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News: ESPND: Kick return unit facing changes

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. WoodysGirl

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

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    Oct 9
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    By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

    IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys moved running back Lance Dunbar to the active roster on Monday with the goal of putting him on special teams.

    Coach Jason Garrett said Dunbar can return kicks and plays a gunner role on the special teams unit.

    Jones has struggled at this spot, averaging just 21.5 yards per return, 24th in the NFL. He's only returned three kicks the last two games mainly because the kickers have sent them to deep into the end zone. In the Chicago game, Robbie Gould sent seven of his kicks into the end zone, five were touchbacks.

    That's not Jones' fault, yet, his 236 kick return yards and a lack of speed raises concerns about his availability on the unit.

    "If you evaluate it there are a lot of areas where we can get better," Garrett said. "We can certainly block it better, you like to think the returner can make some things happen as well. It's not been a strength for us. We got to do a better job of getting our offense a better drive start. We'll look at that and continue to look at that."

    Jones isn't the only man in the end zone waiting on kicks. Dwayne Harris and Phillip Tanner are the off returners and have yet to return a kick.

    Read the rest: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4699020/kick-return-unit-facing-changes
     
  2. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    This move should have happend three weeks ago.
     
  3. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    The walk-around coach has spoken.
     
  4. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    :bang2: So true
     
  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You don't get it. This happens all across the league.
     
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I was going to post this exact selection.
     
  7. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    I thought this thread said: "Kick return unit facing CHARGES". They should be facing charges the way they've been playing. Am i right? :D
     
  8. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    It doesn't matter who is back there until the blocking improves. It could be Dante freaking Hall and he'd struggle to get beyond the 20.
     

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