Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Cowboys waive Sam from practice squad

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Cowboys waived defensive end Michael Sam from their practice squad and signed linebacker Troy Davis. Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted, signed with the Cowboys on Sept. 3 after he was among the final cuts of the St. Louis Rams. Coach Jason Garrett and defensive..." October 21

  • Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett avoid talk of new contract

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jerry Jones doesn’t want to talk about it. Jason Garrett isn’t interested in the subject either. At some point, though, the two will talk to each other about a new contract for the Cowboys coach. Garrett began this season in the final year of his deal, likely needing to make the playoffs to..." October 21

  • Lack of interest in Michael Sam a good thing

    USA Today "Michael Sam doesn't want to talk. It's nothing personal. It's just that the obsession with his sexual orientation, the suggestion that the FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER IN THE NFL would be a "distraction" in the locker room, that was dealt with when he was in training camp with the St. Louis Rams...." October 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights:

  • Joseph Randle to endorse MeUndies

    ESPN Dallas "In the span of less than a week, Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has gone from stealing underwear to becoming a spokesman for it. MeUndies -- a Los Angeles based lifestyle brand that is transforming how people perceive and purchase their underwear -- is now partnering with Randle,..." October 19

  • Cowboys sign rookie LB Keith Smith to roster

    Pro Football Talk "For the third time this season, the Cowboys have promoted rookie linebacker Keith Smith from the practice squad to the roster. According to the club’s website, Dallas signed Smith on Saturday. To make room for Smith, the club waived rookie defensive tackle Ken Bishop, one of the Cowboys’ five..." October 18

  • Former stripper’s sexual assault lawsuit against Jerry Jones has been dismissed

    Dallas Morning News "The lawsuit pitting Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones against a former stripper from Oklahoma is no more. Two hearings scheduled for today in a lawsuit pitting former stripper Jana Weckerly against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones have been canceled after the case was settled “per mediator,”..." October 17

  • Rolando McClain's flat-lined career resurrected with Cowboys

    Sporting News "Russell Wilson's comeback march was underway in Seattle. On first-and-10 from the 24, the Seahawks quarterback locked in on tight end Luke Willson across the middle. At the same time, Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain, dropping back in zone coverage, kept his eyes on the quarterback and his body..." October 16

  • Tyron Smith getting MRI on his injured ankle after sitting out

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Tyron Smith left after practice to have an MRI on his ankle. Smith’s ankle, which he apparently rolled in Sunday’s game, bothered him during individual drills Wednesday. The starting left tackle sat out the team portion of practice before heading for tests to determine the severity. The..." October 15

  • The Cowboys are no longer America's favorite team

    Sporting News "Is it time to remove the "America's Team" moniker from the Cowboys? According to the latest Harris Poll results, the Cowboys have been vanquished by the Broncos after six years as the No. 1 team in America's hearts. In the annual poll, the Broncos jumped ahead two spots from third in 2013...." October 15

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    Brandon George @DMN_George

    Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle won't be suspended but will be fined between $10,000 & $30,000, sources said. That'd buy a lot of underwear.

  • Cowboys Joseph Randle arrested for shoplifting underwear and cologne

    Dallas Morning News "Frisco police say Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested Monday evening for shoplifting a cologne bottle and a pack of underwear at the Dillard’s at Stonebriar Mall. Police were called to the Dillard’s at 8:17 p.m. Monday, said Frisco police spokesman Chad LaPrelle. The store’s..." October 14

  • Foot sprain could sideline Free multiple weeks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Doug Free hopes to play Sunday, but it’s more likely that the Cowboys’ starting right tackle will miss three to four weeks with a sprained foot, according to a source. As usual with injuries, coach Jason Garrett didn’t divulge too many details into Free’s status during his Monday news..." October 14

  • Doug Free could miss 3-4 weeks with a foot injury

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Although Doug Free hopes to play Sunday, the starting right tackle could miss three to four weeks with a sprained foot, according to a source. “I think he’s OK,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday. “He’s dealing with that injury, and we’ll see what it is here over the next few..." October 13

  • Williams’ two big catches critical for Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Terrance Williams’ day might not look like much on paper, finishing with two catches. But, as play-caller Scott Linehan said, they were two of the biggest plays in the Cowboys’ 30-23 victory over the Seahawks. ADVERTISEMENT His second catch is arguably the best one he’s made in his young..." October 13

  • Cowboys' win over Seahawks creates new opponent

    Fox Sports Southwest "On the 25th anniversary of the Herschel Walker trade the Cowboys produced another game-changer: A win at Seattle. Beating the Super Bowl champs in their noise furnace is the kind of win that legitimizes a team. It's also a win that will create a new opponent: Expectations. Until now, the..." October 13

  • Romo bounces back from early hit, says back is fine

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "All is well, Tony Romo says. Romo took a major hit early in the game when Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner squared him up. Romo stayed down for a while and was tended to by trainers before walking off under his own power. ADVERTISEMENT Romo returned the next series and took a few more..." October 13

  • Jerry Jones on Richard Sherman: We're going to give him some business "The 4-1 Cowboys face the defending Super Bowl champions Seahawks in Seattle Sunday in what will be their toughest game of the season. On Friday, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said that the offense won't shy away from cornerback Richard Sherman, which was exactly the game plan the..." October 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Cowboys coaches told their players not to be scared of Richard Sherman. They think he plays better than he is because of their safeties.

  • Dan Bailey set to make NFL history

    ESPN Dallas "When Dan Bailey makes his next field goal he will qualify as the most accurate kicker in NFL history. Bailey has been so good that he could miss his next five attempts and still surpass Mike Vanderjagt’s mark. In his three-plus seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Bailey has made 99 of 109..." October 11

  • Will Cowboys give new contracts to Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray?

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys wouldn’t mind getting DeMarco Murray or Dez Bryant signed to a contract extension during the season. But Stephen Jones says it won’t be easy. “I think it’s very difficult,” the Cowboys chief operating officer said Friday afternoon on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “Everybody’s..." October 11

  • DeMarco Murray is willing to share the load

    Pro Football Talk "DeMarco Murray is leading the league in rushing by a pile, but the Cowboys want to be smart with his workload. But Murray said Friday he’s fine with that, and will happily accept whatever role the team wants him to play, even if that means Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar carrying the ball more..." October 10

  • Jimmy Johnson sticks it to Jerry Jones again in ESPN film

    New York Post "This won’t help cool the simmering feud between Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones. The two architects of the Cowboys’ 1990s dynasty have feuded since the pair won their second Super Bowl in 1993. The major point of contention: Johnson taking too much credit for the personnel moves that shaped the..." October 10

  • Cowboys' C.J. Spillman faces new woes as police say he was accused of rape in 2013

    New York Daily News "Gloria Allred will have yet another NFL sexual assault claim to talk about when she meets with Roger Goodell’s sex-crimes adviser in New York on Wednesday. C.J. Spillman, the player Allred accused of a recent sexual assault in a Sept. 26 letter to the NFL, also allegedly attempted to rape a Bay..." October 10

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Cowboys Plan to Target Richard Sherman

    ESPN Dallas "While the Green Bay Packers didn't challenge Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman at all in the season opener and the Washington Redskins went at him three times Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys expect to go after him more than that on Sunday. "With all of the respect we have for him,..." October 10

  • Jerry Jones: Now not the time to look at new contracts for Dez, Murray

    Dallas Morning News "Cowboys management has said repeatedly that they want receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray to be part of this team moving forward. Yet both players are in the final year of their contracts. Bryant mentioned going into the season that if the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement..." October 09

  • Tony Romo thinks Jason Witten 'may be best Cowboy of all time'

    Sporting News "Not Roger Staubach; not Emmitt Smith; not Tony Dorsett; not Michael Irvin or Randy White. Nope. The brightest star in Cowboys history very well might be tight end Jason Witten, according to his quarterback. "He may be the best Dallas Cowboy of all time," Tony Romo said on a conference call..." October 09

  • Cowboys want McClain long term, but at what cost? "The Cowboys' experiment with Rolando McClain, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 draft who has retired twice in four seasons, has been a pleasant surprise this season. An ailing Dallas defense snagged the talented Alabama linebacker for $700,000 of non-guaranteed money and a sixth-round draft..." October 08

  • Cowboys don’t expect Bruce Carter to play against Seattle

    Dallas Morning News "While updating the health status of two injured linebackers, owner Jerry Jones said it is a possibility Rolando McClain will play Sunday against Seattle but is less optimistic about Bruce Carter’s availability. McClain aggravated a groin injury in the fourth quarter of Dallas’ 20-17 overtime..." October 08

  • Jones doesn't seem upset opposing fans keep taking over stadium "In Week 1, AT&T Stadium in Dallas was attacked by all kinds of 49ers fans. The Saints fans came out in droves for the next Cowboys home game, and last Sunday, the Texans supporters did much of the same. And while quarterback Tony Romo said the game vs. Houston felt like a road contest, Cowboys..." October 07

  • Cowboys will do 'anything and everything' to keep DeMarco Murray

    Fox Sports Southwest "DeMarco Murray could not have picked a better season to have a career year. Murray, who leads the NFL in rushing through five games, is in the final year of his rookie contract. Dallas Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said during training camp that they would put off contract..." October 07

  • Garrett: Cowboys will limit Murray's carries

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is on pace to tie Larry Johnson's single-season NFL record for carries in a season with 416, and coach Jason Garrett hopes Murray does not come near it. Garrett said he would like to lessen the load on the NFL's leading rusher going forward after..." October 06

  • Cowboys Edge Texans 20-17 In OT

    Blogging The Boys "Once again a Dallas Cowboys game went the way exactly nobody thought it would. A defensive first half, and repeated mistakes by Dallas made the game against the Houston Texans a much closer and more difficult one than Cowboys fans were hoping for. But, as the saying goes, you are what your..." October 06

  • Texans fans take over Cowboys’ stadium; Romo: It felt like a road game

    Dallas Morning News "Another game at AT&T Stadium and another very strong showing by the visiting crowd. Houston Texans fans looked to be occupying about as much of the venue on Sunday as Saints and 49ers fans did during the other two Dallas Cowboys home games this season. The red-clad Houston faithful were all..." October 06

  • Murray talks preliminary, with no deal imminent

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is having a career year in a contract year. But it’s still too early to know whether the Cowboys will give him a contract that ties him up for more years of his career. Per a league source, talks between Murray and the Cowboys are very preliminary, with no..." October 05

  • Jerry Jones: C.J. Spillman to remain with team despite investigation "On Thursday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that until defensive back C.J. Spillman, who is being investigated for sexual assault, is charged or arrested, his status with the team will remain unchanged. A day later, owner and general manager Jerry Jones reiterated those sentiments. "He's at..." October 05

  • Jerry Jones wants to see more touches for Cowboys’ backup backs

    Pro Football Talk "Jerry Jones has some thoughts about the Cowboys’ offensive play calling. Jones said that with DeMarco Murray on pace to carry the ball 396 times this season, it would be a good idea to get backup running backs Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle more involved to make sure Murray stays healthy for 16..." October 04

  • Jerry Jones: Joseph Randle 'probably should' play more "The Dallas Cowboys coaching staff considers any concerns about running back DeMarco Murray’s heavy workload to be premature. “It’s too early to be thinking about pitch counts,” offensive play-caller Scott Linehan said, adding that it’s tough to take the NFL’s leading rusher off the..." October 04

  • Cowboys move rookie Anthony Hitchens to strongside LB in wake of injury to Bruce Carter

    Dallas Morning News "Rookie Anthony Hitchens has already spent time at middle and weakside linebacker for the Cowboys. This week he’s been working at strongside linebacker where he and Kyle Wilber have filled in for the injured Bruce Carter. “I’ve played Sam all week,’’ Hitchens said. “It’s much easier now that..." October 03

  • NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch cracks Ebola joke when asked about upcoming trip to Dallas

    New York Daily News "Not even the Ebola virus can scare the Giants. At least that’s what Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said. In a video posted on TMZ’s website on Thursday morning (A viral video, perhaps?), Tisch was asked if he’s worried about the Giants’ upcoming trip to Dallas on Oct. 19, since a patient with the..." October 03

  • Cowboys won't act unless Spillman charged

    ESPN Dallas "C.J. Spillman's status on the Dallas Cowboys' roster will not change unless he is charged or arrested in connection with a sexual assault investigation from Sept. 20 at a Grapevine, Texas, hotel, according to coach Jason Garrett. "I think you have to be careful with just accusations and..." October 03

  • Police investigate Cowboys C.J. Spillman in sexual assault

    New York Daily News "A Dallas Cowboys special teams player has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the team’s hotel in Texas on Sept. 20 — and then being allowed to play the next day. The alleged attack came just a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s awkward news conference during which he..." October 02

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Nothing imminent but #Cowboys willing to sign NFL rushing leader @DeMarcoMurray to contract extension during season if can agree on value.

  • Cowboys LB Carter out 10-14 days with quadriceps strain

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Bruce Carter limped through the locker room in obvious pain. It took him 20 minutes just to put on a sock Tuesday morning, he said. Carter expects to spend the next 10-14 days rehabbing, hoping to miss only this Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. “Hopefully it goes a lot faster than..." October 01

  • Murray’s price tag rising, but the Cowboys have no regrets

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Vice president Stephen Jones always believed in running back DeMarco Murray’s ability to be a bell cow running back. But he admits surprise with the gaudy numbers Murray has posted so far. He is only the fourth back in NFL history to open the season with four 100-yard games and a touchdown in each..." October 01

  • Report: Kyle Orton's sour relationship with Tony Romo a reason why he left Cowboys

    Dallas Morning News "Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton reportedly had two issues with the organization that ignited his desire to leave the team. One reason, according to a report from ESPN's Ed Werder, was that Orton and quarterback Tony Romo didn't have a good relationship. The other reason cited in..." October 01

  • Garrett welcomes suspended Brent's return to Cowboys

    Fox Sports Southwest "Cowboys coach Jason Garrett described what Josh Brent's role will be now that the suspended defensive lineman can be around the team again. Brent is suspended for 10 games for his intoxication manslaughter conviction in the death of teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Garrett explained why it's good for..." September 30

  • CB Morris Claiborne out for season; what are Cowboys' available options?

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys’ fears became reality Monday with the news that cornerback Morris Claiborne will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. He is scheduled to have surgery in the next few days, coach Jason Garrett said, and will be placed on injured..." September 30

  • Dallas Crushes New Orleans 38-17

    Blogging The Boys "We all saw this game coming, right? The Dallas Cowboys opened with an almost flawless first half in all phases of the game. It was probably the best half of football the team has played under Jason Garrett, and they were able to play well enough in the second half to get a 38-17 win that was a..." September 29