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Cowboys Haven't Ruled Out Dak Prescott Remaining Starting QB

Aug 29, 2016 8:42 AM

The Dallas 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.

A decade ago, the Cowboys benched Drew Bledsoe for Romo, who had gone undrafted out of Eastern Illinois.

"I can't imagine a scenario where Tony's not our quarterback when he's ready," vice president Stephen Jones said. "But things happen. You know that. You know what happened to Bledsoe and [Tom] Brady. I'm sure Tony's aware of that. But the reality is Tony's going to come back for us and play great, we believe."

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Tony Romo Out 6-10 Weeks With Broken Bone In Back

Aug 27, 2016 2:44 PM

Tony Romo has suffered a broken bone in his back and will miss six to 10 weeks.

Romo underwent an MRI on Friday.

Dak Prescott will assume starting quarterback duties for the Cowboys.

Romo played in just four games last season due to injuries.

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Ezekiel Elliott Videotaped Visiting Pot Dispensary

Aug 26, 2016 8:49 AM

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 with the Dallas Cowboys.

In the video, a man reported to be Elliott was seen in Herban Legends in Seattle, but he was not shown making any purchases.

"Well, I think that in and of itself the reason we are talking about is in a way part of the learning process," Jones said. "But it's not good. It's just not good. It's just not good."

Marijuana remains a banned substance in the NFL, although its recreational use is legal in the state of Washington.

Elliott is also under investigation by the Columbus, Ohio, district attorney's office for an alleged domestic violence incident involving a former girlfriend. Elliott has denied the accusations, but he has yet to be interviewed.

The Cowboys have backed Elliott and have not seen his story change.

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Rob Gronkowski Takes Issue With Cowboys Using 'Do Your Job' Slogan

Aug 25, 2016 8:03 AM

The New England Patriots registered for three trademarks around the time of the 2014 Super Bowl, when Bill Belichick often used the phrase "Do Your Job."

However, the Dallas Cowboys have been using the refrain lately, going as far as to have the phrase printed on a wall at their practice facility.

Rob Gronkowski, or someone running his Gronk Nation website, noticed a picture of the phrase posted on social media and penned a response to something they believe will have them "facing the wrath of Patriots fans."

"While we all know that the Pats thrashed the Cowboys 30-6 last October and Dallas hasn't been to the Super Bowl since the 1995 season, so they need all the motivation they can get -- but can't America's Team come up with their own slogan instead of stealing ours?"

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Dez Bryant Suffers Concussion In Practice

Aug 23, 2016 10:38 AM

Dez Bryant suffered a concussion during Monday's practice and will miss the Dallas Cowboys' game against the Seattle Seahawks.

"I promise I'm ok Cowboy nation .." wrote Bryant on Twitter.

In two preseason games, Bryant has four catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns, as he returns from a broken foot that required two surgeries and limited him to nine games last year.

Bryant missed five games after undergoing surgery after breaking the fifth metatarsal in his right foot the day after the season opener. He hurt his knee in his second game back and struggled to make an impact as the Cowboys suffered from substandard quarterback play.

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Travis Frederick Agrees To Six-Year, $56.4M Extension With Cowboys

Aug 14, 2016 10:20 AM

Travis Frederick and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed upon a six-year, $56.4 million extension with $28.2 million guaranteed.

Frederick has yet to sign the contract. He was in the locker room getting dressed for Saturday's preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams when the deal became finalized.

"Obviously there's risk involved any time you step out on the field, whether it's practice or a game, so to have the security of having it done before I stepped on the field in case anything happened was important," Frederick said. "But also because I wanted to have that behind me so I could really focus on football."

Frederick was a first round pick in 2013 and has not missed a start at center, being named to the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons.

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'No Chance' Cowboys Add Johnny Manziel

Aug 12, 2016 3:08 PM

There is no chance Johnny Manziel will resurface with the Dallas Cowboys, according to vice president Stephen Jones said.

"There's no chance," Jones said on CBS Sports Radio's "Tiki and Tierney," when asked if the Cowboys would consider signing Manziel.

"Obviously Johnny needs to get his hands around his life. He needs to do the things that make him a good person off the field, I think, before he can ever be successful in our league."

There has been a steady stream of speculation regarding Manziel joining the Cowboys almost since the day the Cleveland Browns released him in March.

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Jason Garrett Takes QB Snaps At Cowboys Camp

Aug 5, 2016 8:57 AM

With the Dallas Cowboys short on quarterback arms, Jason Garrett took some snaps under center at training camp on Thursday.

Garrett, 50, was simply filling in. Kellen Moore suffered a broken ankle recently and Tony Romo had the night off.

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Saints Pursuing Trade With Cowboys For Ronald Leary

Aug 4, 2016 4:02 PM

The New Orleans Saints are pursuing a trade with the Dallas Cowboys for Ronald Leary, according to a source.

The Saints haven't had any luck advancing in talks with the Cowboys over recent months.

Leary asked for a trade this offseason. He carries a base salary of $2.553 million for next season.

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Cowboys Like Josh McCown, But Browns Reluctant To Trade

Aug 4, 2016 8:08 AM

The Dallas Cowboys would like to add Josh McCown as Tony Romo's backup, but the Cleveland Browns are reluctant to trade the quarterback.

Cleveland hasn't named a starter yet, although all signs point to Robert Griffin III getting the job.

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Cowboys Could Pursue Nick Foles After Kellen Moore Breaks Ankle
Kellen Moore was carted off the practice field on Tuesday with a broken right ankle, leaving the Cowboys without a backup quarterback.

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Cowboys Insist Tony Romo Showed Up To Camp In Shape
A photo emerged of Tony Romo appearing overweight.

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Cowboys Face Fine For Three Suspended Players
The Cowboys will be forced to pay a fine up to $250,000 with Rolando McClain, DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory all issued league-imposed suspensions.

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Ezekiel Elliott Accused Of Domestic Violence
Ezekiel Elliott has denied a domestic abuse allegation made against him.

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Greg Hardy Works Out For Jaguars
Greg Hardy was suspended 10 games during the 2015 season though it was later reduced to four games on appeal.

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Ezekiel Elliott Tops NFL Jersey Sales
Ezekiel Elliott has sold more jerseys than any other NFL player over the past three full months.

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Justin Durant Signs One-Year Deal With Cowboys
Justin Durant played for Dallas in 2013 and 2014.

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Rolando McClain To Be Suspended 10 Games
Rolando McClain will be suspended for the season's first 10 games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, according to multiple sources.

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Alfred Morris Trying To Seize Opportunity With Cowboys
Alfred Morris signed a two-year, $3.5 million deal with Cowboys to compete for the starting running back job with Darren McFadden but that was before they draft Ezekiel Elliott.

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Darren McFadden Broke Elbow At Home In Memorial Day Accident
Darren McFadden will undergo surgery on a broken elbow and miss a "couple months."

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Darren McFadden Ready To Compete With Ezekiel Elliott
Darren McFadden is ready to compete with first-round pick Ezekiel Elliott for carries with the Cowboys.

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Darren McFadden Claims Former Financial Planner Mishandled $15M
Darren McFadden has sued his longtime business manager, saying he misappropriated and mishandled money throughout his career, including $3 million lost in a bitcoin business venture.

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Maliek Collins Out 10-12 Weeks With Broken Foot
Maliek Collins was a third round pick by the Cowboys at defensive tackle.

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Cowboys Sign Ezekiel Elliott To Four-Year, $24.9M Deal
The deal includes an option for the fifth season and the first four years are fully guaranteed for Ezekiel Elliott.

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Dez Bryant Making Progress With Rehab Without Setbacks
Dez Bryant missed seven games in 2015 with various injuries including a broken foot.

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Cowboys Won't Place Jaylon Smith On IR To Begin Season
The Cowboys hope Jaylon Smith may be ready for the end of the season or playoffs.

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Elliott, Wentz, Goff Have Highest Selling Jerseys
Ezekiel Elliott and Carson Wentz had the best-selling jerseys with their new NFL teams following draft weekend.

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Jerry Jones Regrets Not Being Able To Draft Paxton Lynch
RealGM's Jeff Risdon had Lynch ranked first on his big board at quarterback.

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Cowboys Draft First QB Since 2009 In Dak Prescott
The Cowboys added depth at quarterback behind Tony Romo in Dak Prescott after they failed to move up for Paxton Lynch.

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Jaylon Smith Drafted No. 34 By Cowboys
Jerry Jones said the Cowboys targeted Jaylon Smith with their second-round pick since the start of the week.

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