Daily Archives: May 3rd, 2014

METROPLEX MULTIMEDIA: The Blitz – The Dallas Cowboys Report | Keepin’ up with the ‘Boys | Audio-Video

BRINGIN’ YOU THE BLITZ: The Dallas Cowboys video report | The Boys Are Back 2014

The Blitz: The Dallas Cowboys One-Two Punch (1/5) | Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams; discussing the Dallas Cowboys youth movement at wide receiver. (Watch | Listen)

The Blitz: Jason Witten In The Community (2/5) | Jason Witten competed in a real-life “Supermarket Sweep” at Albertsons this week. (Watch | Listen)

The Blitz: Bill Jones Mock Draft Part 1 (3/5) | Bill Jones goes way off the beaten path with his mock draft scenario. (Watch | Listen)

The Blitz: Bill Jones Mock Draft Part 2 (4/5) | Bill Jones rounds out the rest of his Dallas Cowboys mock draft. (Watch | Listen)

The Blitz: Make A Wish (5/5) | The Dallas Cowboys make a young fan’s wish come true this week at Valley Ranch. (Watch | Listen)

SITTIN’ AT SWEET SIXTEEN: Dallas Cowboys linebacker position is loaded with question marks | Dallas Cowboys Draft 2014

PICKIN’ AT SWEET SIXTEEN - Dallas Cowboys linebacker position is loaded with question marks - Dallas Cowboys Draft 2014

Position Outlook:

The Dallas Cowboys linebacker position is loaded with question marks from top to bottom. That uncertainty also puts the level of priority to address this position in question as well.

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MEET YOUR NEW WIDE RECEIVER: Pro scouting report on Dallas Cowboys WR LaRon “Big” Byrd | NFL free agency 2014

MEET YOUR NEW WIDE RECEIVER - Pro scouting report on Dallas Cowboys WR LaRon Byrd - NFL free agency 2014

LaRon Byrd | WR, Miami, Fla. | 6-4, 220 | 4.45 | UDFA with Arizona Cardinals 2012

Games Studied: 2012 Pre Season: New Orleans, Kansas City 2012 Regular Season: Chicago

Had to go back and study tape from 2012 because he missed the 2013 season with a concussion. LaRon Byrd is an interesting player due to his physical makeup for the position. Rangy, long build.

MEET YOUR NEW WIDE RECEIVER - Pro scouting report on Dallas Cowboys WR LaRon Big Byrd - NFL free agency 2014

Played both on the outside and in the slot when the Cardinals went into “11” personnel. Would line up tight to the formation as a blocker and was more than willing to do the dirty work. Was not afraid to mix it up with defenders on the edge. Was more than just a get in the way blocker.

Really tried to finish his blocks. Would see him get square to the defender and engage. You could see this in his work on special teams when he blocked on the punt and kickoff returns.

Was used as a move guy at times. Would work hard to the flat like he did in the Chiefs game catching the ball on the move, then getting out of bounds to save time in the two minute drill. Aware. Made another adjusting catch over his head working toward the sideline in the same game.

There was some purpose to his route running. Was open against the Saints on a wheel route out of the slot but quarterback did not go his direction but would have had a huge play. Had a feel for how to work himself open against the press.

Would not call him the quickest off the line. Will build up speed as he gets going. Only had one drop on a drag route against the Saints that he should have had. Hands overall looked dependable whether he was catching inside or down the seam.

Took a huge shot from the safety in Cover 2 against the Chiefs and was able to hang onto the ball. There were a couple of snaps where he jumped for the ball where he didn’t need to but made the catch. Would not say that he is a body catcher only because he did have two snatch catches that I saw.

Was on the majority of the special teams for the Cardinals in the game against the Bears. Lined up as the L2 on the kickoff team, left tackle on the kickoff return and inline blocker on the punt return. Appeared to handle his assignments well and without issues.    

His size, hands and willingness to show toughness as a blocker and special teamer makes this signing understandable because of the traits that he can bring to the roster. Very low risk signing that could work out well in the end.

Editors note: LaRon Byrd is the tallest Dallas Cowboys wide receiver on the roster. He’s a young, very gifted player with the toughness, work ethic, and character traits that Jason Garrett relishes. With Scott Linehan orchestrating the Dallas Cowboys offense, you can feel assured that Big Byrd will be fully utilized against these 5’11” secondaries. Nice addition.   


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Your Dallas Cowboys wide receivers …

11 Beasley, Cole WR 5-8 180 25 2 Southern Methodist
88 Bryant, Dez WR 6-2 222 25 4 Oklahoma State
80 Byrd, LaRon WR 6-4 220 24 3 Miami (Fla.)
17 Harris, Dwayne WR 5-10 207 26 3 East Carolina
83 Williams, Terrance WR 6-2 200 24 R Baylor

Your Dallas Cowboys wide receivers currently on the practice squad …

16 Benford, Tim WR 5-11 193 24 1 Tennessee Tech
86 Lewis, Lance WR 6-2 207 25 1 East Carolina
85 Newsome, Jamar WR 6-1 201 26 1 Central Florida
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