Will DeMarco Murray rush for a 1,000 yards this season?

Will DeMarco Murray rush for a 1,000 yards this season?

If he stays healthy I think he goes for about 1,200 on the year. Garrett won’t over work him and Felix Jones will get plenty of work this season too.

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Spagnola: “You mean you called the police on your son?”

Usually Mickey Spagnola is very vanilla, but I figured I would see what he was saying about the Dez situation. I guess he’s looking at all sides, but I guess where he is from if the kids hit the mom she is just supposed to do nothing…

Spagnola on ESPN 1660am in Waco

That was pretty weird when he said that. But it’s like he never takes a position. He is the ultimate ‘Fence Rider’ type of guy.

In any circumstance if a woman is being hit by a man she needs to call the police. Even if it’s family. Wife. Mother. Sister. Does not matter. Most cases tell you that if a guy does it once and gets away with it then it will happen again.

The more I think about Mickey saying that the dumber the statement sounds to me. It’s a crime. It’s not two brothers going at it. It’s a professional football player who is 200+ lbs angrily manhandling a woman according to the reports. And the women was saying she was tired of being treated like this and was putting a stop to this today as if it was a recurring problem.

Dumb statement by Spagnola.

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SiriusNFL: Austin talks Dez, Ogletree, Golf and Hammys

Miles Austin talks Dez, Ogletree, Golf and Hammys on Sirius NFL radio today…

Miles showing KO some love in here. I hope KO comes out and shows Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones they made the right decision in bringing him back for this season.

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Questions for the NFC East on NFL 32

The folks at NFL32 are talking NFC East today…

I really hope a playoff spot does not come down to that Week 17 matchup vs the Skins at Fed Ex Field. Not confident at all in a game like that for this team.

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Gilmore says to blame Deion for Dez’s troubles

Bryan Gilmore chimes in on the Dez situation with an attack on Deion Sanders for abandoning Dez as a mentor, read here.

I got a call Thursday morning from Bryan Gilmore, who wanted to talk about my Dez Bryant column in the Thursday Oklahoman. Basically, I wrote about Dez’s horrible upbringing in his hometown of Lufkin, Texas, and how it continues to curse him. You can read the column here.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Bryan Gilmore (82) makes a catch Monday, Aug. 8, 2005 during second quarter of the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

Gilmore read the column and was moved to reach out to someone because he knows a little about being an NFL wide receiver from Lufkin. He was one. Gilmore went from Lufkin to Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, Texas, and then on to the NFL, where he played eight seasons, with the Cardinals, Dolphins and 49ers. He wasn’t a star. Gilmore had just 53 career catches and no touchdowns.

But in 2006, in Gilmore’s seventh season in the league, he contacted Dez, because he had heard of the latest Lufkin star. When he saw Dez play, he knew Dez was something special. “You could start for the San Francisco 49ers right now,” Gilmore told Dez, who then was a senior in high school.

Gilmore said he tried to act as a mentor to Dez, but that didn’t take after Dez hooked up with Deion Sanders sometime in Dez’s OSU career. “If you want to call out someone, call out Deion Sanders,” Gilmore said. “He didn’t even call me after that. I personally tried to keep him away from that.”

Association with Deion led to an NCAA investigation that caused Dez to become ineligible for most of his final OSU season, after Dez lied to NCAA investigators about his relationship. Deion later publicly denounced Dez after some of Dez’s missteps after joining the Dallas Cowboys. “Wrote him off,” Gilmore said.

Gilmore said all the stories about Dez’s homelife are true. When Gilmore met Dez, he was living with a girlfriend’s uncle. “Nobody really knows that this kid has been like homeless,” Gilmore said. ”Enough is enough. Somebody needs to intercede. I still love him and I’m praying for him. He really is a good kid. This is disturbing.”

I have no idea if Bryan Gilmore is someone who could help Dez. But someone like Bryan Gilmore is exactly what Dez needs. Someone who spent eight years in the NFL with less than top-shelf talent and knows what it takes to stick around the league, how being a good citizen will extend a career. Someone who knows Dez’s background and what he’s up against. Someone who is not all about flash and PR.

Hmmm. Interesting. Dez was known on the OSU campus as a guy who skipped classes and was late to everything, but he did not have any anger issues or run ins with the police.

Did Deion do more harm than good during his time mentoring Dez?

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New School: Warren Moon talks Dez Bryant

Warren Moon dissed Dez Bryant back in January and today he joined New School to talk Cowboys…

Warren Moon on New School

Everyone seems to be saying the locker room leaders need to address Dez about his issues and I agree. Those peers are who Dez respects the most. The problem is I don’t see anyone of the guys on this team who would be willing to be hard on Dez to help better the team.

Good job in ranking Romo over Vick.

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Staubach has some thoughts about Dez situation

Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson chatted with Ben and Skin today, read here.

Staubach lived through a somewhat similar situation early in his tenure as the Cowboys’ quarterback. The Cowboys ended up trading running back Duane Thomas two seasons into his career because his off-field issues (mainly insubordination) became too much of a distraction to justify his on-field contributions — and Thomas led the NFL in touchdowns for a Super Bowl championship team.

“You still want to help them, but you get to a point where, is it affecting the rest of the team?” Staubach said Thursday, appearing with receiver Drew Pearson as the headliners on ESPN Dallas 103.3’s Lunch with a Legend. “Once that happens, that’s when you’ve got to cut the cord. But you’ve still got to do what you can. Coach (Landry) tried to work with players, but if it didn’t work out, you were gone.”

Staubach isn’t close enough to the situation to feel comfortable calling for the Cowboys to cut ties with Bryant. However, Staubach is certainly troubled by what he reads and hears about Bryant, especially the alleged assault on his mother that led to Bryant’s misdemeanor arrest Monday.

“If it actually is factual that he’s had all these episodes, there is definitely a pattern of behavior that’s not good,” Staubach said. “It’s affecting him, then it affects your teammates and affects what you do on the field. So that’s not good. If you can’t repair that, it affects the rest of the team.

“I don’t think there’s any excuse in the world, even if you have a bad mother, that you physically do anything to your mother. If that’s true, there’s no excuse for that.”

Dez has this season to get it right. If he has any more screw ups I do think Jerry Jones will attempt to trade him next Spring.

The guys also talked about the Hail Mary play and Tom Landry…

Ben and Skin – Hail Mary play

Ben and Skin – Tom Landry talk

I really hope Romo and Company can get some rings so in time they can do some Lunch with the Legends in the future.

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