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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Can Romo Bounce Back Against Patriots?

To the point, Tony Romo must win this game against the Patriots, there is no try -he must win. Like Mike Vick, Romo continue to be ridiculed and are the center of many hot debates in the media and online. Romo though, would seem to have to most pressure on his back than any player in the entire NFL at the moment, and rightfully so. The loss against the Lions still stings with many

Last Updated: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Preparedness and Defense Will Decide Game Against Lions

There’s alot of swagger building on the defensive side of the ball, and to me, the game will be won on defense. Which team will have more success on defense? Rob Ryan has his unit playing lights out, and with alot of confidence; moreover, this is being done with several backups in the secondary. Its clear the players have fully bought into what Coach Garrett is building in

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011
Cowboys Used Jets Matchup as Measuring Stick

So, now that most of Cowboys Nation has had a full day to digest the disappointing loss against the Jets we’ll take a look at the good the Cowboys did against the Jets. To be exact, the Cowboys used the game against the Jets as a measuring stick, and we did very well, despite the turnovers. Many of us had great concerns over the defense, since they looked very average during

Last Updated: Friday, September 2, 2011
53-Man Roster Prediction (FINAL)

Here we go; the fifth and final edition of the roster predictions. Keep in mind that this is a prediction of what the roster will look like Week One, not necessarily what it looks like tomorrow. Sam Young and Jeremy Parnell will both be on the team tomorrow at 4pm EST, but one of them won’t be when we kickoff in New York. QB: Tony Romo, Jon Kitna, Stephen McGee (3) Previous:

Last Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011
53-Man Roster Prediction (v.4)

It’s the second-to-last edition of the nation’s best Cowboys roster prediction.  I was going to do it yesterday but wanted to wait and see what happened with Andre Gurode first. Between that development and the Martellus Bennett injury, there are some new wrinkles to consider. As always, feedback is welcome and encouraged!    QB: Tony Romo, Jon Kitna, Stephen McGee

Last Updated: Friday, August 26, 2011
Last Ride Cowboys

About one month ago we saw veterans Marion Barber, Marc Colombo, Leonard Davis, and Roy Williams leave the team mostly due to their salaries. As this 2011 Preseason nears its end, it’s becoming clear that other veterans are due to suffer the same fate next offseason. Here’s a look at some Cowboys players who are almost certainly on their last ride with the team: Terence Newman

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
53-Man Roster Prediction (v.3)

After the second preseason game against San Diego, here are the updated roster predictions.      QB: Tony Romo, Jon Kitna, Stephen McGee (3) Previous: Romo, Kitna, Mcgee I’m a little surprised by how little work Kitna is getting in the preseason games, but they must feel comfortable with it.   RB: Felix Jones, DeMarco Murray, Lonyae Miller, Phillip Tanner (4) Prev: Jones,

Last Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Cowboys are now 1-1 in preseason play; however, tonight’s game raises some concerns over the defensive side of the ball. The defense looked weak: Missed tackles, missed assignments, no rush, nothing good to pull from this game. The defense wasn’t alone in sloppy play, the Offense looked out of sync most of the night. It’s back the the drawing board and time

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Big Week Ahead

[ UPDATE:  During the writing of this article news broke that Barber, Williams, Davis, and Colombo have all been cut.  Some of the analysis may not reflect these changes. ] Ding, dong… the lockout’s dead.  As NFL business begins this week, our Cowboys are in a dire financial situation thanks to the lowered salary cap.  All but dashed are dreams of signing the likes of Nnamdi Asomugha

Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011
Position Breakdown: Defensive Backs

KEY PLAYERS Terence Newman – For my money, Newman is the most underappreciated player on the team.  You can knock him for his lack of interceptions but he usually handles his business and has proven he can take a star receiver out of a game.  Last year he posted his career-best numbers in both tackles and interceptions.  Maybe this will be his last year in Dallas as the financial

Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Position Breakdown: Linebackers

KEY PLAYERS DeMarcus Ware – He’s a two-time league-leader in sacks and nearly broke Michael Strahan’s record in 2008.  However many talking heads seem perfectly willing to rank guys like James Harrison and even an aging Julius Peppers over Ware.  I know this isn’t the most unbiased forum, but I haven’t seen anyone in the NFL right now who brings the consistency and

Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Position Breakdown: Defensive Line

KEY PLAYERS Jay Ratliff – It was a down year for the defense as a whole, but top players like DeMarcus Ware and Terence Newman still had a high level of statistical production.  The same cannot be said for Ratliff, who disappeared both from the box scores and the highlight tapes.  I theorized about Ratliff’s struggles and possible solutions in a previous blog (link), but

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