Flu bug ravages Cowboys ahead of Patriots game
It seems like the flu bug hit Dallas at one of the worst possible times.Calvin Watkins of Dallas News shared this nasty news, noting the team has preemptively bolstered star quarterback Dak Prescott with medication to prevent him getting sick, too.
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Despite owner Jerry Jones' admitted frustration with the coaching staff following the' 13-9 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, no immediate coaching changes will be made, reports.
"With the makeup of this team, I shouldn't be this frustrated," Jonesafter the loss. "I don't think there's a game where a coaching staff couldn't do better. I don't like that we've got so many as I'm standing here tonight."
Head coach Jason Garrett was widely criticized for several decisions, including choosing to kick a field goal with the ball at the Patriots' 11-yard line while down by a touchdown with six minutes left in the game.
Cowboys' Jones: 'I shouldn't be this frustrated'
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn't mince his words Sunday after his team once again fell short against a top contender, losing by a score of 13-9 to the New England Patriots. "With the makeup of this team, I shouldn't be this frustrated," said Jones, according to team writer David Helman. The 6-5 Cowboys sit atop the NFC East through 12 weeks but are arguably far from the level of the top teams in a stacked conference. Dallas' six wins have"With the makeup of this team, I shouldn't be this frustrated," said Jones, according to team writer David Helman.
Week 3 is in the books and so is another Houston Texans loss, this time a 27-22 letdown to the New York Giants in the NRG Stadium opener. It is starting to become the norm now in Houston, and there does not appear to be any changes that show they are going to get back on track any time soon.
Hensley Meulens will move from hitting coach to bench coach , bumping Ron Wotus from bench coach to third base coach . The Giants are still interviewing candidates for pitching coach and both hitting positions. There will not be any other changes , as Jose Alguacil (first base) and Shawon Dunston
Jones took particular umbrage with special teams coordinator Keith O'Quinn after a miscommunication between Cowboys returners on a kickoff with 11 minutes left in the game. Two returners failed to field and advance the ball and it was downed at the 11-yard line.
"I think that every aspect of special teams, when you really look at it, have been problematic for us. There's no question about that," Jones said, according to.
"To me, special teams is 100% coaching. It's 100% coaching. It's strategy, it's having players ready. That's why, today, (Patriots head coach Bill) Belichick - give him credit. They did a great job on special teams, and that was really, probably the determining difference. But special teams is nothing but coaching."
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Report: Cowboys talked with Meyer about HC job; Riley also strong candidate .
Jason Garrett remains the Dallas Cowboys' head coach, but the organization is already flirting with potential replacements. The Cowboys have a "very real interest" in Urban Meyer, and team executive vice president Stephen Jones recently spoke with the former Ohio State head coach, sources told Jane Slater of NFL Network. Slater added that Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is still a strong candidate to take over for Garrett, who's in the finalThe Cowboys have a "very real interest" in Urban Meyer, and team executive vice president Stephen Jones recently spoke with the former Ohio State head coach, sources told Jane Slater of NFL Network.