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DeMarcus Ware wants to have some type of involvement with the Cowboys in 2018.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

D-Ware Wants To Mentor Current Cowboys; Ring Of Honor One Day?-Rob Phillips-Dallas Cowboys
A familiar face was seen walking around AT&T Stadium as DeMarcus Ware made a return to serve as the 2018 NFL Draft community ambassador for a youth outreach in North Texas. He plans to stick around in some capacity if the Cowboys will have him:

“It feels like home, seeing familiar faces,” he told reporters at AT&T Stadium. “It’s always been like family since I’ve been here. I did [stop by]once last season, but I’m talking about really making an impact this year,” he said.

Ring of Honor candidate DeMarcus Ware might have role with Cowboys -Todd Archer- ESPN
DeMarcus Ware talked about his new role with the Cowboys and his hopeful call to the Cowboys Ring of Honor one day.

“When you first come here and you see all the names around the Ring at the old Cowboys stadium and I see now at the new Cowboys stadium, it’s almost like you can make your mark at the new star, that’s what I call the new stadium,” Ware said. “When Jerry told me that, that meant a lot. When Charlotte (Anderson) says that, it means a lot. You can etch your name in stone in history here with the Dallas Cowboys.”

Ring of Honor-bound DeMarcus Ware on Cowboys DE Taco Charlton -Barry Horn- SportsDay
DeMarcus Ware would like to get on the action in developing Taco Charlton ahead of the 2018 season.

“When I look at (him) I see how athletic he is,” Ware said. “He can develop every year Like DeMarcus Lawrence, it takes a while to progress.”

DeMarcus Ware happily retired, sets his sights on coaching up young Cowboys- Drew Davison- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Ware has only been retired for a short period of time but he's already setting out to give back to the game, including coaching some young pass rushers on the Cowboys.

Ware is now focused on his post-playing days. He serves as an analyst on NFL Network, although his contract expires in March. He could explore continuing his broadcasting career with the league network, but hinted multiple times of joining the Cowboys in a capacity where he’d still broadcast and possibly mentor players.

“Really trying to get back into mentoring the guys and maybe doing some pass rush stuff with the guys throughout the week [as well as] broadcast stuff,” Ware said. “I think it’ll be a great opportunity.”


Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft 1.0: (Mockery I) full seven-round mock with (projected) compensatory picks -Michael Sisemore- Blogging The Boys
Check out the first official BTB Mock Draft of the 2018 NFL Draft season. In the first one of the season, BTB goes heavy on the offense.

Pick 50: The Dallas Cowboys select DJ Moore, WR, Maryland (Brugler: 62nd)

Analysis: Moore has a lot of similarities to future Hall of Famer Steve Smith Sr. He’s a bit on the smaller side but he’s built like a running back and is extremely efficient. Despite having four different quarterbacks, Moore was able to be productive with 80 receptions, 1,033 yards, and eight touchdowns.

Moore is the exact type of receiver the Cowboys need, someone who constantly beats his competition. Moore creates separation with regularity and he’s a true complement to what the Cowboys have in Dez Bryant.

Star Evaluation: Lacking TDs, Williams' Hands Still Most Consistent Among WRs -Nick Eatman- Dallas Cowboys
The Mothership's staff continues to evaluate the players currently on the roster, this week, it's the much maligned Terrance Williams.

“Despite popular opinion, Williams proved to have the best catch percentage among all qualifying wide receivers for the Cowboys last year. Among the five receivers with at least nine targets, Williams was first on the team, hauling in 67.9 percent of his 78 targets, ahead of “Brice Butler (65.2), Cole Beasley(57.1) and Dez Bryant (52.3).”

Do you trust that Taco Charlton can really elevate his game in his second year? - Dave Halprin-Blogging The Boys
What should the feeling be about Charlton’s chances of becoming a force in the pass rush?

He also improved in the one area that could change him as a football player, his ability to hand-fight at the point of attack. Taco isn’t a speed rusher, he’s not an around-the-edge-with-a-bend rusher. He is a tall, powerful man with good athletic traits. He needs to utilize that and keep passers from getting their hands on him and controlling him. Here’s a nice breakdown of just that.

Dallas Cowboys believe Taco Charlton's story is just beginning - Todd Archer- ESPN
Taco Charlton was among the most ridiculed first round pick of the past few seasons but he started to play much better down the stretch of 2017.

“I thought he got better as the year went on, started to make some impact plays, sacking the quarterback, making some plays sideline to sideline,” coach Jason Garrett said of Charlton. “He’ll continue to grow. He’s in a good environment with the veteran players at that position and the coaching that he gets there. So he has to reflect back on this year and build on some of the good stuff and certainly continue to grow in a lot of different ways.

Future Cowboys? Dane Brugler's Top 50 NFL draft board-Dane Brugler-SportsDay
Dane Brugler has put out his Top-50 and he’s got an interesting prospect ranked at 19, would Dallas go after another cornerback?

19. Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville (5-11, 192, 4.45)

While undersized and underpowered, Alexander has Joe Haden-like skills with the requisite athleticism, intelligence and toughness to step into a starting role early in his NFL career.

Cowboys add safety, former quarterback, to offseason roster -K.D. Drummond-Cowboys Wire
The Cowboys signed a safety that spent time with the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears after going undrafted out of Utah.

“He’s a coach’s dream, as far as being team-first and I’ll-do-whatever-you-ask-me-to-do,” said Scalley. “And he’ll do it 100 percent. You look at his notebook — copious notes. It’s about all the little details, and that’s why you can trust him.”