7:37 PM EDT, Tue March 20, 2018

Cowboys lose special teams ace in LB Kyle Wilber

The Cowboys lost another free agent Saturday to the Oakland Raiders and again it was one of their best special teams players exiting.Linebacker Kyle Wilber signed Saturday with the Raiders after fullback Keith Smith had joined Oakland earlier in the week. Both followed former Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia to Oakland. Bisaccia was hired as the Raiders' special teams coordinator earlier in the offseason, joining coach Jon Gruden's staff.Wilber, who turns 29 next month, played in every game last season for Dallas but wasn't used much on defense at strong-side linebacker -- he...


Source: Dallas Cowboys will release CB Orlando Scandrick on Monday

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett called Orlando Scandrick on Saturday and told the veteran cornerback he will be released on Monday, according to a source.Scandrick had requested his release a week ago, asking to be put on the open market before free agency began at 3 p.m. Wednesday.The Cowboys didn't release him immediately in hopes of possibly gaining some type of compensation for Scandrick in a trade.The Cowboys will gain $1.4 million in salary cap space with the release of Scandrick.Scandrick was signed for two more seasons through 2019. He was owed base salaries of $3 million and $4...


Raiders add former Cowboys special-teamer, officially sign Tank Carradine

The Raiders made free-agent signings Saturday to fortify their special teams and defense. Linebacker Kyle Wilber signed with the Raiders after spending the last six seasons with Dallas, including the last five under special teams coach Rich Bisaccia. New Raiders coach Jon Gruden hired Bisaccia for the same role in Oakland in January. Fullback Keith Smith, signed by Oakland on Thursday, was also a key special teams player for Bisaccia in Dallas. Wilber played 83.2 percent of the Cowboys’ special teams snaps last season, second-most on the team, while Smith...


No, Wikipedia, the Cowboys have not signed Earl Thomas from Seahawks yet

The internet is lying to you again.Earl Thomas is not a Dallas Cowboy.The six-time Pro Bowler's Wikipedia page said otherwise Thursday afternoon, a day after the NFL's 2018 free-agency period opened. The Cowboys have not made a move for Thomas as they look to a promising young secondary including 2017 draft picks Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis and Xavier Woods.Blame Thomas, perhaps, in part, for stirring the pot after Seattle beat Dallas in December and he headed to the Cowboys locker room instead of his own to tell head coach Jason Garrett to "come get me."Cowboys fans hadn't needed much more...


Why Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy says Dak Prescott should be the least of the Cowboys worries

Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy made an appearance on the Shan & RJ show on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan recently to talk about the state of the Cowboys, Dak Prescott and his thoughts on Tony Romo as a sportscaster. Here are some of the highlights.Question: What's your read on the state of the Cowboys?Tony Dungy: Well, the Cowboys are like everyone else. They've got some issues and they're going to be fine, they're going to filter their way through them, but you're right, they are chasing Philadelphia. Now, Philadelphia is going to have some of those issues too as people start coming after their...


Dallas Cowboys free agent tracker: Who will they re-sign for 2018?

The Cowboys avoided yet another 8-8 season under head coach Jason Garrett. But their 9-7 record wasn't enough to crack the 2017 playoffs, so it's time to look to next season.How will the Cowboys' returning core look for 2018? Here's a breakdown of which players on the roster are headed to free agency this offseason:Unrestricted FAsWR Brice ButlerHow he came to Cowboys: The Raiders traded Butler to the Cowboys in September 2015 for a sixth-round pick. The Cowboys re-signed Butler in 2017 to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract.Stats this year: 15 catches on 23 targets for 317 yards (21.1 avg), 3...


Free agent series: Could Kenny Vacarro provide Cowboys much-needed help at defensive back?

Sixth in an eight-part series examining the Cowboys' free-agent needsThe Cowboys were pleased with the progression of their young secondary as the 2017 season unfolded.Rookie cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis showed the organization over the final five games that they're the future. Dallas also received a boost from versatile rookie defensive back Xavier Woods.The Cowboys believe their recent hire of Seattle defensive coordinator Kris Richard to be the team's new defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator will help their development.The Cowboys also plan to bolster their...


What to make of Seahawks releasing CB Richard Sherman, who's 'allowed himself to imagine playing for Cowboys'

The Seattle Seahawks are cutting ties with star cornerback Richard Sherman after seven seasons.The team has informed him that he will be released, and Sherman confirmed the decision in a text message to The Associated Press on Friday.Could Sherman be a fit for the Cowboys this free agency?Less than a year has passed since an ESPN story said Sherman "had told friends that the allowed himself to imagine playing for the Cowboys."SportsDay Cowboys insider David Moore considered: Dallas hired former Seattle defensive coordinator Kris Richard as its defensive-backs coach and passing-game...


Should the Cowboys try to go after Seahawks like Earl Thomas or Jimmy Graham?

Kristi Scales, sideline reporter for the Dallas Cowboys radio network, answered questions and shared interesting notes about the team during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:Should Dallas get in on possible Seattle castoffs Michael Bennett, Earl Thomas and Jimmy Graham? [Editor's note: This was asked before Michael Bennett was traded to the Eagles.]Scales: If the price is right, the Cowboys should strongly consider former Seahawks players, especially since the new Cowboys' DBs coach and defensive passing game coordinator (Kris Richard) has product knowledge of those players....


It's time for Jerry to drop the good-cop, bad-cop routine and listen to his son about Dez's future

Editor's note: Scroll to the bottom of this post to vote on what you'd do with Dez Bryant.===If you're a little confused by the mixed signals coming from the Cowboys at the NFL combine last week -- when Jerry Jones seemed to contradict the organization's position regarding the employment of Dez Bryant -- you must be new to town.This is how it's always worked: A head coach or player personnel director or assistant says one thing, then Jerry pulls the chair out from under him.Frankly, I couldn't tell you if Jerry is malicious or simply can't help himself in front of a microphone. But if he'd...


What are Cowboys getting in Kris Richard? Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, GM John Schneider explain

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Seattle Seahawks have had the NFL's best secondary for the majority of the last seven seasons. Players like Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor have become household names as the group helped lead the Seahawks to two Super Bowl appearances and one title.Kris Richard was the team's defensive backs coach and then defensive coordinator during that run.But the Seahawks and Richard parted ways this offseason, opening up an opportunity for the Cowboys to hire him as their new defensive backs coach and defensive passing game coordinator."Just time to make a change,"...


N.C. State RB Nyheim Hines shares thoughts on meeting with Cowboys, playing alongside Ezekiel Elliott

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nyheim Hines is the type of pass-catching back the Cowboys could target in the middle of this year's draft.The former North Carolina State standout had a formal interview with Dallas at this week's scouting combine. He got a chance to chat with head coach Jason Garrett, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and running backs coach Gary Brown."They were just trying to see how much I knew about football," Hines said. "They were really just trying to see how I am as a person. I think it went well. I think I impressed them."How does Hines think he would fit playing alongside Ezekiel...


Cowboys coach Jason Garrett won’t reveal much about Dez Bryant’s future in Dallas

It goes without saying that the future of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is far from being set in stone. Meanwhile, head coach Jason Garrett is doing his best to avoid any questions about the star wideout’s looming status with the team. However, the clock is ticking for both sides to decide how they want to […] The post Cowboys coach Jason Garrett won’t reveal much about Dez Bryant’s future in Dallas appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Jason Garrett: No extra motivation from seeing Eagles win Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS -- Some would think that seeing a division rival win its first Super Bowl would provide some extra motivation.But a month after watching the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, Jason Garrett says that's not true for him and the Dallas Cowboys."There's no extra drive that comes from that," the Cowboys head coach said Wenesday from the NFL's annual scouting combine. "The drive that we have is significant, independent of who wins the Super Bowl."Garrett maintains that the Cowboys' focus has been and will continue to be on themselves, not what other...


How will playing musical chairs with assistant coaches force the Cowboys to evolve? Jason Garrett explains

INDIANAPOLIS - As the Cowboys coaches scour the NFL scouting combine here this week, they are still getting to know each other. While the top three - head coach Jason Garrett, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli - are back despite a thud of a playoff-less 2017 season, Dallas made 10 coaching moves in recent weeks to shake up the rest of the staff.It could be questioned if the flurry of activity will result in real change, but Garrett professes the upheaval to be part of an ongoing effort to evolve. Speaking in-depth this week on issues for the first...


Jason Garrett shares how his family honored his father after he passed away earlier this month

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jason Garrett's eyes started to water Wednesday afternoon as he spoke publicly for the first time since his father, Jim Garrett, passed away at the age of 87 earlier this month.The Cowboys head coach said many attending this week's NFL scouting combine have shared their condolences."It means a lot," Jason Garrett said before clearing his throat. "We had a great celebration of my dad last week. My seven brothers and sisters and our spouses and my mom and 28 grandkids were all there. A lot of people whose lives he has touched were a part of that. It was a great celebration. We...


How head coach Jason Garrett expects new DBs coach Kris Richard to impact Cowboys

INDIANAPOLIS -- While Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and coordinators Scott Linehan and Rod Marinelli are all back for 2018, the team made 10 moves in all to shake up the rest of its coaching staff. The hire of Kris Richard, the former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator, could have the biggest impact of them all. Richard will be more than the secondary coach. He'll also coordinate the coverages played by the defensive backs and linebackers as the passing game coordinator, taking over for Matt Eberflus who left to become Indianapolis' defensive coordinator. The Cowboys also want to tap...


Jason Garrett describes the coaching education of new Cowboys QB coach Kellen Moore

INDIANAPOLIS -- Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, who played 12 seasons in the NFL, knows a little something about the transition from player to coach, something former reserve quarterback Kellen Moore is going through now. The 29-year-old retired from playing and took over as Dallas' quarterbacks coach in the short two month since the 2017 season ended. Moore, along with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, is now charged with aiding the development of Dak Prescott and backup Cooper Rush, who leapfrogged Moore to take the backup job last season. Moore's job change is among 10 moves the...


Cowboys' recent comments show releasing Dez Bryant is a real possibility

INDIANAPOLIS -- Despite Dez Bryant's decline in production over the last three seasons, the Cowboys are a better team on paper with Bryant than without him.He's still clearly their No. 1 wide receiver.But judging by comments coming from the organization during this week's scouting combine, it appears parting ways with the three-time Pro Bowler is a real possibility.When given an opportunity Wednesday to say he'd like Bryant to remain on the roster in 2018, head coach Jason Garrett danced around the question."You know we haven't had any specific personnel meetings about any of our players,"...

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Jason Garrett: Dak Prescott 'has to improve' in every facet

The Cowboys coach is confident that the quarterback can make improvements after some second-year struggles.        


If Cowboys move Byron Jones back to corner, what would that mean for Chidobe Awuzie?

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Cowboys haven't decided on whether to pick up the fifth-year option on defensive back Byron Jones, executive vice president Stephen Jones said Tuesday from the NFL combine. The team, including new defensive backs coach Kris Richard, is still weighing whether to move the 2015 first-round pick from safety and back to cornerback."That's a work in progress," Jones said. "Obviously the safeties that are there, we're looking at, between Kavon [Frazier] and [Jeff] Heath and Xavier [Woods]. ...If we move him down then that...becomes a position of need if you will."But we did draft...


Wonderlic test scores: How did Cowboys' 2017 draft class fare?

Editor's note: This was originally published June 10.Ah, yes ... the Wonderlic test. The exam taken by draft prospects at the NFL combine. The test that makes you wonder why it is administered, since there is no proof that high scores result in future NFL success.The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 12 minutes. Legendary Cowboys coach Tom Landry first used the test in the 1970s. A score of 20 equates to an IQ of 100, which is considered average.But consider this: Tom Brady scored a 33 in 2000. Johnny Manziel scored just one point lower in 2014. And Harvard alum...


Former Cowboy Barry Church weighs in on Dallas' defense, Romo's potential as coach, whether Dez is elite

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, joined the Ben & Skin show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] live in studio Wednesday to catch up on all things football. Here are some highlights from the interview, which was divided into two parts:Should Byron Jones be playing cornerback, or safety?Barry Church: "That's a tough one. I don't think he should play corner, in my opinion. I think his main position should be safety and they should just leave him at safety, but if they do decide to move him closer to the ball, whatever, I feel like he could be a good nickelback....

Randall Cunningham Seizes the Means of Production | Pretty Good, Episode 13

In 1987, Philadelphia Eagles coach Buddy Ryan and quarterback Randall Cunningham ran the most unsportsmanlike play in NFL history. The Dallas Cowboys totally deserved it.

Cowboys Coach Photobombs Reporter Causing Her to Scream | Inside Training Camp | NFL

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