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David Irving Approved to Miss Start of Cowboys Training Camp, Other Notes

John Williams

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With DT David Irving Getting "Into Shape", Do Cowboys Have Better Options?

Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas is reporting that Defensive Tackle David Irving will miss the start of the 2018 training camp for the Dallas Cowboys, with approval from the team. It hasn't been an easy offseason for Irving who came under suspicion of domestic violence back in April when an ex-girlfriend took to social media to make her accusations as well as calling the police.

After the Frisco Police Department investigated the incident, no charges were filed. Since then Irving has filed for sole custody of their daughter, which was granted.

Not long after the news of Irving's custody hearing, news came down that Irving would be suspended four games to start the 2018 season for violating the NFL's Substance Abuse Policy. It will be the second straight season in which Irving will miss the start of the regular season due to suspension. In 2017, it was for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).

As I said, it's been a long offseason for Irving, and so it should come as no surprise that he isn't quite ready to join the team to start training camp.

Because of the suspension, this shouldn't be much of a concern as he won't be allowed to practice or play with the team the first month of the season. His absence, while not helpful, allows players like Jihad Ward, Datone Jones, and others to get more reps in with the first team defense during camp.

Maliek Collins to PUP

Defensive tackle Maliek Collins will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list as he continues to recover from his broken foot. Inside The Star Staff Writer Jess Haynie discussed Collins' PUP placement and his injury history.

Terrance Williams' Status Unknown

It's unknown how available Wide Receiver Terrance Williams will be to start training camp, as Garrett discusses:

David Helman on Twitter

Jason Garrett says Maliek Collins will open training camp on PUP, likely won't be available for the first few weeks. Garrett's optimistic Collins will be the only guy on PUP to open camp. He's not 100% sure on Terrance Williams' availability Day 1, but hopeful. #cowboyswire

Cowboys Heading to the Playoffs?

Speaking of the folks over at DallasCowboys.com, their staff each gave their opinion on the Dallas Cowboys' playoff prospects for the 2018 season. It's absolutely worth a read.

Stay tuned through training camp as we'll offer our predictions on the Dallas Cowboys 2018 season.

Football is Right Around the Corner

Though it's only a preseason game, the Dallas Cowboys will open their schedule on August 9th as they travel to play the San Francisco 49ers.

As we go through the season, let's remember that preseason games are intended to decide those last 10-15 guys on the roster. You won't see a lot of scheming to win or a bunch of wrinkles in the system; those are saved for later.

So, if the Dallas Cowboys don't look like their dominant, efficient self on offense in the preseason, don't worry, they aren't going to give away what they want to do in games that don't matter.

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Let's get excited Cowboys Nation. We've finally made it to football season!!! 



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Cowboys NFC East Title Put on Hold with Redskins Win, Shutout Loss at Colts

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Cowboys NFC East Title Put on Hold with Redskins Win, Shutout Loss at Colts

For the first time since 2003, the Dallas Cowboys were shutout on Sunday at the Indianapolis Colts. Their five game winning streak snapped, the Cowboys also saw their chances at clinching the NFC East dashed before the late kickoffs. Needing both a Redskins and Eagles loss to win the division without the benefit of a win themselves, the Redskins kept their playoff hopes alive with a walk off field goal at the Jaguars.

Washington Quarterback Josh Johnson won his second start since 2013 with 151 yards and one touchdown. The Redskins aren't the only NFC East team playing with a backup QB, as the Eagles must once again rally around Nick Foles against the Rams to extend their shot at the playoffs on Sunday Night Football. 

The Cowboys certainly didn't deserve a celebration of any kind after their performance at the Colts. An emotional letdown after a win streak that featured triumphs over the Eagles twice, Redskins, and Saints, the Cowboys were slowed to a complete stop on offense while struggling fundamentally on defense.

Uncharacteristic missed tackles and lack of pressure on Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck allowed Indianapolis to turn a 10-0 halftime lead into an easy 23-0 win. Defending their home field, the Colts came out like a team still fighting for their playoff lives, while Dallas played like a team knowing two more chances at winning the division are still to come.

Instead of being able to watch and root against the Eagles tonight, the Cowboys can focus on not letting an embarrassing loss define a season that'll still end on a high note should they defeat the Buccaneers or Giants. A week 16 or 17 win automatically seals the division for the Cowboys, even with the Redskins improving to 7-7 moments before the Colts secured their shutout.

It was a masterful performance from Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus, preparing his team against Scott Linehan's offense to disrupt the momentum of one of the league's hottest teams.

Praising the Redskins for defeating a Jaguars team the Cowboys handled 40-7 much earlier in the season is hardly the situation Cowboys Nation wants to be in right now, but the team still has everything in front of them once Sunday's sixth loss is put behind them.

Tell us what you think about "Cowboys NFC East Title Put on Hold with Redskins Win, Shutout Loss at Colts" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!



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IND 23, DAL 0: Cowboys Get Shut Out, Embarrassed by Colts

Jess Haynie

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Is Dak Prescott's Relationship with Scott Linehan Broken?

The Dallas Cowboys must think they've already won the NFC East, because they looked like a team with nothing to play for today. The result was an embarrassing 23-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

The Cowboys were shut out for the first time since the 2003 season, which was Jason Witten's rookie year.

Dallas squandered a major time-of-possession advantage in the first half, finishing three drives with a blocked field goal, punt, and a failed 4th-and-1 play near the Colts' goal line. Indianapolis capitalized on their own drives and took a 10-0 lead into halftime.

The Colts got the ball back to start the third quarter and drove down for another touchdown. Down 17-0, Dallas responded with a weak drive and a punt. The game felt out of reach even then, with the Cowboys just looking flat from that point forward.

Ezekiel Elliott had 87 rushing yards 41 receiving for some empty production. Amari Cooper won't be winning any awards this week, held to just four catches for 32 yards.

Dak Prescott completed 62% of his passes for 206 yards. He was sacked three times and threw a late interception; an overthrown ball got tipped by the receiver and picked off on the team's final offensive series.

While the offense was especially bad today, the defense wasn't much better. Dallas surrendered 139 yards rushing yards and two touchdown to Colts RB Marlon Mack, who hadn't had a 100-yard game since October. Andrew Luck wasn't sacked and went virtually untouched the entire day.

The Cowboys could have taken the NFC East with a win, but they didn't come close. Hopefully this serves as a wake-up call with the postseason only a few weeks away.

Other Notes

  • With the Redskins defeating the Jaguars today, Dallas will have to wait until next week to try to clinch the NFC East. The Cowboys needed losses by both Washington and Philadelphia if they didn't win themselves. The Eagles are visiting the Rams tonight.
  • The Cowboys will get some softer competition to finish the year, hosting the Buccaneers next week and then going to play the Giants in Week 17.
  • With the Bears defeating the Packers today and moving to 10-4, they will likely stay the #3 seed in the playoffs. That means Dallas, assuming they do win the NFC East, will almost certainly be hosting the 5th-seeded Seahawks in the first round.
  • Jaylon Smith led the Cowboys with 11 tackles, but neither he or Leighton Vander Esch were making the big plays that we've grown accustomed to.
  • Xavier Woods had the highlight play on defense, delivering a perfect hit to dislodge the ball from Colts TE Eric Ebron and stop a potential big gain.
  • Blake Jarin and Dalton Schultz combined for seven catches for 68 yards; another week of increased TE production from what we've seen must of the year.
  • Fullback Jamize Olawale doesn't get many opportunities on offense, and he may not get more after dropping an open touchdown on the team's second drive of the day.



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Cowboys Can’t Finish Drives, Trailing Colts 10-0 at Halftime

Jess Haynie

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Dak Prescott

The Cowboys have had no trouble moving the ball today, but they've failed to finish drives with points. Dallas is thus trailing the Indianapolis Colts 10-0 at halftime.

Dallas has had possession for over 19 minutes compared to just 10 for the Colts. But their three drives have ended with a blocked field goal, a failed 4th-and-1 play near the endzone, and a punt.

Ezekiel Elliott has 64 rushing yards and 23 receiving so far today. Dak Prescott has completed 12-of-19 for 106 yards, but has been sacked twice.

The offensive line continues to suffer from health issues. With Zack Martin already out and Connor Williams starting at right guard, Xavier Su'a-Filo left the game with an eye injury during the second quarter and will not return. Backup Adam Redmond is now playing.

The Cowboys can clinch the NFC East with a win in any of their final three games. They could also clinch today if the Redskins and Eagles lose. Washington is trailing 10-3 in Jacksonville at halftime, and the Eagles are visiting the Rams tonight.

Hopefully, Dallas will start showing up on the scoreboard in the second half.



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