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Ware: Cowboys' window might be closing

Ware: Cowboys' window might be closing

Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker and soon-to-be defensive end DeMarcus Ware said there's a good possibility the window to win a championship is closing on his team.
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  • Cowlishaw: While clock ticks on Romo’s career, more Super Bowl-…

    Cowlishaw: While clock ticks on Romo’s career, more Super Bowl-worthy QBs move ahead of him

    dallasnews.com Jan 31, 2013
    Click here to read Tim Cowlishaw’s entire column NEW ORLEANS - For Cowboys fans, there was something almost comforting about another Patriots-Giants Super Bowl last February. At least those were familiar foes. New stars at the quarterback position wer
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  • Garrett will decide who calls Cowboys' plays

    Garrett will decide who calls Cowboys' plays

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    Jerry Jones said that any decisions regarding the Dallas Cowboys' offensive play-calling system will be made by head coach Jason Garrett -- not the owner himself.
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  • Cowboys fans … would you rather have Tony Romo or Philip Rivers…

    Cowboys fans … would you rather have Tony Romo or Philip Rivers as your team’s QB?

    dallasnews.com Jan 31, 2013
    Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones has made it clear that he thinks the team has the quarterback it needs. “Tony is so much on the page with us,” Jones said on the NFL Network recently. “I really would hate to be sitting here talking about
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Emmitt Smith, J.J. Watt

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Emmitt Smith, J.J. Watt

    profootballtalk.com Jan 31, 2013
    The Pro Football Talk crew is still hanging in New Orleans and they’ll be bringing you another hour of everything you need to know from the Super Bowl on Thursday. Former Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith will join the crew a day after he spoke to Mike
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  • Jerry Rice consistent in criticism of Dallas Cowboys Bill Calla…

    Jerry Rice consistent in criticism of Dallas Cowboys Bill Callahan

    dallasnews.com Jan 31, 2013
    Bill Callahan is expected to assume the role of offensive coordinator for the Cowboys. And Jerry Rice remains consistent in his criticism. Like former Oakland teammate Tim Brown he now backs away from the word sabotage, but Rice remains baffled by Calla…
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  • Survey: More Texans support Lance Armstrong, Texas’ secession f…

    Survey: More Texans support Lance Armstrong, Texas’ secession from the union, than the job done by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

    dallasnews.com Jan 31, 2013
    Jerry Jones' approval rating of 13% ranked lower than that of Lance Armstrong (16%). (Vernon Bryant / Staff Photographer)
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  • Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher Scouti…

    Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher Scouting Report

    dallasnews.com Jan 31, 2013
    Jonathan Bales is a special contributor to SportsDayDFW.com. He’s the founder of The DC Times and writes for DallasCowboys.com and the New York Times. He’s also the author of 
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  • Five Cowboys who failed to meet expectations: No. 2

    Five Cowboys who failed to meet expectations: No. 2

    dallasnews.com Jan 31, 2013
    After the Cowboys failed to make the playoffs for the third consecutive season, management has spent time evaluating the roster.  They’ll instantly recognize players who surpassed expectations and others who didn’t meet them. We’ll examine the top
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  • Senior Bowl look-back at defensive backs: Safeties Jonathan Cyp…

    Senior Bowl look-back at defensive backs: Safeties Jonathan Cyprien, Phillip Thomas could fit with Cowboys

    dallasnews.com Jan 31, 2013
    The Cowboys were intrigued by a pair of safeties at Senior Bowl practices in Florida International’s Jonathan Cyprien (6-0, 209) and Fresno State’s Phillip Thomas (6-0½, 210). Also, don’t discount Southern California’s T.J. McDonald (6-2, 211), w
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  • Breaking Down the ‘Boys: 2013 NFL Draft Analysis

    Breaking Down the ‘Boys: 2013 NFL Draft Analysis

    dallasnews.com Jan 31, 2013
    Jonathan Bales is a special contributor to SportsDayDFW.com. He’s the founder of The DC Times and writes for DallasCowboys.com and the New York Times. He’s also the author of 
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  • Felix Jones likely out in Dallas

    Felix Jones likely out in Dallas

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    ESPNDallas.com's series on Dallas Cowboys free agents takes a look at running back Felix Jones, who's almost certain to find work elsewhere this offseason. The Cowboys have given Jones more than his share of chances over the years, but he hasn't shown a…
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  • Cowboys fans … would you rather have Tony Romo or Matthew Staff…

    Cowboys fans … would you rather have Tony Romo or Matthew Stafford as your team’s QB?

    dallasnews.com Jan 31, 2013
    Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones has made it clear that he thinks the team has the quarterback it needs. “Tony is so much on the page with us,” Jones said on the NFL Network recently. “I really would hate to be sitting here talking about
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For Improvement 02:55

    NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For Improvement

    Jan 31
    Episode 260: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss what changes the Cowboys should make in the offseason. Eric Mangini breaks down how the 49ers can defend against Joe Flacco. The NFL32 crew discuss who they would rather have Eli or Peyton.
  • Video - Freestyle Love Supreme DeMarcus Ware Rap 03:46

    Freestyle Love Supreme DeMarcus Ware Rap

    Jan 31
    Freestyle Love Supreme performs a rap about DeMarcus Ware during SportsNation's halftime show.
  • Video - Osi Keeping Options Open 07:16

    Osi Keeping Options Open

    Jan 31
    Giants DE Osi Umenyiora joins "First Take" to discuss the disappointing end to New York's season, the NFC East, and his options as he hits free agency.
  • Video - Ware Excited For New Defense 04:05

    Ware Excited For New Defense

    Jan 31
    Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware talks about his recovery from shoulder surgery, the new defensive scheme under Monte Kiffin, and Dallas' window for winning a Super Bowl.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Smith chastises NFL for lack of player safety

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL Players Association challenged the league's commitment to player safety on Monday, going so far as to call some teams' behavior "reckless" when diagnosing and treating players.
  • Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ers

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
  • Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie Newsome

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…
  • Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is buil…

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- After receiving his first NFL scouting job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, Lionel Vital was told he should take college coaches to lunch when visiting their schools. Scouts want as much background as possible on draft-eligible prospect…