Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: Running Back Tryouts, Is Ray Rice Next?


In this Friday edition of Morning Links, the Dallas Cowboys workout some well-known names at both the running back and wide recevier positions. Plus, should the infamously ousted Ray Rice be in that mix as well? All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.

Cowboys’ workouts include former first-, second-round picks by Todd Archer, ESPNDallas.com

"“Through the years the Dallas Cowboys have been able to coax productivity from early-round draft picks that did not produce at previous spots. Linebacker Rolando McClain (first round, Oakland Raiders, 2010) is the most recent example. On Thursday, the Cowboys worked out two former first-round picks and two former second-round picks at running back and wide receiver. The most curious workout was Felix Jones, one of the Cowboys’ two first-round picks in 2008…”"

Would the Cowboys consider signing Ray Rice? Breaking down why they would, wouldn’t be interested by Jon Machota, The Dallas Morning News

"“To the surprise of many, the Cowboys didn’t draft a running back earlier this month. If the season started tomorrow, the team’s depth chart at the position would consist of Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams. But the season doesn’t start for over three months, so the Cowboys are taking a look at veteran running backs like Ben Tate and Felix Jones. “The issue is never resolved,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said after the draft. “We feel very good about the guys we have on our roster…”"

Scout’s Eye: Looking at DTs, Coleman Has Talent, Just Needs Development by Bryan Broaddus, DallasCowboys.com

"“The Cowboys have added some depth on the defensive line this offseason, adding a couple of defensive ends in the draft, along with the signing of Greg Hardy. But at defensive tackle, not much has changed other than the retirement of Josh Brent. Behind the rotation of Tyrone Crawford, Nick Hayden and Terrell McClain, the Cowboys have some young players that could possibly work themselves into the rotation. This week, we will some players that could factor into the mix, continuing with Davon Coleman, an undrafted free agent in 2014 who spent the entire season with the club, both on the 53-man roster and later the practice squad…”"

10 things to know about Cowboys LB Andrew Gachkar, including a bout with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome by SportsDayDFW.com

"“Linebacker Andrew Gachkar is one of the Cowboys’ new arrivals. A special-teams star for the San Diego Chargers, Gachkar filled in admirably at linebacker when starter Manti Te’o was injured in 2014. Here are 10 things to know about Gachkar. 1. Late-round choice – Andrew Gachkar, born Nov. 4, 1988, played for the Missouri Tigers and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft. 2. Not in Kansas anymore – Gachkar grew up in Overland Park, Kansas…”"

British rookie Efe Obada learning from Greg Hardy by Efe Obada, NFLUK.com

"“I thought I would start off this week’s diary entry by giving you some insight into how each day unfolds here in Texas as I continue to work hard as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. The shuttle bus picks us up from our hotel around 7am every day and takes us to the Cowboys’ facility. Our meetings start around 8.15am for the entire defense where (defensive coordinator) Rod Marinelli talks to all of us, tells us what he wants from us and goes through any new installs for that day. Then we have position meetings for the defensive line. Then we’ll be on the field and walking through plays or actually working out, hitting bags, improving our techniques and working on getting faster, bigger and stronger…”"

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