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The Dallas Cowboys will face off against the Seattle Seahawks tonight for their "dress rehearsal" preseason game. We probably couldn't have asked for a better team to match up against for the all-important third preseason game. We all know that the Cowboys pride themselves on their high-powered offense, while the...
The Dallas Cowboys will play their first home game of the 2016 season tomorrow night, as the Miami Dolphins will be in town to once again face Tony Romo and company. That's right, Tony Romo is planning on suiting up and returning to action in front of Cowboys Nation! If...
It's no secret that the Dallas Cowboys have one of the best offensive units in the entire NFL, but you probably wouldn't guess that if you are referencing back to what happened in 2015. The offense struggled mightily last season and we all know why. Tony Romo's twice broken collarbone...
It's been a weirdly awesome week here at Inside The Star. I mean, for crying out loud, I wrote about pants yesterday. Weird seems to be the deal these days. Kids are running around playing Pokemon Go, and running back unit rankings are considering the Cowboys 10th in the NFL. My...
After all of these months we are finally almost out of the NFL dead zone. Training camp is right around the corner and soon the regular season will be kicking off, meaning we can stop paying attention to rankings and projections and focus on results. Those days aren't here yet,...
Earlier today we listed the defensive players whose contracts will expiring in 2016. Now, here are the offensive players with expiring contracts and what being in a contract year could mean for them this season: Charles Brown, OT Dallas never had to find out how good or bad Brown was last year as Tyron...
The NFL off season can be a tricky time for fans and football writers alike. Prior to 32 teams opening up their training camps this summer on a quest towards Super Bowl LI, they must get through the remainder of June and most of July without a whole lot going on. For Cowboys Nation to pass the time, we can always count on those lovable and incredibly accurate national headlines - right? Wrong. It is at this point in the summer that outlets like Fox Sports always undervalue the Dallas Cowboys and their status entering the new season.
Earning a roster spot in the NFL isn't easy, and keeping that roster spot is even harder. Year in and year out, players are fighting for their NFL lives and they all know that their job security is teetering, knowing that the slightest tip of the scale can end their professional careers. Rookies are just hoping to begin their careers, while some veterans are coming to the end of theirs. For those players that enter the league as undrafted free agents, this is especially true. They have to fight harder than anybody to prove themselves and hope they get a chance to catch the attention of the coaches.
The Dallas Cowboys spent the majority of their 2016 draft picks on the defensive side of the ball, and I attempted to find roles for that group of 5 players yesterday here on Inside The Star.  However, the pick that we spent all off season talking about at fourth overall was used on a star offensive player in Ezekiel Elliott.  While finding Elliott's role may not be too difficult, Dallas also used a fourth round pick on QB Dak Prescott - their first drafted quarterback since 2009 - and their last two picks of the 6th round on RB Darius Jackson and TE Rico Gathers respectively. Let's attempt to find roles for all four of these rookies in 2016: RB Ezekiel Elliott (Round 1, Pick 4) As mentioned, finding Elliott's projected role is not all that hard.
The 2016 Dallas Cowboys are on a mission to re-create their winning ways of 2014. Led by their offensive line that season, DeMarco Murray led the league with 1,845 rushing yards. Murray's dominance made things easy for Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan, as he called his number to carry the football about 24 times a game on average (24.5). When Murray wasn't churning out yards on the ground, a healthy Tony Romo and Dez Bryant feasted on defenses through the air as a result of Murray's production.
For a period of time, the Dallas Cowboys couldn't seem to get away from the 8-8 record, until finally in 2014 they finished with a 12-4 winning season. Unfortunately, the numbers 12 and 4 would pop up again in 2015, but this time the numbers flip-flopped which resulted in the Cowboys finishing with a 4-12 record and having one of the worst seasons in franchise history. The 2014 blueprint that the Cowboys used should once again work for the organization in 2016. There are number reasons why you can take comfort in the fact that this is the direction that head coach Jason Garrett and the rest of the coaching staff believe that this is the best course of action to take. The Cowboys offense carried the entire team in 2014 and helped them go undefeated on the road (8-0).
The 2015 season is over thankfully and we can put the past behind us and turn our focus to what lies ahead in the upcoming season. Year in and year out, organizations around the league have to continuously tinker with the roster in order to hopefully put together the best 53 man squad as possible. Well, I decided to take a look at the roster and share with you five players that I think need to step up their game in 2016 in order to secure a roster spot. Not all of these players are in jeopardy of losing their jobs, but through improved play they should be able to not only make the 53 man roster, but earn more playing time. Devin Street, WR (6'3", 200) Devin Street will be entering his third season in the NFL, but is already facing an uphill battle to the make the Cowboys roster.
In previous articles we looked at the running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, and tackles. This article will discuss the prospects at guard and center. With Mackenzy Bernadeau gone and Ronald Leary leaving after next year, the Cowboys are starting to get thin at the guard position. The Cowboys will...
I couldn't help but watch Sunday's games in awe. With the exception of Arizona, these teams seemed absolutely brilliant, both from a personnel and strategic standpoint. Could the Cowboys have played with these teams? That is a tough question to answer. My problem with the Dallas Cowboys is their unpredictability. When completely...
Allow me to get straight to the point.... Brandon Weeden was not the problem. Well, what about... No, he did not lose the game for this team. If you believe now is the time to sign your savior Tim Tebow, please stop pretending to be a Cowboys fan, you're embarrassing any that...
The Cowboys' life without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant started strong - in the first half - as Brandon Weeden completed his first nine passes against a shaky Atlanta secondary. This stretched his consecutive completions streak to 21, a team record. Dallas took the first possession downfield for a touchdown, as...
The Dallas Cowboys are returning home to take on the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, August 29th, for their third game of the preseason. There will be a lot of attention paid to the running backs and cornerbacks, and rightfully so. But, there are other areas that have to get...
What a sickening display of offensive football we witnessed in the first half against the Miami Dolphins on Saturday.  Is it time to panic, or do we just scratch this performance as one bad half of preseason football? A lot of what we heard throughout camp and the preseason was...
So we’re just outside of training camp, where the preseason will get under way followed by the season opener for Dallas on September 7th, and team officials have yet to follow tradition, as of late, bringing in a big name free agent to address the problems of last year....
Pos. Starting Player QB Tony Romo RB DeMarco Murray WR 1 Dez Bryant WR 2 Terrance Williams TE 1 Jason Witten TE 2 Gavin Escobar LT Tyron Smith C Travis Frederick RG Zack Martin RT Doug Free Starting positions largely secured heading into training camp. Offensive Position Battles Since Jason Garrett took over in 2010, one of his main objectives was to breed competition at each position on the team. He wanted players that...

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