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Ex-Vikings safety George Iloka to sign with Cowboys

Free-agent safety George Iloka, who wasn’t a candidate to re-sign with the Vikings, has found a home. Iloka will sign a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to multiple reports Saturday night. There were high hopes when the Vikings signed Iloka last August after he had been released by Cincinnati. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer […]

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Analyzing the Cowboys’ “ideal” defensive draft prospect

Yes, there is a “type” when it comes to Cowboys draft prospects on defense. The NFL is extremely unpredictable, but sometimes NFL teams are a little bit easier to dissect. This is especially true when it comes to things like the NFL Draft. While no one can tell where a player will end up, we can discern things about certain clubs in terms of the preferences that they have. Those that have followed the Dallas Cowboys for some time are hip to this idea. Part of this is true because they’ve had a head coach and overall structure in place for so long, but part of it is just how they...

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Patience in free agency and no first-round pick mean the Cowboys . . . are elite?

Turns out those things put them in some pretty rarefied company. The Dallas Cowboys face a tough road ahead. They sat out the first wave of free agency, and have no first-round pick in the draft (because, Amari Cooper). That means the handwriting is on the wall, and 2019 is fated to be a disaster leading to the firing of head coach Jason Garrett and the beginning of a massive rebuild. That’s the belief of many fans and writers alike. Yet it turns out it may be completely wrong. Those two things about the Cowboys may actually signal that they are now a top tier NFL power. Or at least...

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Cowboys’ David Irving says Jason Garrett told him to quit and “smoke all the weed I want”

The Dallas Cowboys have always been known as a franchise with troubled players on its rosters. This offseason, the Cowboys have seen David Irving and Randy Gregory be suspended for substance abuse. According to Irving, head coach Jason Garrett told him what he could do if he wanted to. Here’s an excerpt from the article […] The post Cowboys’ David Irving says Jason Garrett told him to quit and “smoke all the weed I want” appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Outside of Cleveland, here's why no one is happier than Jason Garrett about the Odell Beckham Jr. trade

He'll never admit it, but outside of Cleveland, no one was happier than Jason Garrett to see Odell Beckham Jr. leaving the NFC East.Garrett has been the Cowboys' head coach during Beckham's entire five-year career in New York.He has watched one of the game's most talented players put up four 1,000-yard seasons, almost single-handedly be the difference in games against Dallas and make arguably the greatest catch in NFL history.Garrett and the Cowboys have won seven of their 10 matchups against the Giants since they drafted Beckham. But that record goes down to 4-3 in the games Beckham was on...

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Source claims Teddy Bridgewater’s people fear Sean Payton might be the Cowboys coach in 2020, not the Saints

The Sean Payton rumors continue to swirl with the Cowboys. Things are changing all around the National Football League with free agency in full effect. We’ve seen massive trades, deals many thought were impossible, and even a big-time quarterback find a new home. One interesting player that has yet to settle in is Teddy Bridgewater. The former first-round pick most recently played with the New Orleans Saints and it stands to reason that they would like to keep him around with Drew Brees obviously nearing retirement age. While many thought that he would indeed stay in the Big Easy, he’s...

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Bills agree to sign wideout Cole Beasley

After making it known that he likely wouldn’t be staying in Dallas, wide receiver Cole Beasley has agreed to sign with the Buffalo Bills, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. The #Bills are signing WR Cole Beasley, per @MikeGarafolo. First John Brown, now Beasley. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019 Although Cowboys head coach […] The post Bills agree to sign wideout Cole Beasley appeared first on ClutchPoints.

SportsDay

10 Philadelphia Eagles that Cowboys fans love to hate

Editor's note: This story has been updated since its original posting. It includes former and current players. LeSean McCoy, RB, (2009-2014): McCoy, now a member of the Buffalo Bills, made his fair share of statements about how much he loves beating the Cowboys when he was in Philly. Among them was telling a couple fans during a training camp that "I own Dallas." And McCoy usually backed it up, averaging 113 yards rushing per game against Dallas from 2009 through 2013. And even though he's in Buffalo now, had he endeared himself more to then-Eagles coach Chip Kelly, it's doubtful Philly...

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Cowboys position series: Defensive backs had a solid 2018 season, but this lingering issue still held them back

Editor's note: This is the last in a series of eight posts breaking down the depth chart of each position group on the Dallas Cowboys' roster. Today we'll break down the defensive backs:The Cowboys defensive backs had a good year as a group in 2018. The only thing that held them back was the same thing that has been the problem for the last few years: a lack of turnovers.Dallas finished with only nine interceptions last season. Twenty-five teams had more.Despite not recording an interception, Byron Jones had a breakout season in his fourth year. New defensive backs coach Kris Richard chose...

The Denver Post

Broncos long snapper Casey Kreiter signs 1-year contract

Casey Kreiter (6-1, 250) went undrafted out of Iowa and spent two training camps with the Dallas Cowboys before signing with the Broncos prior to the 2016 season. He earned Pro Bowl accolades last year after handling 146 snaps without a botched attempt. Kreiter returns next season with the familiarity of special teams coach Tom McMahon (retained from fired coach Vance Joseph’s staff).

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Some Dallas officials uncertain about hiring of Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator

The Dallas Cowboys have a new offensive coordinator in former NFL quarterback Kellen Moore. While Moore’s playing days didn’t really pan out as initially expected, it appears as though the former NFL signal caller has become a legitimate presence as an assistant coach en route to landing his current role in Dallas. However, that doesn’t […] The post Some Dallas officials uncertain about hiring of Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator appeared first on ClutchPoints.

SportsDay

Jerry Jones: Former first-round pick Taco Charlton can still be 'big-time player' for Cowboys

INDIANAPOLIS -- Responding to a question Saturday about Dallas defensive end Taco Charlton, Jerry Jones referenced a line he heard from legendary Cowboys coach Tom Landry."Don't ever complete your judgment on a lineman until his third year," the Cowboys owner and general manager recalled. "You need that time. You need that experience."Charlton, Dallas' first round pick in 2017, missed five games last season. Three were because of a shoulder injury. He was a healthy scratch for the other two.When asked in December about Charlton not being active despite returning to practice, Cowboys coach...

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Jerry Jones: Jason Garrett has potential to be longest-tenured coach in Cowboys history; So why hasn't he given him a new contract?

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jerry Jones think so highly of Jason Garrett that he says one Super Bowl win has the potential of turning the Cowboys coach into the longest-tenured head coach in franchise history.Tom Landry was Dallas' coach for 29 seasons. Garrett has had that title for eight and a half seasons.Garrett is entering the final year of the five-year, $30 million deal he signed following the 2014 season, the last time he was coaching in the final year of his contract."He's never lost a team. Ever," Jones said of Garrett. "Under any circumstances, even when we've had some real dark days to look...

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Cowboys 2019 draft prospect: Safety Mike Bell

If the Cowboys are looking for a later-round safety, Mike Bell could be the guy. Name: Mike BellSchool: Fresno StateHeight: 6’3”Weight: 205 lbs 2018 stat line: 14 games, 87 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1⁄2 sack, 3 interceptions, 8 passes defensed In his freshman year, Mike Bell and the Fresno State Bulldogs went 1-11 and got their head coach fired. In the two years since, Fresno State has won 22 games largely due to how stout their defense played. Bell was a big part of that, and it’s why he could be an intriguing option for the Cowboys in the later rounds. The first thing that...

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Cowboys news: Dallas will continue to support Randy Gregory

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Randy Gregory was suspended a fourth time for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, but the Cowboys are standing behind him. “He’s suspended indefinitely, so there are a lot of rules that come with that,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday, according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. “He’s […] The post Cowboys news: Dallas will continue to support Randy Gregory appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett responds to Stephen Jones’ comment about his back being up against the wall

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones, son of owner Jerry Jones, made a splash yesterday by saying Dallas’ coach Jason Garrett had his “back up against the wall.” Speaking to reporters today at the combine in Indianapolis, Garrett responded to those comments, per Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk.com. Garrett once again proclaimed he wasn’t worried about his job […] The post Cowboys coach Jason Garrett responds to Stephen Jones’ comment about his back being up against the wall appeared first on ClutchPoints.

SportsDay

Jason Garrett needs to help the Cowboys take the next step to save his job, but here's why it won't be easy

INDIANAPOLIS -It's been over a decade since the Cowboys made the playoffs in consecutive seasons. If they don't end that streak this year, Jason Garrett's time as Dallas' head coach is likely over.And maybe a playoff berth won't even be enough to save his job.Garrett, who is entering the final year of his contract, has guided the Cowboys to three NFC East titles in the last five years. But each season has ended with an exit in the divisional round of the playoffs."He knows," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said this week from the scouting combine. "We want to take the next...

SportsDay

Gil Brandt chooses Jerry Jones as his Hall of Fame presenter, why Jason Garrett needs to help Dallas take the next step to save his job and more -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

February 28, 2019Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.Today's top storiesJason Garrett needs to help the Cowboys take the next step to save his job, but here's why it won't be easyIt's been over a decade since the Cowboys made the playoffs in consecutive seasons. If they don't end that streak this year, Jason Garrett's time as Dallas' head coach is likely over.Why Gil Brandt chose Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who once fired him, to be his Hall of Fame presenterJones, who fired Brandt back in May of '89, will present for Brandt during his Hall of...

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Why defensive line was Cowboys' position to watch at the NFL scouting combine even before Randy Gregory's suspension

Kristi Scales, the sideline reporter for the Dallas Cowboys radio network, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:Question: What are position groups to watch for at the NFL Scouting Combine?Scales: Even before Randy Gregory's indefinite suspension and the reported potential suspension of David Irving, I had defensive line ahead of tight end and safety on my list of needs for the Cowboys. Part of my reasoning was that the Cowboys would make a serious play for Earl Thomas and reunite the perennial Pro Bowl safety with his former coach in...

SportsDay

How Jason Garrett's comments all but confirmed Cowboys are moving on from David Irving

INDIANAPOLIS -- The responses were much different.When discussing Randy Gregory, Jason Garrett spoke at length Wednesday about fully supporting a player dealing with some issues. When the Cowboys head coach was asked about David Irving, a two-sentence answer followed that basically said the team is moving on."Obviously he's been dealing with some different things over the course of the last year and really was not a part of our team this past year," Garrett said of Irving from the scouting combine. "He's a free agent and we'll address specific issues with specific guys as we go."ESPN reported...

FOX Sports

Jason Garrett on 'supporting' Randy Gregory amid indefinite suspension

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett spoke to media at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine concerning Randy Gregory and his indefinite suspension.

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Cowboys have had at least one top defensive player suspended to start season six years in a row

The Cowboys are keeping an unfortunate tradition alive. Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett preaches a “right kind of guy” mantra. When it comes to what he and his staff look for, it’s that. The right kind of guys. The definition of the RKG philosophy has been debated over the years, after all this is Garrett’s ninth full season as head coach that we’re entering. The types of players that have joined the Cowboys in that time have varied in terms of however people define what is an RKG, but unfortunately one thing that seemingly contradicts the mindset has started become a...

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Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett wants Cole Beasley back in Dallas

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley is set to be a free agent in March, but Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett wants him back: “Cole Beasley knows how much I love him, our coaching staff loves him, our organization loves him, his teammates love him,” said Garrett, according to Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning […] The post Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett wants Cole Beasley back in Dallas appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jason Garrett makes it clear that Cowboys want DeMarcus Lawrence back for a ‘long, long time’

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is set to become a free agent in March, but it doesn’t seem like he will be going very far. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said on Wednesday that the team is committed to bringing Lawrence back: “There’s no question about the sentiment,” said Garrett, according to Jori Epstein […] The post Jason Garrett makes it clear that Cowboys want DeMarcus Lawrence back for a ‘long, long time’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Cowboys' Jerry Jones leaves door open for coaching change | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

Jerry Jones was reportedly interested in giving Jason Garrett an extension but his recent comments hint at he's keeping his options open at head coach. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #DallasCowboys »

Sean Payton reveals why Drew Brees relationship is so strong | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

Saints coach Sean Payton explains why his relationship with Drew Brees is so strong, what went wrong against the Cowboys and what goes into a fourth-down decision.#NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #Payton #DrewBrees »

The Jim Rome Show: What was Jason Garrett thinking?

Jim Rome gives his take on the comments of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on not attempting to go for it on fourth down.