Dallas Morning News: Jean-Jacques Taylor gives three keys to a successful Cowboys season. (1) How good will Jason Garrett be as an offensive coordinator, (2) Will Roy Williams play close to the line of scrimmage all season, and (3) Will T.O. make the fans boo or cheer? Maybe its just me, but I'm thinking a whole lot of other things need to go right for it to truly be a successful year. Taylor also has a Q & A session, and he says the Chiefs absolutely, positively will not trade Larry Johnson to Dallas. And the Cowboys have definite interest in Darren McFadden in next year's draft. And Calvin Watkins gives us the training camp practice schedule.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: No Cowboys news in the FWST.
Dallas Cowboys: Continuing with part 6 of the coaches series, Rob Phillips profiles assistant linebackers and defensive quality control coach, Dat Nguyen. Dat was a Cowboys fan favorite, mostly because he was a hard-working, high-motor, effort player. (Not to say he wasn't a very talented linebacker.) I expect him to bring those same qualities into coaching, and we should be hearing from him for a long time. In part 7, Jana Wallis profiles offensive assistant and offensive quality control coach, Wes Phillips. This is young Wes's first coaching gig, and he's a third generation NFL coach, with father Wade and grandpa Bum. Mickey Spagnola talks about his vacation and San Fransisco. And in Micks' Mail, Spagnola says there is something special about Isaiah Stanback and he is not comparable to Skyler Green, a Cowboys failed draft choice last year.
Others: Jarrett Bell of USA Today has a nice feature article on the Cowboys hiring of Wade Phillips, and his laid back style. It's a great article, Bell even goes around position by position and gives an overview of the talent Phillips is inheriting, but, just curious, if Parcells wasn't the Cowboys' previous coach, would everyone really be talking about Phillips laid back coaching style?