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Ronald Leary Trades In His Pads For A Suit

Sometimes being a passionate sports fan isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. We often times get ourselves worked into a frenzy over the slightest little thing, and this may especially be true for fans that try to soak up anything and everything related to the Dallas Cowboys. How many times have we heard people get extremely upset because Tony Romo was spotted playing golf? The fact that people get so upset because someone is spending their time off playing a relaxing game of golf is kind of ridiculous, if you think about it. But that’s the criticism that sometimes comes with being a professional athlete.

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Cowboys Headlines - Ronald Leary Trades In His Pads For A Suit

Sometimes being a passionate sports fan isn't all it's cracked up to be. We often times get ourselves worked into a frenzy over the slightest little thing, and this may especially be true for fans that try to soak up anything and everything related to the Dallas Cowboys.

How many times have we heard people get extremely upset because Tony Romo was spotted playing golf?

The fact that people get so upset because someone is spending their time off playing a relaxing game of golf is kind of ridiculous, if you think about it. But that's the criticism that sometimes comes with being a professional athlete.

We as fans want instant gratification. We want to know that the players on our favorite team are doing everything in their power to be ready once they hit the field. Unfortunately, this time of year is slow around the NFL. OTAs and mini-camp practices are completed, and we are still about a month away from players taking to the field for training camp.

Any news related to players during this time period is usually of the negative nature, but that isn't the case with the Cowboys' former starting left guard Ronald Leary. You see, Leary decided to trade in his football pads and suited up for an entirely different reason other than football.

Ronald Leary recently said arguably the two most important words of his entire life… I do.

Q Clothier on Twitter

Congrats to @RonLeary75 of the @DallasCowboys on your recent nuptial! Looking good in your @QClothier tuxedo. #tux

Q Clothier recently tweeted out a congratulatory message to Ronald Leary on his recent nuptial. In the tweet, you can see Leary dressed to the nines in one of Q Clothier's suits and looking pretty good, if I do say so myself.

According to Q Clothier's twitter page, they are a clothier in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Oklahoma City. They specialize in custom suits, sports coats, shirts & trousers. Personally, I think they did an outstanding job of making sure that Leary looked good on his special day and, coincidence or not, that's a sharp looking Dallas Cowboys blue sports coat he's wearing.

This should provide evidence for all of us passionate sports enthusiasts that professional athletes all have a personal life outside of the game. It's an aspect that we as fans tend to forget, and it often leads to unfair criticism.

Ronald Leary's relationship with the Dallas Cowboys may be on rocky ground right now due to his role with the team, but he's embarking on what will hopefully be a lifelong relationship with his significant other, who he can now proudly call his wife.

We should all be so lucky…

I know I can speak for all of us here at Inside The Star in wishing Ronald Leary and his new bride a lifetime full of happiness.

Mr. & Mrs..... #LsUp #LearyLove

755 Likes, 30 Comments - Ron Leary (@bigleary65) on Instagram: "Mr. & Mrs..... #LsUp #LearyLove"

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Leary!

If you would like to join us in congratulating the couple, please feel free to use the comment section below or you can send him a tweet @RonLeary75.



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.

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Cowboys Sign WR Devin Smith, Former 2nd-Round Pick

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The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly signed Receiver Devin Smith, previously with the New York Jets, to a futures contract. Smith was a 2nd-round pick, 37th overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Before going pro, Devin was a college teammate of current Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott, Rod Smith, and Noah Brown. They were all members of the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes team that won the National Championship.

Smith's agent, Jason Bernstein, tweeting the following earlier today:

Jason Bernstein on Twitter

Congrats to WR Devin Smith @dsmithosu for signing with the #DallasCowboys! Welcome back. https://t.co/hCMYoE8fEh

Thus far, Smith's NFL career has been marred by injuries. He has suffered two ACL tears in the same knee and only been able to appear in 14 games. He was waived by the Jets last summer and was not with any team last season.

Overall, the 2015 class of receivers has been disappointing. Amari Cooper has been a star and other later-round picks like Tyler Lockett, Stefon Diggs, and Jamison Crowder have been good. But the other big names of the class, such as Kevin White, Breshad Perriman, and DeVante Parker, have not lived up to the hype.

The Cowboys are known for trying to reclaim players who once had high draft status and bad starts to their careers. They are clearly hoping to cash in on Smith's previously perceived potential, which had him projected as a possible first-round talent at one time.

For both Devin and Dallas' sake, we hope it's a success!



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DeMarcus Lawrence Named Top Free Agent Of The 2019 Class

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Breaking Down DeMarcus Lawrence's League High 5.5 Sacks Through Week 4

Much has been made about the Dallas Cowboys 2019 free agent class. Dallas has a ton of cap space moving forward, but they are going to "have" to pay many of the key players on their roster over the next two offseasons in order to keep their young core together.

Of course, when you're drafting, that's the goal. To draft so well that when your own players become free agents, you go ahead and pay them to keep them around, rather than overpay on the free agent market for external players.

One of the major pieces the Cowboys will have to retain this offseason is defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. And while Cowboys Nation often thinks of Lawrence as underrated around the league, the NFL has caught onto his importance as he enters free agency this Spring.

ESPN.com ranked their top 10 free agents for 2019, with DeMarcus Lawrence clocking in at number one, over elite players like Jadeveon Clowney and Le'Veon Bell.

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ESPN's top 10 free agents for 2019 and what Le'Veon Bell should be looking to command based on previous measures. https://t.co/aJ7H1n001t

DeMarcus Lawrence is going to command big time money, likely even Khalil Mack-type money. But the fact of the matter is that he has earned it. Lawrence has been the heart and soul of the Cowboys defensive line the last two seasons, and the most consistent edge player on the team as well.

Not only has he been an effective pass rusher, but DeMarcus Lawrence also plays with a relentless motor against the run that can sometimes be rare to find in those premier pass rushers. He really is a jack of all trades at defensive end, and should be priority number one for the Cowboys this offseason.

Thankfully, I can't imagine the Cowboys not retaining DeMarcus Lawrence and extending him in the coming months.



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When it Mattered Most, Cowboys Offensive Line Protected Dak Prescott

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All-22 Notes: Connor Williams Stands Out in Wild Card Win

Throughout the 2018 NFL season, one of the major story lines surrounding the Dallas Cowboys was how frequently Dak Prescott was taking sacks. It's an area that the Cowboys will have to look at in the offseason to better protect their franchise quarterback moving forward. In the playoffs, however, Dak Prescott and the offensive line were much better at keeping their prized possession upright than they were in the regular season.

In the regular season, Dak Prescott was sacked 56 times for an average of 3.5 times a game. There was only one game where he wasn't sacked at all, way back in week two against the New York Giants. Four times this season, the Cowboys' quarterback was sacked five or more times. The New Orleans Saints got him for a season high seven times.

According to Pro Football Focus, Dak was "kept clean" -- not pressured -- on 63% of his drop backs during the regular season, which ranked 25th in the NFL. When kept clean, Prescott completed 74.1% of his passes, which was good for 5th in the NFL during the regular season. He was under pressure 37% of the time, which was the sixth highest rate in the NFL and his completion percentage dropped to 52.6%, still good for 10th in the NFL. It was better than Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, and Baker Mayfield.

During the playoffs, Prescott's "kept clean" percentage rose from 63% to 68% and he was only sacked once in each game. The one sack against the Los Angeles Rams probably shouldn't have been called a sack as the referee blew the whistle because Prescott was "in the grasp"...

...of his offensive lineman.

During the playoffs, the Cowboys offensive line kept the pressure off of Prescott at a better rate, allowing him to be pressured on only 31.9% of his drop backs. Meaning he was kept clean at an improved rate from the regular season at 68.1% of his drop backs. This while playing against two teams that are really good at rushing the passer. The Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks both finished in the top half of the league in sacks this season and feature players like Aaron Donald, Jarran Reed, and Frank Clark who all had double-digit sacks.

As we know, pressure rates and sacks aren't all completely on the offensive line. The quarterback, wide receivers, and the play calling all factor in, but the Cowboys are trending in the right direction with their pass protection. A full offseason for Connor Williams in the Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning program, better health for Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and -- fingers crossed -- Travis Frederick, should all help the offensive line play at a higher level heading into the 2019 season.

It can't be overstated how important it will be to get Travis Frederick back into the fold this season. Joe Looney was good, and that might be overstating it a bit. He was not noticeable on most plays during the season, but getting your All-Pro center back will tremendously help the offense in every facet of the game. Frederick's one of the smarter players in the NFL, who helps everyone on the offense to see the blitzes and calls out the protections. Both his mental and physical ability will be a welcomed site when the Cowboys begin practicing in the offseason.

With another year of growth for the quarterback and for the young pieces along the offensive line, and with a full offseason for Dak Prescott to grow with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Blake Jarwin, the Cowboys should be better next season at keeping the quarterback clean.



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