Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Jameill Showers still in NFL, outlasting college teammate Johnny Manziel

    Pro Football Talk "Jameill Showers still is most well known for being the quarterback Johnny Manziel beat out for the starting job at Texas A&M. Yet, while Manziel is out the NFL, Showers still has a job, albeit at a different position. Showers will try to make the Cowboys’ active roster at safety after making..." June 26

  • Dak Prescott uses celebrity to give back

    Pro Football Talk "Dak Prescott was the third quarterback on the team’s depth chart this time last year. The Cowboys expected Prescott, a fourth-round pick in 2016, to spend the season behind Tony Romo and Kellen Moore, watching, waiting and learning. Fate happened, and Prescott became an unexpected star as a..." June 25

  • What Dak, Zeke bring behind the scenes; teammate says they won't rest until Cowboys win Super Bowl

    Sports Day "Obviously the Cowboys wouldn't have come close to a 13-win year without the standout rookie seasons turned in by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Their contributions, however, were much greater than just what was on display during games. Cowboys veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley recently..." June 24

  • Maliek Collins wants to be next great DT in Rod Marinelli’s system

    Pro Football Talk "With Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott in the same draft class, Maliek Collins got overshadowed and overlooked. But the defensive tackle quietly had a successful rookie season, which has defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli excited about Collins’ future. Collins’ 656 snaps — 61.9 percent of the..." June 23

  • Cowboys' locker-room chemistry was special in 2016; here's who deserves a lot of credit

    Sports Day "In all the locker rooms you've been in through the years, how would you rank the chemistry of this one? Kristi Scales: It's too soon to judge the 2017 team because it's still 90 players and a month away from training camp. But I can tell you that 2016 was truly special for a couple of reasons...." June 22

  • Darren McFadden embraces backup role with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Darren McFadden never lived up to expectations as the fourth overall pick in 2008. In seven seasons with the Raiders, McFadden had only one 1,000-yard season as he missed 29 games with 15 different injuries. Yet, McFadden, who turns 30 next month, still has a job in the NFL. He has, in fact,..." June 22

  • Cowboys confident Jeff Heath can fill Barry Church’s shoes

    Pro Football Talk "Jason Garrett refers to Jeff Heath as one of the players “who always shows up” when the Cowboys give him chances. To that end, the Cowboys plan on giving Heath more chances this season. They have penciled in Heath as the starting strong safety, a spot left open by the free agent departure of..." June 22

  • New study: Cowboys have best fans, Chiefs fans are the worst

    Sportsnaut "According to a new study by Emory University, which compiled its annual NFL Fandom Report for 2017, the Dallas Cowboys have the best fans. That probably comes as little surprise considering the Cowboys are nicknamed “America’s Team.” Not surprisingly the New England Patriots come in second..." June 21

  • Dak Prescott ranked higher than Tony Romo ever was in top 100

    Sports Day "NFL Network's 2017 poll of players around the league has Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, coming off his rookie season, rated the 14th best player in the league. The highest retired Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo ever placed in the poll was No. 34 going into the 2015 season. NFLN introduced..." June 21

  • Jerry Jones to meet with Pope Francis today "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jones and his wife, Gene, have been in Italy with a contingent from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. " June 21

  • Tony Liscio, who helped pave way for Cowboys’ first Super Bowl title, dies at 76

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Tony Liscio, who entered Dallas Cowboys lore forever when he came out of retirement to help the Cowboys win the Super Bowl in the 1971 season, died Sunday, The Dallas Morning News reported. Liscio was 76 and a resident of Lake Highlands. His wife of 54 years, Annette, told the Morning News..." June 19

  • Cowboys rookies to get head start on rest of team

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys rookies will get a head start on training camp, reporting three days early. The rookies will work at The Star, the team’s training facility in Frisco, for the three days before the entire team flies to Oxnard, Calif., on July 22. The Cowboys’ first practice in California is July..." June 19

  • Tony Romo reminded Jason Witten to keep team first, friendship second last season

    Pro Football Talk "Jason Witten entered the league with Tony Romo in 2003. They quickly bonded, and the tight end ended up catching 649 passes for 7,287 yards and 37 touchdowns from one of his best friends. When Romo lost his job to Dak Prescott last season, the quarterback reminded Witten the team came..." June 19

  • Cowboys believe in Kellen Moore (even if no one else does)

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, as Cowboys fans prepared for the Annual Tony Romo Debilitating Injury, a genuine sense of confidence and excitement existed both inside and outside the organization regarding his then-rookie backup, Dak Prescott. This year, with Prescott as the starter, the team believes in Kellen Moore..." June 18

  • Dez Bryant believes in rookie CBs despite Darrelle Revis tweet

    Pro Football Talk "Even while tweeting to Darrelle Revis, inviting the veteran cornerback to join the Cowboys, Dez Bryant insists he has faith in the team’s rookie cornerbacks. “Those guys, they’ve been competing strong,” Bryant said of the rookie corners, via the team website. “That’s what I love about them...." June 17

  • Why Cowboys fans shouldn't worry if Jeff Heath starts at safety; this rookie catches your eye

    Sports Day "Aren't we getting to the point where it'll be too late to have someone other than Jeff Heath start at safety? Jon Machota: I don't think the Cowboys view that as a problem. Heath was outstanding during the first minicamp practice, picking off two Dak Prescott passes. Like Kellen Moore and..." June 17

  • Jason Garrett wants the Cowboys to compete at everything

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Competition is the buzz word for the Dallas Cowboys on and off the field under coach Jason Garrett. He is constantly putting them in competitive situations and working to foster a competitive environment. To that end, Garrett had the participate in arcade style games during the final week..." June 17

  • Ryan Switzer, Dez Bryant share handshake, bond

    Pro Football Talk "Ryan Switzer has fit right in with the Cowboys, so much so that Dez Bryant already considers the rookie from North Carolina a “brother.” “Switz, man, that guy, he’s the real deal,” Bryant said, via Jori Epstein of the Dallas Morning News. “I love little Switz. He comes in; he works hard; and he..." June 16

  • Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith 'ready to play some ball' after knee injury wiped out rookie year

    USA Today "Look closely enough, and you can detect a slight limp as Jaylon Smith walks across the field. There are times, such as in a seven-on-seven drill at the Dallas Cowboys’ final minicamp practice Thursday, when it seems to take a beat for the linebacker to change direction and accelerate. But watch..." June 16

  • Ron Jaworski says Dak Prescott is already one of the NFL's 10 best quarterbacks

    CBS Sports "It's the NFL offseason, and as everyone knows, the best way to pass time during the offseason is to argue with your closest friends about all things NFL. Of course, some arguments aren't even worth having, and I'm sure you know the ones I'm talking about, the ones we already know the answers..." June 16

  • Jonathan Cooper works as first-team left guard for Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jonathan Cooper has spent most of his time this offseason working at center for the Dallas Cowboys. But he returned to left guard with the first-team on Wednesday, the second day of the mandatory three-day minicamp. “A little refresher course,” Cooper said. “It’s been a while, so had to knock..." June 15

  • Cole Beasley missing practices with hamstring tendinitis

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley has been missing practices and will continue to stay sidelined at this time until his hamstring tendinitis goes away. Beasley revealed he’s been dealing with this issue since Week 10 of last season, per Brandon George of Dallas SportsDay. That’s a seven..." June 15

  • Jason Witten, Byron Jones get into “fun” shoving match

    Sports Day "The Cowboys closed their offseason with a spirited practice Thursday at The Star that included a shoving match between safety Byron Jones and tight end Jason Witten. Jones was everywhere on Thursday, breaking up at least three passes as Dak Prescott came after him in team drills. Early in..." June 15

  • Why the Tennessee Titans are set up to finally end their lengthy playoff drought

    CBS Sports "Three points. It might not seem like much, but it was everything to the Tennessee Titans. For a team that's been sitting dormant for far too long, like a certain scoundrel frozen in carbonite, last season's plus-3 point differential marked an incredible turnaround. In 2014, the Titans were..." June 15

  • Darrelle Revis to Cowboys? Dez Bryant says there's still a chance

    Sports Day "Dez Bryant says he's yet to hear back from cornerback Darrelle Revis, but he's not giving up hope on the All Pro possibly coming to the Cowboys. "It's still a hope. It's still a chance," Bryant said Thursday after minicamp." June 15

  • Byron Bell had bigger goals than money for weight loss

    Pro Football Talk "The $150,000 Cowboys offensive lineman Byron Bell made for making weight this week was nice. But he’s hoping to reach a bigger goal — avoiding death. Via Jori Epstein of the Dallas Morning News, Bell said a family history of weight problems and their tragic consequences was more motivation..." June 14

  • “Nothing Going On” Between Cowboys & Revis, Despite Dez Tweet

    NFL Trade Rumors "A team source tells Clarence Hill that there’s “nothing going on” between the Cowboys and free agent CB Darrelle Revis, despite Dez Bryant recently recruiting him to join the team on Twitter. According to Mike Garafolo, the Tweet from Bryant was “Dez being Dez” and the Cowboys like their..." June 13

  • Why are Cowboys rookies in different locker room than veterans at The Star?

    Dallas Morning News "This year's group of Cowboys rookies are sharing a different experience than previous classes. With this being the first full year at The Star, the rookies are not dressing in the main locker room with the veterans. They are in a smaller locker room nearby. Much like having to earn the star..." June 13

  • Team security guard mistakens Ryan Switzer for Cowboys’ new kicker

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys are excited about fourth-round pick Ryan Switzer, expecting to use him all over the field this season. But that doesn’t mean everybody at The Star knows who he is yet. Switzer tweeted he was working out at the team facility Sunday when a security guard misidentified the 5-foot-8,..." June 12

  • Byron Bell also cashes in for making weight

    Pro Football Talk "Eddie Lacy isn’t the only one whose wallet is fatter today because the area in which men carry wallets isn’t. According to Todd Archer of, the Cowboys paid offensive lineman Byron Bell $150,000 toward his workout bonus when he weighed in under 320 pounds. Bell can earn another..." June 12

  • A couple of ideas about what the Cowboys can do with extra cap money from Tony Romo release

    Sports Day "Assuming there is at least a little money left after the Cowboys meet their priority re-signings with the Romo money, what could you see the team going on a bargain hunt to add? Brandon George: Maybe they continue to look for a veteran quarterback, especially after teams start making some cuts..." June 12

  • Cowboys Taco Charlton reminds his former DL coach of this two-time Pro Bowler

    Sports Day "With so many question marks on defense, Jerry Jones might be hoping Taco Tuesday's come early this fall. Say, maybe on Sunday? Dallas addressed its need for a pass rusher in the NFL Draft and first round selection Taco Charlton is already projected to start for the Cowboys. Most agree..." June 11

  • Dez Bryant recruits free-agent CB Darrelle Revis on Twitter

    ESPN "Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant understands that his team's defense struggled against the pass last season. Dallas finished 26th in the NFL when it came to yards per game allowed through the air. That's probably why the veteran took to Twitter on Saturday to reach out directly to a possible..." June 11

  • Elite pass-rushers don’t scare Cowboys RT La’el Collins

    Pro Football Talk "La’El Collins move from left guard to right tackle means he will see some of the best pass-rushers in the NFL. Von Miller, Khalil Mack, Joey Bosa and Jason Pierre-Paul are among those the Cowboys are scheduled to face this season. Collins isn’t fazed. “I really don’t care,” Collins said, via..." June 10

  • The odd man out if Cowboys decide to keep only five WRs

    Sports Day "Do you see us carrying Zeke, McFadden and Morris all into the regular season? Jon Machota: If they are all healthy, I think it's going to be difficult to keep all three. They'd love to but it's tough when none play special teams. They might need the roster spot for another position. Right now,..." June 10

  • Texas' 'bathroom bill' could hurt Cowboys' chances to host 2018 NFL draft, sources say

    Sports Day "The Cowboys have made their pitch to host the NFL draft. Whether that occurs depends, in large part, on what happens in Austin this summer. NFL officials have no interest in drawing a line in the ideological sand heading into next month's special session of the Texas Legislature. It's better..." June 10

  • Cowboys searching for another experienced backup quarterback

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys are interested in adding a more experienced player to their quarterback room behind Dak Prescott and Kellen Moore, a per a source. So they worked out former New York Giants backup Ryan Nassib along with three other players Wednesday, including safeties Jeron Johnson and Duke..." June 09

  • Patriots vs. Cowboys most likely Super Bowl LII matchup

    ESPN "With the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Final wrapping up, there's no better time to look ahead to the NFL season. One Las Vegas sportsbook has taken that to an extreme. The Golden Nugget has released odds on all 256 potential Super Bowl LII matchups available for betting at its sportsbook in..." June 09

  • Police submit Michael Irvin sexual assault case to state attorney

    Sports Day "The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Police Department has closed its sexual assault investigation into former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin and turned over its findings to the State Attorney's office, a Fort Lauderdale PD spokesman said Thursday. Broward County (Fla.) State Attorney Michael J. Satz..." June 09

  • Jaylon Smith's range of movement is impressing during Cowboys OTA drills

    CBS Sports "Former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith has had a rough road to the NFL that has been met with a few detours. After suffering an injury against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl mere months before he was expected to be a top-10 draft pick (and rekindling a national debate on playing bowl games in..." June 08

  • Why Rod Marinelli tempers Cowboys' optimism about Jaylon Smith with a 4-letter dose of realism

    Sports Day "You'll read a lot over the next 24 hours about how good Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith looked in practice Wednesday. For the first time over the last three weeks, the media had a first-hand view of the progress Smith has made over the last year-and-a-half recovering from a severe left knee..." June 08

  • Cowboys to work out QB Ryan Nassib

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys continue their search for backup quarterbacks as they are scheduled to work out Ryan Nassib on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The Cowboys re-signed Kellen Moore, a favorite of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, to backup Dak Prescott. But they continue to look for..." June 08

  • Why Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is not worried about a sophomore slump

    Sports Day "Rookie quarterbacks aren't supposed to have the success Dak Prescott did in 2016, especially not ones drafted in the fourth round. Some say he was just a product of a talented offense. Others point to a combination of things, highlighted by his ability, knowledge for the game and leadership..." June 08

  • Dez Bryant mentoring Cowboys rookie receiver Ryan Switzer

    Sports Day "Cowboys rookie wide receiver Ryan Switzer has heard the comparisons to Cole Beasley ever since Dallas selected him in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. They're both undersized by NFL standards at 5-foot-8. Both are "quarterback-friendly" receivers, they're told. Switzer doesn't mind..." June 08

  • Ezekiel Elliott says he ‘left a lot of yards on the field’ in 2016

    Sportsnaut "Ezekiel Elliott led the NFL in rushing yards last season as a rookie for the Dallas Cowboys, but he’s certainly not resting on his laurels. In fact, the second-year running back believes he “left a lot of yards on the field” last season and is working hard to improve his craft heading into..." June 08

  • Ex-Cardinal Daryl Washington says he wants to help Jerry Jones win a Super Bowl

    CBS Sports "Daryl Washington has been out of the NFL for three years, but he was recently reinstated. After being released by the Cardinals, the team for whom he last played, he is now free to sign with any team he wants. And what he wants is to play for the Dallas Cowboys. "Why not be a Cowboy?"..." June 07

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Cowboys' Dak Prescott wants to return to school, earn doctorate

    USA Today "Dak Prescott seized the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback job, although his school days apparently aren’t over. Prescott told the Talk of Fame Network that he plans to go back to college to get a doctorate in psychology. He already has a bachelor's degree in educational psychology and a..." June 06

  • Alfred Morris’ future remains murky with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Alfred Morris has become forgotten, mainly because he never complains. One of the NFL’s nice guys, Morris has gotten more publicity for his 1991 Mazda he bought for $2 than about anything regarding his role with the Cowboys. But Morris’ future remains uncertain, even as he shows up to The Star..." June 05

  • Just relax: Jason Garrett played role in tweaking celebration rules

    ESPN "That Jason Garrett would be one of the louder voices behind the NFL’s decision to relax the celebration rules in 2017 seems funny. After all, Garrett threw only 11 touchdown passes in his career, but he never scored one himself. And, he is as Ivy League as they get with his Princeton..." June 05

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