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Jerry Jones: ‘Almost assuredly’ Tony Romo won’t be playing in the third quarter against Miami

Jerry Jones said during a Monday radio interview that Tony Romo would probably play about as many snaps Saturday in Miami as he did last Saturday against Baltimore. On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he and his staff …

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For Dallas offense, lot to prove vs. Dolphins

IRVING, Texas -- The third preseason game is the one most like the regular season, but the Dallas Cowboys have not spent a ton of time game-planning for Saturday’s foe, the Miami Dolphins. The starters will play more than they did last week against the Baltimore Ravens, but coach Jason Garrett has not revealed the plan for Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray. Romo said there is a balance between working on specific things for the regular season and not showing too much to tip your hand before the games count.

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DeVonte Holloman’s career is likely over

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said during his Thursday press conference that DeVonte Holloman’s career is likely over. The second-year linebacker left Saturday’s preseason game with a neck injury. Before team doctors could get to him, Holloman punched the turf …

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Garrett: Claiborne must practice to play

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne and his head coach share a similar hope that he can play in Saturday’s preseason game in Miami. But Claiborne, who hasn’t done competitive work since spraining the AC joint in his right shoulder last week, isn’t on the same page as Jason Garrett in terms of whether practice is a prerequisite to playing in the game.  Claiborne anticipated that his Thursday work would “probably be the same” as other practices this week, which means he’d be limited to non-contact individual drills.

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Hitchens in the mix at middle linebacker

IRVING, Texas -- After spending all of training camp at weakside linebacker, rookie fourth-round pick Anthony Hitchens finds himself competing for the starting job in the middle. Hitchens has played solely middle linebacker during practice this week and has been getting some work with the starters. He’s in the mix with Rolando McClain and Justin Durant to be the Cowboys’ Week 1 starter. “Yesterday he had a really good day at practice,” head coach Jason Garrett said.

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As returner, Dwayne Harris ready to go

IRVING, Texas -- Last season Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dwayne Harris averaged 12.8 yards per punt return and 30.6 yards per kickoff return. He was the only returner in the NFL in the top five in both categories. Through two preseason games Harris has just one punt return attempt, good for 7 yards, and no kickoff returns. "Special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, is kind of saving me I guess for the San Fran game," Harris said. "He doesn't want me to get hurt, so we'll see what happens.

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Claiborne working to get healthy

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne was limited in practice again Wednesday, participating only in individual drills, as the team tries to get him ready for the start of the regular season. Claiborne had a strong start to training camp but has been sidelined most of the last three weeks with knee and shoulder issues. "There have been some injury issues that have prevented him from practicing, but that's just what the situation is," coach Jason Garrett said.

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Garrett to change up in-season schedule

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is changing up his team’s in-season practice schedule in 2014. After using the traditional schedule of having the players off on Tuesdays during the regular season, Garrett will have them off on Mondays instead, after conferring with several coaching staffs, including the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. Chip Kelly and Jim Harbaugh brought these schedules with them to the NFL after coaching at Oregon and Stanford.

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Tony Romo should practice more in season

IRVING, Texas -- When the Dallas Cowboys start their regular-season preparation, quarterback Tony Romo is expected to practice each day, according to coach Jason Garrett. Romo has not practiced three straight days in training camp and sat out of Wednesday's practice as he and the team continue to be careful with his return from back surgery. Romo will practice on Thursday and play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. Garrett said the coaches have not yet divvied up the playing time for the Dolphins' game, but the starters typically play the first half in the third...

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Jason Garrett explains the Dallas Cowboys rotation at their premium pass-rushing position

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) await a call after Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jamar Newsome (85) was hit on a play during the second half of play in a preseason game …

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Dallas Cowboys still in camp mode

IRVING, Texas -- Just because the Dallas Cowboys are home from Oxnard, California, doesn’t mean training camp has ended. “We’ll be in pads all week long,” coach Jason Garrett said. “It’s training camp.” The Cowboys have altered their practice times, flipping when they work from later in the afternoon to early in the morning as a concession to the Texas heat. Highs all week max out at close to 100 degrees.

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Cowboys want to see more of 'Flounder'

IRVING, Texas -- It’s usually Rod Marinelli who assigns a unique nickname to each Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman. However, head coach Jason Garrett beat Marinelli to the punch with Zach Minter, the fresh-off-the-street defensive tackle who surprisingly starred during Saturday night’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. “You remember Flounder from ‘Animal House’?” Garrett said, referring to the 1978 comedy hit.

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It’s too early to judge Cowboys defense, Garrett says

The head coach is trying to find the right combination to fortify the defense and prevent last years historic debacle.

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Ronald Leary leads battle at left guard

IRVING, Texas -- The competition at left guard continues, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett insists. "Ultimately we're going to look at the tape and say, 'This guy is better than that guy,'" Garrett said. "The best guy deserves the first shot." All signs point to incumbent starter Ronald Leary being that guy and winning the job over Mackenzy Bernadeau, who started 11 games at right guard last season and is also the backup center. Leary started Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens and played every snap with the starting offensive line.

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Dolphins practice notes: Moreno briefly leaves; Wallace understands criticism; Jarvis Landry update

When the Dolphins held running back Knowshon Moreno out of last week’s preseason game it was considered precautionary. Moreno had practiced the entire week but was still recovering from an offseason knee scope. But Moreno might not be fully back yet. He briefly left practice today and worked on his running on the sideline with trainers and injured center Mike Pouncey. He later returned to team drills. Coach Joe Philbin was vague after practice. When asked if Moreno’s health is OK, Philbin said “as far as I know.” On whether he will play Saturday against the Cowboys, Philbin said...

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Jason Garrett gives practice availability updates on Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne

IRVING – Two of the Dallas Cowboys’ most important defensive backs should participate in practice this week. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said during his Monday press conference that cornerback Brandon Carr should be a full participant when the team returns …

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When will DT Henry Melton make his Dallas Cowboys debut?

IRVING – Henry Melton has yet to make his Cowboys debut and hasn’t played since last September. Now, his return to action could be delayed beyond Dallas’ third preseason game Saturday against Miami, according to head coach Jason Garrett. “I …

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Brandon Weeden still a work in progress

IRVING, Texas -- Since 2007, the Dallas Cowboys could take some things for granted with their backup quarterbacks. Brad Johnson, Jon Kitna and Kyle Orton were established starters before coming to the Cowboys to play behind Tony Romo. Brandon Weeden has only 20 career starts and 23 games overall in two seasons. Some of that inexperience showed up in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens, according to coach Jason Garrett. Weeden completed 10 of 19 passes for 129 yards and an interception.

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Rolando McClain will get first-team reps

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys believe linebacker Rolando McClain, the twice-retired 25-year-old former eighth overall pick, is ready to get some reps with the starters. Justin Durant performed well while working with the starters at middle linebacker throughout training camp, but head coach Jason Garrett has said that his most natural position is weakside linebacker. The Cowboys plan to look at the combination of McClain in the middle and Durant on the weak side.

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Undrafted rookie QB Dustin Vaughan has Dallas Cowboys’ attention

ARLINGTON — Undrafted rookie quarterback Dustin Vaughan from West Texas A&M continues to intrigue the Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson was impressed with Vaughan in the preseason opener at San Diego. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was impressed with …

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Brandon Carr ready to 'mix it up'

ARLINGTON, Texas -- When the Dallas Cowboys return to practice Tuesday, cornerback Brandon Carr will be in pads for the first time this summer. The Cowboys eased Carr into practice after he missed the first 11 of training camp in order to be with his ailing mother, who passed away July 30. "I'm ready to get in there and mix it up with the guys," Carr said. "Coach did a good job of getting me back acclimated to this tempo of practice and tempo of training camp.

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Deonte Thompson states his case with special performance against Cowboys

Ravens coach John Harbaugh praises kickoff returner for showing up 'big time'After an evening spent dodging and sprinting past potential Dallas Cowboys tacklers, Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson wasn't about to run and hide from what was blatantly obvious.

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Cowboys pleased with Tony Romo's work

ARLINGTON, Texas -- No matter the outcome of Saturday night’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was going to be the story. In two series of work, Romo completed four of five passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. "I thought he looked comfortable," coach Jason Garrett said at halftime. "I thought he looked like himself and moved around in the pocket. He made some good throws that looked like he saw the field well.

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Tardiness pushes Ahmad Dixon to bench

ARLINGTON, Texas –Ahmad Dixon was the brightest spot on the Dallas Cowboys’ defense after the first preseason game with 12 tackles. Being late to Friday’s walkthrough cost him a chance to play in Saturday’s 37-30 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.   As he attempted to get involved in the walkthrough, he was waved off by coach Jason garrett and was told before the game he would not play.   "It was real disappointing not to be out there with my teammates and I've been real hard on myself,” Dixon said.

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W2W4: Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys (0-1) and Baltimore Ravens (1-0) play their second games of the preseason Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. Three things to watch: 1. Hello, Romo: Quarterback Tony Romo will make his preseason debut but it’s not clear how much he – or the rest of the regulars – will play. Typically Romo plays 10-14 snaps in his first preseason game, covering a series or two depending on how successful the offense is. Coach Jason Garrett has said Romo has started to look like himself as training camp wore on in Oxnard, California.

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Ravens tight end Owen Daniels out against Dallas Cowboys

Veteran tight end missed practices Tuesday through ThursdayWhen Owen Daniels missed practice Wednesday, it was believed that he was just getting a standard day off, a courtesy that head coach John Harbaugh grants Ravens’ veterans. However, Daniels missed practice Wednesday and Thursday as well and he wasn’t even in uniform for warmups tonight’s game against the Cowboys. Instead, Daniels watched in shorts and a T-shirt and the team announced that he wouldn’t play.

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Rookie CB Mitchell has coaches' attention

OXNARD, Calif. -- Rookie cornerback Terrance Mitchell, as cocky as a seventh-round pick can be, rocked his body back and forth and bobbed his head to the beat as the Black Hole serenaded him. “Thirty sucks! Thirty sucks!” the Oakland Raiders fans chanted, a response to Mitchell taunting the crowd every time he made a play in the joint practices. Mitchell didn’t mind the vitriol treatment from the visiting fans. He fed off it. Heck, if he couldn’t handle criticism, there’s no way Mitchell could make it through a meeting with Dallas Cowboys secondary coach Jerome Henderson.

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Belichick: Worthy, Bass depth moves

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Coach Bill Belichick told 98.5 the Sports Hub in a pre-game interview that the New England Patriots' acquisitions of defensive tackles Jerel Worthy and Ben Bass were depth moves. "I think the trade with Dallas was a situation that they were a little thin at corner and we were a little thin on the defensive line so we were able to exchange players and I think each team shored up a thin spot on the roster," Belichick said. The Patriots officially announced the trades of defensive back Justin Green to the Dallas Cowboys for Bass and an undisclosed draft pick to the Green...

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Dez Bryant the Next Michael Irvin?

First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the potential of Dez Bryant after Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett compared him to Michael Irvin.