Injury Update: Glenn, Crayton, Newman

The rumors are true! Terry Glenn has been out on the practice field this week. He practiced Wednesday and Thursday, running routes without pads or even a jersey. He has been ruled out for Sunday, but according to the Star-Telegram he was quoted saying, "Don’t rule me out! Don’t rule me out!"

I doubt we will see him play this Sunday, but if all goes well he may make an appearance in Carolina. The predictions are that we won’t see him until the playoffs. Either way, its great to see him back on his feet.

In other injury news, Terence Newman returned to full practice on Thursday, after spending Wednesday in the workout room. He had sprained his toe in last week’s game against the Lions.

Patrick Crayton also returned to practice Wednesday, he sprained his foot in Detroit and had been seen wearing a walking boot on Monday.

Exciting Times in Cowboy Land

Thinking back to the past few seasons and comparing them with this season, the thing I’m most excited about as I watch the Dallas Cowboys is THEIR excitement! I cannot tell you how great it is as a fan to watch my Cowboys play with actual smiles on their faces, and not just the players – the coaches too. How great is it to see the Cowboys score a touchdown or make a good play and, as the cameras pan over to Wade Phillips, to see him literally jumping for joy and giving high-fives (sometimes painful ones) to his football team?

Not to take anything away from any of our talented, well-known past coaches, who will remain nameless, (starts with P – ends with arcells) but come ON now? So much of how our guys feel is a direct reflection from the men on the sidelines who hold so much of the power.

I don’t know about you, but I feel good when I’m around people who seem happy and excited and I feel bad when I’m around people who suck the positivity out of the atmosphere. It’s easier for our guys to have fun when the coaching staff shows excitement and gives proper attention to good plays and touchdowns.

It’s so nice to see the Dallas Cowboys winning, but to me it’s even better to see them winning and having fun! They are happy to be on the field and doing what they love, scoring points, and making great plays. Give credit to all the coaches on the sidelines for providing a great atmosphere, and motivating the team so that they can play and perform beyond their expectations.
Personally, I REALLY want our guys to go to the Super Bowl and winning another ring would be fantastic. But honestly, I feel like I can wait for the huge accolades because I’m having so much fun as a fan again. I want this feeling to last forever! Long live the Cowboys and cheers to our Boys having fun on the football field again!

Contributed by Jen Gunter

Three Phrases of the Game

To be a champion caliber team you must be consistent in all phrases of the game. We all know about Dallas’s offense, Tony Romo with all his weapons, Barber and Jones’s running attack behind our fantastic offensive line. The defense is getting more respect and recognition as they improve every week (not counting the Lions game.) Phrase three is Special teams. I don’t feel like our kick return team gets the credit they deserve.

Miles Austin in his second year makes you sit on the edge of your seat every time he gets the ball. His long return is sixty yards. I just know he is going to break one all the way. Austin is averaging twenty-six yards on eighteen returns.

Tyson Thompson shows he is a talent with his return ability also. Tyson’s average is a little lower than Austin’s at twenty-three.six, but his long return is seventy-two yards.

I look forward to seeing rookie Isaiah Stanback come back from his injury. I have to agree with the Cowboy staff that Stanback is exciting to watch. His long kick return is thirty-five yards but he has only had three returns with a average of twenty-six yards.

Between these three and more recently Miles Austin, the Cowboys have had good field position on most possessions. Of course, it would be a dream come true if we only had punt returns meaning our defense didn’t allow a score! WOW!

With Patrick Crayton and Terence  Newman returning punts, we haven’t had stunning returns but, they average twelve yards per return that equals our opponents. Even though we haven’t returned a punt or kick return for a score with all the talent we have on special teams it will come. They are saving it for the playoffs!

Although special teams need to improve in some areas they show improvement each week just as the offense and defense.

What I respect about the 2007 Cowboys is the way coach Phillips has blended all three phases to work together as a team. The media and fans shine the light on certain players but, they know that it takes every player in the locker room to win and that is why we are the NFC East Champs!

 Contributed by Raina Middleton


Pluck The Eagles!!

  Hey Everyone! How ’bout ’em!?

"Wooohooo!!!" sums it up, huh?

Sorry this is getting to you late. It’s a long story and I blame Mother Nature. We went from 80 degrees to 40 with fog then lightning, rain, hail, 70 degrees, thunder sleet and 40 degrees again… all within like 5 days. I know weird stuff is happening all over. Be safe out there, okay?

 If you have game day plans, please consider the weather! Leave early, plan to be late AND I recommend you stock up on that product made by a teacher. Airborne, is it? That stadium is going to be filled with people that look like me! AACHOO!! Thankfully, at the moment, forecast for Sunday is nice but on the cool side.

The Eagles come to Dallas this weekend. I don’t have much to say about this game. Everyone knows the Eagles are not ready to play the Cowboys on Sunday. Pluck the Eagles sums up how I feel. Cowboys win… by A LOT. Sure, Philly will TRY. They might begin to talk a good game but I think they give up in the 3rd. This is the game that should be fun for fans AND players.

 Did you follow the recent poll here about the last four games? I visit often to see how you are voting. Be sure to vote on the most recent poll about the Head Coaches! Grab a graphic on your way out. If you haven’t seen the new ones YOU NEED TO! They are really cool! My favorite:


My season prediction record this season is: 125-83. It’s not looking good! HA! My fantasy teams, what’s left of them, are still holding on. I started out with 4 teams. I’m down to three. I didn’t make the play-offs in the league that mattered (aka: money involved). I’m alive and kickin’ at FOXSports and I should move on to play at least one more. The best I can do is 3rd. Tough competition! At my 1st Yahoo League, the best I can do is 3rd place. The 2nd Yahoo league is still holding onto that lead! I had a good lead going but… I’m in 1st by two points! YIKES!!

I want to wish you all the best of luck as we go into the final weeks of the regular season! Watch those schedules. You need to get your playoff fantasy teams ready or/and get your predictions in on time! If your leagues and predicting friends are anything like mine, "Rules are Rules." *smile*

Ya’ll have a good one! Enjoy the game Sunday!



Keyshawn Needs to Quickly Learn His Place

I am truly at a loss for words when I see what I saw on NFL Live this afternoon.  I’m sure we’ve all seen it already.  Keyshawn Johnson, the former "accomplished" NFL receiver, took unjustified shots at Terrell Owens for some extremely general comments he made about Bill Parcells. 

After being blindsided by Keyshawn’s ridiculous comments, Terrell Owens defended himself and his team.  But already, TO is being made out by ESPN to be a coach killer and a team destroyer, again. 

This is simply preposterous.  Keyshawn Johnson?  THE Keyshawn Johnson is telling an NFL player to "let it go?"  The Keyshawn Johnson that wrote the book entitled Throw Me the Damn Ball?  The Keyshawn Johnson who was constantly at his former coach Jon Gruden’s throat?  The Keyshawn Johnson who was suspended by his team for half the year because he wouldn’t shut up?  It’s simply unbelievable that anyone with those types of accolades would criticize another NFL player for simply defending his current team and embracing his coach.   

Now I’m sure many of you think that the reason Keyshawn is trying to put TO in his place is because of his deep respect and friendship with Bill Parcells.  And you very well might be right.  But Bill Parcells must have thought the world of Keyshawn, releasing him at the end of the 2006 season, and bringing in none other than Terrell Owens to take his place. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers must have thought alot of Keyshawn, especially after his half-year suspension.  They traded him to Dallas in return for Joey Galloway.  The Buccaneers certainly ridded themselves of a problem with that trade, and got a pretty good player in return. 

The Carolina Panthers must have thought alot of Keyshawn Johnson.  I remember Keyshawn covering the 2007 NFL draft, constantly talking about how excited he was for the upcoming season.  Then when Carolina selected USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett with their second round pick, Keyshawn raved about him and talked about how much of an honor it would be to "teach the kid the ropes."  The Panthers obviously wanted no part of that, releasing Keyshawn the next week. 

So Keyshawn Johnson, shut your mouth.  You fit in extremely well with the rest of ESPN’s sorry cast of "analysts" who sit there with smirks on their faces and act like they know what they’re talking about.  You can sit on your couch with your popcorn and watch the best wide receiver in the league make your career as well as your analysis look like a joke. 

No worries TO, I got your back.



*Regarding the game on Sunday, I’m going to steal a page out of John Madden’s book by simply saying "Great players, on a great team, making great plays."

Cowboys News: A Roster Move

The Cowboys signed rookie cornerback Alan Ball to the 53-man roster yesterday and waived nose tackle Remi Ayodele. Ayodele has been inactive since Tank Johnson was signed, which also happens to the last time the Cowboys made a roster move. This year the Cowboys have only made 10 roster changes, compared with last years 53 at this point of the season.

With Terence Newman’s season long leg injury, Ball will hopefully provide a decent backup if needed. Ball had a decent preseason but a minor knee injury kept him from the team and left him on the practice squad.

Signing the seventh round pick rookie also gives the Cowboys the rights to him. If practice squad players are not signed, they become free agents after the season.



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Its All About The W’s

More W’s Then Just The One For Win!

How about the one for WOW!

With Sunday’s heart stopping victory, The Cowboys brought home the NFC East Title for the first time since 1998. It most definitely wasn’t a pretty win and there may have been a little help from Lady Luck, But A Win is a Win. I’ll take it anyway they can get it.

Then theres the one for WADE!

Head Coach Wade Phillips has taken full blame for the flat performance that was shown by the Cowboys Defense. He claims he didn’t  fully prepare them for the run and had to try and readjust the defense to what the Lions were giving them. He also stated that Cowboys corner-backs Terrence Newman and Anthony Henry may have been rusty from the switch back to thier original positions in the back Field. With what he is saying only leads me to the next W.


There where a number of plays that lead me to believe that the Dallas defense was shell shocked by the way the Lions offense came out swinging. The defense has to be ready for anything any offense brings them. The backfield defense cannot be sitting back waiting on the receivers to catch the ball and come to them. They have to attack the ball.  One thing that stood out to me on the defense that made all the hype of Kitna’s comments from last year worth it was my next W


With 3:22 left in the first quarter, Ware was penalized with a personal foul for ruffing the passer. It hurt the defensive stand but it was well worth it to see Ware slam Kitna on his butt after the film flam Kitna was saying last year of the defense. I thought for sure that would get the Dallas defense the spark it needed. I think it only lit a fire underneath Kitna. Thats the way it goes sometimes in the NFL. 

Last but certainly not least WITTEN

Despite a fourth-quarter fumble at the Lions’ one yard line on a drive that would have given Dallas the lead, Witten set a franchise record with 15 receptions and a career high 138 yards receiving. Only adding to his glory of the day Witten hauls in 4 of the last ten plays on there 83-yard game winning drive, the last of the four for the game sealing touchdown score! Truly the Best Tight-End in the NFL. He keeps playing like he is and that may turn into all of NFL History!

How Bout Dem Cowboys!!!!!!!




Cowboys Are The NFC East Champions

After a very long and hard fought season, the Cowboys have officially clinched the NFC East Division Title. In a very ironic twist of fate, the Cowboys were behind for over 59 minutes of today’s game against the Detroit Lions. It was not until the fourth quarter with just seconds left in a 27-21 game, that a Tony Romo touchdown strike to Jason Witten tied the score at 27-27, and then Nick Folk sealed the deal with the extra point.
It was an exciting game that had all the earmarks of a loss until the dramatic finish choreographed by Tony Romo. Romo set a new franchise record with 17 consecutive games with a touchdown, and Jason Witten set career highs in catches (15) and yardage (138), but today was not about individual achievements, today we celebrate a team that has won the NFC East for the first time in over ten seasons, and is on the verge of shattering the all time record for wins in franchise history.
Congratulations to the 2007 Dallas Cowboys!


The Legend Continues for Romo as Cowboys Clinch NFC East with Amazing Comeback Win

The Dallas Cowboys clinched the NFC East, their first since 1998 with a somewhat miraculous 28-27 win over the Detroit Lions. They are now 12-1 on the season, while the Lions have suffered their 5th straight loss and dropped to 6-7 on the season, making their playoff hopes even bleaker.  It may not have quite been like in Buffalo, but it was still really good.  Neither team really looked like they could stop the run or pass, but there would be a few plays late in the game that would come back to haunt the Lions.

The Cowboys got the ball to start the game and Romo navigated Dallas to the Detroit 32, but after an incomplete pass to Sam Hurd, the drive stalled and Nick Folk missed a 50-yard field goal that would’ve given Dallas a 3-0 lead early.

After the Lions got the ball they surprised the Cowboys with a running attack that the Cowboys couldn’t stop.  T.J Duckett scored a touchdown on a 32-yard run to give the Lions a 7-0 lead early.

After a 3 & out on the next Dallas possession and a 19-yard field goal to give Detroit a 10-0 lead, the Cowboys utilized Marion Barber III very nicely in a balanced attack that ended with a tough Marion Barber touchdown run to cut the lead to 10-7.

After a Jason Hanson 36-yard field goal to make it 13-7 Lions, Detroit forced yet another 3 & out.  John Kitna marched his team down the field yet again, resulting in a 2-yard touchdown from Kevin Jones to amazingly make it 20-7 Lions.

The Cowboys would grab momentum right before the end of the half though, as Tony Romo worked the 2 minute drill and found Marion Barber III wide open for an 8-yard touchdown to slice the lead for Detroit to 20-14 at halftime.  Terrell Owens didn’t even have a ball thrown to him in the 1st half, but would be worked into the offense in the 2nd half.

The Cowboys forced the Lions into a 3 & out to start the 2nd half, but couldn’t get anywhere on offense and it would come back to bite them. After a rare bad punt from Mat McBriar giving the Lions a 41-yard field, the Cowboys’ defense was exploited again, and Kevin Jones ran in a 3-yard touchdown, his second of the day to make it 27-14 Lions. Now the Cowboys had to bear down, and they did just that.

Romo led the Cowboys down the field, but on 3rd & goal from the 3, Marion Barber was stopped short of the end zone.  Now it was decision time, either kick the field to cut it to 10, or go for it to make it a 6 point game. Wade Phillips decided to go for it and it payed off.  Marion "The Barbarian" went untouched into the end zone and it was a one possession game again at 27-21 Lions.

The Dallas defense still couldn’t get the stop that they needed to get the ball back, but Jason Hanson missed a 35-yard field goal attempt that would’ve given the Lions a 30-21 lead with 10:45 left to play in the 4th quarter. 

Just when it looked like the Cowboys were about to take the lead, the unthinkable happened. Romo drove all the way down the field, but on a 1st & goal completion to Jason Witten, he fumbled the ball trying to stretch it over the goal line and Greg Blue recovered it for Detroit and at the time it looked like he saved the day. 

Pinned deep at their own 1, Detroit completed a 3 & 10 and also a 3rd & 8 to keep the drive alive.  However, the Cowboys stopped a 3rd & 9 that would’ve ended the game and the Cowboys had one last chance to win. Tony Romo would have to execute the 2-minute offense once again if the Cowboys were to win the game, and he did.

Faced with a 3rd & 6 from his own 40, Romo tried to scramble up the middle for the 1st down, but fumbled the ball. Detroit had a magnificent chance to end it right there, but Kyle Kosier recovered it for the Cowboys to keep them alive. On 4th & 6, Romo found Marion Barber for a 13-yard completion to keep their hopes alive. From there, Tony Romo methodically worked it down field and then found Jason Witten for the game-winning score, a 16-yard strike to give the Cowboys an amazing 28-27 win!

Tony Romo completed 35/44 passes for 302 yards with 2 TD’s.

Marion Barber III carried the ball 7 times for 43 yards and a TD, and also made 10 receptions for 61 yards and a TD for 2 touchdowns on the day.  Julius Jones rushed 8 times for 29 yards.

Jason Witten caught 15 passes for 138 yards with 1 TD, while Patrick Crayton had 3 catches for 46 yards.  Terrell Owens was silent this game and only caught 3 balls for 21 yards.

Nick Folk missed his only field goal attempt, a 50-yarder, but was 4/4 on extra points.

The Cowboys defense didn’t come up with any takeaways, and the only sack came from Greg Ellis on the last play of the game. He also forced a fumble on the play as well.

Man what a game this was! We make John Kitna eat his words about the Cowboys and his 10-win season prediction at the same time. With this win, the NFC East is clinched, and now we can worry about securing our 1st round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.  A Seattle loss to Arizona in a game that is being played now, would give the Cowboys a guaranteed bye.  If Seattle wins, we could just clinch that next week at home against the Eagles. 




Cowboys (11-1) vs. Lions (6-6)  Sunday, December 9, Noon CT on FOX

Week 14 Preview:

The Dallas Cowboys look to lock up the NFc East Title this Sunday when they head to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions.  With Tampa Bay and Seattle losses, Dallas can also clinch a 1st round bye this week.  The loss to the Lions last year and John Kitna’s stupid comments should be great motivation for the Cowboys to come out and beat down Detroit.

The Lions will be passing the ball most of the time, looking to pick apart the Cowboys’ 17th-ranked secondary.  However, Dallas does have 18 interceptions, 2nd in the NFL.  Stopping the pass will severly limit the Lions’ ability to stay close in this one.  Look for the Cowboys to get a lot of pressure on Kitna in this game.  The Lions’ offensive line has allowed 50 sacks this season, so DeMarcus Ware and Greg Ellis could have a field day.

For Tony Romo, this game sets up to be a career day for him.  The Lions have the 31st-ranked pass defense, and with Owens, Crayton, and Witten running around all over the field, there could and probably will be a huge aerial show on display in Detroit. 

Wide receiver Terry Glenn (knee) is still out.  Right tackle Marc Colombo injured his ankle late in the game against the Packers last Thursday and is listed as questionable, although Phillips is pretty sure that he will play.  If he can’t though, Pat McQuistan will take his place.  Cornerback Anthony Henry and wide receiver Patrick Crayton practiced the whole week and are both listed as probable with ankle injuries.