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FRISCO - The Dallas Cowboys continue to be newsmakers when it comes to roster-building. Updated by the minute, our Dallas Cowboys 2021 NFL Transaction Tracker: News and views on the roster-building effort.MARCH 23 WATKINS BACK The Cowboys are re-signing defensive tackle Carlos Watkins on a one-year contract. The vet was an under-the-radar starter in his first…

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FRISCO - The Dallas Cowboys continue to be newsmakers by technique of roster-constructing. Up as a lot as now by the minute, our Dallas Cowboys 2021 NFL Transaction Tracker: Recordsdata and views on the roster-constructing effort.

MARCH 23 WATKINS BACK The Cowboys are re-signing defensive take care of Carlos Watkins on a one-yr contract. The vet modified into an below-the-radar starter in his first Dallas season, with 14 first-group appearances, with 32 tackles, a sack and a rob-six touchdown.

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MARCH 22 ANGER STAYS In a run that qualifies as a gentle-weight surprise, the Cowboys are preserving Expert Bowl punter Bryan Madden on a three-yr deal that NFL Network says is worth $9 million.

MARCH 21 SCHULTZ SIGNS The Randy Gregory fiasco serves as a reminder that contracts aren’t signed except they’re signed.

And on Monday, Tight discontinuance Dalton Schultz officially signed his franchise label relaxed at $10.9 million. The Cowboys are hopeful of getting accomplished a lengthy-length of time deal and devour except mid-July to end so. Looking that, Schultz will play the 2022 season with the assured $10.9 million.

MARCH 19 CP STAYS The Falcons did now no longer seal the deal on No. 1 headliner Deshaun Watson, the inform of foundation guy choosing a Friday substitute from Houston to Cleveland.

However the Falcons on Saturday devour agreed to phrases with Cordarrelle Patterson, their end-every thing offensive huge name.

Patterson has been within the league for a decade. However he exploded in his first yr in Atlanta, with occupation-highs in touches (205), yards from scrimmage (1166) and TDs (11). Patterson brazenly campaigned to return to his adopted house. Both facet glean their need.

MARCH 18 GIFFORD SIGNS The Cowboys followed up their re-signing of linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on Friday with one other one-yr deal for one other linebacker, Luke Gifford. Gifford, 26, has spent the last three seasons with the Cowboys, just now no longer too lengthy within the past setting up correct into a core particular-teams player.

MARCH 17 D.A. CLOSE The Cowboys expose they are "closing in'' on a deal to re-mark defensive discontinuance Dorance Armstrong. ... a real thing. However here is one thing better: A source we spoke to concurs with our question referring to "having a glimpse at Armstrong as a Randy Gregory change.''

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Right here interior The Necessary person, Dallas does now no longer with out a doubt mediate that. However Armstrong's occupation-excessive five sacks last season represents winning and a constructing block. He's athletic enough at defensive discontinuance to also play particular teams, and ...

No, his retention will now no longer mean Dallas is delighted with how this defense will change the Denver-scurry Gregory ... it is now no longer relevant what Cowboys officers might presumably well reveal in public once Armstrong is accomplished.

On Thursday evening, Armstrong signed a two-yr deal reportedly totaling $13 mil.

MARCH 16 JULIO JONES CUT The ideal receiver in Falcons franchise history, Julio Jones, did now no longer flip out to be that for the Titans, who devour real decided to gash lend a hand the lengthy-time standout.

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Jones compelled his design out of Atlanta last spring, the Falcons getting second- and fourth-spherical picks for the extinct receiver. And what did the Titans glean? Jones. 33, had the worst statistical season of his occupation, totaling 31 receptions for 434 yards and ideal one touchdown.

Jones, a seven-time Expert Bowler, is anticipated to be originate with a put up-June 1 designation, saving the group roughly $9.5 million in cap location.

MARCH 15 MALIK HOOKER STAYS IN DALLAS The Cowboys and Malik Hooker devour agreed to a two-yr, $8 million deal to withhold the safety in Dallas.

Hooker played 15 video games for the Cowboys last season and registered one interception and 44 tackles. 

MARCH 13 PSYCH! BRADY'S BACK! Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced on social media that he's unretiring and returning to the Bucs for his 23rd NFL season.

He modified into going to utilize time with Gisele and his family. Now? He'll utilize time with both households - at the side of his soccer family.

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Brady announced his retirement two months within the past, but printed that he did no longer are attempting to fragment methods with the sport real but.

These previous two months I’ve realized my inform is aloof on the self-discipline and now no longer within the stands. That time will plot. Nonetheless it’s now no longer now. I fancy my teammates, and I fancy my supportive family. They invent it all that you just might presumably well well presumably occupy. I’m coming lend a hand for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished industry LFG

True whereas you idea the NFC QB direction might presumably well well make sure for Dak Prescott and company. ... 

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MARCH 13 WATSON TRADE COMING The Carolina Panthers are being aggressive of their pursuit of a substitute for Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson, a source tells TexansDaily.com. And now the New Orleans Saints are doing the the same thing, with NFL Network reporting that both the Panthers and the Saints devour made substitute provides to Houston with plans to personally meet with Watson in justify to persuade him to waive his no-substitute clause.

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The three-time Expert Bowl quarterback might presumably well completely be coming to the NFC.

Elephantine protection at TexansDaily.com.

MARCH 11 DALLAS CALLS WAGNER It looks esteem a pipe dream. However we devour now frequently immediate that the magnetic persona of Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn might presumably well plot in at hand in phrases of recruiting players ...

And indeed, we are in a position to now confirm that Dallas has begun chasing the Seattle all-timer linebacker, gash lend a hand this week by the Seahawks.

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Learn extra here, as Wagner says of Quinn, "He's phenomenal.''

How "reliable'' is the contact? We're careful to relate it this design ...

Is Quinn “phenomenal” enough to entice the Expert Bowler to a Dallas group on a budget? The events will “cease eager'' as Dallas evaluates the premise. No consult with but. No shutdown but.

It is an exploration.

MAR 10 KHALIL MACK DEALT TO L.A. CHARGERS The Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Chargers are engaged on a substitute that can ship six-time Expert Bowl linebacker Khalil Mack to L.A.

In return, the Bears receive the 48th overall rob in April's draft and a 2023 sixth-spherical need.

Mack, 31, returns to the AFC West after spending the previous four seasons within the Windy Metropolis. Mack played the principle four seasons of his occupation with the Oakland Raiders.

The run comes real two days after the Denver Broncos obtained Russell Wilson, and this substitute is the Chargers' response of improving alongside their competitors in what's likely the ideal division within the NFL.

MARCH 10 CUT IN D.C. The Carson Wentz substitute to Washington has monetary ramifications that it looks encompass the arriving originate of huge name defender Landon Collins.

Collins modified into asked to restructure his contract earlier within the offseason to back grant cap reduction to mark players at different positions. Collins agreed, but after the Commanders traded for quarterback Carson Wentz, the group asked Collins to restructure one additional time, to which he replied ...

"I will real pick my potentialities in free agency."

Learn extra here.

MARCH 10 DALLAS ON WAGNER? Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn might presumably well plot in at hand in phrases of recruiting players ...

And indeed, rumors now devour Dallas on the lengthy checklist of teams at the least interesting about chasing the Seattle all-timer linebacker Bobby Wagner, gash lend a hand this week by the Seahawks.

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MARCH 8 WAGNER CUT; HELLO, COWBOYS? Earlier on Tuesday, when the Seahawks traded Russell Wilson to the Broncos, an NFL source immediate to us that the subsequent Seattle run would even be “discontinuance of an period”-caliber. 

And so it is, as legendary linebacker Bobby Wagner is being released. 

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A Cowboys connection? Distinct, extra than the same outdated random suggestions by technique of “name” free agents. 

And why? Wagner is a disciple of Dan Quinn, his coordinator in Seattle who's now a sturdy order in that very same function in Dallas. 

Would Quinn endorse Wagner? Perchance so. 

And what does Bobby occupy Dan?

“Unprecedented, man,” Wagner has said of Quinn.

However Wagner came with a $20 million cap hit last yr (this run will effect the Seahawks $16.6 million in wage cap location for 2022) and he turns 32 in June. 

Those are obstacles for a cap-strapped Dallas group that can presumably well well reside so as to add this stage of accomplice with Micah Parsons, but … 

Don’t wager on it. 

Wagner is an eight-time Expert Bowler and six-time All-Expert. He’s an all-time Seattle broad … potentially now no longer destined to be a Cowboy.

MARCH 8: ANOTHER NEW DEAL These contemporary NFL QB contracts invent now no longer essentially pacify Cowboys fans who're attempting to make certain that they glean their $40 million APY's worth from Dak Prescott.

However $40 mil all correct now doesn't seem esteem that considerable now that, per NFL Network, the Inexperienced Bay Packers and MVP QB Aaron Rodgers devour agreed to phrases on a four-yr, $200 million deal - with a huge $153 mil guarantee - that makes him the most sensible likely-paid player in NFL history.

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The Rodgers drama might presumably well now no longer ever run away; it is in his nature.

However the $200 mil? It is in his pocket.

MARCH 7: HERE COMES MATT Anybody devour a self-discipline with Dak Prescott being a "most sensible likely-paid'' QB? No worries; the Los Angeles Rams' Tremendous Bowl-successful quarterback Matthew Stafford might presumably well glean as considerable as $45 million per yr in a contemporary contract, in response to the Athletic.

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A brand contemporary deal for Stafford is a “precedence” for the Rams this offseason, as we know. And the Rams are attempting to "bustle it lend a hand'' by preserving their title-group core.

The memoir suggests the Rams might presumably well supply the 34-yr-ragged a three- to four-yr contract extension.

MARCH 6 HARDY PUMMELED UFC 272 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas did now no longer run smartly for worn Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Greg Hardy.

Right here's said to be "the final chapter'' within the UFC occupation of the 33-yr-ragged Hardy (7–5), who modified into competing within the last fight on his present contract.

FEB 24 DEION'S DFW DAUGHTER PICKS A SCHOOL Shelomi Sanders is a 5-foot-7 taking pictures guard out of Rockwall-Heath Excessive College here in DFW, and she's chosen to lend a hand college at Jackson Declare.

If all of this sounds acquainted ... this is because Shelomi's dad is Deion Sanders, the worn Cowboys and NFL huge name who's now the head soccer coach for the Tigers.

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Shelomi's brothers, Shilo and Shedeur, both play for the soccer group, which won the SWAC title last yr. And because it happens, the Tigers' girls's basketball group is real, too, with a and 14-0 within the SWAC, which they’ve won every of the last two years.

FEB 22 HITCHENS CUT The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs devour released extinct linebacker Anthony Hitchens, the worn Cowboys who has been a first-teamer in two Chiefs Tremendous Bowls.

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Hitchens signed with the Chiefs in March 2018 after spending the principle four years of his occupation with the Cowboys. He started every sport in which he modified into energetic with the Chiefs, who run off fragment of his $12 million wage with the originate.

Hitchens, 29, modified into a Dallas fourth-spherical rob in 2014.

FEB 20: TAYLOR PASSES Expert Football Hall of Famer Charley Taylor - excessive on the checklist of the ideal Washington NFL players ever, and a frequent Dallas Cowboys nemesis - has died at the age of 80.

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The Washington Commanders announced the demise of the legendary Taylor on Saturday. A ability before his time, Taylor spent his entire 14-yr occupation playing both running lend a hand and broad receiver for Washington.

Taylor modified into a first-spherical rob, and the third overall rob, within the 1964 NFL Draft after a stellar occupation at Arizona Declare - and he got off to a ideal pro birth, as he posted 1,569 yards from scrimmage all over his rookie season.

Taylor won the Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year for that season after which modified into chosen to the principle of his eight Expert Bowls.

"We misplaced a chronicle,'' wrote the Washington Commanders on the membership's Twitter memoir.

FEB 10 HIGBEE OUT Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford will likely be one weapon rapid on Sunday in Tremendous Bowl LVI against the Bengals as standout tight discontinuance Tyler Higbee modified into placed on injured reserve Friday.

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The group activated running lend a hand Darrell Henderson as one in all its corresponding strikes.

Higbee, who caught 61 passes and five TDs all over the fashionable season, had but to utilize since spraining an MCL within the NFC Championship Recreation.

Backup Kendall Blanton will step into the beginning function at tight discontinuance.

FEB 7 KAMARA ARRESTED AT STADIUM New crucial aspects are rising referring to the arrest of Saints running lend a hand Alvin Kamara, at the side of this odd twist: The Expert Bowler modified into arrested ... at the Expert Bowl. Within Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium.

PFT experiences that Kamara modified into arrested and interviewed by police at the stadium minutes after the sport ended. PFT also experiences that some of Kamara's claims referring to the fight, which resulted in a battery arrest of the massive name, are contradicted by video of what police devour termed an "assault.''

FEB 7 NEW WR COACH The Cowboys are planning to rent Texans assistant Robert Prince as receivers coach, ESPN notes. 

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Prince will change Adam Henry, whose contract expired.

Prince, 56, as well to his deep NFL abilities, modified into a top assistant at Boise Declare all over the playing occupation there of Kellen Moore, now Dallas’ offensive coordinator.

FEB 7 LOVIE IS IT The Houston Texans are "finalizing'' issues with a contemporary boss.

They are now transferring fleet to assemble their subsequent coaching workers, beginning extreme talks with defensive coordinator Lovie Smith about taking on as head coach. … with a Monday level out of his “reliable” candidacy.

And now, in response to a lot of experiences, it looks as though Smith's doable workers is already being assembled, with passing sport coordinator Pep Hamilton anticipated to be the fave as Smith's offensive coordinator, and Frank Ross anticipated to withhold his situation with the actual teams.

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Hamiton is coming off of his first season because the group's passing sport coordinator and quarterbacks coach, after spending the 2020 season because the quarterbacks' coach for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Brian Flores will discontinuance up being a runner-up in Houston. 

FEB 6 KAMARA ARRESTED New Orleans Saints huge name Alvin Kamara modified into taken into custody Saturday evening on expenses of battery ensuing in broad bodily hurt.

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At approximately 5: 50 p.m. Saturday - the eve of the Expert Bowl - Metro police replied to a local sanatorium where a victim modified into reporting having been overwhelmed up at a nightclub in Las Vegas.

Police later identified the suspect within the battery as Kamara, and he modified into arrested with out incident. He modified into being held at the Clark County Detention Middle on Sunday after having played in Sunday’s sport, where he caught four passes for 23 yards within the AFC’s 41-35 purchase over the NFC.

FEB 3 PETERSON TO JAGS After an exhaustive search, the Jacksonville Jaguars devour reportedly hired their subsequent head coach, in worn Eagles coach Doug Peterson.

Peterson spent five seasons with Philadelphia, finishing with a 42-37-1 chronicle and a Tremendous Bowl LII purchase. 

JAN 30 STAFFORD IS SUPER Dallas native Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams are heading to the Tremendous Bowl after beating the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 on Sunday evening within the NFC Championship Recreation in LA.

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And the upcoming Tremendous Bowl will likely be played at the Rams house, SoFi Stadium, against the AFC champ Cincinnati Bengals.

Stafford, who after a lengthy stint in Detroit engineered his technique to a substitute far flung from the Lions a yr within the past, modified into 31 of 45 with 337 yards and two touchdowns because the Rams came lend a hand from a 17-7 deficit within the third quarter.

The Rams roared lend a hand, scoring a touchdown and two self-discipline targets to make a selection the lead, and stopping the 49ers on the final force with real over a minute to run alongside with a deflected interception.

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Led by Highland Park Excessive product Stafford, Los Angeles will pick on the Bengals within the Tremendous Bowl in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.

JAN 29 BYE BYE BRADY Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced his retirement following seven Tremendous Bowl titles and 22 seasons.

Brady's retirement comes lower than a week after the Bucs misplaced within the NFC Divisional Round to the Los Angeles Rams.

For the Dallas Cowboys? Factual riddance, as his lifetime chronicle vs. the ‘Boys is an unprecedented 6-0.

Brady leaves the NFL at the tip of the all-time passing yards (84,520) and touchdowns (624) checklist.

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JAN 29 ARNETTE OUT Cornerback Damon Arnette modified into arrested on Friday evening and modified into gash lend a hand by the Chiefs on Saturday morning and no, he'll now no longer be playing on Sunday within the AFC title sport.

Arnette, 25 and a Raiders 2020 first-spherical draft rob, modified into booked on two counts of assault with a lethal weapon, carrying or concealing a gun with out a allow, possession of marijuana or hashish and possession of a category one or two stage controlled substance.

Sooner than he signed with the Chiefs group in January, he modified into in pain with the Raiders due to a video of him making demise threats on Instagram. They then released him.

Arnette modified into born in Dallas, grew up in Florida and starred at Ohio Declare.

JAN 28 NYG GUY The Giants are going with offense, and going with Payments offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to be the group’s subsequent head coach.

Daboll gets the job over fellow Payments assistant Leslie Frazier, over worn Dolphins head coach Brian Flores (a Brooklyn native) and, presumably, over Dan Quinn, the Cowboys defensive coordinator who agreed to a deal to cease in Dallas.

The Payments devour within the last few years been on an offensive function, but had been ousted from the playoffs last week in a excessive-scoring thriller loss to the Chiefs.

JAN 26 NO DESHAUN DENIED One other doable substitute commute online page online for Deshaun Watson has now been dominated out.

New York Giants proprietor John Mara's message referring to the Houston Texans' wantaway quarterback is loud and sure: "We're now no longer trading for Deshaun Watson."

Mara based his reasoning on their present wage cap grief, mixed with the ongoing sexual misconduct allegations against Watson, per Bob Glauber.

The Giants had change into one in all the extra highly-rumored destinations for Watson in most modern weeks, provided that they've the draft capital and positional have to doubtlessly facilitate the kind of substitute. ... and due to the truth that Watson is rumored to are attempting to work with coach Brian Flores, a candidate to make a selection over the Giants. 

Whereas the Texans would undoubtedly expend to ship Watson out of the AFC, teams within the NFC - in particular Dallas within the NFC East - would undoubtedly expend to now no longer have to take care of him twice a yr. It looks as though that New York-connected threat is now unimaginative.

JAN 23 KC IN OT It is far the Chiefs, 42-36 in OT, as Kansas Metropolis advances to the AFC Championship Recreation after a wild Sunday evening playoff day outing in which KC QB Patrick Mahomes grew to alter into on the tiresome-sport jets to outduel Payments QB Josh Allen,

The Buffalo Payments had this thing won. ... to the degree that this OT loss at Kansas Metropolis might presumably well well be forever haunting.

Buffalo QB Allen's brilliance, here that comprises an unimaginable four TD-bewitch evening from Gabriel Davis alongside with his last one with 13 seconds left in law figuring to be enough. ...

Wasn't.

Mahomes did his thing, with two spacious completions within the final few seconds of law, setting up OT. The Chiefs then got the ball first in time previous law and Mahomes calmly pushed his group downfield, sooner or later hitting Travis Kelce for a trail-off touchdown and a purchase which design the Chiefs will host the Cincinnati Bengals within the AFC championship sport subsequent week.

Mahomes' final numbers: 33 of 44 passing for 378 yards and three TDs, plus 69 yards speeding. And, in spite of every thing, a fourth straight AFC title sport berth.

JAN 23 RAMS OUST BUCS We’ve been trained to imagine that Tom Brady leading his group to take grasp of wins is inevitable. On Sunday in Tampa Bay, his Buccaneers nearly did it all every other time.

As a change, the Los Angeles Rams persevered a tiresome comeback to kick a self-discipline design within the final second to win a 30-27 purchase.

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The defending Tremendous Bowl champions played host to the Rams within the NFC divisional spherical on Sunday, having a glimpse to avenge a pair of losses to the one group they've played but but to beat since Brady joined the Bucs in 2020.

That’s factual: It’s with out a doubt these Rams - which real occurred for a Third time - beating the 44-yr-ragged quarterback as a Buc that is interestingly inevitable.

The Rams are now a sport far flung from the Tremendous Bowl, with Cooper Kupp catching a deep ball from QB Matthew Stafford within the final minute to online page online up the upset purchase.”

Stated Brady earlier than the sport of the Rams: “It’s a extraordinarily proficient soccer group, one in all the broad teams within the NFL. ... It would be a extraordinarily, very complex sport for us.''

He modified into factual. 

The Bucs are now 29-10, at the side of 5-1 within the playoffs, since Brady's arrival - a ideal imprint, but for in some unspecified time in the future against Stafford (who real got the principle two postseason wins of his 13-yr occupation) now no longer real enough.

Brady threw for 329 yards, Stafford for 366. It modified into real that wild, and real that shut.

JAN 22 NINERS BEAT RODGERS Aaron Rodgers is acknowledged as NFL playoffs institution, a quarterback feared for his items.

The San Francisco 49ers - who had been unafraid in last weekend’s upset playoff purchase at the Dallas Cowboys, had been unafraid all every other time.

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Niners 13, Inexperienced Bay 10 on Saturday at Lambeau Field all over all every other time blocks Packers 38-yr-ragged quarterback Rodgers from a second shot at the Tremendous Bowl.

Rodgers, the three-time MVP, oddly now owns an 0-4 playoff chronicle against the 49ers group he grew up rooting for.

Deebo Samuel provided the Niners their offensive energy, and the Packers allowing two blocked kicks played a key function.

The head-seeded Packers (13-4) now pick to the sofa to appear the remainder of the playoffs on TV … though Mike McCarthy -who damaged-down to educate the Packers and now coaches the Cowboys - said this week he finds it too painful to appear once ousted.

Robbie Gould made the sport-successful kick on the final snap, with the 49ers transferring on to the NFC Championship Recreation subsequent week against the winner of Sunday’s Rams at Bucs meeting.

''I mediate soccer mortality is one thing that we all take into memoir,'' Rodgers said this week. ''And we all take into memoir how many opportunities we are going to be afforded transferring forward, and each one is particular.''

This one grew to alter into out to be particular for the Niners. And for Rodgers? Given his remarks concerning the Packers over the course of the last yr, this might well presumably well've been his last dance in Inexperienced Bay.

JAN 19 ANAE TO JETS Bradlee Anae, the defensive discontinuance who modified into once idea to be a promising run-rusher by the Dallas group that drafted him, has been signed by the New York Jets.

Anae, 23, saw action in four video games early within the season on both defense and particular teams earlier than being waived after which placed on the apply squad. Dallas this week signed an assortment of apply-squadders to futures provides, but Anae, a Dallas fifth-spherical rob in 2020, now has a contemporary birth in New York.

JAN 17 WATT OUT The Dallas Cowboys devour company.

Defensive discontinuance J.J. Watt, per chance the Houston Texans' all-time broad player, has experienced NFL effort all too all every other time and all every other time. Usually, all over his decade in Houston, that effort came within the glean of hurt and rehab. Usually, it came within the glean of his Texans being real ... but now no longer real enough.

In 2021, he modified his employer.

However the hassle hasn't modified.

"It modified into a huge failure,'' he said following a 34-11 NFL Playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday evening, ending his Arizona Cardinals' promising season and forcing Watt - who made a miraculous restoration from hurt to enable himself to re-seem on the self-discipline here - to all over all every other time are trying to glimpse forward to subsequent yr. "I mean, from what we had been in a position to doing, and from what we showed we are in a position to end, to this day, there's no different technique to characterize it then as a failure.

A bit lower than a yr within the past, Watt announced his decision to run away the losing Texans group to birth out anew. Working in Arizona would give him an opportunity to pursue a Tremendous Bowl dream as fragment of a roster reputedly in a position to that.

However, within the tip, "It modified into, for me, it modified into embarrassing,'' he said. "We save up an embarrassing performance. There just isn't any longer any different technique to position it, with out a doubt.''

Arizona's defense allowed Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford to total extra than 75 percent of his passes - whereas doing so with so considerable Rams offensive efficiency that Stafford ideal had to are trying 17 throws. In his first playoff purchase (after a decade of failure with the Detroit Lions), he modified into in particular efficient when Watt's defense tried to blitz, as there, Stafford modified into 7-of-8 for a season-excessive 148 yards and a touchdown run to Cooper Kupp.

The Cardinals offense, led by quarterback Kyler Murray, also stumbled, with turnovers helping to position Los Angeles forward 21-0 early within the sport.

Watt accomplished with three total tackles, one being recorded for a loss.

His take care of Arizona is for two years, after which length, with the five-yr waiting length, his deal will likely be with the Expert Football Hall of Fame. However at 32, Watt undoubtedly knows he's running out of time to be a champion

"I modified into ultimate, (my) shoulder held up ultimate," said Watt of the put up-surgical treatment concerns. "Feels real, no issues."

Unfortunately, J.J. Watt can now no longer reveal the the same issues about his Cardinals' loss, or his Tremendous Bowl trail.

JAN 13 READY FOR WAR? Dak Prescott is pooh-poohing the naysayers.

“We don’t care what americans imagine about us birth air these partitions, whether or now no longer they mediate it’s (a real matchup) or now no longer,'' he said. "It’s gonna be a dog fight. It’s gonna be a battle. We’re exactly up for that.”

And is 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garappolo?

Indeed, as he modified into a elephantine participant in his group's Thursday workout in preparation for Sunday's playoff sport at Dallas. He's been dinged up for a month and modified into small in Wednesday’s session as he's planning to play with a torn ligament and chipped bone in his factual thumb but played by the hurt in Week 18's crucial purchase over the Rams that despatched the 10-7 Niners into the meeting with the 12-5 Cowboys.

More on the Cowboys' hurt and roster online page online here.

JAN 12 QB TO IR The Cowboys devour moved QB Will Grier to IR. So … 

It’s Ben DiNucci Time all every other time! (However now no longer with out a doubt.)

Dak Prescott’s backup remains Cooper Flee. And plot sport day, the third QB (Grier) has been an slothful fixed. DiNucci has been on the apply squad all yr so his sport online page online won’t be altering for Sunday’s playoff meeting with the Niners.

However if coach Mike McCarthy aloof harbors hopes of setting up fellow Pittsburgh guy “The Nooch”? Wisely, per chance the kid gets a pair of extra reps in apply now.

JAN 10 2 DBs BACK The Cowboys await the total group of their COVID or I’ll guys lend a hand for Sunday’s playoff opener vs. the Niners. That’s real news on Micah Parsons, Trevon Diggs, Tyron Smith and extra. However for now? They've activated nook Anthony Brown and safety Darian Thompson off their respective COVID lists.

JAN 9 PLAYOFFS SET Cowboys-Niners is decided on Sunday at 3: 30 p.m. CT at AT&T Stadium on CBS, Paramount+ Amazon Top and Nickelodeon. That’s a spacious one, and CowboysSI.com will likely be there.

Additionally, the remainder of the slate:

Saturday evening

No. 4 Bengals vs. No. 5 Patriots/Raiders, 4: 30 p.m. E.T. on NBC

No. 3 Payments vs. No. 6 Patriots/Chargers, 8: 15 p.m. E.T. on CBS

Sunday

No. 2 Buccaneers vs. No. 7 Eagles, 1 p.m. E.T. on FOX

No. 3 Cowboys vs. No. 6 49ers, 4: 30 p.m. E.T. on CBS

No. 2 Chiefs vs. No. 7 Raiders/Steelers, 8: 20 p.m. E.T. on NBC

Monday evening

No. 4 Rams vs. No. 5 Cardinals, 8: 15 p.m. E.T. on ESPN

JAN 9: WATSON TRADE COMING? The Houston Texans devour online page online a tentative "design" for the nearly inevitable, a substitute of Deshaun Watson earlier than the NFL's 2022 league yr - and the birth of free agency - begins March 16.

What the Cowboys invent now no longer need ... Is Watson within the NFC East.

Watson remains a member of the Texans group in huge fragment due to the looming sexual assault and misconduct allegations he faces. As NFL Network notes, "The Houston prosecutor going by 10 criminal complaints filed against Watson is anticipated to invent sure her stance on any doable expenses in some unspecified time in the future within the subsequent a lot of weeks and flip over the case to an infinite jury, sources reveal. Depositions devour also begun for the 22 girls who accused Watson of sexual misconduct in civil court; Watson's deposition can pick inform no before Feb. 22 and a pre-trial conference is decided for Would possibly maybe well.''

Watson, who has denied any wrongdoing, requested a substitute last offseason, earlier than the true entanglements. Ahead of the NFL substitute closing date in October, the Texans and Miami Dolphins engaged in what TexansDaily.com sources said then had been "extreme substitute talks'' that can presumably well well've given Houston at the least three first-spherical picks.

However within the tip, the Dolphins wished Watson's real points to be cleared up.

That might presumably well happen, in theory, within the arriving months, at which length Miami and different doable suitors, at the side of Carolina and Denver, might presumably well glean occupied with the bidding for the Expert Bowl QB.

And what about Watson to the NFC East, where Dallas must face him twice a yr? Sources tells us he would veto a substitute to Philadelphia (which had been attracted to him). The premise of Watson in Washington? Coach Ron Rivera had been against overspending at QB, but the WFT - as well to altering its name - might presumably well are attempting to commerce its tune.

JAN 8: 4 RB’s? Right here's an increasing number of having a glimpse esteem ‘now no longer a right sport.’

The Cowboys are calling as a lot as the school two running backs from the apply squad, rookie JaQuan Hardy and vet Ito Smith, to be a a part of Corey Clement and Ezekiel Elliott as available for the 7: 15 kickoff at Philly. That’s a mark … 

In the period in-between, the Eagles haven’t afflicted to run sone of their stars off the COVID checklist.

Is there a potential for this Week 18 to be both a “pre-playoff sport” and a “put up-preseason sport”?

JAN 7 NON-TRAVELERS Cornerback Trevon Diggs (illness), safety Jayron Kearse (hamstring) and running lend a hand Tony Pollard (foot) will now no longer move with the group to Philadelphia, and all had been dominated out for the Saturday evening Week 18 sport.

Additionally, safety Donovan Wilson (illness) is now no longer touring with the group but remains questionable. 

The playoff-scurry Cowboys devour already dominated out Tyron Smith and Micah Parsons (COVID) for the sport.

JAN 5 NATE NEWTON HONORED Frail Cowboys standout and Florida A&M product Nathaniel "Nate" Newton goes into the 2022 Sunless College Football Hall of Fame.

Newton played at Florida A&M from 1979-1982 and earned All-MEAC in 1980. In 1983, Newton went undrafted and signed with the Washington Football Team. He played for the USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits the following two years. After the USFL folded, the massive-sized offensive lineman came upon his design lend a hand to the NFL with the Cowboys, where he spent most of his occupation (1986-98). 

At some level of his time in Dallas, Newton modified into fragment of "The Wall'' and went to six Expert Bowls (1992-1996, 1998), modified into named to the All-Expert Team twice (1994, 1995), and won three Tremendous Bowls (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX).

JAN 4 JARWIN WINDOW The Cowboys devour designated tight discontinuance Blake Jarwin to return from injured reserve alongside with his 21-day apply window beginning this day. Jarwin, who has skipped over the previous 9 video games to a hip hurt, modified into seen because the principle-group tight discontinuance earlier than the 2020 emerge of Dalton Schultz - an emergence that occurred in fragment then due to Jarwin's hurt.

The two of them, shut company, teach of being a "two-headed monster'' for the Dallas offense.

It does now no longer seem likely that Jarwin plays this week, as a change prepping for the playoffs. However on Monday coach Mike McCarthy said, "Blake had an lovely workout Saturday. We’re hopeful that per chance we’ll glean him on the self-discipline this week. … He's made barely a lot of development here over the last 10 days.”

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