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Cowboys cited among teams losing the most free agent talent, but there’s a twist

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It’s not free agency that has hurt the Cowboys.

In the early stages of free agency, there were some tense moments for fans of the Dallas Cowboys. Everyone kind of knew that star corner Byron Jones would be leaving, and when he did to the Dolphins, it was just a confirmation of what we knew was going to happen. But then Robert Quinn left for the Bears and Randall Cobb went to the Texans. Suddenly, some real talent was exiting the Cowboys. Another...

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RJ Ochoa

Here are the five biggest changes to the 2020 Dallas Cowboys opponents after free agency

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There are new challenges for the 2020 Cowboys.

The first two weeks of free agency are in the books and the Dallas Cowboys definitely look different. Gone is their top cornerback and in are two new defensive tackles. There might be a hole at the moment at slot receiver (the draft will likely bring a new option) but there is a new safety in town. Overall things have changed in a very noticeable way.

It is fair to say that at present...

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DannyPhantom

March Madness tournament: Cowboys top 64 plays of all time, Round 1, Group 4

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We got a new group of great Cowboys plays for you today.

As we start a new week, we conclude with four more memorable plays in Cowboys history. After today, we are a quarter of the way through the first round. In case you have missed out of the first three groups, here is where the voting currently stands.

You can still count your votes for Group 1, Group 2, and Group 3. Here are today’s plays

Larry Allen’s touchdown saving...

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Cowboys Mock Draft 3.0: Full seven-round mock features new name at CB & Travis Frederick replacement

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A couple of new names make it in the Cowboys’ new mock draft.

NFL free agency is well underway and the Cowboys have had a few key additions and losses since our last mock draft. Let’s recap:

Key Losses:

CB Byron Jones signed a five-year, $82.5M deal with the Dolphins DE Robert Quinn signed a five-year, $70M deal with the Bears WR Randall Cobb signed a three-year. $24M deal with the Texans DT Maliek Collins, S Jeff Heath, and TE Jason Witten are all...

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Tom Ryle

Steady course and changing tides: Cowboys free agency both familiar and strange

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The shift in free agency strategy seems more evolutionary than revolutionary. But it’s still significant.

It has been just (checks calendar, since every day kinda feels the same now) eleven days since the start of NFL free agency. The Dallas Cowboys have signed six outside free agents so far. Three are possible or projected starters, two are depth players, and one is a specialist. That’s pretty...

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DannyPhantom

Cowboys news: Free agent grades and scouting report on Dontari Poe

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Here is your daily dose of Cowboys news...

Scouting Report on Dontari Poe - Bucky Brooks, Dallas Cowboys

What does new defensive tackle bring to the table? NFL Media Analyst and newest staff member over at the Mothership breaks down the Poe signing.

What are scouts saying?

Poe is coming off one of his best seasons in 2020. He is an excellent athlete with outstanding strength and power. He is primarily a disruptive interior player as a run stopper...

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DannyPhantom

The Cowboys have done an outstanding job of getting good use out of other team’s first-round picks

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Who doesn’t love first-round draft picks?

The Dallas Cowboys have a good reputation of drafting in the first round. If you go back to the beginning of last decade to 2010, you’ll find quite a good list of outstanding first-round draft picks.

That is ten drafts, with seven of them producing All-Pro players. That, my friends, is outstanding!

Not only that, but three of these players were named All-Pro’s their rookie season - Zack...

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RJ Ochoa

Tony Romo discusses the 2016 season that ended his career, and how he once played hardball with Bill Parcells

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Tony Romo talks the end of his career, and the beginning.

It truly is amazing how fast time tends to fly. These days the biggest argument among fans of the Dallas Cowboys is whether or not the team’s quarterback deserves a contract putting him among the highest-paid at the position. Feels like only yesterday, doesn’t it?

Obviously in 2020 we’re talking about Dak Prescott, but many BTBers have typed thousands of words in defense of a quarterback...

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Dave Halprin

Greg Zeurlein is the new Cowboys kicker, but what happened to him last year?

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Greg the Leg stumbled a bit last year, but previous to that he was money.

One week ago, it seemed like a pretty good bet that Kai Forbath would be the Cowboys place kicker in 2020. He was perfect during his audition at the end of 2019 once Brett Maher was cut, and the Cowboys had gone ahead and re-signed him to a one-year deal. Good times for Forbath.

Then came yesterday when the Cowboys made a deal with former Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein. It’s tempting...

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DannyPhantom

March Madness tournament: Cowboys top 64 plays of all time, Round 1, Group 3

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What plays will we be voting on today?

The Blogging The Boys tournament continues as we continue to narrow down the top plays in Cowboys history. Over the last two days, we’ve given you a couple different groups of plays to vote on, and here are the current plays leading their section:

You can still cast your vote for Group 1 or Group 2 as Bob Lilly and Butch Johnson need your help. Today, we have four new plays to throw at you,...

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Cowboys' Sean Lee: 'It's a Matter of Time' Before Dak Prescott Gets New Contract

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee downplayed the ongoing contract negotiations between the organization and quarterback Dak Prescott ahead of the 2020 NFL season...

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Cole Patterson

New Cowboys safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was named one of the biggest steals of free agency

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Clinton-Dix appears to be a smart signing by the Cowboys with the need in the secondary.

Free agency helps shape teams in a major way in terms of how good they will be in the upcoming season. Adding veterans at positions of need is very helpful for teams that are a piece or two away from truly contending, or for organizations that do not want to go into the draft with one arm behind their back and be forced to draft for need instead of value.

The Dallas...

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Connor Livesay

Cowboys news: Greg Zuerlein to reunite with special teams coach John Fassel

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Check out today’s latest and greatest news surrounding America’s team!

Source: Cowboys, kicker Greg Zuerlein reach 3-year deal - Todd Archer, ESPN.com

Greg the Leg will reunite with John Fassel in Dallas.

The move for Zuerlein reunites the 32-year-old with John Fassel, his special-teams coach with the Rams who was hired by Dallas in January. NFL Network was the first to report the agreement.

The Cowboys had already re-signed Kai Forbath to a one-year...

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Dave Halprin

Cowboys free agent news: Cowboys complete one-year deal with Dontari Poe

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The deal is done, the Cowboys have another defensive tackle.

It took a little longer than anticipated, but the Cowboys finally completed their deal for defensive tackle Dontari Poe. It was last Wednesday when Ian Rapoprt tweeted that the deal was done in basic terms and that there were only some details to work out.

The #Cowboys have agreed to basic terms on a deal for free agent DT Dontari Poe, source said. They are finalizing the language on the...

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Michael Bennett wants to play in 2020

Michael Bennett‘s 2019 season didn’t necessarily go as planned, but the veteran isn’t planning on hanging up his cleats. Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reports (via Twitter) that Bennett “wants to play in 2020.” Following a one-season, nine-sack stint with the Eagles, Bennett was traded to the Patriots last offseason. He saw a reduced role during his time in New England, collecting five tackles and 2.5 sacks in six games (one start). The veteran wasn’t particularly...

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RJ Ochoa

Report: Cowboys have no plans to reduce Tyrone Crawford’s contract

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Seems as if Tyrone Crawford will be sticking around.

With the first two weeks of free agency just about in the books the Dallas Cowboys have had a clear focus on improving their defensive line, specifically the interior. We’ve seen Dallas lock down defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, and will soon lock down Dontari Poe. While it is definitely a welcome sign to see the Cowboys beefing up the middle of their first point of attack after losing Robert Quinn to...

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RJ Ochoa

Cowboys free agent news: Dallas brings in kicker Greg Zuerlein despite signing Kai Forbath a week ago

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We have ourselves a kicking competition in Dallas.

During the first week of free agency the Dallas Cowboys made a move that many were happy to see when they re-signed kicker Kai Forbath. Forbath went a perfect 10 of 10 on both field goals and extra points over three games for Dallas last season after the team finally let Brett Maher go. The team insisting that Maher was the guy for them served as a huge disservice to the squad in many ways which was...

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Report: Cowboys sign All-Pro K Greg Zuerlein to three-year deal

The Dallas Cowboys are signing former All-Pro Kicker Greg Zuerlein to a three-year deal worth $7.5 million, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. The signing reunites Zuerlein with special teams coach John Fassell, who worked with him on the Los Angeles Rams. Zuerlein, a sixth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Rams. The 32-year-old’s best season came in 2017 when he earned first-team All-Pro honors after drilling 95% of his 40 field-goal...

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Cowboys sign former All-Pro kicker Greg Zuerlein to three-year deal

The Los Angeles Rams just lost another productive member of their squad. The Dallas Cowboys reportedly signed kicker Greg Zuerlein to a three-year deal, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Zuerlein struggled with injury and accuracy in 2019, hitting only 72.7 percent of his field goals. Although the Cowboys signed Kai Forbath last year, Zuerlein is expected to be their guy moving forward. Los Angeles currently does not have a kicker under contract for 2020, so it'll either have to...

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Greg Zuerlein to sign three-year deal with Cowboys in free agency

Greg the Leg is on the move. As first reported by NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, kicker Greg Zuerlein will sign a three-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, leaving the Los Angeles Rams behind. It’s an interesting move for Dallas, who just re-signed kicker Kai Forbath earlier in the month. The fact that Zuerlein is getting a three-year contract would seem to indicate that he, not Forbath, is probably in line to handle the kicking duties in Dallas. Dallas had serious kicking issues last season,...

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