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Latest Cowboys headlines: NFL assistant GM thinks "this is Romo's year where we see him make a Super Bowl run"; Cowboys announce practice schedule for camp; how great a running back will Ezekiel Elliott be?

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NFL assistant GM: ‘Tony Romo will be the MVP’ - Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report
Freeman, NFL national lead writer for Bleacher Report, talked to an unnamed assistant NFL GM who believes an MVP-level season is coming for Tony Romo and the Cowboys.

One more thing from this assistant general manager. He believes Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will have an outstanding year. I've heard this from people around the NFL before. But I haven't heard anyone state that belief so bluntly:

"I see a vastly improved team. I think this is Romo's year, finally, where we see him make a Super Bowl run. I know his health is a big concern, but this feels like his year to me."

Cowboys Announce Tentative Practice Schedule For 2016 Training Camp - David Helman, Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys released the tentative dates for their 2016 training camp on Friday.

The Cowboys have 14 practices scheduled for their three week stay on the West Coast. They’ll also open their preseason against the Los Angeles Rams at the L.A. Coliseum before returning home for their preseason home opener against the Miami Dolphins.

Ezekiel Elliott Gives The Cowboys The Best Triplets In The NFL - Danny Phantom, Blogging The Boys

With Ezekiel Elliott joining forces with Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, do the Cowboys have the best triplets in the league?

But their time at the top could be short-lived. The only thing stopping Dallas from once again having the most talented triplets is good health. Yeah, people will claim Ezekiel Elliott hasn't played a down yet so nobody knows just how he's going to turn out. Maybe he's not very good? And maybe Tony Romo's left handed or that watching Game of Thrones is a complete waste of time. I'm sure there's a chance for anything, but the sensible presumption is all those things are not true. Elliott is going to be a great running back; it's just a matter of how great. But before we get to Zeke, let's take a look at the other two guys.

Joseph Randle charged with third felony in Kansas - Todd Archer, ESPN

Joseph Randle faces his third felony charge in Kansas after he was charged Tuesday with threatening a deputy in jail last month.

"Randle, 24, was charged in Sedgwick County on a felony count of criminal threat. He said he planned to hire a lawyer to represent him during a first appearance Tuesday via a video link from the jail. "

Agent: Paxton Lynch likes Denver, but nothing compares to Cowboys QB gig - Staff, SportsDay
Sports agent Leigh Steinberg joined SportsDay DFW's Ballzy podcast this week with Evan Grant, Kevin Sherrington and Barry Horn to talk about his client, Paxton Lynch.

"There's nothing like playing quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. I had all those years with Aikman and then Jason Garrett and Wade Wilson behind him. Dallas has a national following so you feel like you're in the concentric vortex of the football universe because there's so much excitement. So that would have been wonderful but it didn't happen and Denver's been great."

Ex-Cowboys running back Joseph Randle gets another felony charge - Staff, The Star-Telegram
Former Dallas Cowboys back Joseph Randle facing a new felony charge for a criminal threat to a jail deputy.

The case – Randle’s third locally with felony charges – is the latest in a string of legal woes faced by the former Wichita Southeast High School standout. The Cowboys released him in November.

Valley Ranch Trash or Treasure: Darren Woodson’s Autographed Locker - Kristi Scales, 5 Points Blue
Though the Cowboys are moving, they will be taking a piece of history with them to the Star in Frisco.

"That’s right, he is the only one I would allow to sign his locker," says Mike. "After those Super Bowl championships he wanted to make a statement and he had been in that locker for a very long time, so we wanted to have some history there.

"Darren was truly a professional on-and-off the field. He came in here as a rookie from Arizona State and you could just tell the guy had ‘it’. Whatever ‘it’ is, he had it. There was a certain demeanor when he got here. He took football very seriously, yet he made all the other players and people around him relaxed. He made every situation better."

Longshots: Prolific Tackler Deon King Facing Crowded Depth Chart At LB - David Helman, Dallas Cowboys
The Mothership has a new series of posts focusing on the longshots to root for this summer out in Oxnard, California.

You might not have ever seen Deon King’s resume, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. During his senior season in 2015, he led all of Division I college football – both the FBS and FCS levels – with 163 tackles, which is an average of 15 per game. In doing so, he became the first-ever Norfolk State player to win the Buck Buchanan Award, which is given to the top defensive player at the FCS level. He was also a consensus first-team All-American. And just in case you think it was a fluke, he managed 106 tackles with 18 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks during his junior season in 2014. For his career, he finished with 372 total tackles, 52.5 tackles for loss and 22.5 sacks.

Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Is A "Five-Tool Player" - Ryan Ratty, Blogging The Boys
The Dallas Cowboys should be one of the better teams in the NFL in 2016 and Ezekiel Elliott is going to be one of the main reasons why.

Food for thought: Tonight I was in the mood to write an article. And as I sat at my computer, I said to myself, "Hmm, what should I write about?" I glanced in the mirror and completely forget that I was wearing my Ezekiel Elliott jersey for the first time. It got me thinking: "How many times am I going to see a #21 find the end zone in 2016?" My answer: A lot.

Dez Bryant of Dallas Cowboys faces lawsuit over allegedly trashed house - ESPN
The civil lawsuit filed last week by Texas state Sen. Royce West seeks damages of between $100,000 and $200,000 from Cowboys WR Dez Bryant.

"The walk-through revealed irreparable damage to carpeting, flooring, window, shutters, and blinds; the presence of animal feces, trash, debris, and personal property inside the residence; and distinct and pervasive odors throughout," the lawsuit said."

Why Dez Bryant says Ezekiel Elliott is safe from any rookie hazing by the Cowboys - Staff, SportsDay

Dez Bryant says the Dallas Cowboys won't be hazing rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott.

"We don't do that in Dallas anymore," Bryant told a TMZ Sports interviewer earlier this week. We need him, we need his mind to be right," Bryant said.

Sports agent Leigh Steinberg says NFL salary cap, franchise tags need to go - Drew Davison, The Star-Telegram
Longtime sports agent Leigh Steinberg will host a seminar at SMU on Saturday. He stopped by to offer some nuggets about the NFL that only an agent with 8 Hall-of-Fame clients would say.

Does the NFL need a salary cap? I don’t think so. A team usually wraps up its seven to eight great players before free agency anyway. And, how it’s structured, there are so many bad effects, such as teams pushing rookie quarterbacks into playing because they can’t afford veterans. That results in Tim Couch, JaMarcus Russell, David Carr … and injuries play a disproportionate role in how a team does. You go from an ‘A’ offensive tackle, he gets hurt, then you have a ‘C-plus’ replacing him. So one bad blow to a critical position and then teams have to rely on rookies or minimum-salaried players. So it’s unnecessary for all those reasons.