Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Oddsmakers say Cowboys will pick Elliott if there isn’t a trade

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Everyone has an opinion when it comes to the NFL Draft and the Dallas Cowboys. The folks at are no different. Remember, this is a business that helps you to put your money where you mouth is or something close to it. Of course, there’s always a wild card. In this..." April 28

  • Ronald Leary signed Cowboys' restricted free-agent tender

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys guard Ronald Leary signed his restricted free-agent tender Wednesday after sitting out the first week of the team’s offseason program. The deadline for teams to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets passed last week. The Cowboys placed the second-round tender on Leary worth..." April 28

  • Jerry Jones thinks Jalen Ramsey was suspended, and thinks that’s a good thing

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones thinks a disciplinary action taken against Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey shows that Ramsey is just the kind of player the Cowboys need. Jones said that Ramsey, whom the Cowboys are considering drafting with the fourth overall pick on..." April 26

  • Nick Hayden visits Seahawks

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks added one veteran free agent to their defensive line mix when they signed Sealver Siliga earlier this offseason and they took a look at another defensive lineman on Monday. Sheil Kapadia of reports that the team visited with defensive tackle Nick Hayden. The Seahawks have..." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Brandon Carr takes significant pay cut to remain with Cowboys, free up cap space

    Sports Day "Cornerback Brandon Carr accepted a significant pay cut Monday to remain with the team that will free up additional salary cap space for the Cowboys, sources said. Carr was set to make a base salary of $9.1 million in 2016 and carry a massive salary cap hit of $13.8 million in the final season..." April 26

  • Joey Bosa's character gets stamp of approval from Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Cowboys have two defensive ends suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa sat out the season opener in 2015 for a violation of team rules that some have reported was for marijuana. The..." April 25

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys “most likely” staying at No. 4

    Pro Football Talk "The first two picks of the NFL draft have been traded, but the Chargers say that interest in acquiring the third pick has slowed down recently and it looks like the Cowboys will be staying put at No. 4 as well. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News,..." April 25

  • Norman’s arrival spices up Dallas rivalry, too

    Pro Football Talk "When Washington first expressed interest in cornerback Josh Norman, one potential twice-per-year series instantly became far more intriguing: Norman facing off against Odell Beckham Jr. of the Giants. But another NFC East rivalry now becomes more compelling, too. When the Panthers, Norman’s..." April 24

  • Ex-Cowboy Joseph Randle denied bond change, judge says ‘he is not calling the plays here’ "A Sedgwick County judge on Friday refused to further modify bond conditions for former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle after NFL lawyers said the organization didn’t want to be liable for transporting Randle to an inpatient mental treatment facility if he bails out of jail. Randle’s..." April 24

  • The Dallas Cowboys Have Drafted the Most Pro Bowlers Since 2005

    The Big Lead "Jerry Jones catches a lot of grief for his involvement in the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys haven’t won a Super Bowl title since 1995, after winning three in a four-year span. They haven’t even been to a conference championship game since that year. However, you could have done a lot worse when..." April 23

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Cowboys' Stephen Jones: Cost of signing Norman 'past where we're comfortable'

    Sports Day "The Dallas Cowboys need help in the secondary, but it doesn't sound like it will be coming in the form of unrestricted free-agent cornerback Josh Norman. Norman, who is reportedly seeking a deal worth around $14 million a year, is likely too pricey for Dallas. "Josh Norman is a great..." April 22

  • Report: Jerry Could Get DAL to Pick RB Elliot at No. 4

    Bleacher Report "No prospect's draft stock has fluctuated more in the last few weeks than that of running back Ezekiel Elliott, who could be selected as high as No. 4 by the Dallas Cowboys. Why is Cowboys owner Jerry Jones so high on Elliott? Where do most people think he'll be drafted?" April 22

  • Report: Cowboys will pick up Travis Frederick's fifth-year option

    CBS Sports "When the Dallas Cowboys came on the clock at the No. 18 pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the expectation was that they were going to take one of the top defensive prospects on the board. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and safety Eric Reid were popular guesses. Instead, the Cowboys sent in a card..." April 21

  • Are the Cowboys now desperate enough to re-sign DE Greg Hardy? Don't bet on it

    Sports Day "The Dallas Cowboys continue to go in the wrong direction with their pass-rush. Before long, they could be backed into a corner. The Cowboys are bracing for starting left-side defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence to be suspended the first four games of the 2016 season, sources said, after he violated..." April 21

  • Sources: Cowboys brace for DE DeMarcus Lawrence to be hit with four-game suspension

    Dallas Morning News "Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence faces a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, sources said. The Cowboys have not been notified of the impending suspension, which means Lawrence and his representatives are in the process of challenging the ruling. But several..." April 20

  • Backup quarterback remain on forefront of Cowboys’ minds

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Stephen Jones stated the expected Tuesday, reiterating that upgrading the pass rush is the top priority for the Dallas Cowboys going into the NFL draft. The second position on Jones’ mind? “Of course we continue to think about our backup quarterback position behind Tony [Romo],” Jones said...." April 20

  • Antonio Cromartie’s “dream choice” would be playing for Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "In late February, there was a report that cornerback Antonio Cromartie would visit with the Bills but he said he had nothing planned with the team and there hasn’t been any further information about discussions with Buffalo about joining the team. There haven’t been any other reports about..." April 19

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Tony Romo 'throwing fully' following surgery "The Cowboys’ officially start their offseason program on Monday, but Tony Romo has been back at work a bit longer than that. “It’s been going great here for the last two, three weeks – just getting them going and being able to go full speed and all that stuff. It’s been great,” he said. Romo..." April 16

  • Don't look for Cowboys to use No. 4 pick on UCLA LB Myles Jack

    Sports Day "If you were holding out hope that UCLA linebacker Myles Jack was going to be the Cowboys' fourth overall pick, it's probably time to move on. Jack, who has not been one of Dallas' 30 pre-draft visitors, had his medical recheck Thursday in Indianapolis." April 16

  • Cowboys, 49ers interested in Eagles' Ryan Mathews

    Niners Nation "The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly interested in Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, and that could open the door for Ryan Mathews to be available in a trade. Walter Football writer Tony Pauline is reporting the 49ers and Cowboys are two teams interested in Mathews if he is available in a..." April 15

  • Ezekiel Elliott: I could make ‘most immediate impact’ with Cowboys

    ESPN "Ezekiel Elliott is smart. He knows a great offensive line can make a running back’s life much easier. So what about getting drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and their offensive line that features players among the best at their positions in left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick and..." April 15

  • Dallas brass will fly to Bay Area this weekend to work out QB Jared Goff

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Los Angeles Rams’ trade for the No. 1 overall pick seemingly takes the top two quarterbacks out of the discussion for the Dallas Cowboys at No. 4. The Cowboys, though, still are doing their due diligence on the top quarterbacks. The Cowboys will send a contingent to Berkeley, Calif., this..." April 15

  • Jerry Jones hints the Cowboys might not draft best player available

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys have the No. 4 overall pick in this year's draft. They have a whole lot of positional holes on their roster to fill -- basically everything except offensive line can be considered a "need." The Cowboys over the last few years have strayed from their past practice of taking the..." April 14

  • Cowboys Sign S Jeff Heath To A Four-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cowboys have signed restricted free agent S Jeff Heath to a four-year contract on Wednesday, according to his agent Derrick Fox, per Todd Archer. Dallas used a low-round tender on Heath that would have ran them $1,671,000 for the 2016 season. However, it appears as though the two parties..." April 13

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Cowboys serious about drafting quarterback at No. 4, report says

    Sporting News "With Tony Romo turning 36 this month and recovering from collarbone surgery, the Cowboys reportedly are looking at taking a quarterback with their first-round pick in the NFL Draft. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports there is a "growing sense" within the Cowboys organization that the team is..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • Why Thursday is a big day for the Cowboys if they're thinking about drafting UCLA LB Myles Jack

    Sports Day "If UCLA linebacker Myles Jack was completely healthy, he might be considered the top player in this year's draft. Jack suffered a season-ending knee injury during practice last September. He was limited during the scouting combine in February and his pro day in March. And yet, almost all..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

  • I don't think Dallas will take a QB in the first round, here's who they could pick up later

    Sports Day "An NFL analyst recently called Christian Hackenberg-Dallas Cowboys "a perfect marriage." Goose has voiced his concern about Cowboys staff's ability to develop a QB. So, do you think Dallas can take on a project like Hackenberg (or Lynch, Prescott)? Sherrington: I don't want to speak for Goose,..." April 11

  • Mike Glennon should entice Rams, Jets, Broncos and Cowboys "We're into spring, summer's just around the corner ... and numerous teams are still in the market for a quarterback. Oh, and there aren't enough quarterbacks to go around. Which leads us to the curious case of Mike Glennon, who is one of the top 32 quarterbacks in the NFL, yet is rarely..." April 10

  • Cowboys, three other teams inquire about trading to No. 1 overall

    CBS Sports "'Tis the season for misinformation, with the NFL Draft just weeks away and teams scrambling to smokescreen as much as possible. We know the Titans are talking to people about the possibility of moving out of No. 1 overall, and interest is reportedly heating up in the top pick. But who is..." April 09

  • Terrell Owens: Hall of Fame “should be purely based on stats”

    Pro Football Talk "If there were a Fantasy Football Hall of Fame, Terrell Owens would definitely be in it already. He thinks the Pro Football Hall of Fame should have the same criteria. Owens responded to criticism from actual Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison by simply pointing to the statistical differences between..." April 08

  • Charles Johnson’s advice to Greg Hardy: “Don’t do interviews”

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson hopes former teammate Greg Hardy gets another chance in the NFL. Hardy, 27, remains a free agent after completing a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, which followed a five-year stint with the Panthers. Carolina opted not to pursue Hardy..." April 08

  • Schefter admits it was a “mistake” to say Hardy “changed”

    Pro Football Talk "ESPN’s Adam Schefter has received plenty of criticism for his interview with Greg Hardy, who showed no remorse over his 2014 domestic violence case. But Schefter says he has no regrets about the interview. Instead, Schefter is saying his one regret is about his declaration after the interview..." April 07

  • Report: Greg Hardy upset that Aldon Smith got new deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Greg Hardy is reportedly quite unhappy that Aldon Smith, another NFL player with a long history of legal issues, is getting another nice payday in the NFL while he waits by the phone. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Hardy was very upset by the fact that his fellow pass rusher Smith..." April 07

  • Michelle Beadle, who works for ESPN, slams ESPN for giving a Greg Hardy platform

    Washington Post "ESPN aired a segment Tuesday featuring Adam Schefter interviewing Greg Hardy regarding his domestic abuse allegations, and while Hardy’s public image probably stayed largely the same, Schefter and ESPN both found themselves under fire as soon as the interview concluded. In the interview, Hardy..." April 06

  • Greg Hardy’s “Will Play Football For Money” campaign a failure

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Wait ... huh? What does that even mean - “As a man you can’t avoid situations that aren’t your fault or are your fault.” Schefter appeared on The Dan Patrick Show and was asked about his thoughts on Hardy. “I went in with the idea that this guy is a monster; I came out of there with a very..." April 06

  • Greg Hardy refuses to explain what happened

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent defensive end Greg Hardy was given a chance to explain on ESPN what happened on the day he was accused of domestic violence. Hardy declined to explain. In an interview that aired today, Adam Schefter asked Hardy, “How do you explain what happened?” Hardy answered, “I don’t think I..." April 06

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Greg Hardy's Unemployment Further Exposes The NFL's Insincerity On Domestic Violence "When the Dallas Cowboys signed Greg Hardy, he was less than one year removed from getting arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her. But now, with that incident even further in the past, Hardy is currently unemployed. His erratic behavior with the Cowboys last..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05