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Exclusive Sit-Down With Kris Richard [VIDEO] - Dallas Cowboys
Mickey Spagnola sits down with new Cowboys secondary coach and passing game coordinator Kris Richard about his transition from the Legion of Boom to America's Team. If you haven’t heard Richard speak before, check out why everybody is so excited about him. He just has a way of making you feel fired up about whatever subject he is discussing.


There's no question Cowboys are Dak Prescott's team now - Todd Archer, ESPN
There has been no doubt whose team this is as OTA's are underway, Dak Prescott is the guy.

Prescott has been at The Star almost every day since the captains’ workouts began a month before the official start of the offseason program. That came after a stint of workouts in southern California that helped him drop 10 pounds.

Almost every day he threw passes to Lance Lenoir and Noah Brown, rookies a year ago who combined for four catches in 2017. He has made it a point to work extra with new receivers, Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson. In Wednesday’s organized team activity, he made sure to praise a receiver or tight end for running a good route.

Ezekiel Elliott becoming a more vocal leader, doesn't need 'verification' from NFL's Top 100 player ranking - Jon Machota, SportsDay
Ezekiel Elliott isn't worried about leading offseason rankings as he's more focused on leading his teammates on the field in 2018.

“That’s definitely something I’m focusing on this offseason,” Elliott said, “not only just leading by example but coming out and encouraging guys and bringing them along with me.

”I just want to show them how to work.”


Details, photos, and video from Cowboys WR Terrance Williams’ arrest have surfaced - RJ Ochoa, Blogging The Boys
There’s a lot to digest with the Cowboys receiver's recent mess.

According to the report, Terrance blamed the crash on his friend Kendall Wright. This is the same Kendall Wright that plays wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings. Wright and Terrance are both Baylor alum.

Will body cam footage of Terrance Williams’ arrest lead to WR’s release? - Cowboys Wire
TMZ has released bodycam footage of this weekend's arrest involving Terrance Williams.

In the report, Williams tells the officer he was at his house the whole time and his friend, Kendall Wright (former Baylor teammate now with the Vikings), had his vehicle. The police noted, however, the key to the Lamborghini was in Williams’ pocket upon arrest and Williams’ cell phone was inside the vehicle when found.

The video evidence and police report possibly contradicting what Williams told the team could lead to them placing a suspension on him prior to the league getting involved.

More details on Terrance Williams' arrest: Cowboys WR fell off bike, told police Vikings WR Kendall Wright crashed car - Brandon George, SportsDay
Police caught Terrance Williams 'swerving heavily' on bike. After he fell, he said he wasn't driving his Lamborghini when it crashed but the police found his keys on in Williams' pocket.

Lewis said he’s in Los Angeles handling another case and hasn’t viewed the Frisco Police report yet but had talked to Williams and his agent about the accident.

”All I have is what Terrance remembers,” Lewis said. “All of that is news to me. Anytime you hit a curve going about 60 mph and he struck his head, I don’t know, but we’re going to find out. I have to do the work necessary when you have an injury like this when you hit your head if there is any head trauma as far as a gap in memory.”

Terrance Williams told police that former Baylor teammate and current Minnesota Vikings WR Kendall Wright was responsible for last week's car accident - Todd Archer, ESPN
Terrance Williams' story involving his arrest is getting stranger and stranger.

However, in a statement released by Williams through his agency after the accident, he said, “The driver in front of me slammed on his brakes and I turned to the left and hopped the curb to avoid hitting him. I got his insurance information and my neighbor picked me up when my car wouldn’t drive.”

As Byrom was about to return to the scene of the accident, he saw Williams driving an electric bicycle, “swerving heavily from side to side, then the bicycle stopped suddenly and Terrance was observed falling over the handlebars on the front and onto the ground.”

Byrom performed a welfare check on Williams, and during the conversation he noted Williams “to have bloodshot and watery eyes, his speech was slurred, and the strong odor of alcohol was detected emitting from his breath as he spoke.”

After Williams was handcuffed, Byrom found keys to the Lamborghini in the receiver’s pocket. Asked what happened to his car, Williams said his friend Wright “was an idiot.” Williams said Wright called him at 1:45 a.m. to inform him of the accident.

Williams told Byrom that his cell phone was in the abandoned car, but he was told by somebody at his house about the accident.


So Much Change Must Have Most Wondering Who’s On First - Mickey Spagnola, Dallas Cowboys
The OTA's have given us a few tidbits of information on how this roster is shaping out at each position.

First Secondary: When the first-team defense went onto the field, the secondary looked like this: Chidobe Awuzie, now No. 24 instead of last year’s 33, at left cornerback, Byron Jones at right cornerback, Anthony Brown in the slot, with Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods at safety. If you are wondering, Jourdan Lewis, last year’s third-round pick, was lining up in the slot on the second nickel.

What Are Rico Gathers’ Goals After “Agonizing” Year On Injured Reserve? - Rob Phillips, Dallas Cowboys
Gathers is hoping to finally see the field for the Cowboys in year three.

“It was agonizing because I felt like I had finally gotten rhythm of what I wanted to do and I think they (the Cowboys) saw that,” Gathers said. “I looked forward to that third game being back in AT&T Stadium and stuff, and coming in and doing the same thing and really focusing on the blocking aspect of everything rather than just scoring touchdowns and stuff.”

Cowboys OTA’s: Full recap of third day of Cowboys OTA’s - Michael Sisemore, Blogging The Boys
All the sights and sounds from day three of the organized team activities.

Newly acquired receiver/ web-back, Tavon Austin really looks forward to working with Prescott and had some observations about his new quarterback: