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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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Seahawks’ Tight End Will Dissly Flying Under the Radar

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Seahawks' Tight End Will Dissly Flying Under the Radar

The Seattle Seahawks are in need of a big win this weekend to stay a game or two back of the NFC West leading Los Angeles Rams. The Dallas Cowboys hope to extend their one game winning streak to two, but to do that, they'll have to win certain matchups on both sides of the football. One player that the Dallas Cowboys will have to be aware of and contain is rookie Tight End Will Dissly.

With Doug Baldwin injured in week one and out week two, other players have had to step up in their lead wide receiver's absence.

Brandon Marshall and Tyler Lockett are the names that most everyone will recognize, but Dissly, is the name that Cowboys Nation should keep an eye on come Sunday.

Dissly, drafted in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Washington, came into the season with a reputation as a blocking back. Dane Brugler, of The Athletic, had Dissly ranked 98th overall and as the ninth ranked tight end in the draft. Just one spot behind Dallas Cowboys rookie Tight End Dalton Schultz.

Here is what Brugler had to say in his 2018 NFL Draft Guide.

"A one-year starter at Washington, Dissly spent his first two years at Washington on defense and his final two years on offense, lining up inline and wing in the Huskies’ offense. He was a blocker-first and receiver-second in college, which was a role he embraced with his hard-nosed toughness and competitive edge. Dissly uses his upper body power and base strength in unison to control the point of attack, displaying the core flexibility and length to keep defenders busy. While he flashed reliable hand/eye coordination and run power after the catch, he lacks the route-running experience or athletic deception to consistently uncover. Overall, Dissly is a project as a pass-catcher, but he will contribute early in his NFL career as an inline blocker and sixth offensive lineman."

Dane Brugler - Dane Brugler's 2018 NFL Draft Guide

To say that it comes as a surprise at Dissly's start to his rookie campaign would be a huge understatement. A Brugler notes, there was a chance he'd contribute early as a blocking specialist, but was thought to be a project in the passing game. He's been a big play threat in the first two games of the season, already taking the lead in Seattle Seahawks TE snap distribution at 65%.

Among tight ends, Dissly's is tied for 12th in the NFL in targets with 10, tied for 17th in receptions with six, fourth in the NFL in receiving yards, tied for first with 2 touchdown receptions, third in yards per reception at 24.5, third in yards after the catch with 90, is tied for fifth with five receptions for first downs, sixth in yards per route run, and hasn't dropped a pass this season. He's averaging five targets, three receptions, 73.5 yards, and a touchdown per game. He's been targeted twice out of the slot and has two receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown while playing 46% of his snaps from the slot.

When Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson has targeted his rookie tight end, he has a passer rating of 143.8.

He's been way more than they could have hoped.

Here's what SB Nation' Seattle Seahawks blog Field Gulls had to say about Will Dissly after the Seattle Seahawks week one loss to the Denver Broncos.

"Hot damn! Who saw that coming? Was that Will Dissly or a prime Jeremy Shockey? 3 catches for 105 yards and a touchdown for someone drafted primarily for his blocking abilities. Seattle has a new weapon on offense, and I doubt anyone saw that coming."

Mookie Alexander - Field Gulls, SB Nation 

It's likely that nobody, including the Denver Broncos or the Chicago Bears, saw Dissly's breakout coming this soon. Now with it on tape, the Dallas Cowboys will have their eye on Will Dissly.

Russell Wilson doesn't have a ton of established -- or still good -- wide receivers at his disposal, but Will Dissly looks like a fourth round steal for the Seahawks.

The Dallas Cowboys' linebackers will be tested on Sunday.

Four of Dissly's six receptions have come against linebackers, including a 34 yard reception (19 yards after the catch) against Chicago Bears' Linebacker Danny Trevathan and a 66 yard reception (52 YAC) against Denver Broncos Outside Linebacker Bradley Chubb.

The Dallas Cowboys seem fully capable of matching up with good receiving tight ends as Jaylon Smith showed on Sunday. Smith showed an ability to run with Odell Beckham Jr. in coverage on Sunday. No small task. We know that Sean Lee is good in coverage. Leighton Vander Esch's best trait coming out of Boise State is his coverage ability. I also wouldn't be surprised to see the Dallas Cowboys matchup Xavier Woods and Anthony Brown with the athletic tight end when he's lined up in the slot.

How the Dallas Cowboys defense does in coverage against the rookie tight end could be a major key to the game. With names like Brandon Marshall, Tyler Lockett, and Rashad Penny to keep an eye on, someone like Will Dissly could be easily forgotten.

You're going to hear his name called on Sunday. Let's just hope it's more for what he did weeks one and two.



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Xavier Woods Among Cowboys with Something to Prove in Seattle

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The Earl Thomas trade rumors have been relentless this offseason. We've heard about them. I've written about them, and for better or worse, they just won't stop. No doubt Dallas Cowboys Safety Xavier Woods has heard them as well.

When Woods went down with his hamstring injury and as Earl Thomas continued his hold out, the clamor for Thomas grew louder and louder.

Per reports, it looks like Woods is set to make his 2018 debut. With a good game against the Seattle Seahawks, he can put a silence to the trade rumors.

I've been a proponent of making the deal for Earl Thomas all offseason. From the time he came running down the tunnel toward the Dallas Cowboys locker room, I've been all aboard the Earl Thomas hype train. Opportunities to add All-Pro players don't come along very often and if you're hoping to win football games in the short term, like the Dallas Cowboys are, you make the move.

My opinion isn't a knock on Xavier Woods, who was good as a rookie last year. He was especially good when asked to play in the slot early in the 2017 season. It has more to do with Woods still being a bit of an unknown and Thomas being a known quantity.

Xavier Woods has shown potential to be a really good safety in this league. In college, he played a lot of single high safety and played it very well. He has a knack for making plays on the football and can be a game changer for the Dallas Cowboys.

If the Dallas Cowboys can come away with a victory in Seattle, facing the player that the Dallas Cowboys have been linked to for months, and Woods has a good game in the process, then all of this will go away.

Heading into Sunday, Xavier Woods isn't the only player on the Dallas Cowboys roster who has something to prove.

Two Wide Receivers

The Cowboys added another wide receiver this week when they resigned free agent Brice Butler. I agree with Inside The Star Staff Writer Jess Haynie that adding Butler doesn't make a ton of sense, but it definitely adds question marks to the wide receiver room, in particular wide receivers Terrance Williams and Allen Hurns.

These two wide receivers were expected to be the starters on the outside and the primary targets, aside from Wide Receiver Cole Beasley, and yet, they've failed to have much of an impact in either of the two games in the 2018 season.

Take a look at their stat lines.

  • Allen Hurns: 5 targets, 2 receptions, 29 yards, 0 touchdowns, on 55% of the team's offensive snaps.
  • Terrance Williams: 3 targets, 2 receptions, 18 yards, 0 touchdowns on 25% of the snaps.

Those two are tied for fifth in receptions through two weeks of the season. Wide Receiver Deonte Thompson has found himself as a favorite target of Quarterback Dak Prescott through the first two games and has seven receptions for 60 yards.

With now seven wide receivers on the roster, there are less snaps to go around and with the increase in playing time for Tavon Austin and Michael Gallup, Terrance Williams may have already found himself as the odd man out. Brice Butler complicates things further for Williams and may eat into Allen Hurns snap count as well.

Now it looks like Terrance Williams is facing a suspension. If the suspension comes down before Sunday, he's going to really have a hard time finding a role on this team when he comes back.

Brandon George on Twitter

Sources: Cowboys WR Terrance Williams faces suspension stemming from May arrest for public intoxication https://t.co/of11Xlb7wD via @sportsdaydfw

If he comes back. 

Defensive End Making a Comeback

Things started out really well for returning Defensive End Randy Gregory. During the preseason he flashed the tools that made him a highly coveted player before his failed drug test at the NFL Combine.

Unfortunately the start of his 2018 season was derailed due to a concussion early in the Carolina Panthers game forcing him to miss week two.

In his place, Taco Charlton emerged as an impact player on the right side of the defensive line. Charlton has played the most defensive snaps of any defensive end through the first two games of the season; DeMarcus Lawrence included. Taco went from a 73% snap share in week one to an 83% snap share in week two. It's obvious that he's earned his snaps and the coaching staff wants to get him on the field.

This doesn't even begin to mention the contributions by rookie fourth round pick Dorance Armstrong, who like Charlton, saw a 10% snap increase from week one to week two and played really well when in the game.

This is a bit of a problem for Randy Gregory. Yes, he flashed in the preseason and early in the Carolina game, but the NFL is a "what have you done for me lately" league and Gregory hasn't done much of anything in the regular season, yet.

Coming into the Seahawks game, Gregory is going to have to earn back some of those snaps. By all accounts he has a chance to be an elite defensive end on the right side of the Dallas Cowboys defense, but he has to prove that he can stay on the field and effective when on it.

He needs to shine in week three.

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Who are your players with something to prove heading into the week three matchup with the Seattle Seahawks? Let us know in the comment section. 



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How The Seattle Seahawks Have Increased Importance In Cowboys’ Lore

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You can't talk about this decade's Dallas Cowboys without discussing the Seattle Seahawks.

In 2012, when Golden Tate took out Sean Lee on a crack-back block and the Seahawks embarrassed a Cowboys team who had just defeated the defending champion New York Giants, we saw which of the two teams was truly ready for the big stage.

In 2014, as Rolando McClain intercepted Russell Wilson and the Cowboys clinched a critical road victory, we knew that Dallas was a legit contender.

In 2015, when Seattle finally came to Dallas and rendered the return of Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant meaningless in a 13-12 win, the then 2-5 Cowboys were sent further into a Romo-less abyss.

And, in 2017, Dez Bryant's key drops and Dan Bailey's missed field goals during a horrendous home loss to the Seahawks on Christmas Eve might have sealed each of their fates for the following offseason.

The most important moment in this Cowboys/Seahawks history, however, occurred during a preseason game. A meaningless preseason game which turned out to be the most meaningful day in recent Cowboys history.

Cliff Avril dragging Tony Romo down from behind, effectively ending his career, and kicking off the roster massive turnover we have seen the last two offseasons. From Dak Prescott, to a brand new secondary, to the retirement of Jason Witten, and the cutting of Dez Bryant. All of this change, which put an end to the Romo era rosters in Dallas, began with that hit in Seattle.

Since 2012 the Cowboys, and the rest of the NFC really, have been judged by how they play against two teams: the Packers and the Seahawks.

They have been the class of the NFC, and while we like to think that if the "Dez Caught It" game went how it should have Dallas would've handled Seattle, that will forever be an unknown.

Sunday's game is not expected to carry the franchise-changing implications that some of these other match ups have had. The Seahawks are 0-2 and reeling, with a shaky offensive line and reported distrust throughout the organization.The Cowboys, however, can jump-start their season with a big road win over a winless team that they should beat in the minds of many.

But knowing how things between these teams tend to go, Sunday afternoon may end up having major implications on the rest of the Cowboys' season.

Where this could be the case is in a potential Earl Thomas trade. It's been speculated that Seattle has been hesitant to deal Thomas to Dallas before their week 3 match up, but could be more willing to do so after the game.

Especially if that game is a loss which sends them to 0-3. The Cowboys have been actively pursuing Earl Thomas, and Thomas has certainly made it clear that he wants to be in Dallas. The only party not willing to make it happen thus far, are the Seahawks.

So, this weekend, there is a chance another chapter is added to those franchise-changing moments in Cowboys/Seahawks lore.



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