Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • DeMarco Murray named offensive player of the year

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was named the NFL’s offensive player of the year for the 2014 season. Murray finished the regular season with 392 carries for 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns, plus another 57 catches for 416 yards. His production was a big part of the Cowboys snapping their..." February 01

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • DeMarco Murray doesn’t think he’s easily replaceable

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said last week that it would be “silly” to think that any running back could have been dropped into the lineup and given the team what DeMarco Murray gave them during the 2014 season, a point he made in response to those who feel that the Cowboys offensive line and..." January 30

  • Signing bonus for Ryan Williams makes him Cowboys’ option for life after Murray

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Cowboys have yet to decide on what they will do with free-agent running back DeMarco Murray, who led the league in rushing in 2014 with 1,845 yards. He will be coveted on the open market and the Cowboys have to figure out how much they are willing to pay to keep him. All that has yet to..." January 28

  • Adrian Peterson Trade or Release To Cowboys, Raiders, Patriots, Dolphins?

    Sports World Report "The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson could be headed for a split at some point in the future once Peterson returns from suspension, as he is getting paid a high salary and despite Mike Zimmer wanting him to return, the team looks at his trade or release, the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders,..." January 28

  • Making sense of the Cowboys' linebacker situation

    Dallas Morning News "Hey Kevin, I feel this question will come up a lot this offseason but how do you see the LB positions shaking out next year? I know it depends on who stays but let's assume for sake of argument you're looking at Sean Lee, Rolando, Carter OR Durant, Hitchens, and Wilbur. Sherrington: Let's say..." January 26

  • Romo is pressing Jerry to re-sign DeMarco and Dez

    Dallas Morning News "Tony Romo made it clear Friday morning that he’s doing everything he can to persuade Jerry Jones to keep both Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray long-term. Obviously, that’s easier said than done. There’s a business side to the game and keeping a pair of talented free agents like Bryant and Murray..." January 25

  • Incarcerated Cowboys fan suing NFL for $88 billion for overturned catch "An inmate at Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City, Colorado, has put his time to good use by filing a lawsuit seeking more than $88 billion against the NFL on the behalf of the Dallas Cowboys and their fans. The Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the..." January 23

  • Cowboys likely to restructure Romo’s contract for cap space

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "In an effort to create more salary cap space, the Cowboys are expected to restructure Tony Romo’s contract at some point this offseason. That’s how the Cowboys designed their six-year, $108 million contract for Romo two years ago, a deal that has $55 million guaranteed. Essentially, the Cowboys..." January 23

  • DeMarco Murray loves Cowboys, but understands business ahead

    ESPN Dallas "DeMarco Murray purposely deflected questions about his future during the Dallas Cowboys' season. His focus was on 2014 and only 2014. Now that it is 2015, Murray has started to think about his future, which might lead to him wearing a different uniform as free agency looms in March. Last..." January 22

  • Heidi Mueller announces engagement to Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray

    Dallas Morning News "It looks like DeMarco Murray is getting a ring after all. Eight days after Murray and the Dallas Cowboys were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs, Murray and his girlfriend Heidi Mueller announced their pending nuptials on Instagram. Mueller, 32, is an actress best known for her work as Kay..." January 21

  • If DeMarco Murray Moves On, Should Dallas Cowboys Go Running Back Early in 2015 NFL Draft?

    Blogging The Boys "While I won't say that the 2015 NFL Draft running back class is overly "deep", I will say that there are some very intriguing prospects out there. The reason why this is even coming up at all is due to the fact that DeMarco Murray could have played his final down as a Dallas Cowboy. That's..." January 20

  • Brandon Carr probably will take pay cut or get released

    ESPN Dallas "Brandon Carr didn't nearly play as poorly during the final month of the season and the playoff as most folks think. He was more physical against the run and actually broke up some passes. He played with more confidence and his performance against Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson in the playoffs..." January 20

  • Jerry Jones says CB Morris Claiborne has justified a fifth year, but DT Henry Melton another story

    Dallas Morning News "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave different answers Tuesday when asked about the future of two key defensive players, providing an idea of the direction they could go with the contracts of defensive tackle Henry Melton and cornerback Morris Claiborne. Jones was optimistic about Claiborne’s..." January 20

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    Cowboys Nation @DallasCowboysTN

    Report: Jason Witten heading to his 10th pro bowl

  • Goodell, Jones have a talk about Rams comments

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell personally called Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones this week to get clarification on Jones’ comments to the New York Times suggesting Stan Kroenke can move the Rams to Los Angeles if he wants — with or without league approval. “Put (Jones' remarks) in context,” NFL..." January 16

  • Jones: 'Challenge' to sign both Dez, Murray

    ESPN Dallas "Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Thursday he would like to sign receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray, the NFL's leading rusher, but getting long-term deals done with each will require creativity and compromise. It's not that the Cowboys don't have the cap room..." January 16

  • Terrell Owens: I could be a 1,000-yard WR in the NFL right now "Not only does Terrell Owens think he can still football at age 41, but he also thinks he'd be one of the NFL's top receivers if he returned. In an interview with this week, Owens said that if he signed with a team right now, he could be a "1,100 to 1,200-yard type of receiver." "I've..." January 16

  • DeMarco Murray, girlfriend Heidi Mueller back together

    Larry Brown Sports "As it turns out, that little social media break that DeMarco Murray and his girlfriend Heidi Mueller took from each other a few weeks ago may have been more of a fight than a breakup. Mueller posted the photo you see above on Instagram early Thursday morning. The Dallas Cowboys running back and..." January 15

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    The #Redskins have hired former #Cowboys OC and offensive line coach Bill Callahan to very lucrative three-year contract.

  • Cowboys GM Jerry Jones named NFL Executive of the Year by PFWA "If not for that stupid Calvin Johnson rule, the Cowboys might have scored on the Dez Bryant-catch-that-wasn't, escaped Green Bay with a win, and been the team to face the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. It didn't happen. Chris Christie's lucky red sweater lost its mojo and the Cowboys,..." January 15

  • 17d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Cowboys and play-caller Scott Linehan have reached an agreement on a new contract, source said. He’s staying after an impressive 1st season

  • 18d
    Chris Wesseling @ChrisWesseling

    Per @RapSheet, Cowboys have had a 4-year deal worth more than $16M on the table for DeMarco Murray. No wonder he hasn't signed.

  • 19d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Cowboys and DC Rod Marinelli have reached an agreement on a contract for him to stay, source said. Big one for Dallas.

  • 19d
    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Jason Garrett and Cowboys on brink of a new 5-year contract, per sources.

  • 19d
    Clarence Hill @clarencehilljr

    Cowboys confirm Ryan Williams has been signed to a two-year contract extension. Williams tweeted news earlier himself

  • Sources: Garrett agrees to new five-year deal

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with Jason Garrett on a five-year, $30 million deal to remain the team's head coach, according to league sources. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli also received a three-year deal to remain in his position with the team, a league source confirmed..." January 13

  • Jerry Jones says teams can relocate without NFL permission

    SB Nation "The Cowboys' owner believes a franchise can move without getting the three-quarters vote from the NFL. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke stated last week that he plans to build an 80,000-seat stadium in Inglewood, Calif., which raised questions about his intentions to move the team. To..." January 13

  • Rod Marinelli to Jason Garrett: I want to stay with the Cowboys

    Dallas Morning News "Despite reports of Rod Marinelli heading back to Tampa Bay, the Dallas Cowboys seem to feel good about their chances of retaining the defensive coordinator. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday that Marinelli has told him that he wants to remain with the franchise. “I would..." January 13

  • Brandon Carr on his situation going forward: ‘Why wouldn’t you want to be back with a special group like this?’

    Dallas Morning News "As his teammates around him stuffed the contents of their lockers into plastic trash bags, Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr talked about what it all felt like. “It hurts,” Carr said. “You’ve invested so much. Guys gave it their all throughout the season nine months out of the year, the whole..." January 13

  • 19d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns requested permission for OC interviews w/ Cowboys OC Bill Callahan and DAL asst Scott Linehan, per source. Jags requested Callahan.

  • 20d
    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Stephen Jones says he's working on new contract for Jason Garrett. Garrett dispelled any doubts I had about him. He and Linehan excellent

  • Conflicting reports on Rod Marinelli "There are conflicting reports out there about Rod Marinelli perhaps joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coaching staff. Pro Football Talk reported that Marinelli is expected to become Tampa Bay's defensive coordinator. That makes plenty of sense because Marinelli and Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith..." January 12

  • DeMarco Murray in no hurry to talk about future

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "DeMarco Murray wasn’t ready to think about his future and if he’ll wear a Dallas Cowboys uniform again. He’s set to become a free agent and will garner much interest after setting the Cowboys’ single-season rushing record with 1,845 yards in the regular season. “I’m not worried about it,”..." January 12

  • 20d
    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Just heard Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli is expected to become the defensive coordinator in Tampa.

  • Garrett on Dez reversal: Loss not due to refs

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said it looked to him like Dez Bryant had made a season-saving catch on his fourth-down grab in the fourth quarter that was later overturned on replay, but his team's loss to the Green Bay Packers wasn't due to officiating. Bryant's leaping, bobbling catch at..." January 12

  • Jerry Jones: I do think Dez Bryant made the catch

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says that after looking at all the replays, he believes Dez Bryant made the crucial catch that the referee said he missed in the fourth quarter today at Green Bay. “I do think he made it, yes, and we had the opportunity to look at several angles up there, where I was..." January 11

  • 21d
    Rainer Sabin @RainerSabinDMN

    Tony Romo tore ligaments in his left ring finger.

  • Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers turn it on to top Dallas, 26-21

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Theatrics were expected between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. Theatrics were delivered. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers played through a calf strain, DeMarco Murray was a challenge as expected and — as many of these postseason games do — it came down to two, three critical plays. Next..." January 11

  • Jason Garrett is now a free agent

    Pro Football Talk "With the Cowboys losing in dramatic fashion on Sunday, some additional drama could be coming. Coach Jason Garrett’s contract has expired. He is a free agent. He can be hired by any other team. Owner Jerry Jones recently said he intends to keep Garrett. But other owners can now pursue him." January 11

  • Bart Scott suggests there was “something on the line” in Dallas

    Pro Football Talk "As the divisional round of the playoffs arrives, the final game of the wild-card round still resonates. Plenty of folks believe something untoward happened in Dallas. Influenced by the perception/reality that the league office makes it up as they go to reach a preordained result regarding..." January 10

  • Cowboys list four defensive players questionable for Sunday

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Cowboys listed a lengthy injury report that included four defenders listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers. Those included outside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle), middle linebacker Rolando McClain (knee, concussion), defensive tackle Terrell McClain (ankle)..." January 10

  • Dez Bryant avoided a penalty, but not a fine for taunting

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was fined for his actions during Sunday’s win over the Lions, but not for the actions that have drawn the most attention. Bryant was fined $8,268 for taunting against the Lions. That fine does not come as a result of Bryant running onto the field to protest the pass..." January 10

  • Chris Christie will pay his own way to Green Bay

    Pro Football Talk "Chris Christie believes that accepting plane fare from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to last Sunday’s game against the Lions doesn’t violate New Jersey ethics rules — even though one of Jones’ businesses does business with an agency Christie helps run. This week, Christie will nevertheless pay his..." January 10

  • 23d
    Nick Eatman @nickeatman

    Mincey and rolando mcclain have been cleared to play after having concussion like symptoms last week

  • Despite no extension, Jerry Jones assumes Jason Garrett will stay

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is working as a lame duck. And he’ll continue to work as a lame duck until the season ends. Appearing Wednesday on ESPN, owner/G.M. Jerry Jones explained why Garrett hasn’t gotten a new contract. Along the way, Jones managed to throw a little shade at one of his..." January 08

  • NFL: Holding missed on Dallas' key 1st down "The NFL admitted to the Detroit Lions on Tuesday that officials missed a blatant hold on Ndamukong Suh on a crucial fourth-down conversion from Tony Romo to Jason Witten with six minutes left in Sunday's wild-card game. The conversion happened after the disputed Brandon Pettigrew play and..." January 06

  • Chris Christie Faces Scrutiny Over Gifts From Cowboys Owner

    The Wall Street Journal "New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accepted a plane ride to Dallas and a seat at a Cowboys playoff football game in a luxury suite from team owner Jerry Jones, who has a business relationship with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, officials said. Mr. Christie’s aides said the gifts..." January 06