<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Blue Star]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/blogs/blue-star http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usSun, 23 Apr 2017 04:18:19 -0500Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:18:19 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cowboys' Shaquelle Evans Suspended for Drug Violations]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:48:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-491501169.jpg
Shaquelle Evans of the Dallas Cowboys has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the team said Friday.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys Official Pre-Draft Visit Tracker]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:29:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/2016-nfl-draft-generic.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys appear to be leaning toward a defensive draft based on their lineup of official visits.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Interested in Pass Rusher from Tyler: Report]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:10:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TyusBowser.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly considering Houston pass rusher and North Texas-native Tyus Bowser with the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys' 2017 Regular Season Schedule Released]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:35:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630556720.jpg
The NFL has released the Dallas Cowboys' 2017 regular season schedule, which includes four prime time games on NBC 5.

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<![CDATA[Scouting the NFL Draft: Wisconsin EDGE T.J. Watt]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:52:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TJWatt.jpg
Wisconsin edge rusher T.J. Watt.

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<![CDATA[Scouting the NFL Draft: Ohio EDGE Tarell Basham]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:54:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TarellBasham.jpg
Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham tries to become the latest Mid-American Conference Player of the Year to impact the NFL.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Could Make Move in Draft]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:37:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/073016+Cowboys+helmet+Oxnard.jpg
The Cowboys have the 28th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but could they make a move with that pick? NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs looks into that possibility.  

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Exercise Fifth-Year Option on OL Zack Martin]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:27:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/455388462.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys officially exercise their fifth-year option on guard Zack Martin Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys Host Pre-Draft Visit With Defensive Lineman]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:11:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MalikMcDowell.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys will host an official pre-draft visit with a top defensive lineman from Michigan State.

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<![CDATA[Scouting the NFL Draft: Villanova EDGE Tanoh Kpassagnon]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:07:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TanohKpassagnon.jpg
With his size and small-school experience, Villanova edge rusher Tanoh Kpassagnon reminds some of former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Leon Lett.

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<![CDATA[Scouting the NFL Draft: Missouri EDGE Charles Harris]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:19:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CharlesHarris1.jpg
Will Charles Harris be the latest in a growing line of productive NFL edge rushers out of Missouri?

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<![CDATA[Dak Prescott Visits Fans at Mudbug Bash]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 21:32:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dak+mudbug+bash.jpg
In his first offseason as the quarterback of the Cowboys, Dak Prescott spends time with fans at Mudbug Bash in Arlington. NBC 5's Mercedes Owens has the story.  

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<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys Hold Pre-Draft Visit With Top Pass Rusher]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:28:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TakkaristMcKinley.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys brought in another highly-regarded pass rusher for an official pre-draft visit this week.

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<![CDATA[Steelers Owner Dan Rooney Dies, Jerry Jones Reacts]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:19:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Daniel+Rooney+Obit.jpg
Steelers Hall of Fame owner/chairman and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland has passed away at 84.

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<![CDATA[Mavs Honor Tony Romo as Honorary Player in Home Finale]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:06:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ROMO_ARRIVES_FOR_WEB_1200x675_919073859849.jpg
Tony Romo couldn't say no when Dirk Nowitzki asked the retiring Dallas Cowboys quarterback to join the Mavericks as an honorary teammate for a day.]]>
<![CDATA[Tony Romo to Wear No. 9 Again, for the Dallas Mavs]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:37:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-mavs-podium.jpg
Tony Romo is wearing his familiar No. 9, but it's a much different uniform than we're used to seeing. The former Cowboys quarterback will be on the bench Tuesday with the Dallas Mavericks.

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<![CDATA[Tony Romo, Rico Gathers Hoop It Up at Plano Church]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:22:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-bball.jpg
Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers posts Instagram videos of him and former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo playing basketball at a Plano church Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys Host Tennessee Edge Rusher Derek Barnett]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:29:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-613391866.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys host the highly productive Tennessee edge rusher Derek Barnett, according to a report.

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<![CDATA[Pizza Hut Offers $9 Pizzas to Honor Tony Romo]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:41:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-pizzahut.jpg
In honor of Tony Romo being named a Dallas Maverick for a day, Pizza Hut is offering all large and medium pizzas for $9 when ordered online.

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<![CDATA[Newy Scruggs: Mavs Fans Deserve Wins Not Romo Sideshow Act]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:26:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/Mark-Cuban1.jpg
Mark Cuban is making Tony Romo as sideshow act in the Mavs last home game of the season.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Release List of Preseason Opponents]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:01:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630223164.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys released their list of preseason opponents Monday along with a list of key dates for this year's Training Camp.

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<![CDATA[Jason Witten's Goodbye Letter To Tony Romo]]> Sat, 08 Apr 2017 18:48:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/153209922.jpg
Jason Witten takes to Twitter on his relationship with Tony Romo, "Knowing what I know now, I must say there is no one -- and I mean no one -- I would rather have had next to me on this journey other than...

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<![CDATA[Frederick Helps Tackle Hunger at Charity Event]]> Sat, 08 Apr 2017 16:08:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys_frederick_event_1200x675_917036099791.jpg
Cowboys center Travis Frederick spent Saturday morning helping out for a good cause. NBC 5's Mercedes Owens has the story. ]]>
<![CDATA[Zeke Elliott to Host Football Camp in Fort Worth This Summer]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:41:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631764584.jpg
If you want your child to learn how to play football like the Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott, here's your chance. The running back is hosting a two-day Football ProCamp in Fort Worth this summer.

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<![CDATA[Former NFL LB Understands What Tony Romo is Going Through]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:50:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/JESSIE_ARMSTEAD_ON_ROMO_FOR_WEB_1200x675_915106372001.jpg
Former NFL All-Pro LB and Dallas Carter High School standout Jessie Armstead says he thinks Tony Romo will appreciate stepping away from the game.]]>
<![CDATA[Is Romo A Candidate For Cowboys Ring of Honor?]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:33:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-jones.jpg
Now that he's retired, is Tony Romo a candidate for the Cowboys Ring of Honor? NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs and Ring of Honor member Drew Pearson have that discussion. 

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<![CDATA[Romo Moves On To Broadcasting Career After Retirement]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:36:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-cbs-player.jpg
NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs and the Original 88 Drew Pearson discuss former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo retiring from the NFL to go into broadcasting. 

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<![CDATA[Possible Reasons Why Romo Chose Retirement ]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:31:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-183559111.jpg
Why didn't Tony Romo move on to playing for another team instead of retiring? NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs and the Original 88 Drew Pearson discuss possible reasons why. 

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<![CDATA[North Texas Favorite to Host 2018 NFL Draft: Report]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:08:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/2016-nfl-draft-generic.jpg
The 2018 NFL Draft could be hosted at the Dallas Cowboys' headquarters in Frisco, according to an ESPN report.

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<![CDATA[Can Tony Romo Get Into the Hall of Fame?]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:22:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/2014-a-GettyImages-461344142.jpg
NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs dives into the topic of whether former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is a Pro Football Hall of Fame candidate. 

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<![CDATA[Newy and Drew Discuss Romo's Move to the Broadcast Booth ]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:16:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-461029570.jpg
NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs and the Original 88 Drew Pearson discuss the retirement of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his move to the broadcast booth. 

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<![CDATA[Ex-Cowboys QB Tony Romo to Join CBS Sports]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:55:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-cbs-player.jpg
Tony Romo ended his NFL career Tuesday after 14 season with the Dallas Cowboys and announced he would join CBS Sports in its lead broadcasting booth.

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<![CDATA[Dez Photobombs NBC 5, Comments on Romo's Release]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:15:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Dez+photobombs+Mercedes.jpg
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant photobombed NBC 5 sports reporter Mercedes Owens Tuesday outside American Airlines Center.

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<![CDATA[Visiting Romo's Hometown (2008)]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:11:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Romo_Hometown_Visit_1200x675_913806915961.jpg
In 2008, NBC 5 traveled to  Burlington, Wisconsin, to learn more about where longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo grew up.]]>
<![CDATA['Total Crap': Bernstein Slams CBS Replacing Simms With Romo]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:16:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bernstein1.jpg
If former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo thought facing blitzing linebackers was a tough deal, he hasn't seen anything yet.
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<![CDATA[Tony Romo's Impact on Dallas Cowboys' Salary Cap]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:54:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-130151750.jpg
A look at how Tony Romo's future impacts the Dallas Cowboys' salary cap situation in 2017 and beyond.

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<![CDATA[Teams Now Given Chance to Speak to Romo: Reports]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:13:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-jones.jpg
After initially refusing to allow it to happen, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has now appeared to give NFL teams the OK to talk with quarterback Tony Romo.

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<![CDATA[The Salary Cap Situation for the Cowboys]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:46:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1482776304-2012-NS_12cowsminiF.jpg
NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs talks about the current state of the Cowboys salary cap issue and how Jason Witten's new four-year contract extension actually helps.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Re-Sign TE Jason Witten to 4-Year Extension]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:46:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-500375870.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed tight end Jason Witten to a four-year extension.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys' No. 1 Fan Tells Her Story]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:26:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/priceless-dream.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys' self-proclaimed No. 1 fan Ms. Carolyn Price tells her story in a new book "Priceless Dream."

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<![CDATA[Jerry Jones Hints Raiders Will Move to Las Vegas]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:58:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-454306262.jpg
Jerry Jones hints Sunday that Las Vegas could soon be home to the Oakland Raiders.

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<![CDATA[Tony Romo Likes Tweet About Heading to Houston]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:44:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Herm-Romo.jpg
Newy tweeting isn't news, but what is interesting is who liked a tweet about Tony Romo heading to Houston.
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<![CDATA[Herm Offers Advice, Warnings to Dak, Zeke]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:33:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/HERM_ON_ZEKE_WEB_1200x675_904932931958.jpg
 Former pro football player and coach turned analyst Herm Edwards had some advice, and some warnings, for Dallas Cowboys players Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott.]]>
<![CDATA[Barkley on Zeke Elliott: 'This Fool Down Here in Dallas']]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:12:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Charles-Barkley-Ezekiel-Elliott.jpg
TNT basketball analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley calls Cowboys running back Zeke Elliott a "fool".]]>
<![CDATA[Herm Thinks Romo is Headed to Houston]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:34:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/HERM_ON_ROMO_WEB_1200x675_904933443636.jpg
Former pro football player and coach turned analyst Herm Edwards had some very nice things to say about Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and where he thinks he's headed in the NFL.]]>