Rookie Trysten Hill building on 1st impression with Cowboys

Football 05/10/19, 18:53

Trysten Hill spent part of his 21st birthday talking football with Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, about a month before the Cowboys made the former Central Florida defender their first pick of the draft in the second round.At the time, Hill was dealing with questions about his final season with ...

Cowboys add to D-line with UCF’s Trysten Hill in 2nd round

Sports 04/26/19, 20:26

The Dallas Cowboys have added to the interior of their defensive line with their first pick in the draft, taking Trysten Hill of Central Florida 58th overall in the second round Friday night.Dallas didn't have a first-round pick because of a trade last season for receiver Amari Cooper. The Cowboys ...

Lacking 1st-round pick, Cowboys could play it safe in 2nd

Football 04/25/19, 21:22

The Dallas Cowboys have gambled in the second round a couple of times in recent NFL drafts, taking Randy Gregory knowing off-field issues could affect the defensive end's availability and getting Jaylon Smith when it was almost certain the injured linebacker would not play as a rookie.Without a first-round pick ...

Cowboys’ focus on defensive line could persist through draft

Football 04/18/19, 14:18

The Dallas Cowboys made DeMarcus Lawrence the highest-paid player in franchise history and gave him a pass-rushing partner on the other side in a trade for Robert Quinn.Even after the two biggest offseason moves for owner/general manager Jerry Jones and company, defensive line remains a high priority in the draft.The ...

Raiders have 3 1st-rounders in GM Mike Mayock’s 1st draft

Sports 04/18/19, 12:50

Mike Mayock won't exactly get to ease into his new role as Oakland Raiders general manager after spending years as a draft analyst.Mayock knows he will be highly scrutinized with three first-round picks thanks to coach Jon Gruden's much-criticized trades that sent franchise building blocks Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper ...

What happened to Raiders’ and Jets’ rebuilding plans?

Sports 03/13/19, 12:25

For all those fans of the Raiders and Jets who believed in that rebuilding-program message, their teams have handed them a big "never mind" this week.For fans of the Giants and Steelers, well, maybe that rebuilding tag should be placed on them.During the frenzied two days of "legal tampering" before ...

Young Cowboys have hope, but divisional-round block remains

Sports 01/13/19, 20:13

Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have their first playoff win and the same divisional-round block the Dallas Cowboys haven't been able to solve for nearly 25 years.The star quarterback and running back figure to be leading the Dallas offense for years to come with new No. 1 receiver Amari Cooper, ...

Rams succeeding with clever offense and major toughness

Football 01/13/19, 19:19

Marcus Peters was in Amari Cooper's face from the Cowboys' opening drive until the postgame handshakes, where the Los Angeles Rams cornerback gave one last shove to the Dallas receiver.Peters didn't win all of his matchups with Cooper. In fact, his unnecessary roughness penalty from his first scrap with Cooper ...

Gurley, Rams run through Cowboys, advance with 30-22 victory

Sports 01/12/19, 23:23

C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 115 more and another TD in the Los Angeles Rams' first playoff victory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round on Saturday night.Gurley and Anderson punished the Cowboys' normally sturdy run ...

Cowboys, Seahawks figure to focus on runs of Elliott, Carson

Football 01/03/19, 17:52

Ezekiel Elliott won his second NFL rushing title in three seasons for a Dallas offense that has been defined by the ground game for several years now.Seattle takes the league's No. 1 rushing offense into a wild-card playoff against the Cowboys on Saturday night, led by Chris Carson, but with ...

Dallas’ chance to clinch division flattened by poor start

Football 12/16/18, 19:36

The Dallas Cowboys' new triplets looked untouchable for five weeks.Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper worked in perfect unison through the air and Ezekiel Elliott decimated defenses on the ground.On Sunday, the Cowboys got a humbling reminder of how fleeting success can be in the NFL. Cooper was a nonfactor, the ...

Cowboys can prove they are real by grabbing NFC East title

Football 12/13/18, 23:44

If the Dallas Cowboys are for real, they will win their sixth straight game and clinch the NFC East at Indianapolis on Sunday.If the Colts are for real, they will knock off the Cowboys and stamp themselves as true contenders for the AFC playoffs.With three games remaining, Dallas (8-5) is ...

Amari Cooper’s impact on Cowboys immeasurable

Football 12/13/18, 04:04

Nobody is questioning Jerry Jones anymore about trading a first-round pick for Amari Cooper.The Cowboys are 5-1 since the 24-year-old wide receiver was acquired from Oakland for a 2019 selection that will likely be in the 20s. They're one win from securing the NFC East title after Cooper dominated the ...

Praise for Jerry Jones? Cooper trade really did boost Dallas

Football 12/10/18, 19:06

Jerry Jones is getting praised for a football move.There might not be a better way to explain the impact of the oft-criticized owner and general manager's bold trade for Dallas, sending a 2019 first-round pick to Oakland for receiver Amari Cooper with the Cowboys fading fast in the NFC East ...

Raiders fire GM Reggie McKenzie

Sports 12/10/18, 16:01

The Oakland Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie on Monday, less than two years after he was named the NFL's executive of the year.McKenzie was let go from the position he had held for almost seven seasons a day after Oakland beat Pittsburgh 24-21 for its third win of the ...

Prescott’s 3rd TD to Cooper lifts Cowboys over Eagles in OT

Sports 12/09/18, 20:32

Dak Prescott threw his third touchdown pass to Amari Cooper on the first possession of overtime, and the Dallas Cowboys took a big step toward the NFC East title with a 29-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.On third down, Rasul Douglas tipped the pass into the air, and ...

Prescott’s 3rd TD to Cooper lifts Cowboys over Eagles in OT

Sports 12/09/18, 20:17

Dak Prescott threw his third touchdown pass to Amari Cooper on the first possession of overtime, and the Dallas Cowboys took a big step toward the NFC East title with a 29-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.On third down, Rasul Douglas tipped the pass into the air, and ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start as fantasy playoffs begin

Sports 12/06/18, 12:50

It's playoff time in most fantasy leagues, so if you're still contending for a title it probably means you had a crafty draft, timely waiver wire moves and a fortunate bounce or two along the way.Now, the job is shifting.Week 14 is also the last week of the regular season ...

Cowboys, Saints both thriving defensively lately

Football 11/27/18, 19:50

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan doesn't sound interested in reviewing how the Saints gave up 48 points in Week 1 or 37 points in Week 3."Early in the year, they gave up some points and yards and things like that, but you just really look at them in their ...

Jerry Jones: Cooper even helping surging Cowboys on defense

Sports 11/23/18, 14:33

Amari Cooper's 90-yard touchdown catch was soon followed by DeMarcus Lawrence's first career interception in a Dallas win over Washington that pulled the Cowboys even with the Redskins atop the NFC East.Call Jerry Jones crazy, but the Cowboys owner and general manager believes those two big plays are connected. And ...

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