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  1. Spencer, Hatcher taking visits

    Calvin Watkins

    As Day 3 of the free-agency period rolls along, two of the Cowboys' free agents were still on visits Thursday afternoon. Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher spent his second day in Oakland with officials looking at the facility and quite possibly worki...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  2. Higher cap helps some veteran players

    Calvin Watkins

    Before the NFL increased the salary cap from $123 million to $133 million, the Cowboys were nearly $25 million over it. The increase allows the Cowboys to possibly save some the jobs of some veteran players. Backup center Phil Costa turned down...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. Dallas Cowboys: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

    Calvin Watkins

    Tell us which Cowboys you'd bring back next season and which ones you'd send packing.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2013
  4. Stephen Jones: Waters solves problems

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Guard Brian Waters said he's not a savior for the Dallas Cowboys' offensive line, but to team executive vice president Stephen Jones, Waters' signing this week solves several questions. The Cowboys had depth issues along the line ...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  5. Offensive line fixes are complex

    Calvin Watkins

    OXNARD, Calif. -- Bill Callahan strolled off the practice fields Tuesday with a lot on his mind. He's trying to coach the current group of offensive line players on the Cowboys and make sure he's got the offense going in the right direction as the...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  6. Mailbag: Should Phil Costa start?

    Calvin Watkins

    OXNARD, Calif. -- In the mailbag this week the fans want to know about Phil Costa and why he can't start, and somebody is high on Matt Johnson. Why? There's a question about Orlando Scandrick, too. Here we go. Q: Why don't the Cowboys move Phil...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  7. Stock Report: Dez Bryant up; Miles Austin down

    Calvin Watkins

    OXNARD, Calif. -- The first weekly stock report of the Dallas Cowboys' 2013 campaign is here. Are you buying or selling? STOCK UP Dez Bryant: He's been amazing. He's clearly the best player on the 90-man roster and he's catching nearly every pa...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  8. Center position doesn't bother Tony Romo

    Calvin Watkins

    The center position for the Cowboys was a mess last season. It started in training camp, when shotgun snaps were flying all over the place and the health of projected starter Phil Costa was jeopardized when he injured his back. During the seas...

    Blog | June 15, 2013
  9. Phil Costa healthy, fighting for job

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Phil Costa just can't get a break. The Cowboys center was the projected starter last season, but back problems slowed his progress in training camp. He somehow got healthy enough to get ready for the regular season, but lasted jus...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  10. W2W4: Cowboys veteran minicamp

    Calvin Watkins

    The Cowboys conclude their offseason work with a three-day mandatory veteran minicamp that starts Tuesday. Who will participate: It's mandatory, so if you don't have an excused absence, players will be fined. So expect 89 players in attendance. Wh...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  11. Positive notes about the running game

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys had a bad running attack in 2012. It finished 31st in the NFL and left many wondering why. The easy answers are the offensive line, tight ends, playcaller and the running backs themselves. The hard answers came from first-y...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  12. What to watch: Cowboys OTAs

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys are one of several NFL teams beginning organized team activities this week. The OTAs are non-contact, three-days-a-week practices over the next three weeks. These practices are not in pads, nor are they mandatory. Some players will...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  13. The battle at guard should be good

    Calvin Watkins

    When the Cowboys open training camp in late July, the competition at the guard spots should be good. The projected starters are Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau. However, David Arkin, Kevin Kowalski and Ronald Leary could win a starting job...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  14. Travis Frederick ready to fight for starting spot

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys' first-round pick Travis Frederick worked at center and guard during the first rookie minicamp practice Friday. His final position hasn't been determined, but it's clear the Cowboys want to start Frederick. As of...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  15. Is this the end of Phil Costa?

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Phil Costa was the Cowboys' starting center to begin 2012, but back problems and an ankle injury forced him to miss nine games last season. The Cowboys started three different centers -- Costa, Ryan Cook and Mackenzy Bernadeau -- in ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  16. Advanced scouting: Travis Frederick

    Calvin Watkins

    To help preview who might be on the Dallas Cowboys' board for the NFL draft, has identified five players at five key positions that we'd like to learn more about. Along those lines, we've asked former Cowboys assistant coach Glenn "Str...

    Blog | March 17, 2013