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Gerald McRath is finally back in the saddle, and Fisher is already acknowledging the possibility that the second year LB will be the starter come Sunday. I'm hoping the staff makes an honest evaluation before running him out there full time because it's not like he's some massively experienced player or was an immediately dominate player last year. McRath is still the best long-term option at LB, but he's got to show that he's sharp and mentally up to speed because covering Jason Witten and those Cowboys running back isn't going to be a walk in the park.
Chuck Cecil talked with the media yesterday and said the focus of the defense is limiting the big plays, which have been happening more frequently over the past few weeks. Of course, a lot of that has to do with the jump in competence of the opposing passing games compared to the first two weeks, but they still need to be doing better than 11 big plays and a 70% completion percentage over two games in this pass-happy league. Eventually, the points are going to start coming with those kinds of lapses.
Hypocritical crybaby Josh McDaniels has officially entered the Twilight Zone as he praises the Baltimore Ravens for the way they play and they way they coach. I'm guessing the press session then ended as McDaniels' pants burst into flames.
Chris Johnson is promising to get back into this 2K form in October after an up and down September.
Joy Kat points us towards Tom Orsborn, who writes about the progress and disappointments from Vince Young over the past year, but says that the steps he's taking to improve are pretty evident on the film according to the Cowboys. The Cowboys should have a better idea than most of how far he's come since VY's first home start was against the Boys' in the game that will be forever remembered for the Haynesworth Stomp.
Jason McCourty still has a good ways to go before he can rejoin the line-up, but at least he got his cast removed yesterday.
Mike Florio is offering career advice to Cortland Finnegan, which is much like me telling Augusten Burroughs how to write.
After famously (allegedly) ordering A.J. Trapasso to drill the scoreboard in the preseason opener at the new Cowboy's Stadium last year, Jeff Fisher is claiming legitimate surprise that no one else has hit the board during play since.
Coach Fisher praised Dez Bryant, crediting him with one of the best catches he's seen in years.
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