2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 9: My Top 10 Observer-ations

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10. To accommodate the veterans who will practice with the team for the first time tonight and to give those fans who get off work later a chance to see their 'Boys, the team has moved its 2:30-5:30 practice this afternoon to 6:30-9:30 tonight at The Alamodome. Players like Doug Free and Abram Elam can't practice until the new collective bargaining agreement is officially ratified, which will happen at some point today (probably around 3).

9. Maybe the most impressive sight of camp is Dez Bryant -- flat-footed, mind you -- throwing a football from the 50 between the uprights. If you didn't know better you'd think you were watching Michael Vick. As in, Bryant is a lefty and effortless. I smell an end-around pass from No. 88 in the playbook.

8. Been praising Dez at this camp, but he's got to tie up these loose ends. The Colleyville jeweler suing the receiver in a claim that Bryant owes him $600,000 is now saying that court documents in the case include forged signatures. My guess is that advisor David Wells signed the papers for Dez, but that doesn't make it right. Also curious in San Antonio that Bryant is crediting his new-found maturity (hey, he admits it's no longer all the media's fault!) to long-time best friend from Lufkin, Carl, and not Wells. I'm told that Dez also hasn't yet re-paid the approximate $7,000 to the liaison of a New Jersey card show he stood up, but that he intends to re-play all his debts once he receives his $1 million roster bonus. That could come at 3 p.m. today when the NFL's year officially begins. Fingers crossed.

7. Make no mistake, Jason Garrett gave an earful to Rob Ryan for making unwanted, unwarranted headlines. I also know that, so far anyway, the head coach is unwilling to allow his defensive coordinator to do a weekly radio show out of fear of having to put out media fires. Garrett knew what he was getting when he hired Ryan, and Ryan knows how the media will turn his molehills into mountains. After Wednesday's practice Ryan blew off the media that wanted him to expound on his "we'll beat their ass" comments. The cat and mouse game begins.

6. Thumbs up to Biga on the Banks restaurant in downtown. May I suggest the habanero scallops as an appetizer, followed by a main course of Red Fish?

5. Behind the scenes on the Cowboys' almost of Asomugha.

4. Secondary coach Dave Campo on his group's performance in 2010, which included surrendering a league-high 33 passing touchdowns: "We had a bad year, no way around that. But we were top five the year before. So it's not like my guys can't play at a high level."

3. As expected, the Cowboys signed safety Abram Elam Wednesday night. Unless something changes drastically, your starters at safety Sept. 11 in New York against the Jets will be Elam and Gerald Sensabaugh. Elam played for the Cowboys in '06, but was let go when Wade Phillips took over for Bill Parcells. Elam, 29, started 31 of 32 games for the Browns under Ryan the last two years and grabbed two interceptions in 2010. So, the Cowboys' defensive secondary in '11 will be anchored by safeties who last year played on the 22nd- and 23rd-ranked defenses and who gave up a combed 59 passing touchdowns. With both safeties signed for one-year, $2.5 million deals this is what Dallas wanted. Prepare to be underwhelmed.

2. I want to be optimistic about the Cowboys. Shoot, a year ago at this time I was trumpeting them playing in the Super Bowl in their own stadium. But when I look on the field each afternoon down here I can't help but see 8-8 talent. Anything over that is a direct credit to Garrett and Ryan.

1. Stop me if you've heard this one before: Terence Newman is injured. Yep, the 32-year-old cornerback who would've been cut had the Cowboys been able to land Nnamdi will miss -- according to his tweet last night -- the remainder of the preseason after suffering a strained groin in Wednesday afternoon's practice. Newman got tangled up with rookie receiver Dwayne Harris, was slow to get up and then walked directly off the field with head trainer Jim Maurer. We've seen this before with Newman. In 2008 he missed most of camp and the season opener with a groin injury and eventually underwent surgery for a sports hernia. In 2009 he was hobbled with a bad foot in San Antonio and last year battled through numerous injuries to start every game. The other starting cornerback, Mike Jenkins, sat out Wednesday's 11-on-11 while recovering from a neck stinger that isn't serious. Welcome to the mix, Orlando Scandrick and Alan Ball.


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Bastion of Truth
Bastion of Truth

Good morning faggot fucks, richie won't post his end until 1, he is too fucked up from having his anus torn 2 shreds by sybils beavers strap on. I give him cred though, at least ther wasa woman int the room this time. So fuck shit cunt dick cockface sloppy joe can go chop hi 2" penis off and shove it up his fucking ass

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

Posting "POW's" at midnight? Really? SMH....S...M...H....

nothing new here
nothing new here

and so ends another thread of recycled ticket bits and fratboy insults. so glad the commenters here appreciate each others genius because nobody else does.josh's shoulder isn't broken liked this.

Guest
Guest

I was flipping around on the television a few minutes ago and saw what I thought was Cowboys practice.  Turned out it was Gina Miller talking to Mr. Richie Whitt, who by the way is a good 6 inches shorter than Gina.  What did it say on Mr. Richie Whitt's shirt? "Conserve Water. Shower Together".  How classy to wear something so juvenile on television.  Please remind me, how old are you? Mid 40s?  Act your age, Mr. Richie Whitt.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

holy crud.......I like all that fightin' and bickering; and not even a hint of evil kergo, fake scott, or double trolling Rob M.  Good job boys!  BTW, went to Turner Falls the other day, and that place was BONE dry.  Also, I paid my 26 buck (he he) for a day pass and felt like I was in Mexico.  Ahhh, the smell of grillin' and Tejano music-not bad.  No complaints.  Went to old Platt up the road and hiked like a half a mile with baby in tow to find the spring.  Not bad.  We need rain bad, and snow, and a mountain here in Norf Texas.  Out biothes!

linefourguy
linefourguy

Enough with all this petty shit, let's get down to the real news. From the picture above it appears RW's hair plugs didn't take.  Has to be devastating.  Sorry big guy, maybe a second earring or some new ripped jeans will ease the pain.  Stay in the game brah, and keep fucking that chicken.

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

One freakin' post today? What the what?! Seems like Cowboys training camp is getting in the of RW's blog. Oh well, I haven't had much time to check this "blog" lately but I see I haven't missed much. The Observer really needs to get a second person to help with this.

I'm a minority, I enjoy RAGE more than this blog. I'm already sick and tired of training camp coverage. Can we please get back to the Rangers coverage?

Sporty Sport
Sporty Sport

In the infinitesimally insignificant world outside of the Alamo Dome,  Rangers win, bullpen kicks ass, Holland verses Ubaldo tomorrow night in the heat.

Bastion of Truth
Bastion of Truth

So let me get this straight, sloppy joe brings his faggot cunt ass on here to bash people for bashing this blogger,but that's all he does. My suggestion would be to walk outside, lay down blanket in the grass, lie down on said blanket, open picknick basket, remove the gun and CRAM THE GUN RIGHT IN YOUR MOUTH AND PULL THE TRIGGER. Do your neighbors know you like to fuck animals

lifeafterfootball
lifeafterfootball

Pardon me, but the language going back and forth in comments about this blog are beyond juvenile.  All this blustering before the season even begins wants me to just scream "Get a life!"  The season will be what the season will be--half the fun is what happens after it starts.  Like a box of chocolates, you never know what the different combinations of coaches, staffs and players will bring and who will end up as champion.  Relax and enjoy the season for what it is--a very entertaining and fun spectator sport.

Dowdj
Dowdj

that was depressing

Mishon
Mishon

I am so beaten down with Training Camp. I don't have to know every little detail that goes on in camp. Just tell me who's on the roster after all of the cuts and I'll be ready to go for the regular season.

Other things I have become beaten down by:

1. The Richie defenders and how they feel the need to comment on every anti Richie post.2. Radio stations in San Antonio for Training Camp.3. The Rangers playing games at Comerica Park.4. People talking about how hot it is outside.5. Radio stations in San Antonio for Training Camp.6. Ian Kinsler.7. Watching the Rangers commit so many f-ing errors.8. Radio stations in San Antonio for Training Camp.9. Richie Whitt's self promotion in this blog.10. Bob Sturm's excessive need to tweet a million times a day about everything that pops into his head. (I have recently unfollowed him)11. Radio stations in San Antonio for Training Camp.

Guest
Guest

You're an anal wart.

Guest
Guest

I appreciate your mom.

Kergo 1 spaceship
Kergo 1 spaceship

Dear Mr. Coctostan,    A man with no dignity is a man with no shame.  You see a guy with a shirt like that......he's really fighting it inside.  Last grasp?  Probably.  It would have been cool if G.Miller had pulled a big clump of donkey hair out of that bald midget pate.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Missed ya Kergs, stay hard! Any BBQ from the other side of the hwy..over by the campground?

Guest
Guest

He also appears to have one of those bracelets that help you keep your balance..like you see in those late night infomercials.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You know the deal. Today is Thursday. It's Richie's lazy day. Wait, I mean "lazier" day.

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

I'm a minority, I enjoy RAGE more than this blog.

I guess there is an upside to being deaf.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Plus Tiger's just kinda there in his tourney, the Dolphins may or may not be interested in Favre who may or may not be interested in playing again, MLB is mad at ARod for playing cards, and Dirk say's he gonna play overseas if the lockout wipes out part of the season.

But the universe doesn't expand outside of Bexar County right now in the Cowboytorium.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

 Did you forget you Pez (Xanax) dispenser from home today?!?

MoronDog
MoronDog

Did you actually quote Forrest Gump?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

do you shave your bush?  if so, you may try me on for size

Rooster
Rooster

Dogpile in 5..4..3..2..

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

#1 goes both ways, don't it? I mean, if you dont like the blog, dont fucking come here! It's plain and simple as vanilla ice cream on a cake cone.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

How's it everyone is butthurt by me? Methinks RW's feelings have been hurted. #ragesbullpenisbad

Guest
Guest

She honest to god did rub his head and say something about his hair, though I did not catch what it was she said exactly.

Guest
Guest

According to Lewin on the Twitter, there was a big 105.3 dinner last night. Lewin didn't go, but apparently everybody got shitty drunk.  Mr. Richie Whitt is probably too hungover to do his job at the paper, though I'm sure he was good enough to radio.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

And then....Sexual harassment....LMAO!!!

Mishon
Mishon

What? I don't understand.

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

I don't recall any of the regulars such as JSIB and Scruffy saying they hate the blog. What they do say they hate is shameless self promotion,RW inserting himself into every story,posting constant negative stories about the Rangers and ignoring the positives(he does the opposite with the Cowboys) and the overall laziness and lack of effort put into stories he does write. This used to be a pretty good sports blog until he got a full-time radio gig. Richie has the talent to write good stories but he just doesn't try. Whatever happened to that Colby/Ian sit down that he said was coming?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

No Richie Shitt, you and your boyfriend Sloppy Joe just sit there and take it..windowlickers..you want us to stop with the kicking..start writing better.  I don't even nut kick for your abortion of a talk show, cause I don't listen.  Write Better! So simple that SJ and JustMe can just about understand it. Sloppy Joe listens the whole day, huh...methinks he has to work there, or he's stuck behind some drywall in the studio. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

crap, my boss wont retire for another year now, just lost her last 3 yrs of savings

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

And the Dow dropped 520 points........Happy Birthday Obama!!

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

When did you and Richie adopt?  

me
me

They're one louder...

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You are correct, #1. Couldn't have ranted that better myself.

I'm SOOOOOOO jealous of Whitt. Seriously? That's about scraping the bottom of the debate barrel. Playing the "you guyz r just jealous" card means you should fold. I would apologize that you can't keep up with the witty banter, but it's also not my fault you're a twit.

Let's get one thing straight. Very few of the Sportatorium regulars bother to listen to Rage. I liked it middays because it was suited for that. But evening drive is a different story, and whether Whitt has tried his hardest or not, Greggo, he's not cut out for host, Greggo. Right, Greggo? What the what, Greggo's sick? Again? Greggo? I stopped listening and caring. I do care about this blog.

All I want is a separation of 105.3 The FanBoy and the Sportatorium. CBS doesn't own the Observer, therefore this blog isn't a marketing tool. We'd nutkick less if there was a freaking perceived effort put in here. Go to Monday's Rangers post. It was good. We were civil and complimentary. We also can tell when shit is written out of obligation, which was the entire rest of the week.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

The nut-kickers in here are pretty fucking petty if you ask me.

I dont know what kind of Pulitzer Award winning journalism you all expect out of a sports blog, from a free rag no less.

Hell, have you been to the other blogs on this site? Even Wilonsky and Schutze have their moments where I shake my head. You dont see people over there nut kicking them.

Why am I even bothering?

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

But where is the story? If he's not doing it now all it requires is a a couple of sentences at the end of a story. Is that to much to ask for? To busy prepping for White truck Wednedsday?

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

Sounds like some are jealous of RW's ventures and hey, that's OK.

As far as your Colby/Ian comment, that's about as stale as (insert derogatory claim here)

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

.....and POW is really a douche bag thing.

Rage Fan
Rage Fan

I am tired of arguing with you guys about this. My last post will be this one. JSIB why do you not have a job writing a blog or in radio? It's so much easier to be a critic of other people and thats all you do. I mean are you really that pissed off over Richie getting a radio show? What would you have done if you were offered the same job? Man you gotta relax a little, life is too short.

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