Chris Canty

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Cofield still lining up as a starter - New York Daily News
After all, why spend $42 million on Chris Canty and $16 million on Rocky Bernard if the Giants didn't intend to start them and let them play a major role? But the 25-year-old Cofield didn't see the two newest additions as a threat to his playing time...
Giants Look To Dominate With Defense in 2009: A Big Blue Season ... - Bleacher Report
Aside from the free agent acquisitions of Chris Canty and Rocky Bernard on the defensive line and Michael Boley at linebacker, the Giants will also welcome back defensive end Osi Umenyiora who missed the 2008 season due to injury. Add Umenyiora, Canty...
Cowboys coming to town - WCNC (subscription)
By NewsChannel 36 Staff CHARLOTTE, NC -- Former Charlotte Latin Football star and current Dallas Cowboy Chris Canty is bringing his Camp of Champions back to Charlotte this year. “I've always wanted to do a camp in Charlotte,” Canty told NewsChannel 36...
Too much for Canty? - Big Blue View
Rocky Bernard, Chris Canty, and Micheal Boley were great additions. Boley will take an enormous amount of pressure off of AP, allowing him to focus on what he is good at, tackling and play calling. Canty and Bernard will provide much needed depth and...
Barry Cofield not expecting any changes - Newsday
The Giants added free agents Chris Canty and Rocky Bernard to the defensive tackle depth, lest you forget. But Cofield doesn't think that will cut the number of snaps he plays “I don't see it that way,” he said. “That's not what I've been told....
Hogs Haven chats with NYG's Big Blue View - Hogs Haven
With the additions of Chris Canty and Rocky Bernard at tackle, and Osi back at end the Giants believe they will have a dominant, 7-player deep rotation up front. Depth was an issue last season with Osi hurt and Strahan retired....
Who Is The Cowboys' Biggest Rival? - Blogging The Boys
I have never heard anything that suggests that Chris Canty was anything other than a good teammate in Dallas. But now that he has switched sides, it will be interesting to see what type of a role he will now play in this series. Cowboys/Giants ought to...
Dallas Cowboys' Jones went with a familiar draft plan - Dallas Morning News
But it takes real skill, and not a little luck, to pick up Marion Barber and Chris Canty in the fourth or Jay Ratliff in the seventh. Question: Is there a Barber or Canty or Ratliff in this latest bunch? Of course, you didn't want to hear that....
2009 NFL Free Agent Signings List - The Associated Press
NEW YORK GIANTS_Signed Rocky Bernard, DT; Michael Boley, LB; CC Brown, S; Chris Canty, DE; and Lee Vickers, TE. Re-signed David Carr, QB; and Brandon Jacobs, RB (f). Agreed to terms with Kevin Dockery, CB. NEW YORK JETS_Signed Marques Douglas, DE;...
NFC East 2009 Preview: How Roster Changes Will Affect Each Team - Bleacher Report
DE Igor Olshansky will replace the departing DE Chris Canty and LB Keith Brooking will do the same for Thomas. But, they have not addressed their thin wide receiving corps or their weak secondary. These two areas will likely hurt the team the most in...

2007 Dallas Cowboys season

The 2007 Dallas Cowboys season was the 47th season for the team in the National Football League. The Cowboys finished the regular season tied for the best record in the NFC (13-3), and earned a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. However, they lost their first playoff game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants, a team that they had defeated in their two regular-season matchups. This loss extended the Cowboys drought of playoff wins to eleven years and tied the NFL record of 6 straight playoff games lost.

Head coach Wade Phillips entered his first year of his contract with the Cowboys. He was hired on February 8, 2007 after former head coach Bill Parcells decided to retire.

On March 5, the Cowboys signed tackle Leonard Davis, formerly with the Cardinals, to a 7-year, $50 million contract. On March 6, the Cowboys signed quarterback Brad Johnson, formerly with the Vikings, to a 3-year, $7.5 million contract. On March 23, the Cowboys signed safety Ken Hamlin, formerly with the Seahawks, to a 1-year, $2.5 million contract.

The Cowboys began their 2007 campaign at home against their NFC East rival, the New York Giants. In the first quarter, Dallas trailed early as QB Eli Manning completed a 60-yard TD pass to WR Plaxico Burress to give New York an early 6-0 lead (botched hold on PAT). Afterwards, the Cowboys got on the board with rookie kicker Nick Folk getting a 31-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Dallas took the lead with RB Marion Barber getting an 18-yard TD run, while QB Tony Romo completed an 18-yard TD pass to TE Jason Witten. Afterwards, the Giants would end up trailing by one at halftime, as Manning & Burress hooked up with each other again on a 4-yard TD pass, while kicker Lawrence Tynes got a 44-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Dallas responded with Romo completing a 22-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens. New York would climb back with Tynes kicking a 48-yard field goal, but the Cowboys answered with Romo running into the end zone from 9 yards out. In the fourth quarter, the Giants managed to try and come back with Tynes' 24-yard field goal, yet Dallas would reply with Romo & Owens hooking up with each other again on a 47-yard TD pass. Just when it looked like New York was drawing closer with Manning's 9-yard TD pass to RB Derrick Ward (with a failed 2-point conversion) and his 10-yard TD pass to Burress, the Cowboys sealed the win with Romo completing a 51-yard TD pass to WR Sam Hurd.

With the win, Dallas began its season at 1-0.

Coming off their divisional home win over the Giants, the Cowboys flew to Dolphin Stadium for a Week 2 interconference fight with the Miami Dolphins. In the first quarter, Dallas trailed early with Dolphins kicker Jay Feely getting a 37-yard field goal. The Cowboys would tie the game with rookie kicker Nick Folk getting a 26-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Dallas took the lead with RB Marion Barber getting a 1-yard TD run. Miami would close out the first half with Feely getting a 45-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Cowboys trailed as Dolphins QB Trent Green completed an 18-yard TD pass to WR Marty Booker. Dallas jumped back into the lead with QB Tony Romo completing a 2-yard TD pass to TE Tony Curtis, along with Folk's 28-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Cowboys took control with Folk's 47-yard field goal and Romo's 34-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens. Miami's Green completed a 21-yard TD pass to WR Derek Hagan, but Dallas responded with Barber's 40-yard TD run.

On defense, they managed to force 5 turnovers, 4 of which came from intercepting Trent Green passes.

With the win, the Cowboys improved to 2-0.

Following their road win over the Dolphins, the Cowboys traveled to Soldier Field to play a Sunday night match with the defending NFC Champion Bears. The game was close early as the Bears' Robbie Gould and the Cowboys' Nick Folk each hit field goals respectively to make it a 3-3 tie at halftime. The Cowboys took the opening drive of the third quarter and ended it with a Tony Romo to Jason Witten touchdown pass. The Bears responded on the ensuing drive with a Cedric Benson goal line plunge. The Cowboys struck again before the end of the third quarter, Romo connecting on his second touchdown pass, this time to running back Marion Barber. Folk converted a 44 yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, and on the next play from scrimmage, Bears quarterback Rex Grossman threw an interception to Cowboys cornerback Anthony Henry, who ran it back for the score. The Cowboys proceeded to kill the clock, with Barber, who capped the scoring with a one yard touchdown run. Barber ended the night with over 100 yards rushing, and Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens caught eight passes for 145 yards. The Cowboys improved to 3-0, while the Bears dropped to 1-2.

The Dallas Cowboys returned home to Texas Stadium to take on the 0-3 St. Louis Rams. Both teams remained scoreless in the 1st quarter. Also, starting cornerback Anthony Henry left with a sprained right ankle late in the first quarter. He'd return to the sidelines later in the game after x-rays were negative, but would not return to game.

Early in the 2nd quarter, the Rams' Jeff Wilkins attempted a 28-yard field goal and missed. On the next possession, the Cowboys would cap an 80-yard drive down the field with a hand-off to Julius Jones for 2 yards and the first touchdown of the game. On the next Dallas possession, the Cowboys would punt after failing to convert on a 3rd down. Mat McBriar punt went 56 yards to the St. Louis 15 and Dante Hall returned it 86 yards for a Rams TD, tying the game.

Late in the 2nd quarter, Tony Romo turned a bad snap from center Andre Gurode, 33-yards behind the line of scrimmage, into a 4-yard gain for a 3rd-down conversion. It kept the drive alive and enabled the Cowboys to regain the lead with 11 seconds left before halftime when Romo again ran with the ball for 15 yards and the second Cowboy touchdown of the game.

In the second half, the Cowboys scored three more times as Romo connected twice with Patrick Crayton for 59- and 37-yard TDs, and with Jason Witten for a 17-yard TD. The Rams would get another chance to score, but QB Marc Bolger (playing with two broken ribs) would throw an interception in the end zone to Dallas' Ken Hamlin. Gus Frerotte would come in for Bolger in the 3rd quarter.

The 35-7 victory marked the Cowboys' first 4-0 start since 1995, and left the Rams 0-4.

After the Bills offense failed to score on the opening drive, a Brian Moorman punt pinned the Dallas Cowboys at the 2-yard line. Tony Romo's first pass attempt of the night was intercepted by George Wilson, who ran it back 25 yards for a Bills TD. On the ensuing possession, Romo threw his second interception to Angelo Crowell. However, Buffalo was unable to capitalize on the turnover. In the second quarter, Romo completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to TE Jason Witten, tying the game at 7. But Buffalo's Rian Lindell kicked a field goal soon after to retake the lead at 10-7. On the next drive, Romo was again pinned inside the Dallas 5-yard line when Bills' defensive lineman Chris Kelsay blocked a pass and caught his own deflection in the end zone. The TD extended the Bills' lead 17-7. The Bills kicked off. Dallas began to drive until yet another Romo pass was intercepted, this time by Jabari Greer. It marked Romo's fourth interception of the night and, after a missed 54-yard field goal attempt, the second time the Bills offense would fail to score after a turnover. On the final Dallas drive of the half, Romo completed a 29-yard pass with 3 seconds left to set up a 47-yard field goal by Nick Folk. Halftime: Buffalo 17, Dallas 10.

Down by one touchdown, Dallas' first drive of the second half resulted in a second Folk field goal of 29 yards. But on the ensuing kickoff, Buffalo's T. McGee returned the ball 103 yards for a TD, giving the Bills an 11-point lead (24-13). Early in the fourth quarter, Folk added 3 more points to Dallas' score. The following drives were marred by turnovers with Romo fumbling the ball, which Buffalo recovered. The Bills drove down field until Dallas' Terrence Newman intercepted an Edwards' pass, the first of the game for the rookie Bills QB. Then, with Dallas in scoring range, Romo was picked off for the franchise record-tying 5th time. So neither team was able to score as a result of the turnovers.

Then, with 3:45 left in the fourth quarter, Dallas' offense drove 80 yards for a touchdown on a pass from Romo to Patrick Crayton. A two-point conversion to tie the game failed. With 20 seconds remaining, Folk executed an on-side kick, which was recovered by Tony Curtis for Dallas. With no timeouts and 18 seconds remaining, Romo passed twice toward the sidelines for 4-yard and 8-yard gains - enough to set up a long field goal attempt to win the game. Folk kicked. It was good, but the Bills had called a timeout. Dallas again set up to kick, and again the rookie kicker split the uprights for a career-high, 53-yard field goal and his first game-winning field goal in the NFL. The 12 unanswered points in the 4th helped Dallas improve to 5-0 and dropped the Bills to 1-4.

The Cowboys improved to 5-0, along with becoming the very first team to win a game with a -5 turnover margin.

Coming off a last-second road win over the Bills, the Cowboys came home and played the undefeated New England Patriots, with both teams putting their perfect seasons on the line.

In the first quarter, Dallas trailed early as QB Tom Brady completed a 6-yard TD pass to WR Randy Moss, along with a 35-yard TD pass to WR Wes Welker. In the second quarter, the Cowboys got on the board with rookie kicker Nick Folk getting a 38-yard field goal, along with DE Jason Hatcher returning a fumble 29 yards for a touchdown. New England would respond with Brady and Welker hooking up with each other again on a 12-yard TD pass. Dallas would end the half with QB Tony Romo completing a 12-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens.

In the third quarter, the Cowboys took the lead with Romo completing an 8-yard TD pass to WR Patrick Crayton. The Patriots regained the lead with Tom Brady completing a 1-yard TD pass to TE Kyle Brady, along with kicker Stephen Gostkowski getting a 45-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Brady completing a 69-yard TD pass to WR Donté Stallworth. Dallas' Folk kicked a 23-yard field goal, and the Patriots' Gostkowski made a 22-yard field goal, along with RB Kyle Eckel getting a 1-yard TD run.

With the loss, the Cowboys fell to 5-1.

Hoping to rebound from their home loss to the Patriots, the Cowboys stayed at home for a Week 7 intraconference game against the Minnesota Vikings. In the first quarter, Dallas scored first as QB Tony Romo completed a 5-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens. The Vikings would respond with RB Adrian Peterson getting a 20-yard TD run. In the second quarter, Minnesota took the lead after a turnover. WR Patrick Crayton fumbled a pass, which was picked up LB Ben Leber, who later lateraled the ball to CB Cedric Griffin, who would eventually fumble and recover the ball at the Cowboys 28-yard line and run it into the end zone for a touchdown.

In the third quarter, RB Marion Barber got a 1-yard TD run, while Safety Pat Watkins returned a blocked field goal by Chris Canty 68 yards for a touchdown. It would mark the first time that a Cowboy player returned a blocked field goal since Ed "Too Tall" Jones in 1983 against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 25, 1983. In the fourth quarter, Dallas sealed the victory with rookie Nick Folk getting a 45-yard field goal.

With the win, the Cowboys entered their bye week at 6-1.

Coming off their bye week, the Cowboys flew to Lincoln Financial Field for Week 9 Sunday night divisional game against the Philadelphia Eagles. In the first quarter, Dallas took the early lead as they turned a first-play Philly fumble into RB Julius Jones' 2-yard TD run. The Eagles would respond with RB Brian Westbrook getting a 3-yard TD run. Afterwards, the 'Boys regained the lead with QB Tony Romo completing a 1-yard TD pass to TE Tony Curtis. In the second quarter, the Cowboys increased its lead with RB Marion Barber getting a 5-yard TD run for the only score of the period.

In the third quarter, Dallas began to pull away as Romo completed a 45-yard TD pass to former Eagles WR Terrell Owens. Philadelphia would reply with kicker David Akers getting a 36-yard field goal. Afterwards, the 'Boys went back to work with Romo completing a 20-yard TD pass to TE Jason Witten. In the fourth quarter, Dallas sealed the win with rookie kicker Nick Folk getting a 22-yard field goal. Afterwards, the Eagles' only response was QB Donovan McNabb completing a 10-yard TD pass to WR Hank Baskett.

With the win, the Cowboys improved to 7-1.

Coming off their Sunday night divisional road win over the Eagles, the Cowboys flew to Giants Stadium for an NFC East rematch with the New York Giants. In the first quarter, Dallas shot first as QB Tony Romo completed a 15-yard TD pass to TE Tony Curtis. Afterwards, the Giants responded with QB Eli Manning completing an 8-yard TD pass to TE Jeremy Shockey. In the second quarter, the Cowboys retook the lead as rookie kicker Nick Folk managed to get a 44-yard field goal, yet New York answered with RB Reuben Droughns getting a 1-yard TD run. Dallas would managed to reclaim the lead with Romo completing a 20-yard TD pass to WR Patrick Crayton. However, due to a taunting penalty on LB Kevin Burnett, the Giants were given great field position to get some points prior to halftime. Fortunately, the Cowboys held New York to a 40-yard Lawrence Tynes field goal.

In the third quarter, Dallas regained the lead with Romo completing a 25-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, the Giants tried to rally, but were only able to get a 26-yard field goal from Tynes. Afterwards, the 'Boys completed the season-sweep with Romo and Owens hooking up with each other again on a 50-yard TD pass.

With the win, the Cowboys improved to 8-1.

This would mark the first time since their Super Bowl year of 1995 that the 'Boys began a season at 8-1, and only the second time in franchise history that Dallas began at 8-1; the other time was during the 1977 season. Both times the Cowboys won the Super Bowl.

For their season-sweep over New York, Dallas had scored a total of 76 points in the two meetings.

DT Tank Johnson, in his first game with the Cowboys (along with the first game off of his suspension), recorded 3 tackles and a sack.

Coming off their season-sweeping road win over the Giants, the Cowboys went home for a Week 11 NFC East duel with the Washington Redskins, a long time rival of the Cowboys. In the first quarter, Dallas trailed early as Redskins QB Jason Campbell completed a 19-yard TD pass to TE Chris Cooley for the only score of the period. In the second quarter, the 'Boys got on the board as QB Tony Romo completed a 4-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens. Washington would take the lead into halftime as kicker Shaun Suisham managed to get a 45-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Cowboys took the lead with Romo and Owens hooking up with each other again on a 31-yard TD pass. The Redskins got close as Suisham kicked a 39-yard field goal. Fortunately, in the fourth quarter, the 'Boys started to run away with the lead as Romo and Owens hooked up with each other for a third time on a 46-yard TD pass. Washington tried to comeback as Suisham nailed a 44-yard field goal, yet Dallas continued to roll as Romo hooked up with Owens for the fourth time on a 52-yard TD pass. The Redskins tried to comeback as Campbell completed a 5-yard TD pass to WR Santana Moss. Fortunately, the Dallas defense held on for the victory.

With the win, the Cowboys improved to 9-1.

Terrell Owens, with his 4 touchdown receptions, tied Bob Hayes for the most touchdown receptions by a Cowboys receiver in one game.

Coming off their divisional home win over the Redskins, the Cowboys stayed at home for a Week 12 Thanksgiving interconference showdown with the New York Jets. In the first quarter, Dallas shot first with RB Marion Barber getting a 7-yard TD run for the only score of the period. In the second quarter, the 'Boys increased their lead with QB Tony Romo completing a 25-yard TD pass to TE Jason Witten, along with CB Terence Newman returning an interception 50 yards for a touchdown, the first of his career. Afterwards, the Jets got their only score of the game as kicker Mike Nugent got a 40-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Cowboys increased their lead with rookie kicker Nick Folk getting a 46-yard field goal for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, Dallas pulled away with Folk getting a 27-yard field goal & Romo completing a 22-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens.

With the win, the Cowboys improved to 10-1.

QB Tony Romo (21/28 for 195 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception), DE Chris Canty (2 tackles, 1 assist, and 1 sack), LB DeMarcus Ware (1 tackle and 3 assists), CB Terence Newman (1 tackle and 1 interception), and LB Greg Ellis (4 tackles and 2 sacks) all ended up getting CBS's All-Iron Award for their performances.

Singer Kelly Clarkson performed in the game's halftime concert.

Coming off their Thanksgiving home win over the Jets, the Cowboys stayed at home, donned their throwbacks, and played a Week 13 Thursday night intraconference duel with the Green Bay Packers This match-up would be the first time since 1990 (Giants & 49ers) that two 10-1 teams would meet each other.

In the first quarter, Dallas trailed early as Packers kicker Mason Crosby made a 47-yard field goal. Afterwards, the 'Boys took the lead as rookie kicker Nick Folk made a 26-yarder and a 51-yard field goal, along with QB Tony Romo completing a 3-yard TD pass to WR Patrick Crayton. Later, Green Bay would reply with RB Ryan Grant getting a 62-yard TD run. In the second quarter, the Cowboys responded with Romo completing a 26-yard TD pass to TE Anthony Fasano, along with a 10-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens. The Packers would end the half with QB Aaron Rodgers completing an 11-yard TD pass to WR Greg Jennings.

In the third quarter, Green Bay got a 1-yard TD run for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, Dallas' Romo hooking up with Crayton again on a 4-yard TD pass. The Packers' Crosby kicked a 52-yard field goal, and the 'Boys' Folk made a 25-yard field goal.

With the win, the Cowboys improved to 11-1 (continuing to be their best start in franchise history) and also clinched a playoff berth. Hall of Fame/Former Cowboy QBs Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman were in attendance as honorary captains, along with the commemoration of the Super Bowl anniversaries of the '77 Cowboys & the '92 Cowboys.

For Tony Romo, he ended this part of the season with a franchise-best 33 touchdown passes.

Coming off their Thursday night home win over the Packers, the Cowboys flew to Ford Field for a Week 14 interconference duel with the Detroit Lions. In the first quarter, Dallas trailed early as Lions RB T.J. Duckett getting a 32-yard TD run, along with kicker Jason Hanson getting a 19-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Cowboys got on the board with RB Marion Barber getting a 20-yard TD run. Detroit would answer with Hanson kicking a 36-yard field goal, while RB Kevin Jones getting a 2-yard TD run. The Cowboys ended the half with QB Tony Romo completing an 8-yard TD pass to Barber.

In the third quarter, the Lions replied with Jones getting a 3-yard TD run for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, Dallas came back and took the lead with Barber getting a 1-yard TD run and Romo completing a 16-yard TD pass to TE Jason Witten.

With the win, the Cowboys improved to 12-1 and clinched the NFC East crown for the first time since 1998.

Coming off their road win over the Lions, the Cowboys went home for a Week 15 NFC East rematch with their hated rival, the Philadelphia Eagles. After a scoreless first quarter, Dallas shot first with rookie kicker Nick Folk getting a 33-yard field goal. Afterwards, the Eagles responded with QB Donovan McNabb completing a 1-yard TD pass to WR Reggie Brown. In the third quarter, the 'Boys tried to catch up as Folk kicked a 23-yard field goal for the only score of the period. However, in the fourth quarter, Philadelphia retook the lead with kicker David Akers nailing a 21-yard field goal.

With the loss, the Cowboys fell to 12-2, but clinched a first round bye with Seattle's loss earlier in the day.

Hoping to rebound from a divisional home loss to the Eagles, the Cowboys flew to Bank of America Stadium for a Week 16 Saturday night duel with the Carolina Panthers. In the first quarter, Dallas shot first with QB Tony Romo completing a 10-yard TD pass to WR Terrell Owens for the only score of the period. In the second quarter, the 'Boys continued their assault as RB Marion Barber got a 5-yard TD run. The Panthers would get on the board with QB Matt Moore completing an 11-yard TD pass to WR Steve Smith. The Cowboys end the half with rookie kicker Nick Folk getting a 42-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Carolina started to try a comeback as kicker John Kasay getting a 37-yard field goal for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, Dallas would respond with Kasay kicking a 23-yard field goal. The Panthers tried to rally as Kasay nailing a 25-yard field goal, yet the 'Boys were able to hold off every possible attempt.

With the win, the Cowboys improved to 13-2 and clinched homefield through NFC Playoffs with Greenbay's loss to Chicago on Sunday.

Terrell Owens (5 receptions for 48 yards and 1 touchdown) left the game in the second quarter with a high left ankle sprain.

Coming off their road win over the Panthers, the Cowboys closed out the regular season at FedEx Field in a Week 17 NFC East rematch with the Washington Redskins. In the first quarter, Dallas trailed early with Redskins RB Clinton Portis getting a 23-yard TD run for the only score of the period. In the second quarter, Washington increased its lead with kicker Shaun Suisham getting a 46-yard field goal. The Cowboys would respond with rookie kicker Nick Folk getting a 37-yard field goal, but the Redskins replied with Suisham kicking a 21-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Washington continued to lead as Portis got a 1-yard TD run for the only score of the period. In the fourth quarter, the Redskins pulled away as QB Todd Collins completed a 42-yard TD pass to WR Santana Moss. Dallas would end the game with Folk nailing a 30-yard field goal.

With the loss, the Cowboys ended the regular season at 13-3, along with the NFC's #1 seed.

The Cowboys secured a bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs with an NFC best 13-3 regular season record.

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Chris Canty (defensive lineman)

Christopher Lee Canty (born November 10, 1982) is an American football defensive end and defensive tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia.

Born in Bronx, New York, Canty attended Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He did not play football until his junior year. Canty helped lead his team to the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association State Championship in 1999 on his way to earning All-Conference and All-State honors as a senior tight end and defensive end after recording 20 receptions for 400 yards and 89 tackles and seven sacks.

He finished his prep career with 161 tackles, 12 sacks and two fumble recoveries. He was also a two-year letterman and all-conference honoree for the basketball team.

While at Virginia, Canty was a two-time second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection. He led all conference defensive linemen in tackles as a sophomore and junior.

In 2002, despite missing three games due to injury, Canty finished his sophomore season with 86 tackles, four tackles for losses, four pass deflections, three quarterback pressures, three fumble recoveries and two sacks while starting eight-of-11 games.

In 2003, Canty was named second-team All-ACC, Lineman of the Year in Virginia and recipient of the Ned McDonald Award as UVA's Most Outstanding Defensive Player after registering a career-high 104 tackles, 12 tackles for losses, 12 pressures and four sacks. He became only the second down lineman in school history to record more than 100 tackles in a season. His schoolwork also helped him earn All-ACC Academic honors.

In 2004, Canty received his bachelor's degree in African American studies in May 2004 and took graduate course work in secondary education during his senior season.

In 2004, Canty's season was cut short in the fourth game of the season when he tore his ACL, MCL and PCL in his left knee. At the time, he had posted 30 tackles, seven tackles for losses, a sack and a forced fumble.

Canty suffered a serious eye injury at a nightclub in Scottsdale, Arizona, in late January 2005. While Canty said he was nothing more than a bystander in an altercation, he evidently was hit with a glass bottle in left eye, forcing him to have immediate surgery to repair a detached retina.

Canty was drafted in the fourth round (132nd overall pick) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. After entering his senior season as a potential first round draft choice, Canty fell into the fourth round because of the knee injury during his senior season as well as a detached retina in his left eye, suffered in the spring prior to the draft. After trading a fifth round pick in 2005 and a fourth rounder in 2006 to the Philadelphia Eagles for their fourth round choice, allowing the Cowboys to draft Canty who ended up leading all Dallas defensive linemen with 43 tackles as a rookie.

In 2005, after working throughout the spring and summer to rehabilitate his knee and recover from injured retina, Canty was on the field one week into training camp. He split time with Greg Ellis at right defensive end and led all defensive linemen with 43 tackles. He was also second on the team with five tackles behind the line of scrimmage and tied for fourth on the club with 2.5 sacks.

Canty played in the season opener at the San Diego Chargers and recorded his first NFL tackle along with a quarterback pressure. Against the Washington Redskins he added his first career sack with a third-quarter tackle of Mark Brunell. He was third on the team, first among linemen with a season-high six tackles at the Oakland Raiders. He also added a half sack and a tackle for a loss. Canty had two tackles against the Eagles as the defense limited the Eagles to 129 total yards, including just 19 on the ground, the fourth lowest rushing total in franchise history. At the Seattle Seahawks he recorded two tackles. Shaun Alexander, the NFL leading rusher entering the game at 119 yards-per-game (5.5 avg.), was limited to 21 carries for 61 yards (2.9 avg.). Canty had a season-high two quarterback pressures against the Arizona Cardinals as well as a tackle and a tackle for a loss. At Philadelphia, he played mostly on first and second downs, recorded two tackles, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble. Canty led all linemen with three tackles and added his second sack of the season against the Denver Broncos. At the New York Giants, he earned his first NFL start, replacing (Greg) Ellis at right end, and recorded four tackles. He started, again, the next week against the Kansas City Chiefs and led all defensive linemen with five tackles despite suffering a sprained ankle during the game. He did not start but did play at Washington after missing two days of practice due to the injured ankle. He recorded two tackles and a tackle for a loss at the Carolina Panthers. In the season finale against the St. Louis Rams, Canty led all defensive linemen with five tackles and also had a tackle for a loss.

As a rookie, Canty was a member of the Cowboys 2005 Rookie Club, a program designed to introduce rookie team members to community service in the Dallas area which included work with The Salvation Army, Children's Medical Center and Meals on Wheels. He also participated in the 2006 Stars of Texas Racing Against the Odds event hosted by local newspaper columnist and radio personality Randy Galloway that raised over $300,000 for the American Diabetes Association.

In 2006, Canty earned the starting role at defensive end and went on to start all 16 regular season games and Dallas's lone playoff game.

In the season-opening loss at the Jacksonville Jaguars, Canty recorded three tackles. His play against the Redskins limited them to one field goal on the night. He recorded his first sack of the season along with three tackles at the Tennessee Titans. Canty notched four tackles. At Carolina, he added three tackles. Against previously undefeated Indianapolis Colts, Canty added two tackles and helped limit the Colts to a season-low 14 points. On Thanksgiving Day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he had three tackles. On Christmas Day against the Eagles, he tied his single-game career-high with six tackles then had four tackles and a season-high three quarterback pressures in the season finale against the Detroit Lions. In the Wild Card Playoff Game at Seattle, Canty was third on the team with a career-high seven tackles along with a tackle for a loss and a pass breakup.

In 2007, Canty started all 16 games of the season and Dallas' lone playoff game. On the season, he recorded 43 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two passes defensed.

In the season opening win over the New York Giants, Canty recorded two tackles (one solo). During week two at the Miami Dolphins, he recorded two tackles (one solo), and one sack. In the week three win at the Chicago Bears, Canty recorded three tackles (three solo). During the week four victory over the St. Louis Rams, he recorded two tackles. In the week five game at the Buffalo Bills, Canty recorded one tackle (one solo). During the week six "Duel in Dallas", between the undefeated New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys, Canty recorded four tackles (three solo). In the week seven victory over the Minnesota Vikings, he recorded three tackles (three solo) and blocked an attempted field goal that Pat Watkins returned 68 yards for a touchdown. During the week nine win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Canty recorded two tackles (two solo), and one pass break up. In the week 10 victory at the New York Giants, their second over the future Super Bowl XLII champions, Canty tied a single game season high total with five tackles (four solo), and one sack. During the week 11 victory over the Washington Redskins, he recorded two tackles (one solo), and one pass defensed. In the week 12 win over the New York Jets, Canty recorded three tackles (two total), and one sack. During the week 13 win over the Green Bay Packers, the game in which Nathan Jones, hit and injured Packers quarterback Brett Favre, Canty recorded two tackles. In the week 14 victory over the Lions, he recorded four tackles (two solo). During a week 15 loss to the Eagles, Canty did not record any stats. In a week 16 win over the Panthers, he recorded three tackles (two solo), and 0.5 sacks. During the season finale against the Redskins, Canty once again tied his season high total of five tackles (three solo).

In the Cowboys lone playoff game, their third game against the New York Giants on the season, Canty recorded three tackles (two solo), one sack, and one pass defensed.

On March 1, 2009 Canty signed with the New York Giants; the six-year contract is worth $42 million, with $17.25 million guaranteed.

Canty's mother, Shirley, is an ordained Methodist minister, his father is a major contractor, and his brother is the president of his own graphic design company. All three are based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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2009 Dallas Cowboys season

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The 2009 Dallas Cowboys season will be the 50th season for the team in the National Football League. It will be the team's first season after leaving Texas Stadium for the New Cowboys Stadium.

Note: The December 27 game is the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game that week and is subject to change.

After news reports about a 2007 shooting allegation surfaced, the Cowboys released talented but controversial starting cornerback Adam Jones on February 9, 2009. Their next move was to release backup quarterback Brad Johnson on February 26, 2009 and to not re-sign QB Brooks Bollinger. The Cowboys had been 1-3 when Johnson started in 2008. Two days later, the Cowboys traded starting cornerback Anthony Henry, age 32, to the Detroit Lions in exchange for quarterback John Kitna to back up starting quarterback Tony Romo. The same day the team signed five-time Pro Bowl, two-time second-team All-Pro linebacker Keith Brooking away from the Atlanta Falcons. The 33-year-old Brooking had led the Falcons in sacks the previous eight seasons, and he signed a three-year deal worth $7.8 million and includes $2.5 million guaranteed.

The team lost starting defensive end Chris Canty to the New York Giants on March 1, 2009. To fill the need left by Canty's departure, the team signed former Chargers defensive end Igor Olshansky to a four-year, $18 million contract, with $8 million guaranteed on March 6, 2009. Linebacker Matt Stewart, who played for Wade Phillips in Atlanta, and had 108 tackles in 2003, signed a one-year contract on March 3, 2009. Stewart helped replace free-agent linebacker Kevin Burnett, who signed a two-year contract worth $5.5 million with a $2 million signing bonus to play for the San Diego Chargers.

On March 4, 2009, the Cowboys cut Terrell Owens, a five-time All-Pro wide receiver who ranks second in NFL history in career touchdowns. The next morning, the team also released five-time Pro Bowl strong safety Roy Williams. Williams had struggled to excel in the 3-4 defense Phillips installed when he became head coach. The Cowboys bolstered its secondary in the wake of Willaims' departure by signing strong safety Gerald Sensabaugh, who started 13 games in 2008 for the Jacksonville Jaguars, to a one-year, $1.75 million deal.

In April, the Cowboys addressed their restricted free agents, whose signing period ran through April 17, 2009. Offensive lineman Cory Procter signed a one-year tender offer on April 4, 2009. Defensive end Stephen Bowen also signed a tender offer two days later. Wide receiver Sam Hurd signed a one-year offer worth $1.545 million on April 20, 2009. The team signed their final restricted free agent, wide receiver Miles Austin, and both exclusive-rights free agents, running back Alonzo Coleman and tight end Rodney Hannah, to one-year contracts worth $1.54 million, $385,000, and $310,000 respectively on April 23, 2009.

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Chris Canty (defensive back)

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Christopher Shawn Patrick Canty (born March 30, 1976) is an American football cornerback in the Arena Football League.

Born in Long Beach, California, Canty attended Eastern High School in Voorhees, New Jersey. He was a three-time All-American at Kansas State University. and won the Jack Tatum Award his senior season.

Canty was drafted 29th overall in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Over four NFL seasons, he played for the Patriots as well as the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks. In 58 career games for those three teams, he had four interceptions and 126 tackles.

He went on to play for the Las Vegas Gladiators and currently plays for the Rio Grande Valley Dorados of af2.

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Chris Canty (defensive end)

Christopher Lee Canty (born November 10, 1982) is an American football defensive end and defensive tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia.

Born in Bronx, New York, Canty attended Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He did not play football until his junior year. Canty helped lead his team to the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association State Championship in 1999 on his way to earning All-Conference and All-State honors as a senior tight end and defensive end after recording 20 receptions for 400 yards and 89 tackles and seven sacks.

He finished his prep career with 161 tackles, 12 sacks and two fumble recoveries. He was also a two-year letterman and all-conference honoree for the basketball team.

While at Virginia, Canty was a two-time second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection. He led all conference defensive linemen in tackles as a sophomore and junior.

In 2002, despite missing three games due to injury, Canty finished his sophomore season with 86 tackles, four tackles for losses, four pass deflections, three quarterback pressures, three fumble recoveries and two sacks while starting eight-of-11 games.

In 2003, Canty was named second-team All-ACC, Lineman of the Year in Virginia and recipient of the Ned McDonald Award as UVA's Most Outstanding Defensive Player after registering a career-high 104 tackles, 12 tackles for losses, 12 pressures and four sacks. He became only the second down lineman in school history to record more than 100 tackles in a season. His schoolwork also helped him earn All-ACC Academic honors.

In 2004, Canty received his bachelor's degree in African American studies in May 2004 and took graduate course work in secondary education during his senior season.

In 2004, Canty's season was cut short in the fourth game of the season when he tore his ACL, MCL and PCL in his left knee. At the time, he had posted 30 tackles, seven tackles for losses, a sack and a forced fumble.

Canty suffered a serious eye injury at a nightclub in Scottsdale, Arizona, in late January 2005. While Canty said he was nothing more than a bystander in an altercation, he evidently was hit with a glass bottle in left eye, forcing him to have immediate surgery to repair a detached retina.

Canty was drafted in the fourth round (132nd overall pick) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. After entering his senior season as a potential first round draft choice, Canty fell into the fourth round because of the knee injury during his senior season as well as a detached retina in his left eye, suffered in the spring prior to the draft. After trading a fifth round pick in 2005 and a fourth rounder in 2006 to the Philadelphia Eagles for their fourth round choice, allowing the Cowboys to draft Canty who ended up leading all Dallas defensive linemen with 43 tackles as a rookie.

In 2005, after working throughout the spring and summer to rehabilitate his knee and recover from injured retina, Canty was on the field one week into training camp. He split time with Greg Ellis at right defensive end and led all defensive linemen with 43 tackles. He was also second on the team with five tackles behind the line of scrimmage and tied for fourth on the club with 2.5 sacks.

Canty played in the season opener at the San Diego Chargers and recorded his first NFL tackle along with a quarterback pressure. Against the Washington Redskins he added his first career sack with a third-quarter tackle of Mark Brunell. He was third on the team, first among linemen with a season-high six tackles at the Oakland Raiders. He also added a half sack and a tackle for a loss. Canty had two tackles against the Eagles as the defense limited the Eagles to 129 total yards, including just 19 on the ground, the fourth lowest rushing total in franchise history. At the Seattle Seahawks he recorded two tackles. Shaun Alexander, the NFL leading rusher entering the game at 119 yards-per-game (5.5 avg.), was limited to 21 carries for 61 yards (2.9 avg.). Canty had a season-high two quarterback pressures against the Arizona Cardinals as well as a tackle and a tackle for a loss. At Philadelphia, he played mostly on first and second downs, recorded two tackles, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble. Canty led all linemen with three tackles and added his second sack of the season against the Denver Broncos. At the New York Giants, he earned his first NFL start, replacing (Greg) Ellis at right end, and recorded four tackles. He started, again, the next week against the Kansas City Chiefs and led all defensive linemen with five tackles despite suffering a sprained ankle during the game. He did not start but did play at Washington after missing two days of practice due to the injured ankle. He recorded two tackles and a tackle for a loss at the Carolina Panthers. In the season finale against the St. Louis Rams, Canty led all defensive linemen with five tackles and also had a tackle for a loss.

As a rookie, Canty was a member of the Cowboys 2005 Rookie Club, a program designed to introduce rookie team members to community service in the Dallas area which included work with The Salvation Army, Children's Medical Center and Meals on Wheels. He also participated in the 2006 Stars of Texas Racing Against the Odds event hosted by local newspaper columnist and radio personality Randy Galloway that raised over $300,000 for the American Diabetes Association.

In 2006, Canty earned the starting role at defensive end and went on to start all 16 regular season games and Dallas's lone playoff game.

In the season-opening loss at the Jacksonville Jaguars, Canty recorded three tackles. His play against the Redskins limited them to one field goal on the night. He recorded his first sack of the season along with three tackles at the Tennessee Titans. Canty notched four tackles. At Carolina, he added three tackles. Against previously undefeated Indianapolis Colts, Canty added two tackles and helped limit the Colts to a season-low 14 points. On Thanksgiving Day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he had three tackles. On Christmas Day against the Eagles, he tied his single-game career-high with six tackles then had four tackles and a season-high three quarterback pressures in the season finale against the Detroit Lions. In the Wild Card Playoff Game at Seattle, Canty was third on the team with a career-high seven tackles along with a tackle for a loss and a pass breakup.

In 2007, Canty started all 16 games of the season and Dallas' lone playoff game. On the season, he recorded 43 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two passes defensed.

In the season opening win over the New York Giants, Canty recorded two tackles (one solo). During week two at the Miami Dolphins, he recorded two tackles (one solo), and one sack. In the week three win at the Chicago Bears, Canty recorded three tackles (three solo). During the week four victory over the St. Louis Rams, he recorded two tackles. In the week five game at the Buffalo Bills, Canty recorded one tackle (one solo). During the week six "Duel in Dallas", between the undefeated New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys, Canty recorded four tackles (three solo). In the week seven victory over the Minnesota Vikings, he recorded three tackles (three solo) and blocked an attempted field goal that Pat Watkins returned 68 yards for a touchdown. During the week nine win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Canty recorded two tackles (two solo), and one pass break up. In the week 10 victory at the New York Giants, their second over the future Super Bowl XLII champions, Canty tied a single game season high total with five tackles (four solo), and one sack. During the week 11 victory over the Washington Redskins, he recorded two tackles (one solo), and one pass defensed. In the week 12 win over the New York Jets, Canty recorded three tackles (two total), and one sack. During the week 13 win over the Green Bay Packers, the game in which Nathan Jones, hit and injured Packers quarterback Brett Favre, Canty recorded two tackles. In the week 14 victory over the Lions, he recorded four tackles (two solo). During a week 15 loss to the Eagles, Canty did not record any stats. In a week 16 win over the Panthers, he recorded three tackles (two solo), and 0.5 sacks. During the season finale against the Redskins, Canty once again tied his season high total of five tackles (three solo).

In the Cowboys lone playoff game, their third game against the New York Giants on the season, Canty recorded three tackles (two solo), one sack, and one pass defensed.

On March 1, 2009 Canty signed with the New York Giants; the six-year contract is worth $42 million, with $17.25 million guaranteed.

Canty's mother, Shirley, is an ordained Methodist minister, his father is a major contractor, and his brother is the president of his own graphic design company. All three are based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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1995 College Football All-America Team

The 1995 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press, United Press International, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News and Football News.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, UPI, AFCA, FWAA, WCFF, TSN, and FN to determine Consensus All-Americans.

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List of Dallas Cowboys players

Troy Aikman, quarterback for the Cowboys between 1989 and 2000, led the Cowboys wins in Super Bowl XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX

This is a complete list of American football players who have played for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). It includes players that have played at least one game in the NFL regular season. The Dallas Cowboys franchise was originally founded in 1960 as an expansion team. The team has earned the most postseason appearances (28, which includes another league record of 54 postseason games, winning 32 of them), the most appearances in the NFC Championship Game (14), and the most Super Bowl appearances (8), two more than any other NFL team. The Cowboys have played for 10 NFL Championships and have won five, all five being Super Bowls.

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