DOUBLE DUTY: Cowboys offensive lineman Connor Williams working as back up center
For the first time since his rookie campaign in 2018, Cowboys guard Connor Williams played in all 16 games of a regular season last year. Now that he has found his footing health-wise, Williams has been asked to take on the role of backup center.
McCarthy era begins with Cowboys still seeking playoff run
DALLAS COWBOYS (8-8)New Faces: Coach Mike McCarthy, backup QB Andy Dalton, WR CeeDee Lamb, DE Everson Griffen, DE Aldon Smith, DT Dontari Poe, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S Trevon Diggs, K Greg Zuerlein, C Tyler Biadasz. Strengths: If Lamb lives up to hype after unexpectedly falling to Cowboys at No. This season will mark 25 years since last time Dallas won multiple playoff games in same year. Roster is built for that playoff run, McCarthy sees no reason why it shouldn't happen in his Cowboys debut, 10 years after winning Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. McCarthy probably doesn't have another Rodgers in terms of pure ability, but Prescott is capable of leading postseason run that would probably secure long-term contract he's been trying to get since early 2019.
Cowboys Frederick wins Halas Award for overcoming adversity
Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick has won the George Halas Award presented by the Pro Football Writers of America. Frederick, who retired in March, was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2019 after missing the entire 2018 season with Guillain-Barr syndrome. He's the 52nd Halas Award winner, the second member of the Cowboys to receive the honor, joining Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach (1980). The Halas Award is given to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes adversity to succeed. Other 2020 nominees for the Halas Award were Ravens tight end coach Bobby Engram, Vikings defensive lineman Everson Griffen, Chargers tackle Russell Okung and Raiders tight end Darren Waller.
Cowboys seek steady roll to playoffs after up-and-down start
The Cowboys next play at the New York Giants in another division game in their only "Monday Night Football" appearance Nov. 4. The Cowboys had to win all five remaining games to return to the playoffs, falling short when they lost in Elliott's return. During the open week last year, the Cowboys gave up this year's first-round draft pick to get No. After the loss to the Packers, Prescott acknowledged the Cowboys might have "sniffed ourselves a little bit too much" coming off the 3-0 start. But when asked after the embarrassing loss to the Jets if he still thought he had a great team, Prescott responded swiftly, "I know we have a great team.
UPDATE: Zack Martin's injury not serious
UPDATE: The Dallas Cowboys have received the MRI results for five time Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin, and the injury is not serious. Head coach Jason Garrett addressed the media with that information Saturday afternoon after Martin was held out of Friday's workouts. We just think this is the right way to handle it given what he has right now." He missed one game last year with a knee injury, but returned to the lineup and started every game for the remainder of the season. OXNARD, Calif. (Friday, 8/3) -- Five-time Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin experienced back pain during the sixth day of workouts in training camp and will undergo an MRI.
Cowboys center Travis Frederick excited to be back
OXNARD, Calif - When the Dallas Cowboys arrived in California for their 2019 training camp, no one was more excited than Travis Frederick. Fresh off the heels of recovering from a career-threatening disease, the Cowboys All-Pro and Pro Bowl center did not know if he would ever be back. You don't realize what you have until it's gone," said Frederick as he stepped off the team charter bus on Thursday. I will tell you this, I had no idea what we were facing regarding Frederick," stated Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. "None of us did.Now Jones is hoping that Frederick can pick up where he left off as the best center in the NFL.
Dallas Cowboys will be 'driven' during 2019 season
It has been standard operating procedure since Jason Garrett took over as head coach 10 years ago. Driven is the flag the Cowboys will fly in 2019. Tight end Jason Witten is driven to show doubters he still has gas left in the tank after one year in retirement. I think there are degrees of driven if you reflect back on the people you know in your life, Garrett explained. Theres somebody else that is a whole different level, and certainly thats the level we are trying to get to.Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Countdown to Cowboys Camp: Can Travis Frederick and Jason Witten contribute?
One of the top five questions for the Cowboys as they open their 2019 training camp Thursday is what can two veterans, Travis Frederick and Jason Witten, bring to the team on their return. We noticed early in last seasons training camp that Frederick was often beaten off the line by rookies, something abnormal to see for a four-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro. After bringing him back slowly during organized team activities, the Cowboys have activated Frederick on their training camp roster, according to NFL.com. That means this training camp is Frederick's first chance to work out in full pads since his diagnosis. Additionally, long-time Cowboys veteran tight end Jason Witten is back on the roster after spending only one year in retirement and in the broadcast booth.