Super Bowl drought at 25, what were the Dallas Cowboys' best chances? There was a time in the 1990s when Cowboys fans could legitimately think of a championship parade in downtown Dallas without a smirk. The Cowboys had Super Bowl-winning seasons in 1992 and 1993, went to the NFC Championship Game in 1994, and won their third Super Bowl in four years in the 1995 season.
The Korn Ferry Tour's Veritex Bank Championship announced today that former Cowboys QB and CBS analyst Tony Romo has accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the 2021 event, which will be held in Arlington, Texas, from April 22-25.
Cowboys free agency reset: Additions: LS Jake McQuaide (Rams), OT Ty Nsekhe (Buf), DT Carlos Watkins (Hou), DL Brent Urban (Chi), LB Tarell Basham (NYJ), S Keanu Neal (Atl), S Jayron Kearse (Bal), S Damontae Kazee (Atl) Re-signings: QB Dak Prescott, WR Noah Brown, CB C.J. Goodwin, CB Jourdan Lewis Departures: OT Cam Erving (Car), LB Joe Thomas (Hou), CB Chidobe Awuzie (Cin), Andy Dalton (Chi), Blake Bell (KC) Retired: DL Tyrone Crawford
The Cowboys have agreed to a deal with their third safety of free agency in Damontae Kazee, who visited The Star on Wednesday, according to a source. Kazee played for new coordinator Dan Quinn in Atlanta, as did recent pickup Keanu Neal. Kazee played in just four games last year due to a torn Achilles, but the Cowboys feel he is progressing well in his rehab. He is the eighth free agent the Cowboys have added. In addition to Kazee and Neal, the Cowboys have added Jayron Kearse at safety.
Ezekiel Elliott's $12.4 million base salary in 2022 is now fully guaranteed, as is Jaylon Smith's $7.2 million base salary this season. Without the details of Keanu Neal's contract, the Cowboys have roughly $12.5 million in cap room, which means they will likely have to re-work another contract just to fit the rookie pool allocation. Since Elliott's money is guaranteed through 2022, he could be a prime candidate for a restructure, which could open up more than $6 million this season.
When the team finishes 6-10 and misses the playoffs for the second straight season, obviously there weren't enough of the big plays needed for a successful season. While the Cowboys obviously would've liked to see many more touchdowns this past season, there were still plenty of big plays to remember.
NFL's 17-game schedule: Opponents for all 32 teams
NFL owners were granted the ability to expand to 17 games as part of last year's collective bargaining agreement with players. They approved the 17-game schedule, beginning in 2021, on Tuesday at the virtual owners meetings. The league had already approved a scheduling formula for a 17th game, which would include an extra game against a nonconference opponent each year based on standings from the previous season. The season will begin on Thursday night, Sept. 9 and end Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and the Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles has been pushed back one week, from Feb. 6 to 13, 2022.
Home: New York Giants, Philadelphia, Washington Football Team, Atlanta, Carolina, Denver, Las Vegas, Arizona Away: New York Giants, Philadelphia, Washington Football Team, Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, New England.
1996: Dallas Cowboys (27) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (17) 1994: Dallas Cowboys (30) vs. Buffalo Bills (13)
1993: Dallas Cowboys (52) vs. Buffalo Bills (17)
1979: Dallas Cowboys (31) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (35)
1978: Dallas Cowboys (27) vs. Denver Broncos (10)
1976: Dallas Cowboys (17) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (21)
1972: Dallas Cowboys (24) vs. Miami Dolphins (3)
1971: Dallas Cowboys (13) vs. Indianapolis Colts (16)
The Cowboys now have six Pro Bowlers with wide receiver Amari Cooper and linebacker Jaylon Smith added to the all-star game as injury replacements. It's the fourth time Cooper will be in the Pro Bowl and second straight with the Cowboys. It will be Smith's first after he led the Cowboys in tackles in 2019. They join Ezekiel Elliott, Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin as Pro Bowlers.