Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: "Dez Bryant Can Play So Much Better", OTA Recaps, More

Ronald Martinez

In our review of Dallas Cowboys headlines, we look at a couple of recaps from Tuesday's OTAs, wonder who the Cowboys' next 'one jersey' players could be and look at why the coaches are so high on Dez Bryant.

Cowboys Notebook From Inside OTAs « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Mike Fisher delivers his OTA observations a day late, but not a dollar short. Here's one of many interesting observations:

"I noticed the Cowboys working on a little Pistol wrinkle. This is not meant as a read-option play, but rather to help the running back – lined up directly behind the QB, who is three yards back rather than seven yards back as in the Shotgun — with pass-blocking angles."

Carter Will Thrive In 4-3; WR Williams Catching On - DC.com
Bryan Broaddus expands on his earlier OTA summary and takes deeper look at Frederick, Carter, Kowalski and Callaway, and ruminates on the roster battles at wide receiver and safety.

Garrett on Dez Bryant: "We watch the tape and say, ‘Boy, you can play so much better. So much better.’ ”
The Cowboys are already very high an Dez Bryant, and think he can do even better than the 1,382 yards, 12 TD effort of last year.

“He’s really , really a joy to coach,” Garrett said. “He has such passion for the game. He loves it. He loves his teammates. He loves to play.”

Who are the Cowboys' 'one jersey' players? - ESPN Dallas
On the occasion of Brian Urlacher's retirement, Todd Archer writes a nice piece on Cowboys 'one jersey' players: players who played every snap of their NFL career for the Cowboys. Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin are the most recent exmples, but Archer argues that Witten, Romo and Ware could be next on the list.

Draft Profile: B.W. Webb - Bob Sturm
Bob Sturm continues his in-depth look at the Cowboys' draft picks with B.W. Webb.

"Again, this cannot be over-stated. This team has not enjoyed corner depth over the years where they have even opened the season recently with just 3 corners on the roster (2011). But, now, after losing Mike Jenkins, they appear to have an option in Webb that can help them cover themselves. He is not strictly a slot corner, but that is his natural NFL spot, it appears, provided he can handle runs to his side. I think the attributes that will serve him well are clearly his battle and desire to mix things up. He is a very aggressive, emotional, and competitive player - all things that you look for in a corner who is going to be attacked on a regular basis until he proves he belongs on Sundays."

Anthony Hargrove hopes to take advantage of another chance - Star-Telegram
Defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove’s NFL career has been about as erratic as it can possibly be. He hasn't played football in almost a year and is now already on his seventh team. But Hargrove sounds like he's determined to look forward and take advantage of his last chance at organized football.

Steve Spurrier 2.0 - ProFootballTalk
Ron Jaworski says Chip Kelly’s Oregon offense won’t work in the NFL.

Eli Manning is missing his wide receivers - ESPN NFC East Blog
No, this is not about Manning's embarrassingly low career completion rate of just 58.6%, which ranks him 26th among all active quarterbacks, just one spot ahead of Cowboys backup QB Kyle Orton. This is about Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, who are both no-shows at Giants OTAs over contract disputes.

Watkins suspended for opener - San Antonio Express-News
Unfortunately, this article is about St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins.

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