Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: Irvin Picks Eagles, Romo Joins Twitter


In this Saturday edition of Morning Links, a Dallas Cowboys legend chooses an NFC East rival to take the crown in 2015. Plus quarterback Tony Romo finally joins Twitter. All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.

Michael Irvin: Why Philadelphia is the favorite in the NFC East, not the Cowboys by SportsDayDFW.com

"“Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin recently joined WPEN-FM 97.5 in Philadelphia to talk all things football. Here are some of the highlights: On if things are optimistic in Dallas about the upcoming Cowboys season: Irvin: “Optimistic defensively, yes. You knew what the defense was last year and the defense did a very good job because of what DeMarco Murray offered offensively, and now when you lose — and I said this before — if you lose a DeMarco Murray it’s impossible to patch up the defense that won all season. The Cowboys have done a pretty good job with some of the guys that they’ve gone after and have acquired. Now here it is now, let me tell you, collecting talent is one thing, talent collaboration is another thing. So OK you’re collecting talent…”"

Rod Marinelli has more options to rush passer by Todd Archer, ESPNDallas.com

"“Like any coach, Rod Marinelli likes options. In 2013, his first year with the Dallas Cowboys (as the defensive line coach), Marinelli’s options were mostly street free agents. Some players signed on a Tuesday and played on a Sunday. He made it work with guys like George Selvie and Jarius Wynn. Last year, as the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator, Marinelli’s options were mostly guys attempting to restart their careers either from injury or downward trends. He made it work with guys like Jeremy Mincey, Henry Melton and Anthony Spencer…”"

Broaddus: Position Battle For La’el Collins; Dustin Vaughan’s Progression by Bryan Broaddus, DallasCowboys.com

"“With the rookie minicamp in the books and organized team activities (OTAs) a couple of weeks away, here is what my scout’s eye tells me about several areas of the Cowboys’ roster to this point: Take this one to the bank: Ronald Leary is not going to roll over and let La’el Collins have his job. The front office has done an outstanding job of adding talent and head coach Jason Garrett has always been about competition. Well, they have once again created it. Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin were all “plug and play” guys. Collins is good and a real asset to this team, but let’s not forget what this offense has done with Leary lining up at left guard next to Smith…”"

Were the St. Louis Rams set to draft La’el Collins? by Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com

"“La’el Collins’ journey to the Dallas Cowboys was anything but simple. Once projected as a first-round pick, Collins’ stock endured a free fall after police wanted to speak to him in connection with the murder of a one-time romantic partner, Brittany Mills. Police first called Collins in connection to the case on Monday, April 27. That was just three days before the NFL Draft, and a new piece from The MMQB’s Robert Klemko tells the story of Collins’ unprecedented week. Collins began to cry on the day before the draft while delivering the news to his friends and family that he would have to leave Chicago, the site of the draft…”"

Romo joins Twitter, says “it was a catch” by Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

"“The mere fact that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has joined Twitter didn’t seem to be newsworthy. His second tweet did. “Looking back on it . . . it was a catch,” Romo said, with a photo of a leaping Dez Bryant making the reception that was deemed not a reception after further review…”"

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