NFC East: Calvin Watkins

Cowboys prepare for three-day weekend

September, 30, 2010
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The Dallas Cowboys were missing five key players from Thursday's practice due to injury, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

Sam Hurd (hip), Dez Bryant (hip, ribs), Jason Witten (knee), Marc Colombo (knee) and Kyle Kosier (knee) did not participate in practice, but I'd expect everyone except perhaps Kosier to return Monday.

Watkins also noted that second-year offensive tackle Robert Brewster reported for work with his jersey on backwards. Veteran linebacker Bradie James broke the news to Brewster.

Monday Beastlines: Ratliff ready to host SB

February, 22, 2010
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Let's take a quick look at the headlines from around the NFC East:

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Report: T.O. has 'trust' issues with Jerry Jones

June, 4, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

On the same day that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones called Terrell Owens a "credible" source, the receiver took a few parting shots at his former boss. T.O.'s been on a barnstorming tour promoting his football camp on Dallas radio stations, but he saved his strongest comments for AOL Fanhouse's Calvin Watkins. T.O. told Watkins that he was disappointed that he'd been assured twice that he wouldn't be released.

"I'd say it hurt," Owens said. "I was very disappointed, especially when you established a lot of trust gained for three years that I was there, and when somebody blatantly tells you you're not going anywhere on two different occasions, and you've established that bond. If you don't have a man's word, and it doesn't stand for anything, there's really nothing left and there's not a whole lot of trust."

And since T.O. will basically spend the entire season airing his grievances against the Cowboys organization, we'll pull the plug on him at some point. How does now sound?

Monday Beastlines

March, 30, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

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NFC Beast Headlines: Cowboys edition

August, 19, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Memo to Giants fans: I'm trying to arrange an interview with preseason sensation Domenik Hixon. If things work out, you'll be the first to know. But let's step away from the world champs for a moment and look at a few stories on the Cowboys:

  • When last seen, Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd was giggling like a schoolgirl on HBO's "Hard Knocks" after receiving the news that Terry Glenn had been released. As Brian Davis reports in the Dallas Morning News, Hurd's path to the No. 3 receiver role just got a lot easier. Here's hoping Miles Austin (sprained knee) makes a quick recovery. He's a great character guy and he worked harder than anyone to put himself in position to win the No. 3 job.
  • Ray Buck of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram bases an entire column on the loss of the Cowboys' third (or fourth) option at receiver. And Wade Phillips makes a funny.
  • Calvin Watkins of the DMN says the Cowboys will carry some baggage into the 2008 season. And we find out that Leonard Davis has seven dogs in his backyard. At what point does your backyard become a kennel? Double-digit dogs? I think it's important that we address this topic.
  • Bradie James attempted to explain a quote he gave to Tom Curran of NBCsports.com comparing the Cowboys to the Patriots. He may want to take another pass at it. The quote was immortalized in Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback, oddly enough, on Monday: "We can't be the Patriots," James told Curran. "The Patriots, they epitomize the whole team concept. Those guys are all about team and that's it. We're not them. We are a team that has a bunch of names, a bunch of personalities and a bunch of youth."
  • If the Cowboys need a wake-up call, I'm thinking the Giants' 30-3 first-half lead over the Browns on Monday might suffice.

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