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SportsDay

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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437,514 defensive alignments and the right way to pour ketchup: Meet the Cowboys' new offensive line coach

The "57" on the side of a Heinz ketchup bottle is there for two reasons. It signifies the company's "57 varieties," and it suggests to consumers the proper way to pour the product.The Cowboys' new offensive line coach has come up with a third. He uses it to identify players.In his book, Perform: A Journey for Athletes, Musicians, Coaches and Teachers, Paul Alexander explains how tapping on the "57" allows the ketchup to flow freely.If Alexander sees a large football player pound on the heel of the bottle, he jokes that he's looking at either a defensive lineman or an offensive lineman who...

SportsDay

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...

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders assistant special teams coach blocked for Marshawn Lynch at Cal

With the Raiders’ complete overhaul of their coaching staff, we’ve talked plenty here about the new faces on the offensive and defensive coaching staff. But the special teams staff is new as well, and Jon Gruden brought in renowned special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, whom he worked with in Tampa Bay. Bisaccia has subsequently worked for the Chargers and Cowboys before being hired by the Raiders this year. But one of Bisaccia’s assistants, Byron Storer, has ties to current Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. “Byron actually played for us [in Tampa Bay]. He’s from Modesto and he was...

Blogging The Boys

Fired Giants coach Ben McAdoo says Cowboys “got a bunch of guys getting in trouble all the time”

Well then. There’s no NFL coach who fell further from grace over the last 365 days than Ben McAdoo. This sentence is real, despite John Fox existing, because McAdoo ran the New York Giants into oblivion last season, going 2-10 before he was ultimately fired in December. It wasn’t just that McAdoo was bad. He literally ruined the only solid thing that the Giants organization had going for it in Eli Manning’s consecutive starts streak. It would be like if you let Ben McAdoo live with you and all he did was destroy your house and your most prized possession. No big deal. McAdoo spoke to...

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Cowboys reality check: Taking the temperature of Jason Garrett’s seat

Everyone says he is on the hot seat, but here’s why that is not as true as you think. Everyone knows that Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is on a hot seat this season. His name is mentioned in countless articles, including being mentioned by two writers in this one at ESPN. Even though not a single game has been played, and teams have not even started training camp, he is reportedly at more peril than the majority of NFL coaches. And that is all subject to change as soon as wins and losses start piling up. If the Cowboys get off to a bad, or even mediocre, start this season, then...

SportsDay

Flashback: The full story of how DeMarco Murray became an Eagle and the fallout from it for the Cowboys

Editor's note: Former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, who also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans, announced his retirement Friday after seven NFL seasons.IRVING — Cowboys fans were caught off guard in March when running back DeMarco Murray flew to Philadelphia to sign with the Eagles. Even some of Murray's teammates couldn't believe what they were hearing. After all, Murray had capped the best rushing season in franchise history just three months earlier with an NFL-best 1,845 yards. He was everything coach Jason Garrett wanted in a player, helping to form...

ClutchPoints

Ex-Giants HC Ben McAdoo thinks Eagles will ‘have a hard time handling success’

Former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is high on his old team, who he believes will win the NFC East this year. He’s also fairly down on the other three teams in the division-the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Redskins. McAdoo’s comments about the reigning, defending Super Bowl champion Eagles were particularly […] The post Ex-Giants HC Ben McAdoo thinks Eagles will ‘have a hard time handling success’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Dallas Cowboys coaching spotlight: Assistant special teams coach Doug Colman

A former special teamer himself, Colman has lots of experience to bring to Dallas. After the 2017 season ended, Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett decided to make some wholesale changes to the structure of the Dallas Cowboys to avoid another disappointment, if 9-7 can really be called a disappointment. While offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli both remained with the team, much of the staff around them has changed. This series is meant to profile each coach, including the ones who stayed, and analyze how their presence will contribute to the 2018 Dallas...

SportsDay

10 things to know about Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, like why he purposefully whiffs on high fives

Here are a few things you may not know about Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.1. Move over, Jimmy Johnson Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson has been a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recent years. But Jason Garrett has the second-most wins (67) as a coach among all who have led the team. Tom Landry, who coached the Cowboys for 29 seasons, is comfortably ahead of Garrett with 250 wins.Of course, Jimmy does have those Super Bowl victories as well as a playoff record of 7-1 with Dallas, compared to Garrett's 1-2 record. But who's to say Garrett can't win a couple of those...

SportsDay

NFL.com's head coaching rankings: Where does Jason Garrett fit in?

NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison recently revealed his 2018 NFL coach rankings.You get one guess who is No. 1. Naaaah, you don't even get one guess.The Cowboys' Jason Garrett? He's ranked 15th.One thing about the 14 head coaches ranked ahead of Garrett. Almost all have either won a Super Bowl or gotten their teams to a Super Bowl. Only three of the 14 haven't won or been to a Super Bowl: Minnesota's Mike Zimmer (who went to several as the Cowboys' defensive coordinator), the Rams' Sean McVay, who's only been an NFL head coach for one season, and Jacksonville's Doug Marrone, who nearly made it...

SportsDay

What they're saying about Jason Garrett: Deep playoff run or bust for the Cowboys' head coach?

In the wake of a disappointing 9-7 season, Jason Garrett's job security has been a major topic of conversation this offseason. Is 2018 the make or break year for Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys? Here's what SportsDay's experts and the national media have had to say recently about Garrett. SportsDay's Kate Hairopoulos: "It's finally pretty simple. If the Cowboys don't make the postseason this season, Jerry and Co. will finally be ready to move on from Garrett, who is entering his eighth full season as coach. Garrett has shown a willingness to change for what could be his last stand. While...

Blogging The Boys

Dallas Cowboys coaching spotlight: Special teams coordinator Keith O’Quinn

A new coach is taking over to make special teams remain special. After the 2017 season ended, Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett decided to make some wholesale changes to the structure of the Dallas Cowboys to avoid another disappointment, if 9-7 can really be called a disappointment. While offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli both remained with the team, much of the staff around them has changed. This series is meant to profile each coach, including the ones who stayed, and analyze how their presence will contribute to the 2018 Dallas Cowboys. Today, we...

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Dallas Cowboys coaching spotlight: safeties coach Greg Jackson

Earl Thomas or not, Greg Jackson has his work cut out for him. After the 2017 season ended, Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett decided to make some wholesale changes to the structure of the Dallas Cowboys to avoid another disappointment, if 9-7 can really be called a disappointment. While offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli both remained with the team, much of the staff around them has changed. This series is meant to profile each coach, including the ones who stayed, and analyze how their presence will contribute to the 2018 Dallas Cowboys. Today, we are...

ClutchPoints

Former Cowboy Daryl Johnston says it would be ‘sabotage’ to fire Jason Garrett

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn’t exactly the most popular person within the fanbase. After eight mostly underwhelming years with the franchise, there have been calls from people like Terrell Owens for the Cowboys to finally move on from him. However, Garrett has at least one high-profile fan left in former Cowboys full-back and […] The post Former Cowboy Daryl Johnston says it would be ‘sabotage’ to fire Jason Garrett appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cowboys news: Daryl Johnston says firing Jason Garrett would sabotage the organization

Checking in on the Cowboys news o’ the day. Why Daryl Johnston says firing Jason Garrett would ‘sabotage’ the Cowboys - Staff, SportsDay Some people are down on Jason Garrett, but ex-Cowboy Daryl Johnston thinks getting rid of Garrett would be a huge mistake. So I think you’ve got to be able to give a head coach time. It’s one of the great things John Madden said, and this was about the San Francisco 49ers when they moved away from Steve Mariucci but they had no plan after that. Sometimes you do that and all of a sudden you find yourself in a decade of mediocrity, and in San...

SportsDay

10 things to know about Cowboys backup QB Cooper Rush: from crazy Hail Marys to his Jason Garrett impression

Editor's note: This story was originally published in October 2017.Cooper Rush, the undrafted rookie, made a lot of noise on the field for the Dallas Cowboys this preseason and earned a spot on the roster. He's now the backup quarterback after the team released Kellen Moore.Here are some things you may not know about the young quarterback.1. Jason Garrett impressionYes, they both have red hair. Rush's impression of the Cowboys' head coach doesn't stop there. Here's how SportsDay's David Moore says Rush's teammates coaxed him into doing his Garrett impression:[Dak] Prescott, tight end Jason...

SportsDay

Ex-NFL players who now coach at D-FW high schools, including a few notable Cowboys

This post will be continuously updated. Did we miss anyone? If so, send any additions to cj.holmes@dallasnews.com.George Teague, John Paul IIGeorge Teague was a four year letterman at the University of Alabama under Coach Gene Stallings. He was a three year starter in the secondary and was a member of the 1992 National Championship Crimson Tide team that defeated the Miami Hurricanes in the Sugar Bowl. He was selected by the Green Bay Packers and Coach Mike Holmgren in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft. He was a three year starter for the Packers before being traded in 1996 to the Dallas...

SportsDay

Why Daryl Johnston says firing Jason Garrett would 'sabotage' the Cowboys

Former Cowboys fullback and Fox Sports broadcaster Daryl "Moose" Johnston recently joined Fox 4 News to talk all things Cowboys. Here are some of the highlights. What does Jason Garrett have to do to ensure he keeps his job?DJ: The same thing that every coach does and that's win football games. I'm biased because I don't only respect Jason Garrett as a football coach, but because he's a friend of mine. I look at it through a different lens.There's an ebb and flow. I think everybody has to take a step back when you have a tough season. When Dallas has struggled and they haven't been able to...

SportsDay

Explore a side of Dak Prescott you haven't seen before, why 2018 is Jason Garrett's last chance, and roster rankings -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

July 2Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.The top five stories1. Explore a side of Dak Prescott you haven't seen before, straight from his childhood friendsTo really get to know Dak Prescott, start with the Fantastic Five.2. Playoffs or coaching search: Why the 2018 season is Jason Garrett's last chanceTim Cowlishaw explains why this season could be the end of the line for the Cowboys' head coach.3. Ranking the Cowboys' roster, Nos. 10-1Who is Dallas' most valuable player? 👀4. What kind of role can ex-Packers LB Joe Thomas carve out for...

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Cowboys news: Does Dez Bryant deserve a second chance with the Cowboys?

Here is your daily dose of Cowboys news... Does Dez Bryant deserve another chance with the Cowboys? - Calvin Watkins, The AthleticOne of the disappointing things about cutting Dez loose is that we never got to see what the effects of new receivers coach Sanjay Lal would have on him. Calvin Watkins throws out a question that could bring that element back into play. Sanjay Lal The man don’t play. Previous wide receivers coach Derek Dooley was regarded as an average receivers coach and was let go after the 2017 season. Route running, never one of Bryant’s strongest attributes, regressed...

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Dallas Cowboys coaching spotlight: Linebackers coach Ben Bloom

Aside from his cool name, this longtime-Eberflus assistant has the tools to coach these linebackers. After the 2017 season ended, Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett decided to make some wholesale changes to the structure of the Dallas Cowboys to avoid another disappointment, if 9-7 can really be called a disappointment. While offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli both remained with the team, much of the staff around them has changed. This series is meant to profile each coach, including the ones who stayed, and analyze how their presence will contribute to...

SportsDay

Playoffs or coaching search: Why the 2018 season is Jason Garrett's last chance

July marks the time for the Mavericks and Stars to acquire better talent, for the Rangers to shed older players in search of future prospects and for the Cowboys ... well, isn't it time to hit the pilot light one more time under Jason Garrett's seat?The team will go to Oxnard in three weeks and many, many storylines will emerge, but it strikes me that the bottom line is a simple one for the head coach. Reach the playoffs and possibly even win a postseason game ... or else.I have written that the Cowboys' overhaul which includes the losses -- for wildly different reasons -- of veterans Dez...

SportsDay

Could Jason Garrett miss the playoffs in 2018 and be back to coach the Cowboys in 2019?

Jon Machota, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat Friday.If the Cowboys miss the playoffs, is this Jason Garrett's last season in Dallas?Machota: Not knowing any of the circumstances, I would say yes. But there are scenarios where I think they could miss the playoffs and he returns for another season. For example, if Dak Prescott was to be lost for the year during training camp or early in the season, I don't know that a seven- or eight-win season with Cooper Rush as the starter would get Garrett fired. Now, if...

Blogging The Boys

Dallas Cowboys coaching spotlight: Defensive tackles coach Leon Lett

He won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys as a player. Now he’s trying to win one as a coach. After the 2017 season ended, Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett decided to make some wholesale changes to the structure of the Dallas Cowboys to avoid another disappointment, if 9-7 can really be called a disappointment. While offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli both remained with the team, much of the staff around them has changed. This series is meant to profile each coach, including the ones who stayed, and analyze how their presence will contribute to the...

SportsDay

Five things you might not know about new Cowboys TE coach Doug Nussmeier, including the job he dumped to come to Dallas

Here are five things you might not know about new Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach Doug Nussmeier.Just the factsDouglas Keith Nussmeier, born Dec. 11, 1970 in Portland, Ore., is 47 years old. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in business. Following that, he played quarterback for three professional teams, including the New Orleans Saints (the team that drafted him out of Idaho), the Indianapolis Colts and the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. Prior to joining the Cowboys, he coached in the CFL (with BC and Ottawa), the NFL (St....

NFL Spin Zone

Dallas Cowboys: Odds say Jason Garrett’s seat is hot, but is it?

It sounds like the same thing we’ve heard every offseason of Jason Garrett’s coaching career, but is the Dallas Cowboys head coach really on the hot seat? There’s nothing you can’t bet on in Vegas. One of the more recent NFL-related pools looks at which NFL head coach could be fired first in 2018 and […] Dallas Cowboys: Odds say Jason Garrett’s seat is hot, but is it? - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Jason Garrett dropped on NFL.com’s power rankings of head coaches

Where does Red Ball fall within the NFL in your opinion? A year ago at this time the Dallas Cowboys were coming off of an impressive campaign led by head coach Jason Garrett. This campaign was, in fact, so impressive, that he took home the league’s annual Coach of the Year honors for the first time in his career (his sixth full season with the team). When it came time for NFL.com to power rank their head coaches last year, it made little impact. You’ll recall: I’m not going to sit here and say that Jason Garrett is the greatest coach ever or anything because that simply isn’t true;...

Cowboys Innovative Trade Formula Changed the Draft | NFL Draft Stories

During the 1990's Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, and head coach, Jimmy Johnson, came up with a draft day trade formula that changed the landscape of professional football.

Randall Cunningham Seizes the Means of Production | Pretty Good, Episode 13

In 1987, Philadelphia Eagles coach Buddy Ryan and quarterback Randall Cunningham ran the most unsportsmanlike play in NFL history. The Dallas Cowboys totally deserved it.

Cowboys Coach Photobombs Reporter Causing Her to Scream | Inside Training Camp | NFL

Dallas Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown startles NFL Network's Jane Slater after her report from Cowboys camp. Watch Live Preseason Games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepass?campaign=sp-nf-gd-ot-yt-3000342 Sign up for Fantasy Football