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Franchise tags and Ken Hamlin

Ok, let’s clear the air on something. The Cowboys are not going franchise anyone. Why would they? It’s not in their makeup. Now they did it a few years ago with Flo Adams, but have no plans on doing…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on February 14, 2008 4:28 PM

Group check: Cornerback

The ninth installment in an 11-part series assessing each position on the Cowboys roster (Be sure to follow the jump for analysis) … PLAYERS SIGNED THROUGH 2008: Alan Ball, Anthony Henry, Terence Newman UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: Nate Jones, Jacques Reeves…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on February 13, 2008 8:00 AM

A $100 million cornerback?

Could Asante Samuel get a nine-digit deal? A couple of Samuel’s fellow Pro Bowlers think so, according to Yahoo.com’s Jason Cole. Under the terms of the one-year tender contract Samuel agreed to before last season, the Patriots can’t put the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on February 11, 2008 11:31 AM

Spygate spurs change

In the wake of spying allegations directed at the Patriots resurfacing last weekend, the league is considering a change that would work to cut off avenues to stealing signals. According to Washington Post NFL writer Mark Maske, the league will…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on February 9, 2008 11:45 AM

Corner market drying up

Anyone looking for the Cowboys to make a splash and bring in a name free agent to pair with Terence Newman at corner might want to forget about it. There are three standout guys on the free-agent market at that…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on February 8, 2008 11:08 AM

Cowboys Awards: Defensive Player of Year

Fifth in a seven-part series … OLB DeMARCUS WARE With all due respect to the rest of the defense, this was an absolute slam dunk. Ware is one of the top 10 players in the game, regardless of position, and…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 25, 2008 9:18 AM

Free agent stuff

Cowboys will be in need of free agents like everybody else. We look at a few choices. Running back and DeSoto native Tatum Bell of the Lions is unrestricted and wouldn’t mind playing behind Marion Barber. Bell is a fast,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 24, 2008 7:22 PM

Will Cowboys make splash in free agency?

You can never rule out Jerry Jones hogging the off-season headlines, but there might not be a big-name fit for the Cowboys in this free-agent market. The Cowboys need another cornerback, and this is an outstanding free-agent cornerback class with…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 24, 2008 12:40 PM

Snap count: defense

Here’s the defensive component to our accounting of playing time. Let me know what you think about this being a regular part of my breakdown package next season by hitting the comments section below. CB Terence Newman – 43 of…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 17, 2008 10:52 AM

Dozen Pro Bowlers doesn’t seem right

How in the world can a team with a record number of Pro Bowlers not win a single playoff game? Well, there are a lot of different answers to that question. You can find many in Albert “Einstein” Breer’s Tale…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 16, 2008 12:30 AM

Cowboys can’t flip the switch

Reckon we shouldn’t be too shocked by the Cowboys’ premature playoff exit. After all, this team didn’t play well all December. They finished the regular season 13-3, as we were told repeatedly, but the Cowboys last looked like a Super…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 13, 2008 11:04 PM

T-New feels for Wade

Wade Phillips is now 0-4 as a playoff head coach. And tonight’s loss debunked just about every theory he presented before for being lackluster after the regular season: Be it playing away from home or being the victim of some…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 13, 2008 10:19 PM

Game was lost in last minute of first half

The winner wasn’t determined until Giants CB R.W. McQuarters picked off Tony Romo with nine ticks left on the clock. But the game’s key series came in the final minute of the first half. The Cowboys should have been puffing…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 13, 2008 9:47 PM

Cowboys should hope Boss is big part of game plan

The Cowboys don’t expect the Giants to change their scheme just because Jeremy Shockey has a broken leg. They expect New York to do the same things with Kevin Boss as they did against Shockey. That’s what Roy Williams, who…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 13, 2008 12:06 PM

Grant forgiven for fumbles

Ryan Grant made up for his early gaffes on that drive, carrying five times for 49 yards and a TD. Seattle’s Marcus Trufant is one of the elite cover men in the league, but he ought to be ashamed for…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 12, 2008 4:21 PM

Breaking Romo romance news!!

Sophia Bush, an actress I never heard of until she started dating Tony Romo, now says that she never actually dated Romo. “Tony Romo and I never dated,” she tells OK! at the Fuze Resolution Slenderize event benefiting the American…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 11, 2008 10:59 PM

Can the Cowboys contain Plax?

Terence Newman was asked that question this afternoon. “The first game, we didn’t,” Newman said. “The second game, we did. The third game, we’ll see what happens.” Of course, the Cowboys had two pretty good defensive players sit out the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 11, 2008 1:56 PM

Dr. Z takes four ‘Boys

Sports Illustrated’s Paul Zimmerman tabbed four Cowboys for his All-Pro team, giving Dallas one more selection than the AP’s final tally did. But The Original 81 was not among his picks. Dr. Z took three receivers: The Patriots’ Randy Moss…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 11, 2008 10:16 AM

Not all cold on Cowboys

Timmy took a couple of fire-back-from-the-bow shots at my guy, NBCSports.com’s Tom E. Curran, on the post right below this one. Maybe Tom isn’t going to declare Wade the modern Lombardi. Know what, though? He does like the Cowboys this…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 11, 2008 12:01 AM

Trufant true to Kitna’s claims

Back a few weeks ago, Timmy Tabloid stirred it up — just a little bit — with Jon Kitna’s commentary on the Cowboys. In there was this from Lions QB on Terence Newman: “He’s not Marcus Trufant.” Of course, Newman…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 5, 2008 6:31 PM

Not-so-bold talk by Bradie James

LB Bradie James got on a pretty good roll when asked about folks doubting the Cowboys after their mediocre December. He echoed Wade Phillips’ talk about a 13-3 record being evidence that this is a good team. And then he…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 3, 2008 12:44 PM

Glenn still mending

As we mentioned earlier, Cowboys WR Terry Glenn is still a little limited, and was the only player at today’s practice that wasn’t in shoulder pads. In his season debut Sunday, he was out there for less than 10 plays…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 2, 2008 7:28 PM

It’s official: Ireland’s gone … “immediately”

The Dolphins just put out a press release, trumpeting the hire of Cowboys director of college and pro scouting Jeff Ireland as the team’s new general manager, something Todd reported on a little while ago. The important piece of news…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 2, 2008 2:41 PM

Everybody but T.O. at practice

T.O. was the only Cowboy not participating in practice. Terry Glenn was the only one not wearing shoulder pads. Other than that, everybody was full go. That includes C Andre Gurode (knee), NT Jay Ratliff (knee), CB Terence Newman (knee),…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 2, 2008 1:41 PM

Wade: Romo’s fine

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips update the injury situation of all his players. And he did try to shoot down speculation on lingering effects from Tony Romo’s thumb injury, suffered two weeks ago against the Eagles. “I thought the first series…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 31, 2007 5:12 PM

Movers and Shakers

To wrap up coverage from DC … MOVING UP WR Sam Hurd: He proved himself a weapon on a day when he might’ve started to been nudged out of the rotation, with Terry Glenn playing. Finished up with three catches…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 31, 2007 12:41 AM

Redskin keys

Here’s what the ‘Skins need to do: 1) Stop the run: Just a hunch – Keeping Tony Romo’s jersey clean will be important in the Maryland much. So expect, at least while Romo’s in the game, and probably for the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 30, 2007 2:42 PM

Stanback among healthy scratches

We won’t see WR Isaiah Stanback today, despite Wade Phillips indicating earlier this week that the fourth-round pick could see some action in the regular-season finale. Stanback, OT James Marten and CB Nate Jones are the three healthy Cowboys on…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 30, 2007 2:08 PM

Who’s inactive?

We’ve got five of them already. They are … C Andre Gurode CB Terence Newman WR Terrell Owens NT Jay Ratliff S Patrick Watkins. OK, to me, this says that there’s a good chance the remaining receivers and defensive backs…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 29, 2007 6:30 PM

Cromartie could have been great fit

With all the recent talk about Bobby Carpenter being a bust, I figured now would be a fine time to discuss other players that were available when the Cowboys drafted Carpenter 18th overall in 2006. It doesn’t take long to…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 28, 2007 4:26 PM

Cowboys rule five out

Here’s the injury report for this week, with five Cowboys set to take Sunday off, and the important note that this was the first day Terry Glenn has been listed as having “full participation” at practice: OUT: C Andre Gurode***…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 28, 2007 3:04 PM

Practice report

The Cowboys are filing this to the league: DID NOT PRACTICE: C Andre Gurode (Knee), WR Terrell Owens (Ankle), NT Jay Ratliff (Knee) LIMITED PARTICIPATION: WR Terry Glenn (Knee), CB Terence Newman (Knee), S Patrick Watkins (Ankle)…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 27, 2007 2:56 PM

Why big sitdown is really impossible

I’ve heard a lot of people comparing this week’s game to a preseason game. That’s nonsense. And not because I think there’s great meaning in this week’s game. It’s because with the numbers game you have to play in the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 27, 2007 12:58 PM

Practice report

Here’s the rundown from the team: DID NOT PRACTICE: C Andre Gurode (Knee); WR Terrell Owens (Ankle); NT Jay Ratliff (Knee) LIMITED PARTICIPATION: WR Terry Glenn (Knee); CB Terence Newman (Knee); S Patrick Watkins (Ankle)…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 26, 2007 2:59 PM

Movers and Shakers

Here’s the stock report to wrap up our blogging for the night … MOVING UP RB Marion Barber: His numbers aren’t startling, but he broke the big 37-yarder, finished with 110 yards, and made one of the biggest plays of…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 23, 2007 12:50 AM

They can’t stop Smith!!

There’ll be no questioning that catch by Steve Smith, good for 57 yards on fourth-and-long. Smith, who got behind Terence Newman on the play, came down hard on his right shoulder. Didn’t like Carolina’s comeback chances with him, and it’s…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 22, 2007 9:59 PM

Pick by Henry … and more injury news

Anthony Henry picked off his sixth pass of the season, tying him for fourth in the league, to give Tony Romo and Co. a chance to pad the lead before halftime. Terence Newman was back in for this series. He…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 22, 2007 8:32 PM

Injury updates

They’re re-taping Terence Newman’s right foot or ankle. That’s the foot that had the partially torn plantar fascia. T.O. is out, but Sam Hurd did a pretty good impersonation by catching a curl and running over a DB for a…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 22, 2007 8:20 PM

Couple more key injuries

DeAngelo Williams’ 39-yard run was pretty much a disaster for Dallas. NT Jay Ratliff limped off, appearing to favor his right knee or leg. CB Terence Newman is hobbling off, too. Didn’t take Matt Moore long to take advantage, hitting…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 22, 2007 8:17 PM

Moore ends trend!!

Matt Moore finally completed a pass beyond the line of scrimmage, hitting Steve Smith for a 13-yard gain on an out route. Anthony Henry had the coverage on the play. Terence Newman shadowed Smith the last two times these teams…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 22, 2007 8:01 PM

Starting Defense

Here ya go … LE Marcus Spears NT Jay Ratliff RE Chris Canty SOLB Greg Ellis SILB Bradie James WILB Akin Ayodele WOLB DeMarcus Ware LCB Terence Newman SS Keith Davis FS Ken Hamlin RCB Anthony Henry…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 22, 2007 7:26 PM

Cowboys’ D kicks butt vs. raw starting QBs

Superstar columnist Tim Cowlishaw calls for the Dallas defense to dominate tonight. Shouldn’t be too much to ask against a Carolina team that ranks 29th in the league in total offense and is quarterbacked by a kid the Cowboys cut…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 22, 2007 10:54 AM

Smith vs. Newman

Hall of Fame scribe Rick “Goose” Gosselin wrote about how key WR Steve Smith is to the Panthers’ success. Smith has some interesting history with Pro Bowl CB Terence Newman. Newman’s rookie season came to an embarrassing end when Smith…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 21, 2007 12:38 AM

Warm, fuzzy moment for first-time Pro Bowlers

Wade Phillips gathered his team after practice and announced the Cowboys’ Pro Bowl selections. There was a whole bunch of hooting and hollering, especially for the guys making their first NFL-paid trips to Hawaii. K Nick Folk got a bunch…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 18, 2007 4:06 PM

Cowboys punch 11 Pro Bowl tickets

According to several players, 11 Cowboys were selected to the Pro Bowl, tying the team record set in 1993 and ’94. The official announcement will be made in a little over an hour on NFL Network. The list: QB Tony…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 18, 2007 1:51 PM

Potential playoff storylines

SportsDay had a meeting last week to start planning our Super Bowl coverage, but I reckon it’d be wise to take ’em one game at a time. Here are some sensationalizable potential storylines for the Cowboys’ playoff opener. NY Giants:…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 17, 2007 2:23 PM

Newman will see that one in his sleep

Terence Newman had a golden opportunity for his second pick six of the season, but he missed by a matter of inches. Roy Williams follows up with a classic horse collar and acts surprised that he got flagged for it….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 16, 2007 3:45 PM

Starting defense

Cowboys open in their base 3-4 … LE Marcus Spears NT Jay Ratliff RE Chris Canty SOLB Greg Ellis SILB Bradie James WILB Akin Ayodele WOLB DeMarcus Ware LCB Terence Newman SS Roy Williams FS Ken Hamlin RCB Anthony Henry…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 16, 2007 3:14 PM

Cowboys next signing should be?

The Cowboys have taken care of Tony Romo and now Jay Ratliff before they could test any kind of free agency. Who’s next? Patrick Crayton? Ken Hamlin? Flozell Adams? They are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents when the season…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 14, 2007 5:16 PM

Ratliff’s deal

As a seventh-round pick in 2005, Jay Ratliff received a signing bonus of $41,250. On Friday, he earned an $8 million signing bonus. That’s quite a good leap. The Cowboys had two choices on this: let him test restricted free…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 14, 2007 5:07 PM

Injury report

The big news here is something we’ve really all known: Terry Glenn won’t play this week. Here’s the rest of the story … FRIDAY PRACTICE REPORT DID NOT PRACTICE: WR Terry Glenn (Knee) LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Terence Newman (Knee/Toe) FULL…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 14, 2007 1:51 PM

Back to Ballin’

It would’ve been tough enough for Cowboys seventh-round pick Alan Ball had he not made the final cut following training camp. But he did. And that’s what made his Sept. 2 ouster from the 53-man roster particularly difficult. Imagine that:…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 13, 2007 7:11 PM

Wade’s update

Here’s what Wade had to say: — WR Terry Glenn’s status remains the same. It’s still highly unlikely he’ll play Sunday, but he has been in on some meetings and is preparing himself to take the field. He was not…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 13, 2007 4:15 PM

Newman could start Sunday

Wade Phillips is much more optimistic about CB Terence Newman’s availability againt the Eagles after today’s practice. Newman is dealing with toe, foot and knee injuries, but Phillips said he should be able to play Sunday. In fact, Phillips thinks…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 13, 2007 4:12 PM

Participation report

Here’s how the Cowboys say they worked their injured players today: DID NOT PRACTICE: WR Terry Glenn (Knee) LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Terence Newman (Knee/Toe) FULL PARTICIPATION: OT Marc Colombo (Ankle); WR Patrick Crayton (Ankle)…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 13, 2007 3:01 PM

Newman returns

After spending Wednesday’s practice on a stationary bike, Terence Newman returned to regular work — or something akin to it — with his teammates. Didn’t seem limited much, either, during a workout held inside the fieldhouse (practice fields are still…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 13, 2007 1:56 PM

Trufant could cost Newman trip to Hawaii

A lot of folks around these parts got fired up by Jon Kitna’s opinion that Marcus Trufant is a better cornerback than Terence Newman. Trufant made Kitna look pretty smart by picking off three passes and running one back for…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 13, 2007 11:06 AM

Wade’s update

Here’s how Wade Phillips assessed the injury situation: CB TERENCE NEWMAN: He suffered a knee/toe injury on Sunday in the first quarter. Wade says that, “It’s one of those deals, where it got worse after playing with it. But he…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 12, 2007 5:09 PM

Practice Report

Here’s what the league got from the Cowboys … DID NOT PRACTICE: WR Terry Glenn (Knee); CB Terence Newman (Knee/Toe) FULL PARTICIPATION: OT Marc Colombo (Ankle); WR Patrick Crayton (Ankle)…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 12, 2007 4:11 PM

Glenn a spectator, and so is Newman

WR Terry Glenn returned to practice, as promised, but was in shorts, a shirt and a ballcap, rather than the shorts-and-shells his teammates wore. The only thing we saw Glenn take a part in was passing lines, running a bunch…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 12, 2007 1:57 PM

Pro Bowl voting comes to an end

Fan voting for the Pro Bowl’s now over, and all of you can take a bow — the Cowboys absolutely dominated the NFC end of things. Dallas players won balloting at nine of 19 positions, and 20 starters (Kyle Kosier…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 11, 2007 6:20 PM

Turning Corners

Sunday marked the first time all year that the Cowboys had a full complement of relatively healthy (They’re all “relatively healthy” at this time of year) corners. Anthony Henry was the right corner in the base defense, with Terence Newman…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 10, 2007 4:39 PM

Newman, Crayton get checked out

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said that there wasn’t much to report on the injury front, but that CB Terence Newman and WR Patrick Crayton were being checked out before getting started on Eagles week. Phillips wouldn’t tell us whether or…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 10, 2007 2:19 PM

Cowboys didn’t quite prove Kitna wrong

LOUIS DeLUCA / DMN Jon Kitna apologized for “breaking the code” during his January chit-chat with a Seattle radio station, the highlights of which ended up on a Valley Ranch bulletin board. However, it’s not like Kitna has to…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 10, 2007 6:11 AM

Henry back in the lineup

Anthony Henry may have “started” the two games before this one. But he wasn’t truly a “starter” again until today. Henry was lined up at right corner in the base defense, with Terence Newman moving back to his accustomed spot…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 9, 2007 6:49 PM

James, Kitna squash beef

The drama between Jon Kitna and Bradie James had a happy ending. James refused to shake Kitna’s hand after the coin flip — Terence Newman gave the loudmouth Lions QB a manly hug — but they had a nice chit-chat…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 9, 2007 4:40 PM

At the half …

Mike Martz may make some questionable decisions, but there’s little question he’s among the best offensive tacticians in the game, and he’s showing why in the first half. Through pre-snap movements, Martz is getting all the matchups he wants: Big…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 9, 2007 1:31 PM

Newman’s not having his best day

The 18-yard completion to Calvin Johnson was the third time this drive that the Lions successfully threw in Terence Newman’s direction. Bradie James is having his worst game of the season by far. Newman is playing well below his standards….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 9, 2007 1:09 PM

Starting defense: Henry’s out there

The Cowboys are set to open in their base 3-4, and Anthony Henry is out there at right corner, pushing Terence Newman back to the left side (or the slot based on the formation, in this cases.) Henry started the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 9, 2007 12:12 PM

What happened with Hurd?

The drive stalled when Tony Romo threw one route, and Sam Hurd ran another. When in doubt, blame the No. 3 receiver instead of the franchise quarterback. Nick Folk’s 50-yard field goal attempt was plenty long but wide left. Here…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 9, 2007 12:11 PM

Midfield pleasantries

Terence Newman was a captain, proving Wade Phillips pays attention to what’s going on. At the coin flip, Bradie James elected not to shake Jon Kitna’s hand after Kitna called him out after last year’s game. Kitna and Newman shared…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 9, 2007 12:01 PM

Newman joins captains

Terence Newman joined the captains at midfield for the first time this season. Coincidence? I think not, just like it was no coincidence that T.O. was a captain for the Philly game. Newman and Bradie James resisted the urge to…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 9, 2007 12:01 PM

Henry to start?

CB Anthony Henry was announced with the starters for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain. If Henry is indeed going to start, it was a late decision. Jacques Reeves is listed as the starter in the pregame…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 9, 2007 11:54 AM

It’s nice here

There may be a whole lot of mess coming to the outdoors here in Detroit, but from where I’m sitting, the temperature is great and the sightlines are spectacular. Welcome to Ford Field, the beautiful new home of the Lions…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 9, 2007 9:40 AM

Newman offended Lions’ center

Terence Newman said his comments about having the cash for a fine if he gets a shot at Jon Kitna were a joke, but Lions center Dominic Raiola isn’t laughing. Raiola, the anchor of a line that has allowed an…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 8, 2007 11:50 AM

NFL writes Newman a love letter

Apparently, NFL vice president of football operations Ray Anderson didn’t see Terence Newman’s comments on Wednesday in the same light that Timmy Mac did. Ray A. and T-Mac, obviously, have very different senses of humor. Fort Worth’s own though No….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 6, 2007 1:03 PM

Wade’s not worried about angry penalties

Bradie James and Terence Newman have let it be known that they’re seeking revenge against Jon Kitna. Newman even said that he had to cash to cover whatever fines come his way if he gets a shot at Kitna. But…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 5, 2007 4:36 PM

Golly gee, Kitna was just kidding!!

Jon Kitna explained to Detroit reporters that he really didn’t mean any harm when he ripped Bradie James, Terence Newman and the rest of the Cowboys’ defense after the Lions’ win last season. “That was something that unfortunately has been…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 5, 2007 2:29 PM

Newman’s coming after Kitna’s [rear]!!!

Terence Newman is just a wee bit perturbed about Jon Kitna’s January comments that the Cowboys’ star cornerback doesn’t have Marcus Trufant’s ability. “Basically what it boils down to is you’ve got to watch what you say,” Newman said on…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 5, 2007 11:06 AM

Grade A bulletin-board material, courtesy of Kitna

LOUIS DeLUCA / DMN Ain’t the Internet great? I found Jon Kitna’s interview with a Seattle radio station from January, days after he completely humilated the Cowboys’ defense by throwing four TD passes in the 3-13 Lions’ season-ending win….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 3, 2007 12:48 AM

Tale of the Tape

Another week, another rollicking win, another step toward their ultimate goal. This team, and its coaching staff in particular, impresses me more and more every week. On to the tape:  If you’re scrutinizing Roy Williams’ snaps – and believe…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 30, 2007 10:15 PM

Time for Carpenter to earn his cash

Nickel LB Kevin Burnett is injured again. The Cowboys’ trainers appeared to be checking out his right shoulder. Terence Newman returned to the game a couple plays ago….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 29, 2007 8:46 PM

Uh-oh, No. 41 is hurt

Terence Newman limped off the field after Greg Jennings’ spectacular catch and run. Can’t tell which foot Newman was favoring. It was his right foot that had the partially torn plantar fascia earlier this season….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 29, 2007 8:43 PM

Favre in pain after pick

Maybe there is something to Texas Stadium being a haunted house for Brett Favre. Wade Phillips deserves some credit for Terence Newman’s pick, too. CB Nate Jones came in untouched on a blitz and blasted Favre, who threw a flutterball…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 29, 2007 8:20 PM

Loading up

The Cowboys are absolutely flooding the field with DBs, and the pass rush is finally getting there. On first down of the Packers’ first drive, there were six secondary players out there, and not one of them was Roy Williams….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 29, 2007 7:41 PM

‘This is not your candy store!’

Doubt that the great Brad Sham used that line to describe great coverage by Terence Newman again, but I felt like using it for a headline anyway. Interesting that the Packers went at Newman on third down after picking on…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 29, 2007 7:23 PM

Starting defense

The Packers had five wide — though one was TE Donald Lee — on their first play. The Cowboys starters: LE Marcus Spears NT Jay Ratliff RE Chris Canty SOLB Greg Ellis SILB Bradie James WILB Akin Ayodele WOLB DeMarcus…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 29, 2007 7:19 PM

Calm down, Romo will be fine

Wanna know why Tony Romo’s denying Brett Favre was his hero growing up in Wisconsin? Because of the questions he’s faced on what it will be like going head-to-head with him. Seems that some people want to know if it’ll…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 29, 2007 12:16 PM

Tale of the Tape

Caught on the tape of a 34-3 blowout of the Jets:  More and more, the Cowboys defensive coaches seem to specializing. Nickel linebacker Kevin Burnett is seeing more time in 3-4 fronts. Safety Roy Williams is coming off the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 28, 2007 2:41 PM

Coming complete

In tomorrow’s paper, and up online here shortly, I’ll have a look at Cowboys LB Bradie James, who’s having what his teammates and coaches consider a Pro Bowl season. As I was sitting with James, CB Terence Newman — who’s…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 26, 2007 9:54 PM

Quick hits from the coach …

We’ll have more later, but here’s a few pieces of news from the day after: — Wade Phillips said the team came out of the game fairly unscathed, and added that CB Anthony Henry was “not ready” to play full-time…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 23, 2007 1:33 PM

Motion Pictures

The DMN photography staff brings you the latest edition of Motion Pictures, focusing on Terence Newman’s 50-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Jets. Here’s the season archive of Motion Pictures….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 23, 2007 9:57 AM

Bring on the Packers!!!!

I’m headed downstairs for postgame duties. I’m giving you folks homework while I’m gone. 1) Feel free to complain about a blowout win if you want. Tony Romo has certainly had better days, although his stats ain’t bad (21 of…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 22, 2007 6:00 PM

Want those points? Take ’em

Alright, so I don’t feel so nervous about the 14-point spread anymore. Seems manageable to me. What’s amazing about this is I think the Jets defense is actually playing tough, sound, solid ball. But the offense is hanging its counterpart…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 22, 2007 4:16 PM

That kind of play puts CBs in the Pro Bowl

The only reason Terence Newman hasn’t been to the Pro Bowl yet is because he hasn’t made the kind of plays that show up on the highlight shows. Well, that’s two straight weeks Newman has made a pick that made…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 22, 2007 4:15 PM

Starting defense

LE Marcus Spears NT Jay Ratliff RE Chris Canty SOLB Greg Ellis SILB Bradie James WILB Kevin Burnett WOLB DeMarcus Ware LCB Jacques Reeves SCB Terence Newman FS Ken Hamlin RCB Anthony Henry…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 22, 2007 3:24 PM

Crayton update

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said Patrick Crayton sustained his sprained ankle in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. He didn’t come out, but the injury caused him some pain on Monday and he was held out of practice today. “We’re…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 20, 2007 4:05 PM

ESPN to tell play-by-play man’s tale

ESPN shtickmaster Kenny Mayne was on the Valley Ranch premises today. He was in town to film this week’s Mayne Event, a story on Cowboys play-by-play man Brad Sham’s recovery from an incredibly nerdy call. Sham hollered something about a…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 20, 2007 2:41 PM

Movers and Shakers

Our stock report, post-Redskins: MOVING UP CB TERENCE NEWMAN: Need a play in a big spot? This is your guy. Not only did he have the big pick – with 1:50 left in the game – by undercutting Antwaan Randle…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 19, 2007 1:11 AM

Dallas dodges a bullet

Final: Cowboys 28, Redskins 23. Did the Cowboys deserve to win this game? Probably not. T.O. was outstanding. Tony Romo played well. Terence Newman made some clutch plays. DeMarcus Ware had his moments. Did any other Cowboy do much to…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 18, 2007 6:25 PM

Newman seals it with a pick!!!

VERNON BRYANT / DMN Jason Campbell ended his outstanding day with a stinker of a pass, hitting Terence Newman right between the 4 and the 1. Newman had Antwaan Randle El blanketed despite Campbell buying time by scrambling to…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 18, 2007 6:14 PM

Starting defense

LE Marcus Spears NT Jay Ratliff RE Chris Canty SOLB Greg Ellis SILB Bradie James WILB Akin Ayodele WOLB DeMarcus Ware LCB Jacques Reeves SS Roy Williams FS Ken Hamlin RCB Terence Newman…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 18, 2007 3:21 PM

At practice …

The only guy on the 53-man not in attendance was WR Terry Glenn, so the Cowboys’ good health has rolled on. Here’s what else we got: — CB Anthony Henry still isn’t running with the first group, which is an…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 14, 2007 1:40 PM

Tale of the Tape

Here’s the rundown of what the Tape told me today, and what some eyes might’ve missed in the Meadowlands:  Plenty of you probably wondered what happened to Jason Witten in New York. Turns out, nothing happened to him. But…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 13, 2007 4:30 PM

SI.com: Cowboys are ‘king of geeks’

That’s what SI.com’s Andrew Perloff wrote, calling the Cowboys “No. 1 in a group of pretenders” as the best team in the NFC. OK, I’m getting sick of the NFC-has-no-shot-in-the-Super Bowl line of thinking, and not just because I hear…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 13, 2007 10:33 AM

Ellis, Newman make difference

Isn’t it amazing how much better the Dallas defense played the second time around against the Giants? New York had 438 yards and 35 points in the opener, compared to 300 yards and 20 points today. Of course, it’s no…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 11, 2007 9:00 PM

Where’s Plaxico?

What happened to that 6-5 Pro Bowl receiver the Giants have? Plaxico Burress has only four catches for 24 yards. Yep, the same Plax who torched the Cowboys for eight catches, 144 yards and three TDs in the opener. Think…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 11, 2007 5:51 PM

Cowboys’ set of cornerbacks

The Cowboys finally have their starting cornerbacks on the field together in the base defense. Terence Newman is on the left side, which he had played all of his career until Anthony Henry got hurt. Henry, who had been playing…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 11, 2007 5:17 PM

Starting defense

Same story, a little slow on this end. Through five plays, Tank Johnson has seen no action. Here’s the lineup: RE Chris Canty NT Jay Ratliff LE Marcus Spears WOLB DeMarcus Ware WILB Akin Ayodele SILB Bradie James SOLB Greg…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 11, 2007 3:30 PM

Giant keys

1. Control Romo: The Giants will come after Tony Romo. But what they really need to do is make sure not to create the scramble situations in which the quarterback excels. That means playing disciplined with assigned rush lanes and,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 11, 2007 2:41 PM

Guaranteeing a Cowboys win

I’ve been real wishy-washy about my prediction for this game. I predicted this as one of the Cowboys losses a few weeks ago, but I’ve been hemming and hawing all week. I haven’t been wrong on a Cowboys pick all…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 9, 2007 10:41 AM

Defense has second chance to get it right vs. Giants

VERNON BRYANT / DMN Wade Phillips will tell you that the Cowboys’ defense is 7-1. However, everybody knows the Cowboys beat the Giants in the season opener despite the defense’s performance, not because of it. What can the Cowboys…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 8, 2007 1:52 PM

Wade notes

We got the Anthony Henry story covered below, so I’m gonna skip that and move on to these quick hits from Wade Phillips’ press conference: — Phillips addressed WR Terry Glenn like this: He was asked if the receiver was…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 7, 2007 4:18 PM

Henry not ready to return to starting lineup

Wade Phillips said CB Anthony Henry practiced primarily with the substitution packages (nickel and dime) today. Could the guy tied for the NFL’s interceptions lead start for the first time since suffering that high ankle sprain? “Mmm … maybe,” Phillips…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 7, 2007 3:53 PM

At practice …

The Cowboys were in shoulder pads and shorts, and we were there for early group work. Here’s three things Cowboys Blog saw: — WR Terry Glenn, again, being the only guy not in attendance. — CB Anthony Henry still being…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 7, 2007 1:41 PM

Giving back

The Cowboys went to The Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center and served an “Early Thanksgiving” lunch for more than 200 disadvantaged men and women. Better than a dozen players and a large contingent of cheerleaders and team…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 6, 2007 8:28 PM

Tale of the Tape

I don’t know about anyone else, but I was mighty impressed – far moreso than at any point in my month-plus covering this team – after Sunday. This team is really showing signs of not just being able to succeed,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 6, 2007 5:30 PM

Newman needed that!!

Terence Newman dropped and did 10 pushups, the price Cowboys DBs pay for dropping a pick. It’s pretty much garbage time, but Newman needs all the picks he can get. Gotta pad those stats if he wants to make his…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 4, 2007 9:57 PM

Newman’s back out there

Terence Newman is back on the field for this series. No official word, but he might have had a problem with his helmet. He didn’t appear to be limping while on the sideline, and I didn’t see any trainers talk…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 4, 2007 8:15 PM

Dropping dime

Not that it’s the most innovative concept in the world — since the Eagles aren’t exactly a power-running team — but it should be noted that the Cowboys came out in their “dime” package on four of the last five…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 4, 2007 7:59 PM

Henry in the game

CB Anthony Henry just took his first snap, on a second-and-10 in the Cowboys dime defense. Henry lined up right, Jacques Reeves left, and Terence Newman returned to the slot for the first time since his injury….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 4, 2007 7:33 PM

Starting defense

Here y’go: RDE Chris Canty NT Jay Ratliff LDE Marcus Spears WOLB DeMarcus Ware WILB Akin Ayodele SILB Bradie James SOLB Greg Ellis RCB Terence Newman FS Ken Hamlin SS Roy Williams LCB Jacques Reeves…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 4, 2007 7:22 PM

Eagle keys

Here’s three for the Eagles, with the Cowboys coming … 1. Disguise and deliver – Very few teams do as much as the Eagles can with their pressure packages. The trouble is that, with tight end Jason Witten, the Cowboys…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 4, 2007 5:25 PM

A New-Man

When Anthony Henry went down on Sept. 30, and Terence Newman was forced back into the starting lineup, he made a sacrifice that few have taken take note of. In an effort to keep Jacques Reeves comfortable, the team chose…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 2, 2007 5:11 PM

Wade notes

Here’s a couple of the things that Cowboys coach Wade Phillips hit on as the Eagles game draws closer: — Our eyes only saw CB Anthony Henry working as a scout-team receiver/h-back at practice. Of course, we were only there…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 1, 2007 5:21 PM

Quick hits

Here’s some things from coach Wade Phillips: — CB Anthony Henry went through individual drills, but as we reported earlier, was very limited during team work. And even when he did play in those periods, his reps came with the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 31, 2007 3:59 PM

At practice …

G.J. McCARTHY / DMN … was everyone on the 53-man roster, except for Terry Glenn, plus Tank Johnson and the practice squad. Both Anthony Henry and Justin Rogers, nicked up each, were in the shorts and shoulder pads, like…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 31, 2007 1:39 PM

Henry thinks he’ll play

MICHAEL MULVEY / DMN CB Anthony Henry — present at practice again today — thinks he’s ready for game action after nearly a month of rehabilitation and work to strength the high ankle sprain he suffered in his right…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 29, 2007 1:55 PM

Projecting the Cowboys’ Pro Bowlers

LOUIS DeLUCA / DMN It’s a solid bet that the Cowboys will have more Pro Bowlers than any season since their last Super Bowl appearance. Here are the Cowboys that are headed to Hawaii, based on the first seven…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 25, 2007 4:22 PM

Revisiting the Cowboys’ biggest concerns

JOHN F. RHODES / DMN I listed what I considered the Cowboys’ five biggest concerns in late August. With seven games in the book and a bye this week, I figured it’s a good time to check on those…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 24, 2007 1:26 PM

Give Parcells credit for bargain grocery shopping

It’s easy to point out Bill Parcells’ early-round draft whiffs during his Valley Ranch tenure. CB Terence Newman and OLB DeMarcus Ware are the only first- or second-round picks from the Tuna’s four draft classes producing like high picks. You…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 22, 2007 11:16 PM

Cowboys channeling Wrong Way Marshall

Jim “Wrong Way” Marshall was the Vikings defensive end who had a great career but is remembered for running the wrong way and spiking the ball when he reached the end zone. It’s obvious that the Wrong Way Marshall mojo…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 21, 2007 4:18 PM

Peterson does Palestine proud

JOHN F. RHODES / DMN Adrian Peterson made that 20-yard TD run look pretty easy, shimmying through the first wave and running through Terence Newman’s arm tackle near the goal line. Pro Bowler DeMarcus Ware got pancaked by TE…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 21, 2007 3:39 PM

Cowboys starting defense (Ellis in)

LDE Marcus Spears NT Jay Ratliff RDE Chris Canty SOLB Greg Ellis SILB Bradie James WILB Akin Ayodele WOLB DeMarcus Ware LCB Jacques Reeves SS Roy Williams FS Ken Hamlin RCB Terence Newman…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 21, 2007 3:31 PM

Which Cowboys would start for ’90s Super Bowl teams?

I debated that question with a buddy of mine, who heard it bantered about on local sports radio. Here’s the current Cowboys I think could have started on Jimmy’s teams (which, in my mind, includes the Super Bowl XXX squad):…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 17, 2007 9:38 AM

Tale of the Tape

Time to close the book on the Patriots game. Here’s some things caught on tape:  In my opinion, the way for the Cowboys defense to control the Patriots was to hit Tom Brady, and do it by mixing pressure…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 16, 2007 7:14 PM

How Welker wore out the Cowboys

AP As astutely noted by Calvin “Lucky” Watkins, Patriots slot receiver Wes Welker caught a whole bunch of passes Sunday. Eleven receptions for 124 yards and two TDs — all career bests — to be exact. With all the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 16, 2007 12:50 AM

Movers and Shakers

Before we get started, I’ll say this: The Cowboys stood up to the Patriots like no one else has this year and — it may seem weird to say after losing 48-27 — are heading in the right direction. They…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 15, 2007 10:47 AM

No D in Allas

JOHN F. RHODES / DMN The Cowboys have played two playoff-caliber offenses this season. The secondary was shredded both times. New York’s Eli Manning lit the Cowboys up for 312 passing yards and four TDs in the season opener….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 14, 2007 10:08 PM

What do you folks think of that call?

Pat Watkins definitely made contact with Randy Moss in the end zone, so I have no problem with the pass interference penalty. The ref pinned it on Terence Newman, which was wrong, but there was a penalty on the play….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 14, 2007 5:36 PM

Welker’s career day continues

Texas Tech’s Wes Welker just went over 100 yards receiving for the first time in his career. Nate Jones and Terence Newman took a few seconds to decide whether Newman should line up in front of Welker or Randy Moss….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 14, 2007 5:31 PM

Don’t overlook Newman

The Patriots could easily have a 21-3 lead right now if not for Terence Newman. New England went for the home run on the flea-flicker to Randy Moss. Newman wasn’t fooled at all, running step for step with Moss. The…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 14, 2007 4:17 PM

Roy Williams fined again

MICHAEL AINSWORTH / DMN Cowboys safety Roy Williams was fined $15,000 for a horse-collar tackle in Monday’s at Buffalo. Williams was not flagged for the tackle in the game, but he was penalized for a face mask on Bills…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 12, 2007 2:26 PM

Can Cowboys secondary match up with Pats?

AP That might be the biggest question heading into the battle of the unbeatens. CB Anthony Henry probably won’t play. CB Terence Newman is still working his way back into shape. And here comes the Patriots’ passing game, the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 11, 2007 3:54 PM

Tale of the Tape

This is another something I’m gonna carry on over from New England. And it’s pretty easy to understand, I take a second look at the tape, watch in detail and pass along what I see that you might have missed….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 9, 2007 5:34 PM

Movers and Shakers

I want to apologize here, because this is a regular, knee-jerk postgame feature I plan on bringing over to the blog. Tried to post it at the Buffalo airport, then in Philly, and nothing worked. So now that I’m in…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 9, 2007 3:19 PM

Biggest play of Newman’s career

It ain’t over, folks!! Not after Terence Newman’s huge pick on a ball deflected by DeMarcus Ware and 70-yard return. Lee Evans ran Newman down from behind and forced a fumble, but NT Jay Ratliff was Johnny on the spot….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 8, 2007 10:22 PM

Pick a penalty

Cowboys are lucky they only got a five-yard facemask penalty on the first play of the drive. Roy Williams had one hand on Marshawn Lynch’s facemask and used the other to horse-collar the rookie. Terence Newman had a late, helmet-to-helmet…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 8, 2007 10:17 PM

Sloppy tackling

Marshawn Lynch broke two tackles on that 23-yard catch. LB Akin Ayodele had a clean shot, but Lynch ran right through it. Lynch made a nice move on Terence Newman, who didn’t get a good lick on the rookie. In…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 8, 2007 8:29 PM

Participation report

Here it is from today’s workout: Did Not Practice: S Courtney Brown (Biceps); WR Terry Glenn(Knee); CB Anthony Henry (Ankle) Limited Participation in Practice: S Keith Davis (Shoulder); FB Oliver Hoyte (Neck) Full Participation in Practice: LB Greg Ellis (Achilles);…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 5, 2007 4:50 PM

Newman’s ready

Cowboys CB Terence Newman’s giving himself a clean bill of health. Or one that, at least, is clean enough for the defensive back to ask for an increased workload. When asked if he’s ready for every-down duty, Newman, with a…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 5, 2007 12:37 PM

Three likely out

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips opened his press conference this afternoon by confirming that WR Terry Glenn will be out, while S Courtney Brown and CB Anthony Henry are probably going to be on the shelf in Buffalo too. Meanwhile, he…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 4, 2007 4:20 PM

Romo makes another American Idol connection

Kelly Clarkson made an appearance at Valley Ranch today to promote the Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas campaign. The campaign officially launches on Thanksgiving Day, when she’ll perform at halftime of the Cowboys-Jets game. Clarkson, a Burleson native and American…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 4, 2007 1:16 PM

Wade ‘concerned’ about Henry

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips called CB Anthony Henry’s injury the “dreaded high ankle sprain. “I say that because it’s normally not an injury you come back very quickly from,” he continued. “It’s not a severe one, they say. Still, normally,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 1, 2007 2:20 PM

No-no by Newman

I was surprised to see Terence Newman back there returning punts. Thought that Wade Phillips would hold off on that until Newman got all the way well. Stunned to see Newman commit the cardinal sin of not catching the punt….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 30, 2007 12:40 PM

Uh-oh, Henry

CB Anthony Henry’s feel-good story just hit a snag. He made a nice play to break up the deep ball to Torry Holt, but he grabbed his shin as he went to the ground. He’s limping off now, which means…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 30, 2007 12:37 PM

Spencer, Reeves stay in starting lineup

OLB Anthony Spencer and CB Jacques Reeves will start, as they did the first three games. Expect to see Greg Ellis and Terence Newman in nickel and dime packages only….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 30, 2007 11:48 AM

Looks like Ellis will play

OLB Greg Ellis is wearing silver britches and has tape on his hands, so it looks like he’ll play for the first time since rupturing his Achilles tendon in November. Not so sure about CB Terence Newman. He’s running around…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 30, 2007 10:31 AM

How the Rams could beat the Cowboys

My official prediction is Cowboys 38, Rams 10. I think this one will be a blowout. But let me play devil’s advocate for a moment and explain how St. Louis could pull off a stunning upset. The Rams’ only chance…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 29, 2007 1:27 PM

Hoyte will sit again

FB Oliver Hoyte (neck) has been ruled out again this week. Sixth-round pick Deon “Cricket” Anderson will start for the second consecutive game. “He did all right,” coach Wade Phillips said of Cricket’s performance in the win over the Bears….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 28, 2007 3:41 PM

Newman has another ailment

Wade Phillips said Terence Newman’s partially torn plantar fascia is pretty close to completely recovered. Now, however, Newman’s knee is bothering him Phillips said Newman has patella tendonitis. Not sure which knee it is, and odds are Phillips isn’t, either….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 27, 2007 4:25 PM

Overrated! (clap, clap, clap-clap-clap)

ESPN.com’s Jeffri Chadiha doubts that Dallas is legit despite its 3-0 record. He ranks the Cowboys as the league’s second most overrated team. 2. Dallas: Yes, I like the way the Cowboys are playing on offense. But let’s also be…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 27, 2007 2:53 PM

Cowboys can get a whole bunch better

The Cowboys are spouting off the old one-game-at-a-time, any-given-Sunday cliches, but there’s a little looking ahead going on in the locker room. It’s no disrespect to the Rams. It’s just that the Cowboys can’t wait to see what this team…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 26, 2007 11:45 PM

Ellis makes major progress

Wade Phillips said that OLB Greg Ellis took a major step toward playing again during today’s practice. Ellis participated in all the individual drills, some pass-rush drills and most of the scout-team work. Phillips said there is an outside shot…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 26, 2007 4:11 PM

It’s all about the stars

VERNON BRYANT / DMN So says superstar columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor after watching Tony Romo, Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware and T.O. take over the game against the defending NFC champions. I’d add Mat McBriar to the list after his Devin…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 24, 2007 11:54 AM

Oh, Henry!

The NFL record for interceptions in a season has been standing since 1952, when Detroit’s Dick “Night Train” Lane picked off 14 passes. Projections are always premature in September, but let me be the first to point out that Anthony…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 24, 2007 12:08 AM

Looks like the old Newman

Excellent coverage by Terence Newman on that third-down fade route to Rashied Davis. Newman was step for step with Davis. Bobby Carpenter fans should be happy that he was on the field that play….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 23, 2007 8:08 PM

Newman on defense

Terence Newman had five snaps in the first quarter and didn’t make an impact. He’s covering the slot and motion guys right now. Jacques Reeves is struggling and is late at the point of attack. Dallas might need to press…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 23, 2007 7:57 PM

Nickel and dime only for Newman

Terence Newman so far has only played on third downs. He’s covering the slot receiver in the Cowboys’ nickel and dime packages. It’s not a coincidence that Bernard Berrian is repeatedly getting wide open. Jacques Reeves and Anthony Henry can’t…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 23, 2007 7:40 PM

Was Wade fibbing?

Wade Phillips ruled out Terence Newman returning punts this week. Well, Newman is back there catching punts off Mat McBriar’s foot. Seems like a strange thing to do if he’s not going to be used as a returner tonight….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 23, 2007 7:13 PM

Hello, Newman!

CB Terence Newman’s partially torn plantar fascia feels good enough to give it a go. He’s active for the first time this season. Not sure how much time Newman will get in the Phillips 3-4. Wade Phillips mentioned this week…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 23, 2007 6:10 PM

Newman skips media chat session

Terence Newman waited until Friday the last two weeks to talk to the media. He was a no-show in the locker room today. You shouldn’t read too much into Newman opting not to chat with his media pals. He said…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 21, 2007 1:30 PM

Can Newman go in Chicago?

Wade Phillips sounded fairly optimistic that Terence Newman would be able to play against the Bears. “He is doing better,” Phillips said. “I think he’s close to being ready to play. I think it’ll still be a game time decision,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 20, 2007 3:58 PM

Daily Newman and Ellis progress report

CB Terence Newman did more in practice today than he has since partially tearing his right plantar fascia. “A lot more positive about his chances this week,” Wade Phillips said, “but no guarantees.” OLB Greg Ellis did only individual drills…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 19, 2007 4:19 PM

And the player cut is …

In order to sign Tank Johnson, the Cowboys had to make room for him on the active roster for one day before he would be put on the suspended list. That player was cornerback Nate Jones. Jones played the first…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 18, 2007 4:18 PM

Wade’s a defensive coach again

Wade Phillips joked after last week’s win that he had become an offensive coach. He’s claiming the D again after the Cowboys collected five turnovers. Granted, Trent Green helped the cause, hitting safeties Ken Hamlin and Roy Williams in stride…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 16, 2007 7:12 PM

No go for Newman

Just got word that cornerback Terence Newman will not play. That keeps Jacques Reeves in the starting lineup and Nate Jones working the nickel. Reeves was a freshman at Purdue when he played against Dolphins receiver Chris Chambers, who went…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 16, 2007 1:47 PM

Great view for balls and strikes

This place is called Dolphin Stadium, but the press box is best suited for covering the Marlins. Our seats are right behind home plate. Unfortunately, that puts us in the corner of an end zone. We do at least have…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 16, 2007 12:46 PM

Get used to Newman being gametime decision

CB Terence Newman said his partially torn right plantar fascia feels “a little better,” but he won’t know whether he can play until he tries to run and cut a couple hours before the game. “It’s probably going to be…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 14, 2007 1:23 PM

Wade and injuries

Check this out, I believe Wade Phillips doesn’t know when players, such as Greg Ellis and Terence Newman, are coming back from injuries. However, Phillips does know a lot about the type of injuries they have. Sometimes, Phillips doesn’t always…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 14, 2007 12:33 PM

Ellis out; Newman TBD

Wade Phillips announced that Greg Ellis wouldn’t play against the Dolphins, and Terence Newman would be a gametime decision. Ellis has not had a setback since returning to practice this week. He’s just not far enough along in his rehab…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 14, 2007 10:49 AM

Nickel and dime for Newman?

Wade Phillips said OLB Greg Ellis and CB Terence Newman both made “progress” during today’s practice. Ellis participated in some individual drills, and Newman did some team work and played some in the nickel package. Phillips left open the possibility…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 13, 2007 4:20 PM

Ellis takes next step

OLB Greg Ellis is practicing in pads for the first time since injuring his Achilles tendon last year. That’s a sign that all went well after his limited participation in yesterday’s practice. CB Terence Newman is also practicing again. He…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 13, 2007 2:12 PM

Insight only Parcells could provide

Boy, did Bill Parcells have an impressive sportswriting debut. He led his first ESPN.com column with his thoughts on the Cowboys after (maybe) watching their win over the Giants. Breaking news from Bill: “Based on what I saw and who…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 12, 2007 6:32 PM

Phillips not counting on Ellis, Newman this week

Wade Phillips said it was encouraging that Greg Ellis and Terence Newman participated in today’s practice, but he’s planning as if they won’t play against the Dolphins. “We’ve already gone through all this,” he said. “If they’re there, they’re there….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 12, 2007 4:02 PM

Ellis and Newman practice

OLB Greg Ellis and CB Terence Newman are practicing today. Both sat out some of the drills during the 30 minutes the media was allowed to watch. Newman declined to talk to reporters today. Like last week, he’ll wait until…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 12, 2007 1:48 PM

Cowboys are No. 3!!!

Unfortunately, I’m referring to Peter King’s rankings of the teams whose Super Bowl chances were hurt most by injuries. Write this down: You don’t get better from a plantar fascia injury by playing football, or by hurrying it. And Terence…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 11, 2007 1:21 PM

Mr. Fix-It’s mess

It’s really not fair to evaluate Wade Phillips’ defensive wizardry with Terence Newman, Greg Ellis and Jason Ferguson on the sideline, but those are the cards he’s been dealt. Newman and Ellis might be able to play in Miami, but…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 10, 2007 11:08 PM

Reeves got a game ball, but …

Wade Phillips went out of his way to praise Jacques Reeves’ performance as a fill-in starter. But he also made it clear that the Cowboys couldn’t unveil a lot of the Phillips 3-4 wrinkles because of Terence Newman’s absence. “We…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 10, 2007 5:15 PM

D as in doomed?

Superstar columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor wasn’t impressed with the Dallas debut of the Phillips 3-4. It would have been nice if Phillips had Greg Ellis and Terence Newman, or if Jason Ferguson didn’t get hurt early in the game. But Ellis…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 10, 2007 10:10 AM

Reeves has head up high

CB Jacques Reeves know he wasn’t perfect as Terence Newman’s replacement, but he’s proud of the way he played. So is the head coach. Reeves had a key interception to set up a touchdown in the second quarter and battled…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 10, 2007 12:16 AM

More bad news for Cowboys

NT Jason Ferguson has been taken to the locker room to have his right elbow examined. I’d rank Ferguson as the third most valuable player on the Cowboys’ defense behind Terence Newman and DeMarcus Ware. Jay Ratliff just isn’t built…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 9, 2007 7:54 PM

Wise move by Walls

Everson Walls, who is serving as an honorary captain along with Gift For Life Foundation partner Ron Springs, indicated recently that he’s available for emergency cornerback duty. Well, I’d call Terence Newman on the inactive list an emergency. But Walls…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 9, 2007 7:09 PM

The inactives …

For the Cowboys: safety Courtney Brown, cornerback Terence Newman, guard/center Joe Berger, tackle Doug Free, tackle James Marten, receiver Terry Glenn, receiver Isaiah Stanback, linebacker Greg Ellis Of note, the two newcomers cornerback Evan Oglesby and linebacker Justin Rogers are…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 9, 2007 5:54 PM

Doubtful on Newman

Terence Newman’s pre-game warmup lasted all of 20 minutes. He did a few drops, a few sprints and played catch with backup tight end Anthony Fasano. As he walked off the field, he was grim faced. I’d say he’s out….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 9, 2007 5:15 PM

Cowboys need to keep Eli off the field

So says superstar columnist Tim Cowlishaw, and he’s serious. Eli Manning might not be a Super Bowl MVP, but he can do some serious damage against a Dallas secondary that will either be missing Terence Newman or have a gimpy…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 9, 2007 12:38 AM

Newman not as optimistic as Jerry

LOUIS DeLUCA / DMN Jerry has said that he’s pretty sure Terence Newman will play Sunday night. Newman is not as confident that he’ll go against the Giants. “I’m trying to push myself, but at the same time, I’m…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 7, 2007 1:42 PM

‘No crying in football’

Wade Phillips confirmed that Terry Glenn is out this week and perhaps much longer after suffering a different injury to his right knee a couple days ago. “We’re gathering information on it,” Phillips said when asked if putting Glenn on…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 7, 2007 11:02 AM

Ranking the six key spots in the NFC East

Superstar columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor writes that the Cowboys are as strong at the six most important positions as they’ve been since the Super Bowl days. JJT’s column inspired me to rank the NFC East dudes at these six positions. I…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 6, 2007 4:46 PM

Crayton on punt returns

With Terence Newman hobbled, Patrick Crayton said he will return punts Sunday vs. the Giants. In the preseason Crayton averaged 1.5 yards on two punt returns. For his career, he has averaged 7.5 yards per return on 38 tries with…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 6, 2007 2:54 PM

No practice for Newman

Terence Newman joined Greg Ellis to work with trainer Britt Brown off to the side during today’s practice. They were running, backpedaling and sliding side to side with that big, ol’ elastic cord hitched to their waists. Newman did not…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 6, 2007 1:46 PM

Wade tired of talking about injuries

Per Wade Phillips, WR Terry Glenn participated in a full practice today for the first time since injuring his knee. CB Terence Newman, LB Kevin Burnett and LB Greg Ellis did not practice. “I’m not going to go into what…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 5, 2007 4:22 PM

No defense? No problem

Silly me. I’ve been spending every waking minute worrying about how this Dallas defense will stop anybody without Terence Newman and Greg Ellis. T.O. has a simple solution for how the Cowboys will win without two of their top five…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 5, 2007 2:51 PM

Giants CB Madison returns to practice

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said on a conference call with Dallas reporters that cornerback Sam Madison practiced today. Reports out of New York stated that Madison was expected to miss the first game or two with a pulled hamstring. “We’ll…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 5, 2007 1:21 PM

Injury updates

*LB Kevin Burnett had the last six of the 12 staples taken out of his ankle yesterday. “It’s slow, but it’s going,” Burnett said when asked how he feels. Burnett will have a better idea about his status for Sunday…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 5, 2007 12:22 PM

Local guy gets his shot

Superstar columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor writes in this week’s newsletter than Lancaster native Jacques Reeves has waited four years for this chance. With Aaron Glenn gone and Terence Newman gimpy, Reeves better prove he can be a solid NFL cornerback. If…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 5, 2007 11:18 AM

Happy 29th birthday, Leonard Davis!

Very sorry I missed Terence Newman’s birthday yesterday, but take one look at big Leonard Davis, and you’ll understand why I wouldn’t dare miss this one. Guy’s huge….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 5, 2007 5:17 AM

Cowboys are NFC’s best

That’s according to CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco, who put the Cowboys behind only the Colts, Chargers and Patriots in his power rankings. It’s all on Tony Romo. All the other pieces are in place to win a Super Bowl. If he…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 4, 2007 3:41 PM

Worried yet?

If you’re not already hanging off a ledge, read Todd Archer’s story about how the Cowboys will try to fill holes in the season opener potentially created by four key injuries. I don’t believe Todd ranked the injuries in order…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 4, 2007 10:46 AM

Giants’ best CB is hurt, too

Folks around these parts are rightfully worried about Terence Newman’s foot. New York city slickers are sweating Sam Madison’s hamstring. Newman’s status for the season opener is iffy. Madison, a four-time Pro Bowler with the Dolphins, is expected to miss…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 3, 2007 11:09 PM

Backed into a corner again?

The Cowboys’ cornerback conundrum kind of reminds Todd Archer of their situation at that crucial position in 2004. Those who recall that 6-10 season know that’s not a good thing. The Cowboys had a revolving door at the CB spot…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 2, 2007 9:51 PM

Cornerback changes

Do you really believe the Cowboys will keep the current cornerbacks on the roster? I’m of the belief the team will make another move at corner. I can’t believe the team has that much confidence in Jacques Reeves as the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 1, 2007 8:52 PM

Roster breakdown

OFFENSE Quarterback (2): Tony Romo, Brad Johnson Running backs (5): Julius Jones, Marion Barber, Tyson Thompson, Deon Anderson, Oliver Hoyte Tight ends (3): Jason Witten, Anthony Fasano, Tony Curtis Wide receivers (6): Terrell Owens, Terry Glenn, Patrick Crayton, Sam Hurd,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 1, 2007 5:21 PM

Aaron Glenn cut, Gramatica on injured reserve

In a major surprise, the Cowboys cut veteran cornerback Aaron Glenn Saturday, among the 22 players released in order to reach the 53-man limit. Glenn started three of the four preseason games with Terence Newman out with a partially torn…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 1, 2007 4:45 PM

Injury updates

CB Terence Newman, OLB Greg Ellis and ILB Kevin Burnett did not practice today. WR Terry Glenn did work out for the first time since having his knee scoped Aug. 1, running routes and catching passes. Wade Phillips said he…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 1, 2007 3:13 PM

Taking a shot at the 53-man roster

Cuts have to be in by Saturday afternoon and it’s possible the roster we see tomorrow isn’t the roster we see by the end of the week before the Giants game on Sept. 9. Here goes: QB (2) – Tony…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 31, 2007 8:29 PM

Touchdown stands

You think Miles Austin is sweating on the sideline right now? Jerheme Urban, the pride of Trinity U. in San Antonio, proved last week that he can catch a punt. He just showed that he can do something once he…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 30, 2007 7:22 PM

Cowboys on King 500

Sports Ilustrated’s Peter King ranked the NFL’s best 500 players . You had to scroll all the way down to No. 62 to find the first of 17 Cowboys who made the cut (interesting King comments in parentheses). 62. DeMarcus…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 30, 2007 10:11 AM

Happy birthday, Jay Ratliff, Joey Thomas!

The NFL’s site says he’s Jay Ratliff (left), the Cowboys’ site says he’s Jeremiah. Not knowing what to tell the baker to write, he gets no cake. But Ratliff, who turns 26 today, did get four sacks last season…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 29, 2007 4:35 AM

What if Newman needs help?

Todd Archer mentioned that the Cowboys’ ability to use Roy Williams like they want depends on Terence Newman. No Newman — or a less-than-100 percent version that can’t handle No. 1 receivers in man coverage — would throw a major…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 28, 2007 2:09 PM

A pain in the foot

A reader asked columnist Kevin Sherrington in today’s chat about the personnel in Wade Phillips’ aggressive 3-4 defensive scheme. Kevin said the parts were fine until cornerback Terence Newman went down. Jason: Do you think the Cowboys have the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 28, 2007 1:16 PM

Something to take your mind off all the injuries

You can read all about the injuries to Terence Newman and Greg Ellis and Martin Gramatica and others. But that’s not nearly as much fun as reading about fantasy football. Fantasy guru Ladd Biro mapped out the perfect draft, picking…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 28, 2007 10:07 AM

Wonder if Walls can help

DAVID WOO/ DMN With all the concern about the cornerbacks, it occurred to me that a potential solution is already scheduled to be at Texas Stadium for the season opener. Everson Walls, who ranks second in team history with…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 27, 2007 4:03 PM

Burnett has bone chips

LB Kevin Burnett said Saturday night that he didn’t think his ankle injury was serious, but X-rays showed bone chips. He’ll have an operation tomorrow, and the plan is for him to be ready to go against the Giants. Other…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 27, 2007 1:29 PM

New diagnosis for Newman

CB Terence Newman said he doesn’t have plantar fasciitis after all. He has a tear in his plantar fascia near his right heel. “I think it’s something that’s probably going to be bothering me for the whole year,” Newman said….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 27, 2007 12:31 PM

Was not drafting Wright wrong move?

Superstar columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor writes about how scary the Cowboys’ cornerback situation looks if Terence Newman doesn’t get well real soon. Aaron Glenn’s days as a suitable starter have come and gone. The Cowboys are crossing their fingers that he…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 27, 2007 12:47 AM

Stop all the Super Bowl talk

So says superstar columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor, who thinks it’s way too early to think a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since 1996 can get to Arizona. Especially with Terence Newman and Greg Ellis limping around….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 26, 2007 9:59 AM

Coach has little confidence in CBs

Aaron Glenn said he thinks the Cowboys have a good group of cornerbacks. Wade Phillips disagreed after watching Glenn, Jacques Reeves and Alan Ball get beat for touchdowns tonight. “We played a lot [of guys] at corner to see who…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 25, 2007 10:46 PM

Add Reeves to the list

Joey Thomas and Nate Jones gave up big plays against the Broncos. That 19-yard touchdown pass from Matt Schaub to Jacoby Jones was on Jacques Reeves, who let Jones slip away when Schaub started scrambling. Remember when Wade Phillips said…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 25, 2007 8:22 PM

Picking on Aaron Glenn

With Terence Newman out of the game, Aaron Glenn is becoming a target by the Houston Texans offense. Quarterback Matt Schaub took one-step and fires a six-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson against Glenn to make the score 14-0 Texans….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 25, 2007 7:40 PM

Roll call, etc.

Folks, I know you’re fired up for this Governor’s Cup contest. Let us know where you’re logging in from and predict a score if you so desire. Comment of the Game is on again. The top five get Big Board…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 25, 2007 6:15 PM

Should Cowboys dial Drummond’s number?

Todd Archer reports that Terence Newman has been diagnosed with a case of plantar fasciitis, which is fancy doctor talk for severe pain in the heel. It’s likely that the condition will nag Newman all season. Safe to say the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 24, 2007 10:56 AM

Five reasons to fret

The Cowboys have to be considered contenders to make the Super Bowl despite a decade-long playoff win drought. Say what you want about the Tuna’s conservative schemes, but he left a lot of talent at Valley Ranch. And there’s no…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 23, 2007 5:17 PM

Newman out for rest of preseason

Wade Phillips woke up the media near the end of his press conference by informing us that CB Terence Newman will miss the remainder of the preseason. The Cowboys held Newman out of last week’s game with what they thought…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 23, 2007 1:59 PM

Unofficial but guaranteed 53-man roster

Todd Archer wrote about the decisions the Cowboys will have to make to cut the roster down to 53 players, but he stopped short of making predictions on which guys would stay and go. I’ll be the brave one and…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 21, 2007 5:59 PM

No Newman tonight

Terence Newman is wearing a T-shirt and shorts on the sideline. He was dressed out for warmups, but Todd Archer reports that Newman has a bruised right heel….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 18, 2007 7:26 PM

Newman shoots for stars

Gotta love Terence Newman’s swagger. “I’m going for the Hall of Fame now,” Newman said in Todd Archer’s story. “The Pro Bowl was my goal the last four years. Now I’m shooting higher: Super Bowl and Hall of Fame.” That’s…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 17, 2007 1:29 PM

Broncos Invade Valley Ranch III

Folks, this will be the last day of live practice blogging until the off-season activities. No practice tomorrow, and we only get to see the first 30 minutes of practice (read: stretching) the rest of the season. Technology willing, I…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 16, 2007 9:02 AM

Champ tops T.O.’s list of top CBs

Champ Bailey’s named popped out of T.O.’s mouth immediately when he was asked to list the top three cornerbacks in the game. After thinking for several seconds, T.O. added Green Bay’s Charles Woodson and Philadelphia’s Lito Sheppard to the list….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 15, 2007 2:43 PM

Broncos Invade Valley Ranch I

It appears there might have already been a miscommunication between the two teams. The Cowboys, perhaps trying to shed their suddenly soft image, are in full pads. The Broncos are wearing shorts and shoulder pads. We’ve got a pretty good…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 15, 2007 10:30 AM

Random observations from rest of practice

Practice lasted another 50 minutes or so after technical difficulties shut me down. I don’t want to deprive you folks of all the fascinating details, so I jotted a bunch of stuff down in my notebook. Here goes: T.O. worked…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 13, 2007 3:25 PM

Romo’s new neighbor could come in handy

We got a chance to check out the locker room in Valley Ranch for the first time since Wade “We Are Family” Phillips decided to rearrange it. The players used to be grouped by positions, but no more. Tony…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 11, 2007 2:39 PM

Newman has another enemy

Terence Newman better watch his back around Valley Ranch. Andre Gurode has plotted revenge for the minicamp pantsing he suffered at the hands of Newman. Gurode let me know what he has planned, swearing me to secrecy and threatening to…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 9, 2007 11:17 PM

Roster move, lineup changes

Calvin Watkins called this to us while he was en route to the airport: The Cowboys have cut tight end Andy Thorn. Also, Terrell Owens WILL start in Thursday’s preseason opener against Indianapolis. Patrick Crayton will handle punt returns (the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 8, 2007 12:45 PM

Live from the Alamodome XX

I’m back on my perch in the Alamodome press box, fired up for another exciting no-pads practice. We just watched the JerryWorld infomercial on the Jumbotron again. My favorite line: “Let’s go down on the field, where I like to…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 7, 2007 3:50 PM

Live from the Alamodome XIX

Uh-oh. There’s some whining in the Alamodome press box that the Cowboys aren’t in full pads for this afternoon’s practice. Just helmets and shoulder pads. I won’t let that minor detail put a damper on my enthusiasm during this rapid-fire,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 6, 2007 2:59 PM

Leftover questions from this morning

I promised to answer all the questions from this morning’s Live from the Alamodome XVIII, so here goes. I’ll start with one that I skipped over. I’ll predict that this team goes 10-6 and wins a playoff game for the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 6, 2007 1:10 PM

Live from the Alamodome XVIII

You can practically hear the crickets in the Alamodome this morning. We have a sparse crowd, perhaps since a lot of folks have the pesky 9-to-5 obligations. At any rate, beer sales aren’t very brisk right now. I promise not…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 6, 2007 9:46 AM

Wanted: punt returners

Jamaica Rector is still out with a sore knee. A pulled muscle has sidelined Quincy Butler. And Isaiah Stanback still hasn’t been cleared to practice. That leaves Terence Newman and Patrick Crayton as the Cowboys’ only healthy punt returners. Wade…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 5, 2007 5:53 PM

Live from the Alamodome XVII

I’m sitting on my perch in the press box, enjoying an infomercial for JerryWorld playing on the Jumbotron and waiting for today’s practice to begin. I believe it’s a safe bet that all the players will make it out to…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 5, 2007 2:02 PM

Live from the Alamodome XVI

Looks like we’ll have one of the best crowds yet for today’s afternoon practice. The lower bowl on the press box side is almost full forty minutes before practice is scheduled to begin. This practice will be special because starting…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 4, 2007 3:19 PM

Live from the Alamodome XV

I’m back on my perch in the Alamodome press box and will begin with a memo to the married men that make up a large chunk of this here blog’s audience. Fellas, it’s easy to read this here blog while…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 4, 2007 8:44 AM

Live from the Alamodome XIV

I’m back on my perch in the Alamodome, passing the time until the 2:30 practice by watching Ford truck commercials on the Jumbotron. Cowboys are in helmets and shoulder pads, so we won’t have full-fledged contact. There’s a possibility that…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 3, 2007 3:50 PM

Cowboys secondary stars in NFL rules video

OK, I’m exaggerating with “stars,” but I figured I’d get a few more eyeballs on this post by going with a sensationalizing headline. At any rate, Terence Newman and Roy Williams made appearances during the point-of-emphasis part of the video….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 2, 2007 5:27 PM

Live from the Alamodome XIII

Sorry I’m a little late. I spent the last half hour with longtime NFL ref Gerald Austin, who was kind enough to go over the new NFL rules video and answer questions from the media. More on that stuff later….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 2, 2007 4:05 PM

Don’t blame the Alamodome turf

My buddy Craig e-mailed an interesting question: Could the Alamodome turf be partially to blame for all these injuries? My answer: Nope. The Alamodome turf is the good, grass-like stuff, not the knee-tearing Astroturf of the old days. Of all…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 2, 2007 1:23 PM

Live from the Alamodome XII

I’ve got some good, ol’ Texas BBQ in my belly and am back on my perch in the press box. Got a feeling this is gonna be the best live-practice blogging session in NFL history. The fellas are in full…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 1, 2007 3:17 PM

Live from the Alamodome XI

I’ve arrived at my perch in the Alamodome press box, red-eyed and bushy-tailed after roaming the River Walk with my colleagues last night. I’ve got a whole bunch of caffeine in my system, so I’m ready to roll on another…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 1, 2007 9:04 AM

Live from the Alamodome X

Folks, let’s begin by giving Calvin “Lucky” Watkins a standing ovation. My laptop had gone on the fritz, refusing to turn on despite me pushing the power button with every possible finger. A 15-minute conversation with our IT department didn’t…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 31, 2007 3:20 PM

Live from the Alamodome IX

Wade Phillips informed us in his morning press conference that this would be a special teams workout. I’m just now delivering this news to you folks because I wanted to make sure you’d log on this afternoon. Todd Archer gave…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 30, 2007 3:08 PM

Live from the Alamodome VIII

If you get any work whatsoever done today, you must not be a real Cowboys fan. The first of two practices starts at 9:00. I’m back on my perch in the press box, ready to roll out a whole bunch…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 30, 2007 9:53 AM

Injury report

A good portion of Wade Phillips’ press conference was spent addressing injuries, which obviously isn’t good news. The rundown: *Terry Glenn hurt his knee when he got tangled up with Terence Newman. All Phillips knew was that there was “soreness…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 29, 2007 5:43 PM

Live from the Alamodome VII

I’m back on my perch in the press box, ready to get rolling on another high-quality, live-blogging practice experience. Money back guarantee stands if you’re not stuffed full with Cowboys info. They’re going in full pads and will get started…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 29, 2007 5:00 PM

Live from the Alamodome VI

Cowboys are starting to hit the field for the 3:30 practice. Helmets and shoulder pads only, so we’ll have limited contact after a feisty morning practice. The action won’t get really going until about 3:50, so feel free to fire…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 28, 2007 4:42 PM

Live from the Alamodome V

I’m chugging a couple Mountain Dews and rubbing the sleep out of my eyes after roaming the River Walk last night. I’m ready to roll with another rapid-fire, live-blogging practice session. Money back guarantee if this ain’t the best one…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 28, 2007 10:33 AM

Fat Guys still plotting revenge for minicamp pantsing

Readers dedicated enough to log on for minicamp coverage might recall Andre Gurode planning to get revenge after being pantsed by Terence Newman during practice. Well, it hasn’t happened yet. Gurode, however, swears to get Newman good. He explained that…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 27, 2007 6:28 PM

Live from the Alamodome IV

Practice gets going at 2:30, and you ought to know the drill by now. Follow the jump. Refresh like a jackrabbit. Oh, and feel free to let me know what you want to read about. It’s full pads, so we’ll…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 27, 2007 4:00 PM

Live from the Alamodome III

I can’t wait for the third practice to begin, so they’ll turn off the terrible music blaring over the loudspeaker. The odd mix of country and techno is giving me a major headache. The Cowboys are in helmets and shoulder…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 26, 2007 4:37 PM

Brian Stewart’s bold statement

Brian Stewart, the rookie defensive coordinator Wade Phillips brought with him from San Diego, certainly doesn’t lack confidence. “I feel like this should be the best defense in the NFL,” Stewart said after this morning’s practice. He added a couple…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 26, 2007 12:17 PM

Live from the Alamodome II

We’re here bright and early, ready to see some real, live football (hitting and all) for the first time in a long time. Feel free to let me know specific players or positions you want to read about. Follow the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 26, 2007 10:59 AM

Live from the Alamodome

AP Folks, I’m going to try something during today’s opening practice and would appreciate your feedback. I’m going to repeatedly update this single post until the end of practice. The idea is to have a whole bunch of quick-hitting,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 25, 2007 2:54 PM

Unofficial 53-man roster

Wade Phillips has his hands full putting his stamp on the Cowboys’ defense and coming up with witty one-liners for his daily press conferences. Jerry Jones is busy selling T-shirts, sombreros and a bunch of other stuff with Cowboys stars….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 25, 2007 10:48 AM

Contracts, contracts, contracts

All off-season the talk has been about a contract extension for Tony Romo. Most of the time that’s followed by the six-year, $48 million contract Matt Schaub received from Houston. If I’m Romo, I want more than that because Schaub…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 17, 2007 3:32 PM

Top 25 Cowboys from last 25 years

In a blatant rip-off of USA Today’s series of the top 25 NFL players from the last 25 years, I came up with a list of the top 25 Cowboys from that time span. I considered only players’ accomplishments…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on June 28, 2007 10:40 AM

Newman makes All-Underrated squad

Since Terence Newman hasn’t made a Pro Bowl yet, I reckon his inclusion on NFL.com’s All-Underrated team is the biggest honor of his career. Unless it’s his spot on CBS Sportsline.com’s list of the top 50 players, which seems to…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on June 20, 2007 8:18 PM

Ranking the DBs

We’ll continue this wildly popular series at the risk of being criticized by coffee-sippin’ World Wide Leader bloggers. Let’s shoot straight: This team was poor in pass defense last season. The Cowboys allowed 219.1 passing yards per game, more…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on June 20, 2007 4:16 PM

Newman, Ware crack top 50

CBS SportsLine.com’s Pete Prisco ranks the top 50 players in the NFL each off-season. CB Terence Newman (No. 41) and OLB DeMarcus Ware (No. 49) were the only Cowboys to make the cut this time. There are eight receivers on…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on June 18, 2007 5:16 PM

Ellis won’t be a distraction

This is a prediction, not a promise, but I doubt disgruntled veteran Greg Ellis’ issues with his contract will be a distraction for this team. My feeling on this has nothing to do with agent James Williams’ cordial chat with…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on June 10, 2007 3:10 PM

Afternoon practice highlights

*C Andre Gurode failed to get revenge against CB Terence Newman for yesterday’s pantsing. The Fat-Skinny Feud will carry over into training camp. *Roy Williams should have had a pick on a pass Tony Romo tried to force to Jason…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on June 9, 2007 4:32 PM

Gurode has sense of urgency

Pantsing victim Andre Gurode reports that the fat guys have yet to get revenge on the skinny guys (specifically pantsing specialist Terence Newman). Gurode declined to discuss his plans, but I’d be stunned if the bigguns don’t pull something on…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on June 9, 2007 1:18 PM

Morning practice highlights

*First-round pick Anthony Spencer had the play of the day — a leaping interception after pulling up on the pass rush. It was just like DeMarcus Ware’s Pick 6 against the Falcons, except Tony Romo rolled to his right. *Safety…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on June 9, 2007 12:18 PM

Morning practice highlights

Gotta be quick with this. Wade Phillips’ presser is in a few minutes. *TE Jason Witten was the star. He caught three deep balls for touchdowns — two on seam routes from Tony Romo and a post from Brad Johnson….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on June 8, 2007 1:23 PM

Friday OTA highlights

*Keith Davis, manning the starting strong safety spot, made several nice plays. He had an interception off of rookie free agent QB Richard Bartel that would have been returned for a TD. *Bartel, a Grapevine native, had a rough day….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on June 1, 2007 2:02 PM

If the Super Bowl comes …

No team has played in a Super Bowl in its own stadium. Provided they land Super Bowl XLV in the next hour or so, the Cowboys would hope to end that streak. Here’s a list of Cowboys under contract through…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on May 22, 2007 11:42 AM

Final minicamp practice report

Highlight of the afternoon: OLB DeMarcus Ware dropped back in coverage and made a spectacular, leaping interception of a Tony Romo pass across the middle. Ware got up high and showed surprisingly soft hands but picking off the line drive…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on May 14, 2007 5:00 PM

The most athletic play of mini-camp so far

On a team filled with superstar athletes, it was something kicker Martin Gramatica pulled off on Saturday that was most stunning. With footballs in both arms as he was fielding punts, Gramatica flipped the ball in his left arm into…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on May 14, 2007 9:25 AM

New face at nickel LB

Let me preface this by saying nothing that happens during minicamp is permanent. This is the time to toy around with things. And the Cowboys unveiled an interesting experiment during this afternoon’s practice. Roy Williams lined up at linebacker…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on May 13, 2007 9:13 PM

Cornerbacks look forward to challenge

Blitzing and being more aggressive up front is great, as long as you have cornerbacks that can cover one-on-one. “It’s always a feast-or-famine deal,” nickel back Aaron Glenn said. “Just because you blitz doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on May 13, 2007 1:58 PM

What was The Tuna thinking?

Almost everybody in the Cowboys organization was very careful not to be critical of Bill Parcells today. Wade Phillips was asked about players pointing to the scheme as the reason they weren’t effective. “Sometimes they’re right,” Phillips responded, but…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on May 12, 2007 6:23 PM

Stanback gets start at punt returner

WR project Isaiah Stanback, who is still recovering from a serious foot injury, isn’t ready to run routes yet. But he did get involved a little in today’s practices. Stanback was one of several Cowboys who worked on catching punts….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on May 12, 2007 5:28 PM

DBs’ agent visits Valley Ranch

Agent Kennard McGuire attended the first day of the Cowboys’ minicamp and chatted with Cowboys exec Stephen Jones for almost the entire second practice. It’s doubtful that McGuire and Jones were talking about a deal this afternoon, but they will…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on May 12, 2007 5:20 PM

T.O. doesn’t talk

Terrell Owens declined to address the media horde (official count: 62), but plenty of people talked about T.O. “Terrell is going to practice and catch the ball,” Wade Phillips said with a wry smile to open his press conference….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on May 12, 2007 1:58 PM

Stanback is a wide receiver

Don’t expect Isaiah Stanback to become a quarterback with the Cowboys. He’s more of a receiver but had foot problems his senior year at Washington. Stanback had shoulder and leg issues while at Washington as well. He was projected as…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on April 29, 2007 10:32 AM

Hey, NASCAR fans

If you happen to be around Texas Motor Speedway this week, be on the look out for cornerback Terence Newman, running back Julius Jones, safety Roy Williams and maybe even tight end Jason Witten. They have visited the track for…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on April 11, 2007 9:24 AM

Cowboys draft stuff

The Cowboys’ coaches and scouts are busy this week viewing tape of potential draft picks and talking about who they like and who they don’t. I expect the Cowboys to draft for defense in the first round. Why? No. 1…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on April 9, 2007 4:17 PM

My two cents on the leadership issue

Leadership is such an overused term in sports. What does it mean? From some of the comments we’ve had, it means getting in somebody’s face and yelling at them. Really? This isn’t high school. That’s not leadership. Calling team meetings…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on April 4, 2007 9:19 AM

Leadership issues

Some would say leadership is overrated. I however, believe you need leaders in the locker room and last year the main leaders were Aaron Glenn, Terence Newman, Greg Ellis and Marco Rivera. Jason Witten, in a quiet way, is good…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on April 3, 2007 5:08 PM

Found money

Patrick Watkins knew a check would be coming for him as part of the NFL’s performance based pay system, but when he saw he earned an extra $229,802 from 2006 even he was surprised. It was like finding an extra…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on March 30, 2007 6:00 PM

Jerry was smart to spend last summer

Todd Archer writes that Jerry Jones made a wise move to lock up TE Jason Witten, QB Tony Romo, SS Roy Williams and LB Bradie James last summer. You think Williams and James aren’t worth the millions? Maybe not, but…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on March 8, 2007 7:38 PM

Cha-ching

Reports are that cornerback Nate Clements signed an eight-year, $80 million deal with San Francisco that includes $22 million guaranteed, and he’s never been to a Pro Bowl. Whichever golf course Terence Newman was on today, he should be extremely…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on March 2, 2007 7:49 PM

Ranking the Cowboys’ first-rounders

OK, kind of a slow time for Cowboys news. Head coach is hired. Free agency doesn’t start for a couple of weeks. Draft a couple months from now. Some assistant spots left to fill, but that’s about it. So ……

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on February 19, 2007 3:27 PM

More Pro Bowl news

With Philadelphia cornerback Lito Sheppard out of the Pro Bowl because of a dislocated right elbow, San Francisco cornerback Walt Harris, who had eight interceptions in 2006, was named as an injury replacement. Why should Cowboys fans care? I’m told…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 26, 2007 11:51 AM

Grading the grocery shopping

Let’s take a look-see at the Cowboys’ drafts under Bill Parcells. This is a little long-winded, so you’ll have to follow the jump….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 23, 2007 4:56 PM

One more thing before I go outside

Listened to a Terence Newman interview on The Ticket while in transit to the Tuna’s former home. The hosts, who I won’t name because they’ve poor-mouthed me on the air previously, asked Newman who he thought should be the Cowboys’…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 22, 2007 3:24 PM

Newman makes up for mistake

CB Terence Newman was called for pass interference to give Seattle the ball at the 1, but he made up for his mistake on fourth down. He had great coverage on TE Will Heller in the end zone, ruining the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 6, 2007 9:42 PM

Give Newman the assist

What a sweet play by Terence Newman to tip that pass into Roy Williams’ hands. Hold on … Seahawks are challenging….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 6, 2007 9:23 PM

Two missed opportunities

Terence Newman and Bob Carpenter have both dropped interceptions. And does Holmgren think he’s going to win a field goal battle with the Cowboys? How else do you explain a handoff to your FB on third-and-7….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 6, 2007 8:06 PM

Two-hour lunch notes

Just returned from New York Pizza, which is located across the street from the Cowboys’ indoor practice facility. The owner has pictures of Bill Parcells, Jason Fabini, Anthony Fasano, Jason Witten, Terence Newman, Marc Colombo, Cory Procter, Marion Barber,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on January 2, 2007 1:13 PM

The Mosley Afternoon Report New Year’s edition

The most important thing to remember when dealing with a divided locker room is to make sure and keep it that way. This is accomplished by asking players subtle questions like, “Are you aware that Terence Newman hates your…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 28, 2006 3:57 PM

T.O. and Newman find common ground

A day after calling out his teammates for talking too much, cornerback Terence Newman told T.O. that he wasn’t talking about him. T.O. revealed this during his weekly media session, which came a day later than usual. He once…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 28, 2006 3:46 PM

The Mosley Afternoon Report holiday style

Bill Parcells rolled out his everyone-else-sucks-too speech today to pump life into his team’s fading playoff hopes. He didn’t want to talk about the fact that Terence Newman was calling out his teammates in the locker room this morning….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 27, 2006 2:43 PM

Pre-Bill Report

What sort of mood will Bill be in this afternoon? I don’t think he’ll use the word “non-competitive” again. This is going to be one of those circle-the-wagons moments. The reason he still thinks this team has a chance…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 27, 2006 12:57 PM

Locker room confidential

T.O. was a no-show but several of his teammates made themselves available this morning. Cornerback Terence Newman said he was tired of all the talking his teammates have been doing and said he’d like to actually to see some…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 27, 2006 11:54 AM

Eagles crying river over Westbrook snub

The Eagles spent Tuesday nursing running back Brian Westbrook’s Pro Bowl wounds. In my mind, though, Terence Newman has an even better argument. I’m shocked the coaches and players didn’t come up with enough votes to elect Newman. And…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 20, 2006 6:45 PM

What are you guys saying?

Contrary to popular belief, I actually spend hours reading your comments. I’ll check some of your Pro Bowl chatter out and post the best stuff on the Big Board. Watching the Wingo-Champ Bailey interview right now. Not sure why…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 19, 2006 3:50 PM

Good to be with you

Terence Newman was snubbed in a big way. A big, big way. I’ll give you Lito Sheppard. I can give you Ronde Barber. There is no way I can give you DeAngelo Hall and it has nothing to do with…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 19, 2006 3:33 PM

Pro Bowl announcements coming soon

We’re only two hours away from finding out which Cowboys landed on the Pro Bowl squad. I certainly think Tony Romo has earned an invitation, but his late start on the campaign trail may hurt his chances. I think…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 19, 2006 12:58 PM

Schaub lines up at WR, Falcons score

And ends up in one-on-one coverage with Terence Newman. Vick goes to the other side, though. First down Falcs on the Warrick Dunn carry. Not looking good, folks. Touchdown, Justin Griffith. No one gives up more plays to obscure…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 16, 2006 8:43 PM

Who’s Hawaii bound?

Well, I’m glad you asked. The players will vote on Dec. 13th and 14th, but you can vote now. Here are the Cowboys who should at least receive consideration for the Pro Bowl: Mat McBriar, Tony Romo, Flozell Adams,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on December 5, 2006 3:48 PM

Parcells’ take on Vanderjagt and his replacement

Didn’t sense a lot of sadness in the locker room regarding the demise of Mike Vanderjagt. I do know that punter Mat McBriar and deep snapper L.P. Ladouceur had very nice things to say about him, but the non-specialists…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 28, 2006 3:18 PM

Back on my own laptop

DeMarcus Ware’s pressure forces Gradkowski to throw it away. Nice return from Terence Newman. He returns it 24 yards, but couldn’t break the shoestring tackle. Hopefully he’s discovered the fair catch option since getting rocked in Sunday’s game….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 23, 2006 3:48 PM

Hey this is Calvin

On Matt’s computer. Nice touchdown drive by the Bucs. Joey Galloway made two key receptions, a 53 yard reception and a 13 yarder. Galloway’s long reception was against zone coverage. Terence Newman pushed Galloway inside expecting deep help from Keith…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 23, 2006 3:35 PM

Monday Practice Report

While we’re waiting for Bill Parcells’ late afternoon news briefing, let me tell you that everyone practiced today. Defensive end Marcus Spears and safety Pat Watkins have bruised shoulders and cornerback Terence Newman is still seeing stars, but they all…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 20, 2006 3:28 PM

Big play by Newman on fourth down

With the way the Colts have been able to run the ball in the second half, not sure why they tried to go deep to Dallas Clark. Terence Newman had that one all the way. Right up until the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 19, 2006 5:44 PM

Cowboys concerned about Moorehead???

Not familiar with Aaron Moorhead’s work…Addai’s better than advertised. So far, Ware is the Cowboys’ defensive MVP…Dallas Clark having a rough outing. Should’ve caught the second-down pass, but Reggie Wayne comes back with a big 19-yard catch. Newman turned…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 19, 2006 4:25 PM

The speed of Manning

I’m told the Cowboys will not shadow the fleet-footed Manning. Terence Newman came up big on that last running play. But Reggie Wayne made Anthony Henry look awful on the slant. Let him cross his face. Utecht has rejoined…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 19, 2006 3:32 PM

Cowboys stuff from news conference

Some nuggets from Bill Parcells’ news conference: Bobby Carpenter and Al Singleton are the two main linebackers competing for Greg Ellis’ spot in the 3-4 defensive scheme. Parcells said he’ll make a game-time decision regarding the starter. Keith Davis will…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 17, 2006 12:08 PM

Parcells: OLB a game-time decision

I’m holed up writing a column at the local.coffeehouse, but I did manage to listen to Jerry and Bill this morning. The Cowboys’ flagship radio station, The Ticket, airs Jerry Jones’ Friday appearance live and then plays a tape-delayed…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 17, 2006 11:03 AM

The Wednesday Afternoon Special Report

In case you missed Wednesday with Bill, we’re here to provide you with a complete breakdown. You’ll also find comic gold from T.O. and Romo. Parcells said he’s spent the past 48 hours looking for another linebacker, but so…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 15, 2006 4:08 PM

How to stop Indy?

Haven’t got a clue, but I’m pretty sure the Cowboys have something up their sleeve. You can either sit around and cry about losing the most consistent player on the defense or come up with a radical game plan…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 14, 2006 4:49 PM

You’ve been Romo-nized

Check out this Tony Romo sign that was hanging inside University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday. According to several reliable sources, Romo, Terence Newman, Mat McBriar and Julius Jones all stopped by Martini Ranch last night. I’m sorry, but…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 14, 2006 10:00 AM

Patrick Watkins, Keith Davis, etc.

Keith Davis got the start at free safety and Patrick Watkins is backing him up. Arizona has gone after the Cowboys’ corners in Anthony Henry and Terence Newman in the first quarter. We’ll see if that continues as we start…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 12, 2006 3:51 PM

What’s the deal with Anthony Henry

Not sure why Anthony Henry felt the need knock down Antwaan Randle El on the deep pass down the sideline. And there’s a holding penalty against Terence Newman after the Cowboys had stuffed the run on first and second…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 5, 2006 12:10 PM

Your Afternoon Mosley Report

Since I didn’t really get a consensus on whether you guys still want the epic afternoon report, I’ll stick with it for now. Bill Parcells talked about Tony Romo, Marc Colombo, Ollie Hoyte and gambling earlier this afternoon. We’ll…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on November 2, 2006 3:39 PM

Why are Giants shooting fallaways?

You may have noticed Michael Strahan is pretending to shoot jumpers after each sack. And he’s had quite a few opportunities. Todd Archer just informed me that that the motto for the Giants’ defense is Ballin’. I have no…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 23, 2006 8:36 PM

The inactives

Keith Davis is out because of an ankle injury, which puts Marcus Coleman on the field for the first time this year. The other inactives are: punt returner Skyler Green, cornerback Nate Jones, guard Cory Procter, tackle Pat McQuistan, defensive…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 23, 2006 5:46 PM

Greg Ellis on the pick

Greg Ellis had a key interception in the third quarter that led to a Cowboys touchdown. “Thank God I was in the right place to catch it,” Ellis said. “It was a stretch for me to catch it, I didn’t…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 15, 2006 6:42 PM

Bledsoe-T.O. quotes

Let’s begin with T.O. On his slow start: “It’s making me hungry.” Regarding the Cowboys’ record: “There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be 4-0.” On the coverage of his sideline behavior during Sunday’s game: “It’s very unfair to me…They…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 11, 2006 5:01 PM

Big plays a topic of discussion

Cornerback Terence Newman said not giving up big plays was a topic of discussion over the last two days. The Cowboys allowed two touchdown passes that totaled 127 yards on Sunday against the Eagles. Dallas also gave up a 60-yard…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 11, 2006 3:00 PM

Pat Watkins has been benched

Keith Davis is now your starting free safety. What started as a promising day for Pat Watkins has turned ugly. All-out blitz on third down, incomplete pass. Dirk Johnson, whose number is in my cellphone (don’t ask), is on…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 8, 2006 6:17 PM

Cowboys inactives

Miles Austin, Nathan Jones, Oliver Hoyte, J’Vonne Parker, Cory Procter, Pat McQuistan, Jamaica Rector and Ryan Hannam are inactive for the game. That means, Mike Vanderjagt will attempt field goals and Shaun Suisham will kick off. Unless something changes. Both…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 8, 2006 1:51 PM

Update on Burnett

You might recall Terence Newman plowing into Kevin Burnett on a punt return during the second half. Burnett stayed on the ground for a couple of minutes, but he said Newman actually hit him in the stomach. “If he…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 1, 2006 4:05 PM

Burnett singing soprano

Terence Newman accidentally racked his teammate, Kevin Burnett, during that return. Does Burnett get credited with the tackle? I’m not sure. Now, I’m going after that hot dog. m…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 1, 2006 1:51 PM

James breaks up that INT

Anthony Henry had that INT, but Bradie James knocked it out of his pants. Not sure why it took this long for Parcells to feel comfortable putting Terence Newman back on punt returns. He’s the fastest player on the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on October 1, 2006 12:39 PM

That’s racing

Spent last night at Texas Motor Speedway with quarterback Drew Bledsoe, center Andre Gurode, cornerback Terence Newman and linebacker Ryan Fowler, as well as PGA Tour member Ben Crane, a neighbor of Bledsoe’s as they turned some laps at the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 20, 2006 10:12 AM

Drops, drops, drops

Maybe it’s the wet ball, or maybe its something else, but the Cowboys have five dropped passes in the first half. On one possession, they had three. Terrell Owens has a couple as does Jason Witten. Cowboys are using two…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 17, 2006 8:53 PM

Shades of Deion

Little scary with that bobble, but Terence Newman reminds you a little of Deion Sanders on those high-stepping returns. Poor little Kenny Wright…He only arrived about two seconds too soon…Fourth-and-goal: Barber in for the touchdown…Parcells going for the kill…LB…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 17, 2006 8:18 PM

News from Capitol Hill…

One of my sources in the Longworth House office building reports that the mailman has been making his rounds in a Terence Newman jersey this week. He said his flight from Washington to Dallas was full of Redskins fans….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 16, 2006 4:43 PM

The Mosley Afternoon Report starts in 3…2…1

Bill Parcells discussed the work of Flozell Adams, Mike Vanderjagt, Terrell Owens and Joe Gibbs during his news conference today. Here’s a summary of everything that went down at Valley Ranch this afternoon: • Parcells said Adams must “improve…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 13, 2006 3:00 PM

Early injury report

Wide receiver Jamaica Rector is listed as questionable with a sprained ankle for Sunday’s game vs. Washington. On Monday, coach Bill Parcells didn’t believe it was too serious, but now Rector is 50-50 to play , which means the Cowboys…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 13, 2006 9:54 AM

DeVille creating havoc in end zone

The Jacksonville mascot currently taunting Roy Williams. Big deflection by Kenyon Coleman on that last Leftwich play. Nice play in the end zone by Terence Newman on 6-5 Matt Jones. He just can’t get any separation. Scobee good from 35…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 10, 2006 4:11 PM

Wilford still haunts Parcells

Earlier this week, Bill Parcells said he once fought for Ernest Wilford in the Cowboys’ draft room. Wilford just had a 30-yard catch on Terence Newman, who was actually in good position. Wilford’s not that fast, but he has good…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 10, 2006 4:02 PM

Parcells tidbits

• Why was Petitti cut? It had more to do with the development of Pat McQuistan than anything else. But then Parcells added he needed an experienced right tackle in case Marc Colombo didn’t pan out. Now, didn’t Petitti start 16…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 4, 2006 3:41 PM

Two draft picks are cut

For the second time in Bill Parcells’ tenure, two draft picks failed to make the team in Skyler Green (fourth) and Montavious Stanley (sixth). Green didn’t show the same burst he had at LSU during the preseason, and Stanley came…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on September 2, 2006 4:41 PM

Mosley’s early notes…

• If you’re looking for a sleeper in your fantasy draft, check out Minnesota running back Chester Taylor. He’s an elusive guy who can also break tackles. Did you see him run through that Terence Newman arm tackle a minute…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 31, 2006 7:34 PM

Bits and pieces from Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon

• Drew Pearson gave a not-so-subtle dig today to Terrell Owens when he introduced Ed “Too Tall” Jones as winner of the Tom Landry Memorial Legend Award. Pearson said during Jones’ 15-year career he never missed a game. “And guess…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 31, 2006 1:56 PM

Two down

It’s hard to argue with the success of the Cowboys’ draft since Bill Parcells took over as coach. Terence Newman, Jason Witten, Al Johnson, Bradie James, Julius Jones, Patrick Crayton, Jacques Reeves, Sean Ryan, Nate Jones, DeMarcus Ware, Marcus Spears,…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 23, 2006 3:02 PM

Editor commands me to answer your questions…

Before we get to your questions, let me tell you that Miles Austin has been making a move since early last week. He made some acrobatic catches in camp and then he catches the touchdown…Several reporters dancing to the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 21, 2006 9:52 PM

The Cowlishaw Second-Half Report

Think it’s safe to report that the Cowboys are ahead of the Saints on Aug. 21. Sean Payton has a lot of work to do. Saints fans are understandably excited about Reggie Bush (he nearly put Terence Newman on…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 21, 2006 9:31 PM

Kevin says….Defense must deliver

SportsDay columnist Kevin Sherrington chatted with readers about a variety of topics this morning. Not surprisingly, he fielded some Cowboys questions. Jason: The Cowboys defense looks very good on paper and should be the strength of the team, but do…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 21, 2006 12:20 PM

Judge this: Final fan’s column

Looks like this effort by Bernardo Mainou will be the final fan’s column. Worthy or not worthy? You be the judge. Contrary to Matt Mosley’s post here last month, I am not French, although I was befuddled by the Zidane…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 21, 2006 10:00 AM

The last Mosley Afternoon Report … ever!

The Cowboys were running team drills off cards this morning, which means you shouldn’t get too excited about anyone I praise or criticize. By the way, running plays off cards means that the offense is giving the defense a certain…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 19, 2006 3:03 PM

So where were we on this roster analysis?

When we last talked about the roster, I had just told you that offensive tackle Jason Fabini wasn’t long for this team. I’ve seen nothing to change my mind on that subject, but Fabini will play the entire first…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 18, 2006 11:26 AM

Afternoon practice report

&#8226 After being unhappy with the morning workout, you half expected Parcells to put his team through another full-pad workout, but he didn’t. The players were in shorts in the second workout with shoulder pads. &#8226 Safety Roy Williams ran…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 17, 2006 9:20 PM

Afternoon practice observations

• Players were in shorts in the afternoon workouts but in shoulder pads. They still have worked in shells just once during training camp. Defensive end Chris Canty, however, was the only player to don full pads. • Linebacker Ryan…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 15, 2006 9:12 PM

Preseason knee-jerks!

Based on what I’ve seen so far in practices and one preseason game, this could be one of the top defenses in the NFC. Here’s why: CB Terence Newman is on the verge of becoming an All-Pro player and the…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 13, 2006 3:10 PM

The T.O.P. battle…

Cowboys held the ball for 11:06 of the first quarter…PI on Terence Newman didn’t see the replay. PA announcer says, “Solis tackle” by Chris Canty….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 12, 2006 9:38 PM

Since Mosley is technologically challenged …

&#8226 You don’t want to say Bill Parcells was playing for the cameras, but with NFL Films in town and the coach wearing a mic, he did seem a little – let’s see – more vocal than in some other…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 9, 2006 3:17 PM

Tuesday practice observations

&#8226 Cornerback Terence Newman said afterward he felt fine, but he did not do much on the practice field Tuesday. Aaron Glenn and Jacques Reeves split most of Newman’s duties. &#8226 Jamaica Rector had the catch of the day, one-handing…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 8, 2006 7:49 PM

The Mosley Report Cometh…

The 14th practice of training camp looked somewhat similar to the first 13. Because we’re used to T.O. sitting out, the big news of the morning was that he was joined on an exercise bike by wide receiver Terry Glenn….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 7, 2006 3:36 PM

Controlled scrimmage play-by-play!

Some of you asked for this. Because we are a full-service blog, we aim to please. This is a rough play-by-play from Saturday’s controlled scrimmage from Cowboys PR staff. DREW BLEDSOE Julius Jones rush short gain Sack Greg Ellis Bledsoe…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 6, 2006 1:19 PM

More exciting controlled scrimmage nuggets!!!

&#8226 I know it’s early, but CB Terence Newman is on the verge of becoming a special player. He rarely gets beat and makes plays against the run. WR Terrance Copper looked a little woozy after Newman raced up and…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 6, 2006 11:54 AM

Scrimmage stuff

Greg Ellis had the first sack and Terence Newman made a nifty play, tipping a Drew Bledsoe pass away on the first series. Chris Canty was credited with a sack and had a good hit on Julius Jones. On Tony…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 5, 2006 7:39 PM

Scrimmage observations

Let’s remember the scrimmage statistics were unofficial and go from there … &#8226 For the quarterbacks: Drew Bledsoe was 9-of-18 for 73 yards; Tony Romo was 8-of-18 for 86 yards, Drew Henson was 12-of-16 for 150 yards. Romo and Henson…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 5, 2006 7:15 PM

The Mosley Report starts in 3…2…1

• Terence Newman may be the only player who truly seems to enjoy training camp. In addition to having a strong camp, Newman has found time to laugh with coaches, teammates and reporters. My wife informs me that Newman burst…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 4, 2006 5:11 PM

Thursday practice observations …

• New Cowboys’ radio analyst and former safety Charlie Waters has arrived at training camp. He boldly watched practice from “inside the ropes,” using the former player card, with Jay Saldi, a former teammate and father of linebacker John Saldi….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 3, 2006 7:21 PM

The Afternoon Practice Preview Edition…

Folks, I’m starting to lose track of all the features we’ve come up with. Here’s a new one: • Bill Parcells has just taken a secret passageway to practice, presumably so he can avoid making eye contact with adoring fans….

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on August 3, 2006 3:24 PM

Late practice notes

• Rookie free safety Pat Watkins may be the Justin Beriault of this year’s camp. He may look a little strange at 6-5, but he keeps making plays. He made his second interception of the day Monday afternoon when he…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 31, 2006 9:46 PM

Practice stuff

Terence Newman is No. 1 on the depth chart for punt returns. But, Newman, Skyler Green and Jamaica Rector all practice punt returns after practice on Monday. With the team in shells, the running game was better in the evening…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 31, 2006 9:28 PM

The two-minute drill with…

Every Tuesday and Thursday, we’ll roll out this wildly successful staple of our training camp coverage. You should know that Terence Newman and I were sitting in a golf cart for this interview. CB Terence Newman 5-11, 195, fourth year…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 31, 2006 6:45 PM

Practice tidbits

Things to look out for in today’s practice: • Flozell Adams (left) will practice for the first time since suffering a season-ending ACL injury against the Giants last season. Adams did some light jogging yesterday, but seemed to be dragging…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 30, 2006 2:45 PM

Men in tights!

Irwin Thompson / DMN Terrell Owens (left) catches a touchdown over Terence Newman during Saturday’s afternoon practice. For the second consecutive practice, T.O. was the last player to take the field. This time he was wearing navy spandex tights…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 29, 2006 9:43 PM

Observations from the late practice

Irwin Thompson / DMN Most eyes among the 5,500 fans who watched practice were trained on Terrell Owens, and the Cowboys’ new receiver had his share of media attention as well. • Terrell Owens’ uberagent, Drew Rosenhaus, made it…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 29, 2006 9:25 PM

Practice observations … non T.O. related

• Flozell Adams is on the physically unable to perform list and spent practice working out with strength coach Joe Juraszek. Bill Parcells said he didn’t want to put Adams, still recovering from knee surgery, at risk. It looked as…

Posted in OLD Cowboys BLOG DO NOT USE on July 29, 2006 2:09 PM


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