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Cowboys news: Jerry Jones won’t rule out signing Dez Bryant or Jason Witten

Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Plus, the Cowboys new coach spent some extended time with the media at the NFL Combine. Jerry Jones won’t rule out WR Dez Bryant returning to Cowboys - Todd Archer, ESPN Jerry Jones has a soft spot for his long-time players. He is not ready to shut the door on Dez Bryant or Jason Witten. “He’s had a serious injury,” Jones said. “He’s been out a little bit, but Dez is a great player and the obvious [question] is the obvious: Is he still a great player? We know Dez better than anybody. I know him better than,...

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Mike McCarthy considered Giants job due to Daniel Jones

Incoming Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy will welcome the opportunity to work with Dak Prescott–pending the two sides agree on a contract–but a different quarterback nearly coaxed McCarthy to take another head coaching job. Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reported McCarthy showed interest in the New York Giants due in part to the intrigue […] The post Mike McCarthy considered Giants job due to Daniel Jones appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The takeaways about the Cowboys 2020 offense from Mike McCarthy’s press conference

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports The Cowboys new coach was certainly impressed with last year’s offense. When Mike McCarthy talked to the press Wednesday at the NFL Combine, he illuminated his thinking about the Cowboys offense heading into 2020. He had already indicated that he liked what he saw from last season when he kept offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and even let him keep the play-calling duties. There was good cause for this since the Cowboys offense was, at times, a machine in yards produced, but not quite as efficient when it came to putting points on the board. Sill,...

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Cowboys News: Dallas expected to move on from Jason Witten, but Sean Lee may return

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Plus, some comments from new head coach Mike McCarthy. Cowboys Rumors: Sean Lee Expected to Return; Jason Witten Not Likely to Re-Sign - Mike Chiari, Bleacher Report The latest rumors on Sean Lee’s and Jason Witten’s statuses in 2020. Witten is one of the greatest tight ends of all time and a surefire Hall of Famer, but the 37-year-old veteran is essentially just a station-to-station guy who can keep the chains moving with his great hands at this point. While Witten set a career low last season with 8.4 yards per catch, he was fairly productive as a...

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Mike McCarthy discusses Dak Prescott, signing free agents, how the offense will operate and more

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The new coach for the Cowboys speaks. Mike McCarthy spoke at the 2020 NFL Combine and discussed all things Cowboys as they prepare their roster for the upcoming season. The Cowboys will report for voluntary workouts starting on April 6th. Here’s what Coach McCarthy had to say. Coach McCarthy wants you to know that Dak Prescott is their quarterback, without question. Is Dak Prescott the Cowboys’ franchise quarterback?Mike McCarthy: “Definitely.” pic.twitter.com/YYHie656iP— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) February 26, 2020 Q: Is Dak Prescott the...

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Mike McCarthy reveals why he gave up play-calling for Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys made a pretty big splash this offseason with the signing of head coach Mike McCarthy. He was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers for 13 years. In that time, he boasted a 125-77-2 record (.618 winning percentage) in the regular season, and won one Super Bowl. McCarthy also called the plays. […] The post Mike McCarthy reveals why he gave up play-calling for Cowboys appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Mike McCarthy believes Dak Prescott can lead Cowboys to Super Bowl

There has been plenty of speculation regarding the ongoing contract negotiations between the Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott. Head coach Mike McCarthy has since offered up his vote of confidence in Prescott as a bonafide franchise quarterback. Despite the significant changes to the coaching staff this offseason, it is no secret that the Cowboys’ […] The post Mike McCarthy believes Dak Prescott can lead Cowboys to Super Bowl appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Mike McCarthy wants Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb both back with Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has already expressed his confidence in quarterback Dan Prescott. He is now hoping to secure his two favorite targets in wide receivers Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb. Both Cooper and Cobb are set to test the market in free agency this offseason. McCarthy is hoping that the Cowboys will […] The post Mike McCarthy wants Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb both back with Cowboys appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Mike McCarthy speaks out on expectations for Ezekiel Elliott in new offense

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy may have full confidence in quarterback Dak Prescott as a Super Bowl-winning player. However, it seems running back Ezekiel Elliott will remain as the central force in the offense. Elliott is coming off another dominant year by his high standards. McCarthy is looking to keep it going in the […] The post Mike McCarthy speaks out on expectations for Ezekiel Elliott in new offense appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Andy Reid thinks that Mike McCarthy could be even better with the Cowboys than he was in Green Bay

Photo by Jamie Squire/ High praise from the Super Bowl Champion. It hasn’t even been a month since Super Bowl LIV but the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs are already hard at work on repeating their most recent conquest. Many football fans were thrilled to see the Chiefs win as they have one of the best quarterbacks in the game, the very likable Pat Mahomes, and a head coach that had knocked on the door for so long before tasting Super Bowl confetti glory. Andy Reid is at long last a champion. Andy Reid has been in NFL coaching circles for a long time which means he knows others that...

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Report: Cowboys haven’t met/negotiated with Dak Prescott’s team since September, new CBA rules necessary

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The latest updates on the Dak Prescott contract situation. A lot has happened to the Dallas Cowboys since September of 2019. Consider that they, no big deal here, played an entire season since then. The Cowboys went 8-8 last season, missed the playoffs, had some frustrating moments, and as a result of it all decided not to bring back Jason Garrett as their head coach. As a result they hired a new one, Mike McCarthy. That is six months worth of activity condensed into a single paragraph but as you are aware there was a lot more that went into it. You know what...

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Cowboys news: “The Catch” and the combine... and the Cowboys connection

Here is your daily dose of Cowboys news... NFL Scouting Combine: 5 Fast Facts - Aaron Tallent, Athlon Sports What should you know about the combine? Athlon Sports provides five facts, including how a former Cowboys GM proposed an idea that changed things forever. 1. Teams evaluated talent individually before the Combine The first Combine was not held until 1982 and before then, teams scheduled time with players individually to evaluate them. For example, San Francisco 49ers head coach Bill Walsh was at Clemson in 1979 scouting quarterback Steve Fuller and asked his roommate, Dwight...

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Former Cowboys wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal is headed to the Seattle Seahawks

Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Former Cowboys coach finds a landing spot. A lot has changed with the Dallas Cowboys since last season ended, and most of it has had to do with the coaching staff. Out is Jason Garrett and in is Mike McCarthy. A change at the head coaching position is obviously something that trickles down to the staff below him and the Cowboys have plenty of new faces working for the new man in charge. Offensively there were a few holdovers from the Garrett era that will now work for McCarthy. Doug Nussmeier is back, although he’s changed from tight ends coach to...

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What do you feel most differently about the Dallas Cowboys than you did just one year ago?

Photo by Tom Pennington/ No team can avoid changes, so let’s see how you changed your feeling about the Cowboys. There are 525,600 minutes in a year. I’m not sure what happens in a leap year because the Rent lyrics don’t really explain that. So we’ll just stick with that number. When you listen to that song, the company talks about how much can change in a year and that is certainly the case with the Dallas Cowboys. In February of 2020, there is a new coach, basically a new staff, Kellen Moore with some national respect, and a whole lot of people needing a ton of money. If you...

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Randall Cobb talks 2020 free agency and what Mike McCarthy means to his chances of re-signing in Dallas

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ The Cowboys slot receiver had some things to say. The dots are easy to connect. Randall Cobb obviously knows Mike McCarthy very well. All but one of Cobb’s NFL seasons came under McCarthy while a member of the Green Bay Packers. With the head coach now manning the Dallas Cowboys, why wouldn’t Randall Cobb want to stick around for a second season with America’s Team? That’s a question that only Cobb can answer and a lot of it will likely depend on what sort of offers he gets in about a month once free agency begins. The Cowboys certainly provide Cobb...

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Bengals poised to have second-most valuable draft class

Photo by Joe Robbins/ With just seven picks at the moment, the Bengals are still set up for a successful draft. In all likelihood, the Bengals will have ended up with more than seven picks by the end of this year’s NFL Draft. If they don’t, they’re still set up better than 30 other NFL teams according to one metric. Using the value chart created by former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson, the Bengals have the second-most valuable draft class, trailing just the Miami Dolphins. Tankathon.com put together the full rankings list here. The most valuable pick in the draft is...

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Why passing on a defensive tackle early in the draft may make sense for the Cowboys

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports There could be a better way to get the defensive help the Cowboys need. Once the Cowboys decided to make a change at head coach, there was a good possibility there would be change in the schemes and philosophies on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. As it happened, the offensive side of the ball doesn’t look like it’s going to change all that much with Kellen Moore still being the offensive coordinator and play-caller. Surely Mike McCarthy will add some of his own touches on that side of the ball, but for the most part the Cowboys offense...

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Cowboys 2020 draft prospects: WR Denzel Mims

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Scouting report on Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims. Wide receiver could be a sneaky need for the Dallas Cowboys this offseason. Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, and Tavon Austin are all free agents, leaving Dallas with a major hole at the position. Now there is little chance the Cowboys let Cooper walk, so he should be in the fold next season, but Cobb is a different story. After bringing in his former head coach, Mike McCarthy, the odds of retaining Cobb seem to have increased; he could return on a relatively team-friendly deal giving Dallas a solid group of...

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Cowboys news: The one thing Dallas can do to dethrone the NFC Champs

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Check out today’s latest and greatest news surrounding America’s team. NFL 2020: Here’s what each NFC team must do to dethrone the 49ers as conference champions - Cody Benjamin, CBS Sports What can the Cowboys do to come out on top of the NFC? Dallas Cowboys Be aggressive (be, be aggressive) Now that Jason Garrett is out as Dallas’ head coach, we can stop assuming the annual Cowboys hype train has to come screeching to a halt because the guy in the headset would rather flip the field with a punt than use his high-priced weapons on fourth-and-short....

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Sean Lee seems to be considering all options with free agency looming

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ What do you want to see The General do? There are plenty of big Dallas Cowboys storylines to choose from this offseason. There’s a flavor for everyone. You’ve got Dak Prescott needing a new deal, Amari Cooper needing one as well, oh and did you know that Byron Jones needs one on top of that? That’s just the top level, by the way. Role players like Randall Cobb, Robert Quinn, on and on and on are all in need of new contracts. The Cowboys front office will have to juggle this while having a new head coach plus a first-round pick to use for the first time...

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Cowboys news: DL coach Jim Tomsula not interested in DL rotation if drop off is significant

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The new defensive line coach wants the best players to play and to heck with a rotation. Jim Tomsula isn't interested in DL rotation if other guys aren't producing - David Helman - DallasCowboys.comThe Cowboys new DL coach is not as big on having a rotation if the drop off is a steep one. The Cowboys will undoubtedly add talent in free agency and the draft, but it’s fair to wonder whether Tomsula will be able to deploy it the way he wants to. ”If everybody can play, everybody will play,” he said. “But when you look out there and it looks different...

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Dez Bryant has reached out to Stephen Jones about returning to the Dallas Cowboys

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ Could the X come back to Dallas? The NFL offseason can lead to wild ideas from people with regards to their favorite football team, suggestions like who they should sign, trade, etc. There are ideas that pop up every year that are part of the usual rotation. Some believe that Tony Romo should return to the organization as head coach, people have long clamored for DeMarcus Ware to work on the defensive staff, most of these wants and wishes involve players of old returning in some sort of capacity. Re-living the good ol’ days, sort of. Many Cowboys fans have started...

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Cowboys and Chiefs in the next Super Bowl? That is one prediction being made

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Some pundits see the Cowboys rebounding in 2020. 2019 was undoubtedly a cruel season for Dallas Cowboys fans. The team was supposed to be a true contender with a stacked roster. Coming off a loss in the divisional round the previous year, this was the season they were supposed to up their game and make some real noise. That didn’t exactly happen. The Cowboys stumbled and bumbled their way to an 8-8 record and a seat on the sidelines when the playoffs rolled around. It cost head coach Jason Garrett his job and we are now entering the Mike McCarthy Era. Will...

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Cowboys: 3 immediate changes Mike McCarthy must make in Dallas

Despite some ho-hum results on the field, the Dallas Cowboys remain one of the most talked-about teams in the NFL. That won’t change any time soon. After posting an 8-8 record in 2019, the team parted ways with head coach Jason Garrett. The on-field results simply didn’t match up with the amount of talent the […] The post Cowboys: 3 immediate changes Mike McCarthy must make in Dallas appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Post Super Bowl power rankings has the Cowboys listed 12th

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The status of the Cowboys heading into the real start of the offseason. Super Bowl complete. With the Chiefs beating the 49ers, the whole of the NFL heads into the offseason. Free agency and then the draft will help to remake each team in the NFL, including the Cowboys. Of course, Dallas is undergoing an even more extreme makeover with a new head coach and a revamped coaching staff. Given all the change, we’ll take a peek and see how the team is perceived around the league in a new ESPN power ranking. The ESPN poll used the votes of over 80 writers and...

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The Cowboys want ballhawks, so who do they have and who can they get?

Photo by Elsa/ Takeaways is the new name of the game. Newsflash: the new Dallas Cowboys want ballhawks. Defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist said that earlier in the week. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan echoed a similar sentiment as well. It’s clear that this new staff is going to prioritize taking the ball away, something the Cowboys have struggled mightily with the last few years. Wanting ballhawks and having ballhawks are two completely different things. Every team would surely love to have a bunch of ballhawks starting in the secondary, but that’s usually an unrealistic...

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How the Cowboys special teams unit could look like under new coach John Fassel

Photo by Harry How/ A new coach could mean new players, but who can we expect to be logging reps in the kicking game? The Dallas Cowboys finished in the top 10 in both yards gained on offense and yards allowed on defense last season, including finishing number one overall on offense. For two-thirds of the football being played, the Cowboys were one of the stronger units, yet they finished the season with an 8-8 record. A big reason for that was that their special teams unit was especially hideous. Before finally being released, kicker Brett Maher was leading the league in missed field...

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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott reacts to Giants hiring Jason Garrett

Old face, new place. Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will stay in the NFC East in 2020, as he’s hopped on to Joe Judge’s New York Giants coaching staff as offensive coordinator. Garrett’s departure from Dallas to arrival in New York is more fuel added to the fire that is the Cowboys vs. […] The post Cowboys QB Dak Prescott reacts to Giants hiring Jason Garrett appeared first on ClutchPoints.

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Cowboys will not get it done with Jason Garrett – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and DeAngelo Williams agree that the Dallas Cowboys will not win a Super Bowl with Jason Garrett as their head coach, while Domonique Foxworth gives Garrett credit for winning games. ✔

Jason Garrett edges out Mike Zimmer as a top 10 coach in the NFL – Domonique Foxworth | First Take

Max Kellerman, Domonique Foxworth and Keyshawn Johnson debate if Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett is a top ten coach in the NFL right now. #FirstTake ✔