The wild card is Austin, who is in the process of negotiating a multiyear contract extension with the Cowboys. Austin could wait until the two sides come to an agreement on an extension or he could sign the tender and continue negotiating the extension.
The football world is saddened by the announced retirement of John Madden. Jerry Jones spoke about Madden's influence on the game.
"I don't know that I've ever met anyone who loves the NFL, or cares about the NFL, more than John Madden. As a friend, I know that John's respect and passion for the sport will be the two elements of his legacy that matter the most to him," Jones said. "His imprint and impact on our game were powerful and meaningful. His influence on the sport was felt by everyone-the guys in the equipment room, the players, the coaches, the owners, and most importantly, the fans. He's going out on top-as the best we have-and the best we have ever had."
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Todd Archer sees a need for the Cowboys to bring in pass rushers during this year's draft.
"They know we have some good receivers here, some young guys who can play football for us, but that we might need a No. 1 receiver. So I think that's what they're going to look for right now and I'm sure something will happen either during the draft or before the draft or right near it to help us out."
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