Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Jason Garrett indicates Ezekiel Elliott could play this week

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has not played in the team’s first three preseason games. It has nothing to do with him being suspended for the first six games of the regular season. Instead, Dallas has just decided the injury risk isn’t worth him playing in meaningless games. That..." August 22

  • Ezekiel Elliott spotted on a party boat on the Cowboys' day off

    TMZ "Ezekiel Elliott ain't letting his off the field issues keep him from having a good time -- the embattled running back partied on a Texas lake the day after the Cowboys' 2nd preseason game. TMZ Sports has pics of Zeke partying Sunday afternoon on Lake Lewisville in North Texas -- a notorious..." August 22

  • NFLPA Prez: 'We Need to Be Prepared for 2021'

    Pro Football Talk "Whatever happens after the expiration of the current labor deal, the NFL Players Association has a clear message for its members: Be prepared. “It’s not something that we can spring on them in 2020 and say, ‘You guys got to get ready for this,'” NFLPA president Eric Winston recently told Keenan..." August 22

  • Jerry Jones refuses to comment on reported Roger Goodell extension

    Larry Brown Sports "We have no idea if Jerry Jones would have been in favor of Roger Goodell getting an extension before Goodell decided to suspend Ezekiel Elliott, but now is probably not the best time to ask the Dallas Cowboys owner his opinion. In his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday, Jones said he is..." August 22

  • Doubt Orlando Scandrick all you want: 'I still got it,' Cowboys CB says

    Dallas Morning News "Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick thinks you've doubted him. The 30-year-old vet doesn't think you're the only one. "I feel like at some point in time everyone in this circle doubted me," he told reporters at training camp Monday. "This world revolves around people wanting to see others..." August 22

  • Cowboys dodged a bullet when Jerry Jones tried and failed to trade up for Paxton Lynch

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos have named Trevor Siemian their starting quarterback, and that’s a major indictment of Paxton Lynch: A year after Denver chose Lynch in the first round of the NFL draft, he’s failed to beat out a former seventh-rounder who was already on the roster. Obviously, if the Broncos had known..." August 21

  • Dak Prescott thinks ‘chemistry has grown’ with Dez Bryant

    Sports Day "It didn't take long for Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant to find a rhythm in Saturday night's 24-19 preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts. Prescott targeted the Pro Bowl receiver on his first pass play. First and 10 from Dallas' own five, Prescott found Bryant for an eight-yard strike that was..." August 21

  • Dak: Dez Bryant is Cowboys’ most improved player

    Sportsnaut "Dez Bryant is already one of the NFL’s most respected receivers. Yet second-year quarterback Dak Prescott thinks the star wideout deserves credit for having improved more than any other Dallas Cowboys player. “Somebody asked me the other day who I think is the most improved player and I said..." August 21

  • Roger Goodell on verge of five-year contract extension through 2024

    Washington Post "Roger Goodell is close to completing a five-year contract extension to remain in place as NFL commissioner at least through 2024, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. Financial terms of the deal, which was first reported by the Sports Business Journal, were not..." August 21

  • Jaylon Smith reflects on “long journey” after preseason debut

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith took part in 12 plays against the Colts on Saturday night, which would be a relatively modest number of snaps under most circumstances. Smith’s circumstances were a bit different, however. A major knee injury in his final college game led to nerve damage, a..." August 20

  • Cowboys growing concerned about Kellen Moore as No. 2 quarterback

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Backup quarterback Kellen Moore’s continued poor play in the preseason is starting to become an area of concern. He completed 10 of 21 passes for 131 yards with a quarterback rating of 67.8 in the 24-19 victory against the Indianapolis Colts at AT&T Stadium Saturday night. He also had a..." August 20

  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones explains why he isn't responding to Ezekiel Elliott's suspension

    Sports Day "Jerry Jones continues to clam up when it comes to commenting on the six-game suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys owner will almost always say something about anything, but is biding his time before opening up about the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell's decision...." August 20

  • Stephen Paea pushing for starting NT job with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Stephen Paea was miscast in a 3-4 defense the past two seasons. He’s back at a familiar spot with the Cowboys, reunited with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and playing the nose in the Tampa 2. “Just be aggressive in there,” Paea said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “A..." August 19

  • Elliott witnesses weren’t placed under oath

    Pro Football Talk "As the Ezekiel Elliott case heads toward an appeal hearing with unclear parameters or procedures, one specific procedure regarding the pre-disciplinary process is becoming more clear: Witnesses weren’t placed under oath. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the league didn’t administer..." August 19

  • Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will play Saturday vs. Colts, is ready to 'put on a show'

    Sports Day "Receiver Dez Bryant is ready to come home and put on another show. The Cowboys wrap up a four-week stretch in Southern California on Friday with a morning walk-through practice before boarding a flight back to Dallas. They play the Colts in their third preseason game Saturday night at AT&T..." August 18

  • Cowboys putting Orlando Scandrick under unusual amount of pressure

    ALL 22 "Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has typically been a reliable player during his nine years with the franchise. Yes, he’s prone to getting dinged up from time to time. Yet, when he’s on the field he’s usually consistently competent in coverage both on the outside and in the..." August 18

  • Cowboys to limit Jaylon Smith’s snaps in first preseason game

    Yardbarker "The Dallas Cowboys are planning to take things slowly with Jaylon Smith. Smith is set to make his preseason debut for the Cowboys in Saturday’s game against the Colts. Team executive Stephen Jones says that Smith’s snaps will be limited in the game. It’s understandable why the Cowboys will..." August 17

  • Cowboys begin second phase of camp next week at home training facility

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys held their final full practice in Oxnard, Calif., on Thursday morning. They head home Friday and begin training camp at The Star, their home facility in Frisco, Texas, next week. Despite having an indoor practice facility that seats 12,000, the Cowboys will return to Oxnard next..." August 17

  • NFL's pointless attack on union makes messy Ezekiel Elliott case even messier

    Sporting News "The window was wide-open for the NFL to move through the Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence suspension appeal methodically, dispassionately, focused on the topic at hand, emphasizing the evidence it had on its side and getting out of this without its hands dirtied. Instead, in true NFL fashion,..." August 17

  • NFLPA’s Lorenzo Alexander calls NFL statement on Ezekiel Elliott “appalling”

    Pro Football Talk "Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee, is not pleased with the NFL’s statement accusing the union of smearing Ezekiel Elliott‘s accuser. “It’s really appalling,” Alexander said on PFT Live. “We’re about representing our players at the..." August 17

  • Rico Gathers out with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has shown off the progress he’s made since trading in his basketball uniform for a football one in Dallas’ first two preseason games, but he probably won’t be making it three strong outings in a row this week. Coach Jason Garrett said on Wednesday that Gathers has..." August 16

  • NFL Players Association Fires Back At NFL For Zeke Statement 'They're Liars & Hypocrites'

    TMZ "The NFL Players Association is firing back at the NFL for its recent statement on the Zeke Elliott case ... calling them hypocrites and liars who should be ashamed for "stooping to new lows." The scathing statement is in direct response to NFL's release on Wednesday ... where they accused the..." August 16

  • NFL puts NFLPA on blast over response to Ezekiel Elliott suspension

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League did not waste any time Wednesday calling out the NFL Players Association for what the league believes is the union throwing out derogatory reports surrounding the alleged victim in the Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence case. Hold on to your hats, this release sent..." August 16

  • Cowboys' Dez Bryant defends stance on anthem, says he has 'family to feed'

    Sports Day "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant took to Twitter on Tuesday night to defend his comments about the national anthem. When asked after Tuesday's practice for his thoughts about the recent national anthem protests, Bryant said, "Whatever they got going on with that, that's them. I don't..." August 16

  • NFL selects Harold Henderson to handle Ezekiel Elliott appeal

    Fanrag Sports "With Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott officially sending in his appeal of the six-game suspension handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the next step in the process was to appoint a person to oversee the hearing. According to NFL Network, Harold Henderson has been appointed..." August 16

  • Report: Ezekiel Elliott’s ex-girlfriend spoke about using sex tapes for blackmail

    Larry Brown Sports "Ezekiel Elliott is preparing to appeal his six-game suspension, and his legal team is going to aim to destroy the credibility of the running back’s ex-girlfriend in an attempt to have the ban reduced or overturned. In order to accomplish that goal, one of the subjects Elliott’s lawyers are..." August 16

  • Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith to make NFL debut this week

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith will make his long-awaited NFL debut when his team takes on the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed the news Tuesday evening. Smith, a second-round pick out of Notre Dame back in 2016, missed his entire rookie season..." August 16

  • Ezekiel Elliott’s Hearing Date Likely Set

    Pro Football Rumors "According to the language in the NFL’s contractual bargaining agreement, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension appeal is expected to take place on August 29, tweets Adam Schefter of Although appeal hearings typically are required to be scheduled within ten days of the..." August 16

  • Ezekiel Elliott officially files appeal of suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "Ezekiel Elliott has officially filed an appeal of his 6-game suspension. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the news about Elliott and says a hearing must be scheduled within 10 days. The NFL suspended Elliott six games for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. He was not charged by..." August 15

  • Ezekiel Elliott filed harassment complaint on accuser

    247 Sports "New evidence has surfaced in the Ezekiel Elliott case, and it's beginning to look that much worse for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It took the league 13 months to complete its investigation into Dallas Cowboys running back, stemming from allegations of domestic violence that were formally..." August 15

  • Were you itching to see first-round pick Taco Charlton do more on the field this preseason? He was, too

    Sports Day "Cowboys veteran defensive end Tyrone Crawford said what rookie Taco Charlton wouldn't. Crawford shared a picture of Charlton's first NFL sack, which came Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams -- preseason or no -- on Instagram. His caption: "Shut 'em up." For his part, Charlton also..." August 14

  • Goodell did not attend Ezekiel Elliott hearing

    Pro Football Talk "Conflicting reports have emerged in recent weeks regarding the direct participation of Commissioner Roger Goodell in the events preceding the suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Although, as Friday’s letter to Elliott makes abundantly clear, Goodell made the decision to suspend..." August 14

  • Skip Bayless: NFL, Roger Goodell making Ezekiel Elliott 'face of domestic violence'

    Sporting News "Roger Goodell was blasted for dropping the ball on the Ray Rice domestic violence case in 2014. But if the NFL Commissioner went easy on the Ravens running back then, he's going overboard with his six-game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott now, says FS1's Skip Bayless. Goodell..." August 14

  • Ezekiel Elliott could have games added to his suspension

    Yardbarker "Ezekiel Elliott is planning to appeal his six-game suspension in hopes of having it reduced or overturned, but is there a chance he could actually end up being banned for more than six games in 2017? The short answer is yes. Elliott has been suspended for the first six games of the season..." August 14

  • NFLPA will pay Elliott’s legal fees, unless he wants his own lawyer

    Pro Football Talk "Ezekiel Elliott‘s legal fight may ultimately cost him nothing. From the appeal through any litigation, the NFL Players Association will be shouldering the financial burden arising from the effort, with one caveat. If Elliott chooses his own lawyer, Elliott will be on his own financially. The..." August 14

  • Terrell Owens 'Ezekiel Elliott Shoulda Known Better'

    TMZ "Terrell Owens has some advice for NFL players like Ezekiel Elliott -- if things aren't working out with a woman, JUST DUMP HER AND MOVE ON! The ex-NFL star says the situation involving Zeke is "unfortunate" -- but he should never have put himself in a volatile position with the accuser in the..." August 14

  • Ezekiel Elliott's father declares son's legal team 'ready to fight'

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, the father of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott declared himself to be “ready for the show down.” On Monday, Stacy Elliott provided some more details about how things will play out, now that the NFL has suspended his son for six games. “My son’s legal team is ready to fight!”..." August 14

  • Darren McFadden ready to carry to the load for Ezekiel Elliott

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden is two years older than he was in 2015 when he rushed for 1,089 yards and showed the world there was a little burst left in his body after a largely injury-filled and disappointing career with the Los Angeles Raiders. The Cowboys are hoping he can..." August 13

  • Ezekiel Elliott reportedly will file suspension appeal Tuesday

    ALL 22 "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has until Wednesday to file a formal appeal of his six-game suspension. Elliott’s representation could have the response filed before the deadline, however. Elliott’s appeal is expected to be submitted Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter...." August 13

  • 13 Dallas Cowboys Have Been Suspended a Total of 108 Games Since 2014

    The Big Lead "In a story that is powerful in its simplicity, ESPN’s Todd Archer notes that the Dallas Cowboys have had players suspended in 16 separate instances since 2014. This story comes the week that Ezekiel Elliott received a six-game suspension from the NFL in what promises to be a bitter battle over the..." August 13

  • NFL won’t suspend Ezekiel Elliott over bar fight

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has suspended Ezekiel Elliott for the first six weeks of the season, stemming from multiple alleged domestic violence incidents. Elliott has voiced his displeasure with the ruling and is reportedly willing to fight it through the courts. Fortunately for Elliott, the NFL has ruled in his..." August 13

  • Cowboys CEO Jones voices support for Elliott after 6-game ban

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones expressed support for running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was suspended six games Friday, but also said the team believes in replacements Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith. Speaking on the pregame show on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas..." August 13

  • Jason Witten condemns domestic violence, still supports Ezekiel Elliott

    Sporting News "Jason Witten is at a crossroad. The Cowboys tight end holds a firm stance against domestic violence after his family experienced it during his childhood, but he is still supportive of teammate Ezekiel Elliott. "Look, there's no place for a man to put his hand on a woman, and most of you guys..." August 13

  • Ezekiel Elliott needs to understand magnitude of situation, Marshall Faulk says

    ESPN "Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk says Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott "totally understands" that he needs to mature following Friday's announcement by the NFL that Elliott has been suspended for six games following a domestic violence investigation. "Obviously, we all have..." August 13

  • Jerry Jones and Several Other Owners "not happy with what they view as heavy-handed [NFL] discipline"

    The Big Lead "Peter King, the great NFL columnist from The MMQB, joined my Fox Sports Radio show Saturday to discuss Ezekiel Elliott, Jerry Jones and a variety of NFL topics. King offered some fascinating insight into the potential battle looming between NFL owners and the commissioner that works for them,..." August 13

  • Cowboys don’t plan to alter Ezekiel Elliott’s preseason workload

    Fanrag Sports "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott won’t see his preseason workload tinkered with despite his six-game suspension, Cowboys executive vice president and CEO Stephen Jones said prior to Saturday’s preseason opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott was suspended for six games by the..." August 12

  • NFLPA director Smith asks why Elliott investigation took so long

    SI "NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith discussed Ezekiel Elliott's six game suspension that was handed down by the NFL on Friday morning in an interview with the MMQB's Albert Breer. Elliot was suspended after multiple domestic violence incidents that amount to a violation..." August 12

  • Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott among Cowboys stars to sit out preseason opener

    Sporting News "Everyone knows what to expect for most of the NFL preseason: Stars and starters will play only sparingly in games, if at all. Still, Cowboys fans looking forward to Saturday night's preseason opener against the Rams will be disappointed to learn that Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and several..." August 12

  • TMZ releases photos of Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser showing bruises

    TMZ "Ezekiel Elliott's accuser took several photos of the injuries she claims she suffered at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys running back ... showing bruising on her arms, hands, neck and legs. Zeke's accuser claims she suffered the injuries during the week of July 16 -- when Elliott allegedly..." August 12

  • Emmitt Smith 'really concerned' about Ezekiel Elliott's future

    Pro Football Talk "Emmitt Smith worries about the future for Ezekiel Elliott after the league suspended the star running back for six games. Elliott has made several headlines — for the wrong reasons — since he entered the league as the fourth overall pick in 2016. That includes a St. Patrick’s Day parade in..." August 12