3:07 PM EDT, Mon April 24, 2017
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Source: Cowboys Jaylon Smith Can Now Lift His Toes, Nerve Is Regenerating

Source: Cowboys Jaylon Smith Can Now Lift His Toes, Nerve Is Regenerating

Great news for the Cowboys and Jaylon Smith as his recovery progresses. One year ago, just around this time, the Dallas Cowboys shocked many observers when they drafted linebacker Jaylon Smith in the second round. Smith was coming off a horrific knee injury that had damaged a nerve and threatened his football career. Today, a source revealed that Smith has taken a huge step in his recovery by being able to lift his toes, a sign that his nerve is regenerating. A source informed of Smith's prognosis said the nerve in Smith's knee has started to regenerate. There is still a long way to go,...
3 hours ago
Slaytics 2017: Another Tool For The Draft Has Implications For Cowboys

Slaytics 2017: Another Tool For The Draft Has Implications For Cowboys

We have learned Dallas loves high SPARQ prospects. This adds another dimension to help predict the most likely successes and failures. The key to success in the NFL draft is really quite simple: Draft good players, and let other teams take the bad ones. Of course, figuring out how to do that is perhaps the biggest challenge faced by all teams. In recent years, the Dallas Cowboys have been doing better than most of their competitors, particularly in the first round. As fans, we are caught up in trying to figure out who the Cowboys will take. We are obviously handicapped by not having the...
5 hours ago
Mike Mayock Conference Call:

Mike Mayock Conference Call: "Charles Harris Makes A Ton Of Sense For Cowboys."

NFL Network's Mike Mayock had his annual pre-draft conference call and talked about the Cowboys and a few prospects the Cowboys could draft. The NFL Network’s lead NFL Draft Analyst Mike Mayock took part in an NFL Network conference call with national media members on Friday in the lead up to the 2017 NFL Draft. We thought it might be worth checking out Mayock's thoughts ahead of the draft this week. Mayock talked specifically about which pass rusher would be a good fit for the Cowboys at No. 28, explained why he sees Taco Charlton more as a base end in a 3-4 defense, and gave some...
10 hours ago
Cowboys News: Dallas Called The Early Favorite For The NFC Championship

Cowboys News: Dallas Called The Early Favorite For The NFC Championship

All the news that’s fit to show on your computer screen about the Cowboys. Get your daily dose of Cowboys news. But before you do, hit up our weekly FanPost and leave a question for the Mailbag section of our BTB Podcast. Landon does a killer job with the Podcast, you should check it out every week. Grant Cohn: An early prediction of 49ers' record - Grant Cohn, The Press Democrat Okay, it was only one writer for one of the smaller newspapers in California. But still, in the offseason, it’s always good to hear people respecting the Cowboys. Especially since, as Tom Ryle pointed out,...
18 hours ago
Cowboys Seven-Round Mock Draft: Dreaming That T.J. Watt Will Slide In The Second Round

Cowboys Seven-Round Mock Draft: Dreaming That T.J. Watt Will Slide In The Second Round

The NFL's version of Christmas comes later this week, and here is a late look at how it could shape up for the Cowboys. For weeks now we have been left with nothing to speculate on except what the future has to offer for the Dallas Cowboys. Readers and writers alike are focusing our efforts on prognosticating the actions that will be taken by an elite group of Dallas Cowboys personnel once they enter the team's war room later on this week. For better or worse, the fate of the next few seasons will be impacted by what transpires. There is not one of us out there that has not imagined that we...
22 hours ago
NFL Draft 2017 Profile: Safety Marcus Williams (Cowboys Pre-Draft Visits)

NFL Draft 2017 Profile: Safety Marcus Williams (Cowboys Pre-Draft Visits)

A closer look at one of the Cowboys 30 pre-draft visits, safety Marcus Williams. We continue looking at prospects in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft from a decidedly Cowboys point of view. Taking the Cowboys current personnel, draft position, scheme, and needs into consideration; defensive line, linebacker, defensive backs, as well as complementary offensive pieces at tight end and right tackle, we hope to profile the majority of the potential prospects that could realistically end up as Cowboys within the first two rounds. Now that all of the “official visits” have leaked we’ll profile...
Apr 23, 2017
Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft 10.0: Playing To Strengths By Rebuilding Entire Secondary

Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft 10.0: Playing To Strengths By Rebuilding Entire Secondary

The Cowboys go “all-in” on the rebuilding their secondary. All it takes to figure out the Cowboys strategy for roster improvement is to look at their 30 pre-draft visits that we have for you right here. The names on that list are a great indicator of where the Cowboys are going and it’s defense all the way. Only two offensive players made that list, though Dallas will pay some attention to that side of the ball. It’s the defense that needs the facelift and that’s where this team is headed. The only question left is whether they go after a pass rusher or defensive back with the...
Apr 23, 2017
We Will Soon Know Which Players The Cowboys Draft - But What They Do With Them Is The Real Story

We Will Soon Know Which Players The Cowboys Draft - But What They Do With Them Is The Real Story

Call it the hidden Dak Prescott lesson: Coaching, intangibles, and fit may be far more important than raw ability. In a week, the 2017 NFL Draft will be over. With the exception of any remaining free agency signings, the work of assembling rosters across the league will be done. Right? Wrong. The teams may have most or all of their pieces in place for the coming season, but they will then have to go to work on the much less examined job of putting things together. They have to fit those new players into their roster, figure out if any are going to be discarded, and begin the job of...
Apr 23, 2017
Four Interesting Draft Prospects That The Cowboys Didn’t Invite For Pre-Draft Visits

Four Interesting Draft Prospects That The Cowboys Didn’t Invite For Pre-Draft Visits

Just because you weren’t invited to the party, doesn’t mean you can’t come. Here are four potential draft prospects that didn’t receive invites from the Cowboys. The correlation of Dallas draftees to pre-draft visits are so strong that many of us don’t spend a lot of time digging too deep into other players. After all, that pool is quite large. From this list of invites, we start to fine tune our mocks and put our best foot forward as we attempt to guess the Cowboys selection. But what about that other foot? Here are four prospects (one in each of the first four rounds) that...
Apr 23, 2017
Cowboys News: ESPN Picks Dream Draft Scenario For Cowboys

Cowboys News: ESPN Picks Dream Draft Scenario For Cowboys

Latest Cowboys headlines: No such thing as too much Cowboys coverage; why Cowboys must draft to upgrade defense; DE Charles Harris to Cowboys? Almost every Dallas Cowboys game will be on national television this season - Matt Yoder, Awful AnnouncingAmerica's team, ladies and gentlemen. It’s no secret that in spite of how much you may hate them (or love them, but likely hate them) they are still indeed America’s Team. And the ratings prove it. The networks are always in a Royal Rumble behind the scenes to try to procure as many Cowboys games as possible because of their being ratings...
Apr 22, 2017
Will The Ideal Edge Rusher Elude The Cowboys Once Again?

Will The Ideal Edge Rusher Elude The Cowboys Once Again?

The Cowboys have tried to go after edge rushers but it’s not always in the cards. In a perfect world, the Dallas Cowboys would have DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford as cornerstones in their defense and wreaking havoc on opposing quarterbacks. In reality, both guys are returning from their second consecutive offseason surgeries and neither has been much of an impact for this team. Comparable to a broken record, the same issues have been affecting this team and it’s not something that is simple to fix. Everyone wants the Cowboys to have an elite pass rush. We’re so tired of seeing...
Apr 22, 2017
Will Dak Prescott Face Tougher Sledding In 2017?

Will Dak Prescott Face Tougher Sledding In 2017?

With the new schedule out, let’s return to a subject we touched on back in January when we knew Dallas’s 2017 opponents, but not the schedule - real quarterback rating differential. Back in January, we wrote a series of three articles on Real Quarterback Rating Differential, and its value in predicting winners and losers in the NFL. By incorporating all quarterback stats, including rushing plays and fumbles, not just their passing stats, it improved upon the predictive value of quarterback rating differential. The first article gave an overview of the stat. The current passer rating...
Apr 22, 2017
NFL Draft 2017 Profile: Defensive End/Outside Linebacker Tyus Bowser (Cowboys Pre-Draft Visits)

NFL Draft 2017 Profile: Defensive End/Outside Linebacker Tyus Bowser (Cowboys Pre-Draft Visits)

A closer look at one of the Cowboys 30 pre-draft visits, Tyus Bowser. We continue looking at prospects in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft from a decidedly Cowboys point of view. Taking the Cowboys current personnel, draft position, scheme, and needs into consideration; defensive line, linebacker, defensive backs, as well as complementary offensive pieces at tight end and right tackle, we hope to profile the majority of the potential prospects that could realistically end up as Cowboys within the first two rounds. Now that all of the “official visits” have leaked we’ll profile as many of...
Apr 22, 2017
We Haven’t Even Gotten To The NFL Draft, But The Cowboys Dissing Is In Full Swing

We Haven’t Even Gotten To The NFL Draft, But The Cowboys Dissing Is In Full Swing

Whether it’s from major network writers, blog sites, or just random fans, many seem ready to dismiss Dallas’ last season as a fluke, and give no credit to those who were instrumental in the 13-3 record. It is not uncommon for fan bases to feel like their favorite team just doesn’t get any respect. That is certainly true for those of us who follow the Dallas Cowboys. Most of the time, you really just have to write it off as a bit of homerism and the natural defensiveness that comes when you see the team you are so invested in getting criticized. But over the past few weeks, some things...
Apr 22, 2017
Cowboys News: Cowboys “Fired Up” About Jaylon Smith, Expected To Be Ready For OTAs

Cowboys News: Cowboys “Fired Up” About Jaylon Smith, Expected To Be Ready For OTAs

Latest Cowboys headlines: Lots of optimism about Jaylon Smith; Cowboys don't want to trade up; how many CBs will Cowboys draft? Stephen Jones is 'more fired up than ever' that Cowboys drafted Jaylon Smith - Jon Machota, DMN During a Friday appearance on 105.3 The Fan,  Jones said Smith should be ready for OTAs and minicamp this year and that the team still has high hopes for his future with the franchise. "He's doing great," Jones said. "He's making great improvements. We're certainly more fired up than ever that we picked him last year." Although it's unclear how much Smith will be...