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Texans coach Wade Phillips taking medical leave

AP Photo HOUSTON — Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips says he will have surgery this week to address a kidney condition. Phillips said Wednesday that he will miss a week to 10 days. He would not specify the condition, but said it is not life threatening, is not cancer, and that doctors recommended that he […]

NFL COACHES CAROUSEL: Dallas Cowboys TE coach Wes Phillips joins Washington Redskins

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys have lost another coach. Tight ends coach Wes Phillips is heading to the Redskins after meeting with the club in Washington on Thursday. Club officials at Valley Ranch have confirmed Phillips is leaving. Phillips even changed his Facebook profile picture to a Washington Redskins logo. Phillips joined the Cowboys […]

PRYING EYES IN THE SKY: Communication tweaked in the Dallas Cowboys offense by Wade Wilson elevation

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For all the discussions regarding Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett’s move to relay the offensive plays to quarterback Tony Romo for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, it was all about improving communication and reiterating the value of quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson. This season when Bill Callahan took over the […]

COACHES ROSTER: Wes Phillips will coach tight ends; Pollack to assist with offensive line

The Dallas Cowboys announced today (Tuesday) that Wes Phillips will coach tight ends next season after spending the last two seasons as the offensive line assistant. Phillips, son of Houston Texans defensive coordinator and former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, has been with the Cowboys since 2007. The club also announced the hiring of Frank […]

COWBOYS CAMP COVERAGE: Dallas Cowboys opening press conference with Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones | 2014 NFL Training Camp Oxnard, California

Training Camp Opening Press Conference | 46:56 | Join Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones as they open up the 2014 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp from Oxnard, California. (Watch | Listen) RELATED: Brandon Weeden’s performance played role in Kyle Orton cut OXNARD, Calif. – The decision to waive Kyle Orton wasn’t exactly hard-hitting news as the […]

MEET MARINELLI’S MAULERS: Loss of DeMarcus Ware means relentless waves of Dallas Cowboys rushmen | 2014-2015 defensive trenches outlook | Seventeen DL-men remain | In-depth Analysis

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys report to Oxnard for training camp in a few days (July 22). Several questions center around Rod Marinelli’s 2014-2015 Dallas Cowboys 4-3 defense … including: Where will the pass rush come from after the notable personnel changes this offseason?

THE BOYS ARE BACK TO WORK: Your pro scouting report on America’s Team | 2014 Dallas Cowboys OTA’s 05-28 Recap

Here’s your scouting report on the 2014 Dallas Cowboys Day 1 and Day 2 OTA’s …

MEET YOUR NEWEST DALLAS COWBOYS: Scouting Reports on both new defensive linemen | McClain is a mountain | Mincey is versatile | Free Agents signed

Terrell McClain | Defensive Tackle, South Florida | Height/Weight: 6-2/291 Drafted: Third round, No. 65 overall, 2011 NFL Draft by Carolina Games Studied: 2013 Seattle, San Francisco, New England and Denver McClain lined up as a nose tackle in the Texans’ 3-4 defensive scheme last season, but I think he is a much better fit […]

DALLAS COWBOYS ROSTER 2014: Dallas Cowboys sign free-agents DT Terrell McClain | Veteran DE Jeremy Mincey

IRVING, Texas – Last year, the Dallas Cowboys picked up a former standout at South Florida who had yet to blossom as an NFL player. But by the end of the season, George Selvie was one of the team’s most consistent and productive players. Now, the Cowboys are trying their luck again with a similar […]

LOOKING FOR SOUTHERN COMFORT: Chips and dips instead of Super Bowl trips | The NFL’s fine line between success and failure

IRVING, Texas – Here is the downside of the needle on this record getting stuck … 8-8 … 8-8 … 8-8 … or having now gone four consecutive years without a playoff appearance; or 18 straight seasons without a Super Bowl appearance, five longer than the previous longest 13-year drought in franchise history, between the […]

COORDINATING THE COORDINATORS: With Scott Linehan hiring, the Dallas Cowboys have a proven play-caller more compatible with Jason Garrett’s offensive philosophy

The Dallas Cowboys apparently have hired a play-caller that Jason Garrett trusts. Sure, other teams hire general managers, who hire head coaches, who hire assistants. There’s usually not much intrigue. If they win, they stay. If they lose, they get fired. You don’t need an MBA to figure out the business model. Here, the GM […]

HEY HATERS, HOLD YOUR HORSES: Jason Garrett will be returning to coach the 2014-2015 Dallas Cowboys

IRVING, Texas – With the Dallas Cowboys fighting for their playoffs lives here in the final six-game stretch of the season, owner Jerry Jones didn’t make it sound like his head coach is actually fighting for his job. In fact, he has said that in the past and reiterated it again to reporters at today’s […]

COWBOYS RIVAL HEADLINE: With Jerry Jones running Cowboys, Dallas in for Doomsday | New York Daily News | Cowboys vs. Giants rivalry

The Boys Are Back editor comments: This is an example of the crap spread around by clueless so-called NFL experts. This homers point of view is complete with quotes and opinions from unnamed sources. It includes all of the standard talking points used by jealous and bias sports reporters jockeying for attention and headlines from […]

NO MORE SUSPENSE: Dallas Cowboys release injury plagued Jay Ratliff

IRVING, Texas– Jay Ratliff is no longer a member of the Dallas Cowboys. The team ended the year-long suspense for the defensive tackle today, by officially terminating the contract of Ratliff, placing him on the failed physical list from Reserve/PUP (Physically Unable to Perform). Ratliff has dealt with a groin injury since last year when […]

INDUCTEE’S INSIGHT: Bill Parcells says Dallas Cowboys are "lucky" to have Jerry Jones

In his 25 years as Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones has hired seven head coaches. One becomes a Hall of Famer next month. Bill Parcells spent four years with the Cowboys and still speaks fondly of Jones despite the differences they had, among them the signing of Terrell Owens. “He’s a straightforward, honest guy,” Parcells […]

RAVE REVIEWS: Former Cowboys DE Marcus Spears lands in Baltimore (Special Feature)

Marcus Spears wasn’t out of work for long. The defensive end, who was cut by the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, announced Friday on Twitter he is now a member of the Baltimore Ravens. The contract Spears finalized with the reigning Super Bowl champions, a two-year, $3.55 million deal, was reported by multiple outlets. Spears, 30, […]

DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER: It’s about execution, not who’s calling the plays

Jason Garrett might give up play-calling duties to Bill Callahan. Then, again, maybe he won’t. Both Garrett and Callahan spoke to the media this week, but it remains a mystery about who will actually call the plays for the 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys. Dallas tight end Jason Witten said it’s not about who calls the plays, […]

GRAMPA TWO DEFENSE: Explaining the Tampa 2 defensive strategy

The Tampa 2 is the defensive strategy popularized by (and thus named after) the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the mid 1990s-early 2000s. The Tampa 2 is typically employed out of a 4-3 defensive alignment, which consists of four linemen, three linebackers, two cornerbacks, and two safeties. The defense is similar to a Cover 2 defense, […]

STAFF WRITER REACTIONS: Termination of Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan

IRVING, Texas – For starters, I don’t think Rob Ryan deserved to lose his job. Sometimes we don’t always get what we deserve. That’s the harsh reality of life. And that’s the harsh reality of the business they call the NFL. I’m not sure about the old saying “nice guys finish last” but I’m pretty […]

PROS AND CONS: Norv Turner vs. Bill Callahan as Dallas Cowboys offensive play caller

Whether Jason Garrett likes it or not, someone else could be calling plays for the Cowboys next season. The Tim MacMahon Position – Norv Turner isn’t the solution: That’s perfectly logical, considering the Dallas Cowboys have been consistently mediocre as a scoring offense during Garrett’s tenure as the play-caller. The Cowboys ranked 15th in scoring […]

ELEVEN GAME REFLECTION: Is this as good as it’s going to get for the 2012-2013 Dallas Cowboys

IRVING, Texas – Some eight years ago we all received this Football 401 lecture from Professor Bill, at least giving some of us credit for having passed the lower level courses after all these years. During his four-year reign as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Bill Parcells’ teams would get off to 5-2, 3-4, […]

FEAR FACTOR: Jimmy Johnson believes Dallas Cowboys need more motivation

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson is raising questions about the atmosphere at Valley Ranch. Johnson called Valley Ranch a "country club" during an interview on the Dan Patrick Show. "All the players in this league think they’re self-motivated and that’s a bunch of bull because there are only a handful that are self-motivated," Johnson […]

GALLOWAY: Mike Holmgren ‘fits’ as head coach with Jerry Jones

One name: Mike Holmgren. I dedicate that one name to all of those who are now doubting (a.) Jason Garrett is the head coaching answer for the local football team, or (b.) who never thought Jason Garrett was the head coaching answer, or (c.) anyone still totally confused about Red J’s clock management malfunction in […]

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE WORST KIND: Jason Garrett is smart, so why don’t Cowboys play that way?

BALTIMORE — Safety Gerald Sensabaugh sat in his locker putting on his socks and said to himself, "Man, we are so close." That is what the Dallas Cowboys do so very well — close. They do so in the most stupefying, maddening fashion that can be authored. Not too far from the same neighborhood where […]