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According to Mayock, here is what will be left in the second round

Mike Mayock just published his 2012 NFL Mock draft at NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/mock-drafts/mike-mayock/150251). Here are the fringe first round players that did not make the first...

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Some quick notes regarding the schedule

The schedule makers have given Dallas a few breaks this season. Perhaps the greatest gift given to the Cowboys is that the Eagles will come off of road Monday Night Football games (@ NO on Nov...

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Looking ahead for clues to the now

This will be the third consecutive year that I will not run my previously customary 20-mile run on draft day. I wish I could give some great excuse like: "I stopped a robbery and was shot in the...

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Should the Cowboys follow the previous penguins?

Just like the NFL draft, it is never a good thing to be first when discussing penguins. When trying to decide whether the ocean waters are safe, penguins gather and push in the first penguin. If...

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Patience leads to a four-letter word: WINS

For the last few seasons, the Dallas Cowboys have been singled out as a talented team that has underperformed. Recently, this nationwide view has been tempered by consecutive non-winning seasons...

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Is adding a defensive lineman and a ball hawking defender the key to winning a Super Bowl?

An argument could be made that the Cowboys need to upgrade the talent at many positions before becoming true Super Bowl contenders. Dallas could draft David DeCastro to fill a talent void at...

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An open letter response to Jason Hatcher (and other underachieving *&^%$# players on the Dallas Cowboys)

Dear Mr. Jason Hatcher, It has come to my attention that you believe that the Cowboys lack team leaders capable of unifying the team. During a radio interview on the Ben and Skin Show on 103.3...

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Could Terence Newman have been playing injured?

Listening to Deion Sanders on the Ben and Skin show on 103.3 ESPN radio, Ben Rogers mentioned that he just played basketball with Terence Newman. According to Ben, Terence was as explosive an...

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Is Mario Williams on the Cowboys' radar?

On February 2nd, Bob Sturm posted this comment from NFL analyst Pat Kirwan (http://sturminator.blogspot.com/): "We always talk about the 3-4 outside linebackers when talking with Bill Cowher, and...

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Did the 2011 Cowboys secondary have too many turkeys?

It has been interesting listening to representatives of the Cowboys reveal the team’s off season needs. Stephen declared that the Cowboys needed to address the interior of the offensive line and...

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Is the problem Anthony Spencer, or is he the victim of his surroundings?

When my wife was pregnant, I stopped drinking alcohol to show support for her in fostering the best environment possible to give our child every advantage. Those were nine long months. I did not...

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How to beat the Giants and Eagles: and drafting to do so

This weekend was as painful for the Green Bay Packers and their fanatics, as the divisional playoff round was for Dallas Cowboys fans following the 2007 regular season. The New York Giants once...

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Going after difference-makers for dominance or improvement?

The Cowboys moved up twice in the 2010 NFL draft to take Dez Bryant and Sean Lee. Both players made an impact in their sophomore seasons in Dallas, leading the team in major categories at their...

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Looking at the 4th quarter through a pair of binoculars

It is interesting how looking through a pair of binoculars is a lot like analyzing statistics. Looking through one end magnifies the desired object, distinguishing features that are often unnoticed...

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Fortify a strength, or improve a weakness: what seems to work in the NFL

The upcoming 2012 NFL draft will either propel the Cowboys to future success, or continued mediocre performance. Thanks to poor drafts in the recent past, it is easier to point to the positions...

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Do not open until 2013... (feel free to open and read sooner than that)

I find it fascinating how adults frequently learn from children. Last holiday season, my father in law's health was failing rapidly. My wife flew out at last minute to be with him during his...

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Win or lose: what will happen

In less than an hour, the Dallas Cowboys will play for the NFC East title. Here is what is on the line. With a win: The Cowboys win the NFC East and earn the 4th seed in the NFC East. The...

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Wherefore art thou, Romo?

William Shakespeare's underlying premise in most of his wonderful works pertains to the discrepancy between appearance and reality. The NFL's version to Hamlet is the Pro Bowl. Tony Romo has a...

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Santa left Dallas a win-win scenario this morning

With a win on Sunday evening in the New Meadowlands (where the Cowboys are 1-0), the Cowboys officially become a playoff team. In order to enter the playoffs, Dallas needs to win a direct...

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Vick v Romo: Different Shades Of Gray

After watching Eli Manning dissect a secondary that left receivers so open that he could have successfully performed the operation with a hatchet, I had a moment of enlightenment: All quarterbacks...

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Gasp...do the Giants win the NFC East with a win on Sunday night?

Far from it. Dallas and New York would both be 7-6. Both would be 2-2 in the division with the Giants playing Washington next week and the Cowboys hosting the Eagles before the finale against the...

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The Cowboys left too many men on base.

In baseball, it is not how many hits a team gets, but rather the timeliness of the hits. A base hit with the bases loaded could result in winning a pitcher's duel. Conversely, getting one hit every...

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Is this a new and improved Tony Romo because of DeMarco Murray?

    At the beginning of the season, several Dallas Cowboys players went on the record stating that they expected Tony Romo to have a career season.  Jason Witten and Miles Austin voiced their...

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The reality of high-level competition

When I was young, I never understood why elite athletes could not perform at a high level all the time.  I expected my favorite athletes to have great days every time they competed.   Then I...

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Too many mistakes, not enough points

This game served as a great baseline for the stretch drive of the season.  It is rare when all of a team’s warts are revealed in one game, but that may very well have been the case in...

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The data suggests that Romo the gunslinger is Dallas’ best chance to win.

    Tony Romo has been the biggest story this NFL season.  It will be a relief not to hear about him as much this week, since the Cowboys have a bye week.   The moratorium on Romo-bashing...

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Some all-time records for the 2011 Dallas Cowboys

    Entering last season, the Dallas Cowboys had the highest all-time regular season winning percentage among current NFL teams.  One 6-10 season later, the team no longer holds that...

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2012 projected NFL draft position (or inverse power ranking) with absolutely no homerism...well, maybe a little

    Instead of completing a power ranking, I decided to make a draft order for 2012.  I based the ranking on strength of schedule, anticipated quarterback play versus pass defense, but mostly...

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New kickoff rules should place emphasis on the details and reward the better teams

   Innovation, rule changes, and new financial agreements in athletics generally revolutionize the sport.  The changes that occur as a result of simple differences are often unanticipated, and...

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Everyone is missing the point on the Eagles' signings. Just click here to be enlightened.

Answer: Jeremy Maclin   Question: Name the only first round draft pick selected by the Eagles that will see significant playing time for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011?

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