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Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: The 'Dude' Just Needs A Ring


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Stephen Jones: Like LeBron, Romo just needs a ring - ProFootballTalk
Stephen Jones believes that Tony Romo is going to make all those people who question the Cowboys quarterback ("You just wonder if they really know what they’re talking about") eat their words when Romo leads the Cowboys to a Super Bowl.

How Tony 'Dude' Romo won over former non-Cowboys fan Cole Beasley - DMN
The DMN carries a partial transcript of an interview Cole Beasley gave on SiriusXM. Here's an excerpt in which Beasley talks about Romo:

"He's a great dude and a great quarterback to play with. Since the first day I stepped on, dude's one of the best. Puts the ball exactly where you want it to be. That really helps a lot of receivers because if he puts the ball right on the money it makes it's easier to turn upfield and get extra yardage after the catch."

Word of Muth: Hatcher Job - Football Outsiders
There was plenty of bad up front that contributed to Philadelphia's low point total, Ben Muth writes, and deftly summarizes that the Eagles' two main problems on Sunday were Jason Hatcher and Sean Lee. Recommended reading by Muth, who looks at the game from an Eagles O-line perspective. If you only read one link from today's News & Notes post, make it this one.

Beware Cowboys, Lions' DT Ndamukong Suh causes havoc at ‘worst point for an offense’ - Brandon George, DMN
Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan points out that the Lions don't blitz much, instead using a lot of stunts up front to rush the passer. And the Cowboys are gameplanning for that.

Film Room: The Stunts are Coming - Cincy Jungle
This is an outstanding article from Jake Liscow that looks at how Detroit uses its front four to bring the heat: The Lions bring a four-man rush more than any other team in the league, and they get pressure with that four-man front consistently.

Dallas Cowboys plan for Reggie Bush same as LeSean McCoy - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
Last week the Cowboys were able to contain LeSean McCoy, and they plan on using the same plan on Reggie Bush: "Contain and corral".

Cowboys Injury Report: DeMarcus Ware Still Out, DeMarco Murray Practices Again - Blogging The Boys
DeMarcus Ware's missed another practice on Thursday, making it less likely he will play on Sunday. By contrast, DeMarco Murray participated in his second straight day of practice, making a return against the Lions likely.

DeMarcus Ware working hard to get back, but he's still not ready to practice - Charean Williams, Star-Telegram
Cowboys fans noticed Ware coaching hard on the sideline in in the Eagles game, and while it looked like he was doing a good job as a coach, Ware didn't like watching from the sideline.

"I put my coaching hat on last week," Ware said Thursday. "They were like, 'How comfortable are you with the coaching hat?' I said, 'I’m not comfortable with that at all.' I want to be out there playing on the field, so I’m working my butt off to get back."

Cowboys' J.J. Wilcox Injures Knee In Practice, MRI Scheduled - Blogging The Boys
J.J. Wilcox may wind up missing the Dallas Cowboys' game against the Detroit Lions, as an MRI revealed an MCL sprain.

Update: Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne sits out practice along with three other players - Rainer Sabin, DMN
Ware (strained quadriceps), Hayden (back), Holloman (neck), and Claiborne (illness) all sat out practice yesterday.

Cowboys players react to traveling to London in 2014 - Charean Williams, Star-Telegram
Williams summarizes quotes about the London game from a collection of players, all of whom sound excited by the prospect of playing in London.


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