Dallas Cowboys news
September 2, 2011
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Stock Report: DeMarco Murray rises
DeMarco Murray. First offensive snap, a screen pass, goes for 48 yards. Murray showed the speed and power game the Cowboys were looking for when they drafted him out of Oklahoma. His totals were 10 carries for 32 yards and four receptions for 64 yards. Will he replace Tashard Choice? No. But he brings another element to the Cowboys offense this season.
Sean Lissemore. At the end of the night, veteran linemen Jason Hatcher and Jay Ratliff were praising Lissemore and Clifford Geathers. Lissemore led the Cowboys with six tackles and solidified his roster spot as one of the backup defensive ends. He’s played well this summer and should get more snaps when the regular season starts.
Phillip Tanner. Jerry Jones said Tanner has made the squad and good for him. He earned it the hard way by battling past Lonyae Miller and taking advantage of the injuries to Murray and Choice. Tanner finished with 28 yards on six carries, but his 4.7 average is what sticks out and his 11 yard gain.
Raymond Radway. He was on his way to making this roster until he suffered a broken fibula and tibia with three seconds remaining in the game. Radway didn’t play in the first half, but finsihed with three catches for 62 yards before getting hurt. The good news is that Radway can recover from his injuries and play next year.
Backup tackles. Sam Young and Jermey Parnell each gave up a sack in the second half of the loss. While fans and the media were begging the Cowboys to play Young over Marc Colombo last year, now we see why the Cowboys didn’t. He’s inconsistent and doesn’t do well vs. athletic pass rushers. Parnell had one of his worst games of the preseason, but he might have more upside.
Kickers. Where do we begin? David Buehler is wide right on a 48 yarder and Dave Rayner is wide right on a 51 yarder and wide left on a 36-yard attempt. Jerry Jones said the Cowboys know what they’re doing with the kickers. Really?
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