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  1. Should Romo's back worry Cowboys?

    Tom Carpenter

    Reports thus far are that Tony Romo's recovery from his second back surgery in a year is progressing well. Nonetheless, he's a soon-to-be 34-year-old quarterback working his way back from a serious procedure and that brings with it concerns. Forme...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Latest buzz on CJ's free agency

    Tom Carpenter

    As had long been expected, the Tennessee Titans released RB Chris Johnson on Friday. He is now free to sign with any team he chooses, but when will he make a decision? "Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Johnson currently is expected to...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  3. Is Jerry Jones ceding power to his son?

    Tom Carpenter

    After the Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent defensive tackle Henry Melton on Wednesday, he raised some eyebrows when he said that he hadn't interacted with Jerry Jones during the process and that Stephen Jones was the point man while Jerry was away on...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  4. Which teams will target Steve Smith?

    Tom Carpenter

    Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Carolina Panthers are expected to release Steve Smith on Thursday, and it sounds like they are targeting Hakeem Nicks as their primary option to replace him. But where will Smitty end up? Here is a look at t...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  5. Derek, David Carr a package deal?

    Tom Carpenter

    Time will tell where Derek Carr ends up going in this year's draft, but his brother, David Carr, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 draft. He ended up becoming a quality backup, and there is some buzz that he could end up backing up his younger b...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  6. Fantasy checkdown: The new Megatron?

    Tom Carpenter

    Wide receiver Dez Bryant had another big season in 2013, pulling in 93 of 160 targets for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns. Still, there seems to be untapped potential in Bryant, as a dozen receivers had more receiving yards. Consistency of usage was an...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  7. Will Orton return for 2014?

    Tom Carpenter

    Publicly, the Dallas Cowboys have said they expect Tony Romo to be fully recovered from his back surgery in time to lead the team next season. Still, considering that it's his second back surgery in a year, Romo's backups will be an important safety ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  8. Fantasy checkdown: What of Browns O?

    Tom Carpenter

    Somehow the Cleveland Browns managed to turn wide receiver Josh Gordon into a superstar and also get tight end Jordan Cameron to emerge, despite not having a quality quarterback or running back on their roster in 2013. Obviously, former offensive coo...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  9. How Marinelli impacts Cowboys D

    Tom Carpenter

    The Dallas Cowboys' attempt to switch from a 3-4 base defense to a 4-3 Tampa 2 scheme this past season was an abject failure. They intend to stick with that scheme in '14, but they demoted Monte Kiffin from defensive coordinator to assistant head coa...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  10. Could Aikman join DAL front office?

    Tom Carpenter

    Any debate about who the greatest Dallas Cowboys is will include quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman. One of them thinks the other could expand his Cowboys legacy by joining the franchise's front office. "[Aikman] could be another John Elw...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  11. Fantasy checkdown: Spiller time?

    Tom Carpenter

    "It's real simple: We're going to give him the ball until he throws up. So he's either got to tap out or throw up on the field. Let's just put it that way." Remember when Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett uttered those words ab...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  12. Jay Gruden front-runner for Redskins gig?

    Tom Carpenter

    We had expected all along that the Washington Redskins would interview more candidates to fill their coaching vacancy than any other team that fired their head coach, and it's looking like that will be the case. They already have interviewed Seattle ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  13. Top head coach candidates

    Tom Carpenter

    Since the last time we checked in on the top replacement candidates for teams that fired their head coaches, the Houston Texans hired Bill O'Brien, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Lovie Smith and the Tennessee Titans fired Mike Munchak. That leaves us...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  14. Will Bucs secure Marinelli as DC?

    Tom Carpenter

    When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to hire Lovie Smith to replace Greg Schiano as their head coach, it sounded like he already had his staff set to be hired, too. Former Cal coach Jeff Tedford was slated to be Smith's offensive coordinator and Rod...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  15. Long-term concerns for Romo, Cowboys

    Tom Carpenter

    Per ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Tony Romo has a herniated disk in his back and needs surgery. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Romo is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Meanwhile, Jerry Jones hasn't ruled out Romo playing in Week 17 against...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  16. Is Jason Garrett doomed?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Dallas Cowboys still have a shot at making the playoffs, but there are those who think that Jason Garrett is as good as gone, regardless of how the final two regular-season games play out. "So give it a couple of weeks, and when Garrett is fir...

    Blog | December 20, 2013