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  1. Source: Mavs confident they can keep Carter

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks don't believe that signing Chandler Parsons to a huge offer sheet will cost them a chance to keep Vince Carter. A source said the Mavs are still optimistic about re-signing their sixth man. However, the three-year deal worth m...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. Mavs' talks with Carter 'trending well'

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks are increasingly optimistic that they'll reach a deal with Vince Carter for him to return to Dallas. "Things are trending well," a source said of the Mavs' negotiations with the 37-year-old sixth man. Carter has been one of the N...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. Opening Tip: Can Ellis take off like Jet?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Mark Cuban calls them "fallen angels," players that arrive in Dallas with damaged reputations before thriving with the Mavericks. Jason Terry might be the most notable example. The Mavs are optimistic that Monta Ellis will fall in the sa...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  4. Chargers pick on Carter, Claiborne

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN DIEGO -- It's time to tap the brakes on a couple of highly optimistic comparisons. It's pretty clear that labeling Bruce Carter as potentially the next Derrick Brooks was premature, at best. And, at this point, Morris Claiborne has no business...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  5. Garrett still optimistic on Spencer's health

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett remains optimistic that Anthony Spencer will be able to fill a full-time role at some point this season despite knee problems that caused the defensive end to miss two of the first three games. "I think...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  6. Sources -- Dallas Mavericks have hope Dirk Nowitzki can return cl...

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks are optimistic that star power forward Dirk Nowitzki's return from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee will be closer to three weeks than six weeks, multiple sources said.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2012
  7. Cowboys hope Mike Jenkins can play soon, compete

    Tim MacMahon

    OXNARD, Calif. -- The Cowboys' brass is optimistic that disgruntled and injured cornerback Mike Jenkins will be able to play during the preseason and are challenging him to compete when he is medically cleared. Jenkins, who will begin training cam...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  8. Fresh Fit: Lamar Odom 'pretty close' but far away

    Tim MacMahon

    Our weekly look at Mavs newcomers: It's been 25 games and the Mavs are still waiting and hoping for some kind of consistent contributions from Lamar Odom. Even the most optimistic folks can't expect Odom to make the kind of impact that he did a...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  9. Jerry: 2010 'flu' is gone, now serves as fuel

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys' 2010 season made Jerry Jones sick, but he's optimistic that miserable experience will benefit his team now. The Cowboys enter the final month of the season with a four-game winning streak and sole possession of ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  10. Gerald Sensabaugh hopes he can play

    Tim MacMahon

    A decision will be made on free safety Gerald Sensabaugh's status after a pregame workout. Sensabaugh is listed as questionable with a sprained right foot. He did not practice this week, but he's optimistic that he will be able to play Thursday af...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  11. Jerry Jones' thoughts: 'Detroit, Detroit, Detroit'

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - There aren't many more optimistic people in the world than Jerry Jones, but he couldn't keep the negative thoughts from creeping into his mind at halftime. The Cowboys were close to flawless while building a 21-point lead over t...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  12. Owner not optimistic about status of Lee, McBriar

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Owner/general manager Jerry Jones did not sound optimistic that linebacker Sean Lee or punter Mat McBriar would be able to play Sunday against the Seahawks. Jones said their status was "to be determined," but added it's possible on...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  13. Sean Lee of Dallas Cowboys determined to play despite dislocated ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee suffered a dislocated wrist that will prevent him from playing Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks and possibly well beyond, a source close to the situation said.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  14. Dez Bryant sits practice; Dallas Cowboys think WR plays

    Tim MacMahon

    Receiver Dez Bryant did not practice Thursday, but the Dallas Cowboys are optimistic that he will be able to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2011
  15. 2011 NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks' offensive struggles against Mi...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mavs' offensive struggles against Heat expose void left by injured Caron Butler.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2011
  16. Caron Butler not cleared but still optimistic

    Tim MacMahon

    MIAMI - Caron Butler not only hopes that he can play in the NBA Finals, but he's confident he could pick up where he left off before rupturing his right patellar tendon on New Year's Day. "I'd be myself," Butler said. "I'd be myself out there - a...

    Blog | May 30, 2011