Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Six teams 'in the mix' for Vikings RB Adrian Peterson "It's not clear yet where Adrian Peterson will play in 2015, but we should know for sure by May 2. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to hold onto Peterson if they can't find a trading partner by the end of the NFL Draft, which runs from April 30-May 2. "If he's not..." April 21

  • Greg Hardy asks for expungement of his criminal case

    Pro Football Talk "In February, criminal charges against Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy were dismissed on the first day of trial, after his accuser failed to show up in court — which happened after Hardy reportedly reached a settlement with her. Hardy now wants the State of North Carolina to pretend that none of..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Dorial Green-Beckham declines visit with Cowboys, report says

    Sporting News "With his rare blend of size and speed and a checkered past, former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is one of the most intriguing prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft. He could go virtually anywhere, but it’s unlikely Dallas will call Green-Beckham’s number in the upcoming draft...." April 19

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    NYG safety Stevie Brown mulling 5-6 offers, expected to make decision soon, per source. Interested teams include NYG, DAL, ATL, OAK, TN.

  • Cowboys are interested in RB Adrian Peterson "Now that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated by the NFL, the Vikings "look forward to Adrian re-joining" the team. Except that Peterson, who felt the organization didn't support him after he was indicted on child-injury charges last fall, feels differently. For months there have been reports..." April 19

  • Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne can't wait to practice

    Fox Sports Southwest "For the third offseason of cornerback Morris Claiborne's four years in Dallas, he will start offseason workouts injured and unable to participate. Even when talking about practice reps, the sixth overall in 2012 is restless with anticipation. "I can't wait," Claiborne said Friday at the 27th..." April 18

  • Bryant, Wells dispute lingers

    Pro Football Talk "The sending in February of a cease-and-desist letter to the former adviser of Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant hasn’t resolved the situation. Per multiple sources, Wells still has not complied with specific requests made at the end of the February 20 letter, a copy of which PFT has obtained. “You..." April 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Cowboys, apparently in the QB mix this draft, had a private workout with #UCLA QB Brett Hundley yesterday at UCLA, I’m told.

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

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    Tony Pauline @TonyPauline

    I'm told the Dallas Cowboys very high on Melvin Gordon/RB/Wisconsin and are targeting him in round one. Trade up?

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Dallas Cowboys host Boise State running back Jay Ajayi

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "There is no secret that the Dallas Cowboys plan to take a running back in the first or second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. It’s one reason they brought in a collection of the best draft-eligible backs for visits early in the week, including Georgia’s Todd Gurley, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon,..." April 11

  • Emmitt Smith on playing with concussions: Would I do it again? Yes

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s all-time leader in rushing yards admits he sometimes played when, if he were thinking only of his physical health, he should have stayed on the sideline. But he doesn’t regret it. Emmitt Smith, who is now 45 years old and a decade removed from his final season, says that he has..." April 11

  • Saints sign LB Anthony Spencer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints have signed former Dallas Cowboys linebacker/defensive end Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. Spencer, 31, has spent all eight seasons of his NFL career in Dallas. He was selected in the first round (26th overall) out of Purdue in..." April 10

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

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    Clarence Hill @clarencehilljr

    The Dallas Cowboys released DT Amobi Okoye (Louisville) on Wednesday. The comeback in Dallas is over.

  • RBs T.J. Yeldon, Todd Gurley among visitors to Dallas

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Two running backs are among the first visitors to Valley Ranch for pre-draft visits with the Cowboys. The team almost has filled its 30 allowed visits for national prospects, with the first group getting to town Monday night. Georgia running back Todd Gurley and Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon..." April 07

  • NFL's 1st Female Ref I Got Her Back Says Orlando Scandrick "If they can do it in the NBA, there's no reason female refs can't kill it in the NFL too -- so says Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick who says he's excited for Sara Thomas to make history. "I look forward to it," Scandrick said in L.A. this weekend ... "I'm sure she'll get the adequate..." April 07

  • Report: Adrian Peterson’s “Dream Scenario” is the Cowboys

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is set to meet with the NFL this week, and there’s a good chance he will be reinstated off the Commissioner’s Exempt List by April 15. Whenever Peterson is reinstated, the conversation will quickly turn to where he’s going to play in 2015. By now..." April 06

  • McFadden shocked Cowboys let DeMarco Murray walk, doesn't feel threatened by Adrian Peterson rumors

    Dallas Morning News "On his reaction when the Cowboys called: "Just looking at a team like that, I feel like everything is in place. They have a great O-Line, a great quarterback, receivers, tight end. I feel like it was just a great situatio for me to walk in to go in there, relax and play football." On what..." April 06

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    NFL Network @nflnetwork

    "DO NOT rule out Adrian Peterson for the @DallasCowboys. It's still doable." - @RapSheet @NFLTotalAccess

  • Does Romo restructure pave the way for Adrian Peterson?

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has agreed to restructure his contract to give the team more salary cap space, and already there has been speculation about Romo’s new deal freeing up room to acquire Adrian Peterson. Pro Football Talk reports that Romo’s restructure has created an..." April 02

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    Source: Tony Romo has restructured his contract with the #Cowboys. Will save the team $13M in cap space.

  • Tony Romo restructures deal with Cowboys, according to report

    SB Nation "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo restructured his contract and will save the team $13 million in cap room, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports. In the latest estimations from the NFL Players Association, the Cowboys had just over $2 million of available cap space. Romo was due to..." April 01

  • Tony Romo: Guys like Ray Rice, Greg Hardy deserve a second chance "The Cowboys signing of Greg Hardy has been a hot topic in Dallas lately, and everyone seems to have an opinion on it. After Hardy signed with the Cowboys on March 18, the mayor of Dallas called the signing a "shot in the gut," while also adding that adding Hardy wasn't a "good thing." A..." April 01

  • Sources: McClain, Cowboys agree to 1-year deal

    ESPN Dallas "Linebacker Rolando McClain has accepted a one-year contract to remain with the Dallas Cowboys, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. McClain will be given a base salary of $3 million and can earn an additional $1 million in playing-time incentives, sources said. McClain, who faces a four-game fine..." April 01

  • Cowboys' Tony Romo says he would have taken pay cut to keep Murray

    The Score "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo won't have the league's leading rusher in his backfield next year, but if he could, he would take less money to get DeMarco Murray back with the team. "DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?'" Romo said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on..." April 01

  • Report: NFL, NFLPA granted access to Greg Hardy trial photos

    The Score "A Mecklenburg County, N.C., district attorney has granted the NFL and NFLPA access to seven photos from Greg Hardy's first trial for domestic violence, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports. The photos may only be viewed by the two parties and any associated experts involved in the..." April 01

  • Jerry Jones not ruling out drafting another offensive lineman

    Fox Sports Southwest "From the very get-go, it seemed as though Jermey Parnell was going to be just fine. After all, on his first snap replacing an injured Doug Free in Seattle last season, he helped pave the way for a 20-yard, go-ahead touchdown run by DeMarco Murray. Parnell would go on to start the next three..." March 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Rolando McClain’s visit with the #Patriots ended without a contract, though it was a positive one. #Cowboys still very much in the mix

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    From @toddarcher & me: free agent LB Rolando McClain is visiting the Patriots today.

  • Cowboys won’t spend a lot to bring back Rolando McClain

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent linebacker Rolando McClain remains unsigned, and from all indications, if he’s going to return to Dallas it will be for a low-cost, low-risk contract. The Dallas Morning News reports that the Cowboys and McClain have “a drastically different” number in mind when it comes to how much..." March 28

  • Jerry Jones: We need to start looking for future Cowboys QB

    Fox Sports Southwest "Talk to members of the Cowboys' front office, and it leaves the impression that nothing is off limits in next month's NFL draft -- not even quarterback. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones shared his thoughts about the draft on Tuesday at the NFL's annual meetings. Among several musings..." March 28

  • Investigation Into Arson Of Rolando McClain's Home Inactive

    Blogging The Boys "In December of 2014, Rolando McClain's home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama burned to the ground. Last month, Fire Marshall Ed Paulk declared that the fire was an arson. The home to that point had been listed for sale at a value of $1.5 million but was mysteriously set ablaze. After exhausting all..." March 28

  • Hearing over Hardy exhibits is postponed

    Pro Football Talk "Next Tuesday, the dispute between the NFL and North Carolina prosecutors over documents introduced into last July’s trial in Greg Hardy’s criminal case had been scheduled to go to court. That now won’t happen. Via David Newton of, the two sides agreed to delay the effort. “The..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • Chip Kelly: Eagles didn’t add DeMarco Murray to weaken Cowboys

    Dallas Morning News "Philadelphia is the first team to poach the NFL’s leading rusher away from another franchise in 68 years. Even better: the Eagles took DeMarco Murray away from a Cowboys team that beat them for the NFC East title. “We never look at it that way,’’ Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly said. “We’re..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • Jerry Jones says Greg Hardy has paid 'terrific price' for off-the-field actions

    Sporting News "The Cowboys' signing of Greg Hardy is a hot topic, but obviously not too hot for Jerry Jones. Jones told Pro Football Talk Live his newly signed defensive end has paid a “terrific price” for his domestic violence case in Charlotte, N.C. “Had he not had this incident, his contract would be..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Report: Michael Sam Was ‘Flat-Out Horrible’ At NFL Veteran’s Combine

    NESN "Michael Sam’s dream of playing in professional football still is alive. But it appears the road back to an NFL roster will be a difficult one. The 25-year-old defensive end out of Missouri participated in this weekend’s veteran combine — along with older free agents such as Michael Bush and..." March 25

  • Jerry Jones not worried about Dez Bryant’s contract situation

    Pro Football Talk "Dallas receiver Dez Bryant remains unsigned, but Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones is not worried. Jones said at the league meeting that he’s sure Bryant will be under contract before the season starts, whether that’s because Bryant signs the franchise tender or because he and the..." March 25

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    David Helman @HelmanDC

    Add Stephen Jones' voice to Jason Garrett's. Cowboys are still trying to bring Rolando McClain back to the team.

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    David Helman @HelmanDC

    Stephen also said he thinks it's realistic that the Cowboys could reach a deal with Dez by the July 15 deadline. However ...

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    David Helman @HelmanDC

    Stephen Jones confirms what's long been suspected. Cowboys want to give Sean Lee a look on the weak side.

  • Report: Cowboys Interested in Adrian Peterson

    Sportsnaut "The saga of one Adrian Peterson continues. Fresh off Peterson’s agent indicating publicly that it’s not in the best interest of his client to return to the Minnesota Vikings in 2015, comes this piece of information from ESPN’s Jane McManus indicating that the Dallas Cowboys are looking at Peterson..." March 24

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    Ryan O'Halloran @ryanohalloran

    Caldwell said #Jaguars final offer to Murray "exceeded" their original limit. "If we were his first choice, we would have made it happen."

  • Agent: Brandon Carr will not take a pay cut with Dallas

    Pro Football Talk "The Dallas Cowboys have hoped they could convince cornerback Brandon Carr to take a pay cut this offseason. Carr doesn’t appear to be open to that idea. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Carr’s agent, Ben Dogra, said that Carr will not be taking a pay cut with the..." March 23

  • Seahawks were nervous about Greg Hardy, and his price tag

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks were scared off by Greg Hardy’s legal history and his potential punishment from the league. It was either that or the size of the contract Dallas was offering him. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider said Hardy’s background was the biggest factor in their pursuit of the free..." March 23