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Bertrand Berry to Dallas, Seriously?

Bryson Treece

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I’ve got just a couple of points to discuss right now, and the first is Bill Parcels. It’s been what, a few weeks since the sale of the Dolphins became final, and I’m still seeing a bunch of news articles and blogs about his option to leave being extended? Bill Parcels wasn’t worth that much media attention in New York, Dallas, and damn sure not in Miami. Let’s get over the very boring news that the Tuna got some more control … please.

Now that’s out of the way, I found a blog offering a top 30 free agents list, including predictions of where each will go, or stay as the case may be for some. What caught my eye was number 16, go check it out and you tell me, what exactly do you think they’re smoking over there at Sports2Debate.com?

I guess everyone has their own opinion, and it does fit the Cowboys MO the past few years to pick up older players, but come on, DE Bertrand Berry? If, like me, you aren’t very familiar with him anymore, click his name to see his NFL.com player profile.

He started his career with the Colts in 1997, went to the broncos a few years later, including one full year out of the league in 2000, before landing in Arizona in 2004. He has had some decent years but hasn’t managed to start a full season since 2004, whether because of injury, which he’s had some pretty big problems with in 05, 06, and 07, or because of performance.

According to Joe Berger at Sports2Debate.com, the Cowboys will pick him up this off-season. I can’t say that I know with any degree of certainty that they will or will not sign him, but I’m guessing that the Cowboys are going to play it a little safer this year.

Berry, besides his age, has been far too injury prone missing more than 20 games since 2005. Does anyone have the Cowboys making a smart move in free agency? I haven’t seen any yet is why I’m asking.

And one more note, as a bonus, I love how so many sources are saying that the Cowboys and Ray Lewis are already talking, even now after the Ravens have all but said they will pay to keep him. John Harbaugh went so far as to say that they’d likely be willing to pay him more than any other team. What’s really odd about it is that people still think Jerry Jones is stupid enough to tamper with a player. I know Jerry has made some poor decisions in recent years, but player tampering is hardly one of them.

What fun is a circus if you don’t stop to laugh every now and again?

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4 Comments
  • Theo

    Do the people who run that site even watch sports, I mean really, what are they thinking

  • https://insidethestar.com/ Bryson Treece

    God only knows … I never heard of that site before I saw this article, and it hasn’t really inspired me to go back there.

  • https://insidethestar.com/ Bryson Treece

    Yeah, they do a lot of good things, but since I’m mainly concerned with Cowboys stuff, they kind of turned me off of their site with such a stereotypical projection. The Cowboys don’t always take thugs, they don’t always take old players.

    They have taken two old players the past 3 years, and two thugs the past 2 years, and everyone of them has produced to some level at different times. It doesn’t mean the perceived “Freak show” that is the Cowboys will continue to madness.

    Kind of against the perpetual laughter surrounding the team right now. product of being a life long, die hard fan.

  • RomoRules

    I like it. I sure as hell couldn’t do any better.

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Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach

Sean Martin

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Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach

After hiring Paul Alexander to fill their vacant OL coaching position, the Dallas Cowboys are continuing to retool their offensive staff below Scott Linehan. Sanjay Lal has been hired to coach the Cowboys’ wide receivers, replacing Derek Dooley.

Lal has experience as a WR coach with four different teams, dating back to 2009 with the Oakland Raiders. He was promoted up to this position after serving as the Raiders’ quality control coach from 2007-08.

David Moore on Twitter

Sources: Cowboys have reached an agreement with Sanjay Lal to become the team’s WR coach. Lal was with Indianapolis last season and replaces Derek Dooley on the staff.

Most recently, Sanjay Lal coached the receivers for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. He has also been with the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

In this interview with the Colts, Lal mentions being very detail-oriented with a focus on the technical aspects of playing receiver.

Lal beats out former Cowboys WR Miles Austin for this position, earning the right to lead a room of receivers in desperate need of fresh talent. In an offseason that’s been about finding fresh ideas with the coaching staff so far though, the Cowboys have a new voice on offense.

Tell us what you think about “Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Cowboys Losing Linebackers Coach Matt Eberflus to Colts

Jess Haynie

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Matt Eberflus, Sean Lee

Multiple sources are reporting Matt Eberflus — who has been the linebackers coach and passing game coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys — will leave to join the Indianapolis Colts as the new defensive coordinator. Eberflus has been with Dallas since 2011, having joined Rob Ryan’s staff when Ryan become the coordinator for the Cowboys’ defense.

He has been the linebackers coach during his entire Dallas tenure and was also named passing game coordinator in 2016.

Tom Pelissero on Twitter

With Josh McDaniels ticketed for the #Colts, former #Cowboys assistant Matt Eberflus is expected to come along as defensive coordinator, I’m told. Lot of parts falling in place now.

If not the Colts, some thought Matt Eberflus might end up replacing Matt Patricia as the defensive coordinator in New England. Either way, it does not appear Dallas could have kept him around while Rod Marinelli remains in his current position.

Eberflus’ work in Dallas speaks for itself, and primarily through LB Sean Lee.

He has been Lee’s position coach for all but his rookie season, and in that time Lee has been one of the top defensive players in all of football.

Beyond Lee, Eberflus has also been able to get quality play out of mid-round picks like Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson. We also saw Jaylon Smith make significant progress this season.

Given Matt Eberflus has never worked with Josh McDaniels before, the fact he was on the Colts’ radar says a lot.

Make no mistake; the Cowboys lost a good one here.

Don’t panic, however. Coach Marinelli has cast a very wide net during his time in the NFL and there are a lot of potential guys, some with plenty of experience, that Dallas might look to.

It’s entirely possible that Eberflus’ replacement will be someone who Marinelli spends 2018 grooming to take over as the defensive coordinator.

Still, of all the coaching changes so far for Dallas, this one hurts most.

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Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander

Kevin Brady

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Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander

Thus far the 2018 offseason has brought a plethora of change to the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Now it is being reported the Cowboys have hired a brand new offensive line coach, former Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Line Coach Paul Alexander.

Alex Marvez on Twitter

Source tells @sportingnews that Paul Alexander hired as new @dallascowboys offensive line coach

Alexander coached with the Bengals for over 20 years, and replaces the same man in Dallas who replaces him in Cincinnati, Frank Pollack. Alexander has also been the Bengals assistant head coach since 2003.

The Cowboys recently lost an assistant head coach when Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia left for Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders.

Per usual, the hire has been met with mixed reactions from Cowboys Nation.

Joey Ickes on Twitter

Since 2003, CIN has had only one season where they finished top-10 in Yards per attempt on the ground… They’ve been bottom-5 in the league 5 times in that span… That’s the OL Coach DAL just hired.

The hiring of an offensive line coach who’s rushing attack finished bottom five in the league in rushing yards per attempt five times since 2003 doesn’t look too great on paper. He will also teach with different techniques and styles than previous Cowboys OL coaches, which could potentially set back the offensive line early in the season.

Plus, respected Bengals’ writer Joe Goodberry did not exactly love the hire for the Cowboys.

Goodberry on Twitter

Pretty bad https://t.co/fysjZqCQ6l

Regardless, this is still a very talented offensive line and one which should lead an effective ground attack based on their talent alone. 2017 proved further that coaching matters a lot in the NFL however, and the wrong hire could set back even the most talented of units.

We will just have to wait and see how this 2018 season ends up playing out.

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