Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: New-Look Defense, Endzone Passes, QB Battle?

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Latest Dallas Cowboys and NFL headlines.

NFP Sunday Blitz - National Football Post
Len Pasquarelli examines the Cowboys’ new-look defense, and compares it to Kiffin's Tampa Bay defenses. Along the way, he argues that Anthony Spencer "has not always played the run well", and jumbles some numbers about the Tampa Bay defense.

Len Pasquarelli doesn't understand statistics, writes national column about them - Bucs Nation
According to Len Pasquarelli, Monte Kiffin's Tampa Bay Buccaneers defenses couldn't stop people from walking all over them. Too bad Pasquarelli's numbers are figments of the imagination, writes the SB Nation Bucs blog, who take exception to the NFP article.

Only five teams had more endzone passing TDs than the Cowboys in 2012 - Paul Kuharsky, ESPN AFC South blog
The Cowboys scored 16 times on passes in the endzone. There were only five teams who had more, all with pas-happy offenses: the Broncos (24), Packers (22), Falcons (20), Saints (19) and Chargers (17).

Does Romo Need Backup QB To Push Him For His Spot? - Nick Eatman, DallasCowboys.com
$108 million says no.

Josh Brent out of jail due to court order - Tim MacMahon, ESPN Dallas
Brent was released from jail on Sunday morning on the basis of a court order after 11 days in prison. It's not yet clear why the order was issued.

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There really isn't much happening in terms of Cowboys news, so we'll look at some of yesterday's trending storylines across the SB Nation network.

ESPN's Ron Jaworski explains why Alex Smith, one of the best play-action QBs, is the 20th ranked QB - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs fans are fighting a valiant but ultimately losing battle against buyer's remorse.

Terence Newman buys a homeless man dinner - Cincy Jungle
The veteran cornerback bought dinner for a homeless man looking for money. Where the "Former Dallas Cowboy" label when you need it?

Previewing the Redskins’ 2014 Free Agent Spending Spree - Hogs Haven
With an estimated $36 million to spend and no first-round pick, the team will shower money on a number of players next spring. But which ones?

Pictures from RGIII's Wedding Day - Hogs Haven
This was the second-most-read story in our NFL network yesterday.

Kaepernick and his Dolphins hat asks, "why you mad, bro" - Cincy Jungle
This was, by far, the most-read story yesterday in our NFL network yesterday.

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