Cowboys Extra Points: Starters, Backups and Poison Ivy?

extrapts2Duke Preston is on his way to Dallas, and pending a physical could be the team’s new backup center behind Andre Gurode as reported by Nick Eatman on the Cowboys’ official site.

Preston was released by Green Bay on Tuesday after being with the team since March. The veteran could provide depth to the O-line as he can play center, tackle and guard. Preston spent the last four years with Buffalo.

Possibly one of the biggest battles this preseason has been (as expected) between Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick at cornerback. Wade Phillips said both are doing so well and it’s a tough decision, one that he probably won’t make until the season opener. Scandrick is expected to start this Saturday and Jenkins in the final preseason game.

Now here’s a doozy… Bobby Carpenter did not participate in practice today. According to Tim MacMahon at DMN Carpenter got poison ivy in his eye and it was swelled shut.

Roy Williams continues to receive criticism from the media, including former Cowboy greats, but he isn’t letting it get to him.

“It doesn’t fuel me. Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Darren Woodson — I love it, I appreciate it.

“I appreciate it because if you sit around and have to hear how good you are all the dang time, you have to have that Jerry Rice mind-set of, ‘I’m not good enough.

“When I have guys, especially NFL greats and the greatest that played here in Dallas, saying that I can’t get the job done, and I’m not a No. 1, it makes me feel good.

“It makes me want to go out there and prove to them and everybody else across the world who listens to those guys because, obviously, everybody thinks they know it all, that I can do my job.”

Comments
  1. TJ Cooper

    I love the attitude from Williams. That’s the way it should be, now if he can actually show everyone then we are in business.

  2. nate

    1-before anyone says why do we want buffalo and green bay’s trash, consider the schemes they run. he is regarded around the league as huge, athletic and coachable. thats good enough for me! see ya procter!

    2-at this point i would think scandrick is ahead of jenkins, but scandrick is too valuable in the slot so i predict jenkins gets the start when its all said and done. either way, both will play a lot.

    3-poison ivy is terrible. im giving bobby a pass on this one. treat that stuph and get back out there soon!

    4- i love roy. not in a gay way, i just love em.

  3. Rob V.

    I’m all for making the offensive line better with depth. I think our best option is for Jenkins to start, but again depth at any position is good. Scandrick can step in anytime when needed.