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Jason Garrett Reportedly “Not Part Of” Cowboys Organization Moving Forward

Kevin Kinkead - January 3, 2020

Are they gonna fire this dude or what?

Will his contract just run out?

No clue what the Cowboys are doing with head coach Jason Garrett, but ESPN’s Ed Werder has an idea:

Here’s more on Werder’s report via ESPN:

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ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown Will Be at Xfinity Live! This Weekend

Russ Joy - December 20, 2019

For just the fourth time in the history of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, the show is going on the road. This Sunday, the three-hour NFL pregame show will come to the nation live from the stage at Xfinity Live! ahead of this weekend’s NFC East Clash between the Eagles and Cowboys.

An official statement from ESPN read as follows:

“With the playoffs on the line this week in Philadelphia, there is nowhere we would rather be on Sunday morning,” said Matthew Garrett, ESPN coordinating producer. “We have taken Countdown on the road to some of the NFL’s biggest matchups in recent years and this Cowboys-Eagles rivalry game certainly fits that bill. The passion of Eagles fans is extraordinary and we can’t wait to put it on display this Sunday at Xfinity Live!”

The show will be open to the public. Sam Ponder will host with analysts Tedy Bruschi, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Rex Ryan, and Louis Riddick will all be present in Philly, while insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will be based out of ESPN’s Bristol, Connecticut studio.

Per ESPN, Countdown‘s first-ever regular season road show was back in 2016 and took place from Chapultepec Park in Mexico City ahead of Monday Night Football. In 2017, the show was aired out of Pittsburgh ahead of a clash with the Patriots that would determine the top seed in the AFC Playoffs, while 2018 saw a French Quarter-based show ahead of an undefeated LA Rams squad taking on the Saints.

How big of a deal is the show in the age of cord-cutting? Through 15 weeks, Countdown is averaging 1,325,000 viewers, which is up nine percent season-to-date.

Jerry Jones Doesn’t Seem Worried by Zeke Elliott Holdout

Kevin Kinkead - August 2, 2019

Ezekiel Elliott is having the summer I’d like to be having.

He’s working out in Cabo while holding out from Cowboys training camp, looking for a new contract as he heads into his 4th NFL season.

Zeke is due about $3.8 million this year and $9.7 next year, which is the final year of his rookie deal, but he wants to get paid now, just like everybody else on the planet Earth. Problem is, the Cowboys have to take care of Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper first, who both hit free agency before Elliott.

Speaking Thursday, Jerry Jones didn’t seem too concerned about the hold out, but also didn’t seem to prioritize getting a deal done ASAP.

Via ESPN, after the jump:

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The Security Guard Ezekiel Elliott Shoved Is Thinking About Pressing Charges

Kevin Kinkead - May 29, 2019

Remember this story from last week?

It was Ezekiel Elliott at a Las Vegas music festival, handcuffed and detained after shouldering a security guard and knocking him into a barricade. Zeke had been arguing with his girlfriend beforehand, using his body to keep her from walking away but not actually putting his hands on her.

Elliott was not arrested, though the security guard involved in the incident now says he’s considering pressing charges.

Here’s a short package from CBS 2 in Los Angeles, after the jump:

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The Cowboys Extended the Contract of a Suspended Player

Kevin Kinkead - April 2, 2019

Let’s check in on the Dallas Cowboys.

Hmm.. what’s this?

Well it turns out they extended the contract of defensive end Randy Gregory, who is currently suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

Via ESPN:

Gregory was set to become a restricted free agent after the 2019 season, but the Cowboys turned $310,000 of his $955,218 base salary into a signing bonus and will pay him $735,000 in 2020 if he is eligible to play. He has the chance to earn more money through escalators in the deal.

Gregory, 26, has been suspended four times in his career. He missed all but two games in 2016 and the entire 2017 season because of suspension. He was reinstated to the league in training camp last summer and played in 14 games, finishing second on the team with six sacks. Gregory was credited with 28 quarterback pressures and 15 tackles, according to the coaches. He had two tackles for loss and forced two fumbles, recovering one.

Obviously the Cowboys haven’t ruled out Gregory playing this year. They did trade a 6th round draft pick to Miami for Robert Quinn as contract talks continue with DeMarcus Lawrence, so they’ll probably be fine at defensive end either way.

Honestly, it’s not a huge deal money or salary cap-wise, the Gregory thing, it’s just funny to me because it feels like such a Dallas type of move.

Dallas Cowboys Announce that Earl Thomas Will Not be a Cowboy

Kevin Kinkead - March 13, 2019

When you run a team Twitter account, it might not be a great idea to report that a highly sought-after free agent, who was extensively linked to your franchise, is going to another franchise instead

But that’s what the fine folks running the Cowboys Twitter account went and did, y’all. They decided to tell their fans that Earl Thomas is headed to Baltimore via their “free agency tracker,” seen right here:

Lmao!

The responses from jilted p̶o̶s̶e̶r̶s̶ fans are very good, after the jump:

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Jason Witten Simultaneously Improves Monday Night Football, Weakens Cowboys

Bob Wankel - February 28, 2019

I actually had to do a double-take to make sure this was legit, but if you happen to be a fan of competent football analysts who also have a command of the English language, boy, do I have good news for you:

L.O.L.

A true win-win here. Witten leaves the booth to rejoin the Cowboys, and I have to say, I’m very excited to watch him trudge six yards up the field, catch the ball, and fall down short of the sticks.

Here’s Witten on his decision to return for a 16th NFL season, after the jump:

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The Cowboys Fired Their Offensive Coordinator

Kevin Kinkead - January 18, 2019

Bummer.

I was hoping he’d stick around:

The Cowboys’ offense pretty much sucked until the Amari Cooper trade. They finished bottom-half or bottom-ten in yards per game, pass yards per game, and points per game. The only thing they consistently did well was run the football.

Anyway, that’s enough about the Cowboys for now.