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Cowboys Admit Keeping Both Bryant, Murray Will Be Challenging

Jan 16, 2015 10:16 AM

The Dallas Cowboys would like to sign both Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray to long-term deals, but Jerry Jones acknowledged it will be difficult.

"It's going to be a challenge," Jones said. "Is it financially reasonable? No. Is it possible? Yes.

"But if you just looked at it from dollars and cents, it probably doesn't look reasonable. You have to figure out how you get there, but at the end of the day you realize it's going to be costly to have both of those players."

Bryant appears to be the higher priority.

If the Cowboys can't reach a long-term agreement with Bryant, Jones has said they will use the franchise tag on him, which will pay the receiver about $12.5 million in 2015.

Jones said he's not interested in restructuring a contract like quarterback Tony Romo's deal, which will count nearly $27 million for a luxury item.

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Cowboys Sign Scott Linehan To Three-Year Deal As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 15, 2015 12:27 PM

Scott Linehan and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed upon a three-year deal.

Linehan acted as offensive coordinator in 2014 and the new contract gives him that official title.

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Cowboys Open Talks With DeMarco Murray At Just $4M Per Season

Jan 14, 2015 10:00 PM

The Dallas Cowboys had a four-year deal worth slightly more than $16 million on the table for DeMarco Murray.

Murray had a career-high 497 touches in 2014.

Murray would certainly receive more than $4 million per season on the open market.

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Jason Garrett's New $6M Per Season Salary Up From $3.5M

Jan 14, 2015 2:09 PM

Jason Garrett will receive a big increase in pay as part of his new deal with the Dallas Cowboys worth $30 million over five seasons.

There had been reports that Garrett's previous contract was worth $5 million per season, but he was basically on the same contract since becoming the highest paid assistant coach at 2008, which was worth $3.5 million annually.

That was “head coach money,” for offensive coordinator duties.

Garrett’s $6 million-a-year average would put him inside the top-10 paid coaches in the league, reportedly tied with Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, Kansas City’s Andy Reid and Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy. 

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Rod Marinelli Agrees To Remain With Cowboys

Jan 13, 2015 5:05 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed upon a new contract with Rod Marinelli to remain as defensive coordinator.

There were reports that Marinelli could leave the Cowboys for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to reunite with Lovie Smith.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Jason Garrett, Cowboys Close To Five-Year Deal

Jan 13, 2015 4:38 PM

Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys are on the verge of agreement on a new five-year contract.

A team source told ESPN's Ed Werder of the deal: "It's not done, but close."

Garrett took over as the Cowboys' interim coach in the middle of the 2010 season. He went 5-3 after a 1-7 start to the year brought an end to the Wade Phillips era.

The Cowboys finished 8-8 in each of Garrett's first three years as the full-time coach before breaking through to the playoffs this season.


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Jason Garrett Would Like To Re-Sign With Cowboys

Jan 12, 2015 1:26 PM

Jason Garrett is without a contract for 2015, but he'd like to remain as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Garrett has often come under fire during his tenure with the Cowboys, but led the team to a playoff berth and win in 2014.

Asked on 105.3 The Fan if he wants to be the team's coach, Garrett said, "Absolutely."


"This is a great organization. I think we really built a football team that we can be proud of, and there are some really good things ahead for this team," he added.

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Rod Marinelli Expected To Leave Cowboys For Buccaneers

Jan 11, 2015 7:31 PM

Rod Marinelli is expected to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, likely as the defensive coordinator. 

Marinelli is without a contract for 2015.

After Lovie Smith was fired by the Bears, Marinelli joined the Cowboys, serving as defensive line coach in 2013 and defensive coordinator in 2014.

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Aaron Rodgers Has Slight Tear In Calf Muscle

Jan 8, 2015 2:07 PM

Aaron Rodgers has a slight tear in his calf muscle in addition to a significant strain.

The injury is not expected to prevent Rodgers from playing in Sunday's divisional playoff against the Dallas Cowboys, but it could impact how mobile and effective he is.

"There's no question he will play, but there's also no question he will not be 100 percent," said one doctor familiar with the injury. "The question is whether he'll be 95 percent or 50 percent."

The Packers are aggressively treating the injury, with the hope he can be as well as possible. 

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Aaron Rodgers Will Play Sunday, Unsure How

Jan 8, 2015 11:14 AM

Aaron Rodgers has promised to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys despite a strained left calf.

"I'm going on Sunday," Rodgers said Wednesday. "It's just a matter of how."

Mike McCarthy held Rodgers out of practice on Wednesday, meaning he has not been on the field since he reinjured his left calf in the Dec. 28 regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions.

"I plan on Aaron playing Sunday," McCarthy said after Wednesday's practice. "Today's schedule was for him to stay exclusively in the training room. There's still some things that he needs to work through. We'll see what tomorrow brings, if he'll be able to practice. It's day-to-day, but everything points in the direction of him playing."


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Head Of Officials: Crew Missed Holding On Controversial Play
Anthony Hitchens held Brandon Pettigrew in the opinion of NFL head of officials Dean Blandino.


Raiders Seek Interview With Scott Linehan
Scott Linehan is the Cowboys' passing game coordinator.

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Cowboys To Use Franchise Tag On Dez Bryant If No Agreement Reached
Jerry Jones said the Cowboys have "got to really look at how we go forward managing our dollars."


Romo: Jerry Jones' Best Move Was Keeping Jason Garrett
Tony Romo sees Jerry Jones' decision to stick with Jason Garrett as critical to their 2014 success.

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DeMarco Murray To Play Week 16 With Protective Pad
The Cowboys will go to a running back by committee approach if DeMarco Murray is ineffective.

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Eagles' Loss Clinches Playoff Berth For Lions; Cowboys In With Win
The Eagles will be eliminated if the Cowboys beat the Colts on Sunday.

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DeMarco Murray Appears Likely To Play In Week 16
The Cowboys have increased optimism that DeMarco Murray will play in Week 16 despite a broken hand that was surgically repaired this week.

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DeMarco Murray To Make Final Decision On Playing With Broken Hand
DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on his broken hand on Monday.

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Cowboys Optimistic DeMarco Murray Will Play Week 16
DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on his broken on Monday and can wear a cast that allows him to play.

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DeMarco Murray To Undergo Hand Surgery, Status Uncertain For Week 16
DeMarco Murray broke his hand late in the fourth quarter of Week 15.

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Tony Romo Has Torn Rib Cartilage
A team is subject to a fine if the league finds it did not comply with its injury report rules.

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Dez Bryant Claims Eagles Were 'Kinda' Cheap'
Dez Bryant can't wait for the rematch in Week 15.

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Every NFC Rival Tried To Hire Oregon DC After Chip Kelly Went To Eagle
Nick Aliotti was coordinator at Oregon from 1999 until 2013 when he retired.

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Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas Likely To Receive Franchise Tag
The Cowboys and Broncos have been unable to make much progress with their star wide receivers.

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Cowboys Have Offered Dez Bryant 'Some Really Nice' Contracts
Dez Bryant recently hired Roc Nation to represent him with Tom Condon taking the lead in contract talks.

Jon Machota/Dallas Morning News

Cowboys Concerned About Giving Dez Bryant Long-Term Deal
TheCowboys have concerns about signing Dez Bryant to a long-term contract with guaranteed money due to his off-field issues.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tony Romo Probable For Week 10
Tony Romo was a full participant in practice on Friday.

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Jones Expects Tony Romo To Play In Week 10
Tony Romo suffered two transverse process fractures in his back on Oct. 27.

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Dez Bryant Hires Roc Nation, Open To Discussing Extension Now
Dez Bryant's rookie contract, a five-year, $11.8 million deal, expires at the end of the season.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Tony Romo Out For Week 9, Brandon Weeden To Start For Cowboys
Brandon Weeden will start at quarterback for Tony Romo with Dustin Vaughan as the backup.

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