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Tuesday
Mar182014

Former Browns QB Weeden Signs with Cowboys 

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) --  The Dallas Cowboys have signed former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden to a two-year contract.

According to ESPN, the deal is worth $1.23 million over the length of the deal and does not include any bonus money.

As of now, Weeden will be the third quarterback for the Cowboys, who already have starter Tony Romo and backup Kyle Orton under contract.  The team hasn't carried a third quarterback on the roster since 2011.

Weeden was drafted by the Browns in the first round of the 2012 draft.  He compiled a 5-15 record before being released last week, completing 438 of 784 passes for 5,116 yards with 23 touchdowns and 26 interceptions.

If he performs well, the 30-year-old Weeden will have a chance to redeem his career in Dallas after a difficult stint with the Browns.

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Saturday
Feb012014

Daryl Johnston: 'Window of Opportunity Maybe Closing' on Current Cowboys

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Dallas Cowboys fullback and three-time Super Bowl champion Daryl Johnston believes the time is running out for the current Dallas roster to win a championship.

The last playoff appearance for the Cowboys came back in 2009 and they failed to make the playoffs this year on the last game of the season.

"When you looked at that roster with DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten, Tony Romo, and Miles Austin and all these guys that at some point they would be in the playoffs and have the opportunity to play for a championship," Johnston told ABC Sports Radio on Thursday. "I have a concern now that the window of opportunity maybe closing on that group."

Johnston believes that head coach Jason Garrett should stay even if the Cowboys fail to make the playoffs next season.

"There has to be a sense of urgency with this team," Johnston said.  "If they like Jason Garrett as their head coach, they need to go out and have a good season."

"Unless they were just to have one of those complete disaster seasons, there's no reason to make the change."

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Friday
Dec272013

Tony Romo Undergoes Back Surgery, Out For Season 

Rob Carr/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) --  Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent back surgery on Friday morning and will miss the remainder of the season.  

Romo suffered a herniated disc in his back during last week's win over the Washington Redskins.  He received treatment from the team all week, including an epidural, but nothing helped as the Cowboys placed him on injured reserve.

Kyle Orton will start on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.  The winner of that game will take home the NFC East title.  Jon Kitna was brought in as insurance.

"This was the right decision for him, and this is the right decision for our organization," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said of Romo. "He started his road to recovery, and he'll be back sooner rather than later."

Romo finishes the season having thrown for 3,828 yards and 31 touchdowns.

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Wednesday
Dec252013

ESPN: Cowboys Bring Back Jon Kitna 

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) --  The Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with former quarterback Jon Kitna, according to ESPN and media reports.

With Tony Romo dealing with a back injury, the team wanted to bring in a backup for Kyle Orton.  The Cowboys have yet to rule Romo out for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.  According to sources, Romo will need back surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.  Orton is expected to start if Romo can't go.

Romo reportedly received an epidural injection in his back Monday and the Cowboys hope it's enough for him to be able to play against Philadelphia.

Kitna, 41, played 15 NFL seasons with the Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals, and Seattle Seahawks.  He has thrown for 29,745 yards with 169 touchdowns and 165 interceptions in 124 starts.

The Cowboys also worked out David Carr, John Skelton, and Tyler Thigpen, but opted to go with Kitna because he is familiar with the team's offense.  He last played for them in 2011.  Since leaving the NFL Kitna has been teaching and coaching high school football in Tacoma, Wash.

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Monday
Dec232013

Garrett: We'll Evaluate Romo Day by Day

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis after he played in pain on Sunday against the Redskins.

Romo went for an MRI on Monday after he said on Sunday that a hit "triggered" the pain in his back during the first half against the Redskins.

ESPN NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen are reporting that Romo is done for the season, but head coach Jason Garrett would not confirm the news on Monday.

"He's gonna get treatment each day," Garrett said.  "The MRI was a part of the evaluation."

Kyle Orton is the backup quarterback and could get the start if Romo is unable to go on Sunday.

Romo had surgery during the offseason to remove a cyst from his back and did not take a snap with the team until training camp in July.

"We'll evaluate it day by day," Garrett said.  "If we get any information that's revealing to us, we'll make a decision on that, but again we'll just see how it is."

Orton has 69 career starts and is 35-34 and will hold the Cowboys chances of punching their ticket to the playoffs in his hands if Romo can't suit up.

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Sunday
Dec222013

Romo Delivers, Cowboys Edge Redskins, 24-23

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) -- With the season on the line, Tony Romo made sure the team lived another game when he hit DeMarco Murray on fourth down in the end zone to put the Cowboys up 24-23 over the Redskins with 1:08 remaining in the game.

The defense would hold off the Redskins and the Cowboys will play for the NFC East title for the third consecutive year on the final day of the season against the Eagles.

"Today we felt like we were playing for everything," Romo said. "Next week will be the same thing."

The victory ended a two-game losing streak and snapped a four-game skid in December.

"Coming back and playing well and working hard can help your character. Now, I don't recommend the way we came back today as a way to get there," Dallas owner Jerry Jones said. "I would've liked for it to be a little easier and confident."

Romo played most of the game with back pain and finished with 226 yards and two touchdown passes.

"I know in some ways we've gotten hit with just the fact of losing the last couple of years in the final game," Romo said. "I think we're the only team that keeps getting themselves in position to win the NFC East every year -- that's a credit. It's also a negative in the fact that we didn't do it the last couple of years."

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins finished with 197 yards and a touchdown, but also threw an interception in the second game as a starter this season.

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Monday
Dec162013

Packers Stun Cowboys 37-36

Elsa/Getty Images(DALLAS) --  Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys was a prime example of why teams play until the final whistle.

Matt Flynn threw four second-half touchdown passes as the Packers overcame a 23-point deficit to stun the Cowboys 37-36.

"It took me everything not to cry," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy, whose team won its second straight without starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  "I'm just drained. Just the sheer emotion. It was incredible."

The Cowboys (7-7) led 36-24 late in the fourth quarter, but Tony Romo threw two interceptions in the final three minutes to let the Packers right back in it.

Eddie Lacy scored the game-winning touchdown with 1:31 remaining after Romo's second pick.  The Packers (7-6-1) remain in the hunt for a wild-card spot in the NFC.

"This is one of the hardest losses that I've experienced," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "That's a shame that we've lost that ballgame."

The Cowboys still control their own playoff fate.  They face the Redskins and Eagles over the final two weeks of the season.

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Sunday
Dec082013

Cowboys Not Focusing on Rough December Record

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Dallas Cowboys (7-5) are hoping to end their December struggles on Monday night against the Chicago Bears.

Since Tony Romo took over as the starting quarterback in 2006, the Cowboys own a 13-17 record in December.

"It'll be a good football game," Romo said.  "It'll be a good test, it's gonna be a tough environment."

The Bears (6-6) are still in the thick of the NFC North race and understand the importance of Monday night.

"There's a whole lot of football to be played. We show signs of having enough to finish, of playing offensively well enough to finish, of doing things we need to get done," Trestman told the Bears' official website. "But we haven't done it on a consistent basis over the last month. We've got to start on Monday night and do that. That was the message: Let's worry about what we can control and that's being at our best on Monday night against the Cowboys."

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn't concerned about the rough December record under Romo.

"You hear me say this all the time, but we're focused on winning one game," Garrett said. "We want to play one good ballgame. That's really what we're focused on. We'll let everyone else figure out what the history of the world is."

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Thursday
Nov282013

Murray Rushes Cowboys Past Raiders

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- DeMarco Murray ran for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 14:20 left in the game, as the Dallas Cowboys corral the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving, 31-24.

Oakland started the contest strong. The Raiders scored on the first play of the game when Terrance Williams fumbled the opening kickoff and Raiders receiver Greg Jenkins recovered the ball and ran it back for a touchdown.

The Raiders futhered their lead to 21-7 with 1:56 left in the half when running back Rashad Jennings rushed for his second touchdown of the quarter. But Tony Romo drove the Cowboys 70 yards in under two minutes ending with Murray rushing for his second touchdown of the game, moving Dallas within seven points at halftime.

The second half was all Dallas. The Cowboys tied the game in the third quarter on a Romo touchdown pass to Dez Bryant. In the fourth, Murray gave Dallas the lead when he rushed for his third touchdown and Dan Bailey's 19-yard field goal with 1:56 remaining all but ended the game.

"To have the opening kickoff fumbled and returned for a touchdown and then be down a couple of scores in the first half, nobody blinked," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "The momentum kind of turned and I think guys started feeling pretty good and it just continued."

At least until Sunday, the Cowboys (7-5) hold sole possession of first place in NFC East. Meanwhile the Raiders (4-8) fall further out of the AFC playoff race.

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Monday
Nov252013

Cowboys Edge Giants on Last Second Field Goal 

Rob Carr/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J) --  Dan Bailey hit 35-yard field goal as time expired to give the Dallas Cowboys a 24-21 win over the New York Giants at Metlife Stadium.

The win vaulted the Cowboys (6-5) into a first place tie with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East.  Big Blue had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Tony Romo threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns, but his best performance came with the game hanging in the balance.  Romo orchestrated a 14-play drive late in the fourth quarter to set up Bailey's game-winner.

"I thought it was a great drive," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. "That's really when you separate yourself as a quarterback, as an offensive team, as a team in general."

Eli Manning passed for 174 yards and two scores, but it wasn't enough to keep New York's playoff hopes alive with five games to play.

"We have five games left and we have to win every one," Manning said.  "That's the only way that it' would possibly give us chance.  We don't know if that's gonna be good enough but we know it's the only way."

11 teams in the NFC have better records than the Giants (4-7), so it would take a lot for them to have a shot at the postseason.

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