December 2010 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap
Cowboys To Sign Kris Brown To Two-Year Deal
The Cowboys will sign veteran kicker Kris Brown on Friday to the 53-man roster and give him a two-year deal, according to a source. The team will have to create a roster spot for Brown. David Buehler is expected to be the kicker in the season finale at Philadelphia, but it has been an up-and-down season for him.
Despite Loss, Witten Feels Cowboys Are Building On Something
The Cowboys were 1-7 under Wade Phillips before the coach was fired and Jason Garrett took over. Dallas is 4-3 since, including a disappointing loss to Arizona on Saturday night that included a number of errors and bad plays. "I feel playing the way we are, we're building on something," tight end Jason Witten said. "To lose that way, it's hard."
Kitna Uncertain For Finale With Oblique Injury
Jon Kitna may not be able to start for the Cowboys in their season finale against the Eagles next weekend. He left the team's loss to the Cardinals on Christmas night because of a left oblique muscle injury. "It's just injured, I guess," said Kitna, who left in the second quarter. "I can't do any athletic movements and things you got to do at quarterback. Anything that requires any torque."
Witten Believes Cowboys More Accountable Under Garrett
Jason Witten notices a change in how the Cowboys have responded under the tutelage of head coach Jason Garrett. ?I think everybody has been accountable since Jason has taken over,? Witten said. ?He?s done a great job of laying out the guidelines and really giving us the best chance to go out and be successful. Obviously this wasn?t the way we wanted to start the season, being 1-7, but since he?s taken over we?ve really played a lot better football and just gone out and won games. My hat is off to him, he?s done a great job of giving us a game plan to go out and execute.?
Dallas Places Romo On Injured Reserve
Tony Romo is done for the season after the Cowboys opted to place him on the injured reserve Tuesday. He has been out since breaking his left collarbone Oct. 25. "When you just start doing the math on it and say, 'Where is he with this injury? Where is he physically functioning? Where is he being able to take a hit? And then, how much practice time you need to have any player be ready to play in a game?' " Cowboys interim coach Jason Garrett said. "We just felt when we factored all those things together, it just made sense to make this move."
Cowboys May Place Romo On IR
Even any chance of Tony Romo returning this season may come to an end soon if the Cowboys opt to place him on the injured reserve. Romo has been out since he suffered a fractured left collarbone eight weeks ago against the Giants. Dallas owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Romo's recovery time has gone slower than expected. "If he were healthy, he would practice," Jones said. "We are a little behind where I thought we would be on how healthy he is."
Romo Isn't Ready For Return Against Cardinals
Tony Romo isn't ready to return for the Cowboys this Sunday against the Cardinals, according to team owner Jerry Jones. "As I stand here, he's not ready to play," Jones said. Romo isn't even healthy enough to practice. He broke his collarbone against the Giants earlier this season. "Frankly, he's still having sensitivity there," Jones said. "If he were healthy, he would play. We are a little behind where I thought we'd be on how healthy he is."
Cowboys To Play At Least Five Primetime Games In '11
The Cowboys will play at least five primetime games during the 2011 season. Despite a losing record, their loss to the Eagles on NBC's Sunday Night Football was the highest rated game in its history.
Spencer Fined $12.5K For Hit On Vick
Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer has been fined $12,500 for his personal foul penalty on Michael Vick this past Sunday night. Spencer was deemed to have hit Vick in the head area after the quarterback released a pass. Vick was intercepted two plays later, but Philadelphia went on to win the game. Spencer was not fined for his hit on Vick near the sideline in the first quarter, which also drew the ire of the Eagles.
Choice Defends Asking Vick For Autograph
Tashard Choice has defiantly challenged anybody who questioned his competitiveness in the wake of him asking opponent Michael Vick for his autograph. The Cowboys running back approached the Eagles quarterback after Philadelphia beat Dallas this past Sunday night. "Am I more competitive if I would have tried to fight him after the game?" Choice said. "What would you say then? If we would have won the game? Sixty minutes is from the beginning to the end. That's all you play in a football game. When a game's over, it's over. "There's no fan, there's no coach, there's no person in media who cares more about a game, winning or losing, that I'm playing in. I play -- you see what I'm saying? -- and I give everything I've got for 60 minutes. That's it. If you've got something to say, cool. Be in the NFL. Play. That's cool. You've got your opinion, and I've got mine."
Keith Brooking Isn't Ready To Retire
Keith Brooking is second among active linebackers in consecutive starts.
Ogletree Out For Season With Toe Injury
Kevin Ogletree had three receptions for 34 yards on Sunday night.
Choice Wanted Vick's Autograph For Nephew
Tashard Choice was seen asking Michael Vick for an autograph on national television Sunday night.
Cowher Not On Cowboys' Short List Of Candidates
The Cowboys don't have Bill Cowher on their list of coaching candidates.
Garrett No Lock To Coach Cowboys
Jerry Jones isn't simply going to hand Jason Garrett the head coaching job in Dallas.
Romo Isn't A Lock To Start When Cleared
The Cowboys will go with the quarterback they feel gives them the best chance to win when Tony Romo is cleared to return.
Bryant Nets $1M Bonus Despite Injury
Dez Bryant reached contract clauses for offensive snaps played and receptions in his rookie season.
49ers Won't Turn Packers' Into Coach-Killers For Third Time In 2010
Green Bay was the final team Wade Phillips and Brad Childress coached against this season.
Dez Bryant Breaks Ankle, Done For Season
Dez Bryant has 44 receptions for 547 yards and six touchdowns this season.
Added Weight Lowering Production Of Felix Jones?
Felix Jones has 794 total yards this season.
Witten Wouldn't Trade Romo For Manning
Jason Witten says he'd rather play with Tony Romo than Peyton Manning.
Jones Expects Barber To Return In 2011
Marion Barber hasn't rushed for 1,000 yards in a season since becoming the team's starter in 2008.