This is the December 11, 2012 news archive. View today's Cowboys rumors and news.
profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 11, 2012
The Steelers might finally get a return on their first round pick. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that rookie David DeCastro could play right guard this week against the Cowboys. That wou…Upvote Share Tweet
If Steelers are smart, they’ll take it to Cowboys’ hurting run defenseThe Pittsburgh Steelers opened the game with the San Diego Chargers last weekend with four wide receivers and no running backs. Look for the Steelers to change their approach this weekend when they visit the Cowboys. Injuries have diminished the run def…Upvote Share Tweet
Are Cowboys in position for a legitimate playoff run? Outlook is much better than two weeks agoA team’s fate can shift quickly in the NFL. With that in mind, we ask this question: How many teams in the NFC have a better record than the Cowboys over the last five games? If you said none, you receive a pair of flannel pants from the team’s holidaUpvote Share TweetFrom NBC: NEW YORK — December 11, 2012 — Emmy-nominated NFL Turning Point, NBC Sports Network’s weekly NFL show co-produced by NFL Films, airs this Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET. In this week’s episode: NFL Turning Point examines the Washington RedskinsUpvote Share Tweet
Cowboys release CB Vince Agnew, add former Giant Michael Coe as replacementThe Cowboys cut one cornerback and added another Tuesday, releasing Vince Agnew and acquiring Michael Coe off waivers. Agnew joined the Cowboys’ practice squad on Oct. 16 and was promoted to the active roster Nov. 10. He appeared in four games and didnâUpvote Share Tweet
Depth of Cowboys’ practice squad thins after Bears sign LB Jerry FranklinThe Cowboys practice squad lost linebacker Jerry Franklin, whom the Chicago Bears added to their active roster Tuesday. Franklin was brought in by the Cowboys on Nov. 14 after stints with Carolina and Denver earlier this season. He has yet to play in an…Upvote Share TweetThe Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to Jerry Brown at a private memorial on Tuesday that included Josh Brent, the player charged with intoxication manslaughter in the one-car accident that killed his teammate.Upvote Share TweetCowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that the ultimate decision about whether or not wide receiver Dez Bryant continues playing with the finger injury he suffered against the Bengals. If that’s true, Bryant’s going to be in the lineup. He told MikeUpvote Share TweetNEW ORLEANS - Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league’s bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue, however, found that the players’ conduct was detriUpvote Share Tweet
Jerry Brown’s Funeral Set for Friday in St.Louiscowboysgab.com Dec 11, 2012Funeral services are scheduled for Friday in St. Louis for Cowboys practice-squad LB Jerry Brown. Brown was a St. Louis native who died in a suspected drunken-driving accident on Saturday. Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was the driver and is charge…Upvote Share Tweet
Paper Tigers: The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 …CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 seeds, but is anyone scared? Both teams look vulnerable, Peter King writes, and having home-field isn't all it's cracked up to be.Upvote Share TweetIn the wake of the report that the mother of late Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown wants Josh Brent to ride with her and sit with the family during Brown's funeral, chilling details of what allegedly occurred at the crime scene are beginning to eme…Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: Texans, Falcons ugly losses give Super Bowl race wide-open feelCNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012Not too excited about the top seeds in the NFC and AFC, are you, in the wake of bad losses by the Falcons and Texans in Week 14? There's a reason. Atlanta and Houston are clearly vulnerable entering the last three weeks of the regular season.Upvote Share Tweet
Breaking Down the ‘Boys: The four most pivotal plays for Dallas in CincinnatiJonathan Bales is a special contributor to SportsDayDFW.com. He’s the founder of The DC Times and writes for DallasCowboys.com and the New York Times. He’s also the author ofUpvote Share TweetCowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones confirmed Tuesday that he had a confrontation with nose tackle Jay Ratliff following a game on Dec. 2. Jones approached Ratliff after the Cowboys’ 38-33 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles and spoke to theUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 11, 2012The bad news for the Steelers is that they’re near the point of needing to win out to make the postseason. The good news is that their next two games are against teams with winning records, which seems to get their attention. Their next two are againstUpvote Share TweetCowboys coach Jason Garrett reported that Morris Claiborne “looks like he got into a fight” but “seemed like he was better today.” The rookie cornerback suffered a lacerated lip but appeared as if he might have been hurt far more seriously when heUpvote Share Tweet
Cowboys’ Jason Garrett stands behind punter Brian Moorman despite shaky afternoon in CincyCowboys punter Brian Moorman had a bad day in Cincinnati, averaging only 33 yards for his five punts. He allowed the Bengals excellent field position. They scored a field goal after his first shanked punt traveled 23 yards. The Bengals added another fie…Upvote Share Tweet
Expect Cowboys’ tag team at tackle to continue after Jermey Parnell impresses in relief of Doug FreeIRVING - Expect to see the Cowboys continue to alternate Doug Free and Jermey Parnell at right tackle as they did in Sunday’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Free, a six-year veteran who moved from the more challenging left tackle position, has sUpvote Share Tweet
I Suck at Football, Week 14: Back and to the Leftgrantland.com Dec 11, 2012On Sunday my sister drives me to the bar so I can watch the Bengals play the Dallas Cowboys. "Well, I hope they win," she says. "But I also hope they ...Upvote Share Tweet
Brent Attends Memorial ServiceDec 11Josh Brent, the player charged with intoxication manslaughter in the one-car accident that killed Jerry Brown, paid his respects at a private memorial on Tuesday.
Should Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant play?Dec 11Who should decide if Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant plays with his injured finger? Charlie Casserly explains what process the Cowboys need to go through to decide if their star receiver suits up on Sunday.
Dez Bryant's Status UncertainDec 11Ed Werder with the latest on Dez Bryant's fractured left index finger.
Can Dallas Cowboys win without WR Dez Bryant?Dec 11Jamie Dukes joins "NFL AM" to discuss the big topics in the NFL, including the firing of Baltimore Ravens oeffensive coordinator Cam Cameron and whether or not the Dallas Cowboys can win without wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Alabama's Nick Saban to Cleveland Browns doesn't add upDec 11Having experienced the unique pressures of the NFL, why would Nick Saban vacate his Alabama throne for Cleveland?
Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 14Dec 11Seattle is a great place to play if you want to grab a double latte or a Pyramid IPA. It's not a great place to play if you want to grab coast-to-coast NFL headlines.
Peter King: Tagliabue ruling points finger at Saints organization, coachesDec 11In vacating the 31 games' worth of player suspensions and fines handed to four players over the Saints' bounty sanctions, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue today, in effect, slammed the Saints' coaching staff and organization for the existence of a…
Do not blame Roger Goodell for New Orleans Saints bounty scandalDec 11Everything that's gone wrong for Saints is fault of man in charge during scandal, Sean Payton, writes Jeffri Chadiha.