Cowboys Rumors & News

  • How Tony Romo stepped aside for Dak Prescott

    ESPN "As Tony Romo approached the podium on Nov. 15, 2016, nobody knew what he was going to say. Not the Dallas Cowboys' front office. Not coach Jason Garrett. Not his teammates. “Feels like we just did this yesterday,” Romo joked at the news conference, knowing he had not spoken publicly since..." November 18

  • Terrell Owens 'Zeke's Smart to Sit Out Now ... Why Fight It?'

    TMZ "Terrell Owens is giving Ezekiel Elliott props for manning up and accepting his 6-game suspension -- telling TMZ Sports Zeke is absolutely doing "the best thing" for him and the Cowboys. "Why fight it? Go ahead, take your suspension -- you live, you learn from it and keep it moving," T.O...." November 18

  • Daniel Snyder emerges as primary ally of Jerry Jones

    Pro Football Talk "Dogs and cats are indeed living together, as the NFL borders on mass hysteria. In his ongoing assault against the contract extension to be given to Commissioner Roger Goodell, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones still has a small cadre of like-minded owners. The strongest supporter is believed to be the..." November 17

  • Eagles’ Lane Johnson, from a family of Cowboys fans, told his grandma to shut up about it

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson was born and raised in Texas among Cowboys fans, some of whom will be there when he plays against the Cowboys on Sunday night. And if they know what’s good for them, they’ll be cheering for the Eagles. Johnson said his family has largely been persuaded to..." November 17

  • Dez Bryant will play; Tyron Smith officially questionable

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will play Sunday, as he said he would, despite a knee injury that kept him out of Wednesday’s practice. Bryant practiced in full both Thursday and Friday, and the Cowboys did not list him on the status report, meaning they expect him to play. Officially, Dallas..." November 17

  • Cowboys LT Bell: 'If I lose, I'm going to lose my way' "Can the Dallas Cowboys' replacement left tackle hold up Sunday night against one of the best pass rushes in the NFL? NFL Network's Jane Slater reported Thursday that All-Pro blindside blocker Tyron Smith will not play, per a source with knowledge of the situation. Byron Bell will get the..." November 17

  • Jerry Jones: “I have the NFL’s best interest in mind”

    Pro Football Talk "Even at a time when the NFL seems to be embroiled in its most contentious and public bout of dysfunction in decades, the guy at the center of it continues to be willingly to speak publicly about it. In the second of his two-per-week appearances on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry..." November 17

  • Jerry Jones issues apology for racially insensitive remark

    Sporting News "Jerry Jones has issued an apology for what appears to be a misguided attempt at humor. A video surfaced Friday morning that shows the Cowboys owner making a racially charged statement. Four years ago, at the Melrose Hotel on Oak Lawn, Jones bumped into a fan who was about to get married. The..." November 17

  • Cowboys’ David Irving explains his nude Twitter photo

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving caused a stir by posting a photo on Twitter Saturday of himself mostly nude. Now Irving is explaining the racy photo. Irving told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill Jr. that the photo is part of Irving’s acting/modeling background. “As..." November 17

  • Jerry Jones reportedly issued threat to Roger Goodell after Ezekiel Elliott decision

    Larry Brown Sports "Jerry Jones can claim all he wants that his opposition to Roger Goodell’s contract extension has nothing to do with Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension, but all of the evidence indicates otherwise. In an investigative piece that examines the crumbling relationship between Jones and Goodell,..." November 17

  • Roger Goodell has a Jerry Jones problem and nobody knows how it will end

    ESPN "THERE WAS A PAUSE. It was Aug. 9, inside Roger Goodell's sixth-floor office at the NFL's Park Avenue headquarters in New York City -- down the hall, past the executives' offices and his assistant's desk, and through a large, thick wooden door that is both imposing and usually left open to serve as..." November 17

  • Cowboys OT Tyron Smith Unlikely To Play

    Pro Football Rumors "Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith is expected to miss his second consecutive game with a groin injury, according to Jane Slater of (Twitter link), who reports Smith will not play Sunday night against the Eagles. Instead, Dallas will turn to veteran Byron Bell to man the blindside. Chaz..." November 17

  • Dez Bryant returns at Thursday practice

    Fanrag Sports "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will return to practice on Thursday after missing practice on Wednesday due to a lingering knee injury. The Cowboys had four key starters sit out of practice on Wednesday with Bryant being the lone man expected to return to the practice field on Thursday...." November 16

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Unnamed owner: Jerry Jones at most would be fined

    Pro Football Talk "With Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at odds with the league and other team owners over a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell, PFT reported last weekend that NFL owners have discussed the possibility of allowing the NFL Executive Committee to consider the “cancellation or forfeiture” of..." November 16

  • NFL lays groundwork to potentially remove Jerry Jones as Cowboys owner after accusing him of ‘damaging the League'

    New York Daily News "The ongoing feud between Jerry Jones and the NFL has reached new heights. The NFL sent a letter to Jerry Jones' attorney Wednesday laying the foundation to potentially remove Jones as owner of the Dallas Cowboys due to his ongoing sabotage of commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, as..." November 16

  • Report: Owners believe Jerry Jones was behind Papa John’s criticism of league

    Larry Brown Sports "Jerry Jones’ opposition to the NFL has hit a new high in recent weeks, with some owners reportedly believing Jones was even behind the Papa John’s criticism of the league. Jones has been trying to block the NFL from giving commissioner Roger Goodell a contract extension, even going so far as to..." November 16

  • In letter, NFL accuses Jerry Jones of 'conduct detrimental' in regard to Roger Goodell's contract talks

    ESPN "The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of sabotaging the..." November 16

  • Elliott withdraws appeal, will serve suspension "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is dropping the appeal of his six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, his agents said in a statement obtained by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Here is the statement from Elliott's agents, Rocky Arceneaux and Frank..." November 15

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Report: NFL Owners 'Urging' Penalties Against Cowboys over Roger Goodell Dispute

    Bleacher Report "Multiple NFL owners are reportedly "urging consideration of a variety of penalties" against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for his dispute with Commissioner Roger Goodell. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported the news Monday, noting a fine, suspension or loss of a draft pick or picks..." November 14

  • Jerry Jones says he’s not backing off on Goodell extension

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly got a letter from the six team owners on the NFL’s Compensation Committee telling him to put his efforts to block Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension to rest. The letter outlined possible sanctions for Jones’ efforts, which include the threat of..." November 14

  • Jerry Jones calls talk of him being forced to sell Cowboys ‘laughable’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jerry Jones may be losing some friends within the NFL community as he attempts to derail Roger Goodell’s contract extension talks, but the Dallas Cowboys owner isn’t the slightest bit concerned about being forced to sell his team. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported over the weekend that..." November 14

  • Jerry Jones: NFL Has “All The Time In The World” To Renew Goodell Contract

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "When it comes to extending the contract of the NFL Commissioner, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes there is no rush to get it done. “Roger has almost 18 months left. We’ve got all the time in the world to evaluate what we’re doing, and all the time in the world to extend him,” said..." November 14

  • Group of N.F.L. Owners Warns Jerry Jones and Threatens Penalties

    New York Times "Several fellow owners of N.F.L. teams have given Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones a cease-and-desist warning, threatening to punish him over his efforts to block a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell, according to several people with knowledge of the situation. The warning to..." November 14

  • Chaz Green on allowing five sacks: This is on my shoulders; I let the team down

    Pro Football Talk "After Cowboys left tackle Chaz Green had given up yet another sack to Adrian Clayborn — who knows which one it was as he surrendered five — Fox analyst Troy Aikman didn’t mince words. “That’s a pretty embarrassing play,” said Aikman, a former Cowboys quarterback. “That’s about as bad as I’ve..." November 13

  • Alfred Morris on what Falcons did to stifle Cowboys' running game

    Sports Day "Alfred Morris carried the ball 11 times Sunday. It was the most carries he's had in a game since a blowout win in Cleveland a year ago. It was only the second time in his two seasons with the Cowboys that he had double-digit rushing attempts in a game. Morris averaged 4.8 yards per carry..." November 13

  • Jason Garrett on Sean Lee: It might be some time

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has never had good luck with injuries during his NFL career. Now, the All-Pro has bad timing with his injuries. Coach Jason Garrett delivered what sounds like not-so-good news about Lee’s injured hamstring. “It might be some time,” Garrett said, via Jon Machota of..." November 13

  • Stephen Jones: Talk of franchise forfeiture “laughable”

    Pro Football Talk "In the ongoing battle over Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract, Stephen Jones is reacting to the owners’ nuclear option basically the same way the owners are reacting to Jerry Jones’ nuclear option. The son of the team’s owner told 105.3 The Fan on Monday that the Joneses don’t view the..." November 13

  • Ezekiel Elliott can't talk to coaches or front office, but that doesn't worry Jerry Jones

    ESPN "If Ezekiel Elliott does not win a preliminary injunction on Dec. 1, the next time the Dallas Cowboys will see their running back will be Dec. 18, after they play the Oakland Raiders. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones is not worried about Elliott being away from the team during the..." November 13

  • Dallas Cowboys look absent, too, in first game without Ezekiel Elliott

    USA Today "Imagine what the Dallas Cowboys could have done if they’d had time to prepare for Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension. Oh, wait. Despite knowing for three months that this day was coming, be it this season or next, the Cowboys looked completely unprepared for life without their offensive workhorse..." November 13

  • Cole Beasley defends Dak Prescott against Philly reporter’s criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys played their first game of the season without Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday, and they are hoping it was not representative of what the next five are going to look like. Dak Prescott struggled in the 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and one NFL reporter does not think that was a..." November 13

  • Owners have nuclear option for dealing with Jerry Jones

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to the lingering dispute regarding the Roger Goodell contract extension, much has been written and said about the potential nuclear option possessed by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. But the rest of the owners (or, more accurately, those who oppose Jones) have a nuclear option of their..." November 13

  • Jerry Jones and Arthur Blank avoid each other pregame

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jerry Jones and Arthur Blank had plenty of opportunities to exchange pleasantries before the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons game. Each strolled the field during pregame warm-ups, but didn’t bother saying hello or shaking hands with each other. According to a Cowboys staffer, it’s..." November 13

  • DeMarcus Lawrence excited for rematch against JUCO teammate

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will see a familiar face across from him against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Lawrence and Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder played together for a season at Butler Junior College in El Dorado, Kansas. The 2010 Grizzlies – with Lawrence on the..." November 12

  • Cowboys-Falcons inactives: Chidobe Awuzie will miss another week

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie cornerback Chidobe Awuzie will have to wait another week before returning to game action. Awuzie, the team’s second-round pick, returned to a full practice last week from a lingering hamstring injury. He will miss his sixth game this season. Because Awuzie aggravated the injury with a..." November 12

  • Sean Lee leaves with hamstring injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys lost weakside linebacker Sean Lee, who aggravated his hamstring in the second quarter. He had missed two games earlier this season with a hamstring injury. Lee was shoved by left tackle Jake Matthews and pulled up limping. He kept his helmet on when the Cowboys defense returned to..." November 12

  • Elliott leaving the country to train during his suspension

    CBS Sports "Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy is back on after the Cowboys running back lost his motion for a preliminary injunction on Thursday in the Second Circuit court in New York. Elliott has to not only sit out the Cowboys' next six contests, but also..." November 12

  • Peter King: Ownership Source Says Jerry Jones Wants to 'Overthrow' Roger Goodell

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reportedly willing to file litigation against the owners on the NFL's Compensation Committee should they approve a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, according to Peter King of The MMQB. "There is little question in my mind that Jerry..." November 12

  • Cowboys' Tyron Smith downgraded to out vs. Falcons

    247 Sports "The Dallas Cowboys will be without left tackle Tyron Smith for their game against the Atlanta Falcons, according to a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Smith will miss Sunday's game after battling injuries to his back and groin for much of the week. " November 11

  • Elliott willing to serve at least four games

    Pro Football Talk "In theory, the lawyers representing Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could have tried to pull one last rabbit out of the hat, in an effort to help Elliott get back to the field as quickly as possible while the litigation regarding his six-game suspension continues. By all appearances, Elliott..." November 11

  • Dez Bryant questionable for Sunday after Friday return to practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys will be without running back Ezekiel Elliott when they face the Falcons on Sunday, but they are holding out hope that two other key offensive pieces will be able to play. Wide receiver Dez Bryant and left tackle Tyron Smith were both listed as questionable on the team’s final injury..." November 10

  • It will take three RBs to replace Ezekiel Elliott, starting with Alfred Morris

    Pro Football Talk "Alfred Morris started all 64 of a possible 64 games he could have played during a four-year career in Washington. He has never started a game in his two seasons in Dallas. That changes Sunday when he starts in place of the suspended Ezekiel Elliott. For weeks, Morris prepared as the starter,..." November 10

  • Cowboys safeties Byron Jones, Xavier Woods fined

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL fined Cowboys safeties Byron Jones and Xavier Woods for illegal actions in Sunday’s victory over the Chiefs. Jones received 15-yard penalties at the end the second quarter. His unnecessary roughness penalty on a kickoff return by Akeem Hunt with 13 seconds left in the half allowed the..." November 10

  • Jerry Jones: Owners Misled On Goodell Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has doubled down on his crusade against the NFL, accusing Falcons owner Arthur Blank — head of the league’s compensation committee — of “misleading” NFL owners on the terms of Roger Goodell‘s contract extension, according to Chris Mortensen of There’s quite a..." November 10

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • BREAKING: Ezekiel Elliott’s Motion Denied, Suspension Reinstated

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Second Circuit court has denied Ezekiel Elliott’s emergency motion on Thursday and his six-game suspension has officially been reinstated, according to Daniel Wallach. The Second Circuit court will set expedited appeals schedule for this case. Last week, the Second Circuit granted..." November 09

  • Jerry Jones says he has no interest in taking Roger Goodell’s job

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones clarified Wednesday that he’s not trying to scuttle commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension because he wants his job. Jones’s efforts to block Goodell’s extension led some to speculate that the Cowboys owner was after the position himself. That’s not..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Chidobe Awuzie has full practice for first time in a month

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie practiced fully Wednesday, the first time that’s happened since Oct. 6. That has him hopeful he can play Sunday against Atlanta. “When a dog gets hit by a car, it doesn’t want to get off the porch any more,” Awuzie said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning..." November 08