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8-8, 2nd in NFC East
Cowboys reunite Zuerlein to sure up kicking game (0:59)
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Source: Cowboys reach deals with Zuerlein, Poe

Greg Zuerlein, who has converted 201 of 245 field goal attempts in the regular season (82%) and is 264-of-270 on extra-point attempts since he entered the NFL in 2012, has agreed to a three-year deal with the Cowboys, sources told ESPN.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have finalized an agreement with veteran DT Dontari Poe on a two-year deal, according to a source. The financial particulars were agreed to on Monday but there had been a holdup on language. Poe, who turns 30 in August, needs to take a physical but his addition is a sure sign that the defense will change in 2020. In the past, the Cowboys wanted smaller, quicker defensive tackles, but at 346 pounds he is a true nose tackle.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

A source has confirmed the Cowboys have agreed to a deal with kicker Greg Zuerlein, reuniting the kicker with his special teams coach from the Los Angeles Rams, John Fassel. Zuerlein has made 82 percent of his kicks in his career but missed nine (24 of 33) last season. He is the third kicker on the current roster with Kai Forbath, who made all 10 of his attempts with Dallas last season, and Tristan Vizcaino.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Of the Cowboys' 30 unrestricted and restricted free agents or players not tendered or did not have an option picked up, only six do not have contracts presently: wide receiver Tavon Austin, defensive lineman Michael Bennett, safety Kavon Frazier, defensive tackle Christian Covington, linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong and linebacker Malcolm Smith.

Stephen A. gives Dak advice with contract negotiations (1:11)
Why Dak Prescott doesn't want a long-term deal with Dallas (0:50)
What's holding up Prescott's contract negotiations? (1:37)
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Source: Cowboys, Dak have returned to table

The Dallas Cowboys have resumed contract negotiations with Dak Prescott for the first time since the team used the exclusive franchise tag on the quarterback earlier this month, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Having signed Blake Jarwin to a four-year contract and lost Jason Witten to the Las Vegas Raiders, the Cowboys have reached an agreement on a deal with tight end Blake Bell, who caught eight passes for 67 yards for Kansas City last season, according to a source. Bell is known mostly as a blocker with just 38 catches for 424 yards in his career, but he did catch a pass in the Chiefs' Super Bowl LIV win. Bell will join a tight end group that includes Jarwin, Dalton Schultz and Cole Hikutini.

Frederick's retirement a big loss for Cowboys (1:50)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

As to how to replace a retiring Travis Frederick, the Cowboys re-signed Joe Looney last week and have Adam Redmond under contract. Last year's third-round pick, Connor McGovern, started at center for Penn State in 2017, and the 2017 second-round pick, Connor Williams, who has started the last two years at left guard, could be an option.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Lee on Travis Frederick's retirement: "Travis is an incredible player, teammate and leader, who inspired us with his work ethic and perseverance, especially after knowing what he went through in 2018. To go from having trouble walking to the Pro Bowler he is, was just incredible to watch …. I'll miss him in the locker room and competing against him in practice, but I know he's excited for what's next in his life and I'm happy for him."

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Cowboys OL Frederick, 29, announces retirement

Cowboys center Travis Frederick, a five-time Pro Bowler who was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome in 2018, announced Monday that he is retiring from the NFL at the age of 29.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Numerous times Travis Frederick said he did not want to return to the field just to play. He wanted to be the same player he had been. In announcing his retirement he said, “Each day I faced a struggle: I could no longer perform at my highest level. Playing “well” is not what I expect of myself and is not what my teammates deserve. Because of this, I know my days as a football player are done. I am proud of what I have accomplished in my career, and I walk away with my head held high.”

Cowboys accomplished early free agency goals, looking ahead to draft (1:03)
Why the Cowboys are hopeful for Gregory's reinstatement (0:51)

Team Stats

Passing Yards296.92nd
Rushing Yards134.65th
Points For27.16th
Points Against20.1