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Cowboys Fans Build Roster Out Of Whataburger Table Tents

RJ Ochoa

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Tuesday morning I got an email from Whataburger letting me know that their seasonal "Sweet & Spicy" burger was back in circulation. Shockingly, this was not the greatest thing to happen on July 5th concerning Whataburger.

If you follow me on Twitter then you know that I love Whataburger. I'm a Texas dude through and through, so I was raised on the stuff. It's in my blood. The writing is on the wall when it comes to Whataburger in my life; however, when it comes to Whataburger in Josh Collins's life... Whataburger is literally on the wall.

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Finished the handmade frame that showcases my collection of the @dallascowboys lineup made of @Whataburger numbers

Let's all take a properly admire this work of art for a second. It. Is. Beautiful.

Over the course of human history we've all marveled at designs of this prestige. Picasso, Leonardo, Michelangelo... they don't have anything on Josh Collins and his buddy Brock Buchanan.

How does something this incredible even happen? If you'd asked me I would've guessed that it was either a gift from the Heavens or the physical incarnation of Tim Riggins's "Texas Forever" mantra. Thankfully for us, Josh Collins was on hand to answer some questions regarding his and Brock's creation.

RJ: Alright Josh, What In The World Gave You This Idea?

JoshMy friend Brock Buchanan and I came up with the idea to collect the whole lineup when we got Sean Lee's number on a table tent. We then started a competition to see who could collect the most numbers. Once we got about halfway through the lineup, we decided to build a frame for it.

RJ: Considering That You Obviously Go A Lot To Collect These Tents, What's Your Favorite Thing To Order At Whataburger?

JoshDefinitely the honey butter chicken biscuit.

RJ: There Are A Lot Of Numbers Here! Did You Wait To Get All Of These Numbers Naturally? Or Did You Specifically Ask For Any Of Them?

JoshWhen we started collecting, we got numbers only if they came up during our order, but after awhile we started to hang out at Whataburger and wait until we saw a number and go up at that time to order and get the number. We even reached out to many of our friends to find some of the last numbers.

RJ: Who Is Your Favorite Member Of This Roster/Dallas Cowboy?

JoshJason Witten because of his exceptional production on and off the field

RJ: What Were The First And Last Numbers That You Collected?

JoshThe first number we collected was Sean Lee. The last number was Tyrone Crawford. We couldn't seem to find number 98 anywhere so eventually I went to a register and asked for a table tent with the number 98 so I could make a card for my friend who supposedly was born in '98. This is when we found out that Whataburger only made numbers up to 96 so we just took two halves of numbers beginning and ending in 9 and 8 and taped them together.

RJ: The NFL Season Is Treacherous, Do You Have Backups In Case Somebody Here Doesn't Start? 

JoshI have a Velcro strip on my end table which I call "The Bench." Throughout the season I will update the lineup accordingly.

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RJ: Thanks A Lot For Taking Time For Us Here At Inside The Star, Josh... Any Final Words?

JoshGo Cowboys SB champs 2k17.

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The effort put into Josh and Brock's Whataburger Rosters is one that would require an awful lot of Sweet & Spicy burgers. I'm willing to step up to that plate (or sit in front of it) for you guys.

Considering how much of a Texas staple Whataburger is, it makes sense that they now have a full-out Dallas Cowboys roster in someone's home. Here's hoping that the one on the field at AT&T Stadium is both sweet and spicy in 2016.

What do you think of Josh and Brock's Whataburger Roster? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at RJ@RJOchoaShow.com, or Tweet to me at @rjochoa!

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I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll. @RJOchoa if you wanna shout!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/DallasCowboyBooksBlog/ Fred Goodwin

    @RJ: Inquiring minds wanna know: did they steal those table tents, or did Whataburger donate them to the cause?

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Can QB Dak Prescott Steal Back His Mojo From Atlanta?

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Can Dak Prescott Regain His Mojo Against Atlanta?
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When the Dallas Cowboys last traveled to Mercedes-Benz Stadium they were completely throttled by the Atlanta Falcons. It's a game a lot of Cowboys Nation would like to forget, but no one more so than Quarterback Dak Prescott. That game could very well be where his struggles really began.

It's almost exactly a year later and the Dallas Cowboys still find themselves haunted by that brutal beating the Atlanta Falcons handed them in Week 10 of the 2017 season. The Cowboys seemed to lose all confidence in themselves after that game, but it was almost as if it was the exact point in time where Dak Prescott lost all of his mojo as well.

Before that match up against the Falcons, Prescott was still playing at a pretty high level. But since then, he has been in a slump and there have been very few signs of recapturing any of that magic he once had. Heading back to Atlanta maybe the key for him finding and stealing back his mojo.

Things could definitely go a little differently this time around. The Cowboys will have Ezekiel Elliott and Tyron Smith in the lineup this week. Zeke missed the game last year due to the league mandated six-game suspension, and Tyron missed due to an injury. Having those two back in the lineup could pay huge dividends, especially for Prescott.

Without his starting left tackle and running back, Dak was pretty much beaten to a pulp by the Falcons defense a year ago. They applied relentless pressure, hitting and sacking him on a number of occasions. Unfortunately, I think that's where he started seeing ghost in the pocket and its haunted him ever since.

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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

The beating he took at the hands of the Falcons has really thrown off his entire game. His mechanics, accuracy, and effectiveness as a scrambler can all be traced back to that one matchup. He just hasn't been the same QB he was prior to that game.

Prescott's stats prior to the Falcons game:

24 starts
66.7 completion percentage
102.4 passer rating

Prescott's stats since the Falcons game:

17 starts
63.3 completion percentage
83.1 passer rating

As you can see, that's a notable difference. His passer rating has shockingly dropped nearly 20 points since last playing the Falcons and it's really hurt the entire offensive production. It's time for that to change.

Prescott has no choice this week. He has to get back up on the horse that bucked him off and hopefully regain that mojo he left in Atlanta a year ago. Fortunately for him, his confidence might be is as high as it's been since that last meeting after pulling off the upset against the Philadelphia Eagles last week.

Now, he just has to go out and prove it!

Do you think Dak Prescott can regain his mojo against the Atlanta Falcons?



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How Cowboys Could Regain a 2019 1st-Round Draft Pick

Brian Martin

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The Dallas Cowboys are currently without a 2019 first-round draft pick after acquiring Wide Receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders, but what if I were to tell you there was a way to regain another first-rounder? Well, with a little outside the box thinking I think there could be a way to accomplish just that.

It's completely hypothetical, but I think the Dallas Cowboys could possibly regain a first-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft with little finagling and good luck. Everything would have to fall into place perfectly, but I think it's definitely doable.

Remember, this is completely hypothetical with a lot of "what if's" involved, but the Cowboys could regain what they lost acquiring Amari Cooper and come out of it no worse for wear. I think there are a lot of different scenarios that could accomplish this feat, but only one of them that doesn't hurt the team in my opinion and it centers around Right Tackle La'el Collins.

I know you're probably going to think I'm crazy, but I think the Dallas Cowboys could possibly land a 2019 first-round draft pick if they decided to trade away RT La'el Collins. Trust me, I wouldn't suggest this if I didn't think there was somebody capable of stepping in and playing just as well.

Enter Connor Williams.

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Dallas Cowboys LG Connor Williams

I always believed Connor Williams' best position in the NFL was at right tackle, not on the inside at guard. And yes, I was one of those advocating for Williams to play RT and Collins to move back to LG before the 2018 season started. I thought that gave the Cowboys their best starting five.

Williams has been serviceable at LG this season, but has been overpowered at times. His athletic ability would've been much better served on the outside at tackle, which is where I would play him next season, making La'el Collins expendable.

Again, I know what you're thinking. If you move Williams to RT and trade Collins, there is now a void at LG. Well, that's where Xavier Su'a-Filo comes into play. He is coming off a fantastic performance against the Philadelphia Eagles and a lot of Cowboys Nation is already advocating that he remains the starter over Connor Williams.

If Su'a-Filo can maintain the same level play he did against the Eagles, he probably remains the starter for the rest of the 2018 season. If this is indeed what happens, he could end up being the starter once again next season, making my plan of trading La'el Collins more feasible.

Were you able to follow all of that?

Keep Xavier Su'a-Filo at left guard

Move Connor Williams to right tackle

Trade La'el Collins

Like I said, this is all hypothetical, but something that could feasibly happen. Now we just have to wait and see if Xavier Su'a-Filo can continue to play like he did last week, because without him sticking at left guard none of this is possible.

I told you it was some out-of-the-box thinking.

Would you go along with the scenario to regain a 2019 first-round draft pick?



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Should Cowboys Stick With Xavier Su’a-Filo at Left Guard?

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Don't look now, but we may have another Ron Leary/La'el Collins situation unfolding before our eyes with Xavier Su'a-Filo and Connor Williams. Who ends up starting at left guard for the Dallas Cowboys the rest of the 2018 season is up in the air right now, but might not be for long.

Remember a few years ago when La'el Collins started the season at left guard for the Dallas Cowboys, but then had to miss time due to a toe injury. Ronald Leary took over during his absence and never looked back. It even earned him a big payday with the Denver Broncos.

Déjà vu anyone?

Yes, I'm talking about the hot topic of the hour as to whether or not the Dallas Cowboys should stick with Xavier Su'a-Filo at left guard or reinsert Connor Williams once he is healthy enough to return to the lineup? As with any debate, there are two sides of the coin.

Honestly, I can make an argument for both sides here. These are two different players and both have their own strengths and weaknesses. Su'a-Filo isn't as agile as Williams and relies more on his strength and power, whereas Williams is almost the complete opposite. Depending what the Cowboys coaching staff wants out of their LG, either player makes sense.

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Dallas Cowboys LG Xavier Su'a-Filo

I could go into a long debate as to who I believe the Cowboys should start at LG moving forward, but I think that would be a waste of our time. I think this is a situation that will work itself out one way or another this week against the Atlanta Falcons.

Nothing is set in stone right now, but I have a hard time seeing Connor Williams being ready to play this week after having knee surgery. It would be unwise to rush him back before he's 100% healthy, especially after the way Su'a-Filo preformed against the Eagles. And if Su'a-Filo plays well once again, Williams may not get his starting job back.

See, I told you it was looking like a Ronald Leary/La'el Collins situation all over again.

This is a situation that many of us will be following closely this week and it may not only have ramifications on the rest of the 2018 season, but it could carry over into next year. Maybe Xavier Su'a-Filo remains at LG next year and Connor Williams moves to his more natural position (right tackle), making La'el Collins expendable. But that's a debate for another time.

Do you think the Dallas Cowboys should stick with Xavier Su'a-Filo at LG?



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