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Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List

Mar 4, 2015 4:59 PM

Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

"All the options are open," Nelson Peterson said of those scenarios. "There's no doors closed on anything at this time. … Adrian will come back from this with a vengeance. He plays hard anyway, but he's got an extra chip on his shoulder. He will bounce back from this."

Peterson would prefer a move to the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings are meeting on Wednesday to discuss next steps.

 

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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DeMarco Murray Likely To Re-Sign With Cowboys If Offer Is Competitive

Mar 3, 2015 3:29 PM

DeMarco Murray will likely remain with the Dallas Cowboys if they make an offer equal to or similar to those he receives from other teams.

With quality teams potentially looking for a starting running back, Murray is expecting a "vigorous" free-agent market.

Murray made just $1.4 million in 2014, ranking 23rd among running backs.

Murray led the NFL in rushing with 1,845 yards on 392 carries, along with 13 touchdowns. Murray also had 57 receptions and 416 receiving yards.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cole Beasley, Cowboys Agree Upon Four-Year, $13.6M Deal

Mar 3, 2015 1:32 PM

Cole Beasley and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed upon a four-year, $13.6 million deal.

Beasley's deal will include $7 million in guarantees and a $4 million signing bonus.

Beasley was Tony Romo's slot receiver in 2014, catching 37 balls for 420 yards and four touchdowns.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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

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Cowboys Use Franchise Tag On Dez Bryant

Mar 2, 2015 1:52 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on Dez Bryant.

Bryant will make $12.823 million in 2015 if he signs the tag.

The Cowboys will let DeMarco Murray test free agency.

Mike Garafolo/FoxSports

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cowboys To Use Franchise Tag On Dez Bryant By Monday's Deadline

Feb 28, 2015 5:09 PM

The Dallas Cowboys expect to use the franchise tag on Dez Bryant by Monday's deadline.

"I still think that it's probably, you know, would be a stretch to think that we would have something done by Monday and beat the franchise-tag deadline," Stephen Jones said. "Looks like we're eyeing a franchise tag on Dez, but certainly won't stop us from working hard to get a long-term deal."

 

The Cowboys were close to a "Cowboy-for-Life" deal with Bryant back in late October, but negotiations went back to square one as Bryant fired agent Eugene Parker in favor of Tom Condon, who the Cowboys front office met with this past week.

"Jerry Sr. and myself actually had a meeting with Tom Condon, his agent, Tuesday night." Jones said. "Had a good long visit."

Mark Lane/Fox Sports Southwest

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Police Responded To Dez Bryant Incident At Walmart In 2011

Feb 26, 2015 7:49 PM

The alleged Dez Bryant video is believed to have occurred in 2011 and could leak in the near future.

A report filed by the Lancaster (Texas) Police Department described the response by an officer to "an unknown disturbance" in a Walmart parking lot during the early morning of July 11. Vehicles registered to Bryant were at the scene in the parking lot, and Bryant later arrived in another car, when he was spoken to by a Lancaster PD officer.

Upon further investigation, "it was determined that there was no offense" and "all parties were advised they were free to go."

Officials from the Dallas Cowboys have been aware of this incident for some time.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Suspension

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Dez Bryant Alleged Taped Incident Occurred In Wal-Mart Parking Lot

Feb 25, 2015 7:21 PM

The existence of a video involving Dez Bryant has been rumored privately for months and publicly in the media for a few days.

Mike Florio reports that the alleged incident happened in the parking lot of a Dallas-area Wal-Mart and the alleged video footage was created by a surveillance camera owned and operated by Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart has no obligation to share the contents of its surveillance videos publicly.

Adam Schefter of ESPN has been investigating the story since September.

 

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Schefter Has Been Investigating Dez Bryant Video Since September

Feb 25, 2015 2:02 PM

Adam Schefter has revealed he's been working on reporting the alleged Dez Bryant video since September.

Schefter said he knows what is on the video.

The video is believed to contain footage of Bryant committing an assault.

The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly concerned about giving Bryant a long-term contract because of the existence of the video.

Schefter believes the Cowboys will certainly keep Bryant for 2015 and also indicates there's a good chance DeMarco Murray will re-sign as well.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Rolando McClain Facing Four-Game Fine For Violating Drug Policy

Feb 21, 2015 7:06 PM

Rolando McClain is facing a four-game fine for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to multiple sources.

The fine could affect the type of contract McClain receives even if it will not keep him off the field to start the 2015 season. 

The Cowboys acquired McClain in a trade from the Baltimore Ravens last July and saw him start 12 games and finish second on the team with 81 tackles.

Todd Archer, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Suspension

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Florio: Incriminating Video Of Dez Bryant Giving Cowboys Concerns

Feb 20, 2015 2:13 PM

An incriminating video of Dez Bryant reportedly exists and is part of the reason why the Dallas Cowboys are reluctant to commit long-term money to him this offseason.

“It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the media,’’ Mike Florio said. “A story that all of the major insiders know about, known about it for months, involving a video tape. … (and the) Cowboys are aware of it.’' 

Florio was asked what impact the "awareness" has.

“Because of that and possible other reasons,’’ Florio reports, “the Cowboys been very reluctant to commit major money to him. I don’t know that (the video) does exist … it relates to off-field concerns … that’s just the chatter, that there’s video … and the Cowboys are afraid it will come out and have a Ray Rice-like type of an impact. … People think that’s what’s keeping the Cowboys from a long-term commitment.’'

Bryant responded on Twitter with the following statement:

"Just quit with the b.s... It's clear as day what's going on... I might need to a exclusive interview about my life these past 5 years since the world is destined to know.. I use to let people take advantage of my life. Now that I'm no longer allowing that to happen, it seems to be a problem... I'm not ashamed of none of my past incidents because that's what made me who I am today."

 

Mike Fisher/CowboysHQ

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cowboys Prefer Franchise Tag For Dez Bryant Than DeMarco Murray
Stephen Jones indicated that the Cowboys are more interested in placing the franchise tag on Dez Bryant than DeMarco Murray.

Igor Mello/CBS Sports

Monte Kiffin Won't Return To Cowboys In 2015
Monte Kiffin, who turns 75 later this month, would like to continue coaching in some capacity.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.

ProFootballTalk

DeMarco Murray: Let's See How Replacing Me Goes For Cowboys
DeMarco Murray ran for 1,845 yards in 2014.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Cowboys Admit Keeping Both Bryant, Murray Will Be Challenging
The Cowboys would like to sign both Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray to long-term deals.

Jean-Jacques Taylor/ESPN

Cowboys Sign Scott Linehan To Three-Year Deal As Offensive Coordinator
Scott Linehan acted as offensive coordinator in 2014 and the new contract gives him that official title.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Cowboys Open Talks With DeMarco Murray At Just $4M Per Season
DeMarco Murray would certainly receive more than $4 million per season on the open market.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Jason Garrett's New $6M Per Season Salary Up From $3.5M
Jason Garrett was basically on the same contract since becoming the highest paid assistant coach at 2008, which was worth $3.5 million annually.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Rod Marinelli Agrees To Remain With Cowboys
There were reports that Rod Marinelli could leave the Cowboys for the Buccaneers to reunite with Lovie Smith.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Jason Garrett, Cowboys Close To Five-Year Deal
The Cowboys finished 8-8 in each of Jason Garrett's first three years as the full-time coach before breaking through to the playoffs this season.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Jason Garrett Would Like To Re-Sign With Cowboys
Jason Garrett has often come under fire during his tenure with the Cowboys, but led the team to a playoff berth and win in 2014.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Rod Marinelli Expected To Leave Cowboys For Buccaneers
Rod Marinelli is without a contract for 2015 and could reunite with Lovie Smith.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Aaron Rodgers Has Slight Tear In Calf Muscle
Aaron Rodgers will play on Sunday despite his calf injury.

Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers Will Play Sunday, Unsure How
Aaron Rodgers hasn't been on the field since Dec. 28 in Week 17.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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

ESPN

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

Todd Archer/ESPN

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."

ESPN

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.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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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