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 ...

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 ...

Cowboys turn season from bust to playoff boom, trip to LA

Sports 01/07/19, 20:24

Before he knew the next opponent, owner Jerry Jones likened the recovery of his Dallas Cowboys from 3-5 to their first playoff win in four years to a boom-or-bust wagon train headed to California.Lo and behold, Dallas is set for a divisional game Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams, ...

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 ...

McNair praised for philanthropy and bringing NFL to Houston

Football 12/07/18, 17:50

With a stirring rendition of "I'll Fly Away" marking the conclusion of a memorial service for former Houston Texans founder and owner Bob McNair, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wiped tears from his eyes Friday afternoon."It's ironic that I'm getting emotional because the only other time I ever teared up ...

Cowboys have reason to think big after ending Saints’ streak

Football 11/30/18, 13:02

Leighton Vander Esch howled through the open retractable roof after a booming tackle on a huge third-down stop negated by a potentially crushing roughing-the-punter penalty.Jourdan Lewis answered an ominous fumble by quarterback Dak Prescott that gave Drew Brees another chance by intercepting the MVP contender , putting the Dallas Cowboys ...

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 ...

Elliott takes giant leap needed to lift Cowboys past Eagles

Football 11/12/18, 02:09

Ezekiel Elliott took one giant leap that may have saved Dallas' season.But it was Elliott's go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that helped the Cowboys finally hurdle the Super Bowl champs.The Cowboys showed a second-half spark — and cooled the hot seat for coach Jason Garrett a few ...

Jerry Jones: Cowboys ‘not in anything’ without improved play

Football 11/06/18, 20:27

Even if the Dallas Cowboys were better than 3-5, Jerry Jones says he would have plenty of cause for concern based on what he saw in a damaging loss to Tennessee.And the normally upbeat owner and general manager doesn't care to discuss the NFC East standings, even though the Cowboys ...

Cowboys take open-week changes into meeting with Titans

Football 11/01/18, 20:08

Dak Prescott has a new No. 1 receiver and there's a fresh leading voice for the Dallas quarterback's blockers after the Cowboys traded for Amari Cooper and fired offensive line coach Paul Alexander during an open week that was much busier than normal.And there's little question about the message owner ...

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 ...

Column: How about some other sports for Conor McGregor?

Football 10/16/18, 16:13

Conor McGregor couldn't win his fight, though he seemed to help the Dallas Cowboys win theirs.Just ask Jerry Jones, who had reason to be smitten with the UFC star after the team Jones owns blew out Jacksonville on Sunday with the fighter/whiskey salesman providing the emotional spark."He just energized every ...

Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest

Football 10/15/18, 21:05

No one had more influence on professional sports in the Pacific Northwest than Paul Allen.But though he was the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and partial owner of Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, Allen usually shied away from the spotlight sought by others ...

Outspoken Jemele Hill joining The Atlantic

Sports 10/01/18, 10:25

Jemele Hill is joining the staff of The Atlantic weeks after the outspoken personality left ESPN after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer.Hill posted on her Twitter feed a message from the publication's editor-in-chief. Jeffrey Goldberg wrote Hill will be a staff writer "covering the intersection of ...

Texas A&M going for record 7th win in row over Arkansas

Football 09/28/18, 12:09

Texas A&M has already played — and lost — to No. 1 and No. 2 in the opening month of coach Jimbo Fisher's first season.Still, maybe there is something that the Aggies can take out of those games against potential playoff teams."I think from a psychological standpoint it does (benefit ...

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