Dallas Cowboys ‘impressed’ with Dak Prescott’s rehab progress, coach Mike McCarthy says – Todd Archer, ESPN
The largest hurdle for the Cowboys and Dak Prescott was cleared when the 2 sides got here to an settlement on a brand new contract, which made the quarterback’s restoration from his season-ending ankle harm the brand new focus. The great factor is that Mike McCarthy is de facto impressed with how Prescott is rehabbing already.
“I used to be very impressed together with his progress,” McCarthy stated. “Simply coming off the kind of harm. His footwork, he’s doing all the conventional actions that you just look to do in a quarterback-school format this time of yr.”
“He’s surrounded by a wonderful medical and power and conditioning part,” McCarthy stated. “He’s proper the place he must be for this time.”
McCarthy stated Prescott has been at The Star 4 days per week as a part of Part 1 of the voluntary offseason program. Whereas different groups have had gamers observe the NFL Gamers Affiliation’s advice to remain away, McCarthy stated that attendance on the Cowboy’s digital conferences has been 100% and that “most” of the gamers have been participating within the exercises.
“Our gamers are right here,” McCarthy stated. “They’re dedicated to what’s out there. We’re clearly effectively in tune with the rules of what an offseason program seems like and what you are able to do to your gamers. So we really feel superb about what we’ve completed, within the first week particularly. We’re means forward of the place we have been at the moment final yr.”
Jerry Jones believes Cowboys have chance to select top defensive player at No. 10 – Kevin Patra, NFL.com
Jerry Jones spoke to the media on Tuesday forward of the draft, and whereas he didn’t give away any secrets and techniques he did appear to emanate confidence in regards to the Cowboys’ probabilities of touchdown the most effective defensive participant on this draft with their first decide.
With 9 offensive gamers projected to doubtlessly go off the board earlier than the Cowboys decide at No. 10 total, proprietor Jerry Jones believes the most effective defensive participant will nonetheless be out there when he chooses.
“(We obtained a) good likelihood to have a high defensive participant — the highest, one in all high — be there at 10,” he stated, via Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News.
As many as 5 QBs might go within the high 9 picks between Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones. Three WRs could possibly be taken early in Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith. Two offensive tackles might go, Penei Sewell and Rashawn Slater. And tight finish Kyle Pitts might land as excessive as No. 4. Any mixture of offensive gamers might go away the Cowboys as the primary staff to snag a defensive participant.
The Cowboys desperately must improve one of many worst defenses within the NFL. Secondary assistance is the massive key, and the Cowboys might land the highest nook within the draft. Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II has been a well-liked mock to Dallas. South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn can be an choice.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: ‘Not legitimate’ to say I’m infatuated with Kyle Pitts in NFL draft – Jori Epstein, USA Today
A couple of weeks again it was reported that Jerry Jones was “infatuated” with Florida tight finish Kyle Pitts to the purpose that Dallas was contemplating buying and selling as much as get him. Whereas Jones didn’t rule out the opportunity of choosing Pitts at 10, he did throw some chilly water on the idea of the Cowboys buying and selling up for him.
Positive, like different evaluators throughout the NFL, Jones marvels on the mismatch nightmare Florida tight finish prospect Kyle Pitts threatens to pose. He goals about how Pitts might bolster the Cowboys’ Super Bowl possibilities and instructed the prospect in a digital pre-draft assembly: “Man, what a pair up we might wo with ol’ Dak Prescott…to get you the ball. So we are able to dream of visions of sugar plums round right here.”
However Jones says his dream of Pitts is usually simply that: a dream. The ESPN report characterizing Jones as “infatuated” with Pitts overestimates how a lot the proprietor/common supervisor is definitely keen to behave upon stated admiration.
“Anyone on this draft is impressed, most likely an exaggeration as fascinated,” Jones stated. “We’re not going to go in there and spend an inordinate collateral or worth to maneuver up there in order that we are able to get to him.”
Cowboys’ best-case NFL draft haul hinges on Jerry Jones’ take on an old Jimmy Johnson concept – Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas Morning News
The Cowboys will not be trying to commerce up, however whispers have begun circulating increasingly more that they may commerce down relying on how the primary 9 picks go. And in that case, it’ll take an intensive understanding of the famed Jimmy Johnson commerce chart.
Nothing indicators a win fairly like the correct use of the Jimmy Johnson Trade Value Draft Chart.
Now take into account the previous head coach didn’t invent it. Again at Valley Ranch 30 years in the past, he simply expressed the need for one — a solution to quantify the worth of every decide with a purpose to make the most effective trades attainable. The Cowboys have been so flooded with picks from the Herschel Walker commerce that it appeared solely logical to hunt solutions to orchestrating the draft.
It was really Mike McCoy, the oil-and-gas companion of the staff proprietor who was closely concerned with the membership, particularly contract negotiations within the early days of Jerry Jones’ stewardship, who produced the chart that’s now utilized by groups across the league.
Sean Lee’s retirement was introduced on Monday, however he obtained the prospect to talk with the media on Tuesday about it. He was emotional and galvanizing as all the time, and whereas Lee is trying ahead to taking time away from soccer proper now, he didn’t shut the door on returning as a coach down the highway.
Lee, with a shaking voice and an emotional demeanor, expressed his gratitude to the Cowboys group and the function that Jerry Jones has performed in his life. Jones, likewise, spoke of what the franchise and locker room will miss in Lee’s absence.
However maybe the obvious query aimed on the man whose dedication to the sport of soccer has consumed his life was what’s subsequent?
Lee admitted that when “you pour gasoline on the fireplace for therefore lengthy, it’s exhausting to place it out.” Even with the irritating accidents that Lee sustained over the second half of his profession, it’s exhausting to think about such a passionate participant stepping away from the sport with out an thought of what his subsequent enterprise could be, and contemplating his management abilities, teaching definitely looks like a risk.
Sean Lee won’t be a Hall of Famer, but that doesn’t diminish how special his career with the Cowboys was – David Moore, Dallas Morning News
The very first thing that involves thoughts for a lot of once they consider Sean Lee is all the accidents that derailed what might have been a very particular profession. Whereas it’s true that Lee had flashes of Corridor of Fame potential between all his accidents, that doesn’t diminish what he meant to this franchise and its followers.
It’s not the actual fact he endured one harm after one other to return to the sphere when numerous others would have given up. It’s that he didn’t enable it to decrease his resolve. Not solely did Lee come again, he got here again to play at a excessive stage, learning much more — if that was attainable — to compensate for what his physique had misplaced. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch has stated it’s like his mentor is “from another planet’’ relating to reviewing movie and selecting up an opponent’s tendencies.
A torn anterior cruciate ligament that worn out a complete season in his prime. Accidents to his knee, hamstring, wrist, toe and neck. A sports activities hernia that sidelined him for the primary six video games of this previous season.
Lee performed with a ferocity past what his physique might deal with. Starting in October of 2012, accidents saved Lee on the sidelines for 31 of the staff’s subsequent 42 video games, not together with the 2 playoff video games he missed in the course of the ’14 season. He missed 58 video games in his profession, the equal of greater than 31/2 seasons.
But he saved returning with an depth and strategy that impressed teammates and earned the admiration of Cowboys stars who went earlier than him. Lee sat down with coaches and trainers to map out a plan to change his exercise routine. He walked the wonderful line between acknowledging the toll accidents would take with out letting them outline him. “That’s a rabbit gap I didn’t need to go down,’’ Lee as soon as stated.
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