December 2016 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap

Tony Romo Expected To Play In Season Finale

Dec 30, 2016 8:47 AM

Tony Romo is expected to play for the first time since Thanksgiving 2015 when the Dallas Cowboys wrap up the regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, according to sources.

Dak Prescott will start, but Romo and Mark Sanchez are expected to see playing time. The Cowboys have clinched a first-round bye and the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC.

Romo has not gone through a season without seeing the field in some capacity since his rookie year in 2003 when he was inactive for every game.

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Ezekiel Elliott Gifts $25k ATVs To Entire Offensive Line

Dec 23, 2016 2:16 PM

Ezekiel Elliott gifted each member of the Dallas Cowboys' offensive line ATVs to say thank you for his rookie season.

Entering Week 16, Elliott has rushed for 1,551 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The ATVs - John Deere Gators, 854d S4 to be specific - are custom camouflage and reportedly cost $25,000 a piece.

Dallas Morning News

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)

Dec 21, 2016 10:35 AM

The NFL has very teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA: the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are 9-5 after winning five straight games and must beat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16 to ensure their place in the playoffs. Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs are the closest team to joining the Steelers in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 12th.

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots rank first and second overall in DVOA as they rank second and third, respectively in Offensive DVOA but 20th and 19th in Defensive DVOA. The Atlanta Falcons rank first in Offensive DVOA, 27th in Defensive and fourth overall. The Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders have similar splits as the Cowboys and Patriots, while the Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants are the inverse of those teams with top-5 defenses and offenses below the NFL mean.

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Jerry Jones: Randy Gregory Will 'Absolutely' Play Next Two Games

Dec 20, 2016 3:31 PM

Randy Gregory is eligible to practice this week after missing the first 14 games of the season due to a pair of suspensions.

Gregory can play for the Dallas Cowboys this weekend against the Detroit Lions and Jerry Jones doesn't have any misgivings about the defensive end taking the field.

During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Jones said that Gregory will "absolutely" play against the Lions and Philadelphia Eagles in the final two games of the season.

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Cowboys Leave Door Open For Quarterback Switch

Dec 13, 2016 11:23 AM

Jerry Jones continues to be asked what it would take for the Dallas Cowboys to bench Dak Prescott in favor of Tony Romo.

"I don't have a definition for it, but you'll know it when you see it," Jones said. "It's kind of like the definition I heard one time of another issue, trying to define a negative topic, and they said: 'I don't know how to say it, but it's just something that when you see it, you know it's there.' We'll see it."

Jones shot down the idea that the Cowboys' 10-7 loss to the New York Giants opened the door for Romo to return as the starter.

"No. No. No. No. No, it does not," Jones said.

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Jerry Jones Will Try To Keep Tony Romo In 2017

Dec 9, 2016 1:17 PM

Jerry Jones will try to keep Tony Romo on the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 despite the emergence of Dak Prescott.

"I think Tony is going to compete. He will never accept it," Jones said. "But do I think it is possible that he could be in Dallas and it's good for him and good for us and be the smart thing to do? How many times have we ever seen one drawn up where you see that kind of depth at the quarterback position? How many times do you have to be reminded if we had the concussion protocol the way we had it today, Troy Aikman wouldn't have played in the second Super Bowl."

Jones acknowledged that keeping Romo along with Prescott would be "unorthodox," especially if he kept Romo and eschewed using the additional salary cap space moving on would create for an upgrade on defense.

Jones said he believes he can talk the quarterback out of asking for a trade.

"I think if I ask Tony to go with us on that and let's try to win a championship, I think, yes, he will," Jones said.

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Sam Bradford Questions No-Call On Failed Two-Point Conversion

Dec 2, 2016 8:17 AM

Sam Bradford expressed frustration after Thursday night's loss to the Dallas Cowboys after he appeared to be hit in the facemask on a two-point conversion attempt with just 25 seconds left in regulation.

The Cowboys defeated the Minnesota Vikings 17-15 in Minneapolis.

Bradford badly overthrew Kyle Rudolph on the potential game-tying play.

"He told me that I did not get hit in the face mask," Bradford said after the game of a conversation he had with officials.

"At the end of the day, that's a game-changing play and you've got to make those calls," defensive end Brian Robison said. "At the end of the game, Bradford gets hit in the face. That's an opportunity for us to score and tie the ballgame, but it doesn't get called."

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