An Offseason to Forget

By Lindsey Jones
Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys Writer

The Dallas Cowboys have been making the news in all the wrong ways in the last few weeks.

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D&B Radio Talk Dak Prescott Autograph Machine Controversy, Who won NBA Offseason, and Whether the Rangers Should Trade Yu Darvish

Back again after a short hiatus, Darreck and Brennan browse the sports landscape for news, as well as a friendly debate/gentlemen’s’ bet. This should be fun!

 

Podcast Shanks feat. Law Nation: Cowboys on the Bubble and NBA Free Agency

Darreck Kirby is joined by Lawrence “Law Nation” Thomas for this week’s podcast, talking Cowboys on the bubble entering training camp, what to do with Damien Wilson, and more. Also, Darreck talks NBA Free Agency and how the Western Conference shake up further shifts the balance of power in the NBA. Plus, Dirk the selfless. Check it out!

 

Damien Wilson Arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

By Darreck Kirby
Project Shanks Creative Director

The six weeks between the end of minicamp and the beginning of training camp are some of the most nerve-racking for teams. During this time, the players are out of their reach and influence and headlines like this appear somewhat prevalent.

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Law Nation Film Study: Dak Prescott 2016 Senior Bowl


So many people doubted this guy and he is still proving them WRONG!!!

Law Nation Film Study: Lance “Mini Dez” Lenoir


Name: Lance Lenoir
College: Western Illinois Number: 7
Height: 6-0 Weight: 199
Position: WR & KR
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2017
40 Time Low: 4.56

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Law Nation Film Study: Damien Wilson


ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS
Productive, volume tackler over his two years as a Gopher ‘backer. Stays committed to the chase when ball spills wide. Shows a feel for blocks coming at him from an angle. Lines up the defense. Drops into zone coverage and spies the quarterback, mirroring the quarterback’s eyes and cutting off the passing lane.

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Law Nation Film Study: Kavon Frazier


OVERVIEW
Frazier garnered second-team All-MAC recognition in his senior season (led team with 108 tackles, 4.5 for loss), but the largest honor he received was being able to wear the No. 21 jersey of his former friend and teammate, Derrick Nash. Nash passed away from leukemia in June 2015, and coaches decided to rotate the 21 jersey throughout the season as a way of honoring his memory. Frazier got to wear the jersey twice, including in the team’s bowl game. Before 2015, Frazier played as a reserve in 2012 (36 tackles, one interception, three pass breakups), earned more playing time as a sophomore (67 tackles, three interceptions, five pass breakups), and went back to a partial starter in 2014 (58 stops, four pass break-ups).

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Law Nation Film Study: Chidobe Awuzie


OVERVIEW
Pro corner Nnamdi Asomugha is a family friend of Awuzie (ah-wooz-yeh), but his style of play would make you think he’s a relation. He made an immediate impact as a freshman, starting seven games, making 59 tackles, five for loss, and breaking up four passes. Awuzie was leading the team in tackles with 64 through nine games in 2014 (along with two interceptions, eight pass breakups), but missed the end of the year with a lacerated kidney suffered in practice. Healthy again in 2015, he was a second-team All-Pac 12 pick starting mostly at the nickel spot (90 tackles, nine for loss, four sacks, two INT, 10 pass breakups). Awuzie was second-team all-conference again as a senior (65 tackles, six for loss, one INT, 12 PBU), joining two other members of the Buffaloes’ secondary on that squad.

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Law Nation: Projecting the Cowboys 53-Man Roster

By Law Nation
PSDC Partner and Film Study Expert

Keep in mind this is not the final Roster, just my observation from the OTAs and news that I have picked up from around the Cowboys. Training Camp and Preseason have not even started yet, there are plenty of chances for rookies, trades, and lord please forbid injuries to happen. This team collectively looks solid and there will be plenty of battles during this offseason for major roles on this roster.

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Law Nation Film Study: Jourdan Lewis


OVERVIEW
Lewis’ senior season didn’t start off the way he would have preferred, as he missed the first three games of the year due to injury. His play over the ten games in which he played, however, earned him first-team All-American notice from multiple outlets. Lewis was also a Jim Thorpe Award finalist and the Big Ten Conference Defensive Back of the Year (25 tackles, 3.5 for loss, two interceptions, nine pass breakups). He was a 13-game starter as a junior, making 52 tackles, 3.5 for loss, two interceptions, and 20 breakups, which ranked third in the FBS. Lewis averaged 25.2 yards on kick returns in 2015, as well. He earned a starting corner job three games into his sophomore year (39 tackles, 1.5 TFL, two INT, six PBU), and contributed as a true freshman in 2012 (17 tackles, two PBU).

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Law Nation Film Study: Lucas Wacha


Name: Lucas Wacha
College: Wyoming Number: 45
Height: 6-1 Weight: 225
Position: OLB Pos2: ILB/ST
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2017
Runs the 40 yards Low: 4.50

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