Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Cowboys reportedly hire former Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard "The Cowboys are expected to hire former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard to head coach Jason Garrett’s staff. An official announcement has not yet been made, but according to reports, Richard will become the team’s new secondary coach and take over passing game coordinator..." January 23

  • Cowboys Met With Former Seahawks DC Kris Richard Regarding Coaching Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys interviewed former Seahawks DC Kris Richard for an undisclosed coaching position on Sunday. The Seahawks officially fired Richard as their defensive coordinator last week and replaced him with Ken Norton Jr. Seahawks HC Pete Carroll reportedly felt that..." January 22

  • Stephen Jones: Dez Bryant’s emotional outbursts “can be a distraction”

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys are not going to pay Dez Bryant a $12.5 million base and take a $16.5 million cap charge next season for a wide receiver who has no 1,000-yard seasons the past three seasons, doesn’t click with quarterback Dak Prescott and occasionally blows up on the sideline. The question is: Do they..." January 22

  • Could Jarvis Landry be the Cowboys solution to the Dez Bryant problem?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It’s time to get the NFL’s silly season started just a bit early. Last week, Miami Dolphins wide receiver and pending free-agent Jarvis Landry made it well-known that he wants to be paid as one of the NFL’s top pass catchers. He also said the franchise’s initial offer was..." January 22

  • ESPN predicts another disappointing season for Cowboys in 2018

    247 Sports "Well, this isn't ideal for the Dallas Cowboys. Now in a storm of reorganization within their (lower-tier) coaching staff after seeing their promising season swirl down to the commode to the tune of 9-7 -- which was actually worse than the above .500 record would indicate -- they're looking..." January 22

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • Cowboys hire Sanjay Lal as receivers coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys have reached an agreement with Sanjay Lal to become the team’s wide receivers coach, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. Lal replaces Derek Dooley, whose contract expired. Dooley left to become offensive coordinator at the University of Missouri. Lal spent last..." January 17

  • Projected cost of Zack Martin is massive and absolutely worth it

    247 Sports "Take two...and...action. A failed attempt in 2017 to settle the terms of a new deal with veteran guard Zack Martin has the Dallas Cowboys again facing an offseason with him as their financial headliner as no one in their right mind wants to see such a talent walk out the door. It's in that..." January 16

  • Cowboys keep running backs coach Gary Brown

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys have turned over their coaching staff this season, but they are keeping their running backs coach, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Gary Brown chose to stay in Dallas rather than leave for Houston, where he spent the first five seasons of his NFL playing career. Brown joined the Cowboys..." January 13

  • Tom Cable Among Candidates For Cowboys’ OL Coach Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Todd Archer of ESPN confirmed that Cowboys OL coach Frank Pollack will not be back with the team in 2018. According to Archer, former Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable is a candidate to replace Pollack. It’s worth mentioning that Dallas is scheduled to interview Bengals OL coach Paul Alexander for..." January 11

  • Cowboys WR Brice Butler: “If I’m Not Starting, I’m Not Going Back”

    NFL Trade Rumors "Cowboys WR Brice Butler said during an appearance on “The Herd” that if he isn’t going to be a starter next year, he won’t be returning to Dallas. “With Dallas, the situation has to be right for me to go back,” Butler said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I have to be a starter. If I’m not..." January 11

  • Brice Butler: I could have produced more than Dez Bryant

    247 Sports "Brice Butler probably did deserve more playing time this season for the Dallas Cowboys. The lion's share of big plays the team produced in the passing game went to him, and his 21 yards per reception prove that. But he caught only 15 passes and was targeted only 23 times. The Cowboys didn't use..." January 11

  • Cowboys’ McClay Turns Down Texans Interview

    Pro Football Rumors "Another Texans GM candidate bites the dust. On Wednesday morning, Cowboys exec Will McClay confirmed that he has turned down an opportunity to interview for the Texans’ GM vacancy (Twitter link via’s Todd Archer). The Cowboys did right by McClay and granted him permission to speak with..." January 10

  • Stephen Jones: Nothing done with Kellen Moore to be Cowboys QB coach

    Pro Football Talk "Despite chatter over the weekend that Kellen Moore would be retiring as a player for the Dallas Cowboys to become a coach for the Dallas Cowboys, team Vice President Stephen Jones said Monday nothing is done yet regarding Moore’s candidacy as a quarterbacks coach. “There’s a lot of moving..." January 09

  • Cowboys guard Zack Martin skipping Pro Bowl, recovering from elbow surgery

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys right guard Zack Martin is recovering from right elbow surgery that will keep him out of the upcoming Pro Bowl but not from the start of the offseason program, according to multiple sources. The surgery was a considered a cleanup and nothing too serious. Martin did not miss a..." January 09

  • Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Cole Beasley Launches Hip-Hop Career

    NBC Dallas Fort Worth "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley can now add rapper to his resume. On Tuesday, the NFL player debuted his first track, 80 Stings, in all digital stores. In a news release, Beasley said his love for music started at Little Elm High School where he would rap with his friends. Beasley..." January 09

  • Stephen Jones: Cowboys want to build offense around Dak Prescott

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys are looking at ways to retool their offense after missing the playoffs, and they appear intent on building around their quarterback. Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said Monday that the team hopes to center the offense more around Dak Prescott going forward, in the..." January 08

  • Dez Bryant, Cowboys would benefit from unpopular extension

    247 Sports "Step away from the gun and hear me out when it comes to Dez Bryant. The Dallas Cowboys have a decision to make on their All-Pro wide receiver and it won't be an easy one. He’s already proclaimed he isn't interested in taking a pay cut after another down season that saw him lead the NFL in..." January 08

  • Will McClay staying with Cowboys, declines Texans’ request

    Scout "The Houston Texans general manager search continues and Dallas Cowboys vice president of player personnel Will McClay is waiting to hear from the Texans. With McClay being in limbo and waiting to hear from the Texans that leaves two potential hires returning to their respective teams and three..." January 07

  • Kellen Moore to retire from playing, become new Cowboys QB coach

    Sporting News "Jason Garrett went directly from NFL quarterback to coaching the position when his playing days ended. History appears ready to repeat itself on Garrett’s staff with the Dallas Cowboys. A source told Sporting News that Kellen Moore is expected to retire and become the Cowboys’ new quarterbacks..." January 06

  • DeMarcus Lawrence: 'I know I'm not going anywhere'

    247 Sports "Afraid the Dallas Cowboys will lose DeMarcus Lawrence to NFL free agency? You can breathe now. *pause for exhale* Okay, where were we? The veteran defensive end has now made it abundantly clear he has no interest in packing his bags and heading out of town, with the exception of a..." January 04

  • Report | Cowboys part ways with 2 assistant coaches

    Fanrag Sports "The Dallas Cowboys have decided to part ways with quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson and secondary coach Joe Baker, according to Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Wilson was in his second stint with the Cowboys since 2007, when he was hired by then-head coach Wade Phillips. When Phillips..." January 03

  • Jason Garrett: Jerry Jones’ loyalty ‘makes you want to run through the wall for him’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Jerry Jones has now on repeated occasions indicated Jason Garrett will indeed return as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for the 2017 NFL season. And Garrett couldn’t be more grateful. Despite some rumblings that the Cowboys owner may be inclined to make a head coaching change, Jones has..." January 03

  • Terrell Owens, Randy Moss headline 15 finalists for Hall of Fame class of 2018

    CBS Sports "From 108 to 27 to 15. The list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018 continues to shrink. On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame whittled down the list of candidates for the Class of 2018 to 15 all-time greats. The process started with 108 nominees in September...." January 03

  • Could Kellen Moore retire into a Cowboys coaching job?

    247 Sports "The Dallas Cowboys may not be done with Kellen Moore after all. The veteran quarterback has been reportedly mulling hanging up his cleats for good this offseason and instead trying his hand at coaching instead. Moore was most recently lost his post behind Dak Prescott to rookie Cooper Rush and..." January 02

  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys 'need more' from Dez Bryant "A year after finishing 13-3 and reaching the divisional round of the playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys are spending the postseason at home. To owner Jerry Jones, that isn't acceptable -- and some of it has to do with the play of wide receiver Dez Bryant. "Well, I think Dez is right. We need more..." January 02

  • Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott must 'evolve' and 'learn' from suspension

    Sportsnaut "The 2017 season wasn’t a banner one for Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys and second-year running back Ezekiel Elliott, who spent six games on suspension. The team did finish above .500 but missed the playoffs and struggled down the stretch, especially during Elliott’s suspension. In particular,..." January 02

  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants both coordinators back in 2018

    USA Today "Any Cowboys fan who say a change in the coaching staff as the way to correct the wrongs of 2017 will have to find a new life raft to cling to. In his weekly radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan and his first extended comments since the regular season ended Sunday, Dallas owner Jerry Jones gave an..." January 02

  • Cowboys WRs coach Derek Dooley denies decision made to part ways

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys wide receivers coach Derek Dooley denied a report a decision has been made on his future. Dooley said he has not even met with head coach Jason Garrett yet. NFL Media reported Monday that Dooley won’t return, and that he had declined a contract extension last offseason. Although..." January 01

  • DeMarcus Lawrence: I know I’m not going anywhere

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Count DeMarcus Lawrence and Anthony Hitchens among the Dallas Cowboys’ free agents that hope to remain with the organization. Lawrence, who turns 26 in April, is coming off a career year. He had a career-high 14 1/2 sacks, marking the first time a Cowboys player has had double-digit sacks..." January 01

  • Would the Cowboys have made playoffs if Ezekiel Elliott played all 16 games?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t interested in playing the “what if” game. He avoided answering a question about whether the Dallas Cowboys would have been a playoff team had he been eligible for all 16 games. “I don’t know,” Elliott said. “It’s up for you guys to say that. Not me.” Pressed about it..." January 01

  • Jason Witten says he will return to Cowboys next season

    Yardbarker "Jason Witten will officially continue to grace us with his presence in 2018. After the Cowboys’ season-ending victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the veteran tight end told reporters that he will be returning to the team for his 16th NFL season. “Oh, I’m back,” said Witten, per..." January 01

  • Cowboys WR Cole Beasley’s disappointing season ends with illness

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley joins the list of players whose season is over. Beasley was downgraded to out for Sunday’s regular-season finale against Philadelphia and won’t make the trip with the Cowboys, the team announced Saturday. Beasley didn’t practice all week with an..." December 31

  • Eagles-Cowboys produce first scoreless first half in NFL since 2011

    Pro Football Talk "The freezing weather might take the blame, but it’s cold elsewhere in the NFL and no other game has a scoreless first half. The Eagles and Cowboys have played the ugliest game of the day thus far, combining for 11 first downs, nine punts, eight penalties and 216 total yards. It marks the NFL’s..." December 31

  • Ezekiel Elliott won't wonder what could have been for the Cowboys

    ESPN "Ezekiel Elliott did not want to dwell on "what if?" when it came to the Dallas Cowboys' season. As in, what if he hadn't missed six games because of a suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy? "The fact of the matter is it doesn't matter," Elliott said. "What's the point of..." December 31

  • Cowboys could reportedly move on from Dez Bryant after season

    Larry Brown Sports "Dez Bryant is not pleased with the way things went for Dallas Cowboys this season, and the team could decide that the frustration is mutual and needs to be addressed when the regular season concludes. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Sunday that there is a possibility the Cowboys could look to..." December 31

  • Cowboys' Garrett expected to return for 2018; coordinators could go

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Barring an unforeseen change of heart, prepare yourself for another year of The Clap. Dallas Cowboys coaches firmly believe head coach Jason Garrett, he of the renowned ability to hypnotically clap his hands in the face of wind, rain, cold and humiliating defeat, will return in 2018. But next..." December 31

  • Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli intends to coach a 45th season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Rod Marinelli has been coaching football since 1973. He doesn’t anticipate walking away from the game anytime soon. The Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator made it clear that he intends to coach for what would be his 45th season next year. Marinelli, 68, is under contract next season,..." December 30

  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones evaluates 'disappointing' season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "There is no real excuse for the Dallas Cowboys to be in the position they are in. One season after going 13-3 and laying the foundation of a contender for years to come if not seemingly on the brink of a Super Bowl run, the Cowboys head into Sunday’s season final against the Philadelphia Eagles..." December 30

  • Orlando Scandrick talks as though his Cowboys days are over

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Orlando Scandrick sounded like a player who doesn’t expect to be with the Dallas Cowboys in 2018. Scandrick has two years left on his contract, but is bracing for the possibility of having a new team this off-season. “I’m prepared for whatever,” Scandrick said. “I’m still going to play..." December 29

  • Jaylon Smith feels “elite again”

    Sports Day "For those who dismiss Sunday's game between the Cowboys and Eagles as meaningless, you might want to check with Jaylon Smith. The linebacker suffered what many considered to be a career-threatening injury in the final game of his college career. Yet here he is, nearly two years later, ready to..." December 29

  • Cowboys put Tyron Smith, Orlando Scandrick on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys are clearing the decks, and creating roster spots for some guys they want to protect for the future, and shelving one of their best players. Via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are putting left tackle Tyron Smith and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on injured..." December 29

  • Cowboys tight end Geoff Swaim fined $9,115

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL fined Cowboys tight end Geoff Swaim for an illegal crackback block. Swaim was docked $9,115. Officials penalized Swaim on a 1-yard run by Dak Prescott. " December 29

  • Jerry Jones defends Dez Bryant: ‘He has a lot left in the tank’

    Sportsnaut "To many objective observers, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is not the same guy who tore up the league early in his career. In fact, it appears he’s hit a brick wall in terms of his explosive athletic abilities, and his production has taken a nose dive the past three seasons. As the..." December 29

  • Cowboys’ Tyron Smith, David Irving unlikely to play this week vs. Eagles

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Coach Jason Garrett isn’t going to treat the Dallas Cowboys’ meaningless season finale as, well, a meaningless game. Garrett said any player who is healthy is going to play. “Be our best regardless of what circumstances are,” Garrett said. “Anybody who is healthy and ready to go – they are..." December 28

  • Cowboys' Jason Garrett sticking to script, even with playoffs out of grasp

    ESPN "Jason Garrett won’t change the script. The closest the Dallas Cowboys' coach came to switching things up was giving his players Tuesday off as well as Christmas on Monday. Because of a funky schedule, with games on either coast in back-to-back weeks, he thought it was best to give them an extra..." December 28

  • Dez Bryant doesn’t practice day after announcing he has tendinitis

    Pro Football Talk "Dez Bryant wasn’t on the Cowboys’ injury report Wednesday. But after the wide receiver mentioned to the media that he has dealt with tendinitis since early November, Bryant missed practice Thursday with . . . wait for it . . . a knee injury. A source told PFT earlier Thursday that Bryant never..." December 28

  • Orlando Scandrick will finish season on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys will place cornerback Orlando Scandrick on injured reserve, possibly ending his career in Dallas, via Todd Archer of ESPN. Scandrick missed the past three games with two transverse process fractures in his back and was unlikely to play in Philadelphia. He finished the season with..." December 28

  • Cowboys, Zack Martin To Discuss Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cowboys and right guard Zack Martin will take another stab at extension talks this offseason, as’s Todd Archer writes. This time around, the two sides will get down to business much sooner in the offseason, according to a source. Zack Martin (Vertical) Last year, Cowboys executive..." December 28