Ben Grimaldi – ByLine SportsTalkLine
Cowboys Need More Than Dak and Zeke
We all sat there last season and watched in amazement as the Dallas Cowboys were led by two rookies to a 13—3 record. There was an energy that Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott brought that no one could account for heading into that season; it was a really fun team to watch. With the 2017 season just a few months away, can we expect the same?... read more→
How High is the Bar for Cowboys?
The Dallas Cowboys came out of nowhere last year to become one of the best stories of the NFL season. They went from 4-12 to 13-3 in just one season, being mostly led by two rookies in Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. It was a drastic turnaround for a team that lost its starting quarterback around two weeks away from opening day. The... read more→
Cowboys Will Just Say No to Darrelle Revis
The Dallas Cowboys have continued to ‘just say no’ to many of the big name players that have come into free agency in the last few years. No matter how many people try the same old tricks to get the team to spend money of name players, they just look the other way. This is nothing new, it seems as though when anyone of recognition is... read more→
Cowboys Enjoying a Youth Movement
Here we sit, in the beginning of June, with the Dallas Cowboys opening up OTA’s to the public and there’s a sense of excitement. It’s the first sighting of Jaylon Smith on the field with the team. By all accounts, Smith looked fine, but there’s a long way to go before actual practice and games where the hits are real. What we do know is... read more→
Cowboys Need DeMarcus Lawrence's Best
Each year, there are players who need to step up their game. Usually those times coincide when a player has a contract that is about to be up and he needs to get paid. Last year for the Dallas Cowboys, it was Morris Claiborne who had the pressure on him, this season, it’s defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. Just like with Mo, Lawrence has been a... read more→
Do Jason Garrett's RKOG's Exist for Dallas Cowboys?
Another week, another issue for the Dallas Cowboys. This time around, it was newly added cornerback Nolan Carroll who disappointed masses of fans who root for the team. How on earth, do you throw a party, for yourself, and not think to arrange transportation home? Never mind, the answer is always stoopidity, followed by an apology. The... read more→
Roster Competition Can Build a Winner for Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has many mottos, and one of the best is ‘The Team, The Team, The Team.’ It’s all about one combined goal under Garrett, not individuals; the team will be a sum of its parts. Another thing Garrett preaches is competition, something the Cowboys have done a great job of building in the last few years.... read more→
Cowboys Will Survive David Irving Suspension
And another one; the Dallas Cowboys have yet another player who is staring down the barrel of a suspension. This time, it’s David Irving who is apparently headed to a four-week vacation when the team breaks from training camp. Another off-season for Cowboys fans to scream “what the f*%*” while scrolling through the sports news feed. Why?... read more→
Does Dallas Have a Leadership Problem?
The Dallas Cowboys have had an interesting off-season thus far; they allowed some big-time contributors walk out the door, most of the players they signed were their own and saw Doug Free and Tony Romo retire. Instead of playing with free agent dollars, the team continued the trend of drafting replacements for those lost. While this is optimal... read more→
Don't Expect a Dak Decline
The other day we looked at some of the nuances in the schedule for the Dallas Cowboys. While the consensus is that it will be a challenge for the Cowboys to repeat upon their success (record wise), that doesn’t mean the team won’t be good in 2017. That’s not what most people will have you believe though. The popular belief is that these... read more→