9:57 AM EST, Sun February 17, 2019
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Why franchise-tagging DeMarcus Lawrence (again) is the right move for the Dallas Cowboys

Why franchise-tagging DeMarcus Lawrence (again) is the right move for the Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys aren’t letting their star pass rusher get away. The Dallas Cowboys are careful these days when it comes to handing out second contracts, but if you’ve been following the team a while, you know that hasn’t always been the case. Too many times in the past, the Cowboys would jump the gun and prematurely sign what appeared to be rising stars to long-term deals worth a substantial amount of money. For example... Miles Austin didn’t start a single game for the Cowboys his first three years in the league. But then after a Pro Bowl season in 2009, the team signed him to a...
4 hours ago
Cowboys news: Can 2019 Cowboys be an elite offense?

Cowboys news: Can 2019 Cowboys be an elite offense?

Here is your daily dose of Cowboys news... Do the Cowboys have enough talent on the roster to be an elite offense? - Matt Mosley, SportsDay Mosley believes the 2019 Cowboys should have a formidable offense. Q: Do the Cowboys have enough talent on the roster to be an elite offense like they aspire to be? Mosley: Scott Linehan has been thrown overboard in favor of Jason Garrett and Kellen Moore. I don’t see that pair immediately turning this into the Chiefs or (non-Super Bowl) Rams. It will help a lot to get Travis Frederick back at center. Amari Cooper should only get better in this...
13 hours ago
Pacman Jones: I love Amari Cooper, man. If I had to pick a guy he’d be on my team.

Pacman Jones: I love Amari Cooper, man. If I had to pick a guy he’d be on my team.

Amari Cooper has a fan in former Cowboy Pacman Jones. There were a lot of athletes, stars, musicians, and the like hovering around Radio Row in the week leading up to Super Bowl LIII. Among the many bouncing around was a former member of the Cowboys secondary, the one and only Adam “Pacman” Jones. We actually had Pacman on the show that I was helping produce on ESPN San Antonio (he was really nice) and he talked a lot about his desire to play one more NFL season. Pacman did interviews with lots of people during his day in Atlanta and one of them made its way through some channels that...
17 hours ago
Report: DeMarcus Lawrence likely to be franchised tagged by Cowboys

Report: DeMarcus Lawrence likely to be franchised tagged by Cowboys

Not a surprise, just the next step. What’s the opposite of a surprise? It’s time for all of us to yell whatever it is as one of the more obvious things this offseason is becoming all the more obvious... it’s almost tag time. As we are indeed moving along this offseason we’re reaching the point where franchise tags are going to be handed out. The Cowboys have a situation that they need to figure out in DeMarcus Lawrence, one where the tag makes a lot of sense, and on Friday NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed what makes sense... it’s likely coming. From @NFLTotalAccess: In...
20 hours ago
AAF Saturday games live thread, TV channels

AAF Saturday games live thread, TV channels

Enjoy some football today. If you are starving for some football, there are a couple of AAF games today. 2/16 Salt Lake Stallions (0-1) @ Birmingham Iron (1-0), 2 p.m. ET (TNT) 2/16 Arizona Hotshots (1-0) @ Memphis Express (0-1), 8 p.m. ET (NFL Network) This is an open thread for game chat.
22 hours ago
NFL compensatory picks should be out soon, Cowboys could get potentially get two

NFL compensatory picks should be out soon, Cowboys could get potentially get two

Hopefully the Cowboys will pick up an extra draft pick. The Super Bowl is a few weeks in the rearview mirror which means that the NFL Combine is the next big thing on the calendar as far as the Dallas Cowboys are concerned. Considering the time of year, compensatory picks should be announced fairly soon for NFL teams (they dropped on February 23rd last year). Dallas only has five picks in this draft thanks to two prior trades so the more that they could pick up, the better situation they’ll be in. 2019 Dallas Cowboys draft picks: Round 2, 58th overall Round 3, 91st overall Round 4, 122nd...
Feb 16, 2019
Five things the Cowboys must get right to prevail in 2019

Five things the Cowboys must get right to prevail in 2019

The all-important list and what progress has been made. With free agency and the draft looming, all the teams in the NFL are starting the process of improving to try and reach the Super Bowl. The time between now and the start of the season is when they make moves that will either make that possible, or pretty much put it beyond their reach. The Dallas Cowboys have several things they need to do to be in the former category. Here are the crucial items. Navigate the extensions and re-signings This is the most complex thing they face. Dallas has been riding on a bunch of talented players who...
Feb 16, 2019
Cowboys news: Can Cowboys hang on to DeMarcus Lawrence?

Cowboys news: Can Cowboys hang on to DeMarcus Lawrence?

Check out today’s latest and greatest news surrounding America’s team! Projecting landing spots for the NFL's top free agents in 2019 - Michael Renner, Pro Football FocusRenner doesn't believe the Cowboys can hang on to Demarcus Lawrence, won't get Earl Thomas either, and may have to settle for Grady Jarrett. Demarcus Lawrence, Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have more money to spend than any other franchise this offseason, meaning they can afford to play a little loose with their pocketbook to add talent. Lawrence certainly qualifies as that with back to back 88-plus overall graded...
Feb 16, 2019
Making sense of everything going on in the NFL, and with the Cowboys, this week

Making sense of everything going on in the NFL, and with the Cowboys, this week

Our latest show. With the offseason in full swing, we have to read the clues about the NFL and the Cowboys wherever we can find them. Some stories may only involve the Cowboys tangentially, but you never know how it will turn out. R.J. and Tony dive in so enjoy. The 75O It was a weird week across the NFL as we saw one quarterback get traded and lots of rumors about other players jump up. Instagram bread crumbs were also dropped which is always worth talking about which is exactly what we’re doing. Join 2-Time Super Bowl Champion Tony Casillas (@tccasillas) and RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) as they...
Feb 15, 2019
ESPN predicts five offseason moves the Cowboys should make

ESPN predicts five offseason moves the Cowboys should make

What are the top priorities for the Cowboys this offseason? Welcome to the NFL offseason. This is the time where we sit around and ponder what the Dallas Cowboys need to do in order to improve their football team. Over the next few months, there’s going to be a lot of things happening. Some new veterans will get signed in free agency, some old ones will get released, and a fresh new class of rookies will be joining the team in April. Each team has a lot to do and recently ESPN staff writer Bill Barnell looked at each NFL team and determined what moves they should make this offseason. Here...
Feb 15, 2019
Why Cowboys stack up better versus Patriots and Rams than you may have thought

Why Cowboys stack up better versus Patriots and Rams than you may have thought

How do the 2018 Cowboys compare in terms of draft pedigree, roster structure, and roster age to the Super Bowl finalists? The teams that end up in the Super Bowl each year are, by default, the two best teams in the league. It doesn’t mean that they will be the two best teams the following year, but they are the teams used most frequently to define what successful teams should look like - at least until the next season begins. Unfortunately, that success model contains a lot of soft factors that are not easily quantifiable or replicable, like scheme, coaching, individual talent, and much...
Feb 15, 2019
Travis Frederick details his recovery, and talks about why he could be even better now

Travis Frederick details his recovery, and talks about why he could be even better now

We get the most detailed look yet at Travis Frederick’s recovery. Recently we posted a clip with Travis Fredrick where he discussed his return to the Cowboys and how he believed he was 90-95% of the way there. His hope is to be able to participate in the offseason programs when they begin in March-April. It goes without saying how having Fredrick back in the lineup would improve the Cowboys offensive line. No shade being thrown at Joe Looney, but Frederick is among the best centers in the league. His ability would absolutely change things for the Cowboys up front. Frederick recently...
Feb 15, 2019
The Flacco Factor, the Cowboys, and Dak Prescott

The Flacco Factor, the Cowboys, and Dak Prescott

The big trade by the Broncos to acquire the soon-to-be-former Raven has real implications for Dallas. I’ll explain. John Elway, GM of the Denver Broncos, made the biggest headlines of the week in the NFL (so far, at least) in arranging a trade with the Baltimore Ravens for former starting QB and Super Bowl champ Joe Flacco. While one connection to the Dallas Cowboys has already been pointed out, the impact of this trade goes far beyond the day Elway saved the Cowboys from the likely big mistake of drafting Paxton Lynch. That was, of course, the draft where Dallas drafted Dak Prescott...
Feb 15, 2019
Three tight ends the Cowboys could target with the 58th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft

Three tight ends the Cowboys could target with the 58th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft

Could the Cowboys go tight end with their first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft? As we continue to track through the Cowboys draft needs ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft, we take a look at the tight end position. With Geoff Swaim set to hit free agency, the Cowboys will return Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz, and Rico Gathers, and likely turn to the draft to look for a suitable upgrade at the position if they do not address it in free agency. While Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz showed signs of development by the end of the 2018 season, the position could still use a more reliable, consistent option....
Feb 15, 2019
Cowboys news: Earl Thomas ramps up campaign to become a Cowboy, again

Cowboys news: Earl Thomas ramps up campaign to become a Cowboy, again

Earl Thomas has never stopped wanting to be a Cowboy and he got the conversation started once again on social media. Earl Thomas Endorses Projected Landing Spot - Taylor Stern, Dallas CowboysThomas shared a clip of NFL Network projecting him to land in Dallas during this year's free agency, ostensibly endorsing the projected landing spot. The safety shared a clip from the NFL Network, with the crew discussing the possible situations for Thomas who is unlikely to return to Seattle. View this post on Instagram This is a fun time for me I’m embracing this...