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  • Cowboys say Ezekiel Elliott Vegas incident will not impact contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys say that the incident involving Ezekiel Elliott over the weekend in Las Vegas will not impact their long-term contract talks with him. Elliott was handcuffed and detained briefly during an incident at the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival early Sunday..." May 21

  • Cowboys and Amari Cooper Reportedly in Stalemate in Contract Extension Talks

    12 Up "Monday just isn't the Cowboys' day. After video surfaced of star running back Ezekiel Elliott getting handcuffed, Amari Cooper and the Dallas Cowboys are now reportedly in a stalemate in contract extension talks.

  • Tyron Smith coming back “faster and stronger”

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith doesn’t speak much, but when he does talk, he says a lot by saying a little. When healthy, Smith remains one of the best left tackles in football. Trouble is, he has had knee, back, neck and groin injuries that have kept him out of three games..." May 20

  • Dak Prescott says Cowboys OC Kellen Moore already showing command of offense

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It was charity and service day for the Dallas Cowboys all over North Texas on Sunday. It started in the afternoon with running back Ezekiel Elliott hosting a youth football camp at the Ford Center in Frisco. Then more than 20 players and coaches attended a charity fundraiser..." May 20

  • Lawyer: Handcuffing of Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott in Las Vegas an overreaction

    USA Today "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed and detained but not arrested or charged with any crime early Saturday morning in Las Vegas following an incident at a music festival in which he appeared to shove a security guard to the ground. TMZ published video that..." May 20

  • Ezekiel Elliott Handcuffed After Shoving Event Staffer at Vegas Music Festival

    TMZ "Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed at the EDC music festival in Las Vegas over the weekend after he shoved a security guard to the ground and TMZ Sports has the video.  ... but the NFL star's attorney says Zeke was NOT formally arrested (only detained) and claims the whole thing..." May 20

  • Jaylon Smith Is the Dallas Cowboys Star the NFL Should Fear

    Bleacher Report "Jaylon Smith once served as a cautionary tale. Now, he's the NFL's version of a phoenix rising from the ashes ready to reclaim his elite status. The linebacker is well on his way to becoming the Dallas Cowboys' defensive leader and a leaguewide superstar.  Three years..." May 20

  • Ezekiel Elliott believes Cowboys have “a lot of the right pieces”

    Pro Football Talk "Jason Witten, who has played 15 seasons, said last week the 2019 Cowboys roster is “the most talent I’ve seen.” Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t played as long, with 12 fewer seasons. But the Cowboys were the No. 1 seed in the NFC his rookie season of 2016, with seven..." May 19

  • Are the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl contenders in 2019?

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Cowboys may have won the NFC East three times in the past five seasons, but that hasn’t stopped head coach Jason Garrett from feeling the pressure that comes with leading “America’s Team.” What really matters: As the Cowboys haven’t progressed..." May 19

  • Ezekiel Elliott talks about paying for funeral services of high schooler

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott talked to the media Wednesday for the first time since the end of the 2018 season at the team’s Reliant Home Run Derby at Dr. Pepper Ballpark. First and foremost, Elliott said he is not concerned about the timing of a contract..." May 17

  • Dallas Cowboys has begun extension talks with Jaylon Smith

    247 Sports "The Dallas Cowboys just took the mound and threw a bit of a contractual curveball. With defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence now secured on a five-year, $105 million extension that makes him the highest paid player in franchise history, the front office has shifted its focus to helping..." May 17

  • Jason Witten Says 2019 Cowboys Are Most Talented Team He's Ever Played for

    12 Up "Jason Witten has been around a while. The newly unretired tight end played a role on 15 different Dallas Cowboys teams from 2003 to 2017. So when he says the 2019 version of the team is the most talented one he's ever been a part of, you'd best believe it. The sure-fire..." May 17

  • Cowboys star Jaylon Smith made ‘life-changing’ move to earn degree

    Clutch Points "Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith took 21 credit hours to complete his bachelor’s degree in the spring. Smith left the University of Notre Dame after his junior year in 2016. Nonetheless, he promised his mother he will complete his bachelor’s degree in film and..." May 16

  • How Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper can all get paid

    Blogging The Boys "As we inch closer and closer to the 2019 season for the Dallas Cowboys there are still some important matters at hand that need addressing. These matters involve the contractual status of several Cowboys players that are the cornerstones of the franchise in its current..." May 16

  • Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott ‘not concerned’ by contract situation

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Cowboys are coming to an impasse. Several of the team’s young stars desire new, more lucrative, contracts, chief among them being third-year running back Ezekiel Elliott. Yet, the Cowboys also have deals to complete with Amari Cooper and Dak..." May 16

  • Ezekiel Elliott needed just five words to respond to Dallas Cowboys reducing his workload

    USA Today "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t asked for a workload reduction. His coaches have indicated they’ll reduce his carries anyway. “It’s just physics,” running backs coach Gary Brown said last week at rookie minicamp. “Year..." May 16

  • Dak Prescott Says He Wants to Be a 'Cowboy Forever' Amid Contract Negotiations

    Bleacher Report "Dak Prescott may as well be playing Tina Turner's "Don't Rush the Good Things" on a loop while negotiating his new contract with the Dallas Cowboys. "I want to be a Cowboy forever," the quarterback told reportersWednesday. "I think the..." May 15

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Travis Frederick: I'm 'close to if not full strength' "Consternation consistently surrounds the Dallas Cowboys. No more so than in the quiet hours of the offseason when "America's Team" stays mostly silent in free agency. In truth, the biggest addition the Cowboys could make this year is getting..." May 15

  • Cowboys 'not too concerned' with Mike Weber injury, no surgery

    247 Sports "It's a bullet dodged for the Dallas Cowboys. The team kicked off rookie minicamp the first weekend of May and had 31 players report, a number that included two tryouts and a mix of both undrafted free agents and the eight prospects selected by the Cowboys in the 2019 NFL Draft...." May 14

  • Cowboys Tyrone Crawford Hit with Criminal Charge After Insane Bar Brawl

    TMZ "Dallas Cowboys linebacker Tyrone Crawford is being prosecuted for that crazy bar fight at the Coyote Ugly Saloon -- but shockingly, he's not being charged with assault.  Remember, we posted footage showing the Cowboys defensive team captain WRECKING several bouncers..." May 14

  • Cowboys OC wants to 'present things in different ways' "During the offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have consistently suggested the changes in the coaching staff could jumpstart the offensive operation. The move to tap first-time play-caller Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator and add QB coach Jon Kitna comes with some..." May 14

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • Why Cowboys QB coach Jon Kitna is right choice to get the most out of Dak Prescott

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys are so committed to Dak Prescott as their franchise quarterback that they are already in talks to sign him to a long-term contract extension worth upwards of $30 million annually.  The Cowboys truly believe in Prescott three years after picking him in..." May 13

  • Mike Weber injures knee in practice, will have MRI

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Cowboys turned rookie minicamp into a rookie orientation in hopes of avoiding the injuries of the past. No real full-speed work, just a glorified walk-through practice. Some times injuries just happen. Running back Mike Weber, a seventh-round pick from Ohio..." May 12

  • Cowboys want Ezekiel Elliott involved but fresh, too

    Clutch Points "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has established himself as one of the premier workhorses in the NFL. Despite his success in such role, the Cowboys have indicated that they would like to lighten his workload a bit moving forward. Elliott’s taken on a central role in..." May 12

  • Jason Garrett happy to have another Larry Allen in Dallas

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett played with Hall of Fame offensive lineman Larry Allen, and that made him eager to sign undrafted rookie offensive lineman Larry Allen Jr. Garrett said at the Cowboys’ rookie minicamp that any son of Larry Allen was a player Garrett would want to..." May 11

  • Cowboys see key role for rookie RB Tony Pollard in keeping Ezekiel Elliott fresh

    USA Today "Ezekiel Elliott has led the league in rushing yards per game each of his three years with the Dallas Cowboys. Last season, he piled 304 rushes atop 77 catches to amass 2,001 yards from scrimmage. The Cowboys picked up Elliott’s fifth-year option for 2020 this month and..." May 11

  • Cowboys see key role for rookie RB Tony Pollard in keeping Ezekiel Elliott fresh

    USA Today "Ezekiel Elliott has led the league in rushing yards per game each of his three years with the Dallas Cowboys. Last season, he piled 304 rushes atop 77 catches to amass 2,001 yards from scrimmage. The Cowboys picked up Elliott’s fifth-year option for 2020 this month and..." May 11

  • Cowboys Sign Most Of Draft Class

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Cowboys have most of their draft signings out of the way. Everyone in Dallas’ draft class has agreed to, or signed, their rookie deals, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News (on Twitter), save for third-round guard Connor McGovern. The following Cowboys rookies..." May 10

  • After only one start in 2018, Trysten Hill says he’s “very coachable”

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie defensive tackle Trysten Hill had some red flags the Cowboys had to satisfy before taking him in the second round. Hill started only one game for the University of Central Florida last season after starting 13 in 2017 under the previous coaching staff headed by Scott Frost...." May 10

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • Teams Shopping Safeties To Cowboys

    Pro Football Rumors "Teams have called the Cowboys offering safety help via trade, exec Stephen Jones says (via Clarence Hill of the Star Telegram). However, Jones says the club is comfortable with the current group and isn’t particularly interested in an upgrade. ”We’ve..." May 09

  • Stephen Jones wants Dak Prescott to know being a Cowboy has lots of value

    Larry Brown Sports "Stephen Jones, the Dallas Cowboys’ executive vice president, started the public game of negotiating contracts for Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper with comments made after the team’s golf outing on Wednesday. According to Jon Machota, Jones referenced not wanting to “max..." May 09

  • Jeff Heath prepared to compete to keep his job

    Sports Day "Position of need, weakness of the Cowboys' defense or the team's top draft priority -- Jeff Heath realizes there were persistent pleas for Dallas to upgrade the safety position this offseason. Yet, Heath is not going to let it affect his mindset as he prepares for his seventh..." May 09

  • Teams Gauging Cowboys’ Safety Interest

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cowboys spent months either working on an Earl Thomas trade strategy or being connected to the All-Pro safety during the 2018 offseason. They ended up not landing Thomas via trade or as a free agent this year. Teams appear to have taken notice of the Cowboys’ depth chart..." May 08

  • Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper could team up and play hardball with Dallas Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys hope to sign both quarterback Dak Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper to new contracts. If they sign only one, they can use the franchise tag on the other. If they sign neither, they’ve got a little problem. With only one franchise tag to use each year, a failure to..." May 08

  • NFL rumors: Amari Cooper has 'shockingly high' contract demands

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Amari Cooper fit the logo on his helmet after being traded from the Raiders to the Cowboys last season. The wide receiver simply turned into a star in Dallas.  The 2015 first-round draft pick hauled in 53 receptions for 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games with..." May 08

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • Leighton Vander Esch thinks Dallas defense can ‘take it to the next level’ in 2019

    Clutch Points "Few rookies had the type of impact that Leighton Vander Esch had on the Dallas defense in 2018. The Boise State product racked up 140 combined tackles and received the Bob Lilly Award and a Pro Bowl nod in his first season of professional football. Now, its time to..." May 08

  • Ezekiel Elliott reportedly offers to pay for funeral of slain middle schooler

    Larry Brown Sports "Ezekiel Elliott reached out to a grieving family with a kind gesture, according to a report. Jaylon McKenzie, an 8th grader who was a top football prospect, was shot and killed while leaving a party after being struck by a stray bullet on Saturday night. The 14-year-old..." May 08

  • Jerry Jones ‘satisfied’ with letting Jason Garrett remain a lame duck

    Sportsnaut "Jason Garrett is set to play out the final year of his current contract. Rather than offer him an extension, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has no interest in taking that lame-duck status away from his head coach. Speaking on the matter Tuesday on the “Rich Eisen Show,”..." May 07

  • Cowboys Will Be Screwed if Dak Prescott's New Contract Runs Them $30 Million Per Year

    12 Up "Dak Prescott has proved his worth to Cowboys management in his three years as a starting quarterback. He is almost certain to receive a massive payday in due time that locks him up as the franchise QB in Big D for years to come. The only question that remains..." May 07

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • Cowboys Rumors: 'More Progress' Made for Dak Prescott Contract Than Amari Cooper

    Bleacher Report "The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly working toward a contract extension with quarterback Dak Prescott that would "approach $30 million annually." Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the update Tuesday and noted the Cowboys..." May 07

  • Jason Garrett: Travis Frederick has 'done so well' "So far, so good for Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick, who missed the entire 2018 campaign with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. The 2016 All-Pro selection and four-time Pro Bowler reported for the start of..." May 07

  • Three reasons why the Cowboys should re-sign cornerback Byron Jones

    Blogging The Boys "  Playing armchair GM is a fun exercise for many Cowboys fans, but over here at BTB, it’s not something we take lightly. We dig deep whenever we decide to climb out on a limb and predict important decisions within this organization. This offseason, we’ve..." May 06

  • Cowboys LB Sean Lee is not only returning but will return as starter in 2019 but where?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "When linebacker Sean Lee decided to continue to forgo retirement and take a pay cut to continue his career with the Dallas Cowboys in 2019, it was generally assumed that he would return as a backup to middle linebacker Jaylon Smith and weakside linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. May 06