Here’s a look at the a few items out of Dallas..
- Todd Archer of ESPN.com polled the rest of ESPN’s NFC East correspondents to find out how the divisional rivals will stack up against the Cowboys’ offensive line. Dallas claimed ownership to the best O-Line in the NFC East in 2014 and this year they’ve added La’el Collins, who would have been a first round pick if not for his bizarre situation. Giants correspondent Dan Graziano feels that no one’s front seven should feel good about its chances against the Cowboys’ offensive line. Eagles writer Phil Sheridan notes that the Eagles are pretty happy with their front seven thanks to the addition of linebacker Kiko Alonso. John Keim, meanwhile, feels that Washington is better equipped than last year thanks to the speed of Stephen Paea and a healthy Jason Hatcher.
- Babe Laufenberg of SportsDayDFW.com touched on a number of Cowboys topics, including the team’s decision to prioritize keeping Dez Bryant over running back DeMarco Murray. Murray was the league’s best back in 2014, but Laufenberg noted that wide receiver is the most important position in today’s NFL, outside of quarterback. Bryant’s 16 touchdowns were second in the NFL last year while Murray had 13.
- Linebacker Kyle Knox, who was signed by the Cowboys on June 2nd and waived on June 5th, has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season, according to Howard Balzer of USA Today Sports (on Twitter). There’s no word on what Knox’s suspension is for, but four game suspensions are often brought on by violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. Knox is currently a free agent and today’s news likely won’t help his chances of landing with a team.