Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Darren McFadden hopes to return in preseason

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys suddenly have to be concerned about the running back position entering training camp. Darren McFadden is recovering from a broken elbow he sustained in June. He was likely to miss two months to recover after undergoing surgery, which placed his timetable for a return at..." July 23

  • We cannot find Ezekiel Elliott guilty by association

    Sporting News "It's nearly impossible in today's court of public opinion not to assume guilt in someone accused of a crime, especially when that person is a high-profile NFL player. But that's exactly what we owe Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, whose ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson alleged Friday..." July 23

  • Elliott responds to ex-girlfriend's accusations: 'Evil never prevails'

    Black Sports Online "All the evidence points to Ezekiel Elliott being falsely accused of domestic violence. The witnesses, the text messages and the strange police report all seem to back him up." July 23

  • Elliott’s father says his son did no wrong, the truth will come out

    Pro Football Talk "Stacy Elliott, the father of Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, released a statement Friday in which he denied any wrongdoing by his son in regard to recent allegations of domestic violence. “The reported allegations and Internet postings regarding our son are completely false,” Stacy..." July 22

  • Ezekiel Elliott told police Tiffany Thompson’s injuries were from bar fight

    Larry Brown Sports "The woman who accused Ezekiel Elliott of assaulting her filed two reports with police on Friday morning, and the rookie running back has denied that any of the allegations are true. As we learned earlier, Elliot’s ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson told police the former Ohio State star attacked..." July 22

  • Elliott has phone messages proving ex-GF set him up

    CBS Sports "Ezekiel Elliott is maintaining his innocence in the recent domestic violence allegation. On Friday, the Dallas Cowboys running back's ex-girlfriend posted damning photos to Instagram containing images which displayed marks and bruises. She claimed Elliott had been assaulting her for months and..." July 22

  • Ezekiel Elliott Accused of Domestic Violence ... Denies Attacking Ex-GF

    TMZ "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been named a suspect in a domestic violence police report obtained by TMZ Sports ... but the 21-year-old has DENIED any wrongdoing and was NOT arrested. The female accuser filed a report with the Columbus PD in Ohio Friday morning ... saying she..." July 22

  • Is Tony Romo Truly Getting Better With Age?

    Blogging The Boys "The old adage goes that "fine wine only gets better with age". At 36 years old with 11 NFL seasons under his belt (a few seasons cut short by major injuries), Tony Romo has truly been through a lot in his career with the Dallas Cowboys. Since Romo became the Cowboys' full-time quarterback, the..." July 21

  • Jaguars do not plan to sign Greg Hardy despite workout

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars may have had enough interest in Greg Hardy to work him out on Thursday, but they apparently are going to stop short of signing him for now. NFL Media’s Rand Getlin first reported Thursday that the Jags worked out and hosted Hardy for a visit. However, ESPN’s Adam..." July 21

  • Dez Bryant reportedly drops agent; Cowboys WR now represented solely by Jay Z's Roc Nation

    Sports Day "All Dez Bryant's big offseason moves were made last year, including his fat contract. But he's got a few more moves he's making this year. Sports Business Journal reporter Liz Mullen reports that Bryant is dropping his representation by Creative Artists Agency Sports agent Tom Condon. But he'll..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Ezekiel Elliott has #1 Selling NFL Jersey, Making America's Team Great Again

    The Big Lead "Ezekiel Elliott was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 4th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. As a position player expected to help the Cowboys recover from a 4-12 season, Elliott’s jersey is a very hot commodity. Or maybe it has nothing to do with expectations and people just love buying Cowboys..." July 20

  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys coaches lobbied to keep Rolando McClain on the team

    Sports Day "Jerry Jones said that support for Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain remained at the start of the offseason, even as he was missing early workouts. In an interview with 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, Jones said that the coaching staff lobbied to keep McClain around this offseason. "Everybody..." July 20

  • How does Cowboys' defensive backfield compare to other NFC East teams?

    Sports Day "This is the final installment of my seven-part series, breaking down the position groups of all four NFC East teams heading into the 2016 season. In case you're not keeping track, here's how the Cowboys have ranked at each position group compared to the Redskins, Giants and Eagles: Offensive..." July 20

  • Ezekiel Elliott Has Top-Selling Jersey on NFL's Online Store Since April

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has yet to play a down in the NFL, yet his popularity is already soaring. Director of NFC Football Communications Randall Liu reported Tuesday that Elliott's No. 21 jersey has been the best-selling jersey on NFLShop.com since April Elliott,..." July 20

  • Jones: Jaylon Smith's progress 'undetermined,' Cowboys not 'dismayed'

    The Score "Despite Jaylon Smith suffering a major knee injury in January that was further complicated by nerve damage, the Dallas Cowboys have yet to rule out the possibility of their 2016 second-round pick seeing action in his rookie season. During an interview Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan, however,..." July 19

  • Cowboys Sign Linebacker Justin Durant to One-Year Deal

    Blogging The Boys "Exactly a week after reports surfaced that the Cowboys were talking to Justin Durant as a possible fill-in for the suspended Rolando McClain, the Cowboys today announced that they have signed Durant to a one-year deal. Justin Durant, who will turn 31 in September, is a known quantity in Dallas...." July 19

  • Dez Bryant files lawsuit against his former financial adviser

    NFL.com "Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has struck back against former key members of his inner circle, filing a hard-hitting lawsuit in district court in response to one filed against him. In the counterclaim filed against his former trusted adviser Royce West, Bryant alleges that West used Bryant's..." July 19

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • Lance Dunbar’s rehab ahead of schedule, could return “sooner than later”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Running back Lance Dunbar is ahead of schedule in his rehab. In fact, the Cowboys have not “totally ruled out” Dunbar from training camp, with team vice president saying Dunbar “may be able to play sooner than later.” “[But] we’re going to be careful,” Jones said Monday following a press..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • With The Star, Cowboys raise NFL bar on team training facilities

    USA Today "While contemplating the eventual need for a new team headquarters and practice facility, Dallas Cowboys executives wondered how they could possibly match the standard they set with sparkling state-of-the-art AT&T Stadium. With Jerry World, the bar was set high. But when their new team facility,..." July 18

  • Cowboys haven’t made decision on Rolando McClain’s future

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys have not made a decision on Rolando McClain’s future, according to sources. Many in the organization want the starting middle linebacker released, but financial implications prevent the Cowboys from moving on from McClain immediately. The NFL suspended McClain for 10 games..." July 16

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Dallas Cowboys Head The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams Of 2016

    Forbes.com "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned $145 million over the past four years, or $65 million more than the highest-paid player in the league during that time, Drew Brees. Critics have called for Goodell’s scalp for the way he has handled recent scandals involving Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson and Ray..." July 13

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Romo, Aikman supporting fundraiser for fallen Dallas officers Thursday

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Andy Alberth, the brains behind Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s postponed National Fantasy Football Convention, is hosting a fundraiser Thursday for the police officers and their families affected by the recent tragic shooting in Dallas. Alberth, along with owners of Nick and Sam’s..." July 12

  • Affidavit: Joseph Randle threatened to kill jail deputy over denied phone call

    Kansas.com "Ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle threatened to kill a detention deputy on May 14 while incarcerated, prompting his latest felony criminal charge in Sedgwick County District Court, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday morning. Randle, according to the document, was upset..." July 11

  • Cowboys in talks to sign Justin Durant

    The Score "The 30-year-old spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons, but missed three games due to various injuries. When healthy, however, Durant was a consistently solid performer for Atlanta. He should provide stability for a Cowboys defense that's been hit hard by suspensions this offseason, with..." July 11

  • Barry Church: Ezekiel Elliott “helps out the defense a lot”

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys are reportedly talking to veteran linebacker Justin Durant about a return to the team to help them cover for the absence of suspended starter Rolando McClain this season, although that’s just one of the holes they’ll need to plug on defense early in the season. While McClain is..." July 11

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Cowboys Looking Outside For McClain Replacement?

    Blogging The Boys "The Dallas Cowboys have a choice to make after learning of Rolando McClain's 10-game suspension. They can either go with what they have at the inside linebacker position, or they can go shopping in a decidedly picked-over free agent market. For more on the importance of the Mike linebacker..." July 07

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Free agent LB Stephen Tulloch is a pro's pro - which Cowboys could use for a change

    Sports Day "Question: LB Stephen Tulloch was released by the Lions yesterday. Hurt a lot recently, but productive. Cowboys gotta get him on the phone soon, yes? Sherrington: Depends on money, and he's coming off injury. Only recently passed his physical. Also 31. But was very productive last year, and a..." July 07

  • Cowboys’ injury-prone Claiborne wants positive talk about career

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne frequently watches game film from his final season at LSU. It’s to remind himself of his capabilities. Claiborne enters his fifth NFL season still trying to put it all together. “I just need to prove to myself that I can go out and make plays,”..." July 04

  • Cowboys’ coaches reportedly furious Rolando McClain skipped OTAs

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Like so many before him, Jason Garrett was gelded long ago by his boss, and if the coach wants to regain any footing with his players he needs to cut linebacker Rolando McClain yesterday. Actually, cutting Ro’ may not make a difference in a locker room that knows it’s not Coach Process who has..." July 03

  • La’el Collins going with custom made pancake cleats

    Sportsnaut "There are people out there who know exactly what they’re doing and how to do it. It appears that Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman La’el Collins is one of those people. The second-year player is going to go with custom-made pancake cleats this upcoming season. Yes, you read that right. His..." July 02

  • Former Cowboy C.J. Spillman gets 5 years in prison after calling rape victim a 'groupie' on stand

    Dallas Morning News "A former Dallas Cowboys special teams player was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after being convicted of raping a woman at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, officials said. C.J. Spillman was found guilty of sexual assault in less than two hours by a Tarrant County jury Thursday,..." July 02

  • Brandon Carr on suspensions: We have to come together even stronger

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys got a double dose of bad news on the suspension front Thursday with the NFL announcing a 10-game ban for linebacker Rolando McClain as well as upholding the four-game penalty handed down to defensive end Demarcus Lawrence earlier this offseason. Lawrence’s fellow defensive end Randy..." July 01

  • Former Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman convicted of sexual assault

    Dallas Morning News "A former Dallas Cowboys special teams player was convicted Thursday of sexual assault, officials said. C.J. Spillman was found guilty in less than two hours by a Tarrant County jury, said Samantha K. Jordan, spokeswoman with the district attorney's office. He faces two to 20 years in prison..." July 01

  • Plummer regrets calling Jerry an “a–hole,” stands by the substance

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer recently called Cowboys owner Jerry Jones a “billionaire a–hole” over Jones’s contention that a link between football and CTE has not been proven. With some time to think about it, Plummer softened that stance. Plummer said on FOX Sports 910 Phoenix that he..." July 01

  • Cowboys have the best shot of going from worst to first in their division

    SB Nation "Washington entered the 2015 season with a quarterback controversy, and some brewing drama between second-year head coach Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III. The thought at the time was that Gruden must find a way to get along with Griffin or else Washington would be doomed to another bad season..." June 30

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Rolando McClain reportedly suspended 10 games for violating NFL drug policy

    Sports Day "Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2016 season, according to multiple reports. McClain missed four games last season for a substance-abuse policy violation. McClain, who re-signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys this offseason, missed the..." June 30

  • NFL upholds DeMarcus Lawrence’s four-game suspension

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys got a double dose of bad news on Thursday. In addition to announcing that linebacker Rolando McClain will be suspended for the first 10 games of the season because of another violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, they also passed along word that defensive end Demarcus..." June 30

  • Judge dismisses Tony Romo's fantasy football convention lawsuit against NFL

    Fox Sports "The season hasn't even started and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has already been dealt a loss. On Tuesday, a judge in Dallas dismissed a lawsuit filed by Romo's National Fantasy Football Convention against the NFL in its entirety. Attorneys for The Fan Expo, LLC, claimed the NFL..." June 30

  • ‘No significant improvement’ in Jaylon Smith’s injured nerve

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith was already a long shot to play in 2016, but based on the latest information it’s looking like a sure bet he will not. Ed Werder of ESPN is reporting Smith’s injured nerve has shown “no significant improvement” and notes “playing in 2016 seems..." June 29