Never do anything you want to hear. Hopefully everyone will be fine.
Announcing that Quinn and Watkins have been placed on COVID protocols, the Cowboys announced that 93% of their players are fully vaccinated, which would represent 80 of the 86 players on the roster. All coaching and support staff had to be fully immunized before training camp started in order to continue working close to the players.
If a fully vaccinated player or coach fails a test and is completely asymptomatic, they may return to club premises and interact with players after two negative PCR tests performed at least 24 hours apart, plus one negative Mesa test. before entry.
If a fully vaccinated player or coach tests positive and exhibits symptoms, then they should remain in isolation until they have two negative PCR tests separated by 24 hours and are asymptomatic for 48 hours.
Maybe it’s time for the Cowboys to look elsewhere for a backup quarterback – Matt Holleran, BloggingTheBoys
There will soon be a lot of quarters on the open market.
Gilbert has his worst performance of the preseason by far, completing just three passes for just 30 yards. Gilbert’s PFF the 38.0 offensive rating was the worst of any quarter of the game. The 30-year-old signalman also failed to get the Cowboys into the end zone, giving him seven preseason practices without a touchdown on the board.
As if things weren’t going bad enough for Gilbert, his direct competitor Cooper Rush had the best game of any Cowboys quarterback this preseason. Rush completed 10 of 12 passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns.
Despite Rush’s outstanding performance, when Mike McCarthy spoke after the game, he was pretty clear on one thing. The Cowboys still haven’t found their replacement quarterback.
So where do the Cowboys go from here? Are they hoping Gilbert’s poor performance was just a bump in the road that he can bounce back from? Do they trust Cooper Rush and do they believe his big outing showed he’s the cable to be the replacement? The answer to both of these questions might be no.
Of course, Rush looked good last night. The 27-year-old looked like a capable quarterback, but there’s a reason Rush has been in the league since 2017 and hasn’t made a single start. Can the Cowboys really count on a guy who took 26 shots in his NFL career to win a regular season game?
Cooper got the right after his performance last week against Houston.
Mike McCarthy announced Monday that Rush will take the first team snaps in practice this week and start the final preseason game on Sunday against the Jaguars.
“He deserved this opportunity,” McCarthy said.
Rush scored 10 of 12 for 97 yards with two touchdowns and a 139.9 passer rating against the Texans Saturday, when Gilbert was 3 of 5 for 30 yards and a score of 77.1. DiNucci, a seventh-round pick in 2020, threw three interceptions against Houston in its continued struggles to grab the position.
McCarthy called Rush “very stable, very consistent”.
“Cooper lives here year round,” McCarthy said, via The Associated Press’s Schuyler Dixon. “He’s been here every day during the offseason. He’s super smart. He has great understanding. He knows the tricks of the trade here. He has a story in the offense. That’s what I mean. And he was always prepared for his opportunity. He battled two injuries – both to the shoulder and to the back. I thought he played well against Houston.
They can’t play favorites, you just have to put the best pairs on the field to win games.
When Micah Parsons was drafted in the first round by the Dallas Cowboys, some people were elated while others felt deflated, to say the least. There are some in the community, including me, who think it is unwise to spend such a large amount of capital on a linebacker.
There are exceptions to the rule because generational players make any position a moot point.
I am convinced that some positions have a higher risk of injury or a shorter lifespan. Some of us remember this story that runningbacks die after the age of 30. Linebackers are in the same category for me.
Parsons showed most of the linebacker reviews that he’s not just a linebacker off the ball. So far, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has left the offense guessing by fielding Parsons all over the field. This is exactly how you gain position value.
It helps that Parsons is instinctive and one of the fastest players on the pitch. Some fans are waiting to hear the critics eat crow, but we weren’t wrong either.
What people need to understand is that we are not criticizing player Micah Parsons, we are criticizing the position. His concerns off the pitch are another matter.
Jabril Cox is exactly what we were talking about. He’s ranked slightly lower than Parsons according to PFF, but the Cowboys used a fifth-round pick against him. The fact that it is rated lower than Parsons with a larger sample size also makes our point.
Backup QB will continue to be a hot topic.
Even with Prescott ready to go week 1 against the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there is some pressure in Texas. This includes the brass of the Dallas Cowboys who are likely looking outside the organization to find a legitimate number 2. Below, we take a look at three options.
Dallas Cowboys trade for Nick Foles
With Dallas up against the ceiling, getting a cheap save for Prescott has to be the goal here. This is where the 32-year-old Foles come in. Any team acquiring the Chicago Bear the current No.3 quarterback would take a a simple cap of $ 4 million reached for the 2021 season. It’s more than doable for the Cowboys.
Despite some regression on the part of the super bowl MVP, Foles would be a major improvement over what Dallas has behind Prescott. He would probably also cost a conditional end-of-round pick in a trade with Chicago. Of all the options, this one might make the most sense for Dallas.
Is it finally the year for Armstrong?
Normally, this kind of development would send shockwaves through Cowboys Nation, but fans have been pretty reserved. You see, Cowboys fans have been here before. Last year Dorance Armstrong also had a strong performance in training camp (if you can call it training camp 2020), but that did not translate into the regular season.
Armstrong’s pedestrian performance in 2020 tempers many expectations this season. No matter how unstoppable he looks in preseason, fans seem to fit in. “I’ll believe it when I see it” territory. But there’s reason to believe this year is different, and the Dallas Cowboys have reason to believe its strong summer is a sign of things to come and not just another tease.
There’s reason to believe that this time around Dorance Armstrong is going to really have a blast for the Dallas Cowboys.
With By Marcus Lawrence Recovering from offseason surgery, Dorance Armstrong picked up an abnormal number of first team shots throughout training camp. Going against 1s has been instrumental in its development and overall assessment.
Dallas drafted Armstrong when he was 20. So it’s understandable that he didn’t get his first full bag until he was 22. Neither D-Law nor D-Ware got their first bag before the age of 23.
Armstrong has consistently won snaps in Oxnard, Frisco, and preseason games. He played well against rotating players and newbies and did so in a variety of ways, showing good manual work, strength and counterattacks on any given snap.
Look at the future of the Cowboys.
3. OT Eric Smith released
The battle for the list spots at OT appears to be coming from veteran Ty Nsekhe and young prospects like Isaac Alarcon, Brandon Knight and Terence Steele. Between them is Eric Smith, an undrafted player in 2017 who spent last year on the Dallas practice squad.
Smith has been in the NFL for some time and will be 26 next month. He’s been nothing more than a camp corps so far and Dallas already has enough to get through practice and the preseason finals. It seems like an easy cut.
4 & 5. Two receivers released.
The Cowboys have 13 receivers on the roster right now. Even though they sit in the Big 3 against Jacksonville and limit reps for Cedrick Wilson and Noah Brown, that still leaves eight guys for the game. They could certainly afford to lose two.
Based on the limited evidence we have to use, I guess Johnnie Dixon and TJ Vasher for both cuts. They were the least productive receivers in games, albeit by a very small margin.
As I freely admitted last week, the coaches know a lot more about these guys than I do. If they end up taking out Brendon Smith and Osirus Mitchell, I can only shrug and assume it’s because of things we don’t see on the training ground.
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