Outside of the coaching news we reported on earlier in the week, there isn't much movement going on at Valley Ranch at the moment. Well, not a lot of movement fit for public consumption. The team has all but admitted to 2011 not living up to their expectations and have made some moves that indicate they are not oblivious to the problem areas we outside observers have noticed.
Of course, one playoff win in 15 years has jaded some followers to the point that every move is looked at with skepticism, but the franchise has brought that on itself. As much 'talking in from the ledge' I do on the BTB Facebook Fan Page or on the @BloggingTheBoys twitter account (shameless plugs, like and follow please), I understand where it's coming from.
Follow the jump for six Dallas Cowboys headlines from around the web, for your easy consumption.
Houck Retiring After 45 Years Of Coaching: The Mothership | Good read including a full-of-class acceptance of the blame for the offensive line's shortcomings. Also includes an interesting take that Dallas finished better than the Jets and new Dallas O-Line guru Bill Callahan in certain key rushing stats.
Tom Ciskowski stays in Dallas: ESPN Dallas | Ciskowski was interviewed by the Indianapolis Colts for their vacant GM job, but will remain in Dallas as the Colts went in a different direction. Off to finalize those draft boards with you, Tom!
Mel Kiper Regrades Dallas' 2011 Draft: Dallas News | ESPN's draft Guru gives the Cowboys a regrade of a C+, down from a B- at the time of the draft. He penalizes for Tyron Smith playing on the right side even though he was the No. 9 selection, and the DeMarco Murray injury; as well as lack of PT for Bruce Carter, David Arkin and Dwayne Harris. Aaaaaand.... go!
Danny White: If Everyone Played Like Romo, Cowboys Would Be In The Super Bowl: NBC DFW | The man most Romo-detractors compare him to, says that Romo is so far from the problem in Big D that people should be ashamed of themselves for pointing to him as the failure point. OK, interpretation is mine. Read the article to see what Danny really says.
Dallas Cowboys sign Robert Callaway to a three-year extension: MLive.com | Local take on the Cowboys latest addition to the defensive line rotation. Callaway spent the season on the practice squad after being brought in from the Lions fold.
What Went Right, Sean Lee Takes Over: ESPN Dallas | Can you imagine this defense without Chuck Norris? Ewww.