Tony Romo says Cowboys will be ready for the Eagles - Rainer Sabin, DMN
Tony Romo said he took a peek at Philadelphia even before the Cowboys played the Redskins.
"Yeah the division games are big, and we’ll have a big one with Philadelphia next week," quarterback Tony Romo said. "They’re playing tough football. I was watching a little bit of their tape this last week because it’s a different opponent as far as seeing them on television, just seeing what they’re doing. It’s going to be interesting to see all of the stuff they’re doing with the new system.So it’ll be a good test for us and we’ll be ready."
Is Dwayne Harris NFL's best special-teams player? - Tim MacMahon, ESPN Dallas
Beasley emerges as a go-to guy - Tom Orsborn, MySA.com
Over the last three games, Beasley has 12 catches for 107 yards with a touchdown.
"He’s done a nice job," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "We’ve thrown the ball to him and he consistently makes plays. He wins his matchups. He gives the quarterback a place to throw it. He is quarterback friendly. He’s done a nice job in scramble-type situations, finding a place to throw the football for (Romo). He’s done a good job."
Cowboys Making A Deadline Trade? Why NFL Teams Don’t Do It - Mike Fisher, CBS DFW
Fisher runs down six major reasons why deadline trades don't work. You'll have to read all the way to the fifth point to finally find a reference to Roy Williams.
Jerry Jones: defensive line a concern but doesn’t want trade a high pick for help - Clarence Hill, Star-Telegram
At some point since the Roy Williams trade, Jerry Jones must have become an avid listener/reader of Mike Fisher.
Brandon Carr playing without putting pressure on himself, unlike last year - Carlos Mendez, Star-Telegram
Brandon Carr held Pierre Garcon to two receptions for 29 yards on 10 targets (per PFF) for perhaps his most impactful game with the Cowboys. Carr says his improved play is a result of not putting pressure on himself.
"I don’t feel pressure any more," the veteran cornerback said Monday at Valley Ranch. "I put it on myself last year. It’s a new year. I’m not going to put pressure on myself. I’m going to continue to have fun and show the passion I have for this game and make plays."
"I’m still a work in progress, but I’m down for any task or challenge they present to me," Carr said. "Any receiver they tell me to go out and cover or give them my best shot, that is what I’m going to do every Sunday."
Jason Hatcher to get his wish: Michael Vick is out, Nick Foles will start - Clarence Hill, Star-Telegram
Hatcher said on Monday that it was a "no-brainer" that he'd rather face Nick Foles, whom he sees as a more stationary guy than Vick.
Decoding Callahan: Week 6, Washington - Bob Sturm
Sturm takes his usual detailed look at the Cowboys offense, and finds a lot of things to feel good about, especially against a blitz-happy Redskins offense:
Not a banner day by any stretch, but also nothing to apologize for. Haslett makes it tough on you and you know you were in a war. More than anything, we knew it was going to be a great test of the ability to stand up to an aggressive blitz and see if this offensive line is better. I think they clearly are and I also believe that Williams and Beasley have really made this offense more dynamic and dangerous for those that want to blitz. Promising signs from the offense.
Cowboys Make Several Roster Moves, Waive Two Players - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys are actively churning the roster with the injury bug biting hard this week. They released two players, added one to the 53-man roster and added another to the practice squad.
First Rounders in Focus: Week 6 - Pro Football Focus
PFF's Rick Drummond takes a look at how all 32 first-round draft picks from this year's draft class have graded out. Center Travis Frederick is one of only nine players who grade out "in the green."
Every time I write about Frederick I make mention of how he has proved the naysayers wrong. Well no change there. Our seventh-ranked center on the year is getting the job done and cutting out some of the early-season errors that had some worried.
It follows that Frederick is climbing up the rankings on PFF's Rookie of the Year watchlist, where he currently ranks fifth:
"For the fourth game in a row Frederick graded in the green, even if his Week 6 showing wasn’t as impressive as his other outings in that period. Some rookie linemen seem like they’re in the lineup as much for where they were drafted as anything. Frederick is not one of them."