Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Romo believes he can play the same way

    ESPN Dallas "Some of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's best moments have come when he has had to improvise when a play breaks down. Coming off two back surgeries in less than a year, including a discectomy last December, Romo believes he can continue to have those moments. "You guys will never see..." July 31

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Mo Claiborne has tendinitis is right knee, plans to return to practice Saturday.

  • Still Room To Sign Dez Despite Smith Deal

    DallasCowboys.com "The Cowboys have known all along they needed to sign two cornerstones of their franchise at some point this year. Even though they’ve just locked up Tyron Smith on a deal that will keep him under contract through 2023, nothing has changed the Cowboys’ approach with the other guy. Despite..." July 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Cowboys and LT Tyron Smith have reached an agreement in principle on an 8-year, $98M deal, source says. Wow.

  • Thus far, Cowboys' training-camp plan for Tony Romo is 100-percent confusing

    Dallas Morning News "Owner Jerry Jones declares that Tony Romo is 100 percent as the quarterback is held out of practice for the second time in the first six days of camp. Coach Jason Garrett talks of how valuable time off can be for Romo a few hours after executive vice president Stephen Jones said the quarterback..." July 30

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    Todd Archer @toddarcher

    Source confirms DeMarcus Lawrence had broken foot. 8-10 weeks recovery time. Big blow to defensive line obviously

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    And DeMarcus Lawrence has left the field with an ankle injury, the latest Cowboys defender to be injured at practice.

  • Heavier, stronger Gavin Escobar interested in heavier Cowboys workload

    Dallas Morning News "Gavin Escobar is five pounds heavier than he was at this time last year. The Dallas Cowboys’ second-year tight end is weighing in at 254 pounds, and he feels much stronger than when he entered training camp as a rookie. “I know a lot more of it is just strength,” Escobar said. “That was more..." July 28

  • Jerry Jones admits Cowboys were ‘that close’ to drafting Manziel

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can’t help himself. Instead of focusing on training camp, Jones gave new life to an old story during a live segment Sunday on the NFL Network. Jones admitted the Cowboys were close to drafting former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 16th overall..." July 28

  • Cowboys not generating much interest at training camp

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys may still be America’s Team, but they’re currently not Oxnard’s. Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has been mentioning the attendance at training camp. As pointed out in Saturday’s one-liners, only 3,503 total fans showed up in the first two days. When reporting..." July 27

  • Cowboys hope to go from 32nd to first in NFL defensive rankings

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys ranked dead last in the league in total defense last season, allowing more than 415 yards a game in a year when no other defense even allowed 400. This year, the loss of linebacker Sean Lee to a knee injury and the departure of top pass rushers DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher in free..." July 27

  • Dez watch: Couple of circus catches

    ESPN.com "ou can pretty much count on a couple of circus catches by Dez Bryant per training camp practice. No. 88 met his quota during the first full-speed practice of the Dallas Cowboys' camp this season. Both of Bryant’s “wow” moments were leaping catches over cornerbacks on deep balls from Tony..." July 27

  • Dallas Cowboys visit with Larry English

    ESPN.com "As Jason Garrett is fond to say, the Dallas Cowboys are always surveying the landscape in terms of looking for players. On Thursday, the Cowboys visited with Larry English, the 16th pick in the 2009 draft, according to a source, a few days after he was cut by the San Diego Chargers. For now,..." July 27

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    Charean Williams @NFLCharean

    The #Cowboys have not drawn well so far. Only 3,503 fans in two days. They should have a big crowd at the kickoff Saturday.

  • Former Alabama star Rolando McClain found guilty on 2 charges in Decatur

    Alabama.com "A judge today found former Alabama All-American Rolando McClain guilty on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a 2013 incident in his hometown and sentenced him to 18 days in jail. The jail term will be delayed after McClain's attorneys filed an immediate appeal in Morgan County Circuit Court..." July 25

  • Cowboys believe they can have a top-10 running game

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Vice-president Stephen Jones believes the Dallas Cowboys will be better in 2014 because of what he believes will be dynamic offense powered by a top-10 running game. That's quite a statement for a that has long been pass-happy with quarterback Tony Romo and is two years removed from rushing for..." July 25

  • Cowboys look to help Rolando McClain

    ESPN Dallas "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

  • Cowboys place Ronald Leary, Anthony Spencer on PUP list

    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

  • Jerry Jones open to bringing Josh Brent back

    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

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    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

  • Cowboys' Jones says Garrett not under gun

    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

  • Ex-Cowboys DT Josh Brent wants to play football; Jerry Jones open to giving him a chance

    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

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    Charean Williams @NFLCharean

    Jerry says this is not a "make or break" season for Garrett despite the coach being in the final year of his deal.

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    Clarence Hill @clarencehilljr

    Jerry Jones said that Kyle Orton doesnt not want to retire and wants to play this year. Orton won the standoff.

  • DT Henry Melton will be cleared to open Cowboys training camp

    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

  • Rolando McClain's trial not postponed, will miss start of Cowboys camp

    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

  • Cowboys’ J.J. Wilcox: I got caught up in the lights and fame as a rookie

    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

  • Dez Bryant I'd Never Beef with Richard Sherman 'We Respect Each Other'

    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

  • Are Cowboys fit for training camp? Jason Witten wants to find out Monday

    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

  • Aikman surprised Cowboys passed on Manziel in NFL Draft

    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

  • National analyst: Tony Romo in top 10 of most clutch QBs in NFL (yes, you read that right)

    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

  • Urlacher: Replacing Kiffin with Marinelli made Cowboys better

    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

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Cowboys have informed QB Kyle Orton he’ll be released, per source. They knew Orton was serious. Now he keeps his signing bonus.

  • Jimmy Graham deal Dez Bryant's baseline?

    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

  • Report: Cowboys' Ronald Leary pleads no-contest to DWI

    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

  • Jason Witten has most memorabilia sales among NFL pass-catchers, teammates

    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

  • Michael Irvin: Expect explosive season from ‘physically-gifted beast’ Dez Bryant

    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

  • Donovan McNabb: I can't figure out why Jason Garrett still has a job

    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

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    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

  • Cowboys add unorthodox equipment to help with stretching, reduce injuries

    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

  • Hanie benefited from Orton's absence, too

    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

  • Cowboys want to expand Cole Beasley’s portfolio

    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

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Baltimore traded LB Rolando McClain to the Dallas Cowboys, per source. So McClain's retirement might be over.

  • Agent says Rolando McClain is committed to football this time

    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

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    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.

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Not that it's a major surprise, but Cowboys LB Sean Lee has officially been placed on IR. Out for all of 2014.

  • Why Orton’s no-show isn’t bad for Cowboys even if Romo gets hurt

    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

  • Golf no longer part of Tony Romo’s offseason

    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

  • Jags boast of bigger videoboards with jab at Cowboys, Texans

    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

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