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Past articles by Jon:

5 training camp storylines to follow as Cowboys try to end Super Bowl drought

The Cowboys head to training camp with big expectations for the season. Ever since their loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of... → Read More

Why wide receiver is the Cowboys' most interesting position group heading into training camp

Jon Machota, Cowboys beat writer for and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently.... → Read More

'He truly is chasing greatness': As contract extension looms, Dak Prescott has put together his best offseason yet

FRISCO - Regular season predictions shouldn't be based solely off watching three organized team activity practices and three days of minicamp.But... → Read More

The most important play from the Dallas Cowboys' first minicamp practice

FRISCO -- Some of the best throws Dak Prescott has made as the Cowboys quarterback have come when a play has broken down.That was again on display... → Read More

The 'most improved' Cowboys player who stood out on final day of OTAs

FRISCO -- Reggie Davis picked a good time to have his best day of organized team activities.The third-year wide receiver out of Georgia stood out... → Read More

This was the most impressive aspect of the Cowboys' Wednesday OTA practice

FRISCO -- The most impressive aspect of the Cowboys' Wednesday OTA practice was that the deep ball was working for the first-team offense.Dak... → Read More

Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown talked to Ezekiel Elliott about the Vegas incident: 'We all make mistakes'

FRISCO -- Ezekiel Elliott declined to speak with reporters during the three days of media availability over the last three weeks of organized team... → Read More

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott explains how

FRISCO -- Last Wednesday marked 1,000 days since Tony Romo suffered a compression fracture in his L1 vertebra and Dak Prescott became the Cowboys'... → Read More

3 key traits Dak Prescott possesses that make Cowboys believe they have their franchise QB

Is Dak Prescott everything a team wants in its franchise quarterback?Machota: Every quarterback has flaws. Dak obviously has areas where he needs... → Read More

Cowboys or bust? Jason Witten doesn't know if he could see himself in another uniform

FRISCO -- Jason Witten knew early on in the offseason that he had a chance to return to play his 16th season with the Cowboys.But what if that... → Read More

Jason Witten expects new contracts for Dak, Zeke and Amari; Cowboys are 'extremely loyal to signing their own'

FRISCO -- Dak Prescott is aware that Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is heading into the final year of his contract.The fourth-year quarterback says... → Read More

Why you shouldn't expect to see a prominent free agent, like Gerald McCoy, on the Cowboys' roster

The second week of organized team activities are under way as the NFL offseason rolls along for the Cowboys. In this week's installment of the... → Read More

Kris Richard 'pleased' with how the Cowboys are 'building the stable' at cornerback

Cornerback wasn't one of the Cowboys' biggest needs entering the offseason.They have the top four players on their depth chart all returning. But... → Read More

3 new Dallas Cowboys offensive weapons who have turned heads during OTAs

FRISCO -- It was only organized team activities. Players were in helmets but not pads. No one was being tackled to the ground.But Wednesday's OTA... → Read More

Dak Prescott on being mentioned in Post Malone's hit song: 'I might need to get Post to write ... Super Bowl songs'

FRISCO -- Dak Prescott doesn't recall exactly where he was when he first heard the song. He has listened to it too many times to remember.Post... → Read More

'It's one from each side': Contract talks between Dak Prescott and Cowboys are progressing

FRISCO -- Contract talks between the Cowboys and Dak Prescott have progressed.Dallas made the first offer. Prescott said Wednesday that his... → Read More

LB Leighton Vander Esch dealing with 'pelvic issue,' is among Cowboys not participating in OTAs

Leighton Vander Esch is among the Dallas Cowboys players not participating in organized team activities Wednesday, head coach Jason Garrett... → Read More

3 things to know about new QB coach Jon Kitna, including which mentors had the biggest impact on his career

The Cowboys are adding an experienced veteran to their quarterback room. Former Cowboy Jon Kitna has agreed to join the staff as quarterbacks... → Read More

The 2 keywords Kellen Moore uses that describe his approach as new Cowboys offensive coordinator

FRISCO -- Kellen Moore isn't exactly known for being loquacious. He laughed on Saturday when responding to a question about the differences of... → Read More

Cowboys' plan: Get other running backs involved so Ezekiel Elliott can be fresh for playoff run

FRISCO -- The Cowboys would like to reduce some of Ezekiel Elliott's workload.The two-time rushing champion had 304 carries last season, which was... → Read More