OTL25: Cowboys Sweatshop (0:35)
Should the Cowboys pay what Bryant is asking? (2:22)

NFL hands out suspensions today

  • Chargers TE Antonio Gates: 4 games for PEDs
  • Jets DT Sheldon Richardson: 4 games for substance abuse
  • Cowboys LB Rolando McClain: 4 games for substance abuse
  • Packers DE Datone Jones: 1 game for substance abuse

Rolando McClain suspended four games (2:46)
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Cowboys LB McClain hit with 4-game suspension

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended without pay for the first four regular-season games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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Rolando McClain suspended 4 games

The Cowboys LB violated the NFL's substance-abuse program and will be eligible to return following Dallas' Oct. 4 game against the Saints. McClain can participate in all offseason practices and preseason games. Story

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Summer Snapshot: Dallas Cowboys

Eric Karabell checks out the Cowboys, with a noticeable absence in the backfield.

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Wilson would clean up with no cap

Imagine the kind of contracts Russell Wilson and Dez Bryant could command if there was no salary cap in the NFL. Kevin Seifert did the math. Staggering numbers

How does the salary cap affect the NFL? (4:13)
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Free agent Spillman arrested for sexual assault

NFL free agent C.J. Spillman has been charged with sexual assault for an incident that occurred at the Cowboys' team hotel in September, according to a report.

NFL's highest-paid QBs

The average cash value for the contract of Seahawks QB Russell Wilson ($749K) is considerably lower than many of the league's premier signal callers.

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NFL future power rankings

Which NFL teams are positioned for success over the next three seasons? The Patriots and Cowboys are both in the top 10, but Green Bay claimed the top spot thanks to Aaron Rodgers and a strong draft class. Full rankings (Insider)

Cowboys sticking it out with backup QB Brandon Weeden (1:27)
QBs most deserving of a big contract (2:55)


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