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News: ESPNDallas: Dallas Cowboys rookies must earn star

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by viman96, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    SAN ANTONIO -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wants his rookies to earn their spots on the roster in so many different ways.

    And to emphasize what it means to play for the Cowboys, Garrett won't even allow the rookies -- from first-round pick Tyron Smith all the way down to the undrafted free agents -- to wear the star decal on the side of their silver helmets.

    And Smith is the projected starter at right tackle.

    "The star is very important to us," Garrett said after Monday's walkthrough practice. "The star is an international symbol. It's the Dallas football Cowboys. And the players hear me say that a lot. The star means something.

    "This team has been around 51 years, and it's a great tradition. You have to earn the right to wear that star, and we're very clear with the players about that. Just because you sign with the Dallas Cowboys doesn't mean you earned that thing yet."

  2. w8lifter

    w8lifter Active Member

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    Another reason Im liking Garrett as HC.

    He respects the tradition and immense privilege it is to earn a starting spot on the Cowboys, regardless if they are high picks or veterans.
  3. ka0tik

    ka0tik Cowboy for Life

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    yes, love this. EARN to wear THE STAR. :starspin

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