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Cowboys news: No timeline on Dez Bryant decision - but it's coming

Jerry Jones will have a conversation with Dez Bryant about his contract, but the Cowboys aren’t sure when that will happen.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys Remain Patient; State No “Timeline” To Resolve Dez Situation - Staff, The Mothership

The conversation with Dez Bryant is still going to happen, but the Cowboys do not have a timeline for it. Patience is a virtue.

Stephen Jones made it clear that Jerry will be the one to visit with Dez about his future, which could mean either a pay cut or restructuring of his contract. Stephen also said there’s no deadline that a move has to be made before the NFL Draft, which takes place in less than a month. And before that, the Cowboys will begin their offseason workout programs on April 16.

“We haven’t put that timeline on it,” Stephen Jones said. “When we get ready on a decision with Dez, we’ll make it.”

Jones: Gregory Preparing To Apply For Reinstatement; “Circuitous Route” Ahead -Rob Phillips- Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Jones spoke on the matter of a potential reinstatement for Randy Gregory and hopes that he will get his chance.

“He’s really a good person, one. That goes a long way,” Jones said. “He’s smart – that’s redeeming. In other words, is there a chance that he could get this figured out and be accountable and responsible? There is. There’s one other little thing: He’s a hell of a football player.”

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones weighs in on DE Randy Gregory's path to NFL reinstatement -David Moore- SportsDay
Randy Gregory is trying to get reinstated but he has a long road ahead.

The defensive end has been banned from the NFL for repeated violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. He hasn’t taken the field since the Cowboys’ final game of the 2016 season.

There are still steps to take and paperwork to file before Gregory is close to going before commissioner Roger Goodell to petition for his reinstatement. But sources say he is doing well, adhering to his program and the feeling around him is said to be positive.

Jason Garrett was the only NFL coach at Courtland Sutton’s pro day -RJ Ochoa- Blogging The Boys
Could it be? The Cowboys are getting a good look at wide receivers pre-draft.

Not only was Jason Garrett there, he was the only head coach there. That’s noteworthy.

Of course, SMU is right down the road for Jason Garrett. This isn’t as big of news as he and his contingents traveling to Tuscaloosa, but it certainly is worth paying attention to.

Dallas has now shown legitimate interest in Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk, Alabama’s Calvin Ridley, and SMU’s Courtland Sutton. It certainly stands to reason that they are planning on taking a receiver early on in the draft.

Is this the year Cowboys turn to Tide? - Todd Archer- ESPN
Even though Jason Garrett has strong ties to Nick Saban, he's never drafted a player from Alabama in his head coaching tenure.

A contingent of Dallas Cowboys coaches were in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Wednesday to take a look at a number of Alabama prospects.

The Cowboys made a similar trip to Ohio State in 2016 when they had the fourth overall pick and ended up taking Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott. While Elliott and Joey Bosa were the top attractions, the Cowboys used the private workout to see a number of prospects.

Possible Pick: Small-School TE Has Size, Skills & Perfect Name for Cowboys -Nick Eatman- Dallas Cowboys
Should Cowboys consider taking a tight end early in this draft?

Like most small-school players, Goedert started out as a Day 3 selection in the middle rounds. But as coaches and scouts continue to watch his tape, study his measureables and compare him to similar players, Goedert is skyrocketing himself into a potential first-round pick. One of the top teams in the league, sitting near the bottom of the first round, will probably jump on the chance to get a tight end that seems to be a total package in terms of size, pass-catching, route-running and a developing blocker.

Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft 6.0: Post free agency aggression with plenty of trades - Michael Sisemore- Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys have 10 picks and they’re not afraid to use them.

First up, the Minnesota Vikings call and want the Cowboys to trade all the way back to 30, that’s 11 spots to go back but the Vikings want the best tackle, Mike McGlinchey, who is still on the board. The Cowboys pick at 19 is worth 875 points, they want Minnesota’s second round pick at 62nd overall.

In order to get this deal done, the Vikings trade picks 30 + 62 (904 points) for the Cowboys 19 + 171 (897.6 points)

ESPN’s We The Fans Original Series to Feature Dallas Cowboys Fans in Season 2 - Bill Hofheimer- ESPN MediaZone
The Cowboys are going to be featured on a few upcoming shows including "We The Fans".

The award-winning ESPN Features Unit followed 12 Dallas Cowboys fans throughout the 2017 NFL season. We The Fans: Dallas tells their backstories and highlights their shared passion for “America’s Team” through the wins and losses and off-the-field events that impacted the team. Among the fans profiled are a retired pro baseball player; a newlywed from Houston whose home was destroyed in Hurricane Harvey; a 73-year-old season ticketholder who is a motherly figure to Cowboys players; a gay couple from Arlington, Texas; and a family from Massachusetts that travels to Dallas for most home games.

Dallas Cowboys: Team works out D-II receiver Vyncint Smith -Drew Davison Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Cowboys are still heavily searching for more help at receiver.

But Judd Garrett, the brother of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett who serves as the team’s director of advance scouting and special projects, was more than 1,100 miles away working out a little-known receiver in Gaffney, South Carolina, on Wednesday.

Meet Vyncint Smith, a speedy receiver from Division II Limestone College. Smith has found his way onto NFL radars after running a 4.36-second 40-yard dash at South Carolina’s pro day.

The Cowboys were the latest team to hold a private workout for him.

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