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Cowboys News: Dez Bryant NFL's Best "Scorer", Roster Battles, More

One cornerback thinks Dez Bryant is one of the league's best "scorers", is he in for a big year in 2017? Plus, more questions about some roster battles.

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Broncos Chris Harris Jr.: Dez Bryant is one of NFL's best scorers - Drew Davison, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Denver Broncos All-Pro cornerback has some history with Dallas Cowboys wide receivers Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams.

"Dez is just great at high-pointing the ball," said Harris, who spoke before Dirk Nowitzki’s celebrity baseball game this past weekend at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

"He’s probably one of the best touchdown scorers in our league. Just try to keep him away from the end zone. Man, you know what he loves to do, you know he loves the jump ball, so try to get to his hands first.

Why Dez Bryant Will Return To NFL Dominance In 2017 - Michael Sisemore, Blogging The Boys
The way Dez Bryant finished off 2016 suggests a big resurgence in 2017.

He may not eclipse his amazing numbers of 2014 but this is still every bit of the All-Pro he always has been. Whether it’s game day, on the practice field, in the weight room, or an interview: Dez Bryant is special. The way he finished off his 2016 season shows you that there is plenty of gas left in this tank. This is the guy that is second in the league in touchdowns (67) since he was drafted in 2010.

20 Questions: When Training Camp Ends, What Will Be Rico Gathers’ Role? - Dallas Cowboys Staff
The staff writers at – Rob Phillips, David Helman, Nick Eatman and Bryan Broaddus – are attempting to answer 20 pressing questions as the team gets ready for camp and the 2017 season.

Those routes that we are so accustom [sic] seeing Jason Witten run especially in the red zone are difficult for him. In my initial 53 man roster project, I have him making the squad as the 4th tight end behind Witten, Hanna and Swaim but it might be a stretch for him to dress each week.

Predicting the NFL's next big-money QB deals - Dan Graziano, ESPN
With Derek Carr's contract on the books, these nine quarterbacks will be looking for (and receiving) new contracts in the coming months and years.

Dak Prescott's deal runs through the 2019 season, and since he was not a first-round pick, the Dallas Cowboys don't hold his fifth-year option. They're not allowed to do an extension with him until after 2018. So assuming Prescott continues to play well, he'll be talking extension with the Cowboys two summers from now, and it could be a doozy.

Get a look at Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott in ESPN magazine's body issue - SportsDay Staff
Being the NFL's leading rusher as a rookie and being on the Cowboys itself has led Ezekiel Elliott to tons of exposure.

"I started out as a baseball player. That was really my dream and my first love," he told the magazine. "It helped develop my hand-eye coordination, and then I started football when I was 7. And I think that helped my toughness and just being a physical athlete. I was also a basketball player. My parents always made sure I was doing a sport no matter what season it was."

Scout’s Eye: Best WRs on Cowboys’ 2017 Schedule Loaded With Talent - Bryan Broaddus, Dallas Cowboys
Here’s a look at my five best receivers the Cowboys’ defense will have to stop this upcoming season.

#1 Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Body control and balance is rare. Plays with lateral quickness and vertical separation. For his size, can change direction quickly. Plays well on the move. Shows the ability to execute his routes with consistency. Is not lazy at all with his routes. Runs every one like the ball is coming in his direction. Is a threat on all levels of the field.

Cowboys’ Down-Roster Battles: Who Will Be The Last Quarterback To Make The Roster? - VAfan, Blogging The Boys
Training camp practices start July 24th. While a lot of the team is set, there should be some heavy competition for those last slots.

This is one of the easier roster areas to predict. The Cowboys have alternated between keeping three or two quarterbacks the last four years. When they kept three, it was because they were trying to groom a young backup. There’s much less need for that now. Expect the Cowboys to only keep two QBs to spend the roster spot elsewhere.

Dallas Cowboys' Taco Charlton first endorsement Big Red soda - Drew Davison, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Taco Charlton signs on to endorse soft drink Big Red, which is based in Austin, Texas. Is a taco deal coming soon?

The Austin-based company announced a deal with Charlton on Monday. On its Twitter account, @drinkbigred, the company wrote: "@drinkbigred is proud to welcome Taco Charlton (@TheSupremeTaco) to the Big Red family this year. Big Red and Tacos!"

Charlton has hinted that he is in talks to sign with a taco company but has yet to do so. He has gone on a tasting tour of tacos around the Metroplex.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on his well-rounded sports upbringing - Morty Ain, ESPN
Coming off of a Pro Bowl rookie season and crop top fame (infamy?), Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott closed out the offseason by posing for the ninth annual Body Issue. Here, he talks staying in shape, hurdling opponents -- and midriff-baring style.

Every time I step onto the field, every play, I try to outphysical my opponent. I want them to tap out by the end of the game. I try to take my opponent's will away.

Best Dak Prescott quotes of year: From a chip on his shoulder to choosing family over late-night TV - SportsDay
Here are some of Dak Prescott's best quotes of his rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys:

"It was more important for me to spend time with my family than to do those deals," Prescott said. "Those deals will be there. If they really want it bad enough, they'll find a way."

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