Bryan Broaddus: Bill Callahan will bring a 'toughness' to Cowboys play calling that Jason Garrett didn't have - DMN
Dan Graziano of ESPN's NFC East blog references the above article, and thinks Broaddus made an interesting point:
"When I looked at Garrett's playcalling issues, they more often seemed to be about decisiveness than about whether the correct or incorrect play was called."
Does Graziano have a point about Broaddus' point?
Depth of Cowboys' linebacker room impresses Sean Lee - Carlos Mendez, Star-Telegram
Even without Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Ware, who have transitioned to DE and are now in the Rushmen room, Sean Lee is impressed with the depth and chemistry of the linebacker room.
"I think we have not only Bruce, but we have a lot of good linebackers on this team, not only with the 1s, but with the 2s all the way through," Lee said. "We’ve got guys who can come in and play. They’re fun to work with. We have a great linebacker room."
DeMarcus Ware: I'd be ready to play for Cowboys today - NFL.com
If DeMarcus Ware had his way, he'd suit up today. Ware is recovering from shoulder surgery, but told NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Monday that he's ready to go.
What to watch for at Cowboys minicamp - Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
The Cowboys kick off their three-day mandatory veteran minicamp on Tuesday, and Watkins has a collection of players to watch for, including which players will be able to participate, who'll be running with the first team and who'll be calling the plays. Who will you be watching for?
Positive notes about the running game - Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
There is little question the Cowboys had a bad running attack in 2012, but Watkins finds three reasons for optimism: DeMarco Murray, a bigger O-line and Bill Callahan's influence.
Will that be enough?
Run or pass? History says teams with running QBs are average, at best - CBSSports.com
Running QBs are all the rage, but Pat Kirwan says the 10 best seasons by running QBs in NFL history have yet to amount to a Super Bowl win.
The NFL's signal-to-noise ratio reaches its peak - SportsonEarth.com
Very little happened in the NFL last week, but a whole lot of people talked about it. Mike Tanier reflects on some of the nonsense that got taken seriously, like rumors of the Jaguars moving to London, Mark Sanchez not knowing his receivers' names and the Cowboys playcalling situation.
Bears ship Carimi to Bucs for 6th-round pick - ProFootballTalk
Remember the many trade-down scenarios prior to the 2011 draft that had the Cowboys drafting Danny Watkins or Gabe Carimi? Watkins is now a backup with the Eagles and Gabe Carimi has been shipped off to the Bucs. Meanwhile, Tyron Smith is looking better and better.