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UPDATED: Ravens sign center Andre Gurode

The Ravens bolstered their offensive line Sunday by agreeing to a one-year deal with center Andre Gurode. Gurode, a five-time Pro Bowler with the Dallas Cowboys, is entering his 10th NFL season. He has started 122 career games, including every game in each of the past three seasons. “We just got better as a team,” […]

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Dallas Cowboys release Andre Gurode

The Cowboys and five-time Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode came to the expected decision on Monday. The two sides have decided to part ways. There will be no pay cut to remain on the team. He will be released. “We have met with the team and the mutual decision is to move on,” Gurode’s agent Kennard McGuire said. […]

Pro Bowler Andre Gurode may not start at center, Costa in the mix

Five-time Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode returned to practice last week after  missing the first three weeks of training camp rehabbing from off-season knee  surgery. Gurode, however, has not completely been given his old job back. According to coach Jason Garrett, backup Phil Costa is competing with Gurode  for the starting job at center. They have […]

Gurode likely to be released, rather than traded

The Cowboys want to work out a trade with center Andre Gurode. They owe to  themselves to try to get some compensation for the five-time Pro Bowler. The problem is its unlikely some one wants take on Gurode’s $5.5 million  salary for this season, especially when they know the Cowboys have forced  themselves into making […]

UPDATE: Gurode Pulled, “no comment” after MIN game

Apparently, the injury to Phil Costa that will keep him out 2-4 weeks is more of an issue than it initially seemed. That is because veteran center Andre Gurode will not be in the lineup Saturday night against the Vikings, despite it being the dress rehearsal to the regular season. Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said […]

2015 NFL COMBINE: Diamond Dez deal deadlock | The pickin’ late debate | Goin Deep-WR draft depth | Wrap Up-OL and TE groups | Bonus MP3 audio downloads

INDIANAPOLIS – Whatever contract negotiations are to come between Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys, they aren’t happening right now, according to team owner/general manager Jerry Jones. 

THIS WEEKS FREE AGENCY FRENZY: The dollars n’ sense of the Dallas Cowboys NFL Salary Cap | 2014 NFL Free Agent Review

IRVING, Texas – First the good news. As expected the Dallas Cowboys successfully ducked under the NFL salary cap last week despite all the consternation being made out there. By this afternoon they still had roughly $7 million of cap space, and by June 1 they will add another $5.5 million when the release of […]

COWBOYS HEADED TO HAWAII: Dez Bryant, Tyron Smith both named to NFL Pro Bowl for first time

IRVING, Texas – Two Dallas Cowboys players will be heading to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith have both been named to the 2014 Pro Bowl for the first time in their respective careers. Bryant recorded his second straight 1,000-yard receiving year this season, and it’s also his second straight season […]

HEALTHY AND MOTIVATED: Phil Costa and Mackenzy Bernadeau ready to compete for 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys roster spots

The Dallas Cowboys drafted a guy to take Phil Costa’s job at center. But that is not going to make him unfriendly toward him, Costa said. “You don’t get anywhere by being a certain way as an older guy to a younger guy,” Costa said during the team’s annual golf tournament for sponsors. “You’ve got […]

SHORTER IN THE TOOTH: Dallas Cowboys Have Experienced Major Youth Overhaul

A week or so after becoming head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in 1989, Jimmy Johnson sat down to watch some film with his defensive coaches, Dave Wannstedt and Dave Campo among them. What they saw was stunning, with Campo later recalling, “We were pretty sure we had more speed the season before at (the […]

THE CONDITION FACTOR: Finding players difficult this time of year

The Cowboys’ decision to pass on signing veteran center Jamaal Jackson is an illustration of how difficult it is for teams to find players at this time. Conditioning will be a factor for those out of work at this stage, especially veterans. The increased roster sizes from 80 to 90 players mean there are 320 […]

BIGGEST CONCERN – 2012 SEASON: The Dallas Cowboys offensive line

LT Tyron Smith Jermey Parnell Jeff Adams Tyrone Novikoff LG Nate Livings Derrick Dockery Ronald Leary C Phil Costa Bill Nagy Kevin Kowalski Harland Gunn RG Mackenzy Bernadeau David Arkin Daniel Loper RT Doug Free Pat McQuistan Levy Adcock RED: Injury concerns Injuries piling up at Center, starting to become a concern When the Dallas […]

CALVIN WATKINS: 5 things to be happy about and 5 to worry about the 2012 Dallas Cowboys

As we enter vacation to get some rest in preparation for the long season, here are five things to be OK with and five things to worry about before training camp starts in late July. Five things to be happy about 1. DeMarco Murray. The starting running back seems to be 100 percent after surgery […]

O-LINE CHANGES: Doug Free moving to right tackle, says this is the best time to make changes

Doug Free said the move back to right tackle is going well for him, and that this is the time to do it. “It’s nice doing it in the offseason. Everybody’s got a chance to figure it out, go through training camp, compared to doing it during the season,” he said Wednesday at the Dallas […]

EARNING THE STAR: Jason Garrett’s Dallas Cowboys benefit from competition

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Head coach Jason Garrett wants competition across the roster, and that could include the center position currently held by Phil Costa. Undrafted in 2010, Costa replaced five-time Pro Bowler Andre Gurode and started all 16 games. Signing veteran guards Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau would surround the smaller Costa with bigger […]

FREE-AGENCY FRENZY -WEEK TWO : ‘Boys pondering a pair of Packers

IRVING — The Dallas Cowboys signed eight free agents during a whirlwind first week of free agency. The second week has started and the Cowboys are back at work trying to add to the list, showing interest in a pair of Green Bay Packers: cornerback Jarrett Bush and linebacker Erik Walden. First, they needed to […]

ESPN-DALLAS SERIES: What Went Wrong for the 2011 Dallas Cowboys

ESPN Dallas’ five-part series on things that went wrong for the Dallas Cowboys in 2011. No. 5. DeMarco Murray breaks his ankle AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray suffered a broken ankle vs. the Giants on Dec. 11, and the Cowboys missed him greatly down the stretch. Murray transformed the Cowboys’ season in […]

OFFENSIVE LINE: Kosier could slide to Center for a bigger line

. For years, offensive line coaches have said the goal is to get the five best lineman on the field at once, regardless of their most comfortable position. Cowboys O-line coach Hudson Houck said that back in training camp and as the halfway point of the season approaches, that mindset likely hasn’t changed. That’s why […]

Randy Galloway: Tony Romo vs. the mystery routes

For Phil Costa, the Cowboys’ young center who listens to strange voices, out of town help arrived this week. Nobody, of course, would blame Tony Romo for also asking, “Where’s my help from out of town?” In a classy move, Andre Gurode phoned Costa on Tuesday from his new football home in Baltimore, offering the […]

Dallas Cowboys practice with noise in preparation for … a home game

After center Phil Costa had four bad snaps in the home opener against the Redskins, the Cowboys had artificial noise piped in at practice to try and simulate game conditions. “Anything close to game [conditions], the more realistic it is,” said Costa, who declined to answer questions about the snaps, whether the Redskins were simulating […]

Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa gets encouraging call

For a quiet guy like center Phil Costa, the attention that has surrounded him this week in regards to a few errant shotgun snaps has been undoubtedly uncomfortable for the second-year pro. If there’s one guy that knows not only the position he plays, and the team he plays for, it would be former Cowboys […]

Dallas Cowboy Center Kowalski Ready Again If Needed

IRVING, Texas — Rookie free agent center Kevin Kowalski had barely spoken to Tony Romo, much less taken a snap from the starting quarterback, before he got word that he would start the third preseason game at Minnesota. “Before that game? Maybe a quick introduction, that was about it,” Kowalski said with a grin. Starting […]

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Undrafted, Costa becomes an NFL starter

SOURCE: Marc Narducci Inquirer Columnist (Costa’s high school town – Moorestown, PA) Phil Costa was in no mood to reflect on his remarkable rise to the NFL, and  who could blame him? The former offensive lineman from Holy Cross was still digesting the bitter  defeat that he and his Dallas Cowboys teammates had just suffered in […]