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Myself and a lot of other folks (probably YOU included) thought the Cowboys made some really bad decisions this offseason when they let Amari Cooper and La'el Collins go, lost Randy Gregory etc. Three weeks in to this thing, do we give Jerry and Stephen Jones credit for being.....not dummies?
Allow me to correct my lies to you from early. Expectations were that Michael Gallup was going to play this week against the Giants but he will not. Jason Peters is a go but not at offensive tackle, according to reports. Plus Jalen Tolbert and your questions.
Bryan Broaddus of 105.3 The Fan, one of the best in the business has put out the thought that Cowboys 3rd round pick Jalen Tolbert maybe inactive against the Bucs with Simi Fehoko and Dennis Houston playing. Should you be mad, disappointed, sad etc? I'll lay out my thoughts.
Michael Gallup took part in individual practice today for the first time, we've got some clarity on Jourdan Lewis' availability for Sunday night and a 2nd year player to keep an eye on. Plus my initial thoughts on Cowboys - Bucs matchup and what to watch for.
Jerry Jones was on The Fan today and a couple of things he said about Jason Peters and Michael Gallup have me interested. Let's get a realistic timeline on Gallup, and when we will see Jason Peters on the field. Starting at 9:00 is position groups I'm most interested in heading in to the season.
Please do not click this if you're looking for hardcore Cowboys content. This is literally just myself and my friend Dave Helman from Fox Sports talking about the Rings of Power show because we enjoy Tolkien stuff. Please don't hate me for using a platform I built on the Cowboys to do this either. LFG Galadriel.
The Cowboys real 53 man roster and plan for how they will start the regular season is now coming in to view. What their plan is at backup QB and on special teams, the long term future of the RB position, plus news from around the division with the Eagles trade of Jalen Reagor vs how the Cowboys handled Amari Cooper.
The Cowboys have cut the squad down to their 'final' 53 although it's not REALLY the final 53. But let's talk about what it looks like they're doing, what surprises we have, and how the Cowboys are tricking this thing up a little bit.
According to Ian and Schefty and Archer, Tyron Smith is going to miss at least 'multiple months' of the season after pulling a hamstring off the bone. How disastrous is this for Dallas and what is their next move? Come on in let's cry together.
Last night's Cowboys practice has some cool takeaways including what we might be about to see from Micah Parsons. And the announcement he made that I don't like. Plus the rookie who really needed a great practice and got one, the offensive lineman who is back, Tyler Smith is out, DaRon Bland running with the first team and on and on.
Let's knock out the takeaways from the Cowboys and Chargers preseason game with notes on all sorts of things including: KaVontae Turpin announced he's made the team and the Cowboys return game could be nasty. The Cowboys defense continues to impress in a couple of different ways. Reviews on Cowboys rookies performances. The sneaky name I think should make the 53. The QB competition is ON! Much more
The Cowboys and Chargers held a joint practice for the second straight day and I've got the takeaways you need from it packed in to just a few minutes, followed by your questions. We've got notes on: Michael Gallup Tony Pollard Simi Fehoko/Dennis Houston DaRon Bland Dalton Schultz Tyler Smith and more. Plus your questions.
The Cowboys practiced with the LA Chargers today. How the Cowboys offense did against LA's defense and vice versa. Micah Parsons isn't human, CeeDee Lamb injury update, Cowboys offensive line bounces back + more notes.
I asked for questions from the people and the people have delivered. Dicker the kicker is available, how viable a threat are the Eagles to the Cowboys, what they could still do with their cap space and more.
Let me hit you with a couple of takeaways I have after watching the Cowboys and Broncos joint practice. A couple good, a couple bad and a friendly reminder that it's still just one practice before a single preseason game has been played. Dak Prescott to CeeDee Lamb sure looks fun though!
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It's a Cowboys ask me anything with some questions already prepared from you guys on Twitter. It might not be popular but I have some credit to give to Kellen Moore, which position group is most important to the outcome of the season, how good is Jayron Kearse, who is fighting for a roster spot etc etc.
Full practice report for Thursday 8/4: Jalen Tolbert's breakout day Other players who stood out How different position battles are shaking out so far Guys worthy of praise Way more other things than you want to hear
Updates on the newest Cowboy Anthony Barr in terms of health and his role, plus Jabril Cox possible cause for concern and four names to watch if the Cowboys want to upgrade their wide receiver group.
As promised I watched the tape on Cowboys first round pick Tyler Smith from the last couple days of padded practice and I'll fill you in on my takeaway which in short is, he's looking good. Plus whatever questions you have! Also some notes on Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys wide receiver situation and lots more.
Cowboys second day of practice in pads is in the books. I've got everyone who shined (including Tony Pollard), everyone who struggled (including the OL) and some names you need to know (including Dennis Houston). Injury report Details on Dak's up and down day. Jourdan Lewis showing up big. Progress reports on Tyler Smith and Sam Williams Much more
The Cowboys completed their first day in pads today and you're going to love who was the star of the show. It's also making the Cowboys decisions not to fortify certain position groups look pretty bad. Come on in, smash the like button and bring your questions.
We're about to get in to the good stuff of training camp. The pads go on tomorrow so we can get real evaluations on where a lot of these guys stand. I've a list of guys that I'll be keeping my eye on that are either battling for starting jobs or roster spots. Come in with your questions and guys you want me to watch.
There's one guy in the media who does QB rankings the right way and I'd like to take you through the why and how of it and where Dak Prescott really ranks in the NFL. Plus some Cowboys camp preview things including Kelvin Joseph and where he currently sits in the cornerback pecking order.
Which Cowboys players on offense and defense do we expect will be improved this year? And which Cowboys joining the list of "very good NFL starter" would be the most impactful for this team's Super Bowl dreams? Plus TONS of listener questions answered. A very good Cowboys fix for you.
All sorts of Cowboy things to discuss as we're a week from training camp including if they should still be looking to upgrade the wide receiver group, the young players I expect to impress, and your questions! Please smash that like button and leave in the comments the young Cowboy you're expecting to light up camp.
The Cowboys have signed former Longhorn LB Malik Jefferson according to Mike Fisher. That's not necessarily a big signing or even a guarantee to make the Cowboys roster. There are however other names still out there that the Cowboys SHOULD be interested in, including Julio Jones and Will Fuller.
What will Cowboys rookie WR Jalen Tolbert's stat line look like this year? Will Tony Pollard eat in to the Ezekiel Elliott touches? If not, how else can the Cowboys get him involved? Cowboys position camp battles to look forward to plus the position group the worries me the most.
Fun little nugget from Pro Football Focus on Michael Gallup and why he deserves his flowers. Also evidence that maybe Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore knows what he's doing. NFL execs voted on the top 10 QBs in the NFL and I'll tell you where Dak Prescott is and why it also doesn't matter at all.