Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm
Beat writer Brandon George answered a question about the Cowboys offense passing more if DeMarco Muarry doesn't play:
George: I think you'd see more of Tony Romo without Murray. But I don't think they'd get totally away from the run game. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar are good enough to do well behind this offensive line. Randle has had several big runs of late and would be fine against a Colts team that struggles against the run.
If anything, the Colts may be able to play a bit more balanced and do more to prevent WR Dez Bryant from hurting them without Murray in the lineup. George added in his Q & A that he "would doubt [Murray will] practice fully at any point this week. Other running backs have come right back and played with this injury. No reason to think Murray couldn't do the same."
Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. He’s a quality start against the Eagles, though the Cowboys have gone pretty run-heavy this season. Romo has a 15:1 TD-to-INT ratio on the road this season.
The Cowboys and Romo believe things will be different in the second meeting. Not in the potential outcome, but in how they play. They won’t use the quick turnaround from a Sunday night game at MetLife Stadium to a Thursday afternoon game at AT&T Stadium as an excuse, but I’ll call it a reason. On a normal Thursday, Romo would be going through his first practice of the week. That time he had to play a game. And, for some reason, he chose not to take a painkilling injection before the game. He was not the same quarterback that day. Things weren't “firing” as he likes to say. Given the state of his back, he needs rest. He had a full week to get ready for the Chicago Bears and completed 81 percent of his passes and threw three touchdown passes.
We're expecting a better game from Romo as well. In addition to the extra rest (and pain killing injection), he has played better on the road, posting a 15-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio away from Dallas this season.
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. This is Romo’s usual routine. He’s apparently dealing with a rib injury in addition to the back. He’s a quality start against the Eagles, though the Cowboys have gone pretty run-heavy this season.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not practice Wednesday. This is Romo’s usual routine. He’s apparently dealing with a rib injury in addition to the back. He’s a quality start against the Eagles, though the Cowboys have gone pretty run-heavy this season.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered two fractures in his back when he was involved in a car crash near the team’s stadium today. Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said today that Newton is in fair condition and will remain hospitalized overnight.
“Cam does have two transverse process fractures in his lower back but no other internal injuries,” he said. “He’ll stay overnight but there are no more tests scheduled, and that’s it.”
PFT went on to say that two transverse process fractures is the same injury suffered by Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo this season. Romo missed one game. The transverse process is a small bone that sticks out from either side of the vertebrae. According to the story, the Panthers say they are only thinking about Newton’s well-being and have not begun thinking about when he will be able to return to the field. Derek Anderson is the team's backup and in Week 15 the Panthers will face the Bucs.
From a fantasy standpoint, Anderson is a better pocket passer so he probably represents a small upgrade to Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen. Anderson started in the team's previous game against the Buccaneers (in Week 1) and threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns (one to Olsen and the other to Benjamin).
Tony Romo has been dealing with the effects of back surgery this past offseason and two transverse process fractures, and the Dallas Cowboys quarterback let it slip Thursday night that he also has been playing through a broken rib for the better part of two months.
"I took a [pain-killing] shot this week," Romo said. "I didn't last week in the Eagles game, and that was a poor decision I think."
Setting aside the problems with the NFL injury reporting system (where this can go unreported for two months), the revelation may be encouraging to his owners who were worried about his poor play against the Eagles on Thanksgiving. He faces the Eagles and the Colts in the final two weeks of the fantasy playoffs.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm
Monday, November 24, 2014, 9:13am
"I don’t know that we’re going to have much time to go too hard," Romo said after the Cowboys beat the New York Giants on Sunday. "I think if you’re playing in football games, I’m sure you can make it through walk-throughs."
Romo has not practiced all three days leading up to a game since the second game of the season as he has rested and rehabbed his surgically repaired back. With a quick turnaround for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, the Cowboys will not have a strenuous practice schedule.
They will have a quick practice on Monday and hold a "Wednesday" practice on Tuesday and a red-zone and short-yardage practice on Wednesday.
Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm
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