Tuesday sports update, 3/15

The NFL and the NFL Players Association are close to a reaching a deal which would remove Commissioner Roger Goodell’s ability to punish players for off-field incidents.

Goodell has been involved in a number of high profile cases where players have had to sue to get a neutral third party to decide their punishments. This deal would make it so that happened automatically as long as the violation happened away from the football field.

The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed cornerback Morris Claiborne to a one-year deal and have also restructured offensive tackle Tyron Smith’s deal freeing up more than $7 million in cap space. Moves like that are usually followed by a free agent signing. A name to look out for is former Los Angeles Rams defensive end Chris Long.

(Compiled by Brice Marcum)