Werder went on to report that it will be a 6-8 week recovery from the eventual surgery date.
After three straight seasons with at least 88 catches, 1233 yards and 12 touchdowns, Bryant managed just 31-401-3 in an injury-shortened, nine-game season. Assuming his offseason goes well and a healthy Tony Romo is back under center, we believe he'll be back in the top 10 in 2016. It does appear that his body may be breaking down, so this is a crucial offseason for the talented receiver.
Monday, January 4, 2016, 12:12pm
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.
By any measure, the Cowboys' season was a huge disappointment. Mercifully, it's over, and despite the 4-12 record, owner Jerry Jones has every intention of keeping Jason Garrett as coach.
"Let me be real clear: There's no thought of replacing Jason. At all," Jones said, via ESPN.com. "I only say that to get ahead of anything that might be said about me addressing coaching. Jason is the ultimate decision-maker regarding the staff. And so that remains for us to sit down and really evaluate the staff."
Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm
Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm
It’s a new experience for the entire organization. Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden has had several days to figure out his approach for Sunday’s regular season finale against the Dallas Cowboys, and he is planning to use his healthy players with a home playoff game on the horizon. It’s unknown at this point, however, how long some of the Redskins’ key starters will play with the team locked into the NFC’s No. 4 seed.
“I have a good feel for it, so we just have to make that determination,” Gruden said. “Number one, it’s the health of our football team with these injured guys who are legitimately injured and can’t play. Then, from there, we’ll have to figure out the able bodies that we have — personnel groupings will be adjusted — and then throughout the course of the game, we’ll make adjustments depending on the situation.”
“It’s important for us to be healthy come playoff time, but it is also to have some kind of momentum also going in,” Gruden said. “I’d like to end on a four-game winning streak, win three games in a row on the road, finish the fourth quarter [of the season] 4-0 [and] finish 9-7. I think it’s a hell of a step in the right direction. The guys that are able to play are planning on playing and competing.”
Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm
Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 2:56pm
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.”
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.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 11:19am
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke his left collarbone twice this season and he’s done it three times over the course of his career, leading him to consider ways that he can protect himself against suffering the same injury again in the future.
During an interview on 1310 The Ticket, Romo said that one of the possibilities up for discussion is attaching a plate to his collarbone during a surgical procedure.
“We have a few ideas of what we can do with the collarbone,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “There are a few plans. We’re going to pick out the CT scan and some of the other stuff and see how much calcification has taken and whether it’s gotten to a point where we feel like it’s really strong and it will be able to handle some of the normal hits you take. But we’re going to have a good plan. If we have to put a plate in there, something small, we’ll do that. That should ensure that that doesn’t happen, or the percentage of that goes way, way down. From my perspective, I feel very strongly about the way that I’m going to be able to play going forward.”
The prospect of another injury is one that has to concern the Cowboys given how quickly their season went down the tubes once Romo was injured and that has led to discussion about drafting a quarterback early in next year’s draft, the story said.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:27am
Sure, the NFL has made it tougher on kickers to convert the point-after attempt, which is now a not-so-certain 33-yard kick. But Carpenter's five misses, including one in Sunday's 16-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys, should be a point of concern for the Bills.
But will it impact Carpenter's status with the team next season?
"Well I think with anybody -- and this is any player -- what you look to do is, regardless of the position, you are going to look to give your team the best possibility of being successful," coach Rex Ryan said Monday. "Dan [Carpenter] has had a history being successful kicking here, so that is something you can’t ignore also. Has he struggled this year? Yes, he has.
"But I think -- you know, I don’t see Lou 'The Toe' Groza coming in. If that happens, then OK. We will see what happens."
Ryan's response seemed to indicate some pause about keeping Carpenter as the kicker for next season, although it would take a worthy replacement to push him off the roster, the story indicated.
The Dallas Cowboys have yet to rule Dez Bryant out of Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins, but the wide receiver will have more tests this week on his surgically-repaired right foot and his ailing ankle.
When asked if there is a worry if there is another fracture in Bryant’s foot, coach Jason Garrett said, “just evaluating where he is.”
Bryant had surgery Sept. 14 to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot suffered in the season opener. He had a bone graft done at the time of the surgery to help promote healing, which is how the Cowboys dealt with the same fracture to defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence last year. He later had a stem-cell injection for his foot in October.
Earlier in the month Bryant said he was feeling as good as he had felt all season but Garrett said the receiver’s foot and ankle have gotten progressively worse in the last few weeks.
It’s a good problem to have if you’re Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden.
With the NFC East Division championship and the No. 4 seed in the NFC playoffs already in hand, the Redskins could decide to keep the momentum of a three-game winning streak going into Sunday’s regular season matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.
Or they could decide not to risk any major injuries and rest their starters against the Cowboys, potentially keeping them as fresh as possible for the next week’s first round of the playoffs.
Gruden first wants to meet with his coaching staff and evaluate how his players have recovered from Saturday’s victory against the Eagles, the story said. The Redskins have Monday off and return to the building Tuesday for meetings and a walkthrough session before hitting the practice field on Wednesday.
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