Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Rolando McClain to start in the middle for the Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Maybe it’s just the state of the Cowboys’ defense, or maybe Rolando McClain can really play. Either way, the twice-retired No. 8-overall pick is a starter again, after not playing since 2012. According to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bruce Carter said he was starting on the..." September 01

  • Cowboys bring running back Ryan Williams back to practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "As it turns out, Devon Still isn’t the only former second-rounder to make a practice squad this weekend, but at least he’s on the team that drafted him. Among the seven practice-squaders signed by the Cowboys Sunday was running back Ryan Williams. Williams was taken by the Cardinals in the..." September 01

  • Cowboys bringing in new defensive options

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys defense has been the subject of nothing but pessimistic prognostications, but the team is working to find improvement over the players they kept on the initial 53-man roster. They’re looking to the NFC West for two additions. According to multiple reports, former 49ers safety C.J...." September 01

  • Jimmy Johnson: Jerry Jones 'comes across as a rich a--hole' in profile

    Port Arthur News Online "ormer NY Times Pulitzer Prize winning writer Don Van Natta, who is known in these parts for authoring the definitive book on Babe Zaharias — Wonder Girl — has distinguished himself again with a lengthy piece for ESPN The Magazine on Jerry Jones. Titled Jerry Football, it’s a very fair and..." September 01

  • Cowboys, Browns take from each other’s discard pile

    Pro Football Talk "If the Cowboys and Browns knew how things were going to wind up playing out, they might have just made a trade before Saturday’s cut to 53 players instead of waiting to acquire a player from the other team via waivers. There’s no going back in time, though, so we’ll just have to wonder what the..." August 31

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    Todd Archer @toddarcher

    Told Ryan Williams did not make the final cuts. Has practice squad eligibility. Commence complaining

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Dallas traded a 2015 7th-round pick to Tennessee for DE Lavar Edwards, per league source.

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Cowboys announce that DE Anthony Spencer has passed his physical.

  • Jones proud of himself for resisting the urge to draft Manziel

    DallasCowboys.com "It an understatement to say Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones caused a stir in the sports world Thursday. An in-depth profile of Jones, written for ESPN and published Thursday afternoon, quoted Jones on a variety of incendiary topics – both from the present and the distant past. Those..." August 30

  • Broncos' reserves whip Cowboys in final preseason game of 2014

    Denver Post "Recognizable names are about to become unemployed. The Broncos are about to cut some good players. "Yeah, we will," said Broncos general manager John Elway. "Without a doubt this was the strongest roster we had in our four years here." It wasn't easy making the Broncos' roster this year. In..." August 29

  • No comment from Cowboys, yet, on Peterson conversation

    Pro Football Talk "The Dallas Cowboys have issued no comment in response to the comments from owner Jerry Jones to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reportedly in response to Peterson’s stated desire to play for the Cowboys after his time with the Vikings ends. But while the Cowboys currently are saying..." August 29

  • Adrian Peterson: I would love to retire as a Viking

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL had no comment on the report that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that he wants to play for the Cowboys after his tenure with the Vikings comes to an end, but Peterson was willing to address it on Thursday. In a statement released in tandem with one..." August 28

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #Cowboys with all sorts of secondary issues. I'm told they are waiving B.W. Webb.

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    Adrian Peterson on ESPN/Jerry Jones report: "This was a casual conversation ... in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings."

  • Report: Jones says Manziel would've guaranteed Cowboys' relevance

    CBSSports.com "Jerry Jones wanted Johnny Manziel. The Cowboys owner and general manager has spoken out of both sides of his mouth on the issue, but an "Outside the Lines"/ESPN the Magazine profile of Jones by writer Don Van Natta Jr. paints a picture of a man second-guessing his decision to pass on Manziel in..." August 28

  • Adrian Peterson: I'd play for Cowboys

    ESPN.com "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a June telephone call he would like to play for the Cowboys at the end of his tenure with the Vikings, according to an "Outside the Lines" report. "Well, I understand, Adrian," Jones told Peterson during the..." August 28

  • Jakar Hamilton suspended 4 games

    ESPN.com "A second member of the Dallas Cowboys' secondary has been suspended four games by the NFL with second-year safety Jakar Hamilton being sanctioned Thursday. Hamilton will miss the first four regular-season games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Earlier this month, cornerback..." August 28

  • Sources: Deal between Cowboys, Dez not imminent, but talks continuing

    Dallas Morning News "Talks between the Cowboys and receiver Dez Bryant on a new contract continue. Depending on where you look online, you will read something that suggests these discussions are either dragging along or accelerating at a rapid pace. Both extremes contain an element of truth. How? Because..." August 27

  • Dez Bryant, Cowboys deal coming by Thursday?

    NFL.com "Dez Bryant said Monday there is a "big chance" he and the Dallas Cowboys will reach agreement on a contract extension before the start of the 2014 season. It might happen even sooner. NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reports, via sources in Dallas, that negotiations have intensified..." August 27

  • Dez Bryant: 'My confidence is over the roof'

    Fox Sports Southwest "Although the Dallas Cowboys' first-team offense managed only six points and 110 yards on 32 first-half plays against the Dolphins Saturday night in Miami, Dez Bryant didn't seem to be too discouraged. "I feel like we did good," Bryant said. "We want to be better. I was telling the guys on the..." August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Jerry Jones hopes Josh Brent learned his lesson behind bars

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Cowboys are in scramble mode along their defensive line, planning to activate injured end Anthony Spencer, hoping tackle Henry Melton knocks some rust off in time for Week 1 against the 49ers, scanning the waiver wire for bodies that represent upgrades. But they also have hopes for a return..." August 26

  • Dez Bryant: No contract talks after Week 1

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant wants to be paid what he believes he deserves, but he plans to table his contract negotiations with the team if he doesn't have a new deal by the beginning of the regular season. "I don't want to talk about it anymore," Bryant said Monday evening after an..." August 26

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    Jon Machota @jonmachota

    Jerry Jones: Dallas Cowboys could have as many as 5 defensive linemen that won't play Week 1 but could still be on their 53-man roster

  • Sources: Brent likely to be handed suspension

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the team would clear a roster spot for Josh Brent once the NFL reinstates him, but sources say league punishment is coming for the defensive tackle. He is among the players awaiting disciplinary decisions from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league..." August 26

  • Dolphins get by Cowboys

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It didn't long for veteran running back Knowshon Moreno to introduce himself to Dolphins fans while reviving what had been a comatose rushing attack in the preseason's first two games. On his first carry in a Dolphins' uniform, Moreno displayed a nifty cutback to find a crease before powering..." August 24

  • Jerry Jones: Brent decision "Imminent"

    ESPN.com "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he expects a decision soon on whether former defensive tackle Josh Brent will be suspended by the NFL for his role in a car accident that resulted in practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown being killed in December 2012. "We expect to hear something..." August 24

  • Jerry Jones: ‘Almost assuredly’ Tony Romo won’t be playing in the third quarter against Miami

    Dallas Morning News "Jerry Jones said during a Monday radio interview that Tony Romo would probably play about as many snaps Saturday in Miami as he did last Saturday against Baltimore. On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he and his staff had not yet had those discussions. Are Jones and Garrett..." August 22

  • Dallas Cowboys rookie Anthony Hitchens takes all first-team reps at MLB in practice Thursday

    Dallas Morning News "After another blow to the linebacker corps Thursday with the career-ending spinal injury of DeVonte Holloman, the Dallas Cowboys again shuffled the deck in practice as they continued their search for their three top linebackers. Rookie fourth-round pick Anthony Hitchens said he took all of the..." August 22

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    Todd Archer @toddarcher

    DeVonte Holloman career likely over with neck injury according to Jason Garrett

  • Cowboys' DeVonte Holloman's career is over after serious neck injury

    Dallas Morning News "Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said during his Thursday press conference that DeVonte Holloman’s career is likely over. The 23-year old second-year linebacker left Saturday’s preseason game with a neck injury. He was going for a tackle with 6:34 left in the fourth quarter and one of his..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Jerry Jones blames teams like Seattle for more penalties

    Fox Sports Southwest "It's no secret that we’ve seen a lot more yellow on the field this preseason. Last Friday, 32 penalties were assessed in New Orleans' 31-24 victory over Tennessee. According to research done by Sports Day columnist Rick Gosselin, the most called in a single game last season was 27. The NFL..." August 20

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    Brandon George @DMN_George

    DT Terrell McClain (high ankle sprain) said he doesn’t expect to play Saturday at Miami but expects to fully participate in practice next wk

  • Jerry Jones' son 'snatched' Johnny Manziel from Cowboys ... literally

    Sporting News "You all wanted the Cowboys to select Johnny Manziel in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, according to Twitter's trending topics feature. They took tackle Zach Martin, instead. Thanks a lot, Jerry. Correction: Thanks a lot, Jerry's son. Stephen Jones, owner Jerry Jones' son and the..." August 19

  • Jerry Jones admits there 'was a big debate' about drafting Manziel

    CBSSports.com "It's hard to take Jerry Jones seriously. This isn't a new development but it seems like he spends his days plotting ways to troll the rest of us. The latest: Jones, the Cowboys owner and general manager, pretty much confirmed a recent report by author Jim Dent that team vice president (and Jerry's..." August 19

  • Dustin Vaughan could force the Cowboys to keep three quarterbacks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dustin Vaughan began his Dallas Cowboys career with about as much of a chance to make the 53-player roster as his parody scouting video on YouTube gave him. Sure, the team’s scouts liked him enough that the Cowboys gave him a $5,000 signing bonus as an undrafted free..." August 18

  • Ravens defense is challenged early in a 37-30 preseason win over the Cowboys

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens had hoped to play quarterback Joe Flacco and the rest of the first-team offense about a quarter, but very little went according to plan early last night against the Dallas Cowboys. Less than three minutes into the game, their top healthy corner, Jimmy Smith, was on the sideline, bent..." August 17

  • Dallas Cowboys’ overall training camp attendance dips in 2014

    Dallas Morning News "A smattering of fans showed up to watch the Cowboys’ early-morning walkthrough Friday that marked the final scheduled event of the team’s training camp in Oxnard, which attracted 50,591 people since the team began practicing July 24. The overall turnout in Oxnard was down from last year, when..." August 16

  • Jerry Jones: It’s unnecessary to move any faster on a new Dez Bryant contract

    Dallas Morning News "If Scott Linehan’s offensive scheme can lead to increased production from players like Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, Gavin Escobar and Lance Dunbar, Jerry Jones says, “I think you’re going to see an even more productive Dez Bryant.” It’s pretty simple, if those players produce, teams will..." August 16

  • In short, Cole Beasley must play bigger role for Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "In public, it’s not often that Cole Beasley gets recognized for what he is. Beasley, generously listed at 5-foot-8, 180 pounds, doesn’t look the part of an NFL player. “I go under the radar,” Beasley said. “People don’t really think I’m a football player, because I’m so small. I blend in..." August 15

  • Terrell Owens: Can I still play? Absolutely

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been nearly four years since Terrell Owens last played in an NFL regular-season game. He still thinks he can play. Maybe he can. Still, but for a short stay with the Seahawks in 2012, no one has given him a chance. Owens visited Cowboys training camp on Thursday, and he told reporters..." August 15

  • Cowboys DT Amobi Okoye overcomes 'one-in-a-million' syndrome, lengthy coma to return to NFL

    Dallas Morning News "As soon as next Monday, Amobi Okoye is expected to practice football. He’s going to crouch down in a stance. And charge at offensive linemen in his path. And work alongside his teammates. He’s going to do all this 17 months after he was felled by a rare disease, went into a coma and was left with..." August 15

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Garrett on Demarco Murray: "I see him as theleader of a committee, but boy he's got bell-cow traits." Me: He will see a ton of the ball

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Raiders fan hits Cowboys' Webb during brawl

    ESPN Dallas "A brawl during Tuesday's joint practice between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders featured a brief altercation between a fan and Dallas cornerback B.W. Webb. The unidentified Raiders fan hit Webb in the back twice with his hand and a third time with a helmet before the second-year..." August 13

  • Source: Cowboys trade for CB Justin Green to help embattled secondary

    Dallas Morning News "Ben Bass (pictured above) took the field with his Cowboys teammates Tuesday afternoon for a practice session against the Oakland Raiders. The defensive tackle then turned around and was escorted to the locker room before practice got underway. The reason: a Cowboys team desperate for help in..." August 13

  • Jerry Jones hoping ‘really impressive’ Rolando McClain can play in Cowboys’ final 2 preseason games

    Dallas Morning News "Middle linebacker Rolando McClain continues to work himself back into playing shape. As expected with a player who sat out all of last season, the Dallas Cowboys are being cautious with McClain’s workload. Since being acquired in a trade with Baltimore last month, McClain has quietly gone about..." August 12

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says #Cowboys Orlando Scandrick is 21st player of 104 NFL has suspended for PED to have tested for MDMA, commonly known as Molly.

  • Scandrick tested positive for 'Molly'

    ESPN Dallas "The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick for the first four games of the season, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Monday. Scandrick tested positive for MDMA, which is more commonly know as "Molly," league sources told ESPN's Ed Werder. He became the 21st..." August 12