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Cowboys Practice Updates - 11/20/12

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Jean-Jacques Taylor ‏@JJT_ESPNDallas
    Talked to miles Austin about the deep ball in OT when he appeared to let up. "That was my fault," he said

    Clarence Hill ‏@clarencehilljr
    Tyron Smith was officially limited in practice so that means he did something, possibly some individual drills...good news for Boys

    Tom Orsborn ‏@tom_orsborn
    Doug Free says he's frustrated by his inability to match the high level he played at earlier in his career.

    Carlos A. Mendez ‏@calexmendez
    Phil Costa makes an appearance in the locker room. In his bare feet. No wraps.

    Asked Costa how he was doing. He said, 'Good.' Able to move around a little bit? 'I'm not doing interviews right now.'

    Free says he's healthy. And even if he weren't, it wouldn't be an excuse. Part of the deal this time of year.

    Free says comfidence not a problem. He's confident. But does get frustrated by his performance.

    Cowboys are 2-0 with Joe, Troy and Pam this year.

    Jon Machota ‏@jonmachota
    Doug Free: "I'm definitely frustrated. There's times when I do a great job and there's other times when I don't get it done exactly perfect"
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That was puzzling for sure.
    It was one of the better balls Romo threw all day....not as good as that TD throw or the other long fade, but very good. On a day where he had some sail on him, it sucked seeing that throw go to waste.
    Oh well, we won.
  3. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    since when do we believe Miles Austin when he says it was his fault? Isn't he just covering for Tony?? ("lost it in the lights" reference)
  4. zack

    zack Well-Known Member

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    I like Miles but he does this a lot. He did it last year in the Giants game and its Romo that gets the blame. Wanna bet if we lost that game the Media would have said Romo overthrew him in OT!
  5. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    I know, that game is the whole reason for what I posted, hence the ("in the lights" reference)
  6. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Tyron will at least give it go on Thursday. Otherwise, i think he'd be off his feet letting the ankle fully heal...
  7. vlad

    vlad Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That play was Miles fault. He took his route outside when he was supposed to run it up the hash - where the ball was thrown. Numerous coaches/scouts have verified this.

    I'm glad Tony doesn't call his teammates out publicly, could you imagine the backlash that would cause? He's damned if you do, damned if you don't - so he just doesn't.

    on a side note I can't wait until the day we get an average line so Miles can get back to his old form - since Garrett and Co don't seem to like him running very short routes.
  8. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    miles can't run break off routes. he is great on longer developing flies, crossing or come back routes instead.

    witten is the break off route guy. he doesnt lose body control but he isnt moving fast either, lol. for miles to stop and start on a dime he probably leaves his hamstring on the field.

    we dont have a michael irvin that regard unless it is witten. dez has the physical tools but it takes time to develop the know how. quite a bit more complicated than it looks.
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The route they are referring to was in the second half and was a semi fly route. The receiver can make a move sutter step early but 30 yards down the field he needs to be running full bore. Miles got 30 yards down field (while the ball is already in the air) and he slowed down again, then sped up to. Really odd. The announcers were wodnering why he slowed down and even replayed. Just bad route running by Miles on that one. It was a possible TD.
  10. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    :laugh2:
  11. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    You dont say.

    The whole turnstyle thing wore thin a long time ago.
  12. Ring Leader

    Ring Leader Active Member

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    Just when I'm finally coming to terms with the Crayton "pull up" in the 2007 playoff game vs the Giants. Bad memories man!
  13. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    How many times have we seen Austin not go all out for a pass? It has happened over and over and over. I firmly believe that he is scared of injuring himself if he dives for a ball. It's really frustrating.
  14. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Doug Free finally speaks.
  15. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Yes and he said I know I stink, I just cant do anything about it.
  16. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    Funny you mention Crayton. When I saw Miles do that, first thing I thought of was Crayton from 2007 playoff game. Our WRs need to finish off their routes whether the ball comes to them or not.
  17. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    That Crayton route was a completely different animal.
  18. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    He wouldn't even have had to dive for it and it had nothing to do with breaking off his route.. he simply quit on the play. If he had kept going it would have been a pretty easy catch and probably a TD.
  19. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    I think that is 100% correct. His hammy has been an issue for at least the past 2 seasons. Those extra bursts have probably done him in in the past and he is leary of making those end of run push-offs. He seemed to do the same thing on a slant pass earlier in the game. It also looks like he might be experiencing tightening during these "pulled-up" routes, because he seems to slow down carefully and on a few occasions, ends up on the sidelines bent over, in pain..,
  20. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    It's always something man, always something.

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