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Jeff Heath Shines During First Day of Cowboys Mini-Camp

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Jeff Heath Shines During First Day of Mini-camp
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This Tuesday, our beloved Dallas Cowboys held their first day of mini-camp practice. Position battles begin earlier than training camp and Jeff Heath knows this. With a safety starting spot up for grabs, you can bet there will be a good battle.

Robert Blanton, Kavon Frazier, rookie Xavier Woods, and Jeff Heath will try their best to play alongside Byron Jones this season.

If you like the Cowboys and you're on Twitter, then you know who the GOAT is. Not Troy Aikman, not Emmitt Smith... Cowboys Nation's GOAT goes by the name of Jeff Heath. Even though it's only June, he is not disappointing us.

He had two interceptions during the first day of mini-camp, including one where he was helping with Dez. Dak is not an easy guy to pick off, but the GOAT did it twice in a day.

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Jeff Heath was the star of Day 1 of minicamp. Two interceptions going against first-team offense

We'll have to wait to see if more Jeff Heath stories like this are told in training camp. But it is fair to say that Jeff Heath has made some plays when he's been on the field.

Bobby Belt recently pointed out on his show, Cowboys Cast, that since 2013 (including playoff games), Heath is tied for the most interceptions on the team. Not that five is a lot, but considering he hasn't played as many snaps as others, that's not a bad stat.

All "GOAT" jokes aside, Jeff Heath has proven to be a very good player, and often an underrated one.

Heath is an athletic safety with flashes of a playmaker, something this defense desperately needs.

I wouldn't be surprised if we see him playing constantly this year, especially at the start of the season. Even if Xavier Woods gets the starting job eventually, I'm betting we see #38 a lot more throughout 2017.

Would you like to see Jeff Heath as a starter in 2017?

Let us know 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  live show Primero Cowboys!

Tell me what you think about "Jeff Heath Shines During First Day of Cowboys Mini-Camp" 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!


I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @PepoR99.

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6 Comments
  • Tracy Slayton

    Although I am a fan of Jeff, I can’t help but worry if the balls thrown were off-target… Not a good sign for our quarterback.

    • Mauricio Rodriguez

      Dak reportedly didn’t have a very good day this Tuesday. I get your point, however, I don’t think we should be concerned about it. From what I read, one ball was a tipped one and one he was helping with Dez.

      • Tracy Slayton

        Hey, it sounds like Jeff was in the right place both times. Good to hear. And I agree with Travis, I’m looking forward to seeing what Xavier can do.

        • Mauricio Rodriguez

          Me too, I think it will be epic to see him play alongside Byron. Thanks for reading Tracy!

  • Travis Diggs

    I like heath but as a starter im not 100% sure yet He will definently get his playing time but im curious to see what Xavier Woods has to offer , i feel like we need a enforcer in that secondary U kno somebody that can lay the wood

    • Mauricio Rodriguez

      What is up Travis? I totally agree with you and I’ve even made it known that Woods was my favorite pick in terms of value for this team. I am sure he will end up as a starter at some point this season. I am interested to see if Heath gets his chance when the season begins though, that would be nice.

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Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?

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Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?

This will hardly be the last article written about the wide receivers of the Dallas Cowboys entering the 2018 season. However, we can only hope it's the last off-field incident that will factor into the difficult decisions the Cowboys will make on their final depth chart at WR. Yesterday, veteran Wide Receiver Terrance Williams was arrested for public intoxication after leaving the scene of a crash involving his Lamborghini.

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Cowboys WR Terrance Williams released a statement on his recent arrest detailing several facets of the incident: "I have always been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know how.

Details concerning the severity of the incidents that led to Williams arrest remain somewhat unclear. His on-field production certainly has not been though, putting himself in an expendable position by failing to catch a touchdown in 2017 and only going for over 100 yards once.

Handling this Terrance Williams situation in whatever the "right way" is will be yet another critical decision the Cowboys make under Head Coach Jason Garrett. A team that has clearly valued continuity under Garrett, there is precedent for the Cowboys keeping a now-troubled player like Williams if the void he'd leave behind is too large.

It is widely believed that this is a Cowboys coaching staff working to keep their jobs in 2018. Losing Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and Terrance Williams in one offseason may very well be too much.

Already dealing with a broken foot that expects to keep Terrance Williams out of football activities until training camp though, it is becoming increasingly easier for Williams to become forgotten about in new WR Coach Sanjay Lal's room.

New additions to this unit include FA signings Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson, along with rookies Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson. Joined by the likes of KD Cannon, Lance Lenoir, and Malik Earl, all of these receivers are going to stake their claims for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys before Williams even catches another pass from Dak Prescott.

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Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Once perceived to be fighting for positions below Hurns, Williams, and Cole Beasley as locks on the final 53 man roster, Williams' arrest is the epitome of "next man up" in Dallas. Even if Williams remains with the team in 2018 - as cutting him would only make moral sense for the Cowboys, not financial - his days as a starting receiver may very well be numbered.

As mentioned, this won't be the first look we have at the status of the Cowboys receivers. I'm already on record having high expectations for Michael Gallup, and believe Cedrick Wilson was one of the steals of the draft for the Cowboys in the sixth round. The unproven nature of this pass catching unit (through to TE with rookie Dalton Schultz) is going to make for fascinating training camp battles, competing for spots in an offense that could still be one of the league's best.

Tell us what you think about "Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!


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BREAKING: Terrance Williams Arrested For Public Intoxication After Car Accident

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Will Terrance Williams be Back with Cowboys in 2018?

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams is in jail after crashing his car, a Lamborghini, into a light pole, per the Star Telegram. The incident occurred approximately at 3:00 AM, according to the reports and Williams, who fled the scene was arrested two hours later. He was arrested for public intoxication and was also charged for leaving the scene.

According to Clarence Hill, Williams was still in jail as of 11:30 AM.

Kate Hairopoulus, from SportsDay, reported that according to Frisco Police, the Lamborghini was found without a driver. After determining that the car belonged to the Cowboys' wide receiver, they proceded to arrest Williams near his residence, where he was riding an electric bicycle.

This certainly explains why T-Will wasn't arrested for DUI instead of public intoxication. Hairopoulus also reported that Williams has been released on a $369 bond.

Without much more details, Terrance Williams' future with the Cowboys doesn't look very promising as of right now. After hauling a lot of receivers during the offseason, the WR room in Dallas will feature a lot of competition.

Williams, who's recovering from a fractured foot and missing the offseason programs, has something to prove. Certainly, an accident like this doesn't help much his cause.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with more details about Terrance Williams' arrest.

Last updated at 2:20 PM CDT.

Tell me what you think about "BREAKING: Terrance Williams Arrested For Public Intoxication After Car Accident" 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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WATCH: LB Jaylon Smith Moving Without Brace

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When the Dallas Cowboys shocked the world and selected linebacker Jaylon Smith early in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, most could not picture a day where he would be going through drills without a brace on his injured knee.

Well, as has been previously reported, that day is now.

New footage has emerged of Jaylon Smith moving laterally without the brace, posted to Youtube by "Cowboys Fan Club." And to say he looks smooth doing so would be an understatement.

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The 50 second video clip above shows Jaylon Smith looking rather explosive laterally, something we feared he may never be able to do again. When at his best Smith was able to utilize his athleticism and range, and if he can get those attributes all the way back the Cowboys linebacker group will be in very good shape.

Combining him with the athletic Leighton Vander Esch and consistent Sean Lee would be a solid trio of linebackers in 2018. Of course, there is a lot of time between now and the opening game against the Carolina Panthers, however, but it's okay to be excited about his progress.

Let's hope Jaylon Smith continues to progress as the offseason moves along and we inch closer to the 2018 season.


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