January 2019 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap

Cole Beasley: Cowboys Front Office 'Pushes' Targets

Jan 23, 2019 8:13 AM

Cole Beasley, who may or may not return to the Dallas Cowboys in free agency, was candid while answering questions on Twitter.

The Cowboys let offensive coordinator Scott Linehan go last week and Beasley was asked if that meant he could return to more targets.

"Honestly, the front office pushes who they want to get the ball to," Beasley tweeted. "I haven't been a huge priority in that regard. Maybe that will change but I'm not sure. More balls come my way in 2 minute (sic) drill where nothing is planned.

"I don't need the ball all the time. Just more than 3 targets a game. Is 5 to 8 targets a game at least too much to ask?"

Beasley's targets dropped from 6.14 per game to 4.45 when the Cowboys traded a first-round pick for Amari Cooper.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

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Cowboys Now Comfortable With Long-Term Deal For DeMarcus Lawrence

Jan 23, 2019 8:03 AM

DeMarcus Lawrence played the 2018 season under the franchise tag and the Dallas Cowboys have become "more comfortable" with awarding him a long-term deal.

The defensive end followed up his 14.5 sacks in 2017 with 64 tackles, 10.5 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles this season.

"I wouldn't say we were a long ways apart; we were apart," Stephen Jones said. "Certainly DeMarcus has done his part to make us feel more comfortable. He put together now two back-to-back, double-digit sack seasons. Of course he's a leader by example. … Nothing's changed in terms of my opinion, except for the better."

Dallas Morning News

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CBS Preparing To Offer Substantial Raise To Tony Romo

Jan 21, 2019 7:15 PM

CBS is preparing to offer Tony Romo a substantial raise before he becomes a free agent.

Romo has one more season remaining on his three-year contract that is paying him approximately $4 million per year.

Romo is likely to become the highest paid NFL analyst.

Jon Gruden was paid $6.5 million by ESPN, but that number grew every year that Gruden did not leave to coach. 

CBS is the favorite to keep Romo.

Andrew Marchand/New York Post

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Cowboys To Hire Jon Kitna As QB Coach

Jan 20, 2019 9:47 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are expected to hire Jon Kitna as their new quarterbacks coach.

Kitna is currently offensive coordinator for the San Diego Fleet in the Alliance of American Football.

Dallas' current QB coach, Kellen Moore, is a leading candidate to become the Cowboys' offensive coordinator, according to sources.


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Cowboys Part Ways With Scott Linehan

Jan 18, 2019 2:36 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have parted ways with Scott Linehan as offensive coordinator.

The Cowboys will move ahead with a different playcaller for the first time since 2014.

"This was not an easy decision because of how highly we regard Scott Linehan as a football coach and as a person. He and I had some really positive, substantive and open discussions which took place in the latter part of this week, and we ultimately agreed that it would be in the best interest of all of the parties involved if we were to make a change at this position," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said in a statement.

"This was very much a mutual decision, and there was a great deal of common ground and shared understanding between both of us during our meetings. Scott has had an incredibly positive impact on our football team. He has been instrumental in the development and success of a significant number of our veteran and younger players. He is an outstanding football coach, a great friend and we wish him and his family nothing but the absolute best moving forward."

Todd Archer/ESPN

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Ratings For Rams-Cowboys Slot Up 23 Percent From Last Year

Jan 14, 2019 12:17 PM

Fox's telecast of the Los Angeles Rams' victory over the Dallas Cowboys drew a 17.9 rating/33 share. The game marks a 23 percent improvement over the same slot in 2018.

The game was also the most streamed NFL playoff contest ever on Fox, with an average minute audience of 618,673, an improvement of 7% over last weekend’s wild-card round.

NBC's telecast of the Kansas City Chiefs' win over the Indianapolis Colts had a 29.6, which is an eight percent increase over the same slot in 2019.

NFL ratings were up five percent in 2018 after down years in 2016 and 2017.

Dade Hayes/Deadline

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2019 11:42 AM

The NFL has just two teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks, Rams, Packers, Falcons, Patriots and Saints also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Cowboys, Jaguars, Texans, Bears, Vikings, Broncos, Ravens and Bills are in the top-10 on defense.

The Chiefs rank first in the NFL in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.


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