Defensive Position Battles: Corners, safeties and linebackers oh my!

Dallas, TX- The Cowboys will be heading out to Oxnard, California in a mere few weeks to begin putting their 2014 team together. Per usual there will be plenty of exciting position battles to watch. As a fan you always enjoy this time as it gives you a chance to find new names to latch onto and new possibilities to find play-makers. The Cowboys have a pretty big season ahead of them...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart Analysis: Defensive Tackles

Depth ChartHenry Melton - 6th Season(FA Addition)Terrell McClain - 4th season(FA Addition)Tyrone Crawford - 3rd Season(All with Cowboys)Amobi Akoye - 7th Season(FA Addition)Ken Bishop - Rookie(7th round pick)Nick Hayden - 6th Season(2nd with Cowboys)Chris Whaley - Rookie(Undrafted)Davon Coleman - Rookie(Undrafted)AnalysisThe Cowboys will be relying heavily on two players that spent...
Via Football Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the “Rushmen”?

Dallas, TX - We continue our countdown to training camp during this dry spell in the football news cycle talking about the defensive starters along the Defensive line and their backups. One of the most debated topics this offseason has been who will be lining up along the defensive front when the Cowboys face off against the 49er’s at AT&T Stadium in September. After a free...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Cowboys Defense Allow More 400 yard passers?

It’t no secret the Cowboys had the worst defense in franchise history last year, and they invested heavily on the defensive side of the ball in hopes to remedy the horrendous stats from last year. Question is, have the Cowboys done enough this offseason to get the defense back on track? With DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher gone, the defense will rely on a nearly completely revamped...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones Says Cowboys Defense Can’t Get Any Worse Than Last Year

Despite losing DeMarcus Ware, Jason Hatcher and Sean Lee (torn anterior cruciate ligament), Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is very optimistic about the potential for the 2014 Cowboys defense. Jones believes the defense will be better in 2014 than it was in 2013 when it finished last in the league in yards allowed. His reason for being optimistic, the Cowboys “can’t be any worse...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: Cowboys Defense Can’t Get Any Worse

Despite losing DeMarcus Ware, Jason Hatcher and Sean Lee (torn anterior cruciate ligament), Jerry Jones is very optimistic about the potential for the 2014 Cowboys defense. Jones believes the defense will be better in 2014 than it was in 2013 when it finished last in the league in yards allowed. His reason for being optimistic, the Cowboys “can’t be any worse.” “Because...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What If DeMarcus Ware Was Not Released?

Now that the dust has settled from free agency and the NFL draft, I’m left to wonder what if the Cowboys had not released DeMarcus Ware this year? How would the Cowboys have attacked free agency and the draft? By releasing Ware on March 11, the Cowboys saved about $7million in cap space, which helped them sign Henry Melton, Jeremy Mincey, and Terrell McClain. Prior to the Cowboys...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Marinelli was a huge reason why Terrell McClain came to Dallas

Terrell McClain signed with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason to help give the Boys some defensive line depth. As a nose tackle in Houston's 3-4 defense, McClain played in all 16 games last season, while recording ten tackles and one fumble recovery. He is also a former college teammate of George Selvie and after a couple of disappointing seasons given that he's a former...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New Cowboy Terrell McClain: Rod Marinelli was a huge reason I came to Dallas

On how Rod Marinelli factored in with McClain signing with the Cowboys: “It factored in a lot. He actually came down to my pro day and actually did the drills at my pro day three years ago when I was coming out of college, so I had a chance to talk to him. He was telling me all about himself. He’s a great guy, a great coach and I’m really fortunate to be able to be coached...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Sign Brandon Weeden, Terrell McClain & Jeremy Mincey

Brandon Weeden: One of three to be signed in the last week Brandon Weeden signed a contract with the Cowboys on Monday The post Cowboys Sign Brandon Weeden, Terrell McClain & Jeremy Mincey appeared first on DC Nation.
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Melton ‘excited’ to work with Rod Marinelli again

The Dallas Cowboys and defensive tackle Henry Melton have reached agreement on a one-year deal with a multi-year option. The money isn’t yet available, but Henry Melton’s contract with the #Cowboys will be a one-year deal with an option year, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2014 Melton will be reunited with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, who coached...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys no longer a primo destination for free agents?

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 Storify by Gene Sat, Mar 15 2014 07:14:50 Dallas Cowboys no longer a primo destination for free agents? Free agency is underway and, so far, the Dallas Cowboys have lost the anchors...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Signs Trio in the First Couple of Days of FA

The Cowboys have been subtracting more than adding talent to the roster in the last few days. Even though they jettisoned only two players, it was the two players that they let go. Miles Austin has been on the releasing block for several months now so his release was no surprise. Letting go of DeMarcus Ware has had some fans jeering and cheering. Some are jeering due to the fact...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

MEET YOUR NEWEST DALLAS COWBOYS: Scouting Reports on both new defensive linemen | McClain is a mountain | Mincey is versatile | Free Agents signed

Terrell McClain | Defensive Tackle, South Florida | Height/Weight: 6-2/291 Drafted: Third round, No. 65 overall, 2011 NFL Draft by Carolina Games Studied: 2013 Seattle, San Francisco, New England and Denver McClain lined up as a nose tackle in the Texans’ 3-4 defensive scheme last season, but I think he is a much better fit to play as a one-technique in a 4-3. He played some...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys sign two free agents

The Dallas Cowboys signed DT Terrell McClain and DE Jeremy Mincey (UFA) on Wednesday.
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Free Agency: Mini Exodus (Day 2)

The Houston Texans day two of free agency went by without any real news on the horizon. Just plenty of former Texans on their way to new teams for next season.   Bryan Braman Day 2 News - The Houston Texans saw four from their 2013 53 man roster find new homes on day two of free agency. Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell signed with the Miami Dolphins. Inside Linebacker Joe Mays signed...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Sign DT Terrell McClain to 3yr deal

The Cowboys have signed their first free agent, and its former Texans NT Terrell McClain. He signed a 3yr deal, and I would assume his position will be the 1-technique. His career seems to be more geared for the run stop than pass rush; however, his combine results would suggest he could fit the bill for a 3-technique. He has decent explosiveness, but nothing special. I would see...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Sign First Free Agent

After releasing DeMarcus Ware, the Dallas Cowboys finally made some additions to the roster via Free Agency.  Dallas signed former Houston Texan Terrell McClain, a defensive tackle.  McClain made 8 tackles playing in 16 games.  McClain was a second-round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2011.  He was released in September of 2012.  In 2012, he spent some time with the...
Via cover32
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys Signing DT Terrell McClain To A Three-Year Deal

  Aaron Wilson reports that the Dallas Cowboys are signing DT Terrell McClain to a three-year contract. McClain, 25, has spent the past two season with the Texans after bouncing around a bit in his first few years in the league. Last year, he appeared in all 16 games for the Texans, but totaled just 10 tackles. The Cowboys are obviously hoping that he will be a solid bargain...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Braman, McClain and Jean Non-Tendered By the Texans

Texans didn’t make qualifying offers to RFAs OLB Bryan Braman, DE Terrell McClain and WR Lestar Jean. They’re now free agents. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 12, 2014 The Houston Texans have not tendered restricted free agents Bryan Braman, Terrell McClain and Lestar Jean making them unrestricted free agents. This opens the door for all three of them to look for other...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Pulse: Risers and Fallers

We take another look at the Risers and Fallers of the Houston Texans heading into week seven of the season. There are some new names on this list and some familiar ones, but right now they all have some bearing on what is happening to the team at the moment. Take a look.     Fallers The Defensive Line The group has been underwhelming, to say the least, with the exception of J...
Via State of the Texans
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT Postgame: Terrell McClain

Houston Texans nose tackle Terrell McClain took some time to talk to us after the preseason loss to the New Orleans Saints.       You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor of State of the Texans.            
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jay’s Take: Talking Defense

After my visit to Texans camp, I can say without a doubt that they will be impressive on defense this year.  Just looking at their approach, they look focused and ready.  The staff does a great job of keeping the veteran players fresh and motivated for the common goal, which is the regular season.  The key to the season will be two things: injuries and getting off to a great start...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Training Camp: Day Four

The first full day of pads and the Houston Texans started showing some tried legs out on the field. ESPN’s Sportscenter was live from camp today and added to a busy day at the Methodist Training Center.   Camp Notes   - Andre Johnson, Johnathan Joseph, Owen Daniels and Owen Daniels were all healthy watchers today at practice. - Nose tackle Terrell McClain had a big day...
Via State of the Texans
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Texans’ Defensive Line Outlook

The defensive line rotation is pretty much set with the exception of the back up nose tackle position. There could be room for an extra player to sneak on the 53 man roster, but those chances are slim.   Defensive Ends   J.J. Watt Is there anything you can say negative about the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year? Watt comes back healthy this season after an elbow injury...
Via State of the Texans
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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