NFC East: David Moore
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
- Todd Archer has a story on Jerry Jones' "Party Pass" movement. The Cowboys are expecting 100,000 folks to show up the regular-season opener against the Giants.
- At least one Cowboys player thinks Felix Jones is "10 times better" than Eagles running back Brian Westbrook. Oops!!
- Tony Romo has made some tweaks in his footwork, according to Dallas Morning News beat man/NBA expert David Moore.
- Jacques Taylor of the DMN says Cowboys fans should trust in Jason Garrett.
- Clarence E. Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says it's time to put the Camp Cupcake references away.
- DeMarcus Ware thinks he got even better, according to Cowboys Insider Todd Archer.
- Les Bowen of the Daily News says that Jeremy Maclin and his agent were waiting for the Percy Harvin deal to get done.
- Linebacker Stewart Bradley and cornerback Ellis Hobbs were injured on Flight Night at the Linc.
- Noted author Reuben Frank checks in with a practice report from Sunday.
- At least one team in the NFC East is conducting full-contact scrimmages.
- Here's the latest report on Antonio Pierce from Sal Pal.
- John Eligon of The New York Times has an interesting take on the Plaxico Burress case.
- Steve Smith says he's ready to fill Plax's shoes.
- Brandon Jacobs thinks the Giants will prove the doubters wrong this season.
- Tom Coughlin said the Antonio Pierce situation was "very serious." Here's a report from Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News.
- Justin Tuck feels rejuvenated after taking some time to recover from nagging injuries.
- Albert Haynesworth says he's just a "normal guy who likes to go shopping at Wal-Mart."
- Antwaan Randle El will have some competition returning punts.
- Skins offensive coordinator Sherman Smith says he sees more effort from Clinton Portis in practice this year.
- Ryan O'Halloran of the Washington Times has an interesting story on the versatile Lorenzo Alexander.
- Jason Reid analyzes the Skins' offensive line situation.
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the 2010 NBA All-Star Game will be played in the Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington, Texas. This will be a joint venture between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
The Cowboys will begin playing in the yet-to-be-named stadium in 2009 and the All-Star Weekend will be a nice warm-up act for the 2011 Super Bowl, which has been awarded to North Texas. We've been hearing rumblings about the All-Star Game coming to town since Cuban told the Dallas Morning News in May that the Mavs and Cowboys were putting a bid together.
And when two billionaires get together, they usually get their way. As Eddie Sefko puts it in the Dallas Morning News, "All-Star Weekend has evolved through the years into a 72-hour festival of the NBA's culture."
And I'm looking forward to participating in this cultural festival -- unless someone wants to rent my beautiful home 15 minutes from the American Airlines Center and 25 minutes from Jones' new stadium for a vast sum of money.
As we speak, Sefko and local NBA guru David Moore are putting together an exciting itinerary for the international media. Moore will lead a tour of the Tarrant County Wine Country and Sefko will introduce guests to a classy place called The Loon -- otherwise known as the best place to bump into Mike Modano.
For those of you who attended the infamous All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas, the scene in Arlington might take on a slightly different feel. It will be a little too cold for Six Flags to open and the Rangers will still be in hibernation. But seriously, there's a wonderful On the Border two blocks away from the stadium.
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