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Tempers Flare During Thursday’s OTAs Between John Ridgeway and Josh Ball

My post last week hinted at the fact that I liked a ton, and yesterday during OTA workouts, tempers flared between Ridgeway and offensive lineman .

Ridgeway found himself tangled up with Ball during live action. started flying around the field, and Ridgeway was sent to cool down from the Texas heat early and made his way to the showers.

Ridgeway potentially brings much-needed size to the middle of the Cowboys’ defensive line. Recently coach Mike McCarthy said he is “the anchor” and is a little more athletic than he thought. He said he plays laterally down the line of scrimmage.

That was all the details that got released about the little mix-up. A part of me loves the fire this kid is bringing already, as long as he can handle it. Dallas needs some of that backbone and a type of guy like that right now.

Ridgeway stands 6-foot-6-inches and weighed in at 328 with the Razorbacks, admitted that the Dallas heat and humidity were already starting to get to him a bit.

As I mentioned last week, I don't think anyone knows how the defensive rotation will round out. That rotation includes , , , and . Ridgeway could line up in 3-technique, as a , or a two-tech.

I have heard some things about Hill and the possibility that another team might come calling for him. He is my question mark. I think Ridgeway will at least jump him soon on the .

Ridgeway had my attention last week, and he has it even more now. I like the fire and the toughness that he is displaying already. I hope Ridgeway keeps up the physicality and toughness. I am looking forward to seeing if he can make an impact next season.

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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William Bristol

Or….Josh Ball may have put the boy in his place.


That’s exactly what happened 100% seen it with my own eyes.

Lawrence C. Baker

Good for Ridgeway and good for Ball! They have to remember that in September, instead of fighting each other, they have to get after the guys on opposing teams. Playing with passion and toughness is the way to go. We need that same attitude from every guy that makes the 53 man roster. Hustle, toughness, and smarts will really give this team a lift!!!

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