Player News - Cowboys

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Speaking Thursday, Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said LB Jaylon Smith (knee) could have full nerve regeneration by Week 1.

The news has gotten better and better for Smith, who has gone from no progress to slow progress to quick progress. Turning 22 in June, Smith also has youth on his side. Smith could be a 2017 X-factor if he gets close to full health.
Apr 27 - 2:17 PM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones says LB Jaylon Smith (knee, nerve issue) is regaining feeling in his toes.

The injury Smith suffered in his final college game was catastrophic, leaving behind nerve damage. One year after the Cowboys made him the No. 34 overall pick, Smith is finally making real progress. He's expected to participate in the offseason program, but probably won't be full-go.
Apr 24 - 2:06 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith's (knee) nerve "has begun regenerating," and he's slowly gaining muscle control.

Smith has been battling drop-foot ever since his gruesome injury that damaged the nerve in his knee. He's slowly regaining control of his foot, and has been able to lift his toes and foot. The Cowboys are hopeful progress will continue. Smith is fully expected to be ready for OTAs and play in 2017.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 24 - 11:57 AM

Cowboys DE Charles Tapper (back) is on track for OTAs.

Tapper was cleared back in January after spending his rookie year on IR. He’ll likely be moved slowly but should get in some work this offseason. Tapper has potential to be a major part of the Cowboys’ defensive line rotation.
Apr 22 - 4:06 PM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said LB Jaylon Smith (knee) should be ready for OTAs.

"He’s doing great," said Jones. "Making great improvements. We’re more fired up than ever we picked him last year." Smith resumed running in February, but was still dealing with some nerve damage. It sounds like the Cowboys expect to have him for most of their offseason program. Smith is trending in the right direction, but his 2017 role remains up in the air.
Apr 21 - 8:05 PM

The NFL released its 2017 schedule on Thursday evening.

New England is hosting Kansas City for the official opener on Sept. 7. For this year's Thanksgiving games, Detroit will host Minnesota, Dallas hosts Los Angeles (Chargers) and the Redskins welcome the Giants. The entire schedule can be found at the link below.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 20 - 8:10 PM

Cowboys signed S Robert Blanton, formerly of the Bills, to a one-year contract.

A fifth-round pick in 2012, Blanton showed well when forced into a starting role with the Vikings in 2014, but he has been mostly a reserve and special teamer. That could change in Dallas after the Cowboys lost both J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church in free agency, but Jeff Heath or a rookie look like the favorites for a starting job right now. Still, Blanton is a good depth signing for a team which needs it.
Apr 20 - 10:37 AM

Cowboys exercised RG Zack Martin's fifth-year team option for 2018.

The option year is worth $9.341 million. Martin already has three Pro Bowl and two All-Pro selections under his belt in three seasons and is clearly one of the best interior linemen in the league. The Cowboys should look to sign him to a long-term extension in the near future.
Apr 18 - 8:21 AM

Jerry Jones suggested he is disappointed by Ezekiel Elliott's behavior this offseason.

Elliott was caught on video exposing a woman's breast at a St. Patrick's Day parade. "There is not much that I want to say other than that was unfortunate and not good," Jones said. "I'm aware of the incident and I'm aware of the criticism." Still under investigation by the NFL because of domestic violence allegations last July, the video was not a good look for Elliott, but it is unlikely to affect his case. Elliott was never charged with a crime.
Apr 1 - 10:08 AM

Cowboys agreed to terms with OC Scott Linehan, DC Rod Marinelli and ST coordinator Rich Bisaccia on contract extensions.

Jason Garrett's top assistants had been entering lame duck seasons. Linehan and Marinelli are both richly deserving of the extensions. Linehan captained a dominant offense with a rookie quarterback last season, while Marinelli once again overcame talent deficiencies on his side of the ball. Garrett can focus on CEO duties with Linehan and Marinelli handling their business so well.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 28 - 6:50 PM

Jason Witten's new five-year deal is worth $29.6 million, but includes no new guaranteed money.

In other words, it's mostly a salary cap contortion that lowers Witten's 2017 cap number and takes care of his 2018 "will he or won't he return to the Cowboys?" status ahead of time. Going on 35, Witten's career is on a year-by-year basis at this point.
Mar 28 - 1:46 PM

Cowboys signed Jason Witten to a four-year extension through 2021.

It is a shock both because EVP Stephen Jones said there were no plans to extend Witten exactly a month ago and the extension keeps him under contract through his age-39 season. The deal likely will lower his $12.262 million cap hit this year, however, and the length of the contract should keep his cap number down for the next several seasons. Witten should become the franchise leader in receiving yards this year.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 11:20 AM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said Chaz Green has "a great opportunity to win" the open right tackle job.

Following Doug Free's retirement, the Cowboys are likely banking on Green living up to his third-round pedigree. Unfortunately, Green has been available for just four games through two seasons because of injury and is currently recovering from back surgery. It is not a given he is able to step up. New signing Byron Bell should also get a look, but Dallas might reluctantly be forced to move La'El Collins outside.
Mar 27 - 7:19 PM

Cowboys signed G/T Byron Bell, formerly of the Titans.

The Cowboys needed some help up front after losing Doug Free (retired) and Ronald Leary (signed with Denver). Bell also visited the 49ers and Packers before choosing Dallas. Bell could be an option to replace Free at right tackle. He spent all of last season on injured reserve after disclosing his left ankle at OTAs.
Mar 24 - 4:54 PM

Free agent G/T Byron Bell is visiting the Cowboys on Friday.

Bell has also visited the 49ers and Packers. He has position versatility with the ability to play guard and tackle. Bell missed all of 2016 with an ankle issue.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 24 - 12:57 PM


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