Dallas Cowboys

Stadium: AT&T Stadium | Coach: Jason Garrett
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th94.0 (24th)247.1 (13th)
Defense27th128.5 (22nd)286.8 (28th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
19Austin, Miles (FA) WR6-22166/30/19849Monmouth (N.J.)
5Bailey, Dan K6-01911/26/19884Oklahoma State
79Bass, Ben DE6-529410/12/19893Texas A&M
11Beasley, Cole WR5-81804/26/19893Southern Methodist
16Benford, Tim WR5-111939/7/19891Tennessee Tech
73Bernadeau, Mackenzy G6-43331/3/19867Bentley
71Brown, Everette (FA) DE6-12638/7/19875Florida State
88Bryant, Dez WR6-222211/4/19885Oklahoma State
39Carr, Brandon CB6-02065/19/19867Grand Valley State
54Carter, Bruce OLB6-22462/19/19884North Carolina
42Church, Barry FS6-22182/11/19885Toledo
24Claiborne, Morris CB5-111902/7/19903Louisiana State
44Clutts, Tyler FB6-225411/9/19844Fresno State
63Cook, Ryan (FA) C6-63315/8/19839New Mexico
98Crawford, Tyrone DE6-428411/22/19893Boise State
61DeGeare, Chris G6-43352/17/19872Wake Forest
25Dunbar, Lance RB5-81881/25/19903North Texas
52Durant, Justin OLB6-12289/21/19858Hampton
89Escobar, Gavin TE6-62492/3/19912San Diego State
72Frederick, Travis C6-33113/18/19912Wisconsin
68Free, Doug T6-63251/6/19848Northern Illinois
43Hamilton, Jakar DB5-1119510/2/19892South Carolina State
84Hanna, James TE6-42507/14/19893Oklahoma
17Harris, Dwayne WR5-102079/16/19874East Carolina
96Hayden, Nick DT6-43012/4/19867Wisconsin
38Heath, Jeff SS6-12095/14/19912Saginaw Valley State
57Holloman, DeVonte MLB6-12422/12/19912South Carolina
37Johnson, Matt SS6-12127/22/19893Eastern Washington
6Jones, Chris P6-01977/21/19893Carson-Newman
55Jones, Edgar (FA) DE6-426212/1/19848Southeast Missouri State
70Kearse, Frank DT6-531010/28/19883Alabama A&M
3Kitna, Jon (FA) QB6-22209/21/197216Central Washington
91LaDouceur, L.P. LS6-52593/13/198110California
53Lawrence, Cameron OLB6-22341/20/19912Mississippi State
65Leary, Ronald G6-33314/29/19892Memphis
50Lee, Sean MLB6-22347/22/19865Penn State
98Lemon, Orie LB6-12429/9/19872Oklahoma State
18Lewis, Lance WR6-220711/1/19881East Carolina
97McClain, Terrell DT6-22937/20/19884South Florida
69Melton, Henry DE6-329510/11/19866Texas
57Mincey, Jeremy DE6-426512/14/19837Florida
26Moore, Sterling DB5-101992/3/19903Southern Methodist
29Murray, DeMarco RB6-02192/12/19884Oklahoma
84Newsome, Jamar WR6-120111/5/19872Central Florida
66Okpalaugo, Tristan DE6-625010/10/19891Fresno State
18Orton, Kyle QB6-422811/14/198210Purdue
78Parnell, Jermey T6-63077/20/19865Mississippi
21Randle, Joseph RB6-019812/29/19912Oklahoma State
95Rayford, Caesar DE6-72673/4/19862Washington
9Romo, Tony QB6-22364/21/198012Eastern Illinois
32Scandrick, Orlando CB5-101952/10/19877Boise State
99Selvie, George DE6-42703/6/19875South Florida
59Sims, Ernie (FA) OLB6-023312/23/19849Florida State
77Smith, Tyron T6-531812/12/19904USC
58Spears, Quinton LB6-42305/11/19882Prairie View A&M
93Spencer, Anthony (FA) DE6-32621/23/19848Purdue
59Stewart, Jonathan ILB6-325411/23/19901Texas A&M
34Tanner, Phillip RB5-102088/8/19884Middle Tennessee State
64Waters, Brian (FA) G6-33202/18/197714North Texas
20Webb, B.W. CB5-101785/3/19902William & Mary
3Weeden, Brandon QB6-322010/14/19833Oklahoma State
75Weems, Darrion T6-53089/4/19882Oregon
73Wetzel, John T6-73157/18/19911Boston College
51Wilber, Kyle DE6-42504/26/19893Wake Forest
27Wilcox, J.J. SS6-02172/14/19912Georgia Southern
83Williams, Terrance WR6-22009/8/19892Baylor
54Williams, Jabara LB6-22387/6/19892Stephen F. Austin St.
56Wilson, Martez LB6-42529/21/19884Illinois
82Witten, Jason TE6-62615/6/198212Tennessee
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Dallas6-5321.56-4279.925.62233
 
 
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Position Listing
Brian Waters
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The Cowboys made it official Saturday as they moved guard Brian Waters to injured reserve, ending his season, ESPN reports. Dallas has moved Micah Pellerin to the active roster to take Waters' place. 
Quinton Spears
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The Colts waived linebacker Quinton Spears (hamstring) from injured reserve Tuesday, according to the Terre Haute Tribune-Star.
Barry Church
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Twelve Cowboys suffered hamstring injuries of varying severity in 2013, reports ESPN.com. The list consisted of Miles Austin, Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, Bruce Carter, Danny McCray, Barry Church, Dez Bryant, Lance Dunbar, Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams.

Coach Jason Garrett is looking at other teams' approaches to find a solution. He might cut back the time players spend on the field early in the offseason, the report said. 

“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett told the website. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”

James Hanna
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Several Cowboys contributed offensively Week 14 at Chicago. Among them, tight end Gavin Escobar caught both his targets for 32 yards and wideout Miles Austin caught two of four targets for 19 yards. Tight end James Hanna had a 6-yard reception.

They'll play the Packers in Week 15.

Gavin Escobar
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Twelve Cowboys suffered hamstring injuries of varying severity in 2013, reports ESPN.com. The list consisted of Miles Austin, Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, Bruce Carter, Danny McCray, Barry Church, Dez Bryant, Lance Dunbar, Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams.

Coach Jason Garrett is looking at other teams' approaches to find a solution. He might cut back the time players spend on the field early in the offseason, the report said. 

“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett told the website. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”

Bruce Carter
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Twelve Cowboys suffered hamstring injuries of varying severity in 2013, reports ESPN.com. The list consisted of Miles Austin, Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, Bruce Carter, Danny McCray, Barry Church, Dez Bryant, Lance Dunbar, Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams.

Coach Jason Garrett is looking at other teams' approaches to find a solution. He might cut back the time players spend on the field early in the offseason, the report said. 

“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett told the website. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”

Travis Frederick
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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said his offensive line is better than it's been in recent years, and cited rookie center Travis Frederick as a key reason why, reports the Star-Telegram.

“He’s been a Minute One starter for us,” Garrett said. “He’s done a good job. I feel like we’re stronger up front than we’ve been in probably the last three years, and that’s a good thing for your football team. He’s a big reason for that."

Tyron Smith
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The Cowboys are expected to exercise the fifth-year option on Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith, reports the Dallas Morning News. That would extend his rookie deal through 2015.

If the Cowboys pick up the option by the May 3 deadline, they'd owe Smith $10.039 million for 2015. He's set to make $2.079 million this year. The report notes Dallas hopes to sign Smith to a long-term deal.

Orie Lemon
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The Cowboys put linebacker Justin Durant (hamstring) on injured reserve and waived defensive tackle Drake Nevis and linebacker Kyle Bosworth. Dallas also cut running back George Winn from its practice squad.

Linebacker Orie Lemon re-signed with the team after being cut last week.

Lance Lewis
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The Redskins waived receiver Lance Lewis to make room for newly-signed center J.D. Walton, reports the Washington Times.

Tyler Clutts
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Cowboys WR Cole Beasley, WR Miles Austin and FB Tyler Clutts did little Week 16.

Beasley caught two passes for 29 yards. He was targeted just two times. Austin caught one pass for 8 yards. Clutts picked up 4 yards on one target.  

Matt Johnson
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The Cowboys have placed safety Matt Johnson on injured reserve with a foot injury suffered Aug. 4, ESPN reports.

Johnson is out for the season in 2013. A fourth-round pick in 2012, Johnson did not play in a game last season due to hamstring issues. This is the second time in two seasons he's been placed on IR.
Phillip Tanner
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The Cowboys won't offer a $1.389 million tender to restricted free agent running back Phillip Tanner, making him an unrestricted free agent, reports the Dallas Morning News. Tanner signed with Dallas in 2011 as an undrafted free agent and has been a special teams contributor and backup running back.
Terrell McClain
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The Cowboys signed former Texans defensive tackle Terrell McClain to a three-year contract, reports ESPNDallas.com.
Terrance Williams
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The Cowboys' release of Miles Austin "opens the door for rookie receiver Terrance Williams to enter the starting lineup," reports the Dallas Morning News, adding coaches were pleased with Williams' production and development last season. Williams had 44 catches for 736 yards and five touchdowns. 

The Cowboys also might add a veteran receiver "who could help Williams and a young group of Dallas receivers in their development," the paper said.

Jermey Parnell
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The Cowboys added DL/OL Jermey Parnell to their 53-man roster on Thursday.
Henry Melton
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New Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton, who's recovering from a September ACL tear, believes he'll be ready for training camp. “Anybody that checks me out and looks at my knee, they’re all saying training camp is a good day,” Melton told the team's website.
Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of training camp
Caesar Rayford
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The Cowboys cut linebacker Caesar Rayford, who made five tackles in seven games.
Cameron Lawrence
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Cornerback Sterling Moore, who has earned some playing time with New England and Dallas, has been cut by the Cowboys. Moore played in five games in both 2011 and 2012. Another significant cut by the team is wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, who has 54 career catches.

Others waived by Dallas are the following: quarterback Alex Tanney, tackles Demetress Bell and Edawn Coughman, defensive backs Micah Pellerin, Xavier Brewer and Jakar Hamilton, linebackers Brandon McGee, Cameron Lawrence, Caleb McSurdy and Taylor Reed, running back Kendial Lawrence, defensive tackle Jerome Long, defensive ends Thaddeus Gibson and Jabari Fletcher, guard Ray Dominguez, wide receivers Tim Benford and Danny Coale, defensive lineman Jason Vega and center Kevin Kowalski

Jon Kitna
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The Cowboys are expected to sign Jon Kitna as their third quarterback, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Kitna, 41, played for the Cowboys from 2009-11 and was out of football last year.
Kyle Wilber
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Cowboys defensive end Kyle Wilber recorded a sacl -- one of six for Dallas -- in the team's 31-7 victory over the Rams. 

The Cowboys face the Chargers in Week 4. 

Everette Brown
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The Cowboys are expected to release defensive end Everette Brown, defensive tackle Corvey Irvin, guard Jeff Olson and guard Ray Dominguez, reports ESPN.

All the cuts are considered salary-cap moves to save money.

Lance Dunbar
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In speaking with Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown, backup speedster Lance Dunbar is doing well following a knee injury suffered last year, the coach told the official team website
Anthony Spencer
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Free agent defensive end Anthony Spencer could still re-sign with the Cowboys. The team first wants to see how he recovers from microfracture surgery on his knee.

“A work in progress,” Stephen Jones, the team's chief operating officer, told the Dallas Morning News. "Obviously, everyone is going to be evaluating him. He’s working his butt off to get better. We’ll just have to see."

Spencer's knee is sound and "now he is building the strength back and conditioning to get ready for the season," said Jordan Woy, Spencer's representative. Spencer won't be 100 percent for OTAs but could be ready for camp.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of training camp
Nick Hayden
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Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (hamstring), defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (ribs), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder), defensive end DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) were all cleared to play Week 13 vs. Oakland. The only player that wasn't listed as probable was Escobar, who was considered questionable.
Tim Benford
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Cornerback Sterling Moore, who has earned some playing time with New England and Dallas, has been cut by the Cowboys. Moore played in five games in both 2011 and 2012. Another significant cut by the team is wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, who has 54 career catches.

Others waived by Dallas are the following: quarterback Alex Tanney, tackles Demetress Bell and Edawn Coughman, defensive backs Micah Pellerin, Xavier Brewer and Jakar Hamilton, linebackers Brandon McGee, Cameron Lawrence, Caleb McSurdy and Taylor Reed, running back Kendial Lawrence, defensive tackle Jerome Long, defensive ends Thaddeus Gibson and Jabari Fletcher, guard Ray Dominguez, wide receivers Tim Benford and Danny Coale, defensive lineman Jason Vega and center Kevin Kowalski

Jeremy Mincey
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The Cowboys reached a two-year deal with defensive end Jeremy Mincey, reports ESPN. He played for the Jaguars and Broncos last season, recording 17 tackles and two sacks.
Jamar Newsome
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The Cowboys re-signed guard Ray Dominguez and wideout Jamar Newsome to their practice squad after releasing them Saturday.
Dan Bailey
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Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey, who just signed a seven-year, $22.5 million deal, said the contract won't put extra pressure on him.

“I don’t think it changes too much,” Bailey told ESPN.com. “You’re only as good as your last kick. That’s the nature of the league. You have to bring your ‘A’ game every day to practice, to the game, even off the field. You’ve got to do the right things. I don’t think it’ll have too much of an impact. I think I take pride on being mentally strong enough to put that on the back burner and focus on the task at hand.”

Bailey hit 28 of 30 field goals this season, including 6 of 7 from 50-plus yards.

B.W. Webb
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The Cowboys declared these players inactive for the game vs. Philly: quarterback Tony Romo, who earlier was ruled out with a back injury; linebacker Sean Lee (neck), linebacker Ernie Sims (groin), offensive tackle Darrion Weems, linebacker Martez Wilson, cornerback B.W. Webb and defensive back Jakar Hamilton.  
Mackenzy Bernadeau
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Cowboys guard Mackenzy Bernadeau's restructured contract includes a $1.15 million pay cut for 2014, reports USA Today. He started 11 games last season and figures to start at right guard this fall.
Jakar Hamilton
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The Cowboys declared these players inactive for the game vs. Philly: quarterback Tony Romo, who earlier was ruled out with a back injury; linebacker Sean Lee (neck), linebacker Ernie Sims (groin), offensive tackle Darrion Weems, linebacker Martez Wilson, cornerback B.W. Webb and defensive back Jakar Hamilton.  
Dez Bryant
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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said at the NFL owners meeting that receiver Dez Bryant is becoming more of a leader.

"When you talk about leadership – really what you're talking about is influence on other people." Garrett said. "Dez has been able to positively influence so many guys on your team, really for the last few years. As he's gotten himself settled into the role he's been in, he's an outstanding football player. He loves the game. He has an infectious way about him. People really like Dez and they care about Dez. If you come to one of our football practices, you see that. He's a very competitive guy who wants to be great. And there is an infectious way about him. It's been really positive. You see it in practice and see it in the game. I think he certainly understands his role with the team."

Dwayne Harris
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Twelve Cowboys suffered hamstring injuries of varying severity in 2013, reports ESPN.com. The list consisted of Miles Austin, Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, Bruce Carter, Danny McCray, Barry Church, Dez Bryant, Lance Dunbar, Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams.

Coach Jason Garrett is looking at other teams' approaches to find a solution. He might cut back the time players spend on the field early in the offseason, the report said. 

“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett told the website. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”

John Wetzel
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The Cowboys released guard Phillipkeith Manley and defensive tackle Jason Vega from their practice squad while adding tackle John Wetzel to the squad, reports the Dallas Morning News.
Ronald Leary
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Cowboys guard Ronald Leary is active for the Week 8 game at Detroit Sunday. Leary was listed as probable on the official injury report due to his knee issue. He was never in serious jeopardy of missing the game. 
Ernie Sims
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It appears the Cowboys will let linebacker Ernie Sims leave via free agency, reports ESPN.com. The team wants to get younger at the backup linebacker spots, the report said.

Sims, 29, made 42 tackles and forced a fumble in 12 games last season. 

Joseph Randle
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Cowboys running back Joseph Randle rushed nine times for 54 yards and a touchdown against Chicago's league-worst run defense. Randle's longest run went 19 yards, and he scored on a 1-yard run with 11 seconds left. It was Randle's second touchdown.

Randle, who was not targeted in the passing game, will back up DeMarco Murray again Week 15 vs. Green Bay.

Sterling Moore
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The Cowboys made a pair of roster moves Monday. The re-signed cornerback Sterling Moore and released tight end Andre Smith to clear a roster spot.
Ben Bass
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Cowboys defensive lineman Ben Bass was placed on injured reserve Friday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. An MRI taken on Bass' dislocated shoulder showed that the injury was more severe than initially though. Rather than missing two to four weeks, Bass will now be sidelined for the remainder of the season as a result of the injury, which will likely require surgery. 
J.J. Wilcox
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Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (hamstring), defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (ribs), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder), defensive end DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) were all cleared to play Week 13 vs. Oakland. The only player that wasn't listed as probable was Escobar, who was considered questionable.
Chris DeGeare
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The Cowboys added to their offseason roster by signing guard Chris DeGeare, defensive end Tristan Okpalaugo and linebackers Quinton Spears and Jabara Williams to reserve/futures contracts.
George Selvie
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Cowboys starting defensive end George Selvie recently underwent surgery to repair an injured shoulder, the team has confirmed. He is expected to recover in time to participate in the offseason training program.
Ryan Cook
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The Cowboys placed center Ryan Cook (back) and defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Doug Free
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Cowboys right tackle Doug Free is recovering from cleanup surgery on his ankle, reports ESPN.com. He did not miss a snap this season and expects to be 100 percent for the offseason program in April, the report said.
Frank Kearse
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The Cowboys signed defensive tackle Frank Kearse off the Titans' practice squad, reports ESPN.com.
Orlando Scandrick
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In addition to redoing Tony Romo's contract, the Cowboys on Tuesday will finalize the restructured contracts of linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Orlando Scandrick, reports ESPN.com. The three moves will save $16.8 million in cap space and put Dallas just above the 2014 cap of $134.55 million.
Miles Austin
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The Cowboys have decided to waive wide receiver Miles Austin, The Dallas Morning News reports Tuesday. According to the report, the team plans to designate him as a post-June 1 cut in order to save $5.5 million, to be used for signing drat picks.

Austin has struggled to stay healthy since signing his massive contract extension in 2010. He finished the 2012 season with just 24 catches for 224 yards and no touchdowns.  

Cole Beasley
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The Cowboys got several minor offensive contributions in their Week 17 loss to the Eagles. Rookie receiver Terrance Williams had a 39-yard catch on two targets, receiver Miles Austin caught two of three targets for 22 yards and tight end Gavin Escobar caught a 17-yard touchdown, his second this season.

Receiver Cole Beasley added a 7-yard reception on two targets.

Justin Durant
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Twelve Cowboys suffered hamstring injuries of varying severity in 2013, reports ESPN.com. The list consisted of Miles Austin, Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, Bruce Carter, Danny McCray, Barry Church, Dez Bryant, Lance Dunbar, Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams.

Coach Jason Garrett is looking at other teams' approaches to find a solution. He might cut back the time players spend on the field early in the offseason, the report said. 

“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett told the website. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”

Jason Witten
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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett doesn't expect tight end Jason Witten to lose any playing time to second-year Gavin Escobar in 2014, reports ESPN.

"Witt's a great football player and has been for a long time, a Pro Bowler again last year," Garrett said. "In my opinion, our opinion, the best tight end in football and has been for decades. Witt's certainly going to be a big part of what we do with our offensive football team. But that doesn't mean Gavin can't be more involved."

Witten had 73 catches for 851 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013. Escobar had just nine catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie.

Morris Claiborne
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The Cowboys are counting on cornerback Morris Claiborne getting stronger and accelerating his development in his third season.

"We feel like he is a guy who is very talented and still needs to grow and develop," coach Jason Garrett told the Dallas Morning News. “He has certainly shown flashes of the player that we drafted with the sixth pick of the draft a couple of years ago. He has a very good feel for covering guys and just plays that position at a high level. We have a lot of confidence in Mo."

Claiborne has missed seven games due to injuries and lost his starting job to Orlando Scandrick last season. “He needs to get stronger as a player," Garrett told the paper. "He is working very hard to do that. It’s a hard position to transition into in the NFL.

"We have asked him to do a lot, coming in here on day one, being a starter for us. But as much as anything else, get healthy, get stronger and keep learning and grow as a player. We have a lot of confidence in him."

Darrion Weems
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The Cowboys declared these players inactive for the game vs. Philly: quarterback Tony Romo, who earlier was ruled out with a back injury; linebacker Sean Lee (neck), linebacker Ernie Sims (groin), offensive tackle Darrion Weems, linebacker Martez Wilson, cornerback B.W. Webb and defensive back Jakar Hamilton.  
Tyrone Crawford
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Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford is recovered from his torn Achilles, coach Jason Garrett told ESPN. Garrett mentioned that Crawford is an important piece because he can play anywhere along the defensive line. 

Crawford had 20 tackles in the 16 games he played in 2012. The Achilles injury sidelined him for all of 2013.

Brandon Weeden
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Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden looked back on his time with the Browns with some regret.

"It wasn't an ideal situation," Weeden told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "The regime that drafted me was out a year after I got there. You never know the plans the group coming in has and I think, as a player, as much as you try not to do too much, try not to put too much pressure on yourself to perform and show you can be the guy for the long haul, sometimes you get caught up in it.

"You try to do too much as a player and that's one thing if I could change about myself, I wouldn't try to do too much every Sunday. I think, just let the game kind of come to you and be more patient."

Weeden is excited to be in Dallas, where's he's the third QB behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton. "I was ready for kind of a clean slate and a fresh start," he said.

Jeff Heath
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Cowboys defensive back Jeff Heath, a recent addition to the starting lineup, recovered a fumble in the first quarter and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown Week 12 at the Giants. He finished the game with six tackles, including five solo.

Heath was coming off a nine-tackle performance at New Orleans in Week 10.

Martez Wilson
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The Cowboys declared these players inactive for the game vs. Philly: quarterback Tony Romo, who earlier was ruled out with a back injury; linebacker Sean Lee (neck), linebacker Ernie Sims (groin), offensive tackle Darrion Weems, linebacker Martez Wilson, cornerback B.W. Webb and defensive back Jakar Hamilton.  
Kyle Orton
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After talking to Kyle Orton's agent, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he expects the 31-year-old quarterback to play in 2014, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Orton, who had considered retiring, is set to make $3.25 million in the final year of his contract.
Sean Lee
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Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee, who missed the final three games last season with a torn ligament in his neck, was cleared for offseason workouts, reports ESPNDallas.com. Lee made 99 tackles and four interceptions before suffering the injury.

He's started individual workouts at the team facility.

Chris Jones
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Cowboys punter Chris Jones signed his exclusive rights tender of $645,000, reports ESPN.com.
Edgar Jones
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The Cowboys waived linebacker Orie Lemon Saturday, to make room on the active roster for the activation of defensive end Edgar Jones (groin) from injured reserve.  
Tony Romo
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Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said quarterback Tony Romo's recovery from back surgery is going well. "I think he's moving good," Witten said, per Fox Sports. "He's right on track to come back better than ever I assume.

"He's recovering well and it seems like he's excited to get back and get healthy," Witten added. "I think all of us are eager to get going. I can't really speak for him but I think everything's on track and we're excited for the offseason. We know exactly what we have to do."

Injury
Back - Probable for start of training camp
Brandon Carr
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Cowboys CB Brandon Carr, LB Bruce Carter, DT Jason Hatcher, DE George Selvie and DE DeMarcus Ware are probable Week 16 against Washington.

Ware is dealing with a back injury, but will play through it. Carr dealt with an illness throughout the week.

Jabara Williams
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The Cowboys added to their offseason roster by signing guard Chris DeGeare, defensive end Tristan Okpalaugo and linebackers Quinton Spears and Jabara Williams to reserve/futures contracts.
Jonathan Stewart
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Rams linebacker Jonathan Stewart cleared waivers and was signed to the practice squad, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
DeMarco Murray
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Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown is staunchly in the corner of running back DeMarco Murray, saying that last year was just the beginning of big things from him. 

"He's just scratched the surface," Brown told the official team website. "I think he's one of the better backs in the league -- he just has to go out and prove it now. People now know his name, he's been in the Pro Bowl -- people are going to know who he is. So now it's more of a challenge to go out and play well, and I think he's going to go out and take that challenge full force and have another good season."

Brown added that spending another year in coach Bill Callahan's system that helped him in the second half of the 2012 season will pay off. 

Murray finished last year as a Top 10 Fantasy running back and hit 10-plus Fantasy points in six of his last seven games. His injury history is enough to make some squeamish about taking him as a first-round pick but the reality is that he will get enough touches and yardage when healthy to be considered a No. 1 Fantasy running back. Expect his name to be called among the first 15 on Draft Day. 

L.P. LaDouceur
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The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys tendered contracts to six exclusive rights free agents, including Patrick Crayton. Terrance Copper, Willie Pile, and Jacques Reeves have been tendered contracts worth $385,000. Lousaka Polite and L.P. Ladouceur were tendered at $310,000.
Tristan Okpalaugo
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The Cowboys added to their offseason roster by signing guard Chris DeGeare, defensive end Tristan Okpalaugo and linebackers Quinton Spears and Jabara Williams to reserve/futures contracts.
DeVonte Holloman
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The Cowboys DST produced five sacks in the loss to the Eagles, two apiece by defensive tackle Jason Hatcher and linebacker DeVonte Holloman. Hatcher stripped quarterback Nick Foles on one of his sacks, defensive end DeMarcus Ware recovering.

Defensive end Jarius Wynn also registered a sack for Dallas, which had just 16 sacks over its previous 12 games. The Cowboys DST added to the franchise record for yards allowed by giving up 366 in the 24-22 loss.

 
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