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Cowboys Decline Fifth-Year Option On Morris Claiborne

May 4, 2015 4:24 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Morris Claiborne's rookie contract.

Claiborne was the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Claiborne will not participate in offseason workouts and likely won't be ready for the start of training camp because of the torn patellar tendon in his left knee that kept him out of 12 games last season.

Claiborne would have been guaranteed about $11 million in 2016 had the Cowboys picked up the option.


Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cowboys Comfortable Passing On Running Back In Draft

May 3, 2015 9:04 PM

The Dallas Cowboys didn't draft one of the 22 running backs selected in the 2015 NFL Draft despite an apparent need at the position.

The Cowboys lost DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles and currently have Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar, Joseph Randle and Ryan Williams on the depth chart.

"We would have liked to have drafted a running back, but at the same token, we didn't think at any given time that we should pass at the player that was there, even with the running backs available," Jerry Jones said.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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

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Cowboys Not Interested In Trading For Johnny Manziel

Apr 30, 2015 1:44 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are not interested in trading for Johnny Manziel if the Cleveland Browns make him available.

The Cowboys were said to be interested in Manziel during last year's draft.

Manziel could be made expendable if the Browns trade for Sam Bradford.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Adrian Peterson: Playing For Cowboys 'Would Be Nice'

Apr 29, 2015 12:05 PM

Adrian Peterson acknowledged he would be interested in playing for the Dallas Cowboys, but he also said the situation is out of his hands.

"It would be nice," to come to Dallas. "I've got family here, my dad's here. But I'm under contract, so we'll see."


The Cowboys appear unwilling to meet the Minnesota Vikings' high asking price and pay Peterson's contract.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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

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NFLPA Appeals Greg Hardy Suspension

Apr 27, 2015 1:49 PM

The NFLPA has appealed the 10-game suspension of Greg Hardy.

Hardy received a suspension for domestic violence incident involving his former fiance.

The union is expected to claim that Roger Goodell applied the discipline retroactively under the new personal conduct policy, which was not enacted until December - seven months after Hardy was arrested on domestic violence charges.

Goodell, however, has claimed that the suspension is identical to what it would have been under the old policy for conduct detrimental to the league.

Hardy signed this offseason with the Dallas Cowboys.

CBS Sports

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Greg Hardy Called 'Woman Beater' By Teammate During Altercation

Apr 24, 2015 4:59 PM

Greg Hardy had a verbal altercation with a Dallas Cowboys' teammate this week during voluntary workouts.

Davon Coleman referred to Hardy's history of domestic violence after Hardy challenged Coleman's effort during conditioning.

"He called him a woman beater," according to a source.

Hardy received a 10-game suspension this week by the NFL for his prior domestic violence incidents.

Rand Getlin/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

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Greg Hardy Suspended 10 Games By NFL

Apr 22, 2015 4:12 PM

The NFL has suspended Greg Hardy for 10 games.

"The NFL’s investigation concluded Hardy violated the Personal Conduct Policy by using physical force vs Nicole Holder in at least four instances."

Hardy left the Carolina Panthers to sign with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason.

“You should understand that another violation of this nature may result in your banishment from the NFL,” said Roger Goodell to Hardy.

If Hardy's suspension isn't reduced, his first game will be on Thanksgiving Day against the Panthers.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Suspension

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Cardinals, Falcons, Cowboys, Jags, Chargers, Bucs In Mix For Peterson

Apr 21, 2015 1:04 PM

The Minnesota Vikings want a resolution to the Adrian Peterson situation during draft week.

"If he's not traded next week, they're going to keep him," the source said.

The Vikings could entice a team to trade for Peterson once Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are drafted.

According to a source, the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the six teams that could deal for Peterson.

Peterson was reinstated last week from an NFL suspension for a child-abuse incident. 

Chris Tomasson/Pioneer Press

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Adrian Peterson Unlikely To Receive Additional Suspension

Apr 8, 2015 12:02 AM

Adrian Peterson is "highly unlikely" to face further suspension by the NFL when he comes off the Commissioner's Exempt List.

Peterson reportedly wanted to "weigh in on why he believes he should not be suspended, why he should not face additional penalty when he comes off this list."

Peterson agreed to a plea deal in November.

"Peterson wants to have a completely clean slate by the draft," Rapoport said. "His point: The Minnesota Vikings have held strong in saying they do not plan on trading Adrian Peterson. They believe he will play for them in 2015. In fact, they want him to play for either them or no one else.

"However, if they are to be tempted with a trade," Rapoport said, "it is going to come at the time of the draft and Peterson wants to make sure there are no obstacles to him getting on the field in 2015, just in case another team decides to come calling -- maybe like the Cardinals, maybe like the Cowboys."

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor, Suspension, Trade Rumor

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Cowboys Confident In Ability To Maximize Darren McFadden

Apr 6, 2015 1:30 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have one of the NFL's best offensive lines and they're confident they can maximize the talent of Darren McFadden.

McFadden averaged less than 3.4 yards per carry for the Oakland Raiders over the past three seasons.

“We liked him a lot coming out of college,’’ Jason Garrett said. “He came out in ’08. That was the same year we drafted Felix Jones. We spent a lot of time with him and on him. I think he was the fourth player taken in that draft. There was a lot to like about him.

“We are confident in the environment we can create for our guys to bring the best out in him.’’

McFadden played in 16 games for the first time in his career last season. He missed 19 games over the previous three seasons and has played in more than 13 games in a season only once in his career.

“He is a big explosive back,’’ Garrett said. “He is quick. He is fast. He is physical. He can run inside. He can hit the home run.  He can catch the ball. He can protect.

“Now injuries have been an issue for him. We don’t think significant injuries, more the soft tissue type injuries. Hopefully we can create the right environment for him to be healthy and take advantage of those opportunities.’’

David Moore/Dallas Morning News

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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.

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN

DeMarco Murray Expects To Sign With Eagles
DeMarco Murray would consider a final, last-minute offer from the Cowboys.

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Reportedly Still Wants Trade From Vikings
There is a belief that if DeMarco Murray signs elsewhere, the Cowboys will be willing to send a good pick to the Vikings for Adrian Peterson.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Eagles, DeMarco Murray Have Mutual Interest
The Eagles have a need at running back following their trade of LeSean McCoy.

Adam Caplan/ESPN

DeMarco Murray Hasn't Heard From Cowboys
DeMarco Murray deleted all references to the Cowboys in his Twitter bio.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List
Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

DeMarco Murray Likely To Re-Sign With Cowboys If Offer Is Competitive
DeMarco Murray made just $1.4 million in 2014, ranking 23rd among running backs.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Cole Beasley, Cowboys Agree Upon Four-Year, $13.6M Deal
Cole Beasley was Tony Romo's slot receiver in 2014, catching 37 balls for 420 yards and four touchdowns.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Cowboys Use Franchise Tag On Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant will make $12.823 million in 2015 if he signs the tag.

Mike Garafolo/FoxSports

Cowboys To Use Franchise Tag On Dez Bryant By Monday's Deadline
The Cowboys were close to a "Cowboy-for-Life" deal with Dez Bryant back in late October.

Mark Lane/Fox Sports Southwest

Police Responded To Dez Bryant Incident At Walmart In 2011
Dez Bryant spoke with police following an incident in the parking lot of a Walmart in 2011.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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