Dallas Cowboys News: OTA Reports, Marinelli the "Real Deal", Cowboys A Contender?

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Latest Dallas Cowboys Headlines: Todd Archer presents his OTA observations, Pete Prisco thinks the Cowboys are a contender and Rod Marinelli is the "Real Deal" according to his former Chicago players.

Pete Prisco: Cowboys look like a contender - CBSSports.com
Pete Prisco writes that the Cowboys grade out as a Super Bowl contender in his four-pronged formula that combines rankings of each team's QB, LT and best CB and pass rusher, coming in second only to the Broncos. Good thing that formula doesn't account for guards. And I'll take any ranking that has the Eagles ranked 29th.

Tom Ryle takes a closer look at Prisco's rankings here.

Broaddus: Wilber Finds Right Spot, Costa Finishing Blocks - DallasCowboys.com
Broaddus with a report on Wednesday's OTAS in which he focuses on Phil Costa, Sean Lissemore and Kyle Wilber.

OTA observations: Kyle Wilber flashes - ESPN Dallas
Todd Archer presents his observations from Tuesday's organized team activities and has some good things to say about Kyle Wilber, Morris Claiborne and James Hanna.

Can Anthony Spencer really reach 12 sacks? - DMN
Jonathan Bales doesn't think so, and projects Spencer for only 8.5 sacks. For shame.

Anthony Spencer: Bears players were "raving" about Rod Marinelli - DMN
Anthony Spencer used his trip to the Pro Bowl to scout his new defensive coordinator: while in Hawaii, he talked to a few Bears players (Julius Peppers, Henry Melton, Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman all made the Pro Bowl) about Kiffin and came away impressed:

“They were raving about him so I knew that he was the real deal,” Spencer said Tuesday following organized team activities at Valley Ranch. “It makes you listen to him that much more.”

Alex Albright: Special Teams Demon? - Football Outsiders
FO present the total number of tackles (and assists) that a player makes on kick and punt returns (excluding onside kicks or end-of-half squib kicks), and look who ranks near the top of the list: Swiss Army Knife Alex Albright.

DeMarco Murray: I'll play in all 16 Cowboys games - NFL.com
DeMarco Murray can look like a star when he's healthy. Unfortunately for the Dallas Cowboys, staying on the field has been a problem for the running back, but he has a plan.

Roster Moves: Cowboys Release Hughlett and Mitchell, Add OT Shugarts and LS Jackson Anderson
The Cowboys added two new players to the roster. LS Jackson Anderson had worked out with the team on May 17th (BTB report here), Shugarts had worked out yesterday.

Mental Reps: What Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is actually doing at practice - ESPN
"It’s basically paying attention," Griffin said. "That’s what a mental rep is."

The Linc - Danny Watkins dropped to 2nd team - Bleeding Green Nation
2011 first-round pick Danny Watkins appears to have lost his spot on the first-team offensive line to Allen Barbre, a journeyman who has started seven games in five NFL seasons.

Coughlin ranks 14th on ESPN's all-time list - ESPN New York
A panel of experts voted on a top 20 list and Tom Coughlin comes in at No. 14 on ESPN's Greatest Coaches in NFL History series.

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