December 2013 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap

Cowboys Never Considered Firing Jason Garrett

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 PM

The Dallas Cowboys will keep Jason Garrett for the 2014 season.

Garrett has a 24-24 record over the past three seasons.

"I think what's important here is that I haven't given it any consideration," Jones said. "I like what he's doing as coach, so I haven't given it any consideration."

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

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2014 NFL Pro-Bowl Complete Rosters

Dec 28, 2013 12:45 PM

The NFL announced the rosters for the 2014 Pro Bowl, which is "Unconferenced" for the the first time.

Offense

Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots; Drew Brees, Saints; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Cam Newton, Panthers; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Russell Wilson, Seahawks.

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; Josh Gordon, Browns; A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans; Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears; Demaryius Thomas, Broncos.

Tackle: Branden Albert, Chiefs; Jason Peters, Eagles; Tyron Smith, Cowboys; Joe Staley, 49ers; Joe Thomas, Browns; Trent Williams, Redskins.

Guard: Jahri Evans, Saints; Ben Grubbs, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Logan Mankins, Patriots; Louis Vasquez, Broncos; Marshal Yanda, Ravens.

Center: Ryan Kalil, Panthers; Alex Mack, Browns; Mike Pouncey, Dolphins; Max Unger, Seahawks.

Tight end: Jordan Cameron, Browns; Vernon Davis, 49ers; Jimmy Graham, Saints; Julius Thomas, Broncos.

Running back: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Matt Forte, Bears; Frank Gore, 49ers; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; Adrian Peterson, Vikings.

Fullback: Marcel Reece, Raiders; Mike Tolbert, Panthers.

Defense

Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.

Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.

Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.

Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.

Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner, Titans.

Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.

Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.

Special Teams

Punter: Brandon Fields, Dolphins; Johnny Hekker, Rams.

Placekicker: Matt Prater, Broncos; Justin Tucker, Ravens.

Punt returner: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dexter McCluster, Chiefs.

Special teamer: Justin Bethel, Cardinals; Matthew Slater, Patriots.

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Kyle Orton To Start For Cowboys, Romo Undergoes Back Surgery

Dec 27, 2013 11:24 AM

The Dallas Cowboys have formally announced Kyle Orton as the Week 17 starter against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Cowboys also announced that Tony Romo underwent back surgery.

Jon Kitna will be the Cowboys' backup quarterback.

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Jon Kitna Signs With Cowboys, Will Donate Salary To High School

Dec 26, 2013 2:36 PM

Jon Kitna has signed with the Dallas Cowboys, coming out of retirement who last played in the 2011 season.

Kitna will donate his NFL paycheck to Lincoln High School in Tacoma. Kitna teaches math and coaches football at Lincoln.

Kitna's son, Jordan, was starting quarterback this season.

Kitna will serve as Kyle Orton's backup if Tony Romo is unable to play.

Barry Horn/Dallas Morning News

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McCoy, Megatron, Sherman Headline PFF's Pro Bowl Team

Dec 26, 2013 12:27 PM

The official Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Friday, but Pro Football Focus offered their picks on Thursday.

Offense

Quarterback: Peyton Manning (DEN) and Philip Rivers (SD)

Backups: Russell Wilson (SEA), Drew Brees (NO), Matthew Stafford (DET) and Tom Brady (NE)

Running Back: LeSean McCoy (PHI) and Jamaal Charles (KC)

Backups: Eddie Lacy (GB), DeMarco Murray (DAL), Adrian Peterson (MIN) and Marshawn Lynch (SEA)

Full Back: Anthony Sherman (KC) and Mike Tolbert (CAR)

Wide Receiver: Antonio Brown (PIT), Calvin Johnson (DET), Brandon Marshall (CHI) and Andre Johnson (HOU)

Backups: DeSean Jackson (PHI), Alshon Jeffrey (CHI), Jordy Nelson (GB) and Josh Gordon (CLE)

Tight End: Jimmy Graham (NO) and Vernon Davis (SF)

Backups: Jason Witten (DAL) and Tony Gonzalez (ATL)

Tackle: Joe Thomas (CLE), Andrew Whitworth (CIN), Demar Dotson (TB) and Phil Loadholt (MIN)

Backups: Jordan Gross (CAR) and Joe Staley (SF)

Guard: Evan Mathis (PHI), Josh Sitton (GB), Louis Vasquez (DEN) and Larry Warford (Det)

Backups: Brandon Fusco (MIN) and Travelle Wharton (CAR)

Center: Alex Mack (CLE) and Chris Myers (HOU)

Backups: John Sullivan (MIN) and Jason Kelce (PHI)

Defense

Defensive End: Robert Quinn (SL), J.J. Watt (HOU), Calais Campbell (ARZ) and Cameron Jordan (NO)

Backups: Greg Hardy (CAR) and Cameron Wake (MIA)

Defensive Tackle: Gerald McCoy (TB), Ndamukong Suh (DET), Jurrell Casey (TEN) and Kyle Williams (BUF)

Backups: Dontari Poe (KC) and Marcell Dareus (BUF)

Inside Linebacker: NaVorro Bowman (SF) and Patrick Willis (SF)

Backups: Derrick Johnson (KC) and Karlos Dansby (ARZ)

Outside Linebacker: Lavonte David (TB), Justin Houston (KC), Robert Mathis (IND) and Vontaze Burfict (CIN)

Backups: Brian Orakpo (WAS) and Thomas Davis (CAR)

Cornerback: Darrelle Revis (TB), Brent Grimes (MIA), Richard Sherman (SEA) and Patrick Peterson (ARZ)

Backups: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (DEN), Keenan Lewis (NO), Vontae Davis (IND) and Joe Haden (CLE)

Strong Safety: Eric Berry (KC) and T.J. Ward (CLE)

Free Safety: Devin McCourty (NE) and Earl Thomas (SEA)

Special Teams

Kicker: Nick Folk (NYJ) and Justin Tucker (BAL)

Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson (MIN) and Golden Tate (SEA)

Punter: Shane Lechler (HOU) and Johnny Hekker (SL)

Special Teamer: Justin Bethel (ARZ) and Jeremy Lane (SEA)

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Kelly: Eagles Won't Fall For Banana In Tailpipe Trick

Dec 26, 2013 12:20 PM

The Dallas Cowboys aren't expected to have Tony Romo starting at quarterback this week, but the Philadelphia Eagles are preparing for all possibilities.

“This team isn't going to fall for the banana in the tailpipe trick this week," said Chip Kelly.

The winner of the Sunday Night game between the Cowboys and Eagles will win the NFC East to secure a playoff spot.

Jeff McLane/Philadelphia Inquirer

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Tony Romo Not Ruled Out For Week 17

Dec 25, 2013 9:18 PM

Tony Romo felt better but not "overly comfortable" on Wednesday as the Dallas Cowboys prepare to face the Philadelphia Eagles with a trip to the playoffs on the line.

Romo did not practice as he continues to receive treatment on his injured back.

The Cowboys have not ruled out Romo even though he needs surgery to repair a herniated disk.

Todd Archer/ESPN

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Tony Romo Out For Season With Back Injury

Dec 23, 2013 5:05 PM

Tony Romo is out for the season with a back injury.

Romo underwent an MRI on Monday.

Kyle Orton is likely to start Week 17 for the Dallas Cowboys against the Philadelphia Eagles with a playoff berth on the line.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Tony Romo To Undergo MRI On Back

Dec 23, 2013 11:35 AM

Tony Romo will undergo an MRI on his back, which was in pain after the Dallas Cowboys' last-minute win over the Washington Redskins.

"I tweaked it in the game," Romo said, per the Cowboys' official website. "For whatever reason, just the twist or whatever that was, definitely just made it not feel comfortable."

"We think it'll be OK, but it was a tightening --  it wasn't a contusion," Jerry Jones said. "It was a little tight, but they're working on him and we'll work on that all week. He really had a little of it in practice, to give you an idea, this past week -- just a little tightness."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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DeMarco Murray Unhappy With Romo On Playcalling

Dec 23, 2013 12:37 AM

DeMarco Murray has been unhappy with the game management of Tony Romo this season.

"DeMarco Murray, their star running back, grumbled to teammates about not getting the ball enough," Rapoport said Sunday morning before Week 16. "He doesn't understand why Romo always seems to choose pass instead of run. ... The relationship between Romo and Murray is frosty, a little bit of a growing rift there. It's surprising that some pettiness should creep in at a crucial point of the season, but that's what's happening."

Murray ranks 17th in rushes per game with 14.8.

"When you talk to people who know Bill Callahan, the play caller, they say he's a run-first play caller," Rapoport said. "But it hasn't always turned out like that."

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Dez Bryant Apologizes For Leaving Field Early, Cried In Locker Room
Jason Garrett will speak to Dez Bryant about his decision to leave the field before the conclusion of the Cowboys' 37-36 loss to the Packers.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Sean Lee Out For Week 15 As MRI Reveals Ligament Damage In Neck
Sean Lee discovered that his neck injury is more serious than originally diagnosed.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Cowboys Want To Continue RB Timeshare After Dunbar's Injury
DeMarco Murray has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career and the Cowboys are trying to protect against that.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Sean Lee To Play Week 14 For Cowboys Against Bears
Sean Lee suffered a pulled left hamstring on Nov. 10 against the Saints.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN