Ezekiel Elliott Suspended 6 Games

By Darreck Kirby
Project Shanks Creative Director

After more than a year of investigating, the NFL finally issued a ruling on the Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence allegations from July of 2016. The sentence? Six games for something Elliott was never charged for, never even arrested for. Throughout the past twelve months, the waters of this case have been more than a little muddied, even at one point seeing text messages between Elliott’s ex and some of her friends suggesting she asked them to lie for her and corroborate her story. In the end, the Columbus ┬áDistrict Police determined there wasn’t enough evidence to move forward with charges. A short time later, claims arose again about an incident in Florida where supposedly Elliott had gotten physical with his ex in a car with other people. Once again, however, witnesses declined to corroborate the woman’s story. Florida police would also decline to charge Elliott with anything.

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Sports Enyi Time: Cowboys Hall of Fame Game with Law Nation

During the second half of the Cowboys/Cardinals Hall of Fame game, Darreck and Enyi took some time to call up a friend of the show and engage in some quality Cowboys talk. Oh, and the Mavericks came up later on, too.

4 Reasons Dak Prescott Won’t Suffer A Sophomore Slump

By Darreck Kirby
Project Shanks Creative Director

If you pay attention to the NFL, specifically if you pay attention to the Dallas Cowboys, you’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz surrounding the Dallas Cowboys new starting quarterback, Dak Prescott. Going into his second year, the Mississippi State product is looking to build on a season that saw him throw for complete 67.8% of his passes for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions. That’s in addition to him running for another 6 scores, setting a new single-season franchise record. Prescott was so good, in fact, he ultimately forced then face-of-the-franchise QB, Tony Romo into retirement. But even with the job unquestionably his now, doubt continues to swirl around the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year on the national stage. But before you call Dak the next RG3 or Colin Kaepernick, consider the following:

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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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