<![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 Thu, 28 May 2015 23:43:45 -0500 Thu, 28 May 2015 23:43:45 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Randle Setting Expectations Irrationally High]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 11:41:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/459967304.jpg
The heir to Murray's throne appears to think the NFL's rushing leader left yards on the field in 2014.

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<![CDATA[Scandrick: Defense Working Toward "Being Dominant"]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 10:58:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/459744541.jpg
After a short holdout, Orlando Scandrick is happy to be back and working with his teammates toward becoming a dominant defensive unit.

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<![CDATA[McFadden Not Worried About the Depth Chart]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 10:30:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/darren-mcfadden-cowboys.jpg
It's unclear just how the Cowboys will distribute carries between Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle, but McFadden isn't at all worried about it.]]>
<![CDATA[La'el Collins Playing Right Tackle in OTAs]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:50:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys-lael-colllins.jpg
The Cowboys are confident that La'el Collins can play guard or tackle, but for now he's working at the right tackle position.

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<![CDATA[Romo Wants Dez Back for OTAs]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:35:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tony-romo-dez-bryant7.26.13.jpg
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is quick to acknowledge that his life is easier when Dez Bryant is around.]]>
<![CDATA[Tyron Says Randy Gregory is "Going to be Pretty Good"]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:41:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tyron-smith-good-start.jpg
Cowboys rookie defensive end Randy Gregory has impressed All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith a little bit in OTAs.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Jones Getting Aggressive for Romo]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 13:22:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Romo-Inks-Deal.jpg
With Tony Romo playing at perhaps the highest level of his career, Jerry Jones believes the time is now to get really aggressive in trying to build a winner.

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<![CDATA[Hardy Headed to Washington DC Thursday For Appeal]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:57:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/greg-hardy-jason-garrett.jpg
Greg Hardy will take leave from Cowboys OTAs on Thursday to travel to Washington DC, where the appeal of his 10-game suspension will be heard.]]>
<![CDATA[Cowboys 7th Rounder Breaks a Finger]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:38:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/laurence-gibson-finger.jpg
Cowboys 7th round pick Laurence Gibson underwent surgery to repair a broken finger on his left hand this week and will miss the rest of OTAs.]]>
<![CDATA[McClain to Miss OTAs After Knee Scope]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:39:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/4571341601.jpg
Rolando McClain will not participate in OTAs with his teammates this week after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery recently, Jason Garrett said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Sign 3rd Round Pick Chaz Green]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/chaz-green-signs.jpg
Only two draft picks remain unsigned after the Cowboys signed Chaz Green to a four-year deal on Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Cowboys Upgrade Scouting Department From Within]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 11:56:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/82070217.jpg
From Dez Bryant to Tyron Smith to Travis Frederick to Zack Martin, somebody's doing something right in Dallas' front office.

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<![CDATA[Hatcher Feels at Home in Washington]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:59:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/jason-hatcher-generic.jpg
Jason Hatcher admits being in a new place and a new role was somewhat uncomfortable last year, but now he's feeling right at home with the Redskins.

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<![CDATA[Jason Garrett Preaching "Competition" to Rookies ]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:34:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/jason-garrett-camp-2014-03.jpg
With OTAs opening on Tuesday, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett wants to see his rookies creating competition.

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<![CDATA[Staubach Excited to See Where Romo Takes Cowboys]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 13:31:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461024562.jpg
With Tony Romo at the helm and playing better than ever, Roger Staubach believes the Cowboys could be on the verge of another golden age.

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<![CDATA[Report: Cowboys Sign WR AJ Jenkins]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 11:32:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/458294338.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly signed wide receiver and former first round bust AJ Jenkins.

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<![CDATA[Starting RB is Randle's Job to Lose]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 11:16:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/460755606.jpg
The running back with a history of bad decisions gets the first chance to be heir to DeMarco Murray's throne.

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<![CDATA[OTAs Begin Tuesday at Valley Ranch]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 11:01:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-training-camp-2014-03.jpg
Organized team activities began Tuesday at Valley Ranch for the Dallas Cowboys.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Need a Bell Cow Back]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 13:21:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/459965554.jpg
The Cowboys are confident that one of the running backs on the roster will step up and earn the No. 1 spot in the backfield rotation.

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<![CDATA[NFC East Watch: Shanahan Doesn't Blame Injuries for RG3 Struggles]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 13:21:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/184425706.jpg
Former Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan doesn't think injuries have anything to do with Robert Griffin III's recent struggles.

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<![CDATA[Will Cowboys Need a Two-Point Specialist?]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 12:14:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys-Extra-point-NFL.jpg
Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak believes the new extra point rules could lead to a rise of two-point specialists in the NFL.

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<![CDATA[Report: Peterson Will Skip OTAs, Still Wants to be Traded]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 11:54:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/186722617.jpg
According to a report, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will skip the team's organized team activities in hopes of being traded before the season.

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<![CDATA[Report: Cowboys Worked Out Daniel Thomas, Too]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 11:55:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456277884.jpg
Former Miami Dolphin Daniel Thomas was among the group of running backs who worked out for the Cowboys at Valley Ranch last week.

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<![CDATA[Staubach Wouldn't Want Hardy on His Team]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 09:27:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/roger-staubach1.18.12.jpg
Like a lot of us, the former quarterback cringes at the thought of a domestic abuser wearing the star on his helmet.
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<![CDATA[Legendary Cowboys Play Wounded Warriors]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 00:09:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/052415+Wounded+Warriors+vs+NFL.jpg
Roger Staubach and other legendary members of the Cowboys recently played a football game with the Wounded Warriors Amputee Football Team. Proceeds from the event raised money for the WAFT and Disabled Veterans...

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<![CDATA[Remembering Cowboys Fan Rio Cantu]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 10:54:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rio-cantu-cowboys.jpg
NBC 5's Pat Doney remembers Rio Cantu, a Glen Rose teenager who was a huge Cowboys fan. He passed away earlier this month from the cancer he battled so valiantly.

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<![CDATA[With New Deal, Scandrick Hopes to be a Cowboy For Life]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 12:10:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456306356.jpg
With a newly reworked deal in place that'll keep him in Dallas through 2019, Orlando Scandrick hopes he'll remain with the Cowboys for the rest of his career.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Cowboy Michael Sam Signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 11:57:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GERRY_MCCARTHY__1409761483_39578161-620x503.jpg
Former Cowboys practice squadder Michael Sam is headed to Canada, to play for the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Should Take a Shot on Ray Rice ]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 11:57:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/187572616.jpg
Since character flaws are obviously not an issue, why not pursue the best available running back?

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<![CDATA[Williams Wants to Inspire Witten-esque Level of Trust in Romo]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 11:29:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461027914.jpg
Terrance Williams is off to a nice start with the Cowboys, but he wants his rapport with Tony Romo to grow even stronger.

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<![CDATA[Saban Recalls Being Impressed by Jason Garrett in 2005]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 11:05:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/457508598.jpg
Nick Saban and Jason Garrett are now good friends, but back in 2005, Saban was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins and Garrett was a coaching rookie embarking on his first NFL job.

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<![CDATA[Orlando Scandrick Gets His New Deal]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:31:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/orlando-scandrick12.5.11.jpg
Orlando Scandrick has agreed to a new deal with the Cowboys that will add one year and $9.5 million to his existing contract.]]>
<![CDATA[Cowboys Sign 2nd Round Pick Randy Gregory]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 13:12:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/randy-gregory-charles-haley.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys have signed second round pick, defensive end Randy Gregory, to his rookie deal.]]>
<![CDATA[Williams Admits He Was Glad Cowboys Didn't Draft Any RBs]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 12:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/4537124122.jpg
Ryan Williams, still trying to comeback from a pair of career-slowing injuries, admits he was initially happy that the Cowboys didn't draft a running back.

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<![CDATA[Extra Point Changes Won't Alter Dan Bailey's Approach]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 12:35:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/457134542.jpg
The newly added distance won't change the way Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey approaches extra point attempts at all.

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<![CDATA[LBs Coach Thinks Weak Side Suits Sean Lee]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 12:19:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sean-lee9-19-12.jpg
Cowboys linebackers coach Matt Eberflus believes the weakside linebacker position will fit Sean Lee like a glove.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Felix Jones Among Group Working Out for Cowboys]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 12:05:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/felix-jones-return.jpg
Former Cowboys first round pick Felix Jones is among a group of players working out for the team today at Valley Ranch.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Kick the Tires on Ben Tate]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 11:06:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/459076090.jpg
A week ago the owner predicted a better running game without the NFL's leading rusher. Now they're giving tryouts to a pedestrian journeyman. Who knows?

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<![CDATA[LeBron James Sends Dez Bryant a Care Package]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 13:13:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lebron-james-cowboys-fixing.jpg
Cleveland Cavaliers star and noted Cowboys fan LeBron James recently sent All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant a bit of a care package.]]>
<![CDATA[JerryWorld Not in the Running for 2019, 2020 Super Bowls]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 12:50:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys-stadium-XLV-722.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys have been eliminated from the field of NFL teams bidding on the right to host the Super Bowl in 2019 and 2020.

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<![CDATA[Terrance Williams, Dez Will Look to "Pick Up Where We Left Off"]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 12:21:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461029600.jpg
Terrance Williams is confident that, whenever Dez Bryant returns, they'll pick up where they left off down the stretch and in the playoffs last year.

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<![CDATA[Dallas O-Line "Grinding," Not Thinking About Making History]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 12:03:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Collins-Jersey.gif
It certainly seems that the Cowboys offensive line could become a historically great unit, but the men who comprise that line aren't thinking about that.

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<![CDATA[Garrett, Cowboys Glad to Have Orlando Scandrick Back]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 11:35:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456306356.jpg
Orlando Scandrick returned to the field at Valley Ranch on Monday after sitting out for most of the first month of the offseason program.

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<![CDATA[New PAT Rule and Dallas' Dan Bailey]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 11:08:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys-Extra-point-NFL.jpg
The NFL's long-antiquated PAT rule is going the way of Dave Letterman.

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<![CDATA[Michael Irvin Plans on Recruiting for the Mavs]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 12:33:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DeAndre-Jordan-Clippers-vs-Rockets-Game-4.jpg
Cowboys legend Michael Irvin says he's been in contact with Los Angeles Clippers star DeAndre Jordan, and he plans on recruiting the free agent-to-be to Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Haley Picks DeBartolo to Present Him at HoF]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 12:33:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/226125.jpg
Former 49ers Eddie DeBartolo, and not Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, will present Charles Haley at the Hall of Fame in August.

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<![CDATA[Carr Serving as a Mentor For Rookie Byron Jones]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 11:03:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/471748472.jpg
Veteran cornerback Brandon Carr has taken on the role of mentor for Byron Jones, and he likes what he's seen out of the rookie thus far.

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<![CDATA[Witten Thinks Romo "Can Play as Long as He Wants to Play"]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:46:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TONY-ROMO-JASON-WITTEN.jpg
Jason Witten is optimistic about the future for both he and Tony Romo, but he doesn't want to guess at how many seasons they have left in them.]]>
<![CDATA[Cowboys Ink Clutts as Their Reliable Fullback]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:39:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461342198.jpg
The incumbent veteran won his position battle well before the pads even went on.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Bring Back Fullback Tyler Clutts]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:17:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/453321284.jpg
The Cowboys have brought back fullback Tyler Clutts, and released fullback Jed Collins.

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