-The Philadelphia Eagles are spoiled by David Akers. I realize this when I look around and see team’s that can’t get their kicking game together. So far in Cowboys camp, David Buehler is 20-for-26 on FG attempts. Today, he was 4-for-6, missing from 44 and 53 yards. What are the odds that this guy makes it through an entire season? SI‘s Peter King says that the Cowboys are “worried, very worried” about their kicker this year.
-I’m sure you all heard that Dez Bryant went down a couple days ago with a nasty ankle sprain. As for now, they still think he’ll be ready for Week 1. He could even make it back in time for one last preseason games. This guy has been receiving big time hype so far, but that could be deceiving. According to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, some of Bryant’s spectacular plays were the result of him being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s been making amazing plays because he’s forced himself too. Happens with rookies.
-So that means more playing time for Roy Williams! He says that he and Tony Romo are finally on the same page.
“It’s coming together with Romo,” Williams said. “That’s the number-one thing. A receiver and a quarterback have to learn each other. We’ve finally got it.”
And just why has it taken so long? Romo seems to be on the same page as Jason Witten and Miles Austin. He’s probably on the same page more with Martellus Bennett at this point, too.
“For me, it’s slowly getting better each time out,” Romo said. “It’s a gradual progression.”
“It’s really part of every season and I’m pretty sure every quarterback goes through it,” Romo said.
He took Sunday morning off and only threw five passes today. He should be fine for Tuesday’s two-a-days.
-Despite the injury to Bryant and Williams’ poor play, owner Jerry Jones still won’t guarantee that Patrick Crayton will make this team.
“I don’t want to go there,” Jones said. “He’s on the team. He’s got a contract, and that’s been my stance from the very beginning. He’s there.”
-Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News has some serious praise for cornerback Mike Jenkins.