Jun 17, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett smiles as the team huddles during minicamp at Cowboys headquarters at Valley Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Scuffle Shows Signs Of Passion


The Dallas Cowboys had a scuffle in mini camp this week.   While the team organization blew it off as not being a big deal, it really kind of is a big deal.  This is a young group of guys who are playing together full of energy and ready to play football.  This is a group of guys that could potentially be dangerous if they continue to feed upon that passion.  Of course, feeding too much upon it and being on the Dallas Cowboys could spell a lot of penalties for the Cowboys in the upcoming season.

“We always preach competitiveness, but you have to compete the right way.” – Jason Garrett
So why get excited over a little scuffle? Well not only did it involve rookie Zach Martin but also second year player Travis Frederick, George Selvie and Tyrone Crawford.  Crawford was not on the active roster last year because of an injury sustained in training camp, however, he has been making strides to better himself according to reports, but these are some of the Cowboys younger players who the fans haven’t seen too much playing time from.  The exciting part is these young guys are not only the potential starters for the upcoming NFL season but also for the future of the Dallas Cowboys.

 

It is interesting to note, that instead of seeing the same dead reports coming out of mini camp this was something that if bottled correctly could make a difference between an 8-8 + team or a team that is just going to go through the motions of playing another NFL season for just a paycheck.  Of course, scuffling could lead to injuries which are what the Cowboys are prone too but healthy fighting bodes well for this team.

In the past, Cowboys fans have been yelling over and over again for more fight and more emotion from this team.  If this is how mini camp went, fans can’t wait to see how training camp as well as pre-season goes.    With a younger team, the Cowboys may actually have the personnel in place for a hungrier team.  So far this early pre-season, the Cowboys are considered one of the teams not to succeed well in the NFC East as well as the NFL.  Predictions are ranging from 3-13 to no more than 6-10 from experts and fans on Facebook alike.   Counter in the difficult schedule and a few fans have whispered that it may not even be worth watching the NFL season.

The Cowboys may surprise the fans after all.  If this hunger and passion for winning and the competitiveness continues and carries on throughout the upcoming season, Dallas could be the surprise team of the year.  Cowboys coach Jason Garrett sums it up best, according to Dallas News:

“We always preach competitiveness,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “But you have to compete the right way. The best teams that I’ve been on have always had skirmishes happen. There’s a healthy respect for each other. We’re just trying to get better.”

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  • brian basile

    I do not get the predictions for this team, but welcome them…This is a team who has been in almost every game the past couple of years even when decimated by injuries. Last year this team could of as easily been 14-2 as 8-8…..A healthier and deeper team can be nothing but positive. No one on this defense is guaranteed a spot, which is a good thing….Offence is top 5 in league when healthy….We bring a mid tier D and we are 12-4 team….