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Receivers Attempting A Hostile Takeover

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Just three days before the biggest game of the year for the Cowboys and all hell is breaking loose. Ed Werder of ESPN broke the story yesterday that the receiving corps (Led by T.O.) of the Dallas Cowboys are not happy with their lack of being involved in the offense. Terrell Owens, Roy Williams (the good one), and Patrick Crayton apparently sought out a meeting with O.C. Jason Garrett to discuss their issues, and apparently intentionally left out Tony Romo and Jason Witten from the meeting. Follow me after the break as I try to break down this situation and determine what is actually happening…

Now ESPN and every other national media type will turn this situation into a full blown circus! I have tried to always look at situations from both perspectives, so this one is no different. First of all Terrell Owens has always had a knack for being a fire starter so I am sure he has had a lot to do with this situation, but I am not so sure that he and his comrades are not onto something here. No I do not believe that Tony Romo and Jason Witten are holding secret meetings in order to decide how many times Terrell will or will not get the ball. Nor do I believe that Tony is not looking Terrell’s way simply because Witten is his BFF! I spoke about this in an earlier post after the Steelers game, in that post I spoke about how I thought Romo was deciding where he was going with the ball before the ball is snapped. If this is the case then I can understand the frustration of this receiving corps! With that said the way this situation has been handled by these guys has been awful no doubt. This matter should have been taken care of internally, there was no reason for any of these guys to be airing their differences in the press, especially at this point of the season!

So where do we go from here? Well the coaching staff has its work cut out, they must establish a common ground between Tony, T.O. and the rest of the gang. We are about to find out what kind of leaders this team has. Right now is the time for guys like Zach Thomas, Bradie James,Flozell Adams and company to step up and get this teams focus away from personal issues and on the task at hand. The Cowboys cannot depend on help from other teams to get them in the playoffs. At the present moment they control their own destiny, only a win this weekend will keep that going.

This issue could be solved quickly if two things happen. First Tony goes back and looks at some of last years film and sees how the offense should run. Two T.O. shuts his mouth and makes the best of what opportunities he gets (i.e.Run out your routes,and catch the balls thrown to you). Only time will tell if they can get this all fixed, we can only hope that time comes quickly.

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9 Comments
  • Pierce34

    This is just a poor attempt of the media trying to say that the Cowboys locker room is a full blown soap opera. Word on the street is that Elisha held a secret meeting with Toomer to get him more involved in the offense instead of Plax. Oh wait Plax shot himself in the leg. Damn

  • Mike D

    Another December and another Cowgirl Meltdown..Love it
    Pierce34- dont worry about Plax, he’s home chillin with his Superbowl ring, laughing his ass off at the latest installation of the Tony Chokmo Show LOL!

  • Mike D

    How much would it suck to have the New York Football Giants come in to your house and end your Season AGAIN? Better not let it happen, old Jerruh’s surgicaly stretched face might pop right off..And I’d hate to see TO up at the Podium crying like a bitch again…

  • bags030404

    If you guys really believe that Dallas is going to lay down against the New York “we like to shoot ourselves” Giants, You are freakin crazy!

  • Pierce34

    Too bad his Super Bowl ring isn’t worth shit in prison, where he belongs. Actually he could probably pawn it off for some extra shower time with his cell mate named Tyrone.

  • Mike D

    Plax wont spend a day in Prison. Actually I heard a rumor that as soon as he was arrrested old Jerruh was on the phone trying to trade for him. He wanted Someone to add to the collection of felons and Thugs he’s assembled down their in Dallas. The only problem is that unlike that bunch of Losers Plax actually steps up big in the post Season and doesnt choke like Homo and The Cowgirls do every year!
    But Dont worry, Michael Vick will be out of prison soon and will be running the Dallas Offense in 09!

  • bags030404

    Yes most athletes don’t spend time in prison! Even ones who commit murder, the fact remains the Giants are as well known for having a team full of shady characters just as much as Dallas. And if their is a “Homo” playing in today’s game it would most definitely be Elisha! Oh and I guess we will see how well “Plax” steps up in the playoffs this year! Maybe he will be their for your Madden Team! You Giants fans are the most retarded fans none of you wants to talk football, you all want to talk about everything but football. Give me a real reason that you think your team will win! That is probably to difficult a task for your seventh grade mentality!

  • Pierce34

    The real reason Giants fans think that the Giants will win is because Elisha is a superbowl MVP! DUH!!!! Thats about as in depth as they are willing to go because they don’t want to be embarrassed when they look like an idiot. Grow some balls and please stop with the ohhh so original nicknames for Romo….ya we get it his name sounds similar to homo thats so freaking funny.

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Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach

Sean Martin

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Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach

After hiring Paul Alexander to fill their vacant OL coaching position, the Dallas Cowboys are continuing to retool their offensive staff below Scott Linehan. Sanjay Lal has been hired to coach the Cowboys’ wide receivers, replacing Derek Dooley.

Lal has experience as a WR coach with four different teams, dating back to 2009 with the Oakland Raiders. He was promoted up to this position after serving as the Raiders’ quality control coach from 2007-08.

David Moore on Twitter

Sources: Cowboys have reached an agreement with Sanjay Lal to become the team’s WR coach. Lal was with Indianapolis last season and replaces Derek Dooley on the staff.

Most recently, Sanjay Lal coached the receivers for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. He has also been with the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

In this interview with the Colts, Lal mentions being very detail-oriented with a focus on the technical aspects of playing receiver.

Lal beats out former Cowboys WR Miles Austin for this position, earning the right to lead a room of receivers in desperate need of fresh talent. In an offseason that’s been about finding fresh ideas with the coaching staff so far though, the Cowboys have a new voice on offense.

Tell us what you think about “Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Cowboys Losing Linebackers Coach Matt Eberflus to Colts

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Matt Eberflus, Sean Lee

Multiple sources are reporting Matt Eberflus — who has been the linebackers coach and passing game coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys — will leave to join the Indianapolis Colts as the new defensive coordinator. Eberflus has been with Dallas since 2011, having joined Rob Ryan’s staff when Ryan become the coordinator for the Cowboys’ defense.

He has been the linebackers coach during his entire Dallas tenure and was also named passing game coordinator in 2016.

Tom Pelissero on Twitter

With Josh McDaniels ticketed for the #Colts, former #Cowboys assistant Matt Eberflus is expected to come along as defensive coordinator, I’m told. Lot of parts falling in place now.

If not the Colts, some thought Matt Eberflus might end up replacing Matt Patricia as the defensive coordinator in New England. Either way, it does not appear Dallas could have kept him around while Rod Marinelli remains in his current position.

Eberflus’ work in Dallas speaks for itself, and primarily through LB Sean Lee.

He has been Lee’s position coach for all but his rookie season, and in that time Lee has been one of the top defensive players in all of football.

Beyond Lee, Eberflus has also been able to get quality play out of mid-round picks like Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson. We also saw Jaylon Smith make significant progress this season.

Given Matt Eberflus has never worked with Josh McDaniels before, the fact he was on the Colts’ radar says a lot.

Make no mistake; the Cowboys lost a good one here.

Don’t panic, however. Coach Marinelli has cast a very wide net during his time in the NFL and there are a lot of potential guys, some with plenty of experience, that Dallas might look to.

It’s entirely possible that Eberflus’ replacement will be someone who Marinelli spends 2018 grooming to take over as the defensive coordinator.

Still, of all the coaching changes so far for Dallas, this one hurts most.

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Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander

Kevin Brady

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Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander

Thus far the 2018 offseason has brought a plethora of change to the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Now it is being reported the Cowboys have hired a brand new offensive line coach, former Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Line Coach Paul Alexander.

Alex Marvez on Twitter

Source tells @sportingnews that Paul Alexander hired as new @dallascowboys offensive line coach

Alexander coached with the Bengals for over 20 years, and replaces the same man in Dallas who replaces him in Cincinnati, Frank Pollack. Alexander has also been the Bengals assistant head coach since 2003.

The Cowboys recently lost an assistant head coach when Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia left for Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders.

Per usual, the hire has been met with mixed reactions from Cowboys Nation.

Joey Ickes on Twitter

Since 2003, CIN has had only one season where they finished top-10 in Yards per attempt on the ground… They’ve been bottom-5 in the league 5 times in that span… That’s the OL Coach DAL just hired.

The hiring of an offensive line coach who’s rushing attack finished bottom five in the league in rushing yards per attempt five times since 2003 doesn’t look too great on paper. He will also teach with different techniques and styles than previous Cowboys OL coaches, which could potentially set back the offensive line early in the season.

Plus, respected Bengals’ writer Joe Goodberry did not exactly love the hire for the Cowboys.

Goodberry on Twitter

Pretty bad https://t.co/fysjZqCQ6l

Regardless, this is still a very talented offensive line and one which should lead an effective ground attack based on their talent alone. 2017 proved further that coaching matters a lot in the NFL however, and the wrong hire could set back even the most talented of units.

We will just have to wait and see how this 2018 season ends up playing out.

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