ESPN.com "There are three good reasons why twice-retired, thrice-arrested linebacker Rolando McClain was worth the risk for the Dallas Cowboys. First, as owner/general manager Jerry Jones frankly said, the Cowboys had a major need at middle linebacker after Sean Lee's season-ending knee injury suffered..." July 24
Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys offensive line should be one of the team’s biggest strengths this season while the defensive line looks like one of their biggest weaknesses, but they have something in common as the team starts camp. Both units will be shorthanded as David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports..." July 24
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "osh Brent could return to the Dallas Cowboys if he applies and is granted reinstatement by the NFL. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear that he would consider bringing Brent back into the organization even though Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter and was sentenced to 180 days..." July 24
Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24
ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones doesn't view 2014 as a win-or-else year for his head coach even as Jason Garrett enters the final year of his contract. "In terms of the record of this team, this is not a make-or-break situation for Jason and members of this staff," Jones..." July 24
Dallas Morning News "Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has intentions of returning to the NFL, according to a source, and owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday he’s open to giving him another chance. Jones said he last spoke with Brent earlier this month and believes he deserves another chance to resume..." July 24
Jerry says this is not a "make or break" season for Garrett despite the coach being in the final year of his deal.
Jerry Jones said that Kyle Orton doesnt not want to retire and wants to play this year. Orton won the standoff.
Dallas Morning News "Henry Melton will be cleared to take part in the Cowboys first practice of training camp, sources said. The defensive tackle must pass Wednesday’s physical before his status becomes official. But club officials don’t anticipate any red flags to appear in Melton’s return from a torn anterior..." July 23
CBSSports.com "The Cowboys made a bit of a surprising move at the beginning of this month, trading for Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain, the former first-round pick for the Raiders who has had a tough time lately deciding whether he wants to play or retire. Now, it sounds like McClain won't get to..." July 22
Dallas Morning News "Last year, J.J. Wilcox became a starter by Week 3, started five games, missed three weeks with an injury, came back and never regained a starting spot. Personal issues also added a burden on an already whirlwind rookie year. Now, he’s projected as the Cowboys’ starter at safety alongside Barry..." July 20
TMZ.com "You'll never see Richard Sherman running his mouth about Dez Bryant ... and vice versa ... so says the Dallas Cowboys receiver who tells TMZ Sports the two have way too much respect for each other to beef. Bryant was out at Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills when we asked how he felt about..." July 20
Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys head to Oxnard to prepare for the season on Tuesday. On Monday, the players will be preparing for training camp. New backup quarterback Brandon Weeden explained in an interview Friday with Oklahoma City's Sports Morning on WWLS (98.1 FM and 640 AM in OKC) that tight end Jason..." July 19
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Troy Aikman said Wednesday he was surprised that Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones passed on Johnny Manziel in the NFL Draft. “I thought there was a real good chance if he fell to the Cowboys’ pick that he would take him,” said Aikman, the former Dallas quarterback turned Fox..." July 17
Dallas Morning News "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has taken a lot of flack over his career for ill-timed interceptions, leaving him open for criticism and a bevy of sometimes cruel (yet still funny) Intenet memes. But NFL.com analyst and former professional football player Bucky Brooks believes Romo..." July 17
Pro Football Talk "Monte Kiffin is the father of the Tampa-2 defense, but demoting Kiffin may be the path for the Cowboys’ defense to get better running the Tampa-2. That’s the word from Brian Urlacher, the former Bears linebacker who says that the Cowboys made the right call by promoting Rod Marinelli ahead of..." July 17
#Cowboys have informed QB Kyle Orton he’ll be released, per source. They knew Orton was serious. Now he keeps his signing bonus.
ESPN Dallas "Jimmy Graham was unable to declare himself a wide receiver in an arbitration case, but the New Orleans Saints tight end did fairly well with his reported four-year, $40 million deal that includes $21 million guaranteed. As the Dallas Cowboys and Dez Bryant look for ways to come to an agreement..." July 15
SI.com "Dallas Cowboys guard Ronald Leary pleaded no-contest Monday to a drunk-driving charge in a case dating back to 2012, according to the Dallas Morning News. He will be sentenced to 18 months probation and be forced to pay a $1,000 fine. Leary was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Sept...." July 15
Dallas Morning News "When debating the NFL's best pass-catchers, most fans probably think of Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, Josh Gordon, Dez Bryant, or Jimmy Graham. But what about the most popular? That title still belongs to Dallas Cowboys veteran tight end Jason Witten. Witten, who is about to enter his 12th..." July 13
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
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
Draft started and is over with no players being selected.
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
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
ESPN.com "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
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
Baltimore traded LB Rolando McClain to the Dallas Cowboys, per source. So McClain's retirement might be over.
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
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.
Not that it's a major surprise, but Cowboys LB Sean Lee has officially been placed on IR. Out for all of 2014.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
GIants confirm back tightness for Michael Morse.
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
Covers.com "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
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
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
TMZ.com "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
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
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