Tag Archives: Chaz Green Jersey

Cheap Womens Tyron Smith Cowboys Jersey Shop

Offensive line coach Frank Pollack will not be back with the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, as he joined the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday.

It is the sixth change on Jason Garrett’s staff since the season ended and perhaps the most significant, because of the resources the Cowboys have put in their offensive line and their desire to be a run-first team.

Paul Alexander, who spent more than 20 years with the Cincinnati Bengals, is interviewing with the Cowboys as Pollack’s replacement, according to a source. A source said Tom Cable, who was fired by the Seattle Seahawks and was a college teammate of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, is also a candidate.

Assistant offensive line coach Marc Colombo, who played for the Cowboys from 2005-10, will also be in the mix.

Pollack took over for Bill Callahan after the 2014 season. Dallas was in the top 10 in rushing — including second in both 2016 and 2017 — in each of Pollack’s three seasons as the line coach.

During Pollack’s tenure, left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick and right guard Zack Martin made the Pro Bowl each season and all three were first-team All-Pro picks in 2016. Pollack also oversaw the move of La’el Collins from left guard to right tackle in 2017.

Pass protection, however, was an issue in 2017. Dak Prescott was sacked 32 times after he was sacked 25 times as a rookie. The Cowboys missed Smith for three full games and all but three snaps of a fourth. In the first game Smith missed, Prescott was sacked eight times by the Atlanta Falcons, with backup tackles Chaz Green and Byron Bell giving up six sacks. Without Smith on the field, Prescott threw one touchdown pass. The protection was better with Smith on the field, but Prescott’s yard per attempt dropped from 8 to 6.8 in 2017.

Pollack joined the Cowboys in 2013 as Callahan’s assistant offensive line coach. When Callahan left for the Washington Redskins, Garrett promoted Pollack, who is a stickler for details and technique.

Pollack joins special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, wide receivers coach Derek Dooley, quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson, secondary coach Joe Baker and tight ends coach Steve Loney as coaches not returning. Bisaccia was named the special-teams coach with the Oakland Raiders, and Dooley became the offensive coordinator at Missouri. Loney is retiring, and Wilson and Baker had expiring contracts.

Running backs coach Gary Brown, whose contract ran out, also reportedly interviewed with the Raiders and has drawn interest from at least one more team. The Cowboys, however, want to keep Brown. Passing game coordinator/linebackers coach Matt Eberflus and secondary coach Greg Jackson also have expiring contracts.

Cheap Womens Alfred Morris Cowboys Jersey Sale Outlet

With roughly 1,000 snaps on both sides of the ball, seasons can turn on a handful of plays.

That was certainly the case for the Dallas Cowboys in 2017. The fall from their 13-3 finish in 2016 to their 9-7 record this season seems precipitous, but in reality they are not that disparate.

Lost amid the 13-3 finish were the plays that tipped the season in their favor, like the overtime win against the Philadelphia Eagles or the late-game fumble recovery at the Minnesota Vikings. The Cowboys made the necessary plays — big and small — to win those games.

In 2017, they didn’t — and as a result have to watch the playoffs go on without them.

Four of the Cowboys’ seven losses in 2017 were by 20 or more points. But even in those games there were moments in which the results could have flipped.

In the 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 2, DeMarcus Lawrence was penalized for leverage on a field goal attempt. The Broncos turned that penalty into a touchdown and 14-7 lead in the second quarter. Perhaps if there is no penalty, the Cowboys rally from that moment.

In the 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Cowboys moved down the field on their opening drive of the second half mostly on the legs of Alfred Morris. After an 11-yard run to the Atlanta 12-yard line, the Cowboys went into shotgun on first-and-10 and Dak Prescott was sacked for a 7-yard loss by Adrian Clayborn. The next play lost 2 yards. The third-down play gained just 1 yard and Mike Nugent’s 38-yard field goal attempt hit the upright. Had the Cowboys stood by their powerful run game, knowing fill-in left tackle Chaz Green could not block Clayborn, maybe they grab a touchdown in that situation and make the score 17-14.

In those defeats, however, the Cowboys were listless and not competitive for large portions of the games.

But what about the three losses by less than 10 points?

Three plays stand out:

Los Angeles Rams

The Cowboys offense was rolling. They opened with a field goal and two touchdowns on their first three drives for a 17-6 lead, at which point they had nearly 200 yards of offense. The defense forced a Rams punt and the Cowboys could have taken the game by the throat with another score on their fourth drive of the game.

Instead, Ryan Switzer fumbled the punt and the Rams took over at the Dallas 18. The Rams scored a touchdown five plays later. The momentum had swung. The Cowboys led 24-16 at the half, but they never had the same control of the game. The Rams scored on seven of their last nine possessions in a 35-30 win.

Green Bay Packers

Trailing 28-24 late in the fourth quarter, Prescott put the Cowboys in position to win late against the Packers, just like he did in the divisional round of the playoffs last January. The Cowboys needed a replay review to convert a fourth-and-1 run for a first down by Ezekiel Elliott to the Packers’ 19, but Elliott then picked up 8 yards on first down.

The Cowboys had the Packers on their heels. Although they needed a touchdown, they also knew they could not leave Aaron Rodgers much time on the clock. On second-and-2, Prescott threw a fade to Dez Bryant in the end zone that fell incomplete. Instead of running the ball and chewing up more time, only six seconds ran off the clock. On the next play, Prescott used the zone-read to fool the Green Bay defense for a go-ahead touchdown. As great as that was, Rodgers still had 1:13 to pull off the comeback, which he did, throwing a touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 11 seconds remaining for a 35-31 win.

If the Cowboys had run the ball on second down, maybe they score there and the point is moot. But they threw it, and the worst-case scenario turned true.

Seattle Seahawks

Needing a win to remain alive in the playoffs, the Cowboys held a 6-0 lead in the second quarter against Seattle, which also needed a win to keep its postseason hopes alive. The Cowboys defense was badly flustering quarterback Russell Wilson, with Lawrence picking up a sack of 22 yards that forced a Seahawks punt from their own 8.

The Cowboys should have had terrific field position following the punt, but Kyle Wilber was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the return. Instead of having the ball at the Dallas 45, the Cowboys had it at their 35.

On first down, Bryant, who was brooding because of a lack of action his way early in the game, caught a 7-yard hitch from Prescott, but Byron Maxwell punched the ball free and K.J. Wright recovered. Five plays later, the Seahawks scored a touchdown for a 7-6 lead despite being thoroughly outplayed.

Prescott was intercepted twice in the second half, including one that was returned for a touchdown on the first drive of the third quarter, but the Bryant fumble started the downward trend in the Cowboys’ 21-12 loss.

Cheap Womens Tyron Smith Jersey-Cowboys Fan Shop

Despite a sprained lateral collateral ligament in his right knee, Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith will play against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Smith went through his normal pregame stretching routine with strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik and was pronounced fit to play. He is wearing a wrap on his knee and normally wears a brace as well. He went through one limited practice during the week and was listed as questionable.

Smith suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of last week’s victory over the Oakland Raiders. Protecting themselves against Smith not being able to play a full game, the Cowboys will have backup tackles Byron Bell and Chaz Green both active.

Bell took the first-team snaps in practice during the week.

Smith had been slowed by back, hip and groin injuries this season before injuring his knee and missing two games. He was named to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time in his career earlier this week.

Cheap Womens Orlando Scandrick Jersey-Cowboys Fan Shop

Late in the season it’s not so rare to come up with more than seven inactive players.

In attempting to figure out the Dallas Cowboys’ 46-man active roster for Sunday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders, it’s easy to come up with more than seven players to sit.

First, cornerback Orlando Scandrick (back), defensive end David Irving (concussion), linebacker Justin Durant (concussion) and wide receiver Brice Butler (foot) have been ruled out because of injury.

The Cowboys also don’t need a third tailback (Trey Williams) or a fourth tight end (Blake Jarwin).

You can make the case they don’t need an eighth offensive lineman (Chaz Green), ninth defensive lineman (Daniel Ross) or eighth defensive back (Bene Benwikere), too.

So when you get down to the final few spots, who brings the most value?

Let’s start with Benwikere. He has become a pretty big part of the special-teams unit, but if something were to happen to Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis or Anthony Brown at cornerback, Benwikere can step in and play.

Given the presence of Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, Ross makes some sense because he can bring size to the defensive line at 305 pounds. Ross has yet to play since the Cowboys claimed him off the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad, but his addition was made with a long-term view.

With La’el Collins getting two practices in for the first time in three weeks because of a back injury, Green would seem to be the most dispensable. With Byron Bell already active as the swing tackle, Green’s only real function without two injuries up front would be on the field goal protection unit. Is that enough value to dress on gameday?

Cheap Youth Travis Frederick Cowboys Jersey Sale Online

It’s not that Travis Frederick needed to introduce himself to Joe Looney, but not seeing Zack Martin to his right on Thanksgiving against the Los Angeles Chargers threw off the Dallas Cowboys’ All-Pro center a little.

“It is bizarre,” Frederick said, noting changes the past few years at left guard including Ronald Leary, La’el Collins, Chaz Green and Jonathan Cooper. “But having somebody that’s been a stalwart not there, it’s interesting to say the least.”

Since 2014 when the Cowboys drafted Martin in the first round, they have been on the field together for 3,813 of 3,866 snaps over the past four seasons. Forty-seven of the snaps have come this season.

Martin suffered a concussion in the second quarter against the Chargers and did not return, playing 20 of 55 offensive snaps before being replaced by Looney. With a big lead against the San Francisco 49ers, Martin played in 63 of the 75 offensive snaps.

He had a helmet-to-helmet collision while pulling on a Rod Smith run. He briefly took a knee to gather himself but made it back to the huddle and played the next four snaps.

“I knew something wasn’t right, but I didn’t know what it was,” Frederick said. “He was kind of late to coming back to the huddle and usually he’s a quick guy back to the huddle. I said, ‘Are you OK?’ I didn’t see what happened, so I didn’t know and he said, ‘Yeah, I’m good,’ and he went forward. I didn’t think anything of it on the sideline.”

With the Chargers in possession, Martin went through the concussion testing and eventually went back to the locker room before being ruled out.

The good news for Frederick — and the Cowboys — Martin went through a limited portion of Monday’s practice, which is a sign he will be available Thursday against the Washington Redskins.

He has not missed a game in his career.

Cheap Nike Tyron Smith Jersey-Cowboys Fan Shop

Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith will miss his second straight game with a groin injury, according to a source.

Smith went through a rehab session roughly three hours before kickoff that included resistance cords, pass sets and firing off the ball. On occasion he was noticeably favoring his leg.

With Smith out, Byron Bell will get the start at left tackle against the Philadelphia Eagles. With Smith out last week against the Atlanta Falcons, the Cowboys allowed eight sacks, including four on his replacement, Chaz Green. Bell allowed two sacks in his two series of work in the fourth quarter of the 27-7 loss.

There is hope Smith could be able to play on Thanksgiving against the Los Angeles Chargers in four days. He has not practiced since suffering the injury in the fourth quarter of the Nov. 5 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

This will be Bell’s first start for the Cowboys and his first at left tackle since the 2015 season finale while with the Tennessee Titans.

With Smith out, the Cowboys will be down three starters because of injury with linebacker Sean Lee not playing due to a hamstring strain and safety Jeff Heath out because of a concussion. Justin Durant will replace Lee in the starting lineup, while rookie Xavier Woods will replace Heath.

The Cowboys will also be without running back Ezekiel Elliott, who will miss his second of six games because of a suspension.

The Cowboys will go with just two tailbacks against Philadelphia, with Darren McFadden something of a surprise inactive. With Elliott suspended, the belief was the Cowboys would go with Alfred Morris, Rod Smith and McFadden in a committee approach. McFadden had just one carry last week against Atlanta and lost 2 yards.

Cheap Nike Sean Lee Jersey-Cowboys Fan Shop

Wherever Ezekiel Elliott watched the Dallas Cowboys’ 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, it had to be painful.

It had to be painful for Tyron Smith, the All-Pro left tackle who did not play because of a groin strain, to watch as well.

And it was absolutely painful for Sean Lee, who watched all but one full drive from the sideline because of a hamstring strain.

The Cowboys live with a next-man-up philosophy, like most teams, but the next-man on Sunday wasn’t good enough. Not even close.

The bleak loss ended the Cowboys’ three-game winning streak and puts clouds around everything as they welcome the Philadelphia Eagles to AT&T Stadium next week. That would be the 8-1 Eagles, owners of the NFL’s best record and coming off a bye.

At 5-4, the Cowboys might not be within hailing distance of their NFC East rivals.

Their wild-card chances took a hit as well. The Seattle Seahawks (6-3), Detroit Lions (5-4) and Green Bay Packers (5-4) all won Sunday. The Cowboys will lose head-to-head tiebreakers with the Packers and Falcons, who are also 5-4.

The Cowboys spoke bravely about being able to effectively run the ball without Elliott, who had 783 yards in the first eight games. Alfred Morris had eight yards on six carries in the first half Sunday. He finished with 51 yards on 11 carries thanks to gains of 14, 20 and 11 on the Cowboys’ first drive of the third quarter. That drive ended with Mike Nugent’s 38-yard field-goal attempt hitting the right upright to keep Atlanta’s lead at 17-7.

But the loss of Elliott wasn’t even the one that hurt the most. It was the loss of Smith. He was ruled out on Saturday because of a groin strain that kept him off the practice field all week. Chaz Green, who opened the year as the starting left guard, quickly showed he wasn’t going to be able to block Adrian Clayborn.

Green was beaten by Clayborn for a 5-yard sack on the first drive of the game and gave up a pressure that led to the Cowboys’ first punt of the game.

Clayborn, who entered the game with two sacks, had six for the game. He had just one season in his career with more sacks in a season when he had 7.5 in 2011 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since sacks became an official stat in 1982, the only other player to record five sacks against Dallas was San Diego Chargers pass rusher Leslie O’Neal on Nov. 16, 1986.

Green was pulled in favor of Byron Bell with 8 minutes, 18 seconds left in the game and gave up two sacks on his first drives, including Clayborn’s sixth.

In the first eight games of the season, the Cowboys allowed 10 sacks. They gave up eight Sunday, the most Prescott has absorbed in his first two years. He had not been sacked more than twice in a game all season.

The Cowboys can only hope Smith’s absence is short.

They also must hope Lee’s absence is short, although he missed two games earlier this season with a hamstring strain. Lee was hurt late in the first quarter and spent the rest of the game on the sidelines with Dallas leading, 7-0.

Five plays after Lee was hurt, the Falcons scored a field goal. They scored on five of their next seven drives to build a 27-7 lead. Without Lee against the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay, the Cowboys lost and gave up 35 points in both games. They also gave up an average of 164 rushing yards. The running-challenged Falcons finished with 132 rushing yards.

This is not the way the Cowboys envisioned opening their time without Elliott. And it won’t get easier next week against the Eagles.

Cheap Nike Tyron Smith Jersey-Cowboys Fan Shop

A groin injury could keep Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith out of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Coach Jason Garrett said Smith was checked out again Monday after he was unable to finish the 28-17 win against the Kansas City Chiefs

“We’ll see how he feels when he comes in [Tuesday] and how to proceed during the week,” he said.

Smith has not practiced on a Wednesday over the past month because of the back tightness that has crept up occasionally since training camp. He was also dealing with a hip strain. He missed two games last season with a back injury that Garrett has said is not related to the tightness he has dealt with since the summer.

If Smith can’t play, the Cowboys could go with Chaz Green, who played the final six snaps against the Chiefs, or Byron Bell at left tackle.

Dez Bryant is dealing with ankle and knee injuries, but Garrett said the receiver will be “day to day.” After the game, Bryant said he felt OK, but he was not able to play the last half of the fourth quarter. When asked about the knee injury, which limited Bryant in practice two weeks ago, Garrett said, “we don’t think it’s anything significant.”

In 2015 and ’16, Bryant missed 10 games due to foot and knee injuries.

Defensive tackle Brian Price will undergo surgery Tuesday on his knee and should be placed on injured reserve, according to Garrett. The Cowboys aren’t sure how they will fill Price’s roster spot at the moment, but Lewis Neal could be called up from the practice squad.

Authentic Youth Jourdan Lewis #27 Jersey-Cowboys Fan Shop

The Dallas Cowboys’ work week is over. Given the team’s bye this weekend, the next time players are due back at The Star is Tuesday at noon for a conditioning run and then meetings.

The two days of practice this week were light. They featured a lot of Cowboys versus Cowboys work, starters against starters — at least those who could practice — and backups against backups. There was not much of a deep dive into what has led to the team’s 2-3 start. That will be saved for the coaches’ work.

But as the Cowboys get ready to come back from the bye, what can they change to make sure 2-3 doesn’t turn into 8-8, 7-9 or worse?

This is more difficult than people believe. The Twitter-verse wants the Cowboys to trade for Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman or a great safety or a pass-rusher. Some want the Cowboys to sign free-agent cornerback Darrelle Revis or another big-name, past-his-prime player.

Is a trade possible? Sure. But the last time the Cowboys made a significant addition at the trade deadline was wide receiver Roy Williams in 2008. That didn’t work out. That doesn’t mean you never make a deal again, but few big names change teams. Yes, the New England Patriots traded Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins and still won a Super Bowl, but everything about the Patriots is the exception and not the norm.

By cutting cornerback Nolan Carroll, the Cowboys have put their faith in third-round draft pick Jourdan Lewis. Carroll was a progress stopper, so he’s out. Now Lewis has to play better and reward the team for its faith over the final 11 weeks.

The Cowboys want to play rookie Chidobe Awuzie more at safety, but he can’t seem to steer clear of hamstring strains. They also want to play rookie safety Xavier Woods more. The Atlanta Falcons had success with multiple rookies and younger players in their secondary last year, but it’s a gamble.

Dallas’ vaunted offensive line needs to play better too. One change could come at left guard, where Chaz Green and Jonathan Cooper have shared starting duties the first five games. Will the Cowboys give Byron Bell a chance to start, which could help their interior pass protection but maybe take away some of their versatility in the run game?

Linebacker Sean Lee’s return to the lineup will absolutely help a defense that has been ripped apart in the two games he has missed. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens should be better as he gets accustomed to game speed after missing the first four games with a tibial plateau fracture. If that happens, the D’s quality of play should be better, and second-year linebacker Jaylon Smith won’t be asked to play so many snaps.

Dallas shouldn’t give away top-end future draft picks in hopes of hitting the jackpot. The Cowboys need their top players to perform better, they need their role players to play better, and they need their coaches to coach better.

The Cowboys’ biggest improvement in the final 11 games has to come from within.