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Cowboys News: Cowboys' Brass Sticking With Gregory, Bringing The NFL to "Sin City"?

Despite his setbacks, the Cowboys aren't willing to throw in the towel so early on Randy Gregory. The NFL has distanced itself from the gambling city, could a team be headed there soon?

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Jerry Jones: Randy Gregory Has His Demons, But Understands Expectations - David Helman, Dallas Cowboys
Jones understands that the gamble he made on Gregory could still pay off. No need to cut all ties just yet.

"There’s no misunderstanding by Randy Gregory as to where his obligations are and what he needs to get done," Jones said. "So we don’t have to worry about that part, because he understands."

Cowboys Weak Spot For 2016: Breaking Down The Defensive Line - Dave Halprin, Blogging The Boys
A look at the Cowboys defensive line, who is a sure-thing, and who needs to step up and help?

The NFL is a pass-happy league now, and if you can't pressure the quarterback you better be ready to win a ton of shootouts. The Cowboys have been failing along the defensive line recently, finishing last year with only 31 sacks. One of the themes of the offseason has been Dallas' "casual" approach to addressing the problem. They have made some moves, but none of them have been high-profile, "throw some real resources at the situation" moves. So as things sit today, let's review exactly what they have along the line.

Ezekiel Elliott happy to consider himself a 'slob' - Todd Archer, ESPN
The Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott for what he can do with the ball, but it's his willingness to be a "slob" and block that endears him to linemen.

He was a devastating blocker. He can still remember the kudos he received from the coaches from a game at Penn State as a sophomore when he came across the formation to, as he called it, "stone a guy off the edge."

Stephen Jones on Dez Bryant: 'If he can get himself in top condition, I think we'll see the same Dez we saw two years ago' - Brandon George, SportsDay
Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant made an appearance Saturday at Valley Ranch during the second day of the club's rookie minicamp.

"We feel great [about Bryant]," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday from the club's annual golf sponsors tournament. "I think he's really focused on being around and doing the work and that's important. His injury requires the rehab and the TLC that our guys give him, [athletic trainers] Britt [Brown] and Jim [Mauer]. He's done an outstanding job and been committed to being around and I think that's only getting better. That's what we need of him, is to get well and do his rehab and then get in great shape.

Garrett: Romo "Doing Very Well" In Recovery From March Collarbone Surgery - Rob Phillips, Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said quarterback Tony Romo continues to be right on schedule in his recovery from early-March collarbone surgery.

"He threw in the workout yesterday. He’ll throw again tomorrow," Garrett said. "Hasn’t really had any issues physically. He’s integrated almost completely back into the offseason program. He’s really made a lot of progress. I think his back is feeling good. His shoulder seems fine. He’s moving around well. He’s really doing very well."

Las Vegas Raiders? Jerry Jones open to having NFL team in Sin City - Charean Williams, The Star-Telegram
Jones played a big part in getting the Rams to Los Angeles, so when he talks, people listen. Is the NFL going to make a splash in Sin City?

"I won’t talk about a specific team," Jones said during the team’s annual golf tournament at Cowboys Golf Club. "I will say that I think Las Vegas is one of the real crown jewels of communities in the United States. I think it’s very unique. It has a flair for entertainment.

"It has 2 million people, and they’re avid sports fans. They have a huge visiting contingency that more often than not are fans of some NFL pro football team. You add all that together, and it certainly is in a conversation about the future relative to the NFL."

Potential Targets For Cowboys As Second Phase Of Free Agency Starts May 12th - Dave Halprin, Blogging The Boys
May 12th marks the second wave of free agency so we take a look at possible targets for the Cowboys on defense.

Jason Jones - The Cowboys expressed interest in Jones previously, so they may circle back now that the draft is over and no comp pick formula is involved. As mentioned before, Jones was a solid complement to Ziggy Ansah in Detroit and is still a viable rotation player.

Dallas Cowboys coaches can't be Houdini with TE Rico Gathers - Todd Archer, ESPN
While sixth-round pick Rico Gathers has considerable physical skills, the Dallas Cowboys coaches know that it will be a process to teach him the game.

"Coach Loney and I, it doesn’t say Houdini on our doors," Pope said. "It says Coach. We can’t just make a guy, turn over, get up tomorrow and be ready to go. He’s going to be a while."

Stephen Jones: Cowboys will get deals in place with rookie class - Drew Davison, The Star-Telegram
The Dallas Cowboys have signed none of their draft picks yet. But don’t worry, Stephen Jones says, deals will get done.

"Probably don’t mean a lot to anybody other than us," Jones said. "Just wanted to see how a lot of the teams are doing them and felt like this might be a year where we slow down a little bit and see how everybody is doing their contracts and take a few notes and then we’ll get these guys signed."

Would Tony Romo ever wear a crop-top? Cowboys QB shares first impressions of Ezekiel Elliott - Jon Machota, SportsDay
It sounds like Ezekiel Elliott made a good first impression with Tony Romo this week.The Cowboys' first-round pick and the team's franchise quarterback are hitting it off.

"He looks good," Romo told The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show on Tuesday. "You want to see a couple of things, just from my perspective. You want to see size, you want to see the ability to react quickly. You obviously want see speed, have some juice and get moving.

2016 Dallas Cowboys Golf Classic - Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys hosted their Annual Sponsor Appreciation Golf Classic on Wednesday, May 11th at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, TX. Here are the pictures from the event.

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