Cowboys Links: Hatcher, Murray, Smith

Having signed in the offseason with the Redskins, defensive lineman Jason Hatcher is now a member of the NFC East’s last-place team, rather than the 5-1 Cowboys. However, as Tarik El-Bashir of details, Hatcher has no regrets about leaving Dallas for Washington.

“Not at all,” Hatcher said. “I don’t really pay attention to them, man. I got a job to do. Those guys, they’re playing some great ball over there. But at the end of the day, I’ve got to come over here and be who I am.”

Let’s round up a few more Cowboys-related links….

  • DeMarco Murray‘s incredible performance so far this season is likely increasing his value and making it harder for the Cowboys to lock him up as he approaches free agency, but executive VP Stephen Jones is just fine with that, according to Todd Archer of In fact, Jones would be happy if more players in similar situations make things hard on the Cowboys. “I hope we have our work cut out for us in the offseason, and that we’re coming off a big year and two or three of the players that are up for contract have great years,” Jones said. “That’ll be a good problem to have.”
  • Jason Fitzgerald of Over the Cap takes an interesting, in-depth look at Murray’s upcoming free agency, which he believes will be crucial for the future of the running back position.
  • Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith, the NFC reigning offensive player of the week, does not have a high ankle sprain, and could be available to play in Week 7, tweets Jason La Canfora of
  • A lawsuit filed against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones by former stripper Jana Weckerly has been dismissed, writes Archer at “Ms. Weckerly’s allegations were false,” said Jones’ attorney Levi McCathern. “This case is over.”
  • Earlier today, I asked which of the NFL’s 5-1 teams is the strongest Super Bowl contender, and so far the Cowboys are running last, behind the Chargers and Eagles, respectively.
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