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Why Mark Sanchez Signing Will Likely Send Tony Romo To IR

RJ Ochoa



Cowboys Headlines - Why Mark Sanchez Signing Will Likely Send Tony Romo To IR

If you thought today was just going to be you watching your favorite college football team with little to no noise from the world of the Dallas Cowboys... YOU WERE WRONG!


The Cowboys have trimmed their roster down to the league-mandated final 53. You can view all the cuts that they made right here, but it's the addition that has everyone in a fuss.

This news broke while I was in the middle of Saturday's OchoLive, and it was something we talked about at length together.

RJ Ochoa on Twitter

LIVE on #Periscope: #OchoLive (9/3): Cowboys Cuts | 53-Man Roster Reaction | Bradford Traded To Vikings

One major thing can be discerned from this signing in my opinion... The Dallas Cowboys are preparing to send Tony Romo to the Injured Reserve list with the designation to return.

What Does This Mean?

Should the Cowboys place Tony Romo on IR then after six weeks of being on it, he can be activated. Two weeks later, he can officially play. This would put Tony Romo on track to return Sunday, November 6th in Cleveland against the Browns.

How Does The Sanchez Signing Suggest This?

The Cowboys currently have 53 players on their roster, but they've also agreed to sign Mark Sanchez. Adding him to the 53 will require removing someone else. They're not about to carry four quarterbacks (Romo, Prescott, Showers, and Sanchez) and they're surely not going to cut Showers and leave themselves with only one quarterback (a rookie at that) who is familiar with their system.

The Sanchez signing says that they wanted a veteran presence in their quarterback room, and that they think that between Dak/Mark/Jameill they can survive the mandated eight weeks until Tony Romo can come back. At that point they'll bring Romo back and likely let go of Showers to make room.

Jon Machota on Twitter

Jerry Jones on @1053thefan talking Tony Romo return timetable: "I just don't know." Said it could be 4-6, 6-8 or 8-10. Not sure anyone knows

The Cowboys have been mum about Tony Romo potentially hitting the IR, likely so that their intentions to acquire a veteran quarterback like Sanchez weren't exposed. Now that Sanchez is theirs, they can execute the full plan.

What Does Sanchez Signing Mean For Future?

The terms of Mark Sanchez's deal have surfaced and also tell us a lot of information that we can use to predict the future.

Brandon George on Twitter

Cowboys' one-year deal with QB Mark Sanchez expected to come in at $2.5 million, source said. Was scheduled to make $4.5m with Denver.

The Cowboys have traditionally only liked carrying two quarterbacks on their roster. Honestly, every team wants to only carry two as three means you have to not carry someone else.

Considering the Cowboys only signed Sanchez for one year suggests that they likely believe Tony Romo will be back for 2017, and that he'll be backed up by Dak Prescott only. If they had any legitimate doubt that Romo would retire after 2016 like some have suggested, they would have ensured that they had this veteran presence for Dak entering next season.

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REPORT: Cowboys Visiting With Free Agent S Eric Berry Tuesday

Brian Martin



REPORT: Cowboys Visiting With Free Agent S Eric Berry Tuesday

According to Ian Rapoport, the Dallas Cowboys have a meeting scheduled to visit with Free Agent Safety Eric Berry Tuesday at The Star.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Source: Former #Chiefs S and new free agent Eric Berry is visiting the #Cowboys on Tuesday. His first visit. They have a need there...

Eric Berry has spent his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs after they drafted him fifth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. After signing Earl Thomas last week, the Chiefs decided to part ways with their former All-Pro Safety.

Berry, 30 is an intriguing free agent for the Dallas Cowboys. When healthy, he is arguably one of the best safeties in the league. Unfortunately, injuries have kept him off the field these last few seasons causing him to only start in only three games since 2016.

This is a move many of us expected to happen after the Cowboys decided not to get into a bidding war for Earl Thomas, a player linked to Dallas for over a year now. In Berry, Cowboys Nation would be getting a similar player with the same kind of red flags. Both Thomas and Berry have to be approached with caution due to their injury history the past few years.

Depending on his asking price, Eric Berry absolutely makes sense for the Dallas Cowboys. He would be an upgrade over Jeff Heath and would pair well with the Cowboys up-and-coming three-year safety Xavier Woods.

This is still just a visit, so we should probably get our hopes up that a signing is imminent. But, I think we can all agree Eric Berry is exactly the "right kind of guy" Jason Garrett is always preaching about. He's a cancer survivor, five-time Pro Bowler, and All-Pro player. What's not to like!?

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BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Signed DE Kerry Hyder

Brian Martin



BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Signed DE Kerry Hyder

The Dallas Cowboys added more defensive line help today after signing former Detroit Lions Defensive End Kerry Hyder.

Kerry Hyder Jr. on Twitter

Going back to Texas! #CowboysNation

Kerry Hyder provides more depth at the defensive end position and as a chance to become the starter opposite DeMarcus Lawrence while Randy Gregory is out serving his suspension.

Hyder, 27 originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech with the New York Jets in 2014. He spent a year in New York before signing a future/reserve contract with the Detroit Lions in January 2015.

He had a breakout eight-sack year with the Lions in 2016, but tore his Achilles in 2017 causing him to miss the entire season. In 2018 he had just one quarterback sack after Detroit switched to a 3-4 defensive scheme.

Overall, this is a good depth signing by the Dallas Cowboys. Kerry Hyder has starting potential, but shouldn't keep the Cowboys from upgrading the position further through either another free agent signing for the draft.

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Chiefs Release Eric Berry, Should Cowboys Be Interested?

Mauricio Rodriguez



Chiefs Release Eric Berry, Should Cowboys Be Interested?

As the Dallas Cowboys still have a glaring need at the safety position, a new name has appeared on the available free agents list, and it's a well known name. The Kansas City Chiefs just released one of the best at the position, Eric Berry. The move by Kansas City is likely salary cap related. The Chiefs had just signed Tyrann Mathieu for a three-year $42M deal. The five-time Pro Bowler will have to find a new home in the NFL.

Adam Schefter on Twitter

Chiefs released five-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry. Had Berry been on KC's roster Friday, $7.25 million of his salary would have become fully guaranteed.

The question in many Dallas Cowboys fans minds' right now is pretty obvious. Will the Cowboys be interested? 

Eric Berry is one hell of a football player but injuries have plagued his career lately. Since he suffered a torn Achilles in 2017, Berry hasn't been the same player as before. In the past two seasons, the 30 year old safety has played in only three games.

Field Yates on Twitter

Eric Berry's tenure with the Chiefs: * 88 games played * 445 tackles * 50 PBU * 14 INT * 5 TD score * 5X Pro Bowler * 3X First Team All Pro More importantly: a cancer survivor who returned to the field and inspired countless people along the way.

Berry would be a nice fit for the Dallas Cowboys' defense to pair with Xavier Woods. However, the front office has already passed on many available safeties. For Berry to come to Dallas, the price would have to be right. It's tough to imagine where Berry's value would land in such a busy safety market. Both Landon Collins and Earl Thomas have signed big time contracts.

Age and injury history could be factors that drop Berry's price to a number that the front office would be interested in. I honestly would be surprised if he got top money today. A contract with little guaranteed money could get the Cowboys involved.

mike fisher ✭ on Twitter

Chiefs cut S Eric Berry. I'm told #Cowboys will investigate ... but recent serious health issues and inactivity - Berry is great story as a cancer survivor - mean LOTS of research is merited.

Mike Fisher took to Twitter to say the Cowboys will investigate the newest safety in the market.

The Cowboys have already seen Earl Thomas and others sign contracts elsewhere and while their free agency philosophy is clear at the moment, I believe it'd be a mistake to leave the need for a safety unattended until late April. There are quite a few options out there the team should explore.

Whether it's Eric Berry or another player such as Tre Boston, Andrew Sendejo or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, the Cowboys should sign a starting safety and leave the draft picks for other positions.

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