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March Madness tournament: Cowboys top 64 plays of all time, Round 1, Group 7

March Madness tournament: Cowboys top 64 plays of all time, Round 1, Group 7

Photo by Scott Halleran/ What plays make the cut today? Your March Madness tournament continues with a new group of plays to vote on. Hopefully, this tournament is helping to keep our minds occupied as we wait through all of the world’s craziness and countdown the days until the NFL draft. Today’s group features a little trickery from Tom Landry, a couple spin moves that leaves the opponent looking silly, and a big time sack from one of the Cowboys’ greatest sackmasters. Let’s get to them, shall we? The half-back toss that was golden Super Bowl XII between the Cowboys and Denver...
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Cowboys Draft 2020: PFF’s latest analytics-based mock has Dallas landing an elite cornerback

Cowboys Draft 2020: PFF’s latest analytics-based mock has Dallas landing an elite cornerback

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Not your average mock draft. It has been almost two weeks since Byron Jones joined the Miami Dolphins, and the gigantic contract he received was hardly surprising news to Cowboys fans. We have all been largely operating over this offseason as if Jones would be playing elsewhere in 2020, and that places cornerback near the top (if not at the very top) of needs that the Cowboys have. Pick at interception numbers all you want, but Jones’ production in terms of coverage will need to be replaced. Nobody was shocked to see the Cowboys and their typical...
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Could the Cowboys and Jets reengage in trade talks for SS Jamal Adams leading up to the draft?

Could the Cowboys and Jets reengage in trade talks for SS Jamal Adams leading up to the draft?

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Don’t count this out yet. It was just five months ago when the Cowboys were reportedly in discussions about trading with the Jets for strong safety Jamal Adams. At the time, the Jets were reportedly asking for a lot more than just a first-round pick. It’s important to know that the value for Adams was sky-high at the mid-point of the season. At that time, Adams still had a year and a half of cheap contract left before getting to his fifth-year option in 2021. Given that he’s now completed three full seasons in the NFL, and that it’s the offseason, the value...
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Cowboys News: NFL will officially expand playoffs in 2020

Cowboys News: NFL will officially expand playoffs in 2020

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Plus more news on America’s Team. NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs by two teams - Dallas Morning News Staff One of the more interesting changes under the new CBA was giving NFL owners the option to expand the playoff field to seven teams per conference, a decision which became official on Tuesday. This is the first expansion of the playoffs since 1990, when the NFL went from 10 to 12 postseason entrants. Three games each are set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10 — pending the NFL schedule going forward as planned; that schedule should be released in...
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Cowboys vs. Panthers live thread: Rerun of Tony Romo’s first real start on NBCSN, 7:00 PM ET

Cowboys vs. Panthers live thread: Rerun of Tony Romo’s first real start on NBCSN, 7:00 PM ET

Photo by Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via It’s not live football, but it’s still something to watch. There is no live football right now, of course, there wouldn’t be this time of year even if it wasn’t for the unusual circumstances we’re in. But due to the dearth of sports programming, you might enjoy a little bit of rerun football. Tonight on NBCSN, they will be re-playing two games from the Cowboys past. At 7 PM ET, you can watch Tony Romo play in his first start as a Cowboy, way back in 2006 against the Panthers. See the game that truly...
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LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton is set to meet with the Dallas Cowboys via FaceTime

LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton is set to meet with the Dallas Cowboys via FaceTime

Photo by Michael Hickey/ An option at pick number 17 for the Cowboys in the draft? The Dallas Cowboys are clearly in the market for a cornerback entering the 2020 NFL Draft and there are a few names that they have been linked to. There is of course Florida’s CJ Henderson and Alabama’s Trevon Diggs. There is also LSU’s Kristian Fulton, and it’s worth mentioning with regards to him that he is set to visit with the Cowboys via FaceTime soon enough. Here's a list of teams #LSU CB Kristian Fulton has, or will meet w/ via FaceTime: #Bears, #Cowboys, #Titans, #Colts &...
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March Madness tournament: Cowboys top 64 plays of all time, Round 1, Group 6

March Madness tournament: Cowboys top 64 plays of all time, Round 1, Group 6

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Four more plays, but which one will advance? Another day, another four plays. If you’re a regular here at BTB, then you know what’s been going on the past five days as we continue to run through the top 64 plays in Dallas Cowboys history. As we keep pushing through the first round of this tournament, we provide you with four plays for you to determine which one should advance. Here is what we have for you today: 84 is so nice, let’s run it twice! Do you remember that time Herschel Walker broke loose for 84 yards? Which time? Back in 1986. Yeah, but which...
Mar 31, 2020
Todd McShay two-round mock draft: Cowboys feeling defensive about their roster

Todd McShay two-round mock draft: Cowboys feeling defensive about their roster

Photo by Joe Robbins/ ESPN mock draft has the Cowboys filling some holes. Some people subscribe to the “don’t over-think it” school. You got a problem, take the direct route to solving it and be done with it. There is a certain simplicity to it that appeals. But is it a good method for drafting NFL players? Whether intentional or not, the latest mock draft from Todd McShay, as far as it concerns the Cowboys, seems to fall into the “don’t over-think it” school. This mock comes after the first wave of free agency when you can really see what the holes on a team’s roster are...
Mar 31, 2020
Cowboys could potentially get good value in LSU safety Grant Delpit in the draft

Cowboys could potentially get good value in LSU safety Grant Delpit in the draft

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Once considered a top-10 pick, it is looking like Delpit will fall in the draft. Depending on who you ask, the Cowboys have a different priority position of need. Replacing Byron Jones with a corner in the draft class needs to be on the to-do list, bringing in a reinforcement at pass rusher after Robert Quinn left town is essential, adding a safety in a talented class must be considered, and the wide receivers in this class are other-wordly. At one point in time, it seemed that safety was the consensus top need for the Cowboys among draftniks....
Mar 31, 2020
Cowboys seven-round mock draft featuring a first-round trade down

Cowboys seven-round mock draft featuring a first-round trade down

How would fans feel about this draft result? The Cowboys have been a bit busier than usual in free agency this year, and that’s somewhat affected the team’s approach to the 2020 draft. While they don’t have any one pressing need that could force their hand, Dallas has lots of options. Here is a seven-round Cowboys mock, facilitated using the mock draft machine on The Draft Network, that features the Cowboys actually trading down in the first round to acquire more picks. First round (30th overall): AJ Terrell, CB - Clemson When the Cowboys got on the clock at 17, many of the popular...
Mar 31, 2020
Cowboys News: The new look Dallas defense could open up the scheme options

Cowboys News: The new look Dallas defense could open up the scheme options

Photo by Jacob Kupferman/ Here is the latest news surrounding the Dallas Cowboys. With additions of Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe, Cowboys’ D gains new look - Todd Archer, ESPN The Cowboys new coaching staff is looking for football players, not specific position traits. In the first two weeks of NFL free agency, the Cowboys agreed to a deal with Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe. McCoy is 6-4, 300 pounds. Poe is 6-3, 346 pounds. They come to the Cowboys from the Carolina Panthers, who ran a 3-4 defensive scheme. Nolan has a deep background in the 3-4, including a one-year stint with the New...
Mar 31, 2020
It’s very interesting that the Dallas Cowboys have signed two kickers in free agency

It’s very interesting that the Dallas Cowboys have signed two kickers in free agency

Maybe two is better than one? The first two weeks of free agency brought six new players for the Dallas Cowboys, and a third of them belong to a certain position group. While there are technically two new defensive tackles in Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe, the Cowboys also signed two kickers, Kai Forbath and Greg Zuerlein. The former was obviously a re-signing as Forbath played three games for the Cowboys in 2019, and the latter is a new name with ties to new special teams coordinator John Fassel. Many people are wondering why the Cowboys would sign two kickers. Theoretically you only need...
Mar 30, 2020
Three things from new Cowboys DT Gerald McCoy’s interview with ESPN, including why he chose Dallas

Three things from new Cowboys DT Gerald McCoy’s interview with ESPN, including why he chose Dallas

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports The new Cowboys defensive tackle had some interesting things to say. The first external free agent that the Dallas Cowboys brought in this offseason was a big one, and a name that a lot of fans were excited to see. Dallas addressed the interior of their defensive line when they were able to land Gerald McCoy. With McCoy’s 2019 Panthers teammate Dontari Poe also in the fold, the Cowboys are a solid right edge rusher away from having a line that people are completely satisfied with. McCoy spent last season in Carolina after a lengthy career with the Tampa...
Mar 30, 2020
Welcome the newest front-page writer to BTB!

Welcome the newest front-page writer to BTB!

Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Welcome the newest member of the BTB team, Terence Watson. [Ed. note]: Hey all, we’ve brought on a new writer to the BTB front page. We’re very excited to have him here. Many of you may have already read his work on another Cowboys site, The Landry Hat. Say hello to Terence Watson. — Dave Halprin I’m excited to be joining the BTB team. I’m a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan from San Antonio, TX now living deep in Redskins territory. That doesn’t stop me from reppin’ the Cowboys even though I’m here in enemy territory. So...
Mar 30, 2020
Post-free agency power rankings: Did the Cowboys rise or fall?

Post-free agency power rankings: Did the Cowboys rise or fall?

Photo Illustration by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Power rankings in March? Sure, why not. Similar to mock drafts, power rankings are exercises that really mean nothing, but we can’t turn our heads away. Even during the season, power rankings don’t mean anything since the NFL is strictly a win and losses league and doesn’t rely on polling for anything. During the offseason, it’s an even more useless enterprise, except for the pure entertainment value of seeing what others think of your team, and the ability to create discussion/arguments among fans. So we turn to...