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Shades of a certain No. 22
Some former Cowboys players who watched Ezekiel Elliott this season believe he is a bigger, faster, stronger, better version of all-time great Emmitt Smith. That's quite the statement, all things considered. Mort & Schefter's notebook
While fans are interested in the Cowboys going after the biggest names available in free agency, the team figures to take a different approach.
Dallas owner Jerry Jones envisions greatness for linebacker Jaylon Smith, who missed his rookie season while recovering from a knee injury.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is the NFC East's offensive MVP, as voted on by the reporters covering the division for ESPN.com.
Kevin Seifert NFL Nation
The NFL said Thursday that an unsportsmanlike conduct foul on Cowboys WR Brice Butler during the divisional playoff round was properly called. According to the league, Butler violated Rule 5, Section 2, Article 8(e), which it said has been on the books since 1955. It prohibits substitute players from moving past the painted numbers on the field and then leaving without participating in one play. In response to a tweet from former NFL executive Michael Lombardi, NFL senior vice president Dean Blandino said he has not spoken to any teams about a potential error on the call. Blandino supported referee Tony Corrente on the decision.
The Cowboys' offense is championship-caliber. For Dallas' defense to follow suit next season, the Cowboys need to unearth a top pass-rusher.
The Cowboys' offseason plans will surely center around what to do with Tony Romo, who will count $24.7 million against the salary cap.
Late in the fourth quarter, a blitzing Jeff Heath pulverized Aaron Rodgers. Amazingly, he held on to the ball. How was that possible?
Cornerback is among Dallas' biggest needs, so landing one in the first round would be a welcome addition to a secondary bracing for change.
If teams got a do-over with the 2016 draft class, how long would Dak Prescott last? Would Joey Bosa have been available at No. 3? What about Jalen Ramsey? Our NFL Insiders redraft the top five.
Safety Landon Collins did it all for the Giants, making him the unanimous choice as the NFC East's defensive MVP.
Pats or Steelers set to pull ahead
Whoever wins Sunday's AFC Championship Game will break a tie with three others for a record ninth Super Bowl appearance. The Steelers have taken the most advantage of such trips, going 6-2 in the big game. (ESPN Stats & Info)
Release, not trade, ahead for Tony Romo?
The Cowboys will certainly explore a trade, Todd Archer writes, but there are many hoops to jump through. Plus, releasing Romo could provide more cap relief this season. Predicting big changes
Don't expect much spending in Dallas
Tony Romo's situation could provide some relief, but the Cowboys are nearly $20 million over the 2017 cap right now. Keeping key pieces around won't be easy, John Clayton writes. Penny pinchers (Insider)
Ronald Leary won't rule out a return, but he understands the Cowboys have made big commitments to the other offensive linemen and can't pay everybody.
The Cowboys are looking forward to see how their phenom rookies grow next year after having a full NFL season under their belts.
Jason Garrett managed to turn around the Cowboys and finish with the best record in the NFC while relying on two rookies at prime spots.
Jerry Jones hosted factions representing youth, high school, college and pro football, which shared ideas on how to grow the sport and make it safer.
The Cowboys have a number of personnel decisions to make after another disappointing playoff exit, including what to do with their old franchise QB.
Sean Lee, credited by Dallas coaches with a career-high 174 tackles, was named to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Carolina LB Luke Kuechly.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was added to the Pro Bowl Tuesday as a replacement for Carolina's Luke Kuechly. Lee was one of the biggest snubs at the time the Pro Bowl rosters were announced. This will be his second straight appearance and brings the total Cowboys at the all-star game to six, joining Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin.