Another Day In Cowboy Land

For the Dallas Cowboys and their fans the crack of pads, the ear splitting screech of whistles followed by the hollering of instructions usually signifies the approaching end to summer and the beginning of a new season. We are well into training camp with one pre-season game under our belts (shhh lets pretend that didn’t happen).

Roy WilliamsAs is expected and normal across most camps, the Cowboys have had their share of bumps and bruises but (knock on wood) nothing serious. We all held our breaths with the news of Roy Williams’s wrist injury, but the sprain only kept him out of practice for a day. His status for Friday night’s second pre-season game is unknown right now, but I would be surprised if he doesn’t get in for a drive or two.

The secondary got stronger as well with Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins back in practice. Jenkins missed about a week with a sprained right ankle.

Sporting News Today is reporting that backup quarterback Jon Kitna and center Cory Procter have been having trouble with the snap through out camp and it actually carried over to the game against the Raiders which resulted in a 16 yard loss on one play, and a missed field goal on the drive. Obviously it is still early and is something they will continue to work on. Let’s cross our fingers and hope Kitna wont be needed this season anyway.

Bradie James is looking to become a nice compliment to DeMarcus Ware and help take some pressure of him when they attack the quarterback. The Dallas Morning News reports that James had two sacks against the number two offensive line and showed some speed in doing so.

With the dismissal of Terrell Owens the offense is looking to use a two tight end set as another weapon this season. We all know what Jason Witten can do, and now with second year man Martellus Bennett as the second tight end these two make it very hard for opposing defenses to cover. Bennett is a big strong target with good hands and knows how to block as well. This duo is going to be hard to stop, watch out!!

Let’s see how things fare for the Boys on Friday night in their new stadium against the Titans. It will bring us one step closer to the regular season and the hopes and dreams of the Super Bowl.

Comments
  1. Kelly Horn

    I LOVE me some Bradie James! I predict him to have his best year yet!

    Our tight ends and running backs are amazing as well.

    Is it September yet??

  2. Rob V.

    Can not wait. The one thing for Garrett is to use his weapons to the fullest. Especially if games are not going the way he likes, which will happen. He has to attack every game, every play. Bennett is a monster. LB’s can not keep up with him and DB’s will just be run over by Bennett. Garrett was part of the 90′s team so he fully knows what it’s like to have so many weapons around. Attack them Garrett. No Mercy!!!!

    • Kelly Horn

      Excellent point Rob!

  3. The dynamic duo, Batman and Robin. I feel the same way about our two tight ends and I’m expecting at least 80 catches for Witten and 40 for Marty B. Big seasons for both of them!

    • TJ Cooper

      I agree Joe, they will be DANGEROUS!