Alfred Morris: Still Drives the ‘91 Car He Bought for $2 from his Pastor! - Kristi Scales, 5 Points Blue
Cowboys RB Alfred Morris could afford any luxury car, but he drives the same old 1991 sedan he bought for $2 from his pastor when he was in college.
"Yes, I still have my car," boasts Morris. "I still drive ‘Bentley’ which is what I call my car even though she’s not really a Bentley. It’s always going to be my baby and I’m going to drive it ‘til she dies."
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Has Sold More Jerseys Than Any Other NFL Rookie - OCC, Blogging The Boys
The No. 1 guy on the Cowboy's recently leaked draft board has the No. 1 selling rookie jersey in the NFL.
When a team like the Cowboys uses a high draft pick on a flashy skill position player, they're going to sell a boatload of jerseys. Plus there are obviously a ton of smart fans out there who understand what a player like Elliott can do behind an offensive line like the one the 2014 NFL Executive of the Year put together in Dallas.
Ezekiel Elliott tops NFL jersey sales - Darren Rovell, ESPN
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has sold more jerseys than any other NFL player in the past three full months.
Based on sales from April 1-June 30 on NFLShop.com, the league's official online site, Elliott beat out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who despite the focus on Deflategate finished in the second spot, followed by New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Carson Wentz, who was picked second in the draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, finished sixth.
Sneaky strength of every NFL defense - Aaron Schatz, ESPN
The Bengals and Pacman Jones thrived against the deep ball, while Eric Berry's Chiefs proved stout against WR/TE screens. Aaron Schatz analyzes the under-the-radar strength of each defense.
The Dallas defense was 25th in defensive DVOA on the first 80 yards of the field, but the Cowboys improved to seventh inside the red zone.
Cowboys make move from Irving to Frisco, with their new digs opening Thursday - Charean Williams, The Star-Telegram
The Cowboys are moving to The Star after Valley Ranch served as their home for 31 years. The move becomes official today.
"It’ll be ready," Jones said. "I think our players will be able to jump right in there. It should be seamless. Their lockers will be ready to roll. Their parking lot will be ready to go. They can go to work. Obviously, there will be construction around the project and will be for many years to come in terms of other pieces of property that are on The Star. But as far as what they’re concerned about, getting to where they need to park and going to work, it’ll all be ready to go when they return from training camp."
Dez Bryant reportedly drops agent; now represented solely by Jay Z's Roc Nation - SportsDay
All Dez Bryant's big offseason moves were made last year, including his fat contract. But he's got a few more moves he's making this year.
Sports Business Journal reporter Liz Mullen reports that Bryant is dropping his representation by Creative Artists Agency Sports agent Tom Condon. But he'll keep Roc Nation as his sole representative. He'll fall under agent Kim Miale.
20 Questions: Who Will Lead The Cowboys’ Defense In Sacks In 2016? - Dallas Cowboys
Today, our staff continues the series focusing on who will produce the most sacks in 2016. Last year, DeMarcus Lawrence led the defense with eight sacks.
David Helman: I’m going to go with Tyrone Crawford, for a variety of reasons. Firstly, he’s not facing a four-game suspension – which will give him a leg up over the Cowboys’ other top pass rushers. More importantly, he plays the all-important three-technique position, which has long been touted as the most crucial position in Rod Marinelli’s defense. We saw how much a good three-tech can do for a defense when Jason Hatcher notched 11 sacks in 2013. Crawford is being paid $9 million per seasons to deliver those types of results, and he needs to deliver – not just because he’s well-paid, but because there aren’t many other options to generate pressure. Crawford played most of the season with a bum shoulder last year, so the hope is that he’ll be fully healthy in 2016. If he is, I think he’s capable of seven or eight sacks – which is likely good enough to lead the team.
Cowboys Camp Battles: Finding The Smart Choice For Backup Quarterback - Tom Ryle, Blogging The Boys
It is down to a two-man race to make the roster. Who will be the QB2 of the Dallas Cowboys when the smoke has settled?
There is a potential challenger in second-year player Jameill Showers. His biggest asset is his athleticism. He is mobile and strong. Although he is only an inch taller than Moore, he is listed as 30 pounds heavier, and nobody questions his speed advantage. He spent most of last season on the practice squad for the Cowboys as a multi-role player for the scout teams. Those contributions earned him a call-up to the 53 man roster late in the year, showing some confidence in his potential for growth as well as giving him a nice boost to his bank account. This year, the staff has moved Showers back to the quarterback room full time to help him learn the position.
Dallas Cowboys: Will Cowboys give David Irving more time along the defensive line this season? - SportsDay
Will Irving get the opportunities to make a name for himself along the Cowboys' defensive line?
This season’s outlook: Irving was on the field for roughly one out of every five snaps in games he played last season. He should increase his role in the rotation this season. That percentage should increase dramatically in the first four games when DeMarcus Lawrence and Gregory are serving suspensions.
Cole Beasley fits bill as Dallas Cowboys' most underrated, too - Todd Archer, ESPN
In a Cowboys offense filled with stars, Cole Beasley's importance should not be overlooked.
In today's game, offenses focus on slot players because they can get them in space easily. Beasley does not possess great size but his quickness and savvy allow him to work the soft part of coverages. He and Romo see the game the same way. A lot of the throws to Beasley are high-percentage passes. He can keep drives going and he has big-play ability.