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The Cowboys undoubtedly have one of the most vaunted offensive lines in the NFL, boasting three Pro Bowlers: left tackle Tyron Smith, right guard Zack Martin and center Travis Frederick. Read

It should come as no surprise that when EA Sports recently released their Madden NFL 2017 Top-10 offensive player ratings, the Cowboys occupied three of those spots. Read

Smith, a three-time Pro Bowler, garners the highest ranking of the bunch with a 97 overall and is tied for highest-rated offensive lineman. Notably, he earned a 72 speed rating, making him one of the fastest offensive linemen in the game.

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Martin, a back-to-back Pro Bowler, landed at No. 5 on the list with a 92 overall rating. This should be a shining spot for the team with Martin only entering his third season.

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Frederick graced the list as the only center and received a 91 overall rating. His high 96 run blocking rating will help players dominate the opposing defenses.

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There is no doubt that games are often won in the trenches, so it should be highly impressive that the Cowboys carry three of the best offensive linemen in the game.
 
To see the full list, click here.
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On Wednesday, EA Sports revealed their top-10 rookie player ratings for Madden NFL 17. With an overall rating of 80, the Cowboys’ newest running back Ezekiel Elliott earned the highest ranking for an offensive player and second overall behind the Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey. Read

EA Sports says, “Elliott will provide a change of pace for the Cowboys' run game. He is also a viable 3rd down receiver in the backfield who can pick up yards in a hurry. With 92 speed and 86 carry ratings, Elliott has the ability to play every down and be the workhorse -type back America's team needed all last season.” Read

To see the other eight players that made the cut, see the full list here. Read

Prior to hearing the news of his first Madden player rating, Elliott took a guess at what he thought he would receive and then reacted at hearing the news of his official rating.
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The rest of the Madden NFL 17 player ratings will be released soon.
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For football fans, this is a very hard time of the year. The offseason workout program just wrapped and now we all have to wait around until #CowboysCamp to start. Here’s how the Cowboys are making the most of their break, hosting camps, go on vacations or even get married. Read

Dez Bryant acknowledges some fans dedication.
https://twitter.com/_ittybittysarah/status/745714555850915841
 
Lucky Whitehead visited home and showed us that his love for Snapchat runs in the family.
https://twitter.com/ninjafast22/status/749760391341871104
 
Byron Jones kickin it with FCDallas soccer player
https://twitter.com/Byron31Jump/status/746845556694081536
 
Morris Claiborne had a foundation annual youth camp back in his hometown.
https://twitter.com/MoClaiborne/status/746836558846668800
 
Brandon Carr greets fans
https://twitter.com/audie_delgado/status/749715899783929856
 
Ezekiel Elliott swims with sharks!
https://twitter.com/EzekielElliott/status/749731266992406528
 
Dak spends time with his pup
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHQe4T1jRPc/?taken-by=_4dak
 
Anthony Hitchens ties the knot
https://twitter.com/AnthonyHitchens/status/749243387619008512
 
Tyrone Crawford spends a summer day fishing
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHNXXwmhkM0/?taken-by=tcrawford98
 
Ron Leary and his new wife enjoy honey moon relaxation!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHVCP8fhgxw/?taken-by=bigleary65
 
Orlando Scandrick enjoys the Florida palm trees.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHcp0g8DBw1/?taken-by=oscandrick32
 
Ryan Russell says an inspiring message
https://twitter.com/RKRelentless/status/750556985544863744
 
Jaylon smith visits his hometown
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHLjX4SBSA8/?taken-by=yolo_smith9
 
Cederic Thorton speaks truth
https://twitter.com/MrICanDueDat/status/741241464609509376
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In his first year with the Cowboys, offensive lineman La’el Collins made blocking his specialty. He also put a large emphasis on completely pancaking his opponents. Read

Throughout the season he made it known to defenders to stay out of his way. Particularly when he knocked down a would-be tackler while running 45 yards down Lambeau Field at a speed that might have been faster than running back Darren McFadden. Read

So it only makes sense that Collins got creative and whipped up some pancake-inspired custom cleats. Read

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHNZ7HGD90K/?taken-by=k_o.brand_kickasso Read

The cleats were created by a custom artist and Collins says he plans to sport them in preseason warmups. Now we know the recipe for clearing running lanes is just one pair of syrupy cleats.  Read

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Immediately following his final word at the Scripps’ National Spelling Bee, Nihar Jenga celebrated his co-championship by throwing up the X. Texas Native, Jenga is a proud Dez Bryant fan and had no idea that his reaction would gain attention from No. 88 himself.  
 
https://twitter.com/DezBryant/status/736031316555137025
 
Prior to the Spelling Bee, Janga’s father had promised him that if he won he would gladly take him to a game at AT&T Stadium. However, I’m sure that Janga never imagined he would actually be able to meet his role model, Dez Bryant in person.
 
After his media tour it was arranged that Janga and his family would be able to come out for the second day of minicamp.  Read

 


 
When his family arrived they were welcomed with a tour of the Valley Ranch training facility. He made a quick stop on the podcast Talkin’ Cowboys and then waited to watch Coach Garrett’s press conference.
 

 
After sitting through the press conference he bravely asked Coach Garrett if he could spell his winning word “gesellschaft”, but Garrett turned the tables and asked him to come speak at the podium.
 

 
Then it was time for practice, the moment he’d been waiting for, to get a glimpse of his Dez Bryant, but before hitting the field he was suddenly embraced by the star wide receiver.
 

 
Being crowned Spelling Bee champ, check. Meeting Dez Bryant, check. Now all that’s left is attending a Cowboys’ game at AT&T Stadium! It’s been a big year for the big speller. Read

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