It's never too early to start scouting the opening game opponent for the Cowboys, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Let me give you a scouting tip, Jimmy Smith won't be there. Woo hoo! So who's going to replace Smith? Well, they have lots of choices but no proven guy. According to this article, Matt Jones will get the first crack at it.
Jones opened practice Friday as the "X" receiver, the spot Smith filled the last 11 years in Jacksonville. The 6-foot-6, soft-spoken, laid-back, self-proclaimed country boy caught 36 passes for 432 yards and five touchdowns last season.
While we've been following the progress of Drew Henson over in NFLE, we now know a lot more about QB Timmy Chang, too. The Eagles like what they see - well enough to give him a shot on the roster - although today's game wasn't very good.
Want to know what's going to happen to Texas Stadium once the Cowboys move? This article lays out the proposed options.
- Gutting the stadium itself of its 65,000 seating area and the locker rooms, etc., underneath, but leaving the roof and the superstructure of the stadium in place, to which the city could locate businesses and offices under the landmark structure.
- Total demolition of the stadium and developing the site into a mixed-use district with residences, businesses and retail.
- Total demolition of the stadium and building a residential and commercial development that includes parks or athletic fields.
If I'm reading this chart right on ESPN, the MGM Mirage sports book has Dallas listed at 5-1 to win the Super Bowl. They are only behind the Patriots and tied with the Colts for the most-favored to win. Wow, that's saying a lot about our little Cowboys!