News: ESPND: 5 Wonders: Return of Holland, FB, Ryan's D

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Oct 25
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    By Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- It’s a Tuesday, so we’re back to wondering about five things as the Cowboys get ready for a huge NFC East game at Philadelphia on Sunday:

    ** I wonder if the Cowboys wonder if they made a mistake in cutting Montrae Holland before the season opener. Back and hamstring injuries kept Holland on the sideline for all but one preseason game, and owner and general manager Jerry Jones seemed pleased in his action against Miami. The Cowboys had given him a $500,000 roster bonus so it was a tad surprising they let him go. The Cowboys wanted a bigger interior lineman, so they added Derrick Dockery. And by bigger I don’t necessarily mean beefier. I mean taller. Holland is listed at 6-2. Dockery is 6-6. Holland deserves the credit for how he handled the loss of a job. He went to LeCharles Bentley’s offensive lineman camp outside Cleveland and got in decent shape. He did not come out of the St. Louis game until the final series.

    ** I wonder what the Cowboys would have to do if they had to prepare to play against a Rob Ryan defense this week. Not long after he agreed to become the Cowboys defensive coordinator, Philadelphia made a call to Ryan to see if he would be interested in becoming its coordinator. His father, Buddy, talked about it in a Sports Illustrated article, but Rob stuck to his word and remained with the Cowboys. So that means the Cowboys were able to keep two people away from the Eagles in the offseason. Philadelphia came after left tackle Doug Free hard and were prepared to move him to right tackle to protect Michael Vick’s blindside. Free has had some good games against the Eagles in the past and Andy Reid noticed. The only one that got away was cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who took Philly’s money despite the best efforts of Jones and Ryan.

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  2. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Well, it's a manufactured case, for starters, since Fiammetta was also active for the SF game, when we ran 22 times for 45 yards.
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Releasing Holland got his attention.

    It was his "Come to *****" moment.

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