Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Police investigate Cowboys C.J. Spillman in sexual assault

    New York Daily News "A Dallas Cowboys special teams player has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the team’s hotel in Texas on Sept. 20 — and then being allowed to play the next day. The alleged attack came just a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s awkward news conference during which he..." October 02

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Nothing imminent but #Cowboys willing to sign NFL rushing leader @DeMarcoMurray to contract extension during season if can agree on value.

  • Cowboys LB Carter out 10-14 days with quadriceps strain

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Bruce Carter limped through the locker room in obvious pain. It took him 20 minutes just to put on a sock Tuesday morning, he said. Carter expects to spend the next 10-14 days rehabbing, hoping to miss only this Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. “Hopefully it goes a lot faster than..." October 01

  • Murray’s price tag rising, but the Cowboys have no regrets

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Vice president Stephen Jones always believed in running back DeMarco Murray’s ability to be a bell cow running back. But he admits surprise with the gaudy numbers Murray has posted so far. He is only the fourth back in NFL history to open the season with four 100-yard games and a touchdown in each..." October 01

  • Report: Kyle Orton's sour relationship with Tony Romo a reason why he left Cowboys

    Dallas Morning News "Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton reportedly had two issues with the organization that ignited his desire to leave the team. One reason, according to a report from ESPN's Ed Werder, was that Orton and quarterback Tony Romo didn't have a good relationship. The other reason cited in..." October 01

  • Garrett welcomes suspended Brent's return to Cowboys

    Fox Sports Southwest "Cowboys coach Jason Garrett described what Josh Brent's role will be now that the suspended defensive lineman can be around the team again. Brent is suspended for 10 games for his intoxication manslaughter conviction in the death of teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Garrett explained why it's good for..." September 30

  • CB Morris Claiborne out for season; what are Cowboys' available options?

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys’ fears became reality Monday with the news that cornerback Morris Claiborne will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. He is scheduled to have surgery in the next few days, coach Jason Garrett said, and will be placed on injured..." September 30

  • Dallas Crushes New Orleans 38-17

    Blogging The Boys "We all saw this game coming, right? The Dallas Cowboys opened with an almost flawless first half in all phases of the game. It was probably the best half of football the team has played under Jason Garrett, and they were able to play well enough in the second half to get a 38-17 win that was a..." September 29

  • Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne lost for season with ruptured patellar tendon

    Dallas Morning News "Six days after walking out on the club upon being told of his demotion, Morris Claiborne has learned that his season has come to an end. An MRI has confirmed that the cornerback suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee in Sunday’s victory over New Orleans. The injury ends a..." September 29

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    Brandon George @DMN_George

    Dallas Cowboys fear CB Morris Claiborne has season-ending torn left ACL:

  • Can Cowboys erase 23 years of history when they face Saints on Sunday?

    Dallas Morning News "There was a time long ago, before people put canvas and polypropylene bags in the trunk of their Prius to drive to the grocery store, when fans of the New Orleans Saints would place paper bags over their heads. Maybe the Who Dat Nation can lend those ancient artifacts to Cowboys fans for this..." September 28

  • Report: Suh wants to play in New York

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a given that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will hit the open market in March. With a franchise tag that would exceed $26 million and the plug pulled on contract talks during the season, it makes no sense for Suh to accept an offer from the Lions after the season ends but before he..." September 28

  • Cowboys feel Claiborne still has the talent "Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones holds out hope that cornerback Morris Claiborne can live up to the potential the team saw when it traded up to select him with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft. Jones infamously declared that Claiborne was the best cornerback prospect..." September 28

  • Jones thinks Dallas may be overlooked as a contender

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jerry Jones likes where the Dallas Cowboys are, and where they are headed. If his team can get healthy on defense, with Anthony Spencer, Rolando McClain and Henry Melton on the field at the same time, Jones believes they have something brewing. The Cowboys haven’t been to the playoffs since..." September 28

  • What if ... Sean Payton had coached the Cowboys?

    Sporting News "Before Jason Garrett was a Jerry Jones offensive-minded favorite, there was Sean Payton. When Payton was Bill Parcells' right-hand man and passing guru as a younger assistant in Dallas, Payton looked like a future, long-term head coach. Everyone thought at the time, from 2003 to 2005, that..." September 27

  • Murray not consumed by rushing title or fumbling issue

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray leads the league in rushing with 385 yards through three games. He is on pace for a team-record 2,053 yards and has a chance to be the first Cowboys running back to lead the league in rushing since Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith did it in 1995. Murray,..." September 26

  • Jerry Jones paid hush money after groping: suit

    New York Post "The former stripper suing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for allegedly groping her in a hotel bathroom has updated her lawsuit to claim the NFL honcho was paying her hush money for years. Jana Weckerly — who snapped the racy photos of two young strippers cavorting with the 71-year-old..." September 25

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    Jon Machota @jonmachota

    Dez Bryant: "My shoulder feels good. It feels 10 times better than it felt last week."

  • Garrett explains why Claiborne won't be suspended; CB maintains he should start

    Dallas Morning News "Morris Claiborne was waiting in front of his locker Wednesday afternoon. He knew what was coming. A day after the Cowboys cornerback abruptly left the Valley Ranch complex after being informed he was being replaced as a starter by Orlando Scandrick, Claiborne wasn’t running this..." September 25

  • DeMarco Murray 'scratching the surface' on production?

    Fox Sports "The league's leading rusher through three weeks isn't a fluke. During training camp, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said running back DeMarco Murray possesses "bell-cow traits". And, so far, it appears that the Cowboys are committed to squeezing out every drop of potential from him. With..." September 25

  • Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne back with Cowboys "Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne, who skipped the team's walk-through practice the day before and angrily left the training facility, rejoined the team Wednesday morning to participate in meetings. reported that Claiborn is expected to play Sunday night against the New..." September 24

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    Clarence Hill @clarencehilljr

    Claiborne said he was wrong for leaving and abandoning his teammates. He apologized to his teammates. He still had to do what he had to do

  • Sources: Claiborne hears lineup changes, bolts out of facility

    ESPN Dallas "Cornerback Morris Claiborne skipped the Dallas Cowboys' walk-through practice and angrily left the club's Valley Ranch training facility Tuesday after being informed that Orlando Scandrick was replacing him in the starting lineup, multiple sources said. The Cowboys could fine Claiborne for..." September 24

  • Jeff Fisher frustrated by calls in Dallas game

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The 448 yards produced by the Rams against the Dallas Cowboys was the highest offensive output for the team in a regulation contest in 30 games. That was Game 6 of the 2012 season, coach Jeff Fisher’s first with the Rams. They had 458 yards three games later, but had an extra quarter to get..." September 23

  • DeMarco Murray 'disappointed' in fumbles streak "It seems as if you can count on three things with DeMarco Murray each game. Murray will rush for at least 100 yards. He will score a touchdown. And he will fumble on the Dallas Cowboys' first series of the game. As pleased as Murray might be about his production, he’s awfully frustrated..." September 22

  • Cowboys Top Rams With Franchise Record Rally "When Bruce Carter’s pick-six gave the Cowboys a 34-24 lead with six minutes to play against the Rams, it seemed less like a game-sealer and more like an indicator of further craziness to come. That’s precisely what happened, and that’s exactly the type of drama that comes with biggest..." September 22

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Cowboys bounce back with dominating win over Titans

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Might the pass-happy Dallas Cowboys be no more? Coach Jason Garrett said as much during the NFL Draft in May when the Cowboys selected guard Zack Martin in the first round, giving them three first-round picks on the offensive line. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said during training..." September 15

  • Titans play questionable music "Before the Cowboys-Titans game at LP Field, a warmup soundtrack blared through portable speakers that the Titans wheel onto the sidelines. "Friday Night Remix," by a variety of rap artists, played about 35 minutes before kickoff. The worst of the lyrics were blotted out, but the song's..." September 14

  • Dez Bryant suffers shoulder injury, should return

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, the Cowboys got off to a miserable start. This week, the Cowboys’ start may have been even worse. Dallas receiver Dez Bryant caught the first two passes thrown to him, gaining 25 yards, but had to exit the game and head to the locker room in the first minute of today’s game at..." September 14

  • Orlando Scandrick in limbo "Just as it appeared Orlando Scandrick could play for the Dallas Cowboys sooner than anyone expected with the NFL Players Association agreeing to a new drug policy on Friday, the NFL slowed the process when it announced several issues remain unresolved with the deal. As a result, Scandrick is..." September 13

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    NFL confirms still no drug policy agreement. Deadline has come and gone to activate players for Sunday. So Welker, Scandrick, etc. wait.

  • Jerry Jones: I believe Roger Goodell is telling the truth

    Fox Sports Southwest "Jerry Jones believes NFL commissioner Roger Goodell never watched the video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee in a hotel elevator before it surfaced earlier this week. "He said he did not and I believe him," Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. "But the good news -- not good news, but..." September 12

  • Statute of limitations an issue in sexual assault lawsuit against Jerry Jones

    Dallas Morning News "Legal experts said Thursday that the sexual assault lawsuit filed by a former exotic dancer against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones may pivot on arguments over a relatively short period of time — 10 weeks. The statute of limitations for a civil claim of sexual assault in Texas is five..." September 12

  • Dez Bryant: I've got Tony Romo's back

    Fox Sports Southwest "No matter how bad things get this season, don't expect Dez Bryant to throw Tony Romo under the bus after a poor outing. It's been clear throughout Bryant's career that he's going to support Romo even after a three-interception performance like he had Sunday. "Tony is the quarterback," Bryant..." September 12

  • Source: Durant out 3-4 weeks

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Cowboys are looking at life without weakside linebacker Justin Durant for the next three to four weeks because of a groin injury, a source said Wednesday. Durant was injured in the second half of the Cowboys' Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. After the game, Durant said he..." September 10

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Quick football tidbit: If #Rams wanted to sign Michael Sam, they can by Mon. Then Rams play Cowboys that week, so can’t sign him until after

  • Jerry Jones: Getting out of the 8-8 rut drives everything I do

    Dallas Morning News "Jerry Jones wanted no part of talking about all of the red inside AT&T Stadium after the Dallas Cowboys lost 28-17 to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. After having a day to research why 49ers fans seemed to occupy almost half of the venue, the Cowboys owner and general manager had a much..." September 10

  • Jerry Jones’ lawyer calls sexual assault lawsuit a “money grab”

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones faces a sexual assault lawsuit arising from a 2009 incident that relates to the photos of Jones and multiple females that emerged last month. His lawyer, Levi McCathern, has issued a strong statement regarding the case. “These allegations are completely false,”..." September 10

  • Tony Romo was most-mentioned NFL player on Twitter in Week 1

    Fox Sports "Here's a win the Dallas Cowboys are not happy about getting. According to Twitter, Tony Romo was the most-mentioned NFL player from Thursday through Monday. Yes, Romo was mentioned even more than Ray Rice. Romo threw three interceptions and was sacked three times in Dallas' 28-17 embarrassing..." September 10

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • No tampering charges for Cowboys "The Cowboys are not facing tampering charges based upon Adrian Peterson's phone conversation with Dallas owner/general manager Jerry Jones -- an incident reported in a profile on Jones by ESPN's Don Van Natta -- according to league sources. Just to be sure there was no problem, sources say..." September 07

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Sources: #Cowboys & WR Dez Bryant did not reach a contract extension by his self-imposed deadline. None is expected. He’s in a contract year

  • Dez Bryant: I’m not worried about my back locking up this season

    Dallas Morning News "Dez Bryant is confident his back won’t be locking up this season. The Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl receiver started all 16 games last year, but he missed practices and was limited in others because of a sore back. “Look at me,” Bryant said when asked about preparing his back during the offseason...." September 06

  • Jerry Jones: NFL didn't ask us to sign Sam "When the Cowboys signed Michael Sam to their practice squad this week they did it because they thought he'd help the team, not because the NFL asked them to do it. During the NBC pregame show leading up to Thursday night's opener between Green Bay and Seattle,'s Peter King reported..." September 06

  • Dallas Cowboys name their five captains for 2014 season

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys have set their 2014 captains, coach Jason Garrett said Friday. The five: QB Tony Romo, TE Jason Witten, S Barry Church, LB Justin Durant and K Dan Bailey. Church, who the Cowboys named the MVP of the worst defense in the league last season, has become of the team’s..." September 05

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    Clarence Hill @clarencehilljr

    The cowboys believe Scandrick would be ready to go and could play Sunday if suspension is lifted. Good news

  • Scott Linehan: It wouldn’t surprise me if Tony Romo’s best years are ahead of him

    Dallas Morning News "Tony Romo has said on multiple occasions that his best years as an NFL quarterback are ahead of him. With the Dallas Cowboys’ 34-year-old franchise quarterback coming off December back surgery it’s easy to be skeptical of such a comment. But Cowboys offensive play-caller Scott Linehan isn’t..." September 05

  • Dallas Cowboys have settled on their starting three LBs for season opener Sunday vs. San Francisco 49ers

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys have finally settled on their starting three linebackers a few days before their season opener Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. The Cowboys spent their entire preseason playing musical chairs with their linebackers, trying to get the best three on the field at the same..." September 04

  • Victim's mother 'happy' for Cowboys' Brent

    ESPN Dallas "The mother of a Dallas Cowboys practice-squad player who was killed in a December 2012 car crash says she's "very happy" that the NFL has decided to conditionally reinstate defensive tackle Josh Brent, who was driving the car while intoxicated. "I'm very happy Josh has been reinstated with the..." September 03