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Cowboys News: John Fassel explains controversial punt rush call vs. Chargers

Cowboys News: John Fassel explains controversial punt rush call vs. Chargers

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ All the news you need about America’s Team. John Fassel Explains Punt Rush Call vs. Chargers - Rob Phillips, Dallascowboys.com Thankfully for the Cowboys, the big penalty call didn’t come back to bite them. Special teams coordinator John Fassel is known for aggressive in-game decisions, and Sunday’s game against the Chargers was no different. Monday, Fassel explained his decision to try a punt block attempt at the two-minute warning before halftime, which resulted in a roughing the kicker penalty and an automatic first down for the...
Blogging The Boys 11 hours ago
Making sense of the Cowboys’ clock management issues against the Chargers

Making sense of the Cowboys’ clock management issues against the Chargers

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ A series of strange circumstances nearly derailed the Cowboys’ shot at victory. After the Chargers kicked a field goal to tie things up, the Cowboys got the ball back at their own 13-yard line with just under four minutes left in the game. Dak Prescott did typical Dak Prescott things and moved the Cowboys down the field, beautifully threading the needle to Amari Cooper for a 12-yad pickup that flipped the field into Chargers territory. Dallas burned their second timeout because of an injury to Cooper before throwing a quick pass to Cedrick...
Blogging The Boys 12 hours ago
Cowboys 2021 rookie report: Micah Parsons saves the day after position switch

Cowboys 2021 rookie report: Micah Parsons saves the day after position switch

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Cowboys’ top draft pick is everything he was billed to be. Most teams’ rookie classes are headlined by their first pick, and that’s certainly looking to be the trend for this year’s Cowboys. Micah Parsons obviously has the trust of Dan Quinn; the rookie wore the green dot on his helmet in his NFL debut against Tom Brady, and a week later he was taking the majority of his snaps as an edge rusher in an attempt to replace the injured DeMarcus Lawrence. That Parsons handled the task as well as he did is a testament to how good of a...
Blogging The Boys 14 hours ago
Dallas Cowboys shouldn’t pigeonhole Micah Parsons to just one position

Dallas Cowboys shouldn’t pigeonhole Micah Parsons to just one position

Photo by Harry How/ Dallas Cowboys must tap into Micah Parsons versatility, not limit it. Linebacker or defensive end? Defensive end or linebacker? Through the first two weeks of the 2021 NFL season, Micah Parsons has proven he’s more than capable of excelling at either position. That could be both good and bad news for the Dallas Cowboys, because now they have to figure out how to best utilize his unique skill set in order to optimize his impact on the game. Parsons isn’t a player the Dallas Cowboys can afford to pigeonhole to just one position this year. His...
Blogging The Boys 15 hours ago
Against the Bolts, the Cowboys brought thunder and lightning

Against the Bolts, the Cowboys brought thunder and lightning

Don’t doubt for a moment that he is still important. | Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Don’t ask if it should be Zeke or Pollard for the Cowboys. Grasp that it can be both. We live in a world where too many want binary choices. They think there can only be one clear-cut answer to things. And they believe that one option has to be right while the other must be wrong, and often absolutely so. That applies to so many aspects of life, but we aren’t looking to get into some of the deeper things. This is about an aspect of NFL football where it applies, particularly...
Blogging The Boys 17 hours ago
Five statistical takeaways from the Cowboys week two win against the Chargers

Five statistical takeaways from the Cowboys week two win against the Chargers

Photo by Harry How/ The Cowboys record their first win in 2021, but what can we take away from this last-second victory? It took 642 days, but the Dallas Cowboys have finally beaten a team over .500. The Cowboys now hold a 59% chance to make the playoffs, and while it is still early, they are the team to beat in the NFC East. Not to say that Dallas played a perfect game on Sunday, there are still areas the team needs to improve. But the Cowboys took a major step forward against the Chargers. So what can we take away from week two? Dan Quinn has drastically improved...
Blogging The Boys 18 hours ago
Tony Pollard was one of the most effective running backs in the NFL in Week 2

Tony Pollard was one of the most effective running backs in the NFL in Week 2

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports The Cowboys certainly got big production from their running backs in Week 2, especially Tony Pollard. The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a couple of weeks ago and in the aftermath of it many people wondered why the team didn’t run the ball more. Collectively the Cowboys ran it 18 times against the Buccaneers with Ezekiel Elliott leading the way with 11 carries to his name. Tony Pollard chipped in three while Dak Prescott registered four. Things were very different against the Los Angeles Chargers this past Sunday. The...
Blogging The Boys 20 hours ago
Crunching Cowboys stats: What the numbers say about the win over the Chargers

Crunching Cowboys stats: What the numbers say about the win over the Chargers

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Trends, anomalies, and fun stuff. It feels good to have a Dallas Cowboys win to celebrate after the 20-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Heck, we even get an extra day to bask in this one with the Cowboys playing the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. As always there are some interesting things to draw from the stats. So let’s dive in. The near absence of the special teams There is an understandable level of irritation about John Fassel’s mystifying decision to go for a punt block in a fourth and twenty situation on the first...
Blogging The Boys 21 hours ago
2021 NFL Week 3 power rankings: The Dallas Cowboys are on the rise

2021 NFL Week 3 power rankings: The Dallas Cowboys are on the rise

Photo by Harry How/ How the world views the Cowboys. We are now two weeks into the 2021 NFL season. With at least two games for every team we are now able to draw some more legitimate conclusions about each and every team. Who is good? Who is not? Who is for real? Who is a pretender? Every Tuesday here at Blogging The Boys we put together our power rankings across the NFL and also collect to see how outlets around the internet view the Dallas Cowboys. You can visit our rankings from last week right here. Let’s begin. 1 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 1) Tom Brady and Rob...
Blogging The Boys Sep 21, 2021
Cowboys news: Terence Steele deserves praise for his efforts on Joey Bosa

Cowboys news: Terence Steele deserves praise for his efforts on Joey Bosa

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Get your Tuesday Cowboys news here! Texas Tech football alums: Terence Steele handles Joey Bosa in Dallas Cowboys victory - Matthew Conner, Wreck’Em Red More attention should be paid to the efforts of Terence Steele. Now, Steele wasn’t perfect. He did allow three QB pressures on the afternoon. What’s more, he benefitted from playing next to perennial All-Pro right guard Zach Martin. Additionally, the Cowboys’ game plan was run-heavy as Dallas threw the ball only 27 times while running it 31. But Steele was a huge part of the last-second...
Blogging The Boys Sep 20, 2021
Cowboys new-look safety room has been impressive through two weeks

Cowboys new-look safety room has been impressive through two weeks

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Cowboys defense is still blah, but the safeties have been good. Starting the season off 1-1 has left Cowboys fans with mixed views on this team. The defense has been very up-and-down through the first two weeks. While they have given up a combined 839 total yards through two games, the turnovers have been at an astronomically high rate for a defense that has struggled to turn the ball over over the last decade. One of the position groups that has shined through two games is the safety room, which was completely rebuilt over the offseason....
Blogging The Boys Sep 20, 2021
Dak Watch Week 2: A win is a win as the Cowboys clip the Chargers

Dak Watch Week 2: A win is a win as the Cowboys clip the Chargers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Breaking down the good and the bad from Sunday for the Cowboys QB1. It is always more enjoyable to break down a victory. That’s what we get to do this week in the second installment of Dak Watch. The Dallas Cowboys avoided the dreaded 0-2 start with a “road” win in Los Angeles over the Chargers. We can put the road in quotation marks there because at times, it felt like this was a home game for the Cowboys, whose fans always travel well. It was a bit of a mixed afternoon for quarterback Dak Prescott, who was held without a touchdown pass...
Blogging The Boys Sep 20, 2021
Cowboys playoff tracker: How the win over the Chargers improves the Cowboys’ playoff chances

Cowboys playoff tracker: How the win over the Chargers improves the Cowboys’ playoff chances

Photo by Harry How/ Still a long way to go for the Cowboys, but things are looking up. After two weeks, it looks like it’s back to square one for the Dallas Cowboys, at least in the NFC East where Dallas, Philly, and Washington all share the same 1-1 record. But that doesn’t mean the playoff odds for those three teams are the same, far from it. Fivethirtyeight.com currently shows the Cowboys as the clear favorites to win the NFC East. In the FiveThirtyEight ranking, the Cowboys are ranked 12th overall, the Eagles are ranked 22nd, with Washington and...
Blogging The Boys Sep 20, 2021
The Dallas Cowboys need to stop behaving recklessly on special teams

The Dallas Cowboys need to stop behaving recklessly on special teams

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ The Cowboys special teams is heading in the wrong direction and could damage the team’s season. The Dallas Cowboys won on Sunday. It is often said that winning cures all, and while that is true, there are still things to diagnose. The Cowboys are not a team without flaws, but winning when things don’t feel perfect is how it has to get done sometimes in the NFL. Ultimately the Cowboys coached up a pretty solid game against the Chargers, but they had moments where they could have certainly made better decisions. For the second week in a row...
Blogging The Boys Sep 20, 2021
Cowboys game ball: Dallas may be seeing the making of a superstar

Cowboys game ball: Dallas may be seeing the making of a superstar

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ There were worthy candidates, but we’re giving the game ball to this Cowboys defender. Giving out the game ball this week for the Cowboys win over the Chargers is actually a tough exercise. There were several candidates for the honor, and we’ll go ahead and go through some of those players. But in the end, the game ball goes to Micah Parsons. We’ll detail why at the end. We also discussed all of these ideas and plenty more in Monday’s edition of CowboysCast on the Blogging The Boys podcast network. Make sure to subscribe to our...

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