September 2013 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap

Miles Austin Ruled Out For Week 4 With Hamstring Injury

Sep 27, 2013 6:25 PM

Miles Austin won't play in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers.

Austin has been ruled out due to a strained left hamstring.

Austin has dealt with the same injury multiple times over the past two seasons.

Rainer Sabin/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Injury

Chiefs Beat Cowboys, Improve To 2-0 With Reid, Smith (+4.9 TC, +0 TRC)

Sep 15, 2013 6:27 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Dallas Cowboys 17-16 as Alex Smith improved to 12-2-1 over his past 15 starts.

The Chiefs had a +4.9 advantage in the Trench Counter, averaging fewer yards per play, but won the turnover battle 2-0. Kanas City and Dallas had the same number of completions and rushes.

Smith went 21-for-36 for 223 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for another 57 yards. Jamaal Charles rushed 16 times for 55 yards, while catching eight balls for 48 yards and a touchdown.

Tony Romo went 30-for-42 for 298 yards and one touchdown. Dez Bryant rebounded from a bad Week 1, catching nine times for 141 yards and one touchdown.

The Cowboys struggled to establish the running game, gaining just 37 yards on 16 attempts.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, IQ

Claiborne Struggling To Justify Cowboys' High Pick

Sep 10, 2013 1:10 PM

Morris Claiborne was a highly touted pick coming out of LSU, but he has struggled early in his career in coverage with the Dallas Cowboys.

Claiborne allowed six receptions for 139 yards (75 after the catch) against the New York Giants in Week 1.

"While the rest of the Dallas defense played OK, Claiborne was the lone ugly grade, clocking in at -3.0 and looking nothing like the talent the team expected to see when they drafted him," wrote Sam Monson. "For a corner, health can be everything, so Dallas will be hoping that he can gain his full fitness back quickly, and start to show something more befitting of his draft status."

Sam Monson/Pro Football Focus

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, IQ

Giants Turn Ball Over Six Times In Loss To Cowboys (+4.2 TC, +18 TRC)

Sep 9, 2013 12:11 PM

The Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants 36-31 behind a 6-1 turnover advantage.

The Cowboys had a +4.2 edge in the Trench Counter despite averaging just 4.5 yards per play compared to 8.1 for the Giants because of that +5 turnover differential. Dallas had a +18 advantage in Total Rushes/Completions.

Tony Romo went 36-for-49 for 263 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, while DeMarco Murray carried 20 times for 86 yards (4.3 average). 

The Cowboys' defense scored twice, one by Barry Church on a David Wilson fumble and again laste by Brandon Carry on a Eli Manning interception.

Manning went 27-for-42 for 450 yards and four touchdowns, but his night was blighted by three interceptions. 

Wilson was ineffective by gaining just 19 yards on seven carries and was benched after his second fumble.

Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Ruben Randle hach had over 100 yards receiving, while Cruz scored three touchdowns.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, IQ

Cuban: I Can't Afford To Buy NFL Team

Sep 6, 2013 3:28 PM

Mark Cuban has attempted to purchase a Major League Baseball team to add to the Dallas Mavericks, but he has never been connected to the National Football League.

"I can't afford an NFL team," said Cuban.

Cuban is believed to have a net worth of approximately $2 billion.

The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable team at $2.3 billion. Jerry Jones is worth upwards of $3 billion with the Cowboys as his biggest single asset.

Dallas Morning News

Tags: Dallas Cowboys

Brian Waters Signs One-Year Deal With Cowboys

Sep 4, 2013 12:07 AM

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed upon a one-year contract with Brian Waters.

Waters is a six-time Pro Bowl guard that didn't play in the NFL last season to spend time with family.

Waters will receive a base salary of $1.5 million with an additional $1.5 million available in incentives.

Waters ranked as the fourth-best guard in the NFL in 2011, according to Pro Football Focus.

Brandon George/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing