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Dallas Cowboys News: Tony Romo Not Limited At All, OTA's Shell Shock Ezekiel Elliott

The Cowboys OTA's were open to the media on Wednesday, here's all the buzz and everything around the practices.

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As Offseason Continues, Cowboys Confident Romo Is At His Healthiest -David Helman- Dallas Cowboys
Despite all the injuries concerns for Tony Romo, the veteran quarterback doesn't seem all too concerned.

Within the confines of the team’s facility, though, Romo has enjoyed one of his most active springs in recent memory. He has worked through the entire offseason program to date, and he’s been a full participant in both OTA practices so far.

Just How Bad Was The 2015 Dallas Cowboys Defense? Some Surprising Stats Change The Answer -Jim Scott- Blogging The Boys
Some are talking as if the 2016 Dallas Cowboys defense is in dire straits. A deep dive into the numbers show that may not be the case.

But now let me call your attention to a pretty key stat up there: red zone scoring %. They ranked 8th. And surely that is an important stat. In fact, in points per game, the team is squarely in the middle at 16th and, after all, isn't preventing scoring what defenses are all about?

Tony Romo can see himself playing for Dallas Cowboys beyond 2019- Todd Archer- ESPN
Quarterback Tony Romo is signed through 2019, but agrees with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that he can play four to five more years.

"I'm not in my mid-20s anymore, but I do think based on what my situation has been like the last three or four years, I do think this [offseason] is drastically different," Romo said after Wednesday's organized team activity.

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant: I’m going to be better than in 2014- Charean Williams- The Star-Telegram
The Cowboys receiver missed most of last season with a fractured right foot.

"Man, I’m not even trying to [get back] to 2014. I’m past that," Bryant said. "I’m going to be better than that. I’m going to. The way we’ve been working, the way the coaches have been on us, the way we’ve been holding each other accountable, I think that alone is going to make us all be better than what we were in these past years."

Ezekiel Elliott "Shell-Shocked" After First OTA Practice | Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott describes his first OTA practices with the Cowboys and which veteran has shown him the ropes. Check out the video from the Mothership.

Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo looking 'phenomenal,' Cowboys QB coach says-Brandon George- SportsDay
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is back on the practice field for 11-on-11 work this week for the first time since Thanksgiving and has drawn rave reviews.

"Tony has looked phenomenal, his best stretch in the spring I've seen from him in a long time," Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said Wednesday after the club's second organized team activity practice at Valley Ranch this week."

Garrett Sees Signs of Maturity With Gregory, But Still "Work in Progress" Nick Eatman- Dallas Cowboys
When the Cowboys drafted Randy Gregory in the second round last year, they knew there was a major risk involved, especially after he failed a drug test at the combine.

"With any player, it’s their job to prove to you on a daily basis that you can count on them," Garrett said Wednesday after the OTA practices at Valley Ranch.

"That’s for the players who have been here for a long time, and that’s for the players who just got here. It’s their job every day to come to work, be prepared, be ready to go, be mentally and physically and emotionally ready to be their best. And if you do that, day in and day out, you prove to your teammates and to your coaches that we can depend on you. So, Randy is going through that process, but we have some 80 guys on the team that are doing the same thing."

Four Questions Left Unanswered By The Cowboys Offseason - Duckman- Blogging The Boys
Can the Cowboys find the answers they need starting this week?

Usually at this point of the offseason the optimism gauge is is reading full. After the events that transpired last season however, many fans Cowboys-colored glasses are definitely a little more muted. The loss of Tony Romo and, to a lesser degree Dez Bryant, in 2015 exposed several weak spots for Dallas. The offseason work that Stephen Jones, Will McClay, and the Cowboys brain trust put in have addressed some of the team's deficiencies, but some of the question marks still remain.

Are expectations too high for Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott?- Todd Archer-ESPN
Ezekiel Elliott might end up being the next big thing, but for now we need to pump the brakes on expectations for the Cowboys' rookie running back.

The hype around Elliott is so high that if he is not threatening some of the best rookie seasons ever, then his first season might be viewed as some kind of disappointment.

Cowboys see promise in undrafted receiver from non-scholarship FCS program-Charean Williams- The Star-Telegram
Andy Jones, a Jacksonville University product, received the highest signing bonus of any undrafted free agent the Cowboys signed.

"I kind of had a small school moment," Jones said. "I look at the towels, and they had my number on it. I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, my towel has my number.’ They were like, ‘What school did you go to?’ I was like, ‘Oh well.’

Dallas Cowboys: Five things to know about new Cowboys S Kavon Frazier, including how he honored a fallen teammate | SportsDay
Kavon Frazier was a sixth-round pick but has garnered some attention from folks as a guy who may have a bigger role down the line.

In high school, Frazier graduated with a 3.48 GPA and continued his academic success at Central Michigan, where he graduated in three and a half years. He said if his dreams of an NFL career don't work out, he would love to work with kids and has a strong sense of family with his team and his relatives.

Broaddus: Scouting The Young Pass Rushers, Other Standouts From OTAs | Dallas Cowboys
These are always a good read as the Broad One let's you know which guys did what and who impressed or not.

In a show of power, Ryan Russell got into Zack Martin’s body and drove him back in the pocket, right at Romo’s feet. Martin ended up on the ground after getting tangled up with Travis Frederick, but nevertheless, it was a nice sign to see Russell capture that much ground on the All-Pro guard.

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