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The big meeting between the Cowboys and MB3’s agent (Drew Rosenhaus, who doesn’t this guy represent?) will happen this week at the combine.

Drew Rosenhaus, agent for Marion Barber, said he plans to meet with the Dallas Cowboys this week at the NFL scouting combine. The Cowboys have said they would like to sign the standout running back to a long-term deal.

Dallas is expected to give Barber, a restricted free agent, a $2.562 million tender, which would require another team to fork over first- and third-round picks to get him.

Also scheduled for a meeting, Ken Hamlin’s agent.

Kennard McGuire, agent for starting free safety and unrestricted free agent Ken Hamlin, said he, too, plans to meet with the Cowboys this week. Hamlin, signed to a one-year contract for 2007, finished second on the team in interceptions with five.

Pete Prisco has an article on NFL restricted free-agents. We all know the Cowboys will tender MB3 at the highest level making a team pay a first and third for his services. That’s not going to happen so the only way MB3 leaves is if Jerry loses his mind and trades him. But what about Chris Canty?

Chris Canty, DE, Dallas Cowboys: He dropped in the draft three years ago for injury concerns. Since coming in as a fourth-round pick, he has developed into a good defensive end, outplaying former first-round pick Marcus Spears on the same line. Canty is expected to get the high tender, so prying him away will be costly -- and unlikely. But he might be the other restricted player, in addition to Anderson, who some teams might think to be worth that price.

I don’t think Canty will get the highest tender. More likely he’ll be tagged at the first-round level. I still don’t think another team would pay that.

Hat tip to DMN blog for pointing me to the story.

Antoine Cason is a CB who played at Arizona. An article about his desire to be picked in the first round of the draft has a Cowboys mention.  

NFLexperts.com says he will go to the Dallas Cowboys at No. 22.

"Dallas corners need an upgrade, and (Cason) would make an immediate impact," NFLexperts.com wrote. "Cason will not back down from anyone and loves to be tested. He shows the ability to turn and run with receivers, and has the ability to locate the ball while it is in the air.

"Cason does not shy away from run-stopping either."

Over at the Sporting News, some dude says the Cowboys had the best draft in 2005.

  1. Cowboys. The Dolphins should be excited to have Bill Parcells as the mastermind of a draft they need to ace to resurrect their franchise. He came up big in Big D three years ago, when he had a major say in personnel decisions as the Cowboys' head coach. Dallas' entire '07 season-ending starting defensive front three (Chris Canty, Jay Ratliff and Marcus Spears) came out of that draft, as well as two of the team's most powerful presences on their respective sides of the ball -- pass-rushing outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and running back Marion Barber.