Cowboys Breakfast Links: This Week In Dallas…

With apologies to Mavericks fans and their feeling of being jilted at the altar, life around Valley Ranch is always the most interesting. We take a look around the web at the Week That Was, with the Dallas Cowboys.

Report: Hardy Will Fight Any Suspension Longer Than Two Games | NBCDFW.com


“Greg has nothing to lose by fighting.”

Exactly. It’s now been 43 days since NFL-appointed arbiter Harold Henderson heard Greg Hardy’s appeal. There’s still no resolution. A report surfaced earlier in the week that Greg Hardy was considering letting go of the fight that’s expected to result in going to court if his suspension isn’t reduced significantly from it’s current 10 game amount. Hardy stating he’s ready to fight if he gets anything other than the two-game suspension that was outlined under the CBA guidelines quickly refuted that. The NFLPA obviously stepped in with their talking points here.

Cowboys + Dez: What’s the Deal With The Deal | CowboysHQ.com (Premium)


The deadline’s getting close. Both sides are eyeballing July 15th, which is the date the NFL locks the door on long-term negotiations between clubs and players who have been placed under the franchise tag, like Dez Bryant. In this Premium feature, Fish takes a look at the comfort level the two sides have and whether that will lead to a resolution Cowboys Nation can rejoice over.

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Cowboys 2014 Pass Rush Analysis (Weeks 1-4) | Bob Sturm


The Blogfather checks in with his analysis of the Cowboys pass rush, looking at the first quarter of the 2014 season. Games against San Francisco, Tennessee, St. Louis and New Orleans resulted in 5 sacks and Sturm meticulously details what worked in a season where sacks were few and far between.

Cowboys Will Regress On Ground, But It Shouldn’t Be Horrific | Bob Sturm


In a Q&A session, The BlogFather answered questions about replacing DeMarco and the biggest offseason loss not named Murray.

Virtual Reality System is Beginning To Catch On In Sports | Ft. Worth Star-Telegram


Several months ago, on SiriusXM NFL, there was an interview with a technology creator that had developed a virtual reality system that sounded extremely interesting. It basically allowed quarterbacks to be immersed in game film and go through the progressions as if they were doing it live. Well, the Cowboys are all in. A fascinating read on equipment that will likely soon become status quo in the NFL, and which Dallas has a jump on the rest of the league.

Doug Free is Cowboys’ Steady Veteran On O-Line | Star-Telegram


Doug Free is now entering his ninth season with the Cowboys and the club chose him over up and comer Jermey Parnell to continue manning the right tackle position. After taking a paycut two years ago to remain with the team, Free turned his game around and now has a three-year, $15 million contract to possibly finish his career as a Cowboy. FWST talks with Free about his time in Dallas and the new Great Wall of Dallas

Cowboys LB McClain Suspended Four Games | CowboysHQ


While everyone else was focused on catching up to the narrative CHQ has been preaching for over a year (that McClain couldn’t be depended on and the coaching staff agreed), we took a look at the fantastic amount of money McClain has forfeited for 2015 by his three offseason decisions.

Rookie Watch Series | DallasCowboys.com


The Mothership previews several rookies who are hoping their NFL journey doesn’t end before it officially begins. These are the guys fighting for roster spots at the end of the month in Oxnard. Click each name for their articles:

C Shane McDermott
QB Jameill Showers
WR George Farmer
B Mark Nzeocha
S Tim Scott
TE Geoff Swaim
LB Damien Wilson
WR Lucky Whitehead

Scandrick Calls Off Engagement To Reality TV Star | NBCDFW.com


And this concludes the TMZ portion of our broadcast.

Cowboys’ Original Cornerstone Buck Buchanan Was As Good As it Gets | Richie Whitt


The franchise lost a longtime employee and by all accounts great guy. Former equipment manager Buck Buchanan passed away at the age of 82. Retired from the Air Force, Buchanan manned his post for 25 years and left the position in the capable hands of his son, Bucky.

NFL Quarterback Rankings: 2015 | Sports Illustrated


Andy Benoit takes a crack at ranking players by position, and ranks Dallas’ Tony Romo 10th, despite finishing third in MVP voting in 2014.

America’s Team: Are The Dallas Cowboys Still The Premier Brand Of The NFL? | Sports Journal


Another offseason, another “questioning” of whether or not Dallas is still America’s Team. Remarkably, no mention of how the Cowboys consistently rank atop the Neilsen ratings.

Cowboys Run Game Has Tried, True Plan | CowboysHQ


In a two-part series, we take a look at not only the reasons why it’s silly to dismiss Joseph Randle as a viable replacement for Murray, but also at the fact that the Cowboys run scheme is perfectly suited for a player with less pedigree to become a viable >1,000 yard threat.


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