Henry Melton wanted to join his hometown Cowboys, was drawn to his association with a Dallas staffer, was willing to concede his injury status, and believes he’s soon to return to Pro Bowl form.
The NFL’s all-stars are defending their effort in the lowest scoring Pro Bowl in eight years — a game that pitted teammates against each other in a contest decided in the final minute.
The Dallas Cowboys have signed kicker Dan Bailey to what is being billed as a new seven-year deal through 2020, though privately both sides view it as Bailey being paid his “restricted year plus six more years.’’
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray joins teammates Dez Bryant, Tyron Smith, Jason Hatcher and Jason Witten as Pro Bowl selections after being named as an injury replacement for San Francisco 49er’s RB Frank Gore.
Witten was added to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas – who is now headed to the Super Bowl in New York.
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher has been added to the Pro Bowl and will be a first-time participant along with teammates Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith.
Cowboys play-by-play man Brad Sham of 105.3 The Fan was the first to report the story, noting on Tuesday afternoon that a contract is “agreed’’ to and that Waters – away from football for the past year – might be ready to play in Week 2.
Considered the NFL’s strongest man in his heyday, offensive lineman Larry Allen has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Dallas Cowboys need offensive-line help in this NFL Draft but, like any other team, they also want value.
The NFL is increasingly likely to move to a ‘draft’ format for the Pro Bowl, according to league sources, and held more internal meetings on the topic this week.
The Cowboys on Friday left no doubt about the team’s plans for Ratliff to remain with the team this year.
At least one key NFL executive thinks play improved at the Pro Bowl this year: Commissioner Roger Goodell.