January 2012 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap
Cowboys Looking For Veteran Backup To Replace Kitna
Jerry Jones says the Cowboys will look to add a veteran quarterback to serve as Tony Romo's backup in 2012. That likely means third-year man Stephen McGee will be third on the depth chart once again. "That's one of the things we'll see how it evolves," Jones said. "We like the progress of McGee. If somebody really has to start taking snaps, you'd like to see a guy with more experience. Now Houston did go pretty far with a third-team quarterback without a lot of experience. I do know it can happen. An inexperienced one can get you pretty far down the road." McGee, who Dallas drafted in the fourth round in 2009, has started only one of the three NFL games he's played.
Jones Dreams Of Cowboys Having LBs Like Willis And Bowman
Jerry Jones knows what he wants the inside linebackers of the Cowboys to look like -- San Francisco's Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. "We all watched Bowman and Willis out there, and boy, did those guys make a difference," Jones said this week. Jones said he'd love to see if Bruce Carter can bring that kind of speed to the field to pair with Sean Lee. "This is my dream," Jones said. "It's not exactly the prototype for the makeup of the two guys you'd want in the middle -- you might want more of a thumper, a big guy, to go along with Sean Lee. But if we can keep both those guys out there, adjust our defense, we might be going toward Bowman and Willis area like they have in San Francisco."
Kitna To Become Head Coach Of Former High School
Jon Kitna will become the head coach at Lincoln High School, according to a report from KING-5 TV. Kitna, who attended Lincoln High, has played for the Cowboys over the past three seasons.
Brooking Doesn't Want To See Bryant Waste His Talent
Cowboys linebacker Keith Brooking, a 14-year veteran, doesn't want to see teammate Dez Bryant waste his talent. Brooking has called the wide receiver "more talented than any player I've ever been around." "I mean, the NFL is big-boy football," Brooking said. "Organizations aren't into babysitting. At the end of the day, you have to be a pro." Brooking said he doesn't know anything about Bryant's personal life, but he did say that "there's a pattern there, so something's not right." "I mean, guys make mistakes. I'd be a hypocrite if I said, you know, you can't ever make a mistake, you can't ever get in trouble," he said. "But at the end of the day, I mean, eventually, you've got to step up and be a pro and do the right thing. "There's just so much potential there. I'd really hate to see that go by the wayside."
Report: Lil Wayne Involved in Altercation With Dez Bryant
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant may not be the only high-profile name involved in last Sunday's nightclub altercation at Club LIV. Miami Herald reporter David Smiley tweeted that rapper Lil Wayne may have been involved in the fight with Bryant. The entire incident started when someone heckled Bryant about his play on the field and his public debt issues and thing got out of hand. While Lil Wayne may have been involved, it's still unclear what his role, if any, was in the incident.
Cowboys Talk To Dez Bryant About Miami Altercation
Cowboys officials have spoken to Dez Bryant about being detained by Miami police for an altercation at a Miami Beach night club, coach Jason Garrett said Thursday. Bryant got involved in a skirmish outside Club Liv on Sunday night for an undetermined reason, according to a source.
Garrett May Give Up Play Calling, But Not In 2012
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Thursday afternoon he can see himself giving up the offensive play calling duties in the future, but it won't happen in 2012. During a news conference to introduce new secondary coach Jerome Henderson and offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, Garrett said the head coaching position changes from year-to-year. "Absolutely, absolutely," Garrett said when asked if he will one day give up play calling. "I think you just get to a point where, 'Hey, I'm going to turn that over to somebody else,' and you've seen that around the league at different times and that's just part of the process that we'll go through."
Dez Bryant 'Detained' By Police After Fight
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was detained by police after a Sunday night fight at a Miami nightclub, according to a report. A source with knowledge of the situation said Bryant was not arrested or charged.
Source: Jon Kitna Set To Retire
Cowboys backup QB Jon Kitna has informed the team he will retire, according to a source. Kitna, 39, was placed on IR Dec. 14 with a back injury suffered during training camp. Kitna, who couldn't be reached for comment, played in three games during the 2011 season.
Cowboys Add Callahan, Henderson To Staff
The Cowboys hired Bill Callahan as their new offensive line coach Thursday and added a surprise twist, listing him as offensive coordinator. Dallas also hired Jerome Henderson as its new secondary coach, according to an Associated Press report.
Moon: Blackmon Is Not A 'Knucklehead' Like Dez Bryant
The comparisons between Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and soon-to-be NFL receiver Justin Blackmon are inevitable.
Umenyiora Likely To Play Against Dallas
Osi Umenyiora is expected to play Sunday night against the Cowboys despite a sprained ankle that has kept him out of the previous four games