Dallas Cowboys Get Down To Business

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

The player not to overlook at LB is DeVonte Holloman. He has been a pleasant revelation this PS to say the least. In fact, he’s been good enough to start in the eyes of some. Might he shock the world and take that starting spot? He won’t do it to start the season, but don’t rule it out. Especially as it pertains to the long term future. Again, it’s a business and if the margin between talent is minimal but the margin between salaries is great, teams can opt for the salary relief. I will be watching Holloman on the coverage teams this year a lot. He finds the football. I’ve enjoyed watching him.

There are questions at Cornerback as well. I am assuming we will keep 5 CBs. The question is who is the 5th? Will it be Sterling Moore or Micah Pellerin. I personally believe Moore played a little bit better overall, but Pellerin was involved in a couple of big plays and he will cost less. As we’ve been saying, it is a business and this is the cold hard truth of business. When it comes down to the last few spots, money matters if talent and production is nearly equal.

Aug 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Dennis Johnson (28) runs against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Sterling Moore (21) at AT

There are undoubtedly questions at Safety as well. Will the Cowboys keep oft injured Matt Johnson? Has Jeff Heath done enough to make Johnson expendable? What about this kid Jakar Hamilton who has played well on Special Teams? Tough decisions loom here. Safety has been a weak position for the Cowboys for several years since the horse collar tackle rule took the aggression out of Roy Williams. The starters seem solidified with Will Allen and Barry Church, but finally there is depth at backup worth keeping. The problem is you can’t keep them all. Johnson has shown a knowledge of the game and a nose for the football, but he can’t stay on the field. It may cost him his shot. I think the Special Teams efforts of Heath, Hamilton and Willcox, a very promising young talent, have made Eric Frampton and Danny McCray and their higher salaries expendable. So it comes down to does Hamilton have a higher ceiling than Johnson? Tough call.

I expect the Defensive Line to be the focus of the 2014 Draft for the early rounds for the Cowboys. Anthony Spencer did not get a long term deal by the July 15th deadline and will be a Unrestricted Free Agent for the 3rd year in a row. He won’t be Franchise Tagged again, so he is probably gone in a salary saving move. I assume Jay Ratliff and his lingering injury issues are also going to be gone. In fact if Tyrone Crawford had not been hurt Ratliff very well may have been the surprise cut of this year. Hatcher and Crawford are undoubtedly our future at Defensive Tackle with a 1st round pick likely to be the bookend for DeMarcus Ware in the future. In the interim Nick Hayden was a pleasant surprise and will start for the Cowboys at least until Ratliff makes it back.

It looks like the three Specialists are as set as we all figured they would be. Who will the Turk visit? Is their anyone being visited by the Turk on another team that could end up in Dallas? We’ll have all the answers by 6:00 Eastern and by the end of Sunday we’ll know who the 8 players are who made the Practice Squad too. It’s a sad and exciting time of year for football players and fans. I live in an area of the country where people say I don’t have four seasons. I tell them that is ridiculous. I have the off season, the pre season, the regular season, and the post season. Notice how my seasons just get better as they progress. Let’s hope that happens for the Cowboys too.

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse
Next Cowboys Game View full schedule »
Saturday, Aug 2323 Aug7:00at Miami DolphinsBuy Tickets

  • Rufus

    You can’t be serious. You want to sign and employ McElroy because he looks like Garrett did 20 years ago? You think that makes him coaching material? The dumbest thing you’ve said, at least today. You have said a lot of dumb things, starting with your supposed “predictions”.

  • Idgit and Jobberone

    Please don’t post links on our site anymore to these monstrous, pathetic ramblings. As a matter of fact, don’t come back to CZ anymore. Thanks.

  • zrinkill

    Yeah, cuz I’m tired of looking like a fool by saying I’ve got inside info and I pass on what I get from you and it doesn’t happen. I’ll talk to you again when Brian Waters is signed. Or when you admit John Garrett was fired. The choice is yours.

  • SuperDuper

    Christ. Please stop embarrassing yourself. The football Messiah you fancy yourself to be, you are not. Your “articles” read like something out of a Dr. Suess book. I can’t even get past the first page any more. Pathetic is right.

    • tfs

      Yet you make it a point to show and post comments. Obsess much?

      • SuperDuper

        What can I say? I keep hoping he will turn the corner and write something meaningful. Then sack-lickers like you eat his drivel up and all you do is encourage him. I think it’s obvious I’m not the only one who thinks this guy is an idiot.

        • tfs

          I made no comment good or bad on the content of the article.

          • tfs

            Oh, and it’s an OK opinion column this week. Not the best one I’ve read from him. Laced with some facts and what he thinks the Cowboys will do as far as the roster. Much like many other people were doing.

            He recaps a few facts that most people already know but I don’t see anything really “Messiah” related on the first page since that is all you read. It also does not read like any Dr. Suess book I have ever read. Makes me wonder if you have even read a Dr. Suess book. I’m thinking you haven’t. They are a bit more complicated to read than “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”.

            The truth is, I do not think you read a single word of it. Sir and/or madam, it is apparent you do not like Mike Burke long before he started writing here. Your comment is transparent and it does not take a genius to see that. You did not come here to read the column. Your only purpose was to come make a snide comment to carry on whatever juvenile agenda you have toward the man.

            I sincerely hope one day you seek professional help for this very unhealthy obsession of yours.

          • SuperDuper

            Spare me the Dr. Phil routine, tfs. I don’t care what you think I did. You have a low bar to clear when it comes to being entertained, obviously. And no, I didn’t know Burke before I started reading his toilet paper material when it started showing up here a while back. I just decided to let him know beginning last week that his writing is trash. Nothing snide about it. Tell you what, let me break it down to you this way. There is a difference between informing and educating. If he was just here informing people, he wouldn’t be so bad. But it’s obvious from the way he writes that he considers himself more knowledgeable than most here, thus his need to educate the reader say, for example, about the origin of the word “Turk”. Who gives a shit? Oh and his “opinions” he cleverly passes off as what he thinks are facts, case in point the Waters signing that he said would take place last week.

          • tfs

            You made your opinion known last week on his writing. And made it a point to comment again this week. Why? You had already decided he writes “toilet paper material” by the time his last article posted. Here’s something novel for you to try… don’t like his writing, stop seeking it out. The writer of the article is displayed, not like it’s a secret until you click on the column.

            I don’t read anything from his writing that “he considers himself more knowledgeable than most here”. As far the Turk thing, if it’s true then I think it’s an interesting bit of trivia.

            There was a lot of people saying Waters was coming as soon as the Cowboys got back to Texas after breaking camp. Why is Mr. Burke so much more wrong than anyone else who said the same thing?

          • tfs

            Also, for someone who claims they didn’t know Burke before he started writing here your comment last week appears to betray that claim.

  • AbeBeta

    lmao of all the dumbass pathetic shit youve spewed out of your jizz hole bringing in McElroy to be groomed to be a coach just because he’s a ginger neverwas like garrett has to take the cake.You fail at life you fat fuck