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Garrett Wants Ware To Practice More In '14 Scott Crisp, NBCDFW

After being held out of numerous practices during the 2013 season due to a variety of issues, the Dallas head coach wants to see his future Hall of Fame pass rusher be able to take the practice field more often during the upcoming season.

"He’s missed a lot of practice time over the last couple of years because of all these injuries, and that’s something that really can impact a player, even a player of his caliber. You need to practice." - Jason Garrett

Not only would the increased practice time allow Ware to keep his elite skills sharp, the very fact that he is able to practice would be welcome news since it would be a sign that Ware was shrugging off the quad, elbow, and back issues that slowed him down in 2013.

Per Source, Cowboys Are Still 'Visiting" With Scott Linehan; Bill Callahan Will Return No Matter What Clarence Hill, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

It appears likely that by the time you read this the Scott Linehan deal will be official, but that does not necessarily mean that Bill Callahan will be going anywhere.

But despite reports about Callahan possibly leaving to become offensive coordinator in Cleveland if Linehan replaces him as the play caller, he remains under contract and will return to the Cowboys in 2014 no matter what, a source said.

It appears that if he wants to be a part of the National Football League in 2014, offensive coordinator Bill Callahan will be in Dallas. The Cowboys have no intention of allowing him to leave for another team, such as the Cleveland Browns who appear to have some interest in his services. Still, it does bring up the question of whther a disgruntled coach is an asset or a liability. Hopefully we don't have to find out the answer to that question.

Forbes: Peyton Manning Can Help Jerry Jones Profit On Super Bowl Sunday Jon Machota, Dallas Morning News

Could Jerry Jones benefit financially off the Super Bowl even without the Dallas Cowboys playing in the game?

Quoting Forbes Magazine, Machota explains how the Dallas Cowboys owner stands to benefit financially from a strong performance from Peyton Manning during Sunday's Super Bowl. With Manning as the "face" of Papa Johns pizza, a strong showing by the Denver QB is expected to have an impact on the restaurant's short term sales, and since a certain Mr. Jones happens to own more than 100 Papa John's franchises in north and central Texas, it stands to reason that he would reap a financial windfall based on Manning's efforts.

Kavner: Given The Cap, 'Good" Drafts Not Good Enough Rowan Kavner,

With the Cowboys philosophy of being aggressive with their money, Kavner summarizes that seeking out free agent help on the open market will not be a tactic of choice anytime soon for the Dallas front office. That leaves just one option for the team to take to restore itself to relevance in the NFL: the draft.

If the Cowboys are going to be a playoff challenger any time soon, they need to be among the league’s best drafters and talent assessors. A good draft is not good enough. They have to be near perfect evaluators.

Kavner goes on to point out that the Cowboys have done a better job of drafting during the Garrett era.

Scout's Eye: Senior Bowl Observations Of Donald And Ford Bryan Broaddus

Former NFL scout turned writer over at the mothership, Bryan Broaddus gives us his take on two of the top-performing defensive players from the Senior Bowl: Aaron Donald of Pitt and Dee Ford of Auburn

For teams that play the 4-3 scheme, Donald is the ideal fit as that three technique that can play up the field and be disruptive in the middle. He also showed that he could also slide over to the one and play with power as well.

Ford will put some heat on you.

Of Course, Bryan also throws in his take on several other guys that the Cowboys may be considering, post-Senior Bowl as well.

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