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  1. Dwayne Harris to return punts, maybe kicks

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- When the Cowboys released Bryan McCann, it meant Dwayne Harris and possibly Demarco Murray could get moved to kick returns. Harris, a sixth-round pick from East Carolina, has returned kicks and punts in college. In the NFL, Harris...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  2. Injury update: Tony Romo to get CT scan

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING -- Team officials are awaiting test results from several of their injured players Monday morning. The list is long: * Quarterback Tony Romo has a fractured rib and will undergo a CT scan Monday to determine further damage. * Running b...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  3. Cowboys run defense does its job

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Cowboys defense has taken on two opponents that are strong running teams and held them to fewer than 100 yards. In Week 1, the Cowboys held the New York Jets to 45 yards rushing. Sunday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers ru...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  4. An 0-2 start wouldn't have been good

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Cowboys were seven minutes away from an 0-2 start. A rally of 13 consecutive points saved the Cowboys from a potential bad start. Dallas is 1-1 thanks to a 27-24 overtime victory against the 49ers on Sunday. Dan Bailey made...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  5. Tony Romo gets a kiss from Jerry Jones

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN FRANCISCO -- At the end of a long afternoon at Candlestick Park, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could barely move. Romo suffered a fractured rib in the Cowboys' dramatic 27-24 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Romo is sch...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  6. Rapid Reaction: Cowboys 27, 49ers 24 (OT)

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Cowboys did something that was done to them last week: come back from a 14-point deficit. And this time the Cowboys won, avoiding a 0-2 hole for the second consecutive season with a 27-24 win. What it means?: The Cowboys head ...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  7. Third quarter: 49ers 21, Cowboys 14

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The 49ers headed into the final quarter with a 21-14 lead. Highlights: No Tony Romo: On the third play of the game, Tony Romo took a shot to the ribs, then got knocked down on a reverse and again on another pass play. Romo's ri...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  8. Second quarter: 49ers 14, Cowboys 7

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN FRANCISCO -- After the 49ers went up 14-0, the Cowboys had two possessions before the end of the half and eventually scored. The first possession ended with a three-and-out and Tony Romo pointing at Miles Austin about running the correct route. B...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  9. First quarter: Cowboys 0, 49ers 0

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN FRANCISCO -- We are scoreless from old, beat-up Candlestick Park. Now the highlights. No Dez Bryant or Bill Nagy: The Cowboys started this game without starting wide receiver Dez Bryant and starting left guard Bill Nagy. Kevin Ogletree took ov...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  10. Rob Ryan is tired of losing

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Rob Ryan, the Cowboys defensive coordinator, was part of two Super Bowl title teams with the New England Patriots. He is considered one of the brightest defensive minds in the NFL. After leaving the Patriots following the 2003 sea...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  11. Nicked up Mike Jenkins wants action

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- He's recovered from a stinger, is still recovering from a hyperextended knee and now has a bruised shoulder. What more can go wrong for Cowboys starting cornerback Mike Jenkins? He's as nicked up as anybody on the Cowboys roster r...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  12. Cowboys look to get DeMarcus Ware free

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING -- For the bulk of the Cowboys-Jets game, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware lined up on both sides of the line trying to avoid the constant double-teams that hounded him last season. Ware started the game lined up over Jets right tackle Wayn...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  13. Rob Ryan gets over loss to Jets

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan wasn't a happy man after the Week 1 loss to the New York Jets last Sunday night. It was an emotional game for Ryan, who was going up against his twin brother, Rex, who coaches the Jets. He al...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  14. Tyron Smith still working hard

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING -- There has been a lot of talk about what the Cowboys are going to do at the guard position this week with rookie Bill Nagy nursing a neck injury, but another rookie, first-round pick Tyron Smith, will start his second NFL game on Sunday. ...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  15. Five-star answer: No 100-yard game for Austin

    Calvin Watkins

    This week's question: Is this the week Miles Austin gets 100 receiving yards? Miles Austin is an excellent receiver and there will be stretches where the Cowboys will lean on him to carry the offense. But with Dez Bryant emerging and Jason Witten ...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  16. Michael Crabtree doesn't share Dez's mentor

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- There was a moment during a Michael Crabtree conference call on Wednesday afternoon that caught some reporters off guard. Crabtree, a Dallas kid who is playing for the San Francisco 49ers, was asked about Dez Bryant, the Dallas Co...

    Blog | September 15, 2011