- Todd Archer, ESPN Staff Writer
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Based on his showing at the Reliant Home Run Derby that benefited the Salvation Army, Wilcox (15 home runs) would be a big run-producer.
That was the fun part of the Cowboys' week. Let’s review what happened the rest of the week for the Cowboys and the NFC East.
Orlando Scandrick signed a one-year extension through 2019 that added $9.5 million in new money to his deal. He is hoping to be a Cowboy for life with the deal, but the team’s decision to extend a player with four years left on his deal is surprising and it's a show of good faith to players deemed to be part of the team’s long-term future.
Dan Bailey is the NFL’s most accurate kicker in history. He finds the league’s decision to change the extra point a curious one and wonders what the end game is on point-after attempts.
La’el Collins spoke loudly when he said the Cowboys would have the best offensive line in NFL history after joining the team as an undrafted free agent. Collins’ fellow linemen decided to tap the brakes a little bit.
Over the years the Cowboys have been able to find gems in former high-round picks who did not live up to expectations in their first stops. Marc Colombo and Rolando McClain are two recent examples. They worked out two former first-rounders (Felix Jones, A.J. Jenkins) and two former second rounders (Ben Tate, Daniel Thomas) in looking at running backs and wide receivers.
I believe the Cowboys defense will be better in 2015. Why? Sean Lee and McClain. If they stay healthy, then they will have two terrific playmakers at linebacker.
The Miami Dolphins signed Ryan Tannehill to a $96 million extension this week. New York Giants NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano wonders how that will affect Eli Manning and believes Manning would be wise to wait to do a new deal for maximum money.
I thought the new point-after rule would make Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly go fortwo-point conversions more than some other coaches, but NFL Nation reporter Phil Sheridan doesn’t think that will be the case.
Washington Redskins NFL Nation reporter John Keim takes a look into new pass-rusher Preston Smith, who didn’t post an impressive 40-yard dash time, but the team believes he can get to the quarterback.
Orlando Scandrick got a new deal and more -- a review what happened this week for the Cowboys and the NFC East.