KD is joined by co-host Keith Mullins, CowboysHQ's Joey Ickes and BloggingtheBoys Rabblerousr as the Knights of the Round Table's cabinet discuss the Dallas draft trends, tendencies and tells. They've been tried and true while Dallas has been a middle-of-the-pack team; will they continue now that Dallas is at the end of the round?
Will the club trade up or down, and how far is too far in either direction? Will there be a player available at Pick No. 27 that will allow the club to continue their 5-year trend of selecting a guy who they consider the best in the draft at his respective position?
WIll the pre-draft visit list continue as a solid reference point for the players they select, as it has in years' past? Will we be able to follow the money and see players meant to replace high-cost, or soon-to-command high salary vets?
In the second half, we tackle the defensive tackle position. How much does Dallas value the position if they haven't brought any in? Do they even need one in the draft? Who are the standouts at the position and where is the sweet spot in the draft? How many different ways can the panel say Aaron Donald-esque?
All this and more... join us!
Former Cowboys Pro Bowl defender Anthony Spencer is signing a one-year deal to join the Saints, agent Jordan Woy tells Mike Fisher on 105.3 The Fan.
Spencer entered free agency with hopes of re-igniting his career under the terms of a one-year deal and a starting job that could later earn him a bigger contract. He maintained contact with Dallas, which couldn’t promise him much first-team time at defensive end, something he figures to get in New Orleans while playing linebacker under coordinator Rob Ryan, who worked with Spencer previously with the Cowboys.
Spencer was good enough in two seasons under Ryan in Dallas that he earned the franchise tag from the Cowboys before both the 2012 and 2013 seasons but played in just one game in 2013 before having microfracture surgery on his knee. Spencer was a backup end in Dallas last season.
The Dallas Cowboys will, as usual, open the 2015 preseason schedule out on the West Coast, starting from camp in Oxnard and then starting the game schedule with a Week 1 visit to San Diego (week of Aug. 15) and a Week 2 visit to San Francisco (week of Aug. 22).
Assuming the Cowboys stay the month in Oxnard, they will likely break camp at the end of August, in time to return to DFW for the third preseason game against the Vikings at AT&T Stadium (on the weekend of Aug. 29) -- where All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson might be on the field ... for somebody.
Amid talk of AD wanting out of Minnesota, the odds are he will be a Viking that day in a game that is usually the preseason "tune-up'' for NFL teams.
Dallas will close the preseason with a visit from inner-state rival Houston (week of Sept. 5).
The entire regular-season schedule, sources tell CowboysHQ.com, is planned for a release around April 17.
The Cowboys certainly aren't hiding at least a portion of their draft intentions, with the 30-man list of national visitors reportedly including a huge chunk of the available running backs ... How do Dallas' national visits coordinate with who they eventually drafts? KD examines. ... Keep it right here at CowboysHQ for hard-hitting commentary and outstanding analysis. ... Hungry for some understanding of how the Cowboys front office really operates? "Jerry and his Cornerstones'' gives you answers.