Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy: Need another week to determine replacement quarterback – Todd Archer, ESPN
Gilbert or Rush? The jury is still out.
Gilbert has taken every first-team snapshot in practice since Prescott was out, but McCarthy said coaches wanted to equalize the snaps on Saturday. In his second snap, Gilbert tripped as he moved away from the center. In his third snap, he was sacked and lost a fumble that the Texans turned into a touchdown.
“Obviously it wasn’t his best night,” McCarthy said.
Rush, who served as Prescott’s replacement from 2017 to 2019 but only attempted three passes, threw touchdown passes from eight yards to Tony Pollard and nine meters to Cedrick Wilson. He suffered back and shoulder injuries at camp which limited some of his work while the Cowboys were in Oxnard, Calif.
He knew he would play in the first half against the Texans, but not exactly when.
Coop played its first game of 2021 on Saturday.
Cooper said he’s not worried about sitting too long between meaningful games, but said actual playing time should set him up for the season opener against the world champions.
“I wouldn’t say I’m rusty, I would say I haven’t played for a long time. I haven’t raced any roads against anyone in a long time, ”Cooper said. “This was the third time I have worn the sanitary napkins since January. No rust, I needed to get that competitive feeling before it really mattered. “
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said he was more than happy with the job Cooper did in the game, coupled with the practice snaps in the week leading up to Saturday.
“Amari has had a great week of training. Just to really get him back out there was the point, ”McCarthy said. “Frankly, we just played Amari, Michael, and CeeDee the first two sets, I just wanted to get them about 10 to 12 shots.”
Cooper was able to walk a few routes, but had no reception and wasn’t even credited with an official goal.
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“I’m sick of turnovers,” McCarthy said. “You can’t win that way. You got to take care of that damn football.
In our “Fireside Chat” at The Star with McCarthy a few days ago, I asked McCarthy about “the image” and “perception being reality” and if he feels the need to “play”, whether it’s in front of his team or in front of the cameras.
He noted that as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2006 to 2018, his personal style was borrowed from his father, the Pittsburgh cop and bar owner. It meant making fun of the idea that “perception is reality”.
After a year of “in between jobs”, some admitted that they regretted not finding out the truth earlier in Green Bay, and now in charge of the top Cowboys?
He doesn’t laugh anymore.
Dallas Cowboys got a taste of emergency protocols in place with Dan Quinn on Saturday – RJ Ochoa, Blogging the Boys
Leave Dan Quinn. Enter Joe Whitt Jr.
We all hope for the best for Dan Quinn and Carlos Watkins, but the fact that this news fell as the game had just started was another stark reminder of the times. Things can literally change at any time.
It was a common experience for NFL fans in 2020 as the league faced its first pandemic season. Remember how Dez Bryant was declared ineligible for the Cowboys road game against the Baltimore Ravens last year just before kick-off (a game that was delayed for six days due to Covid protocols)? We have moved on to another season, but there are still challenges that can and likely will arise. Consider that Titans of Tennessee Head Coach Mike Vrabel announced he tested positive on Sunday.
These assumptions are all well in play as evidenced by the abundance of caution on Saturday night. The Cowboys, or any NFL team, could be getting ready to play a game when suddenly a player or coach leaves the building and suddenly has to deal with the impact of this event on their football plan. . Consider Damontae Kazee (who obviously knows this defense very well) called for play calls early on as the team adjusted.
Who got up, and who faltered.
Falling Stock: Garrett Gilbert, QB
Dallas’ backup quarterback situation looks grim with Garret gilbertappears to be the main starter Dak Prescott’s submarine. Granted, most NFL teams will struggle to win if they lose their titular passer.
But the Cowboys are particularly at risk given that Prescott has just suffered a devastating ankle injury that ended his season prematurely last year and is now struggling with muscle strain that will put him in the limelight. gap throughout the preseason.
Despite being in the NFL for eight years, Gilbert has only one NFL start to his name. And we’re starting to understand why, as he has a dangerous tendency to hold the ball too long in his pocket, which resulted in a critical turnover during a Saturday night strip-sack. He would end the game by completing three of his five attempted passes for no score or interception, and a lost fumble.
Brown, plus four other things to watch out for starting on Saturday.
Noah Brown consolidates his place – If there was any doubt that Noah Brown would be on the squad because he’s the fifth wide receiver and the Cowboys could possibly have cheaper options, he pretty much erases those thoughts. Once again on Saturday Brown made some great plays in the second quarter. More impressive than a side hold where he showed focus despite interference, Brown had another hold where he used his strength to coach a defender for a first down. These are the types of games the Cowboys will ask Brown for and he’s not only shown to be a special teams contributor but also someone who can jump right in on offense when needed.
Ralston has an outside shot? – Rookie full-back Nick Ralston is slowly starting to work his way into the conversation to secure a final spot in the roster. This was evident from the number of early shots he got on Saturday night, including some full back work in the first quarter. An undrafted rookie from the University of Louisiana, who attended high school near Argyle, TX, Ralston played a few playoff games at AT&T Stadium. While he only got two carries for three yards, he had two first downs in short distance situations. Last week he made a big tackle on special teams. Ralston will likely get plenty of snaps in the final preseason game against Jacksonville to prove he has to stick around.
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