Mickey Spagnola Articles
Spagnola: These Kids Just Might Be All Right
Ka’Vontae Turpin, the rookie with this toothy grin, at just 5-7, 158 pounds, says, “Speed kills.” No lie. He meant his speed.
Spagnola: By No Means Is This A Finished Product
After 26 days of training camp in California, the Cowboys may know the answer to one question, but there are several more that still need to be decided.
Howley's Hall Inclusion Not A Moment Too Soon
Cowboys great Chuck Howley, who is now struggling with dementia, is on the precipice of being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after being nominated by the Senior Committee, an honor that is long overdue.
Mick Shots: This With Chargers More Like It
It’s a better scene practicing against the Chargers, as the emotion is higher, the intensity improved.
Spagnola: Ain't Preseason Football Just Grand
Welcome to the first game of preseason, when nothing is as good as it seems, nor as bad as it seems.
Mick Shots: Spirited Practice Spawns Growth
Yesterday’s practice was a chance for some of the Cowboys’ young players to grow. Plus, the Dak to Lamb connection is looking good, a coaching connection and more.
Wooten Wore Many Hall-Worthy Hats In Career
We also discovered on that date that former Cowboys scout, personnel man and pro personnel director John Wooten has advanced into the final 12 of the coach/contributor finalists.
Spagnola: Finally Deciding To Belly Up To Barr
Find out why head coach Mike McCarthy, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and linebacker coach George Edwards are sleeping well these days.
Mick Shots: A Return To Real Man's Football
With training camp in full swing and two padded practices in the books, there are plenty of injury updates in this week’s Mick Shots. Plus, the addition of a new linebacker.
Spagnola: Serendipitous Journey Landing This QB
As Dak Prescott met with media this week, we are reminded of just how lucky the Cowboys are to have him as their quarterback.
Mick Shots: First Impressions Of First Practice
With one practice in the books at training camp, there is plenty to write about, including a look at what’s happening at linebacker, wide receiver and guard.
Spagnola: Oxnard Becomes Land Of Opportunity
After today’s opening press conference to start training camp, the message is clear – the Cowboys’ young players have an opportunity before them.
Spagnola: Going To Camp Looking For Answers
Here we go, the Cowboys beginning their quest to become the first NFC East team to repeat as division champs since 2004 when the Philadelphia Eagles won their fourth straight title.
2) Pressure on McCarthy To Have Early Success?
It’s a popular question outside The Star heading into the season: What are the expectations for Mike McCarthy in his third season as head coach? We tackle that topic in “20 Questions.”
Mick Shots: Start Of Camp Around The Corner
Here is your Dallas Cowboys 2022 training camp primer so you will be in the know.
4) Is Dak Ready To Prove He's An Elite QB?
After a fully healthy offseason for the first time in two years, is an elite season in store for Dak Prescott in 2022? The staff writers debate that in our latest “20 Questions” entry.
6) What Are The Realistic Expectations For Zeke?
After battling through injury last year, what are expectations for Ezekiel Elliott in 2022? The staff writers debate in our latest “20 Questions” entry.
Spagnola: The Guy They Just Can't Do Without
As training camp nears, it’s time to reestablish a designation from a few years back, as in who will be the Cowboys’ Mr. Indispensable this season?
Rank'Em: Top RBs on 2022 Schedule; Where's Zeke?
The Cowboys are set to square off against an excellent group of running back during the upcoming 2022 season. How does Zeke compare to them? We rank the best running backs on the schedule.
8) How Can Trevon Diggs Have An Encore In 2022?
After tying the franchise record for interceptions in a single season, how can CB Trevon Diggs build on his breakout Pro Bowl year? The staff writers debate in “20 Questions.”
10) What Should Tony Pollard's Role Look Like?
Could, and should, backup running back Tony Pollard have a larger role in 2022? That question checks in at No. 10 in our “20 Questions” series.
Spagnola: Let's Start The Hall Of Fame Campaign
It’s time to start a writing campaign to get these well-deserving former Cowboys into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.