Dane Brugler's 10 favorite 2018 draft classes: How high does the Cowboys' haul rank?

Editors note: This story was originally published on May 24, 2018. With the 2018 NFL draft complete, the instant reactions have been rampant the past month. Only time will tell which teams “won” or “lost” the 2018 draft with the picks they made, but there were several teams that stood

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Former WR Ryan Switzer thinks Cowboys may have miscast him on offense

When the Dallas Cowboys traded for Tavon Austin of the Rams, it appeared the club was continuing an evolution to small ball. That would be a stark contrast to what they had built on the outside, where for years the prototype of 6-foot-2, 210 pound wideouts was all they ever brought into camp. Austin,

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Dallas Cowboys' 2018 NFL schedule: Resurgence by America's Team has to go through NFC East

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes breaks down which 10 NFL games to circle on the calendar this upcoming season. Sept. 9 at Panthers, 4:25 p.m. Sept. 16 N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m. Sept. 23 at Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. Sept. 30 Lions, 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at Texans, 8:20 p.m. Oct. 14 Jaguars, 4:25 p.m.

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The top 5 players the Cowboys regret passing on in 2009 NFL draft, including old NFC East rival

The Cowboys, like everyone else, live with regret. We take a look at the players they probably wish they hadn’t passed on in recent drafts. Here is the 2009 edition of lament: 5. William Moore, S — Missouri Drafted 55th overall by the Atlanta Falcons  The 2012 Pro Bowler signed a five-year, $32

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The top 5 players Cowboys regret passing on in 2010 draft, including two elite TEs and Antonio Brown

The Cowboys, like everyone else, live with regret. We take a look at the players they probably wish they hadn’t passed on in recent drafts. Here is the 2010 edition of lament: 5. Geno Atkins, DT — Georgia Drafted 120th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals  Atkins is one of the best defensive tackles

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Cowboys finally sign an outside free agent with the addition of linebacker Joe Thomas

It took a while, but the Dallas Cowboys have finally signed a free agent from another team. It was only announced a few hours ago that former Green Bay Packers linebacker Joe Thomas, not to be confused with the just-retired offensive tackle, was visiting the Cowboys. Both sides must have liked what they

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Should the Cowboys pursue former Green Bay Packers star Jordy Nelson in free agency?

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered your questions in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights: Why does Jordy Nelson not make sense for the Cowboys

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Free agent series: 5 potential QB targets the Cowboys could pursue

First in an eight-part series examining the Cowboys’ free-agent needs.  The Super Bowl champion Eagles just showed how important it is to have an experienced backup quarterback on the roster. Austin Westlake product Nick Foles — Carson Wentz’s backup — led Philadelphia to its first Super Bowl

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Free agent series: Could the Cowboys add one of these five versatile RBs as insurance for Ezekiel Elliott?

Second in an eight-part series examining the Cowboys’ free-agent needs. The Cowboys have arguably the league’s top running back in Ezekiel Elliott, so they have more pressing needs in free agency than adding another tailback. However, veteran Alfred Morris becomes an unrestricted free agent,

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Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott paid most punishment I have seen for what he did

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has had a quiet offseason, much to the team’s relief. Elliott made several unsavory headlines since the Cowboys drafted him in the first round in 2016. He ended up serving a six-game suspension last season for alleged domestic violence. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was

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Should Cowboys look to trade tight ends Geoff Swaim or James Hanna?

Jason Witten has been a mainstay at the tight end position for the Cowboys since 2003.  Dallas has tried several times to locate his successor and have failed each attempt.  From Anthony Fasano in 2006, Martellus Bennett in 2008 and Gavin Escobar in 2013, none  made it beyond their rookie contracts with

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5 offensive linemen the Dallas Cowboys could target in free agency

Executive vice president Stephen Jones said last month the Cowboys won’t be big spenders in free agency in March. Instead, Dallas will continue to work the fringes in an effort to find a bargain. One position, however, that could be a priority for the Cowboys in free agency is finding a reliable

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3 things Patriots, Eagles did this season that Cowboys need to emulate

We can all agree that there are several things the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles did better than the Cowboys in 2017. Seems pretty obvious when comparing the teams playing in the Super Bowl to a club that didn’t qualify for the postseason. But rather than making you angry by listing

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Spagnola: Solving This Not-So Difficult Riddle Of What Dak Friendly Really Means

FRISCO, Texas – Dak Friendly.          The term keeps coming up, time and time again.          So I’ve been asked time and time again, what exactly is Dak Friendly? What do people mean when they use that term?          Well, here we go, a primer on Dak Friendly, and exactly what I believe it to mean

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The top 5 players the Cowboys regret passing on in 2011 draft, including several defensive studs

The Cowboys, like everyone else, live with regret. We take a look at the players they probably wish they hadn’t passed on in recent drafts. Here is the 2011 edition of lament: 5. Chris Harris Jr., CB — Kansas Undrafted Every team passed on the Broncos cornerback in the 2011 draft. And Harris has

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Pro Bowl Replacements Named For Injured Cowboys Martin, Tyron Smith

FRISCO, Texas – The NFL has announced that 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley and Panthers guard Trai Turner will replace Cowboys Pro Bowlers Tyron Smith and Zack Martin, who will not participate in Sunday’s all-star game due to injury. Smith played only one series in the Cowboys’ final two games

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Mailbag: Best Route To Find Offensive Line Help? Brice Butler's Future?

GARY DAVIS FRESNO, CA Bryan: I am still drafting. There is a better chance of finding that type of player there than in free agency. The receiver and safety class have some depth to it. If they hit the linebacker first I still believe they could get quality at the other positions with the number of selections

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Mailbag: Upgrading The Talent Level On Defense? Jaylon Smith's Outlook For 2018?

JAY TAYLOR STAFFORD, TX What do you see the Cowboys doing to improve their defense next year? Any playmakers you see them trying to go after? Bryan: Just getting started on this upcoming NFL Draft but there are several defensive players they could go after. A lot of that depends on the position you want

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