Tyron Smith making push for Rookie of the Year - ProFootballFocus.com
While Von MIller has an unassailable lead in the PFF rookie rankings, PFF are picking Tyron Smith over Cam Newton for the No. 2 position as Rookie of the Year.
"Am I crazy? Perhaps, but I’m living by the all-positions-created-equal ethos and I asked myself this very important question: if I was filling an All-Pro ballot right now, which rookies would make it? There isn’t a better right tackle in football right now than Smith."
Stephen McGee is a No. 2 option in 2012 - ESPN Dallas
With Kitna now on IR, Stephen McGee will be Romo's backup for the remaining three regular season games this season. Stephen Jones said he could see McGee "being our backup".
Cowboys watching how much action Ware gets in practice, games - Star-Telegram
Ware didn't practice yesterday, and Alex Mendez writes that the Cowboys are being careful with DeMarcus Ware in practice and in games while he recovers from a stinger he suffered against Arizona.
"He went into [the Gaints game] game thinking he was going to be a third-down guy and would spot on first and second, and he carried the load and did a really nice job for us," Garrett said. "We have a lot of confidence in him."
Still, Garrett suggested he'll be careful with Jones' touches. The Arkansas alum has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, and there's not much quality depth at the position even after Dallas signed 34-year-old Jay grad Sammy Morris this week.
Television: N.Y.-Dallas the rage in Nielsens - Berkshire Eagle Online
The Giants - Cowboys game had the second highest ratings for a Sunday night game this year. NBC says it ranks No. 6 of all the Sunday night games it has telecast for six seasons. The top-rated game this season was of course anothetr Cowboys game, the opening week game aganst the Jets.
Are the Cowboys mentally tough enough? - Foxsportssouthwest.com
Keith Whitmire argues that Garrett has cleaned up some of the sloppiness of the previous coaching regime and put more emphasis on accountability, but may be finding that changing the heart and will of a team is not nearly as easy. Regardless, the Cowboys have a golden opportunity to prove their mental toughness with three games left on the schedule.
Next stop for Jon Kitna: South Sound? - The News Tribune
The Cowboys placed Tacoma native Jon Kitna on injured reserve, ending his 15th NFL season and possibly his career. Kitna has previously said that after he retires from the NFL, he plans on teaching and coaching in South Sound, along with pursuing a faith-based ministry working with kids.
Thank you, Jon. You are a Right Kind Of Guy.
Cowboys sign QB Chris Greisen to practice squad - Green Bay Press Gazette
Don't worry if the name doesn't ring any bells. Greisen was signed to the practice squad at the end of last season and was actually activated for the last game against the Eagles. Greisen has been a standout for more than a decade in the UFL, Arena Football and other minor leagues.