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Jake Kemp

Jake Kemp

StrongSide Contributor

Jake Kemp covers the Cowboys and Mavericks for StrongSide. He is a lifelong Dallas sports fan who currently works for Sports Radio 96.7/1310 The Ticket, the radio station he grew up worshipping. He has cried at least once during every movie about football he's ever seen and enjoys celebrating life through sports.

Stories by Jake Kemp

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Football

The Cowboys’ Pass Rush Is the Season’s Biggest Revelation So Far

It was great last year. It's even better this year. And you shouldn't expect that to slow down, even if other things might.
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The Cowboys’ Scouting Department Is Saving Their Season (For Now)

Cooper Rush, Tyler Smith, and Noah Brown each defied outside expectations to power Dallas' win over Cincinnati. A little more of that, and the Cowboys season might get back on track.
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Where Do the Cowboys Go From Here?

Dak Prescott might not return for a while. Here's what Dallas must navigate ... and why the road ahead will be very, very rough.
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Football

Tyron Smith’s Injury Is the Straw That Might Break The Cowboys’ Season

Dallas' offense took plenty of hits this offseason. Losing its stalwart left tackle on top of them might be more than it can afford.
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The Cowboys’ Next Impact Pass Rusher Is on Their Roster. We Just Don’t Know Who it Is.

Dallas has a knack for unearthing players who augment DeMarcus Lawrence. You can expect another one this season ... and the defense will need it.

Stories by Jake Kemp

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Basketball

Are the Mavericks Better Than Last Year? Worse? Three Players Will Decide Their Fate.

We know how their roster stacks up leaguewide. Tim Hardaway Jr., Spencer Dinwiddie, and Christian Wood will determine if it progresses any further.
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Football

It’s Now or Never for the Cowboys to Unleash Tony Pollard

The running back might be gone next year. If Dallas' playcallers can't figure out how to get the ball in his hands more often, they should be, too.
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Basketball

Assessing the Mavs’ Offseason

Brunson is gone, and that sucks. But that doesn't mean the front office has failed.
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The Cowboys Promised More Free-Agent Spending. Why Haven’t They Delivered?

Sure, Dallas is winning, but a lack of activity in free agency begs the question: how committed is the front office to being elite?
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Basketball

The Case for Continuity: Why a Quiet Mavericks Offseason Could Be Just What Dallas Needs

One free-agent signing and one midyear trade took the Mavericks within three games of the NBA Finals. Maybe they don't need another All-Star, after all.