Yes, there are things to talk about other than Keith Davis, although a story like that cannot be ignored. But back in the football world, FOX Sports has a preview of the Cowboys going into training camp. The writer trots out the tired line about Terrell Owens not catching 100 balls in this offense. Gee, let's look it up, only one time in his whole career has he caught 100 passes in a season, and in that year it was exactly 100. So why is it that not catching 100 in Dallas such an issue? Because reporters are lazy and are going by a remark Bill Parcells made in a press conference that was clearly meant for effect, not for accuracy.
Anyway, the author does do a pretty good job breaking down the offensive line issues.
But there are some unknowns that could rock this group. Kyle Kosier might be younger and more athletic than the departed Larry Allen at left guard. He still might not be a better player. Al Johnson and Andre Gurode are still fighting to hold their own at center. This is crucial because up the middle protection is key for the immobile Drew Bledsoe. That is where teams concentrate most of their pressure and blitzes. The Cowboys have to be strong up the middle. Kosier needs to prove he is worthy of replacing Allen. And either Johnson or Gurode has to step up. The Cowboys are already excited that Rivera is way ahead of where he was last year at this point when he was rehabbing from offseason back surgery and never quite got back into shape.
That's as accurate an analysis as I've seen, especially the part about Kyle Kosier and the problems of protection up the middle.
This article takes a look at Drew Bledsoe by using statistics, and comes to some interesting conclusions. The final paragraph: