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News: DMN: Andre Gurode and NT Jay Ratliff return to practice; OL Montrae Holland still out

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Brandon George / Reporter
    bgeorge@dallasnews.com | Bio
    9:43 AM on Sat., Aug. 13, 2011 | Permalink

    ARLINGTON -- As expected, Cowboys starting Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode and starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff are back in uniform and on the field practicing today at Cowboys Stadium.

    Gurode missed the first two weeks of training camp and the first preseason game Thursday against Denver while recovering from off-season right knee surgery in late June. While out, Phil Costa filled in as starter for Gurode.

    Ratliff has been out with a hip contusion since Aug. 6. Starting CB Mike Jenkins (stinger) is in uniform.

    Read the rest: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/08/cowboys-center-andre-gurode-ba.html
  2. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    What's it going to take for this team to wise up, send Holland packing and bring in Brian Waters?

    :banghead:

    They're down to 88 players at the moment too.

    No reason why this move can't and shouldn't be made.

    Drop this bum!
  3. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus Zone Supporter

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    I'm really hoping that this injury forces their hand and they get the Waters deal done. Simply put, it makes more sense to have Waters on this roster than Holland. C'mon Jerry!!!
  4. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Holland should really be ashamed of himself. He's in pathetic shape.
  5. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    Yup. I've been saying the same thing for about a week.

    I wonder how much longer the Cowboys are going to take the wait and see approach with Holland? Unless they really think he's the best option for the team and this stage.
  6. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus Zone Supporter

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    He was a guy that could have benefitted from working with Woicik in the offseason, but the fact that he didn't get himself into reasonable shape on his own shows the laziness/attitude. I like Smith and Arkin, but we are paper thin on the OL and it'll likely be our undoing......again. I really hope I'm wrong.
  7. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    We have the same issue with Gurode apparently. By all reports he's way out of shape.
  8. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    I'm just going by the eyeball test, but Gurode doesn't appear to be grossly overweight from what I saw of him in camp or on the sideline at the game.

    Holland has never been confused with Mr. Universe, however he is grossly puffed coming into this training camp. Looks like he's been slamming cake frosting sandwiches and chasing it with gravy milkshakes all off-season.
  9. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Dude, you're making me hungry.
  10. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    It's obvious, that short of injury to the other guards, Dallas isn't bringing in another guard.

    Maybe after the first week. But not now.
  11. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus Zone Supporter

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    Would it be inappropriate for a guy, who is about to turn 40, to cover his ears, close his eyes, and yell all sorts of jibberish in an attempt to block out all sound?......because that was my reaction to that statement.

    This feels so much like last year when we cut Flo. Just ignored the depth issue at tackle - until we got Barron that is....ughhh. Well now it's guard and tackle. We need depth desperately. O lineman (especially aging ones like Gurode, Kosier, and Holland) get injured injured frequently. This offense will sink if the OL doesn't stay healthy.
  12. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Holland is a BUM!
  13. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    From the sound of it, Holland has competition from Arkin and Costa now. He shouldn't be feeling at all secure.
  14. CowboyMike

    CowboyMike Stay Thirsty, My Friends

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    It looks like he just hasn't lost his camp weight because he hasn't been participating. Gurode's a pro and knows what it takes. He'll be in football shape by opening day.
  15. Risen Star

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    If Gurode was a pro he wouldn't have shown up to camp so overweight.

    Let's call it like it is. He suffers from the same laziness as Holland.
  16. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I wouldn't cut Holland yet, but I'd certainly bring in Waters.
  17. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I don't think they are necessarily lazy. They keep their bodies strong by working out, although I'm sure a lot of linemen don't do much running without being prodded.

    I think it's more of a diet problem. It's hard when you have to lay off of the Krispy Kremes.
  18. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I think Holland was just paid his roster bonus, so doubt he would be cut at this point.
    If anything, he may not start, but can be a good backup. Until someone steps up.

    I hope so, have never been impressed with him. But as a back up, as shown in the past, we need experienced lineman.
  19. JIGGYFLY

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    Did you forget about his knee surgery?

    14 pounds is nothing to drop in a training camp and is hardly grossly overweight.
  20. CoCo

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    Yeah but it's easier to just blindly label him lazy even though he has never reportedly been overweight in his career.

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