Jason Witten rejoining Cowboys after year as broadcaster
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten said the hardest thing about deciding to retire nine months ago was leaving football without winning a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys.
Ex-NFL QB, assistant coach Wade Wilson dies on 60th birthday
DALLAS (AP) — Wade Wilson, the quarterback who led the Minnesota Vikings to an NFC championship game and coached the position with the Dallas Cowboys for more than a decade, died on his 60th birthday Friday.
Wilson died at his home in the Dallas suburb of Coppell. Police said a 911 call was made from Wilson's home, where the caller said Wilson was unresponsive and CPR was in progress. Emergency personnel determined upon arrival that Wilson was dead.
Cowboys turn season from bust to playoff boom, trip to LA
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — 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, not far from where the journey began in training camp north of LA.
Cowboys secondary coach Richard interviews with Dolphins
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys secondary coach Kris Richard is the fourth candidate to interview for the Miami Dolphins' coaching job.
Fresh off his team's wild-card playoff win over Seattle, Richard met Sunday with the Dolphins. They earlier interviewed New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Cowboys’ Allen Hurns has surgery for severe ankle injury
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas receiver Allen Hurns was in surgery for a broken left ankle, a gruesome injury sustained in the first quarter of the Cowboys' 24-22 wild-card win over Seattle.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Hurns was "probably in surgery at this time" after the game Saturday night.
Hurns was being dragged down by Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald at the end of a 14-yard catch for a first down when his lower left leg appeared to buckle.
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.
McNair praised for philanthropy and bringing NFL to Houston
HOUSTON (AP) — 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.
Cowboys have reason to think big after ending Saints’ streak
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 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.
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.
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.
Jerry Jones: Cowboys ‘not in anything’ without improved play
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — 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 can pull even with defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia by getting their first road win of the season at the Eagles on Sunday.
Cowboys adding former personnel man Brandt to ring of honor
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Former player personnel director Gil Brandt is headed for the Dallas Cowboys' ring of honor.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones announced his latest choice Friday.
The 85-year-old Brandt will be the 22nd person to earn the Cowboys' highest honor. The ceremony will be at halftime of Dallas' game against New Orleans on Nov. 29.
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.
Cowboys’ draft gamble paying off in emerging LB Jaylon Smith
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — 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.
Column: How about some other sports for Conor McGregor?
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 place he went in the stadium," Jones said. "You'd like to say we're going to have to get him in here for every game in order to have a good first half, at least."
Paul Allen was major part of sports landscape in Northwest
SEATTLE (AP) — No one had more influence on professional sports in the Pacific Northwest than Paul Allen.
- The Herald-DispatchC-USA renews tournament contract with Frisco, TexasMarch 12, 2019
- The Washington TimesNFL 'expected' to consider adding ability to challenge penaltiesJanuary 30, 2019
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- The Washington TimesTerrell Owens says Jason Garrett should be fired after Cowboys' playoff lossJanuary 13, 2019
- The Washington TimesLet's go Dan Snyder, let's go!December 11, 2018
Outspoken Jemele Hill joining The Atlantic
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 sports, race, politics, gender and culture."
Texas A&M going for record 7th win in row over Arkansas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 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.
Cowboys’ offense can’t do enough in 24-13 loss to Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — Jerry Jones is trying to remain supportive of a Dallas Cowboys offense that has shown only fleeting moments of promise through three weeks of the season.
Eight points in the opener and 13 points on Sunday won't be enough to get victories on the road no matter how well the Cowboys play on defense.
Cowboys see Prescott’s runs as another way to help Elliott
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott wasn't much into Cam Newton comparisons when the subject came up before his Dallas Cowboys faced the star quarterback of the Carolina Panthers in the opener.
And that was before Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones dropped Newton's name while suggesting the Cowboys needed to use their QB as a runner more after Dallas lost to the Panthers.
Dez Bryant trolls Cowboys on Twitter after loss to Panthers
Dez Bryant's Twitter troll game is in All-Pro form.
The free-agent wide receiver called out his former team with a series of critical tweets aimed at the Dallas Cowboys after they dropped their season opener.
Bryant was released in April after eight seasons with the team and remains unsigned. He has received interest from Cleveland and Baltimore, but his thoughts were with the Cowboys during — and after — their 16-8 season-opening loss at Carolina.
Cowboys say they have NFL’s 1st sponsorship deal with casino
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys say they are the first NFL team to have a sponsorship agreement with a casino.
The deal with WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma was announced Thursday. League owners voted recently to allow clubs to strike such deals. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones says he's "excited about the future of gaming as it relates to the NFL."
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dak Prescott's best test yet as the new face of the Cowboys came two days after owner Jerry Jones once again declared that all Dallas players will stand for the national anthem and even said they wouldn't be afforded the alternative of staying in the locker room.
The star quarterback didn't pause or stammer. He didn't stop himself to consider what his peers might think. He made it clear he will stand, and doesn't think it's right to do otherwise.
Trump applauds Cowboys owner for anthem stance
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump congratulated Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, for saying his players will be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem.
Trump tweeted Friday: "Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do!"
Jones was the first owner to publicly say that his players would not be allowed to stay off the field during the anthem. Jones said the team's policy is "you stand at the anthem, toe on the line."
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — It's been several years since Jason Garrett's future as coach of the Dallas Cowboys was a hot topic waiting for owner Jerry Jones at the start of training camp.
Jones doesn't seem too caught up in the issue now despite the Cowboys missing the playoffs for the fifth time in Garrett's seven full seasons last year.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doubled down Wednesday on insisting that his players stand for the national anthem, declaring that he wouldn't support anyone who chose to stay in the locker room.
Speaking at his annual news conference to open training camp in California, the outspoken billionaire became the first owner to say publicly that his players would not be allowed to stay off the field during the anthem.
Some NFL coaches already are on hot seat in July
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL season doesn't start for another six weeks and already job security is an issue for some coaches.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. gave the home folks the knockout he figured they wanted. There just wasn't much of the show he hoped would go with it.
Spence stopped Carlos Ocampo to retain his IBF welterweight title, dropping the Mexican challenger with a right hand to the body as the first round was ending Saturday night.
NFL owners were busy handing out prizes at their meeting in Atlanta, doling out Super Bowls to various cities and giving Nashville the 2019 draft.
Then they gave one to themselves: A new anthem policy adopted with the fervent hope that the protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick will go away and the golden goose that is the NFL will continue to soar untouched.
Stay in the locker room if you wish during the national anthem. But don't even think about kneeling on the sideline where you can be seen.
ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL approved a new owner for the Carolina Panthers, passed a rule to eject players who hit with their helmets, and took steps to spice up the kickoff.
Still to be resolved: a much more contentious issue.
What to do, if anything, about players who kneel during the national anthem?
"We recognize with our visibility and the interest itself that it's taken a life of its own," Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten mostly held it together while announcing he was retiring after 15 years with the Dallas Cowboys to go into TV.
One wavering moment came when the tight end turned to owner Jerry Jones on a stage in front of his family, teammates and club employees in what normally serves as the dining room in the team's practice facility.
Cowboys draft tight end, with Witten eyeing retirement
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have drafted a tight end with Jason Witten on the verge of retirement after 15 seasons.
The Cowboys took Dalton Schultz of Stanford with the 137th overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday. The compensatory choice was their second of the fourth round. Dallas selected former Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong with the 116th pick.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys drafted a receiver after dumping Dez Bryant. Now the question is whether they will take a tight end with Jason Witten considering retirement after 15 seasons to go into broadcasting.
Dallas goes into the final day of the draft Saturday with seven picks over the four rounds, starting with two fourth-round choices at Nos. 116 and 137 overall. The Cowboys have one pick in the fifth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh.
The Latest: Lower divisions score 6 draft picks
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):
South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard was the first of six lower-division players taken on the second day of the draft after an all-FBS first round.
Leonard went to Indianapolis with the fourth pick of the second round, the 36th overall. South Carolina State is an FCS school.
Philadelphia traded up to get the next FCS pick, tight end Dallas Goedert of South Dakota State at 49th overall.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join ESPN as its lead analyst for the "Monday Night Football" telecast, the network reported Friday.
Witten met with owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who said no announcement was coming Friday. Jones said he had several conversations with Witten this week and indicated the franchise leader in games, catches and yards receiving hadn't made a final decision.
Jones and Goodell chatty and chummy at draft event
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — As Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones sat side by side chatting, then grabbed shovels at a junior high school to dedicate a new field, they sure seemed chummy.
Then again, this was for a worthy cause, so any and all past animosities over suspensions and lawsuits and contract extensions were, uh, buried on Wednesday.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With Dez Bryant gone, the Dallas Cowboys have to decide if they will use their top pick on a receiver for the first time since taking him eight years ago.
The answer on going that high to get another target for quarterback Dak Prescott, as it was before Bryant's release this month, is an emphatic "maybe." Dallas has the 19th pick in the first round Thursday night.
DALLAS (AP) — As Dallas has evolved from reliably red to deeply blue, joining many other big cities, one enclave has remained the beating heart of country club conservatism — home to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and former President George W. Bush.
Just north of downtown, it's where suits-and-cowboy-boots culture meets the high-powered banking circuit and Southern Methodist University's immaculately manicured campus.
Papa John's announced Tuesday it was ending its sponsorship deal as the official pizza of the NFL a few years early, but by Wednesday morning, a new deal was already settled for Pizza Hut to take Papa John's place.
AP source: NFL seeking $2M from Jerry Jones over legal spats
DALLAS (AP) — The NFL is exploring options to get more than $2 million in reimbursement for legal fees from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones over his threat to derail Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension and support of running back Ezekiel Elliott's fight to avoid a six-game suspension, said a person with knowledge of the situation.
Roger Goodell to fine Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ‘millions,’ per report
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell plans to fine Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after Jones spoke out against NFL owners extending Goodell's contract and threatened legal action, according to the New York Times.
Jones, Taylor are TSWA Class 5A players of the year
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Dallas Highland Park senior quarterback John Stephen Jones was the offensive player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association's Class 5A all-state football team.
Watching at homeI heard Jerry Jones bought himself a really nice recliner to watch the Super Bowl today.Considering that the Philadelphia Eagles are going to the big game with a backup quarterback, I think Jerry should get real comfortable for the foreseeable future.Until Jerry gets a real general...
Roger Goodell set for annual Super Bowl address
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell is holding his annual Super Bowl week address the same day as the NFL's announcement of a new Thursday night TV deal with Fox.
There are other issues as backdrops for Goodell's news conference Wednesday near the site of Sunday's meeting between New England and Philadelphia.
With Senior Bowl week in full swing, coaching staffs and front offices across the NFL have taken over Mobile, Alabama in pursuit of knowledge on new players. The Dallas Cowboys have a few needs they need to address, but quarterback isn't among them.
ESPN’s Katie Nolan calls Trump ‘stupid person’ on Viceland
NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Nolan co-hosted on Twitter the ESPN pregame show for an NFL game on Saturday, three days after using an expletive and calling President Donald Trump a "stupid person."
Nolan appeared on Viceland's "Desus & Mero" comedy show Wednesday night when she made the comment.
ESPN says in a statement Saturday that it "looked into the totality of Nolan's comments." The network adds that "they were inappropriate and we have addressed it with her."