Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Cowboys Free Up $7M Of Cap Space By Restructuring C Travis Frederick’s Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Todd Archer confirmed Thursday that the Cowboys have officially restructured C Travis Frederick‘s and freed up around $7 million of cap space for the 2018 season. Archer explains that Dallas turned most of Frederick’s $10 million base salary into a signing bonus for the cap room. This move was..." March 22

  • Cowboys sign WR Deonte Thompson to 1-year deal

    ESPN "The Dallas Cowboys have signed wide receiver Deonte Thompson to a one-year deal, it was announced Thursday. A source told ESPN that deal is worth $2.5 million. A source said the addition of Thompson does not close the door on the Cowboys' interest in wide receiver Allen Hurns, who visited..." March 22

  • Linebacker Joe Thomas visiting Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Joe Thomas is visiting the Cowboys. No, not that Joe Thomas. Todd Archer of ESPN reports Dallas will host the former Packers linebacker as it continues a parade of visitors on the second week of free agency. Receivers Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson are among the eight visitors to The Star this..." March 21

  • Dez Bryant utilizing special coach to improve route-running skills

    Sportsnaut "Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant — whose career in Dallas is in limbo — is making some strides towards bettering his physical condition and on-field performance. Bryant is reportedly going to train with personal wide receivers coach David Robinson, who specializes in route-running, according to..." March 21

  • Allen Hurns has to visit the Cowboys instead of the Jets because of NY weather

    CBS Sports "After being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this week, Allen Hurns planned to visit the New York Jets before anyone else. The Jets recently traded up from No. 6 to No. 3 in the draft and look like they're in position to draft a franchise quarterback, and they also signed both Josh..." March 21

  • Ex-NFLers say league is trying to ‘rig’ concussion settlement, dementia claims are going unpaid

    New York Daily News "Victims of NFL concussions are tired of waiting for their money. Frustrated that their clients aren't getting paid fast enough, lawyers for players entitled to a share of the league's billion-dollar class-action concussion settlement said the NFL needs help finding its wallet. Specifically,..." March 21

  • Cowboys won't cut Terrance Williams in 2018, no matter what

    247 Sports "Terrance Williams can empathize with Rodney Dangerfield. The prevailing headlines circling the Dallas Cowboys are anchored in everyone's want of knowing what will happen with wide receiver Dez Bryant, which has temporarily taken the criticisms away from Williams -- who is usually the punching..." March 21

  • Orlando Scandrick on Cowboys releasing him: ‘They gave up on me’

    Larry Brown Sports "Orlando Scandrick spent the first 10 years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys, and it sounds like the defensive back is a little bitter over the way his tenure with the team ended. Scandrick, who signed a two-year deal with the division rival Washington Redskins, told reporters on Tuesday..." March 20

  • West Coast teams want NFL rule limiting early kickoffs

    Pro Football Talk "Teams that play in the Pacific time zone are tired of early kickoffs on the East Coast (and even earlier kickoffs in London), and they want the NFL to limit them. Toward that end, the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals have proposed a rule to be discussed at next week’s league meeting that would..." March 20

  • Spring league Alliance of American Football to launch in 2019 on CBS

    CBS Sports "The XFL, the controversial football league founded by Vince McMahon in 1999 that lasted just one season, is set to return in 2020. But it won't be the only new professional football league -- or even the first to begin play. Charlie Ebersol -- the son of NBC executive Dick Ebersol, McMahon's..." March 20

  • Cowboys need Eric Reid but his anthem protests could cost him — and that's on you

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "No behavior and no amount of money has ever deterred Jerry Jones from signing a single player. But we have found an action so abhorrent that the owner of the Dallas Cowboys will not tolerate. Safety Eric Reid is a player the Cowboys could use, and he will come at a decent price. But he's one of..." March 20

  • NFL VP Troy Vincent confirms changes to NFL catch rule

    ESPN "The NFL's competition committee is expected to propose a new catch rule that would eliminate the "going to the ground" distinction in addition to reinforcing a high standard for overturning calls via replay, league executive vice president Troy Vincent confirmed Tuesday to the Washington..." March 20

  • Raiders Trade FB Jamize Olawale To Cowboys

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have traded fullback Jamize Olawale to the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of tweets. The Raiders will send a sixth-round pick to the Cowboys in the deal in exchange for a fifth-rounder. Olawale was originally signed by Oakland off of Dallas’ practice squad. He has been with the..." March 20

  • Proposed rule could allow officials at NFL office to eject players after instant replay

    Sporting News "Egregious “non-football acts" could be subject for ejection next season even if referees don't call for expulsion on the field. Troy Vincent, executive vice president of football operations, told USA Today Sports on Monday that the league’s competition committee will propose a rule allowing..." March 20

  • Cowboys Strongly Considering Moving La’El Collins Back To Guard

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport mentions that with the Cowboys bringing in free agent offensive tackles LaAdrian Waddle and Cameron Fleming for visits this week (NFLTR), it’s clear that Dallas is “strongly considering” moving La’El Collins back to guard for the 2018 season. The Cowboys took a chance on Collins..." March 19

  • Report: Cowboys showing interest in several free agent WRs

    247 Sports "The Dallas Cowboys have been expectedly quiet in NFL free agency, but that's about to change. They did attempt to break rank from their usually frugal ways in chasing wide receiver Sammy Watkins, but failed to lock him down as the Kansas City Chiefs offered more guaranteed money. That would've..." March 19

  • Orlando Scandrick agrees to 2-year Redskins contract "Orlando Scandrick spent the past decade clashing on-field with the Washington Redskins. Now he's joining them. The 'Skins on Monday landed the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback with a two-year pact worth up to $10 million, a source told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Scandrick joins Washington..." March 19

  • Report: Alfred Morris not expected to re-sign with Cowboys

    247 Sports "Alfred Morris deserves a re-up with the Dallas Cowboys, but it doesn't look like the two will remain together. According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, the veteran is fielding interest from several teams on the heels of a resurgent 2017 season, and it's not expected the unrestricted free agent..." March 19

  • Cowboys bringing back long snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 14th season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back long snapper L.P. Ladouceur for a 14th season in 2018, a source confirmed. Ladouceur is expected to sign a one-year deal on Monday. Ladouceur, 37, was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014 and has never botched a punt, field goal or point-after snap in his career..." March 19

  • Cameron Fleming to visit Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys haven’t signed a free agent since the league year opened last Wednesday, but that could change if a visit with tackle Cameron Fleming goes well. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Fleming will be in Dallas to meet with the team on Monday and Tuesday. The 2014 fourth-round pick..." March 18

  • Marcus Martin to visit Lions, Cowboys

    Yardbarker "Versatile offensive lineman Marcus Martin has a pair of meetings coming up. Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports (via Twitter) that Martin will visit the Lions and Cowboys. The 2014 third-round pick out of USC spent the first three-seasons of his career with the 49ers, including a 2015..." March 17

  • Redskins Hosting Former Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick

    NFL Trade Rumors "Todd Archer reports that former Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick is already scheduled to meet with the Redskins on Sunday, despite officially being released a few hours ago. Archer adds that this could be the first of a number of visits for Scandrick. It’s worth mentioning that signing Scandrick..." March 17

  • Orlando Scandrick gets release from Cowboys he asked for

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Orlando Scandrick’s time with the Dallas Cowboys is coming to an end after a decade with the organization. Coach Jason Garrett informed Scandrick of his release, which could come as soon as Monday, according to sources. The move gives the Cowboys $1.4 million in cap space and allows..." March 17

  • Cowboys bide their time with Dez Bryant

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys tried to sign receivers Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson. If they’d secured either guy, Dez Bryant may have seen his time in Dallas come to an end. As it stands, the Cowboys haven’t added a No. 1 receiver, which has kept Dez Bryant on the roster. The question becomes whether the..." March 16

  • Seahawks seeking 1st and 3rd-round picks for Earl Thomas; Cowboys interested

    CBS Sports "The Seahawks are in the process of rebuilding their defense, even if they wouldn't use those exact words. Michael Bennet was traded to the Eagles, Richard Richard Sherman was released, it's unclear if Kam Chancellor or Cliff Avril will play again, and Earl Thomas appears to be the next man out the..." March 16

  • Report: Cowboys restructure Travis Frederick contract to free up cap space

    Pro Football Talk "The Dallas Cowboys have restructured the contract of center Travis Frederick in order to free up close to $7.5 million in cap space for 2018, according to Jane Slater of the NFL Network. Frederick was set to earn $10 million in base salary this season. The lowest base salary he can earn as a..." March 15

  • Report: Cowboys out on Earl Thomas, Tyrann Mathieu

    247 Sports "Earl Thomas has been the apple of Dallas Cowboys' fans eye ever since he told Jason Garrett that he wanted to play for the team last season. With a gaping hole at safety, the team was expected to take a run arguably the NFL's best safety, and when Tyrann Mathieu hit the free agent market on..." March 15

  • Cowboys either are or aren’t interested in Ndamukong Suh

    247 Sports "Ndamukong Suh has a lot in common with several Dallas Cowboys legends. Charles Haley was available for trade because George Seifert was sick of his temper. Dez Bryant was available to be drafted at No. 24 because teams were worried about his personality at the NFL level. The list goes on and..." March 14

  • Jerry Jones & Dez Bryant Have Met, But Cowboys Haven’t Asked Him To Take Pay

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport and Janes Slater of the NFL Network, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and WR Dez Bryant had their much-anticipated meeting prior to the start of the 2018 league year. However, the Cowboys reportedly have not reached out to his agent Kim Miale about a potential restructured..." March 13

  • Chiefs to sign former Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens "The Kansas City Chiefs paying huge money for Sammy Watkins likely led to one response from some fans: But what about the struggling defense? We have a response: Anthony Hitchens. The Chiefs plan to sign the former Dallas Cowboys linebacker to a deal worth $9 million per season, NFL Network..." March 13

  • Report: Cowboys sign DL Brian Price to two-year deal

    247 Sports "Brian Price will get another shot at playing for the Dallas Cowboys. The veteran defensive lineman was claimed off waivers from the Green Bay Packers just before the 2017 season got underway and showed promise in his play before being sidelined in November with a knee injury. He'd ultimately..." March 12

  • Adrian Peterson should sign with the Dallas Cowboys for 2018

    247 Sports "Adrian Peterson has been linked to the Dallas Cowboys ever since he broke out as a star freshman at Oklahoma. He grew up less than two hours away from Dallas in Palestine Texas, and his big personality made him the ideal running back to wear the star on his helmet. For most of his career, a..." March 12

  • Cowboys’ Orlando Scandrick Requests Release

    Pro Football Rumors "Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has requested his release from the team, according to’s Todd Archer (on Twitter). The Cowboys are reportedly planning to trade or release Scandrick, but the veteran would prefer to choose his own destination. Scandrick is scheduled to carry a..." March 12

  • The NFL-ESPN relationship is even more strained than we realized

    Awful Announcing "It’s no secret that this past NFL season has led to plenty of discontent evident between the NFL and ESPN, a major broadcast partner. Now we have a better idea of just how fractious the relationship is. Using the occasion of Jimmy Pitaro being named ESPN’s new president to set the table, John..." March 12

  • Fox pursuing Cowboys TE Jason Witten to be 'Thursday Night Football' analyst

    Sporting News "You can never have enough Cowboys in an NFL TV booth, so it seems. Fox Sports is targeting tight end Jason Witten to become its new "Thursday Night Football" analyst, sources tell Sporting News. Fox and ESPN spent February pursuing Peyton Manning to call "TNF" and "Monday Night Football,"..." March 11

  • Dez should not take a pay cut. Who else are the Cowboys going to throw to?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "When the Sheriff Stephen Jones leads the Dallas Cowboys into trying to guilt, and or bully, Dez Bryant into a pay cut, he needs to think about an old teammate first. No, not DeMarcus Ware. Not Doug Free. Dez, before you have your meeting about taking that pay cut, think about Brandon..." March 11

  • Chances that WR Calvin Ridley falls to Cowboys at No. 19 on draft night are now 50/50

    Sports Day "Which prospects do you think priced themselves out of Dallas' market after the combine? And then flip it. Which prospects do you think might've underwhelmed and are now possibly in Dallas' range? Dane Brugler: I don't think Florida State safety Derwin James was ever a realistic option at No...." March 10

  • Cowboys Discussing All Options Involving CB Orlando Scandrick Including Trade

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josina Anderson reports that the Cowboys “have discussed all options, to trade or keep” in regards to CB Orlando Scandrick. According to Anderson, there’s “no definitive timeline” right now for a resolution, but Scandrick has already told her he’s open to “parting amicably” and believes “a..." March 09

  • Ezekiel Elliott: ‘Much love and thanks’ to Jerry Jones for standing behind him

    Sportsnaut "Ezekiel Elliott has had no stronger ally in his recent time of troubles than Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has continually supported his young running back. In fact, Jones ended up paying back some significant funds to his fellow NFL owners for his role in facilitating the legal battle..." March 08

  • Cowboys release Benson Mayowa

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys have made a change to their roster that opens some cap space for them to use when free agency gets underway next week. According to multiple reports, the team has released defensive end Benson Mayowa. The move clears $2.75 million in cap space. Mayowa joined the Cowboys in 2016..." March 07

  • Jerry Jones reimburses NFL more than $2M in legal fees

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones has reimbursed the NFL for more than $2 million in legal fees, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The NFL released a statement Wednesday saying the matter was resolved but didn't provide details of the financial settlement. "After a hearing..." March 07

  • Jerry Jones gets his hour in the court of Roger Goodell

    Pro Football Talk "When Commissioner Roger Goodell wasn’t running a 40-yard dash in the hallway at 345 Park Avenue (his official time was 5.41 seconds, according to the most important person in the process — the one who starts and stops the clock), Goodell was flying to Palm Beach for a hearing in the effort to..." March 06

  • Report: NFL teams have been informed that 2018 salary cap set at $177.2M

    The Score "NFL teams have been notified by the league that the 2018 salary cap has been set at $177.2 million, sources told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The cap was $167 million in 2017, marking an increase of more than $10 million. The salary threshold increased by more than $12 million from 2016-17." March 06

  • NFL Rumors: DeMarcus Lawrence to Be Franchise-Tagged After Contract Talks

    Bleacher Report "The Dallas Cowboys are expected to place the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence after contract talks with the defensive end fell through, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. The two sides were hoping to agree upon a long-term deal but won't complete an extension before Tuesday's franchise-tag deadline...." March 05

  • FOX hoping to have Peyton in the Thursday night booth, Aikman on pregame

    Pro Football Talk "FOX is still trying to lure Peyton Manning into the Thursday Night Football booth, but the network wants to have a role for its lead Sunday analyst on Thursdays as well. The New York Post reports that FOX wants Troy Aikman to work on its Thursday night pregame show, giving Aikman another..." March 05

  • Jerry Jones says Dak Prescott will get an “extraordinary contract,” in time

    Sports Day "There haven't been many details shared this offseason since the Cowboys have suggested that the offense will become more Dak Prescott-friendly in 2018. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones revealed the most Saturday afternoon from the NFL scouting combine. "I think it's an offense..." March 04

  • Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott paid most punishment I have seen for what he did

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has had a quiet offseason, much to the team’s relief. Elliott made several unsavory headlines since the Cowboys drafted him in the first round in 2016. He ended up serving a six-game suspension last season for alleged domestic violence. Cowboys owner..." March 04

  • Jerry Jones is about to get a taste of NFL justice

    Pro Football Talk "The owner of the Dallas Cowboys soon will experience frontier justice, Big Shield style. On Monday, Jerry Jones will testify under oath before Commissioner Roger Goodell in a proceeding aimed at determining whether and to what extent Jones and the Cowboys owe the NFL and its member clubs..." March 04

  • Michael Irvin passionately defends Bryant amid rumors of release

    Sports Day "Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin joined Mark Elfenbein and and Nate Newton on KESN-FM 103.3 FM ESPN recently to discuss Dez Bryant. Here are some highlights. On the criticism of Dez Bryant: "I warned you people here in Dallas to stop this [expletive] right now. I'm sorry, I'm sorry I..." March 04

  • Jones says he expects Bryant to be with the Cowboys

    CBS Sports "One of the more explosive rumors of the 2018 NFL offseason has the Dallas Cowboys moving on from wide receiver Dez Bryant. Dez is set to count against the Boys' books for $16.5 million in 2018, but his production has not aligned with that figure for a few years now. Dallas can save $8.5 million by..." March 03