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Week In Review: Cowboys News And Notes, Week Ending 02/03/12

Laurent Robinson might want to stay in Dallas regardless of money, but his agent thinks that some team is going to knock him off his feet.
Laurent Robinson might want to stay in Dallas regardless of money, but his agent thinks that some team is going to knock him off his feet.

It's the final week of the 2011-12 NFL season, mercifully. These past two weeks of Super Bowl build up have done a great job of tugging a Cowboys fans emotions between disdain and disappointment. Obviously, we know that this version of the Dallas Cowboys wasn't good enough to make it to this level. However, this Dallas team was "almost" good enough, and you know the reasons why. That's not to say that Dallas is a player or two away, just that they were almost good enough. The reasons why remain open for speculation all offseason long.

In the news this week:

FRIDAY

Only 246 fans displaced at 2011 Super Bowl took seats for XLVI | NFL.com

Remember that whole seating fiasco that took place at last year's SB at Cowboys Stadium? It appears "we got you next year" didn't float for most affected.

Mocking The NFC East | Dan Graziano, ESPN NFC East Blog

And with the 14th pick, the Cowboys select CB Janoris Jenkins.

Jason Witten's expectations are high | ESPN (video)

The Senator sits down with ESPN and talks Cowboys and his competition for best TE in the game.

Murray Ahead Of Schedule In Rehab | NBC-DFW

Good news, Murray told NBC 5's Matt Barrie that he is ahead of the pace set for his return.

The Official Training Partner Of The Dallas Cowboys | Tom Ryle, BTB

Awesome look at the Michael Johnson Performance Center and some of the ways it assists Cowboys and other athletes get their sport on.

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THURSDAY

Top 20 Rookies of 2011 | Mel Kiper, ESPN Insider

Behind a pay wall, Kiper lists Tyron Smith (12th) and DeMarco Murray (15th). Other interesting names are JJ Watt at #6 and C Steven Wisniewski one spot ahead of Smith. The Raiders center wasn't drafted until the 48th overall selection.

Lissemore Stood Out Despite Limited Snaps | DC.com

BTB favorite from way back, due to one of our resident small school expert eyes, Lisssssy is getting his props.

WEDNESDAY

A look at Cowboys' decision on DeCamillis | ESPN Dallas

The Cowboys denied the Oakland Raiders permission to talk with ST coach DeCamillis for what would be a lateral move to the same position with the addition of the title 'Assistant Head Coach'. DeCamillis wants to be a head coach somewhere, someday. Things could get a bit testy at those Valley Ranch meetings.

Romo 10th Most Marketable Player in NFL | NBC DFW

The top three spots are all held by quarterbacks, and Romo is tied with Raven's surefire hall of fame linebacker Ray Lewis. Insert Cabo-"cleared-of-all-charges" comparisons here.

Looking Forward By Looking Back, PFF Style | rabblerousr, BTB

Rabble extended the look at the Cowboys roster churn I started by examining if Dallas was moving on from below average players or getting them to improve. Scary thought, our expected top two corners for 2012 appear on the below average for the season list multiple times.

TUESDAY

Laurent Robinson's Agent Expects Plenty Of Interest | NBC-DFW

Yeah, for all those loving Robinson's statement's that money doesn't matter, please remember the man has an agent who's motto is probably "money's all that matters".

MONDAY

McBriar Hopes To Stay In Dallas After Surgery | DC.com

I'm sure the Cowboys would love to have a healthy Mat McBriar booting the ball for them. The free agent's surgery is set for Februrary 7th at the Mayo Clinic.

SUNDAY

Results Of Prospect Interviews Could Play A Key Role In Cowboys Draft Picks | OneCoolCustomer, BTB

OCC takes a look at the list of top draft candidates that have some splainin' to do, for one reason or another.

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