Previewing the 2014 Dallas Cowboys Schedule Release

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The Dallas Cowboys schedule looks to be quite challenging in 2014, a year after they failed to come through late in the season for the third straight year. Tony Romo and co. still present a ton of talent inside the shaky NFC East, however, giving the Dallas faithful hope that 2014 could be different.

If the Cowboys are going to turn over a new leaf in 2014, they’ll want to start taking care of business on the road, where they went just 3-5 last season. This year, they’ll have to try to improve away from home against Arizona, San Francisco, New Orleans, Houston and Indianapolis.

The good news is at home, where the Cowboys have a significantly lighter load. They still have to tackle the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, but otherwise have reasonable matchups with the Rams, Titans, Jaguars and Bears.

All 2014 Opponents

Home: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts

Away: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans

For a look at all team’s 2014 match-ups, click here.

Cowboys Cut All-Pro Pass Rusher DeMarcus Ware

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Judgement day finally was handed down when the Dallas Cowboys released All-Pro linebacker, DeMarcus Ware. At 31-years-old and having suffered numerous injuries, the Cowboys felt it would be best to part ways with one of their best defensive players in franchise history. Ware requested that the Cowboys make a decision by 4:00 PM ET so the linebacker would become a free agent at the start of the free agency period.

2013 was Ware’s least productive season on the gridiron since being drafted in 2005. Ware recorded six sacks to go with 40 combined tackles. Not the type of production you like to see from your highest paid, defensive player.

Cutting ware saved the organization $7.4 million towards the team’s salary cap. A tough decision, but a decision it looked they had to make without getting an agreed pay cut negotiated.

Ware is now a free man and can sign wherever he pleases. How will the Cowboys replace the long-time pass rusher?

Brandon Sweeney is Co-Editor of the Gab Network. Follow him on Twitter @NFLNSTUFF, Like him on Facebook , add him to Google+, and Trust him on Sulia.

Enjoy Some Of The Hottest Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders In The Nation!

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The offseason is always a good time to give the brain a break from the stress and struggles of rooting for the Cowboys.

Today we take a break from talking about what’s going on for Cowboys players and coaches, and give our favorite – the Cowboys Cheerleaders some love in this great pictorial!

Enjoy!!!

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Cowboys Exec Stephen Jones Feels Johnny Manziel Will Be A Star

2012 Heisman Trophy Presentation

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones was on SiriusXM NFL Radio Sunday morning, giving major props to former Texas A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel Jon Machota of FOXSports reports.

“I think the guy is an amazing competitor,” Jones said. “He’s one of those guys over the years that when you turn on the TV and you saw A&M’s playing, you wanted to sit down and watch this guy. The guy’s got to be one of the greatest college football players I’ve ever watched, in terms of how he can change a football game.

“He’s an amazing competitor. He’s got unbelievable instincts to play his position, which is quarterback. He seems to have eyes in each corner of his head, in terms of being able to see the field. A little bit like our guy, he can scramble. A lot of people think he’s scrambling to run all the time, but he does do a lot of scrambling to throw it. I think that’s unique. This guy will get out of trouble and his eyes are always down field.

“I think he’s going to be a star in this league. I think he’s going to be very successful. I think he’s a great competitor and I think he’s going to have an unbelievable career.”

“To me, he’s the whole package,” Jones said. “A lot of people say, ‘Well, you’d like him to be two inches taller’ or this or that, but there’s been a couple guys to win Super Bowls as of late between Russell Wilson and Drew Brees that are his height, if not shorter. I don’t think that’s going to be an issue for Johnny.

“Obviously there’s going to be some things that clubs are going to want to see him clean up in terms of off the field. But these are young men who are maturing every day. I think he’ll mature into a great quarterback in this league.”

Jerry Jones Hints Possible Release of DeMarcus Ware

 

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There is no doubt everyone in Dallas still loves DeMarcus Ware. However, at 31-years-old and having suffered numerous injuries, it has owner, Jerry Jones, thinking the team may be better off without the former All-Pro. On Monday evening, Jones was on Sports Center talking about his seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end.

“There’s no question when you are where we are on the cap, even though we’ve had some new cap space added, and you have a defensive player that’s your highest paid defensive player, and he hasn’t been on the field much the last two years, that has to be considered,” Jones said. “You can’t have it all.”

2013 was Ware’s least productive season on the gridiron since being drafted in 2005. Ware recorded six sacks to go with 40 combined tackles. Not the type of production you like to see from your highest paid, defensive player.

The logic behind this may be quite simple. Either Ware takes a pay cut, or he can potentially end up getting released. The Cowboys are currently in a pinch with the salary cap and Ware will count for $16 million alone. The Cowboys are roughly $20 million over the cap even with the extra space given in 2014.

Cutting Ware could wind up saving the Cowboys $7.4 million. From there, the Cowboys will still have plenty more tough decisions to make.

“He’s had a tough time getting on the practice field because of various injuries,” Jones said. “All of that we have to weigh with how much of that has impacted him for the future as well as where he is in his career and with his age.

“Those are the ingredients in the stew. Now we’ve got to stir it up and see where we’re going. It will be a very difficult call for us because of how much salary cap he uses.”

Brandon Sweeney is Co-Editor of the Gab Network. Follow him on Twitter @NFLNSTUFF, Like him on Facebook , add him to Google+, and Trust him on Sulia.

Morris Claiborne Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

CB Morris Claiborne Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

The Dallas Cowboys are still waiting for cornerback Morris Claiborne to become what they had drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Claiborne has missed quite some time in his first two seasons in the National Football League. Claiborne missed six games in 2013 with a hamstring injury, but played all year with a recently, surgically repaired shoulder.

According to a report, Claiborne underwent surgery on his shoulder. The good news is, the cornerback is not expected to miss any offseason training or programs. Claiborne also had a small procedure done on his finger.

Claiborne has combined for 81 tackles, two interceptions and 13 pass deflections in his short career. The Cowboys are hoping he continues to progress as he is entering his third NFL season.

Brandon Sweeney is Co-Editor of the Gab Network. Follow him on Twitter @NFLNSTUFF, Like him on Facebook , add him to Google+, and Trust him on Sulia.

Johnny Manziel Meets Jerry Jones For First Time

Johnny "Football" meets Jerry Jones for the first time.

Although the Dallas Cowboys are very unlikely to even consider drafting Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel, he still met the other star in the state of Texas, Jerry Jones. That’s right. Johnny “Football” met Jerry “The Owner.”

According to Manziel, the meeting went fantastic and he was excited about meeting Jones for the very first time. Manziel has already let the press know that he will not be competing in throwing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine later this month. However, Manziel will still be competing in all the other events and continues to prepare in San Diego, California.

On meeting Jones, Manziel said:

“I got a chance to meet Jerry,” Manziel told the Telegram. “I didn’t know him. To get a chance to sit there and talk with him – the guy is an absolute football fanatic. I really enjoyed meeting him. Until my mouth was sore from talking, and my ear was tired from hearing all of it, we sat there in his suite at Cowboys Stadium and talked for hours. It was awesome to see how he really is, how passionate he is about everything. Me growing up as a Cowboys fan – I was born at halftime of a Cowboys game – that would almost be a folktale in the correct direction. We’d have to call that Johnny something else. I don’t know what it would be.”

It is quite obvious Manziel enjoyed his time with the Cowboys’ owner but both men have bigger things to worry about. Jones must pray his quarterback, Tony Romo, can make a full recovery and that the Cowboys are finally contenders in the NFC playoff picture, while Manziel will most likely have to help turn a franchise around.

Whether it will be Houston, Jacksonville, or possibly Cleveland, Manziel better be ready for the competition at the next level which is the National Football League.

Brandon Sweeney is Co-Editor of the Gab Network. Follow him on Twitter @NFLNSTUFF, Like him on Facebook , add him to Google+, and Trust him on Sulia.

Jones All For A NFL Team Playing In London Full-Time

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Leave it to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to take a perfectly good weekend and draw some attention to himself.

The always ready to make a comment Jones is speaking out again about a NFL team playing full-time in London – and once again he is giving support to it.

Pro Football Talk wrote about it Saturday afternoon, and had some comments from Jones after he was asked by Sky Sports if he thinks the NFL will have a London-based franchise.

“I think that’s very possible, yes, and I’m very much for it,” Jones answered.

The Cowboys will play a game in London in 2014, and that could change the owners mid once he sees how much work goes into the process and the toll it takes on his team to play a game overseas.

Of course the game is against the Jaguars, to which on paper the Cowboys would be favored.

“We’ve got a lot of really great Dallas Cowboys fans in London,” Jones said. “These games will be a good indication of the type of support that we could have there but London is one of the few cities, I think, outside of the United States that would be a great city internationally for the NFL.”

Again, let’s see how the tune changes this fall after the Cowboys play the game in London, and if they come out on the short end of the stick.