Franchise tag hint, WR admission, Marriott makes claims against Irvin

It’s combine week, and that means the Joneses will have hot mics shoved in their faces… and that means there will be titles. On Monday, Stephen hinted at what the Cowboys will do about the franchise tag this offseason, admitting the club was way off the mark in how they addressed the WR room after the departure of Amari Cooper and even laying the groundwork for Dak Prescott contract extension. No doubt there will be a lot more from Indianapolis when Jerry gets to town and invites the Cowboys media on his bus.

In the meantime, we predict what will happen next on Dalton Schultz’s path, review the positions Dallas is looking at at the combine, and take a look at one mock draft that takes all established logic and throws it out the window. We’ve got former Cowboys employees announced for their new teams, a year-end roster seemingly overloaded with NFC East rivals, a familiar-sounding complaint about why the Cowboys’ first Super Bowl was such a failure, and new details about what allegedly happened to Michael Irvine in the lobby of a hotel in Phoenix. News and notes, just coming…

Almost all jobs open for Dallas Cowboys at NFL Scouting Combine :: Fort Worth Star-Telegram


On offense, look for the Cowboys to target receiver, running back, tight end and offensive line with the top pick in the draft. The developmental running back is a mid-to-late round option. On defense, the Cowboys need help at defensive end, linebacker, defensive tackle and cornerback. About the only position not on the Cowboys shopping list? “I like our safety,” Jerry Jones said. “It would be hard to break into that group with a high draft pick.”

Stephen Jones: Cowboys ‘must have a plan’ for Dak Prescott extension :: Cowboys Wire


Speaking from the huddle, Jones reiterated his belief that Prescott can lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl, but acknowledged the team needs to have a clear strategy for dealing with the $49.2 million he will count against the salary cap this season. A restructured contract and extension could create a ton of cap space, but Jones admits the front office also needs to “maybe add a playmaker.”

Cowboys Finally Admit Fatal Mistake From Last Offseason :: Fansided


Jones said it’s “probably fair” to say the team hasn’t done enough to replace Amari Cooper’s production after trading him to Cleveland. He cited overconfidence in rookie Jalen Tolbert and a false sense of optimism in Michael Gallup’s early return from injury.

Jones reveals Cowboys ‘likely to use’ franchise tag in 2023 :: Todd Archer (Twitter)

2023 NFL free agency TE market: Dalton Schultz, Mike Gesicki among top players available at position :: CBS Sports


Schultz was named the top tight end option in the league heading into free agency. After signing players like Darren Waller and David Njoku, Schultz is likely in line for a big payday, perhaps more than $15 million in average annual value. There seems no way Dallas will pay for it; whispers of him heading to the Chargers to reunite with Kellen Moore and Doug Nussmeier grow louder by the day.

Cowboys commit the worst imaginable sins in the military according to the latest hoax :: Cowboys Wire


In this alternate reality, Dallas trades up to take Texas running back Bijan Robinson with the 22nd pick, fixing their Ezekiel Elliott situation… by doing it again. It would be a huge reversal of everything Mike McCarthy has shown in Green Bay, and allow several other talented prospects – who teams need more than Robinson – to move on to other clubs.

Marriott moves to dismiss Michael Irvin’s lawsuit, claims he made ‘disturbing and inappropriate comments’ :: ProFootballTalk


The chain filed a motion to dismiss Irvin’s lawsuit, now claiming it does not own the Phoenix hotel where the alleged incident took place. It was learned, however, that the allegations against the Hall of Famer were that he made “disturbing and inappropriate comments” to an employee. This, however, makes the video requested in the case much less relevant, since the recordings will not include sound.

Michael Gallup plays in Stars game :: Dallas Stars (Twitter)

The PFF Top 101 lists only 3 Cowboys while 13 Eagles make up the :: Cowboys Wire


Philadelphia’s league-best record gave PFF the perfect excuse to fill 13 percent of its year-end roster with the Eagles, both on offense and defense. Micah Parsons, Tony Pollard and CeeDee Lamb represent Dallas; The Cowboys did not take any offensive linemen, nor did their running back Prescott.

Bucs Official, Announces New Members of Coaching Staff :: Bucs Wire


Tampa Bay officially announced the hiring of former Cowboys assistants Skip Peete and George Edwards on Monday. Peete will serve as the Buccaneers’ running backs coach; Edwards will take over the team’s outfielders. Bucs head coach Todd Bowles is a former Cowboys assistant himself.

The Blunder Bowl: The story of one of the worst Super Bowls ever :: Grunge


Super Bowl V was a sloppy mess, with two fumbles, two interceptions and 10 penalties only in the first half. But most of those who played in what became known as “The Blunder Bowl” blamed the Poly-Turf surface that was installed at the Orange Bowl in Miami. “People were sliding everywhere,” recalled Ernie Accorsi, the Colts’ PR director and scout. “It was a crazy game.” The Colts won on a late field goal set up, fittingly, by an interception of Cowboys passer Craig Morton that bounced off his receiving arm.

The story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire

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