Player News Is Mark Sanchez’s Roster Spot In Jeopardy? Published 1 year ago on January 3, 2017 By Brian Martin Share Tweet The Dallas Cowboys decided to wisely approach the last regular season game of the year like a preseason game Sunday against the division rival Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys roster is as banged up as it has been the entire year. In fact, the seven players that made up the inactive list were there because they all had injuries. There were even a few players that had to suit up in case they were needed for emergency reasons only. So, you can see why the coaching staff for the Cowboys wisely took the cautious approach and played this game much like they would a preseason game. Dak Prescott played a couple of offensive series before watching the remainder of the game from the sidelines. Then, Tony Romo made his 2016 debut and led the Cowboys offense on an impressive drive, which was capped off with a Terrance Williams touchdown catch. That one offensive series for Romo was all that the coaching staff needed to see, which led to Mark Sanchez taking over with approximately eight minutes left in the second quarter. We all knew heading into this matchup that we were likely to see a lot of Mark Sanchez, but I don’t think anyone would have imagined that he would have performed so poorly against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys were leading 10-7 when Sanchez entered the game, but just four plays into his first offensive series, he threw an interception to linebacker Jordan Hicks. Unfortunately, things didn’t get much better from there on out. On the Cowboys next offensive series, Sanchez and the offense would go three and out. Then, with just a little over two minutes left in the first half, he would throw his second INT of the game to Jordan Hicks. Mark Sanchez would remain at QB for the remainder of the game, but finished the contest completing only nine of 17 of his passes for 85 yards and those two interceptions to Jordan Hicks. What was ultimately a meaningless game for America’s Team, might not be so meaningless for the veteran journeyman QB, Mark Sanchez. You see, Sanchez was likely auditioning for a chance to become the Cowboys backup QB in 2017 behind Dak Prescott. I’ve heard several people say that they would like to see this happen, but after Sunday’s performance they might be whistling a different tune now. Personally, I think Sanchez has always been an overrated QB. But, to begin the season I thought it was a good signing because he did provide that veteran leadership and had the experience to step in if he was absolutely needed. However, his time with the Cowboys may be coming to an end. Sanchez served his purpose as the backup QB while Tony Romo was recuperating, but with #9 back to his old self, Sanchez is no longer needed. It is unlikely he will even be activated at all in the postseason, which means he could be without a job shortly if the Cowboys decide to make a roster move. The organization may need to add depth along the defensive line due to all of the injuries or they may need the roster spot to activate La’el Collins, who Jerry Jones said we will see in the playoffs. There is no way of telling what will happen in the future. But, if I were Mark Sanchez, I would definitely be worried about my job security. Do you think Mark Sanchez’s job is in jeopardy? Please for free to use the comment section below to share your thoughts and opinions on this topic. ADVERTISEMENT Related Topics:Mark SanchezQuarterback Up Next Cowboys Sign Guard Jonathan Cooper Don't Miss Dallas Cowboys Promote OL Ryan Seymour From Practice Squad Brian Martin Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view. Advertisement You may like Should Cowboys Pursue Veteran Backup at Quarterback? Should Cowboys Rebuild the Offense Around Dak Prescott? “Kellen Moore, QB Coach” Isn’t as Crazy as it Sounds Jekyll or Hyde: Year 3 “Prove It” Season for Dak Prescott? Are Dez Bryant’s Strengths, Dak Prescott’s Weaknesses? Should QB Cooper Rush Start Against The Philadelphia Eagles? Click to comment Player News Orlando Scandrick Talks Cowboys’ Disappointing Season on FOX Sports Published 2 days ago on January 19, 2018 By Mauricio Rodriguez Ashley Landis / The Dallas Morning News For better or worse, the Cowboys don’t even need to play football to be all over national TV. I guess it’s just part of being the one and only America’s Team. For the second consecutive week, Fox Sports had a Dallas Cowboys’ player on set for Fox’s “Undisputed.” Just a week ago, Brice Butler made waves with some controversial comments that failed to make him look like a “great teammate.” This time, Fox’s guest was Cowboys’ Cornerback Orlando Scandrick. Unlike Butler, I really think we should give Scandrick credit for being a very good teammate, and acting like one on his TV appearance. “I’m never going to turn my back on @DezBryant. That’s my guy… I’m not ready to jump off the ship with Dez yet.” — @OScandrick32 pic.twitter.com/zIcoCd5O7o — UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) January 18, 2018 Throughout the segment, it feels as if Orlando is being tricked into saying something against his teammates. Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe start bashing on Dez Bryant‘s performance and the fact that he should be replaced. Of course, this is the kind of stuff fans in Cowboys Nation are thinking about. Heck, I really wouldn’t even mind if Dez isn’t wearing a star next season. However, I really disliked Butler’s comments when asked if he would’ve done a better job if given the same opportunities as Dez. Scandrick’s responses were awesome though. When asked if he would defend Dez, he didn’t even hesitate. “I don’t think he’s lost any confidence. He’s one of the most confident players I’ve ever been around. I think it can all be fixed. I think he just needs to get back to work and get back to the basics.” – Orlando Scandrick on Dez Bryant. Scandrick also answered questions about what went wrong with the Cowboys this season by pointing out the fact they lost one of their best players because of a suspension, and some injuries. But he also said what’s been in our minds for a long time. When asked what was the biggest reason they struggled, he said some painful, yet truthful words: “We played some bad football against some very good teams.” Later, he was asked about how Sean Lee’s absence affected the defense, he insisted they didn’t step up. At the end of the day, the NFL is a league in which you can’t be that dependent on a single player. Sean Lee is an awesome player, but I think we’d all like to see this defense be a little less dependent on him. Scandrick even had to defend Dak Prescott. Dak was highly criticized after a sophomore season in which he struggled, alongside the entire team. But in the words of Orlando, we should “give him time.” Dak had a lot on his plate, but he made a lot of progress for the Cowboys. You can listen to the entire interview here. Orlando Scandrick’s time in Dallas may be coming to an end, especially with young guys like Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis taking over. He’s signed through 2019, so who knows; maybe we see him wearing the star for a bit longer. “It’s always a possibility.” – Orlando Scandrick on potentially not returning to Dallas next season. Even still, it’s nice to see him support his football team and his friends on a show which featured a non-starting Cowboys’ wide receiver taking shots against his team. Orlando Scandrick deserves an applause. Tell me what you think about “Orlando Scandrick Talks Cowboys’ Disappointing Season on FOX Sports” 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! ADVERTISEMENT Continue Reading Player News WR Brice Butler Makes Waves With Controversial Comments Published 1 week ago on January 12, 2018 By Kevin Brady Heading into this 2018 offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have to answer some critical questions about their wide receiver corps. Is Dez Bryant still worthy of being labeled/targeted as a number one receiver? Is Ryan Switzer ready to dethrone Cole Beasley as the team’s starting slot receiver? What in the world do you do with Terrance Williams? And, lastly, do you bring back last year’s WR4 Brice Butler? Well, it appears that final question answered itself earlier this week. Free agent wide out Brice Butler took to Fox Sports to voice his opinions on his future with the Cowboys, stating that if he isn’t going to be a starter, he isn’t going to come back at all. “I think in this league, when you think about the business aspect, you’ve got to follow the money trail… Both of our starters made money. Terrance [Williams] just got paid last year. So there were times where I was like, ‘I’m making plays, aren’t we trying to win games? Why am I not on the field?’ But that’s the only thing that I can really think of.” -Brice Butler Butler also made waves with a comment on Fox’s Undisputed, claiming that if given the same chances as Dez Bryant, he would have been more productive than Bryant was this season. I am totally for a player getting the money he feels he deserves, and I wasn’t really “for” the Cowboys bringing back Butler anyway, but he probably sealed his fate In Dallas with his comments. This is the same team that cut Lucky Whitehead last offseason to send a message, and has tried to “clean up” their locker room with the “right kind of guys” lately, so it’d be hard to imagine them re-signing Butler now. Even though I don’t think it’s that outlandish of a comment for him to make. I mean, why shouldn’t he want an opportunity to start somewhere? Unfortunately for Butler, I doubt that opportunity is in Dallas. Plus, we all thought Butler should’ve gotten more chances during his time here, dating back to the disastrous season in 2015. And when he did get chances, Butler showed flashes of how valuable he can be. Still, I think the Cowboys should draft a wide out to be their much-needed Z receiver, and signing Butler would just add to the log jam of pretty mediocre players at the position already. Could Brice Butler have been more productive than Bryant? I guess we’ll never know. But it’s astounding how this rather average football team cannot help but make the news each and every day. ADVERTISEMENT Continue Reading Player News Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single Published 2 weeks ago on January 10, 2018 By Mauricio Rodriguez Getty Images / Ronald Martinez During an offseason filled with concerns for Cowboys Nation, Cole Beasley sure helped fans take their minds off coaching changes, free agency and draft prospects for a moment. Bease took Twitter by storm when he tweeted a link to his first single as a rapper… yes, you read that right. Cole Beasley: an NFL Wide Receiver by Day, Rapper by Night Cole Beasley on Twitter 80 Stings – Single by Cole Beasley on Apple Music Listen to songs from the album 80 Stings – Single, including “80 Stings”. Buy the album for $0.99. Songs start at $0.99. Free with Apple Music subscription. “ColdNation Records” is the name of the company Beasley created alongside music producer Victor Clark, to release his first single. You can listen to “80 Stings” on iTunes, Spotify and just about every digital store, as the tweet above mentions. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know what to expect. But when I turned the volume up and played the song for the first time, I was surprised. It’s awesome. When Beasley caught that football behind his helmet versus the Giants back in week 1, I thought “man, that’s it. Beasley can’t surprise me anymore.” Well, he proved me wrong. “80 Stings” isn’t only performed by him, but also written by him. It turns out Cole Beasley has been writing since he was in college. And if you already listened to the single, you know he’s awesome at composing, and his flow is actually very quick. The whole song is pretty entertaining, but it does have some verses that stick out more than others. We all know Beasley has been an underdog his entire football career, so it comes as no surprise that he introduces himself as “Mr. Slept On”, for instance. Throughout the song, the 28-year-old receiver shouts out his wife and his children (and the fact he’s saving money for when they go to college, something we had already seen him proudly mentioning on Twitter.) Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott both got their own name-drops on Beasley’s “80 Stings”, too. “But Sunday, Jerry’s boss now, I’m a dog when Dak get the ball out, Pull the sauce out…” – Cole Beasley on his first single, “80 Stings” The rest of the album, according to “Killa Beasley”, will be released this Spring. Cole Beasley insisted this is just a passion and that in no way will it affect his football career. So, really… don’t worry about it. Just enjoy this awesome thing he decided to share with his fans. This time of the season can be sort of stressing for Cowboys Nation. A lot of changes in the coaching staff that may not be the desired ones, a lot of players Dallas needs to bring back, and just the aftermath of a disappointing 9-7 season. It’s nice to have something like this to talk about, for a few days at least. From all of Cowboys Nation, congratulations on this achievement, Mr. Slept On! Tell me what you think about “Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single” 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! ADVERTISEMENT Continue Reading Sportsbook odds for all Dallas Cowboys games Reader Survey Want to help make Inside The Star better? We’re collecting feedback from our readers about the site. It only takes <2 minutes to complete, and can be done from any device. > Take the survey now Don’t worry, your information will not be shared with anyone but me (Bryson T.). Advertisement Advertisement Enjoy 40% commissions on officially licensed products as a FanPrint affiliate. You can even make your own, fully licensed Cowboys and player designs! 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