Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Troy Aikman almost came out of retirement to play for the Eagles

    The Comeback "Troy Aikman famously played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys, retiring after the 2000 season. But during a radio interview on Thursday, Aikman revealed that he almost came out of retirement in 2002, after a phone call from Andy Reid. The interview was with KTCK-AM in Dallas, and was..." December 08

  • Ezekiel Elliott investigation still “active and ongoing”

    Pro Football Talk "In the never-ending NFL news cycle, stories bubble up before being pushed to a rear burner, forgotten until the next time the lid begins to softly rattle against the rim of the pot. For Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, the simmering continues when it comes to his pending domestic violence..." December 08

  • Emmitt Smith: RB Ezekiel Elliott 'poised to do great things' in NFL

    ESPN "Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, has enjoyed watching Ezekiel Elliott as much as any Dallas Cowboys fan this season. It's because he's a connoisseur of running backs. Smith sees things the average fan doesn't, so his appreciation of what Elliott has done is greater than..." December 08

  • Dak Prescott just made it fun to despise the Dallas Cowboys again

    Fox Sports "Some statements only fly when somebody else says them. It's okay to call Nick Saban a genius, but if Saban said that about himself he'd be a shameless narcissist. (Since he seems to think it, he's only partially so.) Say Tom Brady is a handsome rule-bender all you want, but if Brady referred to..." December 08

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com..." December 07

  • NFL says Gregory “not in compliance,” not eligible to return to practice yet

    Pro Football Talk "Suspended Cowboys pass rusher Randy Gregory will not be allowed to return to practice this week, according to the Cowboys. Per Albert Breer of the MMQB.com, the NFL informed Gregory he was “not in compliance” and therefore can not practice with his teammates on Wednesday. The Cowboys confirmed..." December 07

  • Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick playing with plantar fasciitis

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Orlando Scandrick’s return from a serious knee injury sidelined him all of last season continues to be complicated by nagging injuries. He missed the 2015 season after tearing the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee in training camp. His return this season was..." December 07

  • Al Michaels: Tony Romo ‘No. 1 draft choice’ as NFL broadcast analyst

    Dallas Morning News "Al Michaels, the voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football, says he has never talked to Tony Romo about his interest in broadcasting. Still, Michaels believes the Cowboys' backup quarterback would make an ideal network analyst. "If I was in the position to hire, he would be my No. 1 draft choice,"..." December 06

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Randy Gregory eligible to practice, could play in Week 16

    Sportsnaut "In a surprise turn of events, it’s being reported that Randy Gregory is eligible to return to practice with the Dallas Cowboys this week, per Albert Breer of The MMQB. Gregory, who the Cowboys have had serious concerns about yet have stood behind him, hasn’t done a lot of positive things since..." December 06

  • Jerry Jones: We don’t plan to rest starters

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys have secured a spot in the playoffs and a win over the Giants this weekend will assure them a division title with the possibility of clinching home field throughout the NFC playoffs on the table as well. Even if things remain up in the air on those fronts into Week 15, the Cowboys..." December 06

  • Dak Prescott and the Cowboys are dominating the Pro Bowl vote

    CBS Sports "It looks like the Cowboys are once again America's Team, and if you need proof of that, just look at the Pro Bowl voting. After roughly six weeks of voting, the Cowboys have been the clear winners on America's ballot with Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott ranking as the top two vote-getters in..." December 05

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • NFL flexes Bucs-Cowboys on Dec. 18 to prime time

    NFL.com "Everyone knows the Cowboys sit atop the NFL as the league's best through 13 weeks. It appears the Buccaneers are also a hot ticket. Fresh off the Cowboys clinching a playoff spot, the NFL has decided to flex the Dec. 18 game between Tampa Bay and Dallas out of the 1 p.m. ET slot and into the..." December 04

  • Cowboys hold off Vikings for 11th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are receiving the bulk of the credit for the Dallas Cowboys' impressive season. Dallas' defense came through when it mattered on Thursday night. The Cowboys forced their first takeaway since Oct. 30, and Dez Bryant scored on the..." December 02

  • Jason Witten not concerned catch streak ended

    NFL.com "The Dallas Cowboys' winning streak continued Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings, but a Jason Witten franchise-record streak ended. The tight end did not catch a pass for the first time in 130 games. The last time Witten went without a catch was Week 9, 2008, versus the New York..." December 02

  • Cowboys' Rolando McClain suspended indefinitely

    NFL.com "Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is out of football for the foreseeable future. McClain has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported two weeks ago that McClain was facing the suspension due to a..." December 02

  • Cowboys-Vikings was the most watched 'Thursday Night Football game ever

    Awful Announcing "One of the likely reasons for the NFL’s ratings crisis this was a lack of dominant storylines. There was no dominant player or historically great player or charismatic breakout star. Well it turned out the solution was to have the Cowboys get off to a 10-1 start. Despite a matchup with the..." December 02

  • Elliott doesn't believe in proverbial rookie wall

    247 Sports "Ezekiel Elliott isn't concerned with conventional NFL wisdom. The Dallas Cowboys rookie sensation is coming off of a trench war against the Minnesota Vikings, and although he didn't put up gaudy numbers he made several impactful runs that helped keep the Cowboys alive when they looked dead..." December 02

  • Sam Bradford after obvious facemask non-call: Ref said I wasn't hit in facemask

    New York Daily News "Playing for their playoff lives, the Vikings scored with 25 seconds to play to get within two of the Cowboys, 17-15, Thursday night in Minnesota. On the two-point conversion try, Cowboys defensive tackle Cedric Thornton hit Minny QB Sam Bradford in the facemask and his pass sailed high out of..." December 02

  • Cowboys QB Dak Prescott was upset over draft day slide

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott couldn’t possibly be in a better situation. He’s starting for a first-place team with the best record in the NFL and playing alongside some of the most-talented offensive players in the NFL. There’s no real reason for Prescott himself to be upset,..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • Report: Cowboys expect La'El Collins to return before playoffs

    247 Sports "It looks like the rich will get richer in regards to the Dallas Cowboys and La'El Collins. Per NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys expect to see the return of the second-year offensive sometime in late December -- just in time for a potential playoff run. Collins is currently on injured..." December 01

  • Jerry Jones: Thursday Night Football isn't going anywhere

    Awful Announcing "Just when you thought common sense and ratings would rule in the NFL, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threw a big bucket of water on the alleged death of Thursday Night Football. As the story goes, Pro Football Talk began reporting that the league was considering doing away with its..." December 01

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Cowboys aren’t concerned by ghosts of Decembers past

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "December football is different in Jason Witten’s mind. That’s when things get magnified. That’s when teams separate themselves. That’s when teams either get in peak form for a postseason run, or fall apart down the stretch. The Dallas Cowboys, more times than not in Witten’s career, have..." December 01

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Joe Theismann: Any GM who trades for Tony Romo's 'damaged goods' should lose his job

    Dallas Morning News "Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann has said for months that Tony Romo should quit football. So it's not shocking that Theismann, who led Washington to a Super Bowl win in his 12 years with the team, thinks the guy he deems fragile isn't leaving Dallas. "Let's put this Tony Romo stuff to..." November 29

  • Jerry Jones reveals whether the Cowboys will limit Ezekiel Elliott's carries

    Fox Sports "When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott fourth overall, everyone knew he would be the centerpiece of the offense. They were going to get back to their winning formula from 2014, when DeMarco Murray led the league in rushing, took pressure off the defense and carried the Cowboys to the..." November 29

  • Norman on Dez: Not a battle 'when other person don't show up'

    NFL.com "The smoke had cleared after Thursday's fireworks. And Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was, in his words, still not sure what all the fuss was about. "It just baffles me that we're going back and forth," Norman told NFL.com by phone after a day of reflection, watching countless media outlets..." November 27

  • Jimmy Johnson hints that Ezekiel Elliott might be better than Emmitt Smith

    Fox Sports "The Dallas Cowboys' league-leading 9-1 start and the play of rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are creating comparisons to great Cowboys teams of the past. One superlative thrown out recently was especially eye-popping: that Elliott, who's leading the league in rushing with 1,102 yards,..." November 27

  • Michael Irvin to Josh Norman: 'Don't be doing all of that junk'

    NFL.com "Redskins cornerback Josh Norman responded to Dez Bryant on Friday via NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and expressed a level of surprise in the heightened drama, but for some former NFL players, Norman let it get far enough himself. On NFL GameDay Morning Sunday, former NFL stars Kurt Warner..." November 27

  • Jones raves about Prescott stiff arm: 'He's the daddy when he does that'

    Sports Day "You know you've accomplished something as a rookie when Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is already calling you daddy. Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott had eight carries for 39 yards and a touchdown Thursday in leading Dallas to a Thanksgiving Day win over Washington. On one run,..." November 26

  • Zeke on opponents mocking his 'feed me' celebration: 'I think it's funny'

    Sports Day "Ezekiel Elliott's feed me gesture has become so popular that opponents have been imitating it after big hits on the rookie standout. After stopping Elliott for a five-yard loss late in the first quarter, Redskins defensive end Chris Baker mocked the gesture where Elliott pretends to be..." November 25

  • Ezekiel Elliott has already passed Emmitt Smith in the Cowboys' rookie record book

    Fox Sports "Credit the offensive line or Zeke himself, whichever you prefer. Either way, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is out here topping some of the legends in Dallas football history. With two more scores in the Cowboys' 31-26 win over the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Day, Elliott matched..." November 25

  • Dak Prescott continues to impress in the fourth quarter

    The Sports Daily "For all the incredible stats you can pull up on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, the rookie’s numbers in the fourth quarter—especially lately—might be the most impressive. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Prescott has completed 25 of 28 passes in the fourth quarter over the last four..." November 25

  • Cowboys-Redskins Thanksgiving matchup breaks ratings record

    Sportsnaut "Remember when there was some concern over sagging television ratings earlier in the NFL season? Now that the election has passed and the holidays are here, apparently that no longer appears to be the case. After seeing some rather disturbing rating numbers for nationally televised game earlier..." November 25

  • Jerry Jones Is an Elite GM

    Complex "The Dallas Cowboys are the most memed team in NFL history (check me on this, Elias Sports Bureau), which probably means that Jerry Jones is the most memed owner in NFL history. He has long drawn the mockery of NFL fans and media that have characterized him as an out-of-touch owner with too much..." November 25

  • Joe Theismann Thinks Tony Romo Should Retire Now

    The Big Lead "Joe Theismann filmed a video with TMZ — it appears to not have even been an airport ambush or anything like that — about Tony Romo, and the former Washington said he told Romo earlier in the season that he felt like he “shouldn’t play football anymore.” “I worry about Tony Romo the man, and the..." November 25

  • Josh Norman says Dez Bryant told him after game, ‘where I’m from, we unload the clip’

    Washington Post "If there was any mutual respect between Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, it’s safe to say that went out the window Thursday. For the second straight Thanksgiving, these two highly competitive players jawed back and forth throughout the..." November 25

  • Dez Bryant rips Josh Norman on Twitter after Thanksgiving win

    Washington Post "Josh Norman and Dez Bryant are doing their part to bring back the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry. The two combustible stars tangled on the field during the Redskins’ 31-26 loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving evening. They tangled at length after the game, too, before they were separated by..." November 25

  • Jason Garrett calls out DeSean Jackson for hitting Anthony Brown

    Larry Brown Sports "Jason Garrett got into it with DeSean Jackson after the Washington wide receiver smacked one of Dallas’ DBs in the face during Thursday’s game. Jackson and Anthony Brown got into it after a play just before the start of the fourth quarter. Referees separated them, but they missed that Jackson..." November 25

  • Donte Whitner: “Very frustrating” to play against Dak Prescott

    Sports Day "Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went his fourth straight game without an interception and second-straight without a fumble. The rookie has fumbled in just four of 11 starts and thrown picks in two. His last interception: Oct. 30 in the Cowboys' 29-23 overtime win against the Eagles. Washington safety..." November 25

  • Prescott, Cowboys top 'Skins for 10th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON -- Despite picking up a 10th straight win Thursday against the Washington Redskins, the Dallas Cowboys did not force a turnover for the third straight game. While forcing turnovers is always a recipe for success in the NFL, the Cowboys found the weapon to compensate for it. The..." November 24

  • Michael Irvin explains why he wants Cowboys to lose to Redskins

    Fox Sports "A member of the Dallas Cowboys’ famed triplets during the '90s, Michael Irvin was involved in a number of games against the Washington Redskins. With the two NFC East rivals set to square off on Thanksgiving, you’d expect the Hall of Fame wideout to be backing the Cowboys. But that’s not the..." November 24

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Josh Norman not expected to shadow Dez Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "The last time the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys met, Dez Bryant caught seven passes for 102 yards en route to his team’s 27-23 victory. Josh Norman did not shadow Bryant in that game, so surely the Redskins will want him to on Thursday, right? Not necessarily. Rich Tandler of..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23