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FRISCO, Texas – Two nights before Jerry Jones is formally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Cowboys will face the Arizona Cardinals in their preseason opener: the annual Hall Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Read

Kickoff at the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is set for Thursday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. Central, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday. Read

It’s the Cowboys’ sixth all-time appearance Hall of Fame Game (1968, 1979, 1999, 2010, 2013). Their most recent trip, 2013 against the Miami Dolphins, took place the weekend of Larry Allen’s Hall of Fame induction. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – The NFL Combine is less than a week away, a week-long job interview on and off the field for this year’s top draft prospects. Read

It’s an event Jaylon Smith would’ve aced last year had he been healthy. Read

Instead, Smith spent the entire pre-draft process injured. He has dedicated the last 15 months and counting toward returning from the dreadful knee injury he suffered in his final college game last New Year’s Day. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – This is the reality of NFL football at the end of each season: players will return the next season, maybe even the majority of the roster, but that exact same team will never play together again. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – It’s the consequence of a winning season, one the Cowboys gladly accept. Read

For the second time in three years, the franchise owns a late first-round draft pick this April. Read

In 2015 and now 2017, the Cowboys entered the offseason defending NFC East champions coming off a divisional-round playoff appearance. In 2016, a 4-12 record netted them the fourth overall pick. The rest is history: rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott won the league’s rushing title and helped restore the offense as one of the NFL’s best. Read

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With the NFL offseason now officially underway, it’s never too early to start focusing on the next order of business, which is free agency. The Cowboys have 20 unrestricted free agents who can sign with other teams starting on March 9, unless they strike a new deal with the Cowboys before then. Read

Over the next two weeks, DallasCowboys.com staff writers will break down each free agent, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses and the possibilities of a return in 2017. Read

Today, we’ll continue the series with wide receiver Brice Butler. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys’ coaching staff challenged the defensive secondary to be a more physical group in 2016, and the results were good. Read

Now, one of the biggest offseason questions is how the roster’s most underrated unit will look in 2017. Read

Among the Cowboys’ 20 free agents to be, this is the most challenging roster spot to predict come March. We’re talking about three starters (two cornerbacks, one safety) and a productive backup safety set to be unrestricted free agents who collectively helped solidify the defensive backfield. Read

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With the NFL offseason now officially underway, it’s never too early to start focusing on the next order of business, which is free agency. The Cowboys have 20 unrestricted free agents who can sign with other teams starting on March 9, unless they strike a new deal with the Cowboys before then. Read

Over the next two weeks, DallasCowboys.com staff writers will break down each free agent, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses and the possibilities of a return in 2017. Read

Today, we’ll continue the series with cornerback Brandon Carr. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Jerry Jones will be formally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 5 in Canton. Read

Just a few days after learning he’d join the Hall of Fame Class of 2017, the Cowboys’ longtime owner/general manager says he hasn’t yet picked a presenter to introduce him at his induction ceremony. Read

“I’ve had a few brief thoughts but nothing definitive,” Jones said Wednesday on 105.3 The Fan. I don’t have to make that decision for quite a while. Read

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With the NFL offseason now officially underway, it’s never too early to start focusing on the next order of business, which is free agency. The Cowboys have 20 unrestricted free agents who can sign with other teams starting on March 9, unless they strike a new deal with the Cowboys before then. Read

Over the next two weeks, DallasCowboys.com staff writers will break down each free agent, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses and the possibilities of a return in 2017. Read

Today, we’ll continue the series with guard Ronald Leary. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Ford Center at The Star in Frisco is home to the Dallas Cowboys’ practices as well as Frisco Independent School District high school football games. Now it’s also home to Texas Tech University’s 2017 Spring Game on April 1. Read

Thursday, Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt and Cowboys Executive Vice President Chad Estis formally announced the exciting new event that will take place at The Star’s sparkling new 12,000-seat, 510,000-square foot indoor athletic facility. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Unexpected events of the last six months – Dak Prescott’s rise to Cowboys quarterback of the present and future during Tony Romo’s injury absence – haven’t affected Romo’s relationship with team owner/general manager Jerry Jones, who learned last Saturday he'd made the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Read

“No one was earlier or quicker to give me a hug,” Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan. “It’s no secret I just think so much of him as a person and think so much of him as a player.” Read

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With the NFL offseason now officially underway, it’s never too early to start focusing on the next order of business, which is free agency. The Cowboys have 20 unrestricted free agents who can sign with other teams starting on March 9, unless they strike a new deal with the Cowboys before then. Read

Over the next two weeks, DallasCowboys.com staff writers will break down each free agent, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses and the possibilities of a return in 2017. Read

Today, we’ll continue the series with linebacker Andrew Gachkar. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – On Aug. 5, Jerry Jones will formally take his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Read

Perhaps his induction – a triumphant recognition of his impact on the Cowboys and the NFL itself – can also shine an even brighter light on one of the league’s great dynasties. Read

Specifically, Darren Woodson’s Canton candidacy. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – The most popular description of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott throughout their spectacular rookie seasons was an incongruous one: they carried themselves like veterans, not rookies. Read

That much was evident in the postseason hardware they collected: a Pro Bowl selection for both; a first-team All-Pro selection for Elliott; Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year and AP Offensive Rookie of the Year awards for Prescott; the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year for Elliott. Read

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With the NFL offseason now officially underway, it’s never too early to start focusing on the next order of business, which is free agency. The Cowboys have 20 unrestricted free agents who can sign with other teams starting on March 9, unless they strike a new deal with the Cowboys before then. Read

Over the next two weeks, DallasCowboys.com staff writers will break down each free agent, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses and the possibilities of a return in 2017. Read

Today, we’ll continue the series with defensive lineman Jack Crawford. Read

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As he accepted his AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award, quarterback Dak Prescott thanked the “great wall of Dallas” for blocking for him all season long. Read

The Cowboys’ offensive line got an award Saturday, too: Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year. Read

The line’s three All-Pros – left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick and right guard Zack Martin – accepted the accolade at NFL Honors in Houston. Read

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Dak Prescott insisted Ezekiel Elliott share the stage with him at NFL Honors as he accepted the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Read

Elliott received an award of his own Saturday night, showing just how impactful the Cowboys’ rookies were during a terrific 13-win season for the franchise that drafted them. Read

The NFL’s 2016 rushing leader was named the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year, recognizing his contributions to the league’s fifth-ranked offense. Read

Atlanta’s Matt Ryan won the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year award. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Dak Prescott’s rise from third-string rookie to catalyst for the Cowboys’ 2016 turnaround is deservedly getting end-of-season recognition. Read

Prescott was named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, Pepsi and the NFL announced Friday, for his contributions to the Cowboys’ franchise-record tying 13-win season. Read

"It's an honor. It's a privilege," Prescott said on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football." "It's so humbling, especially just the great rookie class we had this year." Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Since we got draft-related DallasCowboys.com Mailbag questions in the middle of a franchise-record tying 13-win regular season, we know it’s never too early to talk about that captivating spring weekend. Read

Anticipation always starts building when the calendar turns to February, 85 days until first-round opening night, with January’s Senior Bowl in the rearview mirror and the late February/early March NFL Scouting Combine just ahead. Read