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2014 NFL Free Agency: Top 10 Offensive Linemen

One of the great things about this offseason, free agency and the upcoming draft is the overwhelming depth on the offensive line.While the tackle spot seems to be the leading position teams will look to for starters and depth, centers and guards will also get a good, long look.These 10 players will be the ones teams will jump at once free agency begins in about a month. Branden...
Via Football Nation
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys Expected To Be $31 Million Over Salary Cap In 2014

No wonder Jerry Jones is so hell bent on having this 2013 Cowboys team win a Super Bowl.   He might have to blow the whole thing up this off-season. Adam Schefter is reporting that the Cowboys could be $31 million over the salary cap next season. Dallas now projected to be NFL-high $31 million over salary cap next year. One NFL exec called Dallas' cap situation in 2014 "...
Via Thacover2
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys Expected To Be $31 Million Over Salary Cap In 2014

No wonder Jerry Jones is so hell bent on having this 2013 Cowboys team win a Super Bowl.   He might have to blow the whole thing up this off-season. Adam Schefter is reporting that the Cowboys could be $31 million over the salary cap next season. Dallas now projected to be NFL-high $31 million over salary cap next year. One NFL exec called Dallas' cap situation in 2014 "...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The Roster Decisions And The Ratliff Situation

Here are a few related items that we must all fit on to a Wednesday or we won't get to everything this week. 1 - Getting Down to 53 On Tuesday, the Cowboys made some procedural moves to help get down to 75 after these initial cuts: WR Jared GreenWR Eric RodgersWR Anthony AmosQB Nick StephensP Brett MaherOG Dennis GodfreyLB Deon LaceyTE Colin CochartCB Brandon Underwood...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff will miss at least 6 games

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff's long absence just got a little longer. Ratliff will miss at least the first six games of the season after he was placed on the physically unable to perform list with hamstring and groin injuries. The Cowboys made the move Tuesday as part of getting their active roster down to 75 players. Ratliff, who turns 32 Thursday, missed offseason...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys DT Ratliff will miss at least 6 games

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff will miss at least the first six games of the season after being placed on the physically unable to perform list with hamstring and groin injuries. The Cowboys made the move Tuesday as part of getting their active roster down to 75 players. Ratliff missed offseason workouts and training camp after sports hernia surgery...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys make moves to slice way under cap

IRVING, Texas The Dallas Cowboys are wielding a credit card more than they are wielding a pair of scissors as they make salary adjustments to slice more than 20 million from the cap in order to slide under the NFL's expected 2012 salary cap of 123 million. Three major moves were the results of levers already installed into players contracts that were simply pulled: That goes...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys Draft Primer: Defensive Tackle Edition - 1st of a Series

These types of posts will show up periodically over the next few months and you certainly will have to decide how badly you want to follow along. I won't be offended if you are the type to only care about the draft when it happens and you might want to read about the first few guys that the Cowboys take. However, I am not wired that way, and while there are many who spend...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys' offense leads to late-season failure

As we sift through the rubble of another late-season failure, we are constantly reminded that the defense was hit with circumstances that nearly made their tasks impossible by the end of the year. The inside linebackers were different, the safeties were different, and the defensive line was different than what left training camp. Only the 2 outside linebackers and the 2 starting...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys' offense leads to late-season failure

As we sift through the rubble of another late-season failure, we are constantly reminded that the defense was hit with circumstances that nearly made their tasks impossible by the end of the year. The inside linebackers were different, the safeties were different, and the defensive line was different than what left training camp. Only the 2 outside linebackers and the 2 starting...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys RB Murray active after 6-game absence

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was active Sunday night against Philadelphia after missing six games with a sprained right foot, and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will miss his third straight game with a concussion. Murray participated in practice this past week for the first time since injuring the foot Oct. 14 at Baltimore. The Cowboys have rushed for more than 100...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray active after six-game absence

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was active Sunday night against Philadelphia after missing six games with a sprained right foot, and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will miss his third straight game with a concussion. Murray participated in practice this past week for the first time since injuring the foot Oct. 14 at Baltimore. The Cowboys have...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 8: Giants-Cowboys preview

N.Y. Giants at Dallas Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas - TV: FOX; DirecTV: 714 *TV announcers: Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver *Keys to the game: The Cowboys' most complete game of the season was their opening 24-17 victory at the Giants. Familiarity certainly helps, as QB Tony Romo did an excellent job of identifying the blitz and changing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys C Costa carted off field with leg injury

Dallas Cowboys starting center Phil Costa has been carted off the field with his right leg in an air cast and will not return against the Carolina Panthers. He's been replaced by Ryan Cook. The injury occurred in the second quarter after Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin fumbled downfield and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly recovered and attempted to return the ball. As the...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys C Costa carted off field with leg injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys starting center Phil Costa has been carted off the field with his right leg in an air cast and will not return against the Carolina Panthers. He's been replaced by Ryan Cook. The injury occurred in the second quarter after Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin fumbled downfield and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly recovered and attempted to...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys Cook, Spencer on inactive list vs Ravens

The Dallas Cowboys have placed center Ryan Cook and linebacker Anthony Spencer on the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Cook is nursing a hamstring injury and Spencer has been bothered by a sore shoulder. Neither participated in practice on Friday. Victor Butler is expected to start at linebacker for Dallas. Baltimore places left guard Ramon Harewood...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys-Ravens inactives

For the Cowboys: WR Cole Beasley, C Ryan Cook, SS Matt Johnson, LB Orie Lemon, P Brian Moorman, DE Marcus Spears and LB Anthony Spencer For the Ravens: DT Bryan Hall, G Ramon Harewood, CB Asa Jackson, LB Sergio Kindle, OT Jah Reid, WR Detone Thompson and DE DeAngelo Tyson
Via MyTeamRivals.com
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys-Ravens injury report for Sunday

For the Cowboys: Out: P Brian Moorman (right groin) Questionable: C/G Ryan Cook (hamstring), P Chris Jones (left knee) and LB Anthony Spencer (shoulder) Probable: LB Alex Albright (neck), WR Miles Austin (hamstring), CB Morris Claiborne (illness), DT Kenyon Coleman (knee), C Phil Costa (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), NT Jay Ratliff (ankle) and DT Marcus Spears (knee) For the...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Wednesday’s Cowboys-Ravens injury report

For the Cowboys: Did not participate: C/G Ryan Cook (hamstring), P Chris Jones (left knee), P Brian Moorman (right groin) and LB Anthony Spencer (shoulder) Full participation: LB Alex Albright (neck), WR Miles Austin (hamstring), DT Kenyon Coleman (knee), C Phil Costa (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), NT Jay Ratliff (ankle) and DT Marcus Spears (knee) For the Ravens: Limited participation...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Offensive frustrations high for the Cowboys

Until further notice, the Cowboys main concern for their offense is to solve their issue in running the ball out of base-offense situations. That means, with a QB under center, can they run the ball on 1st and 10 and 2nd and 5-9 to a point where they are not "falling behind the chains" as the coach likes to say. It is vital to figure this issue out, and since so many of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Offensive frustrations high for the Cowboys

Until further notice, the Cowboys main concern for their offense is to solve their issue in running the ball out of base-offense situations. That means, with a QB under center, can they run the ball on 1st and 10 and 2nd and 5-9 to a point where they are not "falling behind the chains" as the coach likes to say. It is vital to figure this issue out, and since so many of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Offensive line coming together for the Cowboys

As the saying goes, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Well, if the Cowboys are a chain, they're only as strong as their offensive line.When it hasn't been false starts and holding calls, it's been little protection for Tony Romo and few holes for DeMarco Murray and the run game.But according to Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, the front five...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys refreshed in return from bye week

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- When the Dallas Cowboys returned to work Monday following their bye week, they had the same number of losses as the two teams ahead of them in the NFC East.More important than the standings was how the Cowboys (2-2) felt about themselves after an extended break."We had a week to recoup, refresh, regroup," cornerback Brandon Carr said after their first...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Negative yardage plays hurting Cowboys

This week, on the Xs and Os breakdown in the film room, I have decided to get to the bottom of the demoralizing moments that happened over and over again on Sunday - the negative plays. And, I had to narrow that down, since there were so many negative plays in the game. In fact, if you can believe this number, 31 of the 63 offensive plays resulted in 1 yard or LESS. That is shockingly...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Negative yardage plays hurting Cowboys

This week, on the Xs and Os breakdown in the film room, I have decided to get to the bottom of the demoralizing moments that happened over and over again on Sunday - the negative plays. And, I had to narrow that down, since there were so many negative plays in the game. In fact, if you can believe this number, 31 of the 63 offensive plays resulted in 1 yard or LESS. That is shockingly...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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