Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Philadelphia. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)Two years ago, the Cowboys traveled to Mobile, Ala., for Senior Bowl practices in search of their future quarterback. And, they found him. Well, they actually found several they liked, but ultimately drafted Dak Prescott in the fourth round. Not long afterward, No.
1. The Cowboys haven't been players in free agency for a few years now, taking a conservative financial approach. Is it time to break out the credit card and spend big on at least one free agent? If so, what position would be most helped by making a splash free-agent signing? David Moore: If Jerry Jones wants to break out the credit card and tackle some of my debt, I'm all for it. I encourage him to do so. That would be a better use of his money than sinking it into a high-price free agent.
That's helped them avoid what would be considered a bad contract. Across the board, the Cowboys haven't missed much of late. But they haven't taken a lot of chances either in free agency, choosing to build the roster through the draft. A player's performance often dictates whether a contract is ultimately a bad or a good one. And, it's often not easy to project a player's future performance. It's certainly not foolproof.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".