2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 8: My Top 10 Observer-ations

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10. Impressed yesterday that -- on a players day off -- 6th-round draft choice and receiver Dwayne Harris was running sprints and routes. All by his lonesome.

9. Mat McBriar isn't exactly Rob Ryan, but he's departing pudgy and heading toward fat. McBriar pulled his hamstring running in last Wednesday's conditioning and has yet to punt in camp. I'm no one to talk, but No. 1's jersey is fitting awfully snug these days.

8. Once upon a time a dorky writer/radio show talk show host sat stagnant for four hours. Then he jumped up in the middle of his show and tried to run a 40-yard dash on The Alamodome's turf. The result? Strained hamstring. Getting old sucks.

7. You want job security? Try being one of Jerry Jones' grandkids. The little Joneses spend their camp time riding on golf carts, building ramps for their remote-controlled cars and, swear, going through drills with their own trainer.

6. David Buehler and Dan Bailey, meet Kai Forbath. Not sure why, but the Cowboys signed the former UCLA kicker on Tuesday to join the camp competition. Forbath, the 2009 Lou Groza Award winner (Bailey was the 2010 winner) is placed on the non-football injury list alongside Andre Gurode, DeMarco Murray and 2nd-round pick Bruce Carter.

5. Talked to a source close to former Cowboys' right guard Leonard Davis. Look for him to sign with the Bucs or Broncos. Say what you want about Davis, but I just don't trust Montrae Holland.

4. Quite a gaggle of veterans standing around doing nothing at this morning's walkthrough: Doug Free, Kyle Kosier, Marcus Spears, Kenyon Coleman, Jason Hatcher, Alan Ball, Bryan McCann, Jesse Holley and now Gerald Sensabaugh are veterans not allowed to practice until the collective bargaining agreement is ratified. Hopefully Thursday.

3. The Cowboys have a receiver in camp named Tysson Poots. Even better? He's white. With a pony tail. Think an even crappier Bobby Carpenter. Still no sign of Harry Seaward. Starting to think it's not coming. To camp.

2. Attended the NFL referees' media session at The Alamodome on Monday. There are now eight times a player can be deemed "defenseless." Ugh. In general, said the ref, any time a player uses his head to hit a target above the bottom of the numbers it'll be a penalty. And on change-of-possession, kickers and quarterbacks are now "defenseless" and can't be touched unless they make an aggressive move toward getting involved in the play. Also, all scoring plays will be automatically reviewed, as in the last two minutes of each half. A coach throwing his challenge flag on a scoring play will result in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. In other words, in 2011 we'll get even farther from football as we once loved it.

1. So the Cowboys re-sign safety Gerald Sensabaugh. Another re-tread signing. Another sign that -- barring a miracle by Rob Ryan -- Dallas' defense in 2011 will be similar to 2010. In fact, the Cowboys have 10 of their 11 defensive starters back from last years's epic, horrible squad. Because, seriously now, Sensabaugh is average at best. Right? Next up for the Cowboys? Abram Elam of the Browns and maybe Jets' free agent Brodney Pool.

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cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

What the H? Did he get another day off?Heard AOA, strange how an acronym has become the moniker of a player, on with Uncle Norm today. I sure hope he has a clue. Seems like he might. It would be the first set of functioning synapses at the S position in quite a while. Newman gets hurt. Might as well get it over with early. Happens every year. Time to replace him imo. Been a long time since he was bringing the Tuna cups of water. Maybe next year. I could not care less if that Aussie has a beer belly or not. As long as he can keep pinning them down at the 5 it is all good. It is still damn hot. I heard B. Kennedy say 36 was worse than this, but they hushed it up because it was bad PR. Yeah. Right. Don't tell folks it is hot in Texas or we have droughts. No, no none of that. Let the stupid mfers figure it out for themselves. When my ggfather came from Tenn after the war he met a woman leaving. Asked her why. " Well sir, in Texas it never rains, but when it does, it never stops." I guess things haven't changed too terribly much in that regard. We just started writing it down. And now the newspapers can't hide the fact that tomorrow will be another hard assed day of sweat and rolling brown outs. 

Taiwo
Taiwo

Why must the Musers beat us all down with doing the wireless so much? They do it way too much!

ParleyPPratt
ParleyPPratt

"In other words, in 2011 we'll get even farther from football as we once loved it."

Good.  Everything else evolves, so should football.

Chriscraft27
Chriscraft27

You will be lucky if Tysson makes the team. He would teach you rednecks about how a man is supposed to act. He's class, but Cowboys' fans wouldn't know anything about that.

Guest
Guest

10. Good for him.

9. "Mat McBriar isn't exactly Rob Ryan" Phew! Because I almost got them confused yesterday when I saw them at The Alamodome.

8. "Writing blogs sucks". I fixed it for you, Richie Whitt.

7. Job security is not being very good on the radio, not be good at all on this blog. Though I will hand it to you, your columns are generally good.

6. Ask Jerry Jones why they signed him.

5. I will say what I want about Leonard Davis: He's a huge black man.

4. If not Thursday, you tell me when.

3. I have a feeling if your hair implants work, you will try to rock the ponytail.  Heck, you're already rocking that sweet, sweet 'rang.

2. Players are getting soft.  A lot like Roosters cock when he's around the ladies.

1. You want to talk about average at best?  Tune into the The Fan during any show that isn't Josh and Elf (though I did tune in about 10:30 last night, whoever that is is an asswhip, but I managed to stay with it for about 15 minutes).

Scott Vann
Scott Vann

In regards to number two. Have the player's Mom's started writing NFL rules?

Early Cummings
Early Cummings

Hi everyone! This is Earl. Im the manager of JR's on Cedar Springs. Who do I need to contact about sponsering the "Ranch Report" on the Ticket?

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

Richie was just talking about Rob Ryan being mad at the media for exaggerating a story and said that he never does that. Really????This is the same guy who accuses Josh Hamilton of relapsing every time he takes a scheduled day off.The same guy who blames Colby's newborn child for missing a start.etcetcetcetc

Mdfedge
Mdfedge

#3 comments from the writer are way off base and many other such comments from this writer and should be replaced.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Ah, he's not a writer anymore. He's a half-ass blogger.

MDFEDGE
MDFEDGE

The WR Tysson Poots has the stats to explain why Dallas signed him. 

Rooster
Rooster

Tysson Poots needs to make the team for comedic value alone.  Just sayin.....

Mdfedge
Mdfedge

Tysson Poots stats are proof of his abilities to date, if he gets the chance I bet he will add a great deal of value to Dallas. What stands out in his past is that he makes good things happen on the football field for his team go get um Tysson Poots Dallas" Needs him, we Dallas fans need you!.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

no, not really.  Do you still think Jesse Holly belongs on this team

Rooster
Rooster

If he had a name like Jesse Farty, maybe.

Lighten up dude.  It was a joke.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

bad attempt at nutkicking, nothing to see here

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

Time to come to a conclusion..jump for joy..extend a hand..make a good point..run for your life..snicker..then CRAM PURPLE RAIN UP YOUR ASS!

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

I never wanted to be your, week'en luva.............

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

8. You said yourself--you're getting old. Dress and act like it. Even Anthony Bourdain looks stupid with an earring, and he's tall and good at what he does.

3. Nobody can be lamer than Barbie Carpenter. Ever.

2. So the game is changing for the worse, but heat stroke is bad, but Bear Bryant damn near killed his players, which is good, but players getting hurt is bad, but rules changes to prevent that are bad because they game was good back when it was good... In other words, deal with it.

1.Sensabaugh is apparently claiming he had multi-year offers from other teams and they weren't what he wanted. Yeah right. You don't sign for 1 year/$2.5 if that's the case. I call BS. Listening to Sensabaugh is like believing Richie when he's giving out ratings figures. Calling him average is a compliment.

Just Me
Just Me

10.  You sure you got the right guy, Richie?  Corby raced James Cleveland, an undrafted WR out of UH who they said was the only guy out there running sprints and routes.  All by his lonesome.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

No mention of Jessie Pie-Eater in this blog...Jus sayin...

Guest
Guest

Why don't you shut the fuck up.

Sports Cactus
Sports Cactus

"radio show talk host."

That is up for debate.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Meh, sincerely everyone.  RW, how's that Kins/Colby article coming..you have plenty of time..you damn sure aren't spending more than 5 minutes total on the two to three throwaways you're posting each day.  Shoot fire, this damn thing looks just like the last 7 or so..just change a name or two. 

#1 People are standing around#2 Garret has a lot of fire#3 Ryan or McBriar are fattys#4 Someguy, I don't know right now, looks like he might or may not make the team#5 Cowboys are only resigning their guys, not adding new fa's#6 Sources say that Big Davis has a chip on his shoulder and is soon to sign with somebody#7 Riverwalk is awesome broskis, lots of "babes" and fun, frilly dranks.#8 It's hot in Texas#9 Welp, the Cowboy's kicking situation is being addressed#10 Why do I have a blog?  I'm a bitime radio star...just ask me. Can't believe the great Jamey Newberg defended your writing ability. Obviously, Jamey doesn't spend much time up in heara.

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

I guess Jamey is great as long as Mike Rhiner says he is great. As soon as Mike changes his mind then JSIB will change his. 

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I can't decide if the Rage Defense Force or the Cowboys secondary is more woefully untalented.

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

The same could be said about you and Richie.

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

Actually it does. If Richie loves something you love it. When he turns on them ie the Rangers, you will as well. Keep on drinking his poo poo kool-aid.

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

That response makes no sense.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

Maybe you should go suck Jamey's dick. He may give you a job that you so desperately need.

Sybils Beaver
Sybils Beaver

I don't wanna grow up to be like u, I don't wanna be u, but I want u in me, Meh=spare right

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Methinks your moms does that quite nicely, I'll make sure and tell her about Jamey next time I see her walking down Harry Hines. You're reliance on curse words would be humorous if'n you weren't such a Fail fan of the Tardline. Now go get your shoebox, you little penis Richie Shitt wannabe. Take dat with ya.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Gotta love the intelligent banter in here. Methinks it's probably Armen or his buddies.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Seeing that you and the Mayor are here, don't see how you can put JSIB even in the discussion of biggest douche

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

POW (see how douchie that is)

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

You have to be the biggest douche bag on this blog! 

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

When I grow up, I dont want to be like you, I wanna be you...

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

You said Poots was "crappier.". That's why they pay you the big bucks, motherfucker.

Good report on the shit going on, but I think you undervalue Sensabaugh. Alan Ball wrecked that fucking secondary last year. The other guys were always trying to compensatw for his shitty play. If they bring in Elam, the secondary should be good on talent. Remember that those motherfuckers were also suffering because dumbass Wade Phillps blitz the front seven every damned play and left the corners in man-to-man. Can't do that shit in the NFL.

It is disappointing to see they didn't improve the pass rush. DeMarcus Ware's ass needs some fucking help. They needed to bring in a defensive end or outside linebacker, and Kenyon Coleman isn't what I had in mind. Maybe Bruce Carter is so good that he can take Anthony Spencer's starting job, but my guess is that is that won't happen until at least next year.

HEY YOU, IN THE BACK
HEY YOU, IN THE BACK

WOW !!!! Another non-story you're making into a story.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Does this surprise you? Did you notice all of the baited hooks he threw out for the Ticket listners?

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