Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Dak Prescott shows grit by flipping in end zone

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dak Prescott had a slow start Monday night but rallied the Dallas Cowboys to a 28-17 win. The offense went three-and-out on its first two drives and looked out of sync early. But Prescott showed his grit and competitiveness late in the second quarter, rushing for a 10-yard touchdown that ended..." September 26

  • Donald Trump applauds 'great anger' from 'booing' fans at Cowboys-Cardinals game

    CBS Sports "The online discourse between the Executive Office and the National Football League did not cease because Week 3 of the NFL season ended. On the contrary, it may have been ratcheted up a notch on Tuesday morning by President Donald Trump, who let the world know he was thrilled to hear fans booing..." September 26

  • Cowboys players rip President Trump’s comments as hurtful, disrespectful

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys players roundly ripped President Donald Trump for his divisive and controversial remarks last Friday regarding the NFL and ongoing national anthem protests. They made a statement before the game by linking arms and taking a knee with owner Jerry Jones just before the anthem...." September 26

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Cowboys Take Knee With Jerry Jones Before Win Over Cardinals

    New York Times "A day after most of the N.F.L. engaged in at least some form of demonstration during the national anthem, the Dallas Cowboys, along with the team’s owner, Jerry Jones, linked arms on the University of Phoenix Stadium field Monday night and collectively took a knee before the anthem was..." September 26

  • Some Cowboys Players Plan to Break Ranks & Protest During Anthem Because They’re Tired of Being Seen as Puppets

    Black Sports Online "This is a polarizing issue when you head coach is telling you he doesn’t think it is appropriate and the owner is on record saying the anthem isn’t the time nor place to protest if you do it you are taking a risk. Cowboys players have been hearing what is being said about them. That they are..." September 25

  • Cowboys players reportedly advised not to kneel, protest during national anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "Jerry Jones has openly stated that he does not agree with players taking a knee during the national anthem, so it is no surprise that we have yet to see any Dallas Cowboys players take part in the protests. And while Jones has not ordered anyone on his team to avoid anthem protests, his opinion on..." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Jaylon Smith: No mental hurdle returning to site of severe knee injury

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jaylon Smith doesn’t anticipate any mental hurdles when he returns to University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday night, the site where he sustained a major knee injury on Jan. 1, 2016. On that fateful night at the Fiesta Bowl, Smith saw his draft status plummet and a long road to recovery arise...." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • DeMarcus Lawrence says being in a contract year isn’t why he’s playing well

    Sports Day "DeMarcus Lawrence is well aware that he's in the final year of his rookie contract. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. With Lawrence having 3.5 sacks through the first two games, some are already suggesting the production is simply connected to him..." September 23

  • Cowboys RB Darren McFadden adjusting to life as a healthy scratch: 'I'm not going to be over here pouting'

    Dallas Morning News "Veteran running back Darren McFadden missed several games with injuries during his first seven seasons in the NFL with the Raiders, but he's having to adjust to life as a healthy scratch the first two games for the Cowboys. McFadden served as Ezekiel Elliott's backup throughout the offseason..." September 22

  • Ezekiel Elliott will play for the next two games, at a minimum

    Pro Football Talk "The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has spoken, sort of. Ignoring the league’s request for a ruling by September 26 on the emergency motion to stay the injunction that allows Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott to play while the legal challenge to his six-game suspension proceeds,..." September 22

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • NFL won’t rule out Elliott suspension beginning Monday night

    Pro Football Talk "If an appeals court rules the NFL’s way, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could begin a six-game suspension as early as Monday night’s game against the Cardinals. Despite previous talk that the league wouldn’t suspend a player later in the week than Tuesday because teams need time to game..." September 22

  • Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence discusses long-term plans

    ALL 22 "Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence has provided consistent pressure off the edge in 2017, but don’t assume it’s simply because he’s in the final year of his rookie contract. Lawrence has 4 sacks already through two games after struggling through back problems in 2016 and recording..." September 22

  • Damontre Moore hopes studying with Von Miller, D-Ware leads to breakout season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Defensive end Damontre Moore expects to hit the ground running when he returns to the Dallas Cowboys this week. The former Texas A&M star served a two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, stemming from a DWI arrest last December when he was with the Seattle Seahawks,..." September 21

  • Ezekiel Elliott on lack of effort: I can’t do that; I can’t put that type of stuff on film

    Pro Football Talk "Ezekiel Elliott heard LaDainian Tomlinson’s criticism, and the Cowboys star running back didn’t dispute he showed a “lack of effort” on Chris Harris‘ interception. “I guess you could say it looked like that,” Elliott said Thursday in his first comments since Tomlinson’s criticism. “I would say..." September 21

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Michael Irvin to confront LaDainian Tomlinson for saying Ezekiel Elliott ‘quit’

    Larry Brown Sports "Even Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have admitted that Ezekiel Elliott did not put forth his best effort in Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos, but Michael Irvin feels that calling Elliott a quitter is taking things too far. In an interview on WFAN Wednesday,..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • NFL won’t apply “false deadlines” to potential commencement of Elliott suspension

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is still waiting for a ruling on its “emergency” motion to stay the injunction that blocks the Ezekiel Elliott suspension. The fact that a ruling hasn’t been issued five days after the motion was filed suggests that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has a different view on..." September 20

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • Joe Thomas has some simple advice for Ezekiel Elliott: Learn how to lose

    CBS Sports "Including the playoffs, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has lost just five times in 19 NFL games. So perhaps the unfamiliarity with losing played some part in his inexplicable decision to stand idly by as Broncos cornerback Chris Harris returned an interception just yards in front of..." September 20

  • Cowboys waive Jayrone Elliott to activate Damontre Moore

    Pro Football Talk "Jayrone Elliott‘s stay with the Cowboys didn’t last long. They waived the linebacker Tuesday after only two weeks to make room for the return of defensive end Damontre Moore from the reserve/suspended list. The league suspended Moore two games for violating the substance-abuse policy. The..." September 19

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • Jerry Jones defends Ezekiel Elliott’s lack of effort by pointing to other Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has become a lightning rod for criticism after a perceived (actual) lack of effort following a pair of interceptions on Sunday. Owner Jerry Jones has opted not to join in the criticism, at least not specifically. The most glaring incident happened when..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Jerry Jones Confirms Role In Negotiating Roger Goodell's Contract

    Real GM Football "Jerry Jones confirmed his role in the negotiations of Roger Goodell's new contract as commissioner of the NFL. “First of all, it is a time that he’s expressed interest and the league has expressed interest and renewing and extending his agreement,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “Now,..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • What’s next for ailing Dallas Cowboys?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett called cornerbacks Nolan Carroll (concussion) and Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) day to day after each exited with injuries against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Carroll is in the concussion protocol after taking a blow to the head by teammate Jeff Heath midway..." September 19

  • Cowboys spread the wealth in embarrassing defeat at Denver

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys’ game plan to run the ball, control the clock, take the lead and grind away was executed wonderfully Sunday, with the small caveat that it was the Denver Broncos who actually did all of these things. There are no words to describe the Cowboys’ 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos..." September 18

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • NFL's stay denied, Elliott to keep playing

    TSN "The NFL's mergency motion to overrule a Texas judge's decision to block Ezekiel Elliott six-game suspension for domestic violence has been denied. The United States District Court announced Monday a ruling could not be made within the NFL's imposed deadline of September 14. The NFL now plans..." September 18

  • Jerry Jones disputes reports of impeding Goodell contract, sort of

    Pro Football Talk "The Week Two Sunday splash reports included a delayed-reaction look at the role of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in connection with the contract extension being negotiated with Commissioner Roger Goodell. ESPN reported (echoing without attribution, of course, a PFT report on the issue from earlier in..." September 18

  • LaDainian Tomlinson rips Ezekiel Elliott, says he quit

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had by far the worst game of his career on Sunday, managing just nine carries for eight yards in a blowout loss to the Broncos. And Elliott is hearing it today for what appeared to be a lack of effort. Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson was..." September 18

  • Cowboys Need to Discipline Ezekiel Elliott for Lack of Effort in Loss to Broncos

    SI "I don’t like what Ezekiel Elliott did Sunday. At all. With the Cowboys down 18 to Denver in the middle of the third quarter, Elliott, the defending NFL rushing champion, ran a route from the left slot. Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for the receiver just outside Elliott to the left, Dez..." September 18

  • Ezekiel Elliott not 'discouraged' by career-worst day "It took 19 NFL games for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott to have his first underwhelming performance in the league, which made Sunday an interesting case study in how Dallas' most important figures reacted to their secret weapon being shut down. Jerry Jones, who expects Elliott to play..." September 18

  • Jerry Jones wants NFL lead investigator fired

    Sportsnaut "There’s a lot of breaking news on the Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell front as the NFL kicks off its second Sunday of regular season action. Earlier on Sunday, it was reported that Jones himself was potentially holding up an extension for Goodell as the league’s commissioner. While Jones had..." September 17

  • Yes, Jerry Jones is slowing down the Goodell contract extension

    Pro Football Talk "There’s news on Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension. But it’s not really news. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has impeded the process of finalizing Goodell’s new deal, which would extend his stay through 2024. “If it weren’t for Jerry’s involvement,..." September 17

  • Jason Witten will play in his team-record 225th game Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Another week, another record for Jason Witten. The tight end, who became the Cowboys’ all-time receiving yards leader last week, will play in his team-record 225th game Sunday. He currently shares the record with Ed “Too Tall” Jones, who played his 224 games from 1974-78 and 1980-89 after..." September 16

  • NFL, NFLPA continue their P.R. battle in the Ezekiel Elliott case

    Pro Football Talk "Friday’s media briefing by the NFL focused primarily on the legal strategy that the league has deployed in Ezekiel Elliott‘s case. But the NFL also spent a little time blowing the P.R. horn regarding the NFL Players Association’s defense of Elliott. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said the NFLPA is..." September 16

  • The NFL wants an Ezekiel Elliott ruling by Sept. 26 and has a good argument

    CBS Sports "The NFL filed another major court document in the Ezekiel Elliott suspension case on Friday morning, this time filing its appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, asking the court to circumvent the ruling issued by the Eastern District Court of Texas allowing the Cowboys running back to..." September 15

  • Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Block Appeal Officially Filed by NFL

    Bleacher Report "The NFL has officially filed an appeal in an attempt to overturn the blocked suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the NFL's appeal was filed at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday. Elliott's representation released their..." September 15

  • Elliott’s lawyers say NFL is more concerned about P.R. than fairness

    Pro Football Talk "In response to the league’s filing of an emergency motion for a stay of the injunction blocking the suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Elliott’s legal team contends that the league is less concerned about how it treats its players than how it looks to the general public. “The..." September 15