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08:01 AM ET 11.09 | With Miles Austin out at least a few weeks, the Cowboys could use some depth at receiver. However one day after coach Jason Garrett said the team might look at available free-agent receivers, owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show on KRLD-FM that the team will only consider in-house options. The Cowboys have four receivers on the practice squad including Dwayne Harris, Andre Holmes, Kwasi Owusu-Ansah and Teddy Williams. Jones said the Cowboys will not sign a veteran wide out, pointing to Harris, the team's sixth-round pick, as the most likely answer to fill the void. "We've got [Dwayne] Harris on the practice squad," Jones said "That'll be where we limit it to. It won't be away from the roster."

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November 9, 2011  08:06 AM ET

I'd go with Teddy Williams. Maybe he'll be a home run for Jerry!

November 9, 2011  08:14 AM ET

"...owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show on KRLD-FM that the team will only consider in-house options. "

In-house options? If you're willing to consider outhouse options, there's TO.

November 9, 2011  08:18 AM ET

None of those names strike fear in any Defensive Back in the NFL.

November 9, 2011  08:20 AM ET

hell, Austin WAS a backup plan to begin with....

November 9, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Maybe they can work a deal with the Patriots for Ocho Stinko

November 9, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"...owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show on KRLD-FM that the team will only consider in-house options. "In-house options? If you're willing to consider outhouse options, there's TO.

I wondered how many post would go by before someone brought up TO? Turns out exactly one. You should be ashamed of yourself DD.

November 9, 2011  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

hell, Austin WAS a backup plan to begin with....

Exactly... as was DeMarco.

Might as well see what we have here... so we know what we need next season.


Kind of like the Redskins are doing with the guys they brought up (who I didn't recognize a single name of).

I didn't recognize a single name of the guys they cut.

November 9, 2011  09:07 AM ET

Give TO a call JJ, I think he can be reached at a courthouse in Georgia. His kids sure could use the money.

November 9, 2011  09:08 AM ET

That's the problem with the Cowboys. Jerry the General Manager has to go. He has made numerous mistakes from the poor drafting, stupid contracts and roster moves (releasing Pro Bowlers and not even getting a 7th round pick back in return???), lack of signing dependable free agents, hiring overrated coaches, etc. The Cowboys are no longer America's team. They are America's biggest joke. I am a huge Cowboys fan but I'm also a realistic. In order for the team to reach the promise land again this is what has to happen:

1. Fire the General Manager
2. Fire the Head Coach - Garrett is horrible
3. Fire the Offensive Coordinator - Garrett's play calling is for a field goal at best
4. Sign a quality backup to push Romo. He has no fear of being replaced.....by who????
5. Tell the owner to concentrate on the "business" side of things and not the personnel and quit trying to coach
6. Sign Rob Ryan long term
7. Cut/trade the following players.....B. James, T. Newman, K. Brookings & M. Holland (just for starters)

November 9, 2011  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Give TO a call JJ, I think he can be reached at a courthouse in Georgia. His kids sure could use the money.

Pretty certain Stephen and Red Ball are keeping Jerry's finger away from that particular speed dial button.

November 9, 2011  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

That's the problem with the Cowboys. Jerry the General Manager has to go. He has made numerous mistakes from the poor drafting, stupid contracts and roster moves (releasing Pro Bowlers and not even getting a 7th round pick back in return???), lack of signing dependable free agents, hiring overrated coaches, etc. The Cowboys are no longer America's team. They are America's biggest joke. I am a huge Cowboys fan but I'm also a realistic. In order for the team to reach the promise land again this is what has to happen:

1. Fire the General Manager
2. Fire the Head Coach - Garrett is horrible
3. Fire the Offensive Coordinator - Garrett's play calling is for a field goal at best
4. Sign a quality backup to push Romo. He has no fear of being replaced.....by who????
5. Tell the owner to concentrate on the "business" side of things and not the personnel and quit trying to coach
6. Sign Rob Ryan long term
7. Cut/trade the following players.....B. James, T. Newman, K. Brookings & M. Holland (just for starters)

Damn dude... did you think we were going to the Super Bowl this season?


Patience... this mess didn't happen overnight and won't be fixed this season. It was never about this year in spite of what noise is emitted from the Pepsi Compound.

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November 9, 2011  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

That's the problem with the Cowboys. Jerry the General Manager has to go. He has made numerous mistakes from the poor drafting, stupid contracts and roster moves (releasing Pro Bowlers and not even getting a 7th round pick back in return???), lack of signing dependable free agents, hiring overrated coaches, etc. The Cowboys are no longer America's team. They are America's biggest joke. I am a huge Cowboys fan but I'm also a realistic. In order for the team to reach the promise land again this is what has to happen:1. Fire the General Manager2. Fire the Head Coach - Garrett is horrible3. Fire the Offensive Coordinator - Garrett's play calling is for a field goal at best 4. Sign a quality backup to push Romo. He has no fear of being replaced.....by who????5. Tell the owner to concentrate on the "business" side of things and not the personnel and quit trying to coach 6. Sign Rob Ryan long term7. Cut/trade the following players.....B. James, T. Newman, K. Brookings & M. Holland (just for starters)

Don't forget bonehead trades (Galloway and Williams).

November 9, 2011  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Cowboys have no plan. C'mon man.

Yeah we do.

We plan on kicking the Giants **** in December!

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November 9, 2011  09:45 AM ET

Got to disagree on a couple points Stokey. Rob Ryan isn't smart enough to coach Pop Warner and if we're cutting people lets start with Marty B.

November 9, 2011  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I wondered how many post would go by before someone brought up TO? Turns out exactly one. You should be ashamed of yourself DD.

Aw, it was a comment about outhouses. Is it my fault TO was hiding behind the half-moon, stinking up the place?

November 9, 2011  10:05 AM ET

The cowboys are in a good place tight now. The schedule says so and it will come down to division games to decide which team ( only one will go ) from the NFC East makes the playoffs.

 
November 9, 2011  10:09 AM ET

Is T.O. a viable option?

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