Cowboys coach makes TEs wear swim goggles in practice

Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach Mike Pope is throwing players into the deep end. Throughout this week’s minicamp practices, Pope made his group wear swim goggles during pass-catching drills, ESPNDallas.com reports. The unorthodox method, as Jason Witten explained, negates peripheral vision, forcing players to rely on instincts. “You can’t see out of the corner of…

Jason Witten active against Giants

Welp, so much for Ed Werder’s hearsay. Three days after being thought of as “extremely unlikely” to suit up in tonight’s NFL opener, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is indeed active versus the Giants, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reports. Witten, who’s recovering from a lacerated spleen suffered in the preseason, underwent a scan on Tuesday and…

Jason Witten ‘extremely unlikely’ to play in opener

Despite cautious optimism from teammates and superiors, it seems the soonest we’ll see Jason Witten on the field is Week 2. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Cowboys tight end, who suffered a lacerated spleen this preseason, is “extremely unlikely” to play in Wednesday’s regular season opener against the Giants. The team considers the injury…

Witten: Tony Romo an ‘elite’ quarterback

Though it’s not quite a surprise, we’ve come to find out confidence is at an all-time high in Big D. Running back DeMarco Murray raised an eyebrow or two last month when he all but guaranteed a trip to the Super Bowl. Now one of the Cowboys’ more established talents is going where most don’t…

Cowboys sign Jason Witten to $37 million extension

With eight hours to go until their regular season kicks off, the Cowboys are getting some last-minute business in by locking up their perennial Pro Bowl tight end. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dallas signed Jason Witten to a five-year, $37 million extension. The deal includes $19 million in guarantees and will keep him in…