<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Blue Star]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/blogs/blue-star http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:22:23 -0500 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:22:23 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Tyron Named Dirk's Celebrity Game MVP]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:14:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tyron-smith-baseball.jpg
Tyron Smith, Dez Bryant and a slew of other Cowboys took part in Dirk Nowitzki's Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game on Saturday night, with Smith walking away with MVP honors.]]>
<![CDATA[Manning's Agent Confident a Deal Will Get Done]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:33:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/459486282.jpg
Eli Manning's agent Tom Condon is confident that the Giants will get his client a healthy new deal when the time comes.

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<![CDATA[Bailey Pretty Sure Dez Could Eat Cookies & Cake, Still Be a Freak Athlete]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:56:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1042701431.jpg
Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey is convinced that Dez Bryant could gorge himself on cookies and cake and still be a freak athlete.

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<![CDATA[Giants Punter Rips Eagles' QBs]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:35:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Giants-Lions08.jpg
Giants punter Steve Weatherford took to the radio recently to take some shots at the Eagles' quarterback situation.

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<![CDATA[McFadden Says He Feels Like a Rookie]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:04:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/darren-mcfadden-cowboys.jpg
After seven seasons in Oakland, Darren McFadden says coming to the Cowboys has him feeling like a rookie all over again.]]>
<![CDATA[Bryant's Agents Meet With Cowboys]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:51:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/460752374.jpg
With the July 15 deadline fast approaching, the two sides are apparently getting serious.

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<![CDATA[NFL Insists New Injury Timeout Rule Won't Be Used That Often]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:54:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/457969810.jpg
A rule change allowing a booth official to stop the game if he thinks a player might have suffered a concussion will go into effect this season, but the NFL doesn't anticipate using the new rule very often.

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<![CDATA[Could Dustin Vaughan Make a Run at the No. 2 QB Spot?]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:55:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/453705570.jpg
Dustin Vaughan has grown a lot in the past year, so much that one former Cowboys quarterback wonders if he won't have a chance at the No. 2 spot behind Tony Romo.

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<![CDATA[How Bisaccia, Eberflus Helped Draw Andrew Gachkar to Dallas]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:57:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gachkar-cowboys.jpg
A pair of strong connections to the Cowboys coaching staff helped veteran linebacker Andrew Gachkar choose Dallas in free agency this offseason.]]>
<![CDATA[Randy Gregory Looking to Become a "Technician"]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:59:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/randy-gregory-charles-haley.jpg
Going into his rookie season, Dallas Cowboys' second round pick Randy Gregory is taking his work in the film room very seriously.]]>
<![CDATA[Continuity a Refreshing Change for Weeden]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:02:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/458288682.jpg
After having a different offensive coordinator in each of his first three seasons in the NFL, Brandon Weeden feels understandably comfortable going into his second year under Scott Linehan.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Still Playing Waiting Game On Greg Hardy Ruling]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:06:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/greg-hardy-jason-garrett.jpg
It's been two months since his suspension and 30 days since his appeal, and still nothing from the NFL.]]>
<![CDATA[Brandon Carr Putting Turbulence of 2014 Behind Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:43:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/2013-cowboys-redskins-b-%2860.jpg
Heartened by a pair of strong playoff performances, Brandon Carr has moved on from the more inauspicious points of his 2014 campaign.

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<![CDATA[Former Agent Offers "Fair Contract Solution" For Bryant, Cowboys]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:46:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/460755588.jpg
Former agent Joel Corry recently laid out what he believes would be a fair contract for Dez Bryant and the Cowboys.

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<![CDATA[NFC East Watch: Kelly Insists "Improved" Tebow Will Compete ]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:08:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP413295479855.jpg
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly insists that he's seen a marked improvement in Tim Tebow, and that he'll compete for a roster spot in camp.

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<![CDATA[NFC East Watch: 'Skins Plan to Get Garcon the Ball Early & Often]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:16:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP842862385071.jpg
The Redskins will look to get Pierre Garcon's production back up in 2015 after seeing it drop dramatically in Jay Gruden's first year.

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<![CDATA[NFC East Watch: OBJ Says He Has No Problem with Teammates]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:14:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/beckham7.jpg
Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. wants to make clear that he has no problem with any of his teammates.

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<![CDATA[Garrett Excited to See What Randle Can Do with Opportunity]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:56:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/460755606.jpg
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is excited to see what Joseph Randle can do with the opportunity presented by DeMarco Murray's departure.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Expects Key Veterans Back For Training Camp]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:56:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/10p_jerry_jones_photo_reax_1200x675_317065795627.jpg
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects hurt veterans Mo Claiborne, Rolando McClain and Doug Free to be ready to go in training camp.]]>
<![CDATA[Randy White Impressed by DeMarcus Lawrence]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:57:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461344812.jpg
Hall of Fame defensive tackle Randy White came away from his visit to Cowboys' minicamp impressed by second-year defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence.

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<![CDATA[Dunbar Explains What He Learned From DeMarco Murray]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:57:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/175605302.jpg
Lance Dunbar spent three seasons as a teammate of DeMarco Murray, and he believes he's a better player for it.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Calls Romo's Presence the Biggest Offseason Development]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:42:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-AP225265499084.jpg
Jerry Jones believes Tony Romo's mere presence was the biggest, most positive development of the Cowboys' offseason.

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<![CDATA[Dez Appearance Weakens Poker Face]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:05:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc-sports-dez-cam-promo-shoot.jpg
He filmed promo spots for NBC because, of course, he plans on playing Sept. 13 against the Giants.

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<![CDATA[Landry's Old Home Should be a Landmark]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:48:27 -0500 See the listing and more photos of Landry's former home here. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell.net.]]> See the listing and more photos of Landry's former home here. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell.net.]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/4510-hallmark-dr-dallas-tx-high-res-1.jpg
It shouldn't up for sale, but rather preserved for history.

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<![CDATA[Garrett Says 90s Teams Influenced Cowboys' O-Line Overhaul]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:00:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/457517772.jpg
Jason Garrett won't compare his Cowboys to the Super Bowl-winning teams of the 1990s, but he says those teams' influence can be seen in the reconstructed offensive line.

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<![CDATA[NFC East Watch: RG3 Excited for Year 2 in Gruden's Offense]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:33:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/460112736.jpg
After a rough first season in Jay Gruden's offense, Robert Griffin III believes having a year of experience with the system will make a huge difference in 2015.

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<![CDATA[McFadden Sees Some Similarities Between Al Davis, Jerry Jones]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:38:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP666561932430.jpg
Not surprisingly, Darren McFadden sees some similarities between Jerry Jones and the late Al Davis, who drafted McFadden in 2008.

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<![CDATA[Dunbar: Cowboys Running Backs All Feel Like They Can Start]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:44:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/451771255.jpg
The generally unheralded running backs on the Dallas Cowboys' roster are confident they can get the job done in the absence of DeMarco Murray.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Sounds Pretty Thrilled About Byron Jones]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:19:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/471748516.jpg
Jerry Jones isn't holding back much in his praise for the team's 2015 first round pick, Byron Jones.

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<![CDATA[Garrett Didn't Dwell on Contract in 2014]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:48:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/460774542.jpg
A year after entering the final season of his contract with no new deal in place, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says he never much thought about his contract situation.

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<![CDATA[Don't Forget About Darrion Weems]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:23:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/joseph-randle-darrion-weems.jpg
As most of the talk has centered on newcomers Chaz Green and La'el Collins, tackle Darrion Weems has been quietly putting together a nice offseason.

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<![CDATA[Claiborne Says He's "Ready to Roll" in Training Camp]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:00:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mo-claiborne-cant-relax.jpg
Morris Claiborne says he's ahead of schedule in his rehab from a ruptured patellar tendon, and ready for training camp in Oxnard.]]>
<![CDATA[Rams History Made SoCal Practices "Attractive"]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:56:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys31rams7.jpg
Jerry Jones says the Rams' history in Southern California made the prospect of hosting joint practices with the team more attractive.]]>
<![CDATA[Street Wants to be a "Dominating Force" ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:57:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/453705374.jpg
Entering his second season, Devin Street is working toward having a much bigger impact than we saw in his rookie season.

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<![CDATA[McFadden Hasn't Locked Up RB Gig]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:04:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/466161578.jpg
While McFadden slumbered through the Spring, his backups shined.

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<![CDATA[Happy Father's Day: Cowboys' Camp Close After Offseason Program Concludes ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:47:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TONY-ROMO-JASON-WITTEN.jpg
Are they better than a year ago at this time? We'll soon begin to find out.]]>
<![CDATA[Next Stop: Cowboys Training Camp 2015 in Oxnard]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:35:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-training-camp-2014-03.jpg
With minicamp wrapped up, the Dallas Cowboys have a five week break before arriving in Oxnard for the opening of training camp.

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<![CDATA[Jerry "Wouldn't Dare Have Higher Expectations" for Romo]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:37:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-AP225265499084.jpg
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn't feel he can ask much more of Tony Romo than he gave the team in 2014.

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<![CDATA[Terrance Williams Ends Promising Offseason with an Injury Scare]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:39:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456299956.jpg
Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams suffered an elbow injury toward the end of the team's final minicamp practice but should be fine after X-rays came back negative.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Says Cowboys Are "Very Comfortable" at Running Back]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:44:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Jones-Arrives-031015.jpg
Owner Jerry Jones won't dismiss the idea of the team bringing in some help down the line, but for now he says the Cowboys are content with the stable of running backs on the roster.

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<![CDATA[Romo Jumps to 36 in NFL Network's Top 100]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:43:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461028712.jpg
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo jumped to 36th on the 2015 NFL Network Top 100 after being 72nd last year and left off the list completely in 2013.

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<![CDATA[Dez Bryant Makes Appearance at Cowboys Minicamp]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:29:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/204*120/dez+at+camp.JPG
We're no closer to the Cowboys and Dez Bryant coming to an agreement than we were yesterday, but Bryant made an appearance at the team's final day of minicamp practice at AT&T Stadium on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Dez's Message May Be Right, But His Messenger Is Wrong]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:05:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461347692.jpg
For us common folks, hard to empathize with the receiver's take that $13 million is merely "cool."

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<![CDATA[Jerry Jones Confirms Brandon Carr Isn't Going Anywhere]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:00:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/452423177.jpg
After an offseason full of questions regarding Brandon Carr's future with the Cowboys, owner Jerry Jones declared Wednesday that the veteran cornerback isn't going anywhere.]]>
<![CDATA[Cowboys Expect Claiborne to be Ready for Training Camp]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:58:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mo-claiborne-played-horrible.jpg
The Cowboys fully expect Morris Claiborne to be ready to go when training camp opens next month, Jerry Jones said this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Chaz Green Has Hip Surgery, Headed to PUP List]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:02:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/chaz-green-signs.jpg
Cowboys rookie tackle Chaz Green had hip surgery this week and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.]]>
<![CDATA[Sean Lee Takes Another Step Forward, Joins Team Drills ]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:07:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/186726662.jpg
As of this week, Cowboys' linebacker Sean Lee is participating in 11-on-11 drills for the first time in over a year.

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