Cowboys news: Stephen Jones addresses Dallas’ inability to sign Zay Jones

Stephen Jones Comments on Cowboys Failing to Sign Zay Jones – Jovan Alford, Sport DFW

You might have heard this one before. Dallas likes their guys.

For the Cowboys, it was another failed attempt by the team to upgrade a position of need this offseason. Dallas EVP Stephen Jones was asked about the team’s interest in the veteran wide receiver and gave a surprising response about the team’s WR unit.

“Anytime you got a chance to add a pro, you look at it and see,” Jones said (h/t ESPN’s Todd Archer). “But we like our group. If we think somebody can improve us, we’ll take a look at it.”

Why the interest in WR Zay Jones, who ended up with Arizona? “Anytime you got a chance to add a pro, you look at it and see,” Stephen Jones said. “But we like our group. If we think somebody can improve us, we’ll take a look at it.”

— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) May 11, 2024

Jones gave a standard answer that most team executives give when discussing a prospective free agent. However, he gave a somewhat glowing endorsement of the team’s current wideout unit that features Lamb and Cooks.

If the Cowboys do not find a solid WR3 option in free agency, the team will look for Jalen Tolbert to step up this summer. The 25-year-old Tolbert was drafted in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Who is QB Mike Hohensee and why is he impressing at Cowboys rookie camp? – Reid Hanson, Cowboys Wire

It might be time to get familiar with Mike Hohensee.

Some guys just have it. Tony Romo showed he had it when he led the Cowboys in a comeback win over the Raiders in the preseason of 2004. Dak Prescott showed he had it when he played virtually flawlessly against the Rams in the 2016 preseason. And Mike Hohensee apparently showed it when he took command of the huddle during the Cowboys rookie minicamp.

Hohensee, an undrafted quarterback from Northwest Missouri State, may not be a household name but that may soon be changing after impressing in minicamp and earning praise from Mike McCarthy

Hohensee, the son of former NFL, CFL, USFL and AFL quarterback of the same name, commanded the huddle in way McCarthy had not seen before.

Attending the rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, Hohensee made the case for Dallas to add a fourth QB to mix ahead of training camp. With Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush and Trey Lance on the roster, the Cowboys don’t have an obvious need for a third arm. But if McCarthy really senses something special in the rookie signal caller, an offer could be on the way.

Can Trevon Diggs lead the Cowboys secondary in 2024? – Mark Heaney, Inside The Star

Can an All-Pro CB coming off an ACL tear resume his mantle as the team’s best CB?

That was the most in NFL history, and he finished fifth in DPOY voting as a result. Now, the question is which star corner will lead the Cowboys’ secondary in 2024. And can Diggs provide that at all considering his recent injury?

For such an athletic defender who relies on explosiveness to get to the football, how is he going to adapt coming off a major knee injury? There is an interesting example in Dallas’ past that might help us answer that question.

Comparing Diggs to Sean Lee

In 2013, Cowboys Linebacker Sean Lee delivered an electric season. The Penn State alum had four interceptions and 99 tackles in just eleven games played. He cemented himself as the leader of the Dallas defense and a future defensive star in the NFL. Then, he suffered an ACL tear in the lead-up to the 2014 season.

His response to that injury was coming back better than before. In the two seasons after, 2015 and 2016, Lee was a two-time Pro Bowler, an All-Pro, and a DPOY candidate. That comeback from Lee is the blueprint for Diggs as he works himself back to being the head of the Dallas secondary.The question is, can Diggs also come back in this fashion?

Surprise NFL signing gives Cowboys ideal trade target to fortify offense – Jerry Trotta, The Landry Hat

Dallas could bring in a former division rival, and potential RB1, at a discount.

Cowboys should trade for Panthers RB Miles Sanders

Out of nowhere this week, the Panthers signed Rashaad Penny. This came after they traded up in round two of the draft for Texas phenom Jonathon Brooks. A longtime Cowboys draft target, Brooks is recovering from a torn ACL, but he’s on track to be ready for training camp. Assuming he doesn’t suffer a setback, Brooks will become the Panthers’ lead back.

Source: Running back Rashaad Penny plans to sign with the #Panthers.

Former first-round pick reunites with head coach Dave Canales from their Seattle days.

Signing likely happening after rookie minicamp.

— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 6, 2024

That puts Miles Sanders in a weird spot. Penny might be in a battle to make the 53-man roster, but Carolina now has four capable RBs on the roster: Brooks, Sanders, Penny and 2023 leading rusher Chub Hubbard, who vastly outplayed Sanders last season.

Sanders had a poor debut season with the Panthers after he signed a four-year, $25.4 million contract last March. In 16 games, he averaged 3.3 yards per carry. That can be attributed to him playing through injury, running behind a poor offensive line and Carolina having no passing game to speak of.

Dallas Cowboys Rookies Celebrate Mother’s Day with Throwback Photos – Josh Sanchez, Sports Illustrated

The unsung heroes.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, the Cowboys shared photos from the rookies’ pasts to show love to the mothers who supported them every step of their journey to the NFL.

It was an excellent way for fans to see the men behind the helmet and the loving mothers who helped shape them into the men we know today.

The first group featured throwback photos from first-round pick Tyler Guyton, third-round picks Cooper Beebe and Marist Liufau, and fifth-round cornerback Caelan Carson.

In the second group of photos, the Cowboys shared candids from seventh-round defensive tackle Justin Rogers, sixth-round wide receiver Ryan Flournoy, and seventh-round offensive lineman Nathan Thomas.

Hopefully, the Cowboys’ newest group of players has time to spend with their loved ones to celebrate the holiday before gearing up for OTAs and training camp.

It is possible Cowboys could play on Christmas Day on a broadcast by Netflix- RJ Ochoa, Blogging The Boys

If Netflix wants viewers, call in America’s Team.

Presuming that Netflix does wind up with the Christmas Day games it is safe to assume that they are going to want their money’s worth because it will likely be a large investment. According to Puck, with a tip of the hat to Variety, the reason that the NFL schedule has taken a bit longer to be released this year has been the closing of the deal between the league and the would-be home of the Christmas Day games.

Netflix will be the “likely winner” of media rights to the pair of NFL games scheduled for Dec. 25 for the upcoming football season, Puck’s John Ourand reported, citing anonymous sources. The report added the caveat that no deal has been signed yet and Netflix and the NFL “still have to clear some hurdles before any deal is announced.”

Per the Puck report, the NFL delayed the release of its 2024-25 schedule until May 15, and one of the main reasons is that the league has been “in the middle of a high-stakes negotiation with Netflix over its planned Christmas Day games.”

In the spirit of throwing things out for discussion – it would make a lot of sense for someone who is paying a lot of money for a Christmas Day game to want the best possible results which would mean it would make sense to involve the Dallas Cowboys.


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