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Cowboys WR Bryant undergoes surgery

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant underwent successful surgery on his left index finger, the team’s website confirmed.

Expanding the playoffs a bad idea

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Expanded playoffs? Bad idea if the wild-card games were a clue. Plus, how Leslie Frazier and Mike Shanahan handled QB decisions.

Cowboys' defensive interior should get stronger

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 9:51 p.m. ET
The Cowboys can take solace that the interior of their defense, led by ILBs Sean Lee and Bruce Carter, will remain strong when they return healthy.

Autopsy: Cowboys player killed in crash was sober

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
An autopsy has found that Cowboys player Jerry Brown was sober when he was killed in a crash last month.

NFC East Spin cycle: Redskins claim first division title since 1999

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The Redskins are in the playoffs and everyone else is home for the rest of the holidays. Surprised? So are we.

Rookies propel Redskins to NFC East title

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 1:11 a.m. ET
Robert Griffin III ran for a TD and RB Alfred Morris ran for 200 yards and three TDs as the Redskins beat the Cowboys 28-18 Sunday night.

Key matchup: Cowboys WR Dez Bryant vs. Redskins' secondary

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
He might be a Pro Bowl snub, but Cowboys WR Dez Bryant might be the hottest receiver in football. Can the Redskins stop him?

Still plenty to determine in Week 17

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The "pandemonium at FedEx Field," as DeAngelo Hall is calling the Redskins-Cowboys win-and-in matchup, heads the Week 17 slate.

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

NFC East Spin cycle: Setting up a D.C. showdown

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 3:05 a.m. ET
The Giants can’t win the NFC East. But the Redskins and Cowboys both have a shot to claim the division, and they both could make the postseason.

Redskins-Cowboys flexed to prime time in Week 17

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:13 p.m. ET
The Week 17 game between the Redskins and Cowboys for the NFC East title has been flex into the primetime slot.

Saints play spoiler in 34-31 victory over Cowboys

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Garrett Hartley kicked a 20-yard field in overtime, and the Saints damaged Dallas' playoff hopes with a 34-31 victory against the Cowboys on Sunday.

Key matchup: Saints defense vs. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to the Week 16 meeting between the Saints and Cowboys.

Bond lowered for Cowboy NT Brent, must wear monitor

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
A judge ordered Josh Brent to wear an electronic monitor pending his trial on an intoxication manslaughter charge in the car crash that killed a teammate.

NFC East Spin cycle: Three-team race in NFC East

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The NFC East is a logjam at the top: The Redskins, Cowboys and Giants are all at 8-6 with two weeks left to settle things.

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Romo, Tony (QB)

Posted March 30, 2013 @ 1:19 a.m.
Romo and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed on a six-year contract extension worth $108 million, with about half of it guaranteed. The agreement was reported on the team's website Friday. The deal will lower Romo's salary cap number of $16.8 million for 2013, giving the team more room to sign free agents and draft picks.
Romo, who turns 33 next month and was entering the final year of his contract, gets $55 million guaranteed and could be with Dallas through 2019. Super Bowl winner Joe Flacco got $52 million guaranteed in the six-year, $120.6 million contract he signed with Baltimore earlier this month. Romo is the franchise leader in touchdown passes but has just one playoff win in six full seasons as the starter.

Durant, Justin (LB)

Posted March 27, 2013 @ 3:07 p.m.
The Dallas Cowboys have signed Durant to a free-agent contract.
Durant started 14 games and had 103 tackles last season for Detroit, where he played the last two years after starting his career with four seasons in Jacksonville.

Allen, Will (S)

Posted March 27, 2013 @ 2:29 p.m.
The Dallas Cowboys have signed Allen.
Allen spent the last three seasons in Pittsburgh after six in Tampa Bay. He has started 33 of his 130 NFL games with 238 tackles, four interceptions and 11 pass breakups.

Spencer, Anthony (LB)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 3:39 p.m.
Spencer has signed a $10.6 million one-year tender, securing his return to the Cowboys while he seeks a long-term deal.
Cowboys put the franchise tag on Spencer for the second straight year, guaranteeing him a raise from the $8.8 million he made as the team's leading tackler in 2012. Spencer is moving to defensive end with Dallas' switch to the 4-3 defense. The 29-year-old Spencer was the biggest question for Dallas in free agency, which opened Tuesday. The six-year pro, who had a career-best 11 sacks last season, was set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Spencer, Anthony (LB)

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 1:47 p.m.
The Dallas Cowboys are putting the franchise tag on Spencer for the second consecutive season.
Spencer's agent, Jordan Woy, wrote in a tweet Monday that the Cowboys and their sack leader from 2012 would work on a long-term contract. Spencer had a career-high 11 sacks last season.

Costa, Phil (C)

Posted March 02, 2013 @ 7:15 p.m.
The Dallas Cowboys have signed Costa to a two-year contract, pulling off another deal to save salary cap space.
Costa's agent, George Mavrikes, told The Associated Press on Saturday that Costa's $2.7 million, two-year deal includes a $450,000 signing bonus for $950,000 guaranteed this season. Costa played in only three games last season, missing most of training camp with a back issue that he re-aggravated in the season opener. He played two games in October before needing season-ending ankle surgery.

Ladouceur, L.P. (LB)

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 5:35 p.m.
The Cowboys also re-signed Ladouceur to a five-year contract.
The long snapper has been with Dallas since the middle of the 2005 season. He's handled snaps on 562 punts, 245 field goals and 341 extra points.

Carr, Brandon (CB)

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 5:35 p.m.
The Dallas Cowboys have reworked the contracts of five starters, including Carr, to save salary cap space.
Dallas signed Carr as a free agent last year, and Thursday's moves turn nearly all of the $14.3 million he was due in salary into a signing bonus. Carr will count $3.5 million against this year's cap.

Cook, Ryan (C)

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 5:34 p.m.
The Dallas Cowboys have reworked the contracts of five starters, including Cook, to save salary cap space.
By restructuring the deals of Cook and four others, the Cowboys wiped out the $20 million they were projected to be over the cap this year.

Austin, Miles (WR)

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 5:33 p.m.
The Dallas Cowboys have reworked the contracts of five starters, including Austin, to save salary cap space.
Austin's deal will save $4 million for the 'Boys.

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