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Dallas Cowboys News & Notes - Eagles' Chip Kelly: "Romo Is As Good As We'll Face."

Latest Dallas Cowboys headlines: Chip Kelly compares Romo to Tom Brady, DeMarcus Ware says he is a game-time call, and the Cowboys remain America’s team.

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Eagles coach Chip Kelly compares Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo to Tom Brady - Jon Machota, DMN
Kelly was very complimentary about Romo during his press conference on Wednesday:

"He’s similar to Tom Brady in that fashion where they’re always moving, always just put themselves in the right position to make the throw at the right time," Kelly said during his Wednesday press conference in Philadelphia. "When you watch him play the position, it’s impressive."

He’s really good," Kelly said. "I think he’s just got a great feel for the game. If you’re just a fan of quarterback play, you kind of sit there and get mesmerized watching him play the position. I think he does an unbelievable job of keeping plays alive. He’s just got such a great awareness in the pocket. I think it’s the instincts that he brings to the game. Extremely accurate. Extremely quick release. Obviously, he’s got a total command of what they’re doing offensively. Seems to call a lot of things at the line of scrimmage. He’s as good as we’ll face."

Cowboys 2013 Salary Cap: The Ratliff Extension And The Post-Release Landscape - Blogging The Boys
In case you missed it : KD Drummond delivers a noteworthy piece on the cap ramifications of Jay Ratliff's release and cleans up lot of misinformation and conjecture on the topic in one fell swoop.

Callahan puts some possibilities out there for Cowboys' backfield against Eagles - Carlos Mendez, Star-Telegram
Bill Callahan said the Cowboys might use Joseph Randle in different ways against the Eagles.

"We’re going to use him intelligently," Callahan said Thursday at Valley Ranch. "We’ll put him in different spots, different locations and kind of change him from what he’s been doing from a scheme standpoint."

DeMarcus Ware of Dallas Cowboys says he is a game-time call - Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
Ware says he is feeling much better, and doesn't rule out playing against the Eagles on Sunday.

"It's two times better than what it was," Ware said. "I do have some push. I actually have been running in the weight room. It's feeling pretty good to me personally."

"No, I'm not going to be out three or four weeks," he said. "I don't know where that came from. Somebody said it. I know my recovery is pretty fast and I'm feeling pretty good today."

Cameron Lawrence on his $21,000 fine: "I really didn't expect it" - Charean Williams
Cameron Lawrence will appeal his $21,000 fine, which the league levied for Lawrence's blindside hit on Washington's David Amerson during Dwayne Harris' 90-yard kickoff return.

You'll see a lot of articles quoting the $21,000 fine, you won't see any telling you that Lawrence won't pay anything close to that, even if his appeal is denied. Lawrence makes the league minimum of $405,000, which means a weekly paycheck of close to $24,000. Under NFL rules, once a player appeals his fine, players can be fined no more than 25% of their weekly paychecks, so the maximum Lawrence would have to pay would be slightly below $6,000. That saving is certainly worth filing an appeal over.

Eagles can't let Harris be a factor -
Dwayne Harris is leading the league in punt- and kickoff returns, and had a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Cowboys' 38-23 Week 10 win at the Linc last year.

Said safety Kurt Coleman: "Their whole special-teams units are good. But he does a great job of seeing the hole, and he doesn't really stop. A lot of guys, you'll see them slow their feet down. But he knows where the hole's at and he hits it. That's imperative, especially with a kick returner, because the hole closes so fast. Also, his guys do a great job of blocking. They have a good scheme."

Scout’s Notebook: Randle Ready; Wilber Steps Up - Bryan Broaddus,
Broaddus reviews Wilber's performance against the Redskins and concludes that Wilber got more comfortable the more he played, but ultimately still needs to perform more consistently:

There have been times this season where Kyle Wilber has looked spectacular and others times where you would have never know [sic] he was on the field.

Cowboys remain America’s team - ProFootballTalk
A recent Harris Poll shows that the Cowboys remain the most popular team among American football fans.

For anybody with a basic understanding of football, this isn't really news. But I'm including it here anyway.

Jason Witten on WR Terrance Williams having no route tree in college: 'Whatever system they got going at Baylor looks to be pretty good' - DMN
Witten joined BaD Radio on KTCK-AM and talked about Terrance Williams:

"I didn't know he didn't have a route tree. Whatever system they got going at Baylor looks to be pretty good. I was very critical of him early in camp, just wanted him to understand the level and what we were expecting from him. He's answered the bell. He's fast, he's explosive, strong, smart. He doesn't play like a rookie. He knows he can be a really good player. I my mind, he's played like a starter for a number of weeks now. For a receiver, a good sign of him growing, regardless of the coverage, he's winning. He's very mature, handlees himself. Whenever he makes a play, it's not like, 'Oh, look what happened.' It's like I'm ready to make three more of these plays. He's a good teammate, he works hard. It's great to see, couldn't happen to a better guy."

Cowboys Injury Report: Selvie Back, Austin Rests - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys were able to get a key player back on Thursday but decided to rest another starter in preparation for the Eagles game.

RGIII aims to draw flags on runs for Washington Redskins -
Robert Griffin III revealed he aims to draw penalties by slowing down on sideline runs.

Michael Vick confirms he’s out this week - ProFootballTalk
This Eagles fansite argues that starting Nick Foles is not necessarily a bad thing for the Eagles.

Word of Muth: Cowboy Zone - Football Outsiders
Ben Muth revisits the Cowboys O-line for the first time since their Week 1 win over the Giants.


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