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Meet the new offensive line coach, Tony Romo wins American Century Championship, and the latest on DeMarcus Lawrence -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

Meet the new offensive line coach, Tony Romo wins American Century Championship, and the latest on DeMarcus Lawrence -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

July 16Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.The top 10 stories1. 437,514 defensive alignments and the right way to pour ketchup: Meet the Cowboys' new offensive line coach"In my lifetime," said Alexander, 58, "this is the best opportunity for a line coach that has ever opened in the National Football League."2. Tony Romo wins American Century ChampionshipSteph Curry, Charles Barkely were among the participants.3. Ready or not: NFL's new helmet rule will leave players, refs, and fans scratching their heads"Player safety is number one, number one,...
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Report: DE DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys unlikely to reach long-term deal by Monday deadline

Report: DE DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys unlikely to reach long-term deal by Monday deadline

It appears Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence will indeed play this season under the franchise tag as expected. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cowboys and Lawrence are unlikely to come to terms on a long-term deal before Monday's deadline for players with the franchise tag. Lawrence would be an unrestricted free agent next offseason if he plays under the tag. This was the expected outcome for the Cowboys and Lawrence. He officially signed his franchise tag in March for $17.143 million that's fully guaranteed. Lawrence said in April that he was optimistic that he and the Cowboys could get a...
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10 things to know about Roger Staubach: From serving in Vietnam to playing catch with a young Bill Belichick

10 things to know about Roger Staubach: From serving in Vietnam to playing catch with a young Bill Belichick

Here are 10 things you might not know about Dallas Cowboys legend and quarterback Roger Staubach:1. He served in VietnamStaubach served five years with the Navy and was in Vietnam for one of those years. He was in command of 41 men while overseas.In a story with "Stars and Stripes," he told writer Ray Mahon that he thought he'd be a good professional football player, back in 1966."I honestly feel I can make it," Staubach told Mahon. "I hope to stay in good condition, although it's difficult here because there aren't any recreation facilities. However, there are plans to build some as soon as...
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10 things to know about Dennis Smith Jr. from impressing Steph Curry to owing his grandma an SUV

Editors note: This story was originally published on June 22, 2017.Here are 10 things you might not know about new Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr.:1. Swatting J. Cole sooooo badJ. Cole -- who has gone platinum on albums with no features multiple times -- was a big fan of Smith's while the point guard was at Trinity Christian High School in Fayetteville, N.C. He was such a big fan that he challenged him to a game of one-on-one.J. Cole's hometown is Fayetteville, so it sounds like it was pretty easy for Smith to accept the challenge. So in 2014 the two got together to play a...
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The Breakdown: Chicago Fire at FC Dallas

The Breakdown: Chicago Fire at FC Dallas

300 wins. That has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?FC Dallas is the 2nd franchise in MLS to reach the 300 win mark in regular season play after the LA Galaxy (323 wins). It helps to be an original 10 MLS team obviously, but considering 9 of the 10 are still in the league it demonstrates that FC Dallas has put quality teams on the field year after year despite never winning MLS Cup. It's been a pleasure, for the most part, to watch them play.Facing Chicago is always fun as it's a Brimstone Cup game, the original fan-made rivalry trophy in MLS. Unless the two teams meet in MLS Cup, a long shot,...
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Do the Cowboys have a top 10 roster? ESPN, Pro Football Focus says yes

Do the Cowboys have a top 10 roster? ESPN, Pro Football Focus says yes

The Cowboys have an elite running back in Ezekiel Elliott, one of the league's top offensive lines and a star pass rusher in DeMarcus Lawrence. Is that enough to make it one of the league's best rosters, even with other holes?ESPN and Pro Football Focus say yes. They ranked the Cowboys as the No. 8 best roster in the league, according to their metrics and grades from last season. The Cowboys' biggest strength? That's none other than C Travis Frederick. From PFF and ESPN: "Center Travis Frederick continued last season right where he left off in 2016 and is well on his way to establishing...
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Here's the play that taught Rangers top-prospect Leody Taveras a lesson in a trying season

Here's the play that taught Rangers top-prospect Leody Taveras a lesson in a trying season

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On July 5, center fielder Leody Taveras let the frustration get the better of him.Taveras, considered the top position-player prospect in the Rangers' system, jogged to first on a grounder to the right side in the second inning. It was another in a series of outs for the slumping Taveras.High-A Down East manager Spike Owen did not let this violation of the cardinal rule of always run hard.Owen, who played 13 seasons in the majors, yanked Taveras from the game and kept him out of the lineup a day later. The organization gave Owen its full support.Message received."It was a...
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Rangers prospect tracker: Spokane starter tosses 11 strikeouts in 7-inning shutout

Rangers prospect tracker: Spokane starter tosses 11 strikeouts in 7-inning shutout

SportsDay's Rangers beat writer Gerry Fraley has ranked his top 10 prospects in the Rangers' farm system and will track their progress throughout the season.Coming in at second on the list is Spokane Indians pitcher Hans Crouse, the 66th overall pick in the 2017 MLB draft. In a game against the Eugene Emeralds, Crouse tossed seven innings and allowed just one and no earned runs while striking out 11. In five starts this season, Crouse has a 2.21 ERA in 20.1 innings pitched with 26 strikeouts.
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10 major Texas Longhorns storylines, including the undecided QB race and new co-offensive coordinator

10 major Texas Longhorns storylines, including the undecided QB race and new co-offensive coordinator

The Texas Longhorns enter Tom Herman's second season as head coach with plenty of questions. Here are 10 of the biggest Texas storylines entering the season. Below is a list if you'd like to skip to a particular section. 1. QB race 2. Who's the starting running back? 3. Does the offense improve? 4. Is the offensive line better? 5. A co-offensive coordinator? 6. Replacing Dickson 7. Losses on defense 8. Is Collin Johnson elite? 9. Finding a reliable tight end 10. Winning close games1. The QB raceTexas' biggest question mark is at the quarterback position, which has been the case since Colt...
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Cowboys enemy report: Can Giants RB Saquon Barkley have an Ezekiel Elliott-like rookie year?

Cowboys enemy report: Can Giants RB Saquon Barkley have an Ezekiel Elliott-like rookie year?

NFL training camps are approaching, and the NFC East is full of storylines. The Eagles are the defending camps, the Giants have a new coach and the Redskins have a new quarterback, to name a few. We caught up with beat writers from each NFC East team to talk about the major topics heading into training camp and what the Cowboys can expect. These interviews have been edited for length and clarity.Here's the first installment from Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News:SportsDay: What are some of the biggest Giants storylines heading into training camp?Pat Leonard: The biggest storyline is that...
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'When that happens, I’m going to be nasty again': Why Rangers' Joey Gallo says banning shifts would get him back on track

BALTIMORE - In the ninth inning of the opener of the final series before the All-Star break, Joey Gallo lined a ball to medium depth right field, watched Baltimore’s perfectly-positioned Jonathan Schoop snag it, hung his head and turned back to the Rangers dugout.On the way back, he crossed in front of the Orioles’ first baseman Chris Davis, who has the lowest batting average in baseball and, like Gallo, is a left-handed power hitter struggling to figure out extreme shifts.“Well, that’s why we are hitting .200,” Gallo cracked and Davis had to stifle a laugh.Hey, it beats crying.It...
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Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo wins American Century Championship

Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo wins American Century Championship

Former Cowboys quarterback and NFL analyst Tony Romo won the American Century Championship on Sunday in South Lake Tahoe. Former St. Louis Cardinal Mark Mulder had won the previous three ACCs. Romo finished with a final score of 71 points, just three points ahead of Mulder who finished in second.
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Why the Rangers want to increase Martin Perez's starts, manage Mike Minor's workload post-All-Star break

Why the Rangers want to increase Martin Perez's starts, manage Mike Minor's workload post-All-Star break

The Rangers will roll into the second half attempting to maximize starts for Martin Perez and minimize the workload for Mike Minor.When the club returns from the All-Star break Friday, Perez, who was activated from two-plus months on the disabled list Saturday, will start the first game against Cleveland. The Rangers want to get Perez as many starts as possible in the second half.They also want to make sure Minor will pitch all the way through the year without being shut down for surpassing a loose limit of about 170 innings in his first season as a starter since 2014. By moving Minor to the...
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Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo draws leadoff walk, extends on-base streak to 51 games

Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo draws leadoff walk, extends on-base streak to 51 games

Shin-Soo Choo walked to lead off Sunday’s game, extending his on-base streak to 51 games heading into the All-Star break. It is the longest streak in the majors since a 52-game streak by Kevin Millar for Boston in 2007.It was the second straight day for Choo to start the game with a walk. He’s now led off this season in 52 games and has started the game by reaching 19 times, a .366 OBP to start games. He has nine hits (including three game-starting homers), eight walks and has been hit by a pair of pitches. Choo also singled and homered, then walked with two outs in the ninth to put the...
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Rangers end first half when Carlos Tocci is thrown out at home, which about sums up the first half

Rangers end first half when Carlos Tocci is thrown out at home, which about sums up the first half

BALTIMORE - The first half of the Rangers season ended thusly Sunday: With the guy they have protected on the roster partly because of his foot speed being thrown out at home plate with what would have been the tying run.By 15 feet.That just about sums up the Rangers before the All-Star break doesn't it?Well, OK, a little bit more: Before Carlos Tocci was thrown out after running through a late stop sign, the club wasted a first inning grand slam in a 6-5 loss to Baltimore. The Rangers lost two of three to the Orioles, who entered the weekend with the worst record in baseball and exactly one...