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Second-year receiver Kevin Ogletree left the game in the third quarter and didn't return due to a bruised right big toe and a right ankle injury. Ogletree said he was fine but was walking gingerly in the locker room.
I'm not sure how much to expect from Ogletree. Obviously his chances were limited with Dez Bryant in the lineup, but he didn't grab a hold of the reigns in training camp when he had every opportunity. He is a better talent than Sam Hurd though, and with it looking like Miles isn't the answer in the slot, we may need him next year. Hope we can get him more reps, so here is to a healthy toe rehab.
Tough weekend for our man Tashard Choice. First, he was unceremoniously stopped from getting goal line touchdowns by our offensive line, both this week and last. Now he is engulfed in a signature fiasco- with many Cowboys fans up in arms that he was caught asking for Michael Vick's autograph. Rabblerousr speaks to Tashard Gate here. Tashard speaks to this on his twitter feed, and it can also be found on his website.
"If its anybody that cares about winning and the d cowboys its me. I apologize to the people it was just an innocent gesture(sp) for my nephew."
Let's cut the guy a break, it's not exactly as if the Cowboys have been that great of an employer for Choice- I think we can give him the benefit of the doubt. As a side note, I think all fans need to remember, the players hearts are loyal to the competition of the game, but being an NFL player is being a part of an elite society. They are all members of a club. We fans care about the rivalries, the players might have a team they really dislike, but players that can be rivals one year are teammates the next. It's pretty unrealistic to think they don't get along with players on opposing teams. I can understand the sentiment that you don't want to see the fraternizing, but if I was Choice, would I really care who was offended over something like that?
In other news, Keith Brooking has said he isn't ready to retire. I will not hide my dislike for Brooking starting for us. Nothing against him, but he is old and I've seen many tackles where he looks like he is auditioning for a Geritol commercial.
"I feel like I've got something left in the tank," said Brooking, who has been bothered by injuries this season. "I can contribute to a team in some capacity, but you don't look too far ahead in this league."
Maybe I'm only speaking for myself, but even though he was a major upgrade over Zach Thomas (ugh), I think that Brooking was a failed experiment on the field. I'm not in the locker room, and I'm sure his competitive fire and leadership helped- but is he leading a good defense? Methinks not. I am heartily looking forward to the Sean Lee era.