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Jerry Jones doesn’t feel need to clear the air with Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott found Jerry Jones’ “Zeke who?” joke “disrespectful.” But the Cowboys owner said Saturday night he does not feel the need to clear the air with his star running back, who continues his holdout. “No. None. No. Not at all,” Jones said. “We know each other. We have been in the battles with each [more]

Lamar Miller carted off after taking hit to leg

Texans running back Lamar Miller was carted off the field after taking a helmet to his left knee. On the Texans’ second play from scrimmage, Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins‘ helmet hit Miller squarely in the knee. Miller landed awkwardly. Texans’ medical personnel didn’t need long to ask for the cart. Miller appeared distraught, head [more]

Stephen Jones again says Cowboys won’t be market-setters

Is it possible to express optimism without sounding optimistic? If so, then Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones did just that on his radio show on 105.3 The Fan on Friday. Although Jones didn’t make it sound as if much progress has been made in negotiations with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott or Amari Cooper, he [more]

Looking at the games with the strangest field conditions

Thursday night’s Canadian conversion rate playing surface in Winnipeg on Thursday night ranks among the strangest over field conditions ever seen in a preseason game. But there have been far stranger field conditions in games that count. On Friday, Chris Simms and I drafted the strangest field conditions in NFL history. After determining the coin [more]

Cowboys will wear blue jerseys in half their regular-season games

When the Cowboys entered the league as an expansion team in 1960, team president Tex Schramm decided the team would wear white jerseys at home. It gave fans a chance see the different colored jerseys of visiting teams. Cowboys fans got accustomed to the white jerseys. After the Cowboys lost to the Browns in the [more]

Sean Lee wants preseason snaps for the live, full-speed reps

Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on the first day of the team’s padded practice July 29. Considering Lee’s injury history, the Cowboys have taken a deliberate approach in his return. But he wants to play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Texans. “I feel great, great to [more]

Pat Shurmur: Time to start asking Daniel Jones’ critics what they think

Everyone is surprised at Daniel Jones‘ performance thus far. Everyone, that is, except the Giants. Roundly criticized for using the sixth overall choice on the former Duke star, the Giants never expected anything less than what Jones has done. “You can ask me all you want about why I like him,” Shurmur said Thursday night, [more]

Marshall Faulk training Ezekiel Elliott in Cabo

The viral photo on social media of Ezekiel Elliott on a plane returning to DFW on Friday brought hope in DFW that the star running back might be returning to the Cowboys. Alas, Elliott merely had a weekend off. He’s back in Cabo training with no end in sight to his holdout. Hall of Fame [more]

Tyrone Crawford hoping league sees his side after bar fight

Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford faces possible NFL punishment for a Florida bar fight in March. He talked about his status publicly for the first time Thursday, meeting with two beat reporters. Crawford said he has not spoken with anyone from the NFL yet. “I am going to let God take it,” Crawford said, via [more]

Saquon Barkley won’t play tonight

Giants running back Saquon Barkley won’t see any snaps in the preseason apparently. Barkley won’t play tonight against the Bengals in the team’s third preseason game, according to Dan Salomone of the team website. Barkley didn’t play in the first two exhibition games either. Usually, NFL starters don’t play the final preseason game. In 2018, [more]

Cowboys covet, but can’t replicate, the Patriot Way

The #PFTPM podcast gives me a way to react to news that emerges during the day (after PFT Live concludes), to answer questions from you, and/or to babble on and on about whatever I’d like to babble on and on about. Sometimes, in the process of babbling on and on about something, I get an [more]

DeMarcus Lawrence ready for season opener, Eli Manning

DeMarcus Lawrence delayed shoulder surgery until after he got a long-term deal signed in April. Thus, the Cowboys defensive end only came of the physically unable to perform list this week. He won’t play in the preseason and said he doesn’t need it. “What does that have to do with it?” Lawrence said. “It’s good [more]

Report: Cowboys offer to make Zeke “one of NFL’s two highest paid RBs”

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said in February that the team thought Todd Gurley‘s contract with the Rams was “probably where it starts” in talks with running back Ezekiel Elliott about a new deal. Jones revised that stance earlier this month. He called Gurley’s deal “within the realm” while adding that he believes Le'Veon [more]

Jason Garrett emotional after learning Babe Laufenberg’s 21-year-old son died

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett had a hard time fighting back tears. He learned shortly before his press conference that Babe Laufenberg’s son died Thursday morning after a battle with a rare form of leukemia. Luke Laufenberg was 21. Babe Laufenberg is a former Cowboys quarterback who now is the team’s radio analyst. “Luke was an [more]

The Cowboys trot out a new strategy for getting players to take less

The Cowboys continue to be flummoxed by the refusal of three high-profile offensive players to take their “generous” offers. And so the Cowboys are doing whatever they have to do to get those players to conclude that they shouldn’t insist on every last dollar they can get. Even though they should. On Wednesday, Cowboys COO [more]

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