12:28 PM EST, Fri March 06, 2015

No reason for Tony Romo to take pay cut

IRVING, Texas -- The question was being asked before Peyton Manning agreed to take a $4 million pay cut from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday: Why doesn't Tony Romo take a cut in pay to help the Dallas Cowboys keep Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray? Well, he doesn't have to. Nor should he. And if the Cowboys want to sign Bryant and Murray to long-term deals, they don't need any cash from Tony Romo. Romo is set to make a $17 million base salary in 2015 and count an NFL-high $27.

Dez Bryant gets franchise tag. Now what?

ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer discusses Dez Bryant’s future.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 4, 2015

Darius Slay drawing more praise from the Detroit Lions, and the expectations that go with it

It was easy to miss live, with so much happening and so much at stake. But pop in the tape, and it's there. Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay jamming Dez Bryant right into the turf. Yes, that Dez Bryant. OK,...
Blogging The Boys Mar 4, 2015

Negotiating With Dez Bryant: What Is Dez Seeking?

While we usually think of negotiations going back and forth to arrive at a middle ground, there are several nuances that could be at play. When people are negotiating a deal, they often have one thing that matters most. For NFL football players, that one thing is usually guaranteed money. This is as it should be because once that amount has been paid out the player's security diminishes. The players call this guaranteed money....security. So, with that background we can begin to analyze what the agents who are negotiating for Dez Bryant are going to be focused on and how that may affect...
Blogging The Boys Mar 3, 2015

Cowboys 2015 Free Agents: DeMarco Murray Reportedly Wants To Stay In Dallas - For The Right Price

The saga of DeMarco Murray and the Cowboys is picking up steam. With the March 10th kickoff of free agency fast approaching, the rumor season is gearing up. Cowboys free agent DeMarco Murray is certainly going to see his name pop up in speculation all over the Internet. In fact, that's already begun. Ian Rapoport, already a non-favorite with Cowboys fans based on his Dez Bryant reporting, is looking at destinations for Murray and claims that the chances of Murray remaining in Dallas are slim. Based on his understanding of Murray's situation, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport cautioned on...

Beasley deal in different neighborhood than Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray

IRVING, Texas -- With the news that the Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with Cole Beasley on a four-year deal comes the natural wondering why they have not been able to strike deals for Dez Bryant or DeMarco Murray. Beasley's deal and the contracts for Bryant and Murray will be in far different neighborhoods. Beasley's cap figure for 2015 is likely less than $2 million based on the $4 million signing bonus and how the Cowboys have structured deals in the past with the first-year base salaries being at or close to the NFL minimum.

A Cowboys' twist on Bill Polian's do's, don'ts

IRVING, Texas— For ESPN Insider, Hall of Fame pick Bill Polian put together his list of the best available free agents and not surprisingly Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray are two of the top seven players listed. Polian gave Ndamukong Suh an A-plus. Bryant and Murray received A's. The chances of Bryant leaving the Cowboys are slimmer than Suh joining the Cowboys. The chances of Murray signing elsewhere are much greater, but Polian acknowledges durability concerns.
Hogs Haven Mar 3, 2015

Hogs Haven’s Eye on the East

Over the next few months as we build up to the pre season, we’ll be keeping an eye on our rivals in the NFC East, and report on some of the key news stories coming out of Dallas, New York and Philadelphia. Dallas Cowboys Despite no longer under the imposed cap penalty and a projected increase in the salary cap, the Cowboys are basically still struggling to tie down key players and a number of free agents this year.  Aside from the notable Dez Bryant and Demarco Murray, the Cowboys have a ridiculous amount of free agents to sort out. Dallas are struggling to find space in their salary...

It’s done: Cowboys place franchise tag on WR Dez Bryant

The Cowboys have put the franchise tender on Dez Bryant, submitting the paperwork necessary to the NFL office, a source confirmed. The move comes as no surprise. Stephen Jones, the Cowboys chief operating officer, said over the weekend that the …
CSN Washington Mar 2, 2015

Looks like Dez Bryant is staying in Dallas, probably

Never a dull moment in the NFC East, and certainly not in Dallas. Monday, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys moved to place the franchise tag on receiver Dez Bryant.

What's next for Cowboys, Dez Bryant?

IRVING, Texas – Now that the Dallas Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on Dez Bryant, what’s next? One of Bryant’s agents, Tom Condon, laid out several scenarios without offering up which direction they will go while speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday. Unless Bryant signs the tender, which is worth $12.823 million, then he does not have to show up to anything. While extremely unlikely it is possible Bryant could skip the first 10 games of the season, play the final six and still get an accrued season to his credit.
Blogging The Boys Mar 1, 2015

Dallas Cowboys Draft 2015: Complete Seven-Round Mock Draft (1.0)

The NFL draft is a mere 61 days away. We are in the middle of mock draft season, and just about everyone is giving their two cents. For this particular mock draft, I will be operating on the assumption that a.) Dez Bryant is tagged at least until July,  b.) DeMarco Murray will be signed to remain in Dallas, and c.) One of the two free agent tackles will remain, most likely Doug Free. For the actual draft, I used the FanSpeak mock draft tool. I personally believe in the CBS Sports Big Board more than any other, so in turn I had to spend some quality time setting a custom board based on...
Blogging The Boys Mar 1, 2015

Cowboys News & Notes: Cowboys Will Tag Bryant, Let Murray Test Free Agency

Latest Cowboys headlines: Cowboys expect to tag Dez Bryant by Monday; Cowboys to let DeMarco Murray test free agency; Will a crowded free agent market play into Cowboys' hands? Tag: Cowboys inform Dez Bryant’s agent that Pro Bowl receiver will receive franchise tag on Monday | David Moore, DMNThe Cowboys spoke at length with Dez Bryant's agent, Tom Condon, on Tuesday and again spoke on Friday by phone. “It was good,’’ Stephen Jones said [of Tuesday's meeting]. “It was a lengthy meeting. I don’t know that we got into a lot of numbers, but we were feeling each other out to see...

Cowboys hope RB DeMarco Murray will give club chance to match any offer he gets in free agency, but there’s no agreement in place

The decision to apply the franchise tag to Dez Bryant comes as no surprise. The Cowboys have been leaning in this direction for some time. But it has repercussions for DeMarco Murray. The NFL’s leading rusher is now free to …

Tag: Cowboys inform Dez Bryant’s agent that Pro Bowl receiver will receive franchise tag on Monday

Dez Bryant is hours away from receiving something he doesn’t want. Stephen Jones, the Cowboys chief operating officer, said the club will place the franchise tag on Bryant Monday. Tom Condon, who now represents the Pro Bowl receiver in negotiations, …

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