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ESPN future power rankings: Where do current Dallas Cowboys fit into the picture?

ESPN future power rankings: Where do current Dallas Cowboys fit into the picture?

The future is not so bright that we have to wear shades when it comes to the Cowboys and ESPN. There was a time, say after the 2016 season, when the Cowboys were seen as a team of the future, a franchise that was going to challenge for dominance in the NFL. Dallas had gone 13-3, and Dak Prescott along with Ezekiel Elliott were tabbed as future stars. Basically, the Cowboys were on the right track. Fast forward to this offseason. The Cowboys are coming off a 9-7 non-playoff season, Dak Prescott had a rough second half of the season, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten are no longer on the roster -...
SportsDay Jul 17, 2018
Cowboys position series: No Dez Bryant, no No. 1, no problem? A look at Dallas' WR corps

Cowboys position series: No Dez Bryant, no No. 1, no problem? A look at Dallas' WR corps

SportsDayDFW.com is breaking down the Cowboys roster position-by-position in advance of training camp, which begins with the first practice on July 26. Today's installment looks at the wide receivers.On the rosterDeonte Thompson, Allen Hurns, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Tavon Austin, Michael Gallup, Cedrick Wilson, K.D. Cannon, Marchie Murdock, Noah Brown and Lance Lenoir2017 recapIt was a forgettable 2017 for the Cowboys wide receiver corps. Each of the receivers regressed and struggled to consistently impact the games. Dez Bryant failed to reach 1,000 yards receiving for a third...
SportsDay Jul 16, 2018
Here's why DeMarcus Lawrence doesn't view the franchise tag as an insult

Here's why DeMarcus Lawrence doesn't view the franchise tag as an insult

A dominant season didn't earn DeMarcus Lawrence a long-term contract from the Cowboys.A second one should.There was no last-second intrigue at The Star Monday afternoon. The club was willing to let the deadline pass without signing Lawrence to a new contract. The defensive end has no problem accepting his $17.143 million to play under the franchise tag.Would Lawrence have preferred the security of a long-term deal? Sure. What athlete wouldn't?But unlike those who have come before him -- please see Dez Bryant in 2015 -- Lawrence doesn't view the franchise tag as an insult. He doesn't brace for...
SportsDay Jul 15, 2018
What they're saying about Cowboys' WRs: The quantity over quality strategy of replacing Dez Bryant

What they're saying about Cowboys' WRs: The quantity over quality strategy of replacing Dez Bryant

It's a time of transition for the Dallas Cowboys' passing game.After parting ways with Dez Bryant earlier this offseason, the front office was tasked with replacing one of the most prolific stat producers the franchise has ever seen at his position.Additions over the last few months include a trade for Tavon Austin, signing Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson, and selecting Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson in the NFL draft. As the Cowboys' quest to return to the postseason (now without a bona fide "top guy" at wide receiver) continues, some questions have been raised about Dallas' ability to...
SportsDay Jul 14, 2018
Who should the Cowboys get more involved at WR now that Dez Bryant is gone? Michael Irvin has an idea

Who should the Cowboys get more involved at WR now that Dez Bryant is gone? Michael Irvin has an idea

At this weekend’s National Fantasy Football Convention, nearly 200 current and former players, including a slew of current Cowboys, showed up to meet and greet with fans.Here are some of their best soundbites of the weekend, featuring Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford, former Texas Tech and current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and many more:(Editor's note: Quotes are being added as the weekend progresses)Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin on the Cowboys' current receiving corps:Michael Irvin: “We've all been waiting for...
SportsDay Jul 12, 2018
Three college QBs playing defense in Dallas? Plus, the 'boat has sailed' on Dez Bryant being No. 1 -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

Three college QBs playing defense in Dallas? Plus, the 'boat has sailed' on Dez Bryant being No. 1 -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

July 13Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.The top five stories1. How a trio of college quarterbacks ended up on Cowboys defense - and what they need to do to earn a roster spotAn inside look at three college quarterbacks' journey to a NFL roster.2. Cowboys safety Jeff Heath on Dak Prescott: 'I wouldn't want to go into the season with anyone else at quarterback'Heath called Prescott "a great leader on the team" and says he's the same guy when he suceeds or faces adversity.3. Cowboys position series: Defensive line has an identity for first time...
Blogging The Boys Jul 12, 2018
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell says Cowboys have third-worst “offensive arsenal” in the NFL

ESPN’s Bill Barnwell says Cowboys have third-worst “offensive arsenal” in the NFL

Somebody isn’t a fan of what Dallas has on offense. There’s not a single Dallas Cowboys fan out there who would tell you that they aren’t at the very least apprehensive when it comes to who the team will be on offense this season. Releasing Dez Bryant and seeing Jason Witten retire rightfully makes us think the Cowboys are going to be without some of the biggest playmakers they’ve had in recent history. All of that makes sense. The Cowboys offense is like if The Brady Bunch suddenly had six new actors playing the kids. It can totally be as good, or even better, than the previous...
SportsDay Jul 12, 2018
Could Dez Bryant still be a lead receiver somewhere? 'That boat has sailed'

Could Dez Bryant still be a lead receiver somewhere? 'That boat has sailed'

Rick Gosselin recently went on KTCK 1310 AM/96.7FM The Ticket's Norm and D Invasion to talk about the Cowboys and Dallas-ex Dez Bryant. Here are some highlights.How many teams are in a position to offer Dez Bryant enough targets to prove himself like he wants?The logical place, because of Sean Payton, would be New Orleans. But you've got Michael Thomas there. He's not going to be the lead receiver. I don't see him being the lead receiver -- he could have been the lead receiver in Baltimore, and that was the best opportunity. He turned that down.And he's not going to get the one-year money he...
Blogging The Boys Jul 12, 2018
This one stat proves it was a good move to cut Dez Bryant

This one stat proves it was a good move to cut Dez Bryant

Simply put, Dez Bryant cannot exist in a Dak-friendly offense. There were definitely mixed feelings when the Cowboys officially cut Dez Bryant. Many of us enjoyed watching him play, and emphatically threw up the X every time he scored, but for many there was an understanding as to why the decision was made. As time has gone on, though, a lot has been revealed to reinforce the team’s decision. Clips of Bryant arguing with players and coaches on Amazon’s All or Nothing series and the fact that Bryant still remains unsigned are just two things that should ease any concerns the fans may...
SportsDay Jul 11, 2018
Do the Cowboys need a No. 1 receiver? Tony Romo: 'You don't know that they don't have one'

Do the Cowboys need a No. 1 receiver? Tony Romo: 'You don't know that they don't have one'

The Cowboys cut Dez Bryant in April and will enter the season without a true No. 1 wide receiver on the roster. Allen Hurns, Terrence Williams, Cole Beasley and rookie Michael Gallup will lead the way. Do the Cowboys need a No. 1 receiver? Former quarterback Tony Romo isn't completely sure about that. Romo told NFL Total Access that it depends on how you define a No. 1 receiver, and said someone could step up and surprise much like Miles Austin once did. Below is a full transcription of Romo's comments:"Depends on what you're defining as a No. 1 receiver. Is it by name alone? Is it by talent?...
Blogging The Boys Jul 11, 2018
Looking back, DeMarco Murray greatly altered the NFC East’s top two teams

Looking back, DeMarco Murray greatly altered the NFC East’s top two teams

DeMarco Murray became a domino for two different franchises. About a month ago here at BTB we discussed the always-fascinating “what if” conundrum, this time with regards to Dez Bryant’s catch in Green Bay over three years ago. This is one of the deepest rabbit holes that Cowboys fans can venture down, but let me direct you to one that occurred just a few months later. What if DeMarco Murray had re-signed in Dallas as opposed to leaving for Philadelphia? The 2015 Cowboys wouldn’t have been better, but DeMarco would have been a star We should all have badges of honor for surviving...
SportsDay Jul 10, 2018
The best of Michael Irvin, breaking down the secondary, and if Travis Frederick is a top-two center in the league -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

The best of Michael Irvin, breaking down the secondary, and if Travis Frederick is a top-two center in the league -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

July 11Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.The top five stories1. Cowboys position series: SecondarySportsDayDFW.com is breaking down the roster position-by-position in advance of training camp.2. Best of Michael Irvin: Stop talking 'ignorant' about Dez Bryant; clapping back at Terrell OwensHere's some of Michael Irvin's best clips and takes from the last few months.3. These stats make it no surprise Travis Frederick is top-two center in league, per PFFThe latest in a series of Cowboys player profiles leading up to training camp.4. Ezekiel...
SportsDay Jul 10, 2018
Best of Michael Irvin: Stop talking 'ignorant' about Dez Bryant; clapping back at Terrell Owens

Best of Michael Irvin: Stop talking 'ignorant' about Dez Bryant; clapping back at Terrell Owens

Here's some of Michael Irvin's best clips and takes from the last few months.You can read more of Irvin's quotes from the season here. Dez BryantBackground: Irvin has spoken on Dez Bryant multiple times. The Cowboys released Bryant in April, but Irvin was defending Bryant way before that. Here are some notable times Irvin talked about Bryant, before his release and after. What Irvin said (January 3): "Oh God, yes. God, yes. Dez is a No. 1 receiver. You see when he gets certain opportunities he shows up better than other opportunities, you know?"As I said to Dez, there's a difference when he...
SportsDay Jul 10, 2018
Ezekiel Elliott headlines second annual National Fantasy Football Convention

Ezekiel Elliott headlines second annual National Fantasy Football Convention

Several Dallas Cowboys will be joined by some of football's biggest names in Fort Worth, July 13-15, for the second annual National Fantasy Football Convention.Headlining the event at the Will Rogers Memorial Center are star running backs Ezekiel Elliott, Todd Gurley, Kareem Hunt and Melvin Gordon. All three members of the Cowboys' 88 Club -- Drew Pearson, Michael Irvin and Dez Bryant -- are also scheduled to be among the current and former players in attendance.Other current Cowboys expected to be on hand include Jaylon Smith, Tyrone Crawford, Rico Gathers, Michael Gallup, La'el Collins,...
SportsDay Jul 9, 2018
The handful of special teams issues Dallas must nail down, the best of Troy Aikman, and Zack Martin's player profile -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

The handful of special teams issues Dallas must nail down, the best of Troy Aikman, and Zack Martin's player profile -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

July 10Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.The top five stories1. Cowboys position series: Special teamsIt's not just Dan Bailey -- Dallas has handful of special teams issues to nail down.2. In Zack Martin, the Cowboys locked up perhaps the NFL's best guardThe latest in a series of Cowboys player profiles leading up to trainng camp.3. Best of Troy Aikman: What he thinks Dez Bryant will prove; big year coming for Dak Prescott?Best clips and takes from the last few months.4. Tony Romo wins golf tournament at home-course in WisconsinFormer Cowboys...

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