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2018 Schedule
10-6, 1st in NFC East

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Leighton Vander Esch will replace Luke Kuechly at the Pro Bowl, becoming the first Cowboys rookie defender to play in the all-star game since Everson Walls in 1981. Vander Esch led the Cowboys with 176 tackles, according to the coaches' breakdown, which is the most by a rookie in team history. He also had three tackles for loss, five quarterback pressures, two interceptions and six pass deflections. He will join teammates Ezekiel Elliott, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, Byron Jones and DeMarcus Lawrence and the coaches in Orlando, although Martin is likely to skip the game because of a knee injury that bothered him most of the season.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

According to multiple sources, Marc Colombo signed a new deal to be the Cowboys offensive line coach in 2019. He took over on an interim basis for Paul Alexander after seven games in 2018 and had to work around injuries to Pro Bowlers Tyron Smith and Zack Martin in the second half of the season, as well as not having Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick all season. The Cowboys could have faced competition for Colombo with his former Boston College teammate, Brian Flores, expected to be named head coach of the Miami Dolphins whenever the New England Patriots' season ends.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys can go about extending the contracts of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott or the first time this offseason. Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Jones said he wants Prescott, “short term and long term.” Regarding Elliott, he said, “it would be madness to think any differently.” He has the same feelings about DeMarcus Lawrence, Byron Jones and others. “Now getting there, hell, I want a bigger boat,” Jones said. “The bottomline is there's a whole bunch of stuff that you want … Do you have the resources or do you have the means or do you have the plan to get there?”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

If there's any question about Jason Garrett's future with Cowboys, Jerry Jones ended that, while speaking on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday. “If Jason Garrett was on the market two weeks ago, he would've had five offers for head coach," Jones said. "I know that. And so you've got to look at what your alternative is.”

Shaq prank calls Stephen A. Smith as 'Tex Johnson' (1:35)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Away from the cameras, Jason Garrett reiterated his stance that he does not anticipate significant changes on the coaching staff, but acknowledged there have not been any discussions with the coaches or the front office. He was asked if he has final authority on the staff and said, “Like with everything they're all collaborative decisions. I do not own the team. Jerry Jones owns the team. Ultimately, he has final say over everything we do here. But I do believe our relationship is very collaborative. I have a tremendous amount of faith and trust in him and hopefully he has the same for me.”

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Barnwell Show: Farrar & Nguyen recap NFC playoffs

Bill welcomes Doug Farrar of USA Today to recap the Saints' win over the Eagles in the Divisional Round of the NFL postseason (1:45) as well as Ted Nguyen of The Athletic to recap the Rams' victory over the Cowboys (23:11). Both guests also take a look at what's to come in the NFC Championship, including what level of involvement C.J. Anderson may have and if Drew Brees will have issues finding time in the pocket. Those questions and so much more answered in this NFC-centric show.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis Frederick had shoulder surgery last week to clean up an issue with a labrum problem, but Jason Garrett took that news as a positive that the four-time Pro Bowl center was preparing for a full return in 2019 after missing the 2018 season dealing with the effects of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Frederick's strength and conditioning improved greatly down the stretch and he no longer has any numbness in his legs and hands.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said there have been no talks between the Cowboys and his representatives about a potential contract extension. Garrett is signed through 2019.

Will Cain and Stephen A. go at it about Cowboys (1:11)
Stephen A. trolls Cowboys: 'Really sorry' your season is over (1:41)
Stephen A.: 'The Dallas Cowboys got beat up' (1:53)
Stephen A. not blaming Garrett for Cowboys' loss (1:10)
Rex Ryan could see Cowboys taking a chance on Lincoln Riley (0:45)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said on 105.3 The Fan that offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will return in 2019. "We don't anticipate any significant changes on our staff," Garrett said.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive line coach Marc Colombo has an expiring contract and could be free to go elsewhere. His former Boston College teammate, Brian Flores, is set to become head coach of the Miami Dolphins and could look for Colombo to join him. Colombo took over as the line coach at the midway point of the season and the Cowboys saw improved play up front.

Team Stats

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

2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(19)Leighton Vander EschILBBoise State
2(18)Connor WilliamsOGTexas
3(17)Michael GallupWRColorado State
4(16)Dorance Armstrong Jr.DEKansas
4(37)Dalton SchultzTEStanford
5(34)Mike WhiteQBWestern Kentucky
6(19)Chris CovingtonOLBIndiana
6(34)Cedrick WilsonWRBoise State
7(18)Bo ScarbroughRBAlabama