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Two Big Blows Done Twice Help Cowboys Rock the Dolphins 27-25 Published 9/2/2010 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

The bout, as Bill Parcells might have termed it, looked like a mismatch.  The 2nd team Cowboys units were slated to face the 1st team Miami squads.  These are the matchups training camp brought every day, with predictable results. On Thursday night, the Dolphins hit the overmatched Cowboys with early flurries, taking a 3-0 lead and... read more→


Cowboys vs. Dolphins, Preseason Finale Open Thread Published 9/2/2010 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

Let's see which starters and key backups have "the fire" tonight.Leave your comments below, but please, leave the vitriol somewhere else.  Keep it civil, ladies and gents.  Virtual drinks are on me.I'll be tweeting live during the game.  Check the box for the... read more→


What Can the Cowboys Hope to Get for Patrick Crayton? Published 9/2/2010 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

Radio reports in Dallas this morning have the Cowboys shopping Patrick Crayton.  Interesting in light of the wide receiver discussions underway.My question involves compensation.  I think it would be very hard for Dallas to demand anything besides a low round pick for Crayton, and I mean very low round.  He's dependable, but he's... read more→


The 2010 Fantastic Four -- NFC Edition, Post Preseason Revisions Published 9/2/2010 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft

We tell ourselves that pre-season means nothing.  Not to get too hyped over performances.  That's true.  But the preseason offers an important tell on regular-season success -- injuries. Examine the NFC landscape and note the serious, possibly playoff-roster changing hurts.  Minnesota won't have Sidney Rice for an extended... read more→


The Cowboys Defense Works On a Long Short-Term Game Plan Published 9/1/2010 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

Wade Phillips and his players have absorbed a lot of abuse -- deserved abuse -- for their uninspired play of late.  Phillips and Co. brush it off, saying they'll be fine. One reason may be the intense repetition the Cowboys defense gets the next month. Last week they faced the Houston Texans.  Houston runs an offense head coach Gary... read more→


Tape Job Wednesday -- The Cowboys Injury Calendar Published 9/1/2010 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

Several injured Dallas Cowboys are due to return to the active lineup soon.  What can we expect from each and how quickly can they -- and should they -- be plugged in?DT Marcus Spears --- he doesn't look so bad right now does he?  He'll never be the guy people envisioned when he want top-20 in '05, but Jason Hatcher has done little to... read more→


The Cowboys Offense Feels the Power of Negative Two Published 9/1/2010 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

Some recent situations to ponder:2005 -- The Dallas Cowboys enter the season with one giant position of risk on the offensive line.  The failure of veterans Ryan Young and the injury to anticipated RT Jacob Rogers leaves 6th round rookie Rob Petitti the default starter.  Dallas can tolerate one suspect player, with veterans Flozell... read more→


You Think You Got It Bad? Published 8/31/2010 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

 "My wife is freaking out. She is overreacting. And she has watched quite a few games," Brooking said. "I had to sit down and have a talk with her last night. I was able to calm her down. She is a believer again. Her and the kids... I had my son talking about he was a Falcons fan. We definitely had to sit down and talk."-- LB Keith Brooking,... read more→


The Practice Squad Bowl Published 8/31/2010 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

This man has the team made.Those of you firmly determined to scout the '10 Dallas Cowboys practice squad will get your best look at the candidates tomorrow night.  Consider the math.  The Cowboys have 75 players on their squad at the moment.  Starters and some key subs won't play.  Teams are required to cut down to 53 by... read more→


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