The Dallas Cowboys successfully opened their NFL season with a 27 - 26 win over the New York Giants on Sunday (September 13). While the NFL match bolstered the confidence of the Dallas Cowboys roster, it appears that the NFL team might have to brace themselves for a difficult season ahead.
One of the main concerns that the Dallas Cowboys have to contend with is the injury of Dez Bryant - one that will reportedly require at least eight weeks of recovery period. As one of the most notable players in the Dallas Cowboys roster, the loss of Dez Bryant will definitely pose a problem for the NFL team.
Although the Dallas Cowboys have two other NFL stars in its roster to sub for the injured Dez Bryant, it looks like the team opted to get some outside help to remedy the situation. Sources revealed that the Dallas Cowboys traded for former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler to stand in for the now injured and still recovering Dez Bryant in exchange for a conditional draft pick. This move puts Terrence Williams back to second place - a spot many fans and followers of the Dallas Cowboys thought he would vacate following the injury of the top wide receiver. However, it remains to be seen if the former Oakland Raiders star will be taking on Dez Bryant's post.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys are disappointed over the behavior of NFL vet Jeremy Mincey in the game against the New York Giants last Sunday (September 13). Reports revealed that the Dallas Cowboys star hit New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers in the head with his hand. Mincey shared that his action was caused by the OT's "nasty little shove," which "pissed" him off and prompted the attack. While Mincey felt that his retaliation was grounded on a reasonable thing, it appears that Darren McFadden, Tony Romo and the rest of Dallas Cowboys believed otherwise.
"I ain't going to get hung by Cowboys Nation. It could have been real ugly," said Mincey, referring to his behavior in the game against the New York Giants. The Dallas Cowboys star added, "No excuse for making a bone-head decision like that. It was more of a reflex. I haven't been in a skirmish like that for a while. I have to get used to disciplining myself. It was something that happened that play. We were kind of going at it all night. I was hitting him with some speed and some power. I was really trying to intimidate the young joker." Mincey's move, albeit not openly confronted by the Dallas Cowboys, merited disciplinary action from the NFL team.
It is a widespread belief that the Dallas Cowboys do not tolerate such behavior. Hence, Mincey spared no time to apologize to his NFL team and fellow football stars in an effort to not let matters go out of hand. At the moment, the Dallas Cowboys have yet to address the issue. The NFL team is believed to be concentrating on filling the gap vacated by Dez Bryant. However, it could be expected that the attention of Tony Romo and Darren McFadden, along with the rest of the Dallas Cowboys, will shift to Mincey's behavior once the NFL strategies of the team are sorted out.
The Dallas Cowboys will be facing the Philadelphia Eagles next on Week 2 of the NFL regular season. The match will take place on Sunday (September 20) at 4:25 pm ET. The Philadelphia Eagles will welcome Tony Romo, Darren McFadden, Terrance Williams, Brice Butler and the rest of the Dallas Cowboys team at Lincoln Financial Field.