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As everyone in Dallas is still on Romo watch, another Cowboys legend decided to hang them up for good.

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Cowboys Great, Franchise Sack Leader DeMarcus Ware Announces Retirement - David Helman, Dallas Cowboys
In a heartfelt message, posted to his personal Twitter account, Ware announced his retirement from football.

"DeMarcus was everything we could have ever wanted in a player, a person and a representative of the Cowboys organization," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said in a statement. "He was one of the most dominant NFL players at his position in his era, and he was one of the most dynamic players in the history of the Dallas Cowboys. We wish nothing but the best for DeMarcus and his family, and we appreciate and respect his contributions to the NFL and to our team."

DeMarcus Ware Announces Retirement From NFL - OCC, Blogging The Boys
Hopes of a reunion in Dallas come to an end as Ware calls it quits after a 12-year career.

Ware retires as the Cowboys' all-time sack leader, and his 138.5 career sacks are the eighth-most in NFL history, more than any other player since he entered the league back in 2005 (according to CBS Sports).

DeMarcus Ware has case as first-ballot Hall of Famer - Jeff Legwold, ESPN
With nine Pro Bowl selections and 138.5 sacks in a 12-year career, DeMarcus Ware is worthy of a trip to Canton in five years.

Ware quoted the same Scripture verse -- "I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4:7) -- that Peyton Manning referenced when he announced his retirement last year.

DeMarcus Ware is retiring after 12 NFL seasons - Clarence Hill, The Star-Telegram
Could Ware close out his career as a Cowboy? Hill thinks so.

Look for him to sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a member of the Cowboys.

Picked 11th overall by the Cowboys in 2005, Ware recorded a team-record 117 sacks in nine years in Dallas where he was named All-Pro four times and made seven consecutive Pro Bowl nods.

Dallas will welcome opportunity if DeMarcus Ware wants to retire a Cowboy - David Moore, SportsDay
Moore writes that Ware went out on his own terms.

Ware, four months shy of his 35th birthday, has decided to walk away from the sport he loves while he still can. One of the greatest pass rushers of his generation made the announcement on social media Monday afternoon, declaring "It's time.'' He included a farewell letter that thanked the Cowboys and Denver Broncos and gave his reasons.

Scouting Reports: Grading The Tape On All 3 Cowboys Free Agent Signings - Bryan Broaddus, Dallas Cowboys
Broaddus offers up a comprehensive scouting report on all three signings, Nolan Carroll, Damontre Moore and Stephen Paea. Here's his take on Carroll.

Carroll shows playing speed for a veteran. He can accelerate across the field to carry his man -- has no trouble turning and running. Against New York, he missed on a jam against Odell Beckham Jr. and was able to close the separation down the field. He also has the ability to burst when the ball is in front of him. This is a nice reactionary athlete -- can flip his hips, turn and go. He plays with short area foot quickness, and he shows body control and balance.

Dallas Cowboys Can Afford To Wait With Tony Romo, Can Other Interested Parties? - Michael Sisemore, Blogging The Boys
This Tony Romo business is far from over despite some reports.

What you hear right now is a classic game of chicken, all it takes is one team to feel like they would have to compete for him on the open market and a deal will surface. There are two teams that so obviously want to have him but they want him for nothing and that doesn’t suit the Dallas Cowboys. With the dire need of a quarterback to even compete, Romo’s value is higher than some want you to believe.

In Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys are 'Dak Prescott friendly' - Todd Archer, ESPN
Dak Prescott has all of his top targets back for his second season. Now, how will the Cowboys fill their offensive line holes?

With Williams around, Prescott has all of his top targets back for his second season as the Cowboys’ starter, joining Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley, Jason Witten, Ezekiel Elliott and even Brice Butler, who came back on a one-year deal.

Cowboys lose yet another free agent; 10 of their 18 remain unsigned - The Star-Telegram
The Cowboys lost defensive end Ryan Davis to the Buffalo Bills on Monday. He is the sixth free agent they have lost.

The Cowboys began the off-season with 18 unrestricted free agents. Here is an update:

Lost

Barry Church, S, He signed a four-year, $26 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ryan Davis, DE, He agreed to a new deal with the Buffalo Bills.

Jack Crawford, DL, He signed a three-year, $10.3 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

Ron Leary, OG, He signed a four-year, $35 million deal with the Denver Broncos.

Terrell McClain, DT, He signed a four-year, $21 million deal with the Washington Redskins.

J.J. Wilcox, S, He signed a two-year, $8.5 million deal with the Tampa Bay Bucs

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott seen exposing woman's breast during Dallas St. Patrick's Day parade - Kate Hairopoulos, SportsDay
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was caught on camera pulling on a woman's shirt and exposing her left breast during Saturday's St. Patrick's...

He is not facing criminal charges for assault, but the NFL can suspend a player even without legal charges being filed. The investigation has been ongoing since an Ohio woman accused Elliott of assault in July in Columbus, Ohio. It was later revealed that the same woman also called police and accused the former Ohio State star of assault in February 2016 in Florida, where Elliott was preparing for the NFL draft.