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Dallas Cowboys offseason central: Get the latest news about free agency, NFL mock drafts, and more

Dallas Cowboys offseason central: Get the latest news about free agency, NFL mock drafts, and more

Editor's note: This page will be updated regularly throughout the offseason. The offseason is underway for the Cowboys.After suffering another divisional-round loss in the postseason, the Cowboys face plenty of questions as they head into 2019. Who will they draft? How will the new coaching staff fit together? Can Dallas retain its key free agents?Here's a look at some of the key offseason storylines.[Updated March 22]Important NFL offseason datesSee a full calendar here.Feb. 26-March 4: NFL scouting combineMarch 13: New league year begins, free agency opens at 3:00 p.m. (CT)April 25-27: NFL...
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'It's definitely gonna be a weird feeling': Kellyn Acosta set to return to Frisco for first time as a member of the Colorado Rapids

'It's definitely gonna be a weird feeling': Kellyn Acosta set to return to Frisco for first time as a member of the Colorado Rapids

FRISCO -- The ideal path an FC Dallas academy product wants to take can be exemplified by midfielder Kellyn Acosta's career.Make the first team. Start for the first team. Earn a call-up to the United States men's national team. Have European teams interested.Acosta will make his return to his hometown team Saturday when his Colorado Rapids take on FCD at Toyota Stadium. It will be his first appearance in Frisco on a club team not named FC Dallas."It's definitely gonna be a weird feeling returning back to Frisco and not playing in the red, white and blue but playing in opposition colors,"...
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Rangers give up on oft-injured minor-league left-hander

Rangers give up on oft-injured minor-league left-hander

The Texas Rangers missed on their low-stakes gamble with left-hander Kyle RobertsThe Rangers on Friday released Roberts, who pitched only 5 1/3 innings at the rookie-league level during three-plus years in the organization. They selected Roberts in the fifth round of the 2016 draft and gave him a $400,000 signing bonus, $62,400 over the assigned slot value.Roberts lacked polish coming out of Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Mich. The Rangers were attracted to his size, 6 feet 6, and a fastball that touched 95 mph.Health undermined Roberts' career. He did not appear in a game in each...
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Replacing Cole Beasley's production in the slot might be harder than the Cowboys anticipate

Replacing Cole Beasley's production in the slot might be harder than the Cowboys anticipate

The free agency period sputters along with the Cowboys continuing to pick over the NFL's bargain bin. Even though the Cowboys haven't generated many headlines, there are still plenty of topics to discuss. In this week's Cowboys Beat Writers Roundtable, we examine Dallas' retooled receivers unit, DeMarcus Lawrence's contract stalemate and the need for a more dynamic backup for Ezekiel Elliott.Have the Cowboys adequately replaced the production lost with Cole Beasley signing in Buffalo?David Moore: Will one receiver replace the numbers Beasley put up with the Cowboys out of the slot last...
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Texas QB Sam Ehlinger takes shot at Texas A&M upon arrival back from spring break vacation

Texas QB Sam Ehlinger takes shot at Texas A&M upon arrival back from spring break vacation

Sam Ehlinger did not take kindly to some particular advertising inside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as he arrived Friday evening back from spring break vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Texas star quarterback and Sugar Bowl MVP took to Twitter to voice his disapproval of a few Texas A&M billboards that have recently popped up inside the airport, referring to the Aggies as the "little brother" in the state.The Texas A&M signage inside ABIA was the subject of a Twitter melee just a few weeks back as well, when Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte also took a dig at the...
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Texas QB Sam Ehlinger takes shot at Texas A&M upon arrival back from spring vacation

Texas QB Sam Ehlinger takes shot at Texas A&M upon arrival back from spring vacation

Sam Ehlinger did not take kindly to some particular advertising inside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as he arrived Friday evening back from spring break vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Texas star quarterback and Sugar Bowl MVP took to Twitter to voice his disapproval of a few Texas A&M billboards that have recently popped up inside the airport, referring to the Aggies as the "little brother" in the state.The Texas A&M signage inside ABIA was the subject of a Twitter melee just a few weeks back as well, when Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte also took a dig at the...
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Penn has 24 and Indiana surprises Texas 69-65

Penn has 24 and Indiana surprises Texas 69-65

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Jaelynn Penn had 24 points and Bendu Yeaney added 17 to help 10th-seeded Indiana surprise No. 7 Texas 69-65 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Brenna Wise and Ali Patberg contributed another 10 points apiece for the Hoosiers (21-12), who were making their first appearance in the tournament since the 2015-16 season.Texas (23-10) was led by Danni Williams with 15 points. Joyner Holmes added 12 points and 12 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season.Indiana advances to face the winner of the late game between second-seeded Oregon (29-4) and No. 15...
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New Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb is ready to prove himself after ‘tough year’

New Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb is ready to prove himself after ‘tough year’

A new one-year contract freshly inked, Randall Cobb is eagerly anticipating what lies ahead in Dallas.The Cowboys' free-agent pickup spoke to the team's official website and is optimistic about where the offense is headed."I think you look at this offense, you look at this team, a playoff team that is a contender, I think I can provide a valuable piece to this team, and I'm excited to get started," Cobb said, per the Cowboys' official website.Earlier in Cobb's career, his versatility was utilized out wide, in the slot and in the backfield. But he's primarily been a slot receiver in recent...
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With a season in free-fall, it's hard to imagine a worse time for the Mavericks to face Golden State

With a season in free-fall, it's hard to imagine a worse time for the Mavericks to face Golden State

OAKLAND, Calif. - In November, December and January, the Mavericks faced twice-reigning champion Golden State three times, winning once.The largest victory margin in those three meetings was five points. After the most recent meeting, a 119-114 Warriors victory in Dallas on Jan. 13, the Mavericks’ record was 20-23.There even were flickering thoughts that, if Dallas somehow eked into the playoffs, a Warriors-Mavericks first-round series might be mildly entertaining.That was then, which isn’t the Mavericks’ reality now.Though Dallas’ future appears bright with Rookie of the Year...
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Despite being a healthy scratch for the majority of recent games, Jamie Oleksiak's chance could come in an instant

Despite being a healthy scratch for the majority of recent games, Jamie Oleksiak's chance could come in an instant

FRISCO -- The Stars will close a five-game homestand against Pittsburgh on Saturday night, but former Penguin defenseman Jamie Oleksiak might not be able to play against his ex-teammates.Oleksiak has been a healthy scratch in seven of the last 11 Stars games, drawing into the lineup mostly due to suspension (Alexander Radulov), rest (Roman Polak) or bereavement (Taylor Fedun). Since the Stars re-acquired Oleksiak on Jan. 28 for the same fourth-round pick Dallas originally shipped him to Pittsburgh for last season, the first-round pick has averaged 12:31 of ice time in 18 games.“We have a...
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Could the much-improved Rougned Odor be on the verge of having an MVP-type season for the Rangers?

Could the much-improved Rougned Odor be on the verge of having an MVP-type season for the Rangers?

Evan Grant, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning news, made six predictions about the Rangers heading into the 2019 season. Check them out below. -- It will be a good season for the Rangers if... they can flip more than one starting pitcher for legitimate value before the deadline, not because they necessarily need to, but because Taylor Hearn or Joe Palumbo or Jonathan Hernandez is ready to pitch in the major leagues. Also, if no other high-profile pitching prospects end up with Tommy John surgery. The 2018 season (Cole Ragans, Alex Speas, Kyle Cody) was disastrous...
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What the difference between Randall Cobb and Cole Beasley? One ex-NFL scout gives his take

What the difference between Randall Cobb and Cole Beasley? One ex-NFL scout gives his take

Bryan Broaddus, DallasCowboys.com writer and former NFL personnel man, joined 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] recently to talk all things Dallas Cowboys. Here are some of the highlights:The difference between Randall Cobb and Cole Beasley?Broaddus: "I think they are very similar players. The difference is going to be with the run after catch. That's where Randall Cobb has excelled in his career. A former running back mentality, the special player that he is. You can do a lot of things with him. You can move him around, you can put him in the slot, you can move him around and you can put him in the...
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The big question facing Stars forward Denis Gurianov

The big question facing Stars forward Denis Gurianov

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:Question: Do you see Denis Gurianov making an impact for Dallas during the playoffs?DeFranks: I can see it. He could provide fresh and fast legs and only serves to deepen the Stars forward group and help Jim Montgomery match up against opposing teams. The big question is if there will be room for him. Once Mats Zuccarello and Tyler Pitlick return, the Stars will have 15 forwards to choose from, not including...
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The Dallas Sidekicks host Landon Donovan, rival San Diego on Sunday

The Dallas Sidekicks host Landon Donovan, rival San Diego on Sunday

The Dallas Sidekicks host their traditional rivals, the San Diego Sockers, Sunday afternoon at 3 pm at the Allen Events Center, but this time with a new twist - US International legend Landon Donovan will be playing for the Sockers as he continues his inaugural season in the MASL.Dallas has played well at times against the top teams in the league for stretches, so they have the talent to hang with San Diego, but they have not been able to finish strong enough on a regular basis and the addition of Donovan will make the challenge even bigger.That being said, every game is important for the...
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'You have to be a professional': Willie Calhoun in danger of alienating teammates after demotion to Triple-A

'You have to be a professional': Willie Calhoun in danger of alienating teammates after demotion to Triple-A

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Shin-Soo Choo has a story.It would be good idea for Willie Calhoun to pull up a chair.If only he was in camp.Calhoun is upset he is not on the roster. He left Rangers camp Thursday after being told he'd start the season in the minor leagues. He was absent Friday and was officially optioned to Triple-A Nashville, starting a 72-hour window for him to report or he could be placed on the suspended list. It may take less time than that for him to cause significant damage to his relationship with teammates, which brings us back to Choo's story.It was his 24th birthday, the last...