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DeSean Jackson doesn’t sign with Jay-Z after all

DeSean Jackson doesn’t sign with Jay-Z after all

profootballtalk.com Updated Jul 19, 2013
After the release of his critically acclaimed (or something) single with Snoop Dogg, Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson apparently decided he didn’t need Jay-Z after all. While speculation mounted that Jackson would sign with the rap mogul-turned-agent…
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  • Current, ex-Cowboys possible Brent witnesses

    Current, ex-Cowboys possible Brent witnesses

    Six current or former Dallas Cowboys players have been listed by prosecutors as potential witnesses for the intoxication manslaughter trial of former lineman Josh Brent.
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  • Rich Gannon: Bill Callahan “an excellent communicator”

    Rich Gannon: Bill Callahan “an excellent communicator”

    profootballtalk.com Jul 19, 2013
    Cowboys offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Bill Callahan is the play-caller in Dallas this season, and it’s a move that’s drawn quite a bit of attention, considering head coach Jason Garrett previously had those responsibilities. We may not ha…
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  • Jeremy Maclin expects bigger role in the Eagles offense this ye…

    Jeremy Maclin expects bigger role in the Eagles offense this year

    profootballtalk.com Jul 19, 2013
    Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is entering the final year of his contract and he thinks that he’s going to get ample opportunities to bump up his asking price this season. Maclin thinks that he is going to have a bigger role in the offense this seas…
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  • Another high school looks at whether to keep Redskins name

    Another high school looks at whether to keep Redskins name

    profootballtalk.com Jul 19, 2013
    The list of non-NFL teams using the name “Redskins” could soon be resembling a countdown. According to WIVB-TV, a high school in Lancaster, New York is taking up the question of whether a label used for 67 years should be continued. As an initial step, …
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  • Cowboys reportedly intend to sign Demetress Bell

    Cowboys reportedly intend to sign Demetress Bell

    The Cowboys thought about moving on from right tackle Doug Free at points this offseason and spoke to various veteran free agent options, but they ultimately wound up cutting Free’s pay in half instead. That doesn’t mean they will stand pat at tackle, h…
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  • Eight in the Box: NFC East camp issues

    Eight in the Box: NFC East camp issues

    ESPN.com Jul 19, 2013
    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC East team? DALLAS COWBOYS Offense: Running game Dallas averaged a paltry 3.6 yards per rush in 2012. In turn, the Cowboys too often got away from their run game and became too reliant on Tony Romo and t…
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  • Eastern Promises: A division that disappointed last season, the…

    Eastern Promises: A division that disappointed last season, the NFC…

    CNNSI.com Jul 19, 2013
    A division that disappointed last season, the NFC East may now be the jewel of the conference. Chris Burke previews a division with plenty of star power and no clear favorite.
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  • Links: RGIII to start camp on PUP list?

    Links: RGIII to start camp on PUP list?

    ESPN.com Jul 19, 2013
    Dallas Cowboys When the Cowboys open training camp practices Sunday, several players could be slowed as they return from injuries, writes Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. Quarterback Tony Romo (back) has been cleared to practice, but defensive end DeMa…
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  • Is Browns fullback Owen Marecic in a battle for his job?

    Is Browns fullback Owen Marecic in a battle for his job?

    profootballtalk.com Jul 19, 2013
    On Thursday, we noted the Cowboys’ willingness to go into training camp without a fullback after going through the offseason with no dedicated blocking back. The Browns figure to begin camp with just one fullback on the roster: third-year pro Owen Marec…
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  • Report: RGIII could follow similar training camp schedule to Ad…

    Report: RGIII could follow similar training camp schedule to Adrian Peterson

    profootballtalk.com Jul 19, 2013
    Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has said this offseason that he’ll be ready to go on the first day of training camp, but even being physically ready may not be enough for him to start practicing fully right away. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network …
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  • Cowboys want nearly $200,000 from Super Bowl seating plaintiffs

    Cowboys want nearly $200,000 from Super Bowl seating plaintiffs

    profootballtalk.com Jul 19, 2013
    Jason Garrett may want to take lessons from the Cowboys’ lawyers about going on the offensive. Previously dismissed from the lawsuit filed by customers who showed up for Super Bowl XLV with tickets but who weren’t actually able to use them, the Cowboys …
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  • Jerry Jones insists this year’s team is better

    Jerry Jones insists this year’s team is better

    profootballtalk.com Jul 19, 2013
    The Cowboys most significant changes this offseason were with the coaching staff rather than their personnel, but owner Jerry Jones said he still sees a better team than the one which went to training camp last year. Owner Jerry Jones joked with reporte…
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  • Video - Dallas Cowboys in the community 00:20

    Dallas Cowboys in the community

    Jul 19
    The Dallas Cowboys gave back to their local community by hosting a free coaches clinic for youth football coaches at Cowboys Stadium.
  • Video - Cowboys' Needs Heading Into Camp 02:37

    Cowboys' Needs Heading Into Camp

    Jul 19
    Brian Dawkins and Jeff Saturday look at the Dallas Cowboys' strengths and weaknesses heading into training camp.
  • Video - Double Coverage: Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant or Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas? 05:09

    Double Coverage: Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant or Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas?

    Jul 19
    Steve Wyche and Jamie Dukes debate between Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant or Denver Broncos counterpart Demaryius Thomas, which tight end is most underrated in the NFC and which second-year pro will break out in 2013.