Daily Archives: August 22nd, 2012

LADIES ONLY: Registration begins for Cowboys 101 at Cowboys Stadium

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Looking for a ladies night out?

Learn the X’s and O’s of Dallas Cowboys football with your girlfriends at Cowboys 101 Presented by State Farm on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The event, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, is a crash course in full contact football and a behind the scenes look at America’s Team with team insiders and experts on hand to interact with fans.

All attendees receive a Cowboys 101 presented by State Farm t-shirt and goodie bag. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., with a mixer to follow until 6:30 p.m. A cash bar will be open to patrons, along with the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, the wall-to-wall source for all Cowboys gear.

From 6:30-8:30 p.m., groups will rotate between stations throughout the stadium including on the field and in the Cowboys locker room, to learn the X’s and O’s of the game. Group photos will also be taken and made available for purchase online.

A raffle and final remarks will conclude the course from 8:30-9 p.m.

Tickets are now available for $50 per person. Enrollment is limited and participants must be 18 years of age.

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Click here to register for Cowboys 101 presented by State Farm or

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PRESEASON WEEK THREE: 2012 Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster projection

PRESEASON WEEK THREE: 2012 Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster projection - The Boys Are Back blog

Here’s the third installment. Will the final, 53-man roster look exactly like this? Probably not. Injuries make this a moving target. But here’s the latest stab on what the roster will look like on opening night.

Quarterbacks (2)

Tony Romo  Kyle Orton

Comment: Can the Cowboys afford to carry a third quarterback with there injury issues at so many other positions? It’s unlikely.

Running backs (4)

DeMarco Murray  Felix Jones  Lawrence Vickers  Lance Dunbar

Comment: Jamize Olawale has made the most of his opportunity with Dunbar and Phillip Tanner out. He’s an intriguing prospect. But Dunbar has looked good in his two days back and intrigued the coaches before Olawale was on the radar screen.

Wide receiver (6)

Diamond Dez Bryant  Miles Austin  Kevin Ogletree

Andre Holmes  Cole Beasley  Danny Coale

Comment: Still believe the No. 3 receiver will come off the waiver wire. That will reduce this list by one.

Tight ends (4)

Jason Witten  John Phillips  James Hanna  Andrew Szczerba

Comment: Witten’s injury creates a scenario where the team carries an extra player here for the first week or two of the regular season.

Offensive line (9)

Tyron Smith  Doug Free  Mackenzy Bernadeau  Nate Livings  Phil Costa

David Arkin  Ronald Leary  Jermey Parnell  Pat McQuistan

Comment: Going with 10 remains a possibility here.

Defensive line (7)

Jay Ratliff  Jason Hatcher  Kenyon Coleman  Tyrone Crawford  Sean Lissemore

Josh Brent  Clifton Geathers

Comment: Hard to envision a scenario where Coleman and Marcus Spears both make this group. If the coaches see enough promise in another young player, it’s not out of the question that both are gone.

Linebackers (9)

DeMarcus Ware  Anthony Spencer  Sean Lee  Bruce Carter  Dan Connor

Victor Butler  Alex Albright  Kyle Wilber  Adrian Hamilton

Comment: You haven’t heard a lot about Hamilton. But the Cowboys like his upside.

Secondary (9)

Brandon Carr  Morris Claiborne  Barry Church  Gerald Sensabaugh  Orlando Scandrick

Mike Jenkins  Mario Butler  Matt Johnson  Danny McCray

Comment: Butler’s versatility is a big plus here.

Specialists (3)

Dan Bailey  Chris Jones  LP Ladouceur

Comment: If the Cowboys want to save money and get younger, Charley Hughlett has a chance

Courtesy: David Moore

INJURY UPDATE: Jason Witten won’t need surgery

Dallas Cowboys doctors informed tight end Jason Witten he will not need spleen surgery that would have ended his season, according to a source familiar with the situation.

The bleeding in Witten’s spleen has subsided, and doctors believe it now will heal on its own.

Witten still is aiming to return in time for the Cowboys’ Sept. 5 regular-season opener against the New York Giants, but it is questionable whether he will be ready to play.

Witten is more likely to play in Week 2, when the Cowboys play at Seattle on Sept. 16.

Losing Witten would have been a major blow to an offense that relies on him heavily in the run and passing games. He has become the go-to guy for quarterback Tony Romo, catching 409 passes for 4,824 yards and 21 touchdowns since Romo took over as the starter in 2006.

He has missed only one game in his career because of a fractured jaw as a rookie in 2003, and has played through a broken rib, knee and ankle injuries.

Adam Schefter | ESPN

Todd Archer | ESPN Dallas

DALLAS COWBOYS SCHEDULE: Silver & Blue Debut At Cowboys Stadium Set For Thursday

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On Thursday, Cowboys Stadium opens its doors to fans of all ages for the Dallas Cowboys Silver & Blue Debut Presented by Miller Lite.

The event will be a free practice, open to all Cowboy fans anxious to see the team in action before the 2012 season officially kicks off. The practice will officially start at 4:30 p.m. However, parking will open up at 2:30 p.m., the plazas will open at 3 p.m. and the doors to the stadium will open at 3:30 p.m.

Parking at the stadium will be $10.

The team will be preparing to face the St. Louis Rams in their third preseason game and first home game of the season.

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