Scouts, Inc. followed up on their QB ratings with a feature on running backs. They’re rating all 32 teams by position, using the entire depth chart for each team. Here’s their take on the Dallas Cowboys running back position.
10. Dallas Cowboys
With a new head coach in Wade Phillips, a lot of jobs will be up for grabs. One of those jobs will be the running back position that has been manned by starter Julius Jones over the past few seasons. However, Jones has been pushed by backup Marion Barber III, who will get his opportunity in the preseason to win the starting job. The two bring a little something different to the table. Jones is a better outside runner, and Barber is a more physical runner between the tackles. Neither back is really a feature guy, but used properly, they form a very good 1-2 punch.
Once again, I’m not really big on these lists so I don’t get worked up by where they place the Cowboys. All I care about is winning on the field of play.
Here’s Todd McShay on NFC rookies. He talks about which rookies might make an impact this year. For Dallas:
Dallas Cowboys: OLB Anthony Spencer will become to DeMarcus Ware what Shaun Phillips has been to Shawne Merriman in San Diego. Look for PK Nick Folk to beat out Martin Gramatica for the kicking job.
Whoa! Where’s dunkman, his man Nick Folk gets some love.
- Build the offense around the strengths of Tony Romo.
- Tweak the 3-4 to feature a more aggressive pass rush.
- Make Terrell Owens a big part of the offense.
Hat tip to Terry for the link.
Matt Mosley reports on ex-Cowboy Dandy Don Meredith. He’s getting an award at the Hall of Fame game and the reclusive Meredith might attend in person.
But I'm told the reclusive former Cowboys quarterback is planning to be in Canton, Ohio to receive the Pete Rozelle Radio Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 3.