Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Elliott can't wear midriff-baring jersey under NFL rules

    The Score "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott gained recognition in college at Ohio State for his play and his specialized jersey - displaying his impressive abs. Elliott went as far as sporting a similar-style dress shirt on the red carpet before the 2016 NFL Draft, but the "hero in a..." May 21

  • Rico Gathers signs with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Jaylon Smith wasn’t the only Cowboys draft pick to close out the week by signing his rookie contract with the team. The team announced that tight end Rico Gathers has also agreed to a four-year deal. With the sixth-round pick’s deal done, the Cowboys are left with three unsigned..." May 20

  • Cowboys Sign Jaylon Smith To a Four-Year Deal "The Cowboys continue to sign members of their 2016 draft class, as they agreed to deals with second-round pick Jaylon Smith and sixth-round pick Rico Gathers on Friday morning. Smith, the No. 34 overall pick, and Gathers, the team's final pick in this year's draft, give the Cowboys six..." May 20

  • Dallas Cowboys making play to host 2018 NFL draft

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones are attempting to show off their new world headquarters by hosting one of the biggest events on the NFL calendar. The franchise is in discussions with the NFL to host the 2018 NFL draft at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, a source confirmed Thursday...." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Ezekiel Elliott signs rookie deal, details are mind blowing

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys rookie first-round pick Ezekiel Elliott is a rich man after agreeing to a four-year, $24.7 million fully guaranteed contract on Wednesday. While the terms of the deal aren’t necessarily a surprise considering the rookie wage scale and slotting system, Elliott’s contract now gives..." May 18

  • Brandon Carr takes pay cut to finish “unfinished business” with Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Take a pay cut to stay turned out to be an easy one. “I feel great,” Carr said Tuesday during Reliant’s fifth annual Home Run Derby benefitting The Salvation Army. “I’m back with my teammates another year, back in the community. Those are the two things that matter most.” Carr agreed last..." May 18

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • No Compensatory Draft Picks For Cowboys In 2017

    Blogging The Boys "May 12 came and went, and Cowboys free agents like Greg Hardy, Jeremy Mincey, Nick Hayden, Danny McCray and Tyler Clutts remain unsigned. Why is that important? After May 12, free-agent signings don’t count toward the determination of compensatory draft picks. For a team that signs a free agent..." May 16

  • Titans' Murray advises Ezekiel Elliott to learn from Witten

    The Score "Entering his 14th season, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten should add his mentorship role to his loaded resume. DeMarco Murray, who spent the first four years of his career with the Cowboys, advised rookie Ezekiel Elliott to spend all his time listening to the veteran tight end. Elliott,..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Jason Witten on Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Romo; says Cowboys more motivated than ever

    Sports Day "After 13 seasons in the NFL, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten continues to be an advocate for taking advantage of the current situation. The 10-time Pro Bowler isn't looking too far ahead. He doesn't know when he'll step away from the game, but he realizes the chances he has to win a Super Bowl..." May 16

  • Greg Hardy’s counseling efforts not swaying some teams

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive end Greg Hardy and his agent Drew Rosenhaus have let NFL teams know that Hardy is undergoing counseling and other treatment to curb the bad behavior that has helped keep him unemployed since the end of last season. Ed Werder of ESPN spoke to several NFL General Managers about the..." May 13

  • Jerry Jones: Randy Gregory Has His Demons, But Understands Expectations "It’s expected that, at the Cowboys’ Annual Sponsor Appreciation Golf Classic, a variety of players will hit the links. The tournament gives the Cowboys a chance to give back to their various sponsors, and what better way to show appreciation than to offer some facetime with members of the..." May 13

  • Greg Hardy, agent informing teams of frequent counseling

    The Comeback "Greg Hardy has been a free agent since March 9 and hasn’t found any NFL teams interested in signing him. His attempt at image rehabilitation in an interview with ESPN’s Adam Schefter was a public relations disaster, failing to convince the public, let alone NFL general managers and coaches, that..." May 12

  • Stephen Jones blames contract dispute for Dez Bryant's injuries

    Sports Day "Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant made an appearance Saturday at Valley Ranch during the second day of the club's rookie minicamp. Bryant still isn't 100 percent recovered from his right foot and ankle surgery the first week of January after he was limited to only nine games in 2015. But that..." May 12

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • Jerry Jones supports NFL team in Las Vegas

    Sportsnaut "While an NFL team in Las Vegas may not be a welcome idea to some NFL owners, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not included in their ranks. ESPN’s Todd Archer added that “Jones would welcome a discussion of having Las Vegas becoming a home for an NFL team. Jones said the gambling aspect of..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Ezekiel Elliott about to be one of NFL’s highest-paid running backs

    SB Nation "The rookie wage scale makes it incredibly easy for teams to get their draft picks signed with no worry of a holdout, and it saves teams from completely ruining their salary cap with massive contracts to unproven players. It's meant to pay players based on their draft position, rewarding them for..." May 11

  • Cowboys QB Tony Romo not limited at all in recent offseason workouts, looks 're-energized'

    Dallas Morning News "Just two months ago, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had surgery to repair his left distal clavicle. The Cowboys said Romo would need six to eights weeks of recovery before he returned to full football activity. Well, Romo didn't need the full eight weeks and, by all accounts, he's..." May 10

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Stephen Jones, Rod Marinelli are excited about one particular defensive undrafted free agent

    Sports Day "After a press conference last Wednesday at The Star in Frisco, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones was asked about the undrafted rookie free agents participating in the team's rookie minicamp. Pressed to name a player he's excited about, Jones finally gave one up: Rodney Coe, a..." May 09

  • Dez Bryant's rehab progressing well with no setbacks

    Sports Day "A familiar face was out on the Valley Ranch practice fields during Saturday's rookie minicamp. Although he was not participating, Cowboys star receiver Dez Bryant was present for the majority of the hour-and-a-half session. Bryant had a lengthy conversation with owner Jerry Jones before..." May 08

  • Cowboys sign 13 undrafted rookies

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys announced the signings of 13 undrafted rookies Friday as the team started a weekend rookie minicamp. The 13 players who signed were defensive end Caleb Azubike (Vanderbilt), center Jake Brendel (UCLA), wide receiver Chris Brown (Notre Dame), nose tackle Rodney Coe (Akron),..." May 07

  • Cowboys instruct Elliott to slow down after slipping in practice

    ESPN "On one of the very first drills Ezekiel Elliott went through with the Dallas Cowboys at Friday’s minicamp, he fell to the ground. Running backs coach Gary Brown wasn’t afraid to admit the worst went through his mind after the Cowboys’ first-round pick slipped while making a cut through a zigzag..." May 07

  • Dak Prescott addresses 2012 tweet about Tony Romo

    Larry Brown Sports "Dak Prescott on Friday addressed a 2012 tweet he sent about being sick of defending Tony Romo. Prescott was a freshman backup quarterback at Mississippi State in 2012 when he got frustrated with Romo and said he was done defending the Dallas QB. You can see the tweets (since deleted) below." May 07

  • NFL GM: Cowboys are 'Super Bowl-caliber team' with Stephen Jones

    CBS Sports "Jerry Jones isn't a considered a football guy. Yes, he played at the University of Arkansas, but he made his money in the oil business and bought the Cowboys in 1989. The team won three Super Bowls -- in 1992, 1993 and 1995 -- though, depending on who's telling the story, Jimmy Johnson was..." May 07

  • Dak Prescott unfazed by Dallas Cowboys’ interest in Paxton Lynch

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Owner Jerry Jones lost sleep over missing out on Memphis’ Paxton Lynch last week during the draft. Dak Prescott isn’t. The Mississippi State quarterback had no worries about being the fallback option for the Cowboys, who made it very public about their interest in Lynch. “I’m just going to..." May 07

  • NFL Shop confuses Cole Beasley with Michael Beasley

    Sportsnaut "A Dallas Cowboys fan discovered a rather humorous mistake made by the NFL Shop online. Searching for a Cole Beasley jersey for the upcoming season, she came across another Beasley instead. Being that the Houston Rockets are still prominently in the minds of many sports fans, this isn’t the..." May 07

  • Ezekiel Elliott understands, accepts pressure of new job "A week after visiting Valley Ranch for the first time as a Dallas Cowboy, Ezekiel Elliott spent part of the noon hour Friday surrounded by cameras on the first day of rookie minicamp. “Something I’ve got to get used to,” the Cowboys’ fourth overall draft pick said in front of the locker he's..." May 06

  • Amobi Okoye attempting comeback after illness cut career short

    Houston Chronicle "Amobi Okoye was in the prime of his life and career, a strapping young football player with eye-popping power and mobility who was looking forward to another NFL season. Suddenly and cruelly, though, the former Texans starting defensive tackle found himself in a medically-induced coma for three..." May 06

  • No NFL rookie has sold more jerseys so far than Ezekiel Elliott

    Fox Sports "He may not have gone No. 1 overall, but the Dallas Cowboys' new running back Ezekiel Elliott is tops in his 2016 NFL Draft class when it comes to jersey sales. The former Ohio State running back, whom the Cowboys selected fourth overall, is boasting the best national jersey sales among his..." May 06

  • Jerry Jones says Cowboys won't put LB Jaylon Smith on IR to start season

    ESPN "Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Thursday, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the club will not put second-round pick Jaylon Smith on injured reserve when the season starts, despite a serious knee injury. "We'll take a chance he'll be back for the playoffs," Jones..." May 06

  • Jerry Jones: Moore, not Prescott, is Cowboys' No. 2 QB

    The Score "When the Dallas Cowboys selected quarterback Dak Prescott in the fourth round of this year's draft, it was assumed he'd act as backup to Tony Romo in 2016. However, Jerry Jones said Thursday that's not the case. Kellen Moore started the final three games last season, and when asked if Moore..." May 05

  • Jerry Jones wants to bring the NFL Draft to Jerry World

    SB Nation "After two successful years in Chicago -- according to whatever definition of success the NFL is using for it these days -- could the NFL Draft be headed to Jerry World? The Cowboys owner said Thursday morning on his radio show that he would like to host the draft. That's not far-fetched. The..." May 05

  • The Cowboys' new $1.5 billion facility includes a 16-story hotel

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys are moving. Like most moves, it'll be a costly one. Unlike most moves, the final price tag will total $1.5 billion. Starting next season, the Cowboys' practice facility will no longer be based at Valley Ranch. Instead, the team will be relocating over to a Frisco-based..." May 05

  • Stephen Jones on Greg Hardy: We gave it a year, it didn’t work

    Pro Football Talk "There was some initial hedging on their part, and they still haven’t filled the vacancy, but enough time has apparently passed that they’re comfortable saying it out loud. The Cowboys are done with Greg Hardy, and have been since the end of the regular season. Owner Jerry Jones said as much..." May 05

  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys hope to have Jaylon Smith back for the playoffs

    CBS Sports "Six months ago, Jaylon Smith was destined to be a top-5 pick in last week's NFL Draft. But he suffered a serious knee injury in Notre Dame's bowl game and the linebacker fell out of the first round altogether. But he didn't have to wait long to hear his name called; the Cowboys selected Smith 34th..." May 05

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    Jerry Jones: DeMarcus Lawrence's 4-game suspension is being appealed, similar to Scandrick situation where it could be reduced to 2 games

  • Cowboys ‘prepared’ for Jaylon Smith to miss entire 2016 season

    Sportsnaut "When the Dallas Cowboys spent the 34th overall pick in last week’s NFL draft on former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, it was all about the future. Considered one of the top all-around players in the draft class, Smith suffered a terrible knee injury in the Fiesta Bowl back in..." May 04

  • Ezekiel Elliott on Wonderlic score, end of the crop top, helping Cowboys win Super Bowl

    Sports Day "It sounds like the hero in a half-shirt days are over for Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys' first-round pick said Tuesday afternoon that he doesn't plan on wearing a crop-top jersey on Sundays. Elliott, who often wore his Ohio State jersey folded to expose his stomach, wants to avoid paying any NFL..." May 04

  • Ezekiel Elliott’s GF Responds to IG Model Snapchatting Him in Bed

    Black Sports Online "I am not trying to be mean, but this young lady probably won’t be Zeke’s girlfriend for long. He is going to Dallas, he is a very personable guy and as you can see other ladies are trying to get their 15 minutes of fame off him. The snap looks like it is old, but according to Busted Coverage it..." May 04

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Cowboys might've used faulty logic to draft Ezekiel Elliott over Jalen Ramsey

    CBS Sports "With the fourth pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected running back Ezekiel Elliott over defensive back Jalen Ramsey. It turns out they might've used some faulty logic to make that pick. After the first round, the Cowboys defended their decision by saying Elliott would improve..." May 03

  • Alfred Morris has no regrets joining Cowboys, even after Ezekiel Elliott picked

    ESPN "On March 22, Alfred Morris signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. Last Thursday, the Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott in the first round. Morris and Darren McFadden were directly affected by the decision to draft Elliott at No. 4, but Morris has no regrets about signing with the..." May 02

  • Jerry Jones wanted to overpay for Paxton Lynch, Stephen Jones said “no way”

    Pro Football Talk "Another Cowboys draft, another case of Stephen Jones telling his dad not to go overboard for a first-round quarterback. Two years ago, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones wanted to draft Johnny Manziel in the first round, but son Stephen talked his father out of it, and the Cowboys..." May 02