“This was a ball-buster game,’ said coach Rick Carlisle, whose Mavs survived all the ‘busting’ with a 118-109 season-opening win over visiting Atlanta on Wednesday.
The Mavs parted ways Tuesday with GM Gersson Rosas, a conflict regarding organizational roles possibly at the core of the quickie divorce. Team owner Mark Cuban expressed ‘disappointment’ in Rosas decision to leave after just three months on the job.
The battered Dallas Cowboys are absorbing another injury blow as guard Brian Waters is likely out for the year due to a collection of injuries including a triceps problem.
Admiral Jonas H. Ingram, a key figure in World War II and then a director of athletics at Annapolis, once observed, – The closest thing to war in time of peace is football.
There are things about the departed Jay Ratliff that members of the Dallas Cowboys executive wing, coaching staff and personnel department cannot or will not.
Ratliff, the former four-time Cowboys Pro Bowler released last week after 11 months of tiresome inactivity, has found a miracle cure in the form of an exit from Valley Ranch.
So much of the talk of a ‘dress rehearsal’ in this 98-88 preseason home win over the Hawks was just talk – even as Dirk Nowitzki registered his first fourth-quarter minutes of the preseason.
Calculators all over Cowboys Nation are spitting sparks and being enveloped in smoke as a result of the ESPN report that alleged Dallas’ 2014 cap is going to be a “train wreck.’’
The Cowboys making a deadline trade to replace “franchise running back’’ DeMarco Murray? The report from NFL.com is defied by logic and denied by the principals.
Ware did not practice on Thursday. But his ability to run on the leg indicates that his injury is less than a Grade-1 strain. There are likely some fascial adhesion issues (strains on his muscles) but indications are his strength is returning in the leg.
In the immediacy of the moment, some Dallas Cowboys observers believe the five-year, $40-million extension given now-departed Jay Ratliff two years ago ranks as Jerry Jones’ worst-ever gaffe.
Jay Ratliff’s career with the Dallas Cowboys – a major success story for most of it before the last 11 months of tumult – has come to an end.