Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware has not practiced all week but is listed as probable on the Dallas Cowboys’ official injury report. He is dealing with a hyper extended right elbow and shoulder injuries.
Ware, will wear a brace on his right shoulder for Sunday’s pivotal game to keep the shoulder from popping out of place. Below is the current injury report.
Behind the return of starting running back DeMarco Murray the Dallas Cowboys defeated the hapless Philadelphia Eagles (3-9) 38-33 at Cowboys Stadium.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo passes Hall of Famer Troy Aikman for the Dallas Cowboys all-time touchdown mark, Romo finished the game 22 of 27 for 303 yards and three touchdowns.
The victory pulls the Dallas Cowboys (6-6) within one game of the NFC wildcard and if the Redskins defeats the New York Giants tomorrow night it will put the Redskins and the Cowboys a game closer to the NFC East title.
DeMarco Murray had 22 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown, wide receiver Dez Bryant caught six passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns, and tight end Jason Witten chipped in with 103 yards receiving.
Up next for the Cowboys will be the Cincinnati Bengals (7-5) at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Dallas Cowboys welcomed back starting running back DeMarco Murray to practice yesterday, Murray missed the last six games due to a foot injury he suffered in the Cowboys Week 6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The Cowboys also saw the returns of defensive ends Sean Lissemore (ankle) and defensive end Jason Hatcher (concussion), wide receivers Miles Austin (hip, back) and Kevin Ogletree (concussion) and center Ryan Cook (knee).
Dallas Cowboys starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff (groin injury) will be inactive for today’s game against the Washington Redskins. Left tackle Tyron Smith and running back Felix Jones will be active for the game but will not start.
The Dallas Cowboys added backup tight end John Phillips to the injury list today. Phillips tweaked his ankle in today’s practice and wide receiver Danny Coale the Cowboys fifth round draft pick suffered a possible torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during special teams drills today.
The Dallas Cowboys have placed LB Orie Lemon (hamstring) on injured reserve to make room for the newly signed linebacker Gary Guyton. Cowboys hope that inside linebacker Dan Connor will be ready to return to the field this Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Guyton signed by the New England Patriots in 2008 as an undrafted free agent. He started 32 games with 4.5 sacks and three interceptions for the Patriots.
Here is the Dallas Cowboys inactive list for today’s game against the Carolina Panthers.Running back DeMarco Murray (foot), defensive end Sean Lissemore (ankle), safety Matt Johnson (hamstring), wide receiver Cole Beasley, guard David Arkin and linebacker Kyle Wilber are inactive.
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has suffered ligament damage in his left foot, he suffered the injury in the first half of the Cowboys versus Ravens game yesterday and sources said he is unlikely to play against the Carolina Panthers Sunday. Murray rushed for 93 yards on 14 carries.
The Cowboys have determined that Murray will not need surgery.
The Dallas Cowboys (2-3) fall to the AFC North leading Baltimore Ravens (5-1) 31-29 at M&T Bank Stadium.
In a game where the Cowboys rushing attack put up an astounding 227 yards on 42 carries and 481 total yards against the Ravens defense. This was the most rushing yards that the Baltimore Ravens defense has given up as a franchise.
Cowboys running back Felix Jones rushed for 92 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown and DeMarco Murray added 93 yards on 14 carries before leaving the game with a sprain foot.
Tony Romo finished 25 of 36 for 261 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception.
Next up for the Dallas Cowboys is the Carolina Panthers (1-4) at Bank of America Stadium.
Tempers flared today at the final Cowboys vs Chargers practice in San Diego. The Cowboys offense and the Chargers defense had several heated exchangesthroughout the day.
Cowboys rookie tight end Andrew Szczerba got into it with San Diego’s first-round linebacker Melvin Ingram, the two exchange some shoves then ended up wrestling one another to the ground before being separated.
In the no-tackling red zone drill the Chargers defensive players started laying the wood to Cowboys receivers. Safety Atari Bigby got a clean shot on rookie Danny Coale.
A few plays later Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer unloaded on Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris at the goal line knocking off his helmet.
Josh Ellis of DallasCowboys.com reports the big hit drew the two units together in a shouting match, with fullback Lawrence Vickers and running back DeMarco Murray particularly vocal for the Cowboys.
Here what Vickers had to say about the incident
“It was expected,” Vickers said. “We tried to come and get some good work in. when you’re competing against another team, even against your own guys, you get a little chippy. That’s football. It’s comes with the territory. … I was teed off to the max, but at the same time, I have to listen to my coaches. I have to let my coach know, in any situation, ‘Vick’ can keep his head. I wanted to lose my cool – I did, I’m not lying.
“Because that type of (stuff) is not tolerated. We’re not going to tolerate that type of stuff. That’s the mentality we’ve got. That’s the mentality we’re going to have. That is not tolerated.”
Tempers flare at the last day of Cowboys minicamp…
Cowboys Defensive end Jason Hatcher and running back DeMarco Murray had to be separated after Murray got in Hatcher’s face to object some play that he thought was too physical during a goal-line drill.
NFL rules forbid contact during offseason workouts, and the coaching staff certainly didn’t want a physical practice with no pads. “Stuff like that brings you closer as a team,” Hatcher said. “You’re competing out there. Nobody wants to lose. At the end of the day, it’s going to carry over to the field. The way we compete in practice is the way we compete in the game. At the end of the day, we’re for each other.”
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was on ESPN Dallas radio show Galloway & Company today.
Here are some highlights of the interview:
Current status of his ankle…..
“It feels great. I’ve been doing stuff for the last couple months without any limitations and I’m feeling great … just trying to get back in the groove of things.”
On if the Cowboys championship window is closing…..
“We have a great group of young guys and we also have a great group of vets who I think they’re still playing like they’re 25, 26, 27 years old. Look at Witten, I’m around that guy everyday and he’s one of the hardest working guys. He’s out there beating me in agility drills, I’m trying my hardest over and over over to beat him and I can’t beat so … I think we have a great group of guys but at the same time we definitely feel that this year is going to be a great year for us and we don’t see why we shouldn’t be in the Super Bowl this year.”-via ESPNDallas.com
With the Cowboys Organized Team Activitiesstarting in the next few days there are a few questions being raised that a number of Cowboys players and staff are on the hot seat.
1. Is this the year Tony Romo will be the leader this team needs and lead them deep into the playoffs?
The 2011 season was Tony Romo’s best year as a starter. He completed 346 of 522 passes (66.3%) for 4,184 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions with a quarterback rating of 102.5. Those are great numbers but the Cowboys still ended up with a 8-8 record.
Was it all Romo’s fault? That depends on who you ask Dallas/Ft. Worth area. While Tony played some awesome games last year there were some games (New York Jets and Detroit Lions) that had you questioning Romo’s decision-making late in games.
Tony Romo will turn 34 years old after his contract with the Dallas Cowboys expires after the 2013 season. Will the Cowboys extend Romo’s contract when the time comes? Or is it time to find Romo’s heir apparent?
Is this the year Tony Romo finally takes the Dallas Cowboys back to the promise land or is it going to end badly like the last couple of seasons?“The Cowboys are as talented as just about any team in the league. I know that to win you have to have a great quarterback, and I believe that Tony Romo is that.”- Hall Of Fame Quarterback Troy Aikman
2. Will the 2012 Cowboys defensive line be able to generate enough pressure on opposing offensives?
As a defensive unit the Dallas Cowboys had a total of 42 sacks in the 2011 season which tied for 7th in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers. Here is a breakdown of sacks by position.
Outside Linebackers: DeMarcus Ware-19.5 , Anthony Spencer-6, andVictor Butler-3(total sacks 28.5 from the outside linebackers) which accounted for 68% of the team total sacks.
Defensive Line: Jason Hatcher-4.5, Jay Ratliff-2,Sean Lissemore-2, Marcus Spears-1, and Kenyon Coleman-1 (10.5 total sacks from the defensive line) accounted for 25% of the team total sacks.
Secondary: Orlando Scandrick-2, Danny McCray-1 (3 total sacks from the secondary) accounted 7% of the team total sacks.
Our defensive line was pushed around too much last year and we could not generate any pressure especially in crucial moments in the 4th quarter this has to be addressed by the Cowboys coaching staff ASAP.
3. Will Jason Garrett play calling be approved?
Garrett’s play calling at times has been called into question many times last season. From the icing his own kicker incident at Arizona, not running the ball enough with the Cowboys having a lead against the Detroit Lions in the 4th quarter, and the questionable red zone plays.Were they rookie coaching mistakes? Maybe but if the Cowboys want to end their playoff drought this year Jason Garrett’s play calling and decision-making must improve.
Dallas Cowboys regular Season offensive rankings under Jason Garrett.
DeMarco Murray recently told the San Antonio Express-News that “I’m back 100 percent.” That is great news if you’re a Cowboys fan. Last season Murray rushed for 897 yards with a 5.5 yards per carry average and two touchdowns. Murray was on his way to a 1000 yard season until he suffered a fractured ankle in a loss to the New York Giants on December 11.The Cowboys offense noticeably different with Murray out of the line up.
5. Will the recent additions to our secondary payoff?
The Cowboys shocked the NFL world by moving up in the draft to the 6th spot to draft LSU stand out cornerback Morris Claiborne and signing former Kansas City cornerback Brandon Carr for 5 years/$50.10 million in free agency this year. In thecornerback position we have Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne, Mike Jenkins, and Orlando Scandrick this is a huge upgrade talent wise from last year’s squad. The pressure is on to perform in Arlington, Texas.