Here are some of the top Dallas Cowboy’s stories and news items from around the web.
DeMarcus Ware Is Top NFL Pass Rusher
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but ESPN.com’s NFL bloggers ranked the best pass-rushers in the NFL and the Cowboys’ DeMarcus Ware came in at No. 1. Ware led the NFL with 15.5 sacks, but there are some other things he did well that you need to notice. Ware led the Cowboys with 36 pressures, something coach Jason Garrett looks at when evaluating a pass-rusher. Ware also had the team lead with nine tackles for loss. Oh and by the way, Ware is in the running to appear on the cover of EA Sports Madden 12. Fans can vote at www.espn.com/maddenvote.
NFL Rule Change On Kickoffs
Today, the NFL owners approved moving up kickoffs by five yards to the 35 but kept the spot for touchbacks at the 20. The original proposal called for the spot to be advanced to the 25, which would have devalued the touchback and lessened Buehler’s impact. During his two seasons in the NFL, Buehler is tied with Atlanta’s Michael Koenen for the most touchbacks with 51. Wtih the rule change, Buehler should get touchbacks at will, if he keeps the job.
Garrett Frustrated Over Lockout
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett laments the fact that the off-season strength and conditioning program for the players would have started Monday if not for the NFL lockout. But it’s simply another example of the lack of normalcy during the current labor impasse. “I think it’s frustrating for everyone involved in the league that it’s not business as usual right now,” Garrett said during a break from the NFL owners meetings in New Orleans. “But that’s the way it is and we have to understand what it is and we have to deal with it and still be able to function as well as we can given the circumstances.” The lockout poses a bigger problem for the Cowboys considering they have a new defensive coordinator in Rob Ryan. Not having the off-season program and possibly the organized team activities and minicamps is a problem, he said.
Teams Interested In Cowboys First Round Pick
The Cowboys are getting calls from other teams about trading the No. 9 overall pick of the draft Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday from the NFL owners’ meetings. “I’ve already had the opportunity to discuss and been approach by two separate clubs,” Jones said. “And not just a general, ‘Would you take who?’ Would you be interested because they know, you wouldn’t be doing your job if you wouldn’t interested in looking at any opportunity you might have regarding a draft pick or a trade.” Whether or not the Cowboys trade the pick is uncertain, but the Cowboys have all sorts of needs after a 6-10 season that cost coach Wade Phillips his job.