Dallas, Jerry Jones give away another pick after day one trade
Think about the way a typical NFL team owner prepares for the NFL Draft on the morning of the draft. Maybe he meets with his president and general manager to review their prospective picks and refine their strategy toward filling all their needs. That’s what I would do if I were an owner.
Cincinatti Bengals take Margus Hunt in second round of NFL Draft
With what may go down as the steal of the 2013 NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals picked up some serious depth on the defensive line with SMU’s own Margus Hunt. The 25-year-old Estonian-native was seen by many scouts as a first-round talent with raw ability that must be harnessed before he can become a mainstay on any NFL roster.
Line joins Vikings as free agent
Former SMU star running back Zach Line had hopes of being drafted this past weekend in the NFL Draft, but instead was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings. According to Line’s fan page on Facebook, he signed a three-year deal to join the crowded Vikings backfield that includes the 2012 NFL MVP and rushing champion, Adrian Peterson.
Cowboys move down in first round; get new offensive lineman from Wisconsin
As pieces fell into place for the Dallas Cowboys to pick up one of the top-ranked defensive players in the 2013 draft, Jerry Jones pulled off a move that has frustrated many Cowboys fans: he traded away the 18th pick to the 49ers. In exchange, Dallas picked up San Francisco’s later first round pick at 31, used to select Wisconsin Center Travis Frederick, along with the 74th pick overall.
Schedule finally breaks in Cowboys’ favor
The 2013 NFL schedule was released Thursday night with much rejoice from Cowboys faithful, as it appears for the first time in recent memory the most controversial team in football finally got the comfy end of the draw. Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo will look to avenge his terrible performance at home last season against the Giants, when he and his Dallas teammates open the year at home against their NFC East rivals on Sept.
Favre talks Romo, football at SMU Athletic Forum
When the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, touchdowns, attempts and consecutive games played speaks about the local team’s quarterback everyone listens. Former Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre came to Dallas on Friday as part of the PwC-SMU Athletic Forum Luncheon to talk about his time in the league along with his take on the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, Tony Romo.
Mumme's the word
Innovator of air raid offense comes to the Hilltop
Before the SMU football team started another spring practice under head coach June Jones, the team announced the hiring of Hal Mumme from McMurry University, a Division II school in Abilene, Texas. Some people may be confused as to why SMU would hire a coach from a Division II school but having Mumme on the staff is a great opportunity for the Mustangs.
Former Mustang Gregg honored in "Hometown Hall of Fame"
Former offensive tackle and SMU Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg will be honored Monday afternoon in his hometown of Sulphur Springs, Texas as part of the “Hometown Hall of Famers” program. “Hometown Hall of Famers”, which is run by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate, is a national program that honors the hometown roots of the sport’s greatest coaches, players and contributors with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in their hometowns.
New name, same game
Old Big East Conference becomes American Athletic Conference
Mustangs on the Hilltop will have much to look forward to this coming fall, including trying to explain the difference between the sports complex downtown and the new conference title that SMU plays in, after University presidents of the castoff Big East have decided to name their new group the American Athletic Conference.
Romo contract means slow death in Big D
We all knew it was coming. The number is enormous and the hit the Cowboys will take is going to be felt for a while. Who cares about the cap hit and the overall dollar amount? This is about the six years Tony Romo will continue to play in Arlington, much to the chagrin of many Dallas faithful.
Spring Football position battles to look out for
With the start of a new season looming there are several key areas for Coach June Jones and company to take a hard look at before the 2013 season. Running Backs SMU lost one of the most productive running backs in school history in Zach Line, but not only will SMU lose his production, but his consistent production.