DeMarcus Ware was limited during Wednesday’s practice because of a lingering hamstring injury, not because of any aggravation from the season-opening win against the New York Giants.
Ware played in 51 snaps against the Giants and had two sacks, six tackles and a quarterback pressure. He did not play in the final three preseason games as he recovered from the strain, and it could be something the athletic training staff manages early in the season.
“We want to make sure he’s fresh and ready to go for Sunday,” coach Jason Garrett said. no comments
The Cowboys clearly had an agenda in mind going into the 2012 NFL Draft. The Cowboys finished the 2012 Draft with 5 out of 7 picks being defensive, which is something they haven’t done in almost 30 years. Thanks to the draft, it would appear that Rob Ryan’s defense is starting to take form.
They upgraded the secondary with free agent signings of Brodney Pool and Brandon Carr and drafted Morris Claiborne, arguably the best DB in the draft, and Matt Johnston. By drafting Tyrone Crawford and Kyle Wilber, they added much needed Depth on their defensive line. Hopefully adding this type of depth will keep the defensive strong late in the season.
The Cowboys also addressed the loss of Laurent Robinson and Martellus Bennett by drafting wide receiver Danny Coale, who has been compared to Wes Welker and tight end James Hanna who has to be better than Bennett.
I think the Cowboys did a great job over the weekend and certainly are going with the “defense wins championships” approach. Is it time to get into camp yet?
Former Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe Avezzano, whose wild sideline antics made him a fan favorite when the Cowboys won three Super Bowls in the 1990s, died Thursday. He was 68.
Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple confirmed that Avezzano died in Italy. He had moved to Milan earlier this year to coach an Italian Football League team, the Milan Seamen. That team said on its website that Avezzano died of a heart attack. Attempts to resuscitate Avezzano were unsuccessful, the team said.
Avezzano had a 12-year run with the Cowboys and became a popular figure in North Texas. He was the Cowboys' special teams coach from 1990 to 2002, prowling the sidelines as the team won Super Bowls in 1993, '94 and '96. Avezzano was named the NFL's special teams coach of the year three times.
Known affectionately in the Dallas area as "Coach Joe," he maintained a high profile after he left the Cowboys when Bill Parcells was hired as head coach in 2003. no comments
This is who we get week 1. Seriously, hasn't NBC had enough of the Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants? Last season they had both games on a Sunday Night. This is the second straight season we start off at MetLife Stadium and actually the second straight game we will play at MetLife Stadium. Being a Cowboy fan living in Giants country, I don't think I'll be able to afford tickets to this game being it will be the home opener of the defending champions / big ass celebration...not that I'd want to be reminded of them winning it all..AGAIN!!!
Congratulations to the New York Giants for putting together a run at the end of the season that ended with their 4th Super Bowl. It makes the Cowboys fan nervous that the Giants are now 1 trophy away from being our equal – in terms of championships in the Super Bowl era, not on the field. When it comes to being equals on the field, we aren’t even close.
The Giants aren’t the best team, I wouldn’t even say they are great team but they do know how to win at the right time. We were 6 minutes away from putting their season on ice and they made a comeback from 12 points down and never looked back. They then took it to us in week 17 and rode that way in a crushing victory over Atlanta and then beat the 15-1 defending champs in Green Bay and the very good defensive 49ers in San Fran to reach the Super Bowl. They just know how to win when it counts, something the Cowboys haven’t been able to do in a long time.
The funny thing is, I can think of 2 plays that came down to luck that would have changed the outcome of the Giants season, just two plays. The one, happened against us in week 14. Romo missed a wide open Miles Austin which would have either resulted in a touchdown or at least a first down which probably would have allowed Dallas to run the clock, thus ending their season. The other, happened last night as Brady missed an opportunity to hit Welker, who wasn’t quite wide open but close enough, which would have given the Pats the ball on the Giants 20, a first down and probably enough time to run the clock down on the Giants.
Sometimes, Lady Luck is just on your side. But now, it’s time for us to start concentrating on February 3, 2013 and hopefully the Cowboys will be making an appearance in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII.no comments