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Cowboys News: Jerry Jones Says No Decision Yet On Tony Romo

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Jerry Jones says no decision has been made on Tony Romo - Clarence Hill, The Star-Telegram
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Saturday night he hadn’t made a decision on whether one of his personal favorites, Tony Romo, would be staying with Dallas, be released or be traded.

Jerry Jones Says "No" Decision Yet Regarding Romo’s Future in Dallas - Nick Eatman, Dallas Cowboys
During Saturday night’s 25-year reunion of the 1992 Super Bowl team, Jerry Jones said there is no update on the Romo front.

When asked if he has spoken to Romo about his situation and/or if a decision has been made, Jones was quick and blunt.

"No … no" he said as he politely ended his media session and walked towards the reception area.

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The best and worst QB fits this NFL offseason - Jason Hirschhorn, Sports on Earth
As it stands now, six teams have a big QB problem: The Bills, Browns, Jets, Bears, 49ers and Texans. Hirschhorn has the best and worst QB fits for each of these teams, with Romo as a bold choice for the Texans.

Should Romo make it to the open market, he won't lack for motivated suitors. Of those, none could offer the veteran a better chance at a Super Bowl than the Texans. The team has one of the best defenses in the NFL and an offense featuring DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Lamar Miller. Houston would need to rework Romo's deal in a trade or structure a free-agent deal in a team-friendly manner, but it has the means and motivation to do so.

Here's why the Dallas Cowboys are the team to beat in the NFC in 2017 - Will Brinson, CBSSports.com
After the Cowboys' one-and-done trip to the playoffs, youth will be served in Dallas next season, Brinson writes.

The Cowboys surprised most in 2016 by capturing the NFC’s top seed behind exceptional performances from rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. In 2017 they won’t surprise anyone, and it won’t matter. Dallas is the team to beat in the NFC.

It’s also very easy to look at the Cowboys and see a team with a huge window that just opened up. Adding Prescott and Elliott behind an offensive line anchored by an absurdly youthful group of studs -- Tyron Smith (26), Zach Martin (26), Travis Frederick (25) and La’el Collins (23) aren’t even in their primes yet -- completely flipped the script of how we believed this team would approach each season.

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From Aikman to Jimmy, Cowboys Celebrate 25-Year Super Bowl Reunion - Nick Eatman, Dallas Cowboys
Many players and coaches from the Super Bowl teams from the 1990’s got together Saturday night in Dallas for a 25-year reunion for the 1992 championship team.

Michael Irvin, one of the last players to walk the "Blue Carpet" to speak to the media before the celebratory dinner, said there is a bond that remains strong within those teams of the 90’s.

"That will never go away," Irvin said. "That’s really why you play the game, to have those relationships with your teammates. Coming here and saying those guys tonight, I wouldn’t have missed it."

The list of players who attended the event included: Kevin Smith, Darren Woodson, Brock Marion, Ken Norton Jr., Leon Lett, Charles Haley, Chad Hennings, Tony Tolbert, Jim Jeffcoat, Dale Hellestrae, Mark Stepnoski, Nate Newton, Ron Stone, Kevin Gogan, Steve Beuerlein, Babe Laufenberg, Daryl Johnston, Jay Novacek and Russell Maryland.

Coaches that returned for the event included Norv Turner, Dave Wannstedt, Tony Wise, Dave Campo, Robert Ford and Hudson Houck.

Jerry Jones: Relationship with Jimmy Johnson is 'very good;' what ex-Cowboys coach said about owner - SportsDay Staff
All is good between Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson,at least going by what each said about the other.

Jerry Jones: "Yes it is good with Jimmy Johnson. It's very good. Jimmy and I really understand the circumstances. To some degree we have a good feel for each other. I've always had to overlook his foils. [laughing] But he's had to overlook mine too."

Jimmy Johnson: "I talked to Jerry at the Super Bowl and congratulated him on going into the Hall of Fame. I talked to the media prior to that and I said without question he deserves to be in there. You look at what the impact he has made on the NFL since he's been in the league; the value of every franchise can be attributed really to Jerry Jones. His passion, his work ethic and what he's done for the league he deserved to [be] in there and I'm happy for him."

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Larry Fitzgerald doesn't sound happy about playing in Hall of Fame Game vs. Cowboys - John Breech, CBSSports.com
Yesterday we learned from Kristi Scales that the Cowboys coaches and scouts were high-fiving each other when they found out they were getting an extra week of training camp. Today we find out that Fitzgerald isn't happy at all about playing an extra preseason game.

The Cardinals receiver seemed less than thrilled on Thursday after the NFL announced that Arizona would be kicking off the 2017 preseason with a game against the Cowboys in Canton, Ohio. And by "less than thrilled," I mean he called playing in the Hall of Fame game the "worst news ever."

This is a guy who spent the 2011 season catching passes from John Skelton and Kevin Kolb, so if he’s calling something the "worst news ever," it’s probably the worst news ever.

Mailbag: Handling Extra Preseason Game? - Dallas Cowboys Staff
How will the Cowboys handle having an extra preseason game? It's all part of the process, Broaddus explains.

Bryan: There is always the concern of injury with that extra game but it’s something you just deal with. I believe they will treat it like they have in the past under Jason Garrett – they will get a plan for playing time of the veterans such as a series, then move onto the younger players. The extra time for the veterans will likely now come in the fourth game instead of the third.

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QB carousel: Josh McGown as backup to Dallas? - Marc Sessler, NFL.com
With the potential for large-scale QB movement in March, Sessler predicts where every QB will land, and in addition to sending Tony Romo to Chicago, he has Josh McCown coming to Dallas.

Dallas pinpointed McCown as a trade option when Romo went down last summer. The 37-year-old Texas native wants to keep playing -- and ultimately coach. Finishing his career with the Cowboys would serve both sides, especially in terms of adding knowledge to a quarterback room that likely will bring back Kellen Moore behind wunderkind Dak Prescott.

Josh McCown has had "good conversations" with several teams - Josh Alper, ProFootballTalk
McCown was released by the Browns, so he's free to talk with any team at any time, which is just what he's done.

McCown said during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Ross Tucker and Greg McElroy that he has had "good conversations with four or five teams" since being cut loose in Cleveland. He said he’s excited about the prospect of playing for some of those teams, but thinks it will likely be closer to or after the draft before things move forward with any of them.

McCown said "location is a factor" because of his desire to be close to his family, but that the structure of the organization and a chance to win would also be significant considerations for him this year.

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The 2015 Cowboys and One Strike Out Wonders - Chase Stuart, Footballperspective
Over the last three years, the Cowboys are 12-4, 4-12, and 13-3, and Stuart has an interesting observation about that up-and-down performance.

Of course, given the quarterback changes in Dallas, it’s not super surprising to see that big swings in wins totals. The Cowboys are the 3rd team to have an average win swing of 8.5 wins over a 3-year period, with the middle year being really bad. The first two also happened pretty recently:

In 2012, the Texans (with Matt Schaub) went 12-4; in ’13, Schaub’s performance fell through the floor, and Houston went 2-14 (-10). The next year, with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston went 9-7 (+7).

In 2010, with Peyton Manning, the Colts went 10-6. In 2011, without Manning, Indianapolis dropped to 2-14 (-8) behind Curtis Painter, Dan Orlovsky, and Kerry Collins. Then, with a rookie Andrew Luck, Indianapolis jumped back up to 11-5 (+9).