Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Michael Irvin: Ezekiel Elliott needs to understand 'the enormity of everything surrounding him'

    Sports Day "What the heck is going on with Romo? Michael Irvin: If I'm a Houston fan, I would be lined up outside of the door of the office over there saying 'what are you guys doing?' If you gave Brock Osweiler $72 million dollars, you don't think we could offer up a fourth, a third? Offer up something...." March 26

  • Seven teams likely to move down in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "NFL draft day trades have become more prevalent in recent years. It’s not that teams don’t value picks at the same clip as before. Instead, squads simply have not been afraid to give up capital in order to target a specific player. On the other hand, some rebuilding teams have found it a sound..." March 26

  • Isaac Rochell drawing interest from Cowboys, Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "A day after the Notre Dame Pro Day workout, former Irish defensive lineman Isaac Rochell paid a visit to PFT Live to discuss his pre-draft experiences. As to the issue that always slides to the top of the stack in the weeks before the selection process, Rochell said he has attracted the most..." March 25

  • With trial against NFL looming, Romo schedules fantasy football convention (again)

    Pro Football Talk "Tony Romo may not be doing business in Dallas come September, but he plans to be making a little money there in July. And maybe in November. Rumor’s National Fantasy Football Convention, scrapped in 2015 and 2016, will happen in Dallas from July 14 to 16. If, you know, it actually happens this..." March 25

  • Broncos “not pursuing” Tony Romo

    Pro Football Talk "With the annual meetings beginning this weekend and the Cowboys presumably hoping someone/anyone will make them a trade offer for quarterback Tony Romo, the Broncos are doing what they can to make sure the Cowboys know that there won’t be a spontaneous offer for Romo in Arizona. Jeff Darlington..." March 25

  • Orlando Scandrick defends Cowboys fans by taking on Stephen A. Smith

    Sports Day "Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick isn't sweating running back Ezekiel Elliott's St. Patrick's parade controversy too much. He says he's giving the kid who just finished up his rookie season a pass. "I think Zeke is just young. He loves to have fun," Scandrick said Thursday morning on..." March 24

  • Cowboys kick the tires on veteran tackle Byron Bell

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys have enjoyed depth and stability on their offensive line, but now have to look around for options. Friday, they brought in a guy with some decent starting experience. According to Todd Archer of, the Cowboys had former Panthers and Titans offensive lineman Byron Bell in..." March 24

  • Dallas Cowboys sign free-agent OL Byron Bell

    ALL 22 "The Dallas Cowboys wasted little time in turning a visit into a signing, agreeing to terms with free-agent offensive lineman Byron Bell on Friday, according to Todd Archer for ESPN. A five year-veteran, Bell is a potential replacement for Cowboys right tackle Doug Free, who announced his..." March 24

  • Tony Romo Reportedly Being Pursued By FOX, CBS To Join TV Crew

    NESN "We’re several weeks into the new NFL year, and Tony Romo’s future in the league is still uncertain. It’s been widely expected that Romo will eventually move on from the Dallas Cowboys, either by release or trade. There have been a couple teams rumored to be interested in Romo if/when he cuts..." March 24

  • Tony Romo believes he'll either play for Texans or retire in 2017

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports that while the Broncos haven’t ruled out the possibility of adding Tony Romo, sources have told him that it’s “Texans or retirement” for Romo this year. According to Darlington, the Broncos currently are not pursuing Romo, which probably doesn’t come as a big..." March 24

  • Tony Romo-Jason Garrett relationship strained after speech

    Sports Day "Jason Garrett was at American Airlines Center this week as the Mavericks lost to the Golden State Warriors. Tony Romo wasn't sitting next to him. The relationship between the two has become a source of fascination for Cowboys fans. With Romo's fate in limbo, it's become evident he and..." March 24

  • Cowboys legend says there's absolutely no way Tony Romo retires from football

    CBS Sports "Will the Cowboys ever release Tony Romo? There’s probably some good reason that Jerry Jones is hanging onto his favorite son , but it’s getting a bit awkward that Romo hasn’t hit free agency. There’s no real deadline for the Cowboys (they will likely designate him a post-June 1 cut anyway), but..." March 24

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Tony Romo saga approaches potentially pivotal period

    Sporting News "If Jerry Jones gets caught looking down at his phone during next week's annual league meeting in Phoenix, trust that it won't be because the Cowboys boss is playing Candy Crush or browsing his Instagram feed. He'll be texting Texans owner Bob McNair from across the room, or he'll be sliding..." March 23

  • Greg Hardy's Cocaine Arrest Video ... 'He's a Cowboys Player, Don't Stir Anything Up'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the Greg Hardy cocaine arrest video which shows cops warning each other that he's a big, strong, Dallas Cowboys player ... so "we have to not stir anything up." Hardy was arrested in Dallas back in September after officers found cocaine in his wallet during a routine..." March 22

  • Bears Hosting QB Mark Sanchez On Visit

    Pro Football Rumors "Free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez will meet with the Bears on Thursday, reports Mike Garafolo of (via Twitter). The veteran is presumably being pursued for a backup role, as the organization signed Mike Glennon to a $45MM deal earlier this offseason. It’s been a relatively quiet..." March 22

  • Michael Irvin: Texans won’t take over Texas if they land Tony Romo

    Sportsnaut "Even if the Texans land Tony Romo in a trade, the Cowboys will always own the state of Texas. At least that’s the opinion of Michael Irvin. Irvin was on The Dan Patrick Show and expressed confusion as to why Houston had not been more aggressive in its pursuit of Romo. That led to Patrick asking..." March 21

  • Even if Texans acquire Tony Romo, there's a need to draft QB

    ESPN "Even if the Houston Texans are able to acquire Tony Romo this offseason, they likely will draft a quarterback as well. The Texans have quite a few needs in April’s NFL draft, especially after losing three defensive starters during free agency, but finding their future starting quarterback is..." March 21

  • Ezekiel Elliott reportedly told by his reps that he won't face NFL punishment

    CBS Sports "Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott continues to face criticism for his off-field behavior, both in terms of allegations that resulted in an ongoing NFL investigation as well as the recent decision to pull down a woman’s shirt during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration . At least one former..." March 20

  • Here's the one sneaky, Texas-based reason why Jerry Jones won't let Tony Romo go yet

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys sure are taking their sweet time making a decision on Tony Romo. Everyone was led to believe they informed him he would be released just a few days ahead of free agency, only later the Cowboys made a big push to try and trade Romo before free agency kicked off. One problem:..." March 20

  • Cowboys bring back quarterback Kellen Moore

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys have a backup quarterback, even if it’s not the one who’s going to end up backing up Dak Prescott. The team announced they had re-signed Kellen Moore, giving them another guy on the roster while they continue to hold Tony Romo hostage. Moore entered camp as the backup to Romo..." March 20

  • Ezekiel Elliott, friends get visit from Coast Guard during yacht party

    TMZ "Ezekiel Elliott had his good time temporarily ruined again this week ... only now it was by the U.S. Coast Guard during a rager yacht party in Miami. Ezekiel was partying with friends and a gaggle of chicks Saturday on a yacht called No Rules II, when a Coast Guard cruiser pulled up. We're..." March 20

  • Broncos need to wise up and sign Tony Romo

    The Sports Daily "The Denver Broncos were a veteran quarterback away from making a playoff run this past season, and general manager John Elway and the powers that be at Broncos HQ need to realize the team’s window is closing. That’s why they need to sign Tony Romo, and soon. The thing that’s scaring most..." March 20

  • Marcus Spears: Ezekiel Elliott has to “stop being dumb, man”

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott isn’t being called out only by former football players from the college he attended. Elliott is now facing scrutiny from a former Cowboy. “The guy’s just gotta stop being dumb, man,” former Cowboys defensive lineman Marcus Spears said recently on 103.3 FM in..." March 19

  • Tony Romo reportedly turned down ‘very, very good’ non-playing job offer

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Romo has not yet been released by the Dallas Cowboys, and no one knows where he will end up this offseason. The stalling has led to speculation about Romo retiring, but it does not sound like he is ready to give up playing just yet. During an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” on Friday,..." March 19

  • Cowboys sound like they're willing to wait, and Tony Romo is just gonna have to be patient

    Sports Day "The Dallas Cowboys are holding out hope that they can get some kind of reward for giving up Tony Romo through a trade. Sports Illustrated's Peter King joined The Rich Eisen Show on Friday and said that the Romo drama - or lack thereof - may go on for some time. "There's no reason for them..." March 19

  • Cowboys Tyrone Crawford on his shoulder, defensive turnover, Tony Romo: 'I just trust we have a plan'

    Sports Day "Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford underwent surgery on his right shoulder last offseason and on his left shoulder this offseason. Crawford said on Friday that he is still regaining strength. The injuries were similar but the most recent was a little more serious, he said, because it..." March 18

  • Does Jerry Jones want to keep Tony Romo from playing in Houston?

    Pro Football Talk "As far as the NFL’s alignment of franchises is concerned, the Cowboys and Texans aren’t rivals. As far as the people living in Dallas and Houston are concerned, they are. And that reality could be one of the reasons for the decision of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to slam the brakes on the plan to..." March 18

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Romo's company making 3rd attempt at fantasy football event

    Fox Sports "Could the third time be the charm for Tony Romo? A company partly owned by the Dallas Cowboys quarterback is trying yet again to hold a fan-centric fantasy football event that would feature Romo, Jason Witten and other NFL players. The National Fantasy Football Convention was cancelled each of..." March 17

  • Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne heading to Jets

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys have now lost their second cornerback in the last 15 minutes. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Morris Claiborne is signing with the Jets. With Brandon Carr heading to Baltimore, it’s a double hit for the Cowboys, who were expecting free agent losses this offseason since..." March 16

  • NFL Great Blasts Ezekiel Elliott 'Insane to Justify His Behavior'

    TMZ "Detroit Lions legend Chris Spielman says he's sick and tired of people making excuses for Ezekiel Elliott -- claiming his shirt-pulling stunt was disgusting and wrong, period. Spielman -- who like Zeke, played his college ball at Ohio State -- says the running back needs to grow up already and..." March 16

  • Ravens sign Brandon Carr

    Pro Football Talk "Brandon Carr is heading to Baltimore. Carr, the veteran cornerback who played the last five years for the Cowboys, has agreed to a four-year deal with the Ravens. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the way the deal is structured it’s more likely to end up being a two-year, $12 million..." March 16

  • Cowboys re-sign Darren McFadden

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Cowboys will have a veteran backup for Ezekiel Elliott this upcoming season. According to reports, the team has retained Darren McFadden on a one-year contract. After putting up over 1,400 total yards as the Cowboys’ primary ball carrier back in 2015, McFadden suffered through an..." March 16

  • Dak Prescott nearly doubles his salary with NFL's performance-based pay system

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced on Wednesday the recipients of performance-based pay for the 2016 season. Each team received a sum of $3.995 million (up from $3.8 million last year and $3.63 million the year before), which was then distributed to the players without affecting the salary cap. The formula for..." March 15

  • Tony Romo not bothered by Cowboys stalling on release

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Romo apparently isn’t too upset that the Dallas Cowboys have stalled on releasing him to try to find a trade instead. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Romo isn’t too concerned by the lack of movement on his status. He’s described as a “cool customer” who is aware that it’s a..." March 15

  • Are the Broncos, Texans smart to avoid Tony Romo trade?

    The Sports Daily "The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans don’t seem big on the idea of a trade for Tony Romo. Which is the right way to go about the situation. According to MMQB’s Peter King, both franchises have set a limit to their pursuit of the Dallas Cowboys’ veteran quarterback: I’ve talked to..." March 15

  • Ezekiel Elliott Blasted By Women's Group ... 'That Was Sexual Assault'

    TMZ "The head of a national women's rights group is calling for the NFL to suspend Ezekiel Elliott -- claiming his shirt-pulling stunt at a St. Patty's Day parade in Dallas was "a clear act of sexual assault." We spoke with Shaunna Thomas -- co-founder of UltraViolet, an organization dedicated to..." March 14

  • Cowboys Re-Sign G Jonathan Cooper

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cowboys have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with free-agent guard Jonathan Cooper, according to a source who spoke with Todd Archer of (on Twitter). Cooper joined the Cowboys during the playoffs in January he was released by Cleveland. The former No. 7 overall pick hasn’t..." March 14

  • Cowboys want Ware to sign 1-day contract, retire as member of team

    12 Up "When your favorite player retires, it's almost like losing touch with a member of your family. It was strange for Cowboys fans when DeMarcus Ware headed to Denver, but it always felt like he was just down the road, still racking up sacks. But as the collective Cowboys fanbase clears the..." March 13

  • NFL has no comment on Ezekiel Elliott video

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a new video showing Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott pulling down a woman’s top during a St. Patrick’s Day parade. Given that Elliott remains under investigation for a separate potential violation of the Personal Conduct Policy, the incident could make that situation worse and/or..." March 13

  • DeMarcus Ware Announces Retirement from NFL After 12 Seasons

    Bleacher Report "DeMarcus Ware didn't ride off into the sunset after the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory. One injury-plagued season later, he's ready to walk away. Ware announced his NFL retirement via his Twitter account on Monday after 12 seasons of excellence that saw him emerge as one of the best pass..." March 13

  • Vance Joseph on Tony Romo: He’s under contract so he’s a non-issue

    Pro Football Talk "Newly signed Broncos guard Ronald Leary says he’s not going to spend any time recruiting quarterback Tony Romo to join him in Denver and said the team has “two great young quarterbacks” in Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. Broncos coach Vance Joseph and General Manager John Elway have both..." March 13

  • Ezekiel Elliott pulls down woman’s top at parade

    TMZ "Ezekiel Elliott pulled a woman's shirt down -- exposing her bare breast -- during a St. Patrick's Day party in Dallas ... but a rep for Zeke says it was all in good fun. Zeke was drinking a beer next to a group of people on the roof of a Dallas bar to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade on..." March 13

  • Shannon Sharpe: Why would any team think Tony Romo could win them a Super Bowl?

    Fox Sports "Cowboys veteran quarterback Tony Romo was expected to be released last Thursday and even shared a farewell video with Dallas fans, but as of Monday afternoon he's still a member of the Cowboys. The Cowboys switched course, though, and are now attempting to trade Romo and receive something in..." March 13

  • Ronald Leary won’t recruit Tony Romo to Broncos, but will bring physicality to OL

    Denver Post "It took a few questions, but new Broncos guard Ronald Leary was ready when asked to talk about the topic that’s creating all the buzz in Denver: where will Tony Romo play next? Could the former Cowboy play a role in bringing his former teammate to Denver to play quarterback? “Nah, I’m..." March 13

  • Broncos and Texans have reportedly drawn 'line in the sand' on a Tony Romo trade

    CBS Sports "Free agency for Tony Romo rumors was like a wild rollercoaster. One minute we were sure that Romo would be released , the next minute Romo was about to be traded and now there’s this bizarre, calm limbo occurring where Romo, even with a video thanking Cowboys fans posted on Instagram , is still on..." March 13

  • Jets interested in free agent Brandon Carr

    247 Sports "Brandon Carr is getting some love outside of the Dallas Cowboys. The nine-year veteran has officially hit free agency and although the Cowboys would like to re-sign him to a new deal, they are up against some opposition. It's being reported, per Connor Hughes of, that the New York Jets..." March 13

  • The Cowboys’ quiet free agency isn’t a cause for concern

    Fox Sports "The Dallas Cowboys haven’t been big spenders in free agency for years. Ever since they dropped big money on Brandon Carr in 2012, they’ve remained relatively quiet – both because they haven’t had much cap space, and Jerry Jones has learned from past free-agent mistakes like Ken Hamlin and Akin..." March 12

  • Cowboys not expected to trade QB Tony Romo

    ESPN "The Dallas Cowboys are not expected to find a trade partner for veteran quarterback Tony Romo, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Possible interested teams in Romo appear unwilling to take on the 36-year-old's contract or overpay for a quarterback who has started four games during the..." March 12