Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Cowboys restructure contracts of Smith, Frederick; save $17.3M

    Sports Day "The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly made some moves to create some salary cap space. According to a source, the Cowboys have restructured the contracts of left tackle Tyron Smith and center Travis Frederick to free up $17.3 million. The restructuring of those deals moves Dallas under the..." February 20

  • Tony Romo reportedly turned down a 'very good off-field' job offer

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys are the focal point of the offseason, which is nothing new for them, but the reason why is different this year. Everyone wants to know where Tony Romo will play in 2017. As CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports, there is a lot of noise out there, but only a couple..." February 20

  • Darren McFadden feels Cowboys might want him back

    Sports Day "Question: I would think some teams are going to be real interested in talking to you [after not playing much in 2016]. Do you feel that way? Darren McFadden: Oh yeah, definitely. For me, I still feel fresh. Like you said I didn't get a lot of wear and tear on my body from the season. I only..." February 20

  • Texans and Chiefs could be the favorites for Tony Romo

    Pro Football Talk "With more quarterbacks than normal available this offseason, it might take the first domino falling to make them all drop in a hurry. And one of the first could be Tony Romo, when/if Dallas releases him (and if he plays nice and allows that). If that happens, a small group of teams who are..." February 20

  • Cops Haven’t Explain Why They Detained Ezekiel Elliott Outside of Columbus Club

    Black Sports Online "According to TMZ, cops detained Ezekiel Elliott outside The Social bar Friday night in Columbus, OH, for a few minutes before letting him go. Cops have been real quiet on the reasoning, but we are continuing to investigate the reason. " February 19

  • Trading Tony Romo won’t be easy, if Romo doesn’t want it

    Pro Football Talk "The trade-or-release Tony Romo question ultimately will be resolved by the Cowboys. However, it’s not simply a question of what the team wants. What Romo wants matters, too. He undoubtedly wants to be released, so that: (1) he can pick his own next team; (2) his next team won’t be diminished by..." February 19

  • Ezekiel Elliott disputes claim that he was 'detained' by police in Ohio

    CBS Sports "Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott denied on Saturday a report that he had been detained by police after an incident at a Columbus, Ohio nightclub. TMZ Sports originally reported that Elliott was “detained” by police for questioning after the incident. However, Elliott sent out (and..." February 19

  • Cowboys Rookie of the Year Dak Prescott reveals what he learned from Jerry Rice

    CBS Sports "Dak Prescott’s rookie season ended with a heartbreaking loss to the Packers in the Cowboys’ first playoff game, but his first year in the NFL was still an unequivocal success. A fourth-round pick, Prescott wasn’t even supposed to see the field. Instead, he took over for an injured Tony Romo,..." February 18

  • Ezekiel Elliott Detained by Cops in Columbus

    TMZ "Ezekiel Elliott's night was abruptly interrupted by cops after they detained and questioned him ... before letting him go. An eyewitness tells us the Cowboys star was on his way into The Social bar Friday night in Columbus, OH when suddenly, and for unknown reasons, a cop lit a flashlight on..." February 18

  • Chiefs and Broncos among teams Tony Romo is most interested in

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could very well have a say in where he ends up next month. After months of speculation that the former Pro Bowler would be traded, reports surfaced earlier this week that Romo himself anticipates being released. As a 37-year-old quarterback that has played..." February 17

  • Cowboys would benefit from cutting Tony Romo, eventually

    Pro Football Talk "As it becomes more clear that the Cowboys will release quarterback Tony Romo (or, at a minimum, that he’ll ask for it), it’s important to explain how that would work, as a practical matter. Romo, as explained last month, would be cut with the post-June 1 designation. This would allow the..." February 17

  • Romo, McCarron and Taylor might be on Browns' radar in search for franchise QB

    CBS Sports "In January, the day after the Browns put the finishing touches on one-win season, quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he wanted to stay in Cleveland, where he signed the previous offseason but because of injury, only started five games (the team went 1-4 in those starts), and he finished with..." February 17

  • Texans are gambling favorites to land Tony Romo

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Texans are locked into a nightmare of a contract for at least one more season with Brock Osweiler, but oddsmakers in Las Vegas don’t think that will stop them from pursuing another starting quarterback this offseason. As of Thursday evening, the Texans were the considered the most..." February 17

  • Terrell Owens on latest Hall of Fame snub: 'I'm better than Cris Carter'

    CBS Sports "For the second straight year, Terrell Owens found himself on the outside looking in when the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its newest class. It’s nearly impossible to dispute that the mercurial wide receiver is deserving of a bust in Canton, but Owens’ outspoken nature -- with media,..." February 17

  • Cowboys teammate: Tony Romo ‘looked like 2014 Romo’ in practice last year

    Sports Day "Cowboys safety Barry Church isn't focusing primarily on his teammates' offseason moves. The seven-year Dallas defender is a free agent himself this season and will look toward finding his own home instead, with the Cowboys if he gets his first choice. Even so, he offered a word of advice for..." February 16

  • Tony Romo retiring ‘is and always has been a consideration’

    Sportsnaut "Where will Tony Romo land in 2017? It’s one of the biggest questions NFL analysts love to talk about. But honestly nobody has a clear answer on the subject, including Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has been hemming and hawing about it for months. Among other conclusions, there..." February 16

  • Romo expects to be released, believes he can play 2-3 more years

    NBC Dallas Fort Worth "Tony Romo expects to be released, not traded, by the Dallas Cowboys, according to a report. ESPN's Ed Werder tweeted Thursday that sources told him the 36-year-old Romo also thinks he can start for two to three more years in the NFL. Releasing Romo would cost the Cowboys more than $10..." February 16

  • NFL exec: Tony Romo ‘can still play at a high level’

    Sportsnaut "Is Tony Romo still worth pursuing? According to a few NFL executives, yes. Five NFL front office guys were asked which available quarterback they’d pursue if their team needed a quarterback. The answers were fairly split, but the Dallas Cowboys quarterback was the only man to draw multiple..." February 16

  • Cowboys CB Brandon Carr’s Contract Officially Voided Today

    NFL Trade Rumors "Joel Corry of CBS Sports points out that Cowboys CB Brandon Carr‘s contract officially voided on Tuesday, making him a free agent at the start of the new league year. According to Corry, the Cowboys will carry a 2017 salary cap charge of $2.717 million for Carr. Carr has previously mentioned..." February 15

  • Prescott: Fans were crazier in college than they are now

    247 Sports "It was a whirlwind NFL debut for rookie Dak Prescott, and a journey that began as a three-star recruiting prospect heading to Mississippi State in 2011. With his historic professional debut now in the books, the 2016 fourth-rounder got back in touch with his roots in speaking with the Bully..." February 15

  • Candice Romo says husband 'enjoyed this winning season as much as any'

    Sportress of Blogitude "Tony Romo’s wife has not only confirmed that the couple is expecting their third child, she also mentioned possible career options for her husband once his football career is finished. And according to Candice Romo, Tony would make an “amazing DJ” or become a “good actor.” Romo’s NFL career..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Tony Romo Could Retire & Pursue Career In TV?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Multiple sources within the Cowboys’ organization tell Jason Cole of B/R that they believe veteran QB Tony Romo could retire and pursue a career in television rather than return for the 2017 season and play for another team. Cole says that Romo still has a “strong desire” to play football...." February 15

  • Tony Romo and wife Candice Romo expecting third child in August

    Sports Day "Candice Romo announced on Tuesday morning that she and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo are expecting a third child. "We will be expecting our third little Romo offspring this August," she said on KTCK 96.7 FM/1310 AM The Ticket. The Romos already have two children, Hawkins, 4, and Rivers,..." February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Jimmy Garoppolo or Tony Romo? Only 1 is worth an NFL trade

    Sporting News "Jimmy Garoppolo and Tony Romo always will be connected as the collective pride of Eastern Illinois. This offseason, they also represent two potential trade targets for every NFL team desperate for a quarterback in 2017. But whether that team is a contender, a rebuilder or part of the muddled..." February 14

  • Jerry Jones wants to add a war daddy on defense

    Pro Football Talk "Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is from Arlington, Texas and he’s made it clear that he’d love to stay home to play for the Cowboys on the professional level. Garrett may not be around for the second pick of the draft, which would mean that the Cowboys would have to pay a pretty penny to..." February 12

  • Why Tony Romo’s landing spot could shake up the NFL Draft

    Fox Sports "If the NFL playoffs showed us anything this year, it’s that having a franchise quarterback is typically the difference between being a good team and a Super Bowl-winning one. It’s no surprise Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers were the last four quarterbacks standing this..." February 12

  • Jerry Jones not looking forward to seeing Tony Romo in different uniform

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he hasn't considered the possibility of Tony Romo playing for another NFC team because he doesn't want to think about it. "That bothers the heck out of me because I know wherever he goes, he’ll start. I know wherever he goes, he’ll compete, absent injury,"..." February 11

  • Myles Garrett says he’ll gladly play for the Browns, or anyone else

    Pro Football Talk "Myles Garrett will not pull an Eli Manning. When Garrett, the Texas A&M pass rusher viewed by many as the top prospect in this year’s draft, said that he was hoping the Cowboys would trade up and draft him, some took it as a sign that he didn’t want to play in Cleveland and might even try to..." February 11

  • Cowboys could get second-round pick for Tony Romo

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys are in a tough situation, but a good one. The Cowboys have two excellent quarterbacks on their roster: Tony Romo and Dak Prescott. They will be keeping Prescott, who earned the starting job with a stellar rookie season. They are likely to trade Romo despite owner Jerry Jones’..." February 11

  • Myles Garrett pleads with Cowboys to trade up to draft him

    NFL.com "Myles Garrett, the general manager? Indeed, one of the 2017 NFL Draft's top prospects is already proposing a trade. The star defensive end from Texas A&M, a Texas native, would like to play in his home state for America's team, and he has a suggestion for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry..." February 10

  • Dak Prescott is 'confident' that the Cowboys will be playing in Super Bowl LII

    Sports Day "Dak Prescott was in Houston last week to pick up his award as the NFL's Rookie of the Year. He made appearances, went to parties and interacted with his growing legion of fans. It was a good few days, but not what he wanted. Before one of his events, the quarterback was asked if he was..." February 10

  • Giants CB Janoris Jenkins thinks he's got Dez Bryant all figured out: 'He's not fast'

    Sports Day "After getting brutally burned by Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant early on in his career, Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins now thinks he's got 88's number. All it took was a little bit of film study, he said. And now he's got Bryant's tendencies down to a T. And 2016's results look to be in his..." February 09

  • Jerry Jones admits he doesn't know how the Tony Romo situation will resolve itself

    CBS Sports "A little more than two weeks ago, Jerry Jones publicly told himself (and other Cowboys employees) to "cool it" when it comes to talking about the possibility of moving on from Tony Romo. In a development that comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody, Jones has violated that edict, speaking several..." February 09

  • Ex-Cowboys back Joseph Randle charged after alleged assault of inmate

    Sporting News "Former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle added a fifth criminal charge against him with his alleged assault of a fellow inmate, The Wichita Eagle reported. Randle was charged Wednesday with one count of aggravated battery and one count of disorderly conduct stemming from an incident Friday in..." February 09

  • Jason Taylor: “T.O. deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame”

    Pro Football Talk "New Pro Football Hall of Famer Jason Taylor is disappointed that Terrell Owens won’t be with him on enshrinement day in Canton. Taylor said this morning on PFT Live that he’s baffled that Owens wasn’t selected. “I don’t get it,” Taylor said. “His numbers, football wise? Come on. He stacks up..." February 09

  • Jaylon Smith shows change of direction in video

    ESPN "Over the past couple of weeks, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith has used Twitter to show his progress in his return from a serious knee injury and nerve damage. On Wednesday, Smith showed his change of direction some 13 months after undergoing surgery. Smith spent his rookie year on..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Jerry Jones says Terrell Owens was a positive for the Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "When Terrell Owens was with the Cowboys, he so frustrated his coach that Bill Parcells wouldn’t even say his name. But the guy with his name on the paychecks said he had no problems with Owens during his tenure, and thinks like many he should be a Hall of Famer. “I know what it is with..." February 08

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Jerry Jones booed by fans after being introduced as Hall of Famer

    Washington Post "The Super Bowl was held in Texas, but that hardly guaranteed a warm reception for Jerry Jones. In fact, when the Dallas Cowboys owner was introduced during the first half of the game, he was loudly booed by thousands in attendance at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Jones was shown on the stadium..." February 06

  • Cowboys a potential option for Adrian Peterson, DeMarcus Ware

    ESPN "When Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was asked last month to name teams he would consider joining to finish his career if he leaves Minnesota, he mentioned the Texans, Buccaneers and Giants. But there is a belief in league circles that the Dallas Cowboys could also be in play for the..." February 05

  • Cowboys reportedly eyeing potential free agent Adrian Peterson

    Sporting News "A couple of weeks ago, potential free agent Adrian Peterson told ESPN he was thinking about three possible landing spots if he becomes a free agent. "New York is one of them that popped up, Tampa Bay. Houston would be a good spot ... I'll just stop there," Peterson said. Now, add a fourth..." February 05

  • Tony Romo doesn't plan to retire despite interest from TV networks

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo remains determined to play in 2017 and has no plans to retire, league sources tell ESPN. Romo turns 37 in April, is coming off a significant back injury and already, according to sources, has received strong interest from networks that want him to work as a..." February 05

  • Dak Prescott wants Tony Romo ‘to end up in Denver or on a good team’

    NFL.com "What could the Cowboys do with Tony Romo that would make Dak Prescott happy? "Whatever makes him happy," Prescott told Nate Burleson on Good Morning Football on NFL Network on Friday. "If he wants to play, he still got another year, couple years in him, then I want to see him end up in Denver,..." February 05

  • Cowboys’ Jason Garrett Wins Coach Of The Year Award

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys’ playoff run ended in the divisional round, but there were plenty of people who didn’t think that they’d make it that far when Tony Romo broke a bone in his back in the preseason. Dallas was able to weather that injury without much difficulty, however, as they went 13-3 in the..." February 05