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  1. Cowboys TE coach offers up off-beat drills

    Todd Archer

    OXNARD, Calif. -- At one point Mike Pope made a list of all the drills he has had his tight ends do over 32 years in the NFL, and it totaled 478. "I can't remember all of them because I'm getting a little bit older," said the 72-year-old Pope, "bu...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  2. James Hanna in Cowboys' TE mix, too

    Todd Archer

    OXNARD, Calif. - All of the backup tight end talk around the Dallas Cowboys has centered around Gavin Escobar. After all, Escobar was a second-round pick last year and the Cowboys added a new tight ends coach in Mike Pope to develop Escobar. But w...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. Dallas Cowboys: Weight of winning squarely on players this season...

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    It's going to be on the players to carry the weight of winning this time around, because Jason Garrett and his coaching staff will take this Dallas Cowboys squad only so far, writes Jean-Jacques Taylor.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2014
  4. Best case/worst case: Gavin Escobar

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- In order to break out of their 8-8 doldrums, the Dallas Cowboys will need a lot to go right in 2014. This week we take a best-case, worst-case look at five offensive and defensive players that will go a long way in shaping the Cow...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  5. Swim goggles to help tight ends?

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- Jason Witten has had five tight ends coaches in his prolific career with the Dallas Cowboys. Mike Pope is the first to make him wear swimming goggles in pass-catching drills. "You can't see out of the corner of your eyes so it mak...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  6. After all these years, Witten's still grinding

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- Jason Witten didn't need to be at Monday's organized team activity. His son had surgery in the morning, and the OTAs are voluntary. Plus, Witten has a resume complete with nine Pro Bowls and a Dallas Cowboys' franchise record 879 ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  7. Mike Pope gets adjusted to the Cowboys

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Mike Pope has known East Rutherford, N.J. for 14 seasons. Pope was the New York Giants' tight ends coach, but after he was let go this offseason, coach Jason Garrett jumped at the chance to hire him. So how is Pope doing as the ne...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  8. ESPN Insider: Escobar one to watch

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- The commonly held perception is that a player makes his biggest jump in the NFL between his rookie season and second year. With that in mind, ESPN Insider Field Yates rates Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar as one of 10 break...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  9. Five Wonders: All in play for NFL draft

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- With the NFL draft five weeks away, it seems like a perfect time to bring back Five Wonders. On to the wonders: * Some of you might wonder if the acquisition of Henry Melton takes the Dallas Cowboys out of the loop for Aar...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  10. Jones: Experience around Garrett a plus

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas - Just as a reminder, Jason Garrett is the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys even if he will no longer be as involved in his specialty (offense), while spending more time in the defensive room in 2014. But owner and general manager Je...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  11. Mike Pope had influence on Jason Garrett

    Todd Archer

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jason Garrett's background has played a role on the composition of his Dallas coaching staff. Of the coaches brought in after he took the job on a full-time basis in 2011, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan, r...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  12. Garrett sees staff turnover as life in NFL

    Todd Archer

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett preaches the importance of continuity, but his staff has seen nothing but changeover since he took over midway through the 2010 season. Rod Marinelli is his fourth defensive coordinator after Paul...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  13. Cowboys position breakdown: Coaches

    Todd Archer

    Cowboys reporters Calvin Watkins and Todd Archer break down the Cowboys, position by position, analyzing what the players did in 2013, what they can do in the future and what the team can do to improve the position in 2014. Under contract: Jason G...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  14. Dallas Cowboys coaching tracker

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- With changes on the Dallas Cowboys' coaching staff, it's time to update the tracker. Rod Marinelli is the defensive coordinator but will continue to work with the defensive line. He'll receive more help from Leon Lett and Ben Bloo...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  15. Cowboys position breakdown: Tight ends

    Todd Archer

    Cowboys reporters Calvin Watkins and Todd Archer breakdown the Cowboys, position by position, analyzing what the players did in 2013, what they can do in the future and what the team can do to improve the position in 2014. Under contract: Jason Wi...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  16. Big Blue Morning: Rolle on 'Team Rice'

    Dan Graziano

    New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle will play for Jerry Rice's team Sunday in what could be the final Pro Bowl ever. Rolle was "assigned" to Team Rice in Wednesday night's Pro Bowl draft, which I think means he was the only safety left after all othe...

    Blog | January 23, 2014