Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo suffers fractured left clavicle during game.
Dallas Cowboys report wide receiver Dez Bryant could miss 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his foot.
In exactly 24 hours, the Dallas Cowboys will take the field against the New York Giants to kick off Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season. This game will be played on Sunday Night Football and broadcast by NBC. Much has been anticipated by this game, as our reigning NFC East Champs will take on the New York Giants in the season opener for the 4th time in the Tony Romo era, in which the Cowboys are 2-1.
Both teams have a firepower on offense. The Cowboys have 4 time Pro Bowl QB and 2014 MVP candidate Tony Romo, All-Pro WR Dez Bryant, and are returning arguably the best offensive line in pro football. The Giants, however, are returning the 2x Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and the most explosive rookie in the NFL in 2014, Odell Beckham Jr. Unfortunately, New York will be without WR Victor Cruz, who is coming off a torn patellar tendon in 2014.
Defensively, this could be a mismatch, however. The Cowboys are projected to have a much improved pass rush. With DeMarcus Lawrence coming off of his rookie campaign with a post-season that included 2 sacks, Former Nebraska standout and projected 1st Round pick Randy Gregory, and the newly locked up DT Tyrone Crawford, the Giants could be up for a tough task. The Cowboys also bring back veterans Jeremy Mincey, Brandon Carr, and Barry Church. Anthony Hitches and the 2015 1st Round pick Byron Jones should contribute as well. Defensively, the Giants will be without star DE Jason Pierre-Paul and LB Jon Beason. With a secondary headed by rookie Safety Landon Collins and CB Prince Amukamara, they have a certain amount of youth. The Giants do, however, have former Cowboy George Selvie and solid veterans Cullen Jenkins and Robert Ayers on their defensive line.
Whether one team has a strict advantage or not, both the Cowboys and Giants typically play each other very physical and their contests are usually tightly matched. In recent years, these games have featured these scores
New York Giants 21
Dallas Cowboys 31
Dallas Cowboys 31
New York Giants 28
New York Giants 31
Dallas Cowboys 36
Dallas Cowboys 24
New York Giants 21
Dallas Cowboys 24
New York Giants 17
New York Giants 29
Dallas Cowboys 24
Therefore, it is fair to say that this game should be tightly contested, with a possibility of an offensive shoot-out.
Furthermore, I believe that the Cowboys will use a heavy dose of their running game with contributions of Joseph Randle (15 CAR 60 YDs), Darren McFadden (20 CAR 105 YDs 1TD). I don’t believe newly acquired Christine Michael will receive much action due to having to learn the offense still. I believe Tony Romo will have an opportunity to show off his 2014-like efficiency with a 70% completion percentage, 250 YDs and 3 TDs. Much of Romo’s yards will come in the form of checking down to Jason Witten and Cole Beasley. The duo of Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams will make a few contributions but not nearly as much as Witten and Beasley. As for the Giants, I don’t believe they have the defense that can keep up with the Cowboys for 4 quarters. They might get a few stops and some form of turnover, but that will be seldom. On the positive side for the Giants, Odell Beckham Jr. will have a stellar performance has Eli Manning’s number 1 target. Beckham, I believe, will have around 10+ catches, over 100 yards, and a pair of TD’s.
Final Score Prediction:
New York Giants 20 Dallas Cowboys 31
Ford Motor Company, the Texas Ford Dealers and the Dallas Cowboys are excited to announce a long-term sponsorship extension and naming rights agreement at the Cowboys’ new Frisco, Texas, World Headquarters, Training Facility and Multi-Use Event Center.
The new Cowboys facility is scheduled to open next year toward the end August.
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NFLPA releases statement that Dallas Cowboys DE Greg Hardy will not appeal 4 game suspension.
Former New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora had some choice words and a bold prediction for the upcoming Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Sunday Night football season opener.
Via his twitter account Umenyiora had this to say.
I can’t wait till our Dallas Cowboys make Umenyiora eat his words Sunday night.
It is an exciting week in Cowboys Country and here is the latest online chatter about the Dallas Cowboys.
Howdy Cowboys Fans!
The time is almost here, we have all been waiting for football season since “Dez Caught It” in January and Cowboys Nation was robbed of one of the greatest catches of all time.
Not that I’m bitter or anything…
Anyways, we will have to sit through some games to get to Sunday night but at least we are finally back in action!
This coaching staff and front office have had an incredible off season and the team appears to be healthy besides Orlando Scandrick , and everyone is set to play that is eligible. This is a key feature as you will often see teams heading into the first game with a handful of random injuries but this staff has had one thing on their mind and that was health. We want our team healthy for Week 1.
It appears the Giants firework master Jason Pierre-Paul will likely miss the opener after blowing off his fingers on July 4th which does nothing but give an edge to the Dallas Cowboys, they also picked up Jasper Brinkley who was part of the Cowboys off season.. no concern there either.
With all this being said I believe the stage is set for the Cowboys to pick up right where they left off last year which is a strong attack on the offensive side of the ball. We will get a true look at how Randle and McFadden will attack with the running game and possibly create a dynamic duo for running back by committee.
We also gained some strong players on the defensive side of the ball with some fantastic depth at our defensive line which will allow the rotation of players through the game to keep everyone fresh. Once we get Greg Hardy and a healthy ( hopefully ) McCalin back week 4 it will only help. But as of now we seem to have Hitchens back alongside a healthy Sean Lee and I expect big things from Brandon Carr and hope to see Claiborne step up as well.
This game of course will not be easy, but I see the Cowboys winning the game in a hard fought battle.
The first half of this season is going to be brutal and we need every “W” we can get, but we have solid depth and a fantastic coaching staff.
Don’t forget Cowboys Nation, take this season ONE game at a time and don’t get ahead of your self.
This first game will tell us a lot about how this team will play this year and I have a good feeling it’s going to be quite the journey so strap in and get ready.
Take it, leave it, or throw it back at me…
USA Today just released their ranking of the NFL’s best and worst logos. The Dallas Cowboys star logo came in as the number best logo in the NFL.
The top five NFL logos according to USA Today’s Ranking.
- Dallas Cowboys
- Oakland Raiders
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Buffalo Bills
- Indianapolis Colts
For the full list from the USA Today logos ranking click here.
As earlier reported the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys came to terms to trade running back Christine Michael for a seventh round pick.
Micheal was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft from Texas A&M. He played college football at Texas A&M. He has 254 rushing yards on 52 carries with the Seattle Seahawks.
Michael in pass protection
There are conflicting reports on social media stating that the Dallas Cowboys are thinking about possibly trading for Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball.
Ball was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has 731 career rushing yards and five touchdowns.
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The Dallas Cowboys have released the follow players via NFL.com
Cuts to 53: C Shane McDermott, DE Ben Gardner
Cuts to 75: TE Brandon Barden, WR Phil Bates, DE Kenneth Boatright, LB Jonathan Brown, T R.J. Dill, WR Antwan Goodley, RB Michael Hill, P Tom Hornsey, LS Casey Kreiter, WR David Porter, CB Robert Steeples, DT Carlif Taylor,
Michael Irvin was always the vocal leader on the field for the Dallas Cowboys and his speech at the Cowboys 2015 kickoff luncheon shows he can stills commands the attention of the room.
If this video below does not get you pumped for this season I don’t know what will.
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The Dallas Cowboys released 10 players today to trim their roster down to the NFL mandated 75 player cut limit. The Cowboys will face interstate rival the Houston Texans for their final preseason game.
After the final preseason games all NFL teams will have until September 5th to make all final cuts and trim their rosters down to 53 players before 4:00 pm ET.
Reserve/PUP-OL Chaz Green
Reserve/NFI-LB Mark Nzeocha (Non Football Injury List)
Reserve/Injured-CB Orlando Scandrick
Waived/Injured-DE Kenneth Boatright, T R.J. Dill, RB Michael Hill
Waived-TE Brandon Barden, LB Jonathan Brown, WR Antwan Goodley WR David Porter
NFI-Non Football Injury
PUP-Physically Unable to Perform
ESPN reporter Todd Archer reports that the Dallas Cowboys activated linebacker Rolando McClain from the NFL Physically unable to perform list today.
McClain still faces a four game suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy
(A player who, as a result of football-related injuries, is unable to take part in training camp practices may be assigned to the preseason PUP list. Players can be moved off the PUP list to the active roster at any time, even after one practice.-Wikipedia)