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Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: More "Rushmen", Understanding Jerry Jones, More

In our roundup of the latest news about the Dallas Cowboys, we look at two more players for Marinelli's "Rushmen", read a how-to-guide on understanding who says what for the Cowboys and read up on some downroster guys and their stories.

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Bulked-Up Wilber Expecting Smooth Transition To 4-3 DE -
As late as February, Stephen Jones said he expected Kyle Wilber to compete for the strongside linebacker spot. Nick Eatman writes that new DL coach Rod Marinelli "saw something on film that caught his eye" and subsequently asked Wilber to move to defensive end and become one of his "Rushmen."

Wilberforce has since bulked up to 255 pounds, the same weight that Ware and Spencer played with last year, and he feels confident he can play the DE position, which he also played at Wake Forest.

Jerry Jones’ Cowboys Are ‘The Cheese That Goes Crunch’ - Mike Fisher
Replete with analogies ranging from Cheetos to used cars, Mike Fisher does a great job of explaining how to understand the Cowboys: "Biz done over here. Sales done over there."

Broaddus: On Film, Hargrove Could Help Most Off The Edge -
One of the more interesting developments of the new scheme is that there is probably going to be a lot of movement and position flex by the defensive linemen. We've heard about how Tyrone Crawford and Jason Hatcher could potentially play both DE and DT, and Broaddus comes to a similar conclusion about newly signed DE/DT Hargrove:

I see him as a fit where he can play in the scheme on the edge whether that is as a three or an end. Like him better when he can just "Go" and not have to fight blocks. I do have some concern about his upper body strength. I see these coaches working him at both three and end. Has played in 102 career games but only [made] 25 starts and last started in New Orleans in 2009. One year deal is really not a commitment for some veteran depth and quite possibly it allows Tyrone Crawford to see more work inside at the one.

Perhaps this is the whole idea behind Marinelli calling his guys "Rushmen", irrespective of their specific position.

Dallas Cowboy Brandon Carr: How training changed my life - Vype magazine
A look at how Brandon Carr almost gave up football in high school after his first workout with a personal trainer, and how his friends convinced him not to give up:

"They called me out," Carr said. "Ever since that second day, my attitude changed. He gave me the mindset. You can make it to college. You can make it to the NFL."

"He put that dog in me."

Top 5 DEs & DTs for the 2014 draft | National Football Post
You can start familiarizing yourselves with these names, we'll be talking about them a lot in about 8 months.


This is a collection of stories about UDFAs or tryout players recently signed by the Cowboys that you may have missed:

Redskins great Green: ‘I’m 100 percent for the Cowboys’ -
Tom Orsborn writes how Redskins Hall of Famer Darrell Green is rooting for the Cowboys now that his son, WR Jared Green, is on the roster.

SVSU alum Jeff Heath working to turn NFL dream into reality with Dallas Cowboys -
A nice story on how Saginaw Valley State University safety Jeff Heath is doing with the Cowboys.

Amos signs with Cowboys -
Wide receiver Anthony Amos signed with the Dallas Cowboys after a successful tryout.


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