Cowboys Melton Returns To Form, Carter Breaks Finger, More…


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Scouting Report: New LB Dobbins Brings Physicality, Experience
Bryan Broaddus –

"Played as an inside linebacker. Has some explosive pop to his game. In scouting terms we would say he is more of a ‘thumper’.Shows some strike and balance. Plays on his feet. He’s able to hold his ground at the point of attack. Will step up and take on blockers. Would like to see him be better with his hands when taking on those blocks.There were some snaps where he got tied up. Needs to shed quicker. Sees the ball, but I didn’t feel like he had a burst to it. There were snaps where he was making effort to get to the ball but was a step late. Not much start-stop quickness. Effort and hustle was good. Click to the title to read the entire article…"

Bruce Carter breaks finger in practice
Todd Archer –

"IRVING, Texas — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter suffered a broken left ring finger in Thursday’s practice, but he said it will not keep him from playing Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Carter said his finger got caught in the pads of running back Lance Dunbar in one-on-one drills. He had an MRI performed at the team’s facility before heading to the hospital to get it re-set. He said he has to return to the doctor on Friday for a special splint for the game.“We’ll just wrap it up and I should be fine,” Carter said.The Cowboys’ linebacker position has been hit by injuries all year, starting in the spring when Sean Lee was lost for the season with a knee injury. Justin Durant had biceps surgery on Thursday and is out for the season. Rolando McClain returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday’s workout with a sore shoulder.  Click to the title to read the entire article…"

Melton Showing More Than Versatility; But Signs He’s Close To Returning To Form
Chase Williams –

"IRVING, Texas –  Henry Melton only got half of his two major goals last Monday night. Sacking a fellow Texas Longhorn was on the list, and he did that twice. But winning the game the biggest goal on his mind and obviously the Cowboys came up short.“I had a good celebration planned out and I didn’t get to do it.” said Henry Melton Wednesday afternoon at Valley Ranch.But overall, Melton said he’s happy about the progress he made individually moving forward.“It’s a week to week thing,” Melton said. “I’m just going to go out and practice and really just trying to still get my feet under me and work on my craft.”Dallas took a flyer on Melton this season, just months after tearing his ACL while playing with the Chicago Bears and it could be starting to pay off. His most productive years, 2011 and 2012, were spent in the “Windy City” where he tallied 13 sacks and he believes a return to form is near. Click to the title to read the entire article…"

Ron Marinelli gets the Cowboys’ defense ready
Calvin Watkins –

"IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys are facing an Arizona Cardinals offense that’s averaging 26 points during this current three-game win streak on Sunday. Overall, the Cardinals ranked near the bottom of the league in total offense (25th), rushing (28th) and middle of the pack in passing (15) and points per game overall (15th).Star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is tied for 48th in receiving with just 30 catches for 443 yards and two touchdowns. But in last week’s victory over Philadelphia, Fitzgerald caught seven passes for 160 yards including a career-long 80-yard touchdown reception. Rookie wideout John Brown had five catches for a career-high 119 yards.Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli is trying to get his defense ready minus weakside linebacker (and leading tackler) Justin Durant (season-ending biceps surgery). The team is coming off a season-high three-sack game against Washington. Click to the title to read the entire article…"

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