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High (After)Noon Highlights (12/17): Blake Jarwin is key part of Dallas Cowboys’ offense

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Blake Jarwin gets shoutout:

This morning on ESPN Get Up, Dan Orlovsky highlights the Cowboys use of Blake Jarwin. Not only does he contribute the Cowboys being able to have a run game, he’s not too shabby on the pass.

He was so under utilized at OSU and it’s a shame. We’re glad the Cowboys are using him to his full potential though.

Shane Illingworth film review:

Dustin Ragusa of Pistol Firing did an excellent job with this in depth look at Cowboy quarterback commit Shane Illingworth.

At Norco, Illingworth primarily lined up out of the shotgun. The main formations the Cougars utilized consisted of four wide receivers with one running back in the backfield with Illingworth, or three wide, a running back and a fullback/tight end lined up as an H-back or in the backfield. To provide some context on the footwork a quarterback uses out of shotgun formations see the picture below is from Dub Maddox’s book, Adapt or Die: Advancements to Accelerate Execution in Football’s Modern Passing Game. {Pistols Firing}

Trace Ford wins the Russel Okung Award:

Trace Ford’s hard work his freshman season paid off as he took home the Russel Okung Award. The Award given to the best newcomer on Cowboy Football.

Former Cowboy gets engaged to a former Cowgirl:

Congrats to former Cowboy baseball player Colin Simpson and former Cowboy softball player Madi Sue Montgomery on their engagement!

Around the Big 12:

Matt Rhule’s recruiting

Is the Big 12 the most disrespected conference this bowl season?

Around Sports:

CBS Announces shake up to Golf Coverage

Brady isn’t ready to give Brees a record

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