If Any Coaching Changes Occur, They’ll Likely Happen This Week - Nick Eatman, DallasCowboys.com
The Cowboys will make the trip to the Mobile, Alabama this weekend, where Senior Bowl practices commence next week. Who stays and who goes could be an indication of potential coaching changes, writes Nick Eatman:
If there will be any changes, they could occur this week, however. The Cowboys will be sending coaches, scouts and front-office personnel to Mobile, Ala. this weekend for the Senior Bowl practices next week. Typically, the Senior Bowl is the cutoff to make decisions on coaches and whether or not they’ll be returning. It doesn’t mean all positions will be filled, but if a coach is sent to Mobile, usually it means he will return for the next season.
Travis Frederick earns PFWA honor - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
Frederick was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team, Archer writes. The last rookies to get PFWA honors were Dan Bailey, Tyron Smith and DeMarco Murray in 2011.
Cowboys C Travis Frederick makes All-Rookie team - David Moore, DMN
Critics charged the Cowboys reached when they took Frederick in the first round. And now? Frederick took every single offensive snap, anchored a much-improved O-line and walks away with a PFWA rookie award. Not bad.
Short Yardage Philosophy Needs To Adapt - Rowan Kavner, DallasCowboys.com
Kavner runs down a surprisingly long list of depressing stats about the Cowboys' short-yardage rushing game and concludes:
The Dallas coaches need to adapt to their newfound rushing success and demonstrate some belief in it for the offense to find its form in 2014. Or, if they truly don’t believe in that, they’ve got to admit their reliance on the passing game and provide the team with more weapons on the outside in the draft.
Who the Cowboys pick in 2008 re-draft - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
Mel Kiper recently did a redraft of the first round in 2008, and had the Cowboys choosing Pierre Garcon, and DT Kendall Langford with their two first.round picks. Archer looks at what could've, would've, should've been.
Bruce Carter's moment of truth - Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
Watkins argues that there's no way the Cowboys give Carter a new contract based on the 2013 season, which makes 2014 a show-me year for Carter.
The Most High-Pressure Jobs in Sports - FOX Sports
Foxsports has a list of the top ten toughest jobs in sports. The Cowboys head coach job comes in at number four. Topping the list is the job of commissioner (NFL, MLB, NBA), followed by the Lakers head coach and any poor schmuck who ends up coaching a Philly-based team.
While many believe that current owner/GM Jerry Jones is the problem in Dallas, he is still in charge since he is the owner of the team after all, and that means he, as well as the fans of America's Team, are constantly putting the pressure on the head coach to win. Since winning their last Super Bowl in 1995, the Cowboys have gone through five head coaches, and only have one playoff win to show for it. Current head coach Jason Garrett is getting at least one more season to try and get Dallas over its mediocre track record, but if things go south, don't expect him to be around too long in 2014.
Judge imposes gag order in Josh Brent trial - San Antonio Express-News
Judge Robert Burns had previously warned attorneys on both sides to be careful what they publicly say about the case, but that apparently didn't work, so he slapped a gag order on all parties involved.
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