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Cowboys Draft First QB Since 2009 In Dak Prescott

Apr 30, 2016 5:13 PM

The Dallas Cowboys took Mississippi State's Dak Prescott with the 135th overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday, two days after a failed bid to trade up for another first-round choice to select Paxton Lynch of Memphis.

"This means everything. It was just something I dreamed about," Prescott said. "I ran around the house acting like I was a Cowboys quarterback my whole life, so for it all to come true it's such a blessing. Just being here with my family, and Mr. Jones gave me that call, and just the excitement to have my family a majority of Cowboys fans, it was awesome."

With Tony Romo in the latter stages of his career, Prescott gives the Cowboys a quarterback with upside.

The Cowboys last selected a quarterback in the 2009 NFL Draft and only their third since 2001. Romo was undrafted in 2003.


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Jaylon Smith Drafted No. 34 By Cowboys

Apr 30, 2016 9:58 AM

Jaylon Smith was selected by the Dallas Cowboys at No. 34 overall despite his torn ACL and LCL.

Smith was expected to be a top pick before his Jan. 1st injury.

"It's been the most challenging time of my life, but at the same time, it's the best time of my life, where my dream has just come true," said Smith, who is questionable to play in 2016. "I've been wanting to play in the NFL since I was 7 years old."

The delay in his return to the field is due to nerve damage, but the Cowboys are confident the nerve will refire.

Jerry Jones said the Cowboys targeted Smith with their second-round pick since the start of the week. 

Todd Archer/ESPN

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Cowboys Wanted To Trade Up For Paxton Lynch

Apr 29, 2016 8:42 AM

The Dallas Cowboys wanted to trade up to draft Paxton Lynch on Thursday night, but couldn't close the deal.

Dallas, who had the fourth overall pick, tried to trade back into the first round to grab the Memphis quarterback, but couldn't find a trade partner. The Denver Broncos traded for the 26th pick (Seattle) to select Lynch.

Kevin Patra/NFL

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Cowboys Select Ezekiel Elliott No. 4

Apr 29, 2016 8:40 AM

The Dallas Cowboys selected Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick on Thursday night.

Just minutes before the selection, it was reported that Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey was the highest remaining player on the team's draft board. However, it appears as though Jerry Jones, who was said to be a big fan of Elliott's potential, won out.

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Cowboys Likely To Keep No. 4 Pick, Unlikely To Take QB/RB

Apr 26, 2016 9:56 AM

Jerry Jones says the Dallas Cowboys are likely to keep the No. 4 overall pick, the team's highest selection in 25 years.

Jones added that the Cowboys are also unlikely to take a quarterback or running back with the pick.

Associated Press

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Tony Romo Throwing Fully Without Restrictions

Apr 16, 2016 3:45 PM

Tony Romo has been able to throw fully without restriction as he makes progress from surgery on his collarbone.

Romo underwent "Mumford" surgery on March 8 to shave down the clavicle and help alleviate stress, thereby, hopefully, avoiding further breaks.

"I can throw fully," he said, via the team's official website. "I've been throwing fully here for a good week and a half, two weeks. It's been good."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Jerry Jones Compares Titans-Rams Trade To Herschel Walker Deal

Apr 15, 2016 6:41 PM

Jerry Jones compared the Tennessee Titans' trade of the first overall pick to the Los Angeles Rams to the Herschel Walker trade he made after buying the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys traded Walker to the Minnesota Vikings to rebuild their roster.

"I was surprised, but knowing the organization I'm not surprised," Jones said Thursday night, via ESPN.com. "They're really showing their colors. Step out there and go to Los Angeles, and then when you look at how they're setting their sails and it doesn't surprise me at all with what they're looking for in the future. It goes to show you certainly need to be thinking about your moves way in advance of the draft if you're going to go this early. I applaud them. It sounds like they got (what) they wanted.

"Then you've got to look at Tennessee and see all those draft picks. I didn't know Herschel Walker was still around."

Jones' Herschel Walker trade comment is the most interesting aspect of his take.


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Adam Schefter Found Greg Hardy 'Changed Kind Of Guy'

Apr 5, 2016 7:07 PM

Adam Schefter discussed his interview with Greg Hardy.

In the interview, Hardy denied ever hitting a woman.

“I went in with the idea that this guy is a monster," said Schefter. "I came out of there with a very different feeling. I came out of there feeling this is a guy who has managed to say the wrong things at the wrong time. I found him to be a changed kind of guy. A guy that realized he did makes some mistakes, could have handled things differently. … I’ll say this, he wasn’t waivering. He was adamant.”

Hardy was found guilty of assaulting a female and communicating threats in a bench trial. Hardy appealed the decision, requesting a jury trial. Chargers were dropped when his former girlfriend failed to cooperate with the trial.

Dan Patrick Show

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Greg Hardy Denies Ever Hitting A Woman

Apr 4, 2016 7:21 PM

Greg Hardy denies ever hitting a woman as he remains unsigned in free agency.

Hardy was discussing the 2014 incident involving former girlfriend Nicole Holder in Charlotte, North Carolina, when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers, and denied he had ever hit her.

"I've never put my hand on any woman," Hardy said.

"In my whole entire life, no sir," he said, adding that he was raised never to hit a woman and that violence against his siblings -- brother or sister -- wasn't tolerated.

Hardy was accused by Holder of throwing her against a bathroom wall, throwing her on a bed covered with assault rifles, choking her and threatening her life during an altercation at his apartment.

Schefter pointed out to Hardy that pictures of Holder following the incident showed her with multiple bruises all over her body.

"Pictures are pictures, and they can be made to look like whatever they want to," he said. "I didn't say I didn't do anything wrong. That situation occurred and that situation was handled, but as a man you can't avoid situations that aren't your fault or are your fault," he said.

He was convicted on charges of domestic violence in 2014 in a bench trial by judge. The case was then appealed to a jury trial and was thrown out when Holder stopped cooperating. 

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Alfred Morris Signs Two-Year Deal With Cowboys

Mar 22, 2016 11:24 AM

Alfred Morris has signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

In his first three years combined, Morris rushed for more yards (3,962) than any back in the NFL except for Marshawn Lynch.

Morris' production has dropped over the past two seasons.


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Dolphins, Cowboys, Washington Interested In Trading For Nick Foles
Nick Foles lost his job as starting quarterback last season.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tony Romo Expected To Have Plate Implanted In Collarbone
Tony Romo is expected to undergo surgery within the next two weeks.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Randy Gregory Suspended Four Games For Failed Drug Test
Randy Gregory missed four games to injury and wasn't too productive (11 tackles, no sacks) as a part-time player with the Cowboys.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

Oskar Garcia/AP

Tony Romo Comfortable With Cowboys Adding QB In Offseason
The Cowboys may draft a quarterback with their first round pick as Romo nears the end of his career.

Chase Goodbread/NFL.com

Johnny Manziel Believes Cowboys, Rams, Chiefs Interested
Johnny Manziel has reportedly told people that the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs have interest in signing him.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Joseph Randle Reportedly Bet On Sports During 2015 Season
Joseph Randle was cut by the Cowboys on Nov. 3 after he showed signs of mental instability and he also had been involved in placing bets on sporting events during the 2015 season.

Brandon George/Dallas Morning News

Browns, Chargers, Cowboys Could Select QB At Top Of Draft
Carson Wentz, Jared Goff and Paxton Lynch are considered the top quarterbacks.

Chase Goodbread/NFL.com

Tony Romo To Undergo Collarbone Surgery
Since 2010, Tony Romo has broken the collarbone three times, including twice last season.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Tony Romo Believes He Has At Least Four Seasons Left
Tony Romo believes he has at least four seasons left in the NFL despite the fact he'll turn 36 in April.

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)
The Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs finished the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Tony Romo Fine With Cowboys Drafting Quarterback
The Cowboys haven't drafted a quarterback since Stephen McGee in the fourth round of 2009.

Andie Hagemann/NFL.com

Sean Lee Made $2M Decision To Sit Out Week 17
Sean Lee's contract with the Cowboys calls for him to make $5 million if he played 80 percent of the teamís defensive snaps.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Dez Bryant Will Undergo Foot, Ankle Surgeries
Dez Bryant was limited to just nine games this season after breaking his right foot in the season opener.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Cowboys Don't Plan On Making Major Changes In Offseason
Jason Garrett will return as head coach of the Cowboys.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Brandon Weeden Happy Jerry Jones Will Be Watching Playoffs From Couch
Brandon Weeden was Tony Romo's backup to start the season and was called "limited" by Jerry Jones.

Shalise Manza Young/Yahoo! Sports

Dez Bryant Out For Week 16, Likely Done For Season
Dez Bryant did not practice during the week because of foot and ankle injuries.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tony Romo Finally Placed On IR By Cowboys
The Cowboys have won just one game without Romo and will miss the playoffs for the fifth time in the past six years.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Todd McShay/ESPN

Cowboys Won't Shut Down Dez Bryant
Despite a 4-9 record, the Cowboys have no plans to shut down Dez Bryant for the rest of the season.

Todd Archer/ESPN