Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: Gregory Signed, McFadden Vs. Gore


In this Thursday edition of Morning Links, the Dallas Cowboys signed their second round value pick. Plus, which veteran running back will have a better 2015: Darren McFadden or Frank Gore? All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.

Cowboys sign second-round pick Randy Gregory by USA Today

"“Randy Gregory will be under contract when the Dallas Cowboys have their first full offseason practice next week. The former Nebraska defensive end who slid to near the bottom of the second round in the draft because of issues off the field signed his four-year rookie deal Wednesday. The contract is worth $3.8 million, with a signing bonus of slightly more than $1 million.He is the highest Dallas draft pick to sign so far. First-rounder Byron Jones, a cornerback from Connecticut, remains unsigned along with tackle Chaz Green (third round) and linebacker Damien Wilson (fourth round). The Cowboys’ first offseason practice is Tuesday…”"

Offensive Line Veterans Not Interested In Collins’ “Best Ever” Prediction by David Helman, DallasCowboys.com

"“Preseason comments seem to bother the Cowboys offensive line about as much as an oncoming defensive end – which is to say, not at all. All three of the Cowboys’ Pro Bowl offensive linemen took part in the Reliant Home Run Derby on Tuesday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Naturally, all three players – Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith and Zack Martin – were asked about La’el Collins’ post-draft prognostication that the Dallas offensive line would be the best ever. Naturally, it wasn’t a prediction any of the three was interested in furthering…”"

Dan Bailey curious as to why PAT needed to change by Todd Archer, ESPNDallas.com

"“Dallas Cowboys place-kicker Dan Bailey is not upset the NFL moved the distance for an extra point from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line. The most accurate kicker in NFL history will attempt it from wherever they want it, but he is curious as to why the rule needed to be changed at all. “I think there was talk that they wanted to add, quote, ‘skill,’ to the kick,” Bailey said. “As somebody that does this as my job, it requires the same skill to kick an extra point from where it was to where it’s going to be. The skill set is the same…”"

Jason Garrett: The once and future Cowboy by Alan Peppard, The Dallas Morning News

"“On the sidelines of Lambeau Field, Dez Bryant raised his sleeveless arms into the brisk air and awaited a ruling on his fourth-and-2 catch. As referee Gene Steratore reversed the call, 44 million TV viewers saw Bryant’s 26-year-old heart implode. Directly behind him, coach Jason Garrett gave a brief head shake, imperceptible but for the wobble of his headset. A disbelieving Bryant had to be gingerly corralled off the field, but Garrett had moved on. Five days later in his office, Garrett exuded the same forward-looking “What’s next?” demeanor…”"

Frank Gore vs. Darren McFadden: Who will be more productive in 2015? by NFL.com

"“Frank Gore and Darren McFadden both left the Bay Area in free agency this offseason, but that’s about where the similarities between these two veteran running backs end. After enduring an injury-riddled college career at Miami, Gore entered the league as a third-round pick. Despite this unremarkable draft pedigree, Gore emerged as one of the NFL’s most consistent backs, eclipsing 1,000 yards rushing in eight of his 10 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, McFadden put together a sterling college résumé at Arkansas, piling up 4,590 rushing yards in three seasons and twice finishing as the runner-up in Heisman Trophy voting…”"

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