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NFC East Spin cycle: Cruz-Manning again the difference

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
With the Eagles on bye, the Giants fended off the Redskins in a barn burner and the Cowboys stayed alive with a win at Carolina.

Bailey kicks Cowboys past Panthers

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Dan Bailey made a go-ahead 28-yard field goal with 3:25 remaining to help the Cowboys defeat the Panthers 19-14.

Cowboys must find discipline to satisfy Jones

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
In order to meet the lofty expectations that Jerry Jones believes the Cowboys are capable of, they must become more disciplined.

Key matchup: Panthers WR Steve Smith vs. Cowboys secondary

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s Key Matchup, we look ahead to Sunday’s battle between Panthers WR Steve Smith and the Cowboys’ secondary.

Cowboys RB Murray has ligament damage in foot

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray suffered ligament damage in his foot, but it is not a Lisfranc injury, ESPN Dallas’ Todd Archer reported.

Ravens, Lions in trouble despite big wins

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Lions earned big wins but left some big questions unanswered; two key Cowboys slip up; and are the Patriots still clutch?

NFC East Spin cycle: Giants, Redskins on collision course

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Although the Cowboys and Eagles missed on late-game opportunities, the Giants and Redskins turned in statement victories.

Ravens beat Cowboys to continue home dominance

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 5 p.m. ET
Jacoby Jones tied an NFL mark with a 108-yard kickoff return, and the Ravens beat the Cowboys 31-29 Sunday..

Cowboys want to eliminate negative run plays

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
One of the focuses of the Cowboys’ post-bye-week practices has been a focus on fixing the run game, which has included a lot of negative rushes.

NFC East Spin Cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Giants gained ground in the NFC East race as the Redskins (who lost a QB) and Eagles (who might change QBs) fell in close games.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dwelling on Cowboys' negatives

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Cowboys often seem to face their demons during their bye week, and this season is no different.

NFC East Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
At the quarter pole, the Eagles, Giants and Redskins and Cowboys are all at .500 or better.

Bears get past Cowboys with defense, Cutler

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:21 a.m. ET
Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18 on Monday night.

Bears RB Forte active for Monday night

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
As expected, Bears RB Matt Forté will return to action on Monday night. Forté has not played since injuring his knee against the Packers in Week Two.

Cowboys' OL problems deep rooted

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
The talk of the Cowboys’ offensive line issues has extended from August into September.

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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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