Good news - the Cowboys don't appear to be spending too much time worrying about Thursday night's game against the Vikings. Safety Roy Williams said the team is already game-planning for the season-opener against the New York Giants.
The Cowboys made their first round of cuts today. Nothing major. Not unless you count that former Grapevine quarterback Richard Bartel didn't get cut. The Cowboys need to cut one more player tomorrow to get down to the 75-man roster limit.
The cuts: RB Jackie Battle NT Ola Dagunduro LB Dedrick Harrington T Jason Hilliard LB Obomese, Alex WR Jerard Rabb WR Jamaica Rector WR Jamel Richardson DT Montavious Stanley
Terence Newman said he hopes to be back by the regular season opener, against the Giants on Sept. 9.
The Cowboys cornerback said he has a tear in his plantar fascia. What is that? Well, according to athleticadvisor.com, "The plantar fascia is a dense band of tissue that runs from the calcaneus to the heads of the metatarsals of the foot." Yeah, I don't know what that means either. Sounds serious. Basically, it's the push-off tendon.
Newman said, however, that he does not have plantar fasciitis, which is a chronic condition.
Neither injury is ideal. The treatment? Stay off your feet, which Newman plans to do.
Cornerback Terence Newman said Monday he wasn't sure how long he will be out with a plantar fascia tear in his right heel. Newman said he hopes to be back by the season opener on Sept. 9 against the New York Giants.
Newman's assessment seems to cast a more serious doubt on the cornerback's availability for the season opener than what the Cowboys reported earlier.
Brad Johnson and Mat McBriar remain locked in a heated battle to be this team's holder. My money is on Johnson. He's been a holder for years. And he's a quarterback. So if a play goes bad he can roll out of the pocket and throw a touchdown pass to Nick Folk.
As for McBriar, he's done it only a few times. And he's an Aussie. That can't help.
The Cowboys decision to run a draw with Tyson Thompson on 3rd and 4 from the Texans' 5 was about one thing: Ending this game in regulation. Avoiding OT in a preseason game is the only true preseason code there is.
By allowing Nick Folk to connect on a short field goal, there will be no overtime. Not unless the Cowboys hit another field goal and get a safety.