The Dallas Cowboys, currently at 7-3, are slated to play the Giants on Sunday night in New York. Here’s some of the latest buzz:
Romo for MVP?
While it seems unlikely, there’s been some suggestion that Tony Romo is an MVP candidate for this year.
As Bleacher Report notes, “In terms of passer rating, yards per attempt and completion percentage, Romo ranks second among current starting quarterbacks.”
Romo currently has a higher completion rate than Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, according to Pro Football Focus.
The only problem is that Romo has only 18 touchdowns, while Manning has 30, Brady has 24, and Aaron Rodgers has 28.
Of note, Romo also has a 107.2 passer rating with a 68.8 completion percentage. Manning’s is 107.1 with a 67.1 rate. And Rodgers’ rating is an astronomical 120.1 with a 66.8 completion rate.
Brady has 5 interceptions, Manning has 9 interceptions, Rodgers has 3 interceptions, and Romo has 6.
Romo is also much better than all the other quarterbacks mentioned in the second half of games, where he has a 72.7 percent completion percentage and a 122 rating. He’s also the second-best quarterback on 3rd down, with a 69.5 completion percentage and rating of 121.1.
Dez mum on contract
WR Dez Bryant didn’t say much this week about his contract negotiations with the Cowboys.
According to ESPN, coach Jason Garrett said he doesn’t have to talk about it.
“He’s been asked a lot about it, and really what you try to do is stay focused on the task at hand,” Garrett said.
“I think he understands that, and that’s really what we ask all of our players to do. Try to get yourself ready to practice as well as you can each day to get ready to play each week. All the other stuff will take care of itself.”
Cowboys move up cornerback to active roster
The Cowboys have moved up practice-squad cornerback Micah Pellarin to the active roster, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Cornerback Tyler Patmon is unable to play against the Giants due to a sprained MCL.
“I just got to be prepared when my number is called to just perform in whatever capacity,” said Pellerin.”It may be on defense or on special teams.”
Currently, the Cowboys have four cornerbacks activated, including Pellerin, Brandon Carr, Sterling Moore and Orlando Scandrick.
Coach Jason Garrett’s contract won’t be “a concern” for owner Jerry Jones.
“It’s a non-event for me,” said Jones, via CBS. “It hasn’t been a concern of mine, and we haven’t made it a concern for the club this year.”
It seems likely that if Garret guides the Cowboys to a playoff spot, he’ll probably come back for another year.
“This talk about these contracts, no matter who it is that has a pending contract, that’s all for things to talk about,” added Jones. “That has really no impact on my day.”
The Cowboys will have to make a few decisions this offseason about what to do with DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant, Ronaldo McClain, and Doug Free.