Top 2013 Offensive Prospects


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Here is a quick look at some of the top rookie prospects in the upcoming draft.

Offensive tackle

Luke Joeckel

1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
 4. D.J. Fluker, Alabama
5. Kyle Long, Oregon

In the mix: Oday Aboushi, Virginia; Dallas Thomas, Tennessee; Menelik Watson, Florida State.

Centers/Guards

Chance Warmack

1. Chance Warmack, Alabama
2. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
3. Barrett Jones, Alabama
4. Justin Pugh, Syracuse
5. Travis Frederick, Wisconsin

In the mix: Larry Warford, Kentucky; Khaled Holmes, USC; Brian Winters, Kent State.

Running Backs

Giovani Bernard

1. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
2. Eddie Lacy, Alabama
 3. Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
 4. Montee Ball, Wisconsin
5. Andre Ellington, Clemson

In the mix: Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State; Stepfan Taylor, Stanford; Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina; Jonathan Franklin, UCLA.

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Dallas Cowboys Fans Interview Series Part 1


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America’s Team” is a popular nickname in the United States that refers to the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The nickname originated with the team’s 1978 highlight film, where the narrator opens with the following introduction:

“They appear on television so often that their faces are as familiar to the public as presidents and movie stars. They are the Dallas Cowboys, “America’s Team”.-Wikipedia

I would like to take the time to highlight some of the awesome #CowboysNation fans out there that makes this fan-base so great. Who truly bleed Blue and Silver 24/7 365.

This is the first interview in the TrueBlueNation “America’s Team” Fan Interview Series. The series will feature interviews with many die-hard Dallas Cowboys fans locally and world-wide. I’m so excited to present our TrueBlueNation readers with our first interview: TxShelbyTx

Q: If you don’t mind can you tell my TrueBlueNation readers a little about yourself?     

A: I’m a mom, wife, and a Cowboys Fan for life! I was voted “Most Electrifying Cowboys Fan” a couple of years ago and recently inducted into the Pro Football’s Ultimate Fan Association at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. 

I am known as the ‘Ultimate Fan of the Fans’ because of my respect for all fan-bases but most people know me by the Blue Star hat I wear everywhere.

 

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: I’m always looking for ways to help make the community better so I am usually either helping to plan a charity event, attending one or helping to promote one.  I believe community involvement is very important.  My second favorite thing is helping fans who are making plans to visit the area for a game.

I hope to help them make the most of  their trip. Beyond that, I am watching football, planning my next fantasy football win or just spending time with family and friends.

 

Q: How long have you been a Dallas Cowboys Fan? Are you a season ticket owner?  (If so for how long?)

A: Yes. I am a proud Season Ticket Holder!  It was priority one when we moved to the area about eight years ago.  I have been a Cowboys fan as long as my memory serves and I first verbally shared my passion for the Cowboys while giving some friends a hard time as the Bears was doing the ‘Super Bowl Shuffle’.

 

Q: Who is your All-Time favorite Dallas Cowboys player and why?

A: My All-Time favorite player would be Roger Staubach but I’m also a big fan of all of our Hall of Famers, Ring of Honor athletes, and several other players I feel are deserving of either honor.

Q: Who is your favorite current Dallas Cowboys player and why?

A: My favorite current player is Jason Witten. Not only is he very fan-friendly, he is also very involved in the community.  I have a huge appreciation for him on and off the field.

 

Q: Who was your favorite Dallas Cowboys Coach?

A: Hands down, Tom Landry. 

He was wise beyond his years, Coach Landry was innovative and well-respected among those around him. My favorite times spent with Cowboys legends have been when they shared their experiences with Mr. Landry and I’m always moved by how fond each of them were of this legendary coach.

 

Q: What was your favorite Cowboys moment and why? What was your least favorite moment?

A: “THE CATCH” will forever be my favorite moment. I still hear about that from time to time. There are so many favorites though! Hail Mary, “Defender of the Star”, and Emmitt Smith’s All-Time rushing record… just  to name a few.

Some of my favorite moments don’t always happen on the field or even in relation to players at all.  Being able to spend time with a fellow fan as they take in their very first Cowboys Game – live and in person!

What a huge honor that is to be a part of and it always takes me back to my first time, because of all of those fans who have shared that experience I’ll never take for granted that I live minutes from where so many want to be badly.

 

Q: If you were the owner of the Dallas Cowboys what would you change or what would you do to change the current direction of the Cowboys organization?

A: I would change the separation between team, organization, and the fans. The teams with a strong bond with their fan base typically has the best home field advantage. The Cowboys are a great road team and I give props to the fan-family who attend those games. I have ideas on how to improve this and hopefully, I will get to share them with someone who can help implement those ideas soon.

Additionally, I think the fans are far more knowledgeable about the team than they get credit for… there should be someone who watches their online voices and encourages them to be vocal in a constructive way.

 

Q: If you could ask our current owner Jerry Jones anything what would you ask him?     

A: “Hey Jerry!  Would you like a hat?!” HA HA!

Seriously though, I would like to ask him about some of the sound-bites we got early in the season and how we could currently be so far from the encouraging words he gave us all back then.  Oh and my third question would be, “What’s in that kool-aid!?” Only because I chug it year after year. I may have a small addiction to it at this point.

 

Q: Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs this year?

A: I think we have a good chance at it with a few changes. We are not mathematically out of it yet but we’re also not that far away either.  I believe our schedule from here out is a benefit to us but I also know that one bad game can make or break this team. We have to play the rest of the games the way they plan to play  us – like its their Super Bowl.  GO COWBOYS!

 

                                                                                                                                            

Before we end our interview let’s play a little word association…….

Jerry Jones: Business and marketing genius!

Tony Romo: needs protection.

New York Giants: G-men.

Washington Redskins: Who?

Eagles Fans: have a bad rap.

The TrueBlueNation Fan Club would like to thank Shelby for taking time out of her busy schedule to sit down to talk with us. Please visit her website TxShelbyTx and check out her Spirit Star Hat website.

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Cowboys ILB Sean Lee may be done for the year.


 

NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that Dallas Cowboys inside linebacker Sean Lee may be done for the year after injuring his toe in the Carolina game last Sunday. 

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WR Dez Bryant and OLB Anthony Spencer active for today’s game


 

Dallas Cowboys will have wide receiver Dez Bryant (groin) and outside linebacker Anthony Spencer (strained pectoral muscle) in the starting lineup. Both will be active for today’s NFC match up against the Carolina Panthers.

 

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Cowboys tame Panthers 19-14; move to .500


The Dallas Cowboys (3-3) defeated the lowly Carolina Panthers (1-5) 19-14 to move the team to .500 and ended a two-game losing streak.  The win moves the Cowboys in a tie with the eagles for second place in the NFC East division.  The player of the game was returning outside linebacker Anthony Spencer. Spencer finished with six tackles (3 solo, 3 assisted) and one sack. Miles Austin lead all Cowboys receivers with five catches for 97 yards and one touchdown.

Running back Felix Jones ran for 44 yards on 15 carries. Jones was sideline some of the second half of the game with a neck strain and a bruised knee. Tony Romo finished 24 of 34 for 227 yards passing and the Cowboys lone touchdown.

Next up for the Cowboys will be the division leading New York Giants (5-2) at Cowboys Stadium.

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Cowboys vs Panthers


Week #6

Dallas Cowboys (2-3) at Carolina Panthers (1-4)

Bank Of America Stadium

Quick Facts:

Series Record: Dallas leads series 8-3.

Last Meeting: Sept. 28th, 2009 (Dallas 21 Carolina 7)

Series Streak: Cowboys won the last four meetings.

Panthers Offensive Rank

  • 18.4 points per game. (25th)
  • 337 total yards per game. (23rd)
  • 223 passing yard per game. (22nd)
  • 114 rushing yards per game. (13th)

Panthers Defensive Rank

  • 25 points per game. (21st)
  • 377  total yards per game. (23rd)
  • 249.6 passing yards per game. (19th)
  • 127.4 rushing yards per game. (23rd)

Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys Offensive Rank

  • 18.8 points per game. (24th)
  • 387.4 total yards per game. (6th)
  • 287.8 passing yards per game. (6th)
  • 99.6 rushing yards per game. (20th)

Cowboys Defensive Rank

  • 23.8 points per game. (20th)
  • 285.2 total yards per game. (2nd)
  • 181.6 passing yards per game. (2nd)
  • 103.6 rushing yards per game. (13th)

Sources: NFL.Com,DallasCowboys.com

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Sean Lee ties Lee Roy Jordan’s single game tackle record


Golden Tate’s blind side block on Cowboys inside linebacker Sean Lee is the talk around water coolers nation wide but you can not overshadow the fact that Lee is a tacking machine. He was all over the field making tackles in the Cowboys 27-7 loss to Seattle.

“I’m just going out there playing, just play to play trying to make a play, reading my keys and running to the football,” Lee said. “When you get in the game and you’re just playing, you don’t know. You don’t keep track of stuff like that.”

Sean Lee tied a 41-year-old Cowboys franchise single game record with 21 tackles against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. He tied Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor member Lee Roy Jordan.

Jordan, recorded a team record 21 tackles versus Philadelphia on Sept. 26, 1971.

Source: ESPN Dallas

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Cowboys begins preliminary extension talks with Tony Romo


The Dallas Cowboys have begun “preliminary” extension talks with quarterback Tony Romo. The six-year, $67.4 million deal signed by Romo in October of 2007 will expire after the 2013 season.  The Cowboys hope to ink a deal with Romo soon to lower his salary cap number will double from 8 million dollars this year to 16 million next year.

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Happy Birthday Coach Tom Landry


Happy Birthday to Coach Tom Landry.

Thomas Wade “Tom” Landry (September 11, 1924–February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. He is ranked as one of the greatest and most innovative coaches in National Football League (NFL) history, creating many new formations and methods. He invented the now popular 4–3 defense, and the “flex defense” system made famous by the “Doomsday Defense” squads he created during his 29 year tenure with the Dallas Cowboys.

Landry won two Super Bowl titles (VI, XII), 5 NFC titles, 13 Divisional titles, and compiled a 270-178-6 record, the 3rd most wins of all time for an NFL coach. His 20 career playoff victories are the most of any coach in NFL history. He was named the NFL Coach of the Year in 1966 and the NFC Coach of the Year in 1975. His most impressive professional accomplishment is his 20 consecutive winning seasons (1966–1985), an NFL record that remains unbroken and unchallenged. Also from 1965 to 1981 the Cowboys won 17 consecutive regular season openers, also an NFL record that remains unbroken and unchallenged. Under Landry the Cowboys had a record of 41-11 in regular season games in the month of Dec. from 1965 to 1982, and 24-4 from 1970 to 1979 to either clinch a playoff spot or build momentum to go deep on many championship runs, from 1966 to 1982 Dallas played in 12 NFL/NFC Championship games, a span of 17 years. More impressive is the Cowboys appearance in 10 NFC Championship games in the 13-year span from 1970 to 1982.

Leading the Cowboys to 3 Super Bowl appearances in four years between 1975 and 1978,and 5 in 9 years between 1970 and 1978, and being on T.V. more than any other NFL Franchise is what spawned the title of “America’s Team”, a title Landry did not appreciate because he felt it would bring on extra motivation from the rest of the league to compete with the Cowboys. The Cowboys also won 10+ games 17 out of 20 years from 1966 to 1985 including playoff wins, for an overall record of 226-95-2 in that span of 20 consecutive winning seasons.

Source: Wikipedia

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Cowboys Blast from the Past: Larry Allen


At 6 ft 3 inches tall and weighing 325 pounds, Allen was possibly one of the most physically strongest men to have ever played in the NFL, recorded a bench press of 705 lb and a squat of 905 lb.

Larry Allen was an 11-time Pro Bowl selection drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round with the 46th pick in 1994. In his career with the Dallas Cowboys (1994–2005), Allen has played in more Pro Bowls than any other Dallas Cowboys offensive player in franchise history.

Career Stats

  • All-Rookie Team (1994)
  • 11× Pro Bowl selection (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • 7× All-Pro selection (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Super Bowl champion (XXX)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

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TrueBlueNation is featured in the Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine


TrueBlueNation Fan Club Founder Brandon Beasley was in the September 8th edition of the Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine on page 12 in the Fan Profile section. 

Brandon works full-time and would consider running TrueBlueNation as his part-time job, but can’t because it’s his passion.  This passion for America’s Team has led Brandon and his thousand of followers on a journey from watch parties, to games at the stadium, to meeting the players, and now being featured in the Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine.  Brandon thanks every single follower for their support in his and their passion, Supporting America’s Team the DALLAS COWBOYS!! 

 

53-man roster projection


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This is my first 53-man roster projection for the pre-season. Here we go……

QUARTERBACKS (2) Tony Romo and Kyle Orton

RUNNING BACKS (3) DeMarco Murray, Felix Jones, and Phillip Tanner (I wish we would trade Felix Jones and give UNT’s own Lance Dunbar a chance.)

FULLBACKS (1) Lawrence Vickers

TIGHT ENDS (3) Jason Witten, John Phillips, and James Hanna

WIDE RECEIVERS (6) Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, Andre Holmes, Cole Beasley, Danny Coale

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9) Tyron Smith, Doug Free, Nate Livings, Mackenzy Bernadeau, Phil Costa, David Arkin, Jermey Parnell, Ronald Leary, and Derrick Dockery
Hopefully the Cowboys will pick up someone from the waiver wire (center) and release Costa.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (7) Jay Ratliff, Jason Hatcher, Sean Lissemore, Marcus Spears, Tyrone Crawford, Josh Brent, and Clifton Geathers

INSIDE LINEBACKERS (4) Sean Lee, Dan Connor, Bruce Carter, and Orie Lemon

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (5) DeMarcus Ware, Anthony Spencer, Victor Butler, Kyle Wilber, and Adrian Hamilton

CORNERBACKS (6) Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne, Mike Jenkins, Orlando Scandrick, CJ Wilson, and Lionel Smith

SAFETIES (4) Gerald Sensabaugh, Barry Church, Danny McCray, and Matt Johnson

SPECIALISTS (3) Dan Bailey, Chris Jones, and Charley Hughlett

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Jerry Jones: I will never sell the Dallas Cowboys


The millions of Dallas Cowboys fans who wish Jerry Jones would sell America’s Team here is your answer to that.   

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tells TMZ.con he would NEVER sell the team … even if he KNEW his departure would result in a Super Bowl win.-TMZ.Com

What is your reaction to Jerry’s statement?

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Source: TMZ.Com