2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 7: My Top 10 Observer-ations

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For a couple of anxious minutes last Friday the Cowboys thought they'd signed Nnamdi Asomugha. Then on Monday for a curious second we thought they'd acquired Bears' receiver/returner Devin Hester. Huh is right. DallasCowboys.com sent out a text/Tweet yesterday announcing "Cowboys Sign Hester!" Hey, look, we all make mistakes. I make my share, believe me. But there's a big difference between signing Devin Hester and, yawn, Jason Hatcher.

9. We have ourselves a kicking competition. While David Buehler is clearly stronger on kickoffs, rookie free agent Dan Bailey is more accurate on field goals. The former Oklahoma State star made his first 12 field goals before missing two on Sunday, then went 4-of-4 Monday. Buehler also was perfect yesterday.

8. Player who's nabbed my eye early in camp: Raymond Radway. The free-agent receiver from Abilene Christian has caught everything thrown his way, wide open and in traffic.

7. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan isn't afraid to speak his mind. Yesterday he sorta, but didn't really take a shot at the Eagles, calling some team "all-hype." Said Ryan in trumpeting his secondary, "I don't know if we win all-hype team. That might have gone to someone else, but we're going to beat their ass when we play them." I like his bravado. But, honestly, at this point of a seriously dull and inactive camp, I wouldn't mind a pinch of hype as well.

6. Not sure why, but Sunday night at Rosario's in San Antonio for the first time in my life I tried Lengua. That's right, cow tongue. Tender. Salty. Not terrible. But kinda like skydiving, I think it's a one-and-done for me.

5. Talked to Jay Ratliff on the radio immediately after Monday's practice. Still in his full uniform, he gulped two 20-ounce Gatorades like they were thimbles of water and killed half of a 64-ouncer during our 10-minute talk. And, for once and for all, he said he's not moving to defensive end. Of all the areas the Cowboys need to fix, nose tackle ain't broken.

4. Head coach Jason Garrett is in charge, no question about it. The other day owner Jerry Jones was going on about possibly carrying two kickers on the roster. Garrett called the notion "premature." Imagine Wade Phillips disagreeing with anything Jerry said? And Garrett has also instituted a new policy in which rookies are given white pants and helmets without stars. The players, so goes Garrett's premise, have to earn their stars. In the old days of Tom Landry, veterans were allowed to wear white (cooler) pants while rookies and newcomers wore the silver-blue game pants during camp.

3. The Cowboys' main free agents signed are all familiar faces: Doug Free, Kyle Kosier, Kenyon Coleman, Jason Hatcher and Marcus Spears. Whether it's Terrell Owens, Pacman Jones or Dez Bryant, seems like there's always been a new "Wow" player in camp. Not this year. At this point the only prominent new face will be starting right tackle Tyron Smith. Hmm.

2. Players are off today. Good time to take a break from football and ogle Rihanna's bountiful booty.

1. Props to second-year receiver Dez Bryant. He's catching everything, signing more autographs than any player, not asking rookies to carry his pads and, most importantly, hustling his ass off. After DeMarcus Ware intercepted a Tony Romo pass in the afternoon and headed up the sideline, Bryant sprinted about 30 yards and poked the ball free from the linebacker from behind. Reminiscent of what Don Beebe did to Leon Lett in Super Bowl XXVII, except the stakes were slightly diminished.


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Richie's Mailman
Richie's Mailman

So, Richie.  Can you honestly say that this was the first time you've had some cow's tongue down your throat?

Guest
Guest

Randy Galloway called Jennifer Floyd Engel a former colleague in today's column. I wonder what he means by that.

Guest
Guest

The Musers were headed to Fredericksburg TX.

Who are you?

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

I guess we won't be getting another post. Nothing about the Rangers and the 3 game series against Detroit? Nothing about Hamilton possibly relapsing or being responsible for Amy Whinehouse's death?

Orangecatblue
Orangecatblue

fire the deep snapper ! he's worth less and a douche

Sports Cactus
Sports Cactus

I'm predicting entry #3 (if we get our full 3) will be something about food on the Riverwalk. I'm even gonna go out on a limb and bet there'll be a Margarita reference.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

#10 once again, I was lucky enough to be tuned in to one of your breaking news segments. It's good to see you're consistent with your fact-checking in both of your jobs.#9--Can we see if Buehler can play safety?#8--I'm wishing him failure in case that he does make the team, so you can't hyperlink your comment about him.#7--he might be right, but the Eagles defense is going to kick the shit out of our offense.#6--Spoooooorts. #5--Shocked about how much the guy can drink? Just wait until he gets into the real heat---wait, he's practicing in a dome and will play preseason games in a dome. Guess it doesn't matter.#4--If your blog would have only had this information, it would have been fulfilling.#2--0 players will be ogling Rihanna today.#1--Good to see Dez doing so well. Nice reference, and I'm pretty positive that play never flashed through his mind, he probably has never even seen it.

Idea for a good story? Since you have so many former and current friends that are high school coaches, some hot sports opinions on two a days in 100+ degree weather. Our kids are softer these days, thoughts? I dunno, just an idea. It would be a better read and I'd have better opinions than this bland Cowboy stuff you're throwing out there.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Has anyone confronted Dez about his myspace page or unpaid jewlery bills or his overall lack of immaturity, or was that handled by phone when he called in to call yall out

Greggo's Tweet of the Day
Greggo's Tweet of the Day

Hey @MarthaPlimpton ...please follow me...I am a lot of fun...and not too creepy...plus...I think you're hot

Guest
Guest

10. For a couple of anxious moments today, I didn't think there was going to be a blog post. Too bad.

9. We do have a kicking competition. Seeing who can kick you in the nuts the hardest. I'm not near the top, but give this newcomer some time.

8. He's caught your inexplicable passes?

7. Dull, inactive camp? Still feel like bragging that your sorry ass station got there first?

6. Lengua is good. Had you not known what it was, you would've thought you were eating roast beef.

5. Don't care about who you talk to on your sorry ass radio show.

4. The Ticket (KTCK 1310 AM) is wearing white pants. You're scraping around for some raggedy britches.

3.hmm.

2. Good luck with that.

1. When Beebe did that to Lett, were you still hoping you'd grow a few more inches? Were you still rocking that golden mane of yours? Did you still think one earring was cool?

MoronDog
MoronDog

If ESPN and Galloway went off the air would anyone realize it except our "Guest"?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Of course there won't be. He's there to "cover" the Cowboys and they have an off day, so since he puts so much into this blog he's taking a rest.

Sybils Beaver
Sybils Beaver

Hey I have a deep snapper, too bad all the spares I fuck never find out, right richie and armen

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

Supposedly he is paying his bills now. What bothers me is that no one in the sports community is making a big deal out of it. It was THEFT, plain and simple. If the jeweler hadn't filed a lawsuit he would have never payed. Instead we have people saying they don't care as long he scores touchdowns.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

HA, I'm telling you if you gave a room full of chimps Ipads..their twitter feeds would be just as entertaining the Hammer. 

Guest
Guest

What's your name?

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

Dude that was weak at best. John Coctosan is the newest douche bag to this blog. Get better stuff or leave.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Lol. You had me at #10. Well played. Welcome to the Sportatorium. Keep bringing it.

Rooster
Rooster

Who let the new guy in?

johnTRIEStooHARD
johnTRIEStooHARD

So, you were hoping there wasn't going to be a blog post today, but you were hanging around all morning waiting for him to post something and you commented twice today on the story before this and first on this one. Riiiggghhhht.

Also, you try s little too hard. Most of the blog veterans kick him in the nuts b/c he has given them a reason to. It seems like you are doing it just to do it.

MoronDog
MoronDog

This is genius.  I dont even have to do any nutkicking on this post.  I will save mine for the next 2 shitty posts that will appear soon.  Chapeau!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

my point being, Mr Whitt wanted bag on him and tell us all how bad of a person he is, but will he do the same in person?  Or will he play grab ass with Dez offered the chance.  Methinks Dez wont go on the air with any Fan personalities while at camp

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

Yeah but when Greggo was at the ticket you were sucking his dick.

Guest
Guest

You're a Rage Fan.  I figured you'd be used to musings that are mediocre at best.  From going back and reading older blog entries and comments, it appears that you, too, are new here.  Now leave me be!  My car just hit a water buffalo and I'm trying to talk Mrs. Stanwick into letting me use her towel.

Guest
Guest

Let me see if I got this right: Your mom.

Guest
Guest

I am doing it just to do it. When in Rome, dookie head.

MoronDog
MoronDog

Maybe he is a little overzealous, however did you actually read the blog post?  It is another big bowl of warmed over catshit.  It deserves the nutkick.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Gagreed MD, what the what...don't feel like my sharpened boots are required on this post.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You expect 105.3 The FanBoy to be critical? That's against the soul-selling contract with Jerruh.

Guest
Guest

"I don't know if you listen to any of the Fan's shows"....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh man. Thanks for the laugh. I really needed that.

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

No, he won't. I don't know if you listen to any of the Fan's shows but they have yet to be critical of anything concerning the Cowboys. As far as they are concerned everything is perfect, every player they sign is perfect, every play they make at training camp is perfect. Even the floaters that the players leave behind in the American Standard toilets at the Alamo Dome are PERFECT.

Rooster
Rooster

Right there with you.

Gosh, I sure wish they'd do another Dylan/Petty/Neil Young segment.

In order to be a host on that show, you have to pick a 60s-70s washed up musician to worship so you can look cool.

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

Man you are dead on! Could not have said it any better than that. The music stuff beats the hell out of me. 

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

RJ is just collecting a check knowing that New School won't be around this time next year. I predict by this time next year, Jasmine will have the morning drive show, in one of the Fan's knee-jerk "firsts". You know what, that might actually be a good idea, couldn't be worse than New School.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Gagreed about TC. He's got the charisma of a doorknob. I think Donovan is being held back by Dan, but Dan is nothing more than a constant derailment anyway. HL is good when they try, awful when they get on music or stop caring. Also awful when Mike gets boob-happy or Corby gets egotistical. Lunch beat me down today in two ways--talking to Deion AGAIN was the first, then Josh & Elf's obsession with the same tired Family Guy drops. I listened to Cowherd more than I have in weeks today. Gavin is only good when there's someone there to call him out on his douchery. New School has alot of nerve being that arrogant when the Musers are a preset away--try drawing 1/5th the audience of the Courage Boys before acting like you're awesome.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I hear you. For me:Ticket--too much Donovan, TC, and Corby. Maybe I'm missing it, I don't get why everyone loves TC. So spare. Corbra is a yuck monkey, not a host. I'm on the fence with Danny, I really get my ass whipped when they talk music, hell I'll even listen to Galloway instead of the Hardline talking music. But, they don't really care, and they say so, so fuck 'em.

Fan--Shariff  has no frame of reference to just jump into morning drive not being from the area. I'm 100% out on that show because he's the main voice. Chris Arnold? Are you f'in kidding me? The Notorious J.E.W.'s are alright, they're a decent listen and much better since Lacey was put in check. RAGE, where do I start...If Greggo is on his "medication", he's fine, or is it if he's off of it? Richie, the daily over/under on him saying Greggo is +/- 50. He's so desperate to report a breaking story or do something the Ticket hasn't, that he makes himself look like a complete idiot(see Iguodala, Asomugha, Hester). Too much Armen. I think it's going to be funny when he's doing Cowboys games and people that know who he is tell him he sucks, it'll happen, I might buy tickets to the opening game to witness that. The yuck monkey girls are ok. Jasmine actually knows sports, Sybil knows Nascar, but she was a better fit on P&K. I still dig her beaver though. I'm a big fan of Gavin, and Arnie is ok. The only good thing the FAN has done in the past year is replace Henson.

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

Yeah I get your point and you are right. Maybe I am just tired of hearing the same voices.  Use to love the Hardline but can only take so much Corby. Like BaD Radio but can only handle so much of Dan, never shuts up and always has to interrupt someone. 

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Well most of us do the same thing. If you're complaining about the same old bits on the Ticket, which is partially true, then the Fan is an ass whipping. there's not topic change at all, or show prep to my knowledge, just off the top of your head, no research sports talk. Except when they do certain segments that are once during the show. In this day and age, sports, we're lucky to have variety.

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

Swear to God I am not affiliated with the Fan. I listen to both the ticket and the fan, think it's a good think there are two decent radio stations to listen too. Although the guy's at the ticket seem to be mailing it in most days. Same ole' bits and very little sports talk. 

Rooster
Rooster

She must have done it while I was off banging your wife.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

Another quilt circle brother...Aint it sweet...

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