Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Dak Prescott at Jason Garrett's charity camp: 'Everyone's dealt a hand -- it's about how you play it'

    Sports Day "The Cowboys don't start organized team activity workouts until Tuesday. But quarterback Dak Prescott, safety Byron Jones, linebacker Jaylon Smith and running back Darren McFadden took the field with head coach Jason Garrett on Saturday anyway - in New Jersey. The players were among..." May 22

  • NFL spokesman says Elliott investigation 'remains under review'

    Bleacher Report "The NFL's investigation into running back Ezekiel Elliott "remains under review," a league spokesperson told Ian Rapoport of As Rapoport noted, the league has been investigating Elliott since July 2016 after he was accused of domestic violence. Elliott was never arrested or charged..." May 22

  • Eight NFL teams that could become dynasties

    Sportsnaut "Sports dynasties are hard. There’s no real definition — just ask baseball fans about the San Francisco Giants from 2010-14 — and a definitive dynasty doesn’t come around in any sport, let alone football, in the salary cap era. When you think of dynasties during the Super Bowl era, you think of..." May 21

  • Is the Cowboys' great offensive line due for a step back?

    Sports Day "Hate to think this way, but given the nature of the league and general luck most teams, isn't the Cowboys' O-line due for a step back sooner than later? Team has been pretty fortunate to keep that group together AND healthy. Mosley: I hate for you to think like that, too. Tyron Smith has been a..." May 20

  • Jerry Jones treating police officers in hometown to Cowboys games ruled as 'unintentional' ethical violation

    Sports Day "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly finds himself subject to a light censure by the Arkansas Ethics Commission because of a gift he made to police officers in his hometown last season, according to Arkansas media outlets. Jones treated North Little Rock officers and their families to a Cowboys..." May 20

  • 9 NFL players who could be traded before the start of the 2017 season

    Fox Sports "We don't see too many trades in the NFL, and that's a shame — trading is one of the most interesting parts of sports. Ultimately, it's difficult for teams to pull the trigger on a deal — often a player that's being shopped in a trade is one that is also likely to be cut from the roster. Why give..." May 19

  • Dan Skipper signs with Cowboys, becomes NFL’s tallest player

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has a new tallest player after the 6-foot-10 Arkansas offensive tackle Dan Skipper signed with Dallas as an undrafted rookie. According to Pro Football Reference, there were four players, all offensive tackles, were tied for tallest in the NFL last year at 6-foot-9: San Francisco’s..." May 19

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Rico Gathers “Ready For Everything They’ve Got To Throw At Me” This Year "What’s the best way to describe Rico Gathers’ rookie minicamp a year ago? Let the Cowboys’ tight end explain himself. “That was like a baby walking into a business office trying to run a business,” he said. “It’s just not going to happen.” Great analogy, and an accurate one given Gathers’..." May 16

  • Cris Collinsworth has some broadcasting advice for Tony Romo and Jay Cutler

    New York Daily News "Tony Romo and Jay Cutler will be under intense scrutiny in each ex-quarterback's first year in the broadcast booth. They'll probably be ripped by every fan who disliked them during their playing days and will inevitably be accused of playing favorites. Cris Collinsworth's advice for all of..." May 16

  • Darren McFadden files another lawsuit against former financial adviser

    Larry Brown Sports "Darren McFadden has filed his second lawsuit in less than a year against his former financial adviser. The adviser’s name? Michael Vick. Yes, it’s a coincidence. Vick, who is not the same Vick as the former NFL quarterback, billed himself as a “seasoned financial adviser” in 2008 despite having..." May 16

  • Cowboys' win total for this season set at 9.5 at Westgate SuperBook

    ESPN "Las Vegas believes regression looms for the Dallas Cowboys. One year after winning 13 games, the Cowboys' win total for this season was set at 9.5 at the Westgate SuperBook, which on Sunday opened an array of betting options on the NFL season. The New England Patriots topped the SuperBook's..." May 14

  • Cowboys leaving locker room door open for Romo?

    Yardbarker "The Dallas Cowboys are all aboard the Dak Prescott express, but could they also be leaving the locker room door open for a Tony Romo return? That’s sure what it looks like. While it’s certainly a tongue-in-cheek suggestion by Jon Machota that the Cowboys are leaving the door open, it’s not..." May 14

  • Cowboys submit bid to host 2018 draft

    Sports Day "The Cowboys have submitted a bid to host next year's NFL draft with a plan that would split the proceedings between AT&T Stadium in Arlington and The Star in Frisco. Stephen Jones, the Cowboys executive vice president, said the club made it clear in its bid that both facilities would be..." May 14

  • Cowboys see big improvement in ex-basketball player Rico Gathers

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys took former Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers in the sixth round of last year’s draft even though he hadn’t played football in college, or even in high school. And even though Gathers never got on the field as a rookie, they think that gamble is going to pay off. Cowboys coach..." May 13

  • Jerry Jones prefers tackle Collins in starting lineup

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Much has been made of the La’el Collins focusing exclusively at right tackle this off-season after spending the first two years in the NFL at guard. And with good reason. The Dallas Cowboys want to put the best five offensive linemen on the field in 2017 and right now that means targeting..." May 12

  • Cowboys sign all but one of their draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "Word that first-round defensive end Taco Charlton signed his contract with the Cowboys was followed by confirmation from the team on Thursday. Charlton has plenty of company in the done deal department. The Cowboys announced that they have signed eight of their nine picks from April’s draft,..." May 12

  • Cowboys explored trading up for Charles Harris

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys claimed before the draft that they were happy to stay put with the 28th overall selection in round one. Stay put they did, taking pass rusher Taco Charlton. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to move up. According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys..." May 12

  • Cowboys add two quarterbacks, 11 other undrafted free agents

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys came out of the draft with two quarterbacks on their 90-man roster, but that number has doubled with the announcement of their undrafted free agent signings. Quarterbacks Austin Appleby and Cooper Rush were among the 13 players who signed contracts with the Cowboys. Appleby played..." May 12

  • Rolando McClain Arrested Drugs, Gun and Window Tint

    TMZ "Ex-Dallas Cowboys linebacker, Rolando McClain, was arrested in Alabama on Friday after a routine traffic stop went south real fast. Officials in Hartselle, AL say the 27-year-old former University of Alabama star was pulled over in a 2017 GMC truck around 1 PM for having illegal window..." May 12

  • Will Ezekiel Elliott have an even bigger role in 2017? "Can Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott be an even larger part of Dallas' offense in 2017? According to, that is the hope of team owner Jerry Jones. Jones is guessing his star running back will be more involved in the passing game after Elliott had just (?) 363 receiving yards in..." May 12

  • Plan for Cowboys' Dak Prescott: 'Continue to do what got me here'

    ESPN "A year ago at this time, Dak Prescott was just learning the Dallas Cowboys' offense as a fourth-round pick at the rookie minicamp. Now he is the unquestioned starting quarterback. With the Cowboys releasing Tony Romo last month -- and the franchise's all-time leader in touchdown passes and..." May 12

  • Cowboys have no plans to hold ceremony for Tony Romo

    Sportsnaut "Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo stepped away from the game to pursue a career as an NFL commentator for CBS. He has yet to officially retire, however. This is why Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he has no plans on holding ceremony commemorating Romo as of right now. Jones was..." May 12

  • Cowboys, Taco Charlton Agree To Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cowboys have agreed to a deal with their first-round pick, former Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton, per Clarence Hill of the Star Telegram (Twitter link). Charlton saw action in all four of his years with the Wolverines, and he was particularly effective last season in racking up..." May 11

  • Is the Cowboys’ plan to increase Ezekiel Elliott’s workload a good idea?

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Cowboys drafted a goldmine when they selected running back Ezekiel Elliott fourth overall in 2016. In his rookie year, Elliott led the league with 322 rushing attempts and 1,631 rushing yards, while averaging a stout 5.1 yards per carry. Now, the Cowboys have plans to increase..." May 11

  • Ronald Leary: Everyone on Broncos offensive line needs to be pushed more

    Pro Football Talk "Guard Ronald Leary made the jump from the Cowboys to the Broncos as a free agent this offseason, which meant he went from being a part of the top offensive line in the league to joining one that ranked at the bottom during the 2016 season. Leary is not the only new addition in Denver. They..." May 10

  • Jaylon Smith says he'll be playing Week 1 after missing rookie season

    ESPN "When the Dallas Cowboys open the season Sept. 10 against the New York Giants, linebacker Jaylon Smith says, he will be on the field after missing his rookie season with a serious left knee injury that included nerve damage. "Sunday night," he said. "Prime time." Speaking at the team's..." May 10

  • Stephen Jones jokes about ‘Boys hoping to land ‘the next Tony Romo’

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Cowboys are now without quarterback Tony Romo for the first time since 2004. But it seems the Cowboys’ brass are already looking to discover the next undrafted gem in the mold of Romo. Or not. Stephen Jones joked about that on Wednesday. Romo was an undrafted free agent back in..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Tony Romo misses advancing in U.S. Open qualifier by six strokes

    CBS Sports "It was certainly not the largest crowd for which Tony Romo has ever played, but it might have been on the most unfamiliar territory. Romo was among the nearly 10,000 golfers trying to qualify for the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills this year, and his first test was on Monday at Split Rail Links &..." May 09

  • CBS' Tony Romo admits he'll probably stink on TV at first

    Sporting News "Memo to CBS Sports. Tony Romo, your new No. 1 NFL game analyst, admits he'll probably stink on TV this fall. So CBS will have to be patient with the TV rookie during his first season in the broadcast booth with Jim Nantz. The former Cowboys quarterback made the admission Monday after he..." May 09

  • Dez Bryant misses Cowboys' charity home run derby after going to wrong stadium

    CBS Sports "The Cowboys spent Monday evening at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas, for the sixth annual Reliant Home Run Derby. We know this because the team's official website covered the event -- coach Jason Garrett was the Home Run Derby champ -- and all told, the event raised $50,000. In addition to..." May 09

  • Ezekiel Elliott wants to be a “more dominant” second-level runner

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said recently that he thinks the team just scratched the surface of what it is capable of doing while going 13-3 during the 2016 season and his fellow 2016 rookie sensation has identified one area where he can do more. Running back Ezekiel Elliott led the league..." May 09

  • Team-friendly deal or highest paid for Zack Martin? The latter

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys have said getting guard Zack Martin signed to a long-term contract extension is one of their biggest goals of the off-season. The team has already picked up the fifth-year option on the former 2014 first-round pick. But getting a deal done as smoothly as they did..." May 09

  • Cowboys to pump brakes on LB Jaylon Smith's minicamp workload

    ESPN "Jaylon Smith's return to 11-on-11 work will have to wait until the organized team activities. After saying during the draft that the Dallas Cowboys' 2016 second-round pick would participate in the upcoming minicamp for the 2017 rookies, coach Jason Garrett said Sunday night that Smith will go..." May 08

  • La'el Collins getting shot to win Cowboys' tackle gig "The Dallas Cowboys must replace two pieces on the best offensive line from 2016. Right tackle Doug Free retired and left guard Ronald Leary left in free agency. La'el Collins was slated to return to his guard spot, but with offseason workouts in their early stages, the third-year pro is..." May 08

  • Bryan Broaddus: How Cowboys WR Noah Brown reminds me of Dez Bryant

    Sports Day " writer Bryan Broaddus recently joined the "Shan & RJ Show" on 105.3 FM The Fan to talk all things football. Here are some highlights: What Stephen Jones did well in selecting Xavier Woods Question: How did the Joe Baker [Cowboys secondary coach and] Xavier Woods stuff play..." May 07

  • Dak Prescott: We just scratched the surface last year

    Sports Day "It's been an incredible 12 months for Dak Prescott. Fourth-round pick to starting quarterback of the team he grew up rooting for. Thirteen wins, 67.8 completion percentage, 104.9 passer rating and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. He sold more officially licensed player-identified..." May 07

  • Who’ll do better in the booth,Tony Romo or Jay Cutler?

    Pro Football Talk "FOX wanted Tony Romo to replace John Lynch on the network’s No. 2 team. Romo ended up at CBS, and Jay Cutler ended up in the spot FOX had earmarked for Romo. So which guy will do better in their post-football football employment? That’s the PFT Live question of the day for Monday. The easy..." May 07

  • Dak Prescott: Partnership with Pepsi and Frito-Lay was a 'no-brainer for me'

    Sports Day "There was a time when Dak Prescott could fool a person at a fast food drive-through in Dallas. He joked in September that when a worker would ask if he was the Cowboys starting quarterback, he'd tell them no and then quickly say yes as he drove off. Those pranks no longer work. The star..." May 06

  • What to expect from Taco Charlton as a rookie and where Cowboys see room for future growth

    Sports Day "On the selection of Charlton George: "I thought they needed to take a defensive lineman in the first round so I agreed with the pick. I like the pick as far as who was left among the defensive linemen. I don't know how much impact he's going to have right away. When you look at him, he obviously..." May 05

  • It will be easier for Cutler to come back than Romo

    Pro Football Talk "When Tony Romo opted to become a broadcaster, the knee-jerk reaction for many was, “He’ll be back.” With Jay Cutler doing the same, few are assuming that Cutler will return to football. The reality is that it will be much easier for Cutler to come back than Romo. For Romo, he’d be walking away..." May 05

  • Cowboys VP says NFL needs new marijuana policy

    USA Today "Slowly it seems, NFL executives are changing their minds about marijuana. Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said he thinks changes need to be made in the NFL's policy. “Well, our system, our testing, has been in place for years and not unlike we do in our organization, we always..." May 04

  • Tony Romo will try to beat out 9,000 golfers and qualify for the 2017 U.S. Open

    USA Today "Tony Romo had to cut short a previous attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open to make a Dallas Cowboys offseason workout. Such demands are no longer an issue since he retired last month to embark on his broadcast career with CBS. Come Monday, he will be among the nearly 9,000 golfers vying for 51..." May 03

  • Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott top year-end merchandise/apparel sales list

    SI "Two Dallas Cowboys rookies who burst upon the scene and helped lead their team to a division title and playoff berth top the NFL Players Association Top 50 Player sales list for the 2016 season. Running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott finished first and second in sales for all..." May 03

  • Jerry Jones Is A Great Guy Until He Fires You

    Deadspin "Jerry is really personable. I mean, you’ve got to like Jerry Jones. If you’re around him, you’ve got to like him, unless you hate the Dallas Cowboys, which some people do. But as a person, he’s likeable. He’s fun to be around. His whole family is working with the team. They are a great family. I’m..." May 02

  • Greg Hardy Says He's Not a 'F--king Psychopath,' And, Sadly, the NFL May Agree

    Bleacher Report ""I did do some s--t wrong," says Greg Hardy, fresh from his first game as a member of the developmental Spring League, where he's trying for the umpteenth time to return to professional football. But Hardy isn't referring to the 2014 assault charges that earned him a four-game suspension from the..." May 02

  • Cowboys use draft to replenish depleted secondary with ‘alphas’

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys had the 26th-ranked pass defense and were one of only six teams without double-digit interceptions a season ago. They also saw four significant secondary contributors depart in free agency. That unit was getting overhauled and the Cowboys completed it by drafting four..." May 01

  • Drew Pearson Says Roger Goodell Encouraged His Trolling at 2017 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson told PFT Live on Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged his trolling of Philadelphia fans at the 2017 draft. "I'm thinking he might say, 'Oh, no, don't say anything like that, that might get them too fired up, might cause a riot..." May 01

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01