FRISCO, Texas (AP) — When the Dallas Cowboys announced a contract extension for Jaylon Smith, it was first a celebration of the linebacker's journey from a career-threatening knee injury in...
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott pretends he can't hear questions about a new contract, while receiver Amari Cooper steadfastly says he simply doesn't think about his...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released Allen Hurns, cutting ties with their first notable free agent signing at receiver after dumping Dez Bryant a year ago.
Cowboys Training Camp Capsule
DALLAS COWBOYS (11-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Oxnard, California.
LAST YEAR: Made playoffs for second time in three seasons with QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott. Dynamic young pair...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — 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...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Trysten Hill didn't have a happy ending at Central Florida, where the defensive tackle appeared to fall out of favor with the coaching staff after Scott Frost left for...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — 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...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — 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...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mayock won't exactly get to ease into his new role as Oakland Raiders general manager after spending years as a draft analyst.
Cowboys Draft Preview Capsule
LAST SEASON: Cowboys beat Seattle for just third playoff win since last Super Bowl title (1995 season) after second NFC East crown in three years with star pair of QB Dak...
What happened to Raiders’ and Jets’ rebuilding plans?
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.
Free Agency-Raiders Capsule
OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: TE Jared Cook, RB Marshawn Lynch, RB Doug Martin, CB Rashan Melvin, WR Dwayne Harris, S Marcus Gilchrist, DL Clinton McDonald, WR Brandon...
Cowboys aren’t picking up option on WR Terrance Williams
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys aren't picking up a team option on the final year of Terrance Williams' contract, making the receiver an unrestricted free agent after he spent his first six NFL...
Rams succeeding with clever offense and major toughness
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — 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 led directly to Dallas' first touchdown in the clubs' divisional playoff game Saturday night.
Young Cowboys have hope, but divisional-round block remains
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — 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, acquired midseason for the Cowboys' first-round pick in this year's draft.
Cowboys, Seahawks figure to focus on runs of Elliott, Carson
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — 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 more help from others than your average pro backfield .
Dallas’ chance to clinch division flattened by poor start
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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.
- The Washington TimesEzekiel Elliott threatens to miss season without new dealAugust 6, 2019
- Rome News-TribuneAmari Cooper focused on camp, not extensionJune 13, 2019
- The Washington TimesCowboys in 'pretty active discussions' with Dak Prescott, Amari CooperApril 17, 2019
- Norfolk Daily NewsNFC Divisional Round breakdown: Cowboys at RamsJanuary 12, 2019
- Star TribuneVikings' 2015 draft class impresses on league and team basisNovember 3, 2018
Cowboys can prove they are real by grabbing NFC East title
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.
Amari Cooper’s impact on Cowboys immeasurable
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 Philadelphia Eagles last week, catching 10 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-23 overtime victory.
Praise for Jerry Jones? Cooper trade really did boost Dallas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 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 race.
Cooper leads the NFL in yards receiving since joining the Cowboys, who have won five straight games to get to the brink of the division title and a home wild-card game.
Prescott’s 3rd TD to Cooper lifts Cowboys over Eagles in OT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Amari Cooper's impact on Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott has been dramatic.
The new No. 1 receiver for the Cowboys shook up the NFC East race, too.
Prescott threw his third touchdown pass to Cooper on the first possession of overtime, and the Cowboys took a big step toward the division title with a 29-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Prescott’s 3rd TD to Cooper lifts Cowboys over Eagles in OT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 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 Cooper grabbed it and had a clear path to the end zone from the Philadelphia 7. The Cowboys used almost all of the 10-minute overtime, scoring with 1:55 remaining.
The Latest: Cowboys stretch East lead with OT win vs. Eagles
The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST):
The Dallas Cowboys (8-5) have pushed their lead over Philadelphia and Washington in the NFC East to a commanding two games with three games to play, with a wild 29-23 overtime win over the Eagles.
FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start as fantasy playoffs begin
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 in a host of leagues. Weather could be a factor this week in some games, but the objective is the same as it was in September: win.
Cowboys, Saints both thriving defensively lately
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — 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 last I guess three or four ballgames," Linehan said.
The more recent version of New Orleans' defense hasn't allowed more than 17 points in any of its past three games.
Jerry Jones: Cooper even helping surging Cowboys on defense
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 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.
Cooper, Cowboys join Redskins atop NFC East with 31-23 win
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott made the $21 donation after his touchdown. Amari Cooper took the freebie following the first of his two scores.
The bonus for the Dallas Cowboys: They're all the way back in the NFC East race.
Cowboys shuffling receivers again; pair set for 2018 debuts
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are doing more shuffling at receiver as they try to revive one of the NFL's worst passing attacks before a critical game at Philadelphia.
The Cowboys on Friday waived one of their key offseason free agent pickups, receiver Deonte Thompson, while activating Noah Brown off injured reserve and promoting Lance Lenoir from the practice squad.
Mariota recovers, Titans top Cowboys 28-14 in Cooper’s debut
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kevin Byard secured the interception that sparked the sluggish Tennessee Titans and turned toward midfield.
The flashback for the Dallas Cowboys was just as disheartening as the original.
Byard mimicked Terrell Owens' mocking celebration on the star logo at the 50-yard line from 18 years ago, Marcus Mariota accounted for three touchdowns and the Titans spoiled Amari Cooper's Dallas debut with a 28-14 victory on Monday night.
Cowboys take open-week changes into meeting with Titans
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 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.
Carr’s rough week ends in Raiders 42-28 loss to Colts
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr avoided a sack, stepped up in the pocket and found Brandon LaFell for a go-ahead 6-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter for the Oakland Raiders.
He then let out a scream in his most boisterous celebration of the season, letting out the pent up frustration from one of the more trying weeks of his career.
It’s on Prescott, Cooper to make all-in move by Cowboys work
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott won't know if he has a new No. 1 receiver with the Dallas Cowboys until the quarterback gets a chance to see how quickly Amari Cooper can be assimilated into the offense.
Carr, Raiders reeling heading into game vs. Colts
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders were flying high the last time they faced the Indianapolis Colts.
Carr threw three touchdown passes to lead Oakland to its 12th win of the season on Christmas Eve in 2016, but got knocked out late in that game with a broken ankle. That has sent the Raiders into a downward spiral they still haven't escaped.
Amari Cooper prefers show over tell for impact on Cowboys
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Amari Cooper is ready to show the Dallas Cowboys what they got in giving up a first-round draft pick for a new No. 1 receiver.
The former Oakland pass-catcher just isn't too interested in talking about it beforehand.
FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver adds for Week 8 in fantasy football
The latest thing to sweat on fantasy football waivers besides byes and injuries: real-life NFL trades.
The deal that sent Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville last week prompted immediate pickups and high free agency acquisition budget (FAAB) bids on Cleveland rookie Nick Chubb. Oakland trading Amari Cooper on Monday to Dallas has led to a new Oakland waiver target at wide receiver.
Raiders heading into rebuild mode following Cooper trade
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Soon after Jon Gruden arrived for his second stint as Oakland Raiders coach last winter he called Amari Cooper a "focal point" of the offense and pointed to Khalil Mack as a reason why he came back to coaching.
Less than two months into his first season back in Oakland, both former Pro Bowlers are gone.
Cowboys get Amari Cooper from Raiders for 1st-round pick
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys made a bold move for the present Monday, trading a first-round pick for Oakland receiver Amari Cooper in Raiders coach Jon Gruden's latest play for the future.
The Cowboys gave up their top pick in the next draft in hopes of giving quarterback Dak Prescott another weapon just a few months after releasing franchise touchdown catch leader Dez Bryant in a cost-cutting move.
Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas takes trade rumors in stride
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The longest-tenured Bronco isn't sure if he'll be in Denver much longer as rumors swirl that wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is available as the NFL's trade deadline approaches next week.
"It's football. It's a business. That's what happens," Thomas said Monday of the trade buzz. "That's what happens. It's happened before. I never think it would happen to me. But I'm just like everybody else. I'm an athlete and it happens once you get older."
Gruden: Raiders not looking to trade Cooper
LONDON (AP) — Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden insists he's not shopping Amari Cooper to other teams.
He's more worried about the wide receiver's health after a helmet-to-helmet hit knocked Cooper out of Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Amari Cooper's upward career trajectory took a major detour last season when a combination of drops, injuries and overall poor play plagued him all season.
After topping 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first two seasons in the NFL for Oakland, Cooper didn't even reach 700 yards last season in a fall that was emblematic of the Raiders descent from 12 wins in 2016 to just six a year ago.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Daryl Worley just over a week after his release by Philadelphia following an arrest.
Worley was let go by the Eagles on April 15 after being arrested near the Eagles' practice facility. Police used a Taser on him after he became combative and NFL Network also reported that a gun was found in Worley's vehicle.
Raiders say there’s ‘good chance’ WR Amari Cooper will play
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jack Del Rio says there's a "good chance" the Oakland Raiders will have receiver Amari Cooper back after he missed last week's game with a sprained ankle.
Cooper was listed as questionable on Saturday for the game Monday night at Philadelphia.
Raiders’ Amari Cooper still trying to get back on the field
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr hopes to get receiver Amari Cooper back in the lineup this week, if for no other reason than it should force teams to change their coverage schemes.
Cooper returned to practice on a limited basis Friday after sitting out last week's loss to Dallas with a sprained left ankle. He got hurt against Kansas City the previous week while blocking during a running play.
Raiders C Rodney Hudson active vs. Cowboys despite illness
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders center Rodney Hudson will play against the Dallas Cowboys despite being a late addition to the injury report with an illness.
Hudson was listed as questionable earlier Sunday before being active for the night game against the Cowboys.
Raiders receiver Amari Cooper won’t play against Cowboys
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will be without wide receiver Amari Cooper for Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Cooper aggravated a left ankle injury during last week's loss to Kansas City after sitting out the previous game because of the same injury and a concussion.
The two-time Pro Bowl receiver has not practiced at all this week, although Raiders coach Jack Del Rio sounded optimistic.
Raiders TE Clive Walford makes most of rare opportunity
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Clive Walford spent most of the first three months of the season as an afterthought on the Oakland Raiders offense.
With the addition of Jared Cook as the starting tight end and an offense that relied much more on three-receiver sets than using multiple tight ends, Walford got few opportunities to make plays for Oakland.
Raiders officially declare Amari Cooper out for Giants game
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
Cooper suffered a concussion and sprained left ankle after being hit by Denver safety Darian Stewart in the first half of last week's 21-14 win over the Broncos. Cooper had to be helped off the field and he limped out of the Raiders locker room after the game. He was eventually put into the NFL's concussion protocol.