Posted on: May 27, 2010 11:19 am
The Dallas Morning News reports that WR Patrick Crayton is unsure if the team still wants him, after drafting Dez Bryant in April.
On draft night, Crayton's agent learned that the Cowboys were shopping him around, and then received permission from the club to look for a trade. In the time since, Crayton has been absent from organized team activities, though he does plan to attend the mandatory minicamp that begins June 11.
"If it's a true open competition, I'll be with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010," Crayton told the Dallas Morning News of the suddenly crowded WR situation in Dallas.
"If not, and things have already been assigned, then I'll probably be elsewhere."
Crayton added that he doesn't know if the Cowboys want him on their roster anymore.
"All I've known is a star on my helmet," Crayton said. "It's definitely tough not knowing if the team wants you or not. But it's the nature of the business."
Posted on: February 19, 2010 9:01 am
According to the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys will not use the franchise tag on wide receiver Miles Austin if there is not a new collective bargaining agreement by March 5.
Since Austin is a restricted free agent, the Cowboys can put the highest tender possible on Austin - $3.68 million. This will require a team to spend first- and third-round picks as compensation should Dallas not match an offer.
The only problem with this plan is that the deadline to place the franchise tag on a player is Feb. 25. If the league and the NFL Players Association reach a deal after that date but before March 5 when free agency begins, Austin would become an unrestricted free agent and it would be too late for the team to put the franchise tag on him.
Posted on: February 11, 2010 3:05 pm
The Dallas Morning News reports that Tashard Choice heard the trade rumor that involved him going to San Diego for cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
Choice wants to run the ball more and contribute but he said it's a tough situation with Marion Barber and Felix Jones sharing carries.
Barber led the Cowboys with 932 yards on 214 carries. Jones had 685 yards on 116 carries. Choice was the third-man in and had 64 carries for 349 yards.
At the end of the year he expressed some frustration with not getting more work during the year.
Posted on: September 22, 2009 8:22 am
Marion Barber fell to the turf after he broke free for a 35-yard gain with just more than four minutes to go in the loss to the Giants. The injury ended what had been one of Barber's more productive performances.
The Dallas Morning News reports that an MRI taken Monday morning confirmed Barber suffered a quad strain.
When asked later in the afternoon if the injury could force the running back to miss some time, head coach Wade Phillips said, "How the injury responds in the next few days will determine if he's able to play against Carolina."
Posted on: May 26, 2009 9:03 am
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to resume their organized team activities today in Carrollton without outside linebacker Greg Ellis.
The team told Ellis that he wouldn't be allowed to participate in the remainder of the OTAs. According to reports, the Cowboys are going to either trade or release Ellis, an 11-year veteran.
Posted on: March 5, 2009 11:13 am
The Vikings, Bills, Colts, Jaguars, Chiefs, Dolphins, Chargers, Bears and 49ers are all teams that could use wide receiver help, but according to the NY Daily News, players with damaged reputations usually find a home in Oakland.
There were multiple reports last night that Jerry Jones had finally given in and put an end to the three-year Terrell Owens era in Dallas despite only a year ago giving him a four-year, $36 million contract that included a signing bonus of $12.9 million. Owens was to count $9 million against the salary cap in 2009. Now he will count about $9.5 million.
Thus, for a cap hit of an extra $500,000, the Cowboys save $5.8 million in actual dollars: Owens was due a $2.7 million base salary in '09 and a $3.1 million roster bonus due June 3. And they dump the one player capable of tearing them apart in 2009.
Posted on: December 8, 2008 8:38 am
Colombo was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the season, but the Cowboys have been in talks with Colombo's agent, Jimmy Sexton, throughout the season.