Cole Beasley - WRPosted 2/27/15 12:54pm ET
Free-agent WR Cole Beasley (Cowboys) and the Dallas Cowboys are discussing a contract extension that would keep Beasley under control for multiple seasons.
Huddle Up: The 5-8, 175-pound Beasley actually had more targets (54-49) and receptions (39-37) in 2013 than he did a season ago but doubling his TD output (4-2) attracted more fantasy attention. He's a decent -- but not great -- slot WR target for Tony Romo whose numbers should see modest increases.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 2/26/15 4:38pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is likely to receive the franchise tag because the team is hesitant to sign him long-term due to a lack of trust off the field. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport discovered via an open-records request that Bryant was involved in an 'unknown disturbance' in a Walmart parking lot July 11, 2011. Upon further investigation, 'it was determined that there was no offense' and 'all parties were advised they were free to go.' The team has known about this incident for a while. However, Bryant has had the police called to his home six different times since 2011. None of the calls resulted in any arrests.
Huddle Up: This stage seemed to be past Bryant and the Cowboys, but the recent reports of an impending video "release" may have stirred some old doubts. Still, this mainly seems to be a lot of overblown noise over something four years in the past, and if the Cowboys can sign Bryant to a long-term deal to both sides' liking, look for that to get done. In the meantime, there's always the franchise tag.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 2/25/15 12:41am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's NFL career could be in jeopardy if a video he allegedly appears is as bad as it sounds. A source said the 'incriminating video of Dallas Cowboys superstar receiver Dez Bryant is being released Tuesday, Feb. 24 or Wednesday, Feb. 25, and is so bad it's 'five times worse than the Ray Rice video and that his football career is in jeopardy.' The Cowboys have claimed no such video exists.
Huddle Up: Sounds like nothing more than a nasty and unsubstantiated rumor for the time being and just another sidelight to the ongoing contract talks in Big D.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 2/22/15 1:20am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has reportedly received an offer from the team, but the Cowboys have not heard back from Bryant's agent. If Bryant does not sign a long-term deal, he could very well be franchise tagged.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys want to keep Bryant around, and odds are they want to do so for more than just a one-year deal with a large price tag. Expect the two sides to hammer this out sooner rather than later so the Cowboys can figure out if there's enough left in Jerry Jones' couch cushions to afford DeMarco Murray.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 2/22/15 5:42pm ET
Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) may have a lighter workload if he is re-signed by Dallas for 2015.
Huddle Up: Yeah, a league-high 449 touches figures to be a once-in-a-career season for the RB, who had 76 more than any other back. History shows he likely wouldn't be able to shoulder another load like that even if was asked to -- and that's no matter where he plays next season.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 2/19/15 4:32pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has a backer in the front office, as chief operating officer Stephen Jones believes Romo has time left in his career. 'I still think Tony has a lot of time left, personally,' Jones said. 'I heard him say anywhere from four to five years, so that's a long time.'
Huddle Up: Romo, who will turn 35 in April, is coming off arguably his best season (34 TDs, 69.9 completion percentage, 113.2 rating) and benefited greatly from the team's potent ground attack. As long as that remains formidable and the Cowboys retain No. 1 target Dez Bryant, Romo should be in line for another strong season.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 2/18/15 12:21am ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant would get $13 million instead of $30-40 million guaranteed money if he is slapped with the franchise tag. According to sources, he would likely not participate in the team's offseason program if he is franchised.
Huddle Up: Bryant would be allowed to skip all voluntary workouts without penalty but would be required to show at the team's voluntary minicamp in June. Let's see if the two sides can hammer out a long-term deal and head off much of the drama.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 2/17/15 4:17pm ET
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Dez Bryant could be franchise tagged, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. 'Right now all things being equal, it's leaning more [towards] Dez with the franchise [tag] than it is not,' Jones said. 'But that doesn't mean it will stay that way.' Jones was also uncertain about having a meeting with Bryant's agent during the NFL Scouting Combine, another indication that Bryant could be getting the franchise tag.
Huddle Up: Even if Bryant is tagged, it doesn't mean the two sides can't still work out a long-term deal -- which is seemingly what both sides desire with the terms and $$$ amount, of course, to be the haggling points.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 2/13/15 8:40pm ET
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Dez Bryant's roc Nation agent, Kim Miale, said Bryant will continue to be represented by Miale and CAA's Tom Condon. The Cowboys are expected to place the franchise tag on Bryant before March 2.
Huddle Up: One way or another, Bryant will remain a Cowboy, but Miale, Condon and Co. of course will be working to secure a multi-year deal for the WR, who's clearly taken his place among the NFL's elite.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 2/11/15 5:58pm ET
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray isn't tipping his hand to what he plans to do in free agency. 'Obviously I think they want me here,' Murray said. 'I want to be here. It's just finding the ... just what helps them, what helps me. Things like that. I think both sides want to be here, so I think we'll see where it goes.' Murray hasn't indicated if he's had ongoing negotiations with the Cowboys since the season ended. However, he hasn't distanced himself from the team since the end of the season, and he spent time with head coach Jason Garrett and QB Tony Romo last week.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys have some big decisions to make this offseason, with the likely course signing Dez Bryant long term and franchising Murray. But when has Jerry Jones followed the likely course?
Joseph Randle - RBPosted 1/31/15 12:04pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle was the team's primary backup this year, and there are people within the organization that believe he can be a 1,400-yard rusher as a lead back.
Huddle Up: With both DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant free agents the Cowboys may have some tough decisions to make with Jerry Jones' money. Maybe they believe Randle can be the guy, or maybe they're just blowing smoke to either a) put some pressure on Murray to take a reduced rate if he wants to stay or b) position themselves if they're actually willing to let Murray walk. It goes without saying that should Randle become the feature back in Dallas his fantasy value will shoot through the roof.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 1/23/15 3:52pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray was in pass protection on 52 more plays than any other running back on the roster in 2014.
Huddle Up: Murray was as valuable to the Cowboys in 2014 as any RB in the league, but there's also no denying that the RB position in general simply isn't viewed in the same league light as it once was, and Murray still may find himself as the odd big-name free agent out in Big D if it comes down to a simple matter of re-signing him or WR Dez Bryant.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 1/23/15 7:49pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is getting support from QB Tony Romo to stay with the team long term. Romo said he is consistently talking to owner Jerry Jones about bringing him back in 2015.
Huddle Up: Romo also has been lobbying for the re-signing of his top target, WR Dez Bryant, but it will likely take more than that from the QB -- namely a restructured contract -- to keep both of his chief weapons around.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 1/16/15 4:47pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray will be tough sign to a long-term extension if WR Dez Bryant is also signed, team owner Jerry Jones said Thursday, Jan. 15. Jones called the prospect of signing both players 'possible' but not 'financially reasonable.'
Huddle Up: Although Murray had a career season and played in all 16 games for the first time as a pro, if the Cowboys are forced to make a choice, they'll go with Dez and look for a cheaper option at what's proven to be the most interchangeable of skill positions in the league of late.
Scott Linehan - ACPosted 1/15/15 2:51pm ET
Dallas Cowboys passing-game coordinator Scott Linehan agreed to an undisclosed contract extension Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Under Linehan's tutelage, Tony Romo hit career highs in completion percentage (69.9), TD percentage (7.8) and passer rating (113.2) to complement the team's formidable ground game, and a contract extension was a no-brainer with Linehan just coming off helping Matthew Stafford reach similar heights in Detroit.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 1/15/15 11:20pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will not be asked to restructure his contract in the offseason unless it would allow the Cowboys to sign a player that could put the team in the Super Bowl, team owner Jerry Jones said Thursday, Jan. 15.
Huddle Up: That's quite the broad qualifying statement, and it would seem the likes of a DeMarco Murray or an Adrian Peterson would certainly qualify.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 1/14/15 6:48pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (finger) will not need surgery on the torn ligaments in his ring finger that he suffered during the Divisional Round playoff game. Romo is still expected to play in the 2015 Pro Bowl despite the injury.
Huddle Up: Plenty of time for Romo to heal, and if he's playing in the meaningless Pro Bowl despite the injury it can't be that significant anyway.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 1/13/15 1:39pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray, who will be a free agent this March, could receive a franchise or transition tag from the team if they reach a multi-year deal with WR Dez Bryant first. 'I'm not worried about my future,' Murray said. 'I just lost a big game, the biggest game of my life. Just not worried about it right now. Just relax with my family and get away from it for a little bit.'
Huddle Up: Murray was a true workhorse with 2,261 yards on a league-most 457 touches, including 393 rushing attempts. After opening the season with eight straight 100-yard rushing games, he did appear to tail off some with five 100-yard outings in his last 10, but you'd think the Cowboys are going to do everything possible to keep the band together after coming close to reaching the NFC title game.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 1/13/15 11:32pm ET
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Dez Bryant is 'not going anywhere,' according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Owner Jerry Jones recently said the team will use the franchise tag, if necessary, to keep Bryant.
Huddle Up: Bryant has had at least 88 catches, 1,233 yards and 12 TDs in each of the last three seasons, and reeled in a career-most 16 scoring grabs this past fall. He'll be back in Big D one way or another next fall.
Rolando McClain - LBPosted 1/11/15 4:10pm ET
Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain (head) will not return to the Divisional Round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers because of concussion-like symptoms.
Huddle Up: Big loss for the Cowboys' D, which will be without its second-leading tackler. McClain also was dealing with a concussion and knee injury coming out of the wild-card win over the Lions, and if the Cowboys advance to the NFC title game, you'd have to think McClain would be doubtful at best going forward.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 1/8/15 8:16pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) has averaged 20 carries and 78 yards per game since breaking his hand Dec. 14 after averaging 25 carries and 121 yards per game in the first 14 contests of the season. Head coach Jason Garrett said any drop in carries for Murray isn't related to his hand, and the running back has proven that the injury hasn't hampered him. Murray's hand has felt good, and he won't change the hard plastic shell he's been using for extra protection this weekend against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys' last two opponents -- the Redskins and Lions -- both ranked in the top eight in terms of fewest fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs, but he should find the going a little easier against the Packers, who ranked 14th.
Terrance Williams - WRPosted 1/8/15 8:16pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams had three catches for 92 yards and three touchdowns in the team's wild-card playoff win over the Detroit Lions last week, and he has catches of 53, 51 and 76 yards in the last four games. This comes after an eight-game span in the middle of the year in which he had just one catch of more than 20 yards and just one touchdown. "Nothing has really changed," Williams said. "I'm still running the routes, the way I've always run my routes. I think Tony (Romo]) is just taking a few more chances deep than he was before."
Huddle Up: Williams has certainly re-emerged of late after falling off the fantasy map during the middle of the season and has some value if you're looking beyond the elite-level wideouts.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 1/8/15 11:27pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has led the Cowboys to an 8-0 record away from home this year, throwing 20 touchdowns and just two interceptions while completing 70.6 percent of his passes in those games. Romo also returned to full practice Thursday, Jan. 8 after sitting out Wednesday.
Huddle Up: Sounds like counterpart Aaron Rodgers' numbers at Lambeau, and the visitor could very well wind up having the better fantasy day if Rodgers' calf injury proves to be a limitation.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 12/29/14 9:24am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant caught his 15th and 16th touchdown receptions in Week 17 versus the Washington Redskins, giving him the Cowboys' all-time record for the most receiving scores in a season. Former Cowboys WR Terrell Owens previously held the mark at 15 touchdown catches in 2007.
Huddle Up: Bryant is heading into free agency this offseason, though the Cowboys could opt to franchise him. Either way he's bound to cash in on his success, and it's extremely unlikely Jerry Jones lets him walk away from being Tony Romo's favorite receiver.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 12/29/14 9:24am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray broke former Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith's single-season team rushing record with his 1,845-yard performance. Smith rushed for 1,773 yards in 1995. Murray finished the regular season with 393 attempts.
Huddle Up: Only a dozen more seasons like that and Murray will be right there alongside Emmitt in the NFL record books. It was certainly a big year for Murray as he finally stayed (mostly) healthy, and it came at the right time for his bank account as he's slated to hit free agency in the offseason.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 12/26/14 7:01pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand, illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Murray will certainly see some work Sunday but how much is certainly in question given his surgically-repaired hand and the Cowboys seemingly destined for the NFC's No. 3 seed barring some unlikely occurrences.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 12/24/14 1:25am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant 'isn't going anywhere,' team owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: Bryant leads the league with 14 TD catches and is once again among the fantasy WR elite as a play-maker supreme. In the meantime, his off-field issues seem to have faded away, so expect his re-signing to be priority No. 1 for the Cowboys this offseason.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 12/24/14 6:21pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Murray should be good to go after getting a healthy 22 carries last week, but there is doubt as to how much he'll actually play Sunday given that the Cowboys are fairly well locked into the No. 3 seed.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 12/22/14 10:24am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) was removed in the final moments of the first quarter of the Week 16 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He was seen grimacing in pain on the sidelines.
Huddle Up: Following Sunday's win over the Colts, Murray admitted his broken hand was "hurting throughout the game." He didn't catch a pass for the first time this season, but gutted out a 58 yards and a score on 22 carries. With possibly nothing on the line next week, don't expect Murray to see any action.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 12/20/14 4:27pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) reportedly plans on playing this week despite a broken bone in his hand.
Huddle Up: Murray looks like he's going to give it a go against a Colts rush defense that allows 4.3 yards per carry. However, he could be running behind a line missing starters Doug Free and Zack Martin. Still, Murray is obviously a Top 5 fantasy RB as long as he's active.
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