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News: ESPN: Lineup changes forthcoming

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by CCBoy, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Lineup changes forthcoming
    By Calvin Watkins

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4685725/lineup-changes-forthcoming



    IRVING -- The Cowboys were missing just one player at Wednesday's practice, Felix Jones (ankle), and that means numerous lineup changes are forthcoming. We look at three main ones.

    The return of Jason Hatcher

    Hatcher has missed the last three games with a strained left calf. When he started, Hatcher had two sacks and nine tackles in the first three weeks of the season. With his return, it could force Marcus Spears to the bench. Jason Garrett praised Spears' play in last week's victory over St. Louis. Hatcher said he doesn't care if he gets the starting gig again. That's a good attitude to have because defensive coordinator Rob Ryan uses all of his defensive linemen.

    Bruce Carter will be active...
  2. CCBoy

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    Cutting to the chase if Buehler is affected:

    The Cowboys could give Buehler an injury settlement or wait for him to get healthy then release him.
  3. jblaze2004

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  4. ThreeSportStar80

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    Please cut Buehler, he stinks!

    I would definitely keep Holley, great special teams guy and a solid WR!
  5. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    With the way Ryan uses "packages" is there really a 'starter'?


    Wouldn't it be whatever package and personnel in that package that starts?

    I like how the media uses that moniker to publically demote a player when in reality it isn't true.

    Am I wrong here?
  6. speedkilz88

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    Buehler has been reported back from injury I believe.
  7. speedkilz88

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    Injury Report
    Updated October 26, 2011


    DALLAS COWBOYS
    PLAYER INJURY WED THU FRI GAME STATUS
    David Buehler, K Groin (right) FP
    Tashard Choice, RB Shoulder LP
    Barry Church, S Shoulder FP
    Derrick Dockery, G Knee LP
    Jason Hatcher, DE Calf LP
    Felix Jones, RB Ankle DNP
    Kyle Kosier, G Foot LP
    Tony Romo, QB Ribs FP

    STATUS DEFINITIONS (all additions/changes are listed in bold):
    Out - definitely will not play
    Doubtful - at least 75% chance will not play
    Questionable - 50-50 chance will not play
    Probable - virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty

    Abbreviations:
    FP - Full Participation
    LP - Limited Participation
    DNP - Did Not Participate

    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
    PLAYER INJURY WED THU FRI GAME STATUS
    Nate Allen, S Knee FP
    Trent Cole, DE Calf FP
    King Dunlap, T Back FP
    Todd Herremans, T Foot FP
    Winston Justice, T Knee FP
    Juqua Parker, DE Ankle FP
    Jason Peters, T Hamstring FP
    Darryl Tapp, DE Pectoral FP

    STATUS DEFINITIONS (all additions/changes are listed in bold):
    Out - definitely will not play
    Doubtful - at least 75% chance will not play
    Questionable - 50-50 chance will not play
    Probable - virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty

    Abbreviations:
    FP - Full Participation
    LP - Limited Participation
    DNP - Did Not Participate




    http://www.dallascowboys.com/team/team_injuries.cfm
  8. Iago33

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    What happened to Forbath? Isn't he in the same situation as Carter, or did I miss a transaction on him?
  9. Cowboy06

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    I was thinking the same thing, but with Bailey playing so well....
  10. CCBoy

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    That was a direct quote from the OP's referenced article....
  11. arglebargle

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    Cowboys brought Carter off the PuP about as early as they could. Each player can be brought off at any point in the range of time allowed. I think it was from 6-9 weeks, at least before the new contract.

    No telling what they will do with that kicker. Could IR him for next year. Though if Bailey keeps it going.....
  12. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Cut Buehler. He has done absolutely nothing his whole career. Last year he single handily lost us two games, Thanksgiving Day against the Saints and Christmas Day against the Cardinals. Meanwhile Holley has always been a solid special teams player and he's developed into a decent receiver.
  13. realtick

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    The Lunch Break crew made a good point regarding Holley vs. Buehler and their roster spots.

    Buehler has value in his utility; he's the kickoff specialist, and people forget, he played/plays on special teams coverage units (10 tackles in 2010). When healthy he makes a consistent contribution in those two areas every game.

    Holley, is a good special teamer, but rarely sees the field as a wide receiver. Losing Holley on special teams would not be like losing Danny McCray.

    I could see the logic in cutting Holley when Carter is added to the gameday roster. The team is thin at inside linebacker and Carter could take Holley's spot on coverage units.
  14. CCBoy

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    Could forecast help David Buehler?
    October, 27, 2011
    By Todd Archer

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4685802/could-forecast-help-david-buehler



    IRVING, Texas -- David Buehler has kicked more this week than he has in the last month, but coach Jason Garrett said a determination on Buehler’s status for Sunday’s game at Philadelphia has not been made,

    What might help Buehler’s cause is the weather.

    Saturday’s forecast calls for up to three inches of snow and Sunday’s high temperature is 53, but the low temperature is supposed to be 38.

    Buehler, who has missed the last four games with a groin injury, has a stronger leg than Dan Bailey, so the cold weather would not have as much affect....
  15. realtick

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    Snow?
  16. CCBoy

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    Carter Still Practicing; Will He Be Active?
    Posted by rphillips


    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/r...&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest



    ...."I think he's doing a good job," Garrett said Wednesday. "He's been on the sidelines, running, and everybody's been optimistic about that, but it's different once you get out there and you start playing with the people around you and you're stopping and starting and having to move spontaneously.

    "I think he's getting himself back into the football mode. He had a good week last week, and we'll just keep evaluating him and see how he progresses."

    One hitch could be the status of punter Mat McBriar. If McBriar's foot injury keeps him out this week, the Cowboys might have to cut a player to sign another punter and wait to activate Carter.
  17. CCBoy

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    That Artic front reached all the way down to South Texas about midnight tonight...and I would think that physically, that the cold weather and snow/ice would favor a more power type of running attack and tight ends of Dallas. As to team adjustments to the actual cold, that would be Philadelphia's home field advantage along with it's fans. And being a pretty young team, such as Dallas has proven to be, adjustment is much harder to achieve then.

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