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Jerry Jones: “No More Concerns” About Romo Injury

Jess Haynie

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On a Dallas radio show yesterday, Jerry Jones dropped a big update on the health of Tony Romo. Though he never used the word “healed,” as some outlets are reporting, he certainly danced around it.

As is typical when Jerry speaks, you have to read between the lines. Here’s the first statement:

“The result was just as we expected, and he can really – I’ll put it like this, he has no more concern about this injury that has sidelineD him this year.”

That comment alone doesn’t necessarily mean that Romo has fully healed. “No more concern” can simply mean that his progress has reached the point that there is no reason to think he will have a regression.

The second comment:

“I would remind us the doctors have said, once healed, this injury will have no going forward impact on his ability to play football. It should be as strong or stronger than it was before the injury.”

“Once healed” isn’t the same as “healed,” clearly. But the fact that Jerry is even going down that road on a radio show indicates that Romo’s ability to return to the field is rapidly approaching.

A little later in the interview, Jerry said that Dak Prescott‘s play has been a “luxury” that has afforded Dallas the ability to let Tony take full precautions with his health. He said that they can “pick our spots” when it comes to Romo’s return.

So, looking ahead at the schedule, what spots make sense?

  • WK 6 – @ Green Bay Packers
  • WK 7 – BYE
  • WK 8 – Philadelphia Eagles
  • WK 9 – @ Cleveland Browns
  • WK 10 – @ Pittsburgh Steelers
  • WK 11 – Baltimore Ravens
  • WK 12 – Washington Redskins

It’s only Wednesday, so we can’t completely dismiss the idea that Romo might return to action this Sunday in Green Bay. If Dallas truly feels that he’s the best option at quarterback, then going to Lambeau to face Aaron Rodgers is the kind of game you want Tony Romo back for.

Cowboys Headlines - Cowboys Rookie Report: Prescott Wins, Elliott WiltsOn the whole, Romo returning this week seems highly unlikely. Not only would it rush him back to action two weeks before projection, but it would bring a sudden halt to the Dak Prescott Show and the momentum and consistency that comes with it. It would put Tony under tremendous pressure in the Cowboys toughest game so far this season.

Dallas’ Week 8 game against the rival Eagles has been the projected date for Romo’s return for a while. Not only is it an opponent that Romo knows very well, but it comes after the team’s bye week. That extra week for Romo to practice with the first-team offense could be vital to immediate success in games.

That said, many will no doubt be clamoring for a showdown between Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz. If not for Ezekiel Elliott, it would be a two-horse race right now between Prescott and Wentz for Offensive Rookie of the Year. You know the Cowboys would love to send a shot across the bow of Philadelphia, and let Prescott go out in style, by winning the matchup of future franchise QBs.

The following is the start of a two-game road trip against AFC North teams. We just saw Tom Brady make his debut against the Cleveland Browns and rack up over 400 yards and three touchdowns. Rather than a tough battle against the Packers or Eagles, would it make more sense to give Tony Romo the same soft re-entry?

Cowboys Blog - Tony Romo: The Truth About DecemberThe debate about whether or not Romo should even get his job back is already raging through Cowboys Nation and will certainly intensify if Prescott gets the win in Green Bay. I will be diving into that topic hard during the bye week.

For now, though, all signs point to Tony Romo returning to duty sometime very soon. As Jerry said, the Cowboys can pick their spot as long as Dak Prescott continues to play at his current level.

That spot may be right around the corner.

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2 Comments
  • Jay

    Week 8 sounds best, even though the rookie matchup is very intriguing.

    • http://www.PigskinHub.com/ Jess Haynie

      I know, right? I would love to see Dak vs. Wentz, but I can understand the need to go ahead and get Romo going again after the bye week. If he’s ready to go then it’s hard to justify sitting him again just for a good storyline.

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Orlando Scandrick Talks Cowboys’ Disappointing Season on FOX Sports

Mauricio Rodriguez

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For better or worse, the Cowboys don’t even need to play football to be all over national TV. I guess it’s just part of being the one and only America’s Team. For the second consecutive week, Fox Sports had a Dallas Cowboys’ player on set for Fox’s “Undisputed.”

Just a week ago, Brice Butler made waves with some controversial comments that failed to make him look like a “great teammate.”

This time, Fox’s guest was Cowboys’ Cornerback Orlando Scandrick. Unlike Butler, I really think we should give Scandrick credit for being a very good teammate, and acting like one on his TV appearance.

Throughout the segment, it feels as if Orlando is being tricked into saying something against his teammates. Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe start bashing on Dez Bryant‘s performance and the fact that he should be replaced.

Of course, this is the kind of stuff fans in Cowboys Nation are thinking about. Heck, I really wouldn’t even mind if Dez isn’t wearing a star next season. However, I really disliked Butler’s comments when asked if he would’ve done a better job if given the same opportunities as Dez.

Scandrick’s responses were awesome though. When asked if he would defend Dez, he didn’t even hesitate.

“I don’t think he’s lost any confidence. He’s one of the most confident players I’ve ever been around. I think it can all be fixed. I think he just needs to get back to work and get back to the basics.” – Orlando Scandrick on Dez Bryant.

Scandrick also answered questions about what went wrong with the Cowboys this season by pointing out the fact they lost one of their best players because of a suspension, and some injuries. But he also said what’s been in our minds for a long time. When asked what was the biggest reason they struggled, he said some painful, yet truthful words: “We played some bad football against some very good teams.”

Later, he was asked about how Sean Lee’s absence affected the defense, he insisted they didn’t step up. At the end of the day, the NFL is a league in which you can’t be that dependent on a single player.

Sean Lee is an awesome player, but I think we’d all like to see this defense be a little less dependent on him.

Scandrick even had to defend Dak Prescott.

Dak was highly criticized after a sophomore season in which he struggled, alongside the entire team. But in the words of Orlando, we should “give him time.” Dak had a lot on his plate, but he made a lot of progress for the Cowboys.

You can listen to the entire interview here.

Orlando Scandrick’s time in Dallas may be coming to an end, especially with young guys like Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis taking over. He’s signed through 2019, so who knows; maybe we see him wearing the star for a bit longer.

“It’s always a possibility.” – Orlando Scandrick on potentially not returning to Dallas next season.

Even still, it’s nice to see him support his football team and his friends on a show which featured a non-starting Cowboys’ wide receiver taking shots against his team. Orlando Scandrick deserves an applause.

Tell me what you think about “Orlando Scandrick Talks Cowboys’ Disappointing Season on FOX Sports” in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!

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WR Brice Butler Makes Waves With Controversial Comments

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Heading into this 2018 offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have to answer some critical questions about their wide receiver corps.

  • Is Dez Bryant still worthy of being labeled/targeted as a number one receiver?
  • Is Ryan Switzer ready to dethrone Cole Beasley as the team’s starting slot receiver?
  • What in the world do you do with Terrance Williams?
  • And, lastly, do you bring back last year’s WR4 Brice Butler?

Well, it appears that final question answered itself earlier this week.

Free agent wide out Brice Butler took to Fox Sports to voice his opinions on his future with the Cowboys, stating that if he isn’t going to be a starter, he isn’t going to come back at all.

“I think in this league, when you think about the business aspect, you’ve got to follow the money trail… Both of our starters made money. Terrance [Williams] just got paid last year. So there were times where I was like, ‘I’m making plays, aren’t we trying to win games? Why am I not on the field?’ But that’s the only thing that I can really think of.” -Brice Butler

Butler also made waves with a comment on Fox’s Undisputed, claiming that if given the same chances as Dez Bryant, he would have been more productive than Bryant was this season.

I am totally for a player getting the money he feels he deserves, and I wasn’t really “for” the Cowboys bringing back Butler anyway, but he probably sealed his fate In Dallas with his comments. This is the same team that cut Lucky Whitehead last offseason to send a message, and has tried to “clean up” their locker room with the “right kind of guys” lately, so it’d be hard to imagine them re-signing Butler now.

Even though I don’t think it’s that outlandish of a comment for him to make. I mean, why shouldn’t he want an opportunity to start somewhere? Unfortunately for Butler, I doubt that opportunity is in Dallas.

Plus, we all thought Butler should’ve gotten more chances during his time here, dating back to the disastrous season in 2015. And when he did get chances, Butler showed flashes of how valuable he can be.

Still, I think the Cowboys should draft a wide out to be their much-needed Z receiver, and signing Butler would just add to the log jam of pretty mediocre players at the position already.

Could Brice Butler have been more productive than Bryant? I guess we’ll never know. But it’s astounding how this rather average football team cannot help but make the news each and every day.

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Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single

Mauricio Rodriguez

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During an offseason filled with concerns for Cowboys Nation, Cole Beasley sure helped fans take their minds off coaching changes, free agency and draft prospects for a moment. Bease took Twitter by storm when he tweeted a link to his first single as a rapper… yes, you read that right.

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“ColdNation Records” is the name of the company Beasley created alongside music producer Victor Clark, to release his first single. You can listen to “80 Stings” on iTunes, Spotify and just about every digital store, as the tweet above mentions.

I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know what to expect. But when I turned the volume up and played the song for the first time, I was surprised. It’s awesome.

When Beasley caught that football behind his helmet versus the Giants back in week 1, I thought “man, that’s it. Beasley can’t surprise me anymore.” Well, he proved me wrong.

“80 Stings” isn’t only performed by him, but also written by him.

It turns out Cole Beasley has been writing since he was in college. And if you already listened to the single, you know he’s awesome at composing, and his flow is actually very quick.

The whole song is pretty entertaining, but it does have some verses that stick out more than others. We all know Beasley has been an underdog his entire football career, so it comes as no surprise that he introduces himself as “Mr. Slept On”, for instance.

Throughout the song, the 28-year-old receiver shouts out his wife and his children (and the fact he’s saving money for when they go to college, something we had already seen him proudly mentioning on Twitter.)

Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott both got their own name-drops on Beasley’s “80 Stings”, too.

“But Sunday, Jerry’s boss now,

I’m a dog when Dak get the ball out,

Pull the sauce out…”

– Cole Beasley on his first single, “80 Stings”

The rest of the album, according to “Killa Beasley”, will be released this Spring.

Cole Beasley insisted this is just a passion and that in no way will it affect his football career. So, really… don’t worry about it. Just enjoy this awesome thing he decided to share with his fans.

This time of the season can be sort of stressing for Cowboys Nation. A lot of changes in the coaching staff that may not be the desired ones, a lot of players Dallas needs to bring back, and just the aftermath of a disappointing 9-7 season.

It’s nice to have something like this to talk about, for a few days at least.

From all of Cowboys Nation, congratulations on this achievement, Mr. Slept On!

Tell me what you think about “Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single” in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!

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