Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 1:48pm
Weeden went 0-3 filling in for Romo and Matt Cassel was 0-4. It's the longest slide by Dallas since the team lost seven straight while going 1-15 under Jimmy Johnson in 1989.
Romo is eligible to play again for Dallas (2-7), but it is not yet known if he will play Sunday at Miami (4-5). Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the 35-year-old quarterback who's had broken ribs, two broken collarbones and three back injuries will practice this week.
Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm
Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones discounted any idea of sitting Romo for the season.
Romo will be eligible to return from the injured reserve/designated to return list Nov. 22 against the Dolphins.
"When he gets on the field against Miami, and it most assuredly will be at this juncture, there's no set of circumstances that we wouldn't play him and play him with hopes of winning that game and winning the rest of the ballgames," Jones told the station. "I think not only our game but sports in general, if you've got an opportunity, if you got a chance to win this thing, then you take it.
"I know I'm talking in generalities, but specifically, we have a team that could really, from the standpoint of the personnel that's on the field, really be a top team as we get into the last half of this season. We want to show our fans that."
Romo will take part in on-field work for the second straight week, most likely starting on Thursday, as the Cowboys don't want him to work three straight days, the story said. Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that Romo had a good practice last Friday, when he worked with the scout team in seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills. Romo will continue to work with the scout team this week because Cassel needs the first-team offensive reps.
The Cowboys don’t want to take many practice reps away from quarterback Matt Cassel, but they’re also trying to get Tony Romo up to speed, so that when their real quarterback is back, there’s no rust.
Via Todd Archer of ESPN.com, Romo has taken some of the scout team work in 11-on-11 drills, and will continue to as he works back from the broken collarbone that has cost him six weeks.
It’s no accident that absence has coincided with a six-game losing streak for the Cowboys, so they want to try to get the starters for the next two games as much work as possible with the ones.
“He had a good practice,” Garrett said. “He did a lot of scout-team stuff and that gave him the chance to work seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 for the first time in a little while.”
Romo is eligible to come back from injured reserve/designated for return on Nov. 22 against the Dolphins. The big question will be whether it's worth the risk to send him out there if the season is lost before that. The NFC East still seems up for grabs, however, but the Cowboys could use a win to stay in the hunt.
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“Matt will get the work this week with the ones,” Garrett said. “We’re just talking about getting Tony some work in individual work, throwing the ball, maybe the scout team seven-on-seven. We haven’t firmed any of that up yet, but that’s what the preliminary discussions have been.”
Romo has been throwing lightly on the side for the past two weeks as he comes back from a broken collarbone suffered in the Cowboys' win against the Eagles on Sept. 20. Dallas placed him on the injured reserve/designated to return list on Sept. 22.
In all likelihood he will continue to throw on the side during practice and work through his rehab and conditioning this week. This is the first week he is eligible to return to practice. He can return to game action on Nov. 22 against the Miami Dolphins.
Monday, November 2, 2015, 11:52am
Q: What has happened to Cole Beasley? Just doesn't seem like he's being targeted or utilized this year in our pass game. Do you think this is a function of our backup's just not reading the field as quickly or not reading it right? Seems like he runs good routes from my layman's perspective.
A: It’s become incredibly obvious during this stretch that Tony Romo is to thank for a lot of Beasley’s success in this offense. I’m not trying to pile on the guy, but it apparently takes an All-Pro caliber quarterback to consistently find him. Very rarely is he the first read on a play, and Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden haven’t been able to go through those progressions.
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8. Bryant should be able to return this week. According to VP Stephen Jones, Bryant is expected to play barring a setback. With Matt Cassel under center, he won’t be an elite play, especially in his first game back. It’s also a terrible matchup against the Seahawks, who are #1 in WR aFPA. There is also the possibility that he’s on a pitch count. He’s a shaky play.
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Bryant should be able to return this week depending on how his foot responds to practice. With Matt Cassel under center, he won’t be an elite play, especially in his first game back. It’s also a terrible matchup against the Seahawks, who are #1 in WR aFPA.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Bryant may be able to return this week depending on how his foot responds to practice. With Matt Cassel under center, he won’t be an elite play, especially in his first game back. It’s also a terrible matchup against the Seahawks, who are #1 in WR aFPA.
The Cowboys switched to Matt Cassel at quarterback in part because of his experience. His experience with Wes Welker in 2008 with the New England Patriots could lead to more looks for Cole Beasley. Welker caught at least six passes in 13 of Cassel’s 15 starts and he had four 100-yard games. With the struggles the Cowboys' outside receivers have had in shaking free from coverage, Beasley should be a frequent target for Cassel, who will want to get the ball down the field but who will also be aware of how difficult Beasley is to cover one-on-one underneath. Beasley has at least four catches in every game this season but just two of 20 or more yards.
We project Beasley for five catches for 47 yards and 0.20 TD. He's a decent WR4 option, especially in PPR formats.
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