Cowboys Rumors & News

  • Goodell: Owners to discuss playoff expansion at May meeting "Playoff expansion is a matter of when, not if, and according to Newsday's Bob Glauber, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that owners will discuss the topic at May 20 meetings in Atlanta. Last month,'s Peter King reported that the postseason could expand from 12 to 14..." April 24

  • Phil Costa: I retired at 26 because football took a toll on my body

    Pro Football Talk "Phil Costa, the 26-year-old center who abruptly announced his retirement just weeks after signing as a free agent with the Colts, says he did it because football wore him down. “Unfortunately, the day-to-day physical rigor of the NFL season has taken a toll on my body and has been a driving..." April 23

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Former #Bears QB Caleb Hanie has signed a one-year deal with the #Cowboys, per a source.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    I'm told that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is throwing lightly and doing some running at OTAs following December back surgery. #cowboys

  • DeMarcus Ware: Broncos’ training methods ‘a whole different deal’ than what I did with the Cowboys

    Dallas Morning News "DeMarcus Ware was one of 10 Dallas Cowboys starters to miss a game last season due to injury. The Cowboys rank third over the last two seasons in terms of games missed by starting players. The Cowboys have been searching for ways to reduce that number in 2014. If they need any more outside..." April 22

  • Report: NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson arrested after 'domestic dispute' "Former NFL receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson was arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence charges, according to a report. reported early Monday that the former USC star was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery and later released on $20,000 bail. CBS Los Angeles..." April 21

  • Colts center Phil Costa retires at age 26

    Pro Football Talk "Phil Costa, a center who signed with the Colts as a free agent last month, has surprisingly decided to retire. The Colts announced today that the 26-year-old Costa, who previously spent four years with the Cowboys, is calling it a career. “Phil feels it’s in his best interest to retire from..." April 21

  • With 16th pick, will any of the top defensive linemen be there for Cowboys?

    Miami Herald "Football has always been a game of blocking and tackling. But the updated NFL version features the three Ps: pass, protect and pressure. The quest of every NFL team is to find a franchise quarterback. When you find one, you must protect him because he'll be wearing a bull's eye. Defenses..." April 21

  • Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett wants to find 'intangibles' in draft prospects

    Dallas Morning News "Jason Garrett constantly talks about finding the right kind of people. Talent is just part of the equation. He seeks players who possess a blend of ability, temperament and passion that goes beyond what can be measured by the 40 or in the weight room. Garrett believes it takes three years to..." April 20

  • Cowboy fans to new Redskin Jason Hatcher: 'I hope you die'

    Fox Sports "Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher recently said he chose to sign with Washington because he believes Robert Griffin III will take the Redskins to the Super Bowl. Hatcher shared those thoughts and several others with NBC News4's Dianna Marie Russini. The Washington D.C. sports..." April 19

  • Henry Melton settles lawsuit regarding alleged bite of bar owner

    Pro Football Talk "Just before defensive tackle Henry Melton signed with the Cowboys, he was sued by a Texas bar owner for more than $1 million for allegedly biting the man in the back during an incident December of last year. Melton, who countersued with a claim that he was attacked by employees of the bar,..." April 19

  • Stanford's Mauro closer to Cowboys dream "Josh Mauro was like a lot of kids growing up in the area. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. He even attended the final game at Texas Stadium, a loss to the Baltimore Ravens in 2008. He hoped one day he would wear the star on his helmet. Today Mauro, who played defensive line at Stanford after..." April 18

  • Dallas picks up Tyron Smith option "The Dallas Cowboys have exercised the fifth-year option on Tyron Smith’s contract, according to a source, keeping the 2011 first-round pick with the team at least through 2015. The option will pay Smith more than $10 million and is presently guaranteed for injury, but it does not preclude the..." April 18

  • Troy Aikman still concerned about Tony Romo's back "Troy Aikman knows a thing or two about back surgeries. The Hall of Fame quarterback underwent back surgery when he was 26 years old and retired when he was 34 in large part because of back issues. Given his experience, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback isn't ready to join the chorus of..." April 17

  • New Cowboy Terrell McClain: Rod Marinelli was a huge reason I came to Dallas

    Dallas Morning News "On how Rod Marinelli factored in with McClain signing with the Cowboys: “It factored in a lot. He actually came down to my pro day and actually did the drills at my pro day three years ago when I was coming out of college, so I had a chance to talk to him. He was telling me all about himself...." April 13

  • London Fletcher takes a shot at Tony Romo

    Pro Football Talk "We loved retired linebacker London Fletcher. We may end up loving him even more in retirement. After NFL Network posted a photo of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo pondering the undulation of a green with Tiger Woods and asked for captions, Fletcher offered up a good one on Twitter, via CSN..." April 12

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16 "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

  • Cowboys not trying to move to No. 2

    ESPN Dallas "The St. Louis Rams are looking to trade the No. 2 overall pick in next month's draft. Don't count the Cowboys as an interested party. Multiple sources have said the Cowboys aren't trying to move up from No. 16 to No. 2. However, the sources did say the Cowboys would be willing to make..." April 09

  • Cowboys draft series: Why Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald makes sense at No. 16

    Dallas Morning News "After yet another 8-8 season that fell short of expectations, the Cowboys aim to improve their roster through the draft. With the 16th pick, the team hopes to select a player who will be an immediate contributor and help the Cowboys for years to come. Here is a look one of five prospects who may..." April 08

  • Cowboys TE Witten confident Romo will return 'better than ever'

    Fox Sports "Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday to watch the race and drive the pace car for the Duck Commander 500. But of course in Texas, it's always football season. And for the Cowboys, what they do this fall has a lot to do with how quarterback Tony..." April 06

  • Why a link between free agent Chris Johnson and Cowboys is silly

    Dallas Morning News "Chris Johnson is on the verge of being released by Tennessee. The Cowboys have already been thrown into the speculative mix as a landing spot. Here’s my position: the Cowboys don’t run the ball as much as they should with DeMarco Murray. Why add Johnson? That would give them two quality backs..." April 05

  • Marcus Spears to retire from NFL, join SEC Network

    Fansided "Former Dallas Cowboys first-round pick, defensive end Marcus Spears, will retire from the NFL and join the SEC Network as an analyst according to the network’s Twitter account. Spears spent eight seasons with the Cowboys before signing with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, where he spent his final..." April 05

  • Jason Garrett to use Henry Melton as a fullback in goal line packages

    Dallas Morning News "Not all of Jason Garrett’s time these days is spent hanging out with Tony Romo at college basketball games. Organized team activities begin in three weeks. The draft comes 21/2 weeks later. Action is about to heat up at Valley Ranch. The Cowboys head coach talks about the players the..." March 31

  • Dez Bryant becomes the veteran "Jason Garrett was asked about the Cowboys' desire to obtain a veteran wide receiver this offseason. The head coach was quick to point out the team already has one: No. 88. "We consider Dez Bryant a veteran receiver," Garrett said. "He's played a lot of games for us and played at a very..." March 31

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Garrett said Tyrone Crawford can play all 4 DL positions. He's recovered from his torn Achilles.

  • Jerry Jones: Missing playoffs won't cost Jason Garrett "Jerry Jones isn't yet making any demands on the Dallas Cowboys' 2014 performance. The man who said he wouldn't rebuild while quarterback Tony Romo was still slinging the pigskin with a star on his helmet, insists embattled coach Jason Garrett doesn't have to make the playoffs in 2014 to keep..." March 27

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • Cowboys, Dez Bryant talking contract extension

    Fansided "The Dallas Cowboys front office spent the last few weeks cleaning up a contractual mess that forced the team to rework some of their current contracts to get themselves under the cap. All of that work delayed a potential extension with wide receiver Dez Bryant, but according to owner Jerry..." March 25

  • Signs point to Cowboys exercising 5th-year option on Tyron Smith; long-term contract talks could be delayed

    Dallas Morning News "All signs point to the Dallas Cowboys exercising their fifth-year option on Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith that would extend his rookie contract through 2015 and could push off the club’s plan to sign him to a long-term contract. The NFL’s 2011 collective bargaining agreement required all..." March 25

  • Dallas Cowboys file complaint against Jay Ratliff, hopeful to retrieve money

    Dallas Morning News "The acrimonious split between the Dallas Cowboys and Jay Ratliff is far from over. Owner Jerry Jones said Monday that the club has filed a complaint against Ratliff. Jones declined to discuss specifics, but sources said the Cowboys want a portion of his $10 million signing bonus, a portion of..." March 25

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

  • Veteran wideout in Cowboys' plans? "Miles Austin is gone and most likely will never play for the Dallas Cowboys again. Hamstring injuries, a huge contract and the emergence of Dez Bryant made Austin expendable. Austin will be missed because he was a veteran receiver who could help the passing game when defenses took Bryant out..." March 23

  • Is Jerry Jones giving more power to son, Stephen?

    Dallas Morning News "Pump the brakes on the idea that Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is allowing his son, executive vice president Stephen Jones, to call most of the shots at Valley Ranch. The Cowboys signed free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton on Wednesday. On Thursday, Melton said he..." March 23

  • Weeden: 'This is the best thing for me' "Growing up in Oklahoma City, Brandon Weeden was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He remembers sitting at his grandparents’ house watching Thanksgiving games with Emmitt Smith running all over the place. Now Weeden is a Cowboy, having signed a two-year deal with the team this week after his release..." March 22

  • Jones: Cowboys looking harder at free agent’s age and injury history

    Fansided "The Dallas Cowboys have notoriously made bad free agency decisions, overpaying aging players. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told a local radio station they they’re working to change that mentality taking into account age and injury history when signing players. “We can’t just..." March 22

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

  • Sean Lee cleared for workouts

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee, who missed the final three games of the 2013 season with a torn ligament in his neck, has been cleared for offseason workouts, a source told Lee, who finished the 2013 season with 99 tackles and four interceptions, suffered a neck..." March 19

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    I'm told Jared Allen wants close to $10 million per year like DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers. Cowboys not interested at that price.

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the free agent list, and he was..." March 19

  • Sean Lee cleared for workouts "Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee, who missed the final three games of the 2013 season with a torn ligament in his neck, has been cleared for offseason workouts, a source told Lee, who finished the 2013 season with 99 tackles and four interceptions, suffered a neck..." March 19

  • Report: Jared Allen “unlikely” to sign with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "For Cowboys fans hoping that good things happen in threes, the third good thing apparently won’t be the signing of defensive end Jared Allen. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Allen in “unlikely” to sign with the Cowboys after Tuesday’s visit. Allen also has visited the Seahawks, and..." March 19

  • Tony Romo, wife welcome baby boy

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his wife, Candice, welcomed their second son on Tuesday. Rivers Romo weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces and checked in at 20.5 inches. Mother and son are healthy." March 18

  • Former Bears DT Henry Melton agrees to terms with Cowboys "If you like solving riddles on Twitter, former Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton has a doozy for you. OK, it's not a riddle that's real hard to figure out, especially when the Cowboys official reporter announced Tuesday night that the team had agreed to terms with Melton, a contract..." March 18

  • Jared Allen out to dinner with Cowboys officials Monday night, will continue visit Tuesday

    Dallas Morning News "Defensive end Jared Allen, the top pass-rushing free agent left on the market, is spending Monday night eating dinner with Dallas Cowboys officials and is scheduled to continue his visit at Valley Ranch on Tuesday, according to a source. So, defensive tackle Henry Melton wasn’t the only free..." March 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Cowboys have signed QB Brandon Weeden to a two-year deal, per source.

  • No shortage of suitors for free-agent DT Henry Melton, including Cowboys

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys are still in the running for Chicago Bears free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton. Melton, one of the top interior linemen still left on the market, is scheduled to visit the Cowboys on Monday, according to a source. Melton’s visit to Valley Ranch will give the Cowboys..." March 17

  • Brandon Weeden to visit Dallas Cowboys

    Fansided "When Henry Melton makes his way to Texas on Monday afternoon to visit the Dallas Cowboys, he’ll have an additional body with him – free agent quarterback Brandon Weeden. The third year quarterback (who spent five seasons playing minor league baseball) was released by the Cleveland Browns last..." March 16

  • Henry Melton visiting with the Dallas Cowboys

    Fansided "The Dallas Cowboys have been looking for defensive line help after a season plagued with injuries at the position. Combine that with the fact that the Cowboys have lost nearly every player on their defensive line to free agency this offseason, or in Jay Ratliff’s situation in the middle of last..." March 16

  • Jeremy Mincey hopes to bring trophies to Dallas

    Dallas Morning News "On what he can improve as his NFL career continues: Mincey: “Well there’s one thing I’ve decided to do because I know when I’m at a certain weight, I can exploit my talents the best way possible and that’s by losing a little weight. I play a lot better when I’m at the 260 (pound) range. I was..." March 16