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Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: Dez Bryant Dazzles, Will Allen Hits, Vince Young An Option?

Latest Cowboys headlines: Dez Bryant graciously credits his spectacular play to the defense ("They made me do it."); Will Allen wants to hit people; Is Vince Young an option for the Cowboys?

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Eatman: Five Reasons Why Cowboys Should Acquire Vince Young -
As a third QB, why not? Eatman makes an interesting case for Young and gets blasted in the comments. Eatman's summary:

"I’d go with the Bill Parcells theory on this one, and it’s a theory he said has been passed down by many coaches before him: At some point, someone thought this guy could play. Why not take a shot yourself, especially if he comes relatively cheap?"

Safety Will Allen wants to hit people - Carlos Mendez, Star-Telegram
Allen talked to reporters yesterday and reflected on the type of physical play Monte Kiffin will be asking for and which Allen learned in his stints in Tampa and Pittsburgh.

"That’s a mentality," Allen said, talking to reporters Wednesday at Valley Ranch. "If you aren’t trying to hit, you can forget about it. So that’s my mentality at all costs. I don’t really care. That’s the mentality that they have there, and hopefully I can bring that here and get some guys to follow."

Dez Bryant dazzles at practice - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
Dez Bryant continues to light it up at practice. With Austin sitting out yesterday, Bryant was the focal point of the Cowboys offense and delivered, according to Archer.

Dez Bryant made some spectacular catches, but only because Mo Claiborne made him, he says - Carlos Mendez, Star-Telegram
Dez Bryant made spectacular catches against Morris Claiborne in mini-camp on Wednesday. A lot of them. But Bryant put a positive spin on it for the Cowboys cornerback – Claiborne's defense forced Bryant to go all out to make those catches.

Travis Frederick ‘a lot more comfortable’ than he was a month ago - Jon Machota, DMN
Frederick told reporters that the game is starting to slow down for him, and he's finding it easier to identify what the defense is trying to do.

"I’m certainly a lot more comfortable, still really improving on a lot of things on a daily basis," Frederick said. "Now my focus has really changed to the little things, the technique things here and there instead of trying to pick up a playbook and pick that stuff up. I feel like I’ve picked that up pretty well as far as assignments and stuff like that, but obviously there will be little things here and there, and once we start seeing some different defenses it’s going to be a little bit more as well."

NFL teams taking extreme measures to secure digital playbooks - FOX
With more and more teams moving to digital playbooks, teams are ramping up their efforts to maintain the security of their digital playbooks. This article details some of the measures being taken.

Saints lose Victor Butler to torn ACL -
Bad news for the former Cowboy: Butler tore his ACL during Tuesday's organized team activities practice and will likely end up on injured reserve, with surgery scheduled once the swelling in his injured knee has subsided.

Redskins hire consultant to conduct focus groups - ProFootballTalk
As further proof that the controversy regarding the Redskins name is going nowhere any time soon, the team reportedly has hired a consultant who'll hold a focus group to address the topic. Watching the Redskins squirm will remain highly entertaining for years to come.

Eagles LT Jason Peters arrested after high-speed police chase -
Eagles left tackle Jason Peters was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning in Monroe, La.



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