June 2012 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap
Cowboys Have More Than $7M In Cap Room
The Cowboys may be done making moves this offseason, but that isn't because they don't have any cap space remaining. Dallas has $7.18 million in cap space at the moment, according to figures released by Pro Football Talk. That number factors in the $5 million penalty the team incurred a few months ago for operating outside of the "spirit of the rules" when giving Miles Austin a front-loaded deal during the uncapped 2010 season.
Favre: Romo More Like Me Than Any NFL QB
In a recent interview, Brett Favre was asked to compare himself to current quarterbacks in the NFL. "[Tony] Romo is probably more like me than any of those guys," Favre said. "I think way too much is cast upon him, good or bad. It's Dallas, and much is expected. He's carried those guys. I watched him last year. And I like Tony. I like the way he plays. I think at times he's underrated."
Irvin: LeBron's Title Has Put 'Noose' Around Romo's Neck
Now that LeBron James has won a championship, Tony Romo has more pressure than ever, according to Michael Irvin. "Now LeBron's got the title, who do we turn the thing to and say, 'When are you going to get one?'" The former Dallas wide receiver's answer: Romo. "That noose has been put around his neck," Irvin said. "It better be soon. Jerry Jones has already said that. That's where it's going from here. It's going back to Tony Romo now."
Ratliff: It's Time For Cowboys To 'Shut Up' And Work
After failing to make the playoffs last season, the Cowboys are taking a more workmanlike approach this year. "We're not going to sit here and talk about what we're going to do this year or all the expectations everyone else has for us," nose tackle Jay Ratliff said. "I think the attitude for us this year needs to be, we're going to be quiet. To put it bluntly, we're going to shut up, not say a thing and do our jobs." Defensive coordinator Rex Ryan recently said he adopted a "beaten-down" gang when he hit Dallas, but Ratliff said the unit is "way more confident this year."
Woodson: Cowboys 'Garbage At Tackling'
Darren Woodson believes the Cowboys have one major weakness on defense. The Cowboys "are garbage at tackling," Woodson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "They won't hit a soul." Woodson's comments were packed into a larger conversation about the poor state of defensive fundamentals in today's NFL.
Stephen Jones: Bryant Should Be No. 1 Receiver
The Cowboys have to decide which elite receiver is their No. 1 option before the 2012 season begins -- Miles Austin or Dez Bryant. Austin is being paid like a top option, while the younger Bryant possesses the skill set. "Well, I think (Dez) needs to be a No. 1 receiver," Dallas vice president Stephen Jones recently told KESN-FM. "Not to take anything away from Miles, but I would submit to you that when we line up out there that the guy that they're the most worried about is Dez. "And he's got to be that guy, and even when they do try to stop him, the great ones still make a lot of plays. Tony's got to be able to count on him, he's got to run the right routes at the right depths and be a precise route runner. Those are the things he's got to improve on."
Jenkins Leaves Cowboys To Rehab In Dallas
Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins has refused the team's request that he rehabilitates his shoulder in Dallas, opting instead to travel to South Florida and do his rehab work there, according to a source. Dallas executive said that Jenkins is likely going to be on the physically-unable-to-perform list when training camp begins.
Jones Supports T.O., But Not Offering Job
Jerry Jones has offered support for free-agent Terrell Owens, but the Cowboys aren't going to offer the wide receiver a job. Owens is unemployed after being released by the Indoor Football League's Allen Wranglers last month. "First of all, he really can reach out to me at any time, because I consider him a friend," Jones said. "We would feel good if he reached out. I think that he really, without having first-hand knowledge of what kind of physical condition he is in, I know he has the right stuff and could help someone."
Source: Jenkins Will Attend Dallas Camp
Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins will report to the team's mandatory minicamp that starts Tuesday, according to a source. Jenkins, in the final year of his contract, hasn't attended any voluntary workouts due to concerns over his role with the team.
Report: Cowboys Reach Deals With Three Picks
The Cowboys have now started signing their picks from the 2012 NFL Draft. It is being reported that Dallas has signed three of their seven selections to four-year contracts. The team signed wide receiver Danny Coale, a fifth-round pick, tight end James Hanna, a sixth-round pick, and linebacker Caleb McSurdy, a seventh-round pick.
Jones, Romo Don't Agree On Closing Window
Jerry Jones believes that the window of the Cowboys to win a Super Bowl is closing, but Tony Romo doesn't agree.
Ware Suffering With Neck Issues Since 2009
DeMarcus Ware has been suffering with neck issues since December 2009 when he endured a head-first collision against the Chargers.
Cowboys Have Turned Down Multiple Offers For Jenkins
The Cowboys insist that cornerback Mike Jenkins is not on the trading block.
Ware Hopes Jenkins Remains With Cowboys
"He better be in a Cowboys uniform next season," the linebacker said. "We need him."
Ware: Cowboys Already Improved From Last Season
DeMarcus Ware is excited about the additions of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne.