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Dez Bryant Cuts Fingers Making Carrot Soup

Oct 19, 2016 1:38 PM

Dez Bryant cut his fingers while cutting up carrots for a homemade soup he was preparing.

Bryant called it "extremely, extremely minor." 

Bryant had the tips of his right middle and ring fingers taped up but he caught passes during Wednesday's practice.

The Dallas Cowboys are on a bye this week.

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Cowboys Have No Timetable To Decide On Dak Prescott, Tony Romo

Oct 19, 2016 6:45 AM

The Dallas Cowboys are off this week and Jerry Jones says the team has no timetable to decide on whether Dak Prescott or Tony Romo will be their quarterback going forward.

"I don't have any idea, no one does as to what the situation will be a game or games down the road," Jones said. "We don't have any idea. The main thing is we're all looking at the same music and we all feel the same thing. The team is positive with each other. We feel like we can make mistakes and overcome them. Everybody feels good about all of what we're doing."

Romo is due to return from a compression fracture in his back, but the rookie Prescott has played very well and the Cowboys at 5-1. In six games, Prescott has completed 68.7 percent of his passes for a 103.9 rating and seven touchdowns against one interception.

In 14 seasons, Romo has bested that completion percentage just twice and has a 2.1:1 touchdown to interception ratio overall.

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Dez Bryant: Ezekiel Elliott Will Surpass 2,000 Yards

Oct 18, 2016 8:21 AM

Ezekiel Elliott is on pace to set an NFL rookie record for rushing yards, but teammate Dez Bryant has loftier goals.

Elliott has four straight games with 130-plus yards, the first rookie ever to do so. He leads the league with 703 yards and has scored five times.

He's on pace for 1,875 yards, but Bryant is looking higher.

"Yeah, I believe it. Two thousand or more. That's my prediction," Bryant said.

Only seven players have surpassed 2,000 yards in NFL history with Adrian Peterson (2012) the most recent.


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Ezekiel Elliott On Record Pace Through Six Games

Oct 17, 2016 8:35 AM

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 157 yards against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, allowing him to end the day as the NFL's leading rusher with 703 yards.

Elliott's 703 yards are the second-most ever by a rookie through six games behind only Eric Dickerson. The Dallas Cowboy is on pace to finish the season with 1,875 yards, which would give him more total yards than Dickerson had in 1983.

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DeMarco Murray Thought He'd Be Traded Back To Cowboys

Oct 16, 2016 11:09 AM

DeMarco Murray was "95 percent sure" he was set to be traded back to the Dallas Cowboys by the Philadelphia Eagles before he was eventually moved to the Tennessee Titans.

"It was like 95 percent sure I was going to come back there," Murray told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this week. "I have a lot of respect for those guys —€" the Jones family, Will [McClay], Coach [Jason] Garrett obviously and [Tony] Romo and Wit [Jason Witten], all those guys. I still consider them a great franchise, and they're great friends of mine.

"I was very close to going back there. There were some things that fell through and just didn't happen. I think everything happens for a reason. I'm here [in Tennessee], and I'm supposed to be here. They've got a pretty good young back over there as well."

The Eagles ultimately preferred trading Murray outside of the division.

Murray led the NFL with 1,845 yards and 13 TDs for the Cowboys in 2014 and has rebounded this season after a frustrating 2015 with the Eagles.

The Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott after the trade for Murray fell through.

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Roger Staubach: Dak Prescott 'Wonderful QB For The Future'

Oct 14, 2016 7:41 AM

Roger Staubach hasn't met Dak Prescott, but he believes that young Dallas Cowboys quarterback will be wonderful for the future.

The legendary quarterback appreciates the rookie's elusiveness and his split-second choices that have contributed to his interception-free start.

"You can tell that the players respect the heck out of him and that he's already a leader," Staubach said. "He is amazing at making decisions when ... there's a difficult situation there and he needs to dump the ball off. He also can throw to lead a receiver. Sometimes he throws the ball a little low, and I don't know if it's intentional, but he's right on the money in allowing his receivers to make tough catches.

"He's got something ticking up there, and you know you've got to get rid of the ball pretty quick in the NFL. He makes good, solid decisions. I think we've got a wonderful quarterback for the future."

Should Prescott remain the starter when Tony Romo remains healthy?

"It's still all about winning football games," Staubach said, "and Tony deserves to get back in there eventually. We have a great one in Tony and a future great one in Dak. If I was in the atmosphere of the Cowboy locker room, which Jason [Garrett] will be, he'll get a sense of what's the right thing for the team. They all like Tony, who's a heck of a football player, but they also love Dak right now and what he's doing. He's got the team behind him.

"If they beat Green Bay, there will be a lot of controversy to it. I'm a Romo fan, too, so I don't want to say anything against Tony. But the way Dak's going, it's all about the team and what's the best feel for the team at this particular point."

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Cowboys To Remain Cautious With Dez Bryant

Oct 11, 2016 12:24 PM

The Dallas Cowboys will remain cautious in bringing back Dez Bryant from his knee injury.

Bryant suffered a hairline fracture in his knee early in Week 3. He played the rest of the game, catching his first touchdown of the season. An MRI then showed the injury, which caused Bryant to miss the last two games.

The Cowboys are 4-1 and have just Week 6 to play against the Packers before their bye week.

"We'll have to see how he works this week. We won't take any chances there," said Jerry Jones.

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Cowboys Insist Tony Romo Will Remain Cowboys' Starter When Healthy

Oct 10, 2016 11:05 AM

Jerry Jones insists Tony Romo will remain the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback when he returns from injury.

"Tony is our No. 1 quarterback," said Jones after the Cowboys' 28-14 win over the Bengals.

Dak Prescott improved to 4-1 with Sunday's win. He has now gone 155 passes without an interception and needs eight more to break Tom Brady's NFL record for the most consecutive passes without an interception to start a career.

"We're going to have the luxury of being able to, I think, see them both," Jones said. "Now I don't want to take anything -- presume that Dak is going to be necessarily healthy. I don't want to presume anything like that, but I welcome the opportunity of having Dak playing at this level and Tony back in excellent health. It's going to be really special for the Cowboys."

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Dez Bryant Out For 2nd Straight Week With Leg Fracture

Oct 9, 2016 3:24 PM

Dez Bryant was held out of his second straight game with a tibial plateau fracture near his right knee.

Bryant has not practiced since suffering the injury on the second snap of the Cowboys' Sept. 25 win against the Chicago Bears.

The Cowboys said Bryant could miss up to three weeks with the injury. They play the Green Bay Packers next week and have their bye week on Oct. 23.

Bryant recorded 11 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' first three games. 

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Dez Bryant Denies Report Of Irresponsible Behavior

Oct 2, 2016 11:28 PM

Dez Bryant responded strongly to a report that said he's frequently absent or late to meetings with the Dallas Cowboys. Adam Schefter reported Bryant has been late or missed 20 to 40 meetings in his career.

Bryant has consistently been an offensive focal point for "America's team," he said Sunday that he must be "America's most hated."

"We don't even know who's saying it," said Bryant, after sources earlier told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Bryant had been tardy to or missed 20 to 40 meetings in his career. "That's the crazy part about it. I get messages from my friends, talking about, 'It's just crazy.' Because it is crazy."

Bryant missed treatment and an MRI appointment last Monday, plus meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bryant later expressed regret.

According to at least one Cowboys player, it was only the latest instance in a pattern of careless actions.

"If you were hoping for him to come to a scheduled meeting, he may or may not be there. But if you need a first down on third-and-14, throw it to Dez," said the Cowboys player, who spoke to ESPN under the condition he remain anonymous.


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Cowboys Employ Fixer To Make Problems Go Away
The Cowboys employ a fixer compared to Winston Wolf in Pulp Fiction named David Wells.

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Dez Bryant Unlikely To Play Against 49ers
Dez Bryant, who avoided having an MRI initially because he was fearful the results would reveal bad news about his right leg injury, is not expected to play Sunday, according to a source.

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Dez Bryant Was No-Show, Led To Delayed MRI
The MRI on Dez Bryant's injured right knee was delayed because he was was absent from Monday's treatment for injured players and Tuesday's meetings, according to sources.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Dez Bryant Has Hairline Fracture In Knee
Dez Bryant could continue playing despite the injury or miss three weeks.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Dez Bryant To Undergo MRI On Right Knee
Dez Bryant had X-Rays on his right knee on Sunday night and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

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Randy Gregory Withdraws Appeal Of 14-Game Suspension
Randy Gregory won't be eligible to play this season until Week 15.

Adam Schefter, Todd Archer/ESPN

Alfred Morris Found Free Agency 'Very Insulting'
Alfred Morris, who ended up signing with the Cowboys, found free agency to be "very insulting."

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Ezekiel Elliott: 'I Was Average' In NFL Debut
Ezekiel Elliott doesn't think he was much of a factor for the Cowboys in Week 1 against the Giants.

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Ezekiel Elliott Won't Face Charges In Alleged Domestic Incident
The Columbus (OH) City Attorney's Office announced it has declined to pursue charges against Ezekiel Elliott in an alleged domestic violence incident from July involving a former girlfriend.

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Kenny Gregory Faces Longer Suspension
Kenny Gregory was a projected first round pick in 2015.

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Mark Sanchez To Sign With Cowboys
Mark Sanchez will sign with the Cowboys on a one-year deal after being released by the Broncos.


Tony Romo Set For Second MRI As Cowboys Mull IR Stint
Tony Romo will have a second MRI on his injured back over the weekend, which will help the Cowboys decide whether to keep the quarterback on the active roster or place him on injured reserve.

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Cowboys To Work Out Austin Davis
The Cowboys will work out Austin Davis on Wednesday as they look for a quarterback in the wake of Tony Romo's back injury.

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Cowboys Getting Calls About Darren McFadden
Dallas wants to keep Darren McFadden despite having Alfred Morris and first-round pick Ezekiel Elliott on the roster.

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Broncos Shopping Mark Sanchez To Cowboys
The Broncos are shopping Mark Sanchez to the Cowboys, who may be looking for a quarterback with Tony Romo sidelined.

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Cowboys Haven't Ruled Out Dak Prescott Remaining Starting QB
The Cowboys haven't shut the door on Dak Prescott remaining the starting quarterback even when Tony Romo's back is healthy enough for him to play.

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Tony Romo Out 6-10 Weeks With Broken Bone In Back
Tony Romo underwent an MRI on Friday.

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Ezekiel Elliott Videotaped Visiting Pot Dispensary
Jerry Jones was not pleased to see a video on TMZ that appeared to show Ezekiel Elliott at a marijuana dispensary hours before the rookie running back was set to make his preseason debut.

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Rob Gronkowski Takes Issue With Cowboys Using 'Do Your Job' Slogan
The Patriots registered for three trademarks around the time of the 2014 Super Bowl, when Bill Belichick often used the phrase "Do Your Job."

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Dez Bryant Suffers Concussion In Practice
In two preseason games, Dez Bryant has four catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns.

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