2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 6: My Top 10 Observer-ations

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Per the new collective bargaining agreement, the Cowboys are tweaking their San Antonio schedule. Today's padded practice ends at 4:15 p.m. instead of 5:30. Off day is moved from Wednesday to tomorrow. Plan accordingly.

9. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan keeps calling cornerback Orlando Scandrick "special." As in, "He's a special player." Scandrick's been okay as a Nickel cover guy, but I don't think a secondary that allowed 33 passing touchdowns has any special players. That's 33, or two more than the Packers and Steelers surrendered last year ... combined.

8. During last night's Sunday night The Score with Babe Laufenberg on CBS 11, Steve Dennis was barefoot. Swear.

7. After colliding with Teddy Williams and being knocked out and taken to a hospital Saturday, receivers coach Jimmy Robinson still isn't back on the field. Cowboys say he's okay and recovering, just not ready yet. In response to the collision, the team has moved the VIP area farther from the field.

6. In case you missed Friday's Nnamdi Asomugha drama (and the revelation that Greggo and Jerry Jones have the same, antiquated flip phone), hear it here.

5. Even though no NFL team has to be under the salary cap until the league year starts (on Thursday), Jones actually set a budget for the pursuit of Asomugha and stuck with it. Jones is saying at camp that things are financially as "tight" as they've been in his 22 years as owner.

4. Don't hear the term "Super Bowl" in San Antonio a lot this season. Some of us learned our lesson from last season, eh? Except it was uttered in these terms by head coach Jason Garrett last week: "Just because you didn't win the Super Bowl doesn't mean you had a bad year." So, Jerry, has the bar been lowered? "I'm not going to go there. But we have to have a reformation and have a big change in what we did last season. We had the highest payroll in the NFL last year." Ouch.

3. If you're a betting man, place a buck or two on Drew Pearson being the next Cowboy inducted into the Ring of Honor. And don't be shocked if it happens this season.

2. Still don't understand why: Doug Free and Kyle Kosier have signed contracts but can't practice with the team until Thursday. Instead of partaking in Monday's walkthrough, the two starting offensive linemen ran sprints by themselves on the sidelines.

1. Spent all weekend trying to find a silver lining on the Cowboys' almost signing of Asomugha. Found it. He's 30. The Eagles signed him to a five-year contract. By the time he's 35, in all likelihood he'll be done. Take the case of Deion Sanders. By the time he was 32 the Cowboys cut him as a hobbled, ineffective, over-priced liability.


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unkown101
unkown101

Free & Kosier cannot practice till I believe August 4th due to the new CBA rules

Guest
Guest

Richie Whitt!!!!!!

Shakera Dyson
Shakera Dyson

What the fuck Richie? Are you taking a day off b/c the Cowboys are taking a day off?

Guest
Guest

10. I have planned accordingly after reading this.  I will now take a Richie and wipe my Whitt at 11:30pm instead of midnight.

9. When talking about somebody who isn't special, please refer to the person looking back at you in the mirror.

8. Did you see channel 4 with the Musers?  Better than anything on 11.

7. Ok.

6. I followed your garbage on Twitter about the dude.  You told me he was coming.  He didn't.  I've since unfollowed you and decided to contribute to the asskicking you receive here.  YOU SUCK, RICHIE WHITT.

5. Too bad your ass isn't tight.

3. If it happens, Richie Whitt will refer back to this point with a "You heard it here first".  Richie blows.

2. It's written in the new CBA, or somesuch.  That's why.

1. I emailed KTCK 1310 The Ticket about fight night.  Apparently because you're fat, balding, on the wrong side of 40 and work on a station nobody listens to I can't fight you in KTCK 1310 The Ticket's Fight Night.  That's not cool.

Baseball Very Good
Baseball Very Good

Ever since Jerry built that thing the Cowboys have signed which standouts?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

wouldnt this be Day 2-5 recap, not camp day 6 update since shit hasnt happened yet today?  anyhow, stay hard richie, stay hard

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

Why were Dan Bailey and David Buehler tagged? Did you plan on mentioning the fucking kicker competition and forget? I've heard that Bailey is kicking better field goals than Buehler and that Buehler fucked up and put a kickoff out of fucking bounds. Bailey, an undrafted motherfucker out of Oklahoma State, was the best damned kicker in college last year, and seems to be pushing Buehler pretty hard. Can't say the same for Kevin Brown,his lame bitch ass was inexplicably signed and then cut without ever getting a damned chance to earn the kicker's shitty ass spot on the team.

Just Me
Just Me

Bill Barnwell rebuts your #1 Observer-vation:

"Ignore the spin from jealous teams about his age or injury history. The Eagles paid just $25 million in guaranteed money to get one of the five best defensive players in football for the next five years. Even if he lasts only three years and the Eagles cut him, it's still a good deal."

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

I was embarrassed for you & Greggo Friday afternoon with the whole Asomugha mess....

You're dead to me now.........................................Not really buddy!!!

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

#8 Even if he were naked, he does better sports than you.

#6, um, would you care to also address before it came on your "you heard it here first, the cowboys are going to sign Asomugha." Please refer to my profile pic. Also, Iguodala still in the picture?

#3 Sorry. I don't trust anything you tell us to bet on. The next time you break a story will be the first time in a couple of years.

#2 I don't understand how you have a blog. Your radio is ok, because you can make fun of yourself on the radio. In terms of representing the Observer, you do a piss poor job.

#1 Terrence Newman is 33, and he starts. I'll take 3 good years from a shut down corner. What I haven't seen is your station being critical of the Cowboys at all. No signings in the secondary? Not interested in Michael Huff, two Cromarties have signed that were signable, what the what?  Jerry is full of shit if he wants us to believe they can sign anyone they want to. I suggest for 5:45's dead and gone, you go ahead and put the 2011-2012 Cowboys team. Yeah, they could maybe make the playoffs, but those battery chucking bastards to the north will be in the Big Game.

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

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No info on Greggo's coke fueled weekend?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

So that Colby/Ian piece is coming tomorrow, right?

Moron Dog
Moron Dog

Wow. Just wow. This is almost as interesting as multiplying zeroes.

Guest
Guest

I do believe that he is waiting later and later know that people will come visit to see he has posted, thus driving up the very important page views that The Observer must expect out of him.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Don't worry, we'll get a hungover post where he tries to brag about his drinking last night.

MoronDog
MoronDog

RW has taken the last 6 months off of doing any actual journalism.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I'm waiting for the Fail's fight night..it's got to be around the corner.  Somebody let me know when they announce it..

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

do they Cowboys even practice when the Fan and the Ticket aren't there?

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

Chris Collinsworth gives ya the business in Madden 11 if you kick a kickoff out of bounds...Not that I have ever done it...Jus sayin...

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Thanks for your sports strength knowledge. This dude won't get his $60 million, if he plays up to his potential, at 33 he'll be holding out and looking for an extension. I'm going to steal Richie's quote, if you're a betting man, place a buck or two on that.

Just Me
Just Me

His Twitter feed is genius.  Nothing quite like begging Rhyner to respond or begging celebs and athletes to follow him.  CRAM IT!

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

Give it a rest...Even God rested on the 7th day...

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

Richie is busy wrapping up the Colbyashi/Kinsler interview. Its tough juggling a world famous sports blog and working for the top rated sports station in DFW  hosting the famous RAGE from 2-7pm on 105.3 KRLD FM. 

Rooster
Rooster

Ok, you and I normally don't agree on much, this was funny....

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Nope, not gonna rest until Iggy is a Mav.

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