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SportsDay DFW's David Moore reports Cowboys C Travis Frederick is seeking additional opinions on his stingers and surgery "has not been ruled out."

The Cowboys initially thought rest would allow Frederick's nerve irritation to subside, but Moore writes Dallas' Pro Bowl center visited orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Dossett, a spine consultant for the Cowboys, prior to the club's game versus the Bengals Saturday. Moore also notes that Dallas "continues to gather information" and awaits results from Frederick's recent testing "before a final determination on the best course of action is made," whether that be rest or, potentially, surgery. Jerry Jones danced around specifics in his weekly interview with 105.3 The Fan Tuesday morning, but eventually stated both Frederick and Zack Martin (knee) would play in Week 1.
Aug 21 - 1:11 PM

Free agent S Jeron Johnson is visiting the Cowboys on Tuesday.

Johnson was signed by the Seahawks in 2016 once Earl Thomas was placed on injured reserved. He was out of football last season. Although he would serve strictly as depth on most teams, the Cowboys would likely rotate him into the mix given their secondary concerns.
Aug 21 - 12:23 PM

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Cowboys have "some interest" in free agent S George Iloka at "the right price."

They'll likely be bidding against the Raiders, who have emerged as the early front-runner to sign Iloka. Xavier Woods' hamstring injury has created a need at safety for Dallas. Despite a strong track record as an NFL starter, the Bengals decided Iloka was no longer worth his lofty salary, particularly with second-round rookie Jessie Bates waiting in the wings. The 28-year-old won't be on the market for long.
Aug 20 - 2:54 PM

Ezekiel Elliott is expected to play one series in the Cowboys' third preseason game.

"I think this year will be a lot like last year, I'll play a little bit in that third game," Elliott said. "Probably play the first series." Elliott was in on the first drive of Dallas' third preseason game last year, finishing with six carries for 18 yards and hauling in two catches for six yards. If involved more in the Cowboys' passing game, Elliott has a real shot to finish top-three overall in fantasy scoring in 2018.
Aug 12 - 3:30 PM

SportsDay DFW's Brandon George projects Deonte Thompson to make the Cowboys' final 53-man roster.

George expects the Cowboys to keep only six receivers, with Thompson beating out both Noah Brown and Lance Lenoir for the club's final spot. Dallas notably kept seven receivers last year but will likely need to use all four tight ends currently on the roster this upcoming season. Allen Hurns, Cole Beasley, Tavon Austin, Michael Gallup, and Tavon Austin are virtual locks to stay with the Cowboys throughout 2018.
Aug 11 - 1:09 PM

Cowboys G/C Marcus Martin could undergo surgery to repair a ligament tear.

Martin suffered the tear in his right big toe in Friday's preseason opener versus the 49ers. Teammate La’el Collins suffered a similar injury in 2016 that sidelined him the final 13 games of the regular season. Martin, who signed a one-year deal with Dallas in March, was expected to serve as depth at both guard and center.
Aug 11 - 12:35 PM

The Athletic's Calvin Watkins writes that there is "no clear first-team tight end" for the Cowboys.

Watkins says that Dalton Schultz, Geoff Swaim, and Blake Jarwin have all received equivalent reps with the first team, sometimes being used in pairs. Swaim is Dallas' best blocking tight end, but Jarwin remains the favorite to win the job out of camp. Rico Gathers could still be a red zone complement if given an opportunity.
Aug 5 - 3:00 PM

ESPN's Seahawks reporter Brady Henderson and Cowboys reporter Todd Archer both predict Earl Thomas will end up in Dallas.

Henderson believes the two teams will "work out a trade, if not before the season opener than before the trade deadline in October." Archer is less specific, but he thinks Thomas will end up in Dallas "at some point." Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said there have been "no recent talks" between Dallas and Seattle, but it seems like the two sides are just waiting each other out. Thomas is scheduled to earn $8.5 million in the final year of his contract.
Source: ESPN
Jul 31 - 10:30 AM

Cowboys WR Cedrick Wilson suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder at practice Sunday.

Dallas' sixth-rounder is undergoing more tests to determine whether or not surgery is needed. Although Wilson didn't figure prominently into the team's offensive plans, he's still considered viable depth for a team missing their top-two pass-catchers from last season. The Cowboys still have Deonte Thompson, Noah Brown, KD Cannon, and Lance Lenoir lobbying for reps as the No. 4 receiver.
Jul 29 - 4:53 PM

Dez Bryant blamed his 2017 struggles on playcalling.

"Here we go with that scapegoat [stuff]," Bryant posted on Twitter. "Don’t put it on me. Garbage play calling everybody lined up in the same spot for 17 weeks." Bryant was replying to a comment from Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones on his role in Dak Prescott's regression. He also suggested former teammates Sean Lee and Travis Frederick conspired to get him released. Taking shots at ownership/coaches isn't a great look for Bryant as he tries to resurface. The Browns are considering bringing Bryant in for a visit next week.
Jul 27 - 7:20 PM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones says there have been "no recent talks" with Seattle about Earl Thomas.

This falls in line with a previous report that Thomas-to-Cowboys rumors are "media hype." Thomas didn't report for the start of training camp and looks on his way out of Seattle, so it's possible the sides revisit talks. The Raiders have also been linked to Thomas, but the Seahawks are unwilling to lower their asking price to get a deal done.
Jul 25 - 5:39 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Seahawks "still want a really high price" in a trade for FS Earl Thomas.

Anderson adds the Seahawks and Cowboys have remained in contact regarding Thomas since the draft. However, it doesn't sound like anything is close, even as Thomas apparently tries to force his way out of town by not showing up for the start of training camp. He wants an extension, and the Seahawks haven't seemed very open to one. The sides remain at a stalemate.
Jul 23 - 10:50 PM

A Cowboys source told the Athletic's Calvin Watkins the Earl Thomas-to-Cowboys rumors are "a lot of media hype."

"Seattle not giving him away and we’re not overpaying," the source added. This has only gained steam due to Thomas' own voiced desire to play for Dallas back in his home state. The 29-year-old has threatened a holdout this summer if Seattle doesn't extend or trade him as he heads into his contract year. The Seahawks likely want at least a second-rounder and more for Thomas.
Jul 18 - 11:06 AM

DeMarco Murray announced his retirement after seven seasons.

A third-round pick of the Cowboys in 2011, Murray was one of the most productive running backs in football during his prime. The former Oklahoma Sooner earned three Pro Bowl nods over his seven seasons and was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2014. He led the league with 1,845 rushing yards that year while guiding Dallas to a division title. The 30-year-old probably could have continued his career as a backup—the Dolphins, Lions, Saints and Seahawks were among teams interested in him this offseason—but ultimately chose to hang up his cleats. For his career, Murray totaled 7,174 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns (49 rushing, six receiving) over 99 games for Dallas, Philadelphia and Tennessee.
Jul 13 - 2:00 PM's Bryan Broaddus thinks a trade for contract-year FS Earl Thomas is "still in play" for Dallas.

The Seahawks haven't made any progress on a Thomas extension after he skipped offseason workouts. With Thomas threatening to hold out, it's possible he gets dealt before training camp. The Cowboys were in talks with Seattle about Thomas before the draft and are his preferred landing spot. Thomas is going to be an expensive re-sign but would give Dallas an All Pro on a secondary with safety question marks.
Jul 7 - 4:21 PM

Packers signed G/T Byron Bell, formerly of the Cowboys.

Bell made two starts at left tackle for Dallas last season, appearing in five games total spanning 243 snaps. In Green Bay, Bell will compete for a swing job. He can play guard or tackle.
May 30 - 9:24 AM

The Cowboys could be a landing spot for free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

Dallas is in the market for a one-technique with Maliek Collins sidelined. After missing out on Terrell McClain, they may look to bring in Hankins. There haven't been many updates on Hankins since he visited the Jets last month. Hankins made $10.5 million in 2017 but should be open to a one-year, prove-it deal.
Source: USA Today
May 12 - 3:31 PM

Free agent DL Terrell McClain has a visit scheduled with the Cowboys.

McClain spent three seasons with the Cowboys before his disappointing one-year stop in Washington. He visited the Dolphins last week and met with the 49ers on Monday.
May 8 - 10:12 AM

SportsDay DFW's Jon Machota reports the Cowboys will take a 'committee approach' at tight end.

Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin, Rico Gathers, and fourth-round pick Dalton Schultz will attempt to fill the void left behind following Jason Witten's retirement. Swaim is the only one of the group who's caught a pass in a regular season game and will likely receive the first crack at starting. The team remains down on Gathers despite his 7-106-2 line on 89 snaps last preseason, but would be wise to use his 6'6, 273 lb. frame on the goal line. It's a competition to watch closely in camp.
May 4 - 11:59 AM

Cowboys TE Jason Witten reportedly received an "interesting" last-minute proposal from another network.

Witten's decision is likely to come Wednesday. He was well on his way to joining ESPN's Monday Night Football booth before another network reportedly swooped in. It seems very unlikely he returns to the Cowboys if there are two concrete offers waiting for the 15-year veteran outside of football. Even so, head coach Jason Garrett is actively trying to persuade Witten to return for one more season. If the Cowboys are expecting him to move on, they certainly did little to address that position over the weekend, waiting until the final day to draft Stanford TE Dalton Schultz. We fully expect Witten to officially hang up his cleats this week.
Apr 29 - 7:14 PM

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