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9-7, 2nd in NFC East

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the passing of Tom Benson: "Tom was a friend and an ally, and I admired him greatly. He was a proud Texan, who also embraced his leadership role in the State of Louisiana. His spirit and competitiveness were a perfect fit for all Saints fans and the City of New Orleans. Tom was not only a great and generous owner, but he was also a very productive contributor to the National Football League. He was astute, exceptionally smart and an accomplished sportsman and businessman. His marketing and finance expertise guided the League's Finance Committee for years. He pumped life and enthusiasm into a community and a franchise that had no winning seasons before he became involved, and he brought them a championship and a great sense of pride that will be felt for years to come. Our thoughts go out to his family and all of the lives that he touched. This is a sad day for the NFL."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cornerback Anthony Brown and quarterback Dak Prescott cashed in most among the Cowboys in the NFL's performance-based pay systems. Brown, a sixth-round pick in 2016, collected an extra $437,690.49 and Prescott, a fourth-rounder in 2016, collected $401,006.25. Those were the fourth and ninth highest totals in the league.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have placed the $2.91 million second-round tender on restricted free agent defensive linemen David Irving. The team contemplated using the first-rounder tender at $4.1 million but opted for the lower tag. A team would have to give up a second round pick if they sign Irving to a long-term deal that Cowboys wouldn't match.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Top 10 NFL players in performance-based pay, as announced by the league Wednesday: 1. TEN OG Quinton Spain, $489,782.35 2. ATL OG Wes Schweitzer, $466,065.26 3. PHI CB Jalen Mills, $457,440.17 4. DAL CB Anthony Brown, $437,690.49 5. TEN S Kevin Byard, $433,655.02 6. AZ OT John Wetzel, $411,753.72 7. CAR OT Daryl Williams, $405,427.07 8. LAC Trevor Williams, $404,111.25 9. DAL QB Dak Prescott, $401,006.25 10. NE OG Shaq Mason, $399,639.55

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs are also expected to sign linebacker Anthony Hitchens when free agency opens. The former Hawkeye has the physicality to win versus the run game and his athleticism jumps on film. Hitchens can track the ball in space. This is a plus-move for Kansas City to land a linebacker in his prime years with a versatile skill set.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Told the Cowboys were on the Sammy Watkins' trail but not at the reported $16 million average. Cowboys hoped pairing Watkins with former position coach in Buffalo, Sanjay Lal, would help their chances. We'll see if that was their one swing for the fences in free agency.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are expected to extend David Irving's restricted free agent tender on Tuesday. The team is considering a first- or second-round tag, a difference in cost of $1.2 million. They have until Wednesday to make the tender.

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Source: Cowboys' Scandrick requests release

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick has requested his release from the Dallas Cowboys, a source told ESPN, with free agency set to begin Wednesday.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has requested his release from the team, according to a source. Scandrick hopes to get into the free-agent market when it opens Wednesday. Cowboys seem to have moved on at corner with Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, Xavier Woods and moving Byron Jones there, too.

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Biggest holes for all 32 NFL teams

The Patriots need help in the front seven. The Cowboys need help in the secondary -- again. The Eagles? It's hard to find a weakness ... but Football Outsiders did. Here's the biggest issue for every team heading into free agency and the draft.

Team Stats

Passing Yards196.326th
Rushing Yards135.62nd
Points For22.114th
Points Against20.8Tied-13th