Cowboys Rookie Matt Waletzko Out; Should Dallas Signal 1 Of Those Vet Tackles?

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Rookie tackle Matt Waletzko injured a shoulder on Thursday, and the early assessment has him missing the rest of this week due to the harm. The Cowboys are not revealing a whole lot greater than that at this time. But … 

Entering camp, he become going for walks beforehand of Josh Ball (who had fallen out of fashion to some) as Dallas become opting to “cross younger” at swing tackle. … We’ll monitor whether or not than plan might want to trade. For now? Our latest listing of ability free-agent tackle helpers is right here.

Seattle Seahawks superstar extensive receiver DK Metcalf is probably one of the most gifted players. inside the NFL, irrespective of position. 

And now, he is getting paid find it irresistible, with the 24-year-antique signing a 3-12 months $72 million extension. 

His new deal will consist of $fifty eight.2 million assured and a $30 million signing bonus. 

Metcalf’s bonus is the very best ever for a huge receiver, in line with reviews. 

As we suggested on Wednesday, receiver James Washington landed awkwardly on his left shoulder even as diving for a Dak Prescott deep ball on the first day of camp. Here’s the play …

The Cowboys do not don’t forget the issue to be extreme but we will screen. … as inside the early going these days he’s taking part in person drills.

Also at the wideout plate today: The arrival of newly signed KaVontae Turpin, who will begin with restrained work. You can read the inside track on that signing here.

Also, rookie tackle Matt Waletzko injured a shoulder and is being evaluated. Entering camp, he changed into going for walks ahead of Josh Ball (who had fallen out of fashion to some) as Dallas was opting to “go younger” at swing tackle. … We’ll screen whether or not than plan may need to exchange.

A foursome of former Cowboys standouts – Chuck Howley, Everson Walls, John Wooten and the past due Dan Reeves – have superior to the finalist listing for the senior magnificence of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wooten become a Cleveland Browns megastar who made his mark in Dallas in scouting; Reeves, of direction, played and coached in Dallas before turning into a protracted-time NFL head train.


Former Atlanta Falcons and Tenneseee Titans receiver Julio Jones will signal a one-yr deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in line with reports Tuesday from ESPN. 

The seven-time Pro Bowler spent 10 seasons with the Falcons earlier than attempting a career resurrection remaining season in Tennessee. But he appeared in just 10 video games, totaling 31 catches for 434 yards and one touchdown. 

According to, the Cowboys had the 0.33-maximum odds for which crew Jones would play for in Week 1, with oddsmakers putting the road at +550 and giving the pairing slightly above a 15-percent risk of going on. 

These odds are now 0 following Tuesday’s activities.

Jones has the 17th-most career receiving yards in NFL records (13,330). He’ll now be a part of legendary quarterback Tom Brady with a shot at every other trip to the Super Bowl. Brady’s Patriots beat Jones’ Falcons in Super Bowl LI, in any other case called the “28-3” game.

JULY 26 JOE BURROW SURGERY It is said to “not be critical,” though that is what we usually say … approximately any individual else’s surgical treatment. In this example, it’s approximately Bengals QB Joe Burrow, who’s having surgical treatment to cast off his appendix. NFL Network notes this could put the previous No. 1 ordinary pick out “out of form for some time” but that he’s going to soon make a complete restoration.

Why do the Cowboys care? Cincy performs at Dallas in Week 2 of the ordinary season. So at the same time as Burrow will in all likelihood be nice inside a couple of weeks … it is well worth tracking.

JULY 25 FORMER COWBOY IN PHILLY? Former Dallas Cowboys RB JaQuan Hardy labored out with the Eagles on Monday in keeping with Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network. The 24-yr vintage from Tiffin College turned into signed with the aid of the Cowboys as an UDFA after the 2021 NFL Draft and bounced from side to side from the roster to the exercise squad, seeing minimal recreation action before being waived on July 14, 2022  

JULY 24 ‘BAMA’S METCHIE HAS LEUKEMIAAlabama product and Houston Texans rookie extensive receiver John Metchie III has announced he is been diagnosed with leukemia. His statement:

“Recently I became disagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia), the maximum curable shape of Leukemia. I am currently receiving high-quality medical care, am in top spirits and I expect to make a recovery at a later point in time. As a result of this prognosis, I will possibly no longer be playing soccer this season. My most important recognition will be on my health and restoration. Thank you in advance in your assist and well-needs. I cannot wait to come back lower back stronger than ever. God bless.”

Metchie became drafted via the Texans within the 2nd spherical of this beyond draft and was anticipated to compete for a beginning position within the offense this season. We want him properly in his combat. Read extra right here.

JULY 23 SURPRISE! They are relating to it as a “marvel” in Cincinnati … but maybe a cynical Cowboys fan received’t be so surprised to learn that the Bengals have made a flow beforehand of training camp by means of shoving lineman La’el Collins to the Active/Non-Football Injury listing. 

Collins became a big Bengals addition after having been reduce via the Cowboys after ultimate season … in element, as has reported, because of his alleged “lack of professionalism.”

The Bengals have not begun to provide information. Maybe this is an innocuous element, or perhaps it’s some thing out of Collins’ manipulate. Therefore, insightful contributors of Cowboys Nation would in all likelihood be wise to withhold judgment …

While also withholding being “amazed.”

JULY 20 CUNNINGHAM MOVE: Former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham has resigned because the Raiders’ team chaplain after two seasons.

“After 2 years of serving as the LV Raiders Chaplain and lots prayer, I actually have determined to surrender,” Cunningham wrote on Facebook. “I thank Jon Gruden for the opportunity to be involved. It’s just time to transport on.”

Cunningham, 59, starred as a QB for sixteen seasons, most of that time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings – and as a Cowboys nemesis. The 4-time Pro Bowl choice and -time first-crew All-Pro also spend the 2000 season with Dallas.

Gruden left as the crew’s head teach final October while worried with controversy, with Josh McDaniels changing him as head train this offseason.

Cunningham’s connection with the Raiders stems from the previous UNLV celebrity making Las Vegas his home.

JULY 18 SWITZER RETIRES Ryan Switzer, at 27, is performed playing inside the NFL, mentioning injury issues of the sort that have plagued him when you consider that he become selected by way of the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round within the 2017 NFL Draft.

“Although my playing days are over, I’m looking forward to using the knowledge and enjoy I‘ve gathered through the years to help the subsequent technology of players thru coaching.”

The North Carolina product spend time with the Raiders, Steelers and Browns as properly.

Cowboys fans will take into account our insurance of a Switzer circle of relatives scare a year ago while their infant boy was enduring a mysterious health scare. But in the end …

“Our candy baby boy is strong and out of surgical operation,” Switzer wrote on social media following the March 2021 method. “This nightmare is over with. These superb people in Boston constant our son.”

JULY 16 GREGORY PUP? The Cowboys have their personal PUP list worries as they method camp and the ordinary season – see “Gallup, Michael.” But any other thrilling case is unfolding with a excessive-profile ex Cowboy. Our men at “Mile High Huddle” on Randy Gregory … 

“The NFL has changed the PUP regulations. Before this season, a player on the PUP listing could not return to exercise till after six games had been played. He might then want at the least two weeks of practice before being activated. 

@Now, a player can start practice after four video games and be moved to the lively roster straight away. This season, a participant at the PUP listing might be returned within the lineup by means of Week five.”

For Gregory, who dumped Dallas in desire of a $14 million APY deal in Denver, this is good information for his return … coupled with terrible news as he’s convalescing from offseason rotator cuff surgical operation and is anticipated to overlook all of training camp and the preseason.

Not that Cowboys Nation harbors any I’ll will right here – despite the fact that Gregory did label you a “toxic fan base” – however it does bear watching.

JULY 14 RB CUT As was first to file, Malik Jefferson has signed on with Dallas, and he’ll now be part of a linebackers room led by using the stellar Micah Parsons as he works to discover a way to paste after in most cases practice-squad stints as a member of six distinctive teams in 4 years.

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