David Helman Articles


David Helman

DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer


Mailbag: McCarthy's Impact On Coverage?

With all the changes to the coaching staff, has anyone gotten a sense that this staff will be as “open” to the media as the previous regime, or will they play things closer to the vest?
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Mailbag: Contender For Playing Time At TE?

Would it make sense for Blake Bell to get more snaps than Jarwin since he is the better blocker?
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Jourdan Lewis & A "Clean Slate" At Cornerback

With a new coaching staff and two new draft picks, there’s a lot changing at the cornerback position. That’s not necessarily a bad thing for the Cowboys’ veterans.
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Mailbag: A Fresh Start For Chido Awuzie?

Seems to me that Chido is always written off by fans, even though the "for" for him is allowing a low completion percentage and an average quarterback rating. What is the downside?
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WR: Can This Group Deliver On Potential?

With the NFL Draft completed and free agency at least slowing down here as the summer approaches, it's time to take a closer look at every position.
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Mailbag: A 'What-If' Scenario With CeeDee?

If the Cowboys would have known that CeeDee Lamb would have fallen into their lap, would they have extended Amari Cooper or rolled with Michael Gallup and Lamb for the long haul? 
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Dak Prescott Officially Signs Franchise Tag

He still doesn’t have a long-term extension, but Dak Prescott did assure himself of a one-year, $31.4 million contract when he officially signed the franchise tag on Monday afternoon.
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Mailbag: Impact On The Dak Deal Deadline?

If Dak signs his franchise tender as the reports say he will, does that make you more optimistic that a new deal will get done by July 15 or am I reading too much into it? 
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott talks during a news conference after their loss against the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL divisional football playoff game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Reports: Dak To Sign Franchise Tag On Monday

Reports indicate the Cowboys' QB will sign his franchise tender by Monday.
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Mailbag: Who Is The 2nd Best Player On Defense?

Who is the second best player on defense, and what must Dallas do going forward to be mentioned in conversations when it comes to the top five defenses in the NFL? 
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Greg Ellis To Stream Play Supporting Juneteenth

Ellis played 11 seasons and racked up 77 sacks for the Cowboys between 1998-2008, but his post-retirement career has taken him into film and show production.
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Mailbag: Updating Players' Health Status?

Zeke and others have tested positive. Why no update on here from the team about how they're dealing with this? 
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Mailbag: Are People Forgetting About Zuerlein?

Is there a chance at the end of the year that we’re discussing John Fassel and Greg Zuerlein as the best free agent additions from the offseason?
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Mailbag: How Does Lack Of Practice Time Figure?

In your opinion, will the lack of minicamps and all that is being prohibited by COVID-19 rules be concerning by adding more risk of injury? 
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Agent: Zeke Tested Positive For COVID-19

Ezekiel Elliott’s agent confirmed reports Monday morning that the star running back tested positive for COVID-19.
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Mailbag: Blitzing More Under Mike Nolan?

Could we see a lot more of third down pressure, possibly all out blitzes, to force mistakes and turnovers or at least a quick throw away instead?
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Mailbag: Faster Start For Offense Or Defense?

How long do you think it will take the Cowboys to catch up with established teams that lost the least number of players to free agency and have been working in the same system for several years with the same coaches? 
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Mailbag: Comparisons To The Playmaker?

How does CeeDee compare to Michael when each were drafted? Any similarities?
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Mailbag: Kellen Moore 2.0 Calling Plays?

With Kellen Moore going into his second year as the OC/play caller, what changes do you see happening in year 2 under a new head coach? Do you believe he can "take the next step?" 
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Mailbag: How Do Retirement Cap Hits Work?

I know we're loyal to him but with it being his decision and his alone, why do we have a cap hit?
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