Cowboy Tidbits

Fullback Deon Anderson could find himself jobless. Currently he is on the injured list after having arthroscopic knee surgery but is expected to be back in uniform by opening day. However his backup Julius Crosslin has been doing a good job filling in for Anderson. The Cowboys are not expected to keep more than one fullback on the roster because they plan on using more two tight end formations. If Crosslin continues to impress, Anderson could be the one looking for a new team, after it was expected Crosslin was the one to be cut.

Sporting News Today is reporting that Crosslin has been solid at the point of attack, playing with good pad level and leverage that opens running lanes. The coaches are also impressed by his hands and say he is doing a good job catching the ball. This was evident on a converted third and 1 play in Friday’s preseason game against Tennessee. Still a bit early to tell how this position battle will end but Crosslin has made the most of his opportunity with Anderson on the sidelines.

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Comments
  1. I love me some me

    YES, CROSSLIN IS BECOMING ONE OF MY FAVORITES.. HE LOOKED REALLY GOOD IN THE TENNESSEE GAME. GREAT VISION, GREAT HANDS. VERY STRONG RUNNER. I HOPE HE DOES MAKE THE TEAM. DEON IS GOOD, BUT I THINK CROSSLIN IS A LITTLE BETTER.

  2. Kelly Horn

    Crosslin was very impressive last week.

  3. TD

    Give me Deon Anderson, game experience and knows the offense better. There is nothing wrong with his game.

  4. nate

    guys and gals, this all comes down to game experience and speacial teams…deon anderson isnt losing his job…wade said he is the best returning special teams player…if crosslin keeps doing as well as he has been, it will be hard to sneak him onto the practice squad…we should all hope we find a way to hide him (play all 2 tight end sets the next 2 games) lol

  5. Full Metal Black

    You beat me to it Nate. Deon Anderson is one of the best on the return team. But I won’t suprised if he doesn’t make it at all.

    • Special Teams needs a major shakeup. We keep trying to reinvent the wheel with the same guys and it’s not working.

  6. nate

    did anyone hear about chris canty? LMFAO

    • Rob V.

      Yea, I heard about Canty the other night. I liked Canty, but not his comments after he signed with NY. I don’t want anyone hurt, but since it’s concerning the Giants, well… :)

  7. Canty is just crying sour grapes because he wanted some of Jerry Jones’ cash, and instead he let him walk.

  8. Lavale Harris

    Cris Canty is an overated me 1st player with no heart. really underachieved during his time with dallas, he will wish he was still a cowboy after this season.