseason game that preceded all other preseason games by a full week. In other words, it is really early, folks. However, entering training camp, there are two departments on this team that needed to prove that they were better than they have...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Position Outlook: Safety

Barry Church-Courtesy of ESPN Perhaps the biggest question marks exist entering the 2013 season for the Dallas Cowboys at the safety position. This position was a huge weakness in 2012, and still remains an immediate weakness for the Cowboys. With the switch to Monte Kiffin’s Cover 2, corners Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne will be relied upon to play much more man-coverage,...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnson ready to repay faith Cowboys had in 2012

IRVING, Texas -- Matt Johnson is a very happy man these days. And considering what the young safety has been through over the course of the past year, it's hard to blame him for savoring the little things like being able to practice and being around his teammates for the first time in over a year. Johnson is of course the fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft who came to the Dallas...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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