Connect with us

Star Blog

Cowboys en Español: LB Damien Wilson Arrestado, ¿Ahora Qué?

Mauricio Rodriguez

Published

on

Cowboys en Español: LB Damien Wilson Arrestado ¿Ahora Qué? 1
James D. Smith via AP

Una semana dentro de Julio y ya tenemos más malas noticias para los Dallas Cowboys. Por si los casos de Nolan Carroll y David Irving no parecían suficientes, Damien Wilson decidió sumarse a la lista de problemas disciplinarios en el equipo.

Damien Wilson fue arrestado por dos cargos de asalto agravado el Martes 4 de Julio.  Parece ridículo, definitivamente. El mantra de “El tipo correcto de personas” de Jason Garrett parece cada vez más difícil de entender.

Mientras no se lo culpo al head coach, porque entiendo que algo como lo que hizo Wilson está fuera de control, en verdad creo que hay algo que no está funcionando con los Cowboys. Y llega un punto en el que es cada vez más difícil defender este tipo de problemas.

Sin duda, cortar a Wilson estará en la mesa para el equipo. Quizá quieran mandar un mensaje, de una vez por todas. Pero probablemente, lo mantengan para training camp. Al menos hasta que más información salga a la luz.

Aunque no lo hicieran, seguramente enfrentará una suspensión de la NFL. Se esperaba que Wilson peleará la titularidad con Anthony Hitchens, pero en este punto, ya ni siquiera habrá una pelea.

La posición de linebacker de por sí ya era posiblemente la más incierta de la defensiva, se acaba de volver más incierta. Ahora la pregunta es, ¿realmente es una buena y confiable unidad de LBs? La respuesta, para mí, es no. No lo suficiente.

No porque no tengamos a los titulares necesarios. Creo que Sean Lee es uno de los mejores de la NFL. Jaylon Smith se espera que esté sano, aunque siga sin ser nada seguro. Y Anthony Hitchens hará un buen trabajo quedándose en el puesto que jugó el año pasado o como un MLB si se necesita. Y Kyle Wilber podría tomar el lugar de SAM.

Realmente, quizá no sea un grupo ideal de titulares, pero puede que logren hacer el trabajo. El problema viene cuando hablamos de profundidad. No hay mucha. Casi nada.

Mark Nzeocha no tiene el nivel de titular o al menos no ha demostrado tenerlo aún. Y a pesar de que tiene experiencia, Wilber es para mí más que nada un banca, no un titular. Con este problema, creo que los Cowboys deberían estar buscando a alguien más.

Posibilidad en la Agencia Libre

Antes de este incidente, mi opinión era que los Cowboys no deberían de gastar en ningún agente libre en este punto del offseason. Ahora, creo que sería lo correcto. En cuanto esta noticia salió a la luz, Daryl Washington volvió a entrar a la discusión.

Hace unas semanas escribí acerca de porque los Cowboys se deberían mantener alejados de Washington. Creo que esto era cierto cuando lo escribí, y creo que hoy es más cierto. Si queremos que los Cowboys se deshagan de Wilson por el caso en el que se ve envuelto, ¿por qué contratar a un jugador que duró tres años suspendido por la NFL?

Washington sería un completo error. Ni siquiera lo hemos visto tomar el campo desde el 2013, así que es justo asumir que no sería lo mismo que antes.

Sin embargo, hay una opción que creo que los Cowboys deberían considerar muy seriamente.

Cowboys en Español: LB Damien Wilson Arrestado ¿Ahora Qué?

LB Zach Orr

Las estadísticas de Orr en el 2016: 132 tackles, tres intercepciones, dos balones sueltos recuperados y cinco pases defendidos. ¿Por qué es agente libre?

Zach Orr tuvo un gran desempeño en los Baltimore Ravens hasta que se lesionó jugando contra los Pittsburgh Steelers. Se retiró en enero, pensando que tenía una condición médica que no le permitía jugar football americano.

Recientemente, nuevos diagnósticos demostraron lo contrario, causando que vuelva del retiro a la NFL.

Actualmente, es un agente libre y busca un equipo para su retorno. Realmente considero que sería lo correcto buscarlo. Claro, su salud puede ser un problema, pero con esta falta de profundidad en la posición, creo que sería correcto tomar este riesgo.

Quizá sea pequeño para jugar del lado fuerte o SAM. Pero hacerlo funcionar. O simplemente conseguirlo y obtener profundidad para la posición y que pelee por un puesto en el grupo de LBs.

Obtener a Orr les puede dar una gran versatilidad y posibilidades con tus apoyadores. Quizá Hitchens pueda jugar como el MIKE si Jaylon Smith no está preparado, o incluso Orr mismo.

Todo depende de la salud de Smith y que tan bien pueda jugar para determinar las posiciones de cada uno, pero alguien como Orr cambiaría el panorama por completo.

✭✭✭✭✭

Los Cowboys tienen linebackers que pueden ser titulares sólidos, pero tienen mucha incertidumbre. Sería un riesgo muy grande que no añadieran a nadie más. Con una presión al QB insuficiente y con una secundaria prometedora pero que quizá le falte desarrollo, sería bueno tener seguridad en los linebackers.

¿Qué opinas de añadir a Zach Orr al equipo?

¡Haznos saber en los comentarios abajo, o búscame en Twitter @PepoR99 y hablemos de football! Si estás buscando un programa de los Dallas Cowboys en español no te pierdas Primero Cowboys en vivo.

Tell me what you think about “Cowboys en Español: LB Damien Wilson Arrestado, ¿Ahora Qué?” in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 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!

ADVERTISEMENT

I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I’ve been rooting for America’s team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I’m in… You’ll find me at @PepoR99.

Star Blog

Should Cowboys Be Concerned About Ezekiel Elliott Long-Term?

Brian Martin

Published

on

Should Cowboys Be Concerned About Ezekiel Elliott's Future?

It’s funny how quickly some players are able to establish themselves as professional athletes and grow their fan base. That is exactly what Ezekiel Elliott has done in just a little over a years time since becoming a member of the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, given his current situation, it’s that fan base that might be starting to turn on him a little and doubt his long-term future in the NFL.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are fully aware of the six-game suspension the NFL slapped Ezekiel Elliott with based on nothing more than accusations of possible domestic violence. Right or wrong, guilty or innocent, it happened and there is no taking it back. But unfortunately, because of the suspension Elliott will now have to walk the straight and narrow if he wants to have any kind of career in the NFL.

I honestly don’t think Ezekiel Elliott is a bad guy, but the slightest slip up will more than likely put his career in jeopardy. It doesn’t matter how big or small the infraction, the NFL has already decided they are going to make an example of him.

RB Ezekiel ElliottFrom here on out, Elliott is going to have to live like he is under a magnifying glass. Any kind of slip up, big or small, will likely cause the league to suspend him an entire season. This unfortunately has been weighing on the minds of a lot of Cowboys Nation and has to be at least a little bit concerning for the Cowboys organization.

You see, the Dallas Cowboys have Elliott under contract for at least three more years after this season. He has already proven how important he is to the offense and how much production dips without him in the lineup. They absolutely want him on the field because he makes them better. But, any kind of slip up would pretty much erase one of those three years. Look no further than what has happened with Randy Gregory.

I’ve heard many fans voicing their concerns about Ezekiel Elliott’s long-term availability with the Cowboys. They are afraid Elliott’s immaturity will end up getting the best of him and Zeke unfortunately has done nothing to ease those concerns so far.

I for one am not all that concerned about Zeke’s future in the NFL. I think his six-game suspension has served as an eye-opening experience and that he will do better from here on out to put himself in better situations and surround himself with better/more trustworthy people.

Dak Prescott, Ezekiel ElliottYou can see anytime Zeke is on the field his passion for the game and how much he enjoys it. I don’t think he’s going to put something he cares so much about in jeopardy. But unfortunately, he already has a bull’s-eye on his back and can’t afford to take a misstep. That will without a doubt put his future career in jeopardy.

I personally can’t wait to see how #21 responds when he is able to suit up once again next week against the Seattle Seahawks. I think he is going to play with a chip on his shoulder and run angry. That is the best way he can stick it to the league for suspending him based on accusations and another reason why I’m not concerned about his future in the NFL.

I know if it was me, my mindset would be to turn myself into the best player possible and once again become one of the more popular athletes in the league. That is about the only way he can say “F U” to the league, and I think that’s exactly what he will do.

Are you concerned about Ezekiel Elliott long-term?

ADVERTISEMENT

Continue Reading

Star Blog

A Cowboys Win vs Giants Can’t Be Taken For Granted

Mauricio Rodriguez

Published

on

A Cowboys Win vs Giants Can't Be Taken For Granted 1

The Dallas Cowboys are coming from a bounce-back win versus the Washington Redskins in which they blew out their divisional rivals 38-14. The New York Giants are coming from a week in which Head Coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese were fired. The former is 6-6, and the latter is 2-10. You tell me which organization is getting the W this Sunday.

Easy, right? Well, no. Not really.

All week long, most of Cowboys Nation has been taking this win for granted. Understandably so, since New York is only a two-win team. However, this is certainly one of those games with a “trap game” feel to it.

It wouldn’t be the first time we see a football team being led by a new coach to a surprise victory. Hell, we saw a very similar situation when Jason Garrett debuted as the Cowboys interim head coach in 2010… against the Giants. 

 Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee, New York Giants QB Eli Manning  Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

On top of that, you have Eli Manning back at the wheel after he was benched for Geno Smith a week ago. Even though the guy who made that decision is out of the picture, you have to imagine the veteran quarterback will go out to play with a chip on his shoulder.

And if we’re being completely honest with ourselves, this Cowboys’ team still has a lot to prove. Let’s not forget the fact that they lost three consecutive weeks. That’s why we´re trying to find which NFC teams need to lose certain games. Because the Dallas Cowboys put themselves in this position.

Dak Prescott is the future for this franchise, and despite having some tough games this year, I still believe he’s the guy. However, as Staff Writer Kevin Brady recently wrote here at Inside The Star, Dak Prescott must overcome his struggles when facing the Giants:

“Prescott played his worst game of that spectacular rookie season when he traveled to East Rutherford, New Jersey as the Cowboys prolific offense was only able to score 7 points during their key loss.”

Although they have a 2-10 record, the Giants’ defense shouldn’t be underestimated. They still have personnel that can give the Cowboys’ offense a bit of trouble, especially without Ezekiel Elliott running the ball.

Sean Lee should be ready to go this week, and while many discuss whether or not the coaching staff should give him an extra week of rest, the truth is that’s something the Cowboys can’t risk to do. At the end of the day, lose one game and forget about playing in January.

You need 50 on the field. If at some point in the second half they manage to get a big-lead, securing a win, then let’s hope they take him off the field and let the guy rest. But until then, Sean Lee should be playing.

Will Chidobe Awuzie's Return Benefit The Cowboys Defense?

Dallas Cowboys’ Jourdan Lewis, Chidobe Awuzie and Xavier Woods (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Dallas is expected to start three rookies at cornerback. Jourdan Lewis, Chidobe Awuzie and Xavier Wood could be the guys who line up to start the game in New York. Naturally, this is the case because they’ve proven to be solid players.

But it’s inevitable to be a bit scared of this situation when you’re facing Eli Manning. Say what you want about him, but you never know what might happen when a player like that is on the other side of the field.

I’m picking the Cowboys to win this football games for at least a touchdown. But let’s not think of this game as if it were the Browns. If this ends up being a trap game and the Cowboys manage to get their seventh loss of the year, it’s over.

We’re 14 weeks into the season and it feels like we don’t know what this team is capable of doing with Sean Lee, Tyron Smith and Ezekiel Elliott starting at the same time. But this week will prove a lot of things about the Cowboys and their quest for the Playoffs.

Tell me what you think about “A Cowboys Win vs Giants Can’t Be Taken For Granted” in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 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!

ADVERTISEMENT

Continue Reading

Star Blog

Week 14 Playoff Projection: Cowboys Still In Striking Distance

Jess Haynie

Published

on

Cowboys en Español: Dak Prescott #14 Según los Jugadores, ¿Realmente Lo Es? 1

The Cowboys are one of three 6-6 teams still hoping to find a way into the NFC playoffs. Even if they win out and get to 10-6, they will need help based on tiebreakers and the superior records of the teams ahead of them.

Last night, Dallas’ hopes took a kick in the teeth when the Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints. Atlanta not only moved to 8-5 but also holds a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Cowboys, making them a major threat in the Wild Card race. The Falcons need to start losing, fast, for Dallas to have a shot at overtaking them.

Atlanta’s not the only team that Dallas should be concerned about, though. Here are the current NFC playoff standings, including last night’s result:

  1. Minnesota Vikings (10-2)
  2. Philadelphia Eagles (10-2)
  3. Los Angeles Rams (9-3)
  4. New Orleans Saints (9-4)
  5. Seattle Seahawks (8-4)
  6. Carolina Panthers (8-4)
    ————————————–
  7. Atlanta Falcons (8-5)
  8. Detroit Lions (6-6)
  9. Green Bay Packers (6-6)
  10. Dallas Cowboys (6-6)

TIEBREAKERS

  • The Vikings are ahead of the Eagles thanks to the common game tiebreaker, since they are both 8-1 against NFC opponents.
  • Seattle (6-3) is ahead of Carolina (4-4) thanks to a better record in NFC games.
  • Detroit has a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Packers and a common games tiebreaker over the Cowboys.
  • Green Bay has a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Cowboys.

With the Falcons’ win over New Orleans already in the books, here are the other playoff-relevant games for the NFC in Week 14.

Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants

This is the easiest game let on Dallas’ schedule (assuming Philly doesn’t rest starters in Week 17). The Giants will have a new coach and have changed back to Eli Manning as the starting QB. Will they be galvanized by these changes or only in even greater disarray? We certainly hope for the latter.

Green Bay Packers @ Cleveland Browns

At 6-6 and with Aaron Rodgers potentially returning next week, the Packers are looming as a real threat. They have the head-to-head tiebreaker over Dallas from a win earlier this year. The hapless Browns winning this one is certainly faint hope, but it’s still Brett Hundley out there at QB instead of one of the league’s MVPs.

Detroit Lions @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The other team in the 6-6 tie, Detroit needs to go away. The Bucs are 4-8 and a non-factor now, so we can root for the pirate people without hesitation.

Minnesota Vikings @ Carolina Panthers

The Panthers are another key target for us in the Wild Card race. Minnesota should run away with the NFC North, so they’re a non-factor for Dallas’ concerns. A Carolina loss is clearly better for Dallas, dropping the Panthers to 8-5 and within reasonable range with three weeks left to go.

Philadelphia Eagles @ Los Angeles Rams

Last week, Dallas fans were put in the unfortunate position of having to root for the Eagles against the Seahawks to help our playoff chances. We’re back in that same boat this week as a Rams’s loss would be more damaging for the Cowboys than Philly losing.

Because L.A. has a head-to-head tiebreaker over Dallas, our best bet is for them to win the NFC West and stay out of our way. We have a much better shot at catching the Seahawks, especially since we get to play them in Week 16 when Ezekiel Elliott returns.

Seattle Seahawks @ Jacksonville Jaguars

So yeah, as just said, the Seahawks are one of the teams we have the best chance of beating out for a playoff spot. Last week’s win over Philly hurt, but a road loss against the 8-4 Jaguars is certainly possible and would go a long way to helping our cause.

ADVERTISEMENT

Continue Reading

Reader Survey

Want to help make Inside The Star better?

We’re collecting feedback from our readers about the site. It only takes <2 minutes to complete, and can be done from any device.

> Take the survey now

Don’t worry, your information will not be shared with anyone but me (Bryson T.).

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Advertisement
Enjoy 40% commissions on officially licensed products as a FanPrint affiliate. You can even make your own, fully licensed Cowboys and player designs! Get started here

Trending