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SportsDay

Should Jason Garrett give up some of his control over the Dallas Cowboys' offense?

Kristi Scales, the sideline reporter for the Dallas Cowboys radio network, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:Should Dallas consider giving Kellen Moore complete authority of the offense?Scales: Jason Garrett is entering the final season of his contract as head coach of the Cowboys. But even if he weren't, he still would not cede total control of 'his' offense to any other coach, including an up-and-comer at offensive coordinator like Moore. Garrett likes to use the word "collaborative" when it comes to his staff as well as the way he interacts...

ClutchPoints

4 things to know about Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper

Year in and year out, the Cowboys are one of the most criticized teams in the NFL. Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett is viewed as a player’s coach, which is a nice way of saying he has no control of the team. Then there is the owner. Many owners are disliked, but Jerry Jones may […] The post 4 things to know about Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blogging The Boys

Get to know more of Jason Garrett from this hour-long interview he did at Princeton

The Cowboys coach is an interesting person. This is Jason Garrett’s ninth full season at the helm of the Dallas Cowboys. Over the last almost-decade many of us have spent time analyzing, dissecting, and defending the job that he’s done with America Team. He’s certainly had his fair share of successes, and his fair share of down times, but thankfully there has only been one season under his guidance in which the Cowboys were a true and utter disappointment. Every week we listen to a lot of what Garrett has to say. Heck, we post transcriptions from his press conferences that are often...

ClutchPoints

Jason Garrett is on the ‘hottest hot seat’ in Dallas

Jason Garrett’s contract expires after the 2019 season. Instead of addressing the situation by negotiating an extension with his team’s longtime coach, though, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has initiated a holding pattern on Garrett’s future. “I’m satisfied with where we are with his contract right now,” he said of Garrett on The Rich Eisen […] The post Jason Garrett is on the ‘hottest hot seat’ in Dallas appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jason Garrett discusses Ezekiel Elliot situation, talks DeMarcus Lawrence rehab

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett took to the podium on Thursday. The Dallas Cowboys have completed OTAs and been going through their minicamp. Jason Garrett took to the podium on Thursday to break it all down. Here’s what he had to say. All answers are paraphrases and not actual quotes. What’s the message to the players at the end of these practice sessions? Jason Garrett praised the way the Cowboys have handled all of the offseason work, the effort has been outstanding through offseason programs. He voiced an idea of finishing strong and preparing the right way before training...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys news: It’s all good

The reports make it hard to rein in the enthusiasm. Cowboys minicamp: Kitna praising Dak - 'He's a rare individual' - Mike Fisher, 247 SportsNobody has anything bad to say about Dak Prescott's performance so far. And QB coach Jon Kitna sees a lot more than just what happens in reps. "He wants to be the best,'' Kitna said after a minicamp workout here inside Ford Center at The Star, comparing his obvious want-to to that of Dallas icon Jason Witten. "A lot of people say that. I just feel like you can watch somebody. You don’t really care about what they say. Just watching people. ... He...

SportsDay

Cowboys TE Jason Witten acknowledges he still has 'a lot of work to do' to knock rust off

FRISCO-- Early returns are positive for Jason Witten as he works his way back to football.The Dallas Cowboys tight end practiced with the first-team offense during Tuesday's minicamp session before taking a veteran's rest day on Wednesday. During Tuesday's session, he had two nice catches during a two-minute drill against the first-team defense.Cowboys coach Jason Garrett categorized Witten's offseason as a success."It's been great. Wit loves ball, love being apart of a team. He's jumped right back in, he's so highly respected by our coaches and by his teammates and staff members around...

ClutchPoints

Jon Kitna calls Cowbyos QB Dak Prescott a ‘rare individual’

Dak Prescott may not be the most talented quarterback in the NFL, and he may not post eye-popping numbers, but he has been renowned for his leadership ability ever since he took over as the Dallas Cowboys’ starting signal-caller in 2016. As for how good Prescott can become? Cowboys quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna says that […] The post Jon Kitna calls Cowbyos QB Dak Prescott a ‘rare individual’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jason Garrett talks Sean Lee’s new role and progress of backup quarterbacks

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett took to the podium on Tuesday. The Dallas Cowboys have completed OTAs and will begin their minicamp today. Jason Garrett took to the podium on Tuesday to break it all down. Here’s what he had to say. All answers are paraphrases and not actual quotes. Is minicamp just a continuation of the entire offseason? Jason Garrett was firm in that everything the Cowboys have done this offseason has been relatively consistent. While things are now mandatory he noted that the team has been fortunate to have guys coming in and haven’t really dealt with that...

ClutchPoints

Cowboys’ Jason Garrett says ‘a lot of voices have been heard’ on pass interference rule

As the NFL continues to evolve its rules and style of play, one of the main sticking points for many teams has been how pass interference is called. The competition committee for the NFL continues to visit with coaches about potential changes to the rule, and according to Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, many […] The post Cowboys’ Jason Garrett says ‘a lot of voices have been heard’ on pass interference rule appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jay Glazer: Roster-wise, top to bottom, the Cowboys are top-five in the league

The Cowboys roster is getting props, but is it warranted? The Dallas Cowboys finished among the NFL’s elite eight last season, a division title and playoff win on the 2018 ledger. That’s not bad. There are a lot of reasons to believe in this team this upcoming season. There are people that will point to deficiencies at head coach or quarterback, but overall it’s genuinely agreed upon that Dallas has one of the better sets of players across the league. How good is the Cowboys roster, though? Where would you qualify it? Is it the very best, just outside, near the middle of the pack?...

SportsDay

10 things we learned in Week 3 of Cowboys OTAs: Witten working his way back, team's most improved player

Here are 10 things we learned about the Cowboys after Week 3 of OTAs...The 'most improved' Cowboys player who stood out on final day of OTAsReggie Davis picked a good time to have his best day of organized team activities.Cowboys wide receiver coach Sanjay Lal said that since Dallas signed Davis to its practice squad last November, he's been "probably the most improved guy on the team.""He made a big jump this week," Lal added. "He's really understanding how to use his speed. He's always been fast, but how to truly use it. How to stop better, how to set up DBs, he's doing a great job. And...

SportsDay

Dallas XFL coach Bob Stoops not expecting to steal Cowboys fans: 'But when you take your jersey off after the Super Bowl, put ours on for a couple of months'

ARLINGTON -- The XFL's goal is to be an up-tempo, fast-paced, offensive-driven game.So it makes sense that Dallas general manager and head coach Bob Stoops would hire Hal Mumme, the originator of the air-raid offense, to be his offensive coordinator for the upcoming season."I believe it will have success," Stoops said Friday after the league's Summer Showcase at UT-Arlington's Maverick Stadium. "I've had success with it any time we've run it at Oklahoma for all these years and it continues to do well there."At the end of the day, I know we'll be exciting and fun to watch."XFL teams won't be...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys news: Deep passing the focus in OTAs

Plus lots more as we get ready for minicamp. Calvin’s Cowboys Notes: Sean Lee braces for the end, Trysten Hill acclimates and the Cowboys’ most-improved receiver – Calvin Watkins, The AthleticCome for more praise for little-known Reggie Davis, stick around for that final sentence. Cowboys wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal called Reggie Davis the most improved receiver on the team. That begs the question, who is Reggie Davis? Davis spent time on the Cowboys practice squad last year, learning the playbook and trying to gain weight. Davis is listed at 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, and he’s...

Blogging The Boys

Flying united: The offensive makeover for the Cowboys is about more than the OC

In recent remarks, WR coach Sanjay Lal showed he is all in with Kellen Moore. One of the biggest developments this year for the Dallas Cowboys is undoubtedly the promotion of Kellen Moore to offensive coordinator. His success or failure in supplanting Scott Linehan is going to have more impact on the success of the season than any other move the team has made. It was a risky, even daring move to make, given his lack of experience as a coach. He is barely 18 months removed from being on the sidelines as a backup quarterback. In a situation like this, there is a logical question about just...

SportsDay

5 things you may not know about Cowboys WR coach Sanjay Lal, including his embarrassing fashion statement as a kid

Editor's note: This story has been updated. Here are five things you might not know about Cowboys WR coach Sanjay Lal.Embarrassing fashion statementSanjay Lal was born on July 23, 1969 in London, England. Lal lived in Iran, Kuwait and Mexico City before attending Haggard Middle School in Plano in seventh grade. Three years later, Lal moved to Northern California and finished high school there.Lal told SportsDay his first experience in the U.S. was quite the culture shock."Very much so," he said, smiling. "You can imagine. I don't need to tell you any stories."When pushed, Lal did recall one...

SportsDay

Who has the advantage in the Cowboys' backup quarterback competition?

Kristi Scales, the sideline reporter for the Dallas Cowboys radio network, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Check out the highlights: Who's the leader for the backup QB job?Scales: Cooper Rush enters his third NFL season as the backup to Dak Prescott, but he's in a battle with second-year quarterback Mike White for the No. 2 spot on the Cowboys' QB depth chart. During OTAs, Rush and White have shared second-team reps. Rush has the benefit of one more year of NFL experience than White, but he's working with a new position coach in Jon Kitna. Kitna has said there's a...

SportsDay

Dak Prescott's impressive OTA showing, roster's glowing offseason attendance, and more -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

June 6Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.Today's top stories-- 'Voluntary' workouts? The word seems to carry a different meaning within the Cowboys vs. other NFL teams-- This was the most impressive aspect of the Cowboys' Wednesday OTA practice-- Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown talked to Ezekiel Elliott about the Vegas incident-- Which player from the Cowboys' 2018 draft class has the most to prove in Year 2?-- Film room: Why S George Iloka will play an important role for the Cowboys in 2019-- Cowboys safety George Iloka says it's time for him to...

Blogging The Boys

Practice makes perfect; Dak Prescott going deep in Cowboys OTA’s

Could the vertical passing game be making a return to Dallas? The Dallas Cowboys have been taking steps to help Dak Prescott this offseason as we have seen some new faces in new places. Kellen Moore is the team’s new offensive coordinator, and Jon Kitna has taken Moore’s old spot as quarterback coach. The coaching staff is diligent in helping their young quarterback grow into the successful player he needs to become to lead them deep into the playoffs. While there are many things that Prescott needs to work on, being successful down the field is certainly one of them. On Wednesday,...

SportsDay

'Voluntary' workouts? The word seems to carry a different meaning within the Cowboys vs. other NFL teams

FRISCO -- Now that the voluntary phase of the offseason program has come to a close, the Cowboys move to next week's mandatory minicamp. The difference:Not much.Attendance hasn't been an issue. Sure, a player may need to miss a day here or there for personal reasons, as Joe Looney did Wednesday for the final day of organized team activities. But these are the exception, not the rule.The star players on this team have a stricter definition of voluntary than the folks at Merriam-Webster. The supporting cast follows. It's part of the culture head coach Jason Garrett likes to tout.Running back...

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Cowboys running backs coach says Ezekiel Elliott understands he’s “got to be smarter”

Coach Gary Brown has talked to Ezekiel Elliott about his recent incident in Las Vegas. The Dallas Cowboys have built much of their offense around the talents of Ezekiel Elliott. After taking Elliott fourth overall in the 2016 draft, they’ve ridden his legs to a couple of NFC East titles and one playoff win. The uber-talented back has two rushing titles to his name and would have had a third if he hadn’t missed six games in 2017. And therein lies the problem; Zeke missed those six games because of a suspension and has had a few other off-the-field incidents since he’s been in the...

SportsDay

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup feels 'way more comfortable' entering second season, and it shows during OTAs

FRISCO -- Michael Gallup found it impossible to get through practice one year ago without looking over his shoulder.It wasn't nerves. It was Sanjay Lal. The Cowboys wide receivers coach will shadow players if he feels they need a nudge or reminder on how to run a route. He spent a good part of last year's organized team activities tracking Gallup.And now?"I haven't really followed him in these OTAs," Lal said. "He's been making really good decisions and improving all of those routes."Gallup isn't the Cowboys lead receiver. That distinction belongs to Amari Cooper.He's not the receiver to...

SportsDay

RB coach Gary Brown talked to Ezekiel Elliott about Vegas incident: 'He's got to move forward. We all make mistakes'

FRISCO -- Ezekiel Elliott declined to speak with reporters during the three days of media availability over the last three weeks of organized team activities.The Cowboys' star running back hasn't spoken publicly since TMZ Sports posted video footage of an altercation between Elliott and a security guard at a Las Vegas music festival last month.Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown said Wednesday that he has spoken to Elliott about the incident."He understands, 'I can't put myself in those positions. I've got to be smarter.' He's a very intelligent guy," Brown said after Wednesday's OTA...

NFL Spin Zone

Dallas Cowboys: 15 Best players in team history

America’s Team has a history like no other NFL team. Here we look back over their existence and select the 15 best Dallas Cowboys of all time. 2019 is going to be a big season for the Dallas Cowboys. Head coach Jason Garrett enters the year without a new contract meaning this is a win […] Dallas Cowboys: 15 Best players in team history - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

ClutchPoints

Cowboys first-year OC Kellen Moore says his philosophy as a play-caller emerges from various sources

Former NFL quarterback Kellen Moore is now the offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys under the direction of head coach Jason Garrett. Slated to encounter his first season in such a role, Moore has since expanded on his philosophy as a play-caller while the Cowboys can use all the help they can get on offense […] The post Cowboys first-year OC Kellen Moore says his philosophy as a play-caller emerges from various sources appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Cowboys’ new offensive staff is listening and collaborating more than under previous OC Scott Linehan

The Dallas Cowboys remain under the direction of longtime head coach Jason Garrett while the team’s offense is now under some new leadership. With former NFL quarterback Kellen Moore currently gearing up for his first go-round as an offensive coordinator atop the highest level, it appears as though things are going smooth in Dallas at […] The post Cowboys’ new offensive staff is listening and collaborating more than under previous OC Scott Linehan appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cowboys news: What Kellen Moore will add to the Cowboys offense in 2019

The latest Cowboys news and notes. With new faces and young stars, OTAs have been significant for Cowboys in setting a strong foundation - Saad Yousfuf, The Athletic OTAs is the first chance for Dak Prescott, Kellen Moore, and Jon Kitna to work together. How are the trio going to improve the offense? This is Dak Prescott’s first time working with Kellen Moore as the offensive coordinator and Jon Kitna as the quarterback coach. There’s no doubt Prescott is very comfortable with Moore from the time he’s spent on the roster and as the quarterback coach. But offensive coordinator is a...

SportsDay

10 things we learned in Week 2 of Cowboys OTAs: Kellen Moore reveals his OC perch, Zeke stays silent

Here are 10 things we learned about the Cowboys after Week 2 of OTAs...Kellen Moore will spend his first season as offensive coordinator working from the sidelinesIn Kellen Moore's first season as Cowboys offensive coordinator, he'll be working from the sideline. First-year quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna will be up in the booth, working as a second set of eyes for Moore on game days."I like the sideline, just being able to interact with the players and talk to Dak [Prescott]," Moore said. "I think it will be perfect because we see things pretty well and [Kitna] can relay some things that he's...

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The Jim Rome Show: What was Jason Garrett thinking?

Jim Rome gives his take on the comments of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on not attempting to go for it on fourth down.