-- The Portland Tribune reports that former Packers kicker Ryan Longwell will draw interest from several teams this spring, including the Cowboys. Tennessee, Atlanta and Tampa Bay are also mentioned as suitors.
-- The Giants might be interested in free agent DTs Larry Tripplett of the Colts and Grady Jackson of the Packers, according to Newsday. New York apparently has former Texans HC Dom Capers at the top of its candidates list to replace current DC Tim Lewis, should Lewis land a head coaching job. Capers was DC in Jacksonville for Giants HC Tom Coughlin. Capers has also received an offer to coach for the Miami Dolphins but still has hopes of getting another head coaching job.
-- Agent Drew Rosenhaus has received permission from the Eagles to pursue a trade for Terrell Owens. The Philadelphia Enquirer quotes a source that the Jets and Buccaneers, among other teams, have expressed some interest in Owens.
-- The coaching market is shrinking rapidly. The Vikings and Chiefs have filled their vacancies. The Texans appear ready to offer Gary Kubiak their job and word late yesterday from New York has Patriots assistant Eric Mangini emerging as the prime candidate to lead the Jets.
Cowboys' assistants Sean Payton and Mike Zimmer remain in the running for jobs in Green Bay, New Orleans and St. Louis and will probably know by the end of the week if they're leaving Dallas. Payton interviews tomorrow with the Saints.
-- The Ranch Report suggests that current Cowboys assistants Todd Bowles and Todd Haley would replace Zimmer and Payton should both leave. Both have ties with Parcells, though Haley would be taking an inconventional route; he's a wide receivers coach and has never coached quarterbacks or coordinated, though he did work with current Notre Dame HC and former Patriots OC Charlie Weis when the two were on Parcells' Jets staff.
-- The number of underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft has reached 42 with Notre Dame TE Anthony Fassano and Wisconsin RB Brian Calhoun declaring in the last day. Penn State LB Paul Posluszny has decided to return to school after injuring his knee in the Littany Lions' bowl win over Florida State.