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Cowboys training camp battle royale: High level of roster churn coming up

There are more open spots and possibly more legitimate contenders for them than we are used to seeing. It’s going to be something to see. In my last two posts, I took a stab at projecting the depth charts for the Dallas Cowboys on both offense and defense as training camp in Oxnard draws ever closer. It was an interesting exercise, and one thing stood out: There are just so many more camp battles that really matter than we are used to seeing. And there may just be more talent competing...

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Demarcus Lawrence against playing on tag after this season

Four players are set to play on a franchise tender this season. DeMarcus Lawrence's 14.5-sack showing in 2017 prompted the Cowboys to place a $17.1MM tag on him this year, and he did not object to that arrangement.However, he does not want this situation to repeat itself. Lawrence’s goal is to secure a long-term extension with the Cowboys after this season, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets, adding that the fifth-year defensive end will not play on the tag in 2019.While a 2019 tag would...

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Cowboys content to play game of tag with DeMarcus Lawrence

After a 14.5-sack effort last season, the DE will get a big raise playing under the franchise tag but won't have long-term security.

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Ansah, Joyner join Bell, Lawrence in playing under franchise tag

None of this year’s franchise tagged players agreed to extensions with their respective teams before Monday’s deadline. That means Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah, Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence and Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner will all play on their tags in 2018. Over the weekend, we heard that deals were unlikely for any of the four players. However, we’ve been surprised in the past. You may recall the 2016 franchise tag extension...

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Cowboys & DeMarcus Lawrence Fail to Reach New Contract

DeMarcus Lawrence will definitely be a Cowboy in 2018, but now the future  beyond that remains in question. The Dallas Cowboys and their star defensive end did not agree to a long-term contract by today's deadline for franchise-tagged players. According to NFL rules, teams had until 4:00 pm EST today to reach contract extensions with free agents who'd been assigned the franchise tag earlier this offseason. Players who did not get new deals will have to play the 2018 season on their one-year...

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Cowboys don't sign Lawrence before deadline

The Cowboys did not agree with DeMarcus Lawrence on a long-term deal by Monday's deadline to sign franchised players. The star defensive end will play this season under a $17.143 million franchise tag.

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No long-term deal reached so DeMarcus Lawrence will play 2018 on the franchise tag

DeMarcus Lawrence and Cowboys don’t reach a deal on a long-term contract.

DeMarcus Lawrence blew up last season to the tune of 14.5 sacks.

Fortunately for him, unfortunately for the Cowboys, this miraculous effort came during a contract year for DLaw. Dallas responded by rewarding Lawrence with a franchise tag (a cool $17.1M) back in early March, a deal that he signed hours later.

Congratulations to #TeamDEC client @TankLawrence who has officially signed his 1 year franchise contract...

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Cowboys, Demarcus Lawrence won't reach deal

No surprise here, but the Cowboys and DeMarcus Lawrence will not reach agreement on an extension before Monday’s 4pm ET/3pm CT deadline, Todd Archer of ESPN.com hears (on Twitter). Instead, Lawrence will play out the 2018 season on his $17.143MM franchise tag.  Lawrence, 26, had 14.5 sacks in 2017. That total was the most by a Cowboys player since DeMarcus Ware had 19 in 2011. The Cowboys also notched 38 sacks as a team, giving them their highest total overall since ’11. Despite some...

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BTB Mailbag: Should Cowboys try Rico Gathers at WR? Trading for Earl Thomas?

A fresh batch of mailbag questions to answer about the Dallas Cowboys.

We’re back with a few more mailbag questions while we all wait out the dog days of summer until training camp begins. We have two questions today, one about a potential position change for Rico Gathers, the other posing yet another potential trade for Earl Thomas.

As usual, we always encourage you to send over thoughts you might have (email right here). And off we go:

Scott from Ohio: “There is a lot of discussion...

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Cowboys DE Randy Gregory Reinstatement Decision Due Soon

The Dallas Cowboys should know by the end of this week if Defensive End Randy Gregory will be reinstated by the NFL from his indefinite suspension. Gregory, who has missed nearly two seasons with drug-related bans, requested in May for Roger Goodell to allow him to return to football. The exact date of the request isn't known, but multiple sources put it somewhere around May 18-20. According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NFL has 60 days to rule on a reinstatement request. That...

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The people betting on the Cowboys to beat the Panthers in Week 1 are doing so confidently

How bout them gamblers. Odds for Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season have been out for some time. We’ve known for some time that the Cowboys are 2.5-point underdogs on the road against the Panthers in the season’s first game. While we’ve known the odds, the popular gambling house William Hill recently gave us some more context. Here’s the betting action across the Week 1 games, including Dallas and Carolina. In the linked image, the third column is the percentage of overall bets placed on...

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Cowboys' Demarcus Lawrence Will Play Under Franchise Tag:JJT

Demarcus Lawrence and the Dallas Cowboys were unable to reach a long-term deal, a source told NBC 5's Jean-Jacques Taylor, meaning the defensive end will play under the Franchise Tag this season. The tag will pay Lawrence upwards of $17 million this season. The Cowboys will now have the choice to tag Lawrence again or sign him to an extension after the season. The defensive end was reportedly looking for five-year deal, but reports surfaced throughout the off-season pointing toward the...

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Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence expected to play 2018 under franchise tag, report says

If the two sides fail to reach a deal, Lawrence will sign the tag worth $17.1 million and be scheduled to become a free agent in 2019.

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Dak Prescott has to play great, not good, in order for the Cowboys to make a deep playoff run

It’s all on the shoulders of the Cowboys young franchise quarterback. The 2014 season was a great year. The Dallas Cowboys made the playoffs after missing post-season action the previous four seasons. It was the first time that we were finally seeing changes from the Jason Garrett era finally translate into playoff success. And these four guys had a lot to do with it. Tony Romo never played in as many games as Troy Aikman or Danny White, but it didn’t stop him from being the Cowboys’...

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Ranking Cowboys current tight ends: who steps up as the number one guy?

Which tight end to you think makes the biggest impact for the Cowboys this season?

The Dallas Cowboys have a big question mark at tight end. After relying heavily on Jason Witten the last 15 years, it’s easy to not give much thought about his successor. Despite some second-round draft investments over the years, the team has failed to find anyone to stick. Martellus Bennett was an athletic player, but he was buried behind Witten and was never allowed to spread his wings. Gavin Escobar left...

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Cowboys news: Tony Romo wins a championship — in golfing

Your Monday morning Cowboys links.

Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo wins American Century Championship - SportsDay

Tony Romo won the American Century Championship on Sunday! Congratulations to the former Cowboys quarterback.

Former Cowboys quarterback and NFL analyst Tony Romo won the American Century Championship on Sunday in South Lake Tahoe.

Tony Romo wins the @ACChampionship! #ACCGolf pic.twitter.com/KVX9Krz3aE

— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) July 15, 2018

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Sources: Cowboys' Lawrence likely to play on tag

The Cowboys and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence are unlikely to reach a long-term deal ahead of Monday's deadline for teams to sign franchised players, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Romo wins celebrity golf tourney; Barkley last

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship on Sunday at Lake Tahoe.

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Sources: Cowboys' Lawrence like to play on tag

The Cowboys and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence are unlikely to reach a longterm deal ahead of Monday's deadline for team's to sign franchised players, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Former Cowboys players will feed into the San Antonio Alliance of American Football team

This kind of makes us San Antonio fans. The Alliance of American Football and XFL have the potential to really shift the football landscape in the United States. Whether or not either league can compete with the NFL (or each other for that matter) remains to be seen and is an incredibly lofty goal, but they at the very least have the potential to provide some football for us to enjoy in the spring. That would be great. Personally I’m a resident of San Antonio so it’s easy to choose...

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