How things look from Murray's perspective
Here's is a documentary vid on Brandon Magee. Bout 30 min long.
from BSPN. looks like our great long snapper is locked up with a new contract.
here's a link to the Marinelli press conf. I'm a little disappointed how short it is. I've read more quotes than the video actually shows. Here is a second one from DMN. its from same presser but different but still short.
here's a vid on foxsports with john garrett explaining the TE Cross. "if you're looking, you're booking"
interesting article. the whole article is good but here are some quotes. ===== _"I’m not going to sugarcoat this. We did not play well, and we are not playing well right now," he said. He said the Cowboys offensive linemen are giving effort, but their technique needs practice. He said he has told right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau that the Cowboys need more from him, that left guard Nate Livings didn’t play as well last week as he did in the first two games, that right tackle Doug Free gets caught off balance sometimes and that left tackle Tyron Smith showed improvement from Seattle to Tampa and had a strong game. On Bernadeau, Callahan said, "I think he is what he is. I think he is what we thought he was. We want more from him. I’ve made this point to him. I’m not trying to send a message through the media to him, but we’ve sat down very point blank, very frank, and just told him, ‘Hey, we need to get you better. We’re going to keep working to get you better. I’ve got to do a better job.’ I’ve got to do a better job with him, and we’re working together to try to make him the player he can be._
As @mortreport is reporting, an agreement between NFL and NFLRA is at hand and both sides will work to have officials working this weekend.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 26, 2012
saw this tweet by Schefter. As @mortreport is reporting, an agreement between NFL and NFLRA is at hand and both sides will work to have officials working this weekend.
A tear jerker type of article about a kid who last thanksgiving got burned on 90% of his body in a fire accident. Miles heard about him from his Mom and went to visit him in the hospital ================ Rayne’s family was eating at Javier’s Mexican restaurant in Dallas’ Uptown district recently when Carrie spotted Austin and hesitantly, bravely approached with a football, a pen, and her son’s story. "Next thing I knew Miles is asking me for all the details," Carrie said. "Then he shows up at the hospital to visit Rayne. He brought balloons. He brought a signed jersey and a football signed by all the Cowboys. He sat next to Rayne’s bed and they talked for 90 minutes. I can’t tell you how wonderful that was." Rayne, a life-long fan of the New York Jets, immediately changed allegiances. "Miles is my favorite player," he beamed. "And, yeah, I like the Cowboys now, too."
here's yet another article on Romo and leadership but its a good one overall. some quotes I liked. ============== Danny McCray is like a lot of young twentysomethings, glued to the television, watching as much sports as possible even if his day job is to be the Cowboys' best special teams player and a backup safety. "You hear on TV before I got to Dallas and I had no idea and now I'm here and I see it and I'm like, 'Well, maybe it's just something to just start an issue,' because I've seen the exact opposite since I've been here," said McCray, who is entering his fourth season. "With Romo, to get the whole room like that, you've got a D-Ware, you've got Jay Ratliff, for those guys to (say) 'Romo's the guy. He's the leader of the room,' you know he's done something or led by example or said something to them to get them on board."
Was looking at Romo's interview on the mothership. He seems pretty confident that Witten is going to play. Bout 3:05 on the interview. Everything I've heard/read so far its been 50/50 that he will play but the way Romo talks of it, he's expecting Witten to play. Obviously Romo isn't a doctor but I think that's a good sign.
short scouting report on Cook this part is good and bad. good he finishes blocks, bad that he can struggle with the stunts...like the rest of our line: Was impressed with his effort to finish blocks. Didn’t see him flopping around on the ground when doing his job. Played in position and showed some balance for the most part, only got a little out of whack on an inside twist stunt against Dallas but was fine on the same move against Tampa
If this is true, and develops into a great relationship, this could be one of the best decision's of Dez's life. ============= For the first time, there is a positive and unique change in the mentorship of Dez Bryant: The player sought out the help himself. And the person he’s approached is former Dallas tight end Jay Novacek. "We’ve talked, yes,’’ Novacek coyly tells 105.3 The Fan. "I’m certainly available to Dez if he needs me.’’ Sources tell me that Bryant approached Novacek when the five-time Pro Bowler visited the team’s Oxnard, Calif., camp and said, "How did you do what you did? Can you show me how you did what you did?’’ Said a source: "It seems like a weird choice. But at the same time, it’s a wonderful choice.’’
the whole article is good but here are the parts I liked most ===== Then he tried to demonstrate by standing in front of me with his back turned and asking if I could see anything. I could not. I am 5-foot-9, 190 pounds. Vickers is 6-0, 250. More relevantly. Murray is 6-0, 215 and likely cannot see around Vickers, either. "He has to trust in me in order to go where I'm going," Vickers said. "You have to trust in me that I'm going to go to the right place, because you're following me. We have to be able to trust each other, and that just comes from repetition." I don't need the glory, because at the end of the day, when those guys get in that end zone, when those guys go over to Hawaii, when those guys get in that Hall of Fame ... Emmitt Smith said it best: 'Couldn't do nothing without my fullback.' Not that my guys have to say that about me, but knowing that I was a part of that is enough for me."
I guess its not a huge surprise considering they didn't really address it in FA. It doesn't look like the Boys are worrying too much about the center position...in public anyway. this worries me a ton. ========= Following Tuesday's practice, Stephen Jones, the Cowboys' executive vice president, said he's not concerned. "We feel like we’re going to be fine there," he said. "Arkin had a little problem with the snaps. But at some point we’ll put the ball in Bernadeau's hand because he’s done it before." In terms of finding a veteran center, Jones said the team would review it but it's not a pressing need. "We'll see," he said. "We'll keep looking at it. We always reserve the right to take another look. Right now we’re in good shape."
Irvin doing a NFL Life Line vid.
link to JG's presser today. he was asked about Pick 6 (about 4 min mark) having to sit out and wait till he can play. He says they always talk to the injured players about staying engaged. I loved what he said they tell the players all the time: I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand He says they want to always try to get them to do as much as they can.
hopefully everything is wrapped up by training camp. ========= Coale, Hanna and McSurdy received four-year deals. They will receive base salaries of $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000 from 2012-15.
A link to a vid on the mothership with Sean Lee. he talks about Carter making progress....even from the first OTA this year till now. Nothing profound but good to hear none the less. Plus I just get pumped with Sean Lee. You can feel his intensity even through video. I like how he's becoming more and more the face of the defense.
Saw this posted over at DCfanatic's site. freaking hilarious. I especially liked when he mentions vick to the dog.
Saw this vid posted over on DC Fanatic's site. some highlights of Matt Johnson.
Best sight for new Cowboys at Rookie Mini Camp: seeing best player on team doing LB drills on his own on side field #seanlee— Bill Jones (@CBS11BillJones) May 5, 2012
Not a surprise to hear this about Lee, but still good to see he is setting the standard for these guys on how to earn the Star. Bill Jones Tweeted this about Sean Lee ======== Best sight for new Cowboys at Rookie Mini Camp: seeing best player on team doing LB drills on his own on side field #seanlee
saw the photo gallery at the mother ship and see the helmets without the star again this year for the rooks. Tom made mention of that in his front page article about bubble players. good to see JG sticking to that plan.
Saw this over at DCFanatic's website. Not sure if its been verified completely. Apparently, Jenkins asked for a trade when Pick 6 became a Cowboy. Understandable in one sense...He sees the writing on the wall. but its still disappointing to me. At least make the rook work for it.
Interesting Mock Draft from Greg Cosell on NFL.com Its not your typical mock (he has RG3 going #1). its based solely on film study....he doesn't take into account off the field issues either (which puts Jenkins being drafted high). Has the Boys taking Barron (as everybody does these days). Here's what he said bout Barron: ====== Barron is easily the best safety in this draft class. His tape showed a complete and multi-dimensional skill set, perhaps the most impressive attribute being his man-to-man coverage ability versus tight ends. He also played man-to-man against the inside slot receiver in 3-by-1 sets. The larger point is that Barron can play man coverage, and that has become increasingly important for safeties in today's NFL. Overall, Barron offers tremendous scheme and position versatility. Safety has still not reached premium status in terms of NFL draft value, but I would argue that Barron is one of the five to seven best players in this draft.
Here's a press conf with Romo...its pretty long (27 min) but its good. He discusses being a dad, this coming season, Aikman's comments, not trying out for the Open was not a message, the draft etc. if you have 1/2 an our take a look.
no surprise considering he hasn't signed his tender but I sure don't like the 8 million dollar man getting behind already with Woicik's program. =========== To report to Valley Ranch, Spencer would need to first sign his franchise tender, or at least negotiate a settlement that would protect him in the event of an injury during the offseason program. In the meantime, Spencer is working out on his own away from Valley Ranch. Most of the Cowboys' signed veterans are expected to be in attendance as strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik begins his first offseason program since returning to the team last year.
quick little interesting post about Aikman on Romo ============ "I think Tony already is a better quarterback than I was," Aikman told the Brownsville Herald while in the South Texas town Tuesday for a Wingstop publicity event. "I know how quarterbacks are judged, but as far as his play-making ability and the things that he is capable of doing, he is a far more athletic quarterback, capable of making more plays than I ever was able to." But Romo will never be considered in the class of Aikman and Roger Staubach unless the Cowboys win a title during his tenure. "He has a good team around him," Aikman said. "Hopefully -- and I believe this will happen -- I believe that he will win a Super Bowl before he is done playing."
not that I expect him to say anything else after signing with the team...but still good to hear. here's an interview with Carr on Galloway and company ============ Q: Were you hearing from other teams or your agent how the process was going? "There were teams that were interested, but I wanted to give the Cowboys my first visit because I felt like at the end of the day, I could see myself in a Cowboys uniform. Just by doing my research on the coaching staff and just watching a little film on my own, just different things that coaching, how they put their guys in situations to excel, I said, ‘man, this is something I want to be a part of.’ Once I got there they didn’t hold me hostage. They took care of me and treated me well. The respect level was high and at the end of the day, I was happy with the Dallas Cowboys and I didn’t want to go anywhere else."
One of things that I love bout Romo other than him being a great QB for this team is stories like this have come out year after year throughout his career that shows his class and heart for people. the video is about a kid with cancer who recently died. one of his bucket list items was to meet Romo...which he did. now Romo is making sure the kids parents aren't burdened with a funeral they can't afford. He's helping with the cost. ============ And then, there was meeting Tony Romo, his role model, and a man who to this day feels Oscar's impact. He is helping now with Oscar's final wish: To not burden his family with a funeral they couldn't afford. Romo is making sure his friend gets the respectful goodbye he deserves on Monday. Oak Grove Cemetery and Brown Funeral Home also pitched in to make Oscar's funeral a reality.
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