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Where does Terence Newman rank on list of best, worst Cowboys' defensive back draft picks ever?

SportsDay's Dallas Cowboys beat writers examined the best draft picks by the team at each position since 1967, the year the AFL and NFL stopped drafting the same players. Below are the top defensive back draft picks of all time.To view other series installments: QB | RB | WR/TE | OL | DL | LB | DBThe bestDarren WoodsonCollege: Arizona StateDraft spot: 1992, second round (No. 37 overall)On a scouting trip to Arizona State before the 1992 draft, coach Dave Campo spotted a linebacker who looked like a safety in waiting. Based on Campo's input, the Cowboys selected Woodson in the second round and...

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As Tony Romo’s exit looms, Jason Garrett gushes over Dak Prescott

If the best way to get over a bitter divorce is to find a new love, then Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is rebounding just fine after a public and …

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John Fox says the Chicago Bears are in ‘striking distance’ after 3-13 season

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox is taking a glass-half-full approach regarding his team's outlook for 2017. Fox told reporters that the Bears are in “striking distance a season after going 3-13. “Going back to a lot of the changes, we’ve had a lot of change,” Fox said. “I think we’re better for it.” “I understand you have to win. And I finally feel like we’re in striking distance.” Of the QBs currently on its roster, Mark Sanchez threw the most passes last season – 18 attempts as the Cowboys backup.

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Continuity is the key word when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys' coaching staff

While the Cowboys have experienced major turnover on the defensive side of the ball this offseason, continuity reigns when it comes to the coaching staff.Dallas extended the contracts of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia this week.Linehan and Marinelli would've been entering the final seasons of their deals in the 2017 season.Linehan is entering his fourth season with the Cowboys and Marinelli and Bisaccia their fifth seasons.Head coach Jason Garrett will lead the franchise for the seventh straight season in...

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Jones calls Ezekiel Elliott parade incident unfortunate, not good

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett declined comment on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade incident involving running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott was seen on video pulling a woman’s top down on …

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What the Broncos and Texans coaches have to say about Tony Romo

One of the hottest topics coming up at the NFL meetings in Phoenix, Ariz., this week is the fate of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.But when the coaches for his two most likely landing spots were asked about Romo, they tried to deflect.At Tuesday's AFC coaches breakfast, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he would not speculate about Romo out of concerns of tampering while Romo remains under contract with the Cowboys.Meanwhile, Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph called Romo "a non-issue for us." He claimed that Denver hasn't had any meetings to discuss possibly bringing in Romo.The Cowboys...

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Extension gives Cowboys needed cap space and, above all else, Jason Witten

The Cowboys gained some needed financial flexibility with Jason Witten's four-year extension.But that's just a small part of why the tight end, who turns 35 in May, is now under contract though the 2021 season."Certainly the cap relief was something, but also making sure Jason Witten is with us as we go forward,'' head coach Jason Garrett said. "He's the guy who represents what we want in our football team. He represents that each and every day in everything he does, so he's a great example beyond being a great football player.''The Cowboys were about $200,000 under the salary cap before...

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Cowboys sign coordinators Scott Linehan, Rod Marinelli, Rich Bisaccia to contract extensions

The Cowboys coaching staff is sticking together for the upcoming season.Dallas extended contracts Tuesday for all three coordinators, a source told SportsDay insider Brandon George. Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia will stay with the team.Linehan and Marinelli had previously signed three-year contract extensions in 2015, so each was entering the final year of his deal.Reports surfaced at the NFL combine in early March that the Cowboys would look to lock down their coordinators.Marinelli said from the Pro Bowl -...

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Jets coach Todd Bowles hopes CB Morris Claiborne can stay healthy

The Jets signed the former first-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in free agency. …

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Saints coach Sean Payton on the last time the Broncos tried to sign Tony Romo

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, also a former Cowboys position coach, joined 96.7FM/1310 AM The Ticket's Norm&D Show. Payton, like Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, is an Eastern Illinois alum. Here are some highlights:On how Tony Romo ended up a CowboyPayton: I think there were a lot of factors. He was a combine invite, he was one of the quarterbacks who was there the whole week and collectively, as a group, he was someone that was on our board in those later rounds. I think what happens so many times is players that you end up taking in the fourth round might have second-round...

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Show must go on: Why Cowboys' defense likely will continue to take the hits in free agency

A Cowboys team needing to upgrade defense has lost seven of its 10 free agents on that side of the ball.The sheer volume of defections is somewhat surprising. The pattern isn't.Owner Jerry Jones wants to entertain. You do that with offense.Coach Jason Garrett has an offensive background.Every team in the NFL strives for balance. But every team leans toward one side of the ball or the other as they work to make the other unit as competitive as possible.The Cowboys' identity is clear. They win with offense. Keeping that core intact takes precedence even when the goal is to improve...

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Romo, Garrett's frayed relationship can be traced back to this slap at the Cowboys coach's authority

Jason Garrett was at American Airlines Center this week as the Mavericks lost to the Golden State Warriors.Tony Romo wasn't sitting next to him.The relationship between the two has become a source of fascination for Cowboys fans. With Romo's fate in limbo, it's become evident he and Garrett haven't been sighted in public the way they have in previous offseasons.Surprising? Not really. The split, delayed as the Cowboys seek a trade partner, remains inevitable. Human nature dictates that Romo and Garrett put some emotional distance between themselves before the quarterback is out the door.But...

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Former NFL coach Herm Edwards: Where Tony Romo will land, why 2016 was a 'shame' for Cowboys QB

Herm Edwards played corner for the Eagles and coached the Kansas City Chiefs. But before he joined the NFL, Edwards was a Dallas Cowboys fan.Even now, he said the better the Cowboys are, the better business goes for the NFL."They had a great year last year," Edwards said Thursday before speaking at SMU's athletic forum luncheon in Dallas. "Marvelous, marvelous draft with the two rookies. And now they're a team that perennially will be picked again to win the division."Whether you're a Cowboys fan or not, when Dallas and the Oakland Raiders are relevant, the league's better. It just is."But...

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Where was Tony Romo? Jason Garrett, Jason Witten among Cowboys to chat up Steph Curry after Mavs game

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones still hadn't released Tony Romo before the Warriors played the Mavs in Dallas on Tuesday night.But Romo seems to have been dropped from another roster.The quarterback who's long attended Mavericks games with his teammates and coach was noticeably absent as head coach Jason Garrett, tight end Jason Witten, left guard Travis Frederick and right guard Zack Martin watched the Mavs fall to the Warriors.The crew waited after the game to chat with Warriors coach Steve Kerr and star guard Steph Curry.Witten even extended his congratulations to Curry in the middle of Curry's...

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Former Cowboys DC Mike Zimmer on DeMarcus Ware: 'I'm glad we don't ever have to play him again'

Former Cowboys defensive coordinator and current Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer recently went on 103.3-FM ESPN Dallas' J Dub City Show. Here are some highlights.On his thoughts on DeMarcus Ware's retirement and if his career lived up to the expectations from when the Cowboys drafted him:"Going back to that draft when we did draft him, everybody in the building knew he was going to be special. I remember some of the plays that we were watching on the tape from when he was at Troy and they were playing LSU and they ran a draw or something. He came up the field, turned the corner and...

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10 things to know about Cowboys DB Nolan Carroll: from getting tripped by Jets coach to tackling fan on the field

Here are 10 things you might not know about Dallas Cowboys defensive back Nolan Carroll.1. He's the guy who was tripped by that Jets coachCarroll was with the Miami Dolphins at the time when he was tripped up by Jets coach Sal Alosi. Alosi was suspended and fined for the incident before resigning from his position with New York's football team.2. He tackled a fan who ran on the fieldFun fact: they were playing the Cowboys when this happened.3. He's got a dogIt's a bulldog named Prime.4. He comes from a military familyHis mom spent 20 years in the Navy and his dad was in the Air Force for...

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St. Louis writer: Who can save Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott from himself?

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott made headlines for exposing a woman's breast during Dallas' St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday. Neither the Cowboys nor the NFL have released a statement on the incident, but no doubt the negative p.r. is causing mayhem in someone's life.How can the Cowboys prevent Ezekiel Elliott's next faux pas?Ben Frederickson, a sports columnist for Elliott's hometown St. Louis Post-Dispatch, offered a suggestion: Get Elliott a common sense coach."It's Elliott who remains under the NFL's microscope due to Tiffany Thompson's claims that the former Ohio State star...

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Tom Herman: 'What people don't realize about Ezekiel Elliott is ...'

Running back Ezekiel Elliott exceeded all expectations in his rookie season for the Dallas Cowboys, a tall task to do considering he was the fourth-overall pick in the 2016 draft. He didn't quite break the rookie rushing record, but he still led the NFL in ground yards and now his mom is expecting a 2,000-yard encore out of the young Cowboy.But that kind of production did not come as much of a surprise to Texas head coach Tom Herman. Herman was Elliott's offensive coordinator during his first years at Ohio State.The coach says that the writing was on the wall as soon as Elliott strapped on...

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Dallas Cowboys: Terrance Williams Shows Uncommon Loyalty

While manyplayers are trying to cash in as much as possible, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams showed loyalty, taking less to stay home.The team. The team. The team. That's the message pressed home daily by Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. To outsiders, it probably feels ...

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Tony Romo's best five moments as the QB of the Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo's time as the Cowboys starting quarterback will be remembered in several ways. While he was statistically one of the best in franchise history, he was never able to get his teams past the divisional round of the playoffs.There were years when he seemed to single-handedly keep a subpar roster in playoff contention. And then there were years when back and collarbone injuries sidelined him for the majority of the season.To summarize Romo's Cowboys career, here are five highs from his 10 seasons as their starting quarterback.A new eraWhen: Oct. 25, 2006Head coach Bill Parcells names...

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Cowboys expect Doug Free back at right tackle this season

Owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett said they expect Doug Free to return to the Cowboys this season. A report last week said the right tackle was considering retirement. …

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Cowboys working on contract extensions for coordinators Scott Linehan, Rod Marinelli

The Cowboys are working on contract extensions for offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli."Without getting into specifics, I want to use the words very good," Jerry Jones said of the negotiations. "We are not ready to do any announcing, but it's all good."Linehan and Marinelli signed three-year deals in January 2015 that paid each around $2 million annually.Linehan has been the Cowboys' OC since 2014. Marinelli was hired to coach the defensive line in 2013 before being elevated to defensive coordinator in 2014.Marinelli discussed the importance of Dallas'...

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Browns notebook: Deshaun Watson says he would be excited to play in Cleveland, didn’t ‘dis’ franchise

INDIANAPOLIS: Clemson national championship-winning quarterback Deshaun Watson swears he never intended to disrespect the Browns.While accepting the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award on Feb. 20 in Fort Worth, Texas, Watson looked at Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett in the crowd and joked during his acceptance speech that the Cowboys should trade Dak Prescott and Tony Romo to the Browns for him. He also poked fun at the Browns’ woes by saying “they need two” quarterbacks.So how would Watson react if the Browns, who have the first and 12th overall picks in April’s draft, were...

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Dallas Cowboys: Rico Gathers took hundreds of snaps at offensive tackle

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett shares what he believes is the most impressive thing about former Baylor basketball star turned tight end Rico Gathers. The Dallas Cowboys knew what they were getting into when they drafted former Baylor basketball star Rico Gathers with their final selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. Not having played […] Dallas Cowboys: Rico Gathers took hundreds of snaps at offensive tackle - The Landry Hat - The Landry Hat - A Dallas Cowboys Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Cowboys will address contract extensions for coaches, key staffers

The Dallas Cowboys are looking to sign contract extensions with the majority of their coaching staff, including coordinators Scott Linehan and Rod Marinelli, per sources. Coach Jason Garrett refused to …

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Cowboys reportedly talking extensions for coordinators Linehan, Marinelli

Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli understands the importance of continuity on a coaching staff, and it's clear the Dallas Cowboys do, too.According to ESPN, the Cowboys are in talks with Marinelli and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan about contract extensions. Both signed three-year deals in January 2015, with Linehan's worth $2.1 million annually and Marinelli's $2 million annually.Those deals put Linehan, 54, and Marinelli, 67, among the NFL's highest-paid coordinators, Jerry Jones said at the time. Linehan joined the Cowboys in 2014 and Marinelli arrived in 2013 to coach the defensive...

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Ezekiel Elliott's emergence might make Ravens, other teams rethink value of running backs

Jason Garrett was a teammate of Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith for seven seasons. Later, as the Cowboys' head coach, Garrett watched DeMarco Murray run for 1,845 yards and score 13 touchdowns in 2014.

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Falcons coach finds some good lurking Super Bowl debacle

INDIANAPOLIS — Falcons coach Dan Quinn has sifted through the wreckage of his teams Super Bowl collapse, and found some good in it.He thinks the monumental loss to New England, in which Atlanta blew a 25-point lead, can serve as an inspiration for the Falcons to come back even stronger next season.Historically, that hasnt happened.Its been 45 years since the Dallas Cowboys first went from Super Bowl loser to champion. The Miami Dolphins did it the next season, too. No other team has successfully done it.In fact, the last time a runner-up played in the next Super Bowl was when Buffalo...