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Adrian Colbert fined $28,075 for lowering helmet

The NFL is trying to send a message this preseason that it’s serious about enforcing the rule against lowering the helmet to initiate contact. San Francisco safety Adrian Colbert surely got the message. Colbert was ejected from last week’s preseason game for lowering his helmet to drill Cowboys receiver Cedrick Wilson. Now Colbert has been [more]

Las Vegas authorities won’t charge Ezekiel Elliott for shoving security guard

The security guard who was knocked over by Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott filed a police report and asked that Elliott be charged with battery, but that won’t happen. Las Vegas authorities have decided not to charge Elliott, according to The NFL decided not to discipline Elliott, and the security guard said he felt [more]

Stiff back keeps Tyron Smith from Hawaii trip

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith won’t be hitting the Aloha State this weekend. Per multiple reports, Smith is dealing with a stiff back and will not make the trip to Hawaii for Saturday night’s game against the Rams. Smith’s issue is not believed to be serious, but he’s had back problems in the past and [more]

Cowboys didn’t cave in 1993 with Emmitt Smith

There’s a common misconception, one that I’ve perpetuated a time or two, that the Cowboys are likely to cave in the Ezekiel Elliott holdout because they caved in the 1993 Emmitt Smith holdout. As PFT’s Charean Williams explained last week on PFT Live and mentioned in a Wednesday item on the Elliott holdout, the Cowboys [more]

Jared Goff, most Rams starters won’t make trip to Hawaii

Sean McVay isn’t a big believer in playing his starters in the preseason. Rams quarterback Jared Goff played no snaps in the 2018 preseason. It appears that’s the plan for him again this preseason. Goff did not play in the preseason opener last week and won’t play this week either, McVay told reporters Thursday. In [more]

Report: Ezekiel Elliott has weight down to the low 220s

Owner Jerry Jones said earlier this week that the Cowboys expect Ezekiel Elliott to come back in shape, whenever the running back returns. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Thursday that Elliott’s weight is in the low 220s, the lowest Elliott has weighed since his rookie year. Elliott posted video on April 23 of him stepping [more]

Effort emerges to create separate union for running backs

The NFL’s current compensation system does not fairly compensate running backs. An effort has been launched to change that. Via, a petition has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board to create a separate union for NFL running backs. In a petition dated August 6, the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs identifies [more]

Jaylon Smith has big goals, including finishing his career with Cowboys

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Tuesday indicated the Cowboys need “team-friendly” deals from Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper to have enough room to keep their core together. The Cowboys have several starters whose deals expire after 2020 or 2021. One of those is middle linebacker Jaylon Smith. Smith will become a restricted free [more]

Cowboys expect Ezekiel Elliott to come back in shape . . . if he comes back

If Ezekiel Elliott returns to the Cowboys before the start of the season, owner Jerry Jones expects the running back to be ready to go. If Elliott doesn’t return by the start of the season, Jones is OK with what the Cowboys have at the position behind the star running back. When asked if he [more]

Looking at players who are worth the headache, actual or perceived

Raiders receiver Antonio Brown, an excellent player, has nevertheless carried plenty of headaches with him to Oakland. His situation inspired Wednesday’s PFT Live draft. Which NFL players are worth the headache? Simms and I drafted three each. They’re named in the attached video. Watch it, and then point out any we may have forgotten. And then [more]

No substantive talks yet between Tony Romo, CBS

Like current Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is entering a contract year. Unlike Prescott, Romo can’t be restricted by the franchise tag. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Romo and his current employer, CBS, have had “no substantive talks” on a new contract. Romo is signed through the [more]

Jaylon Smith misses one day of practice with minor knee issue

Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith had one of the most prominent knee injuries in recent football history when he suffered a severe injury in the last game of his college football career, one that sent his draft stock plummeting, cost him millions of dollars, and has been cited by other college football players as a reason [more]

Jerry Jones is “squeezing and waiting for help” in negotiations

Jerry Jones got a deal done with Emmitt Smith in 1993 after the running back held out for the first two games. He got a deal done with Dez Bryant at the 11th hour in 2015 after the Cowboys franchised the receiver. So the Cowboys owner is not concerned about getting deals done with Dak [more]

Rams likely won’t be taking Todd Gurley to Hawaii for preseason game

Todd Gurley apparently won’t be getting lei’d. Coach Sean McVay told reporters on Tuesday that the Rams most likely won’t be taking their star tailback to Hawaii for a Saturday preseason game against the Cowboys. “That’s something that I would say, more likely than not, but we’re still working through the specifics of that as [more]

Tony Romo: Dak Prescott has been productive since arriving in Dallas

The most money Tony Romo ever earned in a single season was $26.5 million in 2013, according to He finished his NFL career with $127.4 million in earnings. Dak Prescott could sign a bigger total deal than what Romo made in his career and is expected to have a higher annual average than Romo [more]

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