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Cowboys Sign Ezekiel Elliott To Four-Year, $24.9M Deal

May 19, 2016 11:10 AM

The Dallas Cowboys have signed Ezekiel Elliott to his four-year, $24.9 million rookie contract.

The deal includes an option for the fifth season and the first four years are fully guaranteed.

Elliott joins Trent Richardson, Reggie Bush and current Cowboys teammate Darren McFadden as the only running backs selected in the draft's first five picks over the past decade.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Dez Bryant Making Progress With Rehab Without Setbacks

May 8, 2016 9:20 PM

Dez Bryant has made progress in returning from ankle surgery.

Bryant missed seven games in 2015 with various injuries including a broken foot.

Jason Garrett said Bryant is on track in rehab.

"He's done a really good job with his rehab and he's made progress," Garrett said, via the team's official website. "Like with all those guys, it's a day-by-day, week-by-week thing. But he's had no setbacks, but he really continues to get better and better."

The Dallas Cowboys will likely ease Bryant back into workouts.

"He's not 100 percent, like, full-speed - what do you call it? Released, cleared to go," receivers coach Derek Dooley said. "That doesn't mean he can't, but I think June 1."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Cowboys Won't Place Jaylon Smith On IR To Begin Season

May 5, 2016 12:37 PM

Jerry Jones says the Dallas Cowboys won't place Jaylon Smith on injured reserve when the season starts despite his recovery from a serious knee injury.

"We'll take a chance he'll be back for the playoffs," Jones said of the linebacker.

Smith tore the anterior and lateral collateral ligaments in his left knee and also suffered nerve damage in Notre Dame's Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State. Structurally the knee is sound, cleared at the medical re-check in Indianapolis, but the nerve issue scared off teams from putting Smith on their draft boards.

Smith was set to be a top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft but the injury dropped him into the second round.

Todd Archer/ESPN

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Elliott, Wentz, Goff Have Highest Selling Jerseys

May 3, 2016 11:53 AM

Ezekiel Elliott and Carson Wentz had the best-selling jerseys with their new NFL teams following draft weekend.

Elliott was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys while Wentz was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jared Goff, who was picked first overall by the Los Angeles Rams, had the third highest selling jersey.

Jack Wang/Los Angeles Daily News

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Jerry Jones Regrets Not Being Able To Draft Paxton Lynch

May 2, 2016 10:34 AM

Jerry Jones is already admitting regret over the Dallas Cowboys' inability to trade up to select Paxton Lynch.

The Denver Broncos drafted Lynch 26th overall by moving up with the Seattle Seahawks.

The Cowboys were targeting Lynch to serve as backup to Tony Romo and become his eventual successor.

"When I look back on my life, I overpaid for my big successes every time," Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "And when I tried to get a bargain, get it a little cheaper or get a better deal on it, I ended up usually either getting it and not happy I got it. Or missing it.

"And I probably should have overpaid here."

RealGM's Jeff Risdon had Lynch ranked first on his big board at quarterback.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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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.

ESPN

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

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Jerry Jones Compares Titans-Rams Trade To Herschel Walker Deal
Jerry Jones compared the Titans' trade of the first overall pick to the Rams to the Herschel Walker trade he made after buying the Cowboys.

NFL.com

Adam Schefter Found Greg Hardy 'Changed Kind Of Guy'
Adam Schefter discussed his interview with Greg Hardy.

Dan Patrick Show

Greg Hardy Denies Ever Hitting A Woman
Greg Hardy was discussing the 2014 incident involving former girlfriend Nicole Holder in Charlotte.

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Alfred Morris Signs Two-Year Deal With Cowboys
In his first three years combined, Alfred Morris rushed for more yards (3,962) than any back in the NFL except for Marshawn Lynch.

ESPN

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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