Jeff Zelevansky/Getty ImagesApproximately 250,000 fans showed up in downtown Philadelphia to attend the 2017 NFL draft.

After Philadelphia hosted a record crowd of 250,000 at last year's NFL draft, the Cowboys have high expectations for this year's event in April.
AP Photo/David GoldmanThe 11 Pro Bowl appearances of Jason Witten -- a third-round pick in 2003 -- are tied for most in Cowboys history.

Free agency will add to the list, but Tom Brady and Terrell Suggs are the only players under contract who have been in the league longer than Witten.
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Stephen A. Smith backs former Dallas DE Charles Haley who labeled the current Cowboys team as a losers.

Ultimate '00s trivia

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As "We Love the '00s Week" winds down here at ESPN.com, it's time for me to fulfill my resident triviologist duties and present The Ultimate '00s Trivia Quiz. Good luck!

1. Four players averaged 30 homers and 100 RBIs in the '00s but never won an MVP award. Can you name them?

2. Can you name the five players who played in all 10 seasons of the '00s and averaged 100 runs a season?
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Stephen A. Smith weighs Dez Bryant's production against the $16 million cap hit the Cowboys would endure if the WR refuses to take a pay cut.

Former Cowboys fullback Lincoln Coleman, 48, has been located and is safe after being reported missing since Friday, the Dallas Police Department said Tuesday.

Coleman was described as having diminished mental capacity and could be in need of medical assistance, a police bulletin said during the search.

Coleman played only 18 games over a four-year NFL career but earned a Super Bowl ring with Dallas in 1994, when the Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills 30-13 in Super Bowl XXVIII.

Coleman developed a substance abuse problem, however, and was not re-signed after the 1994 season. He signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons but never played. When his NFL career ended, Coleman spent four years in the Arena Football League. He went on to coach high school football in Michigan and Texas.

Six years ago, Coleman entered a Florida treatment center to try to kick the cocaine and alcohol addictions that shortened his career. He returned to Dallas and began a nonprofit to help addicts.

Coleman went missing in May 2017 as well. He had been living with his mother in Dallas, and she called police to assist in finding him. Coleman returned after seeing his photo on local TV. He told reporters he had been experiencing some struggles and was staying at a homeless shelter.


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Kirby Lee/USA TODAY SportsAfter spending the last two seasons at safety, Byron Jones might be switched back to cornerback, where he played as a rookie.

If the Cowboys switch Byron Jones from safety to corner, they should let the move play out to see what role suits him best.

The Dallas Police Department has asked for help from the public in locating former Dallas Cowboys fullback Lincoln Coleman, 48, who has been missing since Friday. Coleman was described as having diminished mental capacity and could be in need of medical assistance, a bulletin from the Dallas Police Department said.

Coleman played only 18 games over a four-year NFL career but earned a Super Bowl ring with Dallas in 1994, when the Cowboys beat the Bills 30-13 in Super Bowl XXVIII. 

Coleman developed a substance abuse problem, however, and was not re-signed after the 1994 season. He signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons but never played. When his NFL career ended, Coleman spent four years in the Arena Football League. He went on to coach high school football in Michigan and Texas.

Six years ago, Coleman entered a Florida treatment center to try to kick the cocaine and alcohol addictions that shortened his career. He returned to Dallas and began a non-profit to help addicts.

Coleman went missing back in May 2017 as well. He had been living with his mother in Dallas, and she called police to assist in finding him. Coleman returned after seeing his photo on local TV. He told reporters he had been having some struggles and was staying at a homeless shelter.

Police said Coleman was last seen at about 4 p.m. Friday, in a silver Ford SUV. They asked that anyone with information contact the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit.


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The going rate for quarterbacks is at a sky-high level, meaning it behooves the Cowboys and Dak Prescott under his rookie contract to succeed now.

Jim Garrett, a longtime scout and NFL assistant coach and the father of Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, has died, the Cowboys said Friday.

Garrett was 87.

From 1987 to 2004, Jim Garrett was a scout for the Cowboys, working with coaches Tom Landry, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Chan Gailey, Dave Campo and Bill Parcells. He championed Randy Moss during the draft process in 1998, only to see the Cowboys pass on the future Hall of Fame receiver because of character concerns.

Since 2012, Jim Garrett battled the effects of a stroke. Before the stroke, he ran every day for more than 30 years, a sign of perseverance that many around the NFL marveled at for years and his sons used as motivation.

Jim Garrett entered the NFL as an assistant coach with the New York Giants in 1970. He spent two years with the New Orleans Saints (1976-77) and had a seven-year run with the Cleveland Browns as running backs coach. In 1974, he was the head coach of the Houston Texans of the World Football League. He also served as head coach at Coast Guard, Lehigh, Susquehanna and Columbia.

His sons, Jim, John, Jason and Judd, became coaches at different levels.

At one point, John, Jason and Judd were all working in the Cowboys' organization as a coach or scout. Jason is entering his eighth full season as the Cowboys' head coach. John, who coached tight ends with the Cowboys, is entering his second season as head coach at Lafayette. Judd is an advance scout with the Cowboys.


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Over the next two weeks, I'm going to preview the beginning of each team's offseason by identifying the first five things it should do during this downtime. I'll hit the NFC this week and the AFC next week. Here's the schedule for the week ahead:

Monday, Feb. 12: NFC East

Tuesday, Feb. 13: NFC North

Wednesday, Feb. 14: NFC South

Thursday, Feb. 15: NFC West

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NFC West: Cardinals | Rams | 49ers | Seahawks

NFC South: Falcons | Panthers | Saints | Buccaneers

NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC East: Cowboys | Giants | Eagles | Washington

NFC West

Let's address the NFC West (in alphabetical order), where the Rams made one of the most unexpected divisional title runs in recent memory in 2017. With the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo in San Francisco, this suddenly appears to be one of the toughest divisions in football again, and it will only get more difficult if Arizona finds a quarterback:



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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsDeMarcus Ware said that after announcing his retirement last year, three teams called about getting him to keep playing.

DeMarcus Ware, who was named a draft ambassador by the Cowboys on Thursday, talked about "really making an impact this year" with his former team.
Andy Lewis/Icon SportswireTaco Charlton had three sacks in the season's final half, whetting the Cowboys' appetite for 2018.

Cowboys fans were questioning Taco Charlton after the first-round pick had a slow start to his rookie season, but he showed promise down the stretch.
Elsa/Getty ImagesThe Cowboys are banking on a big improvement from the likes of Dak Prescott if they want to get past the likes of the Eagles to reach the Super Bowl.

The Cowboys are banking on a big improvement from the likes of Dak Prescott if they want to get past the likes of the Eagles to reach the Super Bowl.

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