|Recent Cowboys Player News|
|WR - Williams, Roy|
Ex-Lion Roy Williams now an ex-Cowboy
Before the Cowboys can start get serious about loading up their roster, they have to get under the salary cap. They got started on that Tuesday by deciding to release several high-priced players.
|WR - Bryant, Dez|
Dez Bryant Questionable for Sunday
Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant is listed as questionable for Sunday's match-up with the Minnesota Vikings and is likely to be a game-time decision.
|TOL - Dallas, Cowboys|
Cowboys LG Kosier hurts knee, out 4-6 weeks (The Canadian Press)
OXNARD, Calif. - Dallas Cowboys left guard Kyle Kosier is expected to miss at least a month because of a sprained knee, making it two offensive linemen lost to injuries this week.
|WR - Bryant, Dez|
Bryant: Out 4-6 Weeks High Ankle Sprain
Cowboys rookie WR Dez Bryant is reportedly out four to six weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain.
|TE - Bennett, Martellus|
Bennett sidelined with left ankle injury
The Cowboys tight end is out of the first day of training camp after sustaining the non-football injury.
|WR - Williams, Roy|
Roy Williams Could be Cut?
ProFootabllTalk.com is reporting that with Dez Bryant now under contract for the Cowboys, Roy Williams and his sizable contract could be on the chopping block.
|LB - Lee, Sean|
Cowboys Sign Lee to 4-Year Deal
Inside linebacker Sean Lee agreed to terms on a four-year contract Friday. Financial terms of Lee's deal were not immediately known, but a source said the agreement includes $1.7 million in guaranteed money.
|WR - Bryant, Dez|
Cowboys Agree on 5-year Deal w/ Dez Bryant
The Cowboys have signed Dez Bryant to a 5-year, $11.8 million deal that includes $8.5 million guaranteed.
|PK - Buehler, David|
Cowboys ban foot races because the kicker would smoke everyone (Yahoo! Sports)
He might not be the best kicker in the NFL, but David Buehler of the Cowboys is probably the best athlete...
|WR - Bryant, Dez|
Dallas Cowboys open negotiations with first-round pick Dez Bryant
DALLAS -- The Dallas Cowboys have opened contract talks with first-round draft pick Dez Bryant, who said over the summer that his goal was to report to training camp on time
|Recent Cowboys Headlines|
|Super Bowl: from humble origin to king of U.S. sports events (Reuters)|
From modest beginnings of cheap tickets and empty seats to $4.5 million for a 30-second TV ad, the Super Bowl approaches its golden anniversary entrenched as the undisputed king of U.S. sporting events. Super Bowl 49 will pit the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday and figures to join 21 previous Super Bowls atop the list of most watched U.S. TV broadcasts. A far cry from the first Super Bowl clash between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, according to Jerry Izenberg of the (New Jersey) Star-Ledger, one of only two reporters to have covered ever Super Bowl.
|How Landon Cohen went from parking cars to making Super Bowl roster in less than a month (Yahoo Spo|
Four weeks ago, Landon Cohen was working as a valet in South Carolina. On Sunday, he just might play in the Super Bowl.
|Openly gay NFL draft choice Michael Sam proposes to boyfriend (Reuters)|
Michael Sam, the first openly gay man drafted by an NFL team, has become engaged to the man he kissed on television after he was chosen last year by the St. Louis Rams, he said on social media on Friday. Sam, who is no longer with a team in the National Football League, posted a photo of himself on Facebook kneeling before his boyfriend Vito Cammisano and presenting him with a ring. He disclosed his engagement on the same day the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether states can ban gay marriage, delving into a contentious social issue that will be one of the most anticipated rulings of 2015. Fourteen U.S. states have bans against gay marriage, while many other states have seen similar bans struck down by judges.
|Jerry Jones: Going to be hard to keep both Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray (NBC on Yahoo Sports)|
The Cowboys dealt with the free agents on their coaching staff in the last few days, keeping things mostly intact on the sideline after a division title. Now it?s on to the free agents who do their work on the field. Wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray are on the top of that list and owner Jerry Jones said Thursday what most people have known for a while. It will be expensive to keep both of the players in town while also having the cap space available to re-sign linebacker Rolando McClain , one of their right tackles ( Doug Free and Jermey Parnell are both out of contract) and add players to bolster the defense. ?Is it possible? Yes,? Jones said, via the team?s website. ?But if you just look at it from the standpoint of dollars and cents, it probably doesn?t look reasonable .? Jones didn?t rule anything out, but both players hit free agency off terrific seasons and keeping any flexibility elsewhere is probably going to require a choice between the offensive stars. If we were placing a bet, Bryant would be the one that returns to the team because the quality of the Dallas offensive line and the relative fungibility of running backs make Murray?s production seem like the easier one to replace. - Pro Football Talk, NBC Sports
|Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers limited in practice (The Associated Press)|
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited in practice on Wednesday with a left calf injury as the Green Bay Packers prepare for Seattle in the NFC title game.
|Ravens, Cowboys coaching staffs will lead Pro Bowl teams (The Associated Press)|
The NFL says the coaching staffs of the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys will lead the Pro Bowl teams in Arizona next month.
|AP source: Garrett, Marinelli set to return to Cowboys (The Associated Press)|
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- A person with knowledge of both deals told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Dallas coach Jason Garrett has agreed to a five-year contract and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli also is returning on a three-year contract.
|Buckeyes win first College Football Playoff crown (AFP)|
The Ohio State Buckeyes grabbed a slice of American college football history on Monday with a 42-20 triumph over Oregon in the first College Football Playoff Championship. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 246 yards and four touchdowns for Ohio State, who become the first university to claim a national football title via a knock-out playoff competition. The national collegiate title has long been a coveted commodity in a sport that sparks pride and passions across the United States often greater than those produced by professional teams. Instead, for decades, rankings or polls determined the national collegiate football champion.
|Hobbled Packers QB Rodgers inspires Lambeau faithful in win (Reuters)|
By Simon Evans GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (Reuters) - There were no Arctic-like temperatures or an epic final drive to clinch an NFL title, but there certainly was a similar spirit of overcoming adversity in a game that was hyped as Ice Bowl II. Aaron Rodgers, hobbled by a painful calf injury that limited his mobility, threw two second-half touchdowns to help the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-21 on Sunday and reach the Jan. 18 NFC Championship game at Seattle. And like the 1967 Ice Bowl between the same teams, this game was decided on the one-yard line. ...
|Aaron Rodgers and Packers rally past Cowboys to reach NFC title game (NBC on Yahoo Sports)|
The biggest officiating decision in the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs went the Cowboys way, but they didn?t have the same luck against the Packers on Sunday. After a review late in the fourth quarter, referee Gene Steratore ruled that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant didn?t catch a fourth down pass from Tony Romo despite the play initially having been ruled an athletic grab by Bryant on the 1-yard-line. Steratore ruled that Bryant did not establish possession before losing the ball when he hit the ground, a call that will be as hotly debated as last week?s reversed pass interference call against Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens . The Cowboys Defense had one last chance to get the ball back with a chance to win, but a third down pass deflected by defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford found its way into Randall Cobb ?s hands for a first down that allowed the Packers to run out the clock on a 26-21 victory that sends them to Seattle for the NFC Championship Game. Aaron Rodgers was 24-of-35 for 317 yards and three touchdowns while playing with a left calf injury that left him less mobile than usual in the pocket. Rodgers didn?t look good in the first half, but his work during the comeback from 21-13 down in the third quarter was sparkling. Rodgers completed every pass he threw in the fourth quarter and the final 10 he threw overall while delivering a reminder of why he?s the favorite to win the MVP award this season. The prospect of a similarly limited Rodgers against the Seahawks Defense doesn?t feel like a great one for the Packers, so his status at practice will be closely watched again as the week unfolds because Eddie Lacy will have a hard time chipping in 101 yards on 19 carries again next weekend. It?s a bitter way for things to end for the Cowboys, who rode a similar game plan to the one they used all season to take a lead into the fourth quarter at Lambeau. Tony Romo was efficient and DeMarco Murray rolled up 123 yards on 25 carries to keep the ball in the Cowboys? hands for much of the game, but a couple of play calls will gnaw at them with the offseason starting. The first came late in the second quarter when Romo lost yardage after dropping a third-and-1 shotgun snap and the Cowboys settled for a long field goal that Dan Bailey missed. A run might have been the more prudent call there, especially after Mason Crosby hit a field goal to end the half. Romo was then was sacked on first and second down near midfield as the game moved into the fourth quarter with Dallas clinging to a 1-point lead. Even after giving all credit to the Packers Defense for their execution, that?s a point when running the ball with Murray might have been the better way to score points and kill clock. Hindsight is always 20/20, however, and the Cowboys had every reason to believe in Romo?s ability to get it done after a year spent watching him get it done. They were awfully close to doing it when all was said and done, but the bounce went the other way and the Packers are headed back to CenturyLink Field for the second time this season. The first one opened their season and they?ll be trying to make sure visit No. 2 doesn?t end it. - Pro Football Talk, NBC Sports
|Officials explain decision to overturn Dez Bryant catch; Garrett: Loss not on refs (NBC on Yahoo Sp|
Referee Gene Steratore made a season-determining decision on Sunday in the Cowboys-Packers game, overturning a catch by Dallas receiver Dez Bryant that would have put his team one yard away from retaking the lead. Afterwards, Steratore explained the decision that the catch was not a catch. ?Although the receiver is possessiong the football, he must maintain possession of that football throughout the entire process of the catch,? Steratore told a pool reporter after the game. ?In our judgment, he maintained possession but continued to fall and never had another act common to the game. We deemed that by our judgment to be the full process of the catch, and at the time he lands and the ball hits the ground, it comes loose as it hits the ground, which would make that incomplete; although he re-possesses it, it does not contact the ground when he reaches so the repossession is irrelevant because it was ruled an incomplete pass when we had the ball hit the ground.? Asked whether Bryant was down (and the play over) when Bryant?s elbow hit the ground, Steratore said it doesn?t matter. ?When you?re still going through the process of the catch, elbows or knees or irrelevant, he must complete that entire process with the football, maintain possession throughout.? Though not specifically asked whether the ?indisputable visual evidence? standard was met, Steratore said it was clear both to him and to V.P. of officiating Dean Blandino in New York that the ball hit the ground. ?Yes, there were a couple of angles that show the ball actually hitting the ground and then the receiver losing possession of it as well,? Steratore said. Blandino is scheduled to join PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio tomorrow at 12:18 p.m. ET to discuss this one in further details. And any potentially game-deciding calls from the Colts-Broncos game. - Pro Football Talk, NBC Sports
|From Bayonne to Green Bay, Christie cheers beloved Cowboys (The Associated Press)|
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took his orange sweater to Lambeau Field on Sunday to cheer his beloved Dallas Cowboys.