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Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones: You don't win the Super Bowl in the offseason
Stephen Jones noted Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan that the Cowboys aren't "done yet in free agency," but highlighted that even the future additions -- including in next week's draft -- wouldn't make or break the team.
2022 NFL free agency: Latest league news from Friday, March 18
The Minnesota Vikings and Adam Thielen reworked his contract to clear cap space, and the Chicago Bears nixed their deal with DT Larry Ogunjobi due to a failed physical. NFL.com is tracking all of Friday's free agency news.
Cowboys re-signing LB Leighton Vander Esch to one-year contract
The Cowboys are bringing back a key defensive contributor. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Dallas is re-signing LB Leighton Vander Esch to a one-year contract.
2022 NFL free agency: 10 boom-or-bust players on the market
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Cowboys take issue with penalty flags following loss to Cardinals
Following their loss to Arizona, the Cowboys lamented their 10 penalties for 88 yards, including four holding calls that kept the offense from gaining any traction early in the contest.
'Hard Knocks' Episode 4 recap: Preseason success not enough for Cowboys underdogs
Dan Hanzus recaps the fourth episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys," which suffered from a change to the NFL schedule. On the plus side, Liev Schreiber's still the G.O.A.T. and Dak Prescott has an enticing new business venture.
Top 25 NFL free agents in 2022: Prospective class loaded with pass catchers and defensive backs
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2021 NFL training camps: 16 things we've learned thus far
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NFC East training camp preview: New era for Eagles; Cowboys to bounce back with Dak Prescott?
How will the Cowboys respond after an injury-plagued 2020 season? Can the Eagles take flight under first-year head coach Nick Sirianni? Michael Baca provides a training camp preview for the NFC East, with position battles and key players to watch across all four rosters.
Dallas Cowboys chosen for 'Hard Knocks': Four storylines to watch on HBO's five-episode series
The Dallas Cowboys have been chosen for the 20th-anniversary edition of the Emmy Award-winning series "Hard Knocks." Nick Shook identifies four juicy storylines to follow in this summer's five-episode HBO run.
State of the 2021 Dallas Cowboys: With Dak Prescott back, pressure's on Mike McCarthy
Will Mike McCarthy help lift Dallas back to competitiveness with Dak Prescott healthy again? Adam Rank examines the state of the Cowboys.
Cowboys not interested in trading LB Leighton Vander Esch
Rumors about the Cowboys moving on from Leighton Vander Esch via trade or release have swirled since the draft. That's all they are: talk.
Jane Slater reports that while other teams are interested in the LB, the Cowboys are not interested in a trade.
DO NOT trade Julio Jones; top positional battles; saving Sam Darnold
Should the Falcons trade Julio Jones? Which positional battles bear watching ahead of the 2021 season? Why are the Panthers so high on Sam Darnold? Bucky Brooks digs into these topics in the latest Scout's Notebook.
Lamar Jackson among individuals helped by 2021 NFL Draft; Russell Wilson among vets hurt
Should Lamar Jackson be excited by the Ravens' draft haul? Will Russell Wilson be displeased with the Seahawks' selections? Jeffri Chadiha reveals who was helped by the 2021 NFL Draft and who was hurt by it.
Cowboys decline LB Leighton Vander Esch's fifth-year option
NFL Network's Jane Slater reported that the Cowboys informed Leighton Vander Esch's agent that they would not be exercising the option on the linebacker due to ongoing salary cap uncertainty.
2021 NFL Draft Day 1 winners, losers: 49ers up, Justin Fields down
Gregg Rosenthal eyes winners and losers from Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. How much did 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan help himself? Is Justin Fields facing an uphill battle in Chicago?
Fifth-year option tracker for 2018 first-round picks
The deadline for NFL teams to option the fifth year on rookie contracts for their 2018 first-round picks is Monday, May 3, and some clubs are getting out ahead of the pack.
Keanu Neal switching from safety to WLB with Cowboys
Keanu Neal played five seasons at safety in Atlanta. Not only is the newly singed Dallas Cowboy switching cities, but he'll also have a new position. Ian Rapoport reports that the Cowboys plan to switch Neal to weakside linebacker.
Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield among interesting fifth-year option decisions; Travis Etienne team fits
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks explores the interesting fifth-year option decisions around Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield and more. Plus, five ideal team fits for explosive RB prospect Travis Etienne.
Weighing fifth-year options for 2018 NFL Draft's first-rounders
Gil Brandt examines which first-round picks from 2018 should have their fifth-year options picked up. Where do the Browns' Baker Mayfield and the Jets' Sam Darnold stand?
Tuesday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 2
Zach Banner's first season as Pittsburgh's starting right tackle is likely over after one game. Here is all the news, injuries and transactions we're tracking on Tuesday.
Vander Esch to undergo surgery on collarbone; TE Jarwin out for season
Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch will undergo surgery on a broken collarbone and tight end Blake Jarwin is out for the season with a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport.
Monday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 2
After missing a quarter in Week 1, Duke Johnson might be out for all of Week 2. The Texans RB is considered a long shot to play Sunday against the Ravens because of an ankle sprain, Ian Rapoport reported. Plus, other news Around the NFL is monitoring on Monday.
Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch suffers broken collarbone, headed to IR
Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch suffered a broken collarbone and is headed to injured reserve after suffering the injury in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Vander Esch REFUSES to let Deebo Samuel beyond chains on huge third-down stop
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch REFUSES to let Deebo Samuel beyond chains on huge third-down stop.
PFF 90 Club: Top performers of 2021
Check out the players that had the most 90.0+ grades in the 2021 season according to Pro Football Focus
Leighton Vander Esch cashes in tipped pass for INT
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch cashes in a tipped pass for an interception.
PFF 90 Club: Highest-graded players | Week 17
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Best defensive plays by the Cowboys | Week 14
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Cowboys' top plays vs. Texans | Preseason Week 2
Watch the Dallas Cowboys' top plays vs. the Houston Texans during Preseason Week 2.
'Hard Knocks': Micah Parsons wants more reps in his first preseason game
Take a look at an exclusive clip from the first episode of "Hard Knocks."
Vander Esch: Returning to 'WILL' LB position is a 'breath of fresh air' for me
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch discusses his teams changes and competition on the defensive side of the ball.
Mariucci: Dallas might have the NFL's 'best group of linebackers'
NFL Network's Steve Mariucci discusses the Dallas Cowboys defense during training camp practice.
Rapoport: Cowboys passing on Leighton Vander Esch's fifth-year option
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Dallas Cowboys passing on linebacker Leighton Vander Esch's fifth-year option.
Cowboys vs. Bengals highlights | Week 14
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Cowboys vs. Eagles highlights | Week 8
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Cowboys D forces turnover with Wentz's fourth-down fumble
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and defensive end Dorance Armstrong recovers to give the ball back to Dallas.
Slater: Leighton Vander Esch slated to return vs. Cardinals on 'MNF'
NFL Network's Jane Slater reports that Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is slated to return to the lineup against the Arizona Cardinals on "MNF."
Slater offers injury updates on Vander Esch, Tyron Smith ahead of Week 5
NFL Network's Jane Slater offers injury updates for the Dallas Cowboys, including line backer Leighton Vander Esch and offensive tackle Tyron Smith.
Slater: How 'Boys plan to fill LB roles in wake of injuries
NFL Network's Jane Slater discusses how the Dallas Cowboys are planning to fill linebacker roles in the wake of injuries.
Rapoport: Vander Esch suffered fractured collarbone, Jarwin tore ACL in Week 1 opener
NFL Network Insider Ian Rpaoport reports Dallas Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch suffered a fractured collarbone and TE Blake Jarwin tore his ACL in their Week 1 opener.
Bucky, D.J. identify top players returning from injury to watch in 2020
NFL Network's Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah identify top players returning from injury to watch in 2020.
Slater's top takeaways from Vander Esch's first offseason interview
NFL Network's Jane Slater's top takeaways from Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch's first offseason interview.
Cowboys vs Lions highlights | Week 11
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