August 2008 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap
Cowboys Acquire Guard Holland From Broncos
The Cowboys have acquired guard Montrae Holland from the Broncos for a fifth-round draft pick in 2010, according to Dallas Morning News. Holland will fill in at left guard while Kyle Kosier recovers from a foot injury. "We think to come in there and get a guy who started and has as much experience as he has is an opportunity for us when we look initially at our backup situation," owner Jerry Jones said. "We don't have those kinds of starters on the team. That was a plus for us."
Sources: Pacman Fully Reinstated
Sources tell Ed Werder of ESPN that the NFL has reinstated Pacman Jones for Week 1 of the 2008 season. The NFL was expected to make a formal announcement later Thursday. Jones was suspended in April 2007 following an accumulation of arrests and legal problems.
Witten On Bennett: He's Got To Figure It Out First
Martellus Bennett, a rookie tight end for the Cowboys, recalls a rather harsh response after asking Jason Witten for help early in training camp. "I'm not going to be [beep] doing this all the [beep] time. You've got to know what the [beep] to do." "He says it all the time, 'Jason doesn't like me,'" Witten said of Bennett. "It's not that I don't like him. It's just that I'm letting him figure it out. He's got to figure it out first, and once he does, obviously that's where I come along." "He's got a good position coach that pushes him, obviously. When he's ready for it, I'll definitely be able to talk to him and push his buttons. But you've got to figure it out first, and he's well on his way to doing that."
T.O. Says He 'Could Have Done More' In Playoff Loss
Cowboys' receiver Terrell Owens says that he 'could have done more' in the team's playoff loss to the Giants last year, according to The Star-Telegram. Owens missed the final game of the regular season with a high ankle sprain but returned in the Cowboys? 21-17 divisional loss to the Giants two weeks later. "I feel I made the most of the opportunities," Owens said. "It was just like when I played in the Super Bowl with the [Philadelphia] Eagles, I told the coach if I am on the football field to treat me as if I am 100 percent. I don?t think they [were] considering what I did in the game. ... I felt like I could have done more."
Dallas Completes Background Check On John Beck
The Cowboys have done a background check on Miami quarterback John Beck, but they have not had talks with the Dolphins regarding a potential trade for the 2007 second rounder, according to two sources. After signing Chad Pennington and drafting Chad Henne in the second round, Beck and Josh McCown are in a fight for the No. 3 quarterback slot. According to the sources, the Dolphins contacted the Cowboys - and other teams - about Beck shortly after coming to terms with Pennington.
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Horn Wants To Join Eagles Or Cowboys
Falcons' wide receiver Joe Horn wants to play for either the Eagles or Cowboys, according to Pro Football Talk. He claims that his primary goal is to play for a Super Bowl contender and hinted that he would "not be accepted" in New Orleans again by Coach Sean Payton.
Pacman To Mail Request For Reinstatement On Thursday
Adam Jones will mail a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday in which he will ask for full reinstatement to the league, the Dallas Morning News reports. According to the newspaper, the Cowboys cornerback will receive a ruling on his status before the start of the season. "I'm feeling real good," Jones told the newspaper in reference to his letter. "It's just a letter why I feel I should be reinstated. It's my chance to respond and we'll see how it goes."
Romo Still Calling Carrie Underwood?
Carrie Underwood told Allure magazine that former boyfriend Tony Romo still occasionally calls him even though he is dating Jessica Simpson. "The phone will ring and it'll be him, and I'll maybe not answer," says Underwood, of the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, adding that the relationship wasn't serious. "We were both small town people doing very big things, and we relied on each other, dealing with fame."
Thomas Eager To Put Concussions Behind Him
Cowboys linebacker Zach Thomas is eager to put his history of concussions behind him, according to The Associated Press. "They labeled me with that, as prone for concussions," Thomas said. "Everybody just thinks I'm some guy out here that's punch drunk, running around." Concussions and migraines limited the seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker to five games last season. "I wouldn't be here if it was going to be a problem," Thomas said. "Trust me, there's no difference between 12 and 13 years to me. I could have retired and did all that."
Cowboys Open To 'Hard Knocks' During Regular Season?
HBO Sport president Ross Greenburg said he hasn?t ruled out the Cowboys being on ?Hard Knocks? next summer when they return to San Antonio for camp. Greenburg said he also recently talked with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about doing a series during the season. ?You never know,? Greenburg said Monday when asked if the Cowboys could be featured on ?Hard Knocks? in back-to-back years. ?I?d never rule it out because Jerry thinks so progressively, so dynamically, and this is a team that is on the cusp of doing something great this year. If they were to win the Super Bowl, it wouldn?t be bad to do the Super Bowl champions (on ?Hard Knocks?). ?The other thing is (Jones) opened the door in a conference call last Friday to doing (a series on) the Cowboys during the regular season. Can you imagine? That?s a dream we?ve always had, so maybe someday that will happen as well.?