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Dez Bryant’s Return Makes Cowboys Offense Even More Dangerous

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Cowboys Headlines - Dez Bryant's Return Makes Cowboys Offense Even More Dangerous

After missing the last three games, plus the bye week, Dez Bryant is set to make his return to the field, which makes the Dallas Cowboys offense even more dangerous then they already are.

Bryant injured his knee early in the Week 3 matchup with the Chicago Bears, but still continued to play through the pain. He was even on the receiving end of Dak Prescott's first passing touchdown in the NFL. Unfortunately, that's the last we saw Bryant, except on the sideline cheering on his teammates.

Bryant could have possibly played on the road against the Green Bay Packers, but the Cowboys coaching/training staff decided it would be better to keep him out until after their bye week. This would give him an extra week of recovery time and allow him to get closer to 100% for the meeting with the Cowboys division rival Philadelphia Eagles.

Now, I've heard the argument that the Cowboys offense hasn't necessarily missed Bryant's absence on the field, and that they should trade their All-Pro receiver. Upon hearing this all I could do was laugh and roll my eyes.

These people really don't understand just how much of an impact Dez Bryant has on what the Dallas Cowboys can do offensively, or how opposing defenses have to change their game plan with him in the lineup. All they really see is the offense playing at a high level, but things will be even better with his return to the field.

Dez Bryant WILL make the Cowboys offense better!

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Terrance Williams, Brice Butler, and most importantly Cole Beasley have done a really good job of holding things down during Bryant's absence. But, with #88's return to the field, Prescott and Company could possibly become the best offensive unit in the entire league.

The Dallas Cowboys have played a total of six games so far in 2016 and are currently ranked #3 overall on offense. They are averaging 401.5 yards per game and are scoring an average of 26.5 points per contest.

Now, that's pretty impressive, but it's in large part due to the fact the Cowboys are #1 in rushing averaging 161.2 yards per game and have scored 11 rushing touchdowns. That really shouldn't be too big of a surprise considering what they invested in Ezekiel Elliott and the offensive line.

Even though the Dallas Cowboys are the best team in the NFL running the ball, it doesn't mean things can't still improve.

Elliott has been running against eight and even nine man boxes more than any other running back in the league, but with Dez Bryant back in the lineup that will change.

Opposing defenses will have to account for where Bryant is lined up on any given play and  they typically like to bracket him in coverage with two defenders. That means teams won't be able to stack the box against the Cowboys potent rushing attack any longer.

Can you imagine how much better Ezekiel Elliott will be running the ball?

Bryant's return will certainly help improve the rushing attack, but it will be in the passing game where he makes his biggest impact.

The Dallas Cowboys are a middle-of-the-road team passing the ball in the NFL. They are currently ranked #19 overall averaging just 240.3 yards per game and have only scored 7 receiving touchdowns. But, expect that to improve with Dez Bryant back on the field at 100%.

With Bryant back in the lineup things should open up even more for all of the Cowboys wide receivers, especially Cole Beasley.

Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan can really start getting creative now that he has all of his weapons healthy, and you can bet Dak Prescott is licking his chops ahead of the meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The fact the matter is, with Dez Bryant back on the field this offense will finally be firing on all cylinders for the first time all season.

Are you excited about Dez Bryant's return?

Please feel free to use the comment section below to share your thoughts and opinions about Dez Bryant's return to the field.



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REPORT: Cowboys Visiting With Free Agent S Eric Berry Tuesday

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REPORT: Cowboys Visiting With Free Agent S Eric Berry Tuesday

According to Ian Rapoport, the Dallas Cowboys have a meeting scheduled to visit with Free Agent Safety Eric Berry Tuesday at The Star.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Source: Former #Chiefs S and new free agent Eric Berry is visiting the #Cowboys on Tuesday. His first visit. They have a need there...

Eric Berry has spent his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs after they drafted him fifth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. After signing Earl Thomas last week, the Chiefs decided to part ways with their former All-Pro Safety.

Berry, 30 is an intriguing free agent for the Dallas Cowboys. When healthy, he is arguably one of the best safeties in the league. Unfortunately, injuries have kept him off the field these last few seasons causing him to only start in only three games since 2016.

This is a move many of us expected to happen after the Cowboys decided not to get into a bidding war for Earl Thomas, a player linked to Dallas for over a year now. In Berry, Cowboys Nation would be getting a similar player with the same kind of red flags. Both Thomas and Berry have to be approached with caution due to their injury history the past few years.

Depending on his asking price, Eric Berry absolutely makes sense for the Dallas Cowboys. He would be an upgrade over Jeff Heath and would pair well with the Cowboys up-and-coming three-year safety Xavier Woods.

This is still just a visit, so we should probably get our hopes up that a signing is imminent. But, I think we can all agree Eric Berry is exactly the "right kind of guy" Jason Garrett is always preaching about. He's a cancer survivor, five-time Pro Bowler, and All-Pro player. What's not to like!?



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BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Signed DE Kerry Hyder

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BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Signed DE Kerry Hyder

The Dallas Cowboys added more defensive line help today after signing former Detroit Lions Defensive End Kerry Hyder.

Kerry Hyder Jr. on Twitter

Going back to Texas! #CowboysNation

Kerry Hyder provides more depth at the defensive end position and as a chance to become the starter opposite DeMarcus Lawrence while Randy Gregory is out serving his suspension.

Hyder, 27 originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech with the New York Jets in 2014. He spent a year in New York before signing a future/reserve contract with the Detroit Lions in January 2015.

He had a breakout eight-sack year with the Lions in 2016, but tore his Achilles in 2017 causing him to miss the entire season. In 2018 he had just one quarterback sack after Detroit switched to a 3-4 defensive scheme.

Overall, this is a good depth signing by the Dallas Cowboys. Kerry Hyder has starting potential, but shouldn't keep the Cowboys from upgrading the position further through either another free agent signing for the draft.



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Chiefs Release Eric Berry, Should Cowboys Be Interested?

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Chiefs Release Eric Berry, Should Cowboys Be Interested?

As the Dallas Cowboys still have a glaring need at the safety position, a new name has appeared on the available free agents list, and it's a well known name. The Kansas City Chiefs just released one of the best at the position, Eric Berry. The move by Kansas City is likely salary cap related. The Chiefs had just signed Tyrann Mathieu for a three-year $42M deal. The five-time Pro Bowler will have to find a new home in the NFL.

Adam Schefter on Twitter

Chiefs released five-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry. Had Berry been on KC's roster Friday, $7.25 million of his salary would have become fully guaranteed.

The question in many Dallas Cowboys fans minds' right now is pretty obvious. Will the Cowboys be interested? 

Eric Berry is one hell of a football player but injuries have plagued his career lately. Since he suffered a torn Achilles in 2017, Berry hasn't been the same player as before. In the past two seasons, the 30 year old safety has played in only three games.

Field Yates on Twitter

Eric Berry's tenure with the Chiefs: * 88 games played * 445 tackles * 50 PBU * 14 INT * 5 TD score * 5X Pro Bowler * 3X First Team All Pro More importantly: a cancer survivor who returned to the field and inspired countless people along the way.

Berry would be a nice fit for the Dallas Cowboys' defense to pair with Xavier Woods. However, the front office has already passed on many available safeties. For Berry to come to Dallas, the price would have to be right. It's tough to imagine where Berry's value would land in such a busy safety market. Both Landon Collins and Earl Thomas have signed big time contracts.

Age and injury history could be factors that drop Berry's price to a number that the front office would be interested in. I honestly would be surprised if he got top money today. A contract with little guaranteed money could get the Cowboys involved.

mike fisher ✭ on Twitter

Chiefs cut S Eric Berry. I'm told #Cowboys will investigate ... but recent serious health issues and inactivity - Berry is great story as a cancer survivor - mean LOTS of research is merited.

Mike Fisher took to Twitter to say the Cowboys will investigate the newest safety in the market.

The Cowboys have already seen Earl Thomas and others sign contracts elsewhere and while their free agency philosophy is clear at the moment, I believe it'd be a mistake to leave the need for a safety unattended until late April. There are quite a few options out there the team should explore.

Whether it's Eric Berry or another player such as Tre Boston, Andrew Sendejo or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, the Cowboys should sign a starting safety and leave the draft picks for other positions.

Tell me what you think about "Chiefs Release Eric Berry, Should Cowboys Be Interested?" 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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