Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Michael Irvin: Expect explosive season from ‘physically-gifted beast’ Dez Bryant

    Dallas Morning News "Dez Bryant says he’s one of the NFL’s top wide receivers. His peers recently ranked him No. 6 at his position. Bryant finished 25th overall on the NFL Network’s Top 100 players list, which was fully revealed Wednesday night. The five receivers ahead of him: Detroit’s Calvin Johnson,..." July 11

  • Donovan McNabb: I can't figure out why Jason Garrett still has a job

    Dallas Morning News "Brian Urlacher can only laugh when some of his buddies joke about him joining the Dallas Cowboys. The eight-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker turned 36 in May and hasn’t played since 2012. But recently during a roundtable segment filmed for FOX Sports Live, Urlacher only smiled when FOX NFL..." July 11

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Cowboys add unorthodox equipment to help with stretching, reduce injuries

    Dallas Morning News "Even before Tyrone Crawford ended up in the middle of a scuffle at a recent minicamp practice, the Cowboys defensive lineman was irritated. Crawford tugged at the brace on his right knee before team drills at Valley Ranch. He went over to three athletic trainers on the sideline and had one..." July 06

  • Hanie benefited from Orton's absence, too "Most of the time when Kyle Orton’s absence was discussed in the offseason, Brandon Weeden was mentioned as the biggest beneficiary. While true, Caleb Hanie also benefited. With Orton staying away, the Dallas Cowboys had to sign Hanie, a Forney, Texas, native. With Orton skipping all of the..." July 05

  • Cowboys want to expand Cole Beasley’s portfolio

    Pro Football Talk "When one looks at Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley, it’s hard not to think of him as a slot receiver. At 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds, Beasley fits the profile of a player who makes his mark by catching passes on the inside in multiple wide receiver sets and he caught 39 passes out of that spot..." July 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Baltimore traded LB Rolando McClain to the Dallas Cowboys, per source. So McClain's retirement might be over.

  • Agent says Rolando McClain is committed to football this time

    Pro Football Talk "Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Former top-10 pick Rolando McClain hasn’t played in an NFL game since November 2012, but his agent says this comeback is different, after the Cowboys traded for his rights yesterday. “He sounds as excited about football as I’ve ever heard him,” agent,..." July 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Interrupt soccer for this: Dallas traded 6th-rd pick for LB Rolando McClain and Baltimore's 7th-rd pick, per source. McClain wants to play.

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Not that it's a major surprise, but Cowboys LB Sean Lee has officially been placed on IR. Out for all of 2014.

  • Why Orton’s no-show isn’t bad for Cowboys even if Romo gets hurt

    Dallas Morning News "The Cowboys have long placed a premium on their backup quarterbacks. Dating to the Super Bowl days — if you can remember that far back — the Cowboys believed they needed a veteran quarterback as an insurance policy and were willing to overpay for that luxury. Bernie Kosar, Rodney Peete, Wade..." July 01

  • Golf no longer part of Tony Romo’s offseason

    Dallas Morning News "You won’t see the Cowboys quarterback on the course in the three weeks leading up to the start of training camp. In fact, Romo hasn’t played since he had the first of two back operations in April 2013. “It’s been awhile,” Romo said. “Almost a year and a half.’’ Golf has never been the..." July 01

  • Jags boast of bigger videoboards with jab at Cowboys, Texans

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars soon will unveil their new video boards with a soccer match and a country music show. (“Hey, you got your peanut butter in my mayonnaise!”) As the team anticipates unveiling the largest such structures in the NFL, the Jags have taken a shot at the team with the giant, hovering..." June 29

  • Ex-Cowboy Terrell Owens' list of top NFL wide receivers doesn't include Dez Bryant

    Dallas Morning News "Former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens joined the NFL Network crew on Total Access and was asked to pick the top wide receivers in the league. Here's T.O.'s top four: Detroit's Calvin Johnson - no brainer. Chicago's Brandon Marshall - OK. Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown - on the..." June 28

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Cowboys beef up O-line with ex Jaguar Nwaneri

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with free-agent guard Uche Nwaneri. The team has yet to make the deal official as it must release a player to make room on the 90-man roster for the former Jacksonville Jaguar. The Cowboys report to training camp on July 22. The first day of full..." June 26

  • Emmitt Smith: Dez Bryant has matured, deserves a new contract

    Dallas Morning News "After three Pro Bowl appearances, a pair of rushing titles and leading the Dallas Cowboys to a Super Bowl victory, Emmitt Smith wanted more money heading into his fourth NFL season. Smith held out, missing the first two games of the 1993 season. After two losses, Jerry Jones said that was..." June 25

  • Emmitt Smith: 'I don't think anybody can explain anything Mr. Jones is doing'

    Dallas Morning News "Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith faced this pointed question about his former team Tuesday morning on FOX Sports Daybreak radio. "What is the love affair with Jerry Jones and their coach Jason Garrett? To me, he's got to be on a shoe string, and I don't understand why he's still..." June 25

  • Orton a no-show, Cowboys turn to Weeden

    ESPN Dallas "The backup quarterback, or who we think should be the backup quarterback for Dallas Cowboys is missing. Kyle Orton is thinking of retirement. Team officials anticipated Orton coming to the voluntary offseason workouts. Didn't happen. Then team officials said Orton was expected to show..." June 23

  • Cowboys met with Garrett Reynolds

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, the Cowboys pursued veteran guard Brian Waters all throughout the offseason and preseason before finally signing him as the regular season was getting underway. Waters got hurt and wound up on injured reserve and there’s been limited discussion of a comeback after the team drafted..." June 22

  • How a 'mature' Dez Bryant is showing the Cowboys he is worth a big payday

    Dallas Morning News "As Dez Bryant grows into his vast potential, as he flourishes on the field and distances himself from the issues of responsibility and judgment that once held him back, here’s another example of his maturation: Cowboys officials don’t appear particularly anxious or concerned that Bryant has..." June 22

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    GIants confirm back tightness for Michael Morse.

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Tyrone Crawford on minicamp fight: ‘With me coming off my injury, everybody was trying to disrespect me’

    Dallas Morning News "Near the end of Wednesday’s minicamp practice at Valley Ranch, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford took exception to the way center Travis Frederick was trying to block him during two-minute drills. A scuffle ensued and punches were thrown. “It’s a man’s game,” Crawford said. “I..." June 19

  • Cowboys first-round pick Zack Martin signs four-year deal

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Cowboys are down to one unsigned draft pick with first-round choice Zack Martin signing a four-year deal on Monday. The Cowboys surprised some by passing on Johnny Manziel with the 16th pick of the first round to take Martin, who started 52 games at Notre Dame at tackle. In the..." June 16

  • Marion Barber Arrested -- Ex-Cowboys Star Held For 'Mental Detention & Observation' "Marion Barber III -- former Dallas Cowboys running back -- was arrested in Texas yesterday ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. According to police records, Barber was arrested just after 8PM on Sunday night -- and he's being held for "mental detention and observation." Police tell TMZ Sports..." June 16

  • Former Cowboy Josh Brent released from jail, will head to rehab

    Dallas Morning News "Former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent was released from jail on Sunday and will head to a treatment facility to serve the rest of his sentence. Brent was released from jail at 12:08 p.m. Sunday, according to Dallas County records. The former defensive tackle was convicted in January of..." June 16

  • Sources: QB Orton skips Cowboys physical

    ESPN Dallas "The Kyle Orton Watch will have to continue for the Dallas Cowboys. While coach Jason Garrett said more than a few times that he anticipated Orton would attend this week's mandatory minicamp, the backup quarterback did not show up for Monday's physical, according to multiple sources. By..." June 16

  • Tony Romo: ‘There’s never a thought about not coming back’

    Dallas Morning News "Tony Romo says he never thought about retirement after having December back surgery to repair a herniated disk. Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana had a similar operation in 1986 and doctors told him he might never play again. Montana, who was 30 at the time, returned to the field two..." June 15

  • Cowboys Sean Lee should return stronger than ever after knee surgery

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Sean Lee should be stronger than ever when he returns from knee surgery. Dr. Dan Cooper, the Cowboys’ team doctor, repaired Lee’s torn left anterior cruciate ligament Thursday morning. Lee was injured May 27, the first day of organized team activities. “He’ll be back and doing his rehab..." June 14

  • Kyle Orton’s loss might be Brandon Weeden’s gain

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Look for the great retirement impasse between the Dallas Cowboys and backup quarterback Kyle Orton to come to a head next week when the team holds its mandatory minicamp. Orton, who has missed the off-season program and organized team activity workouts while contemplating retirement, is..." June 12

  • Cowboys are "hoping" Kyle Orton reports for next week's mandatory minicamp

    ESPN Dallas "The Kyle Orton Watch will be on when the Dallas Cowboys hold their mandatory minicamp June 17-19. Orton has skipped the voluntary offseason program and organized team activities as he ponders his future. He took part in the program his first two years. If he retires, he would have to re-pay..." June 10

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    Clarence Hill @clarencehilljr

    Sean lee is having knee surgery on Thursday. Jason Garrett finally makes it official

  • Romo: I Could Play In A Game Now If I Had To "The Cowboys will continue to ease Tony Romo back into their offseason program, as has been the case since the team reported for voluntary workouts six weeks ago. To hear it from Romo, though, he would be able to suit up if the Cowboys had a game on Sunday. The surgery he underwent on a..." June 10

  • Brandon Weeden: Dez Bryant is same ‘freak’ on the field, but he has ‘grown a whole lot’ since college

    Dallas Morning News "Dez Bryant and Brandon Weeden joined the Oklahoma State football program in 2007. Weeden redshirted that year. Bryant played in 12 games, catching 43 passes for 622 yards and six touchdowns. Bryant was 18 at the time, a year removed from starring at Lufkin High School. Weeden turned 24 during..." June 10

  • Troy Aikman: Cowboys' defense 'can't possibly be as bad' as last year

    Fox Sports "In attempting to make a positive comment on the Dallas Cowboys' defense, Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman ran into a brick wall. It's hard to make a convincing argument for improvement on that side of the ball, unless you have a belief that it's impossible to be as bad as 2013. Elevating..." June 08

  • Ex-Cowboy Jesse Holley gives details on Dez Bryant’s $55k rookie dinner

    Dallas Morning News "During Dez Bryant’s rookie year, the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver was forced to cover a dinner tab for several teammates at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. Some of those teammates decided to order the most expensive items they could find on the high-end menu, and when the check came, it was..." June 08

  • Tyrone Crawford ‘crazy excited’ about Cowboys defensive line; ‘There’s going to be a show in Dallas every Sunday’

    Dallas Morning News "Rod Marinelli has set a high standard for his defensive linemen. He’s looking for them all to have career years. Is the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator asking for a lot? Absolutely. But players like third-year linemen Tyrone Crawford think this current front is getting prepared to..." June 07

  • Jerry Jones is giddy about Arkansas football playing at Jerry World

    Pro Football Talk "Jerry Jones’s alma mater is playing football at his stadium this season, and Jones can’t wait. Arkansas will play Texas A&M on September 27 at the Cowboys’ home stadium, and Jones — who played on the Arkansas Razorbacks’ 1964 National Championship team — told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that..." June 07

  • Brandon Weeden: Dez Bryant is same ‘freak’ on the field, but he has ‘grown a whole lot’ since college

    Dallas Morning News "Dez Bryant and Brandon Weeden joined the Oklahoma State football program in 2007. Weeden redshirted that year. Bryant played in 12 games, catching 43 passes for 622 yards and six touchdowns. Bryant was 18 at the time, a year removed from starring at Lufkin High School. Weeden turned 24 during..." June 07

  • Jones says it WAS hard to pass on Manziel

    Dallas Morning News "So Jerry Jones ... was it easy to pass on Johnny Manziel with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 draft or was it hard? In the wake of the Cowboys' selection of Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin, the Cowboys' owner/general manager was quoted several times as saying having Tony Romo at..." June 07

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

  • Urlacher to Cowboys? 'There’s nothing there,' per source

    CSN Chicago "He may be able to do it athletically, and he may want to just-because with a team on the Bears’ 2014 schedule. And the Dallas Cowboys are in the market for help at middle linebacker after Sean Lee suffered a torn ACL during a recent OTA. But while Brian Urlacher is on the rolodex for the..." June 04

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Stephen Jones said he would be open to bringing Josh Brent back once he gets out of jail. Team is working with the league.

  • Report: NFLPA mulls change on how players get paid

    Fox Sports "The NFL Players Association is proposing an idea, which would assist players in managing their money by changing the pay cycles of their base salaries, according to a USA Today Sports report. The proposal would mean players would be paid on a bi-weekly schedule over a 52-week calendar year,..." June 03

  • A maturing Dez Bryant expects success "The Dez Bryant you've seen the past four seasons is still here, at least on the field. He will continue to amaze with one-handed catches, foot speed, physical play and how he dominates games. He will be challenged by the opponent's best cornerback. Richard Sherman vs. Dez Bryant in 2014. Get..." June 03

  • Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray ‘feeling good, feeling strong’ entering fourth season

    Dallas Morning News "New offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has said the Dallas Cowboys’ running game will be the team’s strength this season. After finishing second-to-last in the NFL in rushing attempts a year ago, Linehan’s comments must be music to the ears of Pro Bowl running back DeMarco Murray. “It’s..." June 03

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