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Sep 12, 2017

Jaylon Smith, Charles Tapper Building On 2016 Draft Success

Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith and defensive end Charles Tapper both made their NFL debuts on Sunday night, one year later than either would have liked. Members of the Cowboys 2016 rookie class, Smith and Tapper made impacts that continue the successful legacy of one of the franchise’s all-time drafts. Starting at middle linebacker, Jaylon Smith had seven tackles and was one of the leaders in shutting down the New York Giants’ offense. The Cowboys’ division rival was held to just 233 total yards and only 35 of those came on the ground. Smith showed his athleticism and reading ability...
Sep 12, 2017

First Thoughts: Denver Broncos Versatile On Offense, Imposing Defensively

It will be a battle of teams that took care of business at home to start their seasons this week, as the 1-0 Cowboys will travel to Mile High to face a formidable Denver Broncos team – fresh off of Monday night’s 24-21 win over the LA Chargers. Despite being outscored 14-0 in the fourth quarter and needing a blocked FG at the end of regulation to hold on for victory, the Broncos looked fast on both sides of the ball and ready to challenge the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon. As we continue to review Dallas’ performance against New York with an eye towards Denver, here are just a few...
Sep 12, 2017

5 Takeaways From Cowboys Season Opening Win Against Giants

The Dallas Cowboys are back folks! After a dominant performance by the Rod Marinelli’s defense, the Cowboys walked away with a win versus the New York Giants. For the first time in his NFL career, Dak Prescott enjoyed beating his NFC East rival. Good times, friends… good times. As we enjoy this victory week and get ready for the next, let me share with you my takeaways from the Dallas Cowboys season opener. We’ll be doing this all season after every Cowboys game! Here we go. ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ The Giants Offense Is Bad Since going 0-2 versus the Giants in 2016, all of Cowboys...
Sep 12, 2017

Plays Of The Week: D-Line Dominates And Anthony Brown Seals The Win

The Dallas Cowboys opened their 2017 campaign with a convincing 16 point win over the New York Giants. Considering where both teams are expected to be towards the end of the season, this week one victory could prove key in the division race. To get to the point of victory, multiple key plays had to be made. Each week, as I did a season ago, I will run you guys through the top 5 most impressive and most important plays from the Cowboys previous game. So, let’s get into this week’s top 5 plays of the week from the Cowboys 19-3 win. Dak Prescott + RPO = Touchdown DALvsNYG 17 dak td –...
Sep 12, 2017

Is LB Sean Lee Already In Mid-Season Form?

Outside of Cowboys Nation, Sean Lee doesn’t receive the kind of recognition that he deserves. He is one of the best linebackers in the entire NFL, but unfortunately doesn’t have the Pro Bowl credentials as others because of the position he plays. He is technically an OLB and has to contend with players like Von Miller for votes. But, that doesn’t stop him from absolutely dominating on the field. That is exactly what he did Sunday night in the Week 1 matchup against the New York Giants. The stats will say that he finished with eight tackles, one of which was a tackle for loss, but stats...
Sep 11, 2017

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly For Cowboys Against Giants

The Dallas Cowboys are now 1-0 to start the 2017 after an impressive 19-3 victory of the New York Giants. It’s always good to get a division win, but the Cowboys did it in a dominant fashion Sunday night in all three phases of the game. I would like to take this opportunity to share with all of you The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly that took place for the Dallas Cowboys last night. I would first like to say that I was really impressed with the way the Cowboys played the game from beginning to end. They looked to be pretty close to midseason form and it showed in the way they controlled the...
Sep 11, 2017

Sean’s Scout: Strong Front Seven, Timely Offense Topples Giants

The Dallas Cowboys held the New York Giants to three points on 233 yards over the 25:46 minutes they held the football in Sunday night’s decisive 19-3 win. The Giants were of course playing without star WR Odell Beckham Jr., which helped the Cowboys execute their game plan of limiting big plays on defense and grinding things out to control the game on offense. Among things that stood out more than expected though were the performances from Rod Marinelli’s defensive line across the board, LB Jaylon Smith, and this new look offensive line with Chaz Green starting (and finishing the game) at...
Sep 11, 2017

Cowboys Defense Makes A Statement In Win Over New York Giants

The Dallas Cowboys made a statement last night. Going into their season opener the Cowboys were facing a lot of question marks. More than you’d expect from a team which went 13-3 the year before, at least. Offensively, we knew what the Cowboys could do. Ezekiel Elliott is one of the top three running backs in football, Dak Prescott has become one of the best young quarterbacks in the league, and the offensive line features three All-Pro players. But, even with all of that being said, we hadn’t seen the Cowboys offense dominate this defense just yet. Defensively, however, is where most of...
Sep 11, 2017

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick Injured in Victory Over Giants

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick left in the first half of Dallas’ season-opening victory over the New York Giants with a hand injury. He did not return to the game, and the latest update on his condition is not good news. According to the Cowboys own sideline reporter Kristi Scales: KristiCowboySideline on Twitter Jerry Jones confirms that Scandrick suffered fractured left hand Scandrick had struggled with health the last few seasons. While he didn’t miss many games last year, Orlando was bothered with injuries that at times limited his performance. He missed all of 2015 with a severe...
Sep 10, 2017

DAL 19, NYG 3: Cowboys Defense Dominates Giants

The Dallas Cowboys opened their 2017 season in style, slaying the New York Giants 19-3 in the most one-sided victory between the two rivals in several years. The Cowboys defense was the real story of the night, sacking Eli Manning three times and rarely letting them even get close to the endzone. DeMarcus Lawrence had two of those sacks; a rare feat for a Dallas defender. In all of 2016, only Maliek Collins had a two-sack game for the Cowboys against the Cleveland Browns. The other sack came from Charles Tapper, making his NFL debut after missing all of his rookie season with a spinal...
Sep 10, 2017

Jason Witten Becomes Cowboys All-Time Leader in Receiving Yards

Jason Witten has become the Dallas Cowboys’ all-time leader in receiving yards. His record-breaking catch was an 11-yard reception in the second quarter of the Cowboys’ season-opening game against the New York Giants. Witten entered the night 16 yards behind Hall-of-Fame receiver Michael Irvin, who had 11,904 yards from 1988-1999. Witten (1091 receptions) long ago passed Irvin (750) as the franchise leader in catches. Neither Irvin or Witten are on top in receiving touchdowns. They are third and fourth, respectively, behind Dez Bryant and “Bullet” Bob Hayes. Hayes is the franchise...
Sep 10, 2017

Cowboys Week One Inactives Announced

The Dallas Cowboys have announced their seven inactive players for tonight’s Week One game against the New York Giants. Some were to be expected, but there are a few surprises. mike fisher ✭ on Twitter ALERT: #Cowboys Inactives: QB Rush, CB beneikere, CB Lewis, OL Cooper, WR Brown, LB Hitchens, RB McFadden @1053TheFan The stunner on that list is Darren McFadden, who was believed to be the team’s number-two back behind Ezekiel Elliott. However, Alfred Morris has had a strong camp and preseason. With Rod Smith being used on special teams, it was likely that one of the two veterans...
Sep 10, 2017

Giants WR Odell Beckham Out versus Cowboys

After weeks of speculation, it is now confirmed that New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be inactive for tonight’s season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Beckham’s status has been in question since suffering an ankle injury during a preseason game on August 21st. Ian Rapoport on Twitter Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr (high-ankle sprain) is officially inactive. He should be good to go for Week 2, though. While certainly one of the league’s best receivers, Beckham has not had his best days against the Cowboys. In his six career games against Dallas, OBJ has just 31 catches for...
Sep 10, 2017

Dallas Cowboys: This Is Our Year

The Dallas Cowboys kickoff their season today versus the New York Giants on the first Sunday Night Football edition of the year. We’ve had free agency, the Draft, training camp an preseason… but now it’s real football. Finally, the wait is over. It’s that time of the year. That moment when all of Cowboys Nation is united with a new sense of hope. A new season, a new team, a new journey. The moment when we truly believe one thing to be true… This is our year. Season after season, we believe it. For some reason, we are 100% certain of it. No matter the circumstances. Because that is...
Sep 9, 2017

Why The Numbers Expect Regression, But Success For Cowboys In 2017

“The Dallas Cowboys are bound for regression.” How many times have we heard that this offseason? Seems like just about everyday someone else is claiming the Cowboys will fall off the top of the NFC East because of “regression.” Often, the people claiming this don’t even understand what regression to the mean really is. But, alas, they still make their claims. The thing is, the Cowboys should be expected to regress a bit in 2017, but that regression shouldn’t be anywhere near enough to kick them out of the playoffs. 13 wins is an outlier season for just about any team, especially...