Monthly Archives: April, 2015

DALLAS COWBOYS DRAFT DAY: Cowboys-Centric Coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft | The Boys Are Back

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YOU’RE THE GENERAL MANAGER: Your 2015 NFL Draft Trade Value Chart | Dallas Cowboys draft pick trade value chart | Dallas Cowboys Draft Primer

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The 2015 NFL Draft starts tomorrow night, so you’ll have to get busy wheelin’ n dealin’ if you want to pull of the trade of the century! To make it easier, here’s your personal (and printable) copy of the NFL Draft Trade Value Chart that teams use to assign a value to each pick.  Continue reading →

DALLAS COWBOYS DRAFT BOARD: Eighty-Two Team-Screened NFL Draft Prospects | Dallas Cowboys War-Room Cheatsheet | 2015 Dallas Cowboys Draft Primer

DALLAS COWBOYS DRAFT BOARD: Eighty-Two Team-Screened NFL Draft Prospects | Dallas Cowboys War-Room Cheatsheet | 2015 Dallas Cowboys Draft Primer

It cannot be said that The Boys Are Back readers aren’t prepared for the 2015 Dallas Cowboys draft! Ever since the catch, that wasn’t ruled a catch, we’ve been looking towards the 2015 re-tooling.   Continue reading →

DALLAS COWBOYS DRAFT PRIMER: Your 2015 NFL Draft Day Primer | Top-350 eligible NFL Draft Prospects 2015 | NFL draft class of 2015

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There are 1000 prospects eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft. Of those, 256 will be taken in the 7-round draft, including the 32 NFL compensatory picks granted to respective clubs. Out of 1000 players, 350 of them have a ‘draft grade’ assessment and ranking. 

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MARINELLI’S MAULERS & BALLERS: The Great “Chicken or Egg” Debate | Fast & Furious Front-Four Freak Formula | Building the Dallas Cowboys Texas-2 Defense | Promising Players & Prospects | 2015 NFL Draft primer

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Editor: What came first … the chicken or the egg? When debating how to build a dominate defense in today’s NFL, this question comes to mind. What’s Rod Marinelli’s first priority … what must come first … the rushmen or the defensive backs? History shows us that a defense can succeed either way. But, the hearts and minds of True Blue fans of the Dallas Cowboys straddle both sides of this fence … with equal conviction.  Continue reading →

GOING DEEP–BEYOND THE HUDDLE: Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence answers your questions | True-Blue special feature

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Dallas Cowboys rising star DeMarcus Lawrence answers fan submitted questions. A part of being a True-Blue is getting to know your players, beyond their jersey numbers and stats. Check out his answers:  Continue reading →

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Did you know … you can always find a show? | Dallas Cowboys audio archives | Dallas Cowboys video archives

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Coming into the fifth year of The Boys Are Back website, I thought it prudent to give it a tweak and find a few more ways to differentiate this site for others around the web. If you’re a regular visitor and loyal reader you already know this website is quite unique.  Continue reading →

GREG HARDY WILL BE LATE TO THE PARTY: Controversy entrenched bad ‘boy benched | NFL Commissioner sacks Dallas Cowboys DE for 10 games

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IRVING, Texas – The NFL announced its disciplinary action for Greg Hardy this afternoon, suspending the newly-signed Dallas Cowboys defensive end for the first 10 games of the 2015 season.   Continue reading →

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 2015 NFL Schedules released | 2015 Dallas Cowboys schedule 2015 | Dallas Cowboys 2015 schedule

The National Football League has just released the 2015 NFL Schedule for the upcoming 2015-2016 NFL regular season. Your printable 2015 Dallas Cowboys schedule is below.

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The task of defending the NFC East for the Dallas Cowboys begins with two-straight division games.   Continue reading →

REAL BALLS, RED CARPET & RECORD BOOKS: Star-studded stadium stuffed–Guinness World Records set | 70,252 fans pack AT&T Stadium on ACM’s 50th anniversary | Tony Romo’s Real Balls | Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten & Troy Aikman

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The roof was open and the stars were out for as The Academy of Country Music held its annual awards show live from AT&T Stadium last night.   Continue reading →

THE BOYS ARE BACK: Ninety-ninth day from the Green Bay replay | Dallas Cowboys 2015 offseason conditioning campaign kickoff at Valley Ranch | Dallas Cowboys Calendar of Events

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IRVING, Texas – Ninety-nine days removed from the playoff heartbreaker at Lambeau Field, Dallas Cowboys players are back together for the start of the team’s voluntary offseason workout program – the first official organized sessions of the 2015 NFL season.   Continue reading →

BRING BACK R-BACK ATTACK: Debating DeMarco Devoid–Missing Murray | Brewing Backfield Battles | Promising Players & Prospects | 2015 NFL Draft primer

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Editor: The general consensus is that the Dallas Cowboys needs going into the 2015 NFL Draft are defensive, based on last year’s overall performance and outcome. The offseason loss of DeMarco Murray further complicates the matter by throwing an offensive void into the mix. Factoring in the age of storied veterans Tony Romo and Jason Witten brings more into the equation. Today’s feature is about filling the vacuum of losing last seasons leading rusher and NFL Offensive Player of the Year.  Big hole. Big shoes. Big questions.  Continue reading →

BOYS LACK D-BACK ATTACK: Seeking Seriously Solid Secondary–Brewing Backend Bubble Trouble | Promising Players & Prospects | 2015 NFL Draft primer

BOYS LACK D-BACK ATTACK: Seeking Seriously Solid Secondary–Brewing Backend Bubble Trouble | Promising Players & Prospects | 2015 NFL Draft primer

IRVING, Texas – For quite a while now, it’s been a yearly source of consternation for the Cowboys and their fans: the lack of a top-notch, dependable safety in the Dallas secondary.  Continue reading →

TRENCHES–REINFORCING ROMO’S WALL: Dallas’ Depth Debate | Building on the Cowboys Offensive Line-han plan | Promising Players & Prospects | 2015 NFL Draft

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IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys had plenty of question marks surrounding the offensive tackle spot entering free agency, and all of them haven’t been answered just yet.  Continue reading →

GOING DEEP–BEYOND THE HUDDLE: Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick answers your questions | True-Blue special feature

BEYOND THE HUDDLE: Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick answers your questions

Dallas Cowboys rising star Travis Frederick answers fan submitted questions. A part of being a True-Blue is getting to know your players, beyond their jersey numbers and stats. Check out his answers:  Continue reading →

SO LONG, COWBOY: Sun sets on Spencer’s career in Big D | Dallas defender to go marching on in The Big Easy | Anthony Spencer reunited with Rob Ryan

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IRVING, Texas – When word got out that defensive lineman Ben Gardner had obtained Anthony Spencer’s jersey number for the upcoming offseason workouts, most assumed Spencer’s eight-year tenure with the Dallas Cowboys was over.  Continue reading →

ROOKIE RUSTLER’S ROAMING RANCH: ‘Pokes Previewing Pre-Draft Prospects | Early focus on running backs and defenders | Dallas Day this Friday

ROOKIE RUSTLER’S ROAMING RANCH: ‘Pokes Previewing Pre-Draft Prospects | Early focus on running backs and defenders | Dallas Day this Friday

IRVING, Texas – The activity level around Valley Ranch has picked up considerably, as the Dallas Cowboys pre-draft visits began cycling through the facility today.  Continue reading →

REALLOCATING ROMO’S RESTRUCTURE: Absurd Adrian Peterson assumption analyzed | Salary-Cap Swallowed Space

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IRVING, Texas – With so many putting two and two together and coming up with eight, maybe we should perform a little Dallas Cowboys salary cap analysis to shed some light on this situation.  Continue reading →

KEEP THE FAITH: Happy Easter from The Boys Are Back

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DALLAS COWBOYS CALENDAR: NFL announces 2015 offseason workout dates | Dallas 2015 OTA dates | Cowboys voluntary & mandatory camp calendar 2015

DALLAS COWBOYS CALENDAR: NFL announces 2015 offseason workout dates | Dallas 2015 OTA dates | Cowboys voluntary & mandatory camp calendar 2015

The mover & shaker mode of free agency is winding down. Super Bowl XLIX is in the rearview mirror. That means it’s almost time for all 32 teams to start their offseason programs.

Below are the key offseason dates to know for your 2015 Dallas Cowboys and their evil NFC East rivals.  Continue reading →

DALLAS DOLLARS & SENSE: Cowboys create cap cushion–Romo restructured | $12.8 million mad-money move | Top-10 QB salaries for next two seasons

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IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys opted to restructure Tony Romo’s contract, freeing up several million dollars in salary cap space in the process.

The possibility of restructuring Romo’s deal has been tossed around throughout this offseason. Valued at $108 million overall, is easily the largest contract on the Cowboys’ books. It’s common practice for teams looking to free up spending space, as the Cowboys restructured both Romo and Sean Lee in 2014.

Earlier this offseason, the Cowboys restructured Tyron Smith’s deal, freeing up $10 million in space.

It’s worth pointing out that the move is simply a rearrangement of Romo’s existing deal, not a pay cut. That said, it effectively functions to lower the quarterback’s astronomical cap hit of $27 million and give the Cowboys extra money to work with in 2015Continue reading →

BOYS BIG BRITISH BRUTE: Dallas Developing Defender–DE Efe Obada | From home hopping to home shopping | Living the American Dream with America’s Team | Cowboys commit to promising prospect with 3-year contract

BOYS BIG BRITISH BRUTE: Dallas Developing Defender–DE Efe Obada | Promising prospect goes from home hopping to home shopping | Cowboys commit with 3-year contract

IRVING, Texas – Not only did the Dallas Cowboys have a productive week in London last fall, which ended with a victory over the Jaguars, but they might have found an interesting prospect along the way. Continue reading →

AMERICA’S TEAM–LOST LEGEND: Amazing journey ends for Dallas Cowboys first QB Eddie LeBaron | Fascinating life of American war hero | Eddie LeBaron Jr 1930-2015

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MUSCLE IN THE MIDDLE: Rolando McClain retained with 1-year contract | 2015-2016 Dallas Cowboys

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