Posts Tagged 'Pro Bowl'

Josh Cribbs Has High Ankle Sprain

The Cleveland Browns are battling injury problems.  Quarterback Derek Anderson suffered a concussion against the Giants in a preseason loss.  He may not play another game until September 7th against the Cowboys to open the season according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Giants laid a whuppin’ the Browns, who also lost starting safety Brodney Pool and tight end Brad Cieslak to concussions and linebacker Leon Williams to a neck injury.

Pro Bowl Wide receiver Braylon Edwards sufffered a freak foot injury early in camp and isn’t 100%.

Now Pro Bowl special teams ace Joshua Cribbs has a high ankle sprain.  It happened in that Monday Night Debacle against the G-Men.  Cribbs is the best return man in the game outside of Chicago Bear Devin Hester.

High ankle sprains take four to six weeks to heal.   I doubt he will be able to play the season opener against the Cowboys and if he does…..Cribbs won’t be 100%.

Giants GM Takes Shot At Cowboys

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News brings us this nugget in his weekly column.

Giants general manager Jerry Resse takes a shot at the Dallas Cowboys 13 Pro Bowl players saying:

“The team is the face of the New York Giants,” GM Jerry Reese said. “That’s who we are. That’s what we took out of last year. If you play as a team, you go places. Play as individuals and you make it to the first round of the playoffs, then get knocked out. That’s just the way it is. Teams get through the ups and downs and the adversity of a long season.”

This is a clear shot at the Cowboys.   They meet November 2 at the Meadowlands and December 14 at Texas Stadium on NBC.

Brett Favre Is A New York Jet

Jay Glazer of Foxsports.com reports Brett Favre is a N.Y. Jet.

The Packers have officially moved on.

If the Jets release quarterback Chad Pennington I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cowboys try to make a play for him.  I know the Chiefs would be thriled to have Pennington since he played for Herm Edwards in New York.

The Jets don’t play Green Bay this year.

Roy Williams: I got a lot of people to shut up

Here it is.  My column from today’s Star-Telegram on Cowboys safety Roy Wiliams.  Be sure to check out the interview on Friday August 29th on NBC 5 at 7PM in our Cowboys preseason special.

Enjoy it and let me know your thoughts!!

There is a love-hate relationship with the Metroplex media and Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams. He went from a media favorite his rookie season to a player who rarely came into the locker room during media access last season.

He has been put down and told he’s no good by one too many media members for his liking.

Redemption. That is what the 2008 NFL season is about for Roy Williams.

The four-time Pro Bowler has lost weight and changed his number back to 38, which he wore at Oklahoma.

I spoke with Williams for 35 minutes Sunday off camera and we spoke for another 35 minutes on camera Tuesday.

Do you read the paper? I read the paper now. It’s important. I need to know what people are really feeling, what they are saying about me.

As you’ve read it, what did you find out? It fueled me. It fueled me up. That’s why this season is going to be a good season. I got a lot of people to shut up.

You feel the media coverage of you is unfair? Have I been done wrong? Probably. I mean I feel the best thing for me to do is not to talk. I don’t have any anger toward them. I do interviews now. I have actually done interviews with people who have said stuff about me. There is no anger there.

Do you take it personally? Yeah, I take it personally.

Do you have thick skin? Why should I have thick skin? I am a human being. I’m not saying I’m a sensitive person, but when you attack somebody’s character and you don’t have anything positive to say about somebody, why should I be overjoyed to be having an interview with somebody who’s been tearing me up, and you have all these other fans buying into the stuff … and it’s not even correct.

Then you want to put a microphone in my mouth and smile in front of my face? No. Don’t be like that. Shoot me straight. I’m a grown man. You don’t have to lie to me.

How do you feel about your cover skills? I feel great about them. I feel great about my cover skills. Great.

What if you aren’t playing on third downs? I don’t have a problem with that. Our main goal is to win games, and that’s what I want to do. If me being on the sideline and letting Anthony [Henry] and Adam [Jones] go in there and play, that’s totally fine by me. I’m not bigger than the team.

Any forgiveness toward your critics? Football is a show-me game. I am under a microscope, which is a good thing. But this season … is my season. I’m gettin’ down. Until I leave here I’m gettin’ down. I’m not playing for them [critics], but I want to let them know ain’t nothing wrong with me. I got this. I’m going to do this. I love this game. I love my teammates and being a Cowboy.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said Williams has been having a fine training camp. As for battles with the local media, time will either expose Williams or promote him.

Newy Scruggs is the sports director at NBC 5.

Roy Williams vs. The DFW Media

Coming up Saturday’s edition of the Star-Telegram, Page 2 to be exact, my column will be on Cowboys Pro Bowl safety Roy Williams and his battle with the DFW media.

Roy went from a guy everyone liked his rookie year to a player who is seen as defensive and sensitive.

In the piece I ask Roy if he has thick skin.  He responded, saying, “Why should I have thick skin?  I am a human being.  I’m not saying I’m a sensitive person, but when you attack somebody’s character and you don’t have anything positive to say about somebody, why should I be overjoyed to be having an interview with somebody who’s been tearing me up and you have all these other fans buying into the stuff…and it’s not even correct.

Then you want to put a microphone in my mouth and smile in front of my face? No. Don’t be like that.  Shoot me straight. I’m a grown man.  You don’t have to lie to me.”

Make sure you check out the Star-Telegram.com  tommorrow for it.

Earthquake Shakes Up My Interview

I was doing a sit down interview at Cowboys Camp in Oxnard, California ,with Cowboys Pro Bowl safety Roy Williams and an earthquake hit.

I felt my chair rocking back and forth.  I thought maybe one of the players got behind me and was shaking my chair.

As we are taping Roy says, “You feel that earthquake?” 

I said yeah and Roy replied, “That’s a tremor…an earthquake.”

T.O. came running out of his room and said, “Y’all feel that?”   Tony Romo walked past us and talked about it.   So did other players like Jason Witten and Brad Johnson. 

It was a 5.4 earthquake on the Ritcher scale.  Roy broke it down for us because he is from Northern California.

I didn’t freak out because I used to live in Los Angeles so I was cool.  Been there, done that. My photographer Noah Bullard had never been through one.  He acted like he just kissed a girl for the first time.  He was all excited.

I will have video of this Earthquake Interview tonight at 5 and 6 PM on NBC 5 News.   I’ll even do something at 10 PM.

www.newdawg.com

Jessica Simpson Says She’s In Love With Tony Romo

The lovebirds have taken the lust to another level.  Jessica Simpson says Cowboys QB Tony Romo has helped her get back to being Jessica.   I guess that failed marriage to Nick Lachey left her feeling down.

Ol Jess opens up to Glamour magazine with these incredible insights like how they met:

GLAMOUR: Where did you meet Tony? Was it a blind date, or were you at a party?

JS: No. The cute story is that my family and I were watching a Cowboys game. I was going through my divorce and–Tony would die if I told you this–but [on television there was a story] about him. They said his celebrity dream crush was Jessica Simpson.

GLAMOUR: And you hadn’t met him yet?

JS: My family was like, “Did you just hear that?” His picture came up and I’m like, He’s really cute. Then I heard [that I was his crush], and I’m like, Oh my gosh!

GLAMOUR: And you’d never met him?

JS: No. I didn’t meet him for a year and a half after that.

GLAMOUR: How did your first date come about?

JS: One of my best friends played on a basketball team with Tony. He introduced Tony to my dad, and they hung out. Then Tony e-mailed my dad, “Cute date,” when we were at the Country Music Awards [last November], because we were sitting next to each other in the audience and I guess we made a camera shot. My dad was like, “Look what Tony said.” I said, “Give him my e-mail address. We’ll see if he’s good with words.” Then he e-mailed me, and we flirted over e-mail and on the phone. We got to know each other by talking, which I think is the best way. We set up our first date on November 20. Today is our four-month anniversary, but it seems like we’ve been together for so much longer. I said five months to him today, and [Tony] goes, “Baby, that hurts my feelings that you don’t even know.”

“he still deserves all the accolades for bringing me back to who I am.”

GLAMOUR: Back to the tabloids: People still talk about that time you showed up at Tony’s game wearing the pink Cowboys jersey and he played terribly. What’s that all about?

JS: I don’t know–other than me wearing my man’s jersey and cheering him on. And him not playing the way he would’ve hoped and all of a sudden I’m to blame.

GLAMOUR: Why take it out on you?

JS: Because everybody takes everything out on me! [Laughs.] But that was ludicrous. I don’t understand why they think that I would be a distraction to Tony. Do they really think he can see way far up in that box? No. He’s the most focused person I’ve ever dated. I love Dallas. I love the Cowboys. I grew up watching Troy Aikman and all of the quarterbacks, Roger Staubach…. The great thing about Dallas is there’s no paparazzi.

Read the rest here.

newy@newdawg.com