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  1. Cowboys get a one-two running punch

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A few years ago, the Dallas Cowboys tried something with their running attack. They wanted a one-two punch. It was supposed to be the power of Marion Barber and the speed of Felix Jones. It never worked out. Barber's health ...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  2. Felix Jones era is over with Cowboys

    Calvin Watkins

    Felix Jones signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles today, officially ending his time with the Dallas Cowboys. If Jones remains healthy -- and that's always been a big "if," because he's had toe, hamstring and thigh injuries -- the...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  3. Cowboys' 2005 draft class has staying power

    Calvin Watkins

    When Chris Canty officially signed a deal with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday it reminded me of one of the best Cowboys draft classes in some time: the class of 2005. That draft class produced seven-time Pro Bowler DeMarcus Ware, the Cowboys' f...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  4. Felix Jones takes on Ray Rice

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Friday afternoon, Cowboys running back Felix Jones didn't want to speak to a reporter about his season. Jones said he had something to do that was more pressing. That's fine, because when it comes to the football field, Jones hasn...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  5. DeMarco Murray must take next step

    Calvin Watkins

    OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys don't need DeMarco Murray to be Felix Jones (injured and inconsistent). Or Marion Barber (a barbarian turned delicate flower). And the Cowboys surely don't need Murray to be Julius Jones (unfilled potential). ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  6. Dallas Cowboys need RB DeMarco Murray to be elite

    Calvin Watkins

    Cowboys counting on DeMarco Murray to become reliable weapon at running back.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  7. What to expect of DeMarco Murray in 2012

    Calvin Watkins

    It's hard to replace a legend. Really hard. The Cowboys have been searching for somebody to fill the shoes of Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, for almost as long as they did waiting for Tony Romo to come along and fill the void cre...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  8. Morris Claiborne's No. 24 has Everson Walls' blessing

    Calvin Watkins

    When rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne takes the field at some point this summer, he's going to wear No. 24. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones held up the No. 24 jersey at Claiborne's introductory news conference at Valley Ranch last week...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  9. Retired Marion Barber sacrificed his body

    Calvin Watkins

    Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber ended his career Friday when he announced his retirement from the NFL at age 28. It was classic Barber: No news conference, just a statement through his team -- the Chicago Bears. For a few years...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  10. Cowboys position series: Running backs

    Calvin Watkins

    This is the second-part of a 12-part series on the Cowboys roster. Today we look at the running backs. Players: Felix Jones (signed through 2012), Tony Fiammetta (free agent), Shaun Chapas (signed through 2014), Sammy Morris (free agent), Chaunc...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  11. Chris Canty embraced by the Giants

    Calvin Watkins

    New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty still has fond memories of his time with the Dallas Cowboys. He spent four seasons with the Cowboys before leaving in free agency, signing a six-year $42 million deal with $16 million guaranteed. The Co...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  12. Jerry Jones intends to use his salary-cap space

    Calvin Watkins

    The salary cap is a fluid situation in the NFL. The Cowboys have $12.6 million under the cap and that's before the team restructures any deals or cuts any of their current players. The team also has $28 million in dead money based on numerous play...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  13. Change is coming for the Dallas Cowboys

    Calvin Watkins

    Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett working on plan to change things in the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  14. Dallas Cowboys' Felix Jones steps up with team counting on him

    Calvin Watkins

    Felix Jones stepped up for a Cowboys club that is depending on him again.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2011
  15. Felix Jones happy for DeMarco Murray

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys running back Felix Jones is happy to see DeMarco Murray become a spark for the offense and didn't express any disappointment with losing his starting gig or getting limited touches. In his first talk with reporters since l...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  16. Tashard Choice on getting cut: "It's a blessing"

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING -- Running back Tashard Choice was picked up by the Washington Redskins on Monday afternoon after getting waived injured by the Cowboys. Choice spent four seasons with the Cowboys and never received a bigger opportunity he craved playing be...

    Blog | October 31, 2011