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Dallas Cowboys News and Notes: Brent In Court, Matt Johnson Healthy, More

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In our review of Dallas Cowboys headlines, we touch on Josh Brent's legal situation, are glad Matt Johnson figured out his hammy issues and look at a timetable for a possible Anthony Spencer deal.


Matt Johnson sees training regimen as culprit for hamstring injuries - DMN
Johnson thinks his recurring hamstring injuries from last year could be a result of his weight-room routine, specifically the weight he was squatting.

"We’ve done more hamstring work instead of putting on 400 pounds and squatting," Johnson said Tuesday after the Cowboys’ first organized team activity practice. "When I was in college, I did that some. When you get to the pros, and playing at safety, I don’t need to squat 500 pounds. We did more position specific and more dynamic work. You don’t need to be a bodybuilder to play football. I was big enough."

So how much has Miles Austin been squatting?

Broaddus: Backup RBs Making Most Of Reps; Rookie DT Impressive -
Bryan Broaddus with another summary of OTA activities, this time focusing on tight ends, linebackers and Anthony Armstrong in addition to the RBs and the DT mentioned in the title.

Cowboys' Brent accused of tampering with alcohol-monitoring device -
This is serious. The Dallas County district attorney's office says that Brent missed two bond-supervision appointments and may have tampered with an electronic alcohol-monitoring device. The DA is asking that Brent's bond be revoked. Hearing is set for today at 8:45 CDT.

Time table for possible Anthony Spencer deal - DMN
Rainer Sabin explains that the Cowboys have until mid-July to work out a deal with Spencer. If they don't get a deal done by then, Spencer plays out the year under the franchise tag.

In his OTA review, Mike Fisher wrote that Kyle Orton struggled a little with his accuracy in the first OTAs, and that it would be helpful if the veteran would ramp it up. It could be a lot worse:


Here's our tentative schedule for today:

  • 9:00 AM EDT: Archie Barberio has a write-up Brian Urlacher wanting to play for the Cowboys.
  • 11:00 AM EDT: Tom Ryle looks at how Mo, Dez and Matt all worked to change/improve themselves physically in the offseason.
  • 1:00 PM EDT: OCC reviews the Cowboys' young guns and proposes a list of the top 10 players under the age of 25
  • More stuff to follow after that.

So check back later, we'll have new posts up throughout the day.


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