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Cowboys Arrive In Oxnard Trying To Get Tougher
AP) ^ | July 29, 2012 3:44 PM

Posted on 07/30/2012 3:15:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin

OXNARD (AP) — Jerry Jones liked the recurring theme for the Dallas Cowboys early in his ownership tenure, when they won three Super Bowls in a four-year span.

These days, the talk starting each camp seems to be about a sense of urgency, changes in the team and again getting a fresh start. There has been only one playoff victory the past 15 years, with a 120-120 regular-season record in that span that includes their 8-8 mark a year ago.

When the Cowboys landed in California for training camp this weekend, one of the first things veteran tight end Jason Witten said after getting off the plane was that this season “can’t be the same old story.”

And Jones talked this offseason about a shrinking window of opportunity for the Cowboys to contend for a championship with core players in their prime like Witten, Tony Romo and DeMarcus Ware.

“I want to officially close the window to closing the window. That was offseason talk,” Jones said Sunday, the day before the team’s first full-squad workout in the owner’s annual “State of the Cowboys” talk. “I do feel a sense of urgency, though. But more in the framework of we’re nearer when we open up against the Giants. We’ve got to do better, we’ve got to be tougher.”

Another disappointing Cowboys season ended on New Year’s Day night at the New York Giants, who won the season finale to clinch the NFC East title at 9-7 and went on to win their second Super Bowl in five years.

Jones said the Cowboys have improved their talent level since last year.

They spent big money to get free agent cornerback Brandon Carr and traded up for the sixth overall pick in the draft to get All-American cornerback Morris Claiborne.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 07/30/2012 3:15:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/cowboys.wav


2 posted on 07/30/2012 3:16:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Way too early for football! I’m still trying to find other sports to get enthused about to actually watch. Have been trying the Rangers but still having a hard time because it is baseball...

I do like your intent though, but way too early!


3 posted on 07/30/2012 3:19:34 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: BenLurkin

No mention of Jerry’s “Glory Hole” comment?


4 posted on 07/30/2012 3:21:57 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Deagle

Pre-season games start next week, IIRC.

Of course, if they keep moving the regular season later, the SuperBowl will be on the 4th of July after a while.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 3:26:46 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: BenLurkin

There is a written rule in our house:

You root for who ever is playing the Cowboys or the Patriots, if the two are playing each other, watch something else!


6 posted on 07/30/2012 3:30:06 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: BenLurkin

Glad to see Demarcus Ware is still playing.

He is one of those fairly rare stars who seem to always do the right thing on and off the field. Never hear anything bad about him.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 3:38:11 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

What’s the over/under on the number of arrest warrants for Dez Bryant this season?


8 posted on 07/30/2012 3:40:08 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

I would probably have to take off my shoes to count that high.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 3:45:18 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Deagle

Never too early for football. It’s full tilt full time for me. I can’t get enough.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 4:07:26 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Cyclone59

Easy on my Patriots. I live and die on Brady and Belichick.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 4:09:04 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

Actually, can’t argue with that!!


12 posted on 07/30/2012 4:09:37 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: nhwingut

Kraft is a big Obama, Schumer, etc donor.
Not as big as the Steelers guy, but a Baraqqi disciple nonetheless.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 4:12:34 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Deagle

Coach Bill Belichick talks with TE Rob Gronkowski and QB Tom Brady.
14 posted on 07/30/2012 4:12:55 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nascarnation
Kraft is best friends with Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump. He's no lefty.

Like any businessman in liberal New England he donates to libs pols. He's a Romney guy I know that. His son worked for Bain for years before he bought team.
15 posted on 07/30/2012 4:15:38 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: dfwgator

Did he really say that?


16 posted on 07/30/2012 4:17:08 PM PDT by yield 2 the right ( Space blank until I come up with a nice Tagline.)
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To: nhwingut

Limbaugh is a Steelers fan and their owner gave Obama so much he bought an ambassadorship.

Here’s Kraft’s sad story:
http://www.newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations/Robert_Kraft.php


17 posted on 07/30/2012 4:17:40 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Limbaugh as guest in Kraft's suite at Super Bowl. El Rushbo is the one picking his nose... LOL!
18 posted on 07/30/2012 4:20:36 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

Steven Tyler, OMG.


19 posted on 07/30/2012 4:24:41 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: BenLurkin

I can’t think about football until after the election, and only then if Obama is gone.


20 posted on 07/30/2012 4:29:27 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: yield 2 the right

Jerry said “I Want Me Some Glory Hole”

A few minutes later the Cowboys’ PR Director told the reporters that the term “Glory Hole” was associated with oil drilling.

To which Jerry responded, “That’s news to me.” (now that was funny)


21 posted on 07/30/2012 4:35:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: BenLurkin

Dallas will never win a SB with Romo at QB


22 posted on 07/30/2012 4:41:37 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: nascarnation

23 posted on 07/30/2012 4:43:53 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

Ha! Well, if you read my biography, you would know that I am a Cowboy fan so the picture is good but not THAT good...heh.

Really looking forward to the season opener! Sounds like you are also a bit anxious...ha.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 5:01:13 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: lwoodham

Yes, He is putting a depressive effect on football - no doubt - as he does the economy.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 5:04:16 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: BenLurkin
I'll still take the Giants, Packers and Bears over the Cowboys when it comes to an NFC team that can actually make it to the Super Bowl in New Orleans at the end of this season. Gomen nasai, Jones-san.
26 posted on 07/30/2012 9:10:54 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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