Posts Tagged 'jason witten'

T.O.

I wrote in my Star-Telegram column on why the Cowboys need to feed T.O. this Sunday in the season opener.

The Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiving corps is down to just two proven players: Terrell Owens and Patrick Crayton.

The club will not have the services of Miles Austin (sprained knee) or Sam Hurd (high ankle sprain) for the season opener in Cleveland on Sept. 7. They were penciled in as the third and fourth receiving options for quarterback Tony Romo.

His fifth wide receiver option, Isaiah Stanback, has a dislocated shoulder. I wouldn’t exactly be counting on Stanback for realistic production if I were offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

Here’s what the game plan should be when it comes to putting the ball in the air against the Browns: Trust in T.O.

Put it on No. 81’s shoulders. I bet he will shine.

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Jason Witten Is Right…Know Your Role Martellus Bennett

Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News Cowboys blog got the scoop on the Jason Witten-Martellus Bennett relationship.

Witten is given him tough love.  The same tough love he got from former head coach and former teammate Dan Campbell.

The message is simple.  Know your damn role.  Seriously.  The rookie from Texas A&M has to realize this is the National Football League and everybody has talent. 

Bennett sometimes thinks he can just rely on his natural skills to get by.  This ain’t the Big 12.  He’s not in Aggieland anymore. This is the pros.  On the HBO TV show Hard Knocks, we’ve seen Bennett look disinterested sometimes.  I saw it at camp in Oxnard.

Please understand my take, I love the kid’s talent.  He just has to mature. 

I know Jason and he’s a great guy, but he works hard and expects others to do the same.  

Back to what I said, Bennett needs to know his role.  That means get in the playbook night and day, do what Witten does and perform when the time comes.

Witten should be applauded for keeping the bar high.

Witten told Timmy Mac:

“He says it all the time: ‘Jason doesn’t like me,'” Witten said of Bennett. “It’s not that I don’t like him. It’s just that I’m letting him figure it out. He’s got to figure it out first, and once he does, obviously that’s where I come along.

“He’s got a good position coach that pushes him, obviously. When he’s ready for it, I’ll definitely be able to talk to him and push his buttons. But you’ve got to figure it out first, and he’s well on his way to doing that.”

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Tonight On Sports Extra From Cowboys Camp

We’ve got a fun lineup from Oxnard tonight on NBC 5.

A side of All Pro tight end Jason Witten.   See how he overcame a tough childhood to become one of the NFL’s best players.

Matt Barrie sits down with Texas Tech rookie Danny Amendola.  Can he make this team and we contrast and compare him to Terrell Owens.

Hall of Fame coach Don Shula is bringing his famous steakhouse to Ft. Worth.  We talk with the Dolphins legendary former head coach.  

Plus Clarence Hill and Mac Engel of the Star-Telegram join us live from Cowboys camp.

That is tonight at 10:30 on NBC 5.

Former Dallas Cowboy Pro Bowler Gets Degree

I always liked La Roi Glover when he played defensive tackle for the Cowboys.  Too bad he got run off by Bill Parcells for the Tuna’s pet Jason Ferguson, who was absolutely a bust in Big D.

Glover is now in St. Louis.  He recently went back to school to earn his college degree in Public Adminstration.  As a six time Pro Bowler, he’s got a boatload of cash in the bank.

He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  “Now that I have three children, it was important for me to show them … the importance of going back and getting it.”

Jason Witten of the Cowboys recently got his college degree from Tennessee.  It’s good to see players understand the importance of a degree and the message it sends to kids and fellow players.