NFC East: Texas Tech

Cowboys' Butler and Williams are shining early

August, 1, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

The Cowboys focused mostly on special teams during their '09 draft, but it looks like a few players may be ready to contribute in other areas. Tim MacMahon of DallasNews.com has kept a close eye on Texas Tech product Brandon Williams and another linebacker named Victor Butler. As you might recall, I was very impressed with Butler's work during my three days in the Alamo City. Here's what linebackers coach Reggie Herring had to say about the two players:

"Victor Butler and Brandon Williams are what we consider doing things right now that give us hope that they have a chance to help us this year," Herring said. "They're showing some pass-rush skills -- things that are instinctive. They're explosive off the ball, quick get-off. Every day they're understanding the tempo and the speed of the game, learning how to use their fundamentals and their hands. They're showing some improvement every practice that gives you a feeling or hope that they will help us this year -- somehow, some way, at least special teams and definitely pass rush."

Cowboys looking at Massaquoi?

April, 25, 2009
4/25/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

NEW YORK -- The Cowboys were hoping Texas Tech safety Darcel McBath would be there on Day 2, but the Broncos just scooped him up with the 48th pick overall.

Scouts Inc. had McBath rated as the 101st player in the draft. And he just went at 48?

Wow!

I might be inclined to call that a reach, but I've seen McBath play way too much. He gets his hands on a lot of throws and had seven interceptions in '08. He will also will come up and pop you in the running game. Oops, Max Unger is off the board at No. 49. Cowboys striking out left and right.

Let's see which way they turn. Might be time for Mohamed Massaquoi at wide receiver. He's the kid from Georgia. I know the Cowboys love him. And Massaquoi's off the board to the Browns.

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