Dallas Cowboys need to consider extending Tony Romo's contract now - ESPN Dallas
Romo's contract doesn't technically expire until 2016, but the final three years will void after next season. Todd Archer argues that signing Romo to an extension sooner rather than later makes sense, as the Cowboys can get stability and cap health with an extension.
Tony Romo: Dez Bryant has ability to be great; I love playing with him - SporstDayDFW
Tony Romo had some nice things to say about Dez Bryant:
"He just keeps improving and improving. He’s a kid that I enjoy playing with because he wants to get better," Romo said during an interview that was aired Sunday on CBS 11’s The Blitz. "He’s always asking, ‘Hey Tony, what can I do to be better?’ I love playing with guys like him, Miles (Austin) and these guys. They want to be better themselves and they’re trying to do anything they can to get better."
"The guys that really want to be great and have that ability to be great, you can’t have enough of those guys," Romo added. "And we got a few of them. Dez is just a great kid like that. He’s getting better and better every week."
Keep a third quarterback? - DallasCowboys.com
Brian Broaddus likes Austin, Bryant, Holmes and Coale as locks to make the team at the wide receiver position, and argues that the Cowboys may go six deep at the WR spot and give up the third QB spot, particularly since they now also have Kyle Orton on board.
5 things to be happy about and 5 to worry about - ESPN Dallas
Calvin Watkins puts up a list with the usual suspects, positive and negative, but has one surprise on his list of five things not to worry about: Jason Garrett.
All over Valley Ranch you see more of Garrett's input. There are signs on the walls encouraging the team to perform better, poster boards praising starters and scout teamers and hearing the players themselves talk about what Garrett wants. This is nothing against Wade Phillips, who was the perfect fit to replace Bill Parcells, but Garrett is implementing a program that the team will follow for many years.
LaDainian Tomlinson to retire - NFL.com
The 2006 NFL MVP and fifth-leading rusher in league history is calling it quits after racking up 13,684 yards and 145 touchdowns. Tomlinson set a record for most TDs in a season with 31 and was easily the most dominant runner of the last decade. He'll rejoin his old team for a day and retire as a Charger today.
Sports most long-suffering franchises - Tampa Bay Times
Technically, this has nothing to do with the Cowboys, but the writer here includes four NFL franchises in his top ten list, the Browns, Lions, Bills and, of course, the Eagles:
Okay, so most people outside of Philadelphia have absolutely no sympathy for any sports fan in Philly because, let's face it, many of those folks are knuckleheads. (We wanted to use a worse word, but this is a family publication.) However, these are the facts: The Eagles' last NFL title was way back in 1960 with Chuck Bednarik, Norm Van Brocklin and Tom Brookshier. Look at those names and you can feel how long ago that was.