Jerry Jones not excited about using tag on Dez Bryant

By Nick Shook | NFL.com
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Very much of the Dallas Cowboys‘ financial future depends on what happens with Dez Bryant.

Paired with running back DeMarco Murray as Dallas’ two most-important players headed for free agency, Bryant is priority No. 1. But the wide receiver and team don’t appear to be anywhere near common ground on a contract, so much so that the Cowboys are well-prepared to use the franchise tag to keep him.

It’s something that Bryant does not desire. On Saturday, we learned it is also not a move owner and general manager Jerry Jones wants to make. Continue reading

Wade Phillips joins Broncos as defensive coordinator

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Wade Phillips is back in the NFL.

The Broncos have agreed to terms with Phillips, who will join Denver as defensive coordinator, the team announced. Phillips first told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport of the news, adding that he is “excited about it.”

After spending the 2014 season out of football, the former head coach of the Cowboys, Bills and Broncos returns to Denver under recently hired head coach Gary Kubiak. Phillips last served as defensive coordinator and interim head coach of the Houston Texans in 2013. Continue reading