Matt Cassel Fantasy News

Mularkey: Dorial Green-Beckham needs to put in more work

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:10am

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Dorial Green-Beckham flashes and fades, flashes and fades.

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey continued to lament DGB's inconsistency after the Titans scrimmage Monday night. Green-Beckham turned a good pass from Matt Cassel into an interception.

How does a still-raw receiver such as Green-Beckham learn to not allow it to happen?

"That's spending extra time when nobody is watching," Mularkey said. "That's doing things when nobody is watching. That's in the classroom. I think it's just putting the work in without being directed by anybody. Doing it yourself."

I asked if Mularkey was suggesting DGB is not doing those things.

"I would do it more," he said. "I mean he does do it. I would do it more."

Fantasy Impact:

The author went on to say he can't imagine a WR with the size and athleticism of DGB doesn't make the team, but he's going to have to start putting in the work and earning the trust of the coaches and quarterback. It appears rookie Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews are running ahead of Green-Beckham, according to the story.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:14pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

The Titans have agreed to terms with free-agent quarterback Matt Cassel, according to a source.

A 12-year veteran, the 33 year-old Cassel will provide depth and competition at the quarterback spot behind starter Marcus Mariota. Zach Mettenberger is currently the team’s second-string quarterback, but has been inconsistent in his opportunities and has yet to win a start.

Monday, January 4, 2016, 12:12pm

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Jerry Jones has made no secret that the Dallas Cowboys need to address their quarterback position behind Tony Romo.

They will have a few months to determine how they want to go about it after Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore combined to go 1-11 in Romo’s absence.

But the owner and general manager liked what he saw from Moore, so much so that he believes Moore could be a viable No. 2 quarterback.

“His background and (offensive coordinator Scott Linehan’s) background with him and these games, I think he’s got the potential to be a winning (backup),” Jones said. “I think he can ultimately win games in the NFL.”

Moore completed 33-of-48 passes for 435 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday’s 34-23 loss to the Washington Redskins. In three games of action, Moore had four touchdowns and six interceptions.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 2:56pm

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The Dallas Cowboys have many needs for 2016, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones reiterated finding a quarterback is at the top of the list.

Backups Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore have combined to go 1-10 this season after starter Tony Romo suffered a broken left collarbone twice this season. Jones has acknowledged the front office handled the backup spot entering the season poorly.

“We’re going to try to all the ways – all ways – to come up with a way to get Tony a backup, while at the same time looking toward the future,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. “Some people would say that’s dreaming. Everybody wants that, but we have a high draft pick, obviously. We're earned it, and we've got it. If we evaluate and get an opportunity to get a couple of players there, we got to look at it hard.”

Fantasy Impact:

Jones said he had a conversation with Romo about the future of the position on Saturday night in Buffalo. He has said he believes Romo, who turns 36 in April, has a 3-5 year window left at playing at a high level. The Cowboys have not drafted a quarterback since 2009 (Stephen McGee, fourth round) and have not selected a quarterback in the first round since Troy Aikman in 1989. They took Steve Walsh with a first-round pick in the 1989 compensatory draft as well.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14. He’s not the same threat with Matt Cassel throwing the ball.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (left shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 13. Matt Cassel is back under center for the Cowboys.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee) took full practice reps again Friday. Bryant should be fine for a nice matchup with the Redskins, though he has to deal with Matt Cassel at quarterback.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (left shoulder) was ruled out for Week 13. Matt Cassel is back under center for the Cowboys.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee) took full practice reps Thursday. Bryant should be fine for a nice matchup against Washington. Too bad it’s Matt Cassel and not Tony Romo under center.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 1:48pm

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The Dallas Cowboys waived quarterback Brandon Weeden on Tuesday with the possibility of Tony Romo's return this weekend after missing seven games with a broken collarbone.

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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

Cowboys QB Matt Cassel (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 10. Cassel will be fine to face the Bucs.

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm

Cowboys QB Matt Cassel (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Cassel should be fine for a nice matchup with the Buccaneers.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm

Cowboys QB Matt Cassel (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

Jones: Tony Romo won't sit

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 2:13pm

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The question has been raised by more than a few people thanks to the way the Cowboys' season has unfolded -- will Tony Romo play if Dallas' chances of making the playoffs are remote?

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.

The Cowboys are on a six-game losing streak since Romo suffered a broken left collarbone and will play their final game without him Sunday against the Buccaneers with Matt Cassel at quarterback.

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."

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Tony Romo running scout team

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:21am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

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, 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.”

Fantasy Impact:

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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