December 1, 1994 |
The Dallas Cowboys have a new first-string quarterback, a new second-string quarterback and a new third-string quarterback for Sunday's game against the Eagles. And not one of them is named Troy Aikman. The Cowboys' new starter is Rodney Peete, who had sprained his right thumb in a 31-7 victory Nov. 20 over Washington. He took snaps at yesterday's practice without screaming in agony, so coach Barry Switzer said afterward that Peete would start for the first time this season.
January 18, 2015
EAGLES running back LeSean McCoy, who suffered an apparently minor knee injury in the season finale against the Giants, will not participate in the Jan. 25 Pro Bowl in Arizona, an NFL source confirmed. Also, wideout Jeremy Maclin and long snapper Jon Dorenbos were added. Maclin, a third alternate, replaces Denver's Demaryius Thomas. Dorenbos was added as a "need" player by coach Jason Garrett. Eagles named earlier were guard Evan Mathis, tackle Jason Peters, linebacker Connor Barwin, center Jason Kelce and returner Darren Sproles.
August 8, 1994 |
Jeff Hostetler and Vince Evans threw first-half touchdown passes to lead the Los Angeles Raiders to a 27-19 preseason victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Star running back Emmitt Smith did not play, and wide receiver Michael Irvin did not dress for the Cowboys, who dropped to 1-1. Quarterback Troy Aikman was 3 for 4 for 45 yards and ran 6 yards for a touchdown for Dallas. Hostetler and Evans were each 4 for 8 in the first half, which ended with Los Angeles (2-0) holding a 20-9 lead.
December 13, 2012 |
DALLAS - Jason Garrett gave the Dallas Cowboys a day off after his players somehow pulled off a win in Cincinnati while reeling from a one-car accident that killed one teammate and landed another in jail. Many players showed up at team headquarters anyway and there was Josh Brent, the hulking defensive tackle who missed the trip after police say he was driving drunk and caused the wreck that killed practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown, his close friend and roommate. Brent was back with his teammates again Tuesday for a private memorial honoring Brown.
February 2, 2013
Former Eagle Cris Carter and New Jersey native Dave Robinson are among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2013. Their finalists will be evaluated by the 46-member board on Saturday, and the winners will be announced Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. on the NFL Network. Five modern-day nominees and two senior nominees can be inducted. The finalists, in alphabetical order are Larry Allen, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Carter, Curley Culp (senior)
May 29, 2015 |
THE COWBOYS are using drones to film their practice sessions from overhead. According to ESPN's Todd Archer, head coach Jason Garrett got the idea from SMU coach Chad Morris. "We pride ourselves on coaching and teaching our players as well as we can and film has been a big part of the game for a long time," Garrett said. "Typically you have an end-zone shot and a sideline shot. We use a lot of hand-held cameras on the ground . . . One of our coaches went down to SMU for their spring practices and saw they were using it. They liked the angle.
November 14, 2011 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Tony Romo is finally healthy, and now he's got a running game, too. Throw in an opportunistic defense and a kicker who hasn't missed since mid-September, and it's clear the Dallas Cowboys are headed in the right direction. Just ask the Buffalo Bills. Facing the best team he'll see for a month, Romo guided touchdown drives on his first four series, and Terence Newman returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown, sending the Cowboys cruising past the Bills, 44-7, on Sunday.
December 22, 2011 |
IRVING, Texas - While Dallas owner Jerry Jones is playing the fear factor as the Cowboys get to host the Eagles on Saturday, his coach and players are focused just on playing the game. Earlier this week, Jones said on a radio show that he was "scared" of the Eagles, who routed his team, 34-7, nearly 2 months ago at Lincoln Financial Field. "It's probably not my position to explain that," coach Jason Garrett said yesterday, when asked about Jones' remark. "I know that we as coaches and players are focused on getting ready to play our best on Saturday . . . We have great respect for their team.
September 19, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Tony Romo felt sick to his stomach. It hurt to breathe, let alone bark out the cadence in a hostile road stadium. Playing with the throbbing pain from a fractured rib, Romo rallied America's Team just as he promised he would. In a week when Romo vowed to play his best game, he delivered a gutsy comeback that looked so unlikely when he briefly came out before halftime and then returned to the locker room. Moments after the Cowboys (1-1) announced the quarterback was done for the day, there came No. 9 ready to take charge of the huddle once again.
December 27, 2013 |
JON KITNA COULD have stayed home and watched this weekend's Eagles-Cowboys game from the couch in his Tacoma, Wash., home. Instead, it looks as if he will be on the sideline backing up probable starter Kyle Orton on Sunday night. He also could have cashed his NFL paycheck and used it to add a game room to his family's house. Instead, Kitna, who last played in the NFL in 2011, will be donating the $53,000 salary he'll be pocketing this week to Lincoln High School in Tacoma, where he is a math teacher and has served as the head football coach for the last 2 years.