Dallas Cowboys: Super Bowl XLVI

Jason Witten's expectations are high

February, 3, 2012

The Cowboys' Jason Witten shares insight on fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski's injury and playing against the Giants and Patriots.

Chris Canty embraced by the Giants

February, 1, 2012
New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty still has fond memories of his time with the Dallas Cowboys. He spent four seasons with the Cowboys before leaving in free agency, signing a six-year $42 million deal with $16 million guaranteed.

The Cowboys weren't going to spend that money on a defensive tackle/end they didn't deem an elite player.

So, Canty moved to the Giants, a team looking for a run stopper.

"They’re known for drafting pass rushers and here they are signing a run stopper," Canty told reporters at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis on Wednesday. "It’s like what am I doing here? It’s a tremendous opportunity to come and be part of a great organization, a great defensive line and a great football team. When I had the opportunity to come from Dallas, I had to take advantage of it."

Canty is still close with several of his teammates with the Cowboys including Jay Ratliff and DeMarcus Ware. The Cowboys defensive line is a close-knit group, much like the offensive linemen. When Canty signed his new deal he said it was difficult, yet, it was a business and there were no hard feelings.

"When I initially came in, it was different because I was drafted to the Cowboys. I came in with a rookie class of DeMarcus Ware, Marcus Spears, Jay Ratliff and Marion Barber," Canty said earlier in the week.

"We all kind of grew up together. Coming to a new team as a free agent with no one else, it’s a little bit different dynamic, but this team has embraced me and I love each and every one of these guys. I wouldn’t rather take the field with anyone else other than these guys. It’s just a tremendous opportunity and I’m thankful to play with the New York Giants."

XLVI reasons why Cowboys aren't Super

February, 1, 2012
Poor Jerry Jones really believed these Cowboys could be a Super Bowl team.

He believed it until the final seconds ticked off their 8-8 season, which finished with four losses in the last five games. That included a couple of losses to the New York Giants, whose playoff run could convince the Cowboys owner and general manager that he really was close to being right.

But there are plenty of reasons the Cowboys aren't anywhere near Indianapolis this week. Click here for the 46 reasons, in no particular order, the Cowboys aren't in Super Bowl XLVI.

Roger Goodell will take care of 400 fans

February, 7, 2011
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday morning the 400 fans who were not able to get seats at Cowboys Stadium due to seats not being completed in time will become, "guests of the NFL" for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis next year.

It was a nice move by Goodell for a league that has taken some major PR hits this week for the bad weather in North Texas followed up by the ticket and seating problems for Sunday's game.

After a limited number of sections in temporary seating areas at Cowboys Stadium were not completed in time, 400 fans were left without seats.

The NFL moved fans to similar or better seats valued at $800. Alternate seating was found for 850 of the 1,250 fans affected. The 400 who were not able to be seated were given a refund of triple face value for $2,400.

There's no telling if the fans paid face value for the tickets or more through a ticket broker.

One thing about Sunday night's game, the 400 fans without seats went on the field postgame and received free merchandise, food and beverage and free tickets to Super Bowl XLVI.