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Past articles by Calvin:

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott ‘excited’ to have Mike McCarthy calling plays

Dak Prescott, who was a guest speaker along with Jets DT Solomon Thomas at the Grant Halliburton Foundation Annual Beacon of Hope Luncheon, spoke with... → Read More

Calvin Watkins’ 2023 NFL mock draft: Which need could Dallas Cowboys address at No. 26?

The Cowboys could choose to continue their trend of selecting the best available prospect. → Read More

The Cowboys are closer than you think to a total makeover at running back

INDIANAPOLIS — The Cowboys are nearing a total makeover of their running game. And it’s closer than you think. Mike McCarthy said from the NFL scouting... → Read More

Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy has more power, fewer excuses. Here’s why he prefers it that way

After taking over play-calling duties from Kellen Moore, Mike McCarthy is exerting his power more than ever before. → Read More

How Cowboys’ all-Black strength and conditioning staff formed crew unlike any other in NFL

INDIANAPOLIS — It was during a strength and conditioning meeting at last year’s NFL scouting combine when Kendall Smith noticed. Smith, along with Harold Nash... → Read More

Tackle that ended Cowboys RB Tony Pollard’s season to be reviewed during NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS — The hip drop tackle that ended Cowboys’ running back Tony Pollard’s season in the NFC divisional round game is under review. The NFL... → Read More

Cowboys’ Scott Tolzien, Jeff Blasko among coaches promoted on Mike McCarthy’s staff

The Cowboys are still in the process of finalizing their coaching staff for the 2023 season, but a person with knowledge of the hiring process said three... → Read More

It’s time to sideline criticism and appreciate Cowboys’ Dak Prescott’s remarkable story

PHOENIX — It’s time to pause discussions about interceptions. Time to forget about the pain of losing offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and the move toward... → Read More

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott wins 2022 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

PHOENIX — Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Thursday night. Prescott becomes the fourth Cowboys player to win... → Read More

Cowboys greats DeMarcus Ware and Chuck Howley elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

PHOENIX – The 2023 Class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame saw a pair of Cowboys elected who were dominant defenders during their playing careers but as soft-spo... → Read More

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott ‘upset’ over Kellen Moore’s exit, but ‘happy’ for ex-OC’s future

PHOENIX — Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was pleasant but let his feelings known about the departure of offensive coordinator Kellen Moore on Thursday... → Read More

As Cowboys fanbase’s patience runs thin, what’s the plan to end the Super Bowl drought?

The number is 27 and counting. We’re not talking about the amount of championships the Cowboys have accumulated over the years. This number represents how... → Read More

Why Cowboys could look into an extension of QB Dak Prescott’s contract

MOBILE, Ala. — Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is signed through the 2024 season, but there’s a possibility the team might extend him as well. Prescott is... → Read More

What led to Cowboys’ separation from Kellen Moore, Mike McCarthy’s return to playcalling?

MOBILE, Ala. — When Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy arrived in 2020, he believed in keeping Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator and play caller. McCarthy called... → Read More

TCU QB Max Duggan can use Senior Bowl to prove competitive nature will translate to NFL

MOBILE, Ala. — So after leading TCU to the College Football Playoff national title game, quarterback Max Duggan had to move on. Yet, it’s so difficult not to... → Read More

Cowboys set to interview Panthers assistant for vacant OC job

MOBILE, Ala. – The Cowboys began the process of replacing offensive coordinator Kellen Moore by scheduling an interview with Carolina running backs coach Jeff... → Read More

How will Georgia QB Stetson Bennett’s NFL draft stock be affected by Dallas arrest?

If recent history is an indication, the Sunday morning arrest of Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett in Old East Dallas will have little effect on his draft... → Read More

Dan Quinn to return as Cowboys’ defensive coordinator for 2023 season

FRISCO — Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has pulled his name out for any head coaching vacancies and will remain in his current position. Quinn, ... → Read More

A possible Dan Quinn departure is first domino in shake-up of Cowboys’ defense

There is a song by the rap group The LOX called “Money, Power, Respect” that best describes what Jerry Jones did to Dan Quinn last year. Jones, the Cowboys’... → Read More

5 takeaways from Cowboys-49ers: The NFC Championship drought continues

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The drought continues. The Cowboys came into the NFC divisional round game with confidence. Coach Mike McCarthy was relaxed, having been... → Read More