Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: Michael Irvin Expects Dez Bryant "To Do Great Things."

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Latest Dallas Cowboys headlines: Irvin is impressed with Bryant's progress, Terrell Suggs' deal in Baltimore is being watched closely in Dallas, and Dominique Easley pops up as the top Cowboys pick in one mock draft.

Michael Irvin: Why Cowboys' Dez Bryant has shocked me - DMN
Michael Irvin has always been a great supporter of Dez Bryant, but is still impressed by how much Bryant has grown in his time with the Cowboys.

"The sky is the limit. What we don’t talk about enough is the growth we’ve seen already because honestly, from year one to what we saw last year and the last few years… I knew he had it physically. I, myself, questioned how much he could get it mentally in such a short period of time."

"Now when I sit and talk to Dez, he talks the game like he’s supposed to talk the game. He does understand it. It really shocked me to see the depth at which he’s learned the game. I’m expecting Dez to do great things."

Cowboys to pay attention to Terrell Suggs' deal - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
Archer writes that the Cowboys have been monitoring the situation in Baltimore closely, because it is likely to have a direct impact on what they do with DeMarcus Ware.

The extension the Ravens give Suggs could serve as something of a blueprint for the Cowboys. Needing salary-cap space, the Cowboys cannot have Ware count $16 million against the cap. They can restructure his deal again, but all that does is push money into future caps. They can cut him, which leaves them without a pass rusher of note. They can offer him a cut in pay with the chance to earn money back in incentives.

Next Few Weeks Include Some Tough Decisions To Make - Nick Eatman, DallasCowboys.com
Between now and mid-March, the Cowboys will have to make some tough decisions regarding a few key players currently on the roster. Eatman runs down the list which includes DeMarcus Ware, Anthony Spencer, Jason Hatcher and Miles Austin.

Nothing new with Ware and Austin's status - Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
He's not lying. There really is nothing new to write about.

NFL salary cap cuts: Ware among those likely gone - CBSSports.com
Jason La Canfora writes that cap cuts are coming for a number of NFL veterans, and he boldly predicts that the Cowboys will cut Ware.

Projected Lineups: Dallas Cowboys - Pro Football Focus
Ben Stockwell takes an in-depth look at the Cowboys roster and offers up a nifty chart that provides an interesting visualization of the 2013 roster.

Cowboys Pre-Combine Mock Draft - Bill Jones, CBS DFW
Jones presents a Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft, and has a surprise sitting at the top: Dominique Easley is the top pick in this mock (if the doctors give the green light on his knees).

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