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Dallas Cowboy Mailbag: BBQ time with training camp and the NFL Network

The pit has been fired up and it is time to put in the questions, as I get back to my column, BBQ-Big Burning Questions.  The Cover32-Cowboys, Texas-style mailbag is making its return to the site after a brief hiatus.  The offseason has been a busy one, so let’s get started. Tim Basquez from San Antonio asked: Ron Leary did a solid job and graded high among guards in the NFL...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five Players Remain From Previous Regimes

As Jason Garrett heads into his 5th full season as the Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys, his thumb print is all over this roster. It has transformed into the team and culture that he once enjoyed when the Cowboys were winning playoff games and Super Bowls. To me, last season was the first time in a long time that the Cowboys played with some swagger and with true ability to win any...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys Could Field Youngest Offensive Line in the NFL

In the past half-decade, the Cowboys have invested heavily in their offensive line. Three first round picks have become all-pro starters with bright long-term prospects with the team. Travis Frederick, who went from a so-called reach to a top 3 center in the league. Tyron Smith, arguably the best left tackle in the game today. Zack Martin, a rising sophomore who was the first rookie...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Where are the Dallas Cowboys going to put La’el Collins?

Dallas Cowboy fans are ecstatic over the NFL draft, that netted the ‘boys not only Byron Jones, the first round pick for the team, but the other two “first rounders”.  Randy Gregory was expected to be a first round selection as well, but off-field problems with marijuana and failed combine drug test, put it to where he slipped.  He slipped into Dallas’ hands in the second...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Cowboys sign La'el Collins

The Dallas Cowboys were the first team to get a shot at convincing La'eCollins to sign with them, and they will also be the last. Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram reports that a source has confirmed the undrafted free agent will sign with the Cowboys. According to Adam Schefter, Collins has signed a fully guaranteed three-year, $1.65 million deal. The Cowboys unloaded all of...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Jerry Jones 'very involved' in La'el Collins pursuit

Now that La'el Collins has been cleared of any wrongdoing, all 32 NFL teams are in pursuit of the undrafted free agent. After all, based on talent alone, Collins should have been a first-round draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys are the first team to get a shot at convincing Collins to sign with them. Collins will visit the Cowboys before any other team.A source...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could LSU OT, La’el Collins Land in Dallas?

The Cowboys have all their draft picks readying for their first organized activities with the Cowboys this weekend. Like every year we’ll get some initial reports on guys and undrafted guys that will turns heads. One prospect that would surely turn heads in Dallas would be La’el Collins, OT, LSU. Everyone has heard the draft day developments by now, and now the rush to sign the...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Shouldn’t the Dallas Cowboys sign Dez Bryant with the freed up cash?

Dallas has had a decent off-season despite losing Demarco Murray. A large number of key role players on the team were re-signed such as Rolando McClain and Doug Free, and some “big-name” players were added such as Greg Hardy and Darren McFadden. But despite the additions already been made and freeing up cap space for Murray being too late, Tony Romo still reconstructed his contract...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Have Caused Little Noise During Free Agency

When the 2015 NFL offseason activities started a couple of weeks ago the Dallas Cowboys had a total of 23 free agents that decisions needed to be made on. Out of those 23 players the Cowboys have managed to get deals done with only six of them and used their franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant.The Cowboys still have a few players left from last years team on their free agency...
Via Football Nation
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Patience is the answer in the Brandon Carr dilemma

Does anyone remember what happened with right tackle Doug Free two years ago? If not, allow me to refresh your memory. After two solid seasons from 2009-2010, Free regressed and seemingly lost his confidence and technique for the next two seasons, 2011-2012. After that 2012 campaign (around mid-May 2013 to be exact), Free was asked by the Dallas Cowboys front office to take a substantial...
Via cover32
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Darren McFadden: What Does This Mean?

Great news, guys! Tyron Smith, Ronald Leary, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, Doug Free, and our new army of fullbacks (the Dallas Cowboys recently signed Jed Collins and Ray Agnew) have a new running back to block for! Darren McFadden was signed to a two-year contract Friday morning. Woo pig sooie! Jerry and Co. have only been chasing DMC since the... -- Click the title above to...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Titans are not Being Aggressive

The Tennessee Titans have been quiet in free agency since signing safety Da’Norris Searcy and receiver Harry Douglas. They have brought in former Washington Redskins edge rusher Brian Orakpo in for a visit and have continued talks with 2010 first-round draft pick Derrick Morgan.Many fans have been left scratching their heads, wondering why a team that finished the 2014 season with...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s Next For the Green Bay Packers?

The Green Bay Packers got what will likely be its biggest win of the offseason before free agency even started by agreeing to terms with wide receiver Randall Cobb on a four-year, $40 million contract. Common sense prevailed on both sides with Ted Thompson upping his offer and Cobb realizing that taking less money from Green Bay could lead to more money in endorsements and on his...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: It’s official as Miami Dolphins reel in top free agent prize of 2015

The rumors started flying Saturday free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh would be a member of the Miami Dolphins. It now appears to be nearly official. Per @mortreport: Barring breakdown in formal contract negotiations, Ndamukong Suh will sign with Dolphins. Deal around $114M, $60M gtd. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2015 Bang! AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Doug Free inks deal with Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboy free agent offensive linemen, Doug Free, have signed a three-year deal that will keep the offensive line together for the 2015 season.  It keeps one of the best right tackles from hitting the market on Tuesday.  Along with having Pro Bowlers Tyron Smith and Zack Martin, then fellow first-round selection Travis Frederick, the Cowboys veteran leader can continue leading...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys re-sign Free, keep starting offensive line intact

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Cowboys have re-signed right tackle Doug Free, keeping the oldest player among a group of emerging stars on a standout line that blocked for NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray last season. The three-year deal announced Saturday is reportedly worth $15 million, with $6 million guaranteed. The 31-year-old Free will be back with three young Pro Bowl selections...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys re-sign OT Doug Free

Free was going to be a risky signing anywhere he went, as he’s going into his age 31 season and he struggled mightily in 2011 and 2012, to the point where he was briefly benched down the stretch in 2012. He graded out 51st out of 76 eligible in 2011 and 68th out of 80 eligible in 2012. However, those two seasons were sandwiched in between 4 seasons in which he graded out above...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys re-sign RT Doug Free

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Cowboys re-signed veteran right tackle Doug Free to a three-year contract on Saturday morning. The deal is worth $15 million and includes $6 million in guaranteed money, according to ESPN. The signing of Free means all five of Dallas’ starting offensive linemen from the No. 2 rushing game in the NFL will be back with the team in 2015...
Via Sports-Glory
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys re-sign Doug Free

Dallas will be bringing back the entire offensive line cast of last year after re-signing right tackle Doug Free to a three-year, $15 million deal with $6 million guaranteed (per ESPN). Free, who turned 31 in January, was a question mark a few years ago but has elevated his play as the line has improved overall. This deal will put him roughly among the 8th-10th highest-paid right...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking: Doug Free Signs 3-year Extension

We have our next answer to the question of who will be our right tackle in 2015. Doug Free has agreed to a new 3-year extension with the Dallas Cowboys today. Jeremy Parnell will hit free agency and likely land a starting gig elsewhere. Signing Free gives the Cowboys some peace of mind heading into the draft. The draft targeting is slowly coming into focus. More on the signing here from NFL.com.
Via CowboysBlog.Net
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Reach Agreement With RT Doug Free On A Three-Year Deal

Todd Archer of ESPN reports that the Cowboys and RT Doug Free have reached an agreement on a three-year contract. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Cowboys are closing in a on multi-year contract with Free.  Matt Mosley of Fox Sports Southwest mentioned earlier that he expected the Cowboys to sign Free to a contract extension “quite soon.” This ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dallas Cowboys on the verge of locking up big time free agent

The Dallas Cowboys have some big questions heading into free agency; one of them may have just been answered. The #Cowboys are closing in on a multi-year deal to keep starting right tackle Doug Free, sources say. He’ll be off the free agent market. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2015 Free’s been with the Cowboys as a tackle since he entered the league in 2007, starting...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Closing In On A Multi-Year Contract With RT Doug Free

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Cowboys are closing in a on multi-year contract with  free agent RT Doug Free.  Matt Mosley of Fox Sports Southwest mentioned earlier that he expected the Cowboys to sign Free to a contract extension “quite soon.” There hasn’t been a lot of buzz in recent days regarding right tackles Free and Jermey Parnell, due ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Vikings Free Agency: Offensive Predictions

Oh, whoa, wait a minute. The NFL Free Agency period starts in … I don’t know, two or five days from now or something? I can’t really tell. Teams can start contacting, and entering into contract negotiations with unrestricted free agents starting on March 7. But nothing can be signed then? Even though it basically is? I don’t know if I really get it. Either way, smarter assholes...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the Atlanta Falcons be Big Spenders This Spring?

With the franchise tags all handed out, the Atlanta Falcons now set their sights on the next stage of the offseason process – free agency. This year, much like many others, has a wide variety of names that will likely draw a ton of attention from teams. Names like Julius Thomas, Randall Cobb, DeMarco Murray and Ndamukong Suh are among the highlights of the 2015 class. But none...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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