Five Potential Cap Casualties For The Dallas Cowboys In 2017

Our sister site Pride of Detroit, the SB Nation community for fans of the Detroit Lions, had an interesting piece earlier this week on Detroit’s potential cap casualties.

As teams around the league get ready for free agency, many have started cutting players to create some additional cap space. The New York Giants for example released Victor Cruz and Rashad Jennings on Monday, freeing up $10 million in cap space. The Dolphins on Thursday released defensive linemen Mario Williams and Earl Mitchell to free up $12.5 million in cap space, and offensive tackle Branden Albert will likely follow either via cut or trade, clearing an additional $7.2 million in cap space.

For the Cowboys, Tony Romo is the most obvious candidate to be cut or traded, but he’s not the only one.

1. Tony Romo

Cap Saved: $5.1 million/Cash Saved: $14 million

The Cowboys can clear $5.1 million of cap space by trading or releasing Romo now, and could clear even more space by making Romo a June 1 cut, which would free up $14.0 million in cap space. However, as a June 1 cut, Romo would remain on the Cowboys’ books in 2018 with $8.9 worth of dead money counting against the cap.

Romo will not play for Dallas in 2017, and his impact on the 2017 salary cap will depend on whether the Cowboys find a trade partner for Romo or release him outright

2. Alfred Morris

Cap Saved: $1.6 million/Cash Saved: $1.6 million

Morris arrived in Dallas as a two-time Pro Bowler and a three-time 1,000+ yard rusher and was expected to share carries with Darren McFadden. That all changed when the Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott and McFadden was injured, but in the end, he totaled just 69 carries for a career-low 3.5 yards per attempt, and was inactive when McFadden was back in the lineup over the final two regular season games and in the playoffs .

The Cowboys will restructure some big contracts to get under the cap by March 9, and may not need the $1.6 million cap savings from Morris, but they are likely to move on from him at some point, as they can get that type of production for a lot less.

3. Cedric Thornton

Cap Saved: $0.5 million/Cash Saved: $0 million

Cedric Thornton signed a 4-year, $17.0 million contract last year, including $9.0 million guaranteed, which means his entire $3.0 million base salary this year is fully guaranteed. The Cowboys can’t save any real money by cutting him, and the $0.5 million in cap savings isn’t going to make any difference in the grand scheme of things.

Thornton didn’t start a single game last year, and only played 262 defensive snaps, but he was fairly productive in the process, recording 18 tackles, 3 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, and 9 QB pressures, along with one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

The Cowboys will almost certainly stick with Thornton for now, but if they find an upgrade in free agency or the draft, that could change. If the Cowboys make him a June 1 cut, they could create $3 million in cap space for 2017 (though they’d be left with $3 million of dead money in 2018).

4. Joe Looney

Cap Saved: $0.8 million/Cash Saved: $0.8 million

On paper this looks like a substantial potential saving for a backup interior lineman who played just 156 snaps on offense, but those are “fake” savings as the Cowboys would have to find a replacement for Looney, and it’s not clear that that replacement would be any cheaper.

5. James Hanna

Cap Saved: $1.5 million/Cash Saved: $2.3 million

Hanna may come as a bit of a surprise on this list, and it’s unlikely that he would be a cap casualty. But there is a chance Hanna could get released with an injury settlement.

Hanna had developed into a solid No. 2 tight end behind Jason Witten, and the Cowboys signed him to a 3-year, $8.25 million contract extension in March 2016. But then Hanna entered training camp complaining about knee soreness and was subsequently placed on the PUP list with what was initially described as a “bone bruise.”

For Cowboys fans, “bone bruise” set off all kinds of alarms because that was the same description the Cowboys used to describe an injury that effectively ended the career of Anthony Spencer. In Spencer’s case the term was used as a euphemism for potential microfracture injuries, and those almost never resolve well.

In mid-August, Hanna and the Cowboys opted for knee surgery to address his knee issue, but that apparently didn’t result in a significant improvement, so Hanna underwent a second knee surgery in November.

The Cowboys are not going to cut Hanna now as they are going to wait and see how his recovery progresses. But if he is unable to play by training camp, the Cowboys could cut him, thereby creating $2.3 million cap space in 2017.

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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft 2.0 : (Mockery II) Cowboys Are Defended

We’re back with our Mock Draft 2.0. This is just the second of many that we’re going to be throwing out from now until draft time. This week will be a little different as we’re going to play around a little bit. As has been established, for the Dallas Cowboys, this draft has depth at all the right positions. For a team that needs significant re-shaping of their defense, this year’s draft could offer a lot of value.

Remember that we here at BTB trust the CBS charts and when it comes to any dealings to be done, and check out the Walter Football Draft Value Chart for points. Let’s begin making a mockery of the draft once again and the Dallas Cowboys are on the clock…

The New England Patriots come calling to trade up for another pass rusher (Taco Charlton), the offer is picks 32+96 (706 points) for Dallas’ 28th pick and 5th rounder in 2018 for approximately 680 points.

The reasoning for a deal like this is that if it were a straight up trade, the Cowboys would be gaining too much. Next years’ 5th is equivocally related to this year’s sixth round pick because team’s value for picks is at their highest the day of the draft. Dallas adds a 5th round selection to sweeten the deal, only giving the Cowboys an edge of slightly over 20 points.

Pick 32: Dallas Cowboys select Charles Harris, DE, Missouri (CBS 32nd)

If you’re looking for the perfect pass rusher for Rod Marinelli, this would be his guy. Harris has a motor that never quits and is built in that mold that Marinelli covets. He’s got a quick first-step and he can get right up the field with ease. He’s got good bend to him and size to where he’s not overwhelmed against taller tackles.

Harris is an athletically gifted guy with the ability to play loose. A good character guy who was a leader in the locker room at Missou and a leader in the stat sheets, what’s not to love?

With the realization that we’re getting cute here, the Dallas Cowboys pick up the phone once again. It’s the Atlanta Falcons. The offer is picks 63 + 132 (316 points) for Pick 60 (300 points). It’s a deal worth taking. Dallas now has two-thirds and two-fourths in a draft that has some value in the middle rounds.

Pick 63: Dallas Cowboys select Tarell Basham, DL, Ohio (CBS 62nd)

Boom! The Dallas Cowboys grab another pass rusher with their second pick. Some folks may be looking for a corner here, but there are corners to be had late. Here the Cowboys land another top defensive end with some versatility. If the Cowboys can’t rely on Randy Gregory or DeMarcus Lawrence, they can certainly replace them.

Basham has the initial first-step quickness that is a must in a Marinelli-style defense and he’s another high-character guy that will suffice for Jason Garrett. Basham was MAC Defensive Player of the Year with 10 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. The best part about Basham is that he can play all over the defensive line, another coveted attribute of Marinelli’s.

Pick 92: Dallas Cowboys select Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia (CBS 88th)

Douglas has size and grit for the position. He certainly fits what this front office wants in their corners as they prefer long bodies. Douglas also has a tremendous amount of skill and caught the eye of many with his exceptional 2016 year. Douglas had eight interceptions in 2016 with 70 tackles and eight pass breakups.

For a defense that will need to replace a starter down the road, Douglas could be that guy with a little more polish in his game. There are concerns about his speed and he’ll need to run well at the Combine but the traits and abilities are there with the nose for the ball.

Pick 96: Dallas Cowboys select Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina (CBS 89th)

Cowboys have some question marks on the offensive side of the ball as they’re likely to lose one of their two free-agent receivers on the open market. Zay Jones was a standout from the Senior Bowl that really did a lot to help himself. The one thing that Zay showed was that get him the ball and good things happen. He was routinely finding separation creases in the defense to lead his team in receptions in that contest.

In fact, Jones is the FBS All-Time leader in receptions and has that tremendously high character as he’s expected to be a steal in this year’s class. He’s a finisher but he’s not a speedy guy. If Dallas is looking for more speed than Zay might not be their man but he could be the ultimate outside presence next to Dez Bryant.

Pick 132: Dallas Cowboys select Dan Skipper, OT, Arkansas (CBS 134th)

At some point, the Cowboys have to look at the aging Doug Free and the fact that Chaz Greenhas yet to remain healthy for a solution at right tackle. Skipper stands out in a pretty weak class of tackles and could be one of those guys that will fly up the charts if he tests well.

He’s a physical intimidating specimen at almost 6’10 and over 300 pounds. He’s got good ability to block to the second level in the running game. He’s plays with tenacity and can anchor down to protect the passer. He’s got some mauler in him and that bodes well for his NFL goals.

Pick 135: Dallas Cowboys select Carroll Phillips, LB, Illinois (CBS 146th)

With no fifth-round pick, the Cowboys decide to take the linebacker right here. Phillips projects well as a strong-side linebacker in the Cowboys’ scheme.

When Marinelli does blitz, he likes to use a linebacker and this could be Phillips in the right role. He’s pretty good at standing up and rushing the passer and this could free Sean Lee up to not have to blitz and stay in coverage. Cowboys met with Carroll at the Senior Bowl and he’s definitely a guy who could help their defense moving forward.

Pick 212: Dallas Cowboys select Eric Saubert, TE, Drake (CBS 211th)

This is a deep tight end draft class and Saubert has some traits for a good blocking tight end. He’s certainly no eventual replacement to Jason Witten but he has some skills. Dallas is looking to add another tight end and Saubert is a late-round guy with upside.

Suabert has some lapses at times and then flashes of brilliance. He needs the work to gain a level of consistency but could turn into something good in years two through four.

Pick 231: Dallas Cowboys select Johnathan Ford, S, Auburn (CBS 234th)

The Cowboys will need to add another young safety as they may lose one of their two free agents in March. Ford has the versatility to play safety and corner and has played well when asked to be in the nickel for the Tigers. He fits best as a free safety and that’s where he had most of his collegiate production.

Pick 249: Dallas Cowboys select Fred Ross, WR, Mississippi State (CBS 245th)

Ross had the majority of his production when he was playing with Cowboys’ starting quarterback Dak Prescott. He’s always open but he’s got a lot of work ahead of him to becoming a consistent wide receiver product. It’s worth a shot to get him back with a guy that he’s familiar with who might be able to turn him into something special.

[Source:-Blogging the Boys]

Cowboys News: Dallas Graded As The Best Secondary In The NFL

According to Pro Football Focus, the Cowboys‘ secondary is the best in the NFL. Just in time to face perhaps its toughest test. Rounding out the top five are the Giants, Patriots, Broncos, and Seahawks.

  1. Dallas Cowboys (Rank entering Week 7: 4)

Top overall grade: S Barry Church, 86.2 (No. 9 among safeties)

Top coverage grade: CB Morris Claiborne, 85.1 (No. 12 among CBs)

Top run-defense grade: S Barry Church, 86.0 (No. 11)

Most snaps: CB Brandon Carr, 1,013

One of the biggest reasons for the Cowboys’ success this season has been the turnaround of the secondary. After having just one defensive back with an above-average coverage grade last season, all eight players with at least 100 snaps in 2016 earned average or above-average overall and coverage grades. Although they lack an elite-caliber player, this group has played consistently well as a unit. Byron Jones, Barry Church, Morris Claiborne, and J.J. Wilcox have all earned career-high overall and coverage grades this season, while rookie Anthony Brown has played well down the stretch in Claiborne’s absence.

Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne to return after 9-game absence – Todd Archer, ESPN

A big reason for that PFF ranking was the play of Mo Claiborne, who will be back this week. Now we just have to hope that Sean Lee doesn’t knock him out of this game like he did the last time we played Green Bay.  The article also mentions that, of the defensive players who were out for the Philly game, only Justin Durant didn’t practice last week.

“He’s going to have rust because he’s been off but some of the things that he does you can’t coach,” Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 FM in Dallas. “They’re not necessarily from experience. They are just his natural gifts and we’ll benefit from those. We certainly know he was playing at the highest level and best level he’s played his career before he got his setback, his injury. I’d hope he can take right back up where he left off. That’s probably optimistic, but we will certainly be better off for him being out there then we would be if he were watching the game.”

For diverse Cowboys, Dak Prescott is the ultimate unifier – Lorenzo Reyes, USA Today

I found this the most interesting article of the day. Well worth reading from beginning to end.

One day during offseason workouts, Cowboys coaches furrowed their brows at Prescott in confusion. At first he didn’t know why. But later, he figured it out.

During a pre-practice stretch period, when Wiz Khalifa’s We Dem Boyz pulsed through the speakers, Prescott rapped every verse. Minutes later, when the guitar of George Strait’s All My Exes Live in Texas twanged through, Prescott swayed along and belted the chorus louder than anyone else on the field.

“Being bi-racial and being from the country, I can talk to guys like Travis Frederickfrom Wisconsin and Doug Free from Wisconsin,” Prescott says of two offensive linemen on the Cowboys.

“And then I can go over and talk to Dez Bryant. I mean, think about the two different standpoints you need to have a real conversation with both, to really understand what they’ve been through. I don’t think many can do it. For me, it’s not hard. I’m blessed because it’s natural.”

Sidelined For 2014-15 Thriller vs. GB, Sean Lee Excited To Make Playoff Debut – Rob Phillips, the Mothership

Thank goodness for Sean Lee. He’s one big reason this Cowboys’ team is different from the one in 2014.

“That was probably one of the toughest games from an injury standpoint that I dealt with,” Lee said. “Anytime you play Green Bay in the playoffs, that’s a game you want to be a part of. And probably looking back, of the games I missed, that’s one of the games I regret not playing in.”

Two years later, the Cowboys will meet the Packers again in the second round of the NFC playoffs, this time at AT&T Stadium this Sunday. This time, Lee’s healthy and ready to go.

Ranking the NFL playoff teams position by position: How do the Cowboys stack up? – Rick Gosselin, DMN

Here’s Gosselin’s ranking of the final eight playoff teams’ quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, offensive line, defensive line, linebackers, secondaries, special teams, and coaching. He ranked the Cowboys 6th, 1st, 5th, 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th (he must not have read PFF’s rankings that are linked above), 3rd, and 6th. With the low score being better, he gives Dallas a 39, tied for third with Atlanta.

Lots to quibble with here. Is it performance for this season, or a ranking based on his take on history? Look for an article later today on this very subject. Here’s one part, though, that’s on point.

The Cowboys went all in on rookie Ezekiel Elliott this season after selecting him with the fourth overall choice of the 2016 draft. The Cowboys were one of only two teams that ran the ball more than they passed it, and Elliott rewarded that commitment with an NFL rushing title. His 1,631 yards were almost 300 more than anyone else. He may be the best runner in the game today, but the most complete back is Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell.

How Dak, Zeke and the Cowboys offense must approach Green Bay’s defense – Bob Sturm, DMN

Sturm looks back at the first contest and gives some advice for how Scott Linehan can attack the Packers. Tomorrow, he’ll do the same for the Cowboys’ defense. He has five main points, and this is the fifth.

5) Cole Beasley is a massive mismatch. I know most people will think Dez is your matchup issue, but I don’t believe that in this game. Gunter is very solid against physical receivers (even Julio Jones), but speed gives them fits as a group. Micah Hyde inside against Beasley was a matchup that was very successful in Week 6. The Packers have no better options in the slot and this should be even better on a fast track.

Green Bay’s front seven must keep Cowboys from feeding Zeke to upset Dallas – Rick Gosselin, DMN

Think the Packers’ front seven can slow down Ezekiel Elliott in this game? Nah. Neither do I.

The Packers couldn’t slow Elliott in the first meeting between the two teams in October. Green Bay entered the game with the NFL’s top-ranked run defense, allowing an average of only 42.7 yards per game and 1.9 yards per carry. But Elliott bludgeoned the Pack for 157 yards on 28 carries in a 30-16 Dallas romp at Lambeau Field.

The Packers allowed only three individual 100-yard rushers all season. The other two came in their last two losses in November. Do you detect a trend? DeMarco Murray hammered Green Bay for 123 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in a 47-25 Tennessee victory, then rookie Robert Kelley thumped the Packers for 137 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries in a 42-24 Washington triumph.

Sorry, Cowboys fans, but losing Jordy Nelson wouldn’t be total kiss of death for Packers’ passing game – Gerry Fraley, DMN

Jordy Nelson spent the night of the Wild Card playoff game in the hospital with broken ribs. Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy says if Nelson can practice Saturday, he might play Sunday. But don’t count on it. This article attempts to argue that it might not matter. Really? What do you think?

If Nelson does not play, the Packers will be without a wide receiver who led the NFL in touchdown receptions with 14 and ranked among the leaders in receptions (97) and yards (1,257) in the regular season.

“A big piece of our offense,” wide receiver Davante Adams described Nelson as.

A big piece, but not all of the offense.

If Nelson does not play, that does not mean the demise of Green Bay’s passing game. The Packers showed in the wild-card round win against the New York Giants that they can survive without him.

Doug Free will have tough matchup in Packers’ Julius Peppers – Jean-Jacques Taylor, ESPN

Doug Free had a very bad game against Philadelphia the last week of the season, but don’t expect the veteran on the Dallas line to play so poorly when everything is on the line.

The Cowboys need him at his best Sunday, when he’ll probably see quite a bit of Green Bay Packers pass-rusher Julius Peppers, who has 143.5 career sacks and is playing his best football of the season.

Peppers has 8.5 sacks this season, second on the team, and five in the past eight games. He also has 4.5 sacks in the five playoff games he has played in for the Packers.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is not concerned about it. He knows Free will compete as hard as he can for as long as he can.

Why give rise to the Dak Prescott dink-and-dunkers? – Todd Archer- ESPN

Archer’s Five Wonders column.

I wonder where do people get this dink-and-dunk stuff with Dak Prescott? He’s not a dink-and-dunk quarterback. He averaged 8 yards per attempt. Tony Romo is at 7.9 yards per attempt for his career. Is going deep what Prescott does best? No, but the Cowboys had 38 pass plays of 20 yards or more. Not all 20-plus plays are equal, but did you really see a West Coast-type offense with short, quick passes? If you did, I saw a different offense all season. I think what has happened is some in the media have given voice to a small segment of fans who truly believe this even when presented with facts that state otherwise. Why give them a voice at all? And why get upset about it if you know it’s not true? If the Packers want to believe Prescott just throws underneath, then the Cowboys will be glad.

[Source:-Blogging The Boys]

Top 10 Moments Of The Dallas Cowboys 2016 Season

Ed Note: Heavy GIFs coming, patience is your friend!

The 2016 season has brought about so many great moments for Dallas Cowboys fans, but there have been some that have made us jump out of our chairs. There have been no shortage of thrilling plays, great comebacks, and fun-filled touchdown celebrations. Here are the top 10 greatest moments of the season.

#10 A Lucky Turn Of Events

The Cowboys had a 10-6 lead with just 45 seconds left in the first half. The Green Bay Packerswere hoping to get the ball back if they could stop Dallas on a third and short who were backed up deep in their own territory. But instead of that happening, Lucky Whitehead took a jet sweep 28 yards altering the team’s plans. Instead of just running out the clock, the Cowboys had other ideas. The offense would score two plays later, throwing water on any heat the Packers were trying to generate. The Cowboys took a 17-6 lead into halftime and never looked back..Darren McFadden had a great season for the Cowboys last year, but he just wasn’t able to make big plays when he got in space. DeMarco Murray also lacked that home run speed. We had heard all the hype about Ezekiel Elliott having that ability, but it was great to finally see it for ourselves. Zeke broke loose for 60 yards to open up the second half and crush any hopes the Bengals had of getting back into the game.

Lee With A Game Saving Tackle

The Cowboys didn’t have any defensive touchdowns this season, but they had several players getting their mitts on some key splash plays. No one showed up more often than All Pro linebacker Sean Lee. Dallas was trailing Philadelphia by seven and the Eagles were driving for another score. Already in field goal position, the Eagles were trying to convert a huge 3rd and 8 play when Lee was shot out of a cannon and tackled Darren Sproles for a seven yard loss, pushing them out of field goal range. The Eagles were forced to punt and the Cowboys were able to tie it up on the next drive.

7 The All Purpose Punter

Everyone loves Dan Bailey, but the Cowboys have another kicker that serves the team quite well. He was a hero for a day in training camp when he hit the star logo to get the team out of meeting the next day. And he got a lot of praise for laying the wood on Detroit’s punt returner Andre Roberts. But his biggest play came when he sprinted down the field on a fake punt. Down 10 points, the Cowboys were able to steal a possession and make it a one score game. Look at the wheels on that punter!And this one comes with a bonus because the reaction of the Eagles defense on the sidelines was priceless.

Time to get back to work, boys.

#6 Zeke Jumps At The Opportunity

Zeke rushed for 15 touchdowns this season, but none was more humorous than when the rookie running back decided to hop into the Salvation Army kettle. It just brings such a smile to your face to root for a team that is having as much fun as these guys are.It not only brought a smile, but also brought a lot of extra money to support a great cause.

4 Romo, Romo, Wherefore Art Thou Romo?

It was a long wait, but fans finally got to see Tony Romo in action. Regardless of where you stand on the quarterback debate, it had to be a great feeling to see Romo come out and throw a touchdown pass against the Eagles. It may have been over a year since he’s played in a regular season game, but he just went out there and reminded us all how good he can be. Yep, that’s the guy I remember. The kid’s still got it.

3 Now, They’re Just Toying With You

Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has been rather creative in some of the plays he’s dialed up this season, but when Dez Bryant threw a touchdown pass to Jason Witten, that was just too much. Just when you think you’ve seen it all.

2 The Comeback Kid

When the Cowboys faced off against the Eagles in Week 8 it looked like their winning streak was finally going to come to an end. Prescott struggled early on as the Eagles defense did a great job of keeping pressure on him. But Dak wouldn’t waver. He just kept at it, leading the Boys to a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter and capped it off with the game winner in overtime. He even paid homage to Romo by doing a little Houdini act to escape from pressure, twirl around, and throw a touchdown pass to Witten.

1 Bursting Through The Steel Curtain

If you got excited the first time that Zeke scored a late fourth quarter go-ahead touchdown against the Steelers, then you probably went ballistic on the second one. It looked like the Cowboys had blown the game after Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 30-29 lead. But the Cowboys weren’t done. The offense kept fighting and their All Pro running back ran through his All Pro offensive line. It was an exhilarating finish to a remarkable game.

The Coach Of The Year

Jason Garrett says a lot of intelligent things. And he’s such a likable guy that his players are always praising him. But it’s not just his words that do the talking. Garrett is a competitor and he has earned his players respect. And during training camp, he gave his troops another reason to love him when he earned his guys a later curfew.Those are my favorite moments of the season. What about you?

[Source:-Blogging the Boys]

SEO Forecast for 2017 by SEO Expert Qamar Zaman a Dallas SEO & Lawyer Marketing Expert

As the new year approaches we remain skeptical about things that will good on the internet marketing front and help us achieve our digital marketing targets. Does internet of things have any surprise for us in 2017.

2016 was more than eventful.

Mobile internet marketing grew and SEO trends shifted due to constant Google updates.

This has been a feature of the world wide web that has transformed with lightning speed over the years. With the completion of 2016, one may be uneasy of 2017 and how web marketing, particularly SEO trends, will proceed.

SEO is the first marker of internet marketing as it helps to improve the online visibility of your web presence on search engines. It will be beneficial monitor how SEO will progress in 2017.

Forbes contributes its thoughts on what might be the SEO trends in the coming year.

7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2017

2016 was an amazing year for online marketing, but the industry never slows down. We haven’t quite hit the end of the year, but it’s time to start thinking about how the industry’s going to change in 2017—and how you can prepare accordingly.

Marketing is a field dominated by those with the foresight to plan ahead, anticipate changes, and jump on trends before your competitors do, so take note of these trends to come and prepare for them. You don’t have to use all of them, but you should be aware of their existence if you want to continue being competitive in your industry.

Mobile has grown over the years and will continue to grow in 2017

Mobile’s growth in the past led way to the prediction of 2016 being the year of the mobile, and it certainly was. The upcoming 2017 will see continual growth as more people adapt to the use of smartphone and mobile tablets.

  • Its Mobile social internet world
  • Its Mobile search
  • Its about Mobile online purchases
  • Its about Mobile online payments

Everyone who searches on the go, does so with a purpose. The intent is to reach a destination, locating a coffee shop, or buying online. The world has adopted a somewhat changed intent as compared to when we used to surf the net through desktops and laptops. We search differently when we are in stage 1 of the buying cycle, education begins  however, we are using mobile handheld devices as compared to desktops.


1 purchase on a mobile every 15 seconds in Europe, over 50% of local searches on a smartphone in the world, 50% of internet connections made on mobile in France.  The use of mobile is already preponderant and will intensify in 2017.

The brands and businesses that  improve the appearance responsive to their site will draw all the better their game Also, a complementary pattern emerges. Think of a mixed-use PC / laptop / tablet. As many carriers, that continue to be predominantly used. |Business2Cummunity

Top Mobile Marketing Trends for 2017

The more individuals become contingent to phones, precisely smartphones, the trend of mobile marketing becomes increasingly important and critical for the modern brand. The sooner you understand mobile marketing, the better for your business. With time, few trends have become obvious and approaching towards development of business. Ignoring the trend could damage your business greatly. Here is the list of trends that you might see in 2017.

Top Mobile Marketing Trends for 2017

Video marketing will remain an IMPORTANT internet marketing medium in 2017

Among the types of content that will be used and those that will dominate the internet marketing horizon, VIDEO is and will remain an important online marketing medium.

  • YouTube has over a billion users, which is almost a third of the internet population.
  • It’s estimated that content delivery network traffic will deliver over half of all internet video traffic by 2019.
  • On mobile devices, users spend more than 40 minutes watching videos.

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So what are they predicting?

Videos everywhere: Videos in emails, Videos in blogs, even videos in email subject lines? People are consuming videos more than ever, Facebook videos, videos ads, videos in websites etc.

The likelihood for consumers to have multiple devices is growing. Because of this expect in 2017 that cross-device video consumption will increase. Consumers are more likely to seek out videos from multiple different social media channels and websites. On top of that you can expect consumers to be watching video content from a traditional format, while also watching content from a modern format like a phone or tablet at the same time. |

7 Video Marketing Trends for 2017 (and What They Mean for You)

Social media is always in flux, and one of the biggest shifts right now is video.

The development of improved mobile technology has enabled widespread video consumption – available always and at anytime. And although video content isn’t new, it’s certainly growing, and will to continue to expand in 2017 and beyond.

Check out the following video statistics reported by Insivia:

  • One-third of all online activity is spent watching video
  • The average user is exposed to 32.3 videos in a month
  • 75% of online video viewers have interacted with an online video ad this month
  • 75% of executives watch work related videos on business websites at least once a week
  • 36% of online consumers trust video ads


Experts keep watch on how things will progress in the world of web marketing. The online marketers who have been, from year to year, working hard can offer expert online marketing advice and can help in carrying over your web marketing to the next year without letting your business disappear online.

About the Author:

Qamar Zaman can help in this transition. Qamar’s web marketing expertise spans over 20 years. He’s helped over 25,000 clients worldwide to achieve online marketing success. Qamar is a Dallas, U.S. based online marketing expert who can be reached at 972-437-8942.

[Source:-EIN news]

Mailbag: How Disruptive Is The Dallas Cowboys Pass Rush?

Last week, one of our readers submitted the following question:

If pressures are a better indicator of a D-line’s success, is there a way to collect and analyze the D-line from the last 6-7 years to provide a better understanding of how good they really may be?

Few elements of the Cowboys’ game have received as much criticism and at times downright ridicule as the Cowboys’ pass rush, especially during the offseason. And frankly, it didn’t get much better from there on out. The Cowboys’ two presumptive starters at defensive end, Demarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory, were suspended for four and 14 games respectively, leaving a motley crew of defensive linemen (optimistically billed as a “rotation”) to get after the passer. Look at the Cowboys four sack leaders (from coaching film):

3.5 sacks: Tyrone Crawford, a defensive tackle who’s been moonlighting at defensive end.
2.0 sacks: Maliek Collins, the rookie defensive tackle who got to the QB twice against the Browns.
2.0 sacks: Orlando Scandrick, a corner who sat out half the games this season.
2.0 sacks: Benson Mayowa, the only defensive end in this group.

Traditionally, the success of a team’s pass rush is measured in sacks. Lots of sacks = good pass rush; not a lot of sacks = bad pass rush. But a sack is not the only way to get pressure on the quarterback, and a sack is not the only way to measure pass rushing performance.

Consider that good team gets about three to four sacks per game (the NFL average this year is 2.2 sacks per game). Yet a typical NFL game consists of about 63 defensive snaps. How can you use three to four plays in a 63-play game to make a definitive statement about the other 59-60 plays?

Which is why today we’ll look at pressures as an additional metric with which to evaluate the Cowboys pass rush. But since sacks are still the pass rusher’s currency of choice, let’s start by having a look at the Cowboys’ sack totals. Over eight games, the Cowboys have recorded 18 sacks, which ties them for 15th in the league. Going by sacks alone, the Cowboys have a league average pass rush, nothing more, nothing less. But does give the Cowboys a little more bang for the buck than many other teams are getting from their much more expensive D-lines:

D-line cap

With 18 sacks so far, they have one sack less than the league’s most expensive line in Miami, and more than the Jaguars (15) or Giants (11) who round out the three most expensive units in the league. The Cowboys are on pace for 36 sacks on the year, which would be their highest total since 2011. Perhaps not something to write home about, but much more than many people expected. But we wanted to look beyond sacks anyway.

Considering the limited time the ball is in the quarterback’s hands in today’s offenses, just penetrating the pocket and pressuring the QB to throw early must also be considered a success for the pass rush. So to get a better feel for the overall effectiveness of the pass rush, you’ve got to measure a defense’s overall ability to pressure the quarterback, and in addition to sacks, you need to look at QB pressures as well.

Unfortunately, QB pressures aren’t tracked by the NFL’s official scorekeepers. Most teams keep their own count of QB pressures, but each team uses a slightly different definition for what a pressure is, so we can’t compare the Cowboys’ stats with other teams. But we can still get a good feeling for how good this year’s pass rush is by comparing it to previous Cowboys teams.

The Cowboys’ internal numbers (based on coaching film) show the 2016 defense with 62 QB pressures in addition to the 18 sacks over the first eight games. Here’s how that number compares across the last ten seasons:

Games Sacks Pressures Sacks/game Pressures/game
2016 8 18 62 2.3 7.8
2015 16 31 189 1.9 11.8
2014 16 28 165 1.8 10.3
2013 16 34 154 2.1 9.6
2012 16 34 133 2.1 8.3
2011 16 42 140 2.6 8.8
2010 16 35 102 2.2 6.4
2009 16 42 236 2.6 14.8
2008 16 59 158 3.7 9.9
2007 16 46 101 2.9 6.3

Overall, in terms of sack per game, the 2016 pass rush has the fifth-best number of the last 10 years. Nowhere close to the best but still a little better than in recent years. But in terms of pressures, the 2016 team only ranks eighth among the 10 seasons ranked above. That’s not very good, and an indication that the Cowboys pass rush is not quite as good as the sack numbers suggest.

Then again, having something approaching an average pass rush is already a significant win for the Cowboys, who were widely expected to have one of the worst defensive lines in the league. But that doesn’t mean that everything is just hunky dory. A look at the players leading the team in QB pressures over the last 10 years is pretty instructive as to what the issue is for the 2016 Cowboys.

Total Pressures Rusher #1 Pressures Rusher #2 Pressures Combined % of Total
2016 62 T.Crawford 8 J. Crawford 8 26%
2015 189 Hardy 32 Lawrence 31 33%
2014 165 Mincey 39 T. Crawford 29 41%
2013 154 Ware 35 Hatcher 33 44%
2012 133 Ware 33 Spencer 26 44%
2011 140 Ware 40 Spencer 31 51%
2010 102 Ware 36 Spencer 14 49%
2009 236 Ware 45 Spencer 36 34%
2008 158 Ratliff 31 Ware 20 32%
2007 101 Ware 27 Ellis 13 40%

On average, the Cowboys top two pass rushers over the last 10 years accounted for about 40% of the total QB pressures. And most years, the two best pass rushers were edge players (marked in green), and occasionally an interior lineman (yellow) would rank as one of the top two pressure guys.

In 2016, two interior guys (even if T. Crawford is playing outside for now) are leading the team in pressures, and are combining for the lowest total of the last ten years. And that, in a nutshell, is the issue with this year’s pass rush, there’s simply not enough production from the outside.

To answer the question at the top of this post: Pressures (in combination with sacks) do indeed provide a better metric for measuring the performance of a pass rush. Unfortunately, the numbers don’t paint a flattering picture for the Cowboys – so far. As Demarcus Lawrence rounds into form (he currently has three pressures), he should provide more pressure off the edge, perhaps even freeing up other linemen to get more pressures.

Still, as the playoffs become a more realistic possibility with every additional win, the Cowboys will have to figure out a way to generate more pressure on the passer. Or that the postseason may be a lot shorter than we all hope it will be.

[Source:-blogging The Boys]

Cowboys @ Browns: Breaking Down The Dallas Win By The Numbers

The Dallas Cowboys were dominant in their win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon. The 35-10 win gives Dallas a 7-1 mark on the season and the best record in the NFC. How did they get the easy win over Cleveland? We take a look at some of the important numbers.

0 – The number of individual 100-yard performances the Cowboys defense has allowed this season. Rushing or receiving.

8 – The number of games in which the Dallas defense has not allowed an opponent over 23 points. The last time Dallas started a season with 8 games under 23 points? 1994

12 – The franchise record for number of TDs thrown by a rookie QB, held by Rayne Dakota Prescott. He will undoubtedly expand upon that number as we are literally only halfway through the season.

6 The number of games in a row the Dallas offense has produced 400 yards or more. Also a franchise record.

141.8 – Dak Prescott’s most efficient passing game to date. An excellent bounce back from last week’s truly bad outing. The kid just keeps doing everything you could want him to.

45 The amount of rushing yardage given up by the Dallas defense, bringing them to an average 86 yards per game on the season. This should be a top ten ranking after today.

5.7 – Net yards per pass play (includes sacks). This brings Dallas down to 6.8 yards per pass attempt on the season. Also a top ten number.

4 – Dallas sacks on the game. Maliek Collins got the first two of his rookie season. Dallas has 18 sacks on the year so far.

17.5 – The average points per game the Dallas defense is giving up. This is top 5 in the NFL.

11 The percentage of Cleveland Browns 3rd down conversions.

39:39 – Time of possession for the Dallas Cowboys. nearly a 2:1 ratio over their opponent.

There were also a few milestones specific to one of the greatest players the NFL has ever seen, Jason Witten.

134 – Witten’s receiving yardage on the day, the sixth-best total of his career. Witten now has 20 such games, 4th all-time in NFL history.

62 – The number of TDs Witten has now scored in his career, tying him with Shannon Sharpe at fourth all-time among tight ends.

155 – The new franchise record for consecutive games started. Congratulations, Senator.

[Source:-Blogging The Boys]

Poll: How Far Will The Dallas Cowboys Go This Season?

The Cowboys are still enjoying their bye week, and through no action of their own, they moved into the top spot in the NFC and now hold the No. 1 seed and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

NFC Playoff Seeds

The overall playoff picture for the NFC is bound to change on a weekly basis all the way until the start of the playoffs, but there is little doubt that with the way they are currently playing, the Cowboys are playoff-bound this year. The game this Sunday with the Eagles will be big not only in the NFC East division race, but in the NFC conference race. Dallas will simultaneously help themselves in both spots with a win.

Which brings up the question of the day: What does the remainder of the season hold for the Cowboys?

Let us know where you stand in the poll below and let us know in the comments how you feel about the Cowboys’ postseason chances.

[Source:-Blogging The Boys]