Pete Prisco takes a look at eight players who have contract issues, including our own Tony Romo. Prisco’s verdict:
Verdict: If the Cowboys were smart they would wait until the middle of the season to give him a new deal. What's the rush? If he gets off to a good start, pay him. If he doesn't, then don't. If I was Jerry Jones, I'd take my time.
And with Pete Prisco in mind, we get Mark Shchlereth calling Roy Williams the most overrated player in the league. Just last year, it was Prisco who caused a stir by saying the same thing.
Mark Schlereth: The Cowboys' Roy Williams is an unbelievable run support guy, but he misses tackles too often because he's trying to get the big hit. From a coverage standpoint, he just doesn't have great coverage savvy or skills. He keeps trying to make big hits and gets lost in coverage schemes, and his team suffers because of his mistakes. But because of the big hits that make it onto highlight shows, he's a perennial Pro Bowl participant.
Hat tip to the DMN blog for the link.
Bruce Read is our new special teams coach and takes over what was a pretty good unit last year.
Just think, Tyson Thompson led the league in kick return average (26.0 yards per return) before landing on injured reserve with a broken fibula, and then rookie Miles Austin replaces him and the return team didn't skip a beat since he then averaged 26.0 yards per return himself.
As a team, the Cowboys averaged 23.3 yards per kickoff return last season, eighth in the NFL, versus just 19.6 per return by their opponents, ranking them second. So the coverage was equally stellar.
Ryan Fowler was always in the mix on kickoff coverage, someone else needs to take over that job.
Here’s one man’s opinion of the top 200 fantasy players in the NFL. The highest ranked Cowboy? At #18, Terrell Owens. I won’t even post where Romo ends up, Terry might have a stroke.