Rob Phillips Articles
Rank 'Em: 10 HOF Candidates With Cowboys Ties
DallasCowboys.com has ranked the top 10 candidates for Canton in the future, based on career resume.
Progress Report: Bounce-Back For Vander Esch?
Luck wasn’t on Leighton Vander Esch’s side last year thanks to injuries, but a rebound season from the 2018 first-round pick would be a major boost for the defense.
Mailbag: Salary Cap Refresher Before Free Agency?
Pardon my ignorance, but when a player retires, like Travis Frederick, why are the Cowboys still on the hook for $6 million for the next two years?Read More
What's Next For D-Line: Fixing The Run Defense?
To improve the run defense in 2021, the Cowboys will need progress from two young defensive tackles – and perhaps some additional help.Read More
What's Next For D-Line: Gregory Building On 2020?
We continue our defensive line series with a look at Randy Gregory’s long-awaited return in 2020 and his potential in 2021.Read More
Mailbag: One Move To Upgrade The Entire Defense?
Are we dismissing the pros of drafting a big defensive tackle in the first round too quickly?Read More
What's Next For D-Line: 5 Free Agent Decisions
We continue our Cowboys position series with the defensive line and some in-house decisions to make up front.Read More
Mailbag: Fix The Offense To Fix The Defense?
Doesn’t it make sense to draft the best offensive tackle available and then start drafting to fill gaps on the defense?Read More
Progress Report: Can Quinn's Scheme Help Jaylon?
The 2020 season was challenging for Jaylon Smith and the entire defense, but new coordinator Dan Quinn’s system might utilize Smith’s skills best.Read More
3 & Out: 3 Offseason Priorities In Addition To Dak
Here are three under-the-radar items on the Cowboys’ offseason to-do list.Read More
Mailbag: What If Dak Isn't Signed By Draft Day?
Worst-case scenario: Cowboys are on the clock, Dak hasn't signed his franchise tag, the two top corners are gone but Trey Lance and Mac Jones are still there. What would you do?Read More
Progress Report: Gilbert Made Most Of QB Audition
First impressions matter, and Garrett Gilbert’s one unexpected start last year proved he could be in the mix for the backup QB job next season.Read More
Mailbag: Knight & Steele's Development?
Have they shown enough improvement and grit to compete for backup positions or even starting positions if Smith and/or Collins have suboptimal outcomes from their surgeries?Read More
Mailbag: Interest In J.J. Watt?
I think J.J. Watt would be a great fit for our defense. Do you see Jerry signing him?Read More
What's Next For TE: A First-Round Hypothetical
We wrap up our tight end series with a question mark at the position and a very-early draft hypothetical.Read More
What's Next For TE: Who Handles The Dirty Work?
Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz are known best for their work in the passing game at the tight end spot, but what about the less glamorous part of the job?Read More
Mailbag: Underrated Part Of Randy Gregory's Game?
One thing I noticed about Randy Gregory last season, and even before he was suspended in 2019, is that he is a very good run defender at his position. Why do people only talk about his pass rushing skills?Read More
What's Next For TE: What "Jaws'" Return Means
Blake Jarwin is on his way back from last year’s torn ACL, and Dalton Schultz emerged as a quality starter, giving the Cowboys a solid one-two punch at tight end moving forward.Read More
Mailbag: Favorite Cowboys Play Of All Time?
With Drew Pearson (and the Hail Mary) going to the Hall of Fame, what is your favorite Cowboys play of all time?Read More
Progress Report: Wilson Vital To Defense's Identity
The Cowboys needed a spark at safety and Donovan Wilson delivered, emerging as the most productive player in the secondary last season.Read More
Mailbag: Lessons To Take From This Super Bowl?
Taking an offensive lineman and having him sit for a year (or more) seems like a huge waste, don't you think?Read More
Drew Pearson Gets Long-Awaited Hall Of Fame Call
Drew Pearson’s Hall of Fame wait is over. The Cowboys legend and co-author of the Hail Mary has finally, rightfully, been elected to Canton.Read More