Tackles, WRs active for Cowboys vs Eagles despite injuries
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys will have both offensive tackles and two of their top three receivers for a key NFC East meeting with Philadelphia after all four were questionable with...
Saints’ Lattimore keeping string of success in perspective
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Accountability seems to come naturally to Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.
He'll castigate himself with the cameras on when he doesn't play well. He'll even...
Skid shifts Cowboys talk from Super Bowl to Garrett’s future
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The last time the Dallas Cowboys lost three straight games, they were halfway through star running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension two years ago.
Garrett’s angry challenge can’t overturn 2nd Cowboys loss
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jason Garrett slammed the red challenge flag to the ground in front of an official, and emphasized his displeasure by adding a few choice words that drew a yellow flag for...
Rankins returns to Saints lineup vs. Cowboys
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is active for the first time this season, marking the completion of his rehabilitation from an Achilles tendon tear last...
Prescott, Cowboys get out of funk, ease past Dolphins 31-6
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are still on a high-scoring roll, and the Miami Dolphins now have the worst scoring differential through three games since at least 1950...
Dak double: Cowboys’ Prescott beats Redskins with legs, arm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dak Prescott probably could have kept running — maybe all the way to the end zone.
Instead, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback stiff-armed Washington Redskins cornerback...
Raiders rookie S Abram to miss season with shoulder injury
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending injury to his shoulder in the season opener.
All-America Watch: Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy off to fast start
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jerry Jeudy couldn't pass up the chance to work out with one of the NFL's best receivers, a guy he has been watching since high school.
NFL 2019: NFC East is two-team race with Cowboys and Eagles
While Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper wait to get paid, Ezekiel Elliott wants his money now.
The Dallas Cowboys have another obstacle standing in their way as they try to become the first team...
Cowboys Preview Capsule
DALLAS COWBOYS (11-7)
New faces: TE Jason Witten, DE Robert Quinn, WR Randall Cobb, RB Tony Pollard, DT Trysten Hill, DE Kerry Hyder, DT Christian Covington, OL Connor McGovern, S George...
NFL 2019: Elliott’s holdout clouds high hopes for Cowboys
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott has everything on hold for the Dallas Cowboys.
The running back's holdout clouds the expectations for a franchise longing to return to the Super Bowl for...
Cowboys, LB Smith agree on extension amid Elliott holdout
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...
Prescott, Cooper shrug off money talk in camp with Cowboys
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...
Rookie Trysten Hill building on 1st impression with Cowboys
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...
Cowboys go D-line with top pick, UCF’s Trysten Hill in 2nd
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...
Lacking 1st-round pick, Cowboys could play it safe in 2nd
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...
Cowboys’ focus on defensive line could persist through draft
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...
Raiders have 3 1st-rounders in GM Mike Mayock’s 1st draft
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.
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.