You know how you once dated that girl that had this obnoxious brother? And you knew that in other circumstances, you would have punched that brother once, hard, and that would have been the end of that story. But since you were still really hot for the sister, you put up with the guy. Sound familiar?
That's exactly how I feel about Rex Ryan. Out of deference for Rob Ryan, I am simply turning a deaf ear to the rantings out of New York, and when Rex Ryan promises Jets fans an "unbelievable season", I suppress any snide and sarcastic remarks and, taking deep, regular breaths, move on to today's Cowboys headlines after the break, which are packed with goodies today.
It's great to have football back.
Jerry Jones says the Dallas Cowboys can clear enough space under the salary cap to sign anyone they want. The Cowboys owner arrived at team headquarters Tuesday morning about 40 minutes before the official start of what's expected to be a post-lockout flurry of activity.
He said he'd invited several players in to tell them not to bother going to training camp on Wednesday in San Antonio because they're going to be cut.
JimmyK from Bloggingthebeast.com offers a pretty insightful comment on Orsborn's article, "We already kind of knew this, but I guess it’s not official until they paint the star at midfield," but he doesn't know the whole truth:
Fear The Star.
"Although we did lose out on not having that off-season with [the coaches], I think we gained so much in a different area of us being on our own and figuring it out and putting that work in and putting those practices together," Witten said.
"I really think we got a lot better and came together as a group through that experience. In the end, I don't know that it's going to allow you to win more games or not, but it was a good experience for us to do that. I think we're going to be better because of that. When you start relegating responsibilities and you're handling practice and you don't have somebody doing it for you, there's a lot that goes into it. We did a good job because we had a lot of guys there, which speaks volumes about our players."
"Also, it was much more than a walkthrough for us. We worked in an environment where we felt like we were getting better. You can't make up what a real practice is. You can't create that environment when you're without the coaches, without the facility, without the support staff. But I think in a lot of other areas, we got better."
Garrett has tentatively scheduled the Cowboys to be on the turf of the Alamodome for four hours a day on 11 of the 14 days of camp, starting Thursday.
The schedule indicates a walkthrough from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a full practice in the afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
DeMarcus Ware is one of the reasons Stephen Bowen would like to re-sign in Dallas:
"DeMarcus Ware and I have been working every weekend, just me and him, just talking about getting on the field, rushing the passer, about the things we can do this year to disrupt people, especially on third down -- we would be on the same side," Bowen said.
It’s likely Carter and his agent will want him under contract before he returns to the field. Don’t expect Carter to start practicing with the club right away, especially since he hasn’t even worked much with the athletic training staff. Carter will probably work his way into practice over the next couple of weeks, if not longer.
Short profile on Leong, who's apparently a two-time state high jump champion with a cleared height of 7-1.
Graziano details what the Cowboys free agent priorities should be. Re-signing Doug Free comes in as the number one priority, making a move for Gerald Sensabaugh, as well as either Eric Weddle, Michael Huff or Quintin Mikell comes in second and help at DE rounds out Graziano's top three.