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Time for a New Cowboys Corner at Newman's Spot? Published 1/22/2012 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

Part two of CN"s conversation with ESPN Insider's K.C. Joyner looks at Terence Newman's 2011 and the odds of pursuing Atlanta's Brent Grimes, the biggest name on the corner market.Cowboys Nation:  Let's move to defensive back, and start with Terence Newman.  In 2010 he had some nicks and he finished 89th in your metics, with a 9.2 YPA.... read more→


Joyner: Robinson in the Sweet Spot Published 1/21/2012 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

Robinson: worth a new deal?For the next couple of weeks, I'm posting segments from a conversation with ESPN Insider's NFL and college writer K.C. Joyner.  Joyner also writes the Football Scientist fantasty guides and pioneered many of the metrics you see used today.  K.C. will cover a variety of topics, from the value of the Cowboys... read more→


Bunting: Kirkpatrick Not Likely to Fall Very Far Published 1/20/2012 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

Michael BrockersPart one of this week's chat with the National Football Post's Wes Bunting looks at two top-level underclassmen.Cowboys Nation:  What might Dre Kirkpatrick's arrest this week on marijuana possession do to his draft stock?Wes Bunting:  It doesn't help, obviously.  It's no surprise.  A lot of scouts know that... read more→


Double Dipping on Prospect Friday Published 1/19/2012 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

It's a quiet Thursday here at Cowboys Nation, but I'll start a double-barreled series of NFL free agent and college prospects reports tomorrow.  Wes Bunting is traveling today and has pushed our weekly chat back 24 hours. His East-West Shrine Game wrapup offers encouraging news to Cowboys draftniks.  The squad standouts include some... read more→


Knucklehead Sandwich Tastes Like Crow Published 1/18/2012 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

knucklehead All-ProQuincy Carter1967 was the Summer of Love.  In Cowboys lore, 2008 was the Summer of Knucklehead.Fresh of a 13-3 season, Cowboys land was convinced the Super Bowl was within reach.  To close the holes on the defense which stumbled against the Giants, Dallas signed some talented but troubled veterans.  Defensive... read more→


Bunting: With QBs, Tools Often Trump Production Published 1/17/2012 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

We finish this week's chat with the National Football Post's Wes Bunting reviewing the quarterback class.Cowboys Nation: Ryan Tannehill  broke his foot this past week, and will miss the Senior Bowl.  Will this hurt his draft stock?Wes Bunting:  I've talked to a lot of scouts who really, really like him.  This guy has played... read more→


Cowboys' D-Line Templates: Power + Quickness > Size Published 1/17/2012 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

I had an interesting Twitter exchange with defensive lineman Jason Hatcher yesterday.  Look at the Cowboys' team site and he lists at 302.  That was likely his last weigh-in weight of the season. Hatcher has been tweeting about his workouts and his desire to get his weight down to 290.  Yesterday, he said this:Another follower asked... read more→


Bunting: Corners Comprise the Core of This Draft Published 1/16/2012 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

Stephon GilmorePart III of this week's chat with the National Football Post's draft analyst Wes Bunting covers the cornerbacks, a group Wes rates among the best in this year's draft class. Cowboys Nation:  I want to discuss South Carolina's corner Stephon Gilmore.  He's 13th on your board.  I've seen a split of opinion on him... read more→


Dallas' Biggest Need Sits Front and Center Published 1/15/2012 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Rafael Vela

Chris Myers -- a free agent target?Free agency creeps another week closer.  As you scan the UFA lists, think not just in terms of need, but of the biggest needs.Last April, Dallas approached the draft with two names on its short list -- USC OT Tyron Smith and Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt.  Both had outstanding rookie seasons.  Either... read more→


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