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Vikings finalize one-year deal with Terence Newman

Mike Zimmer wasn’t fibbing yesterday when he said a deal with Terence Newman was close. The Vikings on Thursday finalized the terms of a one-year contract with the free-agent cornerback, according to a league source. The deal is for $2.5 million with $750,000 guaranteed. Newman visited the Vikings last week but the two sides were unable to hammer out a deal until now. Now that he is joining the Vikings, Newman will be reunited with an old coach in Zimmer. Zimmer was in Dallas when the Cowboys drafted Newman fifth overall in the 2003 draft. Zimmer coached Newman for four seasons there and...

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Did Eagles coach Chip Kelly love sticking it to Cowboys by signing DeMarco Murray?

Philadelphia is the first team to poach the NFL’s leading rusher away from another franchise in 68 years. Even better: the Eagles took DeMarco Murray away from a Cowboys team that beat them for the NFC East title.

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on NFL’s response to catch that wasn’t by Dez Bryant: “I do think it still needs some work.”

Jason Garrett was asked how the competition committee could spend months reviewing the catch that wasn’t by Dez Bryant, alter a few words in the rule and arrive at the same conclusion: it wasn’t a catch. “I can not explain …

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits the obvious: signing Greg Hardy was about “becoming a better football team”

Critics point to the hypocrisy of the Cowboys signing Greg Hardy since the head coach constantly talks about finding the right kind of guy. Owner Jerry Jones acknowledges that sentiment. He then states what everyone outside the organization knows but …

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Golden Tate could return punts for Detroit Lions in 2015

Detroit trotted out Tate for a punt return in its wild-card matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. And coach Jim Caldwell said he expects to use more of that package in 2015.

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Greg Hardy will open up at right defensive end

IRVING, Texas -- When the Dallas Cowboys line up their first-team defense during the organized team activities later this spring, Greg Hardy, provided he has been removed from the commissioner’s exempt list, will be at right defensive end. But Hardy won’t be locked in at the spot. “If you watch him play in Carolina , he plays 3-technique, he plays the nose tackle, he plays left end,” coach Jason Garrett said from the NFL owners meetings.

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Greg Hardy decision for Cowboys is about football first, most

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' decision to add Greg Hardy is not a reclamation project. Firstly, the signing of Hardy, who was the best pass-rushing defensive end in free agency, is about making the Cowboys a better team. If by signing with the Cowboys, Hardy is able to rehabilitate his image, then that would be a side benefit. "Ultimately, what we're trying to do is help our football team," coach Jason Garrett told reporters at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix on Monday.

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Former Redskins DE Stephen Bowen signs with Jets, returns home

The New York Jets added much-needed depth on the defensive line, signing former Washington Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen on Tuesday to a free-agent contract. It's likely a one-year deal for the veterans' minimum. It's a homecoming for Bowen, who attended Hofstra and Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, Long Island. He also will be reunited with Todd Bowles, who was a Dallas Cowboys' assistant coach when Bowen broke into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2006.

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Cowboys' free agency needs remain

IRVING, Texas – With Jerry and Stephen Jones as well as coach Jason Garrett in Phoenix this week for the NFL owners meetings, the Dallas Cowboys’ free agency approach will go on the backburner for at least a few days. After signing Greg Hardy, Jasper Brinkley, Andrew Gachkar, Jed Collins and Ray Agnew and adding Corey White through waivers, the Cowboys’ shopping cart is probably filled for now. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Cowboys have $1.

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Cowboys’ coach Jason Garrett: “If we didn’t believe that Greg Hardy could become the right kind of guy we would not have signed him.”

Jason Garrett constantly talks about the right kind of guy. It’s a phrase he won’t use about Greg Hardy. Instead, the Cowboys head coach talks about the defensive end becoming the right kind of guy. Garrett made his first public …

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Dale Hansen on his “Unplugged” format; He talks Jerry Jones, Mark Cuban and his limits

On Wednesday night WFAA sports anchor Dale Hansen took to task the Cowboys, owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett in the wake of team’s signing of free-agent Greg Hardy, a talented pass rusher accused earlier this year assaulting his …

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Bears sign TE Dante Rosario to one-year deal

The Chicago Bears re-signed veteran free agent tight end Dante Rosario to a one-year contact, the team announced on Thursday. Rosario has extensive history with new Bears head coach John Fox dating back to Carolina (2007-10) and Denver (2011). Since the Bears acquired Rosario in a trade with the Dallas Cowboys in 2013, the eight-year veteran has started six games with 17 receptions for 129 yards. Rosario finished sixth on the Bears in catches (16) last season, and contributed two tackles on special teams.

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to speak at SMU athletic forum

Jason Garrett will speak at the SMU athletic forum on May 20. The luncheon event is held at the Hilton Anatole. Garrett, 48, received a five-year contract worth more than $30 million in January. He became the Cowboys coach in …

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Butch Davis has high praise for new Bucs LB Bruce Carter

Before his four years with the Dallas Cowboys, new Bucs linebacker Bruce Carter was a four-year starter at North Carolina, and former Tar Heels coach Butch Davis said Wednesday that his athleticsm will fit in well on the Tampa Bay defense.

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Bucs finalizing deal for Cowboys DT Henry Melton

The Bucs are finalizing a deal Thursday morning that will reunite defensive tackle Henry Melton with Bucs coach Lovie Smith, adding a key new piece to the Tampa Bay defensive front, the Times' Rick Stroud reports.

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Philadelphia Eagles' game is now more than a bluff

IRVING, Texas -- If the Philadelphia Eagles are just trying to drive up the price of DeMarco Murray for the Dallas Cowboys, they are putting on a great bluff. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Murray will fly to Philadelphia on Thursday to meet with the Eagles, who signed Ryan Mathews on Thursday and already have Pro Bowler Darren Sproles on the roster. Murray started Wednesday off by calling Eagles coach Chip Kelly. When the Eagles introduced Sam Bradford, the quarterback said he had been lobbying his former Oklahoma roommate and teammate to come with him to Philadelphia.

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Henry Melton, Bruce Carter visits lined up

IRVING, Texas -- As the Dallas Cowboys await whether DeMarco Murray will return or even offer them a chance to match or come close to matching an offer, they are seeing their other free agents leave or visit other teams. Linebacker Bruce Carter and defensive tackle Henry Melton will visit Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to multiple sources, while Carter also has a visit scheduled with the Houston Texans. Melton played for Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith with the Chicago Bears from 2009-12 and made the Pro Bowl in 2012.

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Duke senior Quinn Cook says Tony Romo beat him 1-on-1, more of the best tweets from Cowboys visiting Blue Devils

@dukeblueplanet on Twitter Wednesday was a busy day for some of the most important members of the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett, quarterback Tony Romo, … [visit site to read more]

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Woman finds former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo’s sideline polo at Salvation Army

NFL coaches are given mountains of free gear to wear on gameday as well as on the practice fields, but what happens 10 years later when the coaches have moved on? Dave Campo was the … [visit site to read …

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Cowboys once again make trek to Duke

IRVING, Texas – At the NFL scouting combine, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he would take some offseason trips like he has done in the past, but he just didn’t want to be specific about where and when. Garrett was a guest speaker at spring training for the New York Yankees and this week he is once again at Duke but instead of just bringing Tony Romo with him, tight end Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray made the trip to Durham, North Carolina, as well.

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Tony Romo, Jason Garrett, DeMarco Murray, Jason Witten visit Coach K, Duke hoops team

At the scouting combine two weeks ago, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was guarded about revealing his off-season plans. During his time off last year, he and Tony Romo spent some time at Duke University, watching a basketball practice, attending a …

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Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown Talks Knicks, Cowboys and Allen Iverson

Hall of Fame SMU coach Larry Brown talks about New York Knicks rebuilding, Dallas Cowboys excitement and his special relationship with Allen Iverson.

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Dez Bryant the Next Michael Irvin?

First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the potential of Dez Bryant after Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett compared him to Michael Irvin.