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Rams hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator

Jan 24, 2013

Well, it may have taken a little longer than five minutes, but it certainly didn’t take long for recently fired Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to find work. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that the St. Louis Rams have hired Ryan to be their defensive coordinator, a little over two weeks after his release as part of a sweep of changes in Dallas. Ryan will take over a promising young Rams defense. Last season, St. Louis finished 14th in scoring defense (21.8 points per game) and total defense (342.6 yards per game) and led the entire league with 52 sacks. Ryan…

Former Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli headed to Cowboys as defensive line coach

Jan 19, 2013

It was only a matter of time. Following the Chicago Bears hiring of Marc Trestman as their new head coach, the job status of Rod Marinelli as the team’s defensive coordinator became even murkier than it was after the firing of Lovie Smith. But now, it’s official — Marinelli has left Chicago for the big stadium up in the sky, better known as Jerry Jones’ palace in Dallas, to become the Cowboys defensive line coach under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Why is this a great move for Dallas? Well, for one, Kiffin and Marinelli have prior experience working with…

Jason Garrett did enough this season to warrant a return as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in 2013

Dec 31, 2012

Now that the season is over for the Dallas Cowboys, following a loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday night football, speculation surrounding the job status of head coach Jason Garrett could hit an all-time high. The Cowboys are 21-19 under Garrett’s direction, with no postseason appearances. One thing team owner/general manager Jerry Jones will not stand for is not making the playoffs. But Jones has repeatedly backed Garrett throughout the season, despite losing four of five early on. Following the skid, Garrett was able to rally his team to a 5-3 record down the stretch, which was what put…

Saints, Sean Payton agree to five-year contract extension

Dec 28, 2012

Sorry Dallas fans, as it turn out, suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is headed right back to the Big Easy. According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports and NFL Network, Payton, who was suspended for the entire 2012 season for his part in the Saints’ bounty program, has agreed to a  five-year contract extension to remain in New Orleans. Payton had previously stated that he would be willing to keep his options open if he was unable to reach a new deal with the Saints. One rumor linked Payton to the Dallas Cowboys, where owner Jerry Jones has continued…

Cowboys Dez Bryant may require season-ending surgery

Dec 11, 2012

Cowboys’ receiver Dez Bryant played a pivotal role in Dallas’ exciting comeback win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately, Bryant may be playing the role of spectator for the remainder of the 2012 season. The third-year wideout hauled in a touchdown pass from quarterback Tony Romo to pull the Cowboys within two points with 6:44 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys would go on to win 20-19 on a last-second Dan Bailey field goal. Before the key scoring grab, however, Bryant suffered an apparent finger injury, which may be much more serious than initially thought. According to NFL.com‘s Ian Rapoport, the finger injury may…

Cowboys, in a tale of two halves, grind out tough overtime victory against the Browns, 23-20

Nov 18, 2012

This game is a textbook example of why NFL coaches constantly stress the importance of finishing and playing a full ’60 minutes of football’. When the lowly Cleveland Browns (though that adjective may be a little misleading considering how many close games they’ve been a part of) took the field to take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, it proved to be a tale of two halves, halves that couldn’t have been more different. The first half was dominated by the Browns on both sides of the ball. Running back Trent Richardson (28 carries for 95 yards) and the “big…

Joe Haden to be game-time decision against Cowboys

Nov 16, 2012

Sunday could wind up being another long afternoon for the Cleveland Browns 22nd ranked pass defense, especially if star cornerback Joe Haden is forced to miss his fifth game of the 2012 season. Haden, who already missed four games due to suspension for Adderall use, has not practiced since suffering an oblique strain on Wednesday. However, he will travel to Dallas and will be a game-time decision against the Cowboys. “He’ll be a game-time decision,” Head coach Pat Shurmur said, via the Akron Beacon-Journal “I think we listed it as an oblique strain. It’s something that can happen with a very…

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray to miss fourth straight game against Eagles

Nov 10, 2012

During last week’s 28-13 loss, the Philadelphia Eagles couldn’t find a way to corral the New Orleans Saints, in large part because of the Saints’ effective rushing attack. The Eagles might not have such a hard time this week against the Cowboys, who, for the fourth consecutive week, appear to be short-handed at the running back position. According to ESPN Dallas, running back DeMarco Murray, who suffered a foot injury during Dallas’ Week 6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, has been ruled out for the fourth straight game. The Cowboys had been hopeful that Murray could return this week against the…

Jerry Jones would never fire himself as general manager, despite saying he would fire himself

Nov 6, 2012

Jerry Jones is one of the better owners in the NFL, but he is far from being in the top anything when it comes to being general manager. Jones told Bob Costas of NBC Sports that he would fire any GM that had a track record like his. As you may know, Jones has been the GM of the Cowboys since purchasing the team in 1989. But don’t get too excited Cowboys fans, because Jones has already gone back on his statement to Costas. “We are not structured that way,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We didn’t structure it that way…

Sean Payton a potential Cowboys candidate in 2013? Not so fast

Nov 4, 2012

Thanks to a league-imposed suspension, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton hasn’t been with his team this season. Thanks to the league, he might not be around next season, either. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi has confirmed that Payton’s contract with the Saints beyond 2012 has been voided by the league, because of concerns about its language. This would effectively make Payton a coaching free agent after 2012, which has already led to speculation that the Super Bowl-winning head coach could be headed to a team like the Dallas Cowboys, where current head coach Jason Garrett‘s future is cloudy at best….