Dallas Cowboys finding ways to keep things interesting

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys have quietly gone about handling their business this offseason. But Dak Prescott, Aldon Smith, and others are keeping things interesting.

The Dallas Cowboys had gone about their business in a relatively quiet manner this offseason, compared to the way that we are used to seeing Dallas Cowboys business play out, of course.

In a year that’s filled with the anticipation that this Cowboys’ team can once again do big things, but also one filled with a need to come back and avenge the underachievement that was last season, that approach was probably the best one to take for the team.

That may have all begun to end as of recent though. There has been a slew of stories over the past few days and quite a few of them surrounding this Dallas football team.

The first and probably most popular of these reports surround the Dallas Cowboys’ starting signal-caller, Dak Prescott. While the rumor was that he had turned down an offer of $175 million dollars over five years, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has since come out and called that rumor a falsehood.

Although probably of the utmost concern to the overall success of the football team, Prescott wasn’t the only big-name player that’s been in the news as of recent. In fact, not one but two Cowboys’ pass rushers have seen their names in the headlines, as far as getting back to the gridiron is concerned.

Aldon Smith was conditionally reinstated into the NFL over the last day or so. Having not played in a few seasons, we are not only eager to see if he still has that All-World pass-rushing ability, but to see what he has left in general.

That may not be the last sign of good news or headline-making news for this Dallas Cowboys team though. ESPN’s Todd Archer recently reported that another edge rusher, Randy Gregory, is also in the process of trying to get reinstated.

While both will have to be on their best behavior, and providing that Gregory is conditionally reinstated to play as well, it could only be good news for a Cowboys pass rush that could use all the help they could get. After losing Robert Quinn, their best pass rusher from a season ago, they definitely need help along the edges of that defensive front.

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While these last two pieces of news should definitely go a long way there, all three pieces of the news have been at the top of the headlines. That is how even though they have been relatively quiet as it relates to how they typically are, the Dallas Cowboys and their players are still finding a way to keep things interesting.