NewsDecember.14.18

Cowboys trace top-5 defense to draft, starting with DeMarcus Lawrence

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli remembers the night the Cowboys traded up in the second round of the 2014 draft to grab DeMarcus Lawrence because they thought he was the last pass rusher on the board with the skills to become elite. Four years and several signific...

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli remembers the night the Cowboys traded up in the second round of the 2014 draft to grab DeMarcus Lawrence because they thought he was the last pass rusher on the board with the skills to become elite. Four years and several significant draft decisions later, Dallas is in line for its highest defensive ranking since 2003, and on the verge of joining that Bill Parcells-coached team as a defense-first playoff qualifier. The Cowboys reversed the offense-dominated formula of quarterback Tony Romo's era without a sky-high draft pick such as star running back Ezekiel Elliott,...

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NewsDecember.12.18

DeMarcus Lawrence, Tyrone Crawford give bikes to Dallas kids

The Dallas Cowboys have been a giving machine recently. Dak Prescott was just named a nominee for the NFL's prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year award due to his commitment to service. Amari Cooper has already made a big difference in the Dallas community after arriving less than two months...

The Dallas Cowboys have been a giving machine recently. Dak Prescott was just named a nominee for the NFL's prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year award due to his commitment to service. Amari Cooper has already made a big difference in the Dallas community after arriving less than two months ago. And now, DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford are getting in on the fun. The two star defensive linemen arrived at the East Dallas Boys and Girls Club with gifts for the children: 100 bikes. They were, according to Stefan Stevenson of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, gifts from Academy Sports and Outdoors. The two seemed to have quite a bit of...

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NewsNovember.29.18

DeMarcus Lawrence brought the hype, and the Cowboys' defense lived up to it in elite performance vs. Saints

ARLINGTON -- DeMarcus Lawrence didn't launch into his profane assessment on how to beat New Orleans in the hours leading up to Thursday night's game to call attention to himself. The intent wasn't to demean the Saints by talking about how the Cowboys needed to hit them in the [expleti...

ARLINGTON -- DeMarcus Lawrence didn't launch into his profane assessment on how to beat New Orleans in the hours leading up to Thursday night's game to call attention to himself. The intent wasn't to demean the Saints by talking about how the Cowboys needed to hit them in the [expletive] mouth, make them question their offensive brilliance then choke them [expletive] out. The Pro Bowl defender was displaying the confidence he has in this group. He issued these words as a challenge to ensure himself and his teammates would live up to the hype. The Cowboys defense did just that. And more. The admiration and awe shower...

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NewsOctober.14.18

Takeaways Finally Fall Into Place For Defense

ARLINGTON, Texas – Not a day goes by that Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli doesn’t preach, and drill, forcing turnovers. Six games into the season, they’re finally starting to pile up for Marinelli’s group. Two second-half takeaways – an intercepti...

ARLINGTON, Texas – Not a day goes by that Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli doesn’t preach, and drill, forcing turnovers. Six games into the season, they’re finally starting to pile up for Marinelli’s group. Two second-half takeaways – an interception by safety Jeff Heath and a fumble recovery by cornerback Jourdan Lewis – led to 10 Cowboys points in Sunday’s 40-7 blowout win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at AT&T Stadium. “A real team effort,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. “Everybody playing off each other and complementary football throughout.&rd...

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