1. Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft: Could Memphis DT Dontari Poe Be an Option in Round 1?

    My scouting report on Dontari Poe is up at the Times today, so click the link to get the full story. Here is a clip: Most players who weigh nearly 350 pounds need to lose weight...

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  2. Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft: Georgia Cornerback Brandon Boykin on Radar?

    I’m getting into the portion of the offseason when, despite the urging of everyone else involved, I analyze nothing but cornerbacks...

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  3. Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft: Is Brandon Thompson of Clemson an Option?

    Today's scouting report is up at the Times , and it is on Clemson defensive tackle Brandon Thompson . Click the link to view the whole report. Here is a snippet: At 6-2, some might be scared about Brandon Thompson ’s height inside...

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  4. Dallas Cowboys Free Agents: Cortland Finnegan or Brandon Carr?

    My article on the NFL ’s top 20 guards was posted on ESPN again here . I will continue my position rankings in the coming weeks, as time allows between draft coverage. Today, I want to take a look at the Cowboys’ cornerback situation...

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  5. Cordy Glenn: How Would He Fit with Dallas Cowboys?

    A lot of you know I am (really, really) high on Stanford guard David DeCastro. Of all legitimate options for Dallas at No. 14, he’s the top guy on my list. He’ll likely be the best player available, in my opinion, and he fits a major need...

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  6. Scouting the Draft: Is Virginia CB Chase Minnifield a First-Round Talent?

    Today’s New York Times scouting report is up here , and it’s on Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield . From the post: At 6-0, 185 pounds, Chase Minnifield (No...

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  7. Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois: Scouting Report and Game Film

    My latest installment of “Scouting the Draft” over at the NY Times features Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus . You can head here to check out my full scouting report on Mercilus ...

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  8. Top 20 Offensive Tackles in the NFL: Backing Up My Selections

    A few days ago, I published my list of the NFL ’s top 20 NFL tackles, and I knew there would be some backlash. The best of it (or worst of it?) has come from ESPN, who posted a link to my article here ...

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  9. Top 20 Offensive Tackles in the NFL: Using Advanced Stats to Select the Best OTs

    I just finished up my list of the top 20 NFL quarterbacks in 2011, and you were probably shocked to see Drew Brees at No. 3 and Joe Flacco all the way down at No. 13...

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  10. Morris Claiborne Scouting Report: Is the LSU Cornerback a Good Fit in Dallas?

    LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne figures to be the first cornerback off the board in the 2012 NFL Draft , and in all likelihood, the Cowboys have no chance of scoring the play-maker...

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  11. Top 20 Quarterbacks in the NFL: Ranking League's Best QBs with Advanced Stats

    I wanted to take a short break (like, an hour) from draft analysis to publish my NFL quarterback rankings...

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  12. LSU's Michael Brockers to Dallas Cowboys? Scouting Report and Highlights

    After kicking off my NY Times “Scouting the Draft” series with an analysis of Penn State’s Devon Still, I stayed at the defensive tackle position to study LSU’s Michael Brockers ...

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  13. 2012 NFL Draft: Is Penn State DT Devon Still a Good Fit for Dallas Cowboys?

    Each year, I analyze 50+ prospects in fairly great detail in my “ Potential Draft Picks ” series. In 2012, I will be taking my analysis to the New York Times’ football blog, “The Fifth Down...

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  14. Dallas Cowboys Draft: Should the 'Boys Select an Offensive Tackle?

    A few days ago, we had an article published in the Dallas Observer which argued why Doug Free should be moved to guard...

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  15. Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Week 17: Should Doug Free Switch Positions?

    I recently published another piece at the Dallas Observer . Head over there to check it out. It details four points from Sunday night’s loss, explaining how they will affect Dallas in 2012...

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  16. Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, Week 17: How Dallas Can Win the NFC East

    In addition to my article for the Dallas Cowboys Times on how Dallas can beat Cover 2 Man Under this weekend in the Meadowlands, I also did a piece for the Dallas Observer ...

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  17. Dallas Cowboys Will Miss Guard Montrae Holland in Week 17

    Believe it or not, the Dallas Cowboys are going to see a dramatic downgrade at guard with the loss of Montrae Holland to a torn biceps. I have been critical of Holland in the past, providing him with a C+ grade in my 2010 Offensive Line Grades ...

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  18. Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Week 17: How Dallas Can Beat Giants' Coverage

    I did a few preview articles for other sites this week, including this one for the New York Times . Head over there to take a look at some of my thoughts regarding how the Cowboys must beat Cover 2 Man Under to beat the Giants on Sunday night...

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  19. Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Week 16: DOs and DON'Ts for Dallas

    One of the advantages of playing at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve is that the Cowboys will know if they will be able to clinch the division with a win. If the Giants lose to the Jets during their 1 p...

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  20. Dallas Cowboys' Offensive, Defensive Production Since 2000: Are They Improving?

    Over at Advanced NFL Stats , a new feature has taken the world (my world) by storm. If you click on the link, you can see the offensive and defensive “Expected Points Added” ...

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  21. Dallas Cowboys Regain Control of NFC East: Game Notes from Week 15

    With a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night, the Cowboys have now regained control of the NFC East and can clinch the division with a win—and a Giants loss—on Christmas Eve...

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  22. Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Bucs, Week 15: Game Plan for Dallas

    The Cowboys head into Tampa on Saturday night fresh off of a heartbreaking loss to the Giants in which the team saw their playoff hopes diminish from 90-plus percent with a win to around 40 percent with the loss...

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  23. Analyzing Critical Plays in Cowboys' Week 14 Loss to Giants

    One of my favorite things to do when I watch the Cowboys games at home is track the team’s win probability throughout the night using Advanced NFL Stats ‘ win probability charts...

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  24. Dallas Cowboys Collapse: What We Learned About Dallas in Week 14 Loss to Giants

    The Cowboys blew a 12-plus point lead for the third time this season after doing so just twice in the 13.8 billion years before this one, and they did so in heartbreaking fashion...

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  25. Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants: Schedule Analysis and Playoff Probabilities

    For those who missed it (everyone, I’m assuming), I had an article published on The New York Times football blog The Fifth Down titled Keys to Defeating Dallas, From a Cowboys Writer ...

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