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  1. W2W4: Rangers at Houston Astros

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The battle of the Silver Boot is this weekend. It really should be renamed: The Battle for Dazmon Cameron. He's the projected No. 1 pick in next year's MLB draft. Here's a preview between the two of the worst teams in the American L...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  2. Cowboys officially sign Nwaneri

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys made it official on Friday when they signed guard Uche Nwaneri to the 90-man roster. To make room for Nwaneri, the team placed guard Tyronne Green (calf strain) on the reserve/injured list. Nwaneri, a 2007 fifth-round draft p...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. Cowboys open to roster moves

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys, despite the moves made in free agency and the NFL draft, have holes. The loss of middle linebacker Sean Lee to injury has placed Justin Durant into his spot and left some uncertainty at the two other linebacker positions. Ky...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  4. Can Anthony Hitchens replace Sean Lee?

    Calvin Watkins

    With middle linebacker Sean Lee out for the season with a torn ACL, his replacement could be fourth-round draft pick Anthony Hitchens from Iowa. Of the nine draft picks, Hitchens' selection, 119th overall, was the most questionable. Some draft exp...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  5. Tony Romo blocks out Johnny Football

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- During the NFL draft process, Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones spoke to quarterback Tony Romo about the potential of drafting a quarterback. The Jones family wanted Romo t...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  6. L'Damian Washington continues the fight

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- L'Damian Washington got a cruel taste of the NFL earlier this month. Projected as a late round draft pick coming out of Missouri, Washington caught 59 passes for 692 yards with three touchdowns. NFL scouts said the biggest issues ...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  7. Drafting from big schools vs. small schools

    Calvin Watkins

    There is always a debate about drafting players from big schools in comparison to players from small schools. Of the Dallas Cowboys' nine draft picks in May, eight came from big schools, and we're counting Boise State defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  8. Cowboys defense doing plenty of talking

    Calvin Watkins

    There was a lot of talking going on last weekend from the defensive side of the ball regarding the Dallas Cowboys. It started with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli talking about Bruce Carter needing to toughen up and saying he doesn't coach con...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  9. J.J. Wilcox emerging as starter

    Calvin Watkins

    The Cowboys didn't address the safety position in the first two days of the NFL draft. On Day 3, the Cowboys selected safety Ahmad Dixon from Baylor in the seventh round. He's viewed more of a special-teams player but there is the potential to mov...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  10. Morris Claiborne aims to bulk up, improve

    Calvin Watkins

    While Brandon Carr is talking about taking over the league, Morris Claiborne is still trying to establish himself. No top draft pick on this current Cowboys roster is under more pressure to perform to expectations than Claiborne. He was the six...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  11. Will McClay pleased with Cowboys' draft

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Will McClay, the Cowboys assistant director of player personnel, said he was pleased that Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones gave him and his staff an "A" for the last week's NFL draft, but there is more work to be done. "I...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  12. Update: Cowboys sign three draft picks

    Calvin Watkins

    The Cowboys signed the first of their nine draft picks Thursday when seventh-round selection, Stanford defensive tackle Ben Gardner, inked a four-year deal, according to a source. Gardner was one of five seventh-rounders the Cowboys drafted on Sat...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  13. Romo to Cowboys: No one can beat me out

    Calvin Watkins

    Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told SiriusXM radio Wednesday afternoon that he had a chat with Tony Romo regarding speculation the team might draft a quarterback. The Cowboys didn't, bypassing Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Ma...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  14. Stephen Jones defends the safety position

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys bypassed selecting a safety in the NFL draft until the seventh round when they took Baylor's Ahmad Dixon. Yet, there was some criticism of why the Cowboys didn't draft a safety in the early rounds. Cowboys executive vice pre...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  15. Devin Street, Ben Gardner health update

    Calvin Watkins

    The Cowboys have two draft picks entering this weekend's rookie minicamp recovering from injuries. Wide receiver Devin Street -- the team's fifth-round pick -- missed the final three games of the 2013 season with Pittsburgh dealing with shoulder, ank...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  16. Cowboys almost found Carter replacement

    Calvin Watkins

    If there is one thing we learned from the 2014 NFL draft in regards to the Dallas Cowboys is the statement they made to weak side linebacker Bruce Carter. Sitting there in the middle of the first round was Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, whom ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014