Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter has earned his reputation as a big mouth, much to the delight of his local and national media.
And Porter has done it again, but not to the extent of some of his normal rantings. He looks forward to trying to take down Cowboys running back Marion Barber on Sunday.
"Barber thinks he's a tough guy sometimes," Porter told Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com. "He likes to get into the secondary and lower his shoulder and try to run people over to see if he's this real physical running back. I love running backs who play like that. It's a challenge.
"I love a cocky guy. He's a cocky guy. That makes two cocky guys in the game. Somebody has to give. That's my type of fight, so I'm going to be looking for him."
Don't rule it out. More Cowboys sources said Friday there is at least a possibilty of bringing in the former troubled Bears defensive tackle, who is currently serving an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
Owner Jerry Jones and team president Stephen Jones were in Fort Worth's Petroleum Club today as part of their annual Cowboys kickoff luncheon in Tarrant County. Jerry covered just about every team, new stadium, Super Bowl issue. He was also asked what he thought about the penalty levied by the NFL against the Patriots and their head coach, Bill Belichik, for violating the league's video taping rules. "It sure gets your attention, and it really was a tough penalty," Jones said. Belichik was fined $500,000, and the Patriots $250,000. If the team makes the playoffs, the Patriots will lose a first round draft pick in 2008; if they don't make the playoffs, they will lose their second and third round picks next season. But there has been an out-cry that Belichik should have been suspended from some games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson was recently suspended five games when it was learned he took a banned substance by the NFL. He was told he was suspended because coaches are held to a higher standard. "What I don't know are the details about the Patriots," Jones said. "I understand the details of Wade's situation; that was a harsh penalty as well. But I don't have the ability to compare the two. ... I know that probably the most punitive thing you can do with Belichik is take draft picks away from him and players." - Mac Engel
Don't expect to see receiver Terry Glenn any time soon. The receiver, who on Thursday had the second arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in about six weeks, is expected to be able to practice no sooner than three weeks. And that's generous. The Cowboys are looking more like a month to six weeks. "I wouldn't dare guess on a timetable, but you are talking about a range there he'll be able to see if he's on go," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. But all the news the Cowboys received from doctors and trainers is positive, but they really won't know whether the surgery will allow Glenn to return this season for a while. And Jones made sure to mention how impressed he is Glenn had this surgery to try to return this season rather than call it a year.
Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn wants to come back this season. That's why he elected to have arthroscopic right knee surgery Thursday morning in Columbus, Ohio by Ohio State's team orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Christopher Kaeding was trusted by Glenn, who attended Ohio State.
Glenn had torn cartilage removed and may still need micro-fracture surgery in the future. This operation gives him a chance of returning this season. Jerry Jones said Sunday his rehabilitation would likely take at least four to five weeks.
Glenn had surgery Aug. 1 to remove a cyst from the knee and felt he came back too soon and re-injured it on Sept. 5.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been named NFC offensive player of the week. He was 15-for-24 with 345 yards and four touchdown passes in the 45-35 season-opening victory against the Giants last week.
One of the most enjoyable things after Week 1 is to hear all the "easily correctables" tossed around every locker room around the league. In the Cowboys' locker room, the defense "can easily" correct some of the mistakes they made allowing 35 points against the Giants. It's communication. Tackling. It's all easy. Last week, the Dolphins nearly allowed 200 rushing yards against the Redskins. Nooooo problem. "We were very disappointed," Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor said, "because it could be fixed easily." But when do they "easily" corrected mistakes become just a fact of a bad defense?