3:16 AM EDT, Wed June 28, 2017
4 hours ago
Why Bob Sturm likes idea of Jeff Heath starting at safety for Cowboys; Too much Gathers hype?

Why Bob Sturm likes idea of Jeff Heath starting at safety for Cowboys; Too much Gathers hype?

The Ballzy podcast is on vacation. Don't worry, it's not for long. The boys (hosts Kevin Sherrington, Barry Horn, Evan Grant and Sean Bass that you love so much) will be back next week. To tide you over during Ballzy's brief absence, we present the Best of Ballzy ... Dallas Cowboys edition. From May 23On Jaylon Smith's progressCowboys beat writer Brandon George: He's still dealing with the drop foot and that's something he's still wearing the brace for. No one really knows how he'll good he'll look as far as the development and also it's been 16 months since surgery so how good does he look...
5 hours ago
Cowboys third-round pick Jourdan Lewis announces that he's signed rookie contract, wrapping up 2017 class

Cowboys third-round pick Jourdan Lewis announces that he's signed rookie contract, wrapping up 2017 class

Cowboys rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis has signed his four-year deal with the club, he announced Tuesday night on Twitter. First-round pick Taco Charlton, second-round pick Chidobe Awuzie, fourth-round pick Ryan Switzer, sixth-rounders Xavier Woods and Marquez White, and seventh-rounders Joey Ivie, Noah Brown and Jordan Carrell all signed deals in May. Lewis, out of Michigan, took longer as is typical for third-round selections because of varying degrees of bonus money to be dished out and more contract details to work through. Last year, third-round pick Maliek Collins was the last of...
5 hours ago
Cowboys player profiles: Despite only 87 yards rushing in 2016, Dallas is confident in Darren McFadden as Zeke's backup

Cowboys player profiles: Despite only 87 yards rushing in 2016, Dallas is confident in Darren McFadden as Zeke's backup

Darren McFadden Position: RB Size: 6-1, 220 Age when season starts: 30 College: Arkansas Drafted: 1st round (No. 4 overall) in 2008 Experience: 10th year Contract status: Signed through 2017 2016 recap: McFadden's season took a bad turn before it even began. He slipped and fell by the pool during Memorial Day weekend and broke his right elbow. He opened the season on the injured/non football injury list and stayed there until mid-December. When McFadden returned he immediately moved past Alfred Morris as the team's No. 2 running back behind Ezekiel Elliott. He finished with 24...
6 hours ago
Sturm: Want to understand the last Cowboys season? Let's view season through prism of Dak and Zeke

Sturm: Want to understand the last Cowboys season? Let's view season through prism of Dak and Zeke

Decoding LinehanThere is an old story in the hockey world about the Edmonton Oilers dynasty. When they were just starting out together as a group of kids, they had to climb their way to the top of the league. Sitting at the top was the old dynasty, the New York Islanders, who were winning their fourth straight title at the expense of Wayne Gretzky and those kids from Edmonton in the 1983 Stanley Cup Finals.The young Oilers were disappointed that they hadn't quite figured things out in losing to the old Islanders, but they knew they were close. That idea was cemented in their heads when they...
6 hours ago
The real reason ex-Cowboys TE Bennett ranked Tony Romo as worst QB he's played with

The real reason ex-Cowboys TE Bennett ranked Tony Romo as worst QB he's played with

Matt Mosley, contributor to SportsDayDFW.com and columnist for Texas Monthly, answered your questions Tuesday in a live chat. Here are some highlights. Thoughts on MartyB ranking Romo lowest among the starting QBs he's played with? Being salty is the only way you can end up ranking Tony lower than Cutler, right? Right? Matt Mosley: That's just Marty being Marty. He's not the first player to believe he was frozen out by Tony Romo and Jason Witten. He knows Romo was a talented QB, but he just didn't like those two a lot. Part of it that Marty might not admit was that he was pretty immature...
6 hours ago
The 10 greatest draft steals in Dallas Cowboys history: from Roger Staubach to Dak Prescott

The 10 greatest draft steals in Dallas Cowboys history: from Roger Staubach to Dak Prescott

Here are the 10 greatest draft steals in Dallas Cowboys history.1. Roger Staubach, QB / Draft: 1964, 10th round (No. 129 overall) The 1963 Heisman Trophy winner was available in the 10th round because of his four-year military commitment as a U.S. Naval Academy graduate. Captain Comeback directed the Cowboys to two Super Bowl wins and was named to the Pro Bowl six times; won five NFC Championship Games, seven division titles and was a four-time NFL passing champion; retired after the 1979 season and was inducted into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in...
8 hours ago
New York beat writer: This list of Giants will threaten Cowboys, Dak Prescott in Week 1

New York beat writer: This list of Giants will threaten Cowboys, Dak Prescott in Week 1

As the Cowboys work to avoid sophomore slumps for their stars and gear up a new defensive backfield, the New York Giants are at work bolstering QB Eli Manning's offensive support and considering what, if anything, to do with Odell Beckham Jr.'s contract. But which team is more dominant heading into 2017? Who should be the favorite on Sept. 10 when the Giants open at the Cowboys? With OTAs and minicamp over but teams not yet at training camp, SportsDay caught up with NFC East beat writers for the latest. Here's what NJ.com Giants beat writer Dan Duggan had to say on where the Giants threaten...
14 hours ago
Cowboys safety Byron Jones: Jaylon Smith is healthy, '100 percent'

Cowboys safety Byron Jones: Jaylon Smith is healthy, '100 percent'

Cowboys safety Byron Jones joined NFL Network recently to talk Jaylon Smith, Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and more. Here are some highlights:On becoming a leader in his third year: Yeah, yeah, a lot of young guys in our room right now. We still have two good vets, Jeff Heath and Orlando Scandrick, but as a third-year guy I have to start stepping up, speaking to the young guys. The guys are great so far. We've got a good room of competition and we're ready to go.On losing so many DBs in free agency: Guys are smart, that's the best part about it. We've got a lot of guys playing different...
15 hours ago
Cowboys' Taco Charlton on finally inking deal with Taco Bueno: 'Texas is THE PLACE for tacos'

Cowboys' Taco Charlton on finally inking deal with Taco Bueno: 'Texas is THE PLACE for tacos'

Ever since the Cowboys selected Taco Charlton in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft, North Texas has expected the defensive end to capitalize on the marketing opportunities.This is Texas, after all.Tuesday, the endorsement became official as Texas-based Taco Bueno announced a partnership."At the heart of any good partnership is authenticity and genuine respect," Taco Bueno president and CEO Mike Roper said in a statement. "Taco is serious about football, and we are serious about Tex-Mex, and that is a winning combination. We couldn't be more excited to bring some fun to all our fans this...
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National analyst: The Cowboys' offensive line is the scariest unit in the NFL

National analyst: The Cowboys' offensive line is the scariest unit in the NFL

The Dallas Cowboys are widely considered to have the best offensive line in the NFL. But the respect that opposing coaches have for the unit runs much deeper than that.NFL.com's Bucky Brooks surveyed NFL coaches on the units across the league that inspire the most fear in opposing coaches. And wouldn't you know it, the Cowboys' offensive line came in at the very top of the list of 10.Brooks was not shy about laying down praise on the unit that includes Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith, La'el Collins and Travis Frederick."Say what you want about the immediate impact of Ezekiel Elliott and Dak...
15 hours ago
Derek Dooley on Terrance Williams' best trait, why the sky is still the limit for Dez Bryant

Derek Dooley on Terrance Williams' best trait, why the sky is still the limit for Dez Bryant

Beat writers Jon Machota and Brandon George take a look at the wide receiver position in their latest Candidly Cowboys podcast episode.Which five are most likely to make the roster if Dallas keeps the same number as last season? Does Terrance Williams get the credit he deserves? How has Dez Bryant improved this offseason? How is Ryan Switzer's route-running actually different than Cole Beasley?Machota and George discuss these topics as well as catch up with Beasley and wide receivers coach Derek Dooley to get their take.Highlights from a recent discussion with Dooley are transcribed below.Get...
16 hours ago
Only one Cowboys quarterback cracks top-10 in Gil Brandt's all-time list: Is it Troy Aikman or Roger Staubach?

Only one Cowboys quarterback cracks top-10 in Gil Brandt's all-time list: Is it Troy Aikman or Roger Staubach?

The Dallas Cowboys have one of the richest histories of any NFL franchise when it comes to talent behind center. Even the guys who were unable to capture a Super Bowl for the team, such as Danny White and Tony Romo, were really good. The future seems bright at the position with Offensive Rookie of the Year Dak Prescott leading the charge. But greatness at the quarterback position for the Cowboys often comes down to two names: Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman. Gil Brandt recently put out a list of his 16 best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL and of course both Staubach and Aikman made the...
17 hours ago
Ex-Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett ranks Tony Romo as worst QB he's played with - worse than Jay Cutler

Ex-Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett ranks Tony Romo as worst QB he's played with - worse than Jay Cutler

Considering that Martellus Bennett has caught passes from Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning and will start to see some from Aaron Rodgers next season as a member of the packers, it's not exactly surprising to see former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo isn't the top-ranked quarterback he's played with in the NFL.But last place?!ProFootballTalk caught Bennett on NFL Network ranking the quarterbacks he's played with in his 10-year career, and Romo came in fifth out of five -- behind even Jay Cutler.Bennett ranked Rodgers first even though he's only caught passes with him in offseason so far."Aaron, I...
18 hours ago
How is Dennis Smith Jr. similar to Dak Prescott? He once trashed Tony Romo on Twitter, too

How is Dennis Smith Jr. similar to Dak Prescott? He once trashed Tony Romo on Twitter, too

In a world with social media, almost everything athletes say can (and most likely will) be documented.Sports fans in North Texas may recall a tweet sent by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in 2012 causing a stir after he criticized a performance of former teammate Tony Romo.The year before, Dallas Mavericks' first-round selection Dennis Smith Jr. tweeted a similar criticism toward Romo after he threw two interceptions in the first quarter of a game against the Miami Dolphins.Smith recently joined DAC (Dennis and Cowlishaw) on 103.3 FM ESPN to tell his side of the story.From the...
Jun 26, 2017
Which celebrities root for Dallas Cowboys? New MVP Russell Westbrook leads the pack

Which celebrities root for Dallas Cowboys? New MVP Russell Westbrook leads the pack

Celebrities are just like us, right?In some regards, they really are. A bunch of them root for America's Team as we do, getting excited when Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott explode for scores and getting frustrated when Dallas' pass rush just still isn't there. Here's a list of some of the biggest-name Cowboys fans, from LeBron James to new NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, a Supreme Court justice and more:LeBron JamesThe 2016 NBA Finals MVP is a huge Cowboys fan. He even got pranked by Rowdy, who pulled off James' celebration perfectly.LeBron is like every other Cowboys fan, too. The 2015 blowout...