Complete Cowboys' Personnel Update

Quarterback Clint Stoerner and running back Michael Wiley signed their restricted free-agent tenders of $605,000, leaving cornerback Mario Edwards as the lone restricted free agent unsigned. Edwards would like to return to the Cowboys but is also anticipating offers from other teams.

-- With the Cowboys considering drafting a cornerback in the first round, there is a good chance Edwards could be a backup in 2003. He would like a situation where he can start if at all possible. Edwards visited St. Louis April 4.

-- Running back Troy Hambrick, receiver Ken-Yon Rambo and guard Ross Tucker signed their exclusive rights tenders with the Cowboys last week. Hambrick will get 450,000 in 2003 along with an opportunity to replace Emmitt Smith in the starting lineup. Rambo and Tucker will get $300,000 next season.

-- Free agent cornerback Kenny Wright spurned an offer from the Cowboys to re-sign with the Houston Texans.

The Cowboys were hoping to further solidify their depleted cornerback corps by signing Wright -- though it's a position they plan to heavily address in the NFL draft, perhaps with Kansas State's Terence Newman with the fifth overall pick.

They have only four cornerbacks on the roster, including Derek Ross, Pete Hunter, Markese Fitzgerald and Donald Mitchell. Mario Edwards, who started alongside Ross last year, is a restricted free agent.

NEEDS/DRAFT PRIORITIES: QB -- Bill Parcells wants a veteran quarterback to lead his team. He also wants options other than Chad Hutchinson and Quincy Carter. The main target of these rumors continues to be either Vinny Testaverde or Brian Griese.

CB -- The Cowboys only have three cornerbacks under contract, second-year players Derek Ross and Pete Hunter and the recently-signed Donald Mitchell. Mario Edwards, who started the past two years, is a restricted free agent. However, he might be best suited as a nickel corner.



UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: TE Mike Lucky (the Cowboys want to re-sign and will consider moving him to tackle); DT Michael Myers (will not return because Cowboys have no interest); OT Solomon Page (will not be re-signed because of attitude issues); WR Darnay Scott (was a Bruce Coslet signee and will not return); DE Peppi Zellner (Cowboys have no interest in end who had no sacks in 2003).

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers): CB Jermaine Jones (not tendered as ERFA); WR Anthony Lucas (not tendered as ERFA). RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Mario Edwards (tendered at $605,000 with 6th-round pick as compensation; will likely be nickel back if he returns); QB Clint Stoerner (tendered at $605,000 with no compensation; he will also be hard-pressed to make the roster next season if the Cowboys bring in a veteran starter).

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: RB Woody Dantzler (tendered at $300,000).

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED: OT Flozell Adams (UFA; $25M/5 yrs, $5M SB; 2003 cap: $2.5M); LB Jamal Brooks (Potential ERFA; $300,000/1 yr); OG Dan Collins (Potential ERFA; $225,000/1 yr); PK Billy Cundiff (Potential ERFA; 300,000/1 yr); SS Keith Davis (ERFA; $300,000/1 yr); DT Demetric Evans (Potential ERFA; $375,000/1 yr); P Filip Filopovic (ERFA; $300,000/1 yr); RB Troy Hambrick (ERFA; $450,000/1 yr); LB Louis Mackey (ERFA; $300,000/1 yr); WR Ken-Yon Rambo (ERFA; $375,000/1 yr); RB Michael Wiley (RFA; $605,000/1 yr); SS Lynn Scott (ERFA; $375,000/1 yr); WR Reggie Swinton (ERFA; $375,000/1 yr); OG Ross Tucker (ERFA; $375,000/1 yr); DE Colston Weatherington (ERFA; $300,000/1 yr); TE James Whalen (Potential ERFA; $375,000/1 yr); WR Randal Williams (Potential ERFA; $375,000/1 yr).

PLAYERS ACQUIRED: FB Richie Anderson (UFA Jets; $3.08M/3 yrs, $800,000 SB; 2003 cap: $1.022M); TE Dan Campbell (UFA Giants; $4M/3 yrs, $1.47M SB; 2003 cap: $1.024M); WR Terry Glenn (Trade Packers); P Toby Gowin (UFA Saints; $3.889M/5 yrs, $500,000 SB; 2003 cap: $634,000); CB Donald Mitchell (UFA Titans; $2.6M/3 yrs, $675,000 SB); LB Al Singleton (UFA Buccaneers; terms unknown); OT Ryan Young (UFA Texans; $6.5M/3 yrs; $2M SB; 2003 cap: $1.2M).

PLAYERS LOST: CB Dwayne Goodrich (cut); WR Raghib Ismail (cut); LB Kevin Hardy (UFA Bengals; $14.4/4 yrs, $3.5M SB); OG Jeremy McKinney (cut); DT Brandon Noble (UFA Redskins; $6.53M/4 yrs, $1.8M SB); RB Emmitt Smith (cut); FB Robert Thomas (cut). MEDICAL WATCH: No updates.

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