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Handling blitz is key to beating Cardinals

IRVING, Texas -- The Washington Redskins didn't create some blueprint to beat the Dallas Cowboys with their blitzing attack Monday night. They just executed their plan well, and the Cowboys didn't. The Cowboys missed too many assignments whether we're talking the offensive line, running backs or tight ends, and quarterback Tony Romo didn't consistently get rid of the ball fast enough. For now, the Washington loss is an aberration. That's because Romo has been outstanding against the blitz much of the season.

Ronald Leary questionable for Sunday

IRVING, Texas – In addition to quarterback Tony Romo, left guard Ronald Leary is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Leary has not practiced this week, but he said he is feeling much better and was able to do more running Friday than he did all week. “It’s going to be a game-time decision,” Leary said. “I didn’t practice any this week so that was big, but I did some more moving around today and I’ll do some more tomorrow, then I’m going to get up Sunday and do more and judge it on how I feel.

Player tiffs happen, get over it

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and running Joseph Randle exchanged heated words during Friday's practice at Valley Ranch. It got to the point where tight end Jason Witten told Randle to, well this is a family website, to shut up. The reason for the exchange surrounds Randle getting booked into jail two weeks ago by Frisco, Texas, police for shoplifting and saying a few things about teammates -- Josh Brent and Bryant. On a videotape released to Dallas-area television stations, Fox 4 and CBS 11, Randle asked about possibly getting suspended for his arrest on shoplifting charges and noted Brent, who did some time for intoxication manslaughter, was in the Cowboys' locker room.

Tony Romo offers up Louis Vuitton gift to linemen

IRVING, Texas – After DeMarco Murray ran for 100 yards in his sixth straight game to open the season, the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive linemen received iMac computers. Four days after Tony Romo was sacked five times and injured his back, the quarterback gave tight end Jason Witten and his offensive linemen Louis Vuitton travel bags just in time for the team’s trip to London on Monday. “Appreciate it,” Witten said. “Timing is now for the London trip, I’m assuming.

Three thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys

I think the Dallas Cowboys need DeMarcus Lawrence to be a good player, nothing more. It’s unrealistic to expect him to be a dominant pass-rusher based on recent history. There have been 32 defensive ends drafted in the second round since 2004. None have had more than Carlos Dunlap's 9.5 sacks for Cincinnati as a rookie. Most have been average as rookies and increased their sack total by four or five in their second year. I think I’d rather have Brandon Weeden with a full week of practice and a strong running game than Tony Romo, who hasn’t practiced all week, against a nasty defense that thrives on the blitz and putting quarterbacks under duress.

The future of Sean Lee is at weakside linebacker

IRVING, Texas -- Outside of talking about the status of quarterback Tony Romo, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones discussed a potential position change for one of his best players: Sean Lee.  Jones, speaking to 105.3 The Fan on Friday said Lee, the Cowboys' starting middle linebacker, who is out for the season with a torn ACL, could change positions. Jones said Lee could move to weakside linebacker, a spot where Justin Durant, who is now out for the season with a torn biceps muscle, played.