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Jason Witten - TE Posted 4/6/14 10:02pm et
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said QB Tony Romo (back) is on track to come back better than ever. "Seems like he's excited to get back and get healthy," Witten said. "And I think all of us are eager to get going. I can't speak for him, but I think everything's on track. We're excited for the offseason. We have a lot to prove. We know exactly what we have to do."
Huddle Up: Witten, who will be 32 in May, needs a healthy Romo as much as anyone on the Dallas roster as he easily tops all NFL TEs with 450 receptions and 4,864 yards over the past 5 seasons.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 3/25/14 2:19pm et
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said QB Tony Romo (back) has not started throwing at this point but is on scheduled to participate in offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: With Romo undergoing back procedures the past 2 offseasons and the Cowboys having invested big $$$ in the QB, there's certainly going to be no rush to push things. Expect Romo's return to have a measured pace.

Miles Austin - WR Posted 3/12/14 3:28pm et
The Dallas Cowboys have released WR Miles Austin.
Huddle Up: The oft-injured Austin had lost his starting gig and was overpaid as a backup. In the right situation he could become a fantasy factor once again, but he comes with a hugh red flag given his injury history.

Demarcus Ware - DE Posted 3/11/14 4:34pm et
According to reports, the Dallas Cowboys are releasing DE DeMarcus Ware on Tuesday, March 11.
Huddle Up: Don't look now but the sad-sack Dallas defense -- which gave up the most yards (415.3 per game) and 7th-most points (27 pg) in the league this past season -- just lost its best player after the two sides were unable to come to terms on a restructured deal. Ware, who has averaged 13 sacks per season over his 9-year career, is now free to explore other options, and there is plenty of immediate interest, including feelers from 6 playoff teams.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 3/10/14 2:13pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said his recovery from back surgery is going well, and he's on track to participate in the team's organized activities next month. 'It's going good,' said Romo. 'We're getting close now to (returning). Usually takes three months, it's just normal kinda roundabout date that they give ya and we're right on schedule. Really ahead in a lot of ways. Just going to be ready to go here in about a month and rehab is going good, no setbacks of any kind. Mine (surgery) was just a normal small version of it, so I should be good to go here shortly.'
Huddle Up: No news is good news as far as Romo's health is concerned, so no reason to be concerned about his fantasy status heading into the 2014 season... yet, at least.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 3/4/14 3:49pm et
The Dallas Cowboys restructured QB Tony Romo's contract to free up $10 million in salary cap space. The move will convert $12.5 million of Romo's $13.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, dropping his salary-cap figure from $21.773 million to $11.773 million. The team is now less than $1 million over the cap.
Huddle Up: This had to be done for the 'Boys to have a chance at retaining some bigger names, such as DE DeMarcus Ware, but there's still some financial juggling to be done in Big D.

Demarcus Ware - DE Posted 3/4/14 10:50pm et
The Dallas Cowboys have informed DE DeMarcus Ware that they'd like to keep him around, just not at $16 million.
Huddle Up: The recently restructured deals of Tony Romo and others will help, but the Cowboys still are sitting rather snug against the cap, and paring down Ware's team-high $16 million-plus cap figure would seem to be a necessity, even if the 'Boys -- as reported -- still plan on releasing WR Miles Austin later this offseason.

DeMarcus Ware - DE Posted 2/25/14 11:44pm et
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says that DE DeMarcus Ware is not guaranteed to return to the team for the 2014 season. Ware will have a salary cap charge of $16 million. "There's no question when you are where we are on the cap, even though we've had some new cap space added, and you have a defensive player that's your highest paid defensive player, and he hasn't been on the field much the last two years, that has to be considered," Jones said. "You can't have it all."
Huddle Up: With Ware having at least seen some action in 29 of 32 games the past 2 seasons, Jones is certainly guilty of overstating management's case, but there's no doubt the DE will have to take a decent pay cut to remain in Big D for a 10th straight season.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 2/24/14 2:06pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will be the brains behind the offense this year, assistant Bill Callahan will be in a running-game role and head coach Jason Garrett will be out of the offensive mix completely. Jones also said QB Tony Romo will be 'more involved' in the offense than he was last year.
Huddle Up: That's a lot of moving parts for a Cowboys offense that essentially boils down to "throw it to Dez Bryant", with a backup plan of "throw it to Jason Witten." Should be interesting.

Kyle Orton - QB Posted 2/23/14 7:27pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he assumes QB Kyle Orton will return in 2014. Orton has been contemplating retirement.
Huddle Up: This might not be a trivial matter for the Cowboys with starter Tony Romo undergoing back surgery for the second straight offseason.

Phillip Tanner - RB Posted 2/23/14 10:27pm et
The Dallas Cowboys will not tender an offer to restricted free-agent RB Phillip Tanner this offseason because of their tight salary cap situation.
Huddle Up: Tanner has spent 3 unremarkable seasons (56 carries-149-2 TDs) as a Dallas reserve and a new uniform isn't suddenly going to make him fantasy relevant.

Miles Austin - WR Posted 2/21/14 9:36am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin may be a June 1 casualty of the salary cap instead of being cut right away. Even though Austin could be cut loose in the next few weeks, the team could save $5.5 million by designating him as a June 1 cut instead.
Huddle Up: Seems like a no-brainer to save the $5.5 mil and designate Austin as a June 1 cut; either way, he's likely played his last game as a Cowboy.

Demarcus Ware - DE Posted 2/20/14 1:27pm et
The Dallas Cowboys will make a decision on DE DeMarcus Ware, whose salary cap figure is just above $16 million in 2014. 'There's a bunch of options,' vice president Stephen Jones said. 'You can restructure. You can take a pay cut. You can obviously not have the player. And it's not just DeMarcus. There's several players we have to look at.'
Huddle Up: Expect the 'Boys to ask Ware to take a pay cut as the DE will turn 32 in July and is coming off a career-low sacks (6) and games played (13) in 2013.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 2/19/14 8:21pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to be ready to participate in full when the Cowboys offseason program begins April 21. 'All I can go off of is what the doctors and trainers tell me, which is they think he'll make a full recovery and be fine,' Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday. 'He's obviously on a timeline, but there's no concern on his timeline this year missing anything like he did last year.'
Huddle Up: No reason to be concerned... at least for now. If April rolls around and Romo isn't on the field, then you can start ramping up the panic.

Miles Austin - WR Posted 2/9/14 4:32pm et
The Dallas Cowboys are not expected to offer WR Miles Austin a pay cut in order to remain with the team. The team is expected to release Austin at some point this offseason.
Huddle Up: It seems as if Austin's 8-year run is over in Big D as the Cowboys appear set to go with second-year wideout Terrance Williams opposite Dez Bryant. Also look for the team to add another WR via free agency or the draft.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 2/6/14 10:17pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is progressing nicely in his rehab after having back surgery, and he's in the first phase of his exercises, according to multiple sources. Romo had experienced relief after the surgery and is expected to be on target to be ready for offseason team activities in the spring. He's currently participating in core and stabilization drills.
Huddle Up: 2 back procedures in 2 years is as alarming as it sounds, and it'll definitely be the best of signs if Romo is able to participate in OTAs. Stay tuned . . .

Terrance Williams - WR Posted 2/4/14 5:28pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams is likely to have a starting job in 2014 opposite WR Dez Bryant, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas.
Huddle Up: The 3rd-round rookie out of Baylor showed more than a few flashes with 44 receptions for 736 yards and 5 TDs and was a better complement opposite Dez Bryant than the oft-injured Miles Austin.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 1/28/14 3:10am et
The Dallas Cowboys will look to restructure QB Tony Romo's contract this offseason because he has a $21.7 million salary cap figure next season.
Huddle Up: That's a pretty large chunk of cap space, so it makes sense for the Cowboys to rework Romo's deal. And it would be wise of Romo to restructure his contract as well, lest the Cowboys opt to go a different (read: less expensive) direction at the quarterback position.

Jason Garrett - HC Posted 1/28/14 11:27pm et
The Dallas Cowboys promoted defensive line coach Rod Marinelli to defensive coordinator Tuesday, Jan. 28. He replaces the demoted Monte Kiffin. "Rod Marinelli's production in terms of creating turnovers and changing field position as a defensive coordinator is well documented," head coach Jason Garrett said.
Huddle Up: Marinelli will be the Cowboys' fifth defensive coordinator in the last 6 years, and will be charged with turning around a unit which gave up the most yards (415.3 per game) and seventh-most points (27 ppg) in the league this past season.

Dan Bailey - PK Posted 1/24/14 12:09am et
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys PK Dan Bailey signed a six-year contract extension worth $22.5 million. The deal includes a $4 million signing bonus and $7.5 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Bailey connected on 28-of-30 field-goal attempts and finished tied for 9th among all kickers this season with 131 fantasy points.

Dan Bailey - PK Posted 1/22/14 6:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team is in serious negotiations with restricted free-agent PK Dan Bailey regarding a long-term contract.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys may want to see just how the whole PAT thing shakes out before committing too much money to a kicker, but Bailey is a solid option and as an RFA it's not likely he's going anywhere.

Sean Lee - LB Posted 1/19/14 1:59pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (hamstring, neck) said Saturday, Jan. 18, that he is on the mend and that he does not 'anticipate any surgery' to repair the sprained ligament in his neck suffered in November. 'Neck's getting better,' he said. 'It's on its way. I should be ready to go. I think we'll evaluate it more as the year goes on or the next couple of months. But I should be ready for everything this offseason and be fine for next year.'
Huddle Up: Lee, who has 284 total tackles in 46 career games, is in the prime of his career but injuries have been the big question mark with the LB having missed 15 over the past 2 seasons.

Dez Bryant - WR Posted 12/27/13 12:04am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) said he expects to play Week 17 even though he did not practice Thursday, Dec. 26. Bryant said he will allow a specialist look at his back this offseason.
Huddle Up: Full week of practice or not -- Tony Romo or not -- feel safe starting Dez in Sunday night's NFC East Championship Game.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 12/27/13 1:05pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) underwent back surgery Friday, Dec. 27, and will go on Injured Reserve.
Huddle Up: Romo received an epidural shot earlier in the week but he never had a realistic chance to play with a herniated disc. Kyle Orton will get the start and while he hasn't played much over the last four years, this is the same Eagles' defense that got lit up by Matt Cassel two weeks ago. Dallas will need to score to keep up with Philadelphia, so Orton has a chance to put up strong fantasy numbers.

Dez Bryant - WR Posted 12/27/13 11:48pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 27, but is probable for Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Bryant expects to play and isn't likely to receive an epidural injection to relieve any pain like he did earlier this year. 'I'm all natural, baby,' Bryant said. 'Feels 100 percent.'
Huddle Up: Bryant on Sunday night will be looking to duplicate his productive Week 7 outing (8-110) against the Eagles, only with a TD or 2 thrown in.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 12/26/13 10:28pm et
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) only noticed slight improvement in his back after an epidural injection earlier this week. He didn't practice, attend the team meeting or the gameplan meeting Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: With the Week 17 prognosis remains dim, the Cowboys and their fans are still holding out hope that Romo will be able to play in the Week 17 playoff game against the Eagles. You won't even need to monitor practice reports the rest of the week as you'll be sure to hear about Romo's status -- one way or the other.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 12/25/13 5:15pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said QB Tony Romo (back) is considered day-to-day at this point. Garrett said Romo is receiving treatment and is fighting through the injury.
Huddle Up: This is a stark contrast to reports that he was out for the year. You should certainly have an alternate plan for this weekend, but Romo could play after all.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 12/25/13 9:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Romo is still a longshot to play on Sunday. Expect Kyle Orton to be under center when Dallas hosts the Eagles with a playoff berth at stake.

Tony Romo - QB Posted 12/24/13 5:57pm et
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) has not had surgery scheduled for the herniated disc in his lower back, but he'll likely eventually need a procedure. Sources close to Romo consider it a long shot for him to play in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. 'I would be very, very surprised if he got back on the field,' one source said.
Huddle Up: Owner Jerry Jones and the Cowboys, of course, are still holding out for a post-Christmas miracle, but all signs point toward a Kyle Orton start Sunday night against the visiting Eagles.

Sean Lee - LB Posted 12/23/13 3:46pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said there is a chance that LB Sean Lee (neck) will be cleared to play in the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: IDPers take note.

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