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ESPN Names Cowboys WR Michael Gallup as Most Likely to be Traded - Jess Haynie, Inside The Star

Gallup hasn’t suited up since week one due to injury. Would this be a smart move for the Cowboys moving forward?

The NFL 2021 trade deadline is soon approaching on Tuesday, November 2nd. When naming the most likely trade targets for each franchise, ESPN named Wide Receiver Michael Gallup for the Dallas Cowboys.

In yesterday’s article, ESPN’s beat writers from around the league gave their thoughts on their teams’ likelihood at moving a player before the deadline. Todd Archer, who’s covered the Cowboys for many years, had this and more to say about Gallup:

“The Cowboys wouldn’t want to do this, but Gallup has not played since the opener because of a calf injury and is in the final year of his contract… Given the talent in the group, the Cowboys might be able to get something in return, but they wouldn’t want to walk away from Gallup.”

Consistency paying off for Cowboys’ Randy Gregory: Playing angry ‘helps me lock in’ - Todd Brock, Cowboys Wire

This is the Randy Gregory we have all been patiently waiting to see.

“Just stay consistent in your approach… good things will happen.”

Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn could have been talking about anyone when he said that in his press conference a few days following the overtime win in New England. He could have been relaying the halftime message he gave to the entire Dallas defense as they found themselves behind in a game they were leading in nearly every statistical category.

But he was specifically referring to defensive end Randy Gregory.

That one-word motto, consistency, is a recurring theme in football that often gets dressed up as different catchphrases.

Grind.

Put in the work.

Stack good days.

Just keep showing up.

The secret’s in the dirt.

However it’s worded, Gregory has applied that philosophy to his football career as well as his life off the field. He’s stayed consistent, battling through a string of suspensions that robbed him of almost three entire seasons in total, and now, as his coordinator understatedly puts it, good things are happening.

Dallas Cowboys NFL’s ‘most-hated team,’ according to study, especially in one area - Stefan Stevenson, Star Telegram

The Cowboys are the most polarizing sports team in the world. Jealousy is just hate and love at the same time.

With much love, comes much hate. And so it is with the Dallas Cowboys. According to a study of posts on Twitter through the preseason and the first six weeks of the NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys are the “most-hated team” in the league. Dallas Cowboys BetOnline.ag compiled geo-tracked data on more than 400,000 posts on Twitter with negative phrases such as “Cowboys suck” and “I hate the Patriots” to reach their conclusion. Tweets with stronger language were also included in the calculation. The study broke down the percent of “hate” tweets per state. The Cowboys lead the league by dominating the “hate” in eight states, all of which are located in the Northeast.

The Cowboys (5-1) are enjoying a bye week before returning to action against the Vikings in Minnesota on Oct. 31. The Super Bowl defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers tied for second with six states. The Chargers, Chiefs and Bears are the least-hated teams with just one state each. The Philadelphia Eagles are the “most-hated team” in Texas and the surrounding states including New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Bucs, a rival to the New Orleans Saints, of course, are the most-hated team in Louisiana.

Dallas Cowboys Trade Talk: 2 Defensive upgrades to consider - Dink Kearney, SportDFW

With the bye week in full swing, and the trade deadline looming, lets take a look at possible trades that could help the Cowboys upgrade their team.

The Dallas Cowboys are off to an amazing start with their 5-1 record. They lead the NFC East by three games, just beat the New England Patriots in an overtime thriller, and have a favorable schedule after next week’s bye. And the icing on the cake is that the Cowboys are on a five game winning streak.

After losing a closely contested season opener to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Cowboys are truly are one of the best teams in the NFL and will only get better once key contributors return from the injured reserve.

With the Cowboys on a winning streak and steadily scoring over 30 points a game, it’s clear the Cowboys are all in about winning but still need to make some trades to be a championship caliber team on both sides of the ball.

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the best teams in the NFL, but they need to make some moves to be a Super Bowl caliber contender.

Much to the chagrin of the Dallas Cowboys haters and the entire NFL, this team has proven the critics wrong with their play. But the critics also know that if the Cowboys make a few trades before the tradeline, this team will be unstoppable-especially on defense. We look at two players today:

How Can The Defense Limit Explosive Passing? - David Helman, Dallascowboys.com

The bye week can be used as a time of self reflection for the team to come out better than when they entered it.

FRISCO, Texas – As Mike McCarthy says himself, the bye week is the perfect time to take a breath and reflect.

In his two seasons in charge of the operation, the Cowboys’ head coach has talked about using the week off as a chance to self-scout. McCarthy has talked before about “across the hall” meetings, in which he has his coaches meet and evaluate different aspects of the ball.

Here’s an educated guess that one of the topics covered in those meetings will be one of the Cowboys’ biggest problems to this point in the season: explosive pass plays.

It’s been papered over so far by a staggering 14 takeaways and an impressive +7 turnover margin, but there’s no denying the Cowboys are giving up chunk plays on a consistent basis.

NFL parameters for explosive plays can vary from team to team and outlet to outlet, but for the purposes of this story, we’ll define an explosive as a gain of 20+ yards. Going off that definition, the Dallas defense has allowed a whopping 27 explosive plays through six games.

“If we can take those explosives out of our game, we go from being a secondary right now, in my opinion, that is average-to-good to the next level,” said secondary coach Joe Whitt Jr.

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