Cowboys rookies seek roles behind star RB Ezekiel Elliott

Sports 05/11/19, 16:26

Tony Pollard returned kicks and caught passes while growing up admiring Reggie Bush, making it easy to believe the former Memphis running back would be a change-of-pace option behind two-time NFL rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott for the Dallas Cowboys.The rookie fourth-round pick is also 6-foot, 210 pounds, with plans to ...

Cowboys draft Memphis RB Pollard as possible Elliott backup

Football 04/27/19, 12:38

The Dallas Cowboys have drafted running back Tony Pollard of Memphis as a potential backup for two-time NFL rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott.The Cowboys took Pollard with the 128th overall pick in the fourth round Saturday. Dallas considered the spot behind Elliott an offseason priority after not bringing back seldom-used Rod ...

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 ...

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 run over Cowboys; Chiefs dominate Colts

Football 01/12/19, 23:43

C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 115 more yards 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 ...

Grounded: Cowboys’ running game, defense struggles vs. Rams

Football 01/12/19, 23:33

The Dallas Cowboys advanced to the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs on the strength of their running game and run defense. On Saturday night, it proved to be their downfall.The Cowboys allowed their most rushing yards in a postseason game, while Ezekiel Elliott was held to 47 yards in ...

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 ...

Gurley meets Elliott in big-time showcase for NFL’s top RBs

Football 01/09/19, 21:59

Todd Gurley roots for running backs when he watches football. A playoff duel between arguably the two best ball-carriers in the NFL would be irresistible to him as a fan.Gurley won't be watching the Los Angeles Rams' playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys from his couch, however. He'll be in ...

Elliott, Cowboys power past Seahawks for 24-22 wild-card win

Football 01/05/19, 23:33

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 137 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys hung on for a 24-22 wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night.The playoff win by the Cowboys (11-6) was the first for Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott on their second ...

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 ...

Prescott throws 4 TDs, Cowboys rally to beat Giants

Football 12/30/18, 16:47

Dak Prescott threw a 32-yard fourth-down touchdown pass to Cole Beasley on a play that was reversed by video replay and added a winning 2-point conversion pass to Michael Gallup with 1:12 to play as the playoff-bound Dallas Cowboys beat New York 36-35 on Sunday.In what might have been quarterback ...

Rushing leader Elliott wants in vs Giants; do Cowboys agree?

Sports 12/27/18, 19:53

Ezekiel Elliott insists he's playing and has no hesitation saying the NFL rushing title is on his mind with the Dallas Cowboys locked into the fourth playoff seed as NFC East champions going into their regular-season finale at the New York Giants.If the league rushing leader does play, it won't ...

Cowboys, Giants have same goals heading into final game

Football 12/27/18, 17:15

The NFL rushing title will be on the line with Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley on the field. There is a chance this could be Eli Manning's final start for the team he led to two Super Bowl titles in the last 15 years.Not bad for a somewhat meaningless regular-season ...

Key penalties, turnovers cost Bucs in 27-20 loss to Dallas

Football 12/23/18, 18:06

The big plays were there for Tampa Bay and its top-five offense on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. So were plenty of penalty flags and fumbles.The result: Another prolific offensive performance, and another Buccaneers loss.The Cowboys (9-6) clinched the NFC East with a 27-20 win over Tampa Bay, capitalizing on ...

Prescott, Cowboys wrap up NFC East with 27-20 win over Bucs

Sports 12/23/18, 16:27

The Dallas Cowboys wrapped up the NFC East title when Dak Prescott accounted for two touchdowns and Jaylon Smith returned a fumble 69 yards for a score in a 27-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Smith's long return came after a scrambling Jameis Winston lost the ball on ...

Take 2: Cowboys try to wrap up NFC East, this time vs Bucs

Football 12/20/18, 18:45

Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys failed in their first attempt to wrap up the NFC East by losing to Indianapolis when the Colts badly needed a win for their playoff chase. Now the NFL's rushing leader and his teammates will try again Sunday, Dec. 23, this time facing an opponent ...

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 ...

Cowboys trace top-5 defense to draft, starting with Lawrence

Sports 12/13/18, 20:47

Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli remembers the night the Cowboys traded up in the second round of the 2014 draft to grab DeMarcus Lawrence because they thought he was the last pass rusher on the board with the skills to become elite.Four years and several significant draft decisions later, Dallas ...

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 ...

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