Kauf Drops: The Sunday Morning Addition

Can Dak Prescott lead the Cowboys to the promised land in his very first season at the helm? (Image: Tim Heitman/USA Today)

Before we get to the sports of the day I wanted to wish my beautiful daughter a happy 2nd birthday. My wife and I were blessed to be surrounded by a great group of friends along with my wife’s parents yesterday to celebrate. Made for a pretty good Saturday afternoon.

 

Time to put up or shut up

The Dallas Cowboys watch with definite interest as the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers face off, the winner will head to Dallas to face the Cowboys in what should be one of the most anticipated playoff games in recent memory.

But, as a Cowboy fan, who would you rather see next weekend? The Giants, who have beaten you twice already this season, or the Packers, who are peaking at the absolute right time? Not sure there’s a lesser of two evils here but if I had to pick one I think the Cowboys have a better shot at beating the Giants than they do the Packers.

 

Can they win by doing nothing?

I’m still waiting for the Texas Rangers to do anything at all.

When the offseason came around, after the team from Arlington decided they forgot how to be themselves and bounced out of the first round of the playoffs, I thought this organization needed to address their starting rotation because it was the one thing that was going to improve this team going into 2017.

But they have yet to address much at all making me wonder what this front office is waiting for and what they really believe to be true about the team that will report to spring training in less than a month? While Tyson Ross would be a nice addition, if that shoulder is healthy, what else have they done?

*crickets*

They won’t win this division again by doing nothing. At this point, the Houston Astros might be the odds on favorites to win the AL West and it might not even be that close of a race. Maybe I’m not seeing something that everyone else is but this has been by far the quietest offseason this team has had in quite some time.

 

Players to watch

Let’s close out a Kauf Drops Sunday with some high school football players to watch in 2017.

Ty DeArman, WR/FS, Arlington Bowie HS (Arlington, TX)

Height: 6’0″  Weight: 175

Twitter: @dearman_ty

Film: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/5399439/57cf8ed2da5114c3984c0dcb

Class: 2019

 

Quinton Oliver, RB, Foster HS (Richmond, TX)

Height: 5’7″  Weight: 210

Twitter: @QuintOliver

Film: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/6225452/58200de33bd81437e470ee29

Class: 2018

 

Spencer Trussell, DE, Arlington Martin HS (Arlington, TX)

Height: 6’4″  Weight: 222

Twitter: @Trussell0

Film: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/5287756/5721c795041ddc1b005de0e6

Class: 2018

 

Justin Little, OLB, Lindale HS (Tyler, TX)

Height: 5’10”  Weight: 165

Twitter: @littlejb1619

Film: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4151379/5810089af617088d5429ee12

Class: 2018

About Todd Kaufmann

Growing up in San Diego, CA, Todd made the move to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas in the spring of 2008. Since then, he has covered events such as the Byron Nelson Classic, the Colonial Tournament, the AT&T Cotton Bowl, numerous home games for the Texas Rangers as well as high school football around the metroplex. You can also find some of his written work in the weekly Prosper Times and monthly Prosper Magazine. He and his wife Kerri make their home in Little Elm, Texas with their daughter, Hannah, and yellow lab, Ranger. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | More Posts

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