In this Sunday edition of Morning Links, a former Dallas Cowboys quarterback takes a stance against Greg Hardy. Plus what are the odds the Cowboys repeat as NFC East champions? All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.
Staubach on Hardy: I wouldn’t want an abuser as a teammate by Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk
"“If it were up to Hall of Fame Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, Greg Hardy wouldn’t be in Dallas. Staubach said on KTCK-AM that while he admires the way Cowboys Executive Vice President Charlotte Jones Anderson has taken a leadership role in the NFL’s efforts on domestic violence, he still has a hard time justifying allowing a player like Hardy on the team. “Well, it depends on getting a chance to understand the red flags . . . like the Hardy situation,” Staubach said…”"
Kicking Around A Plethora of Nuggets For The Holiday Weekend By Mickey Spagnola, DallasCowboys.com
"“On this Memorial Day weekend, in deference to Blackie Sherrod, maybe the very best columnist and sports editor in DFW newspaper history, we’re kicking tires while wondering whatever happened to Curvin Richards . . . .Speaking of kicking tires, that is exactly what the Cowboys were doing this week when working out a combination of nine running backs and wide receivers at The Ranch on Thursday. Doing their homework in case. My goodness folks, just because the Cowboys worked out running back Ben Tate, that didn’t mean they were giving up on Darren McFadden or Joe Randle or Lance Dunbar or Ryan Williams. They were just examining the field in case one of those guys should get hurt between now and the Sept. 13 season opener. Real possibility, right…”"
Cowboys week in review by Todd Archer, ESPNDallas.com
"“If the Dallas Cowboys ever started a softball team, the first pick would have to be J.J. Wilcox. Based on his showing at the Reliant Home Run Derby that benefited the Salvation Army, Wilcox (15 home runs) would be a big run-producer. That was the fun part of the Cowboys’ week. Let’s review what happened the rest of the week for the Cowboys and the NFC East. Orlando Scandrick signed a one-year extension through 2019 that added $9.5 million in new money to his deal. He is hoping to be a Cowboy for life with the deal, but the team’s decision to extend a player with four years left on his deal is surprising…”"
With ‘Senator’ Byron Jones, Cowboys drafted more than just a workout warrior by Jon Machota, The Dallas Morning News
"“La’el Collins and Randy Gregory have received the majority of attention when it comes to this year’s Cowboys rookie class. First-round pick Byron Jones has quietly taken a back seat. While some might feel slighted in a similar situation, Jones is just fine outside of the spotlight. “I’m going to perform my best regardless if I’m the last guy picked, the first guy picked, free agent or tryout guy,” Jones said. “I’m going to give it all I got; that’s all I know how to do.” Reading a politically correct response like that from Jones wouldn’t surprise his college teammates. At the University of Connecticut, he earned the nickname Senator Jones…”"
Cowboys favored to repeat as NFC East Division Champions in 2015-16 by Anthony Rome, TheSpread.com
"“The Cowboys won the NFC East last year and are favored to do so once again this upcoming NFL season. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cowboys are 5/4 favorites to win the NFC East Division in 2015, while the Eagles are 9/5 and the Giants are listed at 3/1. The long shots are the Redskins, who are 14/1 to take home the division crown. It’ll be interesting to see how Dallas copes without running back DeMarco Murray, who was outstanding a year ago…”"