October 2013 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap

Jay Ratliff Meets With Chiefs, Bears

Oct 31, 2013 1:08 PM

Nose tackle Jay Ratliff has met with the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears.

Ratliff was released by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this month with a failed physical tag due to a lingering hamstring injury.

The Miami Dolphins are also interested in Ratliff.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Cowboys Sign Everette Brown

Oct 29, 2013 1:10 AM

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to sign Everette Brown.

Brown was a 2009 second round pick out of Florida State by the Carolina Panthers.

Brown was with the San Diego Chargers in 2011, was cut by the Detroit Lions in 2012 and cut in late August by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brandon George/Dallas Morning News

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

Cowboys Face 'Train Wreck' Cap Situation In 2014

Oct 20, 2013 4:45 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are currently projected to be at least $31 million over the 2014 salary cap.

One NFL executive said that the Cowboys face "a train wreck" in terms of their cap issues.

The next closest team is the New Orleans Saints at $13 million more than the cap.

Jay Ratliff was released this week and will count $7 million against the cap.

The Cowboys will be forced to cut more players and slash contracts to get to the cap.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, IQ, Misc Rumor

Cowboys No Longer Want To Rely On DeMarco Murray At RB

Oct 20, 2013 1:37 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are no longer sold on DeMarco Murray as their franchise running back.

With Murray again missing time due to injury, the Cowboys are internally considering upgrading at running back, "possibly in a big way" ahead of the trade deadline.

Murray's productivity has not been an issue when he has been available to play.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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

Chris Greenwood Received Several Offers Before Signing With Lions

Oct 19, 2013 5:03 PM

Chris Greenwood turned down practice squad offers from three other teams to remain with the Detroit Lions.

The Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks expressed interest.

Greenwood was selected by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Justin Rogers/MLive

Tags: Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Cowboys To Take 'Conservative' Approach Bringing Back Ware

Oct 18, 2013 1:25 PM

The Dallas Cowboys will be "conservative" in bringing back DeMarcus Ware back from his strained quadriceps.

Ware has refused to rule himself out of Sunday's game agains the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Nothing about him physically would surprise me,” Jerry Jones said Friday on KRLD-FM. “We hope that if we are conservative -- and he’d be the first to tell you if this were the Super Bowl, he’d be playing in it unquestionably, or if this were frankly a key game at the end of the year -- but he and we want to look at the bigger picture, which is the season. So we probably are being and will be conservative there. 

“But nothing surprises me. He’s Superman.” 

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Injury

Cowboys Cut Jay Ratliff

Oct 16, 2013 4:28 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have released Jay Ratliff.

The Cowboys put Ratliff on the PUP list at the start of training camp after he suffered a strained hamstring in the conditioning run. 

Ratliff is a four-time Pro Bowler at defensive tackle.

The Cowboys didn't see Ratliff play a single snap for the $18 million guaranteed he received on the his extension that began this year.

Todd Archer/ESPN

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

DeMarco Murray Out For Week 7 Against Eagles

Oct 14, 2013 2:48 PM

DeMarco Murray will miss Week 7's game for the Dallas Cowboys against the Philadelphia Eagles with a sprained knee.

Murray could return in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions.

Murray was injured in the Cowboys' win on Sunday night over the Washington Redskins.

Clarence Hill/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Fantasy, Injury

Dez Bryant: Cowboys Have Established 'Explosive' Identity

Oct 8, 2013 1:15 PM

The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Denver Broncos in Week 5, but they managed to stay in the game and even had a fourth quarter lead.

Tony Romo threw for 506 yards with 14.1 yards per attempt.

“You certainly want to play with that same style,” Jason Garrett said. “Statistically, I don’t know if we’ll replicate that. It hasn’t been done very much in the history of the franchise. So you just try to play with that same attacking, aggressive style.” 

“There’s no other way,” Dez Bryant said. “I think he’s exactly right. There’s no other way to put it. We are explosive. We are, and that’s our identity, an explosive offense. I think we showed that.” 

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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