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Cowboys | DeMarcus Ware released
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:50:34 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are releasing DE DeMarcus Ware Tuesday, March 11.
Cowboys | Meeting with DeMarcus Ware
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:47:57 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are meeting with DE DeMarcus Ware Tuesday, March 11, to discuss his future with the team.
Cowboys | Interested in Earl Mitchell
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:37:34 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have expressed interest in free-agent DT Earl Mitchell (Texans).
Cowboys | Team waiting on decision from DeMarcus Ware
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:18:04 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, the Dallas Cowboys are waiting on DE DeMarcus Ware to decide if he will take a pay cut before the 4 p.m. EDT start of free agency. This decision will mold what the team can do in free agency.
Cowboys | Ernie Sims not expected back
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:15:51 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are not expected to re-sign free-agent LB Ernie Sims this offseason.
Cowboys | DeMarcus Ware wants decision from team
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:19:32 -0700
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware wants to hear a decision from the team on his future by the time free agency begins Tuesday, March 11, according to a league source. The Cowboys will not keep Ware on the team at his current salary of $12.25 million and want Ware to take a pay cut to remain.
Cowboys | Interested in Wesley Woodyard
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:13:03 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have expressed interest in free-agent LB Wesley Woodyard (Broncos).
Cowboys | Re-sign Chris Jones
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:35:24 -0700
Dallas Cowboys P Chris Jones signed his exclusive rights tender of $645,000 Monday, March 10.
Cowboys | Tony Romo feeling good
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:27:57 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said his recovery from back surgery is going well, and he's on track to participate in the team's organized activities next month. "It's going good," said Romo. "We're getting close now to (returning). Usually takes three months, it's just normal kinda roundabout date that they give ya and we're right on schedule. Really ahead in a lot of ways. Just going to be ready to go here in about a month and rehab is going good, no setbacks of any kind. Mine (surgery) was just a normal small version of it, so I should be good to go here shortly."
Cowboys | More on Mackenzy Bernadeau's restructure
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:04:36 -0700
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau took a pay cut of $1.15 million in 2014 and $1.75 million in 2015.
Cowboys | Mackenzy Bernadeau expected to start
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:24:45 -0800
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau likely will be the team's starting right guard next season.
Cowboys | Mackenzy Bernadeau restructured
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:44:34 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys restructured the contract of OG Mackenzy Bernadeau Friday, March 7, according to sources. As a result, along with other moves, the team is now under the salary cap. Bernadeau was set to cost $2.75 million this year and count a little more than $4 million against the salary cap.
Cowboys | Phil Costa released
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:44:06 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys officially released C Phil Costa Friday, March 7.
Cowboys | DeMarcus Ware willing to listen about reduced deal
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:19:21 -0800
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware does not want to take a pay cut but is willing to listen to the team's thoughts on a reduced deal. Ware thinks he will be back to his dominant self after undergoing elbow surgery this offseason and believes he would receive a lot of interest if he is released. Ware hopes for a quick resolution to his situation.
Cowboys | Would like to work out Jason Verrett
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:08:06 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys would like to conduct a private workout with Texas Christian CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) but will be cautious because he will be undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum.
Cowboys | Justin Durant could create cap space
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:04:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB Justin Durant could create $1.250 in salary cap space if he is released. The increased salary cap could secure his place on the roster, in the opinion of Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas.
Cowboys | Have options with Phil Costa
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:03:30 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys have options with C Phil Costa, with a decision possibly coming quickly. Costa is due a $500,000 bonus in the first week of the new league year. The team could trade Costa could trade or cut Costa, in the opinion of Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas.
Cowboys | Mackenzy Bernadeau might get restructured deal
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:02:57 -0800
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau could get contract restructured this offseason to lower his salary cap number, in the opinion of Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas.
Cowboys | Want to keep DeMarcus Ware
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:11:43 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys have informed DE DeMarcus Ware that they'd like to keep him around, just not at $13 million.
Cowboys | Hope to combat hamstring injuries
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:13:59 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys hope to find a way to combat hamstring injuries heading into next season. Twelve players suffered hamstring strains last season. Head coach Jason Garrett said one possibility is cutting back on the time spent on the field, especially early in the offseason.
Cowboys | Tony Romo likely to have to restructure often
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:13:24 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's salary cap number for 2015 is $27.7 million. This means he'll likely have to restructure his contract every year.
Cowboys | Tony Romo restructures
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:36:57 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys restructured QB Tony Romo's contract to free up $10 million in salary cap space. The move will convert $12.5 million of Romo's $13.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, dropping his salary-cap figure from $21.773 million to $11.773 million. The team is now less than $1 million over the cap.
Cowboys | Two contracts converted
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 04:03:27 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys converted contracts for CB's Orlando Scandrick and Sean Lee on Monday, March 3. Skandrick converted $3.75 million of his salary to bonus money spread out over the length of the contract, while Lee had $4.75 million converted.
Cowboys | Everette Brown cut
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:36:39 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys freed up some more cap space on Friday, Feb. 28, when the team released DE Everette Brown.
Cowboys | Jarius Wynn will be allowed to test market
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:02:42 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys will allow impending free-agent DE Jarius Wynn to test the free-agent market this offseason. The team could show interest in re-signing Wynn if he is available later in the offseason.
Cowboys | Met with two QBs at combine
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:02:10 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys met with Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo and San Jose State QB David Fales at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Cowboys | Phil Costa to be cut
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:21:49 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys will release C Phil Costa. Costa was asked to take a pay cut, but he refused to accept it.
Cowboys | Release three
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:36:26 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys released OG Jeff Olson, OG Ray Dominguez and DT Corvey Irvin Friday, Feb. 28.
Cowboys | Tyron Smith will be costly
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:01:40 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys hold a fifth-year option on OT Tyron Smith for 2015, which they must exercise by this spring. When they decide to sign Smith to an extension, he is likely to be in the same contract neighborhood as the deal Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas received in 2011, which was a seven-year, $84 million deal.
Cowboys | No communication with DeMarcus Ware
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:01:11 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said earlier in the week on national television that DE DeMarcus Ware could be cut, but the team has yet to ask Ware to take a pay cut and there is no communication between the two sides.
Cowboys | Danny McCray not expected back
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:29:19 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent SS Danny McCray this offseason.
Cowboys | Henry Melton would be interested in joining team
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:59:32 -0800
Jordan Woy, agent for Chicago Bears impending free-agent DT Henry Melton, said Melton would be interested in signing with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, because he is from Dallas and has played for defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli before.
Cowboys | Aaron Donald makes sense for team
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:56:42 -0800
Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald makes sense for the team to draft, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. "I would love to play for anyone, but it would be great to play for them," Donald said over the weekend of playing for the Cowboys. "I love the way they play up front. They let their three-tech just go attack."
Cowboys | Jerry Jones admits DeMarcus Ware could be cap casualty
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:14:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Monday, Feb. 24, that DE DeMarcus Ware is not guaranteed to return to the team for the 2014 season. Ware will have a salary cap charge of $16 million.
"There's no question when you are where we are on the cap, even though we've had some new cap space added, and you have a defensive player that's your highest paid defensive player, and he hasn't been on the field much the last two years, that has to be considered," Jones said. "You can't have it all."
Cowboys | May try to re-sign Phillip Tanner
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:21:25 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys may try to re-sign restricted free-agent RB Phillip Tanner to a one-year deal worth the four-year veteran minimum this offseason. The team does not plan to tender an offer to Tanner this offseason.
Cowboys | Ryan Cook could return
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:20:50 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys likely will allow impending free-agent C Ryan Cook to test the free-agent market but could have interest in re-signing him to a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum at some point during free agency.
Cowboys | Jerry Jones elaborates on offense
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:33:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will be the brains behind the offense this year, assistant Bill Callahan will be in a running-game role and head coach Jason Garrett will be out of the offensive mix completely. Jones also said QB Tony Romo will be "more involved" in the offense than he was last year.
Cowboys | Will not make offer to Phillip Tanner
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:32:57 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys will not tender an offer to restricted free-agent RB Phillip Tanner this offseason because of their tight salary cap situation.
Cowboys | No timetable on decision for DeMarcus Ware
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:42:18 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the team has to do something with DE DeMarcus Ware this offseason because of his contract and possible declining play, but there is no timetable to make a decision at this point. Jones said he has not talked with Ware or his agent at this point and is not sure when he will be able to talk to either one.
Cowboys | Jerry Jones regrets the way he fired Tom Landry
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:53:49 -0800
Despite winning Super Bowls in 1992 and 1993 under his handpicked head coach, Jimmy Johnson, Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he regrets immediately firing legendary Cowboys head coach Tom Landry after Jones purchased the team 25 years ago. Then-Cowboys owner H.R. Bum Bright offered to fire Landry before Jones took over, but Jones insisted he would be the one and wanted to look Landry in the eyes.
"If I had a chance to do it over again I would've waited a year and just got my feet on the ground a little bit more and probably just gone with the staff that we had and then later made the ultimate change that I made," Jones said.
Cowboys | Assume Kyle Orton will return
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:25:53 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he assumes QB Kyle Orton will return in 2014. Orton has been contemplating retirement.
Cowboys | DC says Monte Kiffin will have big role
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:08:38 -0800
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said assistant head coach Monte Kiffin will still have a big role in the defense next season. "He'll be in there every day with us, film, working drills all those things. What a tremendous resource and great coach. Great coach. I've got great respect for him."
Cowboys | Will meet with Aaron Donald
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:00:51 -0800
Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald said he is scheduled to meet with the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Feb. 23, at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Cowboys | Have talked with agent for two FAs
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:09:00 -0800
Jordan Woy, the agent for Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent DE Anthony Spencer and DT Jason Hatcher, said the Cowboys have indicated their interest in re-signing both players.
Cowboys | Morris Claiborne will not miss workouts
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:08:39 -0800
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (finger, shoulder) is recovering from finger and shoulder surgeries but will not miss any offseason workouts.