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  1. You can't blame the defense but ...

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- You can't blame the Dallas Cowboys' defense for the 24-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. How can you when a defense gets five sacks and forces a fumble? How about the constant pressure Eagles quarterback Ni...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  2. Cowboys working on improving pass rush

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys pass rush has produced 21 sacks this season, tied for 15th in the NFL. But the numbers don't tell the whole story. The Cowboys need more pressure on quarterbacks to force offenses off the field especially late i...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  3. DeMarcus Ware and the pass rush

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys compiled 13 sacks through the first three weeks of the season but just two in the next two games which has raised concerns about the pass rush. In those last two games, quarterbacks Philip Rivers and Peyton Mann...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  4. No sacks for Ware since December

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- DeMarcus Ware has 111 sacks in the NFL career, placing him fourth among active leaders and he's had seven consecutive seasons where he compiled double-digits in sack totals. Yet, Ware hasn't sacked the quarterback since last Decem...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  5. Cowboys players get ready for new defense

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- For five preseason games and nearly two months of practices, the Cowboys worked on the new 4-3 Tampa 2 scheme. It's designed to create more turnovers, sacks and quarterback pressures. Defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, who ran...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  6. Does Tony Romo hold the ball too long?

    Calvin Watkins

    There was this interesting story regarding Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick recently. Vick has taken exception from the notion that he doesn't read defenses well and that he holds the ball too long, which leads to sacks and poor decisi...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  7. Ernie Sims re-signs with Dallas Cowboys

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys signed backup linebacker Ernie Sims to a one-year contract worth a base of $715,000.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  8. Cowboys defense must dominate to win

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- The first meeting told all you need to know about the Cowboys' defense against the New York Giants. There were three sacks of Eli Manning, a forced fumble, five quarterback hits, five tackles for loss and two pass breakups. Manni...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  9. Cowboys pressure fails to rattle Jay Cutler

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas --Getting to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was a must for the Dallas Cowboys defense Monday night. Cutler was sacked twice, fumbling on a DeMarcus Ware, strip sack, but overall the pressure didn't seem to bother him. Acc...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  10. Doug Free with tough challenges

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys left tackle Doug Free has faced some difficult times of late. Free is credited with allowing six sacks and three quarterback hits this season, according to Pro Football Focus, which grades the snaps of every NFL player. ...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  11. Tyron Smith moves forward

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING -- First-round pick Tyron Smith wasn't a happy man after the loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Smith allowed a fourth-quarter sack of quarterback Tony Romo. Smith was pushed back by defensive end Willie Young, a 2010 seventh-round pick f...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  12. Backup offensive line didn't play well

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- When the night was over, the Cowboys running game averaged 4.8 yards per carry, but just 2.7 in the third quarter. There were three sacks, three tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries credited to the offensive line. D...

    Blog | August 21, 2011
  13. Anthony Spencer looks for strong finish

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING -- This might be the time for outside linebacker Anthony Spencer to emerge again. For the season, Spencer has three sacks, one tackle for loss and 11 quarterback pressures as the Cowboys enter the final four games of the regular season sta...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  14. Jay Ratliff's numbers are down

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Last year, starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff was a madman on the stat sheet. According to the coaches, he finished with 83 total tackles, six sacks, eight tackles for loss and 33 quarterback pressures. This season, Ratliff, who ...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  15. Giants pass rush knocks quarterbacks out

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING -- A concern for the Cowboys on Monday night when they face the New York Giants is the pass rush. On the season, the Giants have 21 sacks with Osi Umenyiora leading the way with eight. Justin Tuck has four sacks and 10 quarterback hits. As ...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  16. DeMarcus Ware is NFC Player of the Week

    Calvin Watkins

    The first win of the season for the Cowboys netted the first award of the season. Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for having three sacks, five tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries in the victor...

    Blog | September 28, 2010