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  Cowboys | Anthony Spencer to miss Week 1    Mon Sep 1, 12:29 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) is not participating in practice Monday, Sept. 1, and will not play Week 1.

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  Cowboys | Nikita Whitlock signs    Mon Sep 1, 10:38 AM

The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent FB Nikita Whitlock (Bengals) to the practice squad.

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  Cowboys | Ahmad Dixon cut    Mon Sep 1, 10:18 AM

The Dallas Cowboys released SS Ahmad Dixon.

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  Cowboys | C.J. Spillman agreed to deal    Mon Sep 1, 12:40 AM

Free-agent FS C.J. Spillman (49ers) has agreed to a deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Cowboys | Will sign Korey Toomer    Mon Sep 1, 12:19 AM

Free-agent Korey Toomer (Seahawks) will sign with the Dallas Cowboys once he clears waivers.

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  Cowboys | Two placed on IR    Sun Aug 31, 11:25 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Orie Lemon (undisclosed) and DT Zach Minter (undisclosed) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, Aug. 31, after they were waived/injured Saturday, Aug. 30.

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  Cowboys | Donald Hawkins added    Sun Aug 31, 09:03 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have claimed OG Donald Hawkins off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.


  Cowboys | Waive John Wetzel     Sun Aug 31, 08:10 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have placed OT John Wetzel on no-recall waivers.


  Cowboys | Ryan Williams added to practice squad    Sun Aug 31, 04:41 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have signed RB Ryan Williams to their practice squad.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys saw enough from Williams to keep him around. Williams has great natural talent for running the ball, but injuries and inconsistencies have derailed his pro career.

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  Cowboys | Had interest in Ryan Mallett    Sun Aug 31, 02:06 PM

The Dallas Cowboys had expressed interest in acquiring QB Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots before he was traded to the Houston Texans.

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  Cowboys | Two waived/injured    Sat Aug 30, 08:29 PM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys LB Orie Lemon (undisclosed) and DT Zach Minter (undisclosed) were placed on no-recall waivers Saturday, Aug. 30, with waived/injured designations.

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  Cowboys | 19 cut    Sat Aug 30, 05:43 PM

The Dallas Cowboys released RB D.J. Adams, OT Josh Aladenoye, DE Kenneth Boatright, DT Dartwan Bush, WR LaRon Byrd, OG Stephen Goodin, CB Terrance Mitchell, WR Jamar Newsome, C Ronald Patrick, DE Caesar Rayford, LB Dontavis Sapp, LB Keith Smith, SS Ryan Smith, LB William Smith, RB Phillip Tanner, TE Asa Watson, RB Ryan Williams, LB Orie Lemon and DT Zach Minter.

Footballguys view: Byrd was an intriguing talent to keep tabs on in super deep dynasty leagues. He has a size/speed combination that can create mismatch problems. We'll see if he can stick around on the practice squad.

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  Cowboys | Lavar Edwards update    Sat Aug 30, 03:27 PM

Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys acquired DE Lavar Edwards from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a 2015 seventh-round pick, according to a source.

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  Cowboys | Ryan Williams waived    Sat Aug 30, 03:21 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ryan Williams has been waived.

Footballguys view: Williams will always be remembered as a "what might have been" player in the NFL. Injuries have robbed him of the athleticism and explosiveness that made him a dangerous runner in college at Virginia Tech. He's running out of chances in the NFL.

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  Cowboys | Trade for Lavar Edwards    Sat Aug 30, 03:11 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have acquired DE Lavar Edwards from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for an undisclosed conditional seventh-round draft pick.

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  Cowboys | Uche Nwaneri release expected    Sat Aug 30, 02:54 PM

Dallas Cowboys OG Uche Nwaneri is expected to be released.

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  Cowboys | Dezmon Briscoe cut    Sat Aug 30, 02:51 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dezmon Briscoe has been cut.

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  Cowboys | Morris Claiborne plans to play in opener    Fri Aug 29, 04:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder) didn't play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, because of a right shoulder injury. He's dealing with a sprained AC joint but isn't expected to be out for much longer. Claiborne says he'll be ready for Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. He took part in practice this week and said he has full range of motion in his shoulder. He will receive a pre-game injection to help him deal with the pain next Sunday, Sept. 7.

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  Cowboys | Dashaun Phillips waived    Thu Aug 28, 06:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Dashaun Phillips (undisclosed) was placed on no-recall waivers from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Thursday, Aug. 28.


  Cowboys | Phillip Tanner signed    Thu Aug 28, 02:05 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent RB Phillip Tanner (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived CB B.W. Webb.

Footballguys view: This is just a matter of needing another runner with several dealing with injuries. Don't go running to the waiver wire tonight as he won't be here long.

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  Cowboys | DAL interests Adrian Peterson    Thu Aug 28, 01:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had a phone conversation with Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones in June where he stated he would be interested in joining the Cowboys when his time with the Vikings is over. Jones said he has not talked with Peterson since the phone call and does not believe that the call should be considered tampering.

Footballguys view: As Bleacher Report NFC North Lead Writer Zach Kruse tweeted earlier, Adrian Peterson's cap hit this year is $14.4M. It goes up to $15.4M next season but the cap hit if Peterson is traded or released next year is only $2.4M. The Vikings have to be looking at the numbers on Peterson given his age, but it's hard to imagine him in any jersey but purple. There are a lot of reasons this won't happen from the Dallas end as well. First, the Cowboys have more vital needs so even if the Vikings cut Peterson, would Jerry Jones really ignore the very real issues on the defensive side of the ball? Secondly, it would cost Jones either picks or money - or both - and the price would likely be too steep. It's a fun game of "what if" but the top five fantasy back will remain in Minnesota and at most we may see a revamp of his contract next offseason,

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  Cowboys | Morris Claiborne likely to sit    Thu Aug 28, 12:20 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (knee, shoulder) likely will not play in the final preseason game, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.

Footballguys view: No big deal as most starters sit. Sure, the Cowboy secondary needs all the help he can get but they need Claiborne long term and shouldn't risk him for a preseason game.

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  Cowboys | Jakar Hamilton suspended    Thu Aug 28, 11:37 AM

Dallas Cowboys FS Jakar Hamilton has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the policy on substances of abuse, according to a source.

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  Cowboys | Five placed on IR    Wed Aug 27, 06:21 PM

The Dallas Cowboys placed TE Jordan Najvar (undisclosed), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), CB Justin Green (undisclosed), LB DeVonte Holloman (neck) and CB Johnny X. Thomas (undisclosed) were all placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Aug. 27.

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  Cowboys | Tim Benford waived    Wed Aug 27, 05:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys waived WR Tim Benford Wednesday, Aug. 27.

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  Cowboys | Claim Jemea Thomas     Wed Aug 27, 04:54 PM

The Dallas Cowboys claimed S Jemea Thomas (Patriots) off waivers Wednesday, Aug. 27.

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  Cowboys | Dez Bryant meets with owner    Wed Aug 27, 01:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant met with owner/general manager Jerry Jones Tuesday, Aug. 26, to discuss his contract situation, according to sources. The two sides have talked about a contract extension for months but no deal has been reached at this point. The biggest obstacle in the talks appears to be the guaranteed money included in the deal.

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  Cowboys | Will add Phillip Tanner    Wed Aug 27, 01:43 PM

The Dallas Cowboys will sign free-agent RB Phillip Tanner (Colts), according to sources.

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  Cowboys | George Selvie to be ready    Wed Aug 27, 09:08 AM

Dallas Cowboys DE George Selvie (shoulder) said he'll be ready to play for Week 1. Selvie is expected to miss most of this week's practices.

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  Cowboys | May carry four RB's    Wed Aug 27, 05:51 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB's DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar are locks to make the 53-man roster, and RB's Joseph Randle and Ryan Williams are battling for the third spot. However, executive vice president Stephen Jones did not rule out all four making the squad.

Footballguys view: Randle helps on special teams, while Williams is purely a running back. That the Cowboys could keep four backs is a sign of how much Randle has improved and how much Williams can provide as a back now. If Williams is released, he could get a call from another team soon.

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  Cowboys | Dez Bryant deal by Thursday?    Tue Aug 26, 08:18 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant could have a new contract before the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, sources in Dallas told NFL Media columnist Michael Silver.

Footballguys view: This would be a coup for the Cowboys, but it will also probably be another ticket to cap hell and a contract that can be restructured repeatedly. Either way, the Cowboys choice of Bryant in the first round of the 2010 draft has been very wise in hindsight and we should congratulate Jerry Jones on that.

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  Cowboys | Dez Bryant talks heat up    Tue Aug 26, 07:08 PM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's contract talks have reportedly intensified. Bryant is currently scheduled to make $1.78 million this year -- the final year of his rookie contract.

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  Cowboys | Amobi Okoye to NFI list    Tue Aug 26, 06:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye (illness) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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  Cowboys | Ben Gardner to IR    Tue Aug 26, 04:01 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE Ben Gardner (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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  Cowboys | Waive five    Tue Aug 26, 03:55 PM

The Dallas Cowboys waived TE Jordan Najvar (undisclosed), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), CB Justin Green (undisclosed), LB DeVonte Holloman (neck) and CB Johnny X. Thomas (undisclosed) with a waived/injured designation Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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  Cowboys | Release Caleb Hanie    Tue Aug 26, 03:49 PM

The Dallas Cowboys released QB Caleb Hanie Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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  Cowboys | Make roster moves    Tue Aug 26, 03:44 PM

The Dallas Cowboys waived WR Chris Boyd, P Tom Hornsey, LS Casey Kreiter, DE Adewale Ojomo and OG Wayne Tribue Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: Boyd is a rangy receiver who was productive before getting kicked off the Vanderbilt team, but he couldn't even make it to the last round of cuts for the Cowboys.

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  Cowboys | Anthony Spencer to come off PUP    Tue Aug 26, 01:05 PM

Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) will be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list soon, but he still will not be ready to play in Week 1, according to owner Jerry Jones. The team is optimistic Spencer can play as soon as Week 2.

Footballguys view: Spencer has been a money hole for the Cowboys over the last two years, but with a short-handed defensive line, they have to take their chances that he'll be able to help this year sooner than later.

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  Cowboys | Dez Bryant willing to wait on contract    Tue Aug 26, 01:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is prepared to table contract discussions with the team if he doesn't have a new long-term deal by the beginning of the regular season. 'I don't want to talk about it anymore,' Bryant said. 'Put it behind me. I love this game. Either way, I feel like I can't be distracted once I'm on the football field.' He's due to be paid $1.78 million this year in the final year of his rookie deal. Bryant feels good progress has been made and that there is a 'big chance' a deal is struck before Week 1.

Footballguys view: Bryant is going to get one of the largest WR contracts in NFL history, and the cast-strapped Cowboys might not be able to afford his demands. Bryant has come a long way from earlier in his career, when there was a report that Dallas was not inclined to re-sign him at the end of his rookie deal.

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  Cowboys | Henry Melton feels good    Tue Aug 26, 12:40 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Henry Melton (groin, knee) said he has been a full participant in practice, and his groin and knee feel great.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys defense hasn't had much good news this preseason, but this qualifies. Melton can at least draw some attention from blockers as a formerly disruptive interior pass rusher who is trying to bounce back from a 2013 ACL tear.

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  Cowboys | Tony Romo practices    Tue Aug 26, 10:54 AM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is practicing Tuesday, Aug. 26. He won't play in the final preseason game this week.

Footballguys view: Romo is still "safe" as a low QB1 with mid QB1 upside. The Cowboys defense has been good enough to keep teams from playing keep away, and Romo's back needs to feel ok, but at the cheap 8th/9th round price, those risks are easy to tolerate.

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  Cowboys | Anthony Spencer out Week 1    Tue Aug 26, 10:28 AM

Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) will not be ready for Week 1, but he will make the 53-man roster.

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  Cowboys | Tony Romo sits out    Mon Aug 25, 02:36 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not participate during the media-access portion of practice Monday, Aug. 25.

Footballguys view: This is a common practice with the Cowboys. Romo gets some time off on certain days to help his back. It's no problem, and something fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned about.

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  Cowboys | Two cut    Mon Aug 25, 10:01 AM

The Dallas Cowboys released DE Martez Wilson and FB J.C. Copeland.

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  Cowboys | George Selvie leaves game    Sat Aug 23, 10:21 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE George Selvie (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the third preseason game and did not return to the game.

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  Cowboys | Dwayne Harris injured    Sat Aug 23, 08:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris (hip) suffered a hip injury during the third preseason game but may be able to return to the game at some point.

Footballguys view: Harris is competing to be the team's WR3 behind Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams. He's an elusive runner after the catch, essentially transforming into a running back with the ball in his hands. Regardless of where he ends up on the WR depth chart, Harris is set to be the Cowboys' top return man.

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  Cowboys | Joseph Randle has rib injury    Sat Aug 23, 08:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle (rib) suffered a rib injury during the third preseason game. His return is considered questionable.

Footballguys view: Randle has fallen behind Lance Dunbar in the competition to be the primary backup behind Demarco Murray this year. We'll see if he can bounce back from this rib injury and play in the final preseason game.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar update    Fri Aug 22, 01:11 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (shoulder) was able to practice some this week, and is hoping to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23. Escobar is in extra padding to protect the injury. 'You can only contribute if you're on the field, so that's what I've got to do,' said Escobar.

Footballguys view: Escobar is going to compete as the TE2 behind Jason Witten once again this year. He doesn't have much fantasy value unless Witten is out...and even then his ability isn't top notch.

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  Cowboys | Henry Melton to miss game    Fri Aug 22, 01:03 PM

Dallas Cowboys DT Henry Melton (groin) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, according to team vice president Stephen Jones.

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  Cowboys | Kyle Wilber leading at OLB    Fri Aug 22, 09:35 AM

Dallas Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber is expected to start at strongside linebacker.

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