Tony Romo on Why He Didn’t End up with the Houston Texans

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Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made his departure from the NFL official Tuesday when he announced his decision to join CBS in the broadcast booth. Shortly there after, Romo and CBS held a conference call with several media members to discuss his decision as well as his future in the media industry.

Romo made it clear he was committed to his new broadcasting role.

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Tony Romo, 2nd most boring interview ever, out for the season

Dallas Cowboys QB and whipping boy/scapegoat Tony Romo is out for the season, multiple sources report. That means he’ll miss the play-in game Sunday night between Dallas and Philadelphia. This battle for the NFC East title and a trip to the playoffs was flexed into the national prime time game because the winner heads to the playoffs while the loser begins recreational golf season.

The absence of Tony Romo has already turned the tide 6 points in Vegas. Dallas went from 3 point favorite to 3 point underdog when the Romo news broke.

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Chicago Bears Full Offseason Recap Part 1: Coaching Staff

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The rush of free agency has come and gone, and the NFL Draft has come to pass with mixed reactions about how the Bears decided to approach their first round pick. Way before all of that happened, the coaching staff was completely gutted and replaced.

There’s no doubting the Bears improved this offseason. The question now is “by how much?”

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Inside the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Locker Room (photos)

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The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders are the world’s most famous cheerleading squad. Not just in the NFL, but the entire world; including NBA dance teams, college football and college basketball. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, or “America’s Sweethearts,” as they’re known in Texas, are a group with a more stringent selection process than Princeton University.

Well, mathematically speaking anyway.

Princeton admissions has a 11% acceptance rate. (Yes I knew that BEFORE the Tina Fey Paul Rudd movie came out) The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders had 2,400 girls try out for 34 spots. Yes, you were told that there would be no math in this post. And given the intro picture of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, who wants to think about math.

And for our photo gallery of the hottest cheerleaders in college football, the Oregon Ducks spirit squad go here

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How Brian Urlacher’s Departure Impacts the Chicago Bears

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“Lip service.”

Those are the exact words Brian Urlacher used to describe the Bears’ efforts to resign him.

Granted, the lack of cap space and Urlacher’s recent rash of injuries put Phil Emery in an awkward situation in terms of how to operate in contract negotiations.

But this disgraceful divorce from the 13-year face of the franchise will impact the Bears in this coming season as well as down the road.

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Chicago Bears Free Agency Analysis and Predictions

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Well, that escalated quickly.

GM Phil Emery followed up his amazing opening act last season with an equally impressive performance in the first few hours of this year’s free agency period.

About 60 minutes after the opening bell, former Giants tight end Martellus Bennett was watching the ink dry on his new four-year deal with the Bears. The terms of Bennett’s contract have not yet been disclosed.

A few hours later, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed that former Saints Pro Bowl left tackle Jermon Bushrod would be joining Bennett in the Windy City on a five-year, $36 million deal, making him the highest paid offensive lineman in team history. [Read more…]

Cowboys Josh Brent was going at least 110 mph before fatal crash

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The police department in Irving, Texas has been quite busy with the Josh Brent intoxication manslaughter case that killed former teammate Jerry Brown. Now word is he was driving at “burying the needle” speeds before the tragic crash that killed his friend. The blood alcohol concentration of Josh Brent was made public weeks ago, and back then we learned of the absurd amount of alcohol that a man of his size would have to consume in order to reach the BAC. But now we know that Brent was not just drunk, but driving like we was trying to qualify for the Daytona 500.

Dallas Cowboys practice squad lineman Jerry Brown is dead; and Josh Brent is allegedly to blame. The two were also college football teammates; former Illini.  Brent’s speeding car flipped the curb, and Brown died in the wreck. Josh Brent served time for a DUI before the 2009 season at Illinois but was allowed to play that season.

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Meet the Candidates for the Chicago Bears Head Coach Position

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Breaking up is hard to do. After a 10-6 season that will leave the Chicago Bears watching the NFL Playoffs from their couches, the team cut their ties with head coach Lovie Smith after 9 seasons.

Many players have already voiced their displeasure with GM Phil Emery’s decision to fire Smith. Devin Hester is even threatening retirement now that Lovie will no longer be calling the shots.

But as Emery stated in his press conference this past Tuesday, a lack of offensive consistency and playoff appearances are what did Lovie in. The Bears only managed 3 postseason berths, a 3-3 postseason record, and ranked in the top half of the NFL in yards per game just once (15th in 2006) in the past 9 seasons.

That track record would’ve done anyone in, not just Lovie. Despite being a defensive genius and a true “leader of men”, Emery knows that it’s in the best interest of the team to find a coach who will bring the offensive production to the same level that the defense has been producing at for decades.

Finally, someone understands.

The Bears will now be testing the free agent coaching waters for the first time since 2004. There are 7 names that have already emerged as candidates for the job, most of them being offensive coordinators.

While it’s nice to imagine all of the big name coaches on the market in blue and orange, I’m going to stick to the 7 men who have been granted permission to interview for the job.

My apologies to anyone hoping to hear Nick Saban or Andy Reid.

Emery has a lot of deciphering to do in the coming weeks, but he hopes to have picked his replacement before the East-West Shrine Game (college football’s “all star game”) on January 19th.

Without further ado, let’s meet the contestants.

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Let Jay Cutler Be

The way Jay shows emotions may not rub everyone the right way, but if it works for him, we need to stop giving him grief about it.

Let’s face it Chicago, we’ve been spoiled. When it comes to likable team captains and superstars, there has been no shortage lately.

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The Chicago Bears are feeling the pressure of the national spotlight

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Jay Cutler’s expression in this picture is all you need to know about the state of the Bears this week.

If there is one thing everyone seeks in life, it’s respect. The Bears have had the respect of Chicagoans for years.

But many fans like myself have found it baffling that year in and year out, the Bears would get no respect or media attention nationally. Maybe that has something to do with only 3 playoff trips in Lovie Smith’s tenure (9 years).

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5 Biggest NFL Matchups for 2012

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While NFL fans are excited every Sunday there are the handful of games that everyone wants to watch. Whether it’s the classic rivalries like the Packers and the Vikings, or head to head matchups with high profile quarterbacks, these games should prove to be exciting and have rating spikes.

Jerome Manson is a sports enthusiast who enjoys both watching games and writing about them. When he is not cheering on his team from the stands, Jerome is blogging about The NFL for selectaticket.com.

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Picking Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants tonight

This year the NFL started it’s season a day earlier, moving the traditional weekday night game featuring the current Super Bowl Champion up one day from Thursday to Wednesday. That means NFL fans get their fix even sooner as the Dallas Cowboys take on the reigning champ New York Giants in a key NFC East division battle.

Tony Romo and company look poised to have a big season, but only if the offensive line can keep him upright. No small feat versus the Giants’ army of pass-rushers. For more game time news click here.

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