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Jason Witten Respects the All-Around Game of Rob Gronkowski

October 9th, 2015 at 6:43 PM
By Kyle Langan

It hasn't taken long for Rob Gronkowski to establish himself as one of the greatest tight ends ever to play the game. If there were a few names who could top Gronkowski on the All-Time list, it would be his counter part on Sunday Jason Witten and Tony Gonzalez.

Gonzalez ranks in the top five in NFL history in receptions, while Witten is inching closer to the all-time Cowboys record.

In just over five years, Gronkowski has staked his own claim to NFL history, as he has racked up an incredible 58 touchdowns (equaling Witten's touchdown numbers over 13 seasons).

This isn't something that Jason Witten has overlooked, stating his admiration of Gronkowski's all around game to

“I think he’s dynamic with the ball,” Witten said. “They have a passing attack that’s a vertical passing attack. I think it complements a couple of things: the quarterback [Tom Brady] hangs on him with the throws and he does a great job running routes. He’s big-time with the touch catch. He’s got a large radius to get the ball and he’s really good after he catches it. To be able to average that is really hard, so that’s what I mean, you respect the way he plays.”

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Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee Cleared to Play Against New England Patriots

October 9th, 2015 at 2:29 PM
By Serena Burks

Earlier this week, Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee was cleared to practice having gone through the NFL's concussion protocol. Lee sustained the concussion during the overtime game against the New Orleans Saints. He went in for a tackle on Saints TE Ben Watson, attempting to get him at shoulder-level, but taking a hit to the head instead. Lee has now been cleared for the Cowboys home stand against the New England Patriots.

“I tried to put my shoulder on him, [but] he ducked his head and I missed on the hit and kind of hit me on the temple,” Lee said. “It shook me up a little bit.”

“I feel great. I went through all of the protocol this week and I haven’t had any symptoms."

The NFL's new concussion protocols were put in place after former players began having health issues later in life, and around the same time several studies were released about how knocks on the head can cause brain damage. All they had to do was take one look at Muhammad Ali to know that getting hit in the head too many times can cause major problems down the road (Parkinson's, Alzheimers, etc.), but there was no precedent for NFL players. Now there is, and it's definitely a good thing.

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Dallas Cowboys to List Matt Cassell as Number Two Quartecback Sunday, Kellen Moore Demoted

October 9th, 2015 at 2:20 PM
By Kyle Langan

Following Tony Romo's broken collarbone, the Dallas Cowboys swung a trade for then-Buffalo Bills Quarterback Matt Cassell. Since making said trade, the Cowboys have started Brandon Weeden at quarterback and kept the young Kellen Moore as their number two quarterback.

Per Ed Werder of ESPN, that fact changes on Sunday. The Cowboys will roll with Cassell as their number two quarterback. Many believe that if Weeden does not win this week, the Cowboys will go with Cassell following their bye week.

Weeden has won just one of his last 11 starts and is in danger of extending his personal losing streak to 11 on Sunday with a loss to New England.

As for Kellen Moore, the former Boise State star, there is talk that the Cowboys view him as a project who could yield dividends down the line. For now he is relegated to a number three quarterback.

Tony Romo remains sidelined with a broken collarbone that is expected to keep him that way until after Thanksgiving.

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Dallas Cowboys Tasked with Slowing Down Red Hot Tom Brady

October 8th, 2015 at 4:14 PM
By Kyle Langan

The Dallas Cowboys got a shred of good news today, with linebacker Sean Lee returning to practice after suffering a concussion on Sunday. They will need al the extra hands they can get, which also will include Greg Hardy.

Tom Brady and the New England patriots are coming to town on Sunday and they are on a record setting pace. Brady is the only quarterback in NFL history to complete 96 passes in the first three games of the season. He has also thrown for a ridiculous 1,112 yards with nine touchdowns and no interceptions while completing over 72 percent of his passes.

Rob Gronkowski is proving an unstoppable force at the tight end position, catching four touchdown passes over the course of the first three games.

They come in ready to face a Cowboys defense that has allowed 347 yards per game to this point, having faced Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Sam Bradford, and Matt Ryan. Tom Brady will prove a significant challenge at his current pace.

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Jason Garrett: Joseph Randle Will Remain Dallas Cowboys’ Starter at RB

October 8th, 2015 at 1:43 PM
By John Fennelly

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle will remain the top option out of the backfield for at least another week. His fumble that cost the Cowboys a TD last Sunday night in New Orleans is not enough to elevate Darren McFadden or Christine Michael over him at this time.

Head coach Jason Garrett said earlier in the week that Randle was benched after fumbling, a claim that was disputed by the team's owner, Jerry Jones.

From the Dallas Morning News:

Jason Garrett said Wednesday that Randle will keep his job as the team's starting running back for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.

"Yeah, we don't anticipate any changes that way,'' Garrett said.

Randle is the team's leading rusher with 59 carries for 229 yards and four touchdowns. That's more than twice as much as Darren McFadden has collected.

From Rotoworld:

Randle found himself in the doghouse after almost fumbling while trying to reach the ball over the goal line against the Saints last week. Randle had just four carries against New Orleans following the play. Despite being the "starter," Randle has just 25 total carries over the last two games and eight carries total in the second half the last two weeks.

With Lance Dunbar on IR, the backfield options are limited since the team is not actively looking to add a RB.

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