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Jason Witten up for NFL Man of the Year award

It sure is nice having a stud TE like Jason Witten. It’s a bonus when he’s a good guy.

Witten, the Cowboys' four-time Pro Bowl tight end, is one of four finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which will be announced before kickoff for Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3 in Glendale, Ariz.

Miami's Jason Taylor, Pittsburgh's Hines Ward and Kansas City's Brian Waters are the other finalists. All four will participate in a news conference with Connie Payton, the wife of the Hall of Fame running back, on Feb. 1.

Newy Scruggs is hatin’ on Jerry for the Phillips/Garrett decision.

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones is off his rocker to make Jason Garrett the highest paid assistant coach in NFL history.

It's like letting your mistress stay in the guest room. Jerry is in love with Jason Garrett, even though he's married to Wade Phillips.

Tom Orsborn looks what it might take to re-sign MB3.

I'm sure it will take starter money because that's what he'll most likely be.

Asked if Barber would be the starter next season, Phillips said, "Well, next season's a long ways off, but he's definitely a starter. I don't know why he wouldn't be."

I heard we'd be $16 million under the cap, but Orsborn says it's only $10 million.

Dallas is expected to be around $10 million below the salary cap when free agency starts in March. They have 15 free agents, including six who are unrestricted: offensive tackle Flozell Adams, safety Keith Davis, safety Ken Hamlin, running back Julius Jones and cornerbacks Nate Jones and Jacques Reeves.

Out of that group, we need to get Hamlin under contract and see what kind of money Flozell wants to get him signed.

The Dolphins are the Cowboys East.

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