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  1. Third-down red-zone throws to rookie: why?

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Why the heck do the Dallas Cowboys keep throwing short passes to rookie receiver Terrance Williams on third-and-long in the red zone? They've done it in both games so far this season. It hasn't come close to working either time. ...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  2. Cowboys Tracker: Miles Austin

    Tim MacMahon

    OXNARD, Calif. -- Monday's one-on-one drills were Miles Austin's best work of training camp. Austin took three red zone reps against top cornerback Brandon Carr and got the best of him each time. Austin scored twice on fade routes, including a pre...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  3. Cowboys must go for knockout punch

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas -- It's one thing to go extreme right wing in the red zone during the late stages of a close game with Cam Newton standing on the other sideline. Jason Garrett got away with it last week, when the Dallas Cowboys survived against the ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  4. Dallas Cowboys can't go conservative against Eli Manning

    Tim MacMahon

    Cowboys must deliver knockout punch if opportunity is there against Eli Manning, Giants.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  5. Morris Claiborne passes test, denies Rams

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne really got tested for the first time as a pro Saturday night. He gave up a few catches, but Claiborne passed the tests with flying colors, especially in the red zone. Rams quarterback Sam Br...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  6. Play of the day: James Hanna's second TD catch

    Tim MacMahon

    OXNARD, Calif. -- With Laurent Robinson and his 11 touchdowns from last season gone, the Dallas Cowboys can use all the red-zone receiving weapons they can get. That just might include rookie tight end James Hanna. The speedy Hanna, a sixth-rou...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  7. Rob Ryan embarrassed by red-zone defense

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan believes his staff spends more time studying the red zone than anyone in the NFL. It hasn't been enough. The Cowboys are ranked 22nd in the NFL in red-zone defense efficiency, having allowed 17 touchd...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  8. Red zone woes bring out boo birds

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Anybody else get the feeling that Cowboys fans are fed up with red zone failure? The passive home crowd booed a couple of times during Sunday's win over the Seahawks. The fans expressed their frustration the two times that Dalla...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  9. Dallas Cowboys show confidence in Dez Bryant in second half

    Tim MacMahon

    Jason Garrett shows confidence -- and smarts -- going back to Dez in red zone.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2011
  10. Why doesn't Dez Bryant get ball in red zone?

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Let me offer a simple suggestion to the Cowboys' red-zone woes: Throw the ball to Dez Bryant more often. The Cowboys have targeted Bryant 11 times in the red zone during his 16-game career. He has caught nine of those passes, scori...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  11. Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys flop in red zone

    Tim MacMahon

    Jason Garrett's worst mistake is settling for field goals, not settling for punts.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2011
  12. Red zone doesn't worry Tony Romo

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Tony Romo scoffs at discussion of the Cowboys' red zone woes. "How many times were we in the red zone this week?" he asked. The answer: Three. Those trips produced a grand total of seven points. "OK," Romo said. "Well, I mean...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  13. Wade Phillips: 'One game isn't a trend'

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Wade Phillips brushed off questions about the Dallas defense's lack of turnovers and the offense's red zone inefficiency. "It is one game. We'll see what happens," Phillips said. "We'll see what happens. One game isn't a trend." ...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  14. Jason Garrett: Yellow flags hurt red zone

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas -- All offseason long, Jason Garrett pointed to penalties as one of the Cowboys' primary problems in the red zone. He has even more evidence after the Cowboys managed to score only seven points in the season opener. The Cowboys' fail...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  15. Jason Garrett's shotgun misfires in red zone

    Tim MacMahon

    It's silly to panic after one preseason series, but the starting offense's red-zone stall in the Hall of Fame Game was all too familiar. As Calvin Watkins pointed out, the Cowboys were a mediocre red-zone team last season. That's inexcusable for a...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  16. Play of the Day: Tony Romo's touch throw

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO - The coverage by Sean Lee was outstanding. The throw by Tony Romo was better. Lee blanketed running back Felix Jones on a wheel route during red-zone drills, but Romo floated a rainbow that landed right in Jones' arms for a touchdown....

    Blog | August 05, 2010