Archive: Cowboys

Cowboys Add to Offensive Line

The Dallas Cowboys filled a need on their offensive line Thursday by trading a fifth-round draft choice in 2010 to the Denver Broncos for guard Montrae Holland. Holland could replace the injured Kyle Kosier in the Cowboys' season-opening lineup....

 

By Mark Maske | August 29, 2008; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys' Jones Reinstated

The NFL has fully reinstated cornerback Adam Jones, making him eligible to play for the Dallas Cowboys during the regular season. The league's previous partial reinstatement of Jones had covered only training camp and preseason games. Jones was suspended all of last season, while with the Tennessee Titans, for...

 

By Mark Maske | August 28, 2008; 04:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Could be Minus Starting Guard For Six Weeks

The Dallas Cowboys could be without starting left guard Kyle Kosier for as long as six weeks. He reportedly suffered a sprained foot and a hairline fracture during Friday's preseason game against the Houston Texans....

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2008; 01:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

Falcons Releasing J. Horn, Dallas or Philly Next?

The Atlanta Falcons informed veteran wide receiver Joe Horn today that he was being released. The move ends a standoff between the team and Horn, who had said since the spring that he wanted to be traded or released. It is thought that Horn could end up in Dallas...

 

By Mark Maske | August 19, 2008; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

A. Jones to Request Full Reinstatement

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones told the Dallas Morning News that he has written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting his full reinstatement and plans to mail it to the league office in New York on Thursday. "I'm feeling real good," Jones told the newspaper. "I just...

 

By Mark Maske | August 13, 2008; 10:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Glenn Headed to Miami?

Wide receiver Terry Glenn, released by the Dallas Cowboys, reportedly is prepared to sign with the Miami Dolphins. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the move is expected to happen within the next few days. In one way, that move would make perfect sense. Glenn played for Bill Parcells,...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2008; 10:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

C. Simms Trade Still Possible

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't traded quarterback Chris Simms yet, but it remains possible. The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears are thought to be interested. Simms has said that he doesn't believe he can continue to coexist with Coach Jon Gruden....

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2008; 03:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Groin Injury Puts Cowboys' Newman on Shelf

The Cowboys expect to be without cornerback Terence Newman for at least three weeks because of a groin injury. Newman got hurt during Monday's practice in Oxnard, Calif. That could make newcomer Adam (Pacman) Jones a starter for now alongside Anthony Henry, with rookie Mike Jenkins moving up to...

 

By Mark Maske | July 29, 2008; 10:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Five More Rookie Deals

Five more first-rounders agreed to contracts with their teams overnight and this morning. Included in that group is defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, the fifth overall selection by the Kansas City Chiefs. The top six picks in the draft now have reached contract agreements. The Dallas Cowboys have deals with...

 

By Mark Maske | July 26, 2008; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Decide to Cut T. Glenn

The Dallas Cowboys have decided to release veteran wide receiver Terry Glenn. Glenn missed almost all of last season because of knee troubles, and he and the team spent much of the offseason at odds because of Glenn's refusal to sign a waiver that would have reduced his salary...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 09:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Decision on T. Glenn Looms for Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys fly to Oxnard, Calif., for their training camp late this week, and it remains unclear if veteran wide receiver Terry Glenn will be there with them. The Cowboys and Glenn spent the offseason at a standoff over Glenn's refusal to sign a waiver that would reduce...

 

By Mark Maske | July 23, 2008; 01:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Longterm Deal for Haynesworth, Suggs or Asomugha

The deadline for teams to sign their franchise-tagged players to longterm contracts was Tuesday. The Dallas Cowboys got safety Ken Hamlin signed to a six-year, $39 million deal that includes about $15 million in guaranteed money. But there were no longterm deals for Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth,...

 

By Mark Maske | July 16, 2008; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Key NFL Question No. 5: Who's the Class of the NFC?

My thoughts: The Cowboys. Yes, they have their issues. Quarterback Tony Romo's mostly solid season was undone by the furor over his vacation that preceded last season's playoff loss to the Giants. Terrell Owens remains a threat to create controversy at any moment. The passing game could be one...

 

By Mark Maske | July 14, 2008; 02:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys, T. Glenn Clashing Over Injury Waiver

Veteran wide receiver Terry Glenn and the Dallas Cowboys are at odds over Glenn's refusal to sign an injury waiver, and Glenn reportedly wants to be released so he can sign with another team. According to reports, Glenn has refused to sign a $500,000 injury settlement that would protect...

 

By Mark Maske | June 18, 2008; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

T.O. Excused From Cowboys' Minicamp

Wide receiver Terrell Owens was at the Dallas Cowboys' Valley Ranch facility today but left before the opening practice of the team's mandatory three-day minicamp. Coach Wade Phillips indicated that Owens had been excused because of a personal matter....

 

By Mark Maske | June 17, 2008; 08:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Owens Could Be Subjected to Additional Drug Testing

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens reportedly has been placed in the NFL's "reasonable cause" testing program for performance-enhancing drugs after being unavailable for a recent random test. Owens missed calls to schedule a test, according to reports, and now is subject to as many as 24 annual tests...

 

By Mark Maske | June 10, 2008; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Spending Big to Keep Key Players

The Dallas Cowboys are doing some big-time spending to keep their key players in the fold. The three-year, $27 million deal to which wide receiver Terrell Owens has agreed means that, since May 20, the Cowboys have handed out $122 million-worth of contract extensions to tailback Marion Barber, cornerback...

 

By Mark Maske | June 3, 2008; 09:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

T.O., Cowboys Agree to Three-Year Extension

Wide receiver Terrell Owens has agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys, a source familiar with the situation said. The deal includes $13 million in guaranteed money and runs through the 2011 season, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because...

 

By Mark Maske | June 2, 2008; 09:37 PM ET | Comments (3)

NFL Grants Pacman Jones "Limited Reinstatement"

The NFL has released the following statement about Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones, who's been suspended for more than a year under the league's personal conduct policy: "Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Adam Jones today that, effective immediately, he may participate in organized team activities with the Dallas Cowboys,...

 

By Mark Maske | June 2, 2008; 06:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vanderjagt to CFL

Kicker Mike Vanderjagt has been unable to land another NFL job since being released by the Dallas Cowboys during the 2006 season. He reportedly is headed back to the Canadian Football League, where he began his pro career, and will sign with the Toronto Argonauts. Vanderjagt remains the most...

 

By Mark Maske | June 2, 2008; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pacman Jones Reportedly Met With Goodell Last Week

Suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week in Atlanta, the Dallas Morning News reported today. Goodell is readying to decide whether Jones will be permitted to join offseason workouts with the Cowboys. He also is to rule before training camps open...

 

By Mark Maske | May 28, 2008; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cowboys Reportedly Could Use Pacman Jones at Receiver

Cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones hasn't even been cleared to participate in offseason activities with the Dallas Cowboys, and it could be months before a decision is made about whether he'll be reinstated to play in regular season games. But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently is thinking ahead. The Ft....

 

By Mark Maske | May 22, 2008; 02:22 PM ET | Comments (2)

Pacman Jones Reportedly to Seek Permission to Participate in Cowboys' Workouts

Suspended Cowboys cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones told the Dallas Morning News that he plans to ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for permission to participate in the team's offseason workouts. Goodell has said he will reconsider Jones's status before training camp. Jones has been suspended for more than a year...

 

By Mark Maske | May 19, 2008; 03:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys' Training Camp to be Featured on HBO Series

The HBO series "Hard Knocks" will feature the training camp of the Dallas Cowboys this summer, the network announced today. It will be the second time the Cowboys have been featured on the series. Their training camp also was chronicled in 2002. The show followed the Baltimore Ravens in...

 

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2008; 02:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Sue T. Owens For Unreturned Bonus Money

The Philadelphia Eagles are suing wide receiver Terrell Owens for bonus money not repaid to them, according to several reports. Owens, now with the Dallas Cowboys, lost an arbitration ruling requiring him to repay the Eagles $1.7 million in bonus money based on his actions in 2005, when the...

 

By Mark Maske | April 29, 2008; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jones Trade Offers Protections For Both Cowboys, Titans

The terms of the Adam (Pacman) Jones trade, finalized over the weekend, provide protections for both the team getting the suspended cornerback, the Dallas Cowboys, and the club getting rid of him, the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys sent a fourth-round draft pick Sunday to the Titans for Jones, who...

 

By Mark Maske | April 28, 2008; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (1)

Titans Agree to Trade Pacman Jones to Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans have agreed to a trade involving suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones, a source familiar with the discussions confirmed. The Titans have agreed to trade Jones to the Cowboys for a draft pick, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity...

 

By Mark Maske | April 23, 2008; 07:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Pacman Jones Delays Petitioning For Reinstatement, Hoping to be Traded to Cowboys First

Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones and his representatives have held off on making their latest bid for reinstatement by the NFL, hoping that Jones first will be traded to the Dallas Cowboys in the coming days. The two teams have been negotiating for several weeks and the...

 

By Mark Maske | April 16, 2008; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jones-to-Cowboys Trade Could Be On Again

There are rumblings that the proposed trade of suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones from the Tennessee Titans to the Dallas Cowboys perhaps could be completed in the coming days. The trade discussions had stalled at the recent league meeting but apparently have been re-started. It's unclear what the compensation...

 

By Mark Maske | April 14, 2008; 08:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Balking at Titans' Asking Price for Suspended Cornerback

Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips declined to comment during the league meeting this week in Palm Beach, Fla., about his team's trade discussions with the Tennessee Titans regarding suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones. According to a source familiar with the discussions, the Titans are asking for two draft choices...

 

By Mark Maske | April 3, 2008; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Change in Timetable for Consideration of Jones's Reinstatement

PALM BEACH, Fla.--Commissioner Roger Goodell said there's been no change in his timetable for ruling on the eligibility of suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones. He will rule on Jones's possible reinstatement by training camp, Goodell said. The Dallas Cowboys and other teams have been linked to trade...

 

By Mark Maske | March 31, 2008; 06:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rules Allow Titans to Trade Jones to Cowboys... Or Anyone Else

There are reports that the Dallas Cowboys are talking to the Tennessee Titans about a possible trade for suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones. Jones also has been linked to other possible new teams, including the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions, in media speculation about prospective trades. Which leads...

 

By Mark Maske | March 21, 2008; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Keep F. Adams

The Dallas Cowboys kept left tackle Flozell Adams off the unrestricted free agent market later tonight by agreeing to a six-year contract with him. Adams would have been one of the most coveted players on the free agent market. The Cowboys had contemplated using their franchise player tag on...

 

By Mark Maske | February 28, 2008; 07:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Z. Thomas Agrees to Deal With Cowboys

INDIANAPOLIS--Zach Thomas agreed to a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys today. The deal could pay him as much as $3 million, including incentives. The veteran linebacker visited the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints after being released by the Miami Dolphins. But Thomas, who grew up in...

 

By Mark Maske | February 23, 2008; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (101)

Cowboys Tag Hamlin

INDIANAPOLIS--The Dallas Cowboys placed their franchise player tag on safety Ken Hamlin. The Cowboys apparently had been deciding between Hamlin and offensive tackle Flozell Adams. Hamlin receives a salary of $4.396 million next season if he remains the franchise player. Next up is a decision by the New England...

 

By Mark Maske | February 21, 2008; 03:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Z. Thomas Visits Patriots But Doesn't Sign, With Saints and Perhaps Cowboys Up Next

Free agent linebacker Zach Thomas, just cut by the Miami Dolphins, visited the New England Patriots on Monday and received a contract offer. It wasn't enough, however, to convince Thomas to sign the deal and end his free agent tour. He's scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints today...

 

By Mark Maske | February 19, 2008; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Garrett Gets Hefty New Contract from Cowboys

Jason Garrett became the NFL's highest-paid assistant coach by staying with the Dallas Cowboys. A source familiar with the negotiations said the Cowboys reworked Garrett's contract to raise his salary to more than $3 million per season. He is the team's offensive coordinator but now makes about the same...

 

By Mark Maske | January 17, 2008; 04:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Garrett Staying in Dallas

Jason Garrett has withdrawn from consideration for the head coaching jobs of the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons, an NFL source said this morning. He plans to remain the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the decision has...

 

By Mark Maske | January 17, 2008; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (90)

Garrett's Decision Coming Today?

It could be decision day for Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. He received head coaching offers from the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons this week, according to sources familiar with the discussions, and the Cowboys are trying to retain him as their offensive coordinator. Garrett returned to the...

 

By Mark Maske | January 17, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Falcons' Turn to Try to Hire Garrett

It was on to Atlanta for Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett after the Baltimore Ravens tried but failed Tuesday to hire him as their head coach. Now the Falcons apparently will attempt to complete a deal with Garrett today to fill their head coaching vacancy. Garrett, according to...

 

By Mark Maske | January 16, 2008; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Trying to Keep Garrett

The Dallas Cowboys are trying to keep Jason Garrett as their offensive coordinator. Garrett is in Baltimore and might accept an offer today to become the Ravens' head coach. But, according to a source familiar with the deliberations, the Cowboys have told Garrett that they will match the financial...

 

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2008; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (11)

Ravens Might Try to Finish Deal With J. Garrett Today

Jason Garrett is in Baltimore today for a second interview for the Ravens' vacant head coaching job and an NFL source said this morning it's possible that the team could hire Garrett by day's end. Garrett, the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, has emerged as the front-runner to...

 

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2008; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (700)

Coaching Searches Can Accelerate Now That Sparano, Garrett and Caldwell Are Available

A few head coaching searches around the league should be able to move forward and perhaps be resolved now that the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts have been eliminated from the playoffs, making three coveted assistants--offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and offensive line coach Tony Sparano of the Cowboys and...

 

By Mark Maske | January 14, 2008; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Outlook More Promising For Owens and Harrison Than Gates

Three major storylines involving injured players could affect the outcomes of this weekend's conference championship games. In at least two of the three cases, it appears that the injured player will play this weekend. Wide receiver Terrell Owens practiced Thursday with the Dallas Cowboys for the first time since...

 

By Mark Maske | January 11, 2008; 09:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

T.O. Practices

Wide receiver Terrell Owens participated in the Dallas Cowboys' practice today, seemingly improving the chances that he will play in Sunday's NFC semifinal against the New York Giants at Texas Stadium. It was Owens's first practice since suffering a high ankle sprain in the Cowboys' second-to-last game of the...

 

By Mark Maske | January 10, 2008; 04:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

T.O.'s Playing Status Still Unclear

Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips told reporters today that wide receiver Terrell Owens's availability for this weekend's NFC semifinal against the New York Giants might not be determined until game time. Sunday's game against the Giants comes 22 days after Owens suffered a high ankle sprain during a Cowboys'...

 

By Mark Maske | January 7, 2008; 07:42 PM ET | Comments (3)

Falcons to Interview Garrett, Sparano Today

The Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to interview two Cowboys assistants, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and offensive line coach Tony Sparano, for their head coaching vacancy today in the Dallas area. Teams in the head coaching market are using the opportunity they have under NFL rules to interview candidates on...

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2008; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

R. Williams Added to NFC Pro Bowl Team

Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams was added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. Teammate Ken Hamlin was named a starter in place of late Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor....

 

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2008; 08:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

T.O., M. Harrison Testing Injuries

Two high-profile wide receivers on playoff teams with byes this weekend, the Dallas Cowboys' Terrell Owens and the Indianapolis Colts' Marvin Harrison, could be getting closer to being ready to play in the conference semifinals. Owens reportedly has discarded the walking boot on his left foot, has begun jogging...

 

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2008; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (116)

Falcons Reportedly Receive Permission from Cowboys to Interview J. Garrett, T. Sparano for Head Coaching Job

The Atlanta Falcons reportedly have received permission from the Dallas Cowboys to interview two Cowboys assistants, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and offensive line coach Tony Sparano, for their vacant head coaching job. The Dallas Morning News reported that Sparano is scheduled to interview for the job Friday but Garrett...

 

By Mark Maske | January 1, 2008; 09:35 AM ET | Comments (4)

Cowboys Keep Crayton Off Free Agent Market With Four-Year Extension

The Dallas Cowboys signed wide receiver Patrick Crayton to a four-year contract extension worth up to $14 million, including $6 million in guaranteed money. The deal keeps Crayton from being an unrestricted free agent in the spring. There had been talk that he perhaps could end up in Miami,...

 

By Mark Maske | December 28, 2007; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Likely to Rest Key Starters Against Redskins

The Washington Redskins probably will get to face a diminished version of the Dallas Cowboys this weekend. The Cowboys clinched home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs when the Green Bay Packers lost Sunday to the Chicago Bears. The Cowboys had won Saturday night at Carolina to improve their...

 

By Mark Maske | December 24, 2007; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Thought to Have High Ankle Sprain

CHARLOTTE--Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after his team's win over the Carolina Panthers here Saturday night that the club's medical staff believes that wide receiver Terrell Owens suffered a high ankle sprain. Owens hurt his left ankle on a second-quarter catch and didn't return to the game. He...

 

By Mark Maske | December 23, 2007; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owens's Night Ends Early With Ankle Injury

CHARLOTTE--The Dallas Cowboys have a new problem. Jessica Simpson is nowhere in sight and quarterback Tony Romo's ailing thumb isn't hindering him too much. He had 188 first-half passing yards and the Cowboys lead the Carolina Panthers, 17-7, at the break. But wide receiver Terrell Owens limped from the...

 

By Mark Maske | December 22, 2007; 09:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

R. Williams's Appeal Denied

The league denied the appeal of Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams. He must serve a one-game suspension without pay for Sunday's horse-collar tackle of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Williams is to miss the Cowboys' game Saturday night at Carolina and forfeit his game check of $35,000....

 

By Mark Maske | December 19, 2007; 09:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Expect to Have Romo in Lineup Saturday at Carolina

The Dallas Cowboys expect to have quarterback Tony Romo ready to play Saturday at Carolina. Romo suffered what the Cowboys are calling a bruised right thumb during Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys had a light practice today at which Romo didn't do any throwing or take...

 

By Mark Maske | December 18, 2007; 04:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

R. Williams Given More Time for Appeal

The NFL granted a request by Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams to be given more time to appeal his one-game suspension for Sunday's horse-collar tackle of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. The appeal was to be heard and decided today. If the suspension stands, Williams would miss the Cowboys'...

 

By Mark Maske | December 18, 2007; 04:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

R. Williams Suspended For One Game

The league suspended Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams for one game without pay late Monday for his horse-collar tackle of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb on Sunday. Williams might appeal the suspension. If so, the appeal is to be heard by the league today. If the suspension stands, Williams...

 

By Mark Maske | December 18, 2007; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (2)

T. Glenn Takes Step Toward Possible Return for Cowboys

Wide receiver Terry Glenn participated in portions of the Dallas Cowboys' practice today. It's the first time that Glenn has done any sort of practicing with the Cowboys this season after undergoing two knee operations. He postponed a more extensive procedure in hopes of playing this season. It's possible...

 

By Mark Maske | December 12, 2007; 10:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Thoughts on Thanksgiving Games

Some quick observations from the Thanksgiving games: *The Green Bay Packers have a chance to win next Thursday in Dallas. The Cowboys have been widely proclaimed the best team in the NFC. But, in truth, there's little difference between them and the Packers at this point. Green Bay probably...

 

By Mark Maske | November 23, 2007; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

M. Lehr Reportedly Implicated By Personal Trainer in Texas

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Matt Lehr reportedly has been implicated in the NFL's latest steroids scandal. The Dallas Morning News reported that Lehr was implicated by Plano, Tex., personal trainer David Jacobs, who pleaded guilty to a steroids-related charge this week and agreed to cooperate with federal investigators...

 

By Mark Maske | November 15, 2007; 09:49 AM ET | Comments (4)

L. Davis Hurt During Cowboys' Practice

Guard Leonard Davis suffered a sprained ankle during the Dallas Cowboys' practice Wednesday. Davis has played well for the Cowboys since being a high-priced free agent acquisition in the offseason. The Cowboys don't yet know the severity of the injury. Cory Procter would replace Davis in the starting lineup...

 

By Mark Maske | November 15, 2007; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Personal Trainer Reportedly Tells Federal Authorities He Supplied Performance-Enhancing Drugs to Cowboys Players

A Plano, Tex., personal trainer reportedly has told federal investigators that he supplied performance-enhancing drugs to Dallas Cowboys players. The trainer, David Jacobs, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute steroids. Under a plea deal, Jacobs reportedly agreed to...

 

By Mark Maske | November 14, 2007; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (8)

Trainer Claiming Ties to Cowboys, Falcons Players Pleads Guilty in Steroids Case

A personal trainer based in Plano, Tex., claiming to have ties to players with the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons pleaded guilty in federal court today to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute steroids. The trainer, David Jacobs, told KTVT-TV in Dallas that he will...

 

By Mark Maske | November 13, 2007; 06:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Have NFC East All But Wrapped Up

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--The Dallas Cowboys all but wrapped up the NFC East title here Sunday. Their 31-20 triumph over the New York Giants at Giants Stadium improved their record to 8-1 and put them two games ahead of the second-place New York Giants, who had their six-game winning streak...

 

By Mark Maske | November 12, 2007; 09:41 AM ET | Comments (2)

T.O.'s $10,000 Towel

The NFL fined Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens $10,000 for a uniform violation. Owens was seen on the NBC telecast of the Cowboys' triumph Sunday night in Philadelphia waving a personalized towel in the bench area....

 

By Mark Maske | November 9, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Planning to Get T. Johnson Right into Playing-Time Mix

Tank Johnson probably won't have to wait long to get some playing time with the Dallas Cowboys. The defensive tackle has been activated after serving his eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Commissioner Roger Goodell did allow Johnson to practice with the Cowboys in recent weeks,...

 

By Mark Maske | November 6, 2007; 02:01 PM ET | Comments (1)

Romo Deal Announced

The Dallas Cowboys announced that they'd signed quarterback Tony Romo to a six-year contract extension. The $67 million deal was completed Monday and includes $30 million in guaranteed money. It keeps Romo, the league's fifth-rated passer, from being an unrestricted free agent next spring....

 

By Mark Maske | October 30, 2007; 07:32 PM ET | Comments (1)

Romo Agrees to Big Contract Extension With Cowboys

Quarterback Tony Romo has agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys worth about $68 million, an NFL source said. The deal contains approximately $30 million in guaranteed money and keeps Romo from being an unrestricted free agent next spring. Romo reached the Pro Bowl last season...

 

By Mark Maske | October 29, 2007; 07:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Johnson's Suspension Won't Be Reduced

PHILADELPHIA--NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he won't reduce the suspension of Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tank Johnson. Johnson, formerly of the Chicago Bears, is serving an eight-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Goodell has permitted Johnson to begin practicing with the Cowboys, and he said today...

 

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2007; 08:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

T. Johnson Can Practice With Cowboys Today

Suspended defensive tackle Tank Johnson is eligible to begin practicing with the Dallas Cowboys today. Johnson has two games remaining on his eight-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell imposed the suspension, he made it reviewable after eight games, but he has...

 

By Mark Maske | October 19, 2007; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Decision By Goodell Yet About Possibly Shortening T. Johnson's Suspension

An NFL official said that Commissioner Roger Goodell had not made a decision as of earlier today about whether to reinstate Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tank Johnson. Johnson is serving an eight-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy but Goodell made the suspension reviewable after six games....

 

By Mark Maske | October 16, 2007; 07:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Can Anyone Match Up With the Patriots?

IRVING, Tex.--Okay, so maybe the New England Patriots can go unbeaten, after all. There is talk just about every NFL season about whether a team can go undefeated and join the 1972 Miami Dolphins. And usually, such talk is silly. The season is just too long and too grueling....

 

By Mark Maske | October 14, 2007; 09:54 PM ET | Comments (6)

Romo's Father Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

The father of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reportedly has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Romo told the Dallas Morning News that his 50-year-old father, Ramiro, was diagnosed last month and will undergo surgery soon. "He's your dad," Romo told the newspaper. "You've been so close for so long,...

 

By Mark Maske | October 12, 2007; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (2)

T.O. Mum

Sunday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots is so big that it has moved Terrell Owens to silence. The Cowboys wide receiver left a note to media members on his locker today that read: Dear Reporters, Due to the magnitude of this week's game and high...

 

By Mark Maske | October 10, 2007; 10:20 PM ET | Comments (22)

Let the Hype Begin for Patriots-Cowboys Game

The NFL's game of the year (so far) nearly was ruined Monday night, but escaped intact. Barely. The Dallas Cowboys scored nine points in the final 20 seconds, the last three of them on a 53-yard field goal by kicker Nick Folk after they recovered an onside kick, to...

 

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2007; 09:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell to Review T. Johnson's Case Next Week

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters before tonight's Cowboys-Bills game in Buffalo that he will review the case of suspended defensive tackle Tank Johnson next week. Goodell suspended Johnson, formerly of the Chicago Bears, for the first eight games of the season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy,...

 

By Mark Maske | October 8, 2007; 04:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

T.O. Fined for Touchdown Celebration Inspired By Spying Scandal

The NFL truly has no sense of humor. The league fined Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens $7,500 for his touchdown celebration Sunday that made reference to the spying scandal involving the New England Patriots. After scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins, Owens stood by the goal post...

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2007; 09:29 PM ET | Comments (1)

Cowboys Sign T. Johnson

The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive tackle Tank Johnson to a two-year contract. The Cowboys need help at the position but Johnson first must complete the serving of an eight-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He served two months in jail, while a member of the Chicago...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2007; 04:33 PM ET | Comments (2)

T. Johnson to Undergo Physical for Cowboys Today

Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson is scheduled to undergo a physical for the Dallas Cowboys today. The Cowboys need help at the position after losing Jason Ferguson to a season-ending injury. But Johnson wouldn't provide any immediate help. He's serving an eight-game suspension by the NFL for...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2007; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

T. Johnson Could Resurface in Dallas

The Dallas Cowboys are considering the possibility of signing defensive tackle Tank Johnson, the Dallas Morning News reported. The Cowboys need help at the position after losing Jason Ferguson to a season-ending biceps injury and Johnson is available after being released by the Chicago Bears. But he couldn't play...

 

By Mark Maske | September 12, 2007; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Could Be Without J. Ferguson for Rest of Season

The Dallas Cowboys could be without defensive tackle Jason Ferguson for the remainder of the season. Ferguson suffered a torn biceps tendon during Sunday night's triumph over the New York Giants. He is to be replaced by Jay Ratliff....

 

By Mark Maske | September 10, 2007; 02:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Phillips Hasn't Fixed Cowboys' Defense Yet, But He's Unbeaten

IRVING, Tex.--When Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hired Wade Phillips as the team's head coach following Bill Parcells's offseason retirement, the aim was for Phillips to repair a Cowboys defense that never got fixed during the Parcells era. Phillips and the Cowboys still have a long way to go,...

 

By Mark Maske | September 10, 2007; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

T. Glenn Weighing Options For Injured Knee

IRVING, Tex.--The Dallas Cowboys were without wide receiver Terry Glenn as they opened their season here tonight against the New York Giants. Glenn is weighing whether to undergo season-ending surgery for a knee injury. Glenn has cartilage damage, and he could undergo a minor surgical procedure and try to...

 

By Mark Maske | September 9, 2007; 07:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys to be Without T. Glenn Against Giants

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terry Glenn is to miss Sunday night's season opener against the New York Giants because of a knee injury. The Cowboys haven't indicated how long Glenn will be sidelined....

 

By Mark Maske | September 7, 2007; 06:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Suspends Cowboys' Quarterbacks Coach

The NFL announced its second suspension in two days for use of a performance-enhancing substance, this one of Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Wade Wilson. Wilson, a former NFL quarterback who is now the Cowboys' quarterbacks coach, was suspended for the first five games of the season and fined $100,000...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2007; 03:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Romo's Sharp Performance Is Promising Early Sign for Cowboys

One of the big questions about the Dallas Cowboys as the Wade Phillips coaching era gets under way is which version of Tony Romo will be on display this season, the promising young quarterback that became a Pro Bowler in his first half-season as an NFL starter last year...

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2007; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owners' Decision About 2011 Super Bowl Host Seemingly Was a Money Decision

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The decision by the NFL's team owners here Tuesday to award the 2011 Super Bowl to the Dallas area instead of Indianapolis seems to have been made largely for financial reasons. The Cowboys and Colts both have new stadiums on the way. The domed stadium in Indianapolis, scheduled...

 

By Mark Maske | May 23, 2007; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (7)

Owners Award 2011 Super Bowl to Dallas

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The NFL's franchise owners voted during a meeting here today to award the 2011 Super Bowl to the Dallas area. Indianapolis and Phoenix also submitted bids, and Dallas and Indianapolis had been regarded as the favorites. The game is to be played in the $1 billion stadium that's...

 

By Mark Maske | May 22, 2007; 02:38 PM ET | Comments (4)

Owners to Select Host of 2011 Super Bowl During Meeting Tuesday

The owners are scheduled to choose a host city for the 2011 Super Bowl when they meet Tuesday in Nashville. Dallas and Indianapolis are regarded as the front-runners. Both cities are building new stadiums. Phoenix also has submitted a bid. The owners also might talk about the possibility of...

 

By Mark Maske | May 21, 2007; 08:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Owens Participates In Cowboys' Minicamp

Wide receiver Terrell Owens surprisingly participated in the Dallas Cowboys' minicamp over the weekend. Cowboys officials had expected Owens, who underwent two offseason surgeries to have a torn tendon in his right ring finger repaired, to remain sidelined longer, perhaps until training camp in July. Instead, he caught passes...

 

By Mark Maske | May 14, 2007; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Reshuffle, But It All Comes Down to Romo Again

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup Dallas Cowboys Coaching Change Retired: Bill Parcells Hired: Wade Phillips Players Released: Drew Bledsoe, QB (retired) Ryan Hannam, TE E.J. Whitley, G Jason Fabini, T Free Agents Lost: Al Johnson, C Kenyon Coleman, DE Ryan Fowler, LB Free Agents Re-Signed: Martin Gramatica, K Marc Colombo, T...

 

By Mark Maske | May 11, 2007; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (7)

Trade With Browns Was Good for Cowboys, Too

The Cleveland Browns are getting plaudits, and rightfully so, for Saturday's trade with the Dallas Cowboys that enabled the Browns to land quarterback Brady Quinn with the draft's 22nd choice after already getting left tackle Joe Thomas with the third pick. That sagging franchise has hope again. But the...

 

By Mark Maske | April 30, 2007; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Trying to Trade Up For B. Quinn

NEW YORK--Brady Quinn's plummet might end right here. The Cleveland Browns are offering a third-round pick later today and next year's first-rounder to the Dallas Cowboys to try to move up from the second round and select Quinn, the Notre Dame quarterback....

 

By Mark Maske | April 28, 2007; 04:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bledsoe Retires

Quarterback Drew Bledsoe announced his retirement after 14 NFL seasons. Bledsoe, 35, lost the Dallas Cowboys' starting job to Tony Romo last season. The Cowboys released Bledsoe and signed Brad Johnson to replace him as Romo's backup. Bledsoe threw for 44,611 yards and 251 touchdowns for the New England...

 

By Mark Maske | April 12, 2007; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dallas, Indianapolis, Phoenix Vying for 2011 Super Bowl

Dallas, Indianapolis and Phoenix submitted bids to host the 2011 Super Bowl. The Cowboys and Colts have new stadiums in the works. The Cardinals' new stadium near Phoenix is hosting next year's Super Bowl. The site for the 2011 game is expected to be selected at an owners' meeting...

 

By Mark Maske | April 2, 2007; 10:42 PM ET | Comments (5)

Cowboys Finally Get Safety Help By Signing Hamlin

The Dallas Cowboys signed safety Ken Hamlin to a one-year, $2.5 million contract today. Hamlin is a former starter for the Seattle Seahawks and his signing addresses the Cowboys' long-standing need for a safety to start alongside Roy Williams. Keith Davis and rookie Pat Watkins shared the job last...

 

By Mark Maske | March 23, 2007; 04:41 PM ET | Comments (1)

Cowboys Let R. Fowler Go to Titans

The Dallas Cowboys declined to match the Tennessee Titans' four-year, $11.5 million offer sheet to linebacker Ryan Fowler, a restricted free agent. Fowler goes to the Titans, for whom he is expected to compete for a starting job on defense, and the Cowboys receive no draft-pick compensation. Fowler signed...

 

By Mark Maske | March 17, 2007; 07:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

R. Fowler Switches Course, Signs Offer Sheet With Titans Instead of Eagles

It happens at least once a year in free agency: A player agrees to a deal and then backs out of it to sign a better deal with another team. This year, it happened on the restricted free agent market. On Sunday, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ryan Fowler agreed to...

 

By Mark Maske | March 12, 2007; 08:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Sign Cowboys Linebacker to Offer Sheet

The Philadelphia Eagles signed linebacker Ryan Fowler, a restricted free agent from the Dallas Cowboys, to a four-year, $10.5 million offer sheet. The Cowboys have a week to decide whether to retain Fowler by matching the offer. He would compete for a starting job in Philadelphia but probably would...

 

By Mark Maske | March 12, 2007; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Re-Sign Colombo

The Dallas Cowboys re-signed free agent offensive tackle Marc Colombo to a two-year, $7 million contract. Colombo revived his injury-plagued NFL career with the Cowboys this past season, winning the team's starting job at right tackle. The Cowboys remained intent upon re-signing him even after signing Leonard Davis as...

 

By Mark Maske | March 9, 2007; 04:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Add B. Johnson to Replace Bledsoe as Romo's Veteran Backup

Quarterback Brad Johnson agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys to back up Tony Romo. Johnson was released by the Minnesota Vikings. He replaces the departed Drew Bledsoe in Dallas. The Cowboys also re-signed kicker Martin Gramatica....

 

By Mark Maske | March 5, 2007; 07:59 PM ET | Comments (2)

L. Davis Signing Is Cowboys' Latest Free Agent Bid to Solidify Offensive Line

For the Dallas Cowboys, the attempt to solidify their offensive line is a project now in its third offseason. Two years ago, right guard Marco Rivera was added. Last offseason, it was left guard Kyle Kosier and right tackle Jason Fabini, who was a bust and lost the job...

 

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2007; 12:48 PM ET | Comments (2)

Cowboys Send Bledsoe Packing

The Dallas Cowboys released quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Bledsoe began this past season as the Cowboys' starter but was benched in favor of Tony Romo, who reached the Pro Bowl and led the team to the playoffs before mishandling a snap on a short field goal attempt to send the...

 

By Mark Maske | March 1, 2007; 05:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Make Stewart Hiring Official

The Dallas Cowboys announced the hiring of Brian Stewart as their defensive coordinator. He'd been the secondary coach of the San Diego Chargers. Stewart worked in San Diego for Wade Phillips, the former Chargers defensive coordinator who's now the head coach of the Cowboys....

 

By Mark Maske | March 1, 2007; 04:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Make McBriar Highest-Paid Punter

The Dallas Cowboys made Pro Bowler Mat McBriar the league's highest-paid punter by signing him to a five-year, $8.5 million contract. The deal keeps him from being a restricted free agent....

 

By Mark Maske | February 28, 2007; 08:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owens to Have Second Surgery on Injured Finger

Terrell Owens is scheduled to have a second surgery Thursday on his injured right ring finger and is not expected to be able to participate in pass-catching drills with the Dallas Cowboys before training camp. Owens suffered a torn tendon in the finger just before Thanksgiving but the wide...

 

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2007; 03:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Reportedly Hiring Chargers Secondary Coach as Defensive Coordinator

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly are hiring San Diego Chargers defensive backs coach Brian Stewart as their defensive coordinator. The Dallas Morning News reported the move could be announced as soon as today. Stewart would be reunited with the Cowboys' newly hired head coach, Wade Phillips, formerly the defensive coordinator...

 

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2007; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (2)

Cowboys Officially Give Garrett Offensive Coordinator Title

The Dallas Cowboys officially named Jason Garrett their offensive coordinator today. Owner Jerry Jones had hired Garrett before he hired Wade Phillips as the club's head coach. Jones also considered Garrett as a head coach candidate....

 

By Mark Maske | February 20, 2007; 09:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Re-Sign Gurode

The Dallas Cowboys signed center Andre Gurode to a six-year contract extension today. The deal keeps Gurode from being an unrestricted free agent next month. Gurode was the starter at center on an improved Cowboys' offensive line this past season but received the most attention when he was kicked...

 

By Mark Maske | February 20, 2007; 09:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Phillips Vows to Work With Jones, Owens as Cowboys' Coach

Wade Phillips said all the right things about Jerry Jones and Terrell Owens in his introductory news conference this evening in Irving, Tex. Phillips, after being selected by Jones to be the Dallas Cowboys' head coach, said he will work with Jones to assemble his staff. That's a good...

 

By Mark Maske | February 8, 2007; 09:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Select Phillips as Coach

The Dallas Cowboys have selected San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Wade Phillips as their head coach, an NFL source said this morning. Phillips's selection could be announced today, the source said. He would replace Bill Parcells, who announced his retirement from coaching after four seasons with the Cowboys in...

 

By Mark Maske | February 8, 2007; 08:39 AM ET | Comments (28)

Cowboys' Coaching Choice Should Come Soon

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently completed the interviewing process for his team's head coaching vacancy by interviewing Jim Caldwell, the Indianapolis Colts' assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach, on Wednesday in Irving, Tex. Caldwell became the 10th candidate interviewed by the Cowboys and Jones likely will hire a...

 

By Mark Maske | February 8, 2007; 01:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rivera Makes It to Cowboys Interview

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera interviewed, as scheduled, for the Dallas Cowboys' head coaching vacancy Tuesday. Rivera was delayed in Chicago by bad weather but made it to Irving, Tex., and met with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for about six hours. Jones is to interview Indianapolis Colts assistant...

 

By Mark Maske | February 7, 2007; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (7)

Cowboys Likely to Interview Rivera Today, Caldwell Wednesday

It appears that Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera will interview for the Dallas Cowboys' head coaching job today. The Cowboys probably will interview Indianapolis Colts assistant head coach Jim Caldwell on Wednesday, so the team's coaching search isn't likely to conclude before late this week. The front-runner appears...

 

By Mark Maske | February 6, 2007; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Probably Will Interview Caldwell As Well As Rivera

MIAMI--Two assistant coaches about to participate in today's Super Bowl likely will interview for the Dallas Cowboys' head coaching job within the next day or two. The Cowboys appear intent upon interviewing Indianapolis Colts assistant head coach Jim Caldwell and Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, a source familiar...

 

By Mark Maske | February 4, 2007; 05:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rivera Might Get His Chance, After All

MIAMI--It appeared a few days ago that Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera had been shut out of the head coaching mix during this hiring cycle. The only team with a head coaching vacancy was the Dallas Cowboys and they seemed likely to hire their coach before owner Jerry...

 

By Mark Maske | February 1, 2007; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Decision Until Next Week on Cowboys' Coach

MIAMI--Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters in Irving, Tex., that the club would not fill its head coaching vacancy until after the Super Bowl. That means the Cowboys potentially could interview Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera and Indianapolis Colts assistant head coach Jim Caldwell next week....

 

By Mark Maske | January 31, 2007; 06:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys' Decision Near?

MIAMI--The Dallas Cowboys could have a new head coach today. Owner Jerry Jones is scheduled to travel to Miami on Thursday for the Super Bowl and it is thought that he'd like to hire a new coach first. Jones interviewed San Francisco 49ers linebackers coach Mike Singletary on Tuesday...

 

By Mark Maske | January 31, 2007; 01:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys to Interview Singletary

MIAMI--San Francisco 49ers linebackers coach Mike Singletary is scheduled to interview Tuesday for the Dallas Cowboys' head coaching job. Singletary will become the eighth candidate to interview for the job and the second 49ers assistant coach, along with offensive coordinator Norv Turner. The Cowboys hired Miami Dolphins quarterbacks coach...

 

By Mark Maske | January 29, 2007; 10:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jones's Head Coaching Choice Could Depend on How He Feels About Garrett's Readiness

MIAMI--If Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones indeed is set to choose between Wade Phillips and Norv Turner as his next head coach, as many people in the league believe, his decision could come down to this: Does he believe that Jason Garrett is ready to oversee the club's offense...

 

By Mark Maske | January 29, 2007; 09:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Interview Turner

MIAMI--Former Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders coach Norv Turner interviewed for the Dallas Cowboys' vacant head coaching job today and apparently has emerged as one of the favorites for the job. Turner, who spent this season as the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, met with owner Jerry...

 

By Mark Maske | January 28, 2007; 08:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Done With G. Gibbs, W. Phillips Interviews, Turner's to Come Sunday

The Dallas Cowboys interviewed New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs for their head coaching job today. Gibbs was the Cowboys' linebackers coach before going to New Orleans with fellow former Dallas assistant Sean Payton. San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Norv Turner is to interview with the Cowboys on...

 

By Mark Maske | January 27, 2007; 06:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys' Search Drawing Scrutiny Over Diversity Issues

The league officials in charge of monitoring and enforcing the NFL's diversity rules when it comes to head coaching interviews are paying close attention to the coaching search being conducted by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. When Jones hired Bill Parcells as his coach the last time he conducted...

 

By Mark Maske | January 26, 2007; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (31)

Cowboys Announce Hiring of Garrett

The Dallas Cowboys hired Jason Garrett today, as expected. What's yet to be determined is whether he'll be the team's head coach or its offensive coordinator. The Cowboys plan to interview other candidates for the head coaching job. If owner Jerry Jones selects one of those candidates to succeed...

 

By Mark Maske | January 25, 2007; 09:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Receive Permission to Interview W. Phillips, G. Gibbs

The Dallas Cowboys have received permission to interview two defensive coordinators, Wade Phillips of the San Diego Chargers and Gary Gibbs of the New Orleans Saints, for their head coaching job. Phillips is the former head coach of the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills. He also had stints as...

 

By Mark Maske | January 25, 2007; 03:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Set to Hire Garrett as Either Offensive Coordinator or Head Coach

The Dallas Cowboys plan to add Jason Garrett to their coaching staff after his impressive interview Wednesday, an NFL source said this morning. The only question is whether Garrett, a former backup quarterback for the Cowboys who spent the past two seasons as the Miami Dolphins' quarterbacks coach, will...

 

By Mark Maske | January 25, 2007; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (7)

Cowboys Interviewing J. Garrett for Offensive Coordinator Job

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is interviewing Jason Garrett today for the team's offensive coordinator job. Garrett, a former backup quarterback for the Cowboys, now is the Miami Dolphins' quarterbacks coach. The Dolphins, according to an NFL source, granted the Cowboys' request to interview Garrett only after Jones agreed...

 

By Mark Maske | January 24, 2007; 01:23 PM ET | Comments (2)

Suggestions for the Cowboys

Not that Jerry Jones needs the help... but Bill Parcells left the Dallas Cowboys in a lurch by waiting until 16 days after their playoff loss to quit as their coach. Five other NFL teams already have hired new head coaches, so Jones's options are limited. Two suggestions: *Offer...

 

By Mark Maske | January 23, 2007; 07:00 PM ET | Comments (5)

J. Fisher Won't Be Candidate for Cowboys Job

The Tennessee Titans say their coach, Jeff Fisher, is off limits to the Dallas Cowboys. The Titans announced they would not grant permission for Fisher to be interviewed if the Cowboys were to ask. Fisher has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Cowboys but he's under contract...

 

By Mark Maske | January 23, 2007; 02:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Parcells's Exit Means Owens Almost Certainly Stays in Dallas

The departure of Coach Bill Parcells from the Dallas Cowboys virtually ensures that wide receiver Terrell Owens will be with the team next season. Owens is one season into a three-year, $25 million contract with the Cowboys. Owner Jerry Jones pushed for him to be signed and Parcells lived...

 

By Mark Maske | January 23, 2007; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

Parcells Quits

Bill Parcells quit today as coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Parcells announced in a written statement that he was retiring from coaching. He spent four seasons with the Cowboys, who reached the playoffs this season but were eliminated in a disappointing first-round loss at Seattle. "I am in good...

 

By Mark Maske | January 22, 2007; 01:03 PM ET | Comments (65)

Owens Undergoes Surgery on Finger

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens underwent surgery Thursday in Miami to have tendon damage in his right ring finger repaired. Owens suffered the injury during a November practice and was told by doctors that he needed to undergo season-ending surgery immediately or he would lose mobility in the...

 

By Mark Maske | January 12, 2007; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wolf Thinks His Friend Parcells Will Return to Cowboys

Ron Wolf, the former general manager of the Green Bay Packers, is close to Bill Parcells. Wolf said today that he doesn't know for certain what Parcells plans to do but he suspects his friend will return to coach the Dallas Cowboys next season. "I don't think he'll leave,"...

 

By Mark Maske | January 9, 2007; 10:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys' Zimmer Headed to Falcons as Defensive Coordinator

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has accepted an offer to be the defensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, working for new Falcons coach Bobby Petrino. Zimmer's contract with the Cowboys was expiring and the late-season struggles of the Dallas defense made it clear that he might be replaced...

 

By Mark Maske | January 9, 2007; 09:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Parcells's Decision Over Future Might Be More About Romo Than Owens

Now that the Dallas Cowboys' season is over, the questions are whether Coach Bill Parcells and wide receiver Terrell Owens will be back with the team next season. People who know Parcells say the bitter disappointment of Saturday night's playoff loss in Seattle won't necessarily push him into retirement....

 

By Mark Maske | January 7, 2007; 06:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Having "Okay" Season, According to Parcells

PHILADELPHIA--Bill Parcells says that Terrell Owens is having an "okay" season. "When he came here, I approached it with this philosophy: It's my job to make it work if I can," the Dallas Cowboys coach said during a conference call Thursday with Philadelphia-area reporters. "It's not been without a...

 

By Mark Maske | December 22, 2006; 10:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Parcells Says "Jury Is Still Out" On Romo's Long-Term Prospects

PHILADELPHIA--Tony Romo has become a Pro Bowl quarterback only eight starts into his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys. But Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells isn't getting carried away, saying in a conference call with Philadelphia-area reporters Thursday that the "jury is still out" on whether Romo will be an...

 

By Mark Maske | December 22, 2006; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hall Talks to Owens and Says He's Putting Spitting Incident Behind Him

Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall told reporters today that he spoke to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens on Monday and he's moving on from the ugly incident over the weekend in which Owens spit at Hall. The two spoke as part of a three-way telephone call with Deion...

 

By Mark Maske | December 20, 2006; 07:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Romo Gets Pro Bowl Nod in NFC, Brady Doesn't in AFC

A half-season of starts was enough for the Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo to become a Pro Bowl quarterback. The Pro Bowl selections have been announced and Romo made the NFC team, along with fellow quarterbacks Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and Marc Bulger of the St. Louis...

 

By Mark Maske | December 19, 2006; 04:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Even With No Suspension for Owens, Goodell Still Increasing Penalties for On-Field Misdeeds

Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall called for the league to suspend Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens for spitting in Hall's face during Saturday night's game at the Georgia Dome. It didn't happen. On Monday, the NFL instead fined Owens $35,000. But even if he didn't suspend Owens, first-year...

 

By Mark Maske | December 19, 2006; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Fined $35,000 For Spitting Incident Saturday

The NFL today fined Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens $35,000 for spitting at Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall during the Cowboys' triumph Saturday night in Atlanta. Owens was not suspended, keeping with precedent for punishments levied by the league for similar infractions in the past. Hall complained to...

 

By Mark Maske | December 18, 2006; 03:12 PM ET | Comments (12)

More T.O. Melodrama

ATLANTA--Terrell Owens was back to a soap opera-like existence Saturday night in Atlanta. The wide receiver caught two touchdown passes in the Dallas Cowboys' 38-28 triumph over the Falcons. But the talk after the game was about Owens spitting in the face of Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall and continuing...

 

By Mark Maske | December 17, 2006; 01:39 PM ET | Comments (2)

Suddenly, Cowboys Look Vulnerable Again

IRVING, Tex.--Suddenly, things are a little bit precarious for the Dallas Cowboys after Sunday night's one-sided defeat here to the New Orleans Saints. Their lead in the NFC East is down to a single game over the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, and they have a short week...

 

By Mark Maske | December 11, 2006; 01:28 AM ET | Comments (3)

Payton Outcoaches Parcells

IRVING, Tex.--Sean Payton thoroughly outcoached Bill Parcells here Sunday night as his New Orleans Saints beat his former boss's Dallas Cowboys. Payton has become a top coach of the year candidate after leaving the Cowboys, for whom he served as Parcells's top offensive assistant, to take the New Orleans...

 

By Mark Maske | December 11, 2006; 01:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Claim Parrish Off Waivers

IRVING, Tex.--The Dallas Cowboys claimed safety Tony Parrish off waivers. He'd been released by the San Francisco 49ers. The Cowboys have been looking for help at safety since the offseason. They tried rookie Pat Watkins as the starter at the safety spot alongside Roy Williams, but finally benched him...

 

By Mark Maske | December 8, 2006; 08:09 AM ET | Comments (1)

Romo Can Do No Wrong

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--Tony Romo's good games have been very good. And, just as importantly, his bad games haven't been too bad. As the Dallas Cowboys have moved to take control of the NFC East and become a top Super Bowl contender in the NFL's junior varsity conference, the play...

 

By Mark Maske | December 3, 2006; 11:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

So Far, At Least, Parcells Adores Gramatica

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--Bill Parcells, as a rule, doesn't care for kickers. He certainly didn't like Mike Vanderjagt, cutting him last week even though Vanderjagt is the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history. But the Dallas Cowboys' coach is enamored with Martin Gramatica, at least for now. Gramatica,...

 

By Mark Maske | December 3, 2006; 11:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

T.O. Expresses Support for Vanderjagt

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens took up Wednesday for kicker Mike Vanderjagt, telling reporters at the team's training facility he didn't understand why Vanderjagt had been released this week. "I don't see what he did wrong to warrant him being cut," Owens said, according to the Associated Press....

 

By Mark Maske | November 30, 2006; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Cut Vanderjagt, Sign Gramatica

The Dallas Cowboys gave up on struggling kicker Mike Vanderjagt today, releasing him and signing Martin Gramatica as a replacement. The Cowboys signed Vanderjagt to a three-year contract worth about $5.4 million in free agency in the offseason, expecting him to solve the team's kicking woes. He connected on...

 

By Mark Maske | November 27, 2006; 09:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Romo Rolls On

The Tony Romo success story continues in Dallas. Romo threw five touchdown passes in the Cowboys' lopsided triumph Thursday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His 22-for-29, 306-yard throwing performance left him as the league's top-rated passer, ahead of Peyton Manning. The Cowboys are 4-1 since Coach Bill Parcells benched...

 

By Mark Maske | November 24, 2006; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (4)

Time For Vanderjagt to Deliver... Or Else

The Dallas Cowboys' Mike Vanderjagt could be kicking for his job in Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Texas Stadium. The Cowboys signed Vanderjagt as a free agent in the offseason because he established himself as the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history during...

 

By Mark Maske | November 21, 2006; 08:56 PM ET | Comments (2)

One Sour Note: Vanderjagt's Struggles Concern Parcells

IRVING, Tex.--There were plenty of good signs for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday as they won for the third time in four games, improved their record to 6-4 and pulled to within a half-game of the first-place New York Giants in the NFC East. But there was one very...

 

By Mark Maske | November 19, 2006; 09:27 PM ET | Comments (2)

Cowboys Are Getting It Together

IRVING, Tex.--The Dallas Cowboys, with Tony Romo at quarterback, are looking like a team with some down-the-road possibilities. The Cowboys beat the Indianapolis Colts, 21-14, here Sunday and have three victories in four games since Coach Bill Parcells made Romo the starter, benching veteran Drew Bledsoe. The club's only...

 

By Mark Maske | November 19, 2006; 09:22 PM ET | Comments (1)

Rookie Carpenter Could Replace Injured Ellis in Cowboys' Lineup

The Dallas Cowboys lost linebacker Greg Ellis for the remainder of the season after he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during Sunday's triumph at Arizona. Ellis reluctantly shifted from defensive end to outside linebacker at the behest of Coach Bill Parcells. Rookie Bobby Carpenter, a first-round draft pick in...

 

By Mark Maske | November 14, 2006; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Likely to be Without T. Glenn Sunday

Rookie Sam Hurd lined up with the Dallas Cowboys' starting offense at wide receiver during today's practice in place of the injured Terry Glenn. Glenn apparently aggravated a knee injury during the practice and probably won't play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Patrick Crayton also could be a candidate...

 

By Mark Maske | November 10, 2006; 03:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Maybe Romo Was Built in a Day

CHARLOTTE--The Dallas Cowboys got the whole gamut of emotions in one week. When they lost to the New York Giants last Monday night at Texas Stadium, it felt like their season was crumbling. Coach Bill Parcells benched veteran quarterback Drew Bledsoe at halftime of that game and went to...

 

By Mark Maske | October 30, 2006; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (8)

Cowboys Assistant Haley Reportedly Suing McDonald's

Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Todd Haley reportedly is suing a McDonald's franchise in a Dallas suburb, saying in a lawsuit that his wife and the family's au pair found a dead rat in a salad they bought at the restaurant. The Dallas Morning News reported that the lawsuit seeks...

 

By Mark Maske | October 27, 2006; 01:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

J. Jones Expresses Disappointment Over Cowboys' Need to Switch Quarterbacks

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters Thursday that he was disappointed about the team's need to make a quarterback switch from Drew Bledsoe to Tony Romo because it signals that things were not going the way the club had hoped this season. Jones said he does not believe...

 

By Mark Maske | October 27, 2006; 07:07 AM ET | Comments (8)

Parcells Picks Romo as Cowboys' Starter

Coach Bill Parcells today named Tony Romo the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback for Sunday night's game at Carolina. It will be Romo's first NFL start. Parcells benched veteran Drew Bledsoe at halftime of Monday night's loss to the New York Giants at Texas Stadium, which dropped the Cowboys' record...

 

By Mark Maske | October 25, 2006; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (6)

Jones Seems to be Leaning Toward Bledsoe

NEW ORLEANS--Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones attended today's NFL owners' meeting here, arriving on the morning after his team suffered a deflating loss at home to the New York Giants and benched quarterback Drew Bledsoe in the process. Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells went to youngster Tony Romo for the...

 

By Mark Maske | October 24, 2006; 04:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Parcells Goes to Romo, and Going Back to Bledsoe Now Could Be Awkward

IRVING, Tex.--Coach Bill Parcells wasn't saying following the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the New York Giants here Monday night whether Tony Romo or Drew Bledsoe will be his starting quarterback this week. But it would be awkward for Parcells to go back to Bledsoe now, after giving the veteran...

 

By Mark Maske | October 24, 2006; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Re-Sign Safety M. Coleman

The Dallas Cowboys re-signed veteran safety Marcus Coleman. They'd released Coleman over the weekend, just after he'd returned from serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. If the Cowboys had kept Coleman on the roster all weekend, the remainder of his $810,000 salary for the...

 

By Mark Maske | October 18, 2006; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Release M. Coleman

The Dallas Cowboys released veteran safety Marcus Coleman on Saturday, but could end up re-signing him at some point. Coleman just finished serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and the Cowboys would have had to guarantee his salary for the remainder of the season...

 

By Mark Maske | October 15, 2006; 02:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Cut Kickoff Specialist

The Dallas Cowboys released kicker Shaun Suisham. That leaves Mike Vanderjagt to handle kickoffs as well as field goal duties. Coach Bill Parcells reluctantly had been keeping Suisham on the roster because Vanderjagt was being plagued by groin problems....

 

By Mark Maske | October 13, 2006; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Says He's Frustrated

After reportedly screaming, "Why am I here?!" on the sideline and in the locker room in Philadelphia on Sunday, during and after the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the Eagles, wide receiver Terrell Owens told reporters today in Irving, Tex., he's frustrated because the Cowboys aren't winning and his production...

 

By Mark Maske | October 11, 2006; 09:17 PM ET | Comments (1)

Parcells Sticking With Bledsoe

Coach Bill Parcells told reporters during his news conference today that he's sticking with Drew Bledsoe as the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback. Bledsoe was sacked seven times, lost a fumble and threw three interceptions during Sunday's loss at Philadelphia but Parcells said he didn't regard it as the time...

 

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2006; 09:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Calls for Romo to Replace Bledsoe Undoubtedly About to Resume

PHILADELPHIA--Cue up the Tony Romo clamoring again. The Dallas Cowboys' record dropped to 2-2 with their 38-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles here Sunday. They fell a game and a half behind the Eagles in the NFC East. And the main culprit was quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Bledsoe was sacked...

 

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2006; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jones, Bledsoe Say Owens's Sideline Rants Sunday Not Subversive

PHILADELPHIA--While he was being limited to three catches and his team was losing in his unsuccessful return to Philadelphia, Terrell Owens vented regularly on the Dallas Cowboys' sideline Sunday. He ranted at passing game coordinator Todd Haley, and he yelled in the direction of teammates. But Cowboys owner Jerry...

 

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2006; 09:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Gurode Plays

PHILADELPHIA--Center Andre Gurode was in the Dallas Cowboys' lineup for today's game here against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gurode played a week after receiving 30 stitches for cuts to his head suffered when Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth kicked him twice, once after Gurode's helmet was knocked off, following...

 

By Mark Maske | October 8, 2006; 04:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Gurode Expected to Play Sunday in Philadelphia

Center Andre Gurode participated in the Dallas Cowboys' practice Thursday, and team officials expect him to play Sunday at Philadelphia. Gurode had been withheld from drills during Wednesday's practice but participated fully Thursday. He received 30 stitches after being kicked in the head twice by Tennessee Titans defensive tackle...

 

By Mark Maske | October 6, 2006; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Gurode Won't File Complaint Against Haynesworth, According to Agent

Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode will not file a criminal complaint against Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, according to Gurode's agent. Agent Kennard McGuire told the Associated Press that Gurode had deliberated over the matter and decided he wasn't interested in filing a complaint. A spokesperson for the...

 

By Mark Maske | October 5, 2006; 06:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owens, McNabb Remain At Odds

Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said during his news conference today in Philadelphia that he sent Terrell Owens a best-wishes text message after last week's report that Owens attempted to commit suicide by overdosing on prescription pain medication. Owens told reporters in Dallas that he never received such a message...

 

By Mark Maske | October 4, 2006; 10:03 PM ET | Comments (1)

Charges Against Haynesworth Possible If Gurode Wants to File Complaint

A spokeswoman for the Davidson County district attorney's office said that the office would consider possible charges against Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth for Sunday's incident if Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode wanted to file a complaint. "We're aware of the situation," the spokeswoman, Susan Niland, said by...

 

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2006; 08:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Encounter With Eagles Is Next Drama For Owens

NASHVILLE--For Terrell Owens, one melodrama is (perhaps) over. Another is about to start. Owens's five-catch performance in the Dallas Cowboys' 45-14 triumph over the Tennessee Titans here Sunday ended one of the most tumultuous, closely scrutinized weeks that a professional athlete ever has had. He was hospitalized on Tuesday....

 

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2006; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

League Does Not Seem to Believe that Owens Violated Drug Policy

IRVING, Tex.--NFL officials don't seem to believe at this point that any violations of the league's drug policy have occurred in the case of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens. The policy prohibits the abuse of prescription medication, but the league's view at this point appears to be that...

 

By Mark Maske | September 29, 2006; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Case Now Classified as Accidental Overdose

IRVING, Tex.--The Dallas police department announced today that it was classifying Tuesday's incident involving Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens as an accidental overdose instead of an attempted suicide. David Kunkle, the police chief, made the announcement at a late-afternoon news conference. He said he supported the initial report filed...

 

By Mark Maske | September 28, 2006; 07:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Decision About Owens's Playing Status Not Likely Until Saturday, Parcells Says

IRVING, Tex.--Dallas Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells said today it's possible that wide receiver Terrell Owens will play Sunday at Tennessee. Parcells said that Owens participated fully in today's practice but a decision about his playing status probably wouldn't be made until Saturday....

 

By Mark Maske | September 28, 2006; 06:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Practicing

IRVING, Tex.--Wide receiver Terrell Owens was on the practice field with the Dallas Cowboys here this afternoon, a day after denying an account in a Dallas police report that he tried to commit suicide Tuesday by overdosing on prescription pain medication. Owens caught passes from quarterbacks Drew Bledsoe and...

 

By Mark Maske | September 28, 2006; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Next Question: Will Owens Practice Today?

IRVING, Tex.--The next issue in the Terrell Owens saga will be whether the wide receiver is able to participate in the Dallas Cowboys' practice today. Owens said Wednesday he thinks he can practice today and play Sunday at Tennessee. That vow came as he denied an account in a...

 

By Mark Maske | September 28, 2006; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Says He's Not Depressed and Didn't Attempt Suicide

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens denied an account in a police report that he tried to commit suicide Tuesday by overdosing on pain medication. "There was no suicide attempt," Owens said at an afternoon news conference at the Cowboys' training facility. Owens rejoined the Cowboys after being released...

 

By Mark Maske | September 27, 2006; 04:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Parcells Says He Doesn't Have Owens Details

Dallas Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells said at an afternoon news conference that he didn't know the details of the Terrell Owens incident. "I'm really not sure I know all of it right now, and that's the truth," Parcells said. "I saw some reports and stuff this morning just right...

 

By Mark Maske | September 27, 2006; 03:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Released from Hospital, Publicist Denies He Attempted Suicide

Terrell Owens's publicist denies that the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver attempted to commit suicide Tuesday. The publicist, Kim Etheredge, told Dallas-area newspapers that Owens had a negative reaction to painkilling medication and supplements that he took. A police report obtained by several news organizations said that Owens attempted to...

 

By Mark Maske | September 27, 2006; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Reportedly Attempted Suicide

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens attempted suicide Tuesday night, according to a report by a Dallas television station. WFAA-TV reported that a Dallas police report it had obtained said that Owens was depressed and took prescription pain pills. Earlier reports by another Dallas TV station and newspapers had...

 

By Mark Maske | September 27, 2006; 09:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Reportedly Hospitalized

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens was hospitalized Tuesday night after suffering an allergic reaction to pain medication he was taking, according to reports by a Dallas-area television station and newspapers. Owens reportedly was taken by a fire rescue squad to the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center...

 

By Mark Maske | September 27, 2006; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Parcells Says It's Possible Owens Won't Miss Any Games

Coach Bill Parcells told reporters today he's not ruling out the possibility that wide receiver Terrell Owens will be in the Dallas Cowboys' lineup the next time they play a game. Owens underwent surgery Monday for a broken finger he suffered during Sunday night's triumph over the Washington Redskins....

 

By Mark Maske | September 20, 2006; 09:57 PM ET | Comments (1)

Cowboys Sign LB James to Contract Extension

The Dallas Cowboys signed inside linebacker Bradie James today to a five-year, $20 million contract extension that includes an $8 million signing bonus. The deal was negotiated by Cowboys executive Stephen Jones and James's agent, Jimmy Sexton, and keeps James, the team's leading tackler last season, from being an...

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2006; 09:35 PM ET | Comments (2)

Parcells Overheats

How crazy are NFL coaches in general, and the Dallas Cowboys' Bill Parcells in particular? Parcells became ill on the sideline during Sunday night's win over the Washington Redskins because he was wearing a lined rain suit on a steamy evening. Why didn't Parcells shed some layers of clothing...

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2006; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (5)

T.O. Has Surgery For Broken Finger

Wide receiver Terrell Owens underwent surgery this evening for the broken ring finger on his right hand that he suffered during the Dallas Cowboys' triumph Sunday night over the Washington Redskins. He had a metal plate and three screws inserted during the procedure. Owens is to be sidelined two...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2006; 11:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bledsoe Still Cowboys' QB, At Least For Now

Coach Bill Parcells is resisting the temptation to make a quick quarterback switch after Drew Bledsoe threw three interceptions in the Dallas Cowboys' opening loss at Jacksonville. The clamoring for backup Tony Romo has begun, as expected, among the team's fans. But Parcells says he's sticking with Bledsoe for...

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2006; 04:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seats Already Getting Hot for Bledsoe, Plummer

The clamoring for the backup quarterback could begin early in the season in Dallas and Denver. The Cowboys' Drew Bledsoe threw three interceptions in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville, negating a good performance by wide receiver Terrell Owens in his debut for his new team. Coach Bill Parcells spent the...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2006; 03:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vanderjagt's Struggles Worrying Parcells

The Dallas Cowboys don't know kicker Mike Vanderjagt's status for the opening of the regular season. Vanderjagt was plagued by a groin injury during the preseason and missed two short field goal attempts in overtime in the exhibition-season finale. That led Coach Bill Parcells to reluctantly keep a second...

 

By Mark Maske | September 5, 2006; 02:52 PM ET | Comments (1)

Romo Gets One-Year Extension

The Dallas Cowboys signed backup quarterback Tony Romo on Thursday to a one-year contract extension running through the 2007 season. He would have been eligible for unrestricted free agency after this season. The deal includes a $2 million signing bonus and a total of $1.9 million in salaries over...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2006; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Kicker Drama

The most accurate regular-season field goal kicker in NFL history and the best clutch kicker in league history changed teams via free agency in the offseason. But so far, neither is faring particularly well with his new club. Mike Vanderjagt, who has the highest career field goal accuracy ever...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2006; 09:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Plays

Terrell Owens finally played his first game in a Dallas Cowboys uniform Thursday night at Texas Stadium. The wide receiver, after being sidelined by a sore hamstring muscle, participated in the preseason finale and had one catch in the Cowboys' 10-10 tie with the Minnesota Vikings. The crowd gave...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2006; 09:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

T.O. Could Play if He Chooses

Wide receiver Terrell Owens practiced for a second day in a row Wednesday. He could be in uniform for the Dallas Cowboys' preseason finale tonight against the Minnesota Vikings, and Coach Bill Parcells said it's possible that Owens could play in the game if the wideout wants to do...

 

By Mark Maske | August 31, 2006; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Vanderjagt Scheduled to Kick Tonight

The Dallas Cowboys are hopeful that Mike Vanderjagt will handle at least some of the kicking duties in tonight's preseason finale against the Minnesota Vikings. Vanderjagt has been sidelined by a sore groin muscle, which has caused Coach Bill Parcells almost as much consternation as wide receiver Terrell Owens's...

 

By Mark Maske | August 31, 2006; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Practices

For the first time in 10 days, wide receiver Terrell Owens practiced. He participated in the Dallas Cowboys' afternoon practice Tuesday. Owens has been sidelined for much of the preseason by a sore hamstring muscle. He has missed all three of the team's exhibition games. It still seems to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 30, 2006; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

All T.O., All the Time

Terrell Owens says he gets it. "Anything I do is going to attract attention," the wide receiver told reporters Monday in Irving, Tex., "and you guys are going to blow it out of proportion. I don't really worry about it. I get it. I know who I am. I...

 

By Mark Maske | August 29, 2006; 07:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

This Is Owens's Best Behavior?

Dallas Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells has said regularly in recent weeks that if there was going to be a controversy involving his new wide receiver, Terrell Owens, it wasn't going to start with him. Parcells has done all he could, at least publicly, to strike an open-minded, conciliatory tone...

 

By Mark Maske | August 27, 2006; 09:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Henson Cut

The Dallas Cowboys released quarterback Drew Henson today. Coach Bill Parcells had announced Wednesday that Henson wouldn't be on the club's roster this season....

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2006; 10:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Preseason Games for T.O.?

Terrell Owens's latest setback with his ailing hamstring muscle raises the distinct possibility that the wide receiver won't play in a game for the Dallas Cowboys until their Sept. 10 regular season opener at Jacksonville. Owens has missed the Cowboys' first two exhibition games and is highly unlikely to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2006; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

T.O. Back On Shelf

Wide receiver Terrell Owens was not scheduled to participate in the Dallas Cowboys' practice this afternoon. He told reporters in Irving, Tex., that he aggravated his ailing left hamstring muscle when he practiced last week. Owens has not played in either of the Cowboys' two preseason games and probably...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2006; 04:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Won't Keep Henson

Coach Bill Parcells announced today that quarterback Drew Henson will not be on the Dallas Cowboys' roster this season. The team has not yet made a roster move involving Henson, however. Henson once was a promising prospect who might have been a top overall draft choice out of the...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2006; 04:30 PM ET | Comments (2)

Cowboys Trade LB Shanle to Saints

The Dallas Cowboys today traded linebacker Scott Shanle to the New Orleans Saints for a 2007 draft choice. Shanle spent the last three seasons with the Cowboys....

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2006; 01:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bledsoe Quiets Talk of Romo Becoming Starter

Drew Bledsoe probably has quieted the talk of Tony Romo winning the Dallas Cowboys' starting-quarterback job. Speculation was rampant over the last week or so that Coach Bill Parcells perhaps could make Romo the Cowboys' starter. But Bledsoe made his first appearance of the exhibition season Monday night in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 22, 2006; 01:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bledsoe Makes First Start While Some Clamor for Romo

Quarterback Drew Bledsoe is scheduled to make his first appearance of the exhibition season for the Dallas Cowboys tonight in Shreveport, La. Bledsoe is to start the Cowboys' game against the New Orleans Saints and perhaps play as much as an entire half. The start for Bledsoe comes amid...

 

By Mark Maske | August 21, 2006; 06:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

No T.O. for Cowboys Monday Night

Wide receiver Terrell Owens is not scheduled to play for the Dallas Cowboys in Monday night's exhibition game against the New Orleans Saints in Shreveport, La. Owens resumed practicing last week after missing 14 straight practices because of a sore hamstring muscle, but Coach Bill Parcells decided not to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 20, 2006; 09:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys' Trade for WR Adams Voided

The Dallas Cowboys' trade for wide receiver Charlie Adams was voided when Adams failed the Cowboys' physical today. He will be returned to the Denver Broncos. The Cowboys had sent a sixth-round draft pick to the Broncos for Adams on Thursday....

 

By Mark Maske | August 18, 2006; 08:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Trade for Broncos WR Adams

The Dallas Cowboys today traded a late-round draft pick next year to the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Charlie Adams. Adams had 21 catches for Denver last season as a third-year pro. He gives the Cowboys a bit more depth at a position at which Terrell Owens, Terry Glenn...

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2006; 10:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Romo Impressing Many Around League

Early in training camp, Dallas Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells said he would play backup quarterback Tony Romo plenty during the exhibition season. Parcells said he had to get a feel for where Romo was as a player, and he warned reporters not to read anything into his preseason approach...

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2006; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

T.O. Practices

Wide receiver Terrell Owens participated in the Dallas Cowboys' practice today in Oxnard, Calif. Owens had missed the Cowboys' previous 14 practices because of a sore hamstring muscle....

 

By Mark Maske | August 16, 2006; 06:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Shorthanded at WR

The Dallas Cowboys practiced Monday without their top three wide receivers. Terrell Owens remains sidelined by a sore hamstring muscle. Terry Glenn was on the shelf because of blisters on his feet, and Patrick Crayton has a sprained ankle. Coach Bill Parcells continues to take a low-key approach with...

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2006; 01:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Romo Could Start Exhibition Opener at QB For Cowboys

Coach Bill Parcells indicated today that he might start Tony Romo at quarterback in the Dallas Cowboys' exhibition-season opener Saturday at Seattle. Parcells said earlier in training camp that he would give Romo plenty of playing time during the preseason to evaluate him. Romo is the club's No. 2...

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2006; 10:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Owens Doesn't Practice But Works Out

Wide receiver Terrell Owens missed two more Dallas Cowboys' practices today but tested his sore hamstring muscle with a post-practice workout. Owens hasn't practiced since last week and is to miss the Cowboys' preseason opener....

 

By Mark Maske | August 9, 2006; 09:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Parcells Irked at T.O.-Related Questions, Not at T.O.

Dallas Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells got testy during his daily meeting with reporters today in Oxnard, Calif., when he was questioned about wide receiver Terrell Owens's sore hamstring muscle. Owens has been sitting out practices since last week and has declared himself likely out of this weekend's preseason opener....

 

By Mark Maske | August 8, 2006; 11:57 PM ET | Comments (15)

T.O. Still On Shelf

Wide receiver Terrell Owens remains sidelined by a sore hamstring muscle and likely will miss the Dallas Cowboys' opening preseason game. He also is in the process of having his own medical advisors join him at the Cowboys' training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Owens had a doctor from Atlanta...

 

By Mark Maske | August 8, 2006; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

F. Mitchell Works Out for Cowboys

Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell worked out for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday but wasn't signed. Mitchell was out of the league last season. The former first-round draft choice essentially talked his way out of Philadelphia, angering the Eagles' management with his verbal sparring with the New...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2006; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (1)

Tackle Woes Still Giving Parcells Headaches

Offensive tackle continues to be a problem position for Dallas Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells. Last season, the Dallas offense suffered because a knee injury to left tackle Flozell Adams forced Torrin Tucker into the lineup as a fill-in starter, and rookie Rob Petitti was the starter by necessity at...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2006; 08:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

MRI Shows No Serious Damage to Owens's Hamstring

Terrell Owens's sore hamstring muscle was sufficiently worrisome to the Dallas Cowboys that the wide receiver underwent an MRI exam Saturday. The test reportedly showed no serious damage. Owens missed practices Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Cowboys were off today and are scheduled to resume practicing Monday....

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2006; 08:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sore Hamstring Gives T.O. Day Off

Wide receiver Terrell Owens sat out the Dallas Cowboys' practice today because of a sore hamstring muscle. Owens has had recurring groin problems during his career but hasn't had hamstring issues previously. But the injury was not considered serious and it was thought that Owens might return to practice...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2006; 10:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Sign R. Williams to Extension

The Dallas Cowboys signed safety Roy Williams to a four-year contract extension running through the 2010 season, keeping him from being an unrestricted free agent next spring. The deal is worth about $24 million, including approximately $11 million in bonus money. That means that Williams, who had one year...

 

By Mark Maske | August 2, 2006; 03:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Cowboys Talk to L. Kennedy But Don't Sign Him

The Dallas Cowboys apparently still aren't feeling too secure about the state of their offensive line. They brought in retired offensive tackle Lincoln Kennedy for a visit on Tuesday at their training camp in Oxnard, Calif., although they decided against signing him. The Cowboys have the potential to have...

 

By Mark Maske | August 2, 2006; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

T.O. Drawing Adoring Fans at Cowboys' Camp

OXNARD, Calif. -- Terrell Owens's tenure with the Dallas Cowboys is beginning much like his two-year stay with the Philadelphia Eagles began. He's drawing large, adoring crowds to training camp. When Owens joined the Eagles in 2004, thousands of fans made the approximately hour-long drive from Philadelphia to the team's...

 

By Mark Maske | August 1, 2006; 07:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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