Xavier Woods shined in the Preseason game against the Rams. He had a total of 7 tackles in the game 3 were 3rd down stops. There are a lot of positives I took from this game and not a lot of negatives yet. Let’s get in to it.

Xavier Woods is a sure tackler. His angles are raw, but his wrap up is amazing. There was one play I saw Woods on. It was man to man and Xavier’s’ guy had a drag route over the middle. The receiver caught the ball but Xavier was on him like white on rice. He put his shoulder pad on his thigh and grabbed his ankle. He alligator rolled through the tackle like it came natural to him. It was only a 5 yard completion that brought 4th down.

He’s small for a safety but plays big. You can see it in the film when he had that big hit on Hemingway and in run support, which I really like about this kid. Xavier isn’t afraid to get down and dirty in the box. He doesn’t shed blocks but his reaction time to holes in the gaps is astonishing. I guess he doesn’t need to shed a block when he’s already filled the gap and has the running back in the backfield running like a chicken with his head cut off trying to find a hole to run through.

I can’t help but compare this kid to Earl Thomas. We Longhorns love our defense and Earl was arguably one of the best Safeties we’ve ever seen. Earl had great over the top coverage, and great reaction time. Earl couldn’t be blocked by a tight end because he’d already run past him and make the tackle. Earl wasn’t the biggest guy either, but he could sure stick it to you.

I can’t wait to see what this young man has in store for us. It’s a great day to be a Cowboy. Overall Grade: B+

Go Cowboys.


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The woman who accused Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott of domestic violence admitted to NFL investigators having a text exchange in which she discussed leveraging sex videos featuring her and Elliott for money from the player, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports.

The exchange is contained in the 160-page report prepared by NFL investigators into allegations that Elliott committed multiple acts of violence against ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. Within that report, investigators noted a September 2016 text message exchange between Thompson and a friend, in which Thompson raised the idea of selling sex videos of herself and Elliott. During the conversation, Thompson’s friend suggested, “we could black mail him w[ith] that,” to which Thompson responded, “I want to bro.” The NFL’s report also stated that Thompson admitted registering an email address titled “ezekielelliott sex vids” in August 2016.

The texts and email registration don’t disprove the domestic violence allegations Thompson has made against Elliott, nor do they address the central issue of whether violence occurred. Furthermore, the league indicated physical and circumstantial evidence – including bruises appearing on Thompson’s body during a week she and Elliott were sharing a room – was enough to conclude that Elliott committed domestic violence. But with Thompson being cited as the NFL’s only firsthand witness to the events she is alleging, a source close to Elliott said his lawyers and the NFLPA have seized upon the exchange to question aspects of motive and credibility in an appeal filed on Tuesday.

Ezekiel Elliott is appealing his six-game suspension. An appeals hearing is scheduled for Aug. 29. (Getty Images)


Ultimately, the NFL came to its findings and suspended Elliott for six games despite having Thompson’s text exchange on record. The source said Elliott’s legal advisers believe the NFL didn’t give adequate weight to underlying issues of credibility and motive for Thompson, who accused Elliott of multiple instances of domestic violence in July 2016.

The NFL investigator’s 160-page report detailed the following about the text exchange:

“The League’s forensic experts also recovered evidence from Ms. Thompson’s phone that she had registered an email address titled, “ezekielelliott sex vids” during the month of August, 2016. In addition, a text message with her friend [name withheld by Yahoo] was recovered that showed them talking about their need to make more money and Ms. Thompson raised the idea of selling the sex tapes she had of herself and Mr. Elliott. Her friend [name withheld] said they should blackmail Mr. Elliott with them, they’d be “millionaires”. Ms. Thompson replied that she’d like to but was scared. When Ms. Thompson was asked about this by the League’s investigators, she stated that she did have sex tapes

of her and Mr. Elliott on her phone and she did open the email account but she denied doing so to blackmail Mr. Elliott.”

Exhibits accompanying the NFL’s report also included the exact exchange between Thompson and her friend, which took place on Sept. 21, 2016. The exchange was obtained by the NFL via a forensic sweep of Thompson’s phone, which was provided to investigators. The exact exchange was noted as Exhibit 74 in the NFL’s appendix accompanying the 160-page report. It is as follows:

[Thompson]: What if I sold mine and Ezekiel’s sex videos

[Friend]: We’d all be millionaires

[Friend]: We could black mail him w that

[Thompson]: I want to bro

[Friend]: Let’s do it

[Thompson]: Scared

[Friend]: Shit

[Friend]: Id be like look give me 10k or I’ll just sell our sex videos for the same amount flat

[Friend]: Me and my friends tryna go on vacation and get boob jobs

(the report notes a pair of blank texts)

[Thompson]: 10k Bitch I want 20k

[Thompson]: Go big or go home

[Friend]: That’s fine too

[Friend]: Like what

Yahoo Sports left voice and text messages for Thompson specifically asking about the exchange, but neither was returned. The friend whom Thompson was texting in the exchange told Yahoo Sports that she had indeed spoken to NFL investigators about it.

“I have literally no comment on that,” the friend said. “I already spoke to somebody about that. It was an investigator. It was like, someone working for the NFL. It was like years ago, so I don’t even remember what I said.”

Asked what she told NFL investigators about the conversation, the friend said, “This was literally like a year ago. I have no idea.”

Asked if she remembered having a text conversation with Thompson about blackmailing Elliott with sex tapes, the woman ended the phone call.

Yahoo Sports was also able to obtain a portion of the NFL Players Association’s response to the NFL regarding Elliott’s suspension. Within the response, the NFLPA listed the text exchange among a collection of items questioning Thompson’s credibility.

To further underscore that point, the union included Thompson’s text exchange under a rebuttal subhead reading: “Ms. Thompson’s Highly Inappropriate Conduct – Including Contemplated Extortion – Punctuates Her Lack Of Credibility.”

A source familiar with the appeal indicated to Yahoo Sports that the text exchange will be one of several pieces of communication or witness accounts that the NFLPA and Elliott’s lawyers will focus on to shape Thompson’s credibility. Others have also surfaced as well in documents that have either been released by the Columbus Police Department or leaked to the media. Among them:

• Thompson having allegedly lied to the Columbus Police department during its investigation into Elliott and allegedly attempting to induce a witness to also fabricate an account of domestic violence.

• Thompson allegedly making threats toward Elliott about “ruining” his career, as recently reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

• Thompson allegedly calling Elliott in a harassing manner, as noted in a report by the NFL Network.

While none of this appears to be evidence that can conclusively clear Elliott of domestic violence, the NFLPA and his lawyers believe it speaks to the credibility aspect that may ultimately determine the success of his appeal.

Elliott’s appeal hearing is scheduled for Aug. 29.


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Julius Thomas burst onto the NFL 2014. I hate to label Rico has the next Gates or Gonzo because they are so great but I can see Thomas being a realistic bench mark for Rico to achieve. Yes he had a HOF Qb feeding him the ball and hasn’t done much since but I could see Rico making a similar splash in the NFL. It might not be this season but certainly in the near future.


   1) Alfred Morris. I believe as a fan base we all agree Darren McFadden can help this team but Morris is somewhat of an unknown. McFadden had over a thousand yards in 2015 but I still believe we will need Morris to contribute. From pass blocking, pass catching Morris has had some questions in this offense. He must contribute without Elliot in the backfield.

   2) Dez freaking Bryant. I am the biggest Dez Bryant you will ever meet. He is my favorite football player but we still need more. Dez will never get Julio or Antonio Brown numbers in this offense but we MUST stay healthy. He MUST stay on the field for us to have success. The numbers will never be huge but in key moments he must continue to come up big for this team and even more so. No more two catch for thirty yard games. I love Dez but its time for a full and complete season from him. I believe he will come through for us.

   3) LEFT GUARD. Chaz Green, Byron Bell, Jonathon Cooper. ANYBODY. ANYONE has to step up and fill this position. With a downgrade in the backfield we can ill afford to have issues on the offensive line. Hopefully we can get this thing figured out soon so the line can gel before week 1.

   4) Jason Garrett/Scott Linehan. Fight, trust the process. Jason Garrett has proven(IMO) to be a great leader of men. He must continue to keep this team focused and rise above this dilemma. Scott Linehan must keep this offense on the right path. Keep the play calling down the path that fits this football team. We have a ton of weapons on this  team he must use all of them to relieve them of the loss of Elliot.

   5) Dak Prescott. Now this might sound crazy to most fans but he must be even better. Yes he was superhuman in 2016 but he must continue to improve for us to be successful and I believe he will. Play mistake free football and lead this team like he has shown so far in his career.

   Honorable Mention*** Ryan Switzer. The Switz army knife will be huge contributor in the offense this season. Jet sweeps, reverse, gadget plays the dude is a flat out baller. He must contribute in the kick return game helping in field position as well. It’s hard to say step up for him with it being his rookie season but we must meet and match expectations right away.

  1. The thing that popped out most in my eyes was not Rico, Woods, or Cooper Rush. It was our backup LT. He was getting beat left and right by the 2nd teamers and 3rd string DEs. Not a very solid performance by Cleary at all. Right now, I just want Jason Garrett to just sit Tyron for the rest of Preseason. He had the back injury last year aswell, and I don’t want us going in into Week 1 without Tyron and Zeke. I want us to be healthy as can be for those 6 games that Zeke is out for. (Which hopefully gets appealed to 1 or 2).
  2. Taco exploded this game. He had 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, and 2 hurries. Even though that’s not a amazing stat line, he was causing disruption. Every play almost it seemed like he was getting into the backfield, getting doubled, or just almost getting to the QB. He played with a high motor this game and it showed through his performance.
  3. Rico is a BADDDDDD MANNNNN. Rico had another great game against the Rams. So far he is looking like a lock for 53. I would still like him to go out with Dak and all our starters and get some work in to see how he does with the 1’s.
  4. Lets not forget Cooper Rush. He looked so smooth that game is was like water flowing down a river. He almost brought us back and won the game like he did against Arizona. There is good competition between him and Moore, I just want to see more of it.
  5. McFadden will be an excellent backup, im not worried.
  6. Defense showed a strong outing against the Rams 1’s. We didn’t even have all our defense on the field and we still looked good. (Yes, I know its the Rams but we’re still looking good.) We had good run D, and our pass defense was nothing crazy but an improvement.
  7. I will be doing Film Breakdowns on Xavier Woods, Noah Brown, and Damien Wilson. I’ve just been a little bit busy lately so I’ve haven’t been able to post as much. If would like to see a specific film breakdown of a player I did not mention please leave a comment or PM me and i’ll do it as fast as possible.

I see plenty of writers pointing out the possible scenarios for setbacks due to the infamous suspension of Zeke. I, on the other hand, while fully acknowledging the negative possibilities, would like to focus on a more positive scenario. At the risk of sounding like a hope-fiend, I prefer to view this situation through the old adage, “That which does not destroy me makes me stronger.”

We all watched in giddy awe last year as we saw something happen that we had been waiting for well over a decade to see. The team began to gel with the ability to acheive at a superior level of success. Jerry’s kids finally passed their chemistry test. Therefore, my question is, did the results of that synthesis just evaporate into thin air, or is the mixture still in tact?

Personally, I think the 2016 concoction was a potent mix & is still well short of it’s expiration date. As we know all too well, the Cowboys are no stranger to adversity. My inclination is to view the Zeke suspension as just another thunderstorm blowing through Dallas. Sure we lost a strong edge, but I’m counting on the Cowboys having enough depth to be able to grind out a winning record through the suspension period. With the way the team gel occurred last year, the suspension gives them an us against the world mentality, which has been known to raise the level of performance of teams of all sports across the board, as well as in other facets of life. We need only look as far as last year at the Tom Brady suspension and his subsequent hoisting of the Lombardi Trophy at seasons end.

The coaching staff under Jason Garrett has matured as well and I have confidence in their ability to rally the team. They are saying the right things when asked by the press about the situation, which displays the measured calculation that can be expected on the field as well. Success usually starts somewhere around the top, so I give Garrett and crew full credit for last year’s success and expect his leadership to produce similar results this year. Here is hoping for the best.


Enough is Enough it’s like Watching and NFL player go up against Pop Warner Football players. This man is clearly way Above the low level talent that is on the field. They’re making him look like Shaq mixed with Jerry Rice out there for god sakes. The man is 290lbs out running 180lbs DB’s And 240lbs LB’s. He’s too fast for LB’s and too Big for DB’s Just sit this man for the Rest of the Preseason. We all now know there is no doubt to who is The Heir to Jason Witten’s Thrown. The man Witten said him self is the Heir!!!! The Dallas Cowboys got the best QB RB TE In the 2016 NFL Draft period!!!! Now all we waiting on is Jaylon Smith to be the best LB In the 2016 NFL Draft!!! Dam I didn’t think it was going to be this easy………..YES I DID!!!!!!!! GO COWBOYS!!