Injury Update: Glenn, Crayton, Newman

The rumors are true! Terry Glenn has been out on the practice field this week. He practiced Wednesday and Thursday, running routes without pads or even a jersey. He has been ruled out for Sunday, but according to the Star-Telegram he was quoted saying, "Don’t rule me out! Don’t rule me out!"

I doubt we will see him play this Sunday, but if all goes well he may make an appearance in Carolina. The predictions are that we won’t see him until the playoffs. Either way, its great to see him back on his feet.

In other injury news, Terence Newman returned to full practice on Thursday, after spending Wednesday in the workout room. He had sprained his toe in last week’s game against the Lions.

Patrick Crayton also returned to practice Wednesday, he sprained his foot in Detroit and had been seen wearing a walking boot on Monday.

Cowboys News: A Roster Move

The Cowboys signed rookie cornerback Alan Ball to the 53-man roster yesterday and waived nose tackle Remi Ayodele. Ayodele has been inactive since Tank Johnson was signed, which also happens to the last time the Cowboys made a roster move. This year the Cowboys have only made 10 roster changes, compared with last years 53 at this point of the season.

With Terence Newman’s season long leg injury, Ball will hopefully provide a decent backup if needed. Ball had a decent preseason but a minor knee injury kept him from the team and left him on the practice squad.

Signing the seventh round pick rookie also gives the Cowboys the rights to him. If practice squad players are not signed, they become free agents after the season.


Man It Feels Good To Be A Cowboys Fan

Whats up StarStruckers. I want to take a few seconds and introduce myself. I’m Chuck, Die Hard Cowboys fan and the newest addition to the LoneStarStruck team.  I’m honored to be associated with all you fantastic Cowboys fans out there and I’m eagerly excited to meet each and everyone of you. I hope you guys enjoy my posts and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this outstanding season.

Can you believe this 2007 NFL Season that we’re having? I’m in total awe with each team in the league thus far. Even the poor Dolphins that hadn’t won a game yet.  There’s been so many things going on in the league this year its leading me to believe that this has been one of the greatest seasons I have seen.  All time NFL records getting broken left and right, teams changing QB’s like they change socks, fines for celebrating in the end zone after touchdowns (that has only made them better), and need I mention all the franchise records the Cowboys are shattering? Just really hate that with all the good things going on this year we have had to lose a few great players to unnecessary crimes. It puts a damper on the great things happening. But on the upside it has brought even the worst of rivals to come together. That shows enormous class!

Lets get geared up for Sunday shall we?

If going into Sunday’s game being on the verge of clinching the NFC East division title for the first time since 1998 wasn’t enough motivation for a win, Bradie James and Terence Newman have some other motivation for this win.  John Kitna ran his mouth last year after the Lions beat the Cowboys in a meaningless last game of the season. Kitna called James out saying he looked like he didn’t know where he was at during the game! My money goes toward James letting Kitna know exactly where he’s going to be at! Kitna also called out T-New saying he’s no Trufont! I also bet Kitna won’t be throwing Newman’s way!

With some help from some other teams losing Sunday we are also on the verge of obtaining a first round bye in the playoffs as well.  Can You Feel it Fans?  Cowboys are smoking hott, and they’re looking better every week!  I just can’t wait till Terry Glenn comes back! There will be no stopping us!

Man It Feels Good To Be A Cowboys Fan!!

QUICK HIT-   Tony Romo was named NFC offensive player of the Week!

The Cowboys have now claimed a weekly award five times this season, the most since 1993 (seven).  Romo has a chance to break Roger Staubach’s 36-year-old club record for highest quarterback rating in team history of 104.8 in 1971, a Super Bowl season for the Cowboys.

Other team records Romo can achieve this season include most completions in a season. With 252, Romo needs 83 in the last four games to break Danny White’s record of 334 in 1983. Romo (3,352) is also just 629 yards from breaking White’s single-season record of 3,980 passing yards, also set in 1983.

How Bout Them Cowboys!!!

Injury Report: Week 5

Game Status:

S Courtney Brown (Biceps)
WR Terry Glenn (Knee)
CB Anthony Henry (Ankle)

FB Oliver Hoyte (Neck)

S Keith Davis (Shoulder)

LB Greg Ellis (Achilles)
CB Terence Newman (Foot and Knee)

With the temporary loss of the very productive Anthony Henry, we will finally get the chance to see Terence Newman back in his starting role. He had a good practice on Friday and we expect him to have a fairly decent game.

There are reports that Terry Glenn has started the rehab for his knee. If all goes well, he should be ready to play in 4 to 5 weeks.

Keith Davis hasn’t practice all week after a shoulder injury that kept him out of last week’s game against the Rams. Coach Phillips says Davis has a "50/50" chance of playing and will be a game time decision.

Greg Ellis had an excellent game last week and we expect he will only improve as the season progresses. You will probably only see him in the nickel defense as a pash rusher, until he heals more.


Injury Report: Week 4

Game Status:
LB Greg Ellis (Achilles)
WR Terry Glenn (Knee)
S Keith Davis (Pectorals)
S Courtney Brown (Arm)

CB Terence Newman (Foot)

FB Oliver Hoyte (Neck)
LB Bobby Carpenter (Quadriceps)


Wade Phillips suggests that Greg Ellis is "50/50" this week. He practiced in full team drills on Thursday in the dime package.

Keith Davis has a torn pectorals muscle suffered during the Bears game last Sunday. Also, back-up safety Courtney Brown injured his arm in practice on Wednesday. Brown would have replaced Davis on Sunday, but now the Cowboys will look to Pat Watkins as emergency backup and possible even Nathan Jones if needed.

Terence Newman’s plantar fascia is doing better but he now suffers from knee tendinitis. He will most likely play but not start on Sunday.

Bobby Carpenter has a slightly torn quadriceps muscle that may have occurred during the preseason finale against Minnesota. Carpenter was ordered by doctors 4-6 hours of rest but he wants to deal with the pain and play.  

Injury Report: Week 3

Game Status:

LB Greg Ellis (Achilles)
WR Terry Glenn (Knee)

CB Terence Newman (Foot)

LB Kevin Burnett (Ankle)


Terry Glenn will continue to be out until closer to midseason, if not longer.

Greg Ellis did not practice on Thursday, and is far from being game ready.

Terence Newman is looking alot better in practice, but still limited. Wade Phillips is saying Newman is a game-time decision. If they decide to activate Newman at gametime, he will play a limited role.

Patrick Crayton dislocated his pinky finger in last week’s game. It has not caused a problem, even though for precautionary reasons he has practiced with tape and a splint. He will start on Sunday.


Injury Report: Week 2

Game Status:

LB Greg Ellis (Achilles)
WR Terry Glenn (Knee)

LB Kevin Burnett (Ankle)
CB Terence Newman (Foot)

Its pretty much the same as last week. However, Terry Glenn opted for the arthroscopic procedure and now may be able to play sometime around midseason.

Good luck Glenn! We wish you the best with your recovery and hope to see you soon.

Terence Newman will be a gametime decision again this week. He has participated in practice this week and is showing progress. Greg Ellis on the other hand will not play, he just hasn’t practiced enough to be active in a game. He hopes to play a limited role soon and go from there.

Jason Ferguson was placed on the injured reserve list on Tuesday ending his season. He tore his right bicep during the first half of Sunday’s game. Ferguson will undergo surgery on Friday.



Injury Update: Ellis, Newman to Return to Practice

Cornerback Terence Newman and linebacker Greg Ellis both plan to return to practice on Wednesday. The Cowboys defense surely suffered with the absense of these two players last Sunday.

If and when Greg Ellis returns, you will definitely see a more productive DeMarcus Ware. We all know what a "sack" machine Ellis is, and Ware had a record breaking season last year. With those two  healthy and on the field, our defense will be virtually unstoppable!

Terence Newman, arguably one of the best corners in the league, is needed back desperately. He is a crucial part of the Dallas "D". There were many plays that would have been stopped if he were on the field Sunday night. Of course, we all knew his shoes would not easily be filled. Then there was the cut of his backup, veteran Aaron Glenn, that confused everyone.

We are hoping for good news this week. Get well soon Ellis and Newman! Go Cowboys!

Injury Update: Ferguson Out For Season

Defensive lineman Jason Ferguson has been declared out for the season after sustaining a torn right bicep during the Cowboys season opener Sunday night. This is bad news for the Dallas defense that has already suffered from injuries to starters such as Terence Newman and Greg Ellis. Jay Ratliff is expected to take Ferguson’s place for now.


Injury Report: Week 1

Game Status:
LB Greg Ellis (Achilles)
WR Terry Glenn (Knee)

LB Kevin Burnett (Ankle)
CB Terence Newman (Foot)

Greg Ellis and Terry Glenn will not play Sunday, that much is for sure. Terence Newman and Kevin Burnett are both gametime decisions.

Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd need to step it up and show that they can cover for Terry Glenn’s absense. I believe Glenn will be missed but I also think the Cowboys other weapons are powerful and will fill the hole left by the injured wide receiver.

I hope that Newman can play, but at the same time I hope he’s ready to play. Playing with an unhealed injury can cause more damage than good. But then again they are saying he will have to play with this injury for the entire season. I think it depends on how much pain he can tolerate. With the release of veteran Aaron Glenn, Jacques Reeves will take Newman’s place.

I heard a player say that there is a difference in playing hurt and playing injured… I don’t know about that but as much as they get beat up on the field I imagine its gotta hurt even when you aren’t injured!

Injuries Won’t Keep The ‘Boys Down

Last season was one of the best seasons I can ever recall for the Cowboys regarding injuries. It seemed that each week when I would analyze the injury reports prior to each of the Cowboys matchups, I would see 10-12 injuries for our opponent and only 1-2 injuries for our team.
This year seems to be a little bit different already. Sit down everyone, I’m not saying that it’s a dramatic difference only that I’m seeing a few more names on the injury list than last year at this time.
We already know that Terence Newman is a little banged up, and of course there is the Greg Ellis situation. Both missed practice again on Thursday and it’s looking more and more like neither will be ready for the season opener.
I was a little disappointed however, to read that less than 24 hours after being proclaimed healthy, to see Terry Glenn back on the injured list.
It’s sad that now he is going to miss at least the first two games of the season for us with the same right knee that has been bothering him all through training camp and pre season.
It makes me wonder if they rushed him back to practice to soon on Wednesday?
Hopefully Patrick Crayton can step in and improve on the career highs he established last season when he caught 36 passes for 516 yards. Maybe this is Crayton’s time to shine.
One thing is for certain though…
It would take a lot more injuries than this for us to falter against the Giants on Sunday. As a good friend of mine likes to always say… "They are dead where they stand".


Dallas Cowboys Weekly Poll Results

Here are the results of last week’s poll question which asked…

Which of these players would be missed most, if they missed the season opener?

I don’t think it was much of a surprise that 62% of you chose Terence Newman over Terry Glenn, who came in a distant second with only 30%. The Cowboy’s secondary has been a source of great concern this off season and pre season. For the Cowboys to succeed on defense, they will need a healthy Terence Newman to be effective.

Well it’s that time of the year again where we ask you the fans how you think the Dallas Cowboys will do this season!

By now, most of you have already looked at the new schedule and have a few ideas about how tough or how easy the Cowboys will have it this year.

Last year the majority of you were dead on accurate with the number of wins you predicted. Let’s see how good you can do this time!

Here is the question…

How Many Regular Season Games Will The Cowboys Win This Season?

1. 12 or more games

2. 10-11 games

3. 8-9 games

4. 6-7 games

5. 5 games or less

There you go! Get your predictions in, and next week around this time, we will let you know the results.

Go Cowboys!