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Tweet Break: Best of #Cowboys Twitter for May 13th

The Dallas Cowboys’ rookie camp is in the books, as we check off another key event leading up to the 2016 season. With that comes the period we are in now, where fans and writers alike covering this team begin to analyze exactly what may be in store for the Cowboys once they hit training camp and really begin working towards building the season’s roster. In this edition of tweet break on Inside The Star,let’s take a look at some things that have been said so far about the upcoming season for the Cowboys. Bryan Broaddus is one of the most respected members of the media when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys. In this question, BB was asked about who he felt was the biggest steal out of the Cowboys’ draft class on top of their undrafted free agent haul.

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The Dallas Cowboys' rookie camp is in the books, as we check off another key event leading up to the 2016 season. With that comes the period we are in now, where fans and writers alike covering this team begin to analyze exactly what may be in store for the Cowboys once they hit training camp and really begin working towards building the season's roster.

In this edition of tweet break on Inside The Star,let's take a look at some things that have been said so far about the upcoming season for the Cowboys.

Bryan Broaddus on Twitter

Anthony Brown. https://t.co/g2ZZnZXZyy

Bryan Broaddus is one of the most respected members of the media when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys. In this question, BB was asked about who he felt was the biggest steal out of the Cowboys' draft class on top of their undrafted free agent haul.

Broaddus' answer was Anthony Brown, who was selected in the 6th round with the 189th overall pick out of Purdue. 

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The Cowboys' rookie class will look to mix with the current roster, which is full of veterans that drew attention in Pro Football Focus' top 101 players from this previous season. Particularly, the first round picks that this front office has invested in the offensive line are featured here.

Pro Football Focus on Twitter

Cowboys C Travis Frederick didn't allow a sack last season, and surrendered just 10 pressures; sits at 35th overall on our Top 101 of 2015.

Pro Football Focus on Twitter

Cowboys G Zack Martin surrendered just one sack last season and 13 total pressures; sits at No. 54 on our list of 2015's best 101 players.

Pro Football Focus on Twitter

Cowboys LB Sean Lee sits at No. 58 on PFF's list of the top 101 players in the 2015 season. https://t.co/meOp30U7mc

Not mentioned on Twitter, but making the list at 13th overall as the highest ranking Cowboy, was LT Tyron Smith. Three of the four Dallas players honored were along the very offensive line that rookie Ezekiel Elliott will get to run behind - and we highlighted Elliott's first days in the silver and blue during last week's tweet break.

It is also good to see Sean Lee, who returned to health in 2015, reach the talent level that Cowboys Nation knows is possible from him by earning the 58th spot on this list.

mike fisher ✭ on Twitter

ALERT: good, promising #Cowboys sight: Jaylon Smith is working with resistance cords. @1053thefan

If Sean Lee can find some long-term health with the Cowboys, Rod Marinelli is going to be set up nicely at the LB position. Lee can look forward to playing next to Jaylon Smith down the line, who the Cowboys brought in with the 34th overall pick during the draft despite his knee injury.

Drew Davison on Twitter

Funny quote from TE coach Mike Pope on Rico Gathers being a 'project': "I've been married twice, so I've taken on some projects in my time.

This edition of tweet break has covered Cowboys' players as established as Tyron Smith and Zack Martin, down to the later round rookies in Anthony Brown.

So, why not conclude this week with perhaps the most obscure rookie at Valley Ranch - converted Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers. While the reports on Gathers' practice performances have been good, it didn't stop Mike Pope from providing us with a great quote.


Thank you for reading, and you can go find me over on Twitter @ShoreSportsNJ! Feel free to send me your comments and questions about anything Cowboys related over there, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Oh, and one last thing:

Forbes on Twitter

World's most profitable sports teams: 1. Dallas Cowboys 2. New England Patriots 3. Manchester United See the rest: https://t.co/j6BwQJ4RRD

Tell us what you think about "Tweet Break: Best of #Cowboys Twitter for May 13th" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!



Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Cowboys’ Patience With DE Randy Gregory Finally Paying Off?

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Cowboys Patience With DE Randy Gregory Finally Paying Off?

Say what you want about Randy Gregory and his past struggles, but he might just be turning into the player the Dallas Cowboys envisioned when they drafted him in the second-round of the 2015 NFL Draft. All I can say is, it's about time!

Randy Gregory is just one of many players Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones has gone out of his way to help in the hopes of improving his football team, but very few have received as much patience and personal attention as Gregory. Jerry has continued to stand by him through all of his off the field issues and suspensions, despite not getting much in return.

It's been somewhat confusing for a lot of Cowboys Nation. Many fans have been ready to move on from the troubled defensive end, but not Jerry Jones. This was his pick back in 2015 and he was bound and determined to see it through. That's exactly what he's done and he might actually see some return on his investment.

Randy Gregory isn't exactly blowing things up like Linebacker Leighton Vander Ecsh or some of his other defensive teammates, but he's quietly strung together some good games these past several weeks. In the last four games he has three quarterback sacks, three quarterback hits, and a tackle for a loss. That's not even mentioning how he's consistently applying pressure to the QB as well.

Randy Gregory

Dallas Cowboys DE Randy Gregory

I know it doesn't look like much from the outside looking in, but to me he's starting to look like a player who's finally finding his groove. I don't know about you, but I will take any silver lining I can get when it comes to Randy Gregory. Even if it is the small sample size.

We all knew it might take him a while to get things going after missing all 2017 and parts of 2016 due to suspensions. That's a lot of football to miss for a young player and it's kind of hurt his development. That's probably one of the reasons the Cowboys brought him along a little slowly this season.

I don't think there's any reason to pull back the reins any longer though. Gregory looks as if he has acclimated to the game once again and is ready, willing, and able to start opposite DeMarcus Lawrence from here on out. The Cowboys defense is just better with him in the lineup.

Randy Gregory has had to overcome a lot of personal demons to reach this point in his career, and for that I commend him. It couldn't have been an easy road to go down, but the work he has put in is paying off and he can finally see the fruits of his labor for himself. That could pay huge dividends not only from a confidence standpoint, but also as a sense of validation.

Now, he just needs to keep his nose to the grind stone and continue to do what he's been doing. I think everything else will work itself out and both he and the Cowboys will be better for it.

Do you think Randy Gregory is finally hitting his stride?



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QB Dak Prescott Continues To Come Through In Clutch Situations

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Dak Prescott Continues To Be Money In Clutch Si

Dak Prescott is possibly the most criticized quarterback in all of football.

Of course, this comes with the territory of being the Cowboys starting quarterback, but each throw Prescott attempts is placed under an intense microscope, even by NFL standards. We analyze every snap of every game, looking to find where Dak was right or wrong with this reads.

There's no question, though, that Prescott has been inconsistent throughout his young career. Week to week, drive to drive, and even play to play, we seemingly have no gauge on just how Dak Prescott will perform.

One scenario where we can say with confidence he will come through, however, is when it matters most. Last Sunday, in yet another must-win game for the Dallas Cowboys, Prescott orchestrated a game winning drive to lead his team over the favored Atlanta Falcons.

The Cowboys offense was pedestrian for much of the afternoon, but when Prescott got the ball in a tied game, I felt confident he would give Brett Maher a chance to win the game. Even on the road, and even after the offense had struggled a bit through the air all day.

Prescott got the ball late in the fourth quarter, looking to answer former NFL MVP Matt Ryan's game tying touchdown strike to Julio Jones. Dak went for it all on the first play, looking for Michael Gallup deep down the sideline, but the ball fell incomplete. After that throw, Prescott went 4/5 for 45 yards, including a huge completion to Cole Beasley, putting Dallas in game winning field goal range.

This confidence in Dak Prescott is justified, as is shown by his numbers in late game situations. Prescott now has 12 game winning drives, tying him for the league lead over the last three seasons. For comparison sake, Eagles starter Carson Wentz has just 3 game winning drives over that same stretch.

Overall the box score shows a rather quiet day for Prescott, but it was exactly the kind of Sunday they need from him. He completed over 60% of his passes, ran for a touchdown, and avoided the key turnover which could have sung this close game.

He played efficient football, and gave the Cowboys a chance to win it late. Then, he did what he does best, making plays in clutch situations and coming through in the 2 minute drill.

For all of Dak Prescott's flaws, those end-of-half and end-of-game situations have been a clear strength for the young quarterback, and continued to be this week.



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Cowboys en Español: Evaluando la Administración

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Can we Believe General Manager Jerry Jones?

Entre los aficionados de los Dallas Cowboys, pocas cosas son criticadas tan frecuentemente como la administración de la franquicia que no ha ganado ningún Super Bowl en más de dos décadas. Se ha convertido en un equipo que, a pesar de ser el más valioso en el mundo deportivo, no ha sido nada relevante en el emparrillado. Lo que alguna vez fue una dinastía se ha convertido en una unidad que rompe frecuentemente los corazones de los fans.

Jerry Jones y Stephen Jones, siendo los operadores del ámbito deportivo del negocio familiar, son criticados semana tras semana y en gran parte por justa razón. Pero en gran parte, por cosas no muy válidas.

Cambios de Coach

A mi parecer, lo más criticable para la administración de este equipo viene cuando hablamos de los coaches. Muchos se burlan de los Cincinnati Bengals y de la manera en la que están atascados con el Head Coach Marvin Lewis. Con Jason Garrett al volante, la situación para los Cowboys no es nada diferente.

A mediados de la temporada 2018, no parece que esta narrativa vaya a cambiar. Una vez más, los Cowboys arrancaron de una manera muy inconsistente y ya no sabemos que esperar de ellos. Gran parte de las derrotas, la mayor parte, es el coacheo.

Sin duda el equipo no será exactamente el mismo en 2019, pero ¿serán suficientes los cambios como para decidir quedarse con el mismo capitán que no ha podido mantener el barco navegando por años?

El Draft

A diferencia de como se manejan muchos equipos en la liga, los Jones fungen como general managers de su propio equipo. Con la ayuda de Will McClay han logrado superar varios de los fracasos de los Jones de antaño, pero actualmente, siendo sinceros no han hecho un mal trabajo.

A pesar de las critícas de Abril, Leighton Vander Esch está probando haber valido más que la pena. Siendo objetivos, aparte de Taco Charlton en el 2017, todas las selecciones de primera ronda de los Cowboys han sido valiosas. La línea ofensiva, el corredor, un cornerback que por fin se está perfilando como uno de los mejores en la liga.

En cuanto a la segunda ronda, ha habido varias críticas, muchas con razón. Pero el mejor caza cabezas del equipo, DeMarcus Lawrence, el linebacker Jaylon Smith, Randy Gregory y más están teniendo un impacto muy fuerte en el equipo.

Decisiones difíciles

La administración se ha visto en la necesidad de tomar decisiones bastante difíciles después de una temporada de nueve victorias en 2017. El LB Anthony Hitchens fue liberado, Dan Bailey se fue inesperadamente, se confió en Byron Jones para tomar su opción de quinto año.

Hasta ahora, pura decisión digna de aplaudirse. Pero ninguna como la más reciente de todas: Amari Cooper.

Por más caro que haya salido, los Cowboys merecen bastante crédito por haber mejorado muchísimo su posición de WR. Si el equipo llega a tener una oportunidad esta temporada, será en gran parte por él.

No cabe ninguna duda en mi cabeza de que los Jones han cometido errores a lo largo de los años, el más evidente siendo la resistencia de dejar ir a Jason Garrett. Pero a pesar de esto, la administración ha tomado excelentes decisiones y ha realizado el draft muy bien. En ese aspecto en específico, les aplaudo.

Tell me what you think about "Cowboys en Español: Evaluando la Administración" in the comments below, or tweet me @MauNFL 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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