Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: McCray Returns, O-Line Nickname


In this Friday edition of Morning Links, the Dallas Cowboys sign a familiar face to their defensive backfield and special teams unit. Plus, fans vote on a nickname for Dallas’ dominate offensive line. All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.

Cowboys bring back Danny McCray by Todd Archer, ESPNDallas.com

"“The Dallas Cowboys dipped into their past to help their special teams by signing safety Danny McCray to a one-year deal. McCray spent the first four years of his career with the Cowboys before joining the Chicago Bears last year. He originally joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and led the team in special teams’ tackles his first two years while being considered the team’s best special teamer. In 2012 he was forced to start 10 games and the coaches credited him with 87 tackles…”"

Sorting Out The Logjam At The Cowboys’ Crowded Linebacker Position by David Helman, DallasCowboys.com

"“In football jargon, it’s common to refer to a team’s linebackers as a corps or a group. That hardly does justice to the situation in the Cowboys locker room this spring. Given the movement at linebacker on this roster, you’d have to call it a linebacker stockpile or maybe a backlog. “We’re just trying to sort out who we have, who is available and really trying to find the best 10 guys, 12 guys to go to camp and then kind of whittle it down from there,” said linebackers coach Matt Eberflus. That’s quite a whittling job for Eberflus and the Dallas coaching staff…”"

Jerry Jones says Cowboys run game will be better despite DeMarco Murray departure by Curtis Crabtree, Pro Football Talk

"“DeMarco Murray led the league in rushing and helped the Dallas Cowboys engineer the second-most efficient rushing attack in the league last season. Murray is now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and won’t be taking handoffs from Tony Romo anymore for the Cowboys. Nevertheless, owner Jerry Jones believes Dallas’ rushing attack will be even better this fall. “When you say the entire running game – and that would be including our tight ends, including fullbacks, the entire game – we’re better. We’re better,” Jones said Wednesday, via NFL Network…”"

Scouting Report: Analyzing The Tape of 2nd-Year DT Chris Whaley by Bryan Broaddus, DallasCowboys.com

"“I can honestly say that I didn’t know much about Chris Whaley when he came out for the 2014 NFL Draft and the Cowboys signed him. He injured his knee in early November so studying the player was not really on my radar, but to the credit of this front office they managed to get Whaley on the squad where he was able to rehab for the entire season. My view of Whaley is from the 2013 season while he was playing for the University of Texas. With Whaley you have a player in certain schemes took snaps as the nose and under-tackle. Where I feel like he will be better is at the under-tackle or the three technique…”"

What should nickname be for Cowboys offensive line? Readers have spoken; the winner is …by SportsDayDFW.com

"“We have a winner. The Dallas Cowboys certainly figure to have one of the top offensive lines in the NFL next season, and newly acquired lineman La’el Collins figures it could be even more than that. “This is going to be the best offensive line in NFL history,” Collins said last week during his introductory news conference. “Mark my words.”If it is the best offensive line in NFL history — or just the best offensive line of the next season — they’re going to need a nickname. What should it be…”"

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