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Tony Romo Invites Teammates Over For A Chill Night At Home During Bye

RJ Ochoa



Cowboys Headlines - Tony Romo Invites Teammates Over For A Chill Night At Home During Bye

I think I speak for all members of Cowboys Nation when I say - I want to hang out with Tony Romo.

Not only is Tony the fearless leader of America's Team, but he's also a great person (you can read about a personal interaction I had with him here). Anyone and everyone who has ever interacted with Antonio Ramiro Romo swears by his kindness, plus the dude makes a mean crownie.

Perhaps crownies were served on Wednesday night when Tony and the 'Boys hung out at Casa de Romo. Check out some photos from Anthony Hitchens' Snapchat account.

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Anthony Hitchens is obviously impressed that his "guy" Tony has a basketball court in his home, and he should be! Romo is a huge sports fan. He loves football (duh), basketball, golf, anything and everything competitive... Tony is all about. In fact Tony loves basketball so much that we've even seen him, Coach Garrett, and Jason Witten hanging out at Duke games. This court, with the Star in the center, is incredible. Also... there's a slide! Amazing.

I mentioned that Tony loves golf - remember the days where he tried to qualify for the U.S. Open? - and it seems there was some involved as well.

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Here we have what looks like Cowboys Rushman Jack Crawford. He's been seen rocking that flatbill before, only the coolest people in the world can fit that bill and Jack is certainly one of them.


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This appears to be Zack Martin, although it's difficult to recognize him without defensive linemen flying off of him.

What's attributed so much to the success of the 2016 Cowboys has been their chemistry. This is a team with a foundation of brotherhood, and that's evident even in these Snapchat screenshots.

The Cowboys are more than teammates, they're a family. The fact that they're spending the bye week hanging out and hooping/playing indoor golf is as fantastic news as their 5-1 start. These are our 'Boys.

What do you make of the Cowboys spending Wednesday during the bye hanging out at Tony Romo's house, just chilling? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

Tell us what you think about "Tony Romo Invites Teammates Over For A Chill Night At Home During Bye" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll. @RJOchoa if you wanna shout!

  • Charles Shapley

    I think it’s great, he’s handling it well. Great comrades..

    • RJ Ochoa

      Me too! This is the kind of thing great teams do. They foster relationships out of brotherhood. I love it.

  • Charles Shapley

    Go cowboys, I can’t tell u how nice it is to have 2 great qb’s n not have to worry about tony getting hurt…wow

    • RJ Ochoa

      It seriously is the best possible problem to have!

  • juan f. ramirez

    Why fix it if it ain’t broken …we keep romo on the bench just in case !

  • http://Inside%20the%20star King

    Tony deserves to lead this team when healthy, if his body can’t hold up then we go back to dak and Tony maybe hang it up retire a cowboy

  • Fitzgerald Coach

    Romo, on the side line in uniform as a Playing Coach. We would all regret it if he left Dallas in a wheelchair.

  • Oscar

    Trade Romo? Just remember RG111 and Kap.Had great first years and after that what happened? So go ahead and we’ll how teams adjust to Daks ways of play next season or later this season! And if I may ask how well would Dak be playing if he we’re on the Bears or the Browns or any other team that didn’t have the O line we have and a defense that’s finally playing up to it potential. This is not just a one man show, the boys are finally playing like a true super bowl team!!! GO COWBOYS

  • Quinton

    yea well that’s cool and all but we still need to NOT put romo back out there hes not willing to run or take a hit for his team anytime you pass on the 1 or 2 yard line you’re not willing to win at all cost. everyone else sacrifices for the team what makes him so different NOTHING coward football doesn’t live in Dallas anymore. we are tired of seeing him throw balls away because hes trying to pad stats for passing yards! Hey Miami needs a QB send him down there! Or Chicago

  • Thom Stewart

    I seem to remember that Tom Landry was a player/coach at New York before he became the 1st head coach for the Cowboys.

  • Pearson Burke

    Let Dak play until he messes up or more likely gets hurt. Do not bet against a hot shooter. Let it ride. The life expectancy of a QB in the NFL is not long so Tony is a very good insurance policy

  • DI Construction David Inurrigarro

    JJ is a true marketing – business man. 1) business first, 2) teams need, 3) the only owner, CEO, after each game JJ gives a press conference, 4) family. It’s been reported Romo can’t be traded by the deadline of Nov 4. Also, if JJ did trade Romo, this would add $5.million to the salary cap.

    Option A:
    JJ has limited options with Romo, knowing the Intel on “how JJ neurons flex, JJ needs to bring trading value by playing Romo, show off his skill and talents, this way he can negotiate a #1 pick, (defensive pass rusher) and be compensated.
    A true scenario to be evolved. A genuine business transaction TBA in the off season.

    Option B:
    The boys win the Super Bowl in a few weeks. By using both QBs, Dak gets hurt in week 13, Romo steps in and wins out. JJ knows the reality of this scenario. The boys win the Super Bowl in 2017, and you keep the same players and repeat your success in 2018, back to back Super Bowl wins.

    JJ needs to keep Romo, the team is solid, unstoppable, Super Bowl bound for the next 5 years.
    This will rise the teams value from $5.billion to over $6-7.billion.
    JJ needs to keep Romo.

  • Francisco Ramos

    I want Romo back in it, but you can’t argue the fact the fact right now that Prescott to go against Wentz isn’t gonna be an exciting game on the biggest stage in football let along prime time !

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Cowboys Will Tag DeMarcus Lawrence; What’s the Plan?

Mauricio Rodriguez



Cowboys Planning

February 20 is an important day for NFL clubs this year. Why? It's the first day in which teams can franchise tag any player. Since 2015, when the Dallas Cowboys tagged Dez Bryant before they were able to work out a long-term deal, Jerry Jones & Co. haven't used the franchise tag. In 2018, though, that will change.

DeMarcus Lawrence just played his best season yet in 2017, and he's looking to get paid big time. Through three years, he had been able to rack up nine sacks, 52 tackles and three forced fumbles. In just 2017, he sacked opposing quarterbacks 14.5 times, had 35 tackles and managed to force four fumbles.

Not only did Lawrence look like an elite pass rusher, but he also improved as a run defender a lot. The Cowboys have been looking for a "War Daddy" for a long, long time and Lawrence seems to be the answer for this football team.

After such a big year, one would expect the Cowboys to sign him to a multi-year enormous contract. But there's a catch. Lawrence failed to remain healthy early in his career and really didn't make as much of an impact until last season.

There's no question that D-Law will be wearing a star come the 2018 NFL season, but will he be doing it under a long-term deal or under a franchise tag?

David Moore on Twitter

Cowboys will not place franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence tomorrow as that window opens but will do so by March 6 w/ understanding the goal is to reach a long-term deal. Both sides have until July 16 to make that happen.

For now, according to David Moore from Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys will franchise tag Lawrence with the objective of getting a deal done in July. The tag however, is not expected to be placed as soon as possible.

Jess Haynie on Twitter

In 2015, the Cowboys didn't place the franchise tag on Dez Bryant until the final deadline day. This year's deadline is March 6th, so it may be two weeks before they make it official with DeMarcus Lawrence. #CowboysNation #DallasCowboys

What would franchise tagging DeMarcus Lawrence mean for this team?

First of all, they'd make sure he doesn't hit free agency in March. This gives the front office time to get to work and restructure players' contracts if they have to in order to open up as much cap space as they can before giving him a deal.

It's worth mentioning as well, cap savings from players who are designated as post-June 1 cuts will already be available. If you want to be more familiarized with the Cowboys' cap situation, I highly recommend you read John Williams' deep dive on the matter.

It'll continue to be a very interesting story for this offseason, as handing a franchise tag to a player tends to become a non-friendly situation for both parties. Let's hope that's not the case for the Cowboys and Lawrence this year and that everything works out fine.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll continue updating you and the rest of Cowboys Nation throughout the offseason.

Tell me what you think about "Cowboys Will Tag DeMarcus Lawrence; What’s the Plan?" 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: Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith Goes Bowling for First Time Since College Injury

Sean Martin



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Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Jaylon Smith did not just defy all odds and return to normalcy in 2017, starting as the Cowboys' middle linebacker for a full 16 games. He became one of the team's and NFL's brightest success stories, earning the right to celebrate everyday activities returning to his life - as football did this season.

This is exactly what Jaylon Smith did on Twitter Friday afternoon, posting a Snapchat video of himself bowling. The caption on Twitter adds that Smith was enjoying his time at the lanes for the first time in two years.

It was January 1st, 2016 when Jaylon Smith's injury in the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame changed his outlook forever. In that moment, Smith went from a projected top ten pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to a LB that would need a team to take a chance on him - and be patient.

The Dallas Cowboys proved to be that team, using the 34th overall pick on the Notre Dame star and supporting his efforts to return to the field from day one. The entire Cowboys' organization was rewarded by Smith remarkably playing every game this season, inspired by his constant determination to do just that.

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Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith

So, a normal offseason for Jaylon Smith is anything but right now. Still battling the drop foot condition (one that is reportedly healing well and "fading") which limits his movement ability in the lower body, Smith is a normal Dallas Cowboys football player from this point forward.

He can say he's already defined all odds, can expect to take an even bigger stride forward in 2018, and Jaylon Smith can go bowling again. You can't help but be happy for #54.

Tell us what you think about "Watch: Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith Goes Bowling for First Time Since College Injury" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Dak Prescott’s Accuracy Stands Out in Final 2017 Stats

Mauricio Rodriguez



Dak Prescott

2017 was a season that left the Dallas Cowboys with a ton of questions to think about. Dez Bryant's contract, Sean Lee and Tyron Smith's availability, and the future of DeMarcus Lawrence and David Irving are some of those questions.

But there's another more pressing question for the Cowboys. How can they get the most out of Quarterback Dak Prescott and avoid another struggling year for him?

Also, what if he has another rough year? At what point does quarterback become a position that needs to be evaluated if he continues to struggle?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that will be the case. In fact, I have a lot of faith in Dak. I think he's shown a lot to be excited about and I definitely believe there's a "quarterback curve" in the NFL. Hopefully, #4 finds a way to get back on track in 2018.

A reason to be optimistic about Prescott's future is an impressive stat from NFL Next Gen Stats. Turns out, Dak Prescott ranked first in the NFL in "tight window throws" completion percentage with 45.8%.

According to Matt Harmon from, a "tight window throw" is defined as a pass in which the intended receiver has less than a yard of separation from the defender.

Dak Prescott is far from a perfect quarterback and he's constantly bashed about his throwing accuracy. Just recently, he took part in a passing competition with David Carr before the NFL Honors and well... it's fair to say Carr completely beat him.

Cowboys Twitter was anything but forgiving for the young quarterback, but at the end of the day, I'm not sure a casual passing competition at an event like that one is the way you judge an NFL starting quarterback who has a 22-10 record in his career.

Dak has a long way to go before being considered an excellent quarterback in the league, but a bad season like 2017 doesn't mean it's the end of his career and that the Dallas Cowboys should start Cooper Rush over him.

It's not the first quarterback who struggles one year and he won't be the last one to bounce back from one. As of right now, Dak Prescott rightfully is the Dallas Cowboys QB1. Hopefully he has a better year next season.

Tell me what you think about "Dak Prescott’s Accuracy Stands Out in Final 2017 Stats" 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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