Dallas Cowboys Update: The Changes Begin
The sports betting world is way too familiar with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to assume that the Cowboys will be the same team in 2012 that it was in 2011. There will be changes in Dallas, and everyone has learned to wait for the actual moves to take place because what Jerry Jones says and what he does are always two different things. One move that has already been made in Dallas is the release of defensive secondary coach Dave Campo. The Dallas secondary has not played up to expectations in the last few years, and Campo was the one that took the fall for it after the season ended.
The price per head sports experts are starting to notice that wide receiver Miles Austin has not been the same since he signed his big contract three years ago. One problem that is out of Austin’s control is the rash of injuries he has suffered, especially in the 2011 season. The lingering effects from injuries could be what has slowed Austin up this year, but his production in the two previous years was lacking as well. Some observers are calling on Dez Bryant to push the issue on who should be the number one receiver to help motivate Austin. But, so far, neither receiver has commented on what could be the genesis of another locker room battle for the Dallas Cowboys.
On the other end of the passing spectrum is quarterback Tony Romo. The fans are starting to wonder if maybe it is time to think of the future at quarterback. The pay per head sports analysts are projecting that the Cowboys may take a quarterback in the draft, but it would not be until a later round. The Cowboys have so many positions to address in the 2012 draft that quarterback is not high on the priority list. There is also the question as to whether or not second-string quarterback Stephen McGee may be the heir apparent and his time is starting to come. But all of that will be answered as the team moves closer to the 2012 training camp.
Amongst all of the disappointment and problems that the Dallas Cowboys have experienced lately, a bodog review of the Pro Bowl balloting shows a small glimmer of respect for the Dallas defense. Cowboys pass rusher DeMarcus Ware has been voted into his sixth Pro Bowl and will compete in the week between the championship games and the Super Bowl. Ware was definitely a consistent force on the Dallas defense and says he does plan on being there for the Pro Bowl festivities.
For all of the questions that still surround his play and all of the speculation about his job security next season, quarterback Tony Romo did finish the season as the fourth rated passer in the NFL. It would be a bet online scam to completely ignore the strides forward that Romo made in his development from last season to this season. Romo threw for 4,184 passing yards this year, but it was his 31 touchdowns compared to only 10 interceptions that should impress people. Romo was efficient at times, but he was not always able to get points when the Cowboys needed them. But the work that Romo has done in the 2011 season should be enough to warrant Romo keeping his job and getting the chance to be the starter again in 2012.