Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: Game Summaries, Injury Updates, Depth Remains An Issue

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Latest Dallas Cowboys headlines: Review of the early game summaries, updates on the latest injuries and a look at why Jason Garrett thinks depth remains an issue for the Cowboys.

Game summaries

Cowboys 6 Texans 24 Final Score: Dallas Puts The Preseason Out Of It's Misery - KD Drummond, Blogging The Boys
The fastest game summary on the planet says it's now time to focus on the Giants.

Observation deck: Cowboys-Texans - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
Archer shares observations from what he calls a meaningless game.

Game Recap: Backups Struggle In Loss To Texans, 24-6 - Kurt Daniels, DallasCowboys.com
The Cowboys' backups struggled to make an impression according to Daniels.

Cowboys' preseason finally comes to end - Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
Watkins calls the game "distasteful".

Cowboys take their lumps from Texans in preseason finale - Keith Whitmire, FSSouthwest
Whitmire saw a lopsided loss.

Jones’ humor intact after watching Texans thump Cowboys, 24-6 - Dallas Cowboys and the NFL
Perhaps the best summary of the night came from Jerry Jones:

"Men," the owner said to reporters as he walked toward the locker room, "we had several guys that looked good. They all sat on the bench for 60 minutes."

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General News & Notes

Plaintiff attorney in NFL concussion suit calls Jerry Jones a "hard-ass" - Dallas Cowboys Blog
One of the attorneys in this case referenced Jerry Jones as he talked about the negotiations with the NFL:

"I think you all can assume that the NFL and the NFL owners are pretty tough individuals," he said. "In fact, you’ve got one down in Texas who I would call a hard-ass. I think that’s a fair characterization.

Seeger was asked to clarify the Texas owner to which he was referring "Oh, oh, oh, sorry," Seeger said. "I don’t even know who the owner in Houston is, frankly. I hope I didn’t offend him. I’m talking about the one in Dallas."

Jerry Jones: ‘We’ve had a very successful off-season’ and Jason Garrett gets a lot of credit - Jon Machota, DMN
Jerry Jones said the team got in a lot of work, including significant changes on offense and defense, over five preseason game and training camp, and credits Garrett with putting it all together.

Jason Garrett: Alex Tanney had no chance because of protection - Clarence Hill, Star-Telegram
Did Tanney show enough to make the roster on Saturday? Garrett said it was hard to assess Tanney’s performance because of the bad pass protection.

"It was hard for us to block them on offense," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "It was hard Alex to get in any kind of rhythm throwing the football. It seemed like they were getting pressure for most of the night. You have to assess how he responds to that. It looked like he kept his composure. He just didn't get in much of a rhythm."

Jason Garrett says loss to the Texans exposes the Cowboys lack of depth - Clarence Hill, Star-Telegram
Garrett tells it like it is:

"Again a lot of young guys were playing for us and for them. You try to evaluate individuals as much as you evaluate the whole group. I thought our run defense has been pretty good during the preseason with some of our veteran players. Obviously their group played better than our group. In some ways it does reflect on the depth of our football team right now."

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Injury News

Jason Garrett ‘hopeful’ Spencer, Leary will practice; Claiborne says he’s ready for Week 1 - Rainer Sabin, DMN
While Jerry Jones expects all three to play in the season opener, Garrett was a little more guarded, saying only that he was "hopeful they’ll be able to practice next week."

Monte Kiffin doesn't sound completely sure Anthony Spencer will be back for Giants - Carlos Mendez, Star-Telegram
Asked about Nick Hayden’s value on the defensive line, Kiffin reflected on both Hayden and Spencer:

"[Hayden]’s certainly going to be a big key because at our left end position, even if Anthony’s ready, I’m sure he’s not ready to play 60-something plays, that’s for darn sure. Just hope we get him back for some."

Ron Leary runs before the final preseason game - Carlos Mendez, Star-Telegram
Leary ran with some of the starters before the game, a sign that he could be close to returning for the season opener. Leary, who had his knee scoped on August 16, said he wasn't surprised to be running so soon after his surgery:

"It wasn’t that serious," he said. "It was a minor procedure. I walked out of surgery. It was no problem at all. I’m feeling better every day."

Cowboys DT Sean Lissemore leaves with injury - Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
In a defensive line unit that's already depleted with injury, the Cowboys got some more bad news when it was confirmed that Lissemore suffered a concussion yesterday.

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