Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: Rookie Camp Thoughts, Randle Maturing


In this Mother’s Day edition of Morning Links, the Dallas Cowboys’ rookie class continues to workout at Valley Ranch through the weekend. We highlight their activities with some camp observations, and is third-year running back Joseph Randle ready to carry a bigger load in 2015? All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.

Cowboys’ rookie camp observations by Todd Archer, ESPNDallas.com

"“The Dallas Cowboys conclude their rookie mini-camp on Sunday, but there is no media access. With four practices over the last two days, here are some observations: The punt return job is open. Following the Saturday morning practice running backs B.J. Catalon and Cam McDaniel and wide receivers Lucky Whitehead, George Farmer and Nick Harwell fielded punts. Whitehead ended his college career with a 76-yard punt return for a score against Old Dominion. Sometimes rookies need a jolt. Jason Garrett delivered one to fifth-round pick Ryan Russell during special teams drills complete with an expletive…”"

Gary Brown: Joseph Randle Is Maturing, Understands His Opportunity by David Helman, DallasCowboys.com

"“Few people would have a better understanding of the Cowboys’ running backs than Gary Brown, and he’s content to wait and see. Brown is entering his third season as the Cowboys’ running backs coach, having just lost 1,800-yard rusher DeMarco Murray to free agency. Asked about his prospects at the position, he sounded confident the Cowboys would be just fine. “We’re very confident in what we have. We’ve got some very good football players. With the addition of Darren, it’s going to be a nice group,” he said…”"

Marcus Allen: Not everybody can run well behind Cowboys’ offensive line by Michael Florek, The Dallas Morning News

"“As the Cowboys continued to add to their already good offensive line and neglected to draft a running back, one question arose this offseason: Could anybody have success running behind the Cowboys’ offensive line? According to Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, the answer is no. “I’m sure somebody could play well but there’s certain guys that understand,” Allen said at Emmitt Smith’s Celebrity Invitational Gala on Friday. “There’s chemistry, there’s synergy. It’s almost like synchronized swimmers. You know exactly what those guys are going to do and not everybody does…”"

Former TCU back looks to resume career after concussion scare by Drew Davison, The Star-Telegram

"“B.J. Catalon returned to the football field for the first time in more than six months Friday, and he couldn’t have been more excited stepping on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice fields at Valley Ranch. Catalon has been brought in for a tryout with the local team, and the former TCU running back is hoping to make a positive impression after seeing his playing career derailed by concussion-like symptoms last November.“Once I got hurt, it felt like I was locked away in a room,” Catalon said. “It’s been a long time. I would just like to come out here and show my abilities and prove that I can still come out and play the game and play the game effectively…”"

49-Year-Old Auditions For Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders by J.D. Miles, CBSDFW.com

"“A Collin County doctor is proving you’re never too old to pursue your dreams. Chiufang Hwang spent the last three months, lifting, lunging and learning dance routines to prepare.  She stood out among more than 500 women auditioning at AT&T Stadium to become a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. “I am 25 years older than everybody else is,” says Hwang.  “I have to keep working out every day.  It’s probably unrealistic to think that I’m going to make the team.” You would think Doctor Hwang would be content just being a successful psychiatrist.  But her Chinese heritage made her long for something uniquely American…”"

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