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Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain activated from PUP, starts practicing

ARLINGTON — Rolando McClain will practice on a limited basis Monday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. The linebacker, who has been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp while recovering from arthroscopic surgery on …

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Hodges 'felt natural' in his first career start at middle linebacker

ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Mike Zimmer will have a more complete evaluation of Gerald Hodges on Monday after watching the tape from tonight’s 28-14 win over the Cowboys. But from the sideline the Vikings coach liked what he saw from Hodges in his first career start at middle linebacker. Hodges, who vowed to play like a starter in this opportunity, did just that. He had a team-high four tackles, including one for a loss when he knifed into the backfield to tackle Cowboys running back Joseph Randle. “It looked like he did well to me, the things that we did,” Zimmer said. “I think he’s got...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings get Texas-sized final tune-up

ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Greetings from Jerry World, the gigantic monument to American football that the Cowboys call home. In a little under an hour, the Vikings will play their all-important penultimate preseason game. As I wrote in today’s paper, the Vikings starters are expected to play into the second quarter. Whether they stick around after halftime will depend on whether they satisfied coach Mike Zimmer with their performance. Two starters will not play, though. Running back Adrian Peterson will not touch the football in his homecoming because it’s the preseason and the Vikings won’t...

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Cowboys rookie Randy Gregory ends training camp one day early by fielding punt

Training camp ended for the Cowboys not with a long touchdown pass or field goal, but because a rookie defensive end was able to field a punt. Head coach Jason Garrett gathered the players around him after an hour-and-a-half of …

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Hodges plans to play like a starter in first game at middle linebacker

Gerald Hodges has never played middle linebacker. Not in peewee. Not in his high school days in New Jersey. And not in his four years at Linebacker U. “I never thought I’d be playing middle linebacker, either,” Hodges said. But when the Vikings’ first-string defense takes the field against the Cowboys on Saturday, Hodges will get the first start of his life at middle linebacker. The Vikings have given starts to Audie Cole and rookie Eric Kendricks at the position this preseason. But coach Mike Zimmer also wants to get a look at Hodges, who impressed as a reserve at outside linebacker...

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Vikings: For Mike Zimmer, Norv Turner, trip to Dallas a homecoming of sorts

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner have combined for three Super Bowl rings. They can thank the Cowboys for that.

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Gerald Hodges gets next turn starting at middle linebacker for Vikings

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pionerpress.com Now, it's Gerald Hodges' turn. Hodges, as expected, was named Tuesday to start at middle linebacker for the Vikings in Saturday's preseason game at Dallas. It's the third different starter at the spot Minnesota will have had in three games. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he would start Hodges at middle linebacker in the base defense against the Cowboys and use rookie Eric Kendricks in nickel situations. Hodges and Kendricks are battling Audie Cole to start. Cole started the first two preseason games and Kendricks got the call in last Saturday's...

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett reflects on Born to Run and significance of Bruce Springsteen

Jason Garrett was in no mood to discuss much involving his team Tuesday. But the Cowboys head coach became a little more talkative when asked about the 40th anniversary of Born to Run, the seminal work by Bruce Springsteen. “Well, …

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Jerry Jones on why he's so excited about Randy Gregory

OXNARD, Calif. — Jason Garrett is clearly still frustrated with how the Cowboys played in Santa Clara. During his Tuesday press conference, the Cowboys head coach provided some of his shortest responses of training camp, never coming close to cracking …

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No day at the beach for the Cowboys as training camp winds down

These final three days of training camp will be no day at the beach for the Cowboys. Jason Garrett has treated players and coaches with an afternoon at the beach in his first four training camps as head coach. Not …

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings coordinator Norv Turner on Patterson, Kalil and Dallas

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner spoke on subjects ranging from Cordarrelle Patterson to the running game to returning to Dallas, where Turner won multiple titles as the Cowboys offensive coordinator, this weekend. Here are some highlights: On Patterson: It was inevitable Turner would be asked about the second-quarter interception Saturday against Oakland at TCF Bank Stadium, when quarterback Shaun Hill threw outside and Patterson cut inside. After the game Patterson stayed quiet and head coach Mike Zimmer, when asked if Patterson had run the wrong route, simply said, “Probably –...

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Cowboys Stock Watch: Swaim, Gibson on rise as Bailey, Randle fall

It’s too early to hedge bets on the Cowboys. And people may be more hesitant to go all-in on Dallas after witnessing the 23-6 loss to San Francisco that left head coach Jason Garrett fuming. But from an individual standpoint …

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Postgame quotes: Tomsula, Kaepernick, Hayne, Bowman, Purcell

Here are the top quotes after the 49ers 23-6 exhibition win over the Dallas Cowboys: COACH JIM TOMSULA On injuries to Vance McDonald (ankle), Tank Carradine (leg) and Craig Dahl (back): "Doesn’t sound like anything is Earth shattering." On NaVorro Bowman's… Continue Reading →

San Francisco Chronicle

That hurts: Oft-injured Bishop will need surgery after big game vs. Cowboys

Today, however, 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula said the eight-year veteran sustained a hand injury in the game that will require surgery. Sound familiar? It does to Bishop, who has played in just six games since 2011 because of a torn ACL (2012) and torn hamstring (2013). The 49ers signed him in December and he played in the final two regular-season games.

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on meeting 49ers coach Jim Tomsula in NFL Europe

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett addresses the media following the morning walk-thru at training camp on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, … [visit site to read more]

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Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda on Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: 'He’s going to be walking a tightwire'

OXNARD, Calif. — Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda visited Dallas Cowboys training camp practice Tuesday for the second consecutive year. He again addressed the team. “When I talk to them, I don’t lollipop them. I get on them …

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Thanks, Jerry Glanville: No joint practices for Packers

 Screen capture/ESPN.com The Rams and Cowboys got into so many fights during their joint practice Tuesday that the coaches ended practice early. GREEN BAY – If coach Mike McCarthy is disappointed that his Green Bay Packers don’t get together with another NFL team for joint practices, he could blame the importance of each training camp day to the franchise’s bottom line and the Northeastern Wisconsin economy.Or, he could blame Jeff Donaldson and Jerry Glanville.During Packers general manager Ted Thompson’s final season as a player with the Houston Oilers, the Denver Broncos brought...

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Cowboys' Jason Garrett says receiver Cole Beasley has an Achilles injury

Our Jon Machota reports through Twitter (@Jon Machota) that Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has announced that Cole Beasley has an Achilles injury. The extent of the injury was not announced. Beasley, an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012 went …

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With 3 of Cowboys' top 4 CBs out with injuries this week, Morris Claiborne has opportunity to impress

OXNARD, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett likes to say injuries create opportunity. And that’s exactly what cornerback Morris Claiborne has this week. For the next week, the Cowboys will be without three of their top four cornerbacks in …

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Unlike last year vs. Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys want to avoid fights against St. Louis Rams

OXNARD, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett predicted last year there wouldn’t be any fights during his team’s joint practices against the Oakland Raiders. He was wrong. A brawl broke out near fans and two other scuffles took place …

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Cowboys update: QB Tony Romo will practice Monday vs. St. Louis Rams, others out

OXNARD, Calif. – Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said quarterback Tony Romo will practice Monday against the St. Louis Rams but isn’t sure if he’ll go Tuesday. This will be Romo’s third consecutive practice, which is something he didn’t do last …

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on TE Gavin Escobar: "I certainly have no regrets about us drafting him.''

Gavin Escobar has less than 20 receptions in his first two years in the league. Yet Jason Garrett said the club has no regrets about selecting the tight end in the second round of the 2013 draft and points to …

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Dez Bryant (hamstring) 'making progress' but not expected to practice next 3 days

OXNARD, Calif. – Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Sunday that Dez Bryant is “making progress” with his strained left hamstring, but he’s not  expected to practice Sunday or on Monday and Tuesday when the St. Louis Rams come to camp. …

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Dallas Cowboys work out three RBs, including Texas A&M, Cedar Hill product Ben Malena

OXNARD, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown said Saturday afternoon that the club isn’t looking to add a veteran running back any time soon because they’re happy with the players they have in training camp. However, the …

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Cowboys coach predicts "you're going to see some hellified running'' now that all 3 backs are healthy

Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar will all take part in this afternoon’s practice for the first time since training camp began. What does running backs coach Gary Brown expect? “Competition makes everyone great,’’ he said. “Now that there …

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Before preseason opener, Cowboys pay a visit to Marines at Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO — The Cowboys took a train Wednesday, traveling down the coast to San Diego. But before they got to their final destination, they disembarked in Oceanside and headed to Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base. Cowboys coach Jason …

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What caused Jason Garrett to swear during a recent Cowboys practice?

OXNARD, Calif. – It takes a lot for Jason Garrett to drop a few expletives during practice. The Cowboys head coach generally responds with, “back in the huddle” when he’s frustrated. But Monday’s practice was different. As the team was …