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  • Dak Prescott: Ezekiel Elliott opens up Cowboys offense

    Pro Football Talk "The debate over running backs’ value has gone on for years, but there is no arguing Ezekiel Elliott‘s value to the Cowboys. He is one of the NFL’s special running backs and an important part of the Cowboys’ offense. “It does everything [having..." July 20

  • Top Five Cornerbacks in the NFL Entering the 2019 Season

    The Big Lead "Cornerbacks are one of two defensive positions in the NFL that command the big-money contracts, other than pass rushers, and their importance is even greater today with the constant rise of the passing game. In fact, with the rise of the passing game and how often teams throw the..." July 19

  • Is it time for the Cowboys to consider trading Ezekiel Elliott?

    Clutch Points "Ezekiel Elliott wants a new contract from the Dallas Cowboys, and if he doesn’t get it, he may hold out of training camp…and possibly beyond. We have seen this before. Le’Veon Bell twice held out of training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017 and 2018. The..." July 19

  • Tony Romo's Expectations for Cowboys TE Jason Witten Are Simply Unrealistic

    12 Up "For a broadcaster who has made large sums of money predicting plays in the booth before they happen, it appears former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was a bit overzealous with his most recent forecast. During a recent radio interview with the Dallas Morning News, Romo said that..." July 18

  • Advanced stat shows Ezekiel Elliott is not worth the money

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could very well hold out of training camp in hopes of landing the richest contract for a player at his position in NFL history. In the past, this type of move from a running back has proven futile. Just ask Le’Veon Bell. As..." July 18

  • Cowboys DL in diversion program for bar arrest

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford was entered into a diversion program on Thursday to settle a charge from an incident in March at a bar in Panama City Beach, Florida, according to online records. According to terms of the program, Crawford will attend counseling,..." July 18

  • Pre-Week 1 CBA Deal No Longer Goal?

    Pro Football Rumors "A three-day conference turned into a one-day summit this week, with the NFL and NFLPA’s latest round of CBA negotiations ending earlier today. The sides also may be moving their target date to have this process wrapped up. While a new CBA being agreed to before Week 1..." July 17

  • 10 NFL players poised to take big leap in 2019

    Sportsnaut "Summertime is here, and football season is, too. It’s the best time of year for those of us who eat, sleep and breathe this game. It’s also the time of year when young NFL players start to set themselves apart as particularly special for their respective teams. With that..." July 17

  • If Ezekiel Elliott holds out and skips camp, should the Cowboys play the 'good guys' by extending him?

    Dallas Morning News "In this battle over money -- if that is, in fact, what Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys will be waging when training camp commences next week -- both sides are faced with the same question. Do they want to be the good guys? Or do they wish to do what makes sense for..." July 17

  • Will Zeke, Gordon Use Le'Veon Holdout Playbook?

    Bleacher Report "1. Mr. Gordon, I know Le'Veon Bell, and you are not him It's called the Bell Effect around the NFL, and it's making teams nervous. It also has two of the game's premier running backs threatening to hold out of training camp. Last year, then-Steelers..." July 17

  • Police open investigation into Ezekiel Elliott’s security guard altercation

    Larry Brown Sports "The security guard who was allegedly assaulted by Ezekiel Elliott at a concert in Las Vegas back in May is pressing charges, and police have opened an investigation into the incident. A representative for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police told TMZ that Kyle Johnson contacted the..." July 16

  • Randy Gregory preparing to apply for reinstatement "Randy Gregory's most recent comeback bid will begin in earnest this week. Under suspension since February for violation of the league's substance-abuse police, Gregory will apply for reinstatement this week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported..." July 16

  • The Biggest Concern for Every NFL Team Before the Season Begins

    Bleacher Report "Fanbases would rather not talk about it—and head coaches rarely acknowledge these thoughts to the media—but every NFL team goes into the regular season with major concerns. The offseason brings new hope, but coaches and front-office executives should always..." July 16

  • Report: Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott situation could go “sideways” fast

    Pro Football Talk "In response to our report that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has said privately that he intends to not show up for training camp absent a new contract, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports has put some meat on the bone. In a series of tweets, Robinson reports..." July 16

  • Security guard’s complaint against Ezekiel Elliott isn’t “extortion”

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s contractual entanglement with the team, I’m fully in favor of Zeke’s position. When it comes to his legal entanglement with a 19-year-old security guard who ended up on the ground after an encounter with Elliott at a Las..." July 15

  • An Updated Look at the 2020 NFL Free-Agent Class Ahead of Training Camp

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NFL free-agent class has the early look of a juggernaut capable of reshaping the league as fans know it.  Granted, plenty of time has to pass before the floodgates open, and along that journey, extensions and other happenings will prevent the 2020 class from..." July 15

  • Top 100 players as voted by our NFL crew

    CBS Sports "After going through our positional Top 10s over the past several weeks, you know we had to do a staff Top 100 here at CBS. (Not to be confused with Pete Prisco's Top 100, which can be found right here.)  This list was arrived at the same way as those: our panel of voters..." July 15

  • 11 potential NFL player holdouts, ranked from most to least likely to happen this summer

    SB Nation "When NFL training camps opened in July 2018, many of the league’s biggest names steered clear. Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, and Earl Thomas all refused to show up due to qualms with their contracts. Bell never reported, opting instead..." July 15

  • Ezekiel Elliott has privately said that he’s planning a training-camp holdout

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers running back Melvin Gordon isn’t being coy about his intent to hold out until he gets a new deal. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliottapparently is, at least for now. Per a league source, Elliott has privately said that he will hold out of training camp..." July 15

  • NFL rumors: Would NFL actually give TV rights to Amazon, Netflix or DAZN? Here’s what Roger Goodell thinks

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s broadcast rights deals end in 2022, and the league is already starting to think about what those negotiations might look like. Compared to the last round of rights negotiations, the NFL has more possible suitors for their product in the form of various streaming..." July 15

  • 10 NFL rookies set to surprise this season

    Sportsnaut "We previously looked at 10 high NFL Draft picks from this year’s class set to disappoint as rookies. While that was a negative look at some of the best-known youngsters, we’re now going in a different direction. The Arizona Cardinals need wide receiver help. This..." July 15

  • The fans seem to want to stick with 16 games

    Pro Football Talk "With the sudden proliferation of stories about the NFL’s desire to expand the season to 18 games, we decided on Friday to get scientific. Or as close to scientific as social media allows. A Twitter poll asked you, the reader, to vote on four options for the length of a..." July 15

  • Will Jerry Jones deliver sports betting in Texas?

    Pro Football Talk "Everything is bigger in Texas. Except for sports betting, which remains nonexistent. Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News takes a look at the status of efforts to legalize sports wagering in Texas. Powerful forces are aligned against it, but one very powerful owner could be..." July 14

  • Ezekiel Elliott’s attorneys accuse security guard of extortion

    USA Today "The security guard Ezekiel Elliott shoved this past May in Las Vegas has filed charges against the Dallas Cowboys running back.  Kyle Johnson, the security guard Elliott shoved into a metal fence during EDC Las Vegas, said he does not want to see the 23-year-old go..." July 14

  • Vegas security guard pressing charges against Ezekiel Elliott

    Sports Day "The story of Ezekiel Elliott's incident in Las Vegas earlier this offseason continues. According to Enzo Marino of Fox 5 Las Vegas (KVVU-TV), EDC security guard Kyle Johnson has pressed charges with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department against the Cowboys..." July 13

  • DeMarcus Lawrence wants to beat Von Miller to season sacks record

    Yahoo! Sports "DeMarcus Lawrence continues rehab on his shoulder, but even while doing that, the Cowboys defensive end is thinking about getting a leg up on Von Miller. The Broncos linebacker has talked openly about breaking Michael Strahan’s single-season sacks record. Strahan had 22.5 in..." July 13

  • Cowboys still own Rolando McClain’s rights

    Yahoo! Sports "Rolando McClain has retired three times and currently is serving his third NFL suspension. The former linebacker hasn’t played since 2015. But McClain says he wants to come back . . . again. First, the NFL would have to reinstate McClain, who received an indefinite..." July 13

  • Report: Dak Prescott is ‘Not Taking A Hometown Deal’

    Total Pro Sports "Dak Prescott has no intentions of taking anything less if the Cowboys want to sign him for years to come. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback has been one of the league’s biggest bargains since joining the team in 2016, but it won’t stay that way for his next..." July 12

  • Cowboys DE Randy Gregory Planning To File For Reinstatement On Monday

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reports that Cowboys DE Randy Gregory plans to file for full reinstatement to the NFL on Monday after being suspended indefinitely back in February. According to Fisher, Gregory hopes that he’ll be able to rejoin the Cowboys during the..." July 12

  • Rolando McClain seeks NFL return after three-year absence "Rolando McClain is attempting the rarely executed re-return. The former No. 8 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2010 told Matt Zenitz of that he is going through the process of trying to be reinstated by the NFL. McClain last played in..." July 12

  • Report: NFL at impasse with DirecTV over Sunday Ticket package

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL fans have been able to catch every out-of-market game the league offers for more than two decades now with DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket package, but it is possible that arrangement may have an expiration date of two more seasons. Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic reports that the NFL..." July 12

  • Dak Prescott viewed as "undervalued"

    247 Sports "x There is no denying that Dak Prescott is a talented quarterback, but is he properly valued among the league's signal-callers? According to Nate Burleson of Good Morning Football, Prescott is a proven winner, but he doesn't quite get..." July 12

  • Sources: NFL shelves full-time officiating program

    ESPN "The NFL has put its full-time officials program on hold as part of ongoing labor talks with the NFL Referees Association, multiple sources said Thursday. Barring a turn in negotiations, the decision means the NFL will revert to its previous structure of using a full roster of..." July 12

  • Four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA

    Pro Football Talk "Last July, five of seven unsigned players in the top 10 were represented by CAA. This year, four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA. One reason for this? CAA typically represents a lot of first-round picks. Another reason for it? CAA drives a hard..." July 12

  • NFL Has Reportedly Discussed Absurd Rule Change Involving 18-Game Season

    12 Up "The NFL's collective bargaining agreement is set to expire in 2021 and major changes could be on the way. The league and the NFLPA are looking to negotiate a new labor deal and are reportedly using these consultations to potentially inquire about expanding the regular season to 18..." July 11

  • Cowboys HOF’er Gil Brandt’s wife narrowly avoids being shot as they drove

    Sports Day "Despite going through a frightening situation, Gil Brandt is never without his sense of humor. On Thursday, Brandt tweeted about an incident that took place en route to Billings, Montana to see a friend. Brandt and his wife, Sara, missed their turnoff on the highway and went..." July 11

  • Dak Prescott Says It’s Not “Far-Fetched” For Him, Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott To Be Highest-Paid

    NFL Trade Rumors "Cowboys QB Dak Prescott says he doesn’t believe he should have to take less money on his pending contract extension to allow the Cowboys to sign other players because of how much the cap will grow in the future.  “I don’t think it’s fair to sit..." July 11

  • Ex-NFL RB Trent Richardson, QB Conner Cook To Take Their Talents To The XFL

    Total Pro Sports "Former National Football Players Trent Richardson and Conner Cook have plans to show off their talents once again to make a case to get back into the league. In the final showcase in St. Louis for the XFL, the former NFL RB and QB will be participants to get their feet into the..." July 11

  • 11 potential NFL player holdouts, ranked from most to least likely to happen this summer

    SB Nation "When NFL training camps opened in July 2018, many of the league’s biggest names steered clear. Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, and Earl Thomas all refused to show up due to qualms with their contracts. Bell never reported, opting instead..." July 11

  • Who's the Early Favorite for No. 1 in 2020 NFL Draft?

    Bleacher Report "Every football fan wants to know two things—which NFL team will have the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 draft and which player it will select. We can't know either one this early, but thanks to Super Bowl betting oddsfrom Caesars (current as of Wednesday,..." July 11

  • 4 NFL Underdogs No One is Giving Enough Credit to Entering 2019

    12 Up "The NFL season is right around the corner which presents the usual suspects as favorites. The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams are the odds on favorites to win the Super Bowl, but these four teams might just shock the world next..." July 11

  • 5 NFL Coaches Who Will End Up on the Hot Seat in 2019

    12 Up "Anyone will tell you the NFL stands for "Not For Long," and nothing could be more true for the league's head coaches. With constant reshuffling and the next forward-thinking coach always out there to be snatched up, there are bound to be plenty of coaching shake-ups this year...." July 11

  • 11 NFL Draft Picks Remain Unsigned

    Pro Football Rumors "Roughly 4% of this year’s draft picks have yet to sign their rookie contracts, as shown in PFR’s tracker. So far, 243 of this year’s 254 selections have inked their deals. Here’s the complete breakdown, sorted by round: First Round..." July 11

  • La’el Collins wants to finish his career in Dallas

    Pro Football Talk "No team has more money invested in its offensive line than the Cowboys. According to, Dallas has $61 million of its cap committed to offensive linemen, almost $13 million more than the second-place spender, the Packers. The Cowboys have three first-rounders in..." July 11

  • Cowboys scout Josh Brent arrest warrant withdrawn; had mental breakdown, was not intoxicated

    Sportsnaut "Former Dallas Cowboys player and current scout Josh Brent was recently arrested for public intoxication in an incident that resulted in police tasing him for being uncooperative. Brent served 180 days of prison time for a intoxicated manslaughter stemming from a 2012 wreck that took..." July 10

  • 1 Move Every NFL Team Should Make Before the 2019 Season Begins

    Bleacher Report "The wait for NFL football is almost over, folks. The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos face off in the Hall of Fame Game on August 1, which will officially kick off the 2019 preseason. That's mere weeks away. Most significant offseason moves have already been made...." July 09

  • Byron Jones admits to illegal contact, says officials don’t call it "Joe sure hopes the important people at One Buc Palace take note of this video and send it to the proper authorities at NFL headquarters. Figuring out how to officiate pass interference is a big deal in league circles, allegedly, with rule changes and modifications taking center stage..." July 08

  • 10 NFL veterans who could be surprising training camp cuts

    Sportsnaut "Every summer, young players come seemingly out of nowhere to provide value to their teams, while subsequently making notable veterans training camp cuts. It’s the latter group we’re focusing on here. These 10 NFL veterans have done big things in the past but could be..." July 08

  • Jaylon Smith on contract: Jerry will cut the check when time’s right

    Pro Football Talk "Whether the conversation has been about quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper or running back Ezekiel Elliott, contract situations have been in the forefront for the Cowboys this offseason. The line won’t stop with those three players, however...." July 08

  • The 3 best and 3 worst relocations in NFL history

    SB Nation "Loyalty is a rarity in the NFL. Players, coaches, and executives change homes every year after either exhausting their usefulness in one location or searching for greener pastures. And that ever-shifting landscape isn’t limited to people. In the past three years, we’ve..." July 08