Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Cowboys’

Cowboys hoping this is the year Tavon Austin becomes a complete receiver

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

During his five seasons with the Rams, Tavon Austin was mostly a disappointment: Although he made the occasional big play as a runner, receiver or returner, he never really put it all together to be a complete player. It can according to Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who says Austin is showing he can handle everything thrown at him in Dallas. Prescott said all of his receivers are starting to get it, but when asked which of the Cowboys’ new receivers has done the best job of getting involved in the offense, Prescott said it was Austin.

Dak Prescott on receivers: We’re starting to get it

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

The makeup of the Cowboys receiving corps has been a talking point around the team all offseason as the team said farewell to Dez Bryan and Brice Butler while bringing in several new players to serve as targets for quarterback Dak Prescott. Early word from training camp was that the passing game was having a hard time finding itself, but Prescott feels that things have come together with camp in California coming to an end ahead of Saturday’s preseason game. “We really click,” Prescott said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Travis Frederick receives good news

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Cowboys center Travis Frederick received good news from his visit to Dr. Robert Watkins on Wednesday. Frederick has nothing more than stingers, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. The series of stingers bothered Frederick enough that the Cowboys sent him to

Cowboys add wide receiver Dres Anderson

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The Cowboys added some wide receiver depth, with a strong NFL lineage. The team announced the signing of wideout Dres Anderson. To make room for him on the roster, they released defensive end Joby Saint Fleur. Anderson was just released by the Colts

Cole Beasley on his surprising rap career: ‘I’m just getting started’

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Before Cole Beasley publicly released his first rap album last spring, he instructed his producer to play it for people without mentioning who was dropping rhymes on the other side of the recording. Beasley wanted the album, titled “The Autobiography,”  judged without any preconceptions. “We wanted to do that because I already knew the stigmas of being an athlete and rapping,” Beasley told Yahoo Sports expert Charles Robinson on the debut episode of the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast.

Back from drug ban, Cowboys’ Gregory speaks of deeper issues

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Randy Gregory understands the prevailing view that repeated use of marijuana is the reason the Dallas Cowboys defensive end has been suspended for 30 of the past 32 games. Now that he's on the verge of playing after a year away from the NFL, the former Nebraska standout wants people to know there are deeper issues of mental health that Gregory isn't comfortable discussing in detail publicly. ''I was self-sabotaging,'' Gregory said Monday in his first group session with reporters at training camp in California.

Browns still having Dez Bryant in for a visit, but is it worth their while anymore?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

A month ago, a Dez Bryant-Cleveland Browns union made more sense. Bryant needed a team, and presumably he can still be an effective receiver, even if he’s not at the Pro Bowl level he was a few years ago. Bryant will visit the Browns on Thursday, which was reported last week and confirmed by Cleveland.com on Tuesday.

Redskins release veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

The Washington Redskins made a surprise move three weeks into training camp by releasing veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick. Scandrick signed a two-year deal with Washington in March after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys and had been practicing with the first-team defense. Coach Jay Gruden on Tuesday said the play of second-year cornerback Fabian Moreau, sixth-round pick Greg Stroman, undrafted free agents Danny Johnson and Ranthony Texada and supplemental draft pick Adonis Alexander played into the decision.

DE Gregory practices; Cowboys activate DT Collins, sign WR Carrington

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory practiced for the first time since the end of the 2016 season on Monday, nearly a month after he was reinstated by the league from suspension. Gregory, whose third violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy left him suspended for all of 2017, told reporters Monday he wasn't sure he would ever return to the Cowboys, or play football again. "Obviously, there was a chance that I would play again if I did the right things," he said, "but just looking at everything that was mapped out as far as what I needed to do and what I had going on in my life at the time, it was hard for me to say that I really thought I was going to be back." Gregory, 25, played in just two games in 2016 due to suspensions, after he appeared in 12 as a rookie in 2015.

Cowboys G Marcus Martin out, DT Maliek Collins set to return

Monday, August 13th, 2018

The Dallas Cowboys have placed guard Marcus Martin on injured reserve with a toe ailment and taken defensive tackle Maliek Collins off the physically unable to perform list following offseason surgery for a broken foot. Martin was injured in the preseason opener at San Francisco on Thursday. The fifth-year pro was among those battling for a backup job after signing a one-year deal with Dallas as a free agent.