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DALLAS COWBOYS ROSTER MOVES: Sean Lissemore traded to San Diego; Kyle Bosworth claimed off waivers

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys stayed active after the weekend cuts by trading former seventh-round pick Sean Lissemore to the Chargers on Sunday and claiming linebacker Kyle Bosworth off waivers. Lissemore signed a three-year extension worth $7.17 million in September 2012 when the Cowboys’ defense ran the 3-4 scheme. He was traded for a […]

BACK IN THE SADDLE: Cowboys DT Sean Lissemore is practicing and eager to play

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Sean Lissemore was quick with an answer when asked if he would play Saturday against the Bengals: “I’ll be playing this Saturday,” Lissemore said. It was a long eight days for Lissemore after he injured his groin in practice Aug. 11. Lissemore had been getting plenty of reps with starter Jay […]

SIGNED AND SEALED: Dallas Cowboys DE Sean Lissemore contract extended through 2016

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have reached a three-year extension with defensive end Sean Lissemore. Lissemore’s deal has $3.1 million guaranteed and includes a $2 million signing bonus. "The Cowboys like him and Sean likes being there," Lissemore’s agent Wes Bridges said. "Quite frankly, Sean had a decision to make and see if he wanted […]

NEXT MAN UP: Sean Lissemore and Josh Brent ready to fill in for Jay Ratliff

The Dallas Cowboys haven’t seen much of Jay Ratliff since last season. They might not see much of him in the next couple of weeks either. Although the Cowboys haven’t ruled out Ratliff for the season opener, it seems unlikely he could return that quickly from a high-ankle sprain. The injury typically takes 2-4 weeks, […]

MAN ON A MISSION: Goal-line drill leaves Dallas Cowboys DT Sean Lissemore mad that he got moved

Defensive tackle Sean Lissemore is 6-foot-3 and weighs 303 pounds. He does not believe he should be moved off the line of scrimmage in short yardage. So that must explain the scowl he had on his face after practice. “There was one play where I didn’t play very well,” he said Tuesday at Cowboys training […]

WHAT’S HIS NAME: For awhile, new coaches didn’t know who Dallas Cowboy Sean Lissemore was

A rib injury kept defensive end Sean Lissemore from getting in all of his work in minicamp and OTAs. But it doesn’t mean he’ll be behind when training camp starts. At least right now, he’s got a productive season behind him. And his coaches know his name. “Shoot, I started training camp last year not […]

DE Sean Lissemore practiced scoop and run in case of short kickoffs

  Defensive end Sean Lissemore said he wasn’t surprised by the short kickoff that came to him in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. And he didn’t act like it, scooping the ball up cleanly and running 38 yards with it, the longest kickoff return of the season for the Cowboys. He wasn’t surprised because […]

INSPIRATIONAL ROLE PLAYERS: Injury won’t prevent Cowboys’ Sean Lee from helping teammates

IRVING — In an example of the leadership and attitude the Dallas Cowboys will miss, linebacker Sean Lee talked to the media Thursday for the first time since it was revealed he must undergo season-ending toe surgery and was placed on injured reserve. Lee, the team leader in tackles and the quarterback of the defense, […]

NEW FACES IN FAMILIAR PLACES: McCray, Lissemore, and Orie Lemon will be starters tomorrow

A pair of third-year pros — Danny McCray and Sean Lissemore — are expected to get their first NFL starts in place of Gerald Sensabaugh and Kenyon Coleman, respectively. Ryan Cook will get his second start in place of Phil Costa, who was injured in the opener. Josh Brent will replace Jay Ratliff, who has […]

TUESDAY INJURY UPDATES: Jenkins | Sean Lee | McBriar | Ratliff

Cornerback Mike Jenkins said he will probably be out at least three games  with a hamstring injury that sidelined him against the Eagles. It’s the  continuation of injury-plagued year for Jenkins, who suffered a stinger and  hyperextended knee before the season before injuring a shoulder in the season opener against the Jets. He had not been forced […]

POSTGAME INJURY UPDATE: Sean Lee MRI | Jenkins | McBriar | Ratliff OK | Bruce Carter may start

Dallas Cowboys Sean Lee PHILADELPHIA — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee will have an MRI on Monday morning to determine the extent of an injury to his left wrist. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the initial diagnosis was a dislocation. Lee, the Cowboys’ leading tackler, suffered the injury on the final play of […]

NFL COMPENSATORY PICKS: League awards Dallas Cowboys 3 additional picks for 2014 NFL Draft

ORLANDO – The Dallas Cowboys saw their 2014 draft pick total jump from eight players to 11 with one announcement Monday by the NFL. The league awarded three compensatory picks to the Cowboys – all in the seventh round, giving the Cowboys six in the final round, although those three new picks cannot be traded. […]

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 […]

DALLAS COWBOYS CAROUSEL: Marinelli’s Misfits created with twenty-nine Dallas 2013-2014 roster moves

IRVING, Texas — Since May 16, the Dallas Cowboys have signed, traded, acquired, put on injured reserve or released 28 defensive linemen. They saw another, Josh Brent, retire on July 18. Everett Dawkins and Hall Davis are the latest additions. Dawkins was signed off the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad to the active roster, and Davis […]

PRIDE OF THE TEXAS-2: Once again, Marinelli’s Misfits step up to save the day

ARLINGTON, Texas – Worked out on Monday, signed on Tuesday, practiced on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday … so naturally Everette Brown had a big sack and forced fumble in the final seconds of Sunday’s win over the Vikings. Now, Brown didn’t get a turnover, but the play was still a big play to help prevent […]

DALLAS COWBOYS INJURY REPORT: DL Ben Bass dislocates shoulder, sidelined 2-4 weeks

IRVING, Texas – The injury sustained today by defensive lineman Ben Bass is likely going to sideline him for at least a few weeks. Bass dislocated his left shoulder during Thursday’s practice, and he will undergo an MRI on Friday. The early prognosis is that Bass will miss anywhere from two to four weeks. This […]

INDIANAPOLIS TRADE: Dallas Cowboys acquire DE Caesar Rayford from Colts

The Dallas Cowboys have filled their roster with the 53rd player on Tuesday, acquiring rookie linebacker/defensive end Caesar Rayford from the Colts. The Cowboys have sent a late round (undisclosed) draft pick to Indy in exchange for the undrafted rookie, who started out with the Redskins before joining the Colts in May. Rayford made their […]

CHICAGO TRADE: Dallas Cowboys deal TE Dante Rosario to the Bears

IRVING, Texas –The Dallas Cowboys traded tight end Dante Rosario to Chicago for a 2014 seventh round pick this morning ahead of the first practice of the regular season. Rosario joined the team in early June and worked through the duration of training camp before being dealt to the Bears. They now have an open […]

BISACCIA’S BOYS: Recent roster moves show emphasis on Special Teams

IRVING, Texas – This time of year is always a tough time to make judgments on the roster. And it’s not for a lack of news, but only because we should know by now the roster is far from fluid. We’ve already seen a few changes since Saturday’s 22 roster moves to get down to […]

NFL ROSTER CUTDOWN DAY: Meet your 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys

IRVING, Texas – While the focus on this day is typically the players who are released, here’s a look at the guys who actually made the team – for now. Quarterback (2): Tony Romo, Kyle Orton – The Cowboys decided once again to keep just one backup for Romo. Alex Tanney had promise and will […]

2013-2014 ROSTER BATTLE: Predicting who will make the Dallas Cowboys final 53

IRVING, Texas – As I write this story, there is a personnel meeting going on down the hall from me. Having sat in that room for a number of years, the feelings I had never changed. Along with the draft, this was the most important day of a scout’s year. In this meeting with Jerry […]

STUD REMAINS SIDELINED: Dallas Cowboys DT Ratliff out at least six weeks

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys had been optimistic about Jay Ratliff’s chances of returning to the field for the season opener against the Giants. Now, the earliest they will see the defensive tackle on the field will be Oct. 20 against the Eagles. Ratliff was placed on Reserve/PUP today (on Tuesday) in an effort […]

COUNTDOWN TO GAMEDAY: Cowboys have rival New York Giants on their radar

IRVING — Cincinnati is next up on the schedule. That doesn’t mean the Bengals have the Dallas Cowboys’ undivided attention. The regular season opens in less than three weeks. While the coaches get the players ready to face Cincinnati this weekend, they are also starting to prepare for the game against New York on Sept. […]

2013 PRESEASON INJURY UPDATE: Dallas Cowboys Lance Dunbar out; Kowalski and Dominguez return

IRVING, Texas – None of the defensive players who were inactive for Saturday’s preseason game returned to practice Monday at Valley Ranch, while the offense received a mixed bag of news. Guards Kevin Kowalski and Ray Dominguez returned from knee and shoulder injuries, respectively, but running back Lance Dunbar missed practice for the first time […]