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Pats Pulpit

NFL’s best run-blocking offensive tackle on the Patriots’ roster, per PFF

The advanced analytics website graded the veteran’s 2017 performance positively. The New England Patriots’ offensive line will look quite differently this year than the one the team fielded during Super Bowl 52. While the interior starters are still expected to be the same, the two tackle spots will no longer be manned by Nate Solder and Cameron Fleming: Long time left-side starter Nate Solder now plays for the New York Giants; Fleming left the team to sign a free agency contract with the Dallas Cowboys. While the left tackle spot is still up for grabs – both rookie Isaiah Wynn and...

Turf Show Times

Cowboys' deal for Martin changes Saffold/Brown/Hav outlook

Now that the Cowboys’ star interior lineman has reset the OL market, how do things look for the Rams’ trio of linemen a year out? Yesterday, the Dallas Cowboys re-signed RG Zack Martin to a massive six-year, $84m extension with $40m guaranteed that reset the market for offensive linemen. The deal outpaces the one the Cleveland Browns gave Andrew Norwell in free agency a few months ago to make Martin the highest-paid interior lineman with the most guaranteed money. For the Los Angeles Rams, it also sets the ceiling for the interior lineman market as LG Rodger Saffold, RG Jamon Brown and...

Blogging The Boys

What was the best trade for the Cowboys this offseason: Tavon Austin or Jihad Ward?

The Cowboys did a little trading this offseason, but which one was your favorite? This offseason was one of my favorite in recent memories because it had a little bit of everything for the Dallas Cowboys. It started with the draft. We’ve already discussed how NFL.com stated that seven out of nine of their draft picks have a chance to become a starter. That’s great news. And while free agency has always been very uneventful for the Cowboys, it’s hard not to be excited about the new acquisitions of Allen Hurns and Cameron Fleming. Cool beans. But it doesn’t end there. The Cowboys...

Blogging The Boys

Who are some free agents that the Cowboys could target in 2019?

Looking ahead, who could put on the star come 2019? The 2018 season isn’t even here yet, but it never hurts to look towards the future. Our own Danny Phantom penned an interesting post about three veterans the Cowboys could cut loose after Super Bowl LIII (the one they win, obviously). This got me thinking, who could the Cowboys acquire in the same free agency period? As of now the Cowboys are projected to have just north of $64M in salary cap space come 2019. Keep in mind that they still need to lock up Zack Martin and that next offseason Dak Prescott is eligible to be extended, also...

SportsDay

2019 NFL draft prospects to watch: Could Cowboys find their Jason Witten replacement or trade up for Ed Oliver?

It is a difficult task to forecast what will be the positions of need for the Cowboys next offseason because there are several dominoes that need to fall.Will Zack Martin ink his extension? Does DeMarcus Lawrence leave in free agency? Does David Irving do enough to earn a long-term deal with the club? Will a tight end or free safety already on the roster emerge as the future of the position? While the purpose of this feature isn't to guess the answer to each of those questions, it is never too early to look forward to possible positions of need and what college prospects to track this...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys film review: Linebacker Justin March-Lillard

Cowboys second year linebacker Justin march-Lillard has been turning heads so far in OTA’s. Here’s what he brings to the table for the Cowboys defense in 2018. The Cowboys linebacker core has seen a bit of a turnover since the end of the 2017 season. Anthony Hitchens left in free agency to sign a monster deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Cowboys spent the 19th overall pick on Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch to mix in with veterans Sean Lee, Jaylon Smith, and Damien Wilson. They also grabbed Chris Covington in the sixth round. So far, the forgotten man in the room has been...

Niner Nation

Report: 49ers sign safety J.J. Wilcox

The move provides some veteran depth as they move Jimmie Ward back to cornerback. The San Francisco 49ers waived defensive back Trovon Reed on Monday, and have quickly replaced him in the secondary. The team has signed safety J.J. Wilcox, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Wilcox entered the NFL in 2013 as a third round pick of the Dallas Cowboys. He spent four seasons with the Cowboys, rotating between free safety and strong safety. He appeared in 58 games, starting 38 of them. When he hit free agency last year, he signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Shortly before...

Blogging The Boys

Should the Cowboys take a look at CB Adonis Alexander in 2018 supplemental draft?

With former Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander set to apply for the 2018 NFL supplemental draft, the Cowboys would be wise to take a look. With most of free agency and the NFL Draft in the books, teams normally have their rosters relatively set heading into training camp. Of course, teams can still add players to their rosters via free agency and they also have the opportunity to draft in the NFL Supplemental Draft in July. Since it was created in 1977, there have only been 43 players selected in the supplemental draft, though there may be a 44th player added to that list after this years...

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Cowboys 2018 free agency: The “Adrian Peterson to Dallas” story gets a revival

You may have thought the idea was dead, but the Adrian Peterson rumor just won’t die. Way back in the year 2014, there was a whole thing about Adrian Peterson and his wanting to play in Dallas. There was a phone call between Peterson and Jerry Jones that led to a tampering investigation. Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a June telephone call he would like to play for the Cowboys at the end of his tenure with the Vikings, according to an “Outside the Lines” report. ”Well, I understand, Adrian,” Jones told Peterson during the call. “I’d like that, too...

Blogging The Boys

Top four items remaining on Cowboys offseason to-do list

What does Dallas have left to do in order to get ready for the 2018 season? All the hysteria from the NFL Draft is over. For the most part, all of the good meat from NFL free agency has been plucked off the bone. Despite that, this is no time to crawl in a hole as if there aren’t things going on that deserve our attention. The NFL is a 365 day business and front offices are still scrambling around looking for ways to improve their roster. What holes still need to be filled? Are there any trades that need to be made to bolster a certain position? With training camp only six weeks away,...

Silver And Black Pride

Five Olinemen showed up ‘30 and 40 pounds heavier’ this offseason

Despite the Oakland Raiders’ having a highly touted offensive line that rivaled the Dallas Cowboys’ for the best in the league over the past few seasons, Gruden seems to have made it a massive priority this offseason to improve the unit. In the offseason, Oakland added Breno Giacomini via free agency and selected Kolton Miller and Brandon Parker in the first and third rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft, respectively. In addition to the talent added in the offseason, the team is also interested in improving the physical fitness of the offensive line. “We had five offensive linemen who were...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys 2018 free agency: Dallas signs defensive tackle Antwaun Woods

The Cowboys finally add a 1-technique defensive tackle to the roster with the addition of former Tennessee Titan Antwaun Woods. The Cowboys did an excellent job this offseason of adding talent and depth to positions of need. Whether it was wide receiver, defensive end, linebacker, or offensive line, the Cowboys’ front office made sure to add players to each of those positions via the draft or free agency. The one position they somewhat ignored was the 1-technique defensive tackle position. After ignoring it in free agency and the draft, the Cowboys did add Oklahoma State DT DeQuinton...

ClutchPoints

Cowboys’ Stephen Jones puzzled Dez Bryant hasn’t been signed yet

In the six weeks that have followed the Dallas Cowboys decision to part ways with former Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant, has remained afloat in free agency. There hasn’t been any significant interest in his services aside from Bryant reportedly turning down an offer from the Baltimore Ravens. All of this has puzzled Cowboys […] The post Cowboys’ Stephen Jones puzzled Dez Bryant hasn’t been signed yet appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cowboys free agency 2018: Dallas reportedly signs running back Darius Jackson

Former Cowboys’ sixth-round pick Darius Jackson has reportedly signed with the team after working out on Tuesday. After working out a handful of players on Tuesday, the Cowboys have reportedly come to terms with former sixth-round pick Darius Jackson. They also signed a trio of other players as they churn the roster. The Cowboys have signed RB Darius Jackson, LB Eric Pinkins, WR Mekale McKay and DT Antwaun Woods after workouts on Tuesday. The team released DT DeQuinton Osborne and G Jay Robertson. Jackson was a sixth-round pick of the Cowboys in 2016. With his......

Blogging The Boys

Kris Richard seems excited about Xavier Woods at free safety

Is X-Man the answer for the Cowboys at safety? The Cowboys weren’t the biggest players in free agency this offseason, but that doesn’t mean that they were without acquisitions. Dallas signed their handful of guys, they drafted players that can certainly help right away, and they made a few in-house changes like moving Byron Jones to cornerback. Perhaps the biggest move they’ve made is the one that’s partly responsible for the move of Jones, bringing in Kris Richard to work with their secondary as the defense’s passing game coordinator. Richard joined Mickey Spagnola on...

Blogging The Boys

Which Cowboys cornerback will break out in 2018?

The Cowboys have a nice trio of corners looking to take the next step. Last year, the Dallas Cowboys completely remodeled their secondary as both their starting cornerbacks, Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne, left in free agency. The team looked to the draft and selected three new corners - Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, and Marquez White. In the blink of one offseason, the team had cycled out the meat and potatoes of their cornerback position group. When you factor in the early injuries to Lewis and Awuzie, the release of free agent Nolan Carroll, and the late-season injury to Orlando...

SportsDay

The real story behind Allen Hurns and how good he can be with the Dallas Cowboys

FRISCO -- Cooling off from practice last week in front of his new locker at The Star, Allen Hurns ticked off the names of the Cowboys' receivers and why they all have something to prove in 2018, himself first and foremost.Hurns, Dallas' biggest addition in free agency, is preparing for a crucial season for the Cowboys and his career. Largely an unknown quantity here, he's playing on a fresh two-year, $12 million deal. He's considered the most likely replacement for Dez Bryant, the combustible eight-year franchise focal point the Cowboys cut more than 40 days ago.The Jacksonville Jaguars...

Blogging The Boys

Upgrading coach class: Reviewing the Dallas Cowboys 2018 staff

So are things better or worse than last year with the Cowboys coaching staff? Seems like a great time to take a big-picture view of the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff. Why, you ask? There are two reasons. First, with free agency dormant and the draft done, we not only know what the various coaches have to work with, but we also can get some hints about who was influencing things and who wasn’t during the acquisition phase. And secondly, we have been dissecting players for weeks now, down to UDFAs that have almost no chance of making the roster. Now we can dissect the coaches,...

ClutchPoints

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott doesn’t believe teams need a No. 1 WR

Earlier this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys underwent some major changes to the roster at the wide receiver position, parting ways with former Pro Bowler Dez Bryant after eight seasons. The team added more talent to the spot through free agency and this year’s draft. There is no clarity in terms of how the Cowboys will go […] The post Cowboys QB Dak Prescott doesn’t believe teams need a No. 1 WR appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blogging The Boys

Top ten new Cowboys that will make the biggest impact in 2018

The Cowboys got some new toys to play with, but which ones will contribute the most in 2018? Between free agency, trades, and the draft the Cowboys have added quite a few new faces to the organization. As the team continues to plug away at fixing weaknesses, some key players are now inside the building hoping to make a difference. OTA’s are now underway and with each new day we’ll start to get an idea of how these new players will factor into the equation. Last year, new players like Jonathan Cooper and Jourdan Lewis logged significant playing time for the team, while first-round pick...

Blogging The Boys

After news of his arrest, is Terrance Williams’ job at risk with the Cowboys?

The team reloaded their wide receiving group this offseason and that leaves very little margin of error for those hoping to make the team. It hasn’t been your typical offseason for the Cowboys wide receiver group. In fact, it’s been quite the opposite as it’s almost been sitcom-ish when you think about all the things that have transpired. Let’s recap what’s happened so far... Dez Bryant - released. Cole Beasley’s rap album - released. Ryan Switzer - traded. Brice Butler - left in free agency. Terrance Williams - arrested after crashing up his Lamborghini. There has been no...