Examining the Cowboys belief in Church

(credit:   This week I shall take an examining look at the Dallas Cowboys’ belief in Church. It was in the third game of the 2012 season when safety Barry Church ruptured his Achilles tendon. Barry was off to a promising start that year after having to fight his way onto the roster in 2010. Things looked pretty dark for his future. In an amazing act, the Dallas...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

BBQ: Dupree, Me, and Houston DC

This week in my Big Burning Questions segment, aka BBQ, I spent some time viewing and visiting with the Houston DC Nation fan group.  This group was started this past year in May.  The group started by Chris Trevino and George “MrCitos” Rodriguez is not only a Dallas Cowboys fan group, but a group that wants to give back to the community.  Every event they have had since May...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

7 Position Battles to Watch on Cowboys Defense

[tps_title]Defensive Position Battles[/tps_title] Pos. Starting Player CB Brandon Carr LB Bruce Carter SS Barry Church FS J.J. Wilcox Here’s a list of The post 7 Position Battles to Watch on Cowboys Defense appeared first on Dallas Cowboys Nation.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

What To Expect From the Dallas Cowboys’ Secondary in 2014

#185451516 / The Dallas Cowboys secondary spent the 2013 season running themselves ragged while opposing quarterbacks enjoyed ample time to pick them apart. Lack of pressure on the pocket made good cornerbacks look like they weren’t up to the task. Injuries forced inexperienced safeties into one of the most crucial positions in the style of 4-3 run by Monte Kiffin...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected Cowboys starting defensive lineup

Although they weren't wearing pads during OTAs and minicamp, we have a slightly better idea of what the Dallas Cowboys will be doing defensively in 2014. DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher are playing elsewhere and Sean Lee is likely out for the season. So, who will be in the Cowboys starting lineup when they open the season against San Francisco? Here's my prediction. Safety...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

BBQ: Training Camp Schedule to Starters

It’s time to fire up the pit and get this party to California started as training camp is going to start soon!!  Plus, I answer questions about who is going to start where.  All of this in today’s…BBQ!!   Terry Torrez from Albuqurque, New Mexico What date does the Boys report to Oxnard? The Dallas Cowboys begin their 23-day  training camp on July 24th with a 2:45 opening...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys using ballet in hopes of decreasing injuries

The Dallas Cowboys are hoping that ballet will help them decrease the amount of hamstring injuries their players suffer,  according to Todd Archer of The Cowboys actually installed ballet bars right outside their locker room so their players can do some extra stretching if they feel the need to. Associate athletic trainer Britt Brown, “told me, ‘You know, that’s...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys leaders regret Sean Lee’s loss

ARLINGTON, Texas – In the wake of losing middle linebacker and defensive captain Sean Lee to a torn ACL (or quite possibly worse), Cowboys veterans on both sides of the ball sounded off on the premature loss of one of their most talented defenders. Eight Dallas Cowboys veterans appeared at the Third Annual Reliant Home Run Derby at Globe Life Park to raise money for the Salvation...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys step up to the plate for charity

ARLINGTON, Texas – Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church won the Third Annual Home Run Derby, raising $8,400 with his hits, and leading teammates DeMarco Murray, Doug Free, Jason Witten, Bruce Carter, Tyron Smith, Dez Bryant, and Brandon Carr to raise a grand total of $50,000 for the Gene and Jerry Jones Family North Texas Youth Education Town of the Salvation Army in Arlington. “I’ve...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys hit home runs for charity at Globe Life Park

ARLINGTON, Texas - Usually when the Dallas Cowboys bang out hits, there's pain involved. On Wednesday, the hits the Cowboys delivered were all for a good cause. Eight Cowboys players and head coach Jason Garrett took part in the Reliant Home Run Derby at Globe Life Park, normally occupied by the Texas Rangers, and raised $50,000 for Salvation Army Youth. Safety Barry Church was...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the battle at safety become a lot more interesting?

The Dallas Cowboys have been trying to find a replacement for Darren Woodson since his departure back in 2004, but have they really been trying that hard? Woodson was taken as the 2nd round pick for Dallas in the 1992 NFL Draft, but since his departure it has been quite the revolving door around Valley Ranch. Ken Hamlin, Roy Williams and others have all tried to emulate the future...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Jones: Cowboys’ Safeties Are Better Than Media, Critics Say

The Cowboys have had a need for an upgrade at the safety position for almost a decade now.  Dallas like they do most offseasons, didn’t address the safety position in the draft until the seventh round. During a conference call with season ticket holders, Cowboys V.P. Stephen Jones says the Cowboys don’t believe safety is as much a need as everyone says. “We obviously feel...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Jones: Cowboys’ Safeties Are Better Than Media, Critics Say

The Cowboys have had a need for an upgrade at the safety position for almost a decade now.  Dallas like they do most offseasons, didn’t address the safety position in the draft until the seventh round. During a conference call with season ticket holders, Cowboys V.P. Stephen Jones says the Cowboys don’t believe safety is as much a need as everyone says. “We obviously feel...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cowboys are expected to sign around 20 undrafted rookies

No one has to tell the Cowboys about the importance of undrafted rookie signings. Recent Cowboys signings like Dan Bailey, Barry Church and Lance Dunbar were undrafted rookies. So was Miles Austin, who was let go by the team earlier in the offseason. And of course there's Tony Romo, who needs no introduction among Cowboys fans. Based off their past successes, the Cowboys...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Compensatory Picks and Undrafted Free Agents

The Dallas Cowboys are renowned for their ability to cull talent out of the undrafted free agent pool, a tradition that goes back to the days of Cliff Harris, Drew Pearson, and Everson Walls. Even today, the Cowboys roster is laden with un-selected sensations like Tony Romo, Lance Dunbar, and Barry Church. So how will the Cowboys fare now that they have three additional picks in...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Undervalued Players on the Dallas Cowboys Roster

I'm going to start this off by saying that the word "undervalued" is completely different than "underrated". Josh Gordon came into last year for the Cleveland Browns as slightly underrated, while Knowshon Moreno was undervalued this offseason during his interesting free agency stint.With that said, I'm going to take a look at three players on the Dallas...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Position Analysis: Safety

 Players Under Contract Barry Church - Signed through 2016 - Dead Money Hit: $1.5 millionThe Cowboys took a gamble when the resigned Church to a multi-year deal following his Achilles injury in 2012, but the struck gold getting a solid starting safety for a moderate cap hit.  Church is one of the Cowboys most consistent and reliable tacklers and he will be a ficture in the secondary...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Combine cheat sheet, tagging Hatcher, Church’s future, and much more

Dallas Cowboys - Cowboys Combine Cheat Sheet (READ) - Cowboys should tag Hatcher, it’s all Jerry’s money. (READ) - How different is 16 from 17. (READ) - What does the future hold for Barry Church? (READ) - Where are they now? Jay Novacek edition. (READ) National Columns - The top-10 wide receivers in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Rating each owner from 1-32. (READ...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Are any Dallas Cowboys involved in the 10 biggest NFL Combine storylines ever?

For the most part, the NFL’s annual Scouting Combine is a snoozer. It’s a bunch of wannabe pro football players running around in shorts, doing silly drills that have nothing to do with playing the sport. But every once in a while, there’s a break in the monotony. On rare occasions, those who are forced to watch the drudgery of shuttle drills, bench press reps and 40-yard dashes...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Barry Church?

Barry Church fascinates me. The raw numbers are there. The consistency is there. But is he just an average player putting up some good stats on a bad defense? Or is he a hidden gem that is suffering due to his porous teammates? Church had 107 solo tackles in 2013. No other safety in the NFL had more than 88. Church finished 8th in the league in tackles with 135 total tackles. That...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Scouting Report

The numbers speak for themselves – the Dallas Cowboys put out one of the worst defenses in the league last year. If you think about Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 scheme, many understand that it is a Tampa-2 style of defense. Jerry Jones wanted to rebuild the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that won a Super Bowl with Kiffin at the helm. Where the defense consistently broke...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Safety is not priority number one in this Draft.

Four Tuesdays ago I wrote this article , where I articulated my reasons why the Dallas Cowboys and newly promoted defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli should make fixing the defensive line the top priority in the 2014 draft. I am still convinced that following the old 90’s Cowboys Super Bowl team’s blueprints of a solid 8-9 man defensive front rotation is the key to getting the...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly IDP Rankings: Week Sixteen For 2013 Fantasy Footbal

It’s hard to believe that the season kicked off a full 4 months ago, but here we are: Championship Week. I’ll be back with some rankings next week for you crazy kids with 17-week schedules, but for the majority of the free world this is it. I’m sad to say that I did not reach the finals in any of my five leagues. As much as I love IDPs, unfortunately there is an offensive side...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Defense takes responsibility for their poor play

Monte Kiffin may not be the right guy for the job in Dallas. But his players, admittedly, are not helping the his case. Orlando Scandrick told reporters that players need to step and make things happen out there. "We have to figure out a way to make more plays and execute," Scandrick said. "As a defense, as a team and as individuals, we all have to...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

IDP Rankings – Week Fourteen

IDP Rankings – Week Fourteen Chandler Jones continues to get it done and is now up to 65 tackles, 10.5 sacks and one forced fumble signifying that he has indeed become of fantasy football elite and most consistent defensive line options. Enjoy owning Jones while it lasts as he will be top three off the board in most leagues next year. Jones comes in at number two this week. Alec...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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