@Eagles Fans Still Salty Over Cowboys Banner…LOL

Hello #CowboysNation I came across a very funny video from a Eagles fan today.  He was voicing his displeasure of the Cowboys banner that flew over Eagles team camp yesterday.

He even calls out or so calls threatens Greg Hardy and tells the Cowboys fans to F themselves.  We are already in their heads I can’t wait for the regular season to start.

Warning Graphic but funny language. Cowboys fans please enjoy this…..


Cowboys DE Hardy Involved in Verbal Altercation With Teammate

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy was involved in verbal altercation with teammate Davon Coleman during conditioning drills today at Valley Ranch.

One source said that Hardy got on to Coleman for not pushing himself during drills. The situation when escalated when Coleman supposedly called Hardy a “woman beater”.





NFL Releases Statement on the Greg Hardy Suspension.

NFL’s statement on Greg Hardy-Via NFL.com

In addition, Hardy and his counsel, along with representatives of the NFL Players Association, met with NFL staff and investigators on March 4, at which time Hardy’s counsel made a detailed presentation and shared additional information. Hardy and his counsel also met on March 10 with the independent investigators, at which he was afforded the opportunity to discuss and respond to questions about the events of May 13, 2014. And, after having the opportunity to review certain photographs recently made available by the district attorney’s office in North Carolina, Hardy and his counsel had a further opportunity to discuss the evidence and provide a supplemental report from Hardy’s medical expert.

The NFL’s investigation concluded that Hardy violated the Personal Conduct Policy by using physical force against Nicole Holder in at least four instances. First, he used physical force against her which caused her to land in a bathtub. Second, he used physical force against her which caused her to land on a futon that was covered with at least four semi-automatic rifles. Third, he used physical force against her by placing his hands around Ms. Holder’s neck and applying enough pressure to leave visible marks. And fourth, he used physical force to shove Ms. Holder against a wall in his apartment’s entry hallway.

“The net effect of these acts was that Ms. Holder was severely traumatized and sustained a range of injuries, including bruises and scratches on her neck, shoulders, upper chest, back, arms and feet,” Commissioner Goodell wrote. “The use of physical force under the circumstances present here, against a woman substantially smaller than you and in the presence of powerful, military-style assault weapons, constitutes a significant act of violence in violation of the Personal Conduct Policy.”

Commissioner Goodell noted that Hardy engaged in conduct detrimental to the league and that a suspension of this length would be appropriate under any version of the Personal Conduct Policy or its predecessors.

Despite numerous efforts to interview Ms. Holder, the NFL was unable to do so. It is not known whether that is the result of her entering into a civil settlement with Hardy or other factors. The commissioner’s decision is based on findings that are supported by credible corroborating evidence independent of Ms. Holder’s statements and testimony, such as testimony of other witnesses, medical and police reports, expert analyses, and photographs.

The NFL’s investigation also concluded that Hardy failed to provide complete and accurate information to NFL investigators and members of the NFL staff.

Hardy was initially arrested as a result of the May 13 incident and charged with Assault on a Female and Communicating Threats following an altercation with Ms. Holder at his residence in Charlotte, North Carolina. On July 15, he was found guilty of these charges by a state court judge following a bench trial at which both Hardy and the victim testified under oath, and during which photographic and other evidence was admitted in open court and discussed in the presence of the public and the news media. Following the judgment of conviction, Hardy was sentenced to a period of incarceration (which was suspended) and probation.



Morales, Victories, or Both?


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Fans of all teams in every sport seem to always want to have their cake and eat it too.

The Cowboys fans are no exception to that and are in some cases the biggest culprit.  We want our team to draft the best players available,  sign the big name free agents, and mostly importantly, win.

We want to see them achieve this while in the mean time making sure we bring in the “right kind of guy” as Coach Garrett loves to preach.  Now I pose you, the fan this very question.  Would you not want your team to win if meant taking risks on players with checkered pasts? I am of the full belief that team chemistry and having the right kind of players on a team is a key component to a teams success.   I can say with absolute certainty that it isn’t the end all be all of successful teams decision making.

As coach Garrett’s father, former Cowboys Scout, Jim Garrett once famously said, “Jerry, this isn’t the Boy Scouts, it’s the NFL.” Truer words have never been spoken and when it comes to winning in the NFL, talent can trump all and give you second, and some times third chances. Cowboys made it evident that they’re in a win now attitude with the highly publicized signing of DE Greg Hardy, and the restructuring move of Tony Romo that can make cap maneuvers for the foreseeable future a bit tougher to manage. It has been Coach Garrett’s philosophy from the beginning to preach about the right kind of guy and the “process” you must follow to be a championship ball club.

The team has gravitated to the idea and has bought in as a whole, with the core of high character guys on the team, and the culture being preached from the coaching staff down to the team leaders, I see a strong core that can withstand players with character issues.

Guys like Romo, Witten, Mincey, and Coach Garrett make me feel better about bringing in players with the pedigree of Rolando McClain, Greg Hardy, Josh Brent and keeping Joseph Randle around.   Being around leaders that do the right thing, with their kind of focus and determination can be contagious and really help galvanize a football team. With Romo’s age, the time is now to put all the chips in the middle of the table. Give everything you got, and do what ever is necessary to win.

The Dallas Cowboys have an opportunity to maximize Tony’s last two or three years and achieve something great. Cowboys clearly feel the same way by taking gambles on players other teams wouldn’t, and by doing so it could mean championships, or dysfunction.

Lets hope for our Cowboys sake it pays off with a trip to Santa Clara. So, you tell me, Morales? Victories? Or is it possible to achieve both?