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DMN Watkins Blog: Observations from late practice..(Mosley, too)

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Observations from late practice


    Here's what I thought of the late practice.

    QBs Tony Romo and Drew Henson had a bad practice.

    On two straight possessions, Henson threw one pass at a receivers ankles and another was tipped at the line of scrimmage.

    Corner Anthony Henry had a pretty good practice in knocking down some balls and Keith Davis picked off a Drew Bledsoe pass.

    Davis looked great in practice and seemed to have a lot of energy.

    Julius Jones put a sleeve on his right knee midway through practice. It didn't appear as if he was limping or anything.

    Roy Williams was bouncing around the field but he looked a little gimpy, unless that's how he walks.

    My man Keylon Kincade (SMU) fumbled during a run and didn't look that fast going through the holes.

    Terrell Owens looked great in practice, especially in drills where he had to catch balls in different routes.

    During a break in practice, Greg (Trade me) Ellis had a conversation with Bill Parcells in the middle of the field for about five minutes. At one point, Parcells patted Ellis on the backside during the conversation and there was a smile from Ellis' face. Also, rookie Bobby Carpenter handed Parcells' some water. Ellis didn't want to talk to the media after practice.



    Posted by Calvin Watkins [IMG] at 10:00 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)

    The Flo Report


    Offensive tackle Flozell Adams once again ran on the side with strength and conditioning coach Joe Juraszek.

    I still think he'll be ready to go soon, but it's almost painful to watch him run. This guys's supposed to anchor your offensive line, and he can't even get on the field.

    He may not come out and say it, but I guarantee you Bill Parcells is upset about this.


    Posted by Matt Mosley [IMG] at 9:52 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)

    Men in tights!


    For the second consecutive practice, T.O. was the last player to take the field.

    This time he was wearing navy spandex tights with no shorts.

    I saw several players shaking their heads as he trotted onto the field.

    Said defensive Chris Canty: "I would never do that."

    My personal policy is to never interview a man wearing navy spandex tights, but several reporters closed in on him after practice.

    Asked about being the last one on the field, Owens said he's been doing that for years. His selfless behavior continues to impress.

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    Posted by Matt Mosley [IMG] at 9:43 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)


    Parcells taunts backup QB!


    When Bill Parcells wanted free-agent rookie quarterback Jeff Mroz to take the field, he shouted, "Let's go genius!"

    In case you missed it, Mroz is a Yale graduate. He promptly screwed up the drill.

    Posted by Matt Mosley [IMG] at 10:03 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)
  2. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Regarding Henry - Good. He's one of my favorites.

    Regarding Davis - He'd better be full of injury.

    Regarding Ellis - That is very good news. I get the feeling that although Ellis is spending time complaining to the media, within the organization, it isn't about bad blood or anything. I've always gotten the feeling that he and Parcells like each other, I think he is just frustrated. I'm glad they are staying civil.

    Regarding Keylon Kincade - Who cares?
  3. Chrissyboy

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    Dare I start it all again?!

    From my observations, and I don't want to call the death knell, but..... hang on..... I'm fighting it..... nnnngggggg ... aaaahhh ... sorry guys.....

    Drew Henson ............ final pre-season here! Sorry! Cue 1000 messages of disagreement and 1000 of agreement!
  4. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    The usual...conflicting reports from the media.

    I have read several other places that Adams looks good, appears to be slimmed down. Now Mosley says he is hard to watch run. This is not a good sign.

    Other places talked about this animated conversation between Parcells and Ellis, implying that it was a negative. This post makes it sound like it was good interaction.

    One thing is unanimous....Henson is thisclose to losing his 3rd string job.
  5. BlueStar22

    BlueStar22 Well-Known Member

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    :lmao2: How can there be those that hate Parcells.
  6. Chrissyboy

    Chrissyboy Member

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    PS - believe me. No need to worry about Flozell. He is not one of the biggest concerns at all.
  7. ratpower

    ratpower New Member

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    Good info on Ellis and BP talkin'....these are the kinds of nuggets you get when people pay attention to the little things at camp.

    I'm getting pumped to visit oxnard next week...:thumbup:
  8. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    I like that this guy tries to hold nothing back; I don't like his "dirt" angle.
  9. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    A bit more............

    Parcells taunts backup QB!
    When Bill Parcells wanted free-agent rookie quarterback Jeff Mroz to take the field, he shouted, "Let's go genius!"
    In case you missed it, Mroz is a Yale graduate. He promptly screwed up the drill.

    Posted by Matt Mosley at 10:03 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)

    T.O. stuff
    Wild day with T.O.
    He signed autographs about three different times after practice. It's funny how fans can change on a player in a minute.
    I'm sure Cowboys fans hated T.O. when he played for Philly. Now, that he plays for the Cowboys, they love him.
    I guess that's fine.
  10. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Did he look bad? I'm actually surprised that we've heard so little of it here. Could this be the first year in nearly a decade that we DON'T have a major QB controversy?

    Without sparking a huge debate - compare and contrast our backups, please.

    And what the heck is a 'knell?'
  11. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    nice read...thx
  12. rw54

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    I'm sure it was not left off on purpose but the following was also on the DMN blog.


    Is Henson long for this team?

    For the handful of you guys still holding out hope for Drew Henson's future in Dallas, here's some encouragement.
    Contrary to what I'm reading in a lot of your comments, the Cowboys haven't given up on him.
    Henson was completely deflated after the club pretty much dismissed his performance in NFL Europe. He goes to Dusseldorf and puts up respectable numbers behind a suspect offensive line. He also had a Frenchman trying to pick up the blitz.
    Anyway, he came back home and apparently turned some heads at the veterans' minicamp.
    And people that should know say Bill Parcells is attempting to wipe the slate clean and actually give Henson a chance. After last season's training camp, Parcells didn't even know Henson was still on the roster.
    The one thing that Henson has over both Drew Bledsoe and Tony Romo is mobility. He's the best athlete of the three and can make plays when things fall apart.
    The problem is that he seems to think too much on the field. Coaches are trying to get him comfortable enough with the offense to simply react.
    I'm not saying Henson's going to overtake Romo during training camp. Just saying don't write him off completely.

    Posted by Matt Mosley at 9:18 PM (E-mail this entry) | Comments (0)
  13. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I lol-ed.:lmao2::lmao2::lmao::lmao:

    Seriously though - Mosley is the guy who knows Henson, well, is he not?
  14. Chrissyboy

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    Sorry death knell must be a UK term for 'a bell rung to announce a death'. from my view, I couldn't keep a close eye on all QBs, but so many times when I saw a bad pass or particularly wobbly spiral, it appeared to come from from Henson's hand.

    Tony's passes seemed to be fine from what I could see. jeff Mroz looked excellent at times, and not too hot at others.

    I just don't see Henson inspiring confidence.
  15. Lifetimeboyzfan

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    knell Audio pronunciation of "knell" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (nl)
    v. knelled, knellĀ·ing, knells
    v. intr.

    1. To ring slowly and solemnly, especially for a funeral; toll.
    2. To give forth a mournful or ominous sound.


    v. tr.

    To signal, summon, or proclaim by tolling.
  16. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Ahem.....citation?:mad:







    :p:
  17. CaptainAmerica

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    I still say that unless Henson completely bombs this camp he ain't dead as long as Jerry still owns the team. He doesn't have a prayer with Parcells as coach, but Jerry will not allow him to be cut as long as he shows something.

    Parcells will defer to Jerry's wishes on the issue of a 3rd team inactive QB.

    Jerry will still be around in 2 years, Parcells won't. Jerry will be looking for Ken Whisenhut or (a longshot), Charlie Weis to make something out of Henson.

    That's my take and I'm sticking to it until Henson is released. :D
  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Hey thanks for posting that. I completely missed it. :)
  19. Hostile

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    Instant surrender.
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    :lmao2:if anyone knows their early 19th century history, then you would understand

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