Found April 30, 2012 on Football Nation:
"Don't get me wrong, I would walk from here to New York to get that second pick back. But I would not walk if I had to give the player back." -Jerry Jones As the first round of the 2012 draft came to a close late Thursday night and the Twitter buzz slowly wore off, Cowboys' nation celebrated a bold move that landed the best defensive prospect on the board. Dallas maneuvered their way out of the 14th overall pick and into the sixth by way of the St. Louis Rams. With that selection they claimed Morris Claiborne, cornerback out of LSU. Claiborne promises elite speed and coverage to a defensive secondary that decomposed as the 2011 season wore on. He's a blanket with quick feet, a true cover-corner that can jam wide receivers at the line and possesses great ball skills. He was projected to be drafted in the top six. That became a reality as Roger Goodell announced his name and held up a Dallas Cowboys' Jersey. The sacrifice was a second round pick, which ...

Cowboys reportedly might have Morris Claiborne return kicks

According to, the Dallas Cowboys may end up having rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne return kickoffs this season, which is a big risk since it would increase his chances of getting seriously injured. Most teams don’t have starting players return kickoffs or punts, but the Cowboys seem to feel  the risk is worth it for them to have wide receiver Dez Bryant...

Cowboys Roster Turned a Corner After Draft

With the draft in the bag, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, and the roster has turned a corner for the best. Coach Garrett has methodically jettisoned players that do not fit his philosophy, and is plugging-in his type of players. Drafting Morris Claiborne was a major statement pick, and set everyone on the team on notice, the Cowboys have no problems upgrading...

Cowboys seeking to put the ‘D’ back in Dallas

The Dallas Cowboys went into this offseason with a singular focus; improve their shaky defense. Not that their defense was all that terrible. They were the 11th ranked defense and held their opponents under 20 points in half their games. Their defense failed to show up when it counted though. Dallas’s defense allowed 30 or more points in four games and three of those came against...

Report: Cowboys still open to trading Mike Jenkins

According to Calvin Watkins of, the Dallas Cowboys remain open to trading veteran cornerback Mike Jenkins, even though there were some reports that people within the organization would rather keep him. The problem right now is that there aren’t any teams interested in acquiring Jenkins.  There’s some concern about his participation in the Cowboys offseason program...

Claiborne wants to play receiver, return kicks

Drafting cornerback Morris Claiborne last week should go a long way in improving the Dallas Cowboys' poor pass defense from the past two seasons. But Claiborne could potentially help in more areas than just covering wide receivers. The player the Cowboys openly admitted was the top defensive player on their draft board could also be used to return kicks, something he did at...

Draft Grades: Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys made a bold move by trading into the top 10, but they got a great deal from the Rams and have now solidified their most glaring weakness on defense. Normally I’m critical of teams that trade up as far as the Cowboys, but only because of the price tag associated with climbing into the top 10. The Cowboys, however, were able to hang on to their 2013 1st-round...

Dallas Cowboys Newly Acquired Full Back Lawrence Vickers Talks Football Video

It started in 2006, the year Dallas Cowboys Full-Back Lawrence Vickers was drafted into the NFL. Lawrence Vickers came into the NFL and played Full-Back for the Cleveland Browns. Vickers brought the full-back position the the lime light in Cleveland. He won the fans over quickly with the way he played the position, Vickers was the lead blocker and believe me, when he led people followed...

Tony Romo's Wife Looks Stunning Only Three Weeks After Giving Birth

Out for the first time since the birth of their first child (Hawkins Crawford Romo) on April 8, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his wife Candice Crawford headed to DC over the weekend for White House Correspondents' Dinner. Despite popping out an 8lb 8oz human out of her vajayjay a mere three weeks ago, the former Miss Missouri (and sister of Gossip Girl's Chace...

Cowboys Appear to Get Decent Value in Later Rounds

I am not going to write too many negative things about the Dallas Cowboys draft. One guy at ESPN did, but I won’t. National Football League Draft (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Many people I know thought highly of the trade to get Morris Claiborne, and I like the change in strategy. I really thought that Dallas would get the second-round pick back by dealing Mike Jenkins, but that...

2012 NFL Draft Re-cap

There were a lot of moves made over the 3 days of the 2012 NFL Draft, but if I had to pick my favorite it would have to be the Dallas Cowboys moving up 8 picks to select CB Morris Claiborne with the 6th pick of the draft. Claiborne is a unique talent who will bring much needed help to a secondary who ranked 23rd in the NFL in passing yards allowed last season. The Cowboys have already...
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