Cowboys Rumors & News

  • DeMarco Murray sheds durability questions "DeMarco Murray's day was done with 69 seconds to play in the third quarter Sunday afternoon. The Dallas Cowboys' running back carried the ball 22 times against the Indianapolis Colts and shed a doubt that's followed him around since he entered the league: Durability issues. A full 16-game..." December 22

  • Cowboys defense left Colts Luck-less

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "ADVERTISEMENT They entered the game as the NFL’s top offense, averaging more than 421 yards a game. They were one of three teams in the league that scored more than 30 points a game. Most thought the Indianapolis Colts would expose this Dallas Cowboys defense, once projected to repeat as a..." December 22

  • Cowboys make case for Romo MVP "After claiming their first division title since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys started making a case for quarterback Tony Romo as the NFL MVP. "He certainly is in my book," owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Sunday after the Cowboys clinched the NFC East title with a 42-7 rout of the..." December 22

  • Report: Cowboys expect DeMarco Murray to play Sunday

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "While the final decision won't be made until Sunday, the Cowboys are expecting running back DeMarco Murray to play Sunday against the Colts, according to ESPN. Murray also took first-team reps during the Cowboys' walk-through practice Saturday, reports Fox Sports." December 21

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is going to play today with a pad on his hand. That was clear from his 1st-team participation in walk-thru Sat.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Expectations are @DeMarcoMurray will play vs. #Colts. Final decision Sun. morning. Murray: "I have to do right thing for myself and team."

  • Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray: Decision to play vs. Colts is mine "Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray said the decision about whether he will play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts will be made by him. Murray had surgery Monday to insert a plate and screws, stabilizing a broken bone in his left hand. He went through a limited number of plays at..." December 19

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    DeMarco Murray has high threshold for pain. Said one source: "We primarily left it up to him, in which case he will definitely opt to play."

  • DeMarco Murray says decision on playing this week will be up to him

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray moved up from unofficial participant in practice to limited participant in practice on Thursday and said that his surgically repaired left hand is feeling good. That keeps hope that Murray, who is wearing a plastic protective shell over the broken bone in his..." December 18

  • Murray returns to practice field

    Pro Football Talk "Unofficially, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray practiced on Wednesday, two days after having surgery to repair a broken hand. Officially, Murray didn’t practice. On Thursday, Murray was back on the practice field. It’s unclear whether that means he officially practiced." December 18

  • DeMarco Murray practices on Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it was not “unrealistic” for running back DeMarco Murray to play against the Colts on Sunday despite having surgery to repair a broken bone in his left hand on Monday. Murray’s presence in the lineup didn’t get any less realistic on Wednesday. Murray was able to..." December 17

  • Murray feels great, backups set to go

    ESPN Dallas "DeMarco Murray made a quick appearance in the Dallas Cowboys’ locker room on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after undergoing surgery on his left hand. Murray was sporting a heavy wrap on his hand, but he said he felt great. He also said he has done a fair amount of research on his injury -- a..." December 17

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    SiriusXM NFL Radio @SiriusXMNFL

    More Jones on DeMarco Murray: It will be an uphill battle for him to play this week but if he does miss INDY, he'll be ready for WAS

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    BREAKING: Cowboys VP Stephen Jones says RB DeMarco Murray to have surgery on broken bone in hand, not ruled out next week. (via @1053thefan)

  • Cowboys intend to keep Garrett "Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is entering the final three games of his contract, yet Dallas is determined to keep him in place, sources told ESPN, as owner Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones have told people they intend to bring him back next season. Even though a playoff spot..." December 14

  • Oprah Winfrey -- Back in Business with Michael Sam "Oprah Winfrey hasn't written off Michael Sam after all ... with her OWN Network announcing they will air a 90-minute special on the football star later this month ... plus a sit-down interview. Initially, Sam was reportedly supposed to be a part a docu-series -- just like the network did with..." December 11

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Jerry Jones, Cowboys downplay significance of Romo's rib injuries

    Fox Sports Southwest "Add Jerry Jones to the list of Cowboys officials downplaying Tony Romo's recent injury revelation following the team's 41-28 win against Chicago. The information that's been collected on Romo's famous back injury could fill multiple books. But it was Romo's ribs that drew attention in the wake..." December 09

  • Passionate Cowboys pass-rusher Jeremy Mincey earns unique nickname, praise of Marinelli

    Dallas Morning News "Taped to the top of Jeremy Mincey’s locker is a piece of paper that reads, “Jiffy Lube: The Well-Oiled Machine.” The sign includes the automotive maintenance company’s logo and a few sketches of strange duck-like stick figures encouraging quarterback hits and turnovers. It’s one of Cowboys..." December 08

  • Romo injury remark draws NFL investigation

    ESPN Dallas "The NFL is investigating why Tony Romo has not been on the Dallas Cowboys' injury report with a rib injury the quarterback claimed he has played with for nearly two months, league spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to ESPN. Romo said after Thursday night's 41-28 win against the Chicago Bears..." December 06

  • Report: 2 Bears fans stabbed by Cowboys fan Thursday outside Chicago's Soldier Field

    Dallas Morning News "A Dallas Cowboys fan reportedly stabbed two Chicago Bears fans Thursday night in Chicago in what the Chicago Tribune called an "alcohol-fueled fight" after Dallas' 41-28 victory. The fight started just after the game when four men began yelling "the Bears suck" at two men from a Chicago suburb,..." December 05

  • DeMarco Murray is first player in 5 years to top 40 touches

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray carried a workload unseen in the NFL in five years on Thursday night. Murray had 32 carries for 179 yards and nine catches for 49 yards in the win at Chicago. That total of 41 touches made him the first NFL player to go over 40 touches in a game since Jerome..." December 05

  • Cowboys hold off Bears, grab ninth win 41-28

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Tony Romo threw three touchdowns and DeMarco Murray had 179 yards rushing on 32 carries and one touchdown as the Dallas Cowboys brushed off a late Chicago rally to beat the Bears 41-28 Thursday night at Soldier Field. Murray had 228 scrimmage yards, including 49 receiving. Cole Beasley had two..." December 05

  • Brennan Clay shares sex text message from DeMarco Murray to Gina D’Agostini

    Larry Brown Sports "While DeMarco Murray was busy having a huge game for the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night, his ex-Oklahoma teammate was airing his dirty secrets over Twitter. You may recall that on Sunday former Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay claimed over Twitter that Murray was having an affair with his..." December 05

  • Tony Romo has broken rib, too

    ESPN Dallas "Tony Romo has been dealing with the effects of back surgery this past offseason and two transverse process fractures, and the Dallas Cowboys quarterback let it slip Thursday night that he also has been playing through a broken rib for the better part of two months. Romo said he was not sure in..." December 05

  • Dez Bryant doesn't care what you think about his sideline rants

    SB Nation "Dez Bryant's tendency for emotional sideline outbursts are well documented -- and redundantly criticized -- by now. Every time the Dallas Cowboys' wideout flies into one of his emotional outbursts, like he did Thursday night as his team was bludgeoning the helpless Chicago Bears, the media pounces..." December 05

  • Nightclub files lawsuit against Josh Brent

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is facing a lawsuit connected to his involvement in a car accident two years ago that caused the death of teammate and friend Jerry Brown. Beamers Nightclub has filed suit in Texas against Brent asking that he be held responsible for damages against..." December 05

  • Michael Sam -- I'm Not in the NFL ... Because I'm Gay "Michael Sam believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay -- telling TMZ Sports he strongly believes he's got the talent to play in the league. Sam was at LAX this morning when he was asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual..." December 04

  • Former teammate: DeMarco Murray had affair with my wife

    New York Post "As one Cowboy running back was stealing underwear, another may have been getting a wife out of hers. According to vicious tweets by former Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay, DeMarco Murray slept with his college teammate’s wife. (Murray has a daughter born last year with actress Heidi..." December 02

  • Former Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett: In Dallas, ‘I didn’t have room to be myself’

    Dallas Morning News "Brandon Marshall interrupted Martellus Bennett’s conference call with reporters to deliver a message to the Cowboys. “I don’t know why you guys let this boy go,” the Bears star receiver said. “He’s the best tight end in the league. Y’all been watching him? Freaking maniac. Nobody can tackle..." December 02

  • Jerry Jones: We really stunk it up, don’t ask me why

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "By most measures, the Dallas Cowboys are having a successful season. They are 8-4, have the league’s leading rusher and the defense hasn’t been as historically inept as expected. But the season is teetering on the brink of disappointment after the Eagles’ 33-10 thrashing of the Cowboys on..." November 30

  • Nothing special about them: Cowboys offensive line 'whipped' by Eagles

    Dallas Morning News "Bennie Logan might be right. This Cowboys offensive line might be just OK. Early in the week, the Philadelphia nose tackle said he didn’t “see anything spectacular” about the Cowboys’ offensive line and he didn’t know what was “great about them.” Before the game, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones..." November 28

  • Is Tony Romo the most criticized quarterback in NFL history?

    Dallas Morning News "It's easy to hate on star athletes. Take Cleveland's LeBron James for example. When he went to South Beach he instantly became everyone's favorite villain. When he had a bad game - think the 2011 NBA finals against the Dallas Mavericks - his play and even his legacy were questioned. When James..." November 26

  • Why DeMarco Murray has no doubts that he’ll maintain career-best pace

    Dallas Morning News "A popular topic being discussed with Dallas Cowboys players this week is how they’re handling the short turnaround. The Cowboys will host the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, four days after playing a night game in New Jersey. “Feel fine,” Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray said after..." November 26

  • Cowboys Terrance Williams is limited in practice

    ESPN Dallas "Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams was limited in practice on Tuesday with a fractured index finger. Williams will wear a splint and is expected to play in Thursday's game against the Eagles. Williams was the only real serious injury on the Cowboys' practice report. " November 25

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    Desmond Purnell @DesmondPurnell

    Per Source, #Cowboys DE Jack Crawford suffered a broken thumb Sunday night and will undergo surgery tomorrow; out for 4 weeks.

  • Cowboys Manage Improbable Win Over Giants 31-28

    Blogging The Boys "Let's face it. The Dallas Cowboys should never have been in this game after they let the New York Giants score on their first three drives of the game. But they never gave up, and with DeMarco Murray getting another 100 yard game, Dez Bryant throwing up the X a couple of times, and some great..." November 24

  • Odell’s ‘a monster’: Catch even freaks out Cowboys

    New York Post "The constantly growing Odell Beckham Jr. fan club added several new members Sunday night. Among them were LeBron James, Richard Sherman and Michael Irvin, who all took to Twitter to express their own appreciation of Beckham’s breathtaking 43-yard, one-handed touchdown catch. His opposite..." November 24

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Sounds like there is a good chance Josh Brent is active for Dallas this week, following his return from suspension

  • Michael Sam discusses horrible childhood in GQ Magazine

    Sporting News "It's no secret that Michael Sam doesn't have the best relationship with certain members of his family. He's now opening up more and more about what he went through growing up. In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Sam had this to say about his brothers. I still got beat up a lot. We called..." November 21

  • Brent making strides, might not play Sunday

    ESPN Dallas "Defensive tackle Josh Brent is eligible to play in his first game since Dec. 2, 2012, when the Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Giants on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean he will play. "He's certainly part of the defensive line rotation that we are evaluating and we will just see how he..." November 20

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    Todd Archer @toddarcher

    Tony Romo back to practice as expected. Only player missing is CB Tyler Patmon, who has knee injury. Perfect weather here at Valley Ranch

  • LaDainian Tomlinson: Adrian Peterson to the Cowboys could be a 'no-brainer'

    Dallas Morning News "Former TCU and NFL star running back LaDainian Tomlinson joined KRLD-FM 105.3 recently to talk all things football. Here are some of the highlights: On DeMarco Murray’s workload and how that should be handled by the Cowboys: “The first thing when it comes to handling DeMarco’s workload, I..." November 20

  • Bryant a bargain for Cowboys "Not that Dez Bryant's new representatives at Roc Nation and CAA need any help in their negotiations for a new deal for the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, but ESPN Stats & Information has come up with a compelling argument that the Cowboys are currently more than getting their money’s worth on..." November 20

  • Jerry Jones resents the Giants, has cried after losing to them "If you want to see Cowboys owner Jerry Jones get emotional, just bring up the team's 2007 playoff loss to the New York Giants. Jones admitted this week that he still resents that Giants team for beating the Cowboys. Dallas was 13-3 in 2007 and had been the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC when..." November 20

  • Tony Romo and his back bracing for three games in 12 days

    Fox Sports Southwest "Starting Sunday, the Cowboys will play three games in a span of 12 days. For quarterback Tony Romo and his aching back, that could mean a change in approach. Romo was already taking Wednesdays off from practice because of offseason disk surgery. Now that he's also dealing with two fractures in..." November 20

  • Cowboys re-sign Keith Smith to practice squad

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Cowboys re-signed linebacker Keith Smith to the practice squad for the fourth time this season after releasing him from the active roster last week to make room for Dekoda Watson. The Cowboys also signed cornerback Robert Steeples to the practice squad. To make room for Smith and..." November 19

  • Cowboys enjoy bye week as every other NFC East team loses

    Fox Sports Southwest "The last time the entire NFC East lost during the Cowboys bye week? That was 2009, which is also the last time Dallas was 7-3, which is also last time they made the playoffs. For idle Dallas, this was the ideal bye week, a Sunday during which the Eagles suffered a 53-20 embarrassment at Green..." November 17

  • Why receivers Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas will likely get franchise tags "Star receivers Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas were unable to make much progress on what would be massive new contract extensions, and league sources said both seem destined for the franchise tag at this point. Getting new deals done by February would be difficult, both of their teams -- Dallas..." November 16