The Top 5 Storylines from 2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

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The Cowboys had exactly 10 practices in pads in San Antonio. In this weird, truncated preseason of NFL football, that makes a training camp.

After a walkthrough this morning at The Alamodome, Dallas headed north and will tomorrow night begin its four-game exhibition season against the Broncos in Arlington. Ready or not, tackle football is back.

The Cowboys took with them several questions to camp. After a two-week stay, what kind of answers did they get?

5. Kicker? Um, notsomuch. Free agent Dan Bailey was more consistent on field goals, but incumbent David Buehler much better on kickoff touchbacks. I'd say the competition is open heading into pre-season games and that the re-calling of a veteran like Kris Brown still isn't out of the equation. If the Cowboys had a 37-yard field goal to save their season this afternoon, I'd feel only about 68 percent certain they have a kicker who would make it.

4. Dez Bryant? Yessir! He caught everything thrown his way, signed more autographs than any player and stopped blaming the media. Grew up right before our eyes.

3. Rob Ryan? His presence might have been the story of camp. The long, flowing gray hair. The exercise ball stuffed under his XXXXXXL T-shirt. The constant obscenities. Remains to be seen whether Ryan can coach different results from the same talent, but his stamp is already all over this team. At times, even more than Jason Garrett's.

2. Tyron Smith? Yep, the dude can play, and at a Pro Bowl level. Against anyone not named DeMarcus Ware he was dominant in camp. And he was a tireless worker, always out early and staying late to work with offensive line coach Hudson Houck on his technique.

1. Free-agent Splash? Not even close. Dallas' pursuit of Nnamdi Asomugha was foreplay without a satisfying climax. Other than draft choices and Ryan, the Cowboys' freshest impact face will be Abe Elam. Yawn.


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Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

I see the Cowboys Sportatorium is back in effect.RW, show me the other picture where you have a nametag for Jerra to remember who you are.

5..meh4..Did Bryant ever pay up his jewelry bill, and refund the autograph promo dealer?3..Good luck to Ryan working with limited talent.  2..Calling Smith a pro bowler all ready, damn.

Mishon
Mishon

We get it man, you guys had Jerry on your show. For one, he only pretends he knows who you guys are and two, give me fake Jerry over the real thing anyday of the week.

Good to see you are STILL Living Strong 10 years after everyone else stopped.

Pork Rind
Pork Rind

Nice rehash. You write this one on your crackberry while sitting on the can at the Phillip's 66 outside Lorena?

MoronDog
MoronDog

One quality baseball post and back to the same old tired crap.  You just did a top 5 recap of all your top 10 list recaps.  Will we get 3rd post today?  Dont bother. 

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Sportatorium Fantasy Football Update: Draft time has been changed to 8:30 PM, Sunday the 14th...this weekend ladies, so get ready.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

#5 Kicker talk= meh#4 Dez is grown up huh?  We'll see when the sirens at the Northpark Footlocker begin callingg his name.#3 Rob Ryan: Me likey..Jerra didn't bring in any players, so I hope Redball brought in hopey hope changey change.#2 Tyron Smiith=ProBowl, hmmm..methinks Big Davis made it last year at guard and he's currently unsigned..so umm...OK#1 See #3, and the HC position..there iis your splashes this year Cowboy fans..hope it's enough..but methinks this thing will be extremely fortunate to finish 9-7..looks more like 7-9 to my untrained eyes.

B. Switzer
B. Switzer

Does Jerry Jones breath still smell like gin?

Sports Cactus
Sports Cactus

And the advertisements for RW's "real" gig continue. Live Strong, Douchey!

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Love how ridiculous Gregger looks in his all TCU get up. He makes Jerry look normal. But let's get back to Jerra. How many other owners would dress like that? Kudos Mr. Jones.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

And is the douche band next to one of those power-energy-balance bands that they sell on infomercials?  Wow. 

Guest
Guest

I hope he didn't.  On my way back from San Antonio a few days ago, I stopped at many convenience stores and unleashed hell on those toilets.  Something about mixing fajitas, Lone Star beer and Patron for two days straight.  Had to leave my boxers in a QT bathroom in Round Rock because I squirted a bit before I could get my britches down.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Who's going to do a bit and pick all Cowboys or all former UT players? (possibly ^^^^^^)

MoronDog
MoronDog

With the first pick, I will be selecting Roy Williams, WR, Chicago.

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

those muscle reflexes when you cough and shit - no pun intended - just do not seem to  work as well in your 40's as they did in your 20's. "Uh oh" seems to become a more common expression as you age. ;-)

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I had #9, #11, and #88 ...and the Cow's defense at various times last year...me not good at fantasy football very much..

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Sweet. That means Tebow will be available!

Guest
Guest

I will punt you into next week, mother fucker.

Storm_71
Storm_71

That's some damn good shit humor boys.

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