Cowboys Rumors & News

  • 2h
    Jon Machota @jonmachota

    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

  • Cowboys draft Baylor basketball star in hopes of making him a tight end

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys selected Baylor's Rico Gathers on Saturday afternoon with the 217th pick in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. This is notable because Gathers is a basketball player. He hasn't played the sport of football since he was 14 years old. Gathers is 6-foot-8, 275 pounds -- a..." May 01

  • Jerry Jones: I probably should have overpaid for Memphis QB Paxton Lynch

    Sports Day "In the fallout of the NFL draft, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is still feeling the effects of the trigger he didn't pull on the draft's first night. Walking back to the Cowboys draft room Saturday evening, Jones mentioned that it was difficult for him to fall asleep Thursday night after..." May 01

  • New Cowboys teammate Elliott was only Buckeye to check on Smith after injury

    The Score "It was a scary scene at the 2016 Fiesta Bowl game between Notre Dame and Ohio State when projected top-10 pick Jaylon Smith went down with a knee injury that would later knock him out of the NFL draft's first round. Smith was surprisingly selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round,..." April 30

  • Report: Sean Lee had a “minor” knee scope

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys made one of the most notable picks on the second day of the draft when they picked linebacker Jaylon Smith with the 34th overall selection despite a knee injury that most believe will keep him out for the 2016 season. One of the people in that group is Dr. Dan Cooper, who performed..." April 30

  • Tony Romo's heir? Cowboys draft quarterback Dak Prescott

    Sports Day "The Cowboys might have found their future replacement for Tony Romo. The Cowboys met with him at least four times in three months, including a March 21 trip to Starkville, Miss., where quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson put Prescott through a private workout. Beefing up the options behind Romo,..." April 30

  • Raiders jump Cowboys to take quarterback Connor Cook

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders didn’t really need another quarterback, but they made an aggressive move to get one Saturday. Oakland traded in front of Dallas to take Michigan State’s Connor Cook with the 100th overall pick. The Cowboys obviously wanted to find a guy this weekend, after a deal to acquire..." April 30

  • Pats reportedly targeted Jaylon Smith

    CBS Sports "On Friday night the Cowboys surprised everyone by going against the grain, eschewing "win now" and drafting Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, one of the biggest winners on the draft's second day. Smith is a top-five talent, but he wasn't expected to be gone at the top of the second round. And..." April 30

  • Jerry Jones closes door on Hardy return to Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Cowboys went into the NFL Draft with definite needs for a pass rusher. It’s been the elephant in the room the entire offseason, considering the Cowboys had problems rushing the passer in 2015 and then failed to sign any proven pass rushers in free agency. The need at defensive end was..." April 30

  • Why Cowboys took big risk in Round 2 on Jaylon Smith, who is unlikely to play in 2016

    Sports Day "The Cowboys seem dead set on not finding a walk-in defensive starter on a team that really could use one. On Thursday, they used their fourth overall pick on Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott and then failed in their attempt to trade back into the first round to draft quarterback Paxton..." April 30

  • Emmitt Smith says Ezekiel Elliott is better than Emmitt Smith

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys made former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday night. While the pick was divisive (our own Pete Prisco gave the Cowboys a D grade), the rationale behind it was obvious. Elliott is an elite talent, one of the top..." April 29

  • Jerry Jones admits Cowboys wanted Paxton Lynch, failed to trade up

    The Sports Daily "Jerry Jones and the Cowboys wanted to hit the motherload of all homeruns in Thursday’s NFL draft, taking Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 and then trading back up and getting Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch, too. Didn’t work. Jones got his star running back but failed to get..." April 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Cowboys are attempting to trade up with the #Browns at No. 32, source said. The likely target is a pass-rusher.

  • Ezekiel Elliott Pleads Not Guilty In Ohio Car Crash Incident

    TMZ "Hours after he was drafted by the Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott had a serious off the field issues to address in Ohio ... sending his lawyer to plead NOT GUILTY in his court case stemming from a 2015 car crash. As we previously reported, Elliott says he hydroplaned and lost control of his car..." April 29

  • Ravens tried to trade up for Ramsey before passing on Tunsil

    Baltimore Sun "By the time the Ravens were on the clock with the sixth overall pick of the NFL draft Thursday night, the phones in their draft room had stopped ringing. They had failed to complete a trade with the Dallas Cowboys to move up to the fourth spot to take Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey,..." April 29

  • Cowboys' Confident Zeke Can Benefit Both Sides Of The Ball "Using their highest draft pick in a quarter century, the Cowboys selected the top running back in this year’s draft class. However that might look on paper, though, the Cowboys’ front office wanted to make something perfectly clear on Thursday night. Regardless of how many rushing yards and..." April 29

  • 6d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Sound Paxton Lynch alert: CLEV and DAL have inquired about trading back into back part of first round, per sources. Let's see if it heats up

  • 6d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    This is interesting… the #Titans and the #Cowboys are trying to come back into the first round. Could be wild at the end.

  • Cowboys take Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4

    Pro Football Talk "Jerry Jones likes flashy playmakers, and the Cowboys may have just added the best one in the draft. Dallas drafted Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. Elliott to Dallas had been much discussed, but when the Chargers surprised everyone..." April 28

  • Cowboys “struggling” with whether to take Ezekiel Elliott

    Pro Football Talk "Two years ago, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones desperately wanted to use a first-round pick to obtain quarterback Johnny Manziel. Someone ultimately persuaded Jones to come in from that specific ledge. This year, it’s widely believed that Jones wants running back Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth..." April 28

  • Romo’s Fantasy Football Convention Takes NFL to Court for Harassing Sponsors

    Black Sports Online "The NFL loves engaging in confrontation with its players! According to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal the Dallas quarterback’s National Fantasy Football Convention filed paperwork in court on Wednesday claiming that the NFL is harassing event sponsors. In the documents the lawyers..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Oddsmakers say Cowboys will pick Elliott if there isn’t a trade

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Everyone has an opinion when it comes to the NFL Draft and the Dallas Cowboys. The folks at are no different. Remember, this is a business that helps you to put your money where you mouth is or something close to it. Of course, there’s always a wild card. In this..." April 28

  • Ronald Leary signed Cowboys' restricted free-agent tender

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys guard Ronald Leary signed his restricted free-agent tender Wednesday after sitting out the first week of the team’s offseason program. The deadline for teams to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets passed last week. The Cowboys placed the second-round tender on Leary worth..." April 28

  • Jerry Jones thinks Jalen Ramsey was suspended, and thinks that’s a good thing

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones thinks a disciplinary action taken against Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey shows that Ramsey is just the kind of player the Cowboys need. Jones said that Ramsey, whom the Cowboys are considering drafting with the fourth overall pick on..." April 26

  • Nick Hayden visits Seahawks

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks added one veteran free agent to their defensive line mix when they signed Sealver Siliga earlier this offseason and they took a look at another defensive lineman on Monday. Sheil Kapadia of reports that the team visited with defensive tackle Nick Hayden. The Seahawks have..." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Brandon Carr takes significant pay cut to remain with Cowboys, free up cap space

    Sports Day "Cornerback Brandon Carr accepted a significant pay cut Monday to remain with the team that will free up additional salary cap space for the Cowboys, sources said. Carr was set to make a base salary of $9.1 million in 2016 and carry a massive salary cap hit of $13.8 million in the final season..." April 26

  • Joey Bosa's character gets stamp of approval from Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Cowboys have two defensive ends suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa sat out the season opener in 2015 for a violation of team rules that some have reported was for marijuana. The..." April 25

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys “most likely” staying at No. 4

    Pro Football Talk "The first two picks of the NFL draft have been traded, but the Chargers say that interest in acquiring the third pick has slowed down recently and it looks like the Cowboys will be staying put at No. 4 as well. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News,..." April 25

  • Norman’s arrival spices up Dallas rivalry, too

    Pro Football Talk "When Washington first expressed interest in cornerback Josh Norman, one potential twice-per-year series instantly became far more intriguing: Norman facing off against Odell Beckham Jr. of the Giants. But another NFC East rivalry now becomes more compelling, too. When the Panthers, Norman’s..." April 24

  • Ex-Cowboy Joseph Randle denied bond change, judge says ‘he is not calling the plays here’ "A Sedgwick County judge on Friday refused to further modify bond conditions for former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle after NFL lawyers said the organization didn’t want to be liable for transporting Randle to an inpatient mental treatment facility if he bails out of jail. Randle’s..." April 24

  • The Dallas Cowboys Have Drafted the Most Pro Bowlers Since 2005

    The Big Lead "Jerry Jones catches a lot of grief for his involvement in the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys haven’t won a Super Bowl title since 1995, after winning three in a four-year span. They haven’t even been to a conference championship game since that year. However, you could have done a lot worse when..." April 23

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Cowboys' Stephen Jones: Cost of signing Norman 'past where we're comfortable'

    Sports Day "The Dallas Cowboys need help in the secondary, but it doesn't sound like it will be coming in the form of unrestricted free-agent cornerback Josh Norman. Norman, who is reportedly seeking a deal worth around $14 million a year, is likely too pricey for Dallas. "Josh Norman is a great..." April 22

  • Report: Jerry Could Get DAL to Pick RB Elliot at No. 4

    Bleacher Report "No prospect's draft stock has fluctuated more in the last few weeks than that of running back Ezekiel Elliott, who could be selected as high as No. 4 by the Dallas Cowboys. Why is Cowboys owner Jerry Jones so high on Elliott? Where do most people think he'll be drafted?" April 22

  • Report: Cowboys will pick up Travis Frederick's fifth-year option

    CBS Sports "When the Dallas Cowboys came on the clock at the No. 18 pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the expectation was that they were going to take one of the top defensive prospects on the board. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and safety Eric Reid were popular guesses. Instead, the Cowboys sent in a card..." April 21

  • Are the Cowboys now desperate enough to re-sign DE Greg Hardy? Don't bet on it

    Sports Day "The Dallas Cowboys continue to go in the wrong direction with their pass-rush. Before long, they could be backed into a corner. The Cowboys are bracing for starting left-side defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence to be suspended the first four games of the 2016 season, sources said, after he violated..." April 21

  • Sources: Cowboys brace for DE DeMarcus Lawrence to be hit with four-game suspension

    Dallas Morning News "Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence faces a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, sources said. The Cowboys have not been notified of the impending suspension, which means Lawrence and his representatives are in the process of challenging the ruling. But several..." April 20

  • Backup quarterback remain on forefront of Cowboys’ minds

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Stephen Jones stated the expected Tuesday, reiterating that upgrading the pass rush is the top priority for the Dallas Cowboys going into the NFL draft. The second position on Jones’ mind? “Of course we continue to think about our backup quarterback position behind Tony [Romo],” Jones said...." April 20

  • Antonio Cromartie’s “dream choice” would be playing for Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "In late February, there was a report that cornerback Antonio Cromartie would visit with the Bills but he said he had nothing planned with the team and there hasn’t been any further information about discussions with Buffalo about joining the team. There haven’t been any other reports about..." April 19

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18