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The Dallas Morning News

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Past articles by John:

Film room: Breaking down the best clips from Cowboys camp, including CeeDee Lamb’s circus catches

The Dallas Cowboys are hard at work laying the foundation for, hopefully, a successful season during training camp over in Oxnard, Calif. While I and many... → Read More

Film room: Breaking down safety Malik Hooker, how he could fit in Cowboys’ defense

What’s better than one safety coming off a season-ending Achilles injury? Apparently, the Dallas Cowboys front office believes the answer is “two,” as the... → Read More

3 Cowboys who need to bounce back in 2021, including how one struggling LB can turn things around

You probably don’t need to be reminded that last season didn’t go according to plan for the Dallas Cowboys, as the team with preseason Super Bowl... → Read More

A closer look at the 2 most underpaid players on the Dallas Cowboys roster

While I believe that every player should be paid their worth, there’s no denying that a lot of the best teams in the NFL are built off players who are... → Read More

Film room: 3 bold Cowboys predictions for 2021, including a surprising feat for one rookie

As we slowly claw our way out of the content desert that is early-to-mid July in the NFL space, it’s a great time to make some predictions about the Dallas... → Read More

3 undrafted free agents who are primed to make noise at Cowboys training camp

The Dallas Cowboys have consistently been one of the better teams in the NFL at unearthing gems among undrafted free agents each year. In a typical year, a... → Read More

3 under-the-radar matchups to watch at Cowboys training camp, including an intriguing rookie battle

Earlier this week, we delved into the most anticipated matchups that will be taking place at Dallas Cowboys training camp, which paved the road for today’s... → Read More

3 matchups to watch at Cowboys training camp, including former top picks going head-to-head

The Dallas Cowboys training camp is primarily used to prepare the team for the regular season; however, for those of us on the outside, the competitive... → Read More

3 trades that make sense for the Cowboys, including a Super Bowl MVP to back up Dak Prescott

It is often said that player acquisition is a 365-day job, well, as we creep toward training camp, the Cowboys would be wise to acquire a player or two to... → Read More

Cowboys 53-man roster projection, 2.0: Opportunity, competition abound on Dallas’ revamped defense

As we wade the doldrums of the NFL calendar, there’s no better time than now to take a second crack at a 53-man roster projection for the Dallas Cowboys.... → Read More

Works in progress: A closer look at Cowboys’ most intriguing developmental projects on offense

One of the best aspects of following the Dallas Cowboys in the lead-up to the regular season is focusing on the young, developmental talent on the roster... → Read More

Two players not named Dak Prescott the Dallas Cowboys can’t afford to lose to injury in 2021

The Football Injury Gods (FIG) didn’t treat the Dallas Cowboys favorably in 2020, as the team was hit with a rash of injuries on both sides of the ball... → Read More

Film room: Grading Cowboys’ defense by position, including which group shows the most promise

The Dallas Cowboys offense and defense are almost polar opposites of each other. As noted Friday, the offense is one of the best in the league and is... → Read More

A trio of Dallas Cowboys who could be surprise cuts before the regular season

The Dallas Cowboys will have to make some tough decisions as they cut down their 90-man roster to 53 before Week 1. While we typically have a pretty good... → Read More

Film room: Key areas of improvement for 3 Cowboys stars, including a habit Ezekiel Elliott needs to break

The Dallas Cowboys have a talented roster littered with star players, especially on offense. However, there is always room for improvement. In fact, one... → Read More

3 position battles to monitor under new Cowboys DC Dan Quinn’s 3-4 defensive scheme

In a typical year, we generally have a pretty good idea of what the Dallas Cowboys starting lineups are going to be. And while that still holds true for... → Read More

Film room: 3 offensive position battles to monitor, from backup QB to a unit with no shortage of options

While the competition on the defensive side of the ball will get more attention, there’s no shortage of position battles on the Dallas Cowboys’ offense... → Read More

Film room: 3 Cowboys who should feel the most pressure to perform in 2021

For the Dallas Cowboys, pressure isn’t a matter of if, it’s a matter of when - that’s what happens when you play for the most valuable franchise in all of... → Read More

Film room: 3 Cowboys who should thrive under Dan Quinn, including Trevon Diggs’ expedited development

The Mike Nolan experiment was such a disaster last year that the Dallas Cowboys defense really has nowhere to go but up under new defensive coordinator Dan... → Read More

Film room: 3 new Cowboys additions who will make the biggest impact in 2021

The Dallas Cowboys had a busy offseason acquiring talent through free agency and the NFL draft, adding depth on the offensive side of the ball while... → Read More