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Dez Bryant just put Scott Linehan’s play calling on blast and called Sean Lee a snake - RJ Ochoa, Blogging The Boys
Sirius XM NFL Radio had a chat with Stephen Jones. They asked Stephen about Dak’s progression in his third season, and Stephen offered a few choice words regarding Dez Bryant.

Dez outright accuses the Cowboys of “lining up in the same spot for 17 weeks” which isn’t his first shot at Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Dez accused the Cowboys offense of being predictable when the season ended, and it seems that his feelings haven’t changed.

Moreover, Dez essentially called Sean Lee a “snake.” We’ve heard him call out the “Garrett guys” before, Sean Lee is definitely someone who looks out for the sake of the team over anything else.

The Cleveland Browns may get Dez Bryant soon. Hopefully they don’t line up in the same spot for 17 weeks.

Dez Bryant calls Jerry Jones clueless, blames current Cowboys players for his departure - Stefan Stevenson, Star-Telegram
No holds barred. Dez took to Twitter to express his frustrations with Cowboys coaches and former teammates.

“Here we go with that scapegoat [stuff],” Bryant posted on Twitter. “I charged everything to the game and went the other way.. y’all know what the real problem is .. don’t put it on me with that bulls---.. garbage ass play calling.. Everybody lined up in the same spot for 17 weeks.”

In a later post on Twitter, Bryant said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was “clueless” and accused Travis Frederick and Sean Lee of pushing him out of Dallas.

Watch: Stephen Jones clarifies comments on Dez Bryant - Stefan Stevenson, Star-Telegram
Stephen Jones talked with media after Friday’s practice. He was sure to clarify what he meant by his comments regarding Dez Bryant.

Cowboys LB Sean Lee‘s response to being called a “snake” by former teammate Dez Bryant today on Twitter - Jane Slater, NFL Network
Jane Slater caught up with Sean Lee after practice on Friday to get his thoughts on Dez Bryant’s comments.

Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick addresses Dez Bryant’s Tweets - Max Faulkner, Star-Telegram
Last but not least, Travis Frederick responds to Dez Bryant’s comments calling him out as one of the players who pushed him out of Dallas.

Our own RJ Ochoa has his own take on it along with other Cowboys fans.

Dez's tweets: Sean Lee fires back, Travis Frederick is miffed, and the small bit of truth in some of Bryant's messages - Kate Hairopoulos, SportsDay
Bryant isn't completely wrong, Hairopoulos explains, but the Cowboys have already moved on.

There is a lot to unpack, and the airing of the last season's locker room dirty laundry dominated the news cycle Friday. It's certainly juicy, revealing Bryant's state of mind, and contains some truths -- the play-calling qualified as questionable last season. But it's mainly about the past.

Whatever Bryant's failings last seasons, his references to a stale offense ring true. But Dallas believes it's taken action to address the problem. Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan -- who declined to comment on Bryant's remarks -- has acknowledged not wanting to be limited this season, with an eye on designing an offense that's a versatile mix of lineups and attacks.

That's where the Cowboys want to be headed, at least, with the Bryant era, distractions and all, behind them.

Jason Witten calls Twitter “locker room poison,” while Dez Bryant uses it to respond to critics, bash Cowboys’ “garbage-ass play calling” - Awful Announcing
For those able to see it, the irony here is quite thick.

Two former Dallas Cowboys had very different takes on Twitter Friday. Cowboys’ tight end turned Monday Night Football analyst Jason Witten is apparently not a fan of Twitter, or at least, not a fan of how some current NFL players use Twitter. Meanwhile, Cowboys’ wide receiver turned free agent Dez Bryant used it to light up his former team.

Browns remain interested in Dez Bryant, Pacman Jones - Tim Withers, WEEI
Even after the social media outburst today, Dez Bryant could finally find himself a home in Cleveland.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns remain interested in former Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant while managing without Josh Gordon.

Bryant emerged as a possible backup plan for Cleveland after Gordon stepped away from the team to receive treatment to address his health associated with a recovery from drug addiction. The Browns don’t know when Gordon will be back, and in the interim they have discussed signing the temperamental Bryant, who spent eight sometimes combustible seasons with the Cowboys.

Following Friday’s practice, Browns coach Hue Jackson would not comment on whether Cleveland’s interest in Bryant has progressed to contract talks. On Wednesday, general manager John Dorsey said Bryant was under consideration.

‘Bro, why are you always following me?’ What Taco Charlton has gotten out of bond with DeMarcus Lawrence - Kate Hairopoulos, SportsDayDFW
Taco is looking to improve in year two, what better way than to follow DeMarcus Lawrence around literally everywhere.

OXNARD, Calif. -- Cowboys defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Taco Charlton spent much of the offseason working out alongside each other.

The story differs on how their schedules synced depending on which one is asked.

”He aggravating, he’s so aggravating,” Lawrence joked this week from training camp. ”I go places in Dallas thinking I’m training by myself and two seconds later I see Taco walk in. I’m like ‘Bro, why are you always following me?’ No joke.”


Spagnola: The New Dr. J Raising Eyebrows - Mickey Spagnola, DallasCowboys.com
Spagnola continues to ride the Jihad Ward hype train, here’s what he has to say about Ward after two days of training camp.

But these impressions were based on OTA and minicamp workouts when he was working with the first-team defense. But no pads, right? No tackling. And me, I learned from Marinelli that “pads are everything,” causing me to post a self-imposed restraining order:

Let’s wait to see what happens when the pads come on.

Well, even though the pads don’t come for the first time out here at training camp until Saturday afternoon, there seems to be this quiet optimism swelling over his possibilities.

Ask head coach Jason Garrett. And as is his custom when you strike a chord with him, his eyebrows arch upward and he shakes his head up and down, as if to say, Hey, you’re on to something.

Then says, “I like him.”


Frank Clarke, one of the original Cowboys, dies at 84 - Charean Williams, Pro Football Talk
R.I.P to Cowboys legend Frank Clarke.

Frank Clarke, an original member of the Cowboys in 1960, died Thursday morning, according to the team’s former player personnel director, Gil Brandt. Clarke was 84.

Clarke’s last game was the Ice Bowl in 1967, making him the last original Cowboy to retire.


Kavon Frazier gives exclusive update on medical status - Matt Galatzan, 247Sports
Frazier gives us an update on his blood clot situation.

At Wednesday’s Cowboys “State of the Union’’ press conference it was announced that Dallas was putting the hard-hitting safety Frazier on the reserve/non-football injury list. The reason? The team is performing blood tests on Frazier to find out if he has an issue that could keep his blood from clotting.

”It’s actually something they’ve been working on since finding out about it at training camp,’’ Frazier says. “We took the minicamp physicals and I’ve been getting tests done for this whole five weeks since then.’’

And the results of those tests?

”Everything comes back normal,’’ Frazier says. “So we don’t think it’s anything serious. I’ll be back soon.’’


Dak Prescott’s Leadership Skills Set Him Apart: JJT - Jean-Jacques Taylor, NBCDFW
Prescott is looking to bounce back in 2018, JTT thinks his leadership skills will be a huge reason he can get back to his 2017 form.

Dak Prescott is one of the best leaders Jason Garrett said he’s ever been around.

It’s not an accident.

Prescott understands the importance of leadership, and he spends a lot of time talking to Garrett about leadership styles.

“He’s one of the most natural leaders I’ve ever been around,” Garrett said. “He just has an amazing away of setting the right way to do things - that’s No.1 when you’re in a leadership role.


Texas ex Connor Williams impressed Cowboys when it wasn’t required - Stefan Stevenson, Star-Telegram
Did Connor William's “Dallas Day” workout have a hand in the Cowboys drafting him? Believe it or not, it may have.

“Typically, if you’r’e a highly-regarded guy, a first, second or third-round pick, if you do come over to see the team it’s for a handshake and just a meeting,” Garrett said.

“But Connor came over and it was as good a workout as we’ve ever had on Dallas day. He was first in line, hustling like you’ve never seen anybody hustle in an environment like that. He was someone we really liked before that, but he really made a very favorable impression on us that day and really is what he’s all about.”