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Jerry Jones Will Alone Decide Future Of Tony Romo

Jan 17, 2017 5:07 PM

Jerry Jones says he alone will decide the future of Tony Romo with the Dallas Cowboys, and there are "several cards to be played."

Romo started for Dallas for 10 years before losing his job to rookie Dak Prescott after a preseason back injury.

The Cowboys are most likely to trade or release Romo.

Romo has the largest 2017 salary cap figure among quarterbacks at $24.7 million. The Cowboys could save about $5 million under the cap with a release.

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Ezekiel Elliott Complains About Lingering NFL Investigation

Jan 17, 2017 8:12 AM

Ezekiel Elliott isn't happy with the NFL's lingering investigation into domestic violence claims made against him.

"I do want closure," Elliott said following Sunday's playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. "I do. I would rather them not drag it on as long. I think if there was something to find, which there's not, they would've found it by now. The police did a very thorough investigation.

"I will tell you this — it just seems like they're dragging their feet right now. Who knows, man? I just want it to end."

Elliott's lawyer made similar comments back in October and the matter remains pending.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Jason Witten Aware He Has A 'Shelf Life'

Jan 16, 2017 8:02 AM

Jason Witten isn't close to retirement, but admitted after the Dallas Cowboys' loss on Sunday that he knows he has a "shelf life" as a player.

A reporter mentioned that Witten has never been to a conference title game.

"Yeah, I'm well aware of that," Witten said. "Obviously that's something I realize, regardless of how many catches you have or any of that stuff, your legacy will be remembered as how you play in these certain situations in the playoffs, and that's tough. It's tough for me to swallow that. It's not about any one individual. I’m proud of this team. I really have my whole career I've tried to work really hard to not make it about me, and that's why there's emotion that goes along with this.

"I'm in my 14th year, and you know there's a shelf life for everybody. You put everything you have into it, and when you come up short it's tough. It's not about a paycheck. It's about an opportunity to compete and lead and win and play in these types of games. This team had a special feel all the way through, and to come up short like that for me is hard."

Witten has one more year left on his current contract.

Brandon George/Dallas Morning News

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NFL Sends Additional Questions To Ezekiel Elliott On Alleged Assault

Jan 15, 2017 12:12 PM

The NFL has submitted follow-up questions to Ezekiel Elliott related to the assault accusations made in July by his ex-girlfriend, league sources told ESPN.

Elliott is still in the process of responding to the league's questions, which he received within the past month.

Any potential discipline will be for the 2017 season.

Over the summer, Elliott's ex-girlfriend posted pictures of her bruised arms on Instagram and tagged Elliott, sparking an investigation that has lasted all season. 

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Suspension

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Packers Rule Out Jordy Nelson For Cowboys' Game

Jan 13, 2017 10:51 AM

Jordy Nelson has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Nelson suffered multiple rib fractures in last week's win against the New York Giants.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Injury

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Ezekiel Elliott Unhurt In Minor Car Accident

Jan 11, 2017 12:12 PM

Ezekiel Elliott was in a minor car accident near the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility on Wednesday.

"We can confirm that Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a minor vehicle crash this morning in the area of Dallas Parkway and Gaylord Parkway," the Frisco Police Department said in a statement.

No injuries were reported in the accident, which was a minor fender-bender.

ESPN

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Dak Prescott Has No Plans For Vacation During Playoff Bye Week

Jan 6, 2017 7:16 AM

Dak Prescott says he has no plans to leave town during the Dallas Cowboys' playoff bye.

With the bye week in the 2007 playoffs, Romo, Jason Witten and Bobby Carpenter went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with their then-girlfriends and wives. A week later, they lost to the New York Giants and the trip drew much consternation.

"Hanging out and getting rested," Prescott said of what he plans to do this weekend. "Yeah, anytime football's on I'm going to watch it."

Todd Archer/ESPN

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Randy Gregory Suspended For At Least One Year

Jan 5, 2017 5:06 PM

Randy Gregory has been suspended by the NFL for at least one year after a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Gregory served two other suspensions totaling 14 games this season.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA

Jan 3, 2017 2:01 PM

The NFL has very few teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

The Chiefs were the closest team to finish in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 14th.

The New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys finished the season ranked first and second in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

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Chip Kelly Wanted 49ers To Draft Dak Prescott

Jan 2, 2017 11:46 AM

Chip Kelly and others within the San Francisco 49ers wanted the team to draft Dak Prescott in 2016. Kelly thought he was a fit with the type of offense he likes to run.

Prescott was picked 135th overall in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys. Prescott led the Cowboys to the best record in the NFC as a rookie.

Trent Baalke instead used the 133rd pick on Rashard Robinson, a cornerback out of LSU.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Tony Romo Expected To Play In Season Finale
Tony Romo is expected to play for the first time since Thanksgiving 2015 when the Cowboys wrap up the regular season against the Eagles on Sunday, according to sources.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Ezekiel Elliott Gifts $25k ATVs To Entire Offensive Line
Entering Week 16, Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 1,551 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Dallas Morning News

Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Jerry Jones: Randy Gregory Will 'Absolutely' Play Next Two Games
Randy Gregory is eligible to practice this week after missing the first 14 games of the season due to a pair of suspensions.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Cowboys Leave Door Open For Quarterback Switch
Jerry Jones continues to be asked what it would take for the Cowboys to bench Dak Prescott in favor of Tony Romo.

Marc Sessler/NFL

Jerry Jones Will Try To Keep Tony Romo In 2017
Jerry Jones acknowledged that keeping Tony Romo along with Prescott would be "unorthodox."

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Sam Bradford Questions No-Call On Failed Two-Point Conversion
Sam Bradford badly overthrew Kyle Rudolph on the potential game-tying play.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Cowboys Can Clinch Playoff Berth In Week 13
The Cowboys can become the first NFL team to clinch a playoff berth this weekend.

NFL

Cowboys Not Planning On Decreasing Workload Of Ezekiel Elliott
Ezekiel Elliott has 243 carries for 1,199 yards with 11 touchdowns and is on pace for 354 carries and 1,744 yards.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Cowboys Struggling To Generate Pressure On Quarterbacks
The pass rush has been a concern for the Cowboys this season despite a stellar win-loss record.

Drew Davison/Star-Telegram

Dez Bryant, Josh Norman Scuffle After Cowboys' Win
Dez Bryant said "Washington needs to get their money back from Josh Norman" which was a callback to what Norman said last Thanksgiving.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Elliott Wants To Avoid 'Ball Security Issues' Against Washington
Ezekiel Elliott fumbled twice in Week 2 against Washington and was replaced by Alfred Morris on the Cowboys' game-winning drive.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Rolando McClain Suspended For Additional Year
Rolando McClain is likely to appeal the latest suspension.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tony Romo Asked Cowboys For Chance To Win Job Back
Tony Romo asked the Cowboys for a chance to win back his job from Dak Prescott as starting quarterback before announcing he accepted his fate as the backup.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Eric Dickerson Believes His Rookie Rushing Record Is Safe
Ezekiel Elliott is on pace to come within 21 yards of the 1,808 mark set by Eric Dickerson in 1983.

USA Today

Bears, Jets, Broncos, Cardinals Could Pursue Tony Romo In 2017
If Dak Prescott continues to merit playing as the starter, the Cowboys would struggle to carry Tony Romo's $14 million base salary.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tony Romo Announces He Backs Dak Prescott But Still Wants To Play
Tony Romo addressed the media on Tuesday about his situation with the Cowboys as he returns from injury while Dak Prescott has led the team to an 8-1 record.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Jerry Jones: Tony Romo Will Back Up Dak Prescott Against Ravens
After the Cowboys improved to 8-1 with a thrilling win over the Steelers on Sunday, Jerry Jones gave rookie Dak Prescott a vote of confidence as the team's starter.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Cowboys Privately Calling Tony Romo's Return 'The Big Dilemma'
Dak Prescott has said he is willing to accept any decision the team makes as long as the Cowboys are winning.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Tony Romo Unlikely To Be Active Against Steelers
Tony Romo is healthy enough to play, but is unlikely to be made active by the Cowboys for Sunday's game against the Steelers, according to sources.

Todd Archer/ESPN