Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Cowboys ink LB Damien Wilson to deal

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Cowboys have one draft pick left to sign after reaching a four-year deal with fourth-round pick Damien Wilson on Thursday. First-rounder Byron Jones is the last remaining unsigned pick and his deal should not take long to conclude. Wilson, a linebacker, will receive a signing..." May 28

  • Sources: Dez at OTA despite unsigned tender

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has not signed his franchise-tag tender but the Pro Bowler did take part in a limited portion of Thursday's organized team activity at Valley Ranch, according to sources. Bryant has made a handful of appearances at the Cowboys' offseason conditioning..." May 28

  • Joseph Randle on replacing DeMarco Murray: ‘A lot of meat left on the bone’

    Dallas Morning News "Third-year Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle had a front-row seat last year for the best rushing season in club history. Randle was the primary backup for 2014 NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray. With Murray having bolted this offseason for a bigger payday in Philadelphia, Randle is..." May 28

  • NFL forces Cowboys to tweak Collins' contract

    ESPN Dallas "The NFL forced the Dallas Cowboys to tinker with the contract for undrafted free agent La'el Collins and it ended up costing the offensive lineman $58,000. When Collins initially signed with the Cowboys, he received a three-year deal worth a fully guaranteed $1,657,500 with base salaries of..." May 27

  • Report: Greg Hardy's 10-game suspension appeal set for Thursday

    The Score "Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy will have his suspension appeal heard Thursday in Washington, D.C., according to Ed Werder of ESPN. Coming off a season in which he missed all but one game after being placed on the commissioner's exempt list, Hardy will contest the additional 10-game ban..." May 26

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    Todd Archer @toddarcher

    Cowboys have added WR A.J. Jenkins, former first round pick, according to source. Worked out for team last week.

  • '90s Cowboys think team can handle problem players

    Fox Sports Southwest "Ex-Cowboys Larry Brown, Greg Ellis, and Daryl Johnston believe their former team is skilled in absorbing so-called problem players such as defensive ends Greg Hardy and rookie Randy Gregory. "Jerry [Jones] has got a second-chance operation football team going," Ellis, who played from 1998-2008..." May 25

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    .@KrisDurham16 recently tried out for @Saints as well as @dallascowboys. Happy w/his Cowboys workout. Hoping for a call to sign @SiriusXMNFL

  • Staubach: I wouldn't enjoy being in the locker room with someone who had committed domestic violence

    CBSSports.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach spent his entire 11-year career playing for the Dallas Cowboys, a career that saw Staubach walk away with two Lombardi Trophies and a Super Bowl MVP Award. However, it's a good thing Staubach doesn't play for the team now because it doesn't..." May 24

  • New Alouette Michael Sam 'itching to get back on the field'

    Montreal Gazette "We have come to understand some things about Michael Sam, the man, who will forever be known as the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. But in the weeks ahead, we’ll discover whether he can actually play in the Canadian Football League. And that, in truth, is what this really is all..." May 24

  • Orlando Scandrick Settled, Brandon Carr Up Next?

    Blogging The Boys "The Dallas Cowboys had three main issues to address at cornerback following the 2015 draft. They needed to settle things with Orlando Scandrick and his contract, they need to figure out the fate of Brandon Carr and his contract, and they need to monitor the progress of Morris Claiborne's injury...." May 23

  • Michael Sam heads to CFL, signs with Montreal Alouettes

    CBSSports.com "Michael Sam said he was confident he would be playing football this year. On Friday, he signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Allouettes of the CFL. CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora first reported Sam's signing. The 25-year-old shared joint SEC Defensive Player of the Year..." May 23

  • Orlando Scandrick, Cowboys Reach Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "9:02am: It’s a one-year, $9.5MM extension for Scandrick, keeping him locked up through 2019, according to Rapoport (via Twitter). It sounds like the cornerback’s salaries for the next four years will be unchanged, though his cap numbers still figure to increase a little, depending on the size of..." May 22

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Besides Felix Jones and Ben Tate, the Cowboys also worked out running back Daniel Thomas today, according to a source

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Source: RB Ben Tate is working out for the Dallas #Cowboys today.

  • Cowboys working out RBs Ben Tate, Felix Jones

    Fox Sports Southwest "This is the time of year where teams kick the tires on prospective signings. The Cowboys signed current running back Ryan Williams to a free agent contract around this time last year. So it's not overly surprising to hear that the Cowboys intend to work out some prospective running backs and..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players

    CBSSports.com "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Suspended Greg Hardy vows to reward Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

    ESPN Dallas "Greg Hardy wants nothing more than to reward Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for ignoring the backlash and investing in the embattled free-agent defensive end. "What I am going to do is make sure Jerry's happy," Hardy told WFAA-TV in Dallas -- his first public comments since joining the..." May 19

  • Dallas Cowboys running back offers warning for Giants' Victor Cruz's knee injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "A torn patellar tendon is no joke. It's so bad that Cowboys running back Ryan Williams wouldn't wish it on his worst enemy. Williams suffered a torn patellar tendon in his knee during a preseason game in 2011, months after being selected by Arizona in the second round of the NFL draft. He was..." May 19

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    Todd Archer @toddarcher

    Cowboys have released Jed Collins and re-signed Tyler Clutts. The fullback swap.

  • Ryan Williams knows Morris Claiborne's difficult road

    ESPN.com "Morris Claiborne made a brief appearance inside the Dallas Cowboys' locker room during the team's recent rookie minicamp. He was drenched in sweat after a workout but quickly smiled and said he was feeling good. The last time Claiborne was spotted in the locker came late in the 2014 season. He..." May 18

  • Witten: I’m against domestic violence, but Hardy is a teammate

    ESPN.com "Growing up, Jason Witten's life was touched by domestic violence, and the Dallas Cowboys tight end has made it the highest priority to help families that have been affected by it with his SCORE Foundation. When the Cowboys signed free-agent defensive end Greg Hardy, who missed all but one game..." May 18

  • Jason Witten: No need to worry about Dez Bryant

    ESPN.com "Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been around long enough to understand the business of the NFL. While Dez Bryant's absence from the offseason program so far has been the focus to many, Witten is not worried about the Pro Bowl wide receiver. “You’d love to have Dez there,” Witten..." May 18

  • Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick set to report for workouts Monday

    ESPN.com "When the Dallas Cowboys get back to work Monday in their offseason program, cornerback Orlando Scandrick will be on hand for the first time with hopes of getting a new deal by the end of the week. Scandrick and his agent, Ron Slavin, met with the Cowboys last week in an effort to get a reworked..." May 17

  • Jerry Jones, Rod Marinelli: Cowboys' defensive line now a strength

    CBSSports.com "After cutting DeMarcus Ware last offseason, the Dallas Cowboys had to make do with a bunch of castoffs and late-round picks along their defensive line for most of the 2014 season. They moved up in the draft to select Boise State's DeMarcus Lawrence in the second, but he was hurt in training camp..." May 16

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    La'el Collins' Cowboys $1.599 million rookie deal: $21,000 bonus, guaranted base salaries $435,000, $526,750, $616,750, cap 442K, 533K, 623K

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    Rainer Sabin @RainerSabinDMN

    Cowboys sign S Danny McCray to one-year deal. He'll help fill special teams void left by Dwayne Harris, who led Dallas in ST tackles in '14.

  • Jerry Jones sees Cowboys with better run game in 2015

    ESPN Dallas "DeMarco Murray and his NFL-leading 1,845 yards are in Philadelphia with the Eagles. Bill Callahan, one of the architects of the Dallas Cowboys' running game in 2014, is in Washington with the Redskins. Yet when Jerry Jones looks at the Cowboys' running game of 2015, he sees..." May 14

  • 'Basketball Wives' Star -- Draya, Orlando Split Is Sad ... They Really Loved Each Other

    TMZ.com "Sometimes breakups are for the best ... but not Draya Michele and Orlando Scandrick -- because according to Draya's "Basketball Wives" co-star ... they really did love each other. We spoke with Brandi Maxiell about the conscious uncoupling -- and she broke it down this way .... "It's sad and..." May 14

  • Jerry Jones on Roger Goodell: 'I think he's doing a great job'

    The Score "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's approval rating appears to plummet by the day, but he's won a powerful supporter. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones vociferously advocated for Goodell during the team's golf tournament Wednesday. It wasn't the first time Jones defended Goodell publicly, giving..." May 14

  • Report: 10 Guns Seized from Greg Hardy Will Be Sold or Auctioned

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy had 10 guns seized last year stemming from a domestic violence incident. Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s department spokesman Rob Brisley reports that the guns will either be sold or auctioned off at a future date. Brisley indicated that the weapons were..." May 14

  • Church: Cowboys rookie Byron Jones a 'freak athlete'

    NFL.com "It's no secret that the Cowboys hope first-round pick Byron Jones can emerge as an immediate starter in the secondary. According to safety Barry Church, the former UConn cornerback is off to a good start. "Aw, he's a freak athlete. He has tremendous hands. He never lets that ball bobble,"..." May 13

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings

    CBSSports.com "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Jones, Cowboys play trade or no-trade games with 2016 first-round pick

    Sporting News "Deal or no deal? Jerry Jones isn't saying — or maybe he's saying both. The Cowboys team owner and general manager told KRLD-FM late last week (via NFL.com) that he would consider trading the team's 2016 first-round pick to acquire a game-changing running back or blue-chip defensive..." May 13

  • Orlando Scandrick "Temporarily Ends" Holdout, Talks Contract With Cowboys

    Blogging The Boys "The Cowboys' best corner over the last few years feels he's a little underpaid, and is seeking to rectify that. Clarence Hill of the Star Telegram reports that Orlando Scandrick is back in Dallas talking to the Cowboys. Scandrick had not attended the first few weeks of the Cowboys' voluntary..." May 12

  • Weeden empathizes with Manziel for not living up to expectations

    Fox Sports Southwest "Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden shares two things with Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel: he was one of the franchise's first-round selections and he was also taken with the 22nd overall pick. Weeden didn't live up to any kind of first-round billing at all in Cleveland, leaving..." May 12

  • Michael Irvin wants to be a resource to Randy Gregory

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys second-round draft pick Randy Gregory is a talented football player with some off-field problems. Michael Irvin knows just where he’s coming from. Irvin, the Hall of Fame Cowboys receiver who had his share of off-field problems, says he has already begun developing a relationship with..." May 12

  • Cowboys coordinator Scott Linehan maintains ground and pound mindset without Murray

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "rushing for a league-best 1,845 yards. Murray joined the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency. So it’s back to square one for Cowboys and play-caller Scott Linehan to find an individual or combination to replace that production in the upcoming campaign. Ground zero is where Linehan began..." May 12

  • Dolphins claim former Cowboys offensive tackle Donald Hawkins off waivers

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Dolphins claimed offensive tackle Donald Hawkins off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, adding the from University of Texas starter to the team’s stable of offensive linemen invited to training camp. The Dolphins will be Hawkins’ fourth team since he signed with the Philadelphia..." May 12

  • Stephen Jones Explains Why Dez Bryant Doesn’t Have Long-Term Deal

    Black Sports Online "Dez Bryant is not the only top wide receiver in the NFL having contract issues, but he may end up being the last guy to get paid. The Cowboys seemed afraid of Bryant’s volatile past once — but now it sounds like Jerry and Stephen Jones are going to use the excuse of “market value” — to explain..." May 11

  • Tony Romo and Andrew Luck to join the Manning Brothers on Directv ads

    Awful Announcing "You remember those endearing rap videos that Eli and Peyton Manning made in 2013 (Football on Your Phone) and 2014 (Fantasy Football Fantasy) for DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket? Well, the Mannings are going to have some company when DirecTV films its new advertising campaign for 2015. The..." May 11

  • Bryant I'd Love to Play w/ Peterson 'That Man's a Monster!'

    TMZ.com "Dez Bryant + Adrian Peterson = TOTAL DOMINATION ... so says Dez who tells TMZ Sports he thinks it would be something "very special" if AP somehow signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Bryant was leaving The Palm in Bev Hills last night -- when he told us the two would be an unstoppable duo if they..." May 11

  • Bryant, Romo to La'el Collins: 'Jerry's Got Your Back'

    Fox Sports Southwest "I've contended all along that Dez Bryant's personal position with Jerry Jones is not - despite the contract situation - an adversarial one. Dez' private phone call to La'el Collins, telling the rookie, 'Jerry's going to have your back,' establishes that. And maybe more ... The errant..." May 11

  • Scott Linehan: I’m not worried about Dez Bryant, ‘he’ll be ready to rock and roll’

    Dallas Morning News "Although Dez Bryant has not been taking part in voluntary workouts at Valley Ranch, Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has met with the All-Pro receiver on a couple of occasions at the facility. The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Bryant this off-season, but he has yet to sign it...." May 11

  • La’el Collins’s contract reworked due to technicality, approved

    Pro Football Talk "After a small snag, La’El Collins’s contract with Dallas is finalized. According to PFT’s Mike Florio, Collins’s first contact with Dallas was disapproved by the NFL for violating the rule forbidding a raise of more than 25 percent over the previous year. The deal was resubmitted and approved,..." May 09

  • Tony Romo Believes Cowboys Offensive Line Will Extend His Career

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Cowboys have made a pointed effort to revamp their offensive line the past few years. Not surprisingly, quarterback Tony Romo is a big fan of the team’s shift in strategy. Romo believes Dallas’ exceptional offensive line will add years to his NFL career: “When you have a good..." May 09

  • Romo: Jerry is building for the long term, and I’ll be part of it

    Pro Football Talk "At 35, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has reached the age where most players want to go into win-now mode. And at 72, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jnoes has reached the age when he needs to win now. But Romo says Jones and his staff are building a Cowboys team that will be competitive..." May 09

  • Cowboys' Josh Brent retires again

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent is retiring again. It's the second time Brent has retired since his conviction for intoxication manslaughter in the crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown in 2012. The Cowboys placed Brent on the reserve/retired list Friday. "It is with careful..." May 09