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Cowboys | Keith Rivers signs

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:20:01 -0800

Free-agent LB Keith Rivers (Bills) signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday, March 4. Rivers will add depth to the team's linebacking group. He has plenty of experience playing both weakside and strongside linebacker. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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Cowboys | DeMarco Murray prefers Dallas

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:32:38 -0800

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray would likely re-sign with the Cowboys if the offer they make him is equal or similar financially to offers he receives from other teams in free agency, according to league sources. Murray is expecting to have a "vigorous" free-agent market for his services. He made $1.4 million last year, which ranked 23rd among running backs, and he led the league with 1,845 rushing yards on 392 carries in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: Murray had an excellent 2014 season for his fantasy owners. Dallas had one of the top offensive lines in the league to help pave running lanes for him, too, so we can see why he'd favor remaining in Dallas. Regardless of where Murray lands this year, he's likely to remain an RB1 worth drafting in the first round, despite injury concerns.

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Cowboys | Dallas extends Cole Beasley

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:43:41 -0800

Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $13.1 million. The extension could be worth as much as $15.1 million.

Fantasy Tip: Beasley's value could increase depending on how the Dez Bryant contract extension plays out. Until that is sorted out, he should still be considered in deeper leagues heading into 2015.

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Cowboys | Dez Bryant receives tag

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:54:28 -0800

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant received the franchise tag Monday, March 2. Bryant would make $12.823 million if he signs the tender offer.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant probably is not happy with receiving the franchise tag, but the team likely will try to sign him to a long-term deal. Bryant could decide to skip the offseason workouts but should be ready for the season. Bryant should be one of the top wide receivers available in fantasy drafts next season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Mike Garafolo


Cowboys | DeMarco Murray to hit FA market

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:33:19 -0800

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent RB DeMarco Murray probably will hit the free-agent market since contract talks with him have gone slow, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. Jones said he believes Murray could re-sign even if he makes it to free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Murray probably will have several teams interested in him if he is available in free agency, but his fantasy value will depend on which team he signs with this offseason. He probably will still be a starting running back on fantasy teams no matter which team he joins.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOX Sports Southwest - Mark Lane


Cowboys | Dez Bryant tag could be temporary

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:05:35 -0800

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is expected to receive the franchise tag by Monday, March 2, but during the NFL Scouting Combine, team owner Jerry Jones said that he hoped the tag would serve as a "placeholder" while the two sides worked out a long-term deal.

Fantasy Tip: The bottom line for fantasy owners is that Bryant is going to be back with the Cowboys in 2015, and he should continue to be one of the best receivers in the league. He is a definite WR1 and possibly the best fantasy option at the position.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer


Cowboys | DeMarco Murray to give Dallas last word?

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:54:45 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray could give the team a chance to match any offer he receives during free agency, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. "There is an expectation that he will get back to us before he signs with another club," Jones said. "There's a hope that he would. But that would be unfair to him and for other clubs to say he's going to bring something back."

Fantasy Tip: Murray's value in 2015 will depend on where he ends up signing. A return to Dallas would be an ideal scenario from a fantasy standpoint as he would once again be the workhorse back behind the team's talented offensive line.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - David Moore


Cowboys | Cowboys intend to tag Dez Bryant

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:40:06 -0800

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will receive the franchise tag by the deadline Monday, March 2, executive vice president Stephen Jones confirmed Saturday, Feb. 28. The move will guarantee Bryant roughly $13 million in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant has been one of the best receivers in the NFL over the past three years, piling up 41 touchdowns and topping 1,200 receiving yards in each season. He should remain the focal point of the Dallas passing attack in 2015 and is a strong WR1 in all formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer


Cowboys | Dallas an option for Adrian Peterson?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:29:31 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be an option to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys. Peterson is from Palestine, Texas, which is between Dallas and Houston, and he's acknowledged a desire to finish his career with the Cowboys. "If a blockbuster deal opens and a team wants to give them something they can't turn down," Nelson Peterson, Adrian's father, added, "they're going to have to take a look at it."

Fantasy Tip: Peterson should be a top-five fantasy selection in 2015 when he returns to a full season of play. Landing in Dallas may be the best possible outcome, as he'd be playing behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. It'd be hard not to take him at No. 1 overall if that scenario plays out.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling


Cowboys | Cole Beasley talking extension

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:15:53 -0800

Free-agent WR Cole Beasley (Cowboys) and the Dallas Cowboys are discussing a contract extension that would keep Beasley under control for multiple seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Beasley's fantasy value could increase depending on how the Dez Bryant situation turns out. For now Beasley is an option in deeper fantasy leagues because Beasley is down on the depth chart, but Beasley did catch 37 passes for 420 yards and four touchdowns.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Rand Getlin


Cowboys | Dallas afraid to pay Dez Bryant

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:53:41 -0800

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is likely to receive the franchise tag because the team is hesitant to sign him long term due to a lack of trust off the field. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport discovered via an open-records request that Bryant was involved in an "unknown disturbance" in a Walmart parking lot July 11, 2011. Upon further investigation, "it was determined that there was no offense" and "all parties were advised they were free to go." The team has known about this incident for a while. However, Bryant has had the police called to his home six different times since 2011. None of the calls resulted in any arrests.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant is clearly one of the top five receivers in football. These reports are concerning, but it's important to remember no arrests were made. He's still worth a late first-round pick in traditional drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport


Cowboys | Dez Bryant's career in jeopardy?

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:30:19 -0800

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's NFL career could be in jeopardy if a video he allegedly appears is as bad as it sounds. A source said the "incriminating video of Dallas Cowboys superstar receiver Dez Bryant is being released today or tomorrow, and is so bad it's "five times worse than the Ray Rice video and that his football career is in jeopardy." The Cowboys have claimed no such video exists.

Fantasy Tip: This is huge news for fantasy owners everywhere, if it turns out to be true, but more importantly it is huge news for the NFL. They simply cannot have another one of its stars embroiled in a nasty controversy, whatever the exact details may be. It sounds like we'll soon find out. It sounds as if the rumored video is what has been holding up negotiations with the impending free agent and the Cowboys. Remember, this is all speculation at this point.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Seattle Sun-Times - Kevin O'Brien


Cowboys | Brandon Carr could be cut

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:53:30 -0800

Dallas Cowboy CB Brandon Carr may need to take a paycut this offseason if he wants to stay with the Cowboys. Carr would count $12.7 million against the salary cap and could very well be cut if he does not take less money.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer


Cowboys | Morris Claiborne could go to PUP list

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:47:27 -0800

Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (knee) is on his way back from a torn patellar tendon and could begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer


Cowboys | DeMarco Murray may have lighter workload

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:41:40 -0800

Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) may have a lighter workload if he is re-signed by the Dallas Cowboys for 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Murray carried the ball 392 times in 2014 so it is understandable the team would want to lighten his load, but this may be a case of easier said than done. Joseph Randle has faced legal troubles and Lance Dunbar is a free agent, so the team may not have a choice. As long as he stays healthy like this, Murray is a strong RB1 in all fantasy leagues.

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