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Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Cowboys dialed up another poor performance, highlighted by several boneheaded turnovers on offense. Yes, it’s the preseason, but you don’t see our rivals within the NFC East struggling on offense. I’ve seen our rivals and they are moving the ball and looking good on offense. The same cannot be said about the Cowboys and the starting offense is running out of time to get this thing going. Next week is the dress rehearsal game against the Bengals, and if the offense can’t put together some decisive drives we are in trouble. No, we are not over reacting, it’s time to make that leap, we’ve given Garrett the keys and no more excuses will be tolerated. The Cowboys saving grace has been the defense, they installed a new 4-3 scheme and they look miles ahead of the offense – that’s scary. I’m excited about the defense, but to get into the playoffs the offense better get their crap together. Share

Last Updated: Friday, August 9, 2013
Cowboys Return to Sloppy 2012 form

The Cowboys had a short week to prepare for the Raider’s game, but there was no excuse for the sloppy play across the board. The first team offense looked horrendous, and Romo was back to his same bad habits of holding the ball and taking sacks. What’s the deal with the Special Teams unit, its the same story every year, and tonight’s game just highlighted how bad they still are. We still have players taking the ball out from deep inside the endzone and we still have abysmal tackling. I am not impressed. Another 2nd Round Miss? It’s always funny when everyone over hypes players in training camp and then when its time to play, these same players disappear. If you’re looking for help from this year’s draft class you’re in for a rude awakening, but the guy that really has me baffled is TE Gavin Escobar. Escobar looks bad, he’s too finesse, and cannot block – he’s not a player. If Escobar doesn’t pick up his game this is going to be a wasted pick, and as it stands right now its another miss on another 2nd round tight end. It’s infuriating. The first team defense looked pretty good, and the 4-3 in general seems to be

Last Updated: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Is Callahan being setup to buffer Garrett?

Jerry Jones recently let the “cat out the bag” in a recent interview when he basically said Bill Callahan would be calling the plays this season. There has been much debate over who would call the plays this year, and now we know (supposedly). I think we all know that the play calling will be a mix-bag between Garrett, Callahan, and even Romo. So why would Jerry feed us a line about Callahan being handed the reigns in regards to the play calling? I have two theories, and one of them will surely apply if we have another 8-8 season or worse. 1. Jerry has the greatest affinity for Jason Garrett. He hand picked him to be our offensive coordinator before hiring Wade Phillips as the head coach several years ago, he promoted him to interim HC, and now head coach. Garrett is Jerry’s personal project and wants all the credit that could come from it. SO, naming Callahan as the OC could act as a buffer during a stretch of a slump, or at the end of the season where someone will need to get fired. In this scenario, Callahan is cut during the season or at the end; therein, protecting Garrett from “black monday” 2. Jerry takes the play calling from Garrett in hopes that

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Report: Doug Free accepts 50% paycut

Well, as predicted, the Cowboys will be rolling the dice with Doug Free for the 2013 season. We are in trouble, no way to sugar coat this BS. Fans cannot be happy that Free will remain on the team this season. He sucks man. Yes, we saved money, but the bumbling idiot is still going to let guys bull rush him, Tony Romo will be on the run, our backs will get blasted in the backfield from the right side. Dumb. Doug Free’s new deal calls for him to get $3.5 million in each of the next two years. Salary guaranteed in 2013. — Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) May 16, 2013 Expect the two tight end set, but more for one of the tight ends to help out Free at RT. Lame. Share

Last Updated: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Cowboys Closer to Rolling Dice with Doug Free

If the season started today, Doug Free would be our starting RT. The Cowboys are supposedly in the market for a new RT; however, they just let Tyson Clabo slip through their fingers. Clabo signed with the Miami Dolphins today, so you can scratch him off the list. The Cowboys still have options with Eric Winston and Winston Justice, but the longer the Cowboys wait the closer they are to wrecking the right side for the 2013 season. Sure you can lower Doug Free’s cap hit by getting him to agree to a pay cut, but his play or lack thereof remains, and that should horrify Cowboys fans. Free is garbage. The Cowboys rolled the dice during the draft and they continue to after the draft and we’re about to pay the price if this dude stays on the team. We should have signed Clabo – he’s gone now. So, we better get Eric Winston in here and stop screwing around! Winston knows the zone-blocking scheme and is a durable player. Jerry Jones  said he wanted this RT issue to be addressed during a post draft conference and its been a whole week now. The Cowboys better make a move this week. I like what we did with the Frederick pick, but you have to address the RT spot. Seriously.

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Cowboys 2013 Selections 1st-6th Rounds

The Cowboys draft is in the bag, and it was an interesting draft to say the least. The Cowboys first two picks had many fans dismayed for quite awhile, but in the overall scheme of things, this collection of rookies upgrade the roster, and we will be better in 2013.  The Cowboys have infused a lot of young talent onto the roster, we still have the rookie redshirts from the previous draft class that will be in the mix as well. Travis Frederick will likely play center and be the foundation to lead this offensive line. We knew Costa and Cook were not durable and not long-term guys. Frederick gives Romo added peace of mind and should help the guards play better as well. There may have not been a need for another TE, but we have Escobar now, and he will add another wrinkle for the offense and should help keep the defenses on their heels. I’m pleased with the additions we have made, and we have some guys here that should supplant some older vets, and will provide insurance against injury prone guys. WR Terrance Williams will indeed get playing time and even more once Austin gets his yearly nagging injuries. The RB Joseph Randle selection is money. We all know what we have in Murray,

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Cowboys Draft DeVonte Holloman #185, 6th Round

The Cowboys draft LB DeVonte Holloman, South Carolina #185 in the 6th round. This is the last pick for the Cowboys, they do not have a 7th round pick this year. Share

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Cowboys Draft RB Joseph Randle #151, Round 5

The Cowboys draft RB Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State with the #151 in the 5th round. We really needed to add another running back somewhere in this draft and the Cowboys got it done here with Randle, a well rounded back. He will definitely see a lot of action and provides insurance against the oft injured DeMarco Murray. Randle was yet again, another pre-draft visit. The Cowboys have stuck by the guys they liked and got all the guys they have targeted on their board. Good pick here. Share

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Cowboys Draft CB B.W. Webb #114, 4th Round

The Cowboys draft B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary with the #114 of the 4th round. Depth was a need and adding Webb gives us another guy to fill in the departed Mike Jenkins. Share

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Possible 4th-6th Round Targets

The Cowboys need to find some gems on this last day of the draft, the Cowboys have been able to find some late round gems in the past, so lets hope they can duplicate some of that magic. The Cowboys will be drafting 4th (17th pick), 5th (18th pick), and 6th (17th pick) Outside of TE Gavin Escobar, the Cowboys have drafted players they brought in for pre-draft visits, so if the trend continues who else could be on their radar? Running back is still a glaring need, so the 4th round could be where we see a RB added for depth. I’m not sure the Cowboys are sold on Tanner or Dunbar. Keep an eye on Joseph Randle, OSU there. Outside of Randle there are some solid running backs that are still out there. Notably, Stepfan Taylor, Stanford; Mike Gillisee, Florida; and Marcus Lattimore, SC. Personally, I really like Taylor, he is a complete back, and a solid pass blocking guy, something our current RBs don’t excel at. Would you take a late pick on Lattimore and see if he comes around later this year or next season? The Cowboys have never shied away from take an injured player. Linebacker could be taken as well, the Cowboys brought in Sio Moore, but he was drafted. Keep an eye on Sean

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013
What Our 2nd-3rd Round Picks Mean for the 2013 Season

The Cowboys took a beating with the Travis Frederick pick, but after thinking about it and with some reasoning the tone has calmed a bit; however, today’s pick in the 2nd round  with TE Gavin Escobar had fans boiling over with anger on several levels. Let’s look closer at the guys we drafted today and what their roles will be in the 2013 season. TE Gavin Escobar, San Diego State (#47, 2nd round) Escobar is a pass catching tight end, and will give Romo another option in the passing game. Honestly, this pick is puzzling, especially with the emergence of James Hanna being used in the same role.  At 6’6”, Escobar has the height, size and pretty good hands according to most draftniks. So we have Witten, Hanna, and Escobar. That’s a pretty solid stable of guys. I like the player, but the pick is not sexy and fans won’t buy into this until we see the production – as it should be. WR Terrance Williams, Baylor (#74, 3rd round) This is probably the most exciting pick of the draft thus far, he brings us a deep threat, and should be in the mix. You already know Miles Austin won’t make the full year, so this pick provides us with the same deep threat

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013
Cowboys Draft Safety, JJ Wilcox #80 Pick, 3rd Round

The Cowboys draft JJ Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern with the #80th pick in the 3rd round. Wilcox will be in the mix with the rest of the safeties on the roster. Wilcox closes out a solid 3rd round for the Cowboys. Share

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