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Chargers/Cowboys practice off to a bad start?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Lets hope they get someguys back before our scrimmage...

    Cowboys altering scrimmage plans without 18 injured players
    Posted by Darin Gantt on August 5, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT

    It’s a good thing preseason rosters were bumped from 80 to 90.

    Because if they weren’t, the Cowboys would struggle to get a decent practice in.

    They were without 18 players, including seven starters and two other regulars, heading into this afternoon’s Blue and White Scrimmage.

    “I think injuries are a part of NFL training camps and they’ve always been a part of NFL training camps and I think sometimes when you have injuries at certain positions that becomes that rash and that bad luck thing that we’re talking about the other day,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said, via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. “Certainly in the interior of the offensive line we’ve had different guys get banged up in different ways and you just have to manage it and make the most of your next best decision as a coaching staff as to how to bring these guys back and who we replace them with.”

    The Cowboys had to sign a pair of guards yesterday, and have brought others in for workouts.
    That’s made planning for a scrimmage, generally one of the first big tests for young players trying to make the team, a bit more difficult as they try to balance reps.

    “It impacts it a great deal,” Garrett said. “It’s a situational day for most of the veteran players and really the essence of this thing in terms of why we call it a Blue-White scrimmage is to get the younger guys a chance to play contact football and tackle to the ground.

    “We reassessed it and we’re thinning out some of the periods, we’re taking out a couple of periods, the structure will be the same, we’re just trying to limit some of the reps.”

    Situations like this are exactly why coaches winced at the offseason cutbacks. They’re busy trying to install and evaluate, and they just have fewer chances to do so.
     
  2. Buck Melanoma

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    This is the type of Dallas Cowboys story I enjoy.
     
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  3. Blue Bolt

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    Wouldn't you rather have them at full strength when they practice against the Chargers? It won't be much of a test, if they're the walking wounded.
     
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    'They had to sign two guards yesterday' which is good for the Chargers because this gives AJ two guys he can evaluate just in case we need guards..knock on wood.
     
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    I work with Cowboy fans and it is so much fun to talk smack with them.
     
  7. Buck Melanoma

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    Ouch!!



    Cowboys' Jason Witten injures spleen, could miss preseason

    PUBLISHED 2 hours and 16 minutes ago LAST UPDATED 1 hour and 52 minutes ago
    Staff report Sporting News

    Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten suffered internal bleeding after a hit in Monday night's exhibition game against the Oakland Raiders and likely will miss the rest of the preseason, according to reports.
    Nick Eatman, writer for the team's official website, said that while surgery has been discussed, it's not a likely option. He goes on to say that it appears Witten will miss "considerable time" with an injury in the "spleen area."
    [​IMG]Jason Witten's spleen injury is rare for the ultra-durable Dallas Cowboys tight end, though it may not cost him time in the regular season. (AP Photo)​
    The initial report was hinted at by Dan Patrick on Wednesday's Dan Patrick Show.
    Witten has not yet been ruled out for Week 1 of the season against the New York Giants.
    In his 10th NFL season, Witten is an important part of the Cowboys' offense. The 6-foot-6, 261-pound product of Tennessee has played in all 16 games of every season since his rookie year of 2003, when he played in 15. In that time, he's accumulated 696 receptions, 7,909 yards and 41 touchdowns.
     
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    Pre season taking a toll on all teams it appears:confused: And it is only week 1!
     
  9. Blue Bolt

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    If the Cowboys O-line is as bad as I saw in the Raiders game, then they'll pull Romo early. No way they leave him out there as chum for Ingram & CO.
     
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  10. Buck Melanoma

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    Awwwww ..... but they need a taste of NFL QB. Not that Romo is particularly gamey. ;)
     

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