Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: Jason Witten Owns The Eagles, Youth Is Served At Safety, More

Tom Pennington

Latest Dallas Cowboys headlines: Jason Witten is the Eagles' nemesis, an interesting roster battle is shaping up at safety and training camp can't get here fast enough.

Jason Witten owns the Philadelphia Eagles - FootballPerspective.com
The next time an Eagles fan tries to lecture you on some aspect of Jason Witten's game, gently remind the poor soul that Jason Witten has recorded more receptions against the Eagles than any other receiver in the history of the NFL.

Youth is served at safety - Tim MacMahon, ESPN Dallas
MacMahon writes that competition at safety is wide open, and speculates that Matt Johnson's demonstrated ability to make plays (in college) may move him into a starting spot ahead of veteran Will Allen.

Mid-round picks who could have an early impact - National Football Post
Greg Gabriel has a selection of under-the-radar players who he thinks will contribute sooner rather than later. And in an offseason where every random speculation is elevated to the level of a bold prediction, Gabriel actually makes a bold prediction about the Cowboys' third-rounder J.J. Wilcox:

"When you watched tape of this player it was unbelievable how good he played at a position he had never played before. He is a very instinctive player and a big hitter. His stock was on the rise after a big week at the Senior Bowl followed by a strong Combine performance. Wilcox may not be a starter in week 1, but I feel confident he will be the Cowboys strong safety before the season is eight weeks old."

Broaddus: Romo Will Lead Cowboys Back To Playoffs - DallasCowboys.com
Broaddus predicts an 11-win season and argues that at the end of the day, the QB is why this team can win 11 games.

Four-star linebacker Dillon Bates picks Tennessee Vols - timesfreepress.com
Dillon Bates, the son of former Dallas Cowboys safety and Tennessee standout Bill Bates, will follow in his father's footsteps and has signed with Tennessee. Dillon Bates is one of the nation's top high school prospects. Is it too early to look for Dillon Bates to also follow in his father's footsteps in three or four years and join the Cowboys?

A public service announcement from the Star-Telegram's Carlos Mendez:

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