Dallas Cowboys Wiretap

Tony Romo Expected To Be Released Not Traded

Feb 16, 2017 1:48 PM

Tony Romo is expecting to be released and not traded by the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, according to a source.

Romo believes he can start for two or three more seasons despite turning 37 and his injury history.

In a similar circumstance, Peyton Manning was released by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012 when he returned from multiple neck surgeries and the team drafted Andrew Luck.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor, Waiver

Myles Garrett Asks Cowboys To Trade Up For Him In Video

Feb 10, 2017 9:34 PM

In a video from December that was released on Friday, Myles Garrett asked Jerry Jones to trade up to select him in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The ESPN video, released Friday, was taken during a relaxed interview session at the College Football Awards show Dec. 8.


His answer was "100 percent supposed to be fun," the producer said.

"All right, I'm speaking to you, Jerry," Myles Garrett said. "Mr. Garrett, make it happen. Dak Prescott is leading our team right now. I need you to take Tony Romo, take a couple picks, give them to Cleveland so you can pick me up. Please. I would love to play in Dallas. Just make it happen."

In a separate video for KRIV-TV in Houston that was posted on Twitter on Thursday, Garrett said he would "definitely" like to play for the Browns.

"People might say, oh they're this, they're that, or I made a comment about cold weather and they kind of pointed toward Cleveland," Garrett said. "It doesn't matter to me. I'll play wherever they put me. It's about your mindset you go into it [with]. If you go in there with a mindset that you're going to turn things around, you can make that contagious and people start to believe in it, then you can turn it into a winning program wherever you go."

Garrett grew up in Arlington where the Cowboys play.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dak Prescott Beats Out Ezekiel Elliott To Win Offensive Rookie Honors

Feb 4, 2017 8:04 PM

Dak Prescott beat out teammate Ezekiel Elliott to win the 2016 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

In balloting announced Saturday night, Prescott received 28½ votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. The other 21½ went to Elliott, who rushed for a league-high 1,631 yards and scored 15 times. Prescott ranked third in passing behind the two Super Bowl quarterbacks, throwing for 23 TDs with four interceptions.

Prescott is the first Cowboy since Emmitt Smith in 1990 to earn the honor. Tony Dorsett, Duane Thomas and Calvin Hill also won it for Dallas.


Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Personal Award

John Elway, Tony Romo Have Spent Time Together Recently

Jan 24, 2017 8:03 AM

John Elway and Tony Romo were photographed together at an event for a mortgage lender based in Los Angeles.

The photo of Elway and Romo together has fueled speculation that the Denver Broncos might have interest in dealing for Romo, who played second fiddle to Dak Prescott with the Dallas Cowboys this season after returning from injury.

According to a report by NFL.com, Romo would prefer to land with the Broncos if the Cowboys decide to trade or release him.

Nicki Jhabvala/Denver Post

Tags: Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

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.

Schuyler Dixon/AP

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

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

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

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

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

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.


Tags: Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott Has No Plans For Vacation During Playoff Bye Week
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.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Randy Gregory Suspended For At Least One Year
Kenny Gregory served two other suspensions totaling 14 games this season.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

RealGM Staff Report

Chip Kelly Wanted 49ers To Draft Dak Prescott
The 49ers owned the pick two ahead of the Cowboys when they selected Dak Prescott.

Mike Garafolo/Fox Sports

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.


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