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10-6, 1st in NFC East

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Quinn and Eric Berry have concluded their visits with the Cowboys without any deals pending. Quinn is scheduled to visit with the New Orleans Saints, while Berry is looking at other options as well. The Cowboys and Miami Dolphins have had discussions regarding a trade for Quinn, according to sources, but nothing appears imminent.

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Cowboys agree to 1-year deal with WR Cobb

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb, filling a need after the team lost slot receiver Cole Beasley in free agency.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With veteran receiver Randall Cobb coming to terms on a one-year deal , the Cowboys have filled their slot receiver need with Cole Beasley's departure to Buffalo last week. Cobb has been a reliable player in his career but he missed games in each of the last three seasons with injuries. The spot might be a little crowded with Cobb joining Allen Hurns and Tavon Austin as potential slot players but the Cowboys will not see it as a must to address receiver in the draft.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have signed long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur to a one-year deal worth $1.03 million and $90,000 in bonus money, but he will count $735,000 against the cap. This will be Ladouceur's 15th season with the Cowboys, tying Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Mark Tuinei and Bill Bates for the second-longest service in franchise history. He has played in 221 games, which is third-most in team history behind Jason Witten (236) and Jones (224). Ladouceur turned 38 last week. Witten will play his 16th season with the Cowboys after ending his retirement earlier in the month.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Quinn is visiting the Star today with the Cowboys and Miami Dolphins engaged in trade talks for the veteran pass rusher, according to multiple sources, confirming an NFL Network report. Quinn had 6.5 sacks last season but Miami is changing schemes and in rebuild mode. He is due to make $11.8 million in the final year of his contract but the Cowboys would want to re-work the deal in some manner.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are scheduled to meet with defensive end Malik McDowell on Tuesday, according to sources. A second-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2017, McDowell did not play in a game after a serious ATV accident not long after he was drafted. The Seahawks released McDowell earlier this month.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys will visit with free-agent safety Eric Berry on Tuesday, according to multiple sources. Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs released the five-time Pro Bowler. The Cowboys did not get into the bidding for Earl Thomas, who opted to sign with the Baltimore Ravens on a four-year, $55 million deal that guaranteed him $32 million. Berry, 30, has played in just three games the last two seasons because of Achilles' injuries. When healthy, Berry has been among the NFL's best safeties and considered among the best leaders. The Cowboys met with free agent safety Clayton Geathers on Monday as well.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have signed their second defensive linemen in free agency with Kerry Hyder signing a one-year deal on Monday. Hyder had a breakout eight-sack season in 2016 with the Detroit Lions but tore his Achilles and missed the 2017 season. He played in seven games in 2018 with one sack. The Cowboys added defensive tackle Christian Covington last week on a one-year deal. Hyder can play defensive end as well as the under tackle spot.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are hosting free-agent wide receiver Randall Cobb at The Star today, according to a source. With the departure of Cole Beasley, the Cowboys are looking for help at slot receiver and Cobb can also play on the outside. In eight years in Green Bay, he had 470 catches for 5,524 yards and 44 touchdowns. He turns 29 in August.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

A breakdown of Cameron Fleming's two-year deal with the Cowboys: 2019 Signing bonus: $1.5 million Base salary: $1 million 46-man roster bonuses: $500,000 Cap number: $2.25 million 60 percent play-time: $300,000 70 percent play-time: $600,000 80 percent play-time: $1 million 2020 (team option) Base salary: $4 million 46-man roster bonuses: $500,000 2020 cap number: $5.25 million

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have lost their third starter/contributor so far in free agency with tight end Geoff Swaim signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Considering the return of Jason Witten and the growth of Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz, the departure is not a surprise. Swaim had 26 catches for 242 yards and a touchdown before a wrist injury ended his 2018 season after nine games

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

A breakdown of Christian Covington's one-year deal with the Cowboys: Signing bonus: $500,000 Base salary: $1 million 46-man roster bonuses: $250,000 Cap number: $1.6875 million 55 percent play-time: $125,000 65 percent play-time: $250,000 75 percent play-time: $500,000 Four sacks: 125,000 Six sacks: $250,000 Base value: $1.75 million Max value: $2.5 million

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Cole Beasley, who chose to sign a four-year, $29 million deal with Buffalo after considering offers from Dallas and New England, stuck by his tweet in January that Dallas' front office "pushes who they want to get the ball to." Said Beasley in his introductory news conference Thursday: "That was just me answering a question honestly that a fan asked me. I still feel like it's the truth. Maybe I shouldn't have said it just because of the attention it brought. I'm not a guy that wants or needs a ton of attention. I also got to understand where I'm at professionally."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills WR Cole Beasley, in his introductory news conference Thursday, said his decision as a free agent came down to Buffalo, New England and Dallas. "Really I just wanted to be in a place where I had more opportunities, and this seemed like the place to be," Beasley said. He signed a four-year, $29 million contract with Buffalo with $10.7 million fully guaranteed. "[Opportunities] are the main reason why I came here," Beasley said. "Money is important, but I just wanted opportunities. I felt like I could do more."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Something that will not make Cowboys fans feel better about their team's start to free agency, but: Since 2011, the Cowboys have the most NFC East titles (three) and the fewest last-place finishes in the division (one). The Eagles, of course, have a Super Bowl in that span, which trumps all, but the Cowboys have been in contention for the playoffs every year but one (2015). In a town where Super Bowls matter that is not enough, but it is not nothing either.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Having lost Cole Beasley to the Buffalo Bills, the Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with Tavon Austin, according to sources. Austin could see more time in the slot as Beasley's successor with Allen Hurns and Amari Cooper. Austin's first season with the Cowboys did not go as planned with just eight catches for 140 yards in part because of a groin injury that caused him to miss nine games. Austin can play multiple spots, including running back, which could help new coordinator Kellen Moore be more varied in the attack.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with defensive tackle Christian Covington, a source confirmed an Adam Caplan report. Covington, who had a career-high 3.5 sacks in 2018 for the Houston Texans, can play both interior defensive line spots and he gives the Cowboys more pass rush inside. With David Irving not returning and Caraun Reid not expected back, Covington can be a big part of the rotation.

Team Stats

Passing Yards221.123rd
Rushing Yards122.710th
Points For21.222nd
Points Against20.36th