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Cowboys en Español: Regresa Frederick, ¿Se Reportará Elliott?

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Should Cowboys Be Concerned About Ezekiel Elliott Long-Term?

Los Dallas Cowboys están en Oxnard California para comenzar su training camp. Es en esta época del año cuando muchos jugadores se ganan sus puestos en el equipo. Por primera vez en el año se equipan por completo para jugar al 100% y prepararse para la siempre exigente temporada regular. Conforme comienza training camp, hay muchas cosas que discutir sobre un equipo de Cowboys que busca ganar la NFC Este por segundo año consecutivo y, por supuesto, tener una temporada exitosa.

El Regreso de Travis Frederick

El año pasado, el centro Travis Frederick se perdió la temporada después de que fue diagnosticado con el síndrome Guillain-Barré. El suplente Joe Looney hizo un buen trabajo tomando su lugar, pero Frederick es el mejor en la NFL estando sano y todo indica que comenzará a entrenar sin límite con el equipo este training camp.

Sin duda es emocionante ver el regreso de un líder de los Cowboys que a pesar de lidiar con tantos problemas el año pasado, estuvo presente toda la temporada del 2018 trabajando con el equipo.

La Ausencia de Ezekiel Elliott

Cuando el equipo viajó este jueves a Oxnard, Elliott no estaba en el avión. Esto causó inmediatamente preocupación entre los aficionados de Dallas debido a algunos reportes que indicaban que Zeke no se reportaría a los entrenamientos para que el equipo le diera una extensión de contrato. Ha habido reportes conflictivos al respecto, pero el jueves Zeke no hizo el viaje.

Sin embargo, tiene hasta el viernes por la mañana para reportarse. En ocasiones anteriores, jugadores de los Cowboys han llegado por su propia cuenta a entrenar.

Incluso si no aparece mañana Elliott, dudo que alargue mucho su ausencia. Sabe que aún tiene dos años bajo contrato y sólo cuenta con tres temporadas acumuladas en la NFL. Sabe que Dak Prescott y Amari Cooper son prioridades en este momento. Muchos temen que Elliott haga lo que Le'Veon Bell hizo con los Steelers el año pasado (saltarse la temporada regular), pero no deberían de preocuparse por eso. Elliott puede que se incline por el drama temporalmente, pero estará listo para septiembre.


La Batalla Entre Wide Receivers

Allen Hurns fue cortado esta semana dejando un espacio para una intensa batalla entre los receptores más jóvenes del equipo. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup y Randall Cobb tienen sus puestos asegurados. Pero es más profundo donde la batalla se pone interesante. Tavon Austin tendrá que combatir con un grupo que incluye a los novatos Jon'Vea Johnson y Jalen Guyton, quienes han sorprendido con sus actuaciones este offseason.

Noah Brown tiene dos temporadas con el equipo y se ha dejado en claro que algo ven en él. Es un buen bloqueador para el juego terrestre y tiene potencial como receptor. Con 102 snaps ofensivos el año pasado, no contaría con que lo dejen ir.

Cedrick Wilson estaba teniendo un excelente offseason el año pasado pero no terminó en el roster tras sufrir una lesión. Sin embargo, es un jugador talentoso que no deberíamos de subestimar.

Esta es una de las posiciones más emocionantes que ver este training camp y será una batalla intensa entre todos sus participantes.

Todo esto y más tomará lugar con el equipo de América reportándose este viernes por la mañana. Aquí en Inside The Star, estaremos brindándoles la información puntualmente para mantenerlos actualizados sobre todo lo que pase con los Dallas Cowboys.

Tell me what you think about "Cowboys en Español: Regresa Frederick, ¿Se Reportará Elliott?" 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!


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 @MauNFL.

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NYJ 24, DAL 22: Cowboys Comeback Comes Up Short Again

Jess Haynie

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Is 2019 Jason Garrett's Last Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys? 1

The Cowboys are now 3-3 after creating another halftime deficit and not being able to overcome it. Their losing streak continued with a 24-22 loss to the previously winless New York Jets.

Dallas trailed 21-6 at halftime in one of the more embarrassing first halves of football we've seen this team play. It took an improbable 62-yard field goal from Brett Maher to give them some kind of positive feeling heading into the locker room.

The worse sequence came earlier in that quarter. Trailing just 7-3 at that point, the Cowboys marched over 50 yards to put themselves in scoring position. But a 4th-down try came up short, and then the Jets answered with a 92-yard touchdown pass from Sam Darnold to Robby Anderson.

That play seemed to knock the wind out of Dallas' sails, and they were still reeling on the Jets' next possession when New York scored another touchdown on a six-play, 65-yard drive.


The Cowboys struggled early on offense, and that had a lot to do with missing personnel. They went into the game without Randall Cobb, Tyron Smith, or La'el Collins suiting up. Then Amari Cooper had to exit early with a quad injury and didn't return.

The halftime adjustments were there. Dallas outscored New York 16-3 in the second half and pulled within two points on a late touchdown run by Dak Prescott. But the two-point conversion attempt failed when Dak got hit and tossed an errant ball to a blanketed Jason Witten.

Another week. Another loss. And now the Eagles are coming to town next Sunday night.

If the Cowboys don't start figuring out how to play well early, this season is only going to get uglier.

Other Notes

  • Prescott put in an admirable effort given the amount of pressure that Gregg Williams' defense was applying. He completed 28-of-40 passes for 277 yards and had the rushing score, giving up no sacks or turnovers.
  • Dak's rushing TD, the 20th of his career, tied Roger Staubach for the most in Cowboys QB history.
  • Ezekiel Elliott had a big day with 105 yards on the ground and another 47 receiving, plus a rushing touchdown. One of his biggest plays won't show up in the stat sheet; he drew a defensive pass interference call on the Cowboys' final drive running a deep route as a receiver.
  • Brett "Mixed Bag" Maher gave you the full range of his wows and woes today. That 62-yarder was truly special, putting him in rare company as just the third NFL kicker to ever hit multiple kicks of 60 or more. However, he also missed one from just 40 yards out. The Cowboys have now lost two games by just two points in which Maher missed an easy field goal.
  • Chalk up two more sacks for Robert Quinn, who has five now in just four games. Outside of those plays, few Cowboys even breathed on Sam Darnold today.
  • Jourdan Lewis got more playing time today with Anthony Brown getting hurt, and he did what he tends to do with a clutch interception. Lewis' picked off Darnold early in the third quarter after the Jets had driven down to the Dallas' 11. It helped keep New York off the scoreboard and was critical to the Cowboys' comeback efforts.
  • Thankfully, this loss did not cost Dallas their shared NFC East lead with the Eagles. Philadelphia also fell today in their road game against the Vikings. Both teams are now 3-3 as they prepare for next week's rivalry game.


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Cowboys Wishlist: Win In The Trenches, Limit Le’Veon Bell

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Cowboys DT's Maliek Collins, Antwaun Woods Primed for Monster Seasons

My biggest wish of the day is for the Dallas Cowboys to win their football game. It's been more than two weeks since we've been able to enjoy a good victory. The New York Jets present us with a favorable matchup and what should be an easy game for the Cowboys. However, this is the NFL, and surprising things can happen any given Sunday. Dallas can't take this game for granted.

Let's get into this week's Cowboys Wishlist! Make sure to let me know yours in the comments section below or tweet them at me @MauNFL and let's talk football!

Wish #1: No Turnovers

Last week's performance was a painful one to watch. While we can take a look at every single aspect of the game to find out why the Cowboys lost, it's actually pretty simple. Dak Prescott and the Dallas' offense turned the ball over three times. If you have a -3 turnover differential, you're losing that games nine times out of ten.

The Cowboys offense is better than given credit for, but if they keep handing the ball to opposing teams, no one will notice that. It's a simple wish, but an important one. Just stop turning the ball over.

Maliek Collins, Antwaun Woods, Defensive Tackle

Dallas Cowboys DT Maliek Collins and Antwaun Woods

Wish #2: Win in the Trenches, Limit Le'Veon Bell

As Aaron Jones plowed his way through the Cowboys' defense for 107 yards and four rushing touchdowns, the lack of quality defensive tackle play was very noticeable. The defense was pushed around in the trenches just about every play. Antwaun Woods has been injured recently, but not even with him coming back will the Cowboys solve their problems.


As the team's three-technique, Maliek Collins has also struggled to stop the run and bring pressure. This time, they're facing a Jets offense that's led by RB Le'Veon Bell. Could things go south versus a 0-4 New York squad? I doubt it, but if they do, I'd bet it's because of Bell. Hopefully, the Cowboys win the battle.

Wish #3: Blake Jarwin Plays More

I can't get over the fact that with the Cowboys trailing late in the game last Sunday, it was Jason Witten who was still on the field and not Blake Jarwin. I love Witten, but doesn't Jarwin have better deep-threat potential? I've been surprised by #82 and how well he's played since coming back, but I'm still a firm believer that Jarwin should get more playing time.

Through five weeks, Jarwin has played on 125 of the offensive snaps while Witten has been in for 240. I wish Jarwin gets more playing time today.

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Wish #4: Cowboys Start Fast

What is wrong with the Cowboys when the games start? They have yet to have a good start this season. Even when they faced the Washington Redskins, New York Giants, and the Miami Dolphins they struggled to get it going. I don't know if it's an execution problem or bad play-scripting from the coaches but this will get the Cowboys in trouble if it isn't fixed.

It's a 60-minute game and if you start playing well late, you'll be beaten as the season goes on. The Cowboys need to figure this out, and the Jets are a fortunate opponent to get back on track.

Tell me what you think about "Cowboys Wishlist: Win In The Trenches, Limit Le’Veon Bell" 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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Will Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence Finally Go Off Against Jets?

Jess Haynie

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Lookout Deshaun Watson, QB Sack Leader DeMarcus Lawrence is Coming!

With only 2.5 sacks in five games thus far in 2019, DeMarcus Lawrence is currently on pace to have less than 10 sacks on the season. That would be a disappointment for all parties after the Cowboys defensive end just signed a massive contract extension this offseason, but today's game against the New York Jets may give him a chance to make up some ground.

The Jets have been abysmal at protecting their quarterbacks so far this year. Despite only playing four games, being one of the few NFL teams to already have its bye week, New York has given up a league-high 23 sacks already in 2019.

That's almost six sacks per game. Six!

Granted, some of that volume has come from having third-string QB Luke Falk playing the last three weeks. But even when Sam Darnold was playing in Week One he still got taken down four times.

The opportunities should be there for Lawrence to pad his stats. Even just a two-sack day would greatly boost his numbers, but there's potential for more with how bad the Jets have been at pass protection.

DeMarcus' slow start in 2019 has been due to a variety of factors. For one, he missed almost all of training camp and preseason practices by remaining on the PUP list until August 20th. Lawrence had offseason shoulder surgery and was recovering until just a few weeks before Week One.


Another reason is that, at least through the first four weeks of 2019, Tank was the most double-teamed edge rusher in the entire NFL.

That hasn't been all bad for the Cowboys. After all, the attention that Lawrence draws has helped Robert Quinn get off to a hot start since his Week 3 debut.

In fact, Quinn may be who prevents Tank from having a big day in New York. It will be interesting to see which guy gets to the QB first.

There's also a chance that, if this game winds up being a blowout, Dallas will limit Lawrence's playing time due to some nagging injuries. They want their franchise DE ready to chase down Carson Wentz next Sunday night.

Wins are bigger than stats, of course. DeMarcus Lawrence gets that and hopefully most fans do as well. His impact is bigger than just sacks; just his presence can positively impact games and create opportunities for other pass rushers and blitzers.

Still, we all love seeing our favorite Cowboys among the league leaders at season's end. Lawrence probably won't be catching Shaquil Barrett (9 sacks) this year, but hopefully today's game allows him to move up the board.


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