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December 05, 2011

Fiammetta ready to return

Fullback Tony Fiammetta has been cleared and will practice Wednesday and play Sunday, he said. Fiammetta missed three games with an unknown illness.

"It’s going to be awesome," Fiammetta said Monday. "I’ve been waiting for it. I feel great. It’s a good time to come back, big game, and I want to make a difference."

Fiammetta's symptoms included nausea, dizziness and "an uneasy feeling kind of thing." He said his illness was never diagnosed.

The Cowboys moved rookie Shaun Chapas off the practice squad last week to have a true fullback on their roster for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. But they still struggled to run the ball. In the past three games, without Fiammetta, they have averaged 3.5 yards per carry and 92.3 yards per game.

In the six games Fiammetta has played, the Cowboys averaged 145.8 yards per game and 5.6 yards per carry.

"You know he did a nice job for us when he was playing, so we're certainly hopeful that he'll come back and play to the level that he was playing at before," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "We ran the ball well when he was playing true fullback for us and hopefully we can get that going again."

In regards to Chapas' future on the 53-player roster, Garrett said the Cowboys are evaluating "a couple of different roster scenarios that we've been talking about already."

-- Charean Williams

 

 

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Well defense not only should he dismantle this unit but also find a decent DC and someone who will focus on making the unit better...Nice lines... I feel great. It’s a good time to come back, big game, and I want to make a difference."

If the Cowboys lose they can still make the playoffs because the other teams are not good and the Giants and the Cowboys are much better then the Lions and the Bears or Falcons so all is not lost this weekend if they lose trust me

There is something positive that will come out of this. When we don't make the playoffs and probably go 8-8 Jerry might say enough is enough. Either Garrett is gone, or he will insist that a OC is hired. As for this sorry a... defense not only should he dismantle this unit but also find a decent DC and someone who will focus on making the unit better instead of just flipping off at the mouth and firing up the opponents with stupid comments.

This IS good news!

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