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Dallas Cowboys At Miami Dolphins: 5 Bold Predictions

RJ Ochoa

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You need to get EXCITED.

  1. It’s Saturday.
  2. The Dallas Cowboys unveiled a new jersey two days ago.
  3. These Cowboys play tomorrow.
  4. You’re about to read some bold predictions for that game.
  5. Tony Romo is back!

That’s right! When the Dallas Cowboys hit the field tomorrow #9 will be behind center and everything will feel right in the world once again.

Things aren’t going to feel right for the Miami Dolphins, though. Well to be fair losing seems right for them so maybe they will! They are going to get obliterated. You know it. I know it. They know it. In the words of Tony Romo’s Tweets, “There’s only one thing left to do.”

If you read my Week 11 NFL Game Picks then you know how much I love to shout. You also know how much I love obscure 1980s movies references.

I’ve been shouting all over Twitter this week about how the Dallas Cowboys are not done, despite their 2-7 record. I’ve been shouting it on the phones. I’ve been shouting it on Twitter. I’ve been shouting it through carrier pigeons. Everywhere I’ve been… I’ve been shouting. You need to shout, too!

We’re shouting as much as we can here at Inside The Star. We want you to join us. Tony Romo is back so let’s crank up the music and SHOUT from the hilltops just how excited we are! Remember before you shout:

  • Kick your heels up!
  • Throw your hands up!
  • Throw your head back!
  • Come on now!
  • Don’t forget to say you will!
  • Don’t forget to say, “Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah!”

In case you want to listen while you shout/read you can do so with one of the greatest scenes in movie history:

Shout – Otis Day & The Knights (Animal House 1978)

From Movie Animal House (1978) A Song by The Isley Brothers

Let’s have some fun! The Dallas Cowboys are about to lock up a fresh win so let’s get the celebration going early. 5 Bold Predictions… here we go!

Trey Williams Will Have Over 100 All-Purpose Yards

One of the offensive cogs that was spinning well early in the season was Lance Dunbar. It was unfortunate to see him go down with a season-ending injury in the game against the New Orleans Saints.

A few weeks ago the Dallas Cowboys went out and got a similar talent to Dunbar. His name is Trey Williams… but you’ll know it after it’s said a bunch of times during tomorrow’s game.

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Trey Williams’ Twitter Profile Picture

Trey is a sneaky fast player and a great weapon in the screen game. As my fellow Staff Writer Shane Denney pointed out in his Weekly Injury Report… Darren McFadden is not 100%.

Run DMC’s health wasn’t the only Cowboys Running Back news in the headlines this week as our own Ryan Ratty told you all about the release of Christine Michael.

Enter Trey Williams.

The Dolphins do have a fierce front four. Tony Romo is going to take advantage of situations where they send a lot of pressure and get it to his newest toy a lot.

A little bit louder now…

The Dallas Cowboys Defense Will Allow No More Than 200 Total Yards

This defense is angry. They’ve lost seven games in a row and had to watch Jameis Winston dance his way into the endzone against them a week ago. They’ve had enough.

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I talked with Bobby Belt on this week’s Cowboys Cast about how I believe this defense is designed to play from ahead. The only glimpse of that we’ve had this season has been in Philadelphia right after Tony Romo went down… and that was without the services of Greg Hardy and Rolando McClain.

For the first time this season the Dallas Cowboys will have all of their expected playmakers suited up and participating in the same game. FINALLY!

With Romo and Co. taking care of things on the offensive side of the ball the likes of Hardy, McClain, Crawford, Lawrence, Lee, Byron Jones… the list goes on and on, they’re going to be shouting themselves. Look out, Ryan Tannehill.

A little bit louder now…

Byron Jones Will FINALLY Get An Interception

I’ve called this before. You’ve called it. Enough calling – this is happening.

Byron Jones has come so close to getting his first career interception (he almost had one off of a foot a few weeks ago) that we’ve been sniffing around this for quite some time. No more sniffing, we’re about to get the full scent.

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The pass rush that we daydreamed about during the offseason is going to show up with authority during this game… and that’s going to lead to some bad throws.

If there’s anyone on this defensive unit that’s exceeded expectations it’s Byron Jones. That’s pretty remarkable considering just how high those expectations were.

Tomorrow is going to be one of those games where everything goes our way – you can feel it. Go get that pick, Byron!

A little bit louder now…

The Tony Romo To Dez Bryant Connection Will Combine For Over 150 Yards And 2 Touchdowns

It has been a very long time since we’ve seen a great play from Tony Romo to Dez Bryant. Just how long? Tomorrow will mark 330 days since we’ve seen our favorite math equation: 9 +88 = 6.

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On Monday morning you’ll be saying how it hasn’t even been 24 hours.

Tony Romo’s return brings a very real, immeasurable, advantage to this team. If there is any player across all of sports that feeds off of this type of energy – it’s Dez Bryant.

We are going to see one of the finest performances in Dez Bryant’s young career against the Dolphins. He and Tony Romo have a special connection that they have been itching to show off again for over 28 million seconds.

Tomorrow’s math lesson for the Miami Dolphins: 9 + 88 = 6.

A LITTLE BIT LOUDER NOW…

The Dallas Cowboys Will Recreate History With A 29-Yard Sack For A Safety

This game against the Dolphins will bring back great memories for Dallas Cowboys fans as America’s Team defeated Miami to earn their first Super Bowl Victory in Franchise History.

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Super Bowl VI had one of the more iconic plays in NFL History when Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob Lilly took down the Dolphins QB, fellow HOFer, Bob Griese for a 29-yard sack.

The 2015 version of the Miami Dolphins have allowed a safety in not one, not two, but three consecutive games. That sound you hear is Rod Marinelli salivating.

Can’t you see it now? Ryan Tannehill freaking out, Greg Hardy in his face, running around, DeMarcus Lawrence in his face, running backwards, Sean Lee stopping in to say hello, running back again… and bam! Safety. Say you will, Tannehill.

A LITTLE BIT LOUDER NOW!

HEY-HEY-A-HEY (HEY-HEY-AAAAA-HEY)

HEY-HEY-A-HEY (HEY-HEY-AAAAA-HEY)

HEY-HEY-A-HEY (HEY-HEY-AAAAA-HEY)

Get ready to shout tomorrow, Cowboys Nation. We’re going to party.


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What BOLD predictions are YOU feeling for when the Cowboys take on the Dolphins? How happy are you that Tony Romo is back? I want to know! Email me your thoughts at Roel.Ochoa.Jr@Gmail.com or Tweet to me @rjochoa!

Tell us what you think about “Dallas Cowboys At Miami Dolphins: 5 Bold Predictions” in the comments below. You can also email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.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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2 Comments
  • Dad365

    Didnt jones have a pic that was called back on a penalty ?!?? Cant remember the game but it half explains our season so far … win it only to give it back UGH

  • RJ Ochoa

    He did! In the New England game. I mentioned it in the post, but he's going to get one for real in Miami!

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Cowboys en Español: ¿Estará Dez Bryant de Vuelta en el 2018?

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Cowboys en Español: ¿Estará Dez Bryant de Vuelta en el 2018?

Dez Bryant es ese jugador que incontables veces me hizo gritar y saltar de alegría con sus excepcionales recepciones y su manera de pelear el balón en el aire. Tantos momentos tan memorables con Tony Romo e incluso algunos con Dak Prescott lo han vuelto uno de mis jugadores favoritos…

Pero ahora, después de una difícil temporada de los Dallas Cowboys, los sentimientos están encontrados.

En muchos momentos, no parece que estamos viendo al Dez Bryant de antes. Claro, podemos decidir recordar esa recepción de touchdown que rompió el récord de la franquicia contra los Redskins, o esa escapada de 50 yardas en New York en la semana 14.

Pero Dez no ha sido el mismo las últimas tres temporadas. Y este 2017, todos los momentos de frustración culminaron en el partido que eliminó a los Cowboys de la temporada.

Cuando los Cowboys se enfrentaron a los Seattle Seahawks, un fumble acompañado por un pase soltado de Dez que resultó en una intercepción, todos nos pusimos a pensar.

La cosa no es que Dez Bryant sea un mal receptor. El talento está ahí, y es fácil verlo en ciertas jugadas. A veces es visible cuando atropella a algún defensivo, a veces cuando busca el balón y consigue atraparlo de una manera impresionante.

Quizá el próximo año se sacuda la mala racha que ha tenido los últimos años y encuentre una manera de ser el jugador que alguna vez fue… el problema es la cantidad de dinero que se le paga.

Después de la temporada del 2014, cuando Bryant terminó el año con 16 touchdowns y más de 1,300 yardas, el receptor estrella firmó un contrato por $70M.

Los Dallas Cowboys tienen frente a ellos una pregunta muy importante que resolver este offseason.

 

¿Deberían Deshacerse de Dez Bryant?

A pesar de tener una mala racha, la razón por la cual Dallas le diría adiós a Dez es su contrato. Dez está listo para cobrar $16.5M en el 2018 y otros 16 millones y medio en el 2019. De ser cortado, los Cowboys se ahorrarían ocho millones y medio la próxima temporada.

Suficiente dinero para firmar a un jugador que realmente haga impacto esta agencia libre.

Takeaway Tuesday: Awuzie and Lewis Impress, Concerns Around Dez Bryant

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (Brad Penner / USA TODAY Sports)

Normalmente, cuando hablamos de jugadores como él, hay muchos conflictos para los aficionados. Vaya, yo mismo acabo de plantear que es uno de mis jugadores favoritos, pero quizá a veces el cambio es necesario.

Sí, la producción de Dez Bryant no ha sido la misma desde la última temporada que tuvo con Tony Romo. Pero ¿es eso excusa suficiente?

Basta pensar en jugadores como Larry Fitzgerald y DeAndre Hopkins para darse cuenta de que no. Aún con quarterbacks mediocres, ambos se mantienen como receptores de elite en la NFL.

Es cierto que Dak Prescott no es el mismo QB que Romo era, y no es un jugador que vaya a lanzar pases profundos tan frecuentemente como Tony lo hacía, pero eso tampoco significa que sea algo malo necesariamente.

Este equipo le construyó un equipo a su ex-mariscal para sacarle todo el provecho al #9. Es hora de hacer lo mismo por Dak Prescott.

Insisto en que los Cowboys tienen que buscar a un WR tan pronto como en la primera ronda del NFL Draft o incluso hasta en agencia libre.

Los Dallas Cowboys tienen tantas cosas que hacer antes de la próxima temporada y decidir que hacer con uno de sus jugadores más emblemáticos de la actualidad, Dez Bryant, es una de ellas.

¿Les gustaría ver a Dez Bryant de vuelta en el 2018?

Tell me what you think about “Cowboys en Español: ¿Estará Dez Bryant de Vuelta en el 2018?” 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!

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Will Ryan Switzer see an Increased Offensive Role in 2018?

Brian Martin

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Will Ryan Switzer see an Increased Offensive Role in 2018?

The Dallas Cowboys clearly had a specific role in mind for Ryan Switzer when they drafted him 133rd overall in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Come to find out, that role didn’t include being involved much on the offensive side of the ball, at least not as a rookie.

After watching the way the Cowboys utilized Ryan Switzer in 2017, it’s pretty obvious the sole purpose he was drafted was to improve the special-teams play in the return game.

They clearly didn’t envision him being a part of the game plan on offense, despite the continuous outcry from fans.

Like most rookies, Ryan Switzer didn’t really get off to a fast start, and took a while to get used to the speed of the NFL. But, once he calmed his nerves and regained his confidence, he proved to be an upgrade in the return game.

Switzer ended up ranking third in kickoff returns, averaging 25 yards per return in 2017 and 12th in punt returns with almost 9 yards per return.

He also became the first Dallas Cowboys player to return a punt for a touchdown since 2013. He accomplished this against the Washington Redskins, in Week 13 when he took an 83-yarder to the house.

Surprisingly enough, using Ryan Switzer solely as a return specialist wasn’t enough for a lot of Cowboys Nation. A lot of fans wanted to see his talents utilized more on the offensive side of the ball as well, but were only left disappointed.

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Dallas Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer

Getting Switzer involved in the offensive game plan just wasn’t in the cards in 2017.

He only managed to catch six passes for 41 yards and rushed four times for 5 yards. This isn’t exactly what Cowboys fans envisioned after hearing Switzer was opening a lot eyes in training camp and organized team activities (OTAs). That was the main problem.

He was hyped up so much heading into the season that fans expected to see him involved much more on offense.

The Cowboys, on the other hand, had something else in mind, but I doubt that’s the case for the upcoming 2018 season.

I really think we’re going to see an increased role for Ryan Switzer next season.

The Cowboys coaching staff should have a much better understanding of his strengths and weaknesses now that he has a year in the system under his belt. And, they’ve seen firsthand how explosive he can be with the ball in his hands.

What the Cowboys coaching staff will have to determine this offseason is just how big of a role Switzer will have next year.

Should Switzer take Cole Beasley‘s job?

Cole Beasley, like the rest of the Cowboys receivers, had a down year in 2017. We shouldn’t assume that his job is safe, especially with someone like Ryan Switzer waiting in the wings. But, is Switzer ready to take over full-time?

Tough decisions will have to be made eventually, but such is life in the NFL.

Will Ryan Switzer see an increased offensive role in 2018?

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Will Terrance Williams be Back with Cowboys in 2018?

Brian Martin

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Will Terrance Williams be Back with Cowboys in 2018?

Each offseason tough decisions have to be made by teams around the NFL, and the Dallas Cowboys are no exception. Teams have to decide who to promote, who to demote, and who to cut ties with altogether. For the Cowboys, Terrance Williams fits into one of those three categories, but which one?

It was plainly obvious that the Dallas Cowboys wide receivers all had an extremely disappointing 2017 season.

Everybody has their own opinion as to why this happened, but one thing is for sure, the Cowboys coaching staff will definitely look at ways to get more out of their receiving core. The one player who I think could be affected most by whatever decision the coaching staff ends up making is Terrance Williams.

Williams didn’t do much to make a case for keeping his starting job in 2017, let alone sticking on the roster.

To say he had a disappointing season would be an understatement.

Williams finished the 2017 season with just 53 receptions for 568 receiving yards and absolutely zero touchdowns. The Cowboys were likely hoping for more production from someone they just signed to a four-year, $17-million contract extension back in March [2017].

Now, you can make the argument Williams took a team discount in order to stay in Dallas, but that doesn’t carry much weight when your production leaves so much to be desired. This is especially true when there might be somebody on the roster who can do just as well, and possibly be an upgrade.

Noah Brown

Dallas Cowboys WR Noah Brown (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Yes, if you haven’t guessed it yet, I’m talking about Noah Brown.

I know I’m not alone here, but I think Noah Brown could easily replace Terrance Williams’ production. I understand that there’s not much evidence to back up that statement based on Brown’s rookie season, but he has all the tools required to succeed.

This is really all about potential, and Noah Brown simply has more upside than Terrance Williams.

We all know what Terrance Williams is as a receiver, and what he brings to the table for the Cowboys offense. I believe Noah Brown can do all the things Williams does and has the potential to be even better.

I already think Noah Brown is a better blocker, something the Cowboys coaching staff really values about Williams. I also think Brown is a better pass catcher. He is a natural hands catcher and has a large catching radius, something Williams obviously isn’t (body catcher).

Right now, Williams is only better than Noah Brown in a few areas. He is slightly faster, he’s more advanced as a route runner, and has more experience. That’s about it.

This will obviously be a tough decision for the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff to make. But, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if we see Terrance Williams playing somewhere else when the 2018 season kicks off.

Do you think Terrance Williams will be with the Cowboys in 2018?

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