I will be the first to admit that I jumped onto the Romo bandwagon in his first season as a starter. I like the guy a lot but this season has made my skin a little thick. The game against the Steelers pretty much drove the nail in deeper. Now after a day to reflect on the loss I have come to the conclusion that unless Romo has some kind of miracle turn around in these next few games and finally shows some of the spark that was what we were getting used too, something has to change. I am not saying replace the guy, I am saying find out things that he can consistently do well and use those to the teams advantage. I don't know what kind of role Romo has in the play calling, if any, but the plays that have been called in the past few games seem to be out of his league.
It is like Garrett is putting all the weight on Romo and expecting the Brett Favre-ish, pull something out of your ass kind of plays. Is Romo in a slump? Is Jessica giving him blue balls before the game? Who knows? But in order to get over a slump, or as they say in body building a "plateau", you have to change things up. You cannot continue to put the game in his hands and have him shit on you and give the game away. This team has plenty of talent to win, plain and simple. You can't tell me the Steelers were a more talented team. I mean for real Tashard Choice abused the so-called "best defense in the league", HEY STEELERS FANS HE IS A ROOKIE. Anyway, T.O. is now 35 years old, you have to wonder how much longer does he have in this league? The upcoming game against the G-men is a big game for this team. If you win you gain some momentum to make a playoff run (past the first round), or if you lose and you might as well be making your reservations in Cabo for Super Bowl Sunday. Honestly I am sick of seeing this team fail. Actually more like I am sick of seeing the offense fail. Oh ya and F*** You Jason Garrett.
With that said the Giants are coming off a loss to the Iggles. Please God tell me if the Iggles can beat the Defending Super Bowl Champs the Cowboys have to get a win next Sunday. You know how much I hate Elisha and how much it chapped my ass for them to beat the Boys and go on to beat the undefeated Pats last year. I am sure many of you share my feelings on this topic. Hopefully the defense comes out fired up again and plants Elisha right on her ass where she belongs.
Is anyone else as pissed as I am on this horrible Monday?
REPORT: Cowboys DL David Irving’s Accuser Retracts Claims Of Domestic Violence
After what was a rather crazy day which resulted in reports the Frisco Police Department were investigating Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving for domestic violence, the accuser has now retracted her claims.
This retraction comes after the mentioned reports of domestic violence claims against David Irving earlier in the day. Irving was neither arrested nor charged for the incidents, though two separate allegations were made.
BREAKING @FriscoPD confirms allegations made against Cowboys player David Irving were reported on April 22nd. At two separate times: 5pm & 10pm. Allegations made by girlfriend @wfaa
Irving has claimed through his own social media account that his accuser is an ex-girlfriend looking for retaliation over a breakup. Irving has already said he has changed the locks on his house in attempt to change behavior moving forward.
Whether or not Irving abused his reported ex-girlfriend is not for me to say, but it will be interesting to see how Roger Goodell handles the matter after she retracted her claims later in the day. As we know very well, the NFL can claim violation of the personal conduct policy even if the justice system pursues no charges.
And the results of both the Frisco PD's investigation and that of the league office will be intriguing over the coming weeks and months.
REPORT: Cowboys DE/DT David Irving Suspected of Domestic Violence
[4/24/18 UPDATE: Irving's accuser has since recanted with police. However, the NFL could still investigate under their domestic violence policy.]
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving is under investigation by Frisco, TX police for charges of domestic violence, according to a report by Jobin Panicker of WFAA-ABC in Dallas.
The following was tweeted from Panicker's account not long ago:
BREAKING @FriscoPD confirms it is investigating serious allegations against Cowboys player David Irving. No arrests. Assault-Bodily Injury, Unlawful Restraint, & Assault-Impeding Breath and Circulation @wfaa
The veracity of the accusations are certainly not ours to judge, but other recent events on Irving's social suggest he is in the middle of a breakup with his girlfriend. Posts early this morning on his Twitter account appeared to be from an unauthorized user, and David later posted on both Twitter and Instagram that someone had hacked him.
Furthermore, Irving shared that he was already taking steps due to the volatile situation.
@DCBlueStar Changed the locks yesterday
While personal lives should stay that way, Cowboys fans are understandably concerned after what happened last year with Ezekiel Elliott. As we saw then, Roger Goodell's "justice" system allows for just an accusation to lead to a suspension. There is no burden of proof on the accuser.
And as in that case, even if the police dismiss the allegation, the NFL can still pursue the matter under the personal conduct and domestic violence policies.
It would be nice to just say "let the process play out," but the NFL commissioner doesn't hold himself to that standard. Therefore, we have to report this as it could mean consequences for David Irving and the Dallas Cowboys no matter how legitimate the claims are.
Jaylon Smith Practicing Without AFO Brace
A lot of the talk circling the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL Draft is the need for the Cowboys to draft a linebacker as insurance to Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith's injury issues.
One of the questions, Sean Lee, will always be a question. When he's on the field, he's as good a linebacker as there is in the NFL. In 2016, he finally got in a near full season and rewarded the Dallas Cowboys with an All-Pro season that led the team to the playoffs. Talent has never been the issue with Lee. Keeping him on the field has been.
Jaylon Smith's question isn't his health as much as it is his recovery. The surgery to repair his ACL and MCL that he suffered at the end of his final season at Notre Dame was considered a success. There was a caveat, however, that there was no telling how much functionality would return because of the massive nerve injury that occurred.
Last year, Jaylon Smith actually played football games. No small step. In some games he made some plays and in other games, it was clear that he was still struggling with changing directions and running with receivers and running backs in coverage.
Time is Jaylon's biggest ally and another offseason removed from his injury should only help him get stronger and more confident in his recovering knee.
Jaylon provided a great look at his training regimen on the first day of team workouts and if you look closely, you'll see with a Clear Eye View that Jaylon Smith isn't wearing a brace, tape, or any other kind of support. On his knee or foot.
Focused vision, Determined belief, Earned dreams. #ClearEyeView
Remember that even after Jaylon was playing and practicing without a knee brace, he was still requiring an AFO brace to help with his foot drop.
Oh, how much one offseason can change things.
Mike Fisher, now of 247Sports.com, quoted Smith as saying, "I have more power and more flexibility now. And the dropfoot (issue) is fading. Absolutely!'' over on Scout.com, and there was this:
"As our colleague Bryan Broaddus has previously noted, it does seem that some of the testing is behind him, that the nerve is regenerating, that the repaired knee is stronger than ever and that more improvement is ahead of him. Smith's 6-2, 245-pound body is about as sculpted as is imaginable. His mind is sculpted, too, the result of his faith and his intellect and his personality and more. He suggests now that more improvement is inevitable, and that includes the medical improvement that is now, to him, simply "a matter of timing.'''
Mike Fisher - 105.3 The Fan and 247Sports.com
There is still a lot of hope around The Star and Cowboys Nation that Jaylon Smith can return to the All-American form that was projecting him as a top-five talent in the 2016 NFL Draft. If he's healthy and moving with better lateral movement and agility than he was in 2017, that's a huge step forward for Jaylon Smith and the Dallas Cowboys.
The progression of his knee and his confidence in said knee is going to be a huge determining factor in Dallas' plans to draft a linebacker. If they feel confident that he will be a more functional linebacker in 2018 than he was in 2017, then perhaps they could wait until day two or three to address the linebacker position.
We can't fully know their intentions as we get closer to draft day. How they address the linebacker position in the 2018 NFL Draft could give us an excellent indication of how they feel about Jaylon Smith's progression.
What we do know is that Jaylon Smith will never give up working toward being an elite middle linebacker. Let's hope he can realize his dreams. Everyone will be better for it.
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