FRISCO, Texas (AP) — DeMarcus Lawrence may not be the highest-paid Dallas Cowboys player in history for long. Doesn't mean the club's best defensive end can't enjoy the distinction while it...
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Linehan out as Cowboys offensive coordinator after 5 seasons
DALLAS (AP) — Scott Linehan is out as offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, less than a week after coach Jason Garrett sent mixed messages about the future for the oft-criticized assistant.
Garrett, in a statement released by the team Friday, described the move as a mutual decision after he and Linehan had some open and positive discussions this week. Linehan, who just completed his fifth season in Dallas, had one more season left on his contract.
Chargers, Cowboys coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams
The coaching staffs of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys have been selected to lead the Pro Bowl teams.
Anthony Lynn and his Chargers' staff will coach the AFC team while Jason Garrett and his Cowboys' staff coach the NFC team.
The Chargers finished 12-4 in the regular season and lost to the Patriots 41-28 in the divisional round on Sunday. The NFC East champion Cowboys were 10-6 in the regular season and were defeated 30-22 by the Rams on Saturday night.
Garrett waffles on Linehan’s return as Cowboys ponder staff
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett had two different answers Monday for whether oft-criticized offensive coordinator Scott Linehan would return next season.
The first was on his morning radio show, when Garrett responded, "I do," when asked if he thought Linehan would be back for a sixth season with the Cowboys. The coach added he didn't expect any significant changes to his staff.
Grounded: Cowboys’ running game, defense struggles vs. Rams
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys advanced to the divisional round of the 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 a 30-22 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. It was the sixth straight loss in the divisional round for Dallas, and it has not reached the NFC championship game since 1996.
Rams, Cowboys seek long-awaited postseason breakthroughs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As if the pressure of playing for the Los Angeles Rams' first playoff victory in 14 years wasn't enough, Todd Gurley carries an extra imperative into the Coliseum on Saturday night.
"Basically, everybody I know hates the Cowboys," the Rams' All-Pro running back said. "They've been hitting me up all week, so I've got to try to take care of business for those guys."
Rushing leader Elliott wants in vs Giants; do Cowboys agree?
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — 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.
Barkley getting ready to cap great rookie season
RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While the NFL rushing title might be a little out of reach heading into the final week of the regular season, halfback Saquon Barkley is probably going to end his rookie season with the New York Giants with his share of records.
The No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft has one league record within reach, can join a very select group of players with his yards from scrimmage total, and he can add to his windfall of Giants records.
Cowboys, Giants have same goals heading into final game
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — 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 finale between the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys (9-6) and the struggling New York Giants (5-10) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Cowboys, Colts ready to meet in high-stakes game
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jason Garrett and Frank Reich understand the high stakes of Sunday's game.
If Dallas wins, it clinches the NFC East. If Indianapolis wins, it stays in the hunt for the AFC's final playoff spot and possibly even a division crown.
The two coaches and their players will get one more precious late-season chance to see how they stack up against another postseason contender and what can be done to keep playing into January.
Cowboys rookie Gallup away from team after brother’s suicide
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver Michael Gallup is away from the team after being told following a victory in Atlanta that his brother had died by suicide.
Coach Jason Garrett said on his radio show Monday that Gallup received the news after the Cowboys' 22-19 victory over the Falcons. Gallup didn't return to Dallas with the team, instead staying in Georgia with his family. His status for Thursday's game against Washington is unknown.
Elliott takes giant leap needed to lift Cowboys past Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 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.
Elliott, Prescott lead Cowboys past Eagles 27-20
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott left the defending Super Bowl champions wondering how their season went wrong.
Elliott had 151 yards rushing and his go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday night.
Cowboys unable to defend star at home except for Jones shove
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 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 imitation of Terrell Owens' infamous taunting on the midfield logo 18 years ago.
Cowboys fire OL coach Alexander after less than half season
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys fired offensive line coach Paul Alexander less than halfway into his first season with the team, marking the first time for coach Jason Garrett to make an in-season change to his coaching staff.
Alexander's dismissal was announced Monday after the Cowboys (3-4) had their bye over the weekend. The offensive line has played below expectations, with quarterback Dak Prescott having already been sacked 23 times this season.
So-so Cowboys, Redskins trying to stop alternating W’s, L’s
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Jason Garrett's Dallas Cowboys and Jay Gruden's Washington Redskins have been the very definition of mediocre as the NFC East teams resume their rivalry.
The Cowboys are 3-3, while the Redskins head into Sunday's home game leading the so-so NFC East at 3-2 and with an 18-18-1 mark since the start of the 2016 season.
Neither club has managed to win two games in a row in 2018. Neither has dropped two in a row, either. They just keep alternating W's and L's.
- Wisconsin State JournalWisconsin Badgers' Joe Tippmann lauded for efforts on, off fieldApril 1, 2019
- The Washington TimesTerrell Owens says Jason Garrett should be fired after Cowboys' playoff lossJanuary 13, 2019
- The Washington TimesJason Witten courted by Cowboys to come out of retirementDecember 9, 2018
- The Washington TimesMichael Gallup, Cowboys receiver, will play Thursday after brother's suicideNovember 22, 2018
Suddenly pass-happy Jags visit throwing-challenged Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With Blake Bortles piling up passing numbers like never before in his career, Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone wants to get the Jaguars back to running.
Dak Prescott, Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys have the opposite issue heading into a Sunday matchup with familiar faces on both sidelines.
Garrett’s OT choice speaks to Cowboys’ sputtering offense
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Garrett decided to trust his defense by punting on a short fourth down in Houston territory in an overtime loss to the Texans.
The choice by the Dallas coach also said a lot about a sputtering offense that simply hasn't looked good enough to get the Cowboys where they want to go in 2018, even with NFL rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott.
Texans beat Cowboys 19-16 after Garrett calls for punt in OT
HOUSTON (AP) — Facing a big decision in overtime on Sunday night, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett put his trust in the defense.
On fourth-and-1 on the Houston Texans' 42-yard line with less than six minutes remaining in overtime, Garrett chose to punt.
Manning sees what Prescott knew: Dallas D looking disruptive
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott was the first quarterback to get a good look at the Dallas defense this year — every day during training camp in California.
Eli Manning might now agree with his counterpart that this unit can lead the Cowboys in 2018.
Prescott, Dallas D lead Cowboys to 20-13 win over Giants
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott accepted the challenge.
The Dallas quarterback threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin on the third play of the game and the Cowboys sacked Eli Manning six times in a 20-13 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
The Dallas defense was strong again, just as in an opening loss at Carolina, as the Cowboys (1-1) avoided the first 0-2 start in seven seasons under coach Jason Garrett.
Garrett stays course for Cowboys as Prescott’s slump deepens
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott's difficulties in the passing game go back further than a loss in the opener at Carolina for the Dallas Cowboys.
Now that the slump has extended into a new season, coach Jason Garrett and his staff must weigh the factors and when or whether to make changes to try to fix them.
Six sacks of Prescott and little running room early for star back Ezekiel Elliott magnified two significant questions on the offensive line.
Cowboys keep Frederick off IR, still no timetable for return
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Travis Frederick will not go on injured reserve initially as he battles a condition that affects the nervous system, although the Dallas Cowboys still don't have a timetable for the return of their four-time Pro Bowl center.
Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that Frederick hasn't had any "drastic setbacks" while getting treated for Guillain-Barre syndrome. The disorder attacks nerves and causes weakness in various parts of the body.
Kris Richard brings fiery style, Seattle success to Cowboys
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kris Richard wears cleats to practice just in case the new secondary coach of the Dallas Cowboys decides to jump in on a play, which he did in training camp.
The former defensive coordinator for the Legion of Boom in Seattle was the highest-ranking hire in an overhaul of Jason Garrett's staff after the Cowboys missed the playoffs for the fifth time in seven full seasons under their coach.
Prescott throws for TD before 49ers rally past Cowboys 24-21
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jason Garrett saw all he needed out of quarterback Dak Prescott on just one drive.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have activated defensive end Randy Gregory off the non-football injury list after a year away from football on a substance-abuse suspension.
Gregory has played in just two of the past 32 regular-season games because of multiple suspensions. Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated him not long before the Cowboys reported to training camp in California.
Derek Dooley hasn’t quite slept the same since he was hired to be Missouri’s next offensive coordinator last Friday. His new role with the Tigers has invigorated him.
After spending five years coaching wide receivers in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, Dooley had gotten comfortable. He was happy where he was. But for as much as he liked his role in Dallas, his competitive side was not satisfied.
Frisco, Texas — Owner Jerry Jones didn't sound like a man who feels the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff needs a major turnover.
Jones voiced his support of coach Jason Garrett and also backed offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, returning for the 2018 season during his radio show Tuesday.
Jones said he wanted Linehan, who formerly ran the Lions offense, and Marinelli, a former Lions head coach, to return.
Playoffs or bust? Looking that way for Cowboys in 2018
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott couldn't duplicate his remarkable rookie year even when fellow first-year star Ezekiel Elliott wasn't suspended.
Now the quarterback-running back combo for the Dallas Cowboys will have to figure out how to get back to the playoffs in what could be a critical season for the future of coach Jason Garrett.
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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says coach Jason Garrett will return for an eighth full season after Dallas missed the playoffs in a year marred by the six-game suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
The Cowboys (8-7), who finish the season Sunday at division champion Philadelphia, had an uneven start before three straight wins to get to 5-3 going into Elliott's suspension over domestic violence allegations.
Jerry Jones: Jason Garrett to return as Cowboys coach in ’18
DALLAS (AP) — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says coach Jason Garrett will return for an eighth full season after Dallas missed the playoffs in a year marred by the six-game suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Prescott throws 3 TDs as Cowboys spoil Eli’s return
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys needed a big win to stay in the playoff hunt and they got it with the big play in spoiling Steve Spagnuolo's debut as New York interim coach and the return of quarterback Eli Manning to the Giants' starting lineup.
Familiar ring: Cowboys visit Giants as interim coach debuts
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Garrett dislikes comparisons, so the Dallas coach had no interest in recalling the motivation for his Cowboys when he debuted with a win at the New York Giants six days after the firing of Wade Phillips in 2010.
Why would Garrett get asked such a thing in the first place? Well, the Cowboys visit the Giants on Sunday. And New York will be led by interim coach Steve Spagnuolo after the firing of Ben McAdoo on Monday.
Cowboys’ Jerry Jones backs off on Goodell, backs Garrett
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — As soon as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed he is backing off a threat of legal action over the future of Commissioner Roger Goodell, the focus turned to the performance of coach Jason Garrett and his staff.
That's how bad the tailspin is for a team desperately missing suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
With Elliott out, Cowboys falter in 27-7 loss to Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys knew it would be tough to get by without Ezekiel Elliott.
Turns out, they missed Tyron Smith even more.
With their starting left tackle sidelined by back and groin injuries, the Cowboys surrendered six sacks to Adrian Clayborn in one of the greatest pass rushing performances in NFL history.
The result: an ugly 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday .
DALLAS (5-3) at ATLANTA (4-4)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Falcons by 2 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Dallas 5-3, Atlanta 2-6
SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 16-10
LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Cowboys 39-28, Sept. 27, 2015
LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Chiefs 28-17; Falcons lost to Panthers 20-17
AP PRO32 RANKING — Cowboys No. 8, Falcons No. 16
COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (2), PASS (17)
COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (12), PASS (15)
Cowboys picked as top offensive line by AP, Steelers 2nd
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — No team has invested more draft capital in the offensive line the past few years than the Dallas Cowboys, and the investment in the trenches has paid off in a major way.
Head coach Jason Garrett says the Cowboys are prepared to work out kickers this week as a contingency after Dan Bailey left Sunday’s game against the 49ers with a groin injury.
“We’ll see how Dan feels today, but we’re prepared to bring at least a couple guys in to have them kick for us and just certainly be ready if Dan’s not available,” Garrett said Monday morning on 105.3 The Fan.
Dallas Cowboys’ Dan Bailey leaves Sunday game with groin injury, safety Jeff Heath handles kicking duties
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey exited Sunday's 40-10 win over the the San Francisco 49ers because of a right groin injury, leaving the kicking duties to safety Jeff Heath.
Bailey appeared to aggravate the injury in a first-quarter kickoff return. After Jason Witten's one-handed touchdown catch, the Cowboys went for a two-point conversion that failed, leaving them with a 20-3 lead in the second quarter.
Noon — Harvard StadiumTV: NESN/Ivy League Network Radio: WRCA 1330 AM/106.1 FM
THREE THINGS TO WATCH
1. Today’s game marks the 700th Harvard football game played within the confines of The Stadium, which opened in 1903. Harvard holds an all-time record of 445-220-34. This also represents the 20th meeting between the Leopards and Crimson with Harvard holding a 16-3 edge, including five straight wins. Under coach Tim Murphy, Harvard has gone 13-2 against Lafayette.
Noon — Harvard Stadium
TV: NESN/Ivy League Network Radio: WRCA 1330 AM/106.1 FM
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Cowboys kneel, then pull past Arizona 28-17 behind Prescott
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dak Prescott kneeled with his teammates and team owner before the game, flipped head over heels for a touchdown in the first half and capped his night with a 37-yard TD pass that proved to be the winner.
The Dallas Cowboys erased last week's ugly memory on Monday night, with their young quarterback leading the way in a 28-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
"He just kept battling," Dallas coach Jason Garrett said.
PHOENIX — The Dallas Cowboys plan to protest during the national anthem before Monday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, per multiple sources.
Nothing has been firmed up and they will likely come to some decision in the locker room. It may not be a coordinated effort. It may just be a few individuals.
One player said, “We have to do something.”
Said another, “It’s not going to be business as usual. He crossed a line. Something will be done.”
Prescott showed “special fight” while Elliott’s lack of effort was addressed
Dak Prescott stood at the post-game podium Sunday night in Denver and took full responsibility for the Cowboys’ offensive struggles in a 42-17 blowout loss to the Broncos.
“When you play the way I played tonight, you’re not going to win many games in this league,” he said.
His head coach had a much different opinion about the second-year quarterback’s performance.
“If you get a chance, go back and watch the tape of No. 4,” Jason Garrett said Monday. “No. 4 is a special player.”
Cowboys’ Elliott accused of quitting; Garrett plans chat
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott was accused of quitting by Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson in Dallas' 42-17 loss to Denver.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett never directly disagreed Monday.
While heaping praise on quarterback Dak Prescott for continuing to show fight in his first blowout loss as a pro, Garrett said he eventually would talk to Elliott about the second-year running back twice failing to pursue a defensive back after an interception.