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Blogging The Boys: Of all the Cowboys offseason moves, Randall Cobb is the one truly standing out so far
The Cowboys has a solid offseason. They added some quality free agents, made a trade, drafted a group of rookies, all in an effort to improve on their Divisional Round exit from the playoffs last season. It's the offseason shuffle that the entire league engages in every year.
The hope is that somewhere along the line, in all those transactions, you hit on a few really special moves, that you grab a couple of players who elevate your team to the next level. After a rookie minicamp, three OTA sessions, and a mandatory minicamp, the reviews are in for the Cowboys.
Blogging The Boys: Get to know more of Jason Garrett from this hour-long interview he did at Princeton
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 met with eye rolls because "he always says the same thing.
Blogging The Boys: Why is nobody talking about extending this Cowboys player entering the last year of his contract?
There has been so much contract talk this offseason to the point where if feels like every player on the Dallas Cowboys is up for a new deal soon. After years of trying to finesse contracts while cap room was limited, the team now enjoys a wide open sea of refreshing cap space. Such a luxury will be short-lived; however, as things are starting to come to a head in terms of having to pay players. With players from the 2016 draft class entering the last year of their rookie deals combined with a couple 2015 players on fifth-year options, the time is approaching where a huge amount of funds are going to be dispersed.
Fansided: Dallas Cowboys bold prediction: Cedrick Wilson makes the final-53
During OTAs last season, Dallas Cowboys receiver Cedrick Wilson was turning heads with his route running ability and pure athleticism. He was looking like a possible candidate to replace former receiver Cole Beasley in the slot.
His start to the NFL didn't go as planned after injuring his shoulder which forced Wilson on Injured Reserve (IR) for the 2018 season. Now, heading into his second season, he finds himself in a competitive battle with a group of all-new receivers.
Wilson played two years at Boise State and had impressive career numbers he totaled 139 receptions for 2,640 yards and 18 touchdowns in just 26 games.
Dallas Morning News: It's 'next man up' for Cowboys' scouting department behind Will McClay after dramatic offseason shakeups
Stability can be fleeting in the NFL. Seniority is usually measured in years, not decades.
Walter Juliff is an exception, spending parts of four decades in the Cowboys scouting department. That's what made his recent departure for Oakland so jarring.
Jeff Ireland is one of the people who worked alongside Juliff during his 31 years with the Cowboys. Now the assistant general manager in New Orleans, his congratulations on the move captured the sentiment of peers around the league.
"Did hell freeze over?'' Ireland asked his friend.
Rumors that Juliff began his tenure with the Cowboys during the siege of the Alamo are exaggerated.
ESPN.com: Cowboys' Sean Lee greeting new role with familiar intensity
FRISCO, Texas -- Linebacker Sean Lee knew something wasn't quite right as quarterback Dak Prescott rolled to his right on the first day of the Dallas Cowboys' minicamp.
Out of the corner of his eye, he saw wide receiver Amari Cooper stop, which immediately triggered to Lee that Prescott was throwing back across the field. As Prescott threw the ball, Lee darted to his right and tipped the pass away for an incompletion.
"I should've picked it off," Lee said.
The play was a sign Lee can still get it done.
Blogging The Boys: The Kellen Moore offense will look a lot like the Scott Linehan one - in a good way
If you follow the Dallas Cowboys, perhaps you have heard that they have a new offensive coordinator. In all seriousness, the promotion of Kellen Moore after only one year coaching at any level to replace Scott Linehan was the most significant decision made by the senior leadership. The success or failure of the team is directly tied to just how things go for Moore. If he is able to bring some fresh ideas and correct the more glaring issues under Linehan, this could be a great year for the talent-laden team. If he flounders, some heads are going to roll.
Blogging The Boys: Cowboys news: Cowboys feeling good about DeMarcus Lawrence's rehab from surgery
DeMarcus Lawrence has not contributed in any of the offseason programs due to rehabbing his shoulder, but things seem to be looking up for the Cowboys franchise pass rusher.
The Cowboys haven't specified when Lawrence will return from offseason shoulder surgery. But Garrett declared that he's optimistic about the timelines of Lawrence and cornerback Byron Jones, who had hip surgery in March. The two Pro Bowl defenders are the only two Cowboys expected to begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. The club isn't concerned that their recovery calendars will trickle into the regular season.
ESPN.com: NFL suspends Cowboys' Gathers for one game
FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has been suspended one game by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, it was announced Friday.
If Gathers makes the 53-man roster, he will miss the Sept. 8 opener vs. the New York Giants and be eligible to return to the team the next day.
Gathers was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana by Frisco, Texas, police before the start of last season. In March, Gathers reached a deal with the district attorney, reducing the charge to a Class C misdemeanor, 90 days deferred adjudication and a fine.
Fansided: Dallas Cowboys reportedly still in the mix for Eric Berry
Anyone following the Dallas Cowboys for the past two years knows the name Earl Thomas. The Cowboys have seemingly had an on-and-off again love affair with the former Seattle Seahawks' safety ever since he waltz into the team's locker room after a Week 16 loss on Christmas Eve and utter the words: Come get me.
That was December of 2017. Flash forward to today and Thomas is a member of the Baltimore Ravens after signing a monstrous four-year, $55 million deal in March as a 30-year old free agent coming off a season-ending leg injury.
Dallas Morning News: Publicly and privately, Jason Garrett is sending a message about the Cowboys' offense and OC Kellen Moore
FRISCO -- From the veritable moment Kellen Moore inherited Scott Linehan's old job as offensive coordinator to the last day of minicamp Thursday, Jason Garrett's message has been consistent: No wiz kids in charge around here. The boss is less interested in a Sean McVay starter kit than in implying the new guy hasn't reinvented anything.
The question is, for whom is this message intended?
Fans expecting a 21st century offense?
Or Kellen Moore?
Before considering the questions, a quick note here to acknowledge a vote of confidence this week for the new OC, this time from Cole Beasley.
Blogging The Boys: Report: Rico Gathers suspended first game of 2019 season for violating NFL's substance abuse policy
We're in the middle of June which means now is the time of year that you typically don't want to hear news about your favorite NFL team. Such was not the case on Friday as it was announced that tight end Rico Gather is suspended for the first game of the season.
#Cowboys TE Rico Gathers has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse.-- Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 14, 2019
This suspension is officially a result of Gathers' arrest a year ago for marijuana possession.
Blogging The Boys: A mega-million deal for Dak Prescott won't leave the Cowboys short of cash for other contracts
The idea of committing a bunch of money to Dak Prescott for the next several years has created quite a stir among Cowboys Nation. The debate about giving him a huge contract rages among the faithful. While there are areas where he can improve, Prescott offers a huge breath of fresh air compared to some of the non-Tony Romo quarterbacks we've seen over the last 20 years. Michael Irvin said it best:
"Dolphins, Jaguars: They've been looking for a quarterback for almost 15-20 years.
Fansided: Dallas Cowboys: A huge reason why extending Dak Prescott now is smart
The NFL is a very habitual league. Whether it be the routines of practice, gameday preparation, or how teams start to ramp it up for the season, for the most part, it is all ritualistic in nature. When it comes to paying players, and specifically with quarterbacks in mind, this is also the case and the Dallas Cowboys are being wise to get ahead of the curve so to speak.
Often times when discussing an NFL quarterback's next or upcoming deal, a term you often here is "market rate". Another key phrase that gets thrown around in these instances is "what the market dictates".
Blogging The Boys: Dak Prescott's growth and Jon Kitna's coaching could mean great things for Cowboys
The OTAs and minicamp are in the books for the Dallas Cowboys. We now have training camp to look forward to and it is less that seven weeks away. This year, the anticipation is very high. Reports out of the helmet-and-shorts practices just concluded have been almost all good. And one very important player has gotten perhaps the most glowing reviews: Dak Prescott. Multiple sources have noted how evident his growth as a quarterback is. Here is a bit from Dave Helman of the mothership, quoting and seconding un-retired Jason Witten (who knows a thing or two about this game):
Witten said Prescott has been fantastic during the offseason program, leading the first-team offense through 10 crisp practices to this point.