Is the 2006 BYU football team the best to ever come out of the MWC?

Which football team is the best to ever play in the Mountain West Conference? SB Nation recently put out a poll to help determine the answer to that question, and a fired up BYU fan base helped elevate the 2006 Cougars to the No. 1 spot, by a single vote. However, there has been an outcry by those who oppose the results and say that the 2012 Boise State squad is the best there ever...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: A defense on the rise, when healthy

Greg Hardy. Sean Lee. DeMarcus Lawrence. Tyrone Crawford. Rolando McClain. Anthony Hitchens. If the majority of the Dallas Cowboys front 7 on defense can stay healthy, this upcoming season defense looks pretty scary. A defense our Cowboys have been missing these last couple years. Don’t get me wrong, last season’s defense was pretty darn good, but let’s face it, that was an...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Lawrence: Poised for a Big Sophomore Season

It’s no secret that Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence has big shoes to fill. Not only did the Cowboys trade up 13 spots in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft to select him, losing their third round pick to the Washington Redskins in the process, but he also shares a name with quite possibly the greatest defensive end in Cowboys history—DeMarcus Ware. Dallas signed...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Depth Still a Hurdle for Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys didn't look very good during last night's 27-3 loss to the Denver Broncos, finishing the preseason 0-4. As is the custom in the last exhibition game, not many starters took the field against the Broncos, leaving the backups to fight for roster spots. So what can Cowboys fans take from the loss? We learned the Cowboys still have a glaring lack of depth, again. Dallas...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 potentially crippling preseason injuries

Bone breaking and muscle ripping, and just general body chaos will always be a part of football. A horrible and unfortunate aspect of the game for both the downed player and his team, but a reality nonetheless. The pain of that reality is amplified when an injury occurs during the utter nothingness of a preseason game, or on the August training camp practice field. If those muscles...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Five potentially crippling NFL preseason injuries

Bone breaking and muscle ripping, and just general body chaos will always be a part of football. A horrible and unfortunate aspect of the game for both the downed player and his team, but a reality nonetheless. The pain of that reality is amplified when an injury occurs during the utter nothingness of a preseason game, or on the August training camp practice field. If those muscles...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Will all the 2014 Rookie Class Make the Team?

There are 2 preseason games remaining for the 2014 rookie class and we’re counting on them to contribute immediately. The Cowboys will travel to Miami on the 23rd, and then we close out when we host the Broncos on the 28th – First  round of roster cuts will happen on the 26th, three days after the Miami game. – Final round of roster cuts will happen on the 30th, two days after...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Notes – Thursday July 31st

  Injuries….injuries…injuries. They are bound to occur for each NFL franchise, but it seems some teams get hit harder than others year in and year out. There really is no explanation for this as a lot of injuries are freak non-contact varieties. My Cowboys have already lost their best defensive player for the 2014 season (Sean Lee) and just lost 2nd round rookie defensive end...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

BBQ: Cowboys’ camp woes

Training camp is just a week old and injuries are the tale of the tape as well as contract talks. In today’s BBQ, those questions have come up. With the loss of DeMarcus Lawrence with a fractured foot, what is next for the beleaguered Cowboys defensive line? Who is tabbed to take his place?   Losing DeMarcus Lawrence, the second round pick of the Cowboys, has been a huge setback...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Impact Rookie- DeMarcus Lawrence

The Dallas Cowboys lost DeMarcus Ware to free agency this offseason, leaving a huge void and 117 career sacks to make up for. Good news for Big D, second round pick DeMarcus Lawrence grew up watching the Cowboys, and Ware, with his father who is a diehard Cowboys fan. He models his game after the now-Bronco linebacker. He’s going to have to right out of the gate in 2014. In two...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Defensive Linemen in Cowboys History

The Dallas Cowboys have really focused on getting themselves together this season as far as the defensive line has been concerned.  With the acquisition of Henry Melton and the drafting of DeMarcus Lawrence, the Cowboys are doing what they need to so they can get out of the NFL cellar as far as rankings. There was a time, we had the best defensive lineman in the game.  Much like...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2014 – Round Two

1st Pick – Houston — Xavier Su’a-Filo (OG) UCLA 2nd Pick – Dallas — Demarcus Lawrence (OLB) Boise St 3rd Pick – Cleveland     Joel Bitonio (OT) Nevada 4th Pick – Oakland        Derek Carr (QB) Fresno St 5th pick – Atlanta         Ra’Shede Hageman (DT) Minnesota 6th pick – Tampa Bay   Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE) Washington 7th pick...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Replace DeMarcus with a Demarcus…Lawrence

Just last month, the Dallas Cowboys decided to let go of seven-time Pro-Bowler DeMarcus Ware, who was drafted by the Cowboys in 2005. Maybe feeling sentimental about letting Ware go, the Cowboys chose for their second-round draft pick, Demarcus Lawrence, defensive end out of Boise State. Apparently already feeling quite confident and not wanting to live in the shadow of the senior...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Select Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State #34

The Cowboys stuck by their board in the 1st round, but things fell different for the Cowboys in the 2nd round and they decided to trade up for Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State.  The Cowboys traded their 2nd round and 3rd round. Lawrence walks on the field and becomes the new face of the Cowboys defense. I had Lawrence as my trade down pick in my last mock draft, so I love this...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Day Two: Who Will the Falcons Draft?

Boise State OLB/DE Demarcus Lawrence After months upon months of anticipation, the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft has come and gone. The Falcons ended up taking franchise-tackle Jake Matthews on the first day of the draft, but there are still a few holes the team needs to fill on day two. The Falcons need a pass rusher or two, a free safety, linebacker help, and more talent at...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Could Have Interest In Trading Up For DE Kony Ealy

  Ian Rapoport reports that there is “significant interest” from teams looking to trade up into the top-40 picks. According to Rapoport, the Cowboys are a team to watch in regards to a potential move up the board for Missouri DE Kony Ealy. Rapoport adds that Boise State DE/OLB DeMarcus Lawrence could also be a target for the Cowboys if they were to trade up. There is no...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A case for who should be the Atlanta Falcons next selection

The Atlanta Falcons rounded out their offensive line last night with the selection of Jake Matthews. Tonight, the Falcons hold the 37th and 68th draft picks. It will be another stress filled evening for the Falcons’ fans, as there are many different directions Atlanta could turn to. I expect Atlanta to address OLB in the second round tonight, and then depending on how the draft...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2nd Round Should Shift to Defensive Line

The Cowboys went to work Thursday night by bolstering the offensive line with the stud from Notre Dame, Zack Martin. Great pick, but now it’s time to get going on the defensive side of the ball. The Cowboys will have some potentially late 1st round graded players heading into the 2nd round, but not many. Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State and Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri are still on...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Around ThatsGoodBroncos: Denver Broncos 7 Round Mock

Draft Day is here!All of the intrigue and speculation will culminate in tonight's NFL rookie extravaganza. The staff writers of got tired of seeing so many unrealistic mock drafts that featured picks that make no sense for the Denver Broncos. In response, we have collaborated to bring you the closest version to the real thing. We know the Broncos. We know what...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dandy dozen: 12 possibilities for the Cardinals at No. 20

A lot can and will happen before the 20th pick in Thursday night's draft rolls around and the Cardinals get to turn in their envelope. But with many directions to turn and no gaping holes that desperately need filling, they're in a fairly enviable position -- one of those teams that can probably point to any number of players still on the board and say that's the guy we want. But...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New metric shows players most likely to be available when Chargers pick

Earlier in the week, Brian Burke over at Advanced Football Analytics, formerly Advanced NFL Stats, unveiled one of the best draft tools ever created. While I’m not going to attempt to explain exactly how it works, it basically takes an average of the most notable mock drafts across the internet and creates probabilities for when prospects will be taken. One mock draft on its own...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Mock Draft 6.0 with a Jerry Jones Two-Step

48 hours is all that remains until the Cowboys take the next step in turning around the Cowboys defense. The Cowboys are undoubtedly done with their board and are probably going through some test runs and trade scenarios that will work with their current board. As for me, I’m done with all the mock drafts and ready for “THE” day to be here already – Draft day! I came up with...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Day One 49ers Draft Prospects: Demarcus Lawrence DE/OLB

We are officially inside of one week away from the 2014 NFL Draft. There have been some players that seemingly come out of nowhere to become first round selections from time to time. The San Francisco 49ers may be a team that picks such a player with the 30th overall pick. Let’s take a look at another of the day one 49ers draft prospects in Boise State defensive end, Demarcus Lawrence...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft Headlined by Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State

If you’re like every other die hard football fan out there, you cannot wait for next next week, the anxiety is palpable! The draft rumors are in typical high gear right now and when the dust settles, I’m sure there will be some draft day controversy swirling around the Cowboys. For now, I’m taking another approach to my Cowboys 7-round mock draft, and this time I have opted...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Bring LB Demarcus Lawrence, RB Jerick McKinnon In For Thursday Pre Draft Visits

The Pittsburgh Steelers are entertaining a few more pre draft visitors on Thursday as an outside linebacker prospect and running back are in town. According to Scott Brown of, Boise State linebacker Demarcus Lawrence and Georgia Southern running back Jerick McKinnon are both visiting Steelers today. Lawrence, who measured in at the 2014 NFL […] Steelers Bring LB Demarcus...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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