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The Dallas Cowboys will start this season striving for something that has never been done: attempting to win a home super bowl.  Playing in a Super Bowl at home is, in itself, an incredibly unheard of feat.  That being said a dynamic offense synced with a superb defense will be the identity of this Dallas Cowboys team against some difficult foes.  So we’ll take a look at the schedule and predict how this season will unfold.

Week 1 - @ Washington

The Cowboys open the season in a rivalry game that offers a lot of new faces in new places.  Mike Shanahan will lead Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins onto the field.  In a battle that will seem lopsided the Cowboys Offense will overpower the Skins D.

Outcome: Dallas 31 – Wash 17

Week 2 – CHICAGO

The Cowboys open in Dallas against a rebuilding Chicago team.  Jay Cutler will be under a fire storm and Miles Austin and Dez Bryant are going to torch Chicago’s passing D in a big way.  Expect Ware to get multiple sacks against Cutler who looks like a statue in the pocket sometimes.

Outcome: Dallas 24 – Chicago 10

Week 3 - @ Houston

Houston is a sleeper for sure this year.  They offer a tough matchup in the passing game.  Owen Daniel and Andre Johnson provide Schaub legitimate targets that can get things rolling.  The Houston D is also potent enough to considered a threat.  However, the lack of a running game makes the passing attack an easier gameplan and the Boys win a close one.

Outcome: Dallas 27 – Houston 24

Week 5 – TENNESSEE

Another week with a lopsided offense.  Dallas should be able to focus on CJ2K and Vince Young and dominate the young team.  The Titans D allowed the 20th highest points per game last year and I expect the high scoring Cowboys to exploit that.

Outcome: Dallas 35 – Tennessee 16

Week 6 - @ Minnesota

There are two scenarios here, none of them good.  Farve returns and dices the Cowboys Secondary.  Favre doesn’t return and Jared Allen dices up the Cowboys new left tackle.  Take your pick.  There is upside, the game is a lot closer if Favre stays home.

Outcome Dallas: 17 – Minnesota 28

Week 7 – N.Y. GIANTS

Cowboys come off a loss in Minnesota by facing bitter rival New York.  The Cowboys are lucky in this game as New York can’t get it’s running game established through a tough showing through the Dallas D.  The Cowboys are able to use there running game to establish control and win a big statement game.

Outcome: Dallas 27 – New York 21

Week 8 – JACKSONVILLE

An easier game in the schedule, the Cowboys handle the inconsistent David Garrard with ease.  This is a field day for a very talented Cowboys team and it’s over before the third quarter sees it’s halfway mark.

Outcome: Dallas 38 – 13

Week 9 - @ Green Bay

Dallas meets a equally talented team in the frozen tundra.  Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings offer the Cowboys a chance to see what it feels like to be diced by a tremendous passing offense and Ryan Grant offers a good “Don’t forget me” aspect of the game.  This one is a battle however, once that Mason Crosby decides on a frigid day.

Outcome: Dallas 24 – Green Bay 27

Week 10 - @ N.Y. Giants

Cowboys wont get caught again this time and face the first losing streak of the season with 2.  Its hard to sweep the Giants and this time they’re a little more prepared.

Outcome: Dallas 21 – New York 28

Week 11 – DETROIT

The hard fighting Detroit Lions come to Dallas to get massacred.  Detroit never gives up and Matt Stafford will surely be a force at quarterback in a few years but this time the Boys run them to hard on both sides of the ball and end this one quickly.

Outcome: Dallas 31 – Detroit 17

Week 12 – NEW ORLEANS

Last year the Cowboys walked into the superdome against an undefeated team.  They won and the Saints are looking to exact revenge.  Unfortunately, the Cowboys Defense puts in one of the strongest showings of the season and force 3 turnovers.

Outcome: Dallas 32 – New Orleans 27

Week 13 - @ Indianapolis

How many people run into Indianapolis and defeat Peyton Manning and the Colts?  Answer: Not many.  The Cowboys don’t’ get to do what other teams have before and lose to the offensive genius known as Peyton.

Outcome: Dallas 24 – IND 28

Week 14 – PHILADELPHIA

Last year is fresh on the Eagles mind and Kevin Kolb is starting to come into his own.  However, Jenkins seems to have DeSean Jackson’s number and the Cowboys shut down a team that lives by the pass.  On the other end of the ball Dez Bryant has taken over the # 2 spot by now and will dice up the weak Philly Secondary.

Outcome: Dallas 27 - Philly 17

Week 15 – WASHINGTON

The Cowboys sweep the Redskins who at this time are relying way too heavily on McNabb and are deeply in need of a quality running game.

Outcome: Dallas 21 – Wash 14

Week 16 - @ Arizona

The Cardinals are a mess at QB at this point the cards are thinking about next year and have inserted Anderson in as Leinharts replacement.  Things aren’t looking good for the once impressive Arizona Cardinals as they face the upper class of the NFC.  Marion Barber and Felix Jones take a lot of pressure off of Romo and the group as they coast to a low scoring, clock controlled game.

Outcome: Dallas 24 – Ari 9

Week 17 - @ Philadelphia

The Cowboys clinched the playoffs last week against Arizona and take this game to rest some starters.  Since the NFC East is a few games back of the Boys, the Cowboys take this time to see what their depth looks like and plan ahead for a playoff game as the number 3 seed.

Outcome: Dallas 14 – Philly 24

Overall Season Outcome:

DAL 11-5; 3rd Seed NFC



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Is 2019 Wide Receiver Group Best Dak Prescott Has Worked With?

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Sean's Scout: Resilient Prescott Inches Cowboys Closer to NFC East Title

Dak Prescott will be leading the Dallas Cowboys offense for the fourth consecutive year in what has been a very unlikely career. In three seasons, he's led the Cowboys to two NFC East titles and one playoff win. He's done so with quality offenses, starting by a strong offensive line and an elite running back in Ezekiel Elliott. During his career in Dallas he's had some solid receivers, but he hasn't played with a group as strong as the one he'll have in the upcoming 2019 season.

This year's starters will be headlined by Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb. Although there's many other intriguing players to watch at the position, those three are the presumed starting three.

Despite the big debate among fans and analysts, Prescott has been able to win games for this football team. Perhaps his worst came at the beginning of last season, when the team's plan of not having a WR1 backfired terribly.

In the first seven weeks of the 2018 season, Dak averaged only 202 yards per game. In that span he threw for less than 200 yards in four games. Once the team traded for Cooper, that average rose all the way up to 274 yards per game. He threw for less than 200 yards in only one occasion since then.

Michael Gallup Has Become a Sponge, Soaking up as Much as Possible

Michael Gallup is poised for a breakout season after a rookie season in which he improved every week. The Cowboys' 2018 third-round pick didn't get as much playing time at the beginning of the season as he fought for snaps with Allen Hurns, Tavon Austin among others. In the postseason, Gallup caught six passes for 119 yards. He still has a long way to go, but the talent is clearly there.

As for Randall Cobb, many fans have doubts. He's coming in to replace Cole Beasley, who was such an effective slot wide receiver. Cobb's style will likely be different, and although he might not be as good at shaking defenders off as ol' #11, he'll be more of a downfield threat than Beasley.

Comparing this starting group to the ones from prior years, it really seems like the best Dak Prescott has worked with. During his first couple of years in the league, Dak played with a Dez Bryant that (like it or not) wasn't anywhere close to his peak. 2016-2017 Dez wasn't on last year's Amari Cooper's level. Williams had his moments, but wasn't consistent and was well-known as a body-catcher.

This year's group has its question marks, that's for sure. Randall Cobb hasn't played a full season since 2015 due to injuries and Michael Gallup doesn't have a ton of experience and is yet to breakout. Even still, it seems like Prescott will have a great group of pass-catchers to help him lead the Cowboys to another NFC East title. It'll be an interesting fourth year for the young Cowboys quarterback. It's definitely good to see he'll have help.

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Dallas Cowboys 2019 Training Camp Preview: Offensive Tackle

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The Dallas Cowboys appear to be bringing back the same key trip of players at offensive tackle from last year. But with talk that 2019 could be La'el Collins' last season in Dallas, will we see signs that the Cowboys are preparing for future changes in how they handle the position in this year's training camp?

With Tyron Smith as an All-Pro fixture at left tackle, and Cameron Fleming re-signed this offseason to be the swing tackle, the intrigue swirls around Collins and his impending free agency in 2020. If the Cowboys have no intention of paying La'el what he can command on the open market, what might they do now to lay the groundwork for Collins' exit?

Here's a quick look at the projected OT depth chart for 2019 camp:

  1. Tyron Smith, La'el Collins
  2. Cam Fleming, Jake Campos
  3. Mitch Hyatt, Derrick Puni, Brandon Knight

As was just said, the returning top three are locked in to those spots. Campos is a carryover from last year's practice squad, so that experience gives him a potential edge over the three undrafted rookies.

Back to the top, though, and this situation with La'el Collins. If Dallas had Collins locked up for years to come, they would likely only keep the two starters and Fleming as a backup. A fourth OT is unlikely to be active on game days, and they have Guard Connor Williams' college experience as a tackle in case of an emergency.

If the Cowboys are truly thinking that La'el won't be back in 2020, perhaps they use a roster spot now to hang on to a player who they value for depth next year.

Mitch Hyatt

Dallas Cowboys OT Mitch Hyatt

This is where undrafted rookie Mitch Hyatt becomes an intriguing figure in this 2019 camp. He comes from a championship college program at Clemson and was projected as a late-round pick this year. Dallas made him a priority free agent signing after the draft.

Of course, Campos, Knight, or Puni have the potential to make some noise as well. But Hyatt would seem to have the most upside of the group, and Dallas might be willing to consider him as a 2020 swing tackle option if he can hit the ground running in camp this year.

Cam Fleming is also going to need to have a strong camp to help the Cowboys' in their strategy. Letting Collins go would be predicated on their comfort level with Fleming as the right tackle next year. If he struggles now, then doesn't get much playing time in the regular season, that would likely shake their confidence.

The final result of all this talk could be that La'el Collins and Dallas actually do figure out a way to continue their relationship. But when the Cowboys drafted Connor McGovern in the third round of this last draft it felt like a future-pointed move, with Collins' projected departure the likely impetus for the investment.

What we may wind up seeing is McGovern taking over at left guard and allowing Connor Williams to replace Collins at tackle. But that's a discussion better saved for next offseason.

You can read more about La'el Collins impending free agency in this recent article by our own Kevin Brady. A few weeks back, I also discussed the idea that Dallas should trade Collins now rather than lose him as a free agent next year.

For now, the offensive tackles in 2019 should have continuity and stability. But if we really pay attention in this training camp and preseason, we may see signs of what the Cowboys are planning to do at the position in the coming years.

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Randall Cobb Will Be a Different Slot WR for Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys signing Randall Cobb might just be the most underrated move of their offseason. For less than five million dollars, they got an experienced wide receiver who is only 28 years old. The former Green Bay Packer has had a solid career wearing green and yellow and now gets the chance to play with the Cowboys' colors. But what can we expect from the veteran wideout?

There are some players who are absolute locks to make the 53-man roster and Cobb is one of them. That much is clear. On the depth chart, he probably sits behind Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, who will likely be the number one and number two receivers, respectively.

With Cole Beasley departing to the Buffalo Bills in free agency, Cobb is expected to take his place as the offense's starting slot receiver. Cowboys Nation knows very well just how good Beasley was at playing in the slot. His ability to shake defenders off was really impressive and his hands were reliable. However, we might see something different from Cobb.

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Yes, it all points toward him playing the same position, but don't expect him to be a Beasley 2.0. This is of course, not a bad thing. Something fans consistently complained about Scott Linehan's offense were the short routes receivers had to run. In Cobb's short time with the Cowboys, we're seeing deeper routes even out of the slot position.

Bryan Broaddus from DallasCowboys.com wrote: "the ball to Cobb even playing out of the slot is further down the field. We hadn’t seen that from Cole Beasley and visually it looks different."

This should be exciting for Cowboys fans, specially considering all the positive reviews on new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. What we see from Randall Cobb in 2019 could be very different from what we had seen from Beasley in prior years.

It's also worth mentioning that word is Cobb has quickly developed an important chemistry with his new quarterback, Dak Prescott. Beasley was very important in Prescott's rookie season, when he averaged 52.1 yards per game and accounted for five touchdowns.

While Beasley was an important receiver for Cowboys, he wasn't really known as a team leader. Cowboys reporter Lindsay Cash Draper wrote about Cobb's leadership skills will carry on to the team whether he's doing it intentionally or not. It's always good to have such presences out there on the training field to spark the team.

Randall Cobb won't be this team's #1 guy or anything like that, but he will surely contribute every week. When we look back to this offseason, I believe this signing will look like a great move by the Cowboys' front office.

Tell me what you think about "Randall Cobb Will Be a Different Slot WR for Cowboys" in the comments below, or tweet me @MauNFL and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!



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