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COWBOYS VS. SAINTS GAMEDAY PRIMER: Jason Garrett press conference | Friday practice with Injury Update

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Jason Garrett: Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints road game (12:02)

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett speaks to the media from Valley Ranch as his team prepares for the last time before facing the New Orleans Saints. (Watch Video | Play Audio)

Garrett discussed:

  • Update on DT gameplan regarding Hatcher, Hayden, and other linemen
  • How the team prepares next man up when dealing with injuries
  • Thoughts on Everett Brown flexibility along the defensive line
  • How 4-3 linemen flex compared to traditional 3-4 scheme
  • Long term concern about Dez Bryant’s back issues
  • Difference in game planning for a high scoring opponent
  • What impacts DeMarcus Ware’s injuries in either the 3-4 or 4-3 scheme
  • Familiarity with Saints because of coaches former ties with Dallas Cowboys
  • Opinion on Saints draft pick Kenny Vaccaro – Safety
  • Bringing injured players to a road game to help coach; sideline presence
  • Weathering the Storm approach in hostile road games; adaption
  • Thoughts on Dwayne Harris this season
  • Need for the bye-week as compared to other seasons
  • This weeks contradictions about running the ball more and balance
  • How to view stats when comparing balance and wins

DALLAS COWBOYS INJURY AND PRACTICE UPDATE – FRIDAY

Name Position Injury Wed. Thu. Fri. Game Status
Austin, Miles WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP doubtful
Bryant, Dez WR Back DNP LP LP probable
Church, Barry S Hamstring FP FP FP probable
Claiborne, Morris CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Harris, Dwayne WR Hip FP FP FP probable
Hatcher, Jason DT Neck DNP DNP LP questionable
Hayden, Nick DT Ribs LP DNP LP probable
Holloman, DeVonte LB Neck DNP DNP DNP Out
McCray, Danny S Hip/Toe FP FP FP probable
Murray, DeMarco RB Knee FP FP FP probable
Selvie, George DE Shoulder LP LP LP probable
Ware, DeMarcus DE Thigh LP LP LP probable
Wilcox, J.J. S Knee DNP DNP DNP Out

 

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FORGET THE WON THAT GOT AWAY: Tony Romo compares winning Super Bowl to finding wife

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Hoisting the Lombardi Trophy would be the ultimate way for the Dallas Cowboys quarterback to stick it to his critics. The years of ridicule for Tony Romo not being able to win big games and choking in the clutch would all take a back seat to winning the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl title.

So how much does Tony Romo want to prove his critics wrong? Well, in an interesting way, Romo explained why it’s not as big of a deal to him as some might think.

During a Wednesday interview on Showtime’s Inside the NFL, Romo told Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth that winning a Super Bowl would be like finding his wife.

“Let’s say, you like this girl in college right when you first got there,” Romo began to explain. “I can remember high school, and it didn’t work out. She liked some other guy. And then you’re upset and you’re like, I can’t wait to one day be walking with my wife or girlfriend and just come up and show her, ‘Hey, good to see you. Yeah, this is my wife right here.’ And you just keep walking by.

“But invariably what I found, though, is when you get that great wife that I was lucky enough to find, you really don’t care to go back and show her off. You kind of won. You don’t need to kick people in any way. You just when you get there, you don’t really care about what everybody said along the way.”

In regards to not having the postseason success up to this point in his career, Tony Romo said he understands the criticism. The 33-year-old says quarterbacks should be judged by winning championships.

“I really wouldn’t want it any other way,” Romo said. “Granted, we haven’t won a championship yet. But I’ll tell you I wouldn’t want it to be judged by other things because I put that much emphasis and onus on that specific goal.

“It’s a great, great rewarding thing to have if you’re able to accomplish that. It’s what makes you tick, wake up, work your butt off and keep going after it over and over again. I just don’t think it’d be so special if it was so easy or if it didn’t require some sacrifice and some struggle.

“I think that’s a beautiful thing if you’re able to reach that pinnacle. I look forward to that. And it’s part of the reason you do everything possible in your career to make that happen.”

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