Report: Schultz and Cowboys ‘currently standing far apart’ on new deal as July 15 deadline draws closer – Todd Brock, Cowboys Wire

Update on the Dalton Schultz front.

With three weeks until his franchise tag becomes official for the duration of the upcoming season, Dalton Schultz doesn’t seem any closer to securing a long-term contract extension from the Cowboys.

And the stalemate could last a very long time.

The Stanford tight end, entering his fifth professional season, skipped the final week of the team’s voluntary OTA sessions due to process frustrations.

He returned for mandatory minicampbecause jumping would have incurred a fine, but now, with the team on hiatus until the end of July and the start of training camp at Oxnard, it’s going to take one or both parties picking up the phone and making a deal.

According to Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News, however, the conversation broke off. “Both sides are currently very distant in the negotiations,” he writes. He goes on to suggest that “talks would have to take on new life to culminate in a contract, and market conditions may force the Cowboys to wait.”

Roll Call: Upcoming Opportunity for Jake Ferguson – Rob Phillips, DallasCowboys.com

Jake Ferguson will be needed ASAP.

And after: There is definitely a path to game time for Ferguson. Last year, the Cowboys were hoping to resume their two tight ends package featuring Dalton Schultz and Blake Jarwin, who was returning from ACL surgery. According to Sharp Football, they were still running 12 staff on almost 25% of their snaps, but the dynamic changed again when Jarwin suffered a hip injury on Halloween against the Vikings which ultimately required surgery. after the season. The Cowboys released Jarwin in March, making tight end depth a top priority in the draft. Veteran Jeremy Sprinkle is back, as is third-year veteran Sean McKeon, but Ferguson has a chance to earn snaps on offensive and special teams right away.


Anthony Brown Lands on PFF Media Coverage List – Shane Taylor, Inside the Star

Anthony Brown ranks higher than you might think.

On Monday, Pro Football Focus released their list of the press’ top 10 cornerbacks, and Trevon Diggs and Anthony Brown both made appearances.

Brown started all 16 appearances for the Cowboys last season and played 91% of snaps on defense, the highest percentage of any Dallas defense player.

Brown has become a player most overlook and still plays a solid role on this team. I was surprised to see two corners of the Cowboys fall into the top ten.

Ever since Thanksgiving Day, we all wanted him off the team. He didn’t have a good day against Las Vegas. These things happen and players have tough days, but it wasn’t ideal for his liking.

I say pump the brakes on some of this talk. His physical coverage is why he found himself flagged four times this game for pass interference, those things happen.

Recently, according to Bleacher Report, Brown would be a “surprise” veteran cut.

Even so, I still don’t think Brown should go anywhere. I don’t see how Dallas could afford to cut a guy who knows defense and started 91% of snaps last season and will start again near that same percentage next season. It’s hard to just replace someone who spends so much time on the pitch.


Training camp battles for the Dallas Cowboys and what they mean for team depth in 2022 – Sean Martin, Blogging the Boys

The camp should be very competitive this year.

BY Sam Williams

It may seem like a lifetime ago when Cowboys fans were celebrating the news that Dan Quinn would return as defensive coordinator, but the move remains one of the main reasons this team could return to success in 2022. Quinn still has another draft class to add to a defense with young stars like Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs, with Sam Williams his first second-round pick in April.

Williams could help soften the loss of Randy Gregory to the Broncos, but the Cowboys also have Dorance Armstrong and Dante Fowler Jr. cut out for the role. DeMarcus Lawrence rarely comes off the field at left end, another position Williams could be used at.

All that depth in front of Williams makes his path to playing time a battle. Practice time for the unproven players who need it the most is what’s being noticed, and Williams being a favorite personal prospect for Quinn already means he’ll have plenty of teachable moments. What Williams does with them to carve out a role where he sees the field as a rookie could determine how much the Cowboys increase their passing rush, with the secondary play harder to translate year-to-year than a strong pass rush.

Spagnola: Taking the Opportunity to Strike – Mickey Spagnola, DallasCowboys.com

Jayron Kearse is viewed differently now.

In fact, judging by the one-off $1.127 million deal he signed with Dallas, I remember calling him a “special teams player,” which he always was.

Not just me. In fact, the first line of his Cowboys media guide’s biography read: _Jayron Kearse signed with the Cowboys during 2021 free agency, providing the team with a quality special teams player who has proven to be strong and solid security._

Not exactly a glowing endorsement.

But still chasing that elusive opportunity, and now wondering if he’d ever get the chance to prove the athlete again that he was out of high school and into those three years at Clemson.

“These things cross your mind when you feel like you’re a good player, so it definitely crossed my mind. But every situation I’ve been in, I’ve gone into it knowing that if I could play on the ball, it was going to happen,” says Kearse, 28. “So I just came in, being myself, and just kept doing the things that I knew I could do. The opportunity arose to be with Coach Q.

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