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Cowboys’ Micah Parsons says he’s excited to be a ‘Rambo player’ at middle LB - Scott Polacek, Bleacher Report

Micah Parsons is ready to be a force at MIKE LB for the Dallas Cowboys.

Micah Parsons is ready to be a “force” for the Dallas Cowboys after the NFC East team selected him with the No. 12 overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft.

“I’m just coordinating and being a dominant force,” Parsons said of the chance to play middle linebacker, per Jori Epstein of USA Today. “They wouldn’t put me there if they didn’t have a need at Mike. Mike linebacker, you get the chance to be a force. You get to be a Rambo player. You get to match up on running backs … Great chance to play in the box, and I think that is what I do best.”

He could play alongside Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch as the Cowboys look to stabilize their defense and bounce back from last season’s 6-10 record.

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott expected to be cleared from ankle injury before training camp - Rob Goldberg, Bleacher Report

Dak is back! He should be good to go for training camp after his 2020 season-ending ankle injury.

Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy expects quarterback Dak Prescott to be cleared to return from his ankle injury before training camp begins in July, per Todd Archer of ESPN.

“I have no reason not to think that,” McCarthy said Saturday.

Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in October, ending his 2020 season after just five games. He was given a four-to-six month timeframe for the recovery, per Archer.

Prescott has been rehabbing at the team facility in preparation of on-field teaching sessions this week.

“He’s really had some excellent workouts here in the last couple weeks,” McCarthy said. “I’d see him doing most of the work.”

It puts him on track to be back to full strength by the start of the season, making the Cowboys a dangerous team heading into 2021.

Quinton Bohanna’s role for the Cowboys is clear - Jordan Schultz, Inside The Star

Quinton Bohanna could play a significant role for the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie.

A shift to a 3-4 look requires a bigger-bodied run-stopper in the middle of the defensive line, and 6th round pick Quinton Bohanna fits this mold perfectly. At 6’4” and over 330 lbs Bohanna is a true throwback Nose Tackle, and he knows it. “I’m a plug in the middle,” Bohanna said in an interview with 105.4 The Fan.

This is exactly how Dan Quinn plans to use him. When asked what role Bohanna would play Quinn didn’t try to hide his cards at all. “He’s going to be right over the center,” Quinn said. “Sometimes here, other times right here,” using his hands to show a distance of just a few inches.

It’s refreshing to know that Bohanna knows this is his role on the team and that he fully embraces it, too. “I take pride in stopping the run and letting those guys behind me run free and make plays,” Bohanna said. “My physicality just fits well with the system that Coach Quinn wants to run on defense.”

Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerbacks impress early, intercepting passes and narratives - Clarence Hill, The Star Telegram

Dallas Cowboys rookie CBs are off to a good start. Can they continue to build on it?

Any concerns about Wright’s ability to make plays were answered in Saturday’s practice when his aggressive style was on full display.

He had a nice pass deflection and a diving interception. His only mistake was not getting up and running after the pick, something that is illegal in college but allowed in the NFL.

“My guy broke, I broke, ball came out and I was just able to make a play on the ball,” Wright said. “I dove for it. Not used to having to get back up and run but now that I’m here I’ve got to learn to kind of get back up and go.”

Dallas Cowboys CB Nahshon Wright cleared air with Richard Sherman after comparison - Todd Archer, ESPN

Cowboys rookie CB Nahshon Wright sets things right with Richard Sherman.

After being picked by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the NFL draft, cornerback Nahshon Wright said he looked at himself “as a more athletic and agile Richard Sherman.”

It didn’t take long for Sherman to respond on social media, so Wright sent Sherman a direct message to explain himself and said the veteran responded quickly.

“I actually reached out to him because after I said it I kind of seen what people perceived it as,” Wright said after his second rookie minicamp practice Saturday. “I wanted to reach out to him personally and kind of clear it up and just tell him that I actually modeled myself after him, I emulate my game after him.”

Wright said Sherman, a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro who is currently a free agent, was not offended.

“We kind of have a mutual respect,” Wright said. “For me, I think it was just genuine confidence in myself and looking up to someone like that. He played under [Cowboys defensive coordinator] Dan Quinn. So now I have the opportunity to play under him and hopefully do the same things that Richard Sherman did. So we spoke, and we have a mutual respect. And he told me if I ever needed help I can reach [out] to him.

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