February 2008 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap
Dallas Trades Ferguson To Miami
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to trade nose tackle Jason Ferguson to the Miami Dolphins, according to the Star-Telegram. In exchange for Ferguson, the Cowboys will swap sixth-round picks with the Dolphins this April and have acquired Miami's sixth-round pick in 2009.
Broncos Cut Walker, Dallas And Philly Interested
Javon Walker has been waived by the Denver Broncos, according to a report from ESPN's Michael Smith. Both the Eagles and Cowboys, according to various media reports, will be interested in the receiver.
Cowboys Re-Sign Adams, Tender Barber
The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed left tackle Flozell Adams to a multi-year deal, according to a team official. The deal, signed on Thursday, is worth $42 million over six years. "I'm just really happy to be here," Adams told the team's Web site. The team also put tenders on their three restricted free agents: RB Marion Barber, DE Chris Canty, and G Joe Berger.
Moss To Dallas?
Randy Moss and the New England Patriots are not close on a new deal, according to John Czarnecki of FoxSports. The Patriots believe Moss would give them the opportunity to match any deal he finds on the open market. One interesting rumor coming from the combine has Moss joining Tony Romo and Terrell Owens in Dallas.
Sources: Zach Thomas Chooses Cowboys
Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Zach Thomas has reached a contract agreement in principle with the Cowboys, team and league sources told ESPN.com on Saturday morning.
Cowboys Place Franchise Tag On Hamlin
The Cowboys designated Ken Hamlin their franchise player on Thursday, locking up the safety through at least next season, as reported by the Associated Press. The move means Hamlin has a one-year contract at the average base salary of the top five safeties: $4.4M. It also keeps the unrestricted free agent off the market and extends the window to negotiate a long-term deal.
Sources: Cowboys Interested In LB Thomas
The Dallas Cowboys are interested in talking with recently-released linebacker Zach Thomas, according to the Dallas Morning News. According to two sources, the team has had discussions with the former Dolphins' agent Drew Rosenhaus about bringing the veteran to Dallas. Thomas hails from Texas.
Report: Capers Declines Offer To Join Dallas
Dom Capers has declined an offer to join the staff of the Dallas Cowboys as a defensive coordinator, according to ESPN.com. "I have a lot of respect for Jason [Garrett], as I do for Wade [Phillips]," Capers said, according to The Dallas Morning News. "They're two good coaches, and they will do well together. This was a good opportunity, but I decided not to do anything."
T.O., Peterson Lead NFC To Pro Bowl Win
Making up for early sloppiness, Terrell Owens caught two touchdowns passes, including a 6-yarder from the Bucs' Jeff Garcia for the winning points in the NFC's comeback 42-30 victory over the AFC on Sunday. Owens was aided by Offensive Rookie of the Year Adrian Peterson, whose 129 yards rushing was the first Pro Bowl performance of more than 100 yards since 1995. The Vikings running back scored twice as the NFC rallied from a 24-7 deficit, earning himself MVP honors.
AFC-NFC Square Off In Pro Bowl
A selection of the NFL's top talent will take the field at Aloha Stadium on Sunday night, as the AFC and NFC square off in the Pro Bowl from Honolulu. The Giants will be represented by just one player, Osi Umenyiora, who was selected as a reserve on the NFC team. Umenyiora had a hand in the Giants' upset of the Patriots in the Super Bowl, recording four tackles and recovering a Tom Brady fumble just before halftime. The AFC Champion Patriots will be better represented in the contest, although the team's highest-profile players - Brady and wide receiver Randy Moss, both stayed home due to injury.