Dallas Cowboys Gameday News & Notes

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Latest Dallas Cowboys headlines as the Cowboys get ready to play the Saints tonight.

For Cowboys’ offense, imbalance is power - Clarence Hill, Star-Telegram
Hill wonders whether by throwing 65 percent of the time, the Cowboys are relying too much on Tony Romo. Conveniently, he also provides part of the answer:

"The Cowboys are not going to bang their heads against the wall trying to run when it doesn’t work. Having negative runs only puts more pressure on Romo. The Cowboys forced the run against the Lions two weeks ago and lost. They moved away from the run when it didn’t work last week against the Vikings and won."

Why Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has been forced to leave the locker room with no underwear, socks after games - DMN
In a transcript of an interview with Ben & Skin on KRLD-FM, Sean Lee reports that his socks and underwear are getting stolen after games, "which is a problem."

"I don’t know if it’s happening to anybody else, but I need to find a way to get to the bottom of it and make sure I have underwear when I leave the locker room."

Matchup to Watch: Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter vs. Saints RB Darren Sproles - Rainer Sabin, DMN
Sproles, whom Sabon compares to San Diego's Danny Woodhead, will be a challenge for Bruce Carter to cover.

Williams owns up to dropped balls against Vikings, remains confident he can be part of 'something special' - Carlos Mendez, Star-Telegram
Terrance Williams is frank about why he dropped two passes in last week's game:

"It’s just the same old trying to make a move before I caught the ball," he said. "It’s just being so worried about trying to just make a move, that I didn’t look the ball in. I just got to get better at that."

Pondering the 46: Only four running backs? - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
Archer believes the Cowboys will have 10 defensive linemen active, including newcomer Everett Dawkins, which will likely cost Phillip Tanner his spot on the active roster.

Ronald Leary moves in leaps and bounds with Cowboys - The Baton Rouge Advocate
Leary will have his first NFL start in his home state tonight, and the Advocate offers up a nice profile on the left guard, who will have 25 to 30 family members and friends cheering him on.

"Playing near your hometown against the Saints, there’s nothing like it," Leary said. "They’re doing well and we’re doing well, so it’s going to be a great matchup."

Cowboys, Saints pass on the run - ShreveporTimes.com
Somewhere in the bowels of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, there will be a pair of ice packs waiting for the right arms of Tony Romo and Drew Brees.

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Shanahan tries to put positive spin on 3-6 Skins - San Antonio Express-News
Yeah, good luck with that.

Vick is doubtful for Sunday, even more doubtful to win his job back - ProFootballTalk
Unofficially, Eagles quarterback Mike Vick remains day to day with an aggravated hamstring injury, but his playing days in Philly may be over.

10 Biggest Disappointments in the NFL (So Far) - AthlonSports.com
Remember the Super Bowl clock the Giants put up in their locker room? About that:

"The season began with GM Jerry Reese putting everyone "on notice" and putting up a Super Bowl clock in the locker room. The clock, though, would’ve worked better as a countdown to their first win. It took until Week 7 and an 0-6 start stunned the Giants and would’ve doomed them completely if they didn’t play in the worst division in football. But even now, just 2.5 games back in the NFC East, they’ll need a miracle to still have a chance in December."

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