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DeMarco Murray To Make Final Decision On Playing With Broken Hand

Dec 18, 2014 5:45 PM

DeMarco Murray will make the final decision on whether or not he plays in Week 16 just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hand.

Murray, officially listed as a limited participant on the practice report, went through individual and team drills Thursday and said his surgically repaired left hand felt good.


"I'm a very competitive person and I want to help this team out as much I can, so whatever that portrays me doing Sunday, then we'll see," Murray said. "But I've had two good days, and we'll see how it goes."

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DeMarco Murray Appears Likely To Play In Week 16

Dec 19, 2014 1:15 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have increased optimism that DeMarco Murray will play in Week 16 despite a broken hand that was surgically repaired this week.

"He's tough, he has a high pain threshold and he feels good. I wouldn't be surprised if he plays," a source told Rapoport.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Cowboys are expected to leave it up to Murray.

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Cowboys Optimistic DeMarco Murray Will Play Week 16

Dec 16, 2014 11:10 AM

The Dallas Cowboys are optimistic that DeMarco Murray will be able to play on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Murray underwent surgery on his broken on Monday and can wear a cast that allows him to play.

"He's as strong-willed and determined an individual as I've ever been around,'' Jason Garrett said. "And if anybody has a chance to come back, he does."

The Cowboys will publicly note Murray as a "game-time decision'' for the Colts, the team will actually get a feel for his availability during the practice week.

Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will get carries for the Cowboys if Murray is unavailable.

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DeMarco Murray To Undergo Hand Surgery, Status Uncertain For Week 16

Dec 15, 2014 3:18 PM

DeMarco Murray will undergo hand surgery this week, leaving his status for Week 16 in doubt.

Murray suffered a broken fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand, a source told ESPN.com. The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' 38-27 win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

After the game, Murray said he was "good," but he did not elaborate about his hand. He had X-rays taken after the game and was examined further Monday.

The fourth metacarpal is the long bone in the hand that runs from the base of the fourth finger to the wrist.

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Tony Romo Has Torn Rib Cartilage

Dec 5, 2014 7:32 PM

The NFL is investigating why Tony Romo hasn't been on the Dallas Cowboys' injury report with his rib issue.

Romo said after Thursday night's 41-28 win against the Chicago Bears that he was playing with a broken rib. However, multiple sources say Romo misspoke and that he had torn rib cartilage, not a break.

A team is subject to a fine if the league finds it did not comply with its injury report rules. In 2009, the New York Jets were assessed $125,000 in fines for failing to put quarterback Brett Favre on the injury report after he revealed he played the final month of the 2008 season with a torn biceps tendon.

Romo has been listed on the injury report all season because of his back.

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Dez Bryant Claims Eagles Were 'Kinda' Cheap'

Nov 28, 2014 2:30 PM

Dez Bryant had several confrontations with the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive backs that led to him getting a busted lip. Bryant also said he was elbowed in the hip.

"They were being kinda cheap," Bryant said. "That's another story. It is what it is. I'll get it cleaned up and I'll be fine." 

Bryant can't wait for the rematch in Week 15.

"I'm really not mad at all," Bryant said. "They beat us and I'm going to accept that, but [expletive] can't wait, but not looking past Chicago [on Dec. 4], but I cannot wait to go up there and play [Philadelphia] again. Cannot wait."

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Every NFC Rival Tried To Hire Oregon DC After Chip Kelly Went To Eagle

Nov 25, 2014 1:14 PM

Every team in the NFC East tried ot hire former Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti after the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly in 2013

"I have been asked by everybody in the NFC East," Aliotti, now retired, told The Oregonian on Monday. "The Giants asked me to come back when Chip got the first job. I didn't feel right doing that. Some teams have called when they're getting ready to play the Eagles and they call and have certain questions on the thing. Unless I know the guy and he's a good friend, I don't get involved with that."

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

Nov 16, 2014 6:22 PM

Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas will likely receive franchise tags this offseason in free agency.

The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos have been unable to make progress on extensions with their star wide receivers.

Bryant's negotiations have grown somewhat contentious, sources said. The Cowboys thought a deal with Bryant was close before the season started. Bryant has since changed agents, which displeased Jerry Jones.

Top receiver deals can average over $15 million per season, and with the franchise tag set at just under $13 million. Players could be franchised twice in a row if need be, at roughly $30 million total.

The Cowboys have to contend with DeMarco Murray's free agency, while the Broncos need to keep Julius Thomas.

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Cowboys Have Offered Dez Bryant 'Some Really Nice' Contracts

Nov 12, 2014 10:58 AM

Dez Bryant is in the final year of his rookie contract and has been in discussions with the Dallas Cowboys on a new deal.

Bryant recently hired Roc Nation to represent him with Tom Condon taking the lead in contract talks. The Cowboys have worked on previous deals with Condon.

“We’ve offered him some really nice contracts,” Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said. “We also have to respect his views on where it is. My take on those things is that they ultimately find a way.

“I have a lot of confidence we will. I think Dez wants to be here and I know we want him here.”

Jon Machota/Dallas Morning News

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Cowboys Concerned About Giving Dez Bryant Long-Term Deal

Nov 9, 2014 3:16 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have concerns about signing Dez Bryant to a long-term contract with guaranteed money due to his off-field issues.

"This is a genuine concern," Rapoport said. "The Cowboys, I am told by multiple sources involved in the situation, do not trust Dez Bryant off the field. They feared -- and they have feared for a while -- that it will all blow up in his face, that a variety of small incidents will all come back to haunt him. ...

"I went to the DeSoto (Texas) City Police Department. I found six instances of police coming to Dez Bryant's house -- that's where he lives, in DeSoto. Among the incidents -- and none of these were convictions -- there was a harassment incident, there was a robbery at his house, the fire department had to come and unlock his car that had a sleeping baby inside. All of these things give the Cowboys cause for concern. He's had anger management; they have a manager with him at all times. But they are very nervous, and this is one reason they have not wanted to give him the guaranteed money that most elite receivers get."

Bryant will be a free agent this offseason and has been one of the NFL's most productive wide receivers.

"Well, Dez Bryant just changed agents, so talks may start off," Rapoport said. "This was their best offer to Dez Bryant: 10 years, $114 million. Sounds pretty good. Well, I am told only $20 million of that was guaranteed, only $5 million signing bonus, and over the first six years, he would make $10 million (per year) -- not the salary of an elite receiver."

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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.

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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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Tony Romo Fractured Two Transverse Process, Could Still Play In Week 9
The Cowboys and Tony Romo have stressed this is not related to the disk surgery he had last December and is not a threat to end his season.

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Cowboys Sign Josh Brent To Extension Through 2015
Josh Brent returned to practice this week for the first time since the car accident that killed teammate and friend Jerry Brown in December 2012.

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Dez Bryant, Joseph Randle Have Confrontation At Practice
Dez Bryant and Joseph Randle had a confrontation during the Friday practice.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Carroll Recruited DeMarco Murray To USC As Defensive Back
Pete Carroll recruited DeMarco Murray to play at USC as a defensive back.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

DeMarco Murray's Extra Effort Puts Him At Risk For Fumbles
DeMarco Murray is fumbling once every 46.4 touches this season as he leads the NFL in the category.

Jean-Jacques Taylor/ESPN

Justin Durant Out For Season With Torn Biceps
Justin Durant leads the Cowboys with 49 tackles.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Tony Romo Available To Play In Week 9 If He Can Tolerate Pain
Tony Romo needed surgery last December to repair a herniated disk.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Michael Sam Released From Cowboys' Practice Squad
The release of Michael Sam makes room for the team to sign linebacker Troy Davis, a second-year player out of Central Florida.

Josh Katzowitz/CBS Sports

DeMarco Murray Makes NFL History With 7th 100-Yard Game
DeMarco Murray is on pace for 2,086 yards, just behind the pace Eric Dickerson had in 1984.

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DeMarco Murray Misses Practice With Undisclosed Illness
DeMarco Murray was battling the illness over the weekend.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Garrett: Best Decision Was To Take Burden Off Tony Romo
The Cowboys' investment in their offensive line and running the football with DeMarco Murray has taken the weight off Tony Romo to carry the team.

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Joseph Randle Arrested On Misdemeanor Shoplifting Charge
Joseph Randle was arrested on a Class B misdemeanor charge of a theft between $50-$500.

Clarence Hill/Fort Worth Star-Telegram (via ProFootballTalk)

Tony Romo Used Patience To Key Win Over Seahawks
Tony Romo threw two touchdowns, gave up just one sack and didn't have an interception.

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DeMarco Murray Has 43 More Carries Than Any Other Back In NFL
DeMarco Murray's 159 rushes to begin the season are more than even the busiest six-game start during the career of Emmitt Smith, who had 150 carries in 1999 at the age of 30.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Dez Bryant: Cowboys Have 'Totally Different Mindset' This Season
The Cowboys have a 4-1 record so far this season.

Jon Machota/Dallas Morning News

Murray, DeAndre Leavy Win NFC Players Of The Month For September
DeMarco Murray became just the fourth player in NFL history to post 100-plus rushing yards and at least one rushing touchdown in each of the first four games of a season.

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