HOF Gil Brandt believes the Cowboys can win it all(VIDEO)

Near the end of the 2018 NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys started to play their best football, and after starting the season at 3-5, the Cowboys went 7-1 in the final eight games to finish the season at 10-6 and win the NFC East. Dallas would beat Seattle in the Wild-Card round before being eliminated by the Rams in the Divisional round.

Coming into the 2019 season, the Cowboys are a very talented team on both sides of the ball, but there are some uncertainties. RB Ezekiel Elliott is currently holding out and is hoping for a new contract. Also, QB Dak Prescott’s contract may have to be done as well, but he’s in camp, so it’s not as big of an issue as Elliott’s contract situation.

However, Hall of Famer and one of the architects of Tom Landry’s Cowboys, Gil Brandt, thinks the Cowboys have a great chance to win a Super Bowl in 2019.

“I visit 13, 14 training camps each year, so you get a pretty good feel for what the league looks like,” Brandt recently said. “The competitive balance in this league is unbelievable, as you know the Bears started from last to first, and every year we have that situation.

“The Cowboys started 3-5 last year and ended up in the playoffs, and if they could stop the run, they still be playing.

“I really do believe that the Cowboys have a team. They have a great, young quarterback, they have some great, young players, and I think they have an owner that really wants to win, and he’s going to do anything possible to win, so I like the Cowboys.”

Obviously, Dallas needs to make sure they have Elliott in the fold if they want to win anything, but if Prescott can make just a little more plays, and the defense picks up where they left off last season, Dallas could be one of the teams to beat.

Listen below as Brandt talks Cowboys:

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NFL: Elliott did not violate Personal Conduct Policy

Here is a statement from the NFL following Ezekiel Elliott’s meeting with Roger Goodell to discuss Elliott’s incident in May in Las Vegas:

“Immediately following reports of an incident in Las Vegas in May involving Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL conducted a comprehensive investigation that included interviews with multiple witnesses, including security personnel and others with direct involvement, as well as a review of documentary and other information.

On Tuesday, as part of the review, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Mr. Elliott to reinforce the standards of conduct expected of him and the consequences for failing to meet those standards.

Mr. Elliott acknowledged that he demonstrated poor judgment and committed to make better choices in the future. He volunteered to take advantage of the resources available to help him continue to grow personally.

Commissioner Goodell determined there was no violation of the personal conduct policy and no further action is warranted.”

Cowboys and Texans will play preseason game in Dallas

Due to public safety concerns resulting from the ongoing weather emergency related to Hurricane Harvey, Thursday’s Dallas Cowboys-Houston Texans game originally scheduled to be played in Houston at 7 p.m. CT has been relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington.  Kickoff on Thursday will remain at 7 p.m. CT.  Details on tickets, parking and other game day logistics will be announced later this week.

As announced earlier today, The NFL Foundation will match Mr. McNair and the Texans’ $1 million contribution to the United Way Relief Fund to address the immediate needs of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The total $2 million contribution will support first response efforts by the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way of Greater Houston. Our thoughts are with the Houston community during this difficult time and we encourage fans to text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief.​

The NFL and the Texans will continue to closely monitor the situation in Houston and adjust the team’s plans as necessary

Former Cowboys’ safety Barry Church on Tony Romo: ‘He looked like he had a lot of juice left in the tank’

Earlier this week, former Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo called it quits, and headed to the CBS broadcast booth. One of Romo’s former teammates Barry Church was shocked that Romo retired:

“I was going against him in practice every single day this year because he was on the scout team after he got back from injury,” Church told TMZ Sports. ‘The guy was ripping the ball left and right. He looked like he had a lot of juice left in the tank. For him to make that call to go to CBS, I was really, really shocked.”

Church, who signed with the Jaguars this off-season, believes there is a 60% chance that Romo could make a return.

“He’s a competitive dude, I see him just going after it one more time, but we’ll see what happens.”

 

 

 

Is Tony Romo a Hall of Famer?

Tony Romo will head off to the broadcast booth after 14 seasons in the NFL. Romo will join CBS Sports as a game analyst.

What is Romo’s legacy? He had a lot of good moments, but not enough great moments. He is 21st in touchdown passes(248) in NFL history. He is the Cowboys’ all-time leader in touchdown passes, QB rating and yards; all those numbers are better than Hall of Famers and former Cowboy greats Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach.  He had 30-game winning drives, which is better than Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Terry Bradshaw, Dan Fouts, Ken Stabler, Kurt Warner, Aikman and Staubach to name a few. However, most people only remember the failures; dropping the snap against the Seahawks, interception against the Giants in the playoffs (2007 season), and so much more.  Romo falls short because of his playoff failures. He is 2-4 in the playoffs. In the end, Romo did not win enough when it mattered the most!

If Romo could have found a way to win one Super Bowl, maybe he would have a case.

The Verdict: Romo makes “The Hall of Good.”