Boys Will Be Boys
According to Rotoworld, the Rams and Cowboys are reportedly discussing a swap of OT Alex Barron for LB Bobby Carpenter. Both players have been first-round disappointments and are known to be on the trading block. The Cowboys believe that second-round selection LB Sean Lee is ready to step into Carpenter’s role. The only thing standing in the way is working out the contractual kinks, but a deal can be announced as soon as today.
The Cowboys feel confident that Felix Jones can handle the workload as the featured back this season with Marion Barber filling his familiar role as the closer in short yardage situations or at the goal line. Until now, Jones has primarily acted as a change of pace back for the Cowboys, but has had some impressive long runs and has exhibited game-breaking speed to go with an overall electrifying style of play. Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News projects 8-10 carries per game for Marion Barber and 12-15 for Felix Jones.
According to a quote that appeared on ESPN, Cowboys’ center Andre Gurode had some glowing remarks about Doug Free who will replace Flozell Adams on the offensive line.
“I think Doug will do just fine. I’ve been around Doug his whole career and when he first came in he was a high-motor guy, real nervous, but you could see so much potential. To see him go on the field last year and do some of the things he did, it didn’t shock me. He went out there and did his thing. He just waited for his opportunity and he did the best with it when it came.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was enshrined into the Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame. In an event that was celebrated at Cowboys Stadium last night, Jones told the audience about how he grew up in the Boys & Girls Club of Arkansas since he was five years old. Cowboys running back Tashard Choice and tight end Jason Witten were among the players and coaches who attended the event that awarded $20,000 dollars to eight local winning finalists.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be a special guest star on the hit reality series, NBC’s The Biggest Loser. In an episode that airs Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 PM, Romo talks about how they have become inspirational role models and joins them and the trainer for a hike. Romo shot the segments with the cast in February.
Behind Enemy Lines
Former Cowboy Pacman Jones is expected to sign a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals according to several reports. Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer said of Pacman, “I’ll be on him at all times.” Defensive tackle Tank Johnson, has spoken to Pacman, and Johnson says that Jones is “ecstatic” about joining the team. Johnson and Jones were teammates two seasons ago in Dallas.
Former Giants star Lawrence Taylor was arrested today for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl at a Rockland County hotel, authorities said. Taylor, 51, who lives in Pembroke Pines, Fla., was taken into custody by Town of Ramapo cops after being accused of raping the teen at the Holiday Inn in Suffern, police said. The two-time Super Bowl champion will be charged with third-degree rape, a charge that involves having intercourse with a minor.
Despite being drafted by the Denver Broncos at the end of the first round, quarterback Tim Tebow sold more NFL jerseys than any other player in the league for the month of April. The NFL’s top pick, Sam Bradford, was 9th in jersey sales. Donovan McNabb’s Redskins’ jersey was 2nd.