Thursday, May 26, 2022

Cowboys draft analysis: What Day 3 picks Matt Waletzko and Devin Harper bring

 This is the final installment of our three-week plan to “get to know” each of the Cowboys’ six players taken on Day 3 of this year’s draft. You know the drill by now, 200 snaps to tell us what kind of player the Cowboys have selected as well as what we have found out about their backstories and potential roles with the team.

Two weeks back, we did the dive on Jake Ferguson and John Ridgeway.

Last week, we got after the two defensive pieces the Cowboys added with the middle two picks in Round 5, DaRon Bland and Damone Clark.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Cowboys backfield: Why not feature Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard together more?

 I have a couple more things to finish up this week before I take a long break until early July. If anything massive happens, I will try to get involved here (and I will also attempt to tweet something relevant to read from the past for you each day), but for the most part, I will spend June doing something that isn’t writing about this football team. Usually, June is quiet, anyway, so bear with me.

But, one of those two things this week was going to be to explore and ponder one of the spots on this roster that is really starting to perplex me — and I imagine some of you.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Cowboys draft analysis: Day 3 picks Damone Clark and DaRon Bland

 As we did last week (and will do again next week), it is time to push out our look at two more of the Cowboys’ later-round draft picks after we have given them the thorough film treatment. You know the drill by now, 200 snaps to tell us what kind of player the Cowboys have selected as well as what we have found out about their backstories and potential roles with the team.

Last week, we did the dive on Jake Ferguson and John Ridgeway.

This week, it is two members of the defensive depth chart, including a corner who may get in the mix pretty quickly and a linebacker who we may not even see in his rookie season due to rather significant health considerations.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Mavericks make history, Stars fall short: Diary of night Dallas won’t soon forget

 May 15, 2022.

We have gathered Sunday night to witness a chance of a lifetime. Trying to win in a Game 7 for the fifth time in Dallas Mavericks history and only the second time ever on the road.

While …

Trying to win a Game 7 for the fourth time in Dallas Stars history and the first time on the road (bubbles don’t count).

At the same time!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Cowboys newcomers: TE Jake Ferguson, DT John Ridgeway add reasonable pieces on both sides

 Here in the next few weeks, I want to make sure I get to the checklist of post-draft activities that I might have delayed this year for certain “playoffs in other sports” reasons locally. Yes, it is possible the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns versus the Mavericks (not to mention those Calgary Flames against the Stars) have helped delay my looks at all of the draft picks I had not studied properly.

So, for each of the next three weeks, I will grab two of the Cowboys’ front office Day 3 picks and see what we can see. This always is a fun activity to meet these guys and try to put ourselves in the war-room seats to try to understand the Cowboys’ ultimate vision.

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

How bad was the Amari Cooper trade for Cowboys? Take a look around the league and find out

 Matt Waletzko.

That will be the name that will forever be etched in the transactional record books when someone spends the time to dust off the 2022 volume and dive deep into what exactly the Dallas Cowboys were able to fetch for Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper when they traded him to Cleveland to alleviate their financial stress.

Matt Waletzko. Or, to be fair, the Cowboys could have used that pick on whatever gem was available at pick No. 155. And not only that, with pick No. 193 Oklahoma State linebacker Devin Harper was secured. But, that also cost them pick No 202.

Monday, May 02, 2022

Reviewing how the Cowboys performed in the 2022 NFL Draft: The Morning After

 It is a fun time to hand out grades and thoughts about how each team did in the draft. Of course, this is a massive waste of everyone’s time because trying to figure out how a player is going to help a franchise over the next four to five years would require time travel and probably the gift of prophecy.

I have looked into both, but neither is covered with my membership status at the present time. We don’t know what the new city, the new full bank account, the franchise he joins with the coaching staff that he is thrust into will do to his attempt to take a massive step up in competition. This could be really easy or it could be too much.