Five ways Dallas Cowboys can improve in 2014 - Carlos Mendez, Star-Telegram
The Cowboys have a lot of personnel to add, especially on the defensive line and at safety, but Mendez argues that a lot of fixes can be made by Jason Garrett and his assistants and do not involve new player personnel.
Final exam: Right call to keep Jason Garrett - Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
In a meandering argument, Watkins suggests that Garrett now has more power to fix the Cowboys than before.
Cowboys not good, not bad, just stuck in middle - Carlos Mendez, Star-Telegram
Very rare in this day and age: Mendez writes a balanced review of the 2013 Dallas Cowboys.
Cowboys’ salary cap situation starting 2014: $22 million over - Charean Williams, Star-Telegram
The Cowboys have 50 players signed for $136.9 next year, and have an additional $11.8 million in dead money to deal with. Problem is, the 2014 cap is projected to be "only" $126.3 million.
Draft prospects who fit the Cowboys’ needs - Charean Williams, Star-Telegram
Williams and Dane Brugler of CBS Sportsline run down five prospects for the Cowboys. The list includes three defensive ends, one defensive tackle and free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Mizzou DE Ealy leaving early for NFL draft - Express-News
Ealy, one of the early favorites for the Cowboys, declared for the draft on Friday. The 6-5 Ealy had two sacks in the Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma State, pushing his season total to 9½ sacks.
New Cowboys Meme: Jason Garrett Is A Lame Duck - Blogging The Boys
This is the Cowboys. There always has to be a bigger story for the team that is one of, if not the biggest, stage in the NFL. Enter a new meme about the Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry Jones makes Jason Garrett lame duck - Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
Since his successor hasn't been appointed, Garrett can't technically be a lame duck ... but then again, who cares about technicalities. www.memegenerator.net
Former Cowboys still playing this weekend - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
Archer did the research: 14 former Cowboys are on the rosters of playoff teams this weekend. Only the 49ers and Packers do not have any former Cowboys on their roster.
Redskins coaching search: Rich Bisaccia by the numbers - Washington Post
The Post does a nice piece about Bisaccia, who always flies a bit under the radar as a special teams coach.
Poll: Do you think the Cowboys' DeMarco Murray should be fined? - LA Times.com
After the NFL fined Murray $21,000 for de-cleating Eagles DE Damion Square, the LA Times, a paper that's never shown any pro-Cowboys tendencies, asks its readers whether Murray deserves a fine for the hit. The results so far: Less than a third think Murray should be fined.
Former Cowboys coach Wade Phillips fired as Texans defensive coordinator - DMN
Even if he didn't succeed in Dallas, Wade Phillips was always a classy guy. After he was fired yesterday in Houston along with the entire coaching staff, this was his response on Twitter.
Thanks to McNair family and great Texan fans and most all our players. It was wonderful being home. I wish the best to all— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) January 4, 2014
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