Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Rico Gathers out with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has shown off the progress he’s made since trading in his basketball uniform for a football one in Dallas’ first two preseason games, but he probably won’t be making it three strong outings in a row this week. Coach Jason Garrett said on Wednesday that Gathers has..." August 16

  • NFL Players Association Fires Back At NFL For Zeke Statement 'They're Liars & Hypocrites'

    TMZ "The NFL Players Association is firing back at the NFL for its recent statement on the Zeke Elliott case ... calling them hypocrites and liars who should be ashamed for "stooping to new lows." The scathing statement is in direct response to NFL's release on Wednesday ... where they accused the..." August 16

  • NFL puts NFLPA on blast over response to Ezekiel Elliott suspension

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League did not waste any time Wednesday calling out the NFL Players Association for what the league believes is the union throwing out derogatory reports surrounding the alleged victim in the Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence case. Hold on to your hats, this release sent..." August 16

  • Cowboys' Dez Bryant defends stance on anthem, says he has 'family to feed'

    Sports Day "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant took to Twitter on Tuesday night to defend his comments about the national anthem. When asked after Tuesday's practice for his thoughts about the recent national anthem protests, Bryant said, "Whatever they got going on with that, that's them. I don't..." August 16

  • NFL selects Harold Henderson to handle Ezekiel Elliott appeal

    Fanrag Sports "With Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott officially sending in his appeal of the six-game suspension handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the next step in the process was to appoint a person to oversee the hearing. According to NFL Network, Harold Henderson has been appointed..." August 16

  • Report: Ezekiel Elliott’s ex-girlfriend spoke about using sex tapes for blackmail

    Larry Brown Sports "Ezekiel Elliott is preparing to appeal his six-game suspension, and his legal team is going to aim to destroy the credibility of the running back’s ex-girlfriend in an attempt to have the ban reduced or overturned. In order to accomplish that goal, one of the subjects Elliott’s lawyers are..." August 16

  • Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith to make NFL debut this week

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith will make his long-awaited NFL debut when his team takes on the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed the news Tuesday evening. Smith, a second-round pick out of Notre Dame back in 2016, missed his entire rookie season..." August 16

  • Ezekiel Elliott’s Hearing Date Likely Set

    Pro Football Rumors "According to the language in the NFL’s contractual bargaining agreement, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension appeal is expected to take place on August 29, tweets Adam Schefter of Although appeal hearings typically are required to be scheduled within ten days of the..." August 16

  • Ezekiel Elliott officially files appeal of suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "Ezekiel Elliott has officially filed an appeal of his 6-game suspension. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the news about Elliott and says a hearing must be scheduled within 10 days. The NFL suspended Elliott six games for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. He was not charged by..." August 15

  • Ezekiel Elliott filed harassment complaint on accuser

    247 Sports "New evidence has surfaced in the Ezekiel Elliott case, and it's beginning to look that much worse for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It took the league 13 months to complete its investigation into Dallas Cowboys running back, stemming from allegations of domestic violence that were formally..." August 15

  • Were you itching to see first-round pick Taco Charlton do more on the field this preseason? He was, too

    Sports Day "Cowboys veteran defensive end Tyrone Crawford said what rookie Taco Charlton wouldn't. Crawford shared a picture of Charlton's first NFL sack, which came Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams -- preseason or no -- on Instagram. His caption: "Shut 'em up." For his part, Charlton also..." August 14

  • Goodell did not attend Ezekiel Elliott hearing

    Pro Football Talk "Conflicting reports have emerged in recent weeks regarding the direct participation of Commissioner Roger Goodell in the events preceding the suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Although, as Friday’s letter to Elliott makes abundantly clear, Goodell made the decision to suspend..." August 14

  • Skip Bayless: NFL, Roger Goodell making Ezekiel Elliott 'face of domestic violence'

    Sporting News "Roger Goodell was blasted for dropping the ball on the Ray Rice domestic violence case in 2014. But if the NFL Commissioner went easy on the Ravens running back then, he's going overboard with his six-game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott now, says FS1's Skip Bayless. Goodell..." August 14

  • Ezekiel Elliott could have games added to his suspension

    Yardbarker "Ezekiel Elliott is planning to appeal his six-game suspension in hopes of having it reduced or overturned, but is there a chance he could actually end up being banned for more than six games in 2017? The short answer is yes. Elliott has been suspended for the first six games of the season..." August 14

  • NFLPA will pay Elliott’s legal fees, unless he wants his own lawyer

    Pro Football Talk "Ezekiel Elliott‘s legal fight may ultimately cost him nothing. From the appeal through any litigation, the NFL Players Association will be shouldering the financial burden arising from the effort, with one caveat. If Elliott chooses his own lawyer, Elliott will be on his own financially. The..." August 14

  • Terrell Owens 'Ezekiel Elliott Shoulda Known Better'

    TMZ "Terrell Owens has some advice for NFL players like Ezekiel Elliott -- if things aren't working out with a woman, JUST DUMP HER AND MOVE ON! The ex-NFL star says the situation involving Zeke is "unfortunate" -- but he should never have put himself in a volatile position with the accuser in the..." August 14

  • Ezekiel Elliott's father declares son's legal team 'ready to fight'

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, the father of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott declared himself to be “ready for the show down.” On Monday, Stacy Elliott provided some more details about how things will play out, now that the NFL has suspended his son for six games. “My son’s legal team is ready to fight!”..." August 14

  • Darren McFadden ready to carry to the load for Ezekiel Elliott

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden is two years older than he was in 2015 when he rushed for 1,089 yards and showed the world there was a little burst left in his body after a largely injury-filled and disappointing career with the Los Angeles Raiders. The Cowboys are hoping he can..." August 13

  • Ezekiel Elliott reportedly will file suspension appeal Tuesday

    ALL 22 "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has until Wednesday to file a formal appeal of his six-game suspension. Elliott’s representation could have the response filed before the deadline, however. Elliott’s appeal is expected to be submitted Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter...." August 13

  • 13 Dallas Cowboys Have Been Suspended a Total of 108 Games Since 2014

    The Big Lead "In a story that is powerful in its simplicity, ESPN’s Todd Archer notes that the Dallas Cowboys have had players suspended in 16 separate instances since 2014. This story comes the week that Ezekiel Elliott received a six-game suspension from the NFL in what promises to be a bitter battle over the..." August 13

  • NFL won’t suspend Ezekiel Elliott over bar fight

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has suspended Ezekiel Elliott for the first six weeks of the season, stemming from multiple alleged domestic violence incidents. Elliott has voiced his displeasure with the ruling and is reportedly willing to fight it through the courts. Fortunately for Elliott, the NFL has ruled in his..." August 13

  • Cowboys CEO Jones voices support for Elliott after 6-game ban

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones expressed support for running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was suspended six games Friday, but also said the team believes in replacements Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith. Speaking on the pregame show on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas..." August 13

  • Jason Witten condemns domestic violence, still supports Ezekiel Elliott

    Sporting News "Jason Witten is at a crossroad. The Cowboys tight end holds a firm stance against domestic violence after his family experienced it during his childhood, but he is still supportive of teammate Ezekiel Elliott. "Look, there's no place for a man to put his hand on a woman, and most of you guys..." August 13

  • Ezekiel Elliott needs to understand magnitude of situation, Marshall Faulk says

    ESPN "Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk says Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott "totally understands" that he needs to mature following Friday's announcement by the NFL that Elliott has been suspended for six games following a domestic violence investigation. "Obviously, we all have..." August 13

  • Jerry Jones and Several Other Owners "not happy with what they view as heavy-handed [NFL] discipline"

    The Big Lead "Peter King, the great NFL columnist from The MMQB, joined my Fox Sports Radio show Saturday to discuss Ezekiel Elliott, Jerry Jones and a variety of NFL topics. King offered some fascinating insight into the potential battle looming between NFL owners and the commissioner that works for them,..." August 13

  • Cowboys don’t plan to alter Ezekiel Elliott’s preseason workload

    Fanrag Sports "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott won’t see his preseason workload tinkered with despite his six-game suspension, Cowboys executive vice president and CEO Stephen Jones said prior to Saturday’s preseason opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott was suspended for six games by the..." August 12

  • NFLPA director Smith asks why Elliott investigation took so long

    SI "NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith discussed Ezekiel Elliott's six game suspension that was handed down by the NFL on Friday morning in an interview with the MMQB's Albert Breer. Elliot was suspended after multiple domestic violence incidents that amount to a violation..." August 12

  • Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott among Cowboys stars to sit out preseason opener

    Sporting News "Everyone knows what to expect for most of the NFL preseason: Stars and starters will play only sparingly in games, if at all. Still, Cowboys fans looking forward to Saturday night's preseason opener against the Rams will be disappointed to learn that Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and several..." August 12

  • TMZ releases photos of Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser showing bruises

    TMZ "Ezekiel Elliott's accuser took several photos of the injuries she claims she suffered at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys running back ... showing bruising on her arms, hands, neck and legs. Zeke's accuser claims she suffered the injuries during the week of July 16 -- when Elliott allegedly..." August 12

  • Emmitt Smith 'really concerned' about Ezekiel Elliott's future

    Pro Football Talk "Emmitt Smith worries about the future for Ezekiel Elliott after the league suspended the star running back for six games. Elliott has made several headlines — for the wrong reasons — since he entered the league as the fourth overall pick in 2016. That includes a St. Patrick’s Day parade in..." August 12

  • Ezekiel Elliott: 'Strongly disagree' with NFL findings that led to ban

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott said Friday evening that he is disappointed by the NFL's decision to suspend him six games for violating the personal conduct policy, and he apologized for the off-field distraction his saga has become. The suspension comes as a result of an..." August 12

  • Report: $8M Guaranteed In Elliott’s Contract Voided After 6-Game Suspension

    Total Pro Sports "The fallout from Ezekiel Elliott’s six game suspension continues, as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Dallas Cowboys running back is going to be a little lighter in the pockets this year. That’s because he will have over $8 million in guaranteed money on his contract voided as a result..." August 12

  • Tyron Smith on back: I’m good

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith remained out of practice on Thursday due to the back tightness that has kept him on the sideline for most of the last two weeks and coach Jason Garrett said Smith won’t be back on the field for this weekend’s game against the Rams either. Garrett said Thursday..." August 11

  • Dez Bryant: Ryan Switzer will be a Pro Bowl returner this season

    Sports Day "It's clear to see that Dez Bryant and rookie wide receiver Ryan Switzer have developed a close bond in a short period of time. The two have been seen dancing and joking between drills at different times the last couple of weeks. Bryant attributes some of it to the fact that they share the same..." August 11

  • NFL warns Ezekiel Elliott that he could be banned from league

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has sent a very clear message to Ezekiel Elliott: We are taking all of your actions and the accusations you faced very seriously. Not only did the league announce a six-game suspension for Elliott on Friday, but in a letter directed towards the second-year player, they warned the..." August 11

  • NFL believed Tiffany Thompson more than it believed Ezekiel Elliott

    Pro Football Talk "As football fans try to shift their brains back to legalese more than a year after #Deflategate ended, many are having a hard time understanding why the league could suspend Ezekiel Elliott for committing domestic violence if he was never arrested or charged. The distinction is fairly simple...." August 11

  • Ezekiel Elliott suspension will cost him a ton of cash

    Yardbarker "The NFL handed down a stiff, six-game suspension to Ezekiel Elliott Friday. The ban will cost the Dallas Cowboys running back a ton of money right off the bat, and it could be much more down the road. As noted by Michael Ginnitti, Co-Founder of Spotrac, Elliott stands to lose $93,000 in salary..." August 11

  • Ezekiel Elliott responds to suspension with legal statement

    Larry Brown Sports "Ezekiel Elliott is not going to go quietly in response to his six-game suspension. The Dallas Cowboys running back was suspended six games by the NFL, the league announced on Friday. The suspension was handed down on grounds of a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. Elliott was..." August 11

  • Vegas sportsbooks pause betting on Cowboys over Ezekiel Elliott suspension

    ESPN "Las Vegas sportsbooks scrambled to take down various odds on the Dallas Cowboys on Friday afternoon after news broke that the NFL had suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games. Multiple sportsbooks halted betting on Dallas' Week 1 home game against the New York Giants. The..." August 11

  • NFL finds Ezekiel Elliott engaged in physical violence ‘multiple times’

    Sportsnaut "The NFL made it official. Ezekiel Elliott is being suspended, pending an appeal, for six games after an investigation found he did commit domestic violence. Specifically, the investigation, which lasted over a year, found that Elliott “engaged in physical violence against Ms. Thompson multiple..." August 11

  • Ezekiel Elliott will appeal suspension

    CBS Sports "The Ezekiel Elliott saga has finally reached a conclusion. The Dallas Cowboys running back has been suspended for six games, the league announced on Friday. Elliott was under investigation for alleged incidents of domestic violence for over a year before the league reached its..." August 11

  • Jerry Jones said to be ‘furious’ over Ezekiel Elliott suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "News of Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension from the NFL for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy was made public on Friday, and Jerry Jones is said to be “furious” over the punishment. ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who first reported news of the suspension, shared information about Jones’..." August 11

  • Ezekiel Elliott officially suspended by NFL for 6 games

    ALL 22 "The NFL announced on Friday that they’ve elected to suspend Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. A year-long investigation into allegations that Elliott assaulted a former girlfriend in 2016 led to the decision, according..." August 11

  • Michael Irvin: Cowboys players receive extra scrutiny in league discipline

    TMZ "Michael Irvin says the "special treatment" the Dallas Cowboys get from the NFL is the kind of special treatment "you don't want" -- because their high profile status makes them big, fat targets. We started off talking about Ezekiel Elliott and asked #88 if thinks the RB will get suspended as a..." August 11

  • Ezekiel Elliott could face six-game suspension

    Yardbarker "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is facing a suspension stemming from domestic violence allegations, and reports are indicating that it could be a lengthy one. Multiple reports emerged early Friday indicating that there is a very real chance that Elliott will face a six-game..." August 11

  • Cowboys players not worrying about Ezekiel Elliott news

    ESPN "As the wait for potential discipline from the NFL for Ezekiel Elliott continues, the Dallas Cowboys are not even thinking about life without their running back. "I think we're confident it's going to work out, and he's said it all along to us as teammates," tight end Jason Witten said. "You..." August 11

  • Despite Crawford avoiding serious injury, pass rush still concerns Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys dodged a significant injury when Tyrone Crawford only sprained his ankle in Tuesday’s practice. It appeared to be much worse initially given Crawford’s reaction when he went to the turf, but he’s expected to be ready by the season opener. But it begged the question how solid..." August 10

  • Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris on life behind Ezekiel Elliott "As shadows fell across the field following practice in the first week of training camp, Alfred Morris reflected on his fight to secure a place on the 2017 Dallas Cowboys. "Everything happens for a reason," he said. "I'm a true believer in that." That first line -- delivered with conviction..." August 10

  • NFL Could Announce Ruling Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott As Soon As Tomorrow

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the NFL is expected to announce a ruling regarding the investigation into Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott and the domestic violence allegations as soon as Friday. It’s taken the NFL far longer than anyone anticipated announce their findings regarding Elliott,..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10