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Cowboys en Español: El Legado de Tony Romo, Prospectos Para el NFL Draft

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Cowboys en Español: Legado de Tony Romo, Prospectos Para el NFL Draft

Cowboys en Español: Legado de Tony Romo, Prospectos Para el NFL Draft

Este martes, 4 de Abril del 2017, Tony Romo se retiró de la NFL. Poco después de este anuncio los Dallas Cowboys decidieron cortarlo. Esta última decisión fue para dividir el golpe al tope salarial entre el 2017 y el 2018.

Fue algo duro para muchos fans de los Dallas Cowboys. Tony Romo estuvo en el equipo por 14 años y lo lideró por diez. Tony Romo, es el único QB que esta franquicia tuvo después de Troy Aikman y significó mucho para una gran generación de fans jóvenes. Ha sido el jugador con el que hemos crecido y que lo hemos visto brillar desde que entro en un partido divisional contra los New York Giants en el 2006, remplazando a Drew Bledsoe. Lo hemos visto crecer y hemos crecido junto a él.

Romo siempre ha sido un jugador que ha causado mucha polémica de parte de los medios y los fans. Muchos dicen que nunca fue bueno, otros dicen que fue excelente y unos incluso dicen que va al Salón de la Fama.

El #9 tuvo muchos altibajos en su carrera. De aquel balón suelto contra los Seattle Seahawks en el 2007, hasta su remontada contra los Detroit Lions en la Ronda Divisional de los playoffs del 2014. Ha sido un viaje divertido verlo como un aficionado a morir de los Cowboys y de él específicamente.

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Estoy seguro de que muchos recordaremos a Tony Romo como el mariscal que jugó con un pulmón perforado contra los San Francisco 49ers y ganó en el 2011. Lo mismo cuando no dejó el campo con un disco herniado en la penúltima semana de la temporada del 2013 contra los Washington Redskins. El QB que lanzó para 506 yardas y cinco Touchdowns en un duelo contra uno de los mejores de todos los tiempos, Peyton Manning. A pesar de haber perdido, esa es y por siempre será, uno de los juegos más memorables de Antonio Ramiro Romo. Los recuerdos no son pocos.

Durante años, Tony Romo aguantó las críticas mientras mantenía a flote un equipo sin defensiva, sin línea ofensiva (antes no tenía la línea que hoy tienen los Dallas Cowboys) y con un terrible manejo del equipo.

En Inside The Star, nos despedimos de él y le agradecemos todo lo que le dio a esta franquicia. Espero que le vaya bien en su nueva carrera como el analista de NFL #1 en CBS.

Cowboys en Español: El Legado de Tony Romo, Prospectos Para el NFL Draft

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Principales Prospectos de los Dallas Cowboys Para el NFL Draft

Estamos a 20 días del NFL Draft 2017. Ya es hora de empezar a hablar un poco de los posibles prospectos que Jerry Jones y compañía quieran seleccionar con el pick #28 del Draft. Hay muchos candidatos y en esta edición de "Cowboys en Español" hablaré de los cinco que parecen ser de los más importantes. Hay más que también son relevantes, pero escogí a estos cinco para esta semana.

DE Takkarist McKinley, UCLA

De UCLA Takkarist McKinley es un jugador que presionó a los quarterbacks oponentes de una manera consistente en su carrera colegial. Es un jugador demasiado atlético y que su mejor cualidad parece ser su velocidad. Podría brindar a Dallas un impacto inmediato en la línea defensiva y aunque quizá tardaría un poco en expandir su repertorio de movimientos, sería grandioso ver lo que Rod Marinelli lograría con él. Tiene que mejorar su uso de manos y cuando lo haga, será un excelente pass rusher.

Takk McKinley es mi opción favorita para los Cowboys, sin embargo, ha sido simulado en diferentes Mock Drafts como selección dentro del Top 20. Quizá quedé fuera del alcance de los Dallas Cowboys.

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Takkarist McKinley #98 (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

LB TJ Watt, Wisconsin

El hermano de JJ Watt se prepara para llegar a la NFL. Cuando todo esto empezó, no se hablaba de él como una selección de primera ronda, pero las cosas han cambiado últimamente. Varios analistas han comenzado a evaluarlo como un jugador que podría colarse en las últimas selecciones del primer día del Draft y quizá lo haga.

Jugó como Linebacker en Wisconsin y aunque no lo considero la mejor opción para Dallas, es una opción verlo en Dallas como un DE. Le faltaría pulir muchas cosas, así como agregar un poco de peso y tamaño a su cuerpo.

DE Charles Harris, Missouri

Charles Harris es actualmente una de las selecciones más probables para Dallas. No parece ser un jugador que tenga muchas probabilidades de irse antes de que le toque a Jerry Jones hacer la selección.

Charles Harris es un jugador que tiene muchas habilidades y fortalezas que, aunque le falte desarrollarlas, parece un prospecto que puede explotar y ser un gran defensivo en su segundo o tercer año. Kevin Brady, mi compañero de Inside The Star, incluso lo comparó con Vic Beasley.

CB Adoree' Jackson, USC

Adoree' Jackson es uno de los jugadores más divertidos de College Football que he visto jugar. Siendo un Cornerback, también regresaba patadas (y muchas veces hasta la zona de anotación.) En ocasiones entraba al campo cuando era turno de la ofensiva y tomaba un rol de Wide Receiver... y sí, a veces anotaba.

Hasta hace poco, al igual que TJ Watt, no muchos lo simulaban como una selección de primera ronda. Durante esta semana comenzó a surgir como una posible selección de los Dallas Cowboys y no mentiré, me gustaría. No sólo atenderían la necesidad por un CB, pero también por un regresador de patadas que haría una diferencia.

S Josh Jones, NC State

Este Safety de NC State tiene un excelente tamaño que se consideraría prototipo en la NFL. Su velocidad es excelente. El año pasado lideró a su equipo con 106 tackles. Obtuvo tres intercepciones y rompió ocho pases en la temporada.

Jones es un jugador agresivo que reacciona rápidamente y tiene la velocidad necesaria para hacerlo exitosamente. Le falta un poco de disciplina en mantenerse con su tarea pero pienso que no tendrá problemas corrigiendo eso. Seleccionarlo con la selección número 28, sin embargo, puede ser un alcance.

Finalmente, confió en lo que la oficina de los Cowboys hará en el Draft. Han demostrado ser capaces de hacerlo eficientemente. Sólo piensen en el Draft del año pasado...

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Cowboys, Falcons Week 11 Injury Report

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Zack Martin

The Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons are both 4-5 and playing to keep their seasons alive. It's a mutual must-win game, and both will have to try to win it without some key players. Once again, we look at this week's injury reports.

Let's begin with your Cowboys, whose report is getting longer as the season wears on:

Dallas Cowboys

  • WR Tavon Austin (groin) - OUT
  • DE Taco Charlton (shoulder) - OUT
  • DT David Irving (ankle) - OUT
  • DT Daniel Ross (calf) - OUT
  • LB Sean Lee (hamstring) - OUT
  • DT Antwaun Woods (concussion) - Doubtful
  • G Zack Martin (knee) - Questionable
  • G Connor Williams (knee) - Questionable
  • DT Maliek Collins (knee) - Questionable
  • LB Joe Thomas (foot) - Questionable

The biggest news is the guy who won't miss tomorrow's game; All-Pro guard Zack Martin is expected to play despite his knee injury from last Sunday night. The Cowboys, already dealing with Travis Frederick's absence and now health issues at left guard, could ill afford to go without Martin in such a pivotal game.

Even if he was healthy, rookie Connor Williams might have a hard time getting in the game. Backup Xavier Su'a-Filo looked like an experienced former second-round pick last week, and he may be the better player for now.

The defensive line has been hit hard, particularly in the middle. With Irving and Ross out, Woods doubtful, and Collins uncertain, Dallas called up DT Christian Ringo from the practice squad. They will also be without Taco Charlton, who could play inside some. Veteran Caraun Reid will be seeing a lot of playing time.

Sean Lee's ongoing absence has become almost an afterthought now with the stellar play of Leighton Vander Esch. We've seen in the past when missing Lee meant disaster on defense, but Dallas' first-round rookie has helped mitigate the damage.

Atlanta Falcons

  • LB Deion Jones (foot) - OUT

It's a short list for Atlanta, but the one name on it is a big one. Arguably the team's best defensive player, Deion Jones will miss the game with a foot injury.

The Falcons' injury issues have been more in players suffering season-ending injuries. Both starting guards, Andy Levitre and Brandon Fusco, are on injured reserve. Star running back Devonta Freeman is also there, and those losses help explain Atlanta's 30th-ranked rushing offense.

Both starting safeties are also on IR; Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal. Atlanta has one of the league's worst passing defense this year without them, ranking 30th in yards allowed and 28th in opponent passer rating.

So yes, the Falcons injury report compared to the Cowboys' may raise some eyebrows. But in terms of who has most of their key guys, Dallas is arguably still better off.



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4 Best Candidates for Cowboys’ Next Offensive Coordinator

Shane Carter

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The big word around the Dallas Cowboys lately is about Jason Garrett and the future of the head coaching job. Some have speculated that either Quarterback Dak Prescott or Jason Garrett will get axed, and the other will stay.

Owner Jerry Jones was quoted on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas about his young quarterback, putting to bed at least half of the conflict.

"Dak is the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. He’s young and he’s going to get extended."

This shut the door on the idea of Prescott being replaced.

As far as Jason Garrett? Jerry Jones has been less than committed.

"I’m not in the business of backing anybody; the head coach, or offensive coordinator, I just don’t back them publicly." Jerry Jones said.

So it seems that Jason Garrett’s future is up in the air.

But what about offensive coordinator Scott Linehan? What’s held the Cowboys back this year has been the offense, and a lot of it can be contributed to their predictable play calling and inability to adapt to today’s game and its current players.

Whether or not Jason Garrett retains his job, Scott Linehan’s job doesn’t seem near as secure. His scheme doesn’t really mesh with Dak Prescott and how the offense could look. There’s only so many times you can run a three tight end set and not get furious.

Cowboys fans may want Garrett gone but they might have to settle for a new offensive coordinator instead.

The good news is that there are many options out there. Options that not only could work well with Dak Prescott, but could bring the Cowboys offense into the 2010s.

Shane Waldron

Jerry Jones once said how the Cowboys offense was like the LA Rams. If they are able to sign their Co-Offensive Coordinator, then they could be.

When Matt LaFleur left to become the Tennessee Titans OC, the job became a shared job between Waldron and Aaron Kromer. I wonder if Waldron would rather have the job all to himself?

What makes Waldron so appealing is he is also the Rams tight ends coach and passing game coordinator. Those are two areas where the Rams excel and where the Cowboys need help.

Teams are going to start copying the offensive juggernauts of the NFL and the Rams are definitely one of them. The Cowboys should do themselves a favor and get out in front before other teams beat them to it.

Scott Turner

Cam Newton is having one of his best seasons. Not only is he an MVP candidate but he’s set to have career highs in completion percentage and QBR, as well as a career low in interceptions. Cam Newton is a very talented quarterback but some of this has to be attributed to his new Quarterback Coach, Scott Turner.

The son of Norv Turner, Scott has seemingly helped mold Cam into a more accurate passer without compromising who Cam Newton is as an athletic quarterback. That has Dak Prescott written all over it.

He's got NFL lineage and a new, scary Cam Newton to add to his resume. He may not have as impressive a track record as others on here but he looks like he could be a chip off the old block and get the Cowboys where they need to be going.

Lincoln Riley

A popular head coach candidate, Lincoln Riley has shown his creativity and offensive innovation during his short time as Oklahoma’s head coach. It’s uncertain if he’ll get any real offers to be a head coach, but as an OC, he would be a serious grab.

Everyone has seen the work he’s done with Baker Mayfield and now Kyler Murray. How he’s able to incorporate different formations to open up the pass game and have the run game seem unstoppable. Just imagine what he could do with the weapons he would have at his disposal in Dallas.

It's likely that Lincoln Riley is a hot commodity for a head coach position, especially in Cleveland where he could reunite with Baker Mayfield. That shouldn’t stop the Cowboys from trying to lure him to Dallas, though. Lincoln Riley could be the real missing piece that Dallas has been looking for.

Eric Bieniemy

Another product of Andy Reid, Eric Bieniemy is the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. The former running backs coach has the experience under Andy Reid on not only how to run an offense but to use your weapons at your disposal to the fullest.

Maybe I’m over-hyping this man but when you see the work he helped put in with Pat Mahomes and how he uses those weapons around him, it makes me imagine what he can do for the Cowboy offense.

The team has no shortage of weapons and could benefit greatly from a guy like this.

If the Chiefs make it past their first playoff game, Bieniemy could become a more attractive name when it comes time for new head coaches. However, if Jerry Jones comes calling and the right offer is met, who’s to say?

If Kris Richard can be lured from Seattle to fix the Cowboys defense, Eric Bieniemy can be lured from Kansas City to fix the Cowboys offense.



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Cowboys Have Already Corrected Biggest Mistake From 2017 Loss in Atlanta

Sean Martin

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Cowboys Have Already Corrected Biggest Mistake From 2017 Loss in Atlanta

The Dallas Cowboys play their next three games in 13 days, all critical to their hopes of winning the NFC East despite alternating wins and losses since week one. For the Cowboys to earn consecutive road wins, their first coming on Sunday night at the Eagles, they'll have to come out of Atlanta in much better shape than they did just a year ago.

As expected in the NFL, a lot has changed in this year. The Cowboys 27-7 loss at the Falcons in their first game without Running Back Ezekiel Elliott was the beginning of the end on a season that forced a multitude of coaching changes in Dallas.

The Cowboys stubbornness in allowing Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn to sack Dak Prescott six times by beating Chaz Green and Byron Bell is something they hoped to move past when new positional coaches were brought in at OL, TE, QB, and WR.

It took the team admitting that these moves below Offensive Coordinator Scot Linehan were not all correct two weeks ago for the Cowboys to see any real progress, but with their win last week there's hope that the Cowboys are the improved team expected weeks ago - arrived just in time for Thanksgiving.

Firing Offensive Line Coach Paul Alexander was the first move, as the Cowboys named Marc Colombo OL Coach and Hudson Houck his assistant. Colombo told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas this week that he has injured Center Travis Frederick on a headset during games as well.

Colombo, Houck, and Frederick have the Cowboys offensive line confident in their ability to play to their strengths, rewarded with a renewed faith in the zone blocking scheme that was forgotten under Alexander.

If the Cowboys offensive line was their first problem in last year's Falcons loss (it was), it's becoming their biggest strength at the right time in the season.

The Cowboys necessary changes didn't stop here though.

In desperate need of a play maker on the outside, the Cowboys are seeing their investment into Wide Receiver Amari Cooper pay off so far. Cooper is averaging 3.2 yards of separation on his routes this season, ahead of Cole Beasley's 2.6 yards as the next closest pass catcher.

Cooper's presence was a big part of Ezekiel Elliott's 151 yard rushing performance at the Eagles. A player that can win on the outside with ease and dictate coverage has benefited Prescott and the Cowboys game plan on offense enough to send away a first round pick.

It will be up to this "rebuilt" Cowboys offense to match the Falcons on Sunday. Atlanta is averaging 27.1 points per game this season, but a much more dangerous 32.2 at home. After a 1-4 start, the 4-5 Falcons are playing in front of their home fans for the first time in two weeks, losing at the Browns in week ten.

The Cowboys felt they'd be prepared for games like this after their offseason moves, instead needing to show the type of in-season urgency that's been rare for Jason Garrett's team. The same can be said about a Falcons team that's experienced playing with their backs to the wall much sooner than the Cowboys have this season, setting up a big NFC match up in the early slot Sunday.

Dak Prescott will be thankful that Chaz Green nor Byron Bell are protecting him, wanting nothing more than to deliver another win for the Cowboys to take into Thanksgiving against the division-leading Washington Redskins. Not all of the coaches responsible for the lack of adjustment in last year's game are gone. What the Cowboys do have are tangible new ideas from coaches that understand they need more than a win at the defending Super Bowl champions to call this Cowboys season a success.

Tell us what you think about "Cowboys Have Already Corrected Biggest Mistake From 2017 Loss in Atlanta" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!



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