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Bryson Treece

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Communities are what keep this country going ... Wouldn't you agree?

Whether it's a community trying to keep local culture and commerce alive with family owned business and small-town flare for familiarity, or it's a community of football fans all pulling for the returned success of the Dallas Cowboys. Community is behind it all.

That's the purpose of CowboysNation.net, community. Cowboys fans are as diverse as they are many, and yet we all come together over a singular topic nearly every day ... that topic? It's a simple question, really, albeit complicated to answer. How can the Cowboys regain the glory of old and hoist a sixth Lombardi Trophy into the charged atmosphere that only a Super Bowl victory can ignite?

Okay, so maybe that was a little dramatic, but here's something that's not at all dramatic. It seems that my friends over at www.FireTheCowboysGM.com aren't the only ones hoping for a change in regime at Valley Ranch.

Covering both past and current events, FireGMJerry.com nicely constructs a chronicle of Jerry Jones' failures as the GM of the Dallas Cowboys. Searching for a way only to bring another Championship title to Dallas, you can see quite clearly that a change at the top is needed.

Well ... being the dutiful fan that I am, I've made a new friend in Ryan, the author of www.FireGMJerry.com. Here's a piece of his message to Jerry Jones ...

"Unfortunately, you are not an elite general manager. You make questionable calls to bring in talented, yet troublesome players who destroy team chemistry. You listen to the wrong people and ignore sound advice. Be honest, Mr. Jones - if someone else had the same record as GM over the past 10 years as you, would he still be your employee? Of course not, because you demand the excellence that is needed to be a dominating force in the NFL." - FireGMJerry.com, "Dear Mr. Jones"

Reading through his features ... Injuries & Usurpations and original posts from the author ... he makes a good case for his argument, and I encourage you all to check out his site.

The biggest trials of this quest are that of numbers, and through our voices we can spread the word, and we can make a difference.


Nothing gives me greater joy than the experience of being a Dallas Cowboys fan come time to check another victory on the schedule every Sunday. I live Inside the Star everyday and blog on it occasionally, as well. Follow us on Twitter - @InsideTheStarDC

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10 Comments
  • http://firegmjerry.com Ryan

    Thanks for the shout-out, Bryson! Much appreciated.

    Also, my thanks to Kristi & Mike for their help. Without them, there would be no injuries, usurpations, nor letters to Jerry. 🙂

    To you, Mr. Jones… please fire GM Jerry!

  • https://insidethestar.com/ Bryson

    I still don’t think we can put too much into what Roy Williams says in his comparison. I mean come on, he’s talking about the infamous 0-16 Detroit Lions.

    If they aren’t practicing harder than every team in the NFL, then they don’t deserve to be around at all next year.

    Of course, Wade has led a soft camp the past two years and that does need to change. Like I said elsewhere … Players need to stop wasting time pointing fingers, that time is better spent resting right now, and then working their overpaid asses off during camp better-not-be-cupcake. And I stand behind that.

  • Danny

    Could not agree more!! Just today WR Roy Williams was interviewed on the FAN ripping the coaching staff that GM Jerry allows to remain in place. I quote “The Detroit Lions practiced harder than the Dallas Cowboys!!” Are you kidding me. GM Jerry on your way out grab Coach Cupcake and the Redheaded One and take them with ya!!

  • RedTexan

    After reading “Boys will be Boys”, I’m almost ready to jump off the Cowboys bandwagon after being a loyal fan of over 30yrs.
    At first I thought it would make me a more solidified fan. But now, after seeing all of the things Jerry Jones has done with the organization, I’m getting froggy.
    His ego overcomes logic. He usurps the power of whomever he hires, as coach, for want of notoriety. He is, as a GM, becoming more of a joke to NFL fans than Al Davis. Offering a Reality Show winner a roster spot? REALLY?? Is that what is going to win a playoff game for the 1st time in 10yrs?
    I’m a born Texan, and as I used to say, “A Cowboy fan by birthright”. Now I’m ashamed at the path they are taking. To turn your head to the cancer in the locker room (T.O.), look past the ill-advised drafts and free-agent signings you’ve been party too, and make a mockery of the team by instead creating a reality show about it (rather than actually try to better the team for monetary gain) makes me hang my head in shame.
    Can anyone else think of a GM, or even an owner, in the NFL who craves the attention, to the detriment of their team like Jerry?
    Steinbrenner, in MLB, is at least somewhat forgivable since he is not the GM. I think Redskin and Raiders fans are happy that their owners/GMs are not portrayed as such idiots.
    I WANT to root for the Boys. I WANT to have pride in the team I so willingly gave my loyalty to for so many years. But If Jerry Jones doesn’t give in and hire a competent GM, one who truly understands personnel and gives power back to his coaches, I’m gonna start shopping for another team.
    Jerry, I defended you after hearing such a great and moving introduction for Michael Irvin for the Hall of Fame. After learning how much you take care of players & their families. Why can’t you use that wisdom for the sake of a franchise in peril?
    Its rock bottom. Time to wake up

  • https://insidethestar.com/ Bryson

    Sounds like we’ve got another http://www.FireGMJerry.com and http://www.FireTheCowboysGM.com supporter here … at least for now.

  • Frank

    Jerry ” Useless ” Jones = OUTTTTTTTTTTTTT !
    Enough to dealed with ;

    -Tony Romo
    -Roy Williams
    -Marion Barber
    -Zach Thomas
    -Adam Jones

    Enough with the bullshit , Mr. Jones u need to understand something ; u cannot bought Championship !! STOP TRYING !!!

    championship came with ; EMOTION , Not $$$$ …. Heart , Not HUGE contract , Chemistry , Not putting Superstars players TOGETHER….. MMMM ! as the actual team lolll Anyway! its time to go Jerry …….. Bye-Bye Charlie !!!

  • Randy Bush

    As a native Pittsburgher, life-long Steeler fan & current resident of Plano, I’ve watched in horror at the disintegration of one of my respected rivals. Every team has had droughts. Hell, we did nothing for 2+ decades until Bill Cowher finally got the chemistry right. The point is, the Rooneys didn’t jump all over the map looking for quick solutions. It took time, careful use of the draft and, especially, sticking to the concept of building TEAMS. Mr. Jones has no issue with spending money. Looking at his CV, he clearly was an excellent & successful businessman in the Gas & Oil field. Mr. Jones, however, doesn’t get NFL management. Does he love football? Absolutely. Does he love the Cowboys? I have no doubt. Does he want to win championships? I’m certain of it. In his position of GM, however, he’s like a plumber trying to be an electrician. He knows just enough to be dangerous. His micromanagement of the Cowboys through a puppet coach have resulted in loose discipline, low expectations and, therefore, lousy team chemistry within a group of talented men that have been allowed to develop an “every man for themselves” attitude. We have a saying in my business: “Fish rots from the head down”. The players are simply mirroring their perception of Mr. Jones’ expectations by means of his actions. We all know Mr. Jones needs to step back, hire a real GM & give him authority. My question to all of you Cowboys fans is this: Do you feel that Mr. Jones VALUES winning enough to find making these fundamental changes worthwhile?

  • https://insidethestar.com/ Bryson

    That’s a good question, so I blogged about it … heehee

  • Kimberly

    A-MEN!

    Mr. Jones, firing GM Jerry would be the best thing you could do for this team. Would you please kindly consider it? 🙂

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Does James Hanna’s Retirement Make TE a Draft Priority?

Brian Martin

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Does James Hanna's Retirement Make TE a Draft Priority?

The Dallas Cowboys depth at the tight end position took a little bit of a hit this past Friday when James Hanna announced to the world that he planned on retiring. The Cowboys will now move him to the reserve/retired list, thus creating questions as to who will be Jason Witten's primary backup in 2018?

Before James Hanna's retirement announcement, it was rumored he could end up getting cut to get some salary-cap relief. The Cowboys fortunately didn't have to make that decision, but Hanna's retirement has the same impact on the salary-cap as it would have if it would've been released.

The downside of all of this is that the Dallas Cowboys now have to find out who will now become their backup tight end this season. This is definitely an important decision because Jason Witten is no longer the threat he once was, and his age could make him start becoming susceptible to injuries, although he has been an Iron Man the majority of his career.

I don't know about you, but there's really not anybody currently on the Cowboys roster who inspires a lot of confidence. Geoff Swaim will likely step into James Hanna's vacated role behind Jason Witten, but the depth behind him creates more questions than answers.

The Dallas Cowboys are supposedly pretty high on Blake Jarwin, but he will be entering his second year and hasn't really received a lot of playing time as of yet. Then, there is Rico Gathers, a fan favorite, who flashed his ability in preseason last year.

Rico Gathers, Rams

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

Gathers mere size and athletic ability makes him a mismatch against anybody who tries to cover him, but I just don't know how committed he is to his football career. He seems much more focused on trying to become a rapper than he does improving his craft. Hopefully, that's not the case and he can take the next step in his development.

The Dallas Cowboys current situation at the tight end position is a little depressing. In fact, I really think it's holding the Cowboys offense back and it's past time to do some upgrading.

Fortunately, there is an event happening this week that could improve the entire tight end position… the 2018 NFL Draft. If the Dallas Cowboys weren't planning on drafting a tight end before James Hanna's retirement, they should seriously consider it now.

Jason Witten isn't going to play forever and if he was to get injured, the Cowboys offense would seriously be in trouble. We all know he's not the player he once was, but he is still the best and most dependable option currently on the roster.

Unfortunately, we witnessed firsthand just how bad things can get when a starter goes down and the depth behind them isn't capable of stepping in and handling the job. That is why the Dallas Cowboys should have a better contingency plan in place if something were to happen to Witten.

The good news is that this year's TE draft class is pretty deep and the Dallas Cowboys should be able to take one to not only replace James Hanna, but hopefully become Witten's successor as well.

Should the Dallas Cowboys draft a tight end?


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Dallas Cowboys “All or Nothing” Series to Shed New Light on HC Jason Garrett

Sean Martin

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Dallas Cowboys "All or Nothing" Series to Shed New Light on HC Jason Garrett

You likely already know by now that the 2017 Dallas Cowboys season -- by all accounts, a forgettable one for fans, coaches, and big-name players -- will be documented forever thanks to NFL Films' latest All or Nothing series.

Effectively, All or Nothing is a new spin on the popular Hard Knocks series with one major difference. This Amazon Prime exclusive doesn't just follow a team through training camp, as NFL Films gets inside team meetings and games throughout the entire season.

The 2017 Cowboys yielded just nine wins, creating more than enough drama for television along the way. This was yet another season where Head Coach Jason Garrett's job was put on the line, although early reviews of All or Nothing (available to the public April 27th) paint Garrett as the lead antagonist.

Jon Machota on Twitter

Jason Garrett drops at least 10 f-bombs in the first show. Before the Broncos game in Week 2: "You want to quiet the game down? Hand the f---in' ball to 21 and knock their ass off the ball.

Watching the Titanic and expecting a different outcome is a surefire way to set yourself up for disappointment, as will be reliving a frustrating season in Dallas. By the end though, Cowboys fans will have a much better understanding of where the 2018 team stands - particularly in the eyes of a Head Coach they looked to fire once again this offseason.

Jason Garrett has long been described as a "players coach", one that his Cowboys teams want to fight for. Whether or not the Cowboys have gone too far in constantly churning their roster in Garrett's image for little end result will likely be determined this season.

This is a Head Coach that has been in place for the departure of DeMarcus Ware, Tony Romo (serving as a pivotal decision maker for the Cowboys choosing Dak Prescott as their full-time starter in 2016), and most recently Dez Bryant.

An added bonus to All or Nothing will likely be that it captures Dez Bryant's final moments with the Cowboys.

Jon Machota on Twitter

Garrett to Zeke at practice after Broncos loss: "I want that f---in guy at Ohio St. who was running down on that kickoff. Remember after you played your 2nd play in the NFL against the Seahawks, you came over to me and you said, 'Give me the f---in ball!'

The Cowboys did not just lose Ezekiel Elliott in 2017 (serving his six game suspension), and All or Nothing will remind every one of just how much talent came off the field for Garrett's team last season. Coming out at the same time as the Dallas hosted 2018 Draft, Cowboys fans can build their excitement for a 2018 triumph back to the playoffs.

Anything short of this likely costs Jason Garrett his job, although everything he means to the Dallas Cowboys will be put in better-than-ever perspective by All or Nothing.

David Helman on Twitter

I don't wanna spoil the "All or Nothing" TV show more than what you've already seen or heard. But if you watch it, you're going to get a great look at: 1. Jason Garrett's actual persona 2. The dynamics of Dez's relationship within the team 3.

Tell us what you think about "Dallas Cowboys “All or Nothing” Series to Shed New Light on HC Jason Garrett" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!


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Cowboys en Español: Definiendo la Urgencia por un WR este NFL Draft

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Pre-Playoff 7-Round Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft
Andrew Dieb / USA TODAY Sports

El líder en recepciones de anotación en la historia de la franquicia más emblemática en la historia de los Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant, ha visto su tiempo portando la estrella solitaria llegar a su fin. Un fin, por cierto, que dejó a algunos cuantos aficionados, administrativos y jugadores en un estado de descontento.

Por más que me gustaría entrar a detalle de si el veterano receptor merecía ser recortado o no, si el equipo tomó la decisión correcta o no, el NFL Draft está a menos de una semana de distancia. Así que, en vez de hablar de lo que pudo haber sido, hablemos de lo que puede ser. 

Los Cowboys, a pesar de ser conocidos como una potencia ofensiva en las últimas temporadas, necesitan a un wide receiver. Sí, Dallas consiguió al agente libre de Jacksonville Allen Hurns, pero siendo honestos, no parece ser suficiente talento para un equipo que quiere construirle una ofensiva amigable a su quarterback, Dak Prescott.

Si el roster sólo tiene a Allen Hurns, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Ryan Switzer, Noah Brown y Deonte Thompson; se necesita un WR. Incluso con Bryant en el equipo, se necesitaba un receptor. Lo cual lleva a la gran pregunta: ¿el despido de Dez significa que a los Cowboys les urge aún más un receptor? ¿Significa que definitivamente buscarán mejorar la posición con su selección de primera ronda?

Algo queda claro, la administración sabía lo que sucedería. Dez Bryant no estaba en los planes para el 2018 y claramente sus planes para abordar el NFL Draft no se verán cambiados por la partida del apasionado #88.

Estas estrategias se plantean por meses y más meses. Los Cowboys se han fijado mucho en la posición de receptor, desde que fue el NFL Combine hasta las visitas privadas que toman lugar a lo largo de Abril.

Es un hecho que tienen en la mira a los receptores. Claramente, quieren añadir más talento a la ofensiva para Dak Prescott.

En una clase de prospectos que cuenta con bastantes receptores, otra pregunta naturalmente, es ¿lo harán en primera ronda o más tarde? Me sorprendería demasiado si el equipo espera hasta la tercera ronda. Sin duda, es algo que tienen que atender con una de sus dos primeros picks.

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En el primero, la selección #19 global, podrían encontrar a uno de los tres mejores receptores del año. Calvin Ridley, de Alabama; Courtland Sutton, de SMU; DJ Moore, de Maryland. Si buscarán el "remplazo" de Dez Bryant en uno de estos tres jugadores, definitivamente será uno de estos tres prospectos.

Todos tienen lo suyo. Sutton es un receptor estilo "X" (como Dez Bryant) mientras Ridley, por ejemplo, es claramente un receptor "Z" (como Terrance Williams). DJ Moore brinda un poco de versatilidad entre ambos roles, y podría ser un jugador de impacto en cualquiera que se le juegue, aunque probablemente brillaría más si se le permitiera jugar como un "Z."

Afortunadamente para Dallas, el recién firmado Allen Hurns también es capaz de tomar cualquiera de los dos roles. Esto le da flexibilidad a los Cowboys de tomar al que más les guste, o en su defecto, a quien esté disponible.

En mi segundo Mock Draft del año, simulé a Courtland Sutton, producto de SMU a los Cowboys con el pick #19. Los coaches de la Estrella Solitaria han mostrado bastante interés por el producto local y no me sorprendería nada verlos aterrizar un receptor como él la próxima semana.

Ahora bien, si Dallas decide esperar hasta la segunda ronda para conseguir a un par de manos confiables, encontrarán talento. Definitivamente. James Washington, DJ Chark, Michael Gallup, Anthony Miller, entre otros podrían estar ahí en la selección #50 (segunda ronda).

Cowboys Draft: Should Cowboys Consider WR James Washington?

Oklahoma State WR James Washington (Rob Ferguson / USA TODAY Sports)

Si el equipo quiere tomar talento para otra posición en la primera, lo podrán hacer sabiendo que encontrarán un WR talentoso al día siguiente.

Afortunadamente, esta ofensiva se basa en Ezekiel Elliott y el juego terrestre detrás de la línea ofensiva. Los receptores son importantes, por supuesto, pero no es necesario tener algo tan dominante como lo fue Dez Bryant en el 2013 y el 2014, por ejemplo.

Por ahora, sólo falta esperar como abordan los Cowboys esta necesidad la próxima semana cuando el NFL Draft del 2018 tome lugar en el mismo lugar en el que este equipo juega sus partidos e intenta pelear, el AT&T Stadium.

Con un poco de suerte, estrenaran el campo este 2018 obteniendo su primer victoria del año la próxima semana.

Tell me what you think about "Cowboys en Español: Definiendo la Urgencia por un WR este NFL Draft" 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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