Posts Tagged ‘Jason Garrett’

Mike Catapano of Princeton might be first Ivy Leaguer drafted

The pro day held at Princeton on March 20 featured the player who turn wind up being the first Ivy Leaguer selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Unexpected (and expected) for Week 11: Keep smiling

Not sure what Chad Henne is smirking about here, he knows he plays for the Jaguars, right? He instantly looks like every bad guy from a movie based in college. He could easily be the president of the Alpha Betas and quarterback at Adams College if they ever want to do a remake of “Revenge of the Nerds.”

The official word on the Dez Bryant Rules and what else is up with the Cowboys…

Hello from Valley Ranch, where the Dallas Cowboys have finished up practice for the day. They play the Miami Dolphins in their final preseason game on Wednesday, but that’s really for the lower-rung guys. For the good guys, it’s all about the New York Giants. That’s the season opener, and the nation will be watching. The biggest points of discussion today are the Dez Bryant rules, which ESPN Dallas discussed on Saturday night, and which we can confirm. Want some reaction to that and other highlights? – Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was ready for the question about it, and his company line was a strong one. Yes, Dallas wants to offer Bryant support, surrounding him with a security force, banning […]

My story: How the Cowboys could put four CBs on the field, including Mike Jenkins

We’ve read a ton about Mike Jenkins in recent days, as the Cowboys CB is staying home for OTAs. He wants to be traded, yet the Cowboys aren’t into it. Well, the team does have a contingency plan. They could use four cornerbacks on the field at the same time in nickel, which would make Jenkins a pseudo starter. Unconventional? Yup. So is Rob Ryan. Thanks to some help from our buddies at ProFootballFocus.com, we learned it’s rare but not completely unheard of. Really, it’s just an adjustment to today’s pass-happy world. Check out my story on NFL.com about the Cowboys plans to put Jenkins on the field.

My story: Is this the year Cowboys WR Dez Bryant lives up to his potential? “We’re just going to see”

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is talented. Duh. He’s big, he’s strong, he’s fast, he’s got great hands, he has great balance. Yet we are all still waiting to see how good the former first-round pick from Oklahoma State can be.

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray says he has “No limitations. I’m feeling good out there”

One of the best signs for the Dallas Cowboys today during their OTAs was that RB DeMarco Murray was on the field. The second-year player, who showed off some serious skills last year, is coming off a broken ankle suffered on Dec. 11. In part because of his injury, the ‘Boys lost three of their last four and missed the playoffs. When he was healthy, though, he averaged 5.5 yards per carry. The Cowboys, in fact, won all five games in which he had 20 or more carries. Clearly, he’s valuable. And now, they have him back. Murray looked, well, like himself. (Here is what I said about Murray on Total Access.) How did he feel? “It felt great just […]

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says “We’re not going to trade” Mike Jenkins, expects him back soon

The Dallas Cowboys wrapped up their second day of OTAs a few minutes ago, but their first open to the media. One player not present was CB Mike Jenkins, who has made known his desire to be traded (for real at some point). He’s also rehabbing a shoulder injury, so he wouldn’t be participating anyway. A few minutes ago, coach Jason Garrett seemed pretty clear on two things: He wants Jenkins to be here, and the team isn’t trading the disgruntled defensive back. “Mike Jenkins, we believe, is a big part of our football team right now,” Garrett said. “He’s making a business decision not to be here. But we’re not going to trade him. We like Mike Jenkins, we […]

Why Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins is on the right track… and who could deal for him

Yesterday, while I was doing my thing in Detroit, we learned that Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins is staying home for OTAs. He wants to be traded, I was told, and is still weighing what to do for mandatory mini-camp. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wants him in town, Jenkins isn’t having it. A few things on this… First, in my opinion, Jenkins is absolutely doing the right thing. His only leverage is to sit out, sit home, and stay away from OTAs that are, by the way, voluntary. Jenkins wants to be traded, and he wants a new deal. The Cowboys want him to play for cheap (in the last year of his rookie contract), serve as a security blanket, and […]

Days later, tributes are still pouring in for fallen LB Junior Seau

It has been three days since legendary linebacker Junior Seau tragically took his own life. The 12-time Pro Bowl selection is still on the minds of many in the NFL.

Richardson runs for slew of team reps at Alabama pro day

Top RB prospect Trent Richardson posted 40-yard dash times in the 4.45-to-4.49-second range at Alabama’s pro day on Thursday according to NFL draft analyst Bucky Brooks.

Spencer a franchise tag candidate for Cowboys

Jason La Canfora‘s conversation with Cowboys coach Jason Garrett makes him think Dallas will franchise linebacker Anthony Spencer.

Garrett: Cowboys have ‘very good leadership’ in locker room

Jason Garrett, responding to DE Jason Hatcher‘s contention that the Cowboys lack leadership, believes he has the right leaders in the locker room, although he’s always looking to acquire more via the draft and free agency.

Lombardi, La Canfora talk coaching upheaval

Monday could set the stage for significant transition around the NFL, with a laundry list of coaches and general managers resting on the hot seat. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi and Jason La Canfora visited the “NFL GameDay Morning” set on Sunday to share what they’ve heard about the changes to come.

The Coaches Podcast: Week 13 Analysis

Stop the presses- Brian Billick is now a Tim Tebow believer. Listen to what changed his mind. Plus, hear what the coaches have to say about Jason Garrett‘s play-calling in the Cowboys’ loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. All this and more from Billick and Jim Mora in this week’s The Coaches Podcast. Subscribe to podcast on iTunes

Three and out: Murray not guaranteed job

There’s no question that DeMarco Murray should be the starter for the Cowboys.

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