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It’s Time To Wake Up!

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Sorry for the lack of posting the last few weeks. I have spent too much time dealing with the aftermath of IKE, traveling to Dallas, and being destroyed in softball. What was supposed to be a fun pressure release for me (softball) turned into a good old-fashioned ass kicking, but the team and I will make a comeback! Now on to more pressing issues, like the defensive recap for this past week’s game against the Bengals.

This was a very annoying game, as it started out to be a blow out, and then turned into a nail biter. This all caused by lack of focus, and killer instinct! This team irritates me sometimes, primarily the last two weeks. What is the problem? Why do we not just pound on teams when we have them down? I am not about to go down the road the national media idiots are going (T.O. drama, Jessica Simpson). The road I am going to go down has all to do with attitude or lack there of! This team has for years now been missing something, and that something is the attitude. The players and the coaching staff seem to be o.k. with barely getting by! The coaching staff proves this over and over again by the play calling on the defensive side of the ball.

This is becoming ridiculous why on earth do they have Greg Ellis covering (not very well by the way) Chris Henry? They are completely wasting their personnel, I mean on one side you have one of if not the best pass rushing outside linebackers in the game(DeMarcus Ware) and Two exceptional pass rushers on the other side ( Ellis and Spencer) but you don’t use them! Damn it! Tell those guys to pin their ears back and get after the quarterback! What are they scared of?

Can someone please tell me why our secondary is still playing ZONE! I understand that until this year the secondary was the team’s weak point, and that mandated the use of the zone. This is not an issue anymore, as far as I can tell yet they continue to play it. What I see taking place is the secondary repeatedly becoming confused as to what their responsibility is. It is obvious to me that the unit wants to play man, but they are not being allowed to! I would also like to bring up the fact that for three weeks now this team has played without the services of Roy Willy and there has been no drop off what so ever with this team! If anything they have gotten better. Brian Stewart, Wade Phillips cut these guys loose and stop the madness, it is very obvious to me that these guys want to turn it up a notch, they want to get physical, they want to make the next step, so fucking let them go!!!!!!!!

This defense did not play its best game, but it did not play its worst either. They have got to amp things up at Valley Ranch and start letting these guys earn their keep. I understand this was week four, but its time to start getting shit handled before it’s too late!

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Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach

Sean Martin

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Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach

After hiring Paul Alexander to fill their vacant OL coaching position, the Dallas Cowboys are continuing to retool their offensive staff below Scott Linehan. Sanjay Lal has been hired to coach the Cowboys’ wide receivers, replacing Derek Dooley.

Lal has experience as a WR coach with four different teams, dating back to 2009 with the Oakland Raiders. He was promoted up to this position after serving as the Raiders’ quality control coach from 2007-08.

David Moore on Twitter

Sources: Cowboys have reached an agreement with Sanjay Lal to become the team’s WR coach. Lal was with Indianapolis last season and replaces Derek Dooley on the staff.

Most recently, Sanjay Lal coached the receivers for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. He has also been with the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

In this interview with the Colts, Lal mentions being very detail-oriented with a focus on the technical aspects of playing receiver.

Lal beats out former Cowboys WR Miles Austin for this position, earning the right to lead a room of receivers in desperate need of fresh talent. In an offseason that’s been about finding fresh ideas with the coaching staff so far though, the Cowboys have a new voice on offense.

Tell us what you think about “Sanjay Lal Hired As Cowboys WR Coach” 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 Losing Linebackers Coach Matt Eberflus to Colts

Jess Haynie

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Multiple sources are reporting Matt Eberflus — who has been the linebackers coach and passing game coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys — will leave to join the Indianapolis Colts as the new defensive coordinator. Eberflus has been with Dallas since 2011, having joined Rob Ryan’s staff when Ryan become the coordinator for the Cowboys’ defense.

He has been the linebackers coach during his entire Dallas tenure and was also named passing game coordinator in 2016.

Tom Pelissero on Twitter

With Josh McDaniels ticketed for the #Colts, former #Cowboys assistant Matt Eberflus is expected to come along as defensive coordinator, I’m told. Lot of parts falling in place now.

If not the Colts, some thought Matt Eberflus might end up replacing Matt Patricia as the defensive coordinator in New England. Either way, it does not appear Dallas could have kept him around while Rod Marinelli remains in his current position.

Eberflus’ work in Dallas speaks for itself, and primarily through LB Sean Lee.

He has been Lee’s position coach for all but his rookie season, and in that time Lee has been one of the top defensive players in all of football.

Beyond Lee, Eberflus has also been able to get quality play out of mid-round picks like Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson. We also saw Jaylon Smith make significant progress this season.

Given Matt Eberflus has never worked with Josh McDaniels before, the fact he was on the Colts’ radar says a lot.

Make no mistake; the Cowboys lost a good one here.

Don’t panic, however. Coach Marinelli has cast a very wide net during his time in the NFL and there are a lot of potential guys, some with plenty of experience, that Dallas might look to.

It’s entirely possible that Eberflus’ replacement will be someone who Marinelli spends 2018 grooming to take over as the defensive coordinator.

Still, of all the coaching changes so far for Dallas, this one hurts most.

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Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander

Kevin Brady

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Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander

Thus far the 2018 offseason has brought a plethora of change to the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Now it is being reported the Cowboys have hired a brand new offensive line coach, former Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Line Coach Paul Alexander.

Alex Marvez on Twitter

Source tells @sportingnews that Paul Alexander hired as new @dallascowboys offensive line coach

Alexander coached with the Bengals for over 20 years, and replaces the same man in Dallas who replaces him in Cincinnati, Frank Pollack. Alexander has also been the Bengals assistant head coach since 2003.

The Cowboys recently lost an assistant head coach when Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia left for Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders.

Per usual, the hire has been met with mixed reactions from Cowboys Nation.

Joey Ickes on Twitter

Since 2003, CIN has had only one season where they finished top-10 in Yards per attempt on the ground… They’ve been bottom-5 in the league 5 times in that span… That’s the OL Coach DAL just hired.

The hiring of an offensive line coach who’s rushing attack finished bottom five in the league in rushing yards per attempt five times since 2003 doesn’t look too great on paper. He will also teach with different techniques and styles than previous Cowboys OL coaches, which could potentially set back the offensive line early in the season.

Plus, respected Bengals’ writer Joe Goodberry did not exactly love the hire for the Cowboys.

Goodberry on Twitter

Pretty bad https://t.co/fysjZqCQ6l

Regardless, this is still a very talented offensive line and one which should lead an effective ground attack based on their talent alone. 2017 proved further that coaching matters a lot in the NFL however, and the wrong hire could set back even the most talented of units.

We will just have to wait and see how this 2018 season ends up playing out.

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