Editor's note: This story was originally published on June 24, 2016. When it comes to Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee, you know about the talent, the play-making ability. Here are 10 things you might not know about him: 1. Lee, Lee, Lee, Lee & Lee? Fortunately for Cowboys fans, Lee didn't enter into the family business. Lee comes from a family of lawyers, including his grandfather, Donald J. Lee, a former federal judge in Western Pennsylvania who was given a lifetime appointment by President George H. W. Bush. Lee's father, Craig, and uncles Christopher and Kevin were also lawyers. "Maybe as a kid I thought about becoming a lawyer, but then I got good at [football] and it became my focus," Lee
Jean-Jacques Taylor, Cowboys insider for NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and host of JaM Session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays on 103.3 KESN-FM, answered questions all about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights: Question: Are the Cowboys exploring trades up into the first round of the draft at the moment, or will those opportunities come later? JJT: I don't see the Cowboys moving into the first round. The cost to do so is probably too high. They received good value for the pick they spent last year -- Amari Cooper -- and they need some low-priced labor because of all the high-priced players they'll sign in the next couple of seasons. Question: Is DT going to be a point
Other times, it was too cute -- why put seldom used fullback Jamize Olawale in the position to catch the ball, even if he was wide open? Speaking of misses -- take the pass from Prescott to receiver Noah Brown near the goal line that should've been a score but was errant. Or the time Cole Beasley, one of the most reliable receivers on the team, dropped a sure TD on first and goal at Atlanta. The offensive line's status also affected the success rate. A unit that had to be shuffled because of injuries contributed to a handful of holding penalties in the red zone, not to mention being partly responsible for some costly sacks of Prescott. The solution Prescott's ability to run the ball should be
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children Follow on Twitter FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' offseason program starts April 15, but Travis Frederick will be at The Star probably a month or so before that, working out. It will have little to do with his comeback from Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), an auto-immune disease that affects the nervous system, and everything to do with Frederick's normal preparation for a season. The past seven months have been anything but normal for Frederick. The disease robbed him of the 2018 season, the first games he had ever missed
The Cowboys have finalized their coaching staff, hiring Adam Kleffner as assistant offensive line coach, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. The Cowboys fired offensive line coach Paul Alexander in the middle of last season, promoting Marc Colombo to offensive line coach and bringing Hudson Houck out of retirement as a consultant. Colombo signed a new [more]
The Cowboys aren't picking up a team option on the final year of Terrance Williams' contract, making the receiver an unrestricted free agent after he spent his first six NFL seasons in Dallas. Williams had just two catches for 18 yards in a season spent mostly on injured reserve because of complications following offseason surgery for a broken right foot. The 29-year-old Williams had career highs of eight touchdown catches in 2014 and 840 yards receiving in 2015.
The Le'Veon Bell odyssey ultimately taught anyone paying attention one key lesson: That a player who is franchise tagged a second time can skip the full season and essentially avoid another franchise tag. The next player to roll the dice by sitting still is Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. As noted by Charean Williams, Lawrence [more]
The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions for the sixth time in NFL history after a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday in Atlanta. Wide receiver Julian Edelman, a former Kent State quarterback, was named the game's MVP after tallying 10 receptions for 141 yards. Edelman is the first former Golden Flash to be named Super Bowl MVP. The ninth-year receiver moved into second place all-time on the NFL playoffs career receiving list with his big game Sunday. Super Bowl MVPs have come from colleges big and small, from the Division II ranks to powerhouses like Alabama. One has come from FCS school Delaware, and a few played their college football at Georgia. Here's
Over the last year the Dallas Cowboys have been pretty active in the trade market. Of course when you speak of trades and the Cowboys, everyone immediately thinks of the Amari Cooper deal. That worked out pretty well. But the Cowboys did more than just that one trade and some worked out while others bombed. Let's check in on their record over the last year and hand out some grades. Tony and R.J. will take you through it with a brand new show for this week. The 75O Welcome back to another week and a fresh episode of The 75O! Settle in as 2-Time Super Bowl Champion Tony Casillas (@tccasillas) and RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) look back over the last year and how the Dallas Cowboys did as far as trades go.
Here are 10 things you might not know about Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith. 1. He played running back in high school Smith actually started off as a defensive end in his high school career. In addition to playing DE and linebacker at Bishop Luers High School in Indiana, Smith was also his team's running back. He was key to the school's dominance on the gridiron. He led his school to four straight 2A title victories and ran for more than 1,200 yards his senior season. His final game was a 150-yard, three-touchdown performance to seal the title. 2. No. 1 LB in the nation Despite all of his success at running back, Smith was ranked the No. 1 linebacker in the country for the Class of 2013,
Seattle was the only team to make the playoffs that threw for fewer yards than Dallas. You may remember that was the team the Cowboys beat before traveling to Los Angeles. The Cowboys were four weeks deep into the regular season before Prescott threw for more than 170 yards in a game. Cooper's arrival later in the season energized an otherwise moribund passing attack. But he wasn't a panacea. How many back-to-back games did Prescott throw for 250 yards? Zero. How many back-to-back games did the throw for two or more touchdowns? Zero. Yes, the Cowboys became more efficient through the air after Cooper's acquisition. But this is what Prescott did in the final four games of the regular season: 455
The Cowboys have no plans to re-sign defensive lineman David Irving, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports. Irving played only two games last season, seeing the field for 56 snaps. He had one sack and two quarterback pressures. He was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain during the Oct. 21 game against Washington and [more]
The Confederate War Memorial next to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center was vandalized over the weekend — only days after the Dallas City Council voted to remove it from public view. The vandal or vandals tagged the western side of the 65-foot-tall obelisk, which bears the inscription, "The Confederate sabreur kissed his blade homeward riding on into the mouth of hell." Over that someone spray-painted what appears to be a misspelled expletive. Beneath that, in similar capital red letters, someone painted an expletive altered to contain a reference to Ku Klux Klan; below that, the words "TRUMP" and "FREEDOM." The obelisk, which bears a Confederate State of America monogram, is topped with