Nick Eatman Articles
Mailbag: Is free agent RB the answer?
Fans are seeing headlines about bringing in a free agent like Derrick Henry, but I have been trying to recall the last free agent running back who signed elsewhere and continued to have the same amount of success. Is history enough to avoid free agency to fill the hole?
Rank'Em: Cowboys have had MVP finalist 23 times
Dak Prescott was the most recent MVP finalist in team history, finishing second for the prestigious award. Here’s the list of 23 other occasions the Cowboys have had a finalist.
Greg Ellis, Guenther among 3 new defensive hires
Mike Zimmer is quickly assembling his defensive staff, hiring three coaches on Friday, including former standout Greg Ellis, along with two other veteran coaches with over 35 years of experience.
Mailbag: How will Zimmer's philosophy differ?
With Mike Zimmer returning to Dallas as defensive coordinator, what will be the biggest change we’ll see in the defense? How is his defensive philosophy different from Dan Quinn?
Zimmer: Players that want to be great, want to be coached
Much has been made about Mike Zimmer and his intense coaching style relating to the younger generation. On Wednesday, he explained his experiences in coaching younger players.
Woodson says new DC Mike Zimmer 'isn't gonna be their friend'
If there’s anyone knows what Mike Zimmer will bring to the Cowboys defense, it’s Darren Woodson, who said the new DC is a tough-minded coach will demand the respect of his players.
Mailbag: How do Cowboys compare to champs?
It’s the question we always ask after another Super Bowl champion is crowned. How do the Cowboys compare to the Chiefs? How far away are they from lifting the Lombardi Trophy themselves?
Mailbag: Watching with the Cowboys in mind?
As you’re watching the Super Bowl, do you view it from the perspective of a Cowboys reporter? Will you be comparing the Cowboys’ players, system, strategy to what the 49ers and Chiefs are doing? If so, what will you be looking for? Or are you able to just put all that aside and enjoy the game as a fan?
Cowboys fall short on major awards at NFL Honors
The Cowboys had finalists for MVP, and Player of the Year on both sides of the ball, along with the Hall of Fame, but came up empty for the major honors.
Disappointed again; Darren Woodson left off HOF ballot
Two years in a row, Darren Woodson has not been selected for the Hall of Fame. The Cowboys’ all-time leading tackler didn’t hide his disappointment but still believes his time will come.
Mailbag: Is Cowboys getting a new DC a bad thing?
Well, it’s not the popular point of view, but is Dan Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr. leaving that bad for this organization?
Mailbag: The most deserving award winner?
In your opinion, which nominee is most deserving of winning his respective postseason award?
Dan Quinn expected to join Commanders as HC
The looming decision on the future of Dan Quinn has landed, and the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator is expected to sign on as head coach of the Commanders.
Mailbag: Is Quinn putting Cowboys in a bind?
Is this waiting game with Dan Quinn putting the Cowboys in any kind of bind, particularly in finding his replacement if he does leave?
Jake Ferguson, DeMarcus Lawrence & Tyler Smith added to Pro Bowl
The Cowboys are up to 10 Pro Bowler this season, as three more were added on Monday. DeMarcus Lawrence is back for his fourth selection while Tyler Smith and Jake Ferguson have made their first Pro Bowl.
Mailbag: Addressing need for larger linebackers?
The Cowboys did nothing to fix a thin linebackers corps even after Leighton Vander Esch was lost for the season. It seems going light at linebacker was a nearsighted way of thinking. Should fixing the situation at linebacker be a priority in the offseason?
Month to Month: What we learned in January
A quick look back to the 2023 season with a report from each month of the season. Today, we conclude the series with January, including the disappointing and shocking end to the season..
Mailbag: Need to build from the inside-out?
Why does it seem like the Cowboys are always building their teams from the "outside-in" versus the "inside-out”? There is always a need for a defensive tackle and middle linebacker. There is always a group of good receivers, but no inside rushing attack.
Month to Month: What we learned in September
A quick look back to the 2023 season with a report from each month of the season. Today, we begin with a look at what we learned in the month of September.
Mailbag: Did Cowboys make any progress in 2023?
Due to the playoff loss, it's easy to say the 2023 season as a whole was not a success, but I'm trying to determine if "progress" was made over the 2022 season, but did the Cowboys as a team make progress in 2023?
Mailbag: How close are Cowboys to top teams?
What were your thoughts from this weekend’s NFC divisional round games? How close do you think Dallas is to those teams?