Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Cowboys’

Joe Theismann: Starting Dwayne Haskins Week 1 would be ‘formula for disaster’ for Washington

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Washington used its first first-round draft pick in 2019 on quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The rookie has size and a big arm, though after a strong start in OTAs he reportedly showed some inconsistency during minicamp earlier this month. Even though Washington finds itself in a likely fight with the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East title, franchise legend Joe Theismann says the team would be better off bringing Haskins along slowly.

When will the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott do another deal?

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

With the Cowboys currently intent on extending quarterback Dak Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper, both of whom have contracts that expire after the season, the Cowboys don't seem to be thinking at all about negotiating a new contract with running back Ezekiel Elliott. It's fairly obvious that the Cowboys aren't making Elliott a priority for a 2019 re-do, and it's equally obvious that Elliott won't be clamoring for his second contract this year. The question becomes whether the Cowboys will extend Elliott prior to the 2020 season, which will be the last of his rookie deal.

Could Ezekiel Elliott be the odd man out as Cowboys pay their stars?

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

The Dallas Cowboys have done a good job of drafting key pieces in recent years: quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, selected in 2016, and cornerback Byron Jones, selected in 2015, have all been named Pro Bowlers. Recently, ESPN NFL reporter Dan Graziano posted a story running down 50 players he believed could get a contract extension before training camps open.

‘The deep ball is back in Dallas’: Why an emerging receiver could lift the Cowboys offense from mediocrity

Monday, June 24th, 2019

I guess the biggest thing everybody wants to know is that me and Dak have been working on the deep ball,” Gallup told Yahoo Sports. That's been going good, and the new quarterback coach [Jon Kitna] wants him to throw that. He sees more on the horizon for an offense that came within two wins of the Super Bowl but far too often showed an overall lack of dynamism and downfield aggression, both of which got Prescott roundly criticized and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan canned after the season.

Cowboys, Patriots, Eagles fans rank as best in NFL, according to one study

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Emory University Goizueta School of Business professor Mike Lewis sought to use statistical analysis to determine the NFL's “best” fans. The study used the hard-core, religiously devoted fan as well as the casual fan, so those at the top of the list have more of the latter and those at the bottom of the list less. The Cowboys ranked as the best fans in Lewis' study, followed by the Patriots, Eagles, Giants, Steelers and Packers, respectively.

Amari Cooper on being highest-paid WR: Not now

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper told us that he was looking for a 2,000-yard season during Monday's appearance on #PFTPM and he also revealed that he's still looking to prove the Cowboys right for trading for him last season. Cooper is setting those goals at the same time that he's talking to the Cowboys about a new contract and the same time that several other top wide receivers are looking for new deals. One of those receivers — Julio Jones, A.J. Green and Michael Thomas are the others — will likely wind up as the highest-paid receiver in the NFL.

Dak Prescott’s expectations are high

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Dak Prescott may or may not get a contract extension before the season begins. In three seasons, Prescott has never had a losing record. The Cowboys were 13-3 his rookie season, 9-7 his second season and 10-6 last season.

Cowboys expect Robert Quinn “to bring some good stuff”

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

The Cowboys hope to get Randy Gregory, who is indefinitely suspended, back on the roster before the start of the season. Even if they don't, the Cowboys are covered by the acquisition of Robert Quinn from the Dolphins. Dallas has what defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli affectionately calls “racing lizards” at defensive end with DeMarcus Lawrence on the left and Quinn on the right.

Trysten Hill watching how Hall of Famers played his position

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Trysten Hill is the “perfect fit” for what Rod Marinelli wants in a three-technique for the Cowboys defense. It's why Dallas passed on a safety with the 58th overall choice and instead selected the Central Florida defensive tackle. Hill was asked what he thought Marinelli meant by “perfect fit,” and said, “I think just the way I play, my play style, and what he wants out of his three-techniques and how they play the game.

Tony Romo takes another WD at esteemed Northeast Am

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Tony Romo's venture into competitive golf is at a crossroads. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current NFL on CBS commentator has tried to make a name for himself on the course since his retirement from football in 2017. The 39-year-old is 38 over par in six tour rounds, missing the cut at the last two Corales Puntacana Championships and this year's AT&T Byron Nelson, which was played Trinity Forest, Romo's home course in Dallas.