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Roster projections: Defensive Backs in Dallas have much to prove

With just one more week until training camp, many Dallas Cowboys fans are coming at the bit for anything new to read surrounding their team.  This week’s positional depth chart series continues with the defensive backs. After last season, many Cowboys fans believe it to be a group completely devoid of talent, or hope; however, this is not the case. As a group, Dallas needs their...
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9 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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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Make or Break for Cowboys 2012 Draft Class

It’s time. The Cowboys 2012 draft class is now in season three and we should see which of these players are the real deal and which are not. Bill Parcells would often say it was year three in which you know whether or not you have something with a player, a confirmation either way, good or bad. So which of these players will make that confirmation, and have staying power with the...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

POLL: Will Matt Johnson make the team?

With the Cowboys 2nd round of OTA’s we get this disturbing piece of news from Bryan Broaddus. I know, its early, but c’mon man, seriously.   Sore hamstring for Matt Johnson. Working on side as well. — Bryan Broaddus (@BryanBroaddus) June 2, 2014 Cast your vote!
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June 02, 2014  |  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 ESPNDallas.com. 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...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

DAL Defense has Breakout Candidates despite Injury Bug

With the absence of Lee to what was an already porous defense, it’s not easy to keep a fresh sense of optimism about the Cowboys’ chances of stopping offenses; some people are already declaring the entire season a wash after the team lost their “quarterback” of the defense.If there were a silver lining for the Cowboys, it resides in the fact that calendar only reads May....
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Cowboys’ who need to put-up or shut-up

Last week in my first installment, we looked at the potential Cowboys that were looking to leave their proverbial footprint on the NFL. It’s always difficult to comprise accurate lists in these categories as it’s simply way to early for any projections. Nonetheless, we as writers have the obligation to give our opinions and quite frankly we love to give opinions, but what is...
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May 23, 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

Dallas Cowboys: All set at safety?

Matt Johnson with Eastern Washington Despite the feeling in some mock drafts that the Dallas Cowboys would address their free safety position in the first round, the draft came and went last weekend with no serious additions at the spot. Not until the seventh round and the 248th pick did Dallas draft a safety at all, strong safety Ahmad Dixon out of Baylor, to back up Barry Church...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys believe their safeties are better than people think

One of the Cowboys’ biggest needs this offseason was at safety,  but executive vice president Stephen Jones think their current group of safeties are better than people give them credit for. “We obviously feel a little bit better about our safeties than maybe some of our critics in the media,” Jones said on a conference call with season ticket holders. Jones explained why...
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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

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

Dallas Cowboys ‘comfortable’ with the players they have at safety

It was difficult to find an NFL Draft analyst who didn’t have safety ranked among the Dallas Cowboys’ biggest needs heading into this weekend. The Cowboys front office didn’t share those concerns about the position. Thirteen safeties were selected in the first five rounds of this year’s draft. Dallas didn’t choose one until the seventh round, taking Baylor’s Ahmad Dixon...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

After all these years, the Dallas Cowboys still need help at safety

Looking for the best Dallas Cowboys blog? Look no further. You found it. Congratulations! Silver and BlueBlood - The Essential Dallas Cowboys Blog | Totally Biased * Highly Opinionated * Unapologetic  Stop me if you have heard this before. The Dallas Cowboys need help at the safety position. In that regard, the 2014 offseason is no different from 2013, which was the same as 2012...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

COWBOYS OFFSEASON INJURY UPDATE: Top Injuries to Watch coming into the Dallas Cowboys 2014-2015 NFL season

IRVING, Texas – It’d almost be easier to list the players who stayed healthy than the ones who got hurt during the Dallas Cowboys 2013-2014 season. The whole laundry list of injuries from last year is too great for only a top 10 list, so let’s narrow it down to the Top-10 Injuries to Watch list. Players who didn’t make the list but should be noted are Matt Johnson (ankle...
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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

Dallas Cowboys trim roster to 53 players

The Dallas Cowboys waived 21 players and placed two on injured reserve Saturday, cutting the roster down to the NFL-mandated 53-man roster limit. Placed on IR: Matt Johnson, S Nate Livings, G Waived: Jakar 
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys put S Matt Johnson on IR, cut roster to 53

The Dallas Cowboys have placed safety Matt Johnson on season-ending injured reserve, deciding to keep their oft-injured fourth-round pick from last year. Johnson was spared being cut as the Cowboys reduced their roster to 53 players Saturday. He has a left foot injury after spending all of last season on IR. Quarterback Alex Tanney and rookie free-agent linebacker Brandon Magee...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

JJ Wilcox play puts former draft pick Matt Johnson on the bubble in Dallas

I remember when the Dallas Cowboys drafted the play maker Matt Johnson from Eastern Washington in the forth round of the 2012 draft, and I just shook my head. I didn’t even have Johnson graded as a draft pick in 2012. I scouted small school football for years and while Johnson’s play making ability was […]
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys 2012 Draft Class already a Bust?

With the Cowboys dress rehearsal game this Saturday against the Bengals, its time for players to really shine and earn their stars for the 2013 season. This year’s rookie class is shaping up to be one of the Cowboys better draft classes under Garrett. We’ve already seen center Travis Frederick take a stranglehold on his spot, and he’s only going to improve and lead this offensive...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Morning After: Developments on the Offensive Line in Canton

I am always up for over-analyzing something that might not require over-analyzing, but I will attempt to slow my roll given that it is a preseason game that preceded all other preseason games by a full week. In other words, it is really early, folks. However, entering training camp, there are two departments on this team that needed to prove that they were better than they have...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cowboys’ Matt Johnson undergoing X-rays on his ankle

Dallas Cowboys safety Matt Johnson left tonight’s Hall of Fame game to undergo X-rays on his left ankle. Cowboys safety Matt Johnson getting x-rays on his left ankle. — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) August 5, 2013 Johnsons is currently slotted to back up starter Will Allen.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Cowboys’ Matt Johnson undergoing...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Training Camp Profiles: Matt Johnson

  As training camp is just getting started, I would like to do a quick synopsis of the Dallas Cowboys 4th round draft pick from a year ago, Matt Johnson. Johnson was drafted out of Eastern Washington and at the time, the coaching staff thought that he could have some impact in the secondary. Well unfortunately the injury bug that ravaged the roster got ahold of Johnson and he missed...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Can J.J. Wilcox beat out former draft pick Matt Johnson for the Cowboys starting safety spot?

It seemed likely that the Dallas Cowboys would add a safety at some point during this year’s draft and they did just that Friday by selecting J.J. Wilcox out of Georgia Southern with the 80th overall pick. Wilcox was the Cowboys’ fourth pick in the first three rounds and the first defensive player the franchise selected. After playing on the offensive side of the ball during...
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June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Johnson, Caleb McSurdy expected to be ready for Cowboys training camp

According to ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys safety Matt Johnson is expected to be ready for training camp after dealing with a hamstring injury. The safety didn’t play a down in 2012 because of hamstring and back issues. The brief moments he did practice showed the Cowboys coaches he had the ability to make plays in the secondary. Johnson stayed in the Dallas area in the offseason to...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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