The man credited with designing the famed blue star logo of the Dallas Cowboys has died.The Cowboys say Jack Eskridge died Monday at a Valley Falls, Kan., hospital. The funeral for the 89-year-old former Cowboys equipment manager is scheduled for today in Independence, Mo.Eskridge was one of coach Tom Landry's first hires in 1959, the year before the Cowboys' debut season. Eskridge designed the white-bordered blue star used after the Cowboys began with a white star. Eskridge remained with the Cowboys until 1973.Star players cutDefensive back Charles Woodson and defensive end Dwight Freeney are headed to the open market.The Green Bay Packers released Woodson, the 2009 defensive player of the year, who earned four Pro Bowl selections during his seven seasons with the Packers and four in eight seasons with Oakland. In 1997 at Michigan, he became the only defensive player ever to win the Heisman Trophy.Freeney had 107.5 sacks and earned seven Pro Bowl honors and three All Pro awards in 11 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.Briefly Broncos: All Pro left tackle Ryan Clady could get the team's franchise tag, set at just under $10 million, as early as Tuesday while the team tries to work out a multiyear extension. Clady rejected a five-year, $50 million offer last summer. Bills: Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was re-signed to a one-year contract. Rams: Receiver Titus Young was cut less than two weeks after being claimed off waivers. Coach Jeff Fisher called Young "not the best option" for the Rams. Salary: Commissioner Roger Goodell was paid nearly $30 million last season, nearly tripling his 2011 earnings, according to Sports Business Daily.