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 eyeing pay window with draft gambles Gregory, Smith

Football 01/08/19, 20:30

Day after day a little more than two years ago, Randy Gregory and Jaylon Smith worked behind the scenes while the Dallas Cowboys practiced, the defensive end and linebacker hoping to prove they would be worth the wait. Both were considered second-round gambles for vastly different reasons — Gregory because of ...

Cowboys stuff Seahawks’ run in wild-card win; it’s pass next

Football 01/06/19, 03:07

The young Dallas defense stuffed the NFL's No. 1 rushing offense in a wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks.Now it's time for the Cowboys to take on either the league's all-time leader in yards passing in Drew Brees of New Orleans, or this year's fifth-best passing offense in Jared Goff ...

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 ...

Cowboys unable to defend star at home except for Jones shove

Football 11/06/18, 02:09

The Dallas Cowboys defense might want to delete that last group photo. It was a celebration that proved a bit premature.On this Monday night, the Cowboys didn't defend their star in a 28-14 loss — except for Byron Jones shoving Kevin Byard when the Tennessee Titans safety did his best ...

Cowboys’ draft gamble paying off in emerging LB Jaylon Smith

Football 10/18/18, 20:27

Jaylon Smith makes himself presentable for the cameras, then turns to his locker to grab one last thing before starting an interview: the neck pad given to him by hard-nosed defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli to acknowledge the Dallas linebacker's physical style of play. The former Notre Dame standout is proud of ...

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