Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: Farmer Signs, Rookie Salaries, McClain Arrest


In Wednesday’s edition of our Morning Links, more information tumbles in about a particular free agent rookie wide out. Middle linebacker Rolando McClain is now out of trouble, find out how much each rookie will get paid, and find out which free agent running back says he would love to come to Dallas. All that and more as we dive in to the best Cowboys news from around the web.

Cowboys give undrafted George Farmer a $55,000 guarantee by Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk

"“Former USC wide receiver George Farmer went undrafted last week, but he made out OK anyway. Farmer is signing with the Cowboys and will get $55,000 guaranteed, according to Field Yates of ESPN. That’s a very rare, and very hefty, guarantee for an undrafted rookie. Presumably, the Cowboys had to guarantee Farmer that much money because he had several suitors as an undrafted free agent…”"

Charges dropped against Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain from a 2013 arrest by Rainer Sabin of The Dallas Morning News

"“Charges from the 2013 arrest of Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain will be dismissed after the lead prosecutor filed a motion earlier this week, telling an Alabama judge she didn’t want to proceed with the case. Last July, not long after joining the Cowboys, McClain was sentenced to 18 days in jail upon being found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. McClain appealed the verdict and a trial was scheduled to take place May 18 in Morgan County Circuit Court…”"

Cowboys’ rookie pool set by Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com

"“The Dallas Cowboys’ rookie pool has been set at $5,234,891 for their eight draft picks. The Cowboys have roughly $12.8 million in cap room overall, but much of that space is designate for Greg Hardy’s per-game roster bonuses and will adjust pending the outcome of his appeal of the 10-game suspension. From a cap perspective, the Cowboys’ draft picks should count about $1.4 million against the salary cap when the top 53 players are counted…”"

Baldinger: Cowboys will miss playoffs, regret passing on RB by Bryan Fischer of NFL.com

"“We all have our regrets, and when it comes to the NFL draft, all 32 franchises have made some picks that they certainly would love to take back. Following the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, though, NFL Media analyst Brian Baldinger thinks one team in particular — the Dallas Cowboys — should be kicking itself for a missed opportunity. “With a third-round pick, I was praying they would go get a running back because that running back room can’t replace what they lost when DeMarco Murray left (for the Philadelphia Eagles). There were (11) running backs drafted from No. 91 on down, guys like Buck Allen and Jay Ajayi…”"

Former 2,000-yard rusher Chris Johnson believes he’d fit well in Dallas; ‘Cowboys, come holler at me’ by the Dallas Morning News Staff

"“The Cowboys declined to pick a running back in the recent NFL draft, electing to enter 2015 with the current stable of backs to replace the departed DeMarco Murray. While the team appears comfortable with the likes of Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said it won’t necessarily stay that way. So who might the Cowboys bring in to supply reinforcements? One veteran back is already lobbying his services. Former 2,000-yard rusher Chris Johnson would like the opportunity to play for the Cowboys and run behind one of the NFL’s top offensive lines….”"

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