Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ’s comment was made in jest, but it could make for decent bulletin-board fodder anyway. “I own Dallas,” McCoy boasted to Eagles fans as he walked over to greet ex-Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin of the NFL Network at Friday’s practice. That’s far from the most inflammatory comment from a rivalry that has featured the “Bounty Bowl” and Philly fans cheering as Irvin lay on the hard Veterans Stadium turf with a neck injury that ended his career.
OXNARD, Calif. -- With injuries keeping five defensive linemen out of practices, the Dallas Cowboys agreed to a deal with end Ken Boatright and, according to sources, could add Adewale Ojomo as well. Rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence had surgery on a broken foot on Thursday and is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks. Defensive tackle Terrell McClain has been battling a sprained ankle and Ben Bass suffered a hamstring strain on Thursday. Anthony Spencer is on the physically unable to perform list and Amobi Okoye is on the non-football injury list.
OXNARD, Calif. -- Three thoughts on Day 9 of Dallas Cowboys' training camp: 1. The general thought about the Cowboys’ defense seems to be that it can’t be any worse than it was last year. Well, it can. The first few practices have provided no indication this defense will be better than last year’s version that allowed 415.3 yards and 27 points per game. It’s not about a lack of effort, it’s about a lack of talent. What players worry opposing offensive coordinators?
OXNARD, Calif. – Zack Martin reminded the Dallas Cowboys' front office and coaches a lot of Travis Frederick during the scouting process. That explains why the Cowboys were so confident that Martin could step in and have immediate success as a starter at right guard. They saw Frederick do it at center last season, and Martin has many of the same traits. The list of traits rattled off by head coach Jason Garrett: experienced, smart, tough, mature, technically sound and possessing the strength and size to battle in the NFL trenches.