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DeMarcus Ware Announces NFL Retirement

Mar 13, 2017 4:10 PM

DeMarcus Ware has announced his retirement from the NFL.

A nine-time Pro Bowl selection, he'll turn 35 in late July and is eighth all-time in sacks with 138.5.

Ware needed one sack to tie newly minted Hall of Famer Jason Taylor and with four sacks he would have passed Michael Strahan and move into sixth place all-time.

Ware won a Super Bowl with the Broncos.


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Cowboys Expect Doug Free To Retire

Mar 11, 2017 10:00 PM

The Dallas Cowboys expect Doug Free to retire.

Free, 33, has played in and started 107 of a possible 112 regular-season games since 2010. The right tackle was in the final year of a restructured three-year deal in Dallas and was due $7.5 million.

At the combine, Stephen Jones suggested La'el Collins could play right tackle "if Doug were to retire or not be around."

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Fox Sports Interested In Hiring Tony Romo If He Retires

Mar 11, 2017 6:26 PM

Fox Sports is interested in adding Tony Romo as a television analyst for the 2017 season should he decide not to continue his playing career.

Romo would replace John Lynch, who left the booth this offseason to join the San Francisco 49ers as general manager.

Romo has long been considered a top candidate to go into broadcasting when he retires.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Cowboys Unlikely To Find Trade For Tony Romo

Mar 11, 2017 6:24 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are now unlikely to find a trade involving Tony Romo.

The Cowboys will definitely part ways with Romo this offseason but had hoped to find a trade for him.

Teams appear unwilling to take on Romo's contract or overpay for him.

For their part, the Cowboys are unwilling to trade Romo to a city in which he does not want to play. 

Romo has met twice with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones this offseason, including earlier this week when the quarterback's release looked imminent. 


The Houston Texans and Denver Broncos are interested in Romo.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Tony Romo Expected To Be Traded To Broncos Or Texans

Mar 9, 2017 2:11 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are now expected to trade Tony Romo to the Denver Broncos or Houston Texans rather than releasing him outright.

The Cowboys decided this week that they were going to part ways with Romo rather than keep him to backup Dak Prescott.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cowboys To Release Tony Romo

Mar 8, 2017 1:54 PM

The Dallas Cowboys will release Tony Romo.

Romo is widely expected to sign with the Houston Texans or Denver Broncos.

Romo was injured in the preseason and then lost his job to Dak Prescott.

Romo currently has a cap hit of $24.7 million for 2017. Releasing Romo would save the Cowboys $5.1 million but cost them nearly $20 million in dead money.

Adam Schefter, Todd Archer/ESPN

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Cowboys Not Ruling Out Keeping Tony Romo

Mar 5, 2017 1:27 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have not ruled out bringing back Tony Romo next season.

Jones and Romo have had one extended visit since the end of the season.

Romo currently has a cap hit of $24.7 million for 2017. Releasing Romo would save the Cowboys $5.1 million but cost them nearly $20 million in dead money.

“I do not know how, what we will end up with – whether it will be a trade, whether it will be a release, whether it will be neither. I do not know at this time,” Jones said Saturday from the NFL Scouting Combine. “All scenarios have been well-considered and thought out. Now we’ve just got to see where the reality us.”

Jones said he met with Romo right before the Super Bowl and “every scenario was covered as far as I was concerned.”

The Cowboys could attempt to trade him, but Jones said “there has been absolutely no visits with any third parties” regarding his potential availability.

Rob Phillips/Cowboys.com

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Tony Romo Covets Texans, Chiefs, Broncos With 49ers, Rams Interested

Mar 3, 2017 12:51 PM

The Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos are the three teams Tony Romo covets the most this offseason.

John Dorsey, however, has been adamant that Alex Smith will remain the Chiefs' starter in 2017.

The San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams have also been doing due diligence on Romo. 

Romo would like to join a playoff contender as Peyton Manning did with the Broncos.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

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Cowboys Will Attempt To Trade Alfred Morris

Mar 3, 2017 7:55 AM

The Dallas Cowboys will reportedly try to trade Alfred Morris.

Morris is due to make $1.2 million in the final season of the two-year, $3.5 million contract he signed last season.

He carried the ball just 69 times in 2016, averaging 3.5 yards per carry. He fell behind Darren McFadden on the depth cart late in the season.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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Cowboys, Josh McCown Share Mutual Interest In Deal

Feb 27, 2017 11:08 AM

Josh McCown, who was released by the Cleveland Browns this offseason, shares "mutual interest" in a deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

McCown would be the backup for Dak Prescott assuming Tony Romo doesn't return to Dallas.

Ed Werder/ESPN

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Tony Romo Expected To Be Released Not Traded
Tony Romo believes he can start for two or three more seasons despite turning 37 and his injury history.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Myles Garrett Asks Cowboys To Trade Up For Him In Video
In a separate video for KRIV-TV in Houston that was posted on Twitter on Thursday, Myles Garrett said he would "definitely" like to play for the Browns.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Dak Prescott Beats Out Ezekiel Elliott To Win Offensive Rookie Honors
Dak Prescott received 28 votes compared to 21 for Ezekiel Elliott.


John Elway, Tony Romo Have Spent Time Together Recently
John Elway and Tony Romo were photographed together at an event for a mortgage lender based in Los Angeles.

Nicki Jhabvala/Denver Post

Jerry Jones Will Alone Decide Future Of Tony Romo
The Cowboys are most likely to trade or release Tony Romo.

Schuyler Dixon/AP

Ezekiel Elliott Complains About Lingering NFL Investigation
Ezekiel Elliott isn't happy with the NFL's lingering investigation into domestic violence claims made against him.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jason Witten Aware He Has A 'Shelf Life'
Jason Witten isn't close to retirement, but admitted after the Dallas Cowboys' loss on Sunday that he knows he has a "shelf life" as a player.

Brandon George/Dallas Morning News

NFL Sends Additional Questions To Ezekiel Elliott On Alleged Assault
Ezekiel Elliott is still in the process of responding to the league's questions, which he received within the past month.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Packers Rule Out Jordy Nelson For Cowboys' Game
Jordy Nelson suffered multiple rib fractures in last week's win against the Giants.

RealGM Staff Report

Ezekiel Elliott Unhurt In Minor Car Accident
Ezekiel Elliott was in a minor car accident near the Cowboys' practice facility on Wednesday.


Dak Prescott Has No Plans For Vacation During Playoff Bye Week
With the bye week in the 2007 playoffs, Romo, Jason Witten and Bobby Carpenter went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with their then-girlfriends and wives.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Randy Gregory Suspended For At Least One Year
Kenny Gregory served two other suspensions totaling 14 games this season.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

RealGM Staff Report

Chip Kelly Wanted 49ers To Draft Dak Prescott
The 49ers owned the pick two ahead of the Cowboys when they selected Dak Prescott.

Mike Garafolo/Fox Sports

Tony Romo Expected To Play In Season Finale
Tony Romo is expected to play for the first time since Thanksgiving 2015 when the Cowboys wrap up the regular season against the Eagles on Sunday, according to sources.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Ezekiel Elliott Gifts $25k ATVs To Entire Offensive Line
Entering Week 16, Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 1,551 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Dallas Morning News

Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Jerry Jones: Randy Gregory Will 'Absolutely' Play Next Two Games
Randy Gregory is eligible to practice this week after missing the first 14 games of the season due to a pair of suspensions.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Cowboys Leave Door Open For Quarterback Switch
Jerry Jones continues to be asked what it would take for the Cowboys to bench Dak Prescott in favor of Tony Romo.

Marc Sessler/NFL

Jerry Jones Will Try To Keep Tony Romo In 2017
Jerry Jones acknowledged that keeping Tony Romo along with Prescott would be "unorthodox."

Will Brinson/CBS Sports