Cowboys Rumors & News

  • NFL flexes Bucs-Cowboys on Dec. 18 to prime time

    NFL.com "Everyone knows the Cowboys sit atop the NFL as the league's best through 13 weeks. It appears the Buccaneers are also a hot ticket. Fresh off the Cowboys clinching a playoff spot, the NFL has decided to flex the Dec. 18 game between Tampa Bay and Dallas out of the 1 p.m. ET slot and into the..." December 04

  • Cowboys hold off Vikings for 11th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are receiving the bulk of the credit for the Dallas Cowboys' impressive season. Dallas' defense came through when it mattered on Thursday night. The Cowboys forced their first takeaway since Oct. 30, and Dez Bryant scored on the..." December 02

  • Jason Witten not concerned catch streak ended

    NFL.com "The Dallas Cowboys' winning streak continued Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings, but a Jason Witten franchise-record streak ended. The tight end did not catch a pass for the first time in 130 games. The last time Witten went without a catch was Week 9, 2008, versus the New York..." December 02

  • Cowboys' Rolando McClain suspended indefinitely

    NFL.com "Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is out of football for the foreseeable future. McClain has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported two weeks ago that McClain was facing the suspension due to a..." December 02

  • Cowboys-Vikings was the most watched 'Thursday Night Football game ever

    Awful Announcing "One of the likely reasons for the NFL’s ratings crisis this was a lack of dominant storylines. There was no dominant player or historically great player or charismatic breakout star. Well it turned out the solution was to have the Cowboys get off to a 10-1 start. Despite a matchup with the..." December 02

  • Elliott doesn't believe in proverbial rookie wall

    247 Sports "Ezekiel Elliott isn't concerned with conventional NFL wisdom. The Dallas Cowboys rookie sensation is coming off of a trench war against the Minnesota Vikings, and although he didn't put up gaudy numbers he made several impactful runs that helped keep the Cowboys alive when they looked dead..." December 02

  • Sam Bradford after obvious facemask non-call: Ref said I wasn't hit in facemask

    New York Daily News "Playing for their playoff lives, the Vikings scored with 25 seconds to play to get within two of the Cowboys, 17-15, Thursday night in Minnesota. On the two-point conversion try, Cowboys defensive tackle Cedric Thornton hit Minny QB Sam Bradford in the facemask and his pass sailed high out of..." December 02

  • Cowboys QB Dak Prescott was upset over draft day slide

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott couldn’t possibly be in a better situation. He’s starting for a first-place team with the best record in the NFL and playing alongside some of the most-talented offensive players in the NFL. There’s no real reason for Prescott himself to be upset,..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • Report: Cowboys expect La'El Collins to return before playoffs

    247 Sports "It looks like the rich will get richer in regards to the Dallas Cowboys and La'El Collins. Per NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys expect to see the return of the second-year offensive sometime in late December -- just in time for a potential playoff run. Collins is currently on injured..." December 01

  • Jerry Jones: Thursday Night Football isn't going anywhere

    Awful Announcing "Just when you thought common sense and ratings would rule in the NFL, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threw a big bucket of water on the alleged death of Thursday Night Football. As the story goes, Pro Football Talk began reporting that the league was considering doing away with its..." December 01

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Cowboys aren’t concerned by ghosts of Decembers past

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "December football is different in Jason Witten’s mind. That’s when things get magnified. That’s when teams separate themselves. That’s when teams either get in peak form for a postseason run, or fall apart down the stretch. The Dallas Cowboys, more times than not in Witten’s career, have..." December 01

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Joe Theismann: Any GM who trades for Tony Romo's 'damaged goods' should lose his job

    Dallas Morning News "Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann has said for months that Tony Romo should quit football. So it's not shocking that Theismann, who led Washington to a Super Bowl win in his 12 years with the team, thinks the guy he deems fragile isn't leaving Dallas. "Let's put this Tony Romo stuff to..." November 29

  • Jerry Jones reveals whether the Cowboys will limit Ezekiel Elliott's carries

    Fox Sports "When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott fourth overall, everyone knew he would be the centerpiece of the offense. They were going to get back to their winning formula from 2014, when DeMarco Murray led the league in rushing, took pressure off the defense and carried the Cowboys to the..." November 29

  • Norman on Dez: Not a battle 'when other person don't show up'

    NFL.com "The smoke had cleared after Thursday's fireworks. And Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was, in his words, still not sure what all the fuss was about. "It just baffles me that we're going back and forth," Norman told NFL.com by phone after a day of reflection, watching countless media outlets..." November 27

  • Jimmy Johnson hints that Ezekiel Elliott might be better than Emmitt Smith

    Fox Sports "The Dallas Cowboys' league-leading 9-1 start and the play of rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are creating comparisons to great Cowboys teams of the past. One superlative thrown out recently was especially eye-popping: that Elliott, who's leading the league in rushing with 1,102 yards,..." November 27

  • Michael Irvin to Josh Norman: 'Don't be doing all of that junk'

    NFL.com "Redskins cornerback Josh Norman responded to Dez Bryant on Friday via NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and expressed a level of surprise in the heightened drama, but for some former NFL players, Norman let it get far enough himself. On NFL GameDay Morning Sunday, former NFL stars Kurt Warner..." November 27

  • Jones raves about Prescott stiff arm: 'He's the daddy when he does that'

    Sports Day "You know you've accomplished something as a rookie when Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is already calling you daddy. Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott had eight carries for 39 yards and a touchdown Thursday in leading Dallas to a Thanksgiving Day win over Washington. On one run,..." November 26

  • Zeke on opponents mocking his 'feed me' celebration: 'I think it's funny'

    Sports Day "Ezekiel Elliott's feed me gesture has become so popular that opponents have been imitating it after big hits on the rookie standout. After stopping Elliott for a five-yard loss late in the first quarter, Redskins defensive end Chris Baker mocked the gesture where Elliott pretends to be..." November 25

  • Ezekiel Elliott has already passed Emmitt Smith in the Cowboys' rookie record book

    Fox Sports "Credit the offensive line or Zeke himself, whichever you prefer. Either way, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is out here topping some of the legends in Dallas football history. With two more scores in the Cowboys' 31-26 win over the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Day, Elliott matched..." November 25

  • Dak Prescott continues to impress in the fourth quarter

    The Sports Daily "For all the incredible stats you can pull up on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, the rookie’s numbers in the fourth quarter—especially lately—might be the most impressive. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Prescott has completed 25 of 28 passes in the fourth quarter over the last four..." November 25

  • Cowboys-Redskins Thanksgiving matchup breaks ratings record

    Sportsnaut "Remember when there was some concern over sagging television ratings earlier in the NFL season? Now that the election has passed and the holidays are here, apparently that no longer appears to be the case. After seeing some rather disturbing rating numbers for nationally televised game earlier..." November 25

  • Jerry Jones Is an Elite GM

    Complex "The Dallas Cowboys are the most memed team in NFL history (check me on this, Elias Sports Bureau), which probably means that Jerry Jones is the most memed owner in NFL history. He has long drawn the mockery of NFL fans and media that have characterized him as an out-of-touch owner with too much..." November 25

  • Joe Theismann Thinks Tony Romo Should Retire Now

    The Big Lead "Joe Theismann filmed a video with TMZ — it appears to not have even been an airport ambush or anything like that — about Tony Romo, and the former Washington said he told Romo earlier in the season that he felt like he “shouldn’t play football anymore.” “I worry about Tony Romo the man, and the..." November 25

  • Josh Norman says Dez Bryant told him after game, ‘where I’m from, we unload the clip’

    Washington Post "If there was any mutual respect between Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, it’s safe to say that went out the window Thursday. For the second straight Thanksgiving, these two highly competitive players jawed back and forth throughout the..." November 25

  • Dez Bryant rips Josh Norman on Twitter after Thanksgiving win

    Washington Post "Josh Norman and Dez Bryant are doing their part to bring back the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry. The two combustible stars tangled on the field during the Redskins’ 31-26 loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving evening. They tangled at length after the game, too, before they were separated by..." November 25

  • Jason Garrett calls out DeSean Jackson for hitting Anthony Brown

    Larry Brown Sports "Jason Garrett got into it with DeSean Jackson after the Washington wide receiver smacked one of Dallas’ DBs in the face during Thursday’s game. Jackson and Anthony Brown got into it after a play just before the start of the fourth quarter. Referees separated them, but they missed that Jackson..." November 25

  • Donte Whitner: “Very frustrating” to play against Dak Prescott

    Sports Day "Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went his fourth straight game without an interception and second-straight without a fumble. The rookie has fumbled in just four of 11 starts and thrown picks in two. His last interception: Oct. 30 in the Cowboys' 29-23 overtime win against the Eagles. Washington safety..." November 25

  • Prescott, Cowboys top 'Skins for 10th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON -- Despite picking up a 10th straight win Thursday against the Washington Redskins, the Dallas Cowboys did not force a turnover for the third straight game. While forcing turnovers is always a recipe for success in the NFL, the Cowboys found the weapon to compensate for it. The..." November 24

  • Michael Irvin explains why he wants Cowboys to lose to Redskins

    Fox Sports "A member of the Dallas Cowboys’ famed triplets during the '90s, Michael Irvin was involved in a number of games against the Washington Redskins. With the two NFC East rivals set to square off on Thanksgiving, you’d expect the Hall of Fame wideout to be backing the Cowboys. But that’s not the..." November 24

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Josh Norman not expected to shadow Dez Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "The last time the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys met, Dez Bryant caught seven passes for 102 yards en route to his team’s 27-23 victory. Josh Norman did not shadow Bryant in that game, so surely the Redskins will want him to on Thursday, right? Not necessarily. Rich Tandler of..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Skip Bayless would like the chance to end a 20-year-long feud with Troy Aikman

    USA Today "When Fox Sports hired Skip Bayless from ESPN, former NFL quarterback and current FOX analyst Troy Aikman was not happy. He had no problem blasting the hire in an interview with Sports Illustrated. That multi-decade feud still continues to this day. Before launching a TV career, Bayless was a..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Siemian Not Worried About Romo Speculation

    NBC News 9 Colorado "Yes, Trevor Siemian heard about the report speculating Tony Romo has made the Denver Broncos his first preference next season. “That’s so farrrrrr out of my reach,’’ Siemian said, smiling while extending his healthy right arm towards the right side of the locker room. “That’s way beyond my pay..." November 22

  • Cowboys activate Jaylon Smith, but 2016 debut unlikely

    247 Sports "Stephen Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are willing to take yet another risk with rookie linebacker Jaylon Smith. On Monday, Jones spoke with 105.FM The Fan in Dallas and stated the team will 'probably' activate both Smith ahead of the NFL-imposed deadline of Tuesday. Should the team choose to not..." November 21

  • Joe Flacco repeatedly says Ravens should have beaten Cowboys: 'I'm not kidding'

    BaltimoreRavens.com "The Ravens aren’t taking any moral victories after a 10-point loss to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at AT&T Stadium. Sure, the Cowboys have the NFL’s best record at 9-1. And, yes, the Ravens were tied with them at halftime. But that just left the Ravens feeling more frustrated as they prepared..." November 21

  • Jones expects Romo to play in nanosecond if called upon

    Fox Sports "The Dallas Cowboys set a franchise record by winning their ninth in a row Sunday. They have a young, dynamic duo on offense in quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. All is good in Jerry Jones’ world, right? Well, the outspoken Cowboys owner isn’t ready to put Tony Romo out..." November 21

  • Cowboys rookie CB Anthony Brown on Baltimore WR Steve Smith: 'I have no respect for him anymore'

    Sports Day "Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerback Anthony Brown said he respected Baltimore's Steve Smith coming into Sunday's game. But after it was over, he had lost all respect for the Ravens veteran receiver. Smith was targeted nine times Sunday and caught eight passes for 99 yards and a touchdown. Smith's..." November 21

  • Prescott's 3 TD passes carry Cowboys over Ravens

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are entering some special territory with each passing win. Not getting caught up it may become their greatest challenge. Dak Prescott threw three touchdowns passes and the Cowboys now own the longest winning streak in franchise history after..." November 20

  • Cowboys' Claiborne tore bone off pelvis, to undergo MRI in 3 weeks

    Fanrag Sports "Dallas Cowboys’ cornerback Morris Claiborne has reportedly torn off a piece of his pelvic bone, which will continue to keep him sidelined for at least the next three weeks as he looks to get a MRI and avoid surgery. Claiborne has played in only seven games this season for Dallas, last appearing..." November 20

  • Charles Woodson calls Tony Romo’s press conference ‘unnecessary’ and ‘selfish’

    USA Today "Well, this is a take. Tony Romo is back from his injury and ready to play on Sunday, but he won’t be. He made that much clear earlier this week, when he praised the form of rookie Dak Prescott and said that he deserved to remain in the starter’s role. His speech was emotional, classy, and..." November 20

  • Tony Romo reportedly contemplating retirement after the 2016 season

    CBS Sports "The future is very uncertain for Tony Romo. The only thing anyone knows is that Romo is going to sit on the bench for the near future, playing the role of mentor and cheerleader for Dak Prescott, and subject to millions of close-in camera shots every time Dak does something, good or bad. CBS..." November 20

  • Jason Garrett: Dak Prescott not on a short leash

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Now that rookie sensation Dak Prescott has officially been named the starting quarterback over veteran Tony Romo, who is ready to play after missing the first nine games of the season with fractured bone in his back, there are questions about whether he will be on a short leash and possibly..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20