IRVING, Texas -- It's well documented that the biggest decisions the Dallas oys have to make in the offseason surround signing receiver /span> Bryant and running back rco Murray to contract extensions.
That's been cited and recited ad nauseam by anyone close to the Cowboys.
But while Bryant and Murray are the biggest decisions, they are not the only free-agent decisions facing the Cowboys this spring that could impact their success in 2015.
Offensively, the biggest tug of war could be at right tackle, where both Doug Free and pseudo backup Jermey Parnell are unrestricted free agents.
Free played in 11 games, missing five because of ankle and foot injuries. Parnell started five regular-season games and two playoff games in place of Free without a hitch.
At first blush, it would seem the Cowboys would lean in Parnell's direction because he is younger (28) and healthier than Free (31).
But those are also factors that could make Parnell a more attractive prospect in free...
While the as Cowboys have quite a few tough decisions to make this offseason, one decision Jerry Jones shouldn't even flinch about is whether or not to bring back /span> Bryant. Bryant is one of the most important men in Dallas these days, and there's no way the team will let Tony Romo's favorite target walk.
After the Cowboys fell just short of the 2014 NFC Championship Game, the focus quickly shifted from frustration over whether or not Bryant made a huge catch against the n Bay Packers, to a very important offseason. Dallas has a whopping 17 unrestricted free agents, and 15 of them put together seasons that make them worthy of being re-signed.
While players like running back rco Murray, offensive tackle Doug Free and linebackers Rolando McClain and Bruce Carter are all free agents, there is no one the Cowboys need to focus on bringing back more than Bryant. Jones may have been d the /a>'s Executive of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America, but he'll need to pull off...
When the Dallas Cowboys front office ponders the pros and cons of signing their All-Pro running back DeMarco Murray to a long term contract, they need only open their own franchise history book to find a great example of why they should make every reasonable effort to keep Murray in a Dallas uniform. One of [#8230;]
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IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas oys have made no secret that their priorities in free agency are re-signing receiver /span> Bryant and running back rco Murray. But in ranking the necessary moves needed to improve on their success in 2014 and make a Super Bowl run next season, addressing the defensive line is No. 1 on the list.
The Cowboys need major upgrades at defensive end and defensive tackle in the draft and free agency.
It was the biggest question mark heading into the season after the team released defensive end DeMarcus Ware, the franchise leader in sacks, in a cost-cutting move last spring and let Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jason Hatcher walk in free agency.
It proved to be the biggest weakness at the end of the season, the main one that held the Cowboys back from turning a good season into a special one.
The Cowboys recorded a paltry 28 sacks in 2014, ranking 28th in the league.
And their inability to get pressure on one-legged quarterback n Rodgers in the 26-21 loss to...
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After the Dallas Cowboys were eliminated from playoff contention, if you are anything like me, your interest in the upcoming Super Bowl game steeply diminished. Still, the event is often celebrated and watched by anyone who is simply a fan of the game. But with longstanding allegations of cheating, unsportsmanlike behavior and general rule breaking [#8230;]
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This weekend in Phoenix, we'll find out whether or not former as Cowboys defensive end Charles Haley has finally made the Pro Football Hall of Fame cut. But aside from Haley and Darren Woodson, there really aren't any former Cowboys left on the Hall of Fame radar.
Two active Cowboys, however, deserve to be part of the Canton conversation. On Monday, we ed at tight end Jason Witten's chances. Now, we break down where quarterback Romo sits.
Already in his favor
Sheer numbers, even compared to peers
It goes without saying that Romo's statistics dwarf those belonging to most Hall of Fame quarterbacks. That, of course, is largely irrelevant because the game has changed dramatically over the course of the last half-century. Passing stats aren't comparable from era to era.
Instead, it's clear that the key to becoming a Hall of Famer is to be dominant within your era and in comparison to your peers.
Even in that context, Romo's numbers are still worthy of the Hall of...
Funny how things change in just five short months. Depending on where you were looking this preseason, prognosticators had your Dallas Cowboys going anywhere from 3-13, to 6-10 or 7-9 to the ever popular 8-8. Some people were a little bit nicer and threw the Cowboys a 9-7 bone. No one had 12-4. No one. Not even I, [#8230;]
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There are some terrible Dallas Cowboys moments you never get over. Never. Watching wide receiver Dez Bryant soar over defensive back Sam Shields to catch the football was a sample of football treasure. Fans live for those plays; it's why we watch the game. The reversed catch that was heard around the world left Dallas fans stung in [#8230;]
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/a> front offices and scouting departments get paid for their ability to hit on early and middle-round selections. Any time they hit on late-round picks it is just icing on the cake.
If a team can consistently hit on their late-round picks, like the awks have done (particularly in the secondary), it will have a huge impact on that team's ability to build a playoff or Super Bowl-contending team.
The late-round selections get paid next to nothing, so the team can allocate more resources to keeping their own players or acquiring a few players to put their team over the top.
The Cowboys haven't had a ton of success with late-round picks, but they have done a great job in undrafted free agency; therefore they know how to identify talent in the late rounds. It is just a matter of making the right selections.
With that in mind let's take a look at five late-round sleepers who would be great fits for the as Cowboys.n Slideshow