NFL Insider Louis Riddick makes his prediction for our Dallas Cowboys. Does he see our Cowboys repeating as NFC East Champs?
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The radio home of the Dallas Cowboys 105.3 The Fan reports that the NFL reduces Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy’s suspension from 10 games to 4 games.
Coming in at number 36 on the NFL Top 100 players list is Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith.
One of the most exciting wide receivers in the NFL, Dez Bryant was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys with the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 draft.
Dez Bryant’s Pro Day
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The Dallas Cowboys select USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Another piece of smart drafting by the Dallas Cowboys to draft the young beast of an offensive lineman!
Tyron is an important piece of the Dallas Cowboys effort in rebuilding the “Great Wall” offensive line.
Smith is one of the best prospects on the hoof in this class. Blessed with an ideal NFL frame and has the outstanding feet and athleticism necessary to be a starting left tackle. Does a great job staying in front of speed rushers, locks on and sustains, and can anchor against the bull rush. Shows solid power in the running game and is really productive out in space. Football IQ is lacking. Fails to find his target at times in the running games and is a tick slow recognizing blitzes. Smith could come off the board early in the first round due to his rare physical gifts.—NFL.com
The Dallas Cowboys select center Travis Frederick with the 31st overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
What a lot of Dallas Cowboys fans saw as a head scratcher turned out to be one of the best young offensive lineman coming out of the draft class. Frederick is one of the key pieces of rebuilding the “Great Wall” here in Dallas.
Draft Analysis (via NFL.com)
“This is a kid who is a typical Wisconsin offensive lineman. He’s tough and takes great angles, but I had a third-round grade on him, and I think it’s a little bit of a reach at this point.” — Mike Mayock
We are just three days until the 2015 NFL Mock Draft kicks off in Chicago, I figured I would join in on all the fun speculation about mock drafts. In this mock draft, I am going to try to get inside the heads of Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones, and Will McClay by accurately predicting their every this weekend.
Without further ado, my 2015 Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft
Round 1- Eric Kendricks LB UCLA
This might be the hardest projection for the Cowboys in 2015. With not one specific glaring need on either side of the ball, figuring out where Dallas will go awfully troublesome. Personally one of my favorite players in the draft, Kendricks could be the potential replacement to Rolando McClain after this season. This pick wouldn’t be exactly about need but strictly for value.
Kendricks has an unbelievable knack for making plays.
Round 2- TJ Yeldon RB Alabama
TJ Yeldon is one of the many ideal fits at running back for the Dallas Cowboys in this draft.
A very patient runner, Yeldon meshes well with what this offensive line does, and that is just physically dominating a defense’s front 7. Even though he does not have the biggest frame, he is one of the top running backs in pass protection. Yeldon would also create many mismatches coming out of the backfield. In essence, he can easily replace DeMarco Murray.
Round 3- Josh Shaw CB USC
Josh Shaw would be a potential first round pick if it weren’t for a series of incidents that led to his suspension for lying to coaches on how he got injured. However, that is besides the point. Due to Shaw not having “élite athleticism and speed”, he fits in very well working as a Cover 2 CB and FS.
Shaw is very disruptive when in coverage and when the ball is in the air. His tremendous ball skills are what the Cowboys need in the back-end. His versatility could benefit him well when coming to Dallas, assuming he will split reps at FS with JJ Wilcox.
Round 4- Frank Clark DE Michigan
Frank Clark is another perfect fit for Rod Marinelli’s defense. According to Bob Strum of the Dallas Morning News, Clark is a “high energy edge rusher who has caused a lot of havoc in the offensive backfield over the years and has a real interesting combination of skills.”
Clark is also a versatile player, he can play standing up or with his hand in the dirt. His off the field issues are well-known and very controversial. However, Jerry Jones has done a fine job at mentoring players with long lists of off the field issues. If it weren’t for his personal history, he’d be a 1st-2nd round pick.
Round 5- Lorenzo Doss CB Tulane
One of the more athletic cornerbacks in this class, the Cowboys could use Doss’s athleticism and ball skills. Doss has one trait that I fail to see in most of the corners on the current roster, he likes to take chances and go after the ball.
While it can be a dangerous play at times, the Cowboys need more players that will attempt to make a play on the ball. When playing at his best, he could be a very formidable complementary number 2 cornerback.
Round 7- JT Surratt DT South Carolina
JT Surratt possesses the size on the interior defensive line that the Cowboys haven’t had in years. The fifth year senior is a great run-stuffing DT that excels in moving other interior offensive lineman. Combining that and excellent hand placement and footwork, he could be a nice complement to Tyrone Crawford in the middle.
Round 7- JJ Nelson WR UAB
You don’t have to take my word for it, this guy is FAST. I mean, insanely fast. Nelson ran the fastest 40 yard dash time at the combine with a blazing 4.28!
Nelson isn’t exactly another weapon for Romo to consistently throw to underneath, but he could be the best replacement for Dwayne Harris in the return game. At UAB this season, Nelson had an astonishing 38.7 yard kick return average and 4 touchdowns.
In conclusion, I would be very pleased if this is the direction the Cowboys went with this years draft. In the process of the eight picks the Dallas Cowboys have in this hypothetical draft, they would have acquired a starting running back and plenty of other future stars in this league.
As for now, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy will appeal his 10-game suspension by the NFL.
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In addition, Hardy and his counsel, along with representatives of the NFL Players Association, met with NFL staff and investigators on March 4, at which time Hardy’s counsel made a detailed presentation and shared additional information. Hardy and his counsel also met on March 10 with the independent investigators, at which he was afforded the opportunity to discuss and respond to questions about the events of May 13, 2014. And, after having the opportunity to review certain photographs recently made available by the district attorney’s office in North Carolina, Hardy and his counsel had a further opportunity to discuss the evidence and provide a supplemental report from Hardy’s medical expert.
The NFL’s investigation concluded that Hardy violated the Personal Conduct Policy by using physical force against Nicole Holder in at least four instances. First, he used physical force against her which caused her to land in a bathtub. Second, he used physical force against her which caused her to land on a futon that was covered with at least four semi-automatic rifles. Third, he used physical force against her by placing his hands around Ms. Holderâs neck and applying enough pressure to leave visible marks. And fourth, he used physical force to shove Ms. Holder against a wall in his apartmentâs entry hallway.
“The net effect of these acts was that Ms. Holder was severely traumatized and sustained a range of injuries, including bruises and scratches on her neck, shoulders, upper chest, back, arms and feet,” Commissioner Goodell wrote. “The use of physical force under the circumstances present here, against a woman substantially smaller than you and in the presence of powerful, military-style assault weapons, constitutes a significant act of violence in violation of the Personal Conduct Policy.”
Commissioner Goodell noted that Hardy engaged in conduct detrimental to the league and that a suspension of this length would be appropriate under any version of the Personal Conduct Policy or its predecessors.
Despite numerous efforts to interview Ms. Holder, the NFL was unable to do so. It is not known whether that is the result of her entering into a civil settlement with Hardy or other factors. The commissioner’s decision is based on findings that are supported by credible corroborating evidence independent of Ms. Holderâs statements and testimony, such as testimony of other witnesses, medical and police reports, expert analyses, and photographs.
The NFL’s investigation also concluded that Hardy failed to provide complete and accurate information to NFL investigators and members of the NFL staff.
Hardy was initially arrested as a result of the May 13 incident and charged with Assault on a Female and Communicating Threats following an altercation with Ms. Holder at his residence in Charlotte, North Carolina. On July 15, he was found guilty of these charges by a state court judge following a bench trial at which both Hardy and the victim testified under oath, and during which photographic and other evidence was admitted in open court and discussed in the presence of the public and the news media. Following the judgment of conviction, Hardy was sentenced to a period of incarceration (which was suspended) and probation.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that NFL hopeful Georgia running back Todd Gurley’s knee checked out fine during his medical recheck exam.
Before his ACL injury to his knee Gurley was a top ten draft pick and with the recent news on his knee I doubt Gurley will be there at number 27 for the Dallas Cowboys.
Todd Gurley’s hightlight
Georgia vs Auburn 2014
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We all know what teams the Dallas Cowboys will face this upcoming season. Below is the Dallas Cowboys Home/Away opponents.
*New York Giants, *Philadelphia Eagles, *Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, New York Jets
*New York Giants, *Philadelphia Eagles, *Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins
Margus Hunt , Defensive End, SMU
Height: 6’8 Weight: 277 lbs
40 yd: 4.62 seconds 10 yds split: 1.61 seconds
225 lbs Bench Reps: 38 Vertical Jump: 34 1/2
Broad Jump: 10’01” 20 yd shuttle: 4.51 3-Cone Drill: 7.07
Scouting Report (Via nflmocks.com)
Margus Hunt is one of the more freakish athletes in the entire 2013 NFL Draft, regardless of position. If you could put LeBron James in the Scouting Combine, he’d put up similar measurables to Margus Hunt, and I’m not stretching much there. Hunt backed up his height/weight/speed combo at SMU by blocking a ridiculous number of kicks and punts, as well as racking up eight sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss as a senior. Hunt came to the US from Estonia, where he was a track and field star before trading the discus for a pair of cleats. I think Hunt has the chance to be a dominant defensive end in the NFL if he gets in with some good coaching. The major knock on him is that he is still pretty raw, and will turn 25 years old as a rookie.
- Incredible length and athleticism.
- Great bulk.
- Terrific strength.
- Awesome speed.
- Needs to improve hand usage.
- Too tall to get great leverage.
- Mediocre lateral quickness.
- Mediocre change of direction skills.
Hawaii Bowl Highlights
- Contract: 4 years/32 million
- Signing Bonus: 10,300,000
- Average Salary: 8,000,000
- Guaranteed: 17,000,000
On this day the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California 52-17 winning their third Super Bowl in team history.
Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman completed 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards and four touchdown earning him the game’s Most Valuable player award while running back Emmitt Smith carried the ball 22 times for 108 yards and added a touchdown.
The Dallas Cowboys stingy defense forced a Super Bowl record nine turnovers (four interceptions and five fumbles).
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will be honored with the 2013 Bart Starr Award, the award is given annually to an NFL player for outstanding character and leadership off the football field.
Witten will be presented with the honor at a Super Bowl breakfast on February 1st in New Orleans, LA.
WFAA Channel 8 news reports that Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested for a DWI this morning after hitting an 18-wheeler in Grapevine, Texas. Ratliff was not injured and has bonded out of jail tonight. Grapevine Police say Ratliff hit an 18-wheeler on Highway 114.
We will keep you posted as more information comes out.
The 2013 NFL All-Pro teams have been announced, and the Dallas Cowboys have two players make the rosters. Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and outside linebacker Demarcus Ware were named to the All-Pro second team.
Witten finished the year with 110 receptions for 1,039 yards and three touchdowns.
Ware hampered by injuries most of the season still finished with 11.5 sacks, 56 combined tackles, and five forced fumbles.
QB: Peyton Manning, Broncos.
RB: Adrian Peterson, Vikings*; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks.
FB: Vonta Leach, Ravens.
TE: Tony Gonzalez, Falcons.
WR: Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears.
OT: Duane Brown, Texans; Ryan Clady, Broncos.
OG: Jahri Evans, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers.
C: Max Unger, Seahawks.
DE: J.J. Watt, Texans*; Cameron Wake, Dolphins.
DT: Geno Atkins, Bengals; Vince Wilfork, Patriots.
OLB: Von Miller, Broncos; Aldon Smith, 49ers.
ILB: Patrick Willis, 49ers; NaVorro Bowman, 49ers.
CB: Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Charles Tillman, Bears.
S: Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Dashon Goldson, 49ers.
P: Andy Lee, 49ers.
K: Blair Walsh, Vikings.
KR: Jacoby Jones, Ravens.
QB: Aaron Rodgers, Packers.
RB: Alfred Morris, Redskins; Jamaal Charles, Chiefs.
FB: Jerome Felton, Vikings.
TE: Jason Witten, Cowboys.
WR: A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans.
OT: Joe Thomas, Browns; Joe Staley, 49ers.
OG: Marshal Yanda, Ravens; Logan Mankins, Patriots.
C: Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers.
DE: Justin Smith, 49ers; Julius Peppers, Bears.
DT: Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Haloti Ngata, Ravens.
OLB: Chad Greenway, Vikings; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Clay Matthews, Packers; and DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys.
ILB: Daryl Washington, Cardinals; London Fletcher, Redskins.
CB: Champ Bailey, Broncos; Tim Jennings, Bears.
S: Eric Weddle, Chargers; Jairus Byrd, Bills.
P: Thomas Morstead, Saints.
K: Phil Dawson, Browns.
KR: David Wilson, Giants.