Comments for Dallas Cowboys Nation http://dallascowboysnation.com Dallas Cowboys News & Analysis Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:17:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on Training Camp, Day 4: The Bug has Returned for Dallas by bleatherman2011 http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/training-camp-day-4-bug-back/#comment-19677 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:17:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10437#comment-19677 This was by far the most creative, witty, and down right funniest article I ever read. How no comments are here yet is beyond me. The Arthur of this piece is pure genius I tell you. GENIUS !!!!

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Comment on Dallas Badly Needs Kyle Wilber to Emerge by bleatherman2011 http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/dallas-badly-needs-kyle-wilber-emerge/#comment-19676 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:47:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10207#comment-19676 Another great write up E. Unless he is sever bipolar, it looks as if McClain has possibly grown up some. If he has, and we can get him caught up with the D. We have a steal my friend, and one very intriguing problem going into next season at MLB with Lee and McClain. (future write up for someone)
But to the strongside linebacker position. In my opinion, you cant keep Holloman off the field. He is always around the ball. I heard it was second or third day of tc and he was playing MLB and picked off a Romo pass. I don’t care where he play’s he just needs to be on the field. He played extremely well for a rookie last season that never played MLB before.

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Comment on Training Camp, Day 3: Mo Claiborne Steps it Up by Christopher Mak http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/training-camp-day-3-mo-claiborne-steps/#comment-19675 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:10:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10412#comment-19675 Paul, those are valid points and I agree with you. I just don’t want to get my hopes up from one practice session. Let’s see how this translates and hope that this attitude does spread. I think it will and can’t wait for the 49ers game. I would love to swallow that Niners offense and let Romo and crew score in bunches. You guys got me pumped.

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Comment on Stephen Jones: “There will be a bigger commitment to running it” by bleatherman2011 http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/stephen-jones-bigger-commitment-running/#comment-19674 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10336#comment-19674 Thank you for the thoughtful post. I understand what you’re saying about wanting to keep the defense off the field by running. And it makes sense, but the thing is, last season it didn’t matter because they were so awful. Playing with guys who might be in someone’s training camp now, but would never make a team and play meaning full minutes. And that’s what I’m saying about having to lean on TR so much, they had to keep up in the game. EXCEPT the Packer game, they were running the ball great and stopped in the 2nd half. And then once the pack got back in the game they had no choice but to keep throwing because it was evident the wheels fell off the D by then. I do feel TR is an Elite qb, is he on the elite level of P.Manning, Brady, or Rodgers? no I don’t think so, but I think he is right there below them. But I think you’re spot on about him not having to be elite, the oline is good enough to keep a run game going but the defense has a huge hand in that as well. If they can just get in the top 20 of overall D, I think the run game will take off.

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Comment on Training Camp, Day 3: Mo Claiborne Steps it Up by Paul Leatherman http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/training-camp-day-3-mo-claiborne-steps/#comment-19673 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:33:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10412#comment-19673 I think we’re all cautiously optimistic. I know I am. But for me it wasn’t about if a flag would have been thrown or not. That kind of attitude is contagious. If he keeps that fire through out camp I can almost promise you it will spread through out the team. As far as the penalties go I say be as physical as possible and make the refs throw it every time if need be. Look at Seattle. They beat the crap out WR’s and forced the refs to throw the flags. Same goes for the Patriots back in the day.

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Comment on Tony Romo Haters Gonna Hate by Paul Leatherman http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/tony-romo-haters-rant/#comment-19672 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:26:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10175#comment-19672 Awesomeness

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Comment on Henry Melton, Back in the Fray by Bryson Treece http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/henry-melton-back-fray/#comment-19671 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:23:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10295#comment-19671 Nice write-up Mike. Welcome to the crew.

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Comment on Training Camp, Day 3: Mo Claiborne Steps it Up by Christopher Mak http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/training-camp-day-3-mo-claiborne-steps/#comment-19670 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:31:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10412#comment-19670 I agree with what Brian says about the need for nastiness on this team but I feel like the media and fans have blown this Mo thing way out of proportion. One day in pads and mouthing off doesn’t necessarily translate to a good season so let’s tap the breaks here. I like what Bryson had to say about the penalties. In looking at the video how many flags would’ve been thrown? Please don’t say they had refs there to throw flags. We know when the regular season comes those yellow hankies will be thrown all over the place. That being said I do hope that this new Mo continues to play with this chip on his shoulder. Until then, I am cautiously optimistic.

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Comment on Stephen Jones: “There will be a bigger commitment to running it” by Woolworth http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/stephen-jones-bigger-commitment-running/#comment-19669 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10336#comment-19669 Most important, Tony doesn’t NEED to be elite. With a strong offense in a weak division Romo is more than capable of getting the team to the playoffs. He and the organization must however stop allowing him the authority to call the game plan. Maybe this year with his bad back they just might do that.

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Comment on Stephen Jones: “There will be a bigger commitment to running it” by Woolworth http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/stephen-jones-bigger-commitment-running/#comment-19668 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:19:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10336#comment-19668 Thanks Brian, I appreciate yours too. It’s nothing personal I have been watching and playing since ’72 as well. You run the ball to keep the clock running. That minimizes the time the opponent’s offense is on the field and thus the Dallas D. That is precisely why Jones says they will run more this year. Emphasis on “says.” They said it last year too but usually abandoned it and there is no excuse given how good Murray is and how much the line had improved. The fact that Tony checked out of the run in the Green Bay game may offend me more than any gut punch pick he has ever thrown. And the organization’s mealy response was a clear indicator that Tony has too much authority in play calling and, worse, he’s not ultimately a team player. That or he lacks the judgment to know when he doesn’t need to be a hero. There are numerous similar instances over the years on and off field. The organization coddles him, but he is not a leader in that clubhouse. There is dissension and we see it with every Murray and Bryant outburst. Sorry Brian, Romo is a talented but ultimately slightly above average QB. Not close to elite. He’s great at racking up stats between the 20s, but his record is what it is. And he had stacked clubs between ’07 and ’11. I know it was not a Romo centered piece, but the lack of commitment to the run goes hand in hand with over commitment to Tony.

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Comment on Morris Claiborne, 2014 His Break Out Season? by Training Camp, Day 3: Mo Claiborne Steps it Up | Dallas Cowboys Nation http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/05/morris-claiborne-2014-break-season/#comment-19665 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:03:14 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=9845#comment-19665 […] else in Oxnard is Mo Claiborne. Which is fine by me; I wrote about the possibility for 2014 to be Mo’s break out year and, so far, he’s making me look good. Head Coach Jason Garrett used Claiborne as an example […]

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Comment on Training Camp, Day 3: Mo Claiborne Steps it Up by Bryson Treece http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/training-camp-day-3-mo-claiborne-steps/#comment-19667 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:40:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10412#comment-19667 Good thing for it too. That fire goes a long way when a game is on the line. Then again, lately, that fire equals penalties too. But glad to see Mo showing that confidence because I have a feeling this year is make or break for him in Dallas.

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Comment on Stephen Jones: “There will be a bigger commitment to running it” by bleatherman2011 http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/stephen-jones-bigger-commitment-running/#comment-19666 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:03:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10336#comment-19666 Appreciate your opinion Woolworth, But this article had very little to do with Romo, Credibility deficit ? I gave my opinion, you don’t like it that’s okay. bud, I been watching football for over 35 years, and I promise you I know what I’m talking about. And how can you run the ball all the time when your defense cant stop a pop warner team?

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Comment on Stephen Jones: “There will be a bigger commitment to running it” by Woolworth http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/stephen-jones-bigger-commitment-running/#comment-19664 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:16:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10336#comment-19664 1. Romo is not an elite QB and never has been. At least not since ’08. He has regressed since. This article suffers from a major credibility deficit based on that assertion alone.

2. Dallas has a premier RB who had a great year last year and should have been the team MVP on the way to a playoff appearance. But because the Romo centered organization game plans for him and allows Tony to constantly audible out of the running game, they lost games they should have won. See No. 1 again.

3. Defense? Any football coach/analyst worth his salt knows that a bad defense is more reason to run the ball (minimizing the time that D is on the field), not less.

C’mon guys. If you keep trotting out the same old myths and Romo apologies, Jerry will keep doing business as usual and things will never get better.

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Comment on Tony Romo Haters Gonna Hate by Bryson Treece http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/tony-romo-haters-rant/#comment-19663 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:58:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10175#comment-19663 SAS is in idiot. idiota. Nice vid bro.

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Comment on Tony Romo Haters Gonna Hate by Pro Auto Talk http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/tony-romo-haters-rant/#comment-19662 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:02:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10175#comment-19662 Here is best answer so far http://youtu.be/O9oL5ucRLRA

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Comment on We’re Going to Miss Him When He’s Gone by JS http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/tony-romo-going-miss-hes-gone/#comment-19661 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:16:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10248#comment-19661 good post!!!!

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Comment on We’re Going to Miss Him When He’s Gone by catch33 http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/tony-romo-going-miss-hes-gone/#comment-19660 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:08:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10248#comment-19660 Yep

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Comment on Rolando McClain Found Guilty by bleatherman2011 http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/rolando-mcclain-found-guilty/#comment-19659 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:42:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10346#comment-19659 Appreciate the first hand knowledge, better than any report I’ve read across the net. Sad thing is, most of what you said wont get out like it needs to be

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Comment on Rolando McClain Found Guilty by Bryson Treece http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/rolando-mcclain-found-guilty/#comment-19658 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:19:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10346#comment-19658 Nice.

Sounds like a cop got offended and picked a reasonably possible source and acted. Doesn’t excuse taking it so far as a trial of any kind, or trumping up the charges, but it is what it is. I just hope he keeps his head and doesn’t go all “Pacman” on us. Thanks for the update Aziz.

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Comment on Rolando McClain Found Guilty by Aziz Mooshoolov http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/rolando-mcclain-found-guilty/#comment-19657 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:12:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10346#comment-19657 This was only determined by one judge. The appeal will go before a jury, and likely won’t happen until 2015. From what I saw, there is no way a jury of 12 people will all convict him on these misdemeanors. One of his attorneys told me he expected today’s result; city judge, same building as the city cops. etc. But the media was shocked at the guilty verdicts. Others, including me, have wondered why this has gone this far. I’m told the city offered to let him pay a $200 fine and be done with it. After today, I know why. He doesn’t think he’s guilty.

The prosecution showed the patrol car camera video. Hundreds of people were at a the park. McClain walked past the officers. Someone can be heard saying ‘F the Police’. It is reasonable to believe he said it, but there were at least 15 people between him mand the cops, and they were behind him as he kept walkng and could not see his face.

The officers, without identifying themselves as officers or saying that he was under arrest, tried to cuff McClain. He could not see them coming from behind, so he may have thought it could have been anyone in a crowd of about 700 people who was grabbing his arm. There is no clear cut visual evidence that he swung his arm away. What IS clear is that the sitaution escalated when an off duty officer in plain clothes grabbed McClain. He was actually trying to keep McClain calm (he, like most of the cops here, knows him). That officer’s momentum caused McClain and the officer behind him to all move, and a crowd of people simulatneously got upset and surrounded them.

The prosecution claims that shows McClain’s alleged expletive incited the situation. His defense counters the situation only escalated when the third officer intervened. That appears to be obvious from the video. No one in the crowd reacted until they put their hands on him, which was a good 5 to 7 seconds afterwads. During a break, the media all agreed that what was supposed to be the prosecution’s key evidence was actually McClain’s best evidence.

Even if he said “F You”.-which is not proven beyond any reasonable doubt-that is not a reason for arrest. His big time attorney from Denver cited several US Supreme Court and Alabama Supreme Court rulings that say just that. It CAN be considered disorderly conduct IF it does or could be potentially cause disorder. Disorder happened upon the officers’ actions. And there was no evidence that he resisted arrest outside of the officers’ testimony.

Inside info (off the record for my job, but not here) Before the trial, the prosecutor went into the side room where McClain was with his attorneys. The Denver guy said,” Can we just drop this, please?” She said she couldn’t. Then McClain told her that he knew she was doing her job (she’s been on his previous cases, too) and he held no grudges at all. He said he’d made some stupid mistakes, and that he’s just trying to do the right things and be a good dad. He actually started crying, and I’m told she became a little emotional too. After the guilty verdict, the prosecutor waived the requirement that he has to stay in Alabama so that he can go back to Oxnard.

The video also ran on him as they took him to jail. He said, “I’m done” The cop said, “What do you mean?” McClain said, “I’m done. There are a thousand people there, and you say I said something and arrest me. I just got a $700,000 deal with Baltimore. And now I’m done.” The cop answered, “No, you’re not. You didn’t kill nobody, Rolando.” McClain said, “I’m done. You can’t expect to get arrested three times in two years and play in the NFL. It doesn’t work like that.”

His local attorney told me he is sending the video (we could not get access to display it today) to Jerry Jones because he wants him to see what BS this is. I’m rooting for the guy. he’s dropped his hometown boys, and I’m told he really needed time to get his head clear in Tuscaloosa, that he was so filled with pressure that he was close to a breakdown. The hangers-on were no help, either. Saying “F the Police” is stupid, and he’s done dumb and dangerous things before, but he seems ready to be a man. And he’s only 25. Sorry so long, but since I was there I figured I’d give a first hand account

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Comment on Tony Romo Haters Gonna Hate by Paul Leatherman http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/tony-romo-haters-rant/#comment-19656 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:43:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10175#comment-19656 Oh good God. You can mack better than that. What the hell is wrong with you?

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Comment on We’re Going to Miss Him When He’s Gone by Paul Leatherman http://dallascowboysnation.com/2014/07/tony-romo-going-miss-hes-gone/#comment-19655 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:36:00 +0000 http://dallascowboysnation.com/?p=10248#comment-19655 I’ve got my pitchfork and torch ready for when the trolls get here. Good stuff Erod. Bringing stats into any argument usually just clouds the whole thing. Stats can be used to support any argument either for or against something. My last article was full of stats. Mainly just to prove a point. For years all we’ve heard is people diss Romo for his 4th quarter failures but when you use stats to prove otherwise the haters still find a way around them. It’s frustrating hell. And you’re damn right we’ll miss him when he’s gone. I freaking dread it. The team has shown no plan at all to address the future of the QB position. And it makes me angry. Arrrrrrgggggggghhhhhh

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