PART of being a good fan is knowing about more than just “your team”. It also means having a handle on state of your rivals. Who is on their roster, who’s injured and things like that. I mean, it would be silly to STILL be rooting against Marion Barber, right? So you have to keep up with what’s going on. That said, here is the current state of the Dallas Cowboys right now.
Running Back Darren McFadden suffered a dislocated jaw yesterday while saying that he hopes to stay healthy for the 2015 season. It was a non-contact injury since all he was doing at the time was talking. However, several reports say that McFadden was also unwrapping a stick of gum when the injury occurred, and may or may not have also suffered a paper cut which required stitches.
Due to McFadden’s injury, Joseph Randle is hoping for a chance to steal the role of starter and has at least one supporter in teammate Dez Bryant. Bryant, when asked about Randle’s abilities is said to have spoken effusively about the RB, saying “That boy GOOD. He real good! He’s so good he’ll make you smack your mother! Trust me on that.”
Unfortunately today’s early practice for rookies and selected veterans was cut short when rookie Randy Gregory seized up in a full body cramp and just kept screaming and screaming and screaming. Coach Jason Garrett tried to help the rookie by rubbing Gatorade directly onto the top of Gregory’s helmet and then his knees, but both Garrett’s initial approach and his adjustment proved to be misguided and ineffective.
Free Agent acquisition Greg Hardy (apparently married now judging by the picture), declined to comment on how he’s fitting in with the Cowboys culture. He was in a rush because rookie La’el Collins was giving an alibi symposium and Hardy didn’t want to be late.
So there it is. A basic over-view on one of our rivals. If this one gets enough notice I’ll do another one soon, if not I’ll do the next one next season.