July 2012 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap
Mike Jenkins Didn't Request Trade From Cowboys
Mike Jenkins, who is unsure for the 2012 season opener because of offseason right shoulder surgery, says he never requested a trade from the Cowboys. "Y'all haven't got any quote out of me yet, so as long as it hasn't come from my mouth I don't understand how a lot of people can come up with a lot of things," the cornerback said. Jenkins said he did not request a trade from the team, however, he was not sure if his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, had made a request.
Cowboys Continue To Issue Support For Dez Bryant
Jerry Jones hasn't spoken to Dez Bryant since his recent legal issues, but he has issued public support. "We take it very seriously," Jones said. "We're very supportive of Dez, his mother and his family. The issue is very serious, and I haven't spoken directly to Dez. But I do take it very seriously. We do not have all of the facts, all of the important details that are involved here. There are still some to evolve, but we all know it's no excuse. You guys are sitting there you didn't exactly have the silver spoon in your mouth either when you started out. I didn't either. But for a guy to have a hard road to (haul) and still have challenges is not an excuse, but it's a fact."
Martellus Bennett Expresses Hatred For Cowboys
Martellus Bennett has expressed hatred for the Cowboys, the team he left for the Giants. "I just want to kick those guys' asses," the tight end said on the first day of camp. "That is what it is all about. I mean we are cool but we ain't that cool, know what I am saying? I kind of got some ill feelings towards them overall. It is a game, I kind of hate everybody, honestly, in the NFL." Later, Bennett clarified: "I have ill feelings toward everybody. It is not just Dallas. Pretty much anybody who doesn't play with us, I pretty much don't like 'em. I don't like a lot of people. I am kind of an (expletive) but it is cool."
Garrett Offers Support To Bryant, Mother
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is supporting troubled wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant's mother does not want to press charges against her son after his arrest for assault. The family hopes to solve their problems through counseling. "I have spoken to Dez a number of times since the incident last week" Garrett said. "First and foremost we support Dez Bryant's family. We support Dez, we support his mom. We want to help them any way that we can and we have the resources to do that. He needs to feel the support; she needs to feel the support from the Dallas Cowboys organization, the coaches, the players, the staff."
Sources: Cowboys, Claiborne Reach Deal
The Cowboys have agreed to a four-year deal with Morris Claiborne worth $16.26 million, according to sources. The cornerback is en route to Dallas and will be able to practice Wednesday at Valley Ranch. The monetary value of the deal, which includes a signing bonus of $10.27 million, had been in place for weeks, but the offset language had been a sticking point.
Bryant's Mom Doesn't Want To Seek Charges
Dez Bryant's mother has told authorities that she doesn't want to pursue a case against her son after an argument allegedly turned violent. A Dallas County district attorney's spokeswoman says the case DeSoto police filed against Bryant includes an affidavit of non-prosecution from the complainant. That means the complainant doesn't want to proceed. Police in the southern Dallas suburb arrested the Cowboys wide receiver last week after a July 14 incident in which he allegedly hit his mother.
Romo Could Receive $25M Guaranteed In First Season Of New Deal
The Cowboys love Tony Romo and he is among the NFL's best quarterbacks no matter how you judge him. It wouldn't be a shock if Romo's next contract was worth $25 million in guaranteed money in the first season. Romo is signed through 2016, but the final three years of his deal will void after the 2013 season.
Romo Sticking By Dez Bryant
Tony Romo says he's sticking by teammate Dez Bryant despite the wide receiver's recent legal troubles. "The one thing I know is that Dez knows I have his back," Romo told ESPN's Ed Werder. "Dez knows I'll be there for him. Dez knows that I'm going to stick up for him." Bryant turned himself in Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on allegations that he assaulted his mother.
Bryant Allegedly Assaulted His Mother
Dez Bryant was arrested Monday after allegedly assaulting his mother, Angela, on Saturday, according to police in DeSoto, Texas. According to the incident report, Bryant became angry when his mother asked him to leave her home during an argument. Initially, at a Tuesday news conference, police said Bryant slapped his mother in the face, but the police report, which was released later, clarified that Bryant allegedly grabbed her by her shirt and hair and "hit her across the face with his ball cap." Angela Bryant, whose T-shirt and bra were allegedly torn during the incident, indicated on a 911 call that this was not the first time she was assaulted by her son. "I can't keep letting him do this," said Angela Bryant, who made the call from the nearby home of family friend and adviser David Wells. "I can't keep letting him do me like this. I'm tired. I'm going to put an end to it today. I'm going to put an end to it today. I'm tired."
Dez Bryant's Mother Alleges Assault
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was arrested Monday after allegedly assaulting his mother, Angela, on Saturday, according to DeSoto, Texas, police captain Ron Smith. According to the report, Bryant became angry when his mother asked him to leave her home during an argument Saturday afternoon. Initially, at a Tuesday news conference, Smith said Bryant slapped his mother in the face, but the police report, which was released later Tuesday, clarified that Bryant allegedly grabbed her by her T-shirt and hair and "hit her across the face with his ball cap."
Dez Bryant Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, DeSoto police confirmed.
Report: Sensabaugh Had Knee Surgery
Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh could miss the start of training camp after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Anthony Spencer To Play Under Tag
Anthony Spencer will earn $8.84 million during the 2012 season.
Dez Bryant: I'm Quicker, Faster, Stronger
Dez Bryant says that a full offseason working with the team's strength and conditioning staff has him in much better shape.
Claiborne Insists He Won't Holdout
The top eight picks in the 2012 NFL Draft remain unsigned, including Dallas rookie Morris Claiborne.
Witten 'Indifferent' To Owens Joining Cowboys
The Cowboys could use a third wide receiver, but they don't appear desperate enough to sign Terrell Owens.
Cowboys' Spencer Won't Get Deal By Deadline
Monday's deadline to sign Cowboys OL Anthony Spencer to a new deal will come and go.
Beasley Annoyed By Comparisons To Welker
Cole Beasley feels as though he can do more than Wes Welker.
Strahan On Toomer's Take On Romo: 'Check His House For Bath Salts'
Michael Strahan is among the skeptics regarding Amani Toomer's proclamation that Tony Romo, not Eli Manning, is the best quarterback in the NFC East.
Claiborne May Not Sign Before Camp Opens
Cowboys first-round pick Morris Claiborne may not sign a contract before the start of training camp.
Toomer Doesn't Back Down, Insists Romo Is Better Than Eli
Amani Toomer said he researched the stats beforehand and that they point to the Cowboy quarterback.
Toomer: Romo Is Better Than Eli
Former Giants receiver Amani Toomer says that Cowboys star Tony Romo is the best QB in his division.
Ware: 25-Sack Season Possible
Jared Allen recently said that he thought a 25-sack season was possible.