ESPN Dallas "NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray would likely return to the Dallas Cowboys if the offer the team makes to him is equal or similar financially to those he receives from other teams as an unrestricted free agent, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder on Tuesday. With quality teams..." March 03
Sources: The #Cowboys and WR Cole Beasley have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal worth $13.6M with $7M in guarantees and a $4M signing bonus.
Potential suitors for DeMarco Murray, per @RapSheet on Total Access: Colts, Cardinals, Jaguars, Seahawks (if Lynch does retire).
Officially: Dez Bryant, Justin Houston, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Demaryius Thomas have been franchise tagged, sources say.
ESPN Dallas "What has been known for some time is now official: The Dallas Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant. While the tag all but secures Bryant's rights for 2015, the Cowboys hope they can work out a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline. If they don't, then Bryant..." March 02
At this point, it appears Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas will be the only WRs franchise tags. Not Jeremy Maclin, not Randall Cobb.
Dallas Morning News "When Tony Romo sees DeMarco Murray, he sees an NFL rushing champion. When Jason Garrett sees Murray, he sees an NFL rushing champion. When agent Pat Dye sees Murray, he sees an NFL rushing champion. When the Cowboys’ fan base sees Murray, it sees an NFL rushing champion. But when..." March 02
ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Cowboys informed the agent for Dez Bryant that they will place the franchise tag on the All-Pro wide receiver by Monday's deadline, executive vice president Stephen Jones confirmed Saturday. The Cowboys have to notify the league of the move by 4 p.m. ET Monday, which will guarantee..." March 02
Blogging The Boys "Here's your hypothetical of the week: Would you let Dez Bryant go in exchange for two first-round picks? The Dallas Cowboys will do what everybody knew they would do since contract negotiations with Dez Bryant broke down last: they will apply the franchise tag to Dez Bryant sometime before..." March 01
TMZ.com "Dez Bryant is getting some major support from one of his former Dallas Cowboys coaches ... who tells TMZ Sports the rumors of an alleged Ray Rice-style tape are complete B.S. We spoke with Rob Ryan -- the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys in 2011 and 2012 -- who's adamant there's NO tape...." March 01
Sporting News "Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones believes running back DeMarco Murray will find his way back to the team before the start of next season, according to FoxSports Southwest. "(Murray) is probably going to, you know, get some peace and see what's out in the market and then we'll talk and see...." March 01
Fox Sports Southwest "Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones confirmed to FOX Sports Southwest that the team indeed expects to apply the franchise tag to wide receiver Dez Bryant by Monday's deadline. "I still think that it's probably, you know, would be a stretch to think that we would have something done by Monday..." February 28
The universe of teams for Adrian Peterson, barring something unexpected (e.g. Marshawn retiring): Vikings, Cowboys, Cardinals, Colts.
Pro Football Talk "In November, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media rattled off a laundry list of occasions when police were called to the home of Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. The raw number of incidents — six — was troubling. But the content of each specific instance showed that, in isolation, they were nothing. As..." February 27
The #Cowboys and WR Cole Beasley are in negotiations on a multi-year contract extension, per multiple league sources.
New York Post "Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s past behavior, his connection to any appearance of impropriety, will continue to be scrutinized as long as his own outrage stokes the nagging rumor of video footage that would be extremely damaging to the reputation of the free-agent-to-be superstar. “Walmart”..." February 26
New York Post "Is another video bombshell about to rock the NFL? It depends whom you believe. Rumors have run rampant about an incriminating video involving Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, a pending free agent. However, no video has been leaked, and it is unknown what exactly is on the video. Bryant..." February 26
NFL.com "The Cowboys have balked at handing Dez Bryant a long-term contract extension with significant financial guarantees, in part because of their lack of off-the-field trust in the Pro Bowl receiver. With no new negotiations scheduled between Dallas and Bryant's agents, Tom Condon and Kim Miale of Roc..." February 26
Cleared to fully participate in offseason workouts...making progress mane
ESPN Dallas "Until 2011, the Dallas Cowboys never took an offensive lineman in the first round in the Jerry Jones era. In fact, Tom Landry & Co. didn't draft one from 1982-88 either. Before the Cowboys took Tyron Smith in the first round of the 2011 draft, you had to go back to 1981 -- when the Cowboys..." February 24
Terez Owens "The incriminating video of Dallas Cowboys superstar receiver Dez Bryant doing something supposedly Ray Rice worthy is being released today or tomorrow. According to our source, the Cowboys haven’t done a huge deal with Dez because of concern over the video. Unfortunately Bryant’s team won’t be..." February 24
TMZ.com "Michael Sam will be competing in March, not on the football field, but on the "Dancing with the Stars" hardwood ... TMZ Sports has learned. Michael -- the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL -- will be part of Season 20, which fires up next month. " February 24
Larry Brown Sports "If a video exists that has the potential to ruin Dez Bryant’s reputation, the Dallas Cowboys claim to have no knowledge of it. Cowboys COO Stephen Jones, Jerry Jones’ son, told FOX Sports Southwest on Monday that he has no idea what video Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk was referring to last..." February 24
Dallas Morning News "If not for a November knee injury, Georgia running back Todd Gurley might have been a top 10 pick in this year’s NFL Draft. But he tore the ACL in his left knee during a Nov. 15 game against Auburn. Gurley, who had surgery 10 days later, is now projected to be a late first-round..." February 24
CBSSports.com "There's a lot we don't know about Adrian Peterson's situation as we head into the NFL's offseason, including exactly where he'll be playing in 2015 (though we have some ideas). Peterson himself said he was "uneasy" about returning to the Vikings next season, primarily because of how things were..." February 23
CBSSports.com "A year ago, Johnny Manziel was in the early stages of charming the pants off NFL evaluators. By the time the Cowboys went on the clock with the 16th pick at the 2014 NFL Draft, there was speculation that owner Jerry Jones might have been so smitten with Manziel that he would take..." February 22
Dallas Morning News "The Cowboys have had talks with cornerback Brandon Carr’s agent since they have been in Indianapolis. Owner Jerry Jones wouldn’t divulge what was discussed, cryptically saying, “We’ll see where it goes.” But a pay cut for Carr has been hinted at as a possibility. He is scheduled to count..." February 22
ESPN Dallas "As much as Dez Bryant would not be wild about the franchise tag, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is not too enthusiastic about it, either. While the final number is not set, the Cowboys are looking at Bryant counting $13 million against the 2015 salary cap, which could..." February 22
ESPN Dallas "If DeMarco Murray returns to the Dallas Cowboys in 2015, then owner and general manager Jerry Jones would not anticipate the All-Pro running back to have such a large amount of carries. “I don’t think we would go into a season now with Murray thinking that he was going to have the load that he..." February 22
As he prepares to be a free agent, Cowboys LB Rolando McClain facing 4-game fine for violating substance abuse policy, per @toddarcher and I
CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Cowboys have already made an offer to Dez Bryant, but have not heard back from his agent, according to the Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram. Dallas has made offers to Bryant in the past, and thought they were close to an agreement before the wideout parted ways with Eugene Parker and signed..." February 22
Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19
SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19
TMZ.com ""The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison tells TMZ Sports he has a job for Dez Bryant next year if the Cowboys don't pay up ... handing out roses to thirsty co-eds as the next "Bachelor"!! Harrison was freezing his butt off in NYC (we love you, L.A.) when our camera guy asked if there was an ideal..." February 18
ESPN.com "When the Dallas Cowboys begin their official offseason program in April, linebacker Sean Lee will be a full participant. "I think Sean is ahead of target," executive vice president Stephen Jones said. Lee suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on the first day of..." February 18
SB Nation "Michael Sam isn't on an NFL roster right now and hasn't been on one since he was waived by the Dallas Cowboys in October, but the defensive end isn't giving up on his football dreams just yet. In a Monday Morning Quarterback column written by Sam for Sports Illustrated, he said he's confident he..." February 18
If franchise tagged, Dez Bryant wouldd get $13M instead of $30-40M guaranteed. Told he would probably not participate offseason if happens
Pro Football Talk "Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that the team is leaning toward using the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant before the March 2 deadline to do so passes, a decision that wouldn’t be necessary if they agree on a long-term deal. Based on Bryant’s response to a Twitter..." February 17
CBSSports.com "One way or another, Dez Bryant will almost certainly be in Dallas next season. The window to use the franchise tag on a player entering free agency opened Monday and lasts until March 2. Franchised wide receivers can expect somewhere in the neighborhood of $13 million for 2015. "Right now we're..." February 17
Cowboys sign Ronald Leary for $585k. Also get LB Dekoda Watson to take cut from $1.25m to $745k.
The Dallas Cowboys announced today they have signed exclusive rights free agents LG Ron Leary and OT Darrion Weems.
Dallas Morning News "This week will be a busy one for Stephen Jones. The Cowboys executive vice president will be involved in the meetings with the NFL competition committee, agents and his own colleagues as he takes stock of the league, his own team and the pool of draft-eligible players. “A lot going on this..." February 17
Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys have declined to pick up the three-year, $24 million option on defensive tackle Henry Melton’s contract, making him an unrestricted free agent for the second consecutive offseason, according to a source. The Cowboys had until Sunday to inform Melton whether they would..." February 15
Dallas Morning News "The December fire that destroyed Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain’s home in Alabama has been ruled an arson, Alabama state fire marshal Ed Paulk said Friday. Paulk said an investigation by his office determined what was used to set the fire, but he declined to release that information..." February 13
Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12
Fox Sports Southwest "It will not take long to find out how much say Jason Garrett has in personnel matters now that Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is less than a month away from becoming an unrestricted free agent. Garrett has made it clear he believes Murray is the exception in a league that no longer places..." February 12
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will head into free agency in three weeks with the same mindset he had carrying the football for a team-record 1,845 yards in 2014. He’s patient, focused and determined. Murray wants the respect that big financial pay day will garner. But his..." February 11
SB Nation "DeMarco Murray is now less than a month away from the expiration of his contract with the Dallas Cowboys and if the 26-year-old reaches the free agency market, he would certainly be the top running back in the class. He's hopeful though, that he doesn't reach that open market and told David..." February 11
Dallas Morning News "Dalia Jacobs, the ex-girlfriend of Joseph Randle, tells a 911 dispatcher that the Dallas Cowboys backup running back threatened her with a gun with their son nearby, hit another female and caused a female to bleed after breaking a window out of a car in three phone calls released Monday by..." February 10
ESPN Dallas "Monte Kiffin will not return to the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff in 2015, according to multiple sources. Kiffin last season served as the Cowboys' assistant head coach/defense -- a nebulous title under which he served mostly as an on-field consultant. In 2013, he was the defensive coordinator..." February 10