Cowboys Tony Romo Waiting, DeMarcus Lawrence Ready, And More…


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Tony Romo taking wait, see approach
Todd Archer –

"IRVING, Texas — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said Wednesday that if he can withstand the lingering pain from a hit to the back during Monday’s overtime loss to the Washington Redskins, he will play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.“That part has never been an issue, but we’ve got to wait and see,” Romo said, adding, “it will be about your ability to be productive in some fashion. That part of it, we will continue to evaluate.”Romo did not practice Wednesday, but he would not have if he were healthy — he has taken Wednesdays off since Week 2 to continue to strengthen his core and surgically repaired back. He was able to do some rehab work but not the normal load he would have done. He said he is not sure if he will be able to practice Thursday. Brandon Weeden took the first-team work in what coach Jason Garrett called a “jog through” practice Wednesday and would start if Romo cannot play. Undrafted rookie Dustin Vaughan could be the backup if Romo is inactive. Click on the title to read the rest of the article…"

DeMarcus Lawrence Ready To Contribute When Activated
David Helman –

"IRVING, Texas – The focus on DeMarcus Lawrence’s return seems apparent, given the attention paid to him on Wednesday.While the Cowboys went through a no-pads walkthrough Wednesday morning, Lawrence worked off to the side with coaches. Not just any coaches, though – Lawrence spent his morning get instructions from defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and assistant defensive line coach Leon Lett.“That was the main focus over there, just making sure I know the plays, formations, what I’m doing in certain types of situations,” Lawrence said.Lawrence is finally eligible to play this weekend after spending eight weeks on short-term injured reserve. The No. 34 overall pick in May’s draft, he broke his foot early on in training camp and hasn’t played since. Click on the title to read the rest of the article…"

Gosselin: Why Cowboys’ strength might be in trouble against Arizona
Rick Gosselin –

"There was no better run defense in the NFL last season than the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals were big up front and bullied offensive lines and running backs, allowing an average of only 84.4 yards per game and 3.7 yards per carry. There were only five rushing touchdowns scored against Arizona all season. But five of that defensive front seven are gone now.Tackle Darnell Dockett and outside backers John Abraham and Matt Shaughnessy are on injured reserve, inside backer Daryl Washington has been suspended by the NFL for the season and the other inside backer, Karlos Dansby, bolted in free agency. So defensive coordinator Todd Bowles had to overhaul his front — and it’s been business as usual for the Cardinals this season despite all the new faces. Arizona ranks third in the NFL in run defense, allowing an average of 77.9 yards per game and 3.3 yards per carry. Click on the title to read the rest of the article…"

Adrian Peterson’s future remains murky
Mike Florio – Pro Football Talk

"The trade deadline came and went without any scuttlebutt regarding a possible trade of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. And for good reason. He continues to be suspended with pay pending the resolution of his current legal issues. Any team trading for him simply would have secured the privilege of paying Peterson $691,117.64 per week to let him not play.His new team also would have the ability to pay Peterson $12.75 million in 2015, an amount that grossly exceeds the current running back market, especially for a running back who turns 30 on March 21.But Peterson surely will play football again, somewhere. His looming trial could make it very difficult for the Vikings to bring him back; even if he’s acquitted, testimony regarding aggressive discipline of his four-year-old son will create a troubling picture that will linger among a fan base that already has commenced emotional detachment from a player who had become one of the team’s all-time greats. Click on the title to read the rest of the article…"

Cowboys’ overall backbone might match Tony Romo’s toughness
Eric Adelson – Yahoo Sports

"Everyone saw what happened to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. More important: what didn’t happen to the Cowboys that night. The sight of Tony Romo immobile on the turf at AT&T Stadium and Brandon Weeden throwing warm-up passes had to send a chill through the folks of Dallas like a $20 drop in the price of oil. Romo slowly got up and ambled off the field after suffering a back contusion, and Weeden was charged with saving the day.He nearly did. The Cowboys sent the game into overtime before Colt McCoy won it for the Washington Redskins. The sky did not fall with Romo out of the lineup. Weeden was solid, completing four of six passes for 69 yards and a touchdown. The Cowboys scored 10 points in the short time Weeden was at the helm, and that says something about this version of the team. It’s not Romo or bust. Not anymore. Click on the title to read the rest of the article…"

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