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Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Position Breakdown: Linebackers

KEY PLAYERS DeMarcus Ware – He’s a two-time league-leader in sacks and nearly broke Michael Strahan’s record in 2008.  However many talking heads seem perfectly willing to rank guys like James Harrison and even an aging Julius Peppers over Ware.  I know this isn’t the most unbiased forum, but I haven’t seen anyone in the NFL right now who brings the consistency and

Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Position Breakdown: Defensive Line

KEY PLAYERS Jay Ratliff – It was a down year for the defense as a whole, but top players like DeMarcus Ware and Terence Newman still had a high level of statistical production.  The same cannot be said for Ratliff, who disappeared both from the box scores and the highlight tapes.  I theorized about Ratliff’s struggles and possible solutions in a previous blog (link), but

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Position Breakdown: Offensive Line

KEY PLAYERS Marc Colombo – He’s the most predictable cut once the lockout ends, and it’s unfortunate as he’s a great locker room presence.  The lack of depth at tackle, especially with the lockout giving coaches less time to work with guys like Sam Young or rookie Tyron Smith, might have helped Colombo stick around if not for the financial issues.  But with Dallas needing

Last Updated: Monday, May 9, 2011
Presumptuous Parting Shots

Before the NFL Draft and especially now in its aftermath, Cowboys fans have been speculating what 2010 players will not be with the team next season.  My CowboysBlog colleague gave his thoughts on Roy Williams’ future in a post yesterday (link).  I actually disagree with Joe and think Roy will still be with us next season, but we’ll get to him later.  For now, here

Last Updated: Friday, March 6, 2009

The Cowboys moved quickly on signing veteran DE Igor Olshansky to a 4yr deal for $18million, $8million guaranteed. I talked about this being a potential signing early on before Canty hit free agency, and connecting the dots was easy. Igor had his most productive years under Phillips, and he’s known Phillips since his rookie season. This was a good addition, a smart insurance

Last Updated: Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Cowboys have had a busy offseason, the changes Jerry said would happen, have indeed happened, but more on the player side. With Owens released yesterday, the Cowboys wasted no time in releasing another high profile name in Roy Williams. Roy Williams had two good seasons in Dallas, and garbage the rest of the way. I’m legitimately happier about the Roy Williams release

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Roy Williams has told his agent to ask the Cowboys to release or trade him now. If I were the Cowboys, I’d get this done. Its still more likely Roy will be released. Roy signed a 5yr for $30million in 2006 and no one really wants to take on that contract for a sub-par player. Roy had two good years, and his play dropped off greatly each year. The Cowboys have done everything

Last Updated: Sunday, March 1, 2009

When I heard we traded Anthony Henry for Jon Kitna, I knew this would be key in several aspects of the roster. The dominoes are beginning to fall and the draft targets could be clearing up now. This move will set off several chain of events. Here’s what to consider with the Henry trade: Henry was getting old, so trading him means several things. - Henry moving to FS is dead,

Last Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2009

We all expected the Cowboys to be relatively quiet this free agency period and this is because Jerry locked up several key players over the last 2 seasons. Romo was the last really big contract he gave out in 2007, Romo cashed in to the tune of 6yrs $67million, with around $31million in guaranteed money. Now will come DeMarcus Ware’s contract, and its shaping up to be the

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ok, here we go, hot off the presses, the Cowboys have announced they have tendered several players with 2nd round tenders, the most notable is that of WR Miles Austin. With Austin receiving just a 2nd round tender, it could be very tempting for a team to make a move and snatch him up. Of course the Cowboys could counter, or let him go and take the draft pick. Will the Dolphins be

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The NFL Combine is just a few days away and the Cowboys have some key decisions to make between now, and February 27 when free agency begins. Typically, we see a some of the top tier talent gobbled up during the first days of free agency. The Cowboys are going to let Chris Canty walk to Miami, and this move alone will have a domino effect on how we move in free agency and the NFL

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Well, just when we had some good news about Dan Reeves joining the Cowboys as our official hall monitor, that is now history, and the halls at Valley Ranch will continue to be lax and out of control. I’m sorry to say this, but the offseason has barely started, and its still a circus around here. Nothing very positive has happened yet, some low level lackeys got canned, so

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