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Romo Tells It Like It Is

Brian Leatherman

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For the past five or six seasons people have wanted to replace Tony Romo. It just always seemed the easiest thing to do; blame the QB for the team’s troubles. Well, for a brief moment, those same people thought his replacement could be in the 2014 draft.

As the rumors soared at an all-time high during draft week, the so-called “experts” said Jerry Jones wouldn’t be able to help himself and would draft Johnny Manziel. Some fans and media were just as giddy as a 12-year-old school girl.

Well, things didn’t work out like that.

The Cowboys pick finally came up and Johnny Football was passed on and eventually taken by the Cleveland Browns. Oh how the Romo haters and media moaned when Commissioner Goodell said the name Zack Martin.

Romo supporters wondered and Romo Haters hoped, but there was one man who wasn’t worried for one second who was coming to Valley Ranch…

That one man was Tony Romo.

In an interview with Stephen Jones on Sirius XM radio, Jones said the team met with Romo just to let him know that he was still their guy. And Romo’s response was just what you would want from your starting quarterback. Romo said, ‘Well if you decide to, it ain’t going to matter, there’s not anybody out there that can beat me out.”

I want my QB saying these types of things. I want the attitude and gunslinger mentality, and I want my QB telling the world to Bring. It. On.

And for all the people that hate Tony Romo (And yes, I know people who actually hate the man) you’re going to have to accept that Mr. Romo isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

And those same people are gonna have to accept that there isn’t anybody out there that can come in and do a better job; it just isn’t going to happen.

Some people say getting another QB is going to mean the answer for all of the Dallas Cowboys problems. Well I am here to tell you, there aren’t any guarantees.

So take heed what ye hear Cowboy fans; There will come a day when you will miss Tony Romo. You will miss what he brings to the Dallas Cowboys. Some of you might be asking exactly what does Romo bring to this team? And the answer is…… Tony Romo gives this team a chance to win EVERY single Sunday.

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Brian has been a football junkie from the time he was 5 years old. He lives, eats and breathes the game. Brian is a college graduate living in the south who loves his faith, his family, and his Dallas Cowboys.

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  • Tar Heel Paul

    I love Romo. I love everything about him. But for me it’s not about drafting a QB that can come in and beat him out this year. It’s about planning for the future and finding that QB that can take over in year 2 or 3 when Romo either steps down or is cut down by his back. I’ve said it a million times. When it comes to the draft its about the future. And the Cowboys have completely ignored the QB position. Now having said that. I would love nothing more than for Romo to hoist the Lombardi with one hand while flipping the entire world off with the other hand.

  • https://insidethestar.com/ Kronos17

    Tar Heel Paul  I couldn’t agree more.

    Romo is our QB and only our QB – he brings great things to this team and even manages to make everyone else look good when they screw up with his ability to get out of the pocket. To not begin planning for the end of his career in Dallas is idiocy.

    I read something where Garrett was talking about Vaughan and Wheeden as the guys vying for the chance to be groomed behind Romo for when that day comes. I just wish there weren’t guys like Tom Brady and Tony Romo where late round picks – at best – that turned out well so we would draft a QB to develop in the earlier rounds 1 or 2.

  • The havmer

    The article itself isn’t about finding his replacement, Yes eventually that day will come where it has to happen, But right now isn’t the time. That’s why I was okay with them passing on all the QB’s that got drafted in 4th and 5th round. Odds are against those dudes of ever making it, and maybe, Maybe two out of that entire QB draft class will have a good career. I think when the time comes it will be covered a little better this time. You have to remember, when we were losing Troy we didn’t have any 1st round picks for two years. So I think the team has some things planned that we just don’t know about and probably Romo doesn’t  know about yet

  • The havmer

    Damn good article I know that

  • https://insidethestar.com/ Kronos17

    @The havmer  I certainly hope so because we did use an early round pick for Quincy Carter and look how he turned out. We struggled at the QB from Troy to Tony. That’s a 6 or 7 years gap that would waste this newly built offensive line even three years from now.

  • RandyTeer

    Tar Heel Paul  I agree totally. Nothing would please me more than for Romo to win a superbowl and shut all these non-believers up. Cool nickname by the way. I myself am a Tar Heel fan (basketball mostly) and a Cowboys fan.

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WR Brice Butler Makes Waves With Controversial Comments

Kevin Brady

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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.

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Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single
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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

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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!

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RG Zack Martin, DT Maliek Collins Undergo Successful Surgeries

Sean Martin

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With the NFL Draft, free agency, and of course the ongoing playoffs, providing so much for fans everywhere to focus on, it can be easy to forget that recovery is one of the most critical aspects of every team’s offseason. After the grind of a 17-week season, the Cowboys are recovering — both physically and mentally — as they slowly turn their attention towards building their 2018 roster.

Starting RG Zack Martin and DT Maliek Collins are both expected starters at their respective positions next year, and both players are now coming off of offseason surgery.

Zack Martin, whose name will remain in headlines through the spring as the Cowboys look to sign their franchise RG to a long-term deal, underwent successful elbow surgery. This will cause Martin to miss this month’s Pro Bowl, which he was named to for the fourth time in four years.

LT Tyron Smith is also not expected to play in the Pro Bowl.

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In what was an inconsistent season for the Cowboys’ offensive line in performance, health, and cohesiveness, Zack Martin and this minor procedure should be the least of Dallas’ worries. The expectation is, of course, that #70 will be just fine to lead the way for Ezekiel Elliott moving forward, and likely paid considerably more by the time he takes the field again.

For DT Maliek Collins, it was surgery on his left foot that was minor enough to wait until the offseason — although the injury did appear for Collins on the team’s weekly injury reports throughout the season.

With David Irving effectively losing his 2017 season — a four-game suspension followed by a lingering concussion — Collins was asked to play more of the 1T position in his second season with the Cowboys.

Overcoming a broken foot from his rookie training camp to flash real potential as a 3T in 2016, expectations for Maliek Collins had to be tempered once he transitioned to the less “glamorous” 1T spot.

Defensive tackle is not a position the Cowboys have invested in heavily during recent years, so monitoring the health of Collins, while deciding where he best fits Rod Marinelli’s scheme, will be important as we approach the draft.

Like Martin, Collins should also be available for April’s return to work for the Dallas Cowboys.

Tell us what you think about “RG Zack Martin, DT Maliek Collins Undergo Successful Surgeries” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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