The latest on the Cowboys, including news about a former star player possibly returning, and changes to the backup running back situation.
When DeMarcus Ware and the team parted ways three seasons back, #94 promised the faithful that when the time came for him to say his final farewell to the sport he would do so as a Dallas Cowboy. Now it looks more and more like DWare is wanting to do just a little bit more than say goodbye from Dallas.
Defensive end DeMarcus Ware is eyeing a return to the Dallas Cowboys to bookend his career, per a source.
Going back to Denver is an option, but so is a return to the Cowboys where he spent the first nine years of his career.
His representatives might have some informal talks with the Cowboys during the NFL Scouting Combine this week.
The move to bring in Alfred Morris not only strengthened the Dallas Cowboys roster, it also took a piece away from a division foe. With rookie sensation Ezekiel Elliott now on the team’s roster, his presence is not the priority it would have been had the team not selected Zeke in the first round of last season’s draft. That means that the front office is now open to options that might prove more beneficial to the Cowboys.
The Cowboys will try to trade Morris and his $1.2 million base salary this season as he is not considered a good fit in spot duty behind Elliott, according to a source.
Morris, who is not also not a good third-down option, needs carries to be effective and productive.
McFadden showed late last season that he is a better suited to play behind Elliott.
McFadden is open to a return to the Cowboys, but is also drawing interest from two other teams, per a source.
It’s just a game, except when it isn’t. Defensive back Brandon Carr grew up a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and playing for the team has been the fulfillment of a dream, but with what most likely will be his final payday in professional football, the player has to take a long hard look at his priorities. When free agency opens Carr will be looking for the opportunity to set himself for the rest of his life.
“I love defending the star. I love representing everything that comes with the Dallas Cowboys organization, so that’s first and foremost. But also, you have to play the game. There’s a business side to it as well, and I’m prepared to do both.” – Brandon Carr
The Cowboys are facing the possibility of revamping the entire defensive secondary next season. Anything is possible, from having Byron Jones as the only returning face to having the entire crew back for another season. George examines the possibilities that the Dallas defensive staff are now considering.
There are rumors circulating that right tackle Doug Free, the elder statesman of the Dallas offensive line, is considering calling it a career. True or not, we do not know, but that seems to leave us in good company. Jason Garrett states that he has heard nothing of retirement talk from Free.
“I do not know of any talk of retirement in regards to Doug Free,” Garrett said, per the team’s official website. “We had a good visit after the season.
“He, like all the players…wanted to get away for a little while then get themselves recharged and come back to work. I don’t anticipate anything other than that.”
The team website speculated that the rumors might have come from comments made earlier in the week by Cowboys personnel executive Stephen Jones regarding La’El Collins potentially moving outside to right tackle, where Free has been the team’s full-time starter since 2011.
There have been plenty of honors handed out to the Dallas Cowboys in the wake of a successful campaign in 2016. Now trainer Jim Maurer becomes the latest to be recognized for his efforts in attaining that success.
“Our head athletic trainer, Jim Maurer, is an unwavering constant of professionalism in his commitment to the care of his athletes. Win or lose, there’s no difference. ”It’s always about his player. It’s never ever about Jim. Just this once we make an exception to that rule and honor Jim for a career that exemplifies the virtues and professionalism representative of the ideal athletic trainer.” – Dr. Daniel Cooper, Cowboys head physician
Considering the toll injuries have played in limiting the Cowboys in recent seasons, Maurer’s efforts have been a boost to the team’s performance just as much as the on the field efforts of the players.
Jason Garrett would be the first to share credit for his recent success with his two right hand men, Rod Marinelli and Scott Linehan. Now it appears that Garrett’s bosses are standing in line with him to share the glory, and the Jones family is ready to do so in a tangible way. Both men are among the highest paid at their positions, and the team appears ready to insure that they remain there in the future.
For the Cowboys it comes down to maintaining continuity. The front office senses that the team is on the cusp of something special and they are going all in to keep the ball rolling.
We all know that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones likes to talk in general, and about his team in particular. Let’s face it, Jones has never met a media outlet he did not like.
Fortunately Jerry has daughter Charlotte to reign him in when it comes to Twitter.
“Well the others are not on it because I do not trust them to be on it. I am in charge of the brand so I’ve gotta have just a mild bit of control. So it’s a good thing they don’t know how to do it so that I don’t have to worry about what I’m going to wake up to unlike the others that frequent our locker room.” – Charlotte Jones-Anderson
The Cowboys chief brand officer, Charlotte is 100% responsible for maintaining the public image of the Dallas Cowboys. It is easy to see how her father’s off-the-cuff style could hamper her efforts. Most likely her refusal to let the team owner have a Twitter account is a good thing for the Cowboys, but as a writer I would love to see the boss on social media. On the other hand, I wonder just how much Jerry could say with only 140 characters.
The Dallas Cowboys great gives his opinion on the state of the Dallas Cowboys in this video clip with NBCDFW. Am I the only one who finds it ironic that there is no text with this one, considering that the station also ran another piece with Staubach that highlights the importance of reading?
Regardless, it is always nice to hear from Roger.