Between checking up on this team's salary cap situation, their impending guard competition and writing a training camp preview for Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine, we've missed some of this week's most buzz-worthy headlines surrounding America's Team.
This being the one-stop shop for Cowboys news, or what passes as news, it's sort of our duty to stay on top of all this stuff, especially in late June, when the team is at recess and clicks don't come cheap.
So, here's this week's refresher course with, hopefully, some perspective from inside Valley Ranch.
- Brett Favre says what everybody already knows. The former Falcons/Packers/Jets/Vikings/TBA quarterback said during an interview with the NFL Network's Deion Sanders that Cowboys funslinger Tony Romo is "more like me" than any other quarterback. Coming from Favre, that must be the ultimate compliment.
- Maurice Jones-Drew says surpassing Emmitt Smith's rushing record is "doable." Sure it is. Just another 11,501 yards to go. Or, essentially, more yards than John Riggins, O.J. Simpson, Tiki Barber, Eddie George, Earl Campbell and countless others rushed for in their career. In other words, you got this, Mo.
- League insiders say Rob Ryan will have a better defense this year than his brother Rex. Former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah, now with NFL.com, polled 15 of his ex-colleagues, and 12 said the Cowboys D would be better than that of the Jets. That would be a first in the Ryan sibling rivalry.
- Twitter's fun. Michael Vick turned 32 on on Tuesday, and the Cowboys' social media department decided to wish him a happy birthday with a picture of one of DeMarcus Ware's six sacks against him last year. The Eagles have the last laugh until November of course, firing back with a quip about last year's two runaway wins over the Cowboys. Nothing like a good, old-fashioned online spat between NFC East rivals.
And, in the deadest part of the offseason, there's nothing like a few soft headlines to pass the days until training camp.