Author: Julius Luchs

Julius Luchs has been writing for Gridiron Heroics since June 2022, covering the Dallas Cowboys and other football topics. He just graduated from Florida Tech with a Multiplatform Journalism Degree. Julius is attending Iona College to get his MA in Sports Communication and Media beginning in the fall of 2022.

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The Cowboys have been all over the news and debates for the first two weeks of the NFL season. With multiple problems exposed on the offensive end, the defense has carried their incredible performance into 2022. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has guided Dallas to be a threat to match up against. He is the team’s savior… for now. After a poor offensive performance in Week 1, the team lost starting quarterback Dak Prescott for a thumb injury that required surgery. Originally set to miss six to eight weeks, the team believes Prescott can return in four weeks. The next game,…

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The Dallas Cowboys will lose starting quarterback Dak Prescott for 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right thumb. He injured the thumb during Sunday night’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cooper Rush entered the game to replace Prescott. Jerry Jones announced the seriousness of Prescott’s injury, indicating that Rush will be taking snaps during his absence. The offense could not find its rhythm throughout the entire game, which raised concern in the first place. Now, the starting quarterback is going to miss about half the season. With their offense exposed on prime-time football, Dallas will temporarily move forward…

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Sunday Night Football featured Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting “America’s Team” in Dallas. The highly-expected NFC powerhouse matchup was a let-down, with the Cowboys’ offense appearing to be nonexistent. Not the start Cowboys nation wanted to witness, and it should be time to panic. Not only did quarterback Dak Prescott have trouble finding open receivers, but he left the game in the fourth quarter with a thumb injury. Jerry Jones revealed Prescott would need surgery and will miss 6-8 weeks. In the press conference, the Dallas QB shared his feelings on how hard it will be to…

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With the 2022 campaign under way, the Dallas Cowboys seek to win the NFC East division in back-to-back years. They hope to redeem themselves after an upsetting first-round playoff loss to the San Fransisco 49ers. As a Cowboys fan, there is plenty to look forward to. Yes, there are concerns with this team. The offensive line is not a strength of the team anymore. Will the wide receiver depth be enough for quarterback Dak Prescott? How will the pass rush play out after losing Randy Gregory? Can they compete with the Eagles, who upgraded their roster? To make Cowboys fans…

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Veteran offensive tackle Jason Peters reportedly will meet with the Dallas Cowboys this week. “America’s Team” is in desperate need of offensive line depth after losing Tyron Smith for multiple months. The 40-year-old has dominated the left tackle position throughout his career, earning nine Pro Bowls in 17 years. The Cowboys are very familiar with Peters, as he terrorized Cowboys defensive linemen as a Philadelphia Eagle for 11 seasons. If Jason Peters signs to an NFL team, he will be the second-oldest player on an NFL roster, behind Tom Brady. Bringing in the veteran could be a good move for…

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NFL teams reached the deadline to cut down their roster to 53 players. Throughout the day, every organization has to make surprising, predictable, and difficult moves. The Dallas Cowboys had one of the most unique cutdowns in the league. A few fan favorites were released, but what stands out in the 53-man roster for “America’s Team.” There is Only One QB Now… Backup quarterbacks Cooper Rush, Will Grier, and Ben DiNucci were released. This leaves Dak Prescott as the only quarterback on the 53-man roster. Prescott did not play in any of the preseason matchups, but claims to be in…

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Brent Venables’ program adds their third marquee defensive back prospect, recruiting safety Makari Vickers. The Florida native chose the University of Oklahoma over finalists Alabama and Michigan. The Sooners offered the four-star DB in January, joining 26 other programs that attracted interest in Vickers. Two months later, he attended Junior Day at Norman’s campus. Over the summer, Vickers returned for his official visit and the “Party at the Palace” recruiting event. After sharing his commitment date, he decided to take his talents to Oklahoma. Co-defensive coordinator Jay Valai gets the nod for bringing in Vickers. Venables assisted him in the…

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After suffering a hamstring injury earlier this week, Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith is expected to be sidelined for a few months. The Cowboys offensive line depth is shallow, and the loss of their star O-lineman creates a major problem for Kellen Moore’s system. The team drafted LT Tyler Smith in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. With the two-time All-Pro set at left tackle, the plan was to move the rookie at left guard. With Smith’s injury, the first-rounder could move back to his natural position. Swing tackle Josh Ball could take over at the tackle…

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Dallas Cowboys slot defender Jourdan Lewis will not participate in football activities for the remainder of the preseason. During Dallas’ joint practice with the Los Angeles Chargers, the six-year veteran injured his hamstring. Lewis is on pace to suit up in the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has been making solid progress in his recovery and feels confident being ready for the start of the 2022 campaign. https://twitter.com/VoiceOfTheStar/status/1562251514537721856?s=20&t=_3dj-N4kY_zNCjm6HbE6ww Dallas’ Current Status With Lewis’ Injury The Cowboys never planned to play Jourdan Lewis in any preseason contests. “America’s Team” holds a 1-1 record in their scrimmages…

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At the age of 26, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has one of the most impressive resumes in sports. With multiple Pro Bowls, an MVP award, a Super Bowl champion, and more, the QB can add more accolades to his career. Texas Tech announced they will induct Mahomes to their Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor. The news broke after Kansas City’s preseason game against the Washington Commanders on Saturday. After the matchup, Mahomes was greeted with a video that featured Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, former Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury, and family members to share…

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