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.
“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.
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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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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.