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Cowboys Working Out Felix Jones, Ben Tate

May 21, 2015 1:08 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are working out Ben Tate and Felix Jones.

The Cowboys signed Darren McFadden in the offseason to help replace DeMarco Murray, but he has been plagued by injuries throughout his career.

Jones and McFadden shared a backfield at Arkansas in 2007. Jones was a former first round pick for the Cowboys.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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Cowboys Seek Restructured Deal With Orlando Scandrick

May 13, 2015 6:56 PM

The Dallas Cowboys would like to agree upon a reworked contract with Orlando Scandrick.

“We would like to get something satisfactorily worked out with him,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said at the team’s sponsorship golf tournament. “ … Hopefully we can get something worked out that can be in the best interest of the Cowboys and also accommodate what he needs to do. We didn’t get anything done, but we certainly are talking about it.”


Scandrick was set to make $1.5 million this year as part of a deal the Cowboys reworked in 2013 that guaranteed him $9 million. By not taking part in the offseason program so far, Scandrick will lose out on $500,000 but would more than make up for that with a new deal.

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Dez Bryant: NFL Knows What Would Happen If Peterson Joined Cowboys

May 11, 2015 12:13 PM

Dez Bryant believes the Dallas Cowboys would become unstoppable if they added Adrian Peterson.

"If that could happen I would love it," Bryant told TMZ.com Sunday night after leaving The Palm in Beverley Hills. "We are both from East Texas. We believe in the same thing. Just as much as he love the game, I love the game the same way. It would be very special."

Peterson has attempted to leave the Minnesota Vikings this offseason.

"The Vikings not lettin' that happen, 'cause if they did, the league would know what would happen," Bryant said. "That man is a monster."

Dallas Morning News

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Tony Romo Believes Cowboys' O-Line Can Extend His Career

May 9, 2015 3:40 PM

Tony Romo believes the excellent offensive line of the Dallas Cowboys can help him extend his career.

"When you have a good offensive line like we do, the thought definitely crosses your mind to ensure you do everything possible to play longer than maybe what you had envisioned," Romo said Friday, via The Dallas Morning News. "We'll reassess that in a few years. My wife will tell you, I'm talking a little more long term than I maybe had been."

Romo echoed recent sentiments from Drew Brees and Tom Brady about playing past the age of 40.

"I just think the way Jason and Stephen and Jerry have built this team over the last three or four years has been from the inside out and you're seeing the benefits of that," Romo said. "We're still going. This wasn't a one-year, two -- we're building this for the next five, six, seven years to sustain."

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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Cowboys Willing To Consider Trading 2016 First Rounder

May 8, 2015 7:41 PM

The Dallas Cowboys would consider trading away their 2016 first round pick to acquire a game-changing running back or a blue-chip defensive talent.

"I'd be reluctant to, but certainly if the right situation came along that could improve us now, with where we are with (35-year-old quarterback) Tony Romo, his career and where we are with what we've put together, it's a good time to go for it," Jerry Jones said, per Fox Sports Southwest.

The Cowboys had appeared to be uninterested in trading for Adrian Peterson, but those comments could open the door.

The Cowboys essentially acquired an additional first round pick in signing La'el Collins.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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La'el Collins Signs Three-Year, $1.65M Deal With Cowboys

May 7, 2015 1:50 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have signed La'el Collins to a three-year deal worth $1.65 million.

The deal is fully guaranteed.

Collins was one of the top offensive tackles in the draft, but went undrafted following the murder of his ex-girlfriend.

The Cowboys began the draft with the 27th overall pick and now have three first round talents in Byron Jones, Randy Gregory and Collins.

Dallas considered drafting an offensive lineman in the first round to play guard and then take over for Doug Free in a year or two, which will be the role of Collins.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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La'el Collins Meets With Cowboys; Dolphins Next

May 7, 2015 1:18 PM

La'el Collins met with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday and will meet with the Miami Dolphins in the next 24 hours.

The Dolphins had several former LSU teammates such as Jarvis Landry and Anthony Johnson visit Collins on campus.

Collins went undrafted last week after police in Baton Rouge said they wanted to speak to him as part of their investigation into the murders of Brittney Mills and her infant child. Police spoke to Collins on Monday and said he was not a suspect in the case. A paternity test also showed that Collins was not the father of the child.


Collins also had dinner with Rex Ryan of the Buffalo Bills this week, while the Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts are also interested.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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Cowboys Postpone Selecting Tony Romo's Potential Successor

May 6, 2015 10:48 AM

The Dallas Cowboys are waiting another year in drafting Tony Romo's possible successor.

The Cowboys had private workouts with Bryce Petty, Brett Hundley, Garrett Grayson and Sean Mannion but did not pull the trigger on any of them. They will add UTEP quarterback Jameill Showers as an undrafted free agent and will have South Alabama's Brandon Bridge in for a tryout at this weekend's rookie minicamp.

Of the four quarterbacks they worked out, Petty drew the most interest from the Cowboys.

"All positions are always in the mix," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said after the draft. "We evaluate guys, we put them up on the board and if it made sense for us at a particular time to take one of these quarterbacks who we liked, we'd be all in to take one. Same thing with the running back position. Same thing with the receiver position. For whatever reason, we liked guys on the board better and went ahead and pulled the trigger on them."

The Cowboys last drafted a quarterback in 2009 when they selected Stephen McGee in the fourth round.

Dallas has drafted just three quarterbacks since taking Troy Aikman first overall in 1989 (Billy Musgrave in the 4th in '91, Quincy Carter in the 2nd in 2001 and Steve Walsh in the '89 supplemental).

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Chris Johnson Has Interest In Cowboys

May 6, 2015 10:31 AM

Chris Johnson has interest in signing with the Dallas Cowboys.

"I'd fit good in Dallas," Johnson said this week when asked if the Cowboys would serve as a solid landing spot. "They need it. Yeah. That's what we're trying to do."

Dallas passed on drafting a runner to roll with a group that includes Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams, prompting Johnson to say: "Dallas, come holler at me."

Johnson suffered a gunshot wound in his shoulder in March, but he's working out again.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Randy Gregory Blames Past Issues On Decision-Making

May 5, 2015 8:22 PM

Randy Gregory claims his issues in the past have been due to his decision-making and not drug use.

The Dallas Cowboys selected Gregory in the second round.

"That's something I've definitely been working on and something I can definitely fix," Gregory told ESPN Radio last Friday (via The Dallas Morning News). "I'm 22 years old but I think I carry myself real well and I think I need to carry myself a little bit better as far as decision-making goes.

"I think a lot of people are getting tied up in the weed and think it's just a weed problem. I don't think it's a weed problem. I think it's decision making. I think I'm immature. I'm definitely working on that. I want to prove everyone wrong and I want to do it with this team. I think this is the best team I can do that with."

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Cowboys Decline Fifth-Year Option On Morris Claiborne
Morris Claiborne was the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.


Cowboys Comfortable Passing On Running Back In Draft
The Cowboys didn't draft one of the 22 running backs selected in the 2015 NFL Draft despite an apparent need at the position.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Cowboys Not Interested In Trading For Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel could be made expendable if the Browns trade for Sam Bradford.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Adrian Peterson: Playing For Cowboys 'Would Be Nice'
The Cowboys appear unwilling to meet the Vikings' high asking price and pay Adrian Peterson's contract.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

NFLPA Appeals Greg Hardy Suspension
Roger Goodell has claimed that the suspension is identical to what it would have been under the old policy for conduct detrimental to the league.

CBS Sports

Greg Hardy Called 'Woman Beater' By Teammate During Altercation
Greg Hardy had a verbal altercation with a Cowboys' teammate this week during voluntary workouts.

Rand Getlin/Yahoo! Sports

Greg Hardy Suspended 10 Games By NFL
Roger Goodell warned Greg Hardy that another incident could result in an NFL banishment.

RealGM Staff Report

Cardinals, Falcons, Cowboys, Jags, Chargers, Bucs In Mix For Peterson
The Vikings could entice a team to trade for Adrian Peterson once Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are drafted.

Chris Tomasson/Pioneer Press

Adrian Peterson Unlikely To Receive Additional Suspension
Adrian Peterson wants to have his status settled with the Vikings or another team by the draft.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Cowboys Confident In Ability To Maximize Darren McFadden
The Cowboys have one of the NFL's best offensive lines and they're confident they can maximize the talent of Darren McFadden.

David Moore/Dallas Morning News

Cowboys Sign Efe Obada From London Warriors
Efe Obada is working on becoming a pass rusher or tight end.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

NFL Reaches Deal With D.A. To Examine Photos From Greg Hardy's Trial
Greg Hardy was found guilty in that trial, but appealed to have a jury trial and then had the charges dismissed when accuser Nicole Holder failed to appear in court.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Cowboys Create $13M In Cap Space By Restructuring Tony Romo's Contract
Tony Romo has agreed to restructure his contract with the Cowboys.

Rand Getlin/Yahoo! Sports

Rolando McClain Re-Signs With Cowboys
Rolando McClain chose the Cowboys after receiving another from the New England Patriots.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Murray Asked Romo To Take Pay Cut
Tony Romo was asked by DeMarco Murray if he was willing to take a pay cut for him to re-sign with the Cowboys.

Brandon Wise/CBS Sports

Greg Hardy Agrees To One-Year Deal With Cowboys
Greg Hardy has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Cowboys, worth $11.3 million in potential bonuses.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Greg Hardy To Choose Between Cowboys, Buccaneers
Greg Hardy is undergoing a physical on Wednesday.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Greg Hardy Meeting With Cowboys, Seahawks
Greg Hardy can sign a deal but he remains on the exempt list and there has been no resolution to his disciplinary review.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Darren McFadden Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Cowboys
Jerry Jones was a big admirer of Darren McFadden in 2008 in the draft.

Charean Williams/Star-Telegram

DeMarco Murray To Sign Five-Year, $42M Deal With Eagles
DeMarco Murray's deal will include $21 million in guaranteed money.

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