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Aug 16, 2017
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Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers is in the league's concussion protocol. What It Means: One of the most impressive players through two weeks of preseason, Gathers was hurt in Tuesday's practice. Consider him week-to-week for now. Gathers has 106 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 catches this preseason (including the Hall of Fame Game). Gathers was making a push for regular-season consideration, but Jason Witten appears to be safe for the time being. Our models project Witten as the 16th-best tight end for fantasy purposes in 2017, with 69 catches for 661 receiving...
Sherrington's a la carte: Would Cowboys fans be outraged over Zeke suspension if he were an Eagle?

Sherrington's a la carte: Would Cowboys fans be outraged over Zeke suspension if he were an Eagle?

Justice is often tougher to grasp than Ezekiel Elliott in open field, as his case reminds. Just the same, between you and me, do you think Cowboys fans would be so outraged over "injustice" of his six-game suspension if he were an Eagle? ... Wisest words in Elliott case come from his teammate, Jason Witten, whose foundation supports domestic violence victims. Witten wraps his arms around teammate without enabling him, prefacing his support by saying, "Look, there's no place for a man to put his hand on a woman." ... Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor prediction: Mayweather in three....
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Rankings the Cowboys roster 6-10: Four pro bowlers and a breakout star

Rankings the Cowboys roster 6-10: Four pro bowlers and a breakout star

The roster rankings continue... If you stuck with me this far, you’ve made it through the rankings of 60 players. Over the course of this process, we’ve lost a Lucky here, gained a Luke there, as the dynamic of the roster has changed. Some players have moved up and some have slid down. Here is an updated rankings of players of players 11 through 70. But now we are at the good part. With just 10 players left, let’s take a look at players 6 through 10. Jason Witten Some people might think Jason Witten is ranked this high out of respect for his total body of...
Blogging The Boys Aug 17, 2017
Live practice updates from Dallas Cowboys training camp: August 17, 2017

Live practice updates from Dallas Cowboys training camp: August 17, 2017

Join us for our world famous live Twitter feed and our magnificent comments section as we keep track of what's going on at practice today. Today's practice is the final Cowboys practice in Oxnard for the year. The team will break camp tomorrow and travel back to Dallas for Saturday's game against the Colts. The Cowboys switched up their schedule for this final practice and are holding their practice in the morning, with a scheduled start at 10:45 pm PT / 1:450 pm ET. A Handful of veterans (Tyrone Smith, Dez Bryant, Darren McFadden, Jason Witten, and Jaylon Smith) had a scheduled rest day...
Jason Witten 'honored' to have Collegiate Man of the Year award in his name for 'years to come'

Jason Witten 'honored' to have Collegiate Man of the Year award in his name for 'years to come'

OXNARD, Calif. - Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said he's honored to have an award in his name that will recognize a college football player each year for exhibiting exceptional leadership, character, courage, integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field.The inaugural Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year - presented by Albertsons and Tom Thumb - will be awarded for the first time at the conclusion of the 2017 college football season.The 10-time Pro Bowl tight end was named the 2012 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year, and this award is similar to that at the collegiate level. The winner...
Blogging The Boys Aug 16, 2017
Cowboys Camp Day 15: All your highlights from the 15th practice of training camp

Cowboys Camp Day 15: All your highlights from the 15th practice of training camp

A fresh batch of practice highlights for your enjoyment. The Cowboys were back on the field for their second-to-last practice out in Oxnard, California. Here are the highlights from today’s practice as the Cowboys prepare for a preseason game against the Colts. First, here is the list of guys not participating in today’s practice: Not practicing: Sean Lee, Chidobe Awuzie, Jaylon Smith, Tyron Smith, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Darren McFadden, Rico Gathers, Jourdan Lewis— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 16, 2017 Ezekiel Elliott beats tight coverage from Anthony Hitchens right...
numberFire Aug 16, 2017

Cowboys' Rico Gathers in concussion protocol

Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers is in the league's concussion protocol. What It Means: One of the most impressive players through two weeks of preseason, Gathers was hurt in Tuesday's practice. Consider him week-to-week for now. Gathers has 106 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 catches this preseason (including the Hall of Fame Game). Gathers was making a push for regular-season consideration, but Jason Witten appears to be safe for the time being. Our models project Witten as the 16th-best tight end for fantasy purposes in 2017, with 69 catches for 661 receiving...
Blogging The Boys Aug 16, 2017
The Cowboys have tight end depth, but they’re having to use it all right now

The Cowboys have tight end depth, but they’re having to use it all right now

It seems like all of the Cowboys tight ends have something going on with them right now. On Tuesday the Cowboys made a few roster moves, including the waiving of Connor Hamlett coupled with the signing of M.J. McFarland. This was a swap out of sorts with tight ends, because the Cowboys kind of need one right now. As we noted here at BTB on Tuesday, the depth of the tight ends in Dallas is starting to raise our blood pressure just a bit: Jason Witten is on Gold Jacket status... so he gets rest. Geoff Swaim is coming off of surgery, so the Cowboys are taking it easy with him. James Hanna...
Blogging The Boys Aug 15, 2017
Live practice updates from Dallas Cowboys training camp: August 15, 2017

Live practice updates from Dallas Cowboys training camp: August 15, 2017

Join us for our world famous live Twitter feed and our magnificent comments section as we keep track of what's going on at practice today. The Cowboys had at least 25 players out vs. the Rams, including 12 starters. Likely Starters: QB Dak Prescott, WR Cole Beasley, RB Ezekiel Elliott, CB Anthony Brown, ILB Sean Lee, T Tyron Smith, OG Chaz Green, TE Jason Witten, WR Dez Bryant, DE Demarcus Lawrence, DT Maliek Collins, DE Tyrone Crawford Key contributors: WR Bryan Switzer, WR Brice Butler, CB Jourdan Lewis, CB Marquez White, CB Chidobe Awuzie, LB Jaylon Smith, DT Stephen Paea, G Joe Looney,...

Cowboys’ Jason Witten’s name attached to college leadership award

Jason Witten keeps piling up the honors and records as he enters the 15th season of his career with the Dallas Cowboys. On Tuesday, it was announced Witten’s name would …
Inside The Star Aug 13, 2017

Cowboys Jason Witten Speaks on Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

Jason Witten Comments On Zeke Elliott Suspension – Streamable Check out this video on Streamable using your phone, tablet or desktop. As one of the unquestioned leaders of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Witten’s voice commands respect. He spent a few minutes last night, following the team’s preseason loss in Los Angeles, to speak on the suspension of Ezekiel Elliott and domestic violence in general. You can watch the video above for Witten’s full comments. Here are some of the highlights: “There’s no place for a man to put his hand on a woman. Most of you guys know that’s a...

Witten balances support for Elliott while condemning domestic violence

Jason Witten made it clear he didn’t have all the information surrounding the domestic violence investigation into Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott. So he didn’t want to draw …
Jason Witten addresses Zeke suspension: 'You grab a teammate and you support him, but that doesn't mean you come off your standard of what you stand for'

Jason Witten addresses Zeke suspension: 'You grab a teammate and you support him, but that doesn't mean you come off your standard of what you stand for'

LOS ANGELES - As he enters his 15th season in the NFL, tight end Jason Witten continues to set the standard for the Cowboys. He's who the players look to for all sorts of reasons, including during difficult situations. Witten found himself Saturday night in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum discussing a difficult topic. He supports teammate Ezekiel Elliott, the star running back who is suspended six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. But fighting domestic violence is also personal to Witten, whose own family experienced it during his youth. His foundation has launched...
Jason Witten a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Not so fast, Dallas Cowboys fans

Jason Witten a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Not so fast, Dallas Cowboys fans

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and local college sports in a live chat Thursday. Here are some of the highlights:Question: Is Jason Witten a first-ballot Hall of Famer?Cowlishaw: I don't know about that. Cowboys fans think it's automatic. If he adds two more seasons of solid stats, it may be automatic. But let me say that tight ends don't have an easy road. About one every five years has been getting in since 2000. Tony...

Ex TCU coach has the goods on Rico’s transition to NFL tight end

In the Dallas Cowboys’ endless attempt to find either a replacement or adequate complement to Jason Witten, they have included an ex-Baylor basketball player who immediately knows the comparisons, which …
Inside The Star Aug 10, 2017

Is Jason Witten Looking At A Lesser Role In 2017?

We all hate to think it. And I hate to even bring it up. But, it’s starting to look as if the Dallas Cowboys could be preparing themselves for life without one of the best players to ever wear the star on his helmet, Jason Witten. Unfortunately, the writing looks to be on the wall and the fan favorite tight end could possibly be looking at a lesser offensive role in 2017. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not ready to move on from Jason Witten or anything like that, and I’m not sure the Dallas Cowboys are either. If they were they wouldn’t have extended his contract during the...

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