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Lancaster, Tex. police say they have no video of the July 2011 incident involving Dez Bryant in a Walmart parking lot.

Police had already said they were summoned but made no arrests. Now we know they don't have the supposed smoking-gun video that's been the subject of innuendo and Twitter hysteria over the past 48 hours. The episode should begin fading from memory.
Feb 26 - 9:58 PM

NFL Media has produced the incident/investigation report regarding a 2011 incident in a Wal-Mart parking lot that involved Dez Bryant.

This is the incident that has been generating headlines and wild rumors over the last 24 hours. The report says an unknown person called police to explain a black female was "being dragged from one vehicle to another vehicle" by a black male. The vehicle the woman was dragged from was a Mercedes registered to Bryant. When police arrived on the scene, the alleged victim was not there. Soon after, she arrived in a Bentley with Bryant and said she had an argument with a man named Alex Person and that she was not assaulted in any way. The police let everyone go, determining there was no offense. It remains unclear if there is any video of the incident, although most Wal-Marts have security cameras. You can read the full incident report at the link below.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 26 - 9:08 AM

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys have been reluctant to sign free agent Dez Bryant to a long-term deal because of ongoing concerns about his off-field behavior.

The police have been called to his home in DeSoto, Texas six times since 2011, though Bryant wasn't charged in any of the incidents. Reports of a 2011 incident in a Wal-Mart parking lot have also surfaced. Dallas previously offered Bryant a ten-year, $114 million extension, but that offer only included $20 million in guaranteed money.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 26 - 8:34 AM

Free agent LB Justin Durant (bicep) has been medically cleared to participate in offseason workouts.

Durant tore his bicep in Week 8 and was sent to I.R. Prior to going down, he was playing strong defense as the Cowboys' strong-side linebacker. The No. 48 overall pick in the 2007 draft will turn 30 in September and has played a full 16-game season just once in his career. He's not going to command much money on the open market, though the Cowboys would probably like to re-sign him.
Feb 25 - 10:35 AM

Jerry Jones is operating under the assumption Tony Romo has a five-year window left.

Romo will turn 35 in April, has had back surgeries in each of the previous two offseasons and fractured his back during Week 8 of last year. Of course, Jerry is going to be optimistic with his franchise quarterback. The Cowboys have not invested at all in developing quarterback talent behind Romo, who has only missed two games in the last four seasons.
Feb 23 - 9:58 AM

According to Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys have had discussions with Brandon Carr's agent at the NFL Combine.

Sabin believes the Cowboys may have asked Carr to take a pay cut. The underachieving corner is due a monster $12.7 million cap hit in 2015. With Dez Bryant likely to be franchise-tagged and DeMarco Murray headed for free agency, the Cowboys need all the salary cap relief they can get.
Feb 22 - 9:34 AM

Jerry Jones said he'd prefer to lessen DeMarco Murray's workload if the running back re-signs with Dallas.

The Cowboys repeatedly made allusions to this during the 2014 season as well. But Murray ended up with a franchise record 392 carries because he was so vital to their success -- they just couldn't take the rock out of his hands once in the heat of battle. Backing off workloads from great backs is far easier said than done.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 22 - 8:10 AM

Jerry Jones doesn't think Dez Bryant will pout if franchise tagged.

The Cowboys have until March 2 to slap Dez with the franchise tag, something they will do if a long-term deal can't be reached. It's hard to be too upset over a one-year deal worth roughly $13M. And from a fantasy perspective, having Dez in a contract year once again can only be a good thing.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 22 - 8:04 AM

ESPN Dallas doesn't expect the Cowboys to tender restricted free agent Lance Dunbar.

Dunbar would make $1.5 million at the lowest possible tender. The Cowboys want to keep Dunbar, but are hoping to re-sign him to a lesser deal. Dunbar averaged just three touches per game in a limited passing down role last season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 21 - 5:45 PM

Free agent ILB Rolando McClain is facing a four-game fine for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

A four-game fine is better than a four-game suspension, but will still scare teams away that may have otherwise been interested. McClain also battled a series of brain injuries late in the 2014 season. We suspect he'll end up back with the Cowboys, primarily because they won't have competition for him.
Feb 21 - 2:22 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett stated on NFL Network's Combine coverage that he envisions second-year RE Demarcus Lawrence as a potential "cornerstone player for us."

Possessing ideal dimensions as a pass rusher, Lawrence is long and explosive and flashed his upside this past January, racking up two sacks and a forced fumble in two playoff games. He's a likely breakout IDP player for 2015.
Feb 21 - 1:42 PM

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (knee surgeries) may not be ready for 2015 training camp.

Claiborne tore his left patellar tendon last September, then had a right knee scope in January. He's missed 18 games the past two seasons and been ineffective when healthy. The Cowboys can't count on Claiborne for a 2015 role.
Feb 18 - 9:07 PM

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said at the Combine that WLB Sean Lee is "ahead of target" in his recovery from last May's torn ACL.

Lee also tore his ACL at Penn State. Jones expects Lee to be a full participant when the Cowboys open OTAs, and acknowledged the team has discussed using him at weak-side linebacker, particularly if Dallas re-signs free agent MLB Rolando McClain. Lee will be a bounce-back target in IDP leagues.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 18 - 8:49 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports free agent Dez Bryant would "probably" skip the Cowboys' offseason program if franchise tagged.

Bryant said during the season that he would be "highly disappointed" to be tagged, but all signs point toward it being his fate. The tag would net Bryant roughly $13 million, and it would be fully guaranteed. If/when Bryant is tagged, the sides will have until mid-July to reach a long-term agreement.
Feb 17 - 4:30 PM

Cowboys LB Dekoda Watson has agreed to a 40 percent pay cut.

Claimed off waivers in November, Watson had been scheduled to make $1.25 million in 2015. Now, he'll make $745,000. He'll be far from assured of a roster spot in camp.
Feb 17 - 3:30 PM


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