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  • Trey Lance Making Progress

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    Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy reiterated on Thursday at organized team activities that he's "definitely" seen significant progress from backup quarterback Trey Lance. "Now starting to get the timing with the routes. He's close to being a master of the system. He has a really high understanding. He just needs as many reps as he can," McCarthy said. Despite the Cowboys unsurprisingly declining Lance's fifth-year option this offseason, they have liked what they've seen from the former first-round pick (third overall) heading into his second season with the team. The 24-year-old signal-caller has lost most of his dynasty/keeper appeal at this point after not playing a single snap for Dallas in 2023 while sitting behind Dak Prescott. Unless Prescott misses time with an injury that forces Lance into the fold in 2024, he'll be off the redraft radar.

    May 30 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Trey Lance
  • Why Mike Zimmer is back in his element as the Cowboys' DC

    Zimmer has turned bad defenses around, but the hope is he'll take a "pretty darn good" Cowboys D to another level.

    May 29 · ESPN Dallas Cowboys
  • LB Eric Kendricks Addresses Cowboys Deal

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    Eric Kendricks had a deal in place to sign with the 49ers this offseason, but he ended up backing out of that agreement to join the Cowboys. The veteran linebacker reunited with Mike Zimmer in the process, and that was a factor in his decision to sign with Dallas. "Yeah absolutely, I always appreciated Zim," Kendricks said (via [...]

    May 27 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Eric Kendricks
  • Mazi Smith Still Working His Way Back From Shoulder Surgery

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    Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Mazi Smith (shoulder) is still working his way back from a shoulder problem that bothered him during his rookie season which forced him to have surgery at the beginning of the offseason. "He's still in the rehab group," McCarthy said. "Working primarily with our rehab guys. He's still in our meetings and everything else." The 22-year-old former 26th overall pick last year out of Michigan played in all 17 regular-season games (three starts) in his first NFL season in 2023 and finished with just 13 tackles (nine solo), one sack, three tackles for loss and three QB hits. The hope is that Smith is much more effective in his sophomore campaign after getting his shoulder fixed. The Cowboys hope that he'll be a force on the interior of their defensive line in 2024.

    May 25 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Mazi Smith
  • Jalen Tolbert In Position For WR3 Role In Dallas

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb's absence at voluntary organized team activities this offseason has opened up opportunities for the team's young receivers such as Jalen Tolbert, a third-round pick in 2022. Tolbert has the chance to take the No. 3 role behind Lamb and Brandin Cooks this year after the Cowboys released Michael Gallup in the offseason and didn't address the position with a known commodity in free agency or early in the draft. The 25-year-old had only 22 catches for 268 yards and two touchdowns last year, but he showed improvement from his rookie season in which he caught just two passes for 12 yards and was inactive for nine games. Tolbert is heading into the 2024 season with more confidence and more trust from quarterback Dak Prescott, which could make him a sleeper to target late in deeper fantasy leagues.

    May 25 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Jalen Tolbert
  • Latest On Cowboys, Dak Prescott

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    Wideout CeeDee Lamb is absent from the Cowboys' OTAs as he seeks a new contract. Quarterback Dak Prescott is likewise a pending free agent, but he is in attendance amidst questions regarding his future in Dallas. The 2023 MVP-runner up has no-trade and no-tag clauses, giving him considerable leverage in talks with the Cowboys. Prescott is [...]

    May 24 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott CeeDee Lamb
  • Cowboys Flirting With Backfield Committee

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    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has started to lose his grasp on the top role in the team's backfield. "Elliott is being viewed as the leader of the [running back] room, but it is already beginning to look like a committee approach as he and Rico Dowdle split nearly all of the first-team reps on Wednesday," wrote Patrik Walker of DallasCowboys.com. This will be an important competition to watch as offseason programs unfold and both Elliott and Dowdle compete for more opportunities. Elliott, of course, has spent most of his career with the Cowboys but did join the Patriots for the 2023 season. He's not getting any younger, but Dallas still values his experience and pass-catching skills, both of which could boost his fantasy value down the stretch. Dowdle has youth on his side, though, and it sounds like there's a real chance he could push to earn just as many touches as Elliott.

    May 22 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Rico Dowdle Ezekiel Elliott
  • Jalen Tolbert Looking Bigger This Offseason

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jalen Tolbert looks like he has added muscle this offseason, according to Nick Harris of DallasCowboys.com. The 25-year-old is expected to have a more significant role behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks this season, and his added bulk could help him take a step forward. After catching just two passes in just eight games as a third-round rookie in 2022, Tolbert caught 22 passes for 268 yards and two scores in 2023. After the team moved on from Michael Gallup this offseason, his path to the WR3 role is more clear. It's also worth noting the Cowboys will have to replace 67 targets vacated by Tony Pollard after he signed with the Tennessee Titans at the start of free agency, so there could be more targets up for grabs in the short and intermediate areas of the field for Tolbert.

    May 22 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Jalen Tolbert
  • Luke Schoonmaker Expected To Miss OTAs With Hamstring Injury

    Dallas Cowboys tight end Luke Schoonmaker (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury that is expected to keep him out throughout organized team activities. Schoonmaker had shoulder surgery this offseason, but his hamstring injury is what is keeping him off the field this spring. He missed all of his 2023 rookie spring with a foot injury. The Cowboys took Schoonmaker in the second round of last year's draft out of Michigan, and he caught only eight of 15 targets for 65 yards and two touchdowns in 17 regular-season games in 2023 while working in a backup role behind Jake Ferguson. Schoonmaker has had trouble with injuries early in his NFL career, but as long as he's able to get back on the field for training camp this summer, he should have a chance to be ready for Week 1 of the 2024 regular season. Barring an injury to Ferguson, Schoonmaker can be left to the waiver wire in most redraft fantasy leagues.

    May 22 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Luke Schoonmaker
  • Cowboys Excited To Work With Trey Lance

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    The Dallas Cowboys are excited to work with backup quarterback Trey Lance this summer after trading for him before the 2023 season. Lance served as the No. 3 behind Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush last year and didn't play a single snap in his first year in Dallas. He hasn't played in a game since a preseason game on Aug. 19 of last year with the San Francisco 49ers. His last time in a regular season game came on Sept. 18 of 2022 in Week 2. Lance will enter training camp this year competing with Rush for the backup job. "We're excited to see him," executive vice president Stephen Jones said of Lance. "He's done nothing but impress around here. He's a pro, he works his ass off. No one gets to see him, because he hasn't been on the field (because) we got him late. But we're going to get to see him." Unless Prescott misses time with an injury in 2024, Lance will be off the fantasy radar.

    May 22 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Trey Lance
  • Micah Parsons To Report Next Week

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    Dallas Cowboys All-Pro pass-rusher Micah Parsons was not at organized team activities on Monday but said that he will be back for in-house and national media responsibilities next Tuesday, May 28, and for mandatory minicamp next month. This week's workouts are voluntary, and Parsons is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, so without a long-term contract extension, he's going to train on his own for now. As things stand now, it doesn't sound like the 24-year-old defensive star is contemplating a holdout this summer. Parsons has made the Pro Bowl in each of his three NFL seasons and was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2021. As long as he's healthy, Parsons is one of the most productive pass-rushers for IDP fantasy managers. He has 40.5 sacks in just three seasons with Dallas.

    May 21 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Micah Parsons
  • Deuce Vaughn Could See More Action Out Of The Slot

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    Dallas Cowboys running back Deuce Vaughn could see more playing time in the slot next season as a way to utilize his talents in space more often. The 5-foot-6, 176-pounder was taken in the sixth round last year, and he finished with just 23 carries for 40 yards while catching all seven of his targets for 40 yards through the air in seven regular-season games. But with Tony Pollard no longer in town, the Cowboys could look to get Vaughn more involved in the passing game to capitalize on Vaughn's burst, quickness and change-of-direction abilities in open space. It would make him intriguing as a sleeper in PPR leagues, but the fact remains that Dowdle and Ezekiel Elliott will likely be ahead of Vaughn on the RB depth chart. For now, it's just something to watch for fantasy managers in deep PPR formats.

    May 20 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Deuce Vaughn
  • CeeDee Lamb Still Not Expected To Attend OTAs

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    According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is not expected to attend OTAs, which will commence on Tuesday. This isn't anything new, although the latest report indicates things seemingly haven't changed regarding Lamb's desire for a new deal. He's due to make nearly $18 million in 2024-25 on his fifth-year option. However, as expected, Lamb wants to be one of the league's highest-paid wideouts. The 25-year-old was a top contributor throughout the 2023-24 campaign, finishing with 135 receptions (181 targets) for 1,749 yards and 12 touchdowns. He's anticipated to be one of the first fantasy options taken in drafts heading into the new season. But that could change if Lamb doesn't get what he wants, especially if it means he doesn't show up for training camp in July.

    May 20 · Source via Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Jake Ferguson Feels Like He's Just Getting Started

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    Dallas Cowboys tight end Jake Ferguson caught 19 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie in 2022, but he enters the 2024 season as the team's top tight end after catching 71 passes for 761 yards and five touchdowns in 2023. "To me, I think I'm not even scratching my surface," Ferguson said. He has taken part in the Tight End University program led by Greg Olsen, George Kittle and Travis Kelce, and TEs coach Lunda Wells thinks Ferguson can go for 1,000 yards receiving. Ferguson is trying to add a little more bulk to his 252-pound frame this offseason to help him as a blocker. Not only does Ferguson have the skills to continue ascending, but he has great chemistry with quarterback Dak Prescott. There's uncertainty at the No. 3 receiver position behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks in Dallas, too, so Ferguson could take another step forward as a TE1 in 2024.

    May 18 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Jake Ferguson
  • Latest On Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb

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    Like a number of other players around the league, CeeDee Lamb is currently away from his team with a new deal forthcoming. The Cowboys' record-breaking wideout is on track to miss OTAs with no extension in hand. Lamb is set to earn $17.99MM in 2024 while playing on his fifth-year option. A multi-year pact will check in [...]

    May 17 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Latest On Cowboys’ RB Plans

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    Leading up to the draft, the Cowboys were frequently linked to selecting a running back relatively early. Dallas eschewed a number of opportunities to add a rookie to the backfield, though, and immediately following the event a reunion with Ezekiel Elliott was finalized. Owner Jerry Jones' comments about Elliott's ability to remain a starter at this point [...]

    May 13 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • CB Stephon Gilmore Addresses Free Agency

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    Stephon Gilmore remains on the open market as he seeks out a new deal. The former Defensive Player of the Year recently spoke about his lengthy free agent process, noting that he is eyeing an ideal fit with his next team. "I'm still focused on playing, but it has to be the right opportunity," Gilmore [...]

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Stephon Gilmore
  • Cowboys Sign Round 1 T Tyler Guyton, Six Other Draftees

    With some teams set for rookie minicamps this weekend, a flurry of draft pick signings is transpiring Thursday. The Cowboys are in on the action; all but one of their draftees is now under contract. This includes a deal with first-round tackle Tyler Guyton, ESPN.com's Todd Archer tweets. Dallas inked the Oklahoma prospect, whom the [...]

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Tyler Guyton
  • Stephon Gilmore Waiting For Right Opportunity

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    Free agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore still wants to play football but is waiting for the right opportunity, he told NFL insider Josina Anderson. "I know the value I still bring," Gilmore said. "If you watch the tape, I feel like I played well the last two years, and literally almost played every snap last year." Indeed, Gilmore was impactful in 2023. He started all 17 games for the Cowboys, registering two interceptions, 13 passes defended, 68 tackles, and one forced fumble. He's still a starting-caliber defender who could justify holding out for a specific opportunity, perhaps with a contender.

    May 10 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Stephon Gilmore
  • Cowboys Sign Rookie Tyler Guyton

    The Dallas Cowboys signed rookie offensive tackle Tyler Guyton to his rookie deal on Thursday. In addition to Guyton, Dallas locked up rookies Cooper Beebe, Maris Liufau, Caelen Carson, Ryan Flournoy, Nathan Thomas and Justin Rogers. The only rookie that remains unsigned now is second-rounder Marshawn Kneeland. Guyton was selected 29th overall in the first round after Troy Fautanu and Amarius Mims came off the board earlier in the first round. The 6-foot-8, 322-pounder has excellent physical traits and the potential to play tackle at the next level, but it remains to be seen if he'll eventually develop as a starting-caliber left tackle. When the 22-year-old did enter the starting lineup at Oklahoma, he only played on the right side.

    May 9 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tyler Guyton
  • Cowboys Expected To Sign 12-Man UDFA Class

    The Cowboys were able to address some big needs in the 2024 NFL Draft, adding to both the offensive and defensive fronts with an eight-man draft class. Thanks to 12 undrafted free agents expected to sign with Dallas on Thursday, the Cowboys anticipate heading into the summer with a rookie class of 20 players. Here [...]

    May 9 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Dallas Cowboys
  • Cowboys, Giants Had RB MarShawn Lloyd On Day 2 Radar

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    Linked to running backs during the pre-draft process, the Cowboys instead passed on drafting one and followed through with what became a much-discussed reunion with Ezekiel Elliott. The Giants waited until the fifth round to add a back to their group. This RB class did not generate too much hype, with only one player -- [...]

    May 8 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Dallas Cowboys Green Bay Packers New York Giants MarShawn Lloyd
  • Cowboys To Release WR Martavis Bryant

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    Bringing in Martavis Bryant as a flier who could potentially help as a supporting-caster late last season, the Cowboys never ended up activating the ex-Steelers starter. Despite signing the formerly suspended wideout in early November, the Cowboys ultimately did not view Bryant as ready to contribute. The team gave Bryant a reserve/futures contract in January, [...]

    May 8 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Martavis Bryant
  • Zay Jones Visiting Cowboys On Wednesday

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    Free-agent wide receiver Zay Jones is on a visit with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, according to Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report. The eight-year NFL veteran was recently let go by the Jacksonville Jaguars after the team added Gabe Davis as a free agent and Brian Thomas Jr. in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Jones has caught just 287 passes for 3,028 yards and 18 touchdowns through his first 104 NFL games with the Bills, Raiders, and Jaguars, but his 2022 season performance (823 receiving yards) showed he can be a key contributor to an offense. CeeDee Lamb is the clear No. 1 target in Dallas, but Brandin Cooks looks to be slowing down, and Jalen Tolbert has under 300 receiving yards through his first two NFL seasons. If Jones lands in Dallas, he could become the No. 2 option for Dak Prescott, which would raise his fantasy value and ceiling in 2024.

    May 8 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Zay Jones
  • Cowboys Release Martavis Bryant

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    The Dallas Cowboys notified wide receiver Martavis Bryant on Wednesday that they are moving in a different direction and will release him, according to a person familiar with the situation. Dallas gave Bryant a chance to jump start his NFL career, but he will now need to seek employment elsewhere. The move to release him results in no dead money against the team's 2024 salary cap. The 32-year-old veteran hasn't played in the NFL since 2018 with the Raiders. He could latch on with another team now that he's available on the open market, but Bryant will be a long shot to carve out a substantial role again in his career. The former fourth-rounder in 2014 by the Pittsburgh Steelers out of Clemson caught 145 passes for 2,183 yards and 17 touchdowns in his four NFL seasons.

    May 8 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Martavis Bryant
  • Panthers, Stephon Gilmore Not Close To Deal

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    Both before and after the draft, the Panthers have been linked to a reunion with Stephon Gilmore. The former Defensive Player of the Year is among the top cornerbacks still on the market, but a Carolina agreement may not be a lock at this point. Joe Person of The Athletic notes there has been "no movement" [...]

    May 6 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Carolina Panthers Stephon Gilmore
  • Police Won't Pursue Assault Charges For Dak Prescott

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    Dallas police will not pursue sexual-assault charges against Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, with a police spokesperson saying that detectives determined there was insufficient evidence an offense was committed. The case stemmed from an alleged incident that occurred in 2017 in which a woman said Prescott assaulted her in the back of an SUV in a strip club parking lot. In March, Prescott filed a suit seeking monetary relief in excess of $1 million after receiving a letter in January from attorneys on behalf of the woman that they would "forego pursuing criminal charges, along with disclosing this information to the public, in exchange for compensating her for the mental anguish she has suffered." It's unclear if the NFL is doing their separate investigation, but either way, it doesn't appear likely that Prescott will be in danger of facing a suspension from the league.

    May 5 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Olu Fashanu Rehabbing Quad Strain

    New York Jets offensive tackle Olu Fashanu (quad) said he has been rehabbing a quad strain that he suffered during the forty-yard dash at the 2024 NFL Combine. Although it's unfortunate that he's dealing with an injury heading into his pro career, it should not affect his offseason activities much. The Penn State product was selected with the 11th overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft last week, despite the team adding two new starting tackles this offseason. New York signed future Hall of Fame left tackle Tyron Smith and traded for former Baltimore Ravens right tackle Morgan Moses. However, both players are 33 years old, and you can never have enough depth on the offensive line. He could play a part in protecting quarterback Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) in 2024.

    May 3 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tyron Smith
  • Jalen Tolbert Expected To Have Bigger Role For Cowboys

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Jalen Tolbert, who worked as the team's No. 4 wideout in his second season in 2023, is expected to have a bigger role in 2024 alongside CeeDee Lamb and veteran Brandin Cooks. Tolbert essentially split offensive snaps with Michael Gallup last year, but Gallup is now in Las Vegas. In 17 regular-season games (six starts) last year, Tolbert caught 22 of his 36 targets for 268 yards and two touchdowns after recording just two receptions in his rookie campaign in 2022. The 25-year-old former third-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft out of South Alabama won't necessarily be worth drafting in standard-sized fantasy leagues this fall, but if Lamb or Cooks go down with an injury at any point, Tolbert would become a popular waiver-wire pickup.

    May 3 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Jalen Tolbert
  • Ezekiel Elliott Addresses Cowboys Reunion

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    After a single season in New England, Ezekiel Elliott is back where his career began. The longtime Cowboys running back signed a one-year deal worth up to $3MM on Monday, and his comments reflecting on the agreement confirmed his desire to return to Dallas. "This was my priority. Doing what I could do to get back here," Elliott [...]

    May 2 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Zeke on Cowboys reunion: 'Unfinished business'

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    Ezekiel Elliott said he signed with the Cowboys because he has "unfinished business" after spending the first seven years of his career in Dallas.

    May 2 · ESPN Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys To Decline Trey Lance’s Fifth-Year Option

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    The Cowboys sent the 49ers a fourth-round pick for Trey Lance in August; the parties are going into their second season together. No immediate plans for a third will be in place. Even with Lance's participation rate qualifying him for the bottom tier of the fifth-year option structure, exercising it would cost the Cowboys $22.41MM. [...]

    May 2 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Trey Lance
  • Trevon Diggs Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

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    The Dallas Cowboys expect cornerback Trevon Diggs (knee) to be ready for the start of training camp this summer after he tore the ACL in his left knee during a Sept. 21 practice. He had surgery at the end of October. Fellow cornerback DaRon Bland, who set an NFL record with five interceptions returned for touchdowns last year, is expecting his teammate Diggs to make a full recovery. "I mean, a lot of people are not expecting what Tre is gonna come back with," Bland said. I know what Tre is gonna come back with. It's going to be something dangerous. Can't wait." The 25-year-old former second-round pick in 2020 out of Alabama as an All-Pro in both 2021 and 2022 and racked up 14 touchdowns (two returned for touchdowns). Providing he's fully healthy this fall, he should once again be a coveted defensive back in IDP fantasy formats because of his ball-hawking abilities.

    May 1 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Trevon Diggs DaRon Bland
  • Cowboys To Decline Trey Lance's Fifth-Year Option

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    The Dallas Cowboys will decline to pick up the fifth-year option on quarterback Trey Lance, according to a source. The move isn't a surprise at all after the decision was essentially made last August when Dallas acquired him from the San Francisco 49ers for a 2024 fourth-round pick. Lance's 2025 option would have cost the Cowboys a fully guaranteed $22.4 million. The Cowboys don't have a QB on their roster signed beyond the 2024 season, with Dak Prescott, Lance and Cooper Rush all set for unrestricted free agency next March. They cannot use the franchise tag on Prescott and haven't started serious talks on an extension. Lance will make $5.31 million in base salary in 2024 as part of the fully guaranteed, $34.1 million deal he signed with the Niners as the third overall pick in 2021. Dallas liked the progress Lance made in 2023, but he was inactive for every game.

    May 1 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Trey Lance
  • Cowboys To Sign LB Damien Wilson

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    The Cowboys have already put together one reunion today, but the team is not done on that front. Linebacker Damien Wilson is set to head back to Dallas, the starting point of his NFL career. [RELATED: Cowboys Moving Markquese Bell Back To Safety] Wilson has agreed to terms with the Cowboys, ESPN's Todd Archer reports. [...]

    Apr 29 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Markquese Bell Damien Wilson
  • How might the Cowboys use Ezekiel Elliott in 2024?

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    After spending last season in New England, Elliott is expected to return to Dallas for 2024.

    Apr 29 · ESPN Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott Agree To Deal

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    In a move which comes as no surprise at this point, Ezekiel Elliott is set to return to the Cowboys. The former rushing champion has a deal in place with Dallas pending a physical, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network report. This is a one-year agreement worth $3MM, per Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort [...]

    Apr 29 · Pro Football Rumors New England Patriots Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Ezekiel Elliott Back With Cowboys

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    The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back former Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero. This has been a developing story in recent weeks, and after Dallas did not pick a running back in the 2024 NFL Draft, their former first-round pick is back with America's Team. In seven seasons with Dallas, Elliott rushed 1,881 times for 8,262 yards and 68 touchdowns. The team let him walk last offseason and elevated Tony Pollard to the RB1 role, but Pollard was underwhelming and left for the Tennessee Titans during free agency this year. Although Zeke averaged a career-low 3.5 yards per carry last season, he could have RB2 value back in Dallas in one of the best offenses in the NFL. Assuming the Cowboys don't add more legitimate competition to the backfield, he should start, and Rico Dowdle should be viewed as a high-end fantasy handcuff in 2024.

    Apr 29 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Rico Dowdle
  • Cowboys eye Elliott reunion amid RB shortage

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    The Cowboys have yet to fill their running back need, but the return of Ezekiel Elliott looks more and more likely.

    Apr 27 · ESPN Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys High On Jonathon Brooks

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    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said former Texas running back Jonathon Brooks had the best pre-draft interview of any young prospect Jones has spoken to in 30 years. "We got him high, high (on our board). He's a good player," Jones said. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are getting close to a reunion with running back Ezekiel Elliott. The team's top RBs right now are Rico Dowdle and Deuce Vaughn after Tony Pollard left in free agency this offseason, so Dallas is definitely looking to add to the position in both free agency and the draft. Brooks could come off the board at No. 56 overall to the Cowboys and could be in line to see a substantial backfield role in his first year in the NFL if he were to land in Dallas. At this point in his career, Zeke is merely a complementary weapon. The biggest question mark with Brooks is that he's coming off a torn ACL.

    Apr 26 · Source via NFL Draft Dallas Cowboys Jonathon Brooks
  • Ezekiel Elliott Reunion With Cowboys Is Imminent

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    The Dallas Cowboys could draft a running back on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL draft on Friday night with one of their three picks, but that choice won't change the expectation that free-agent running back Ezekiel Elliott will return to Dallas' backfield in 2024 to complement and help mentor a rookie. Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken is reporting that Elliott's signing with the Cowboys is increasingly imminent. Elliott's agent met with Dallas on Wednesday, and the Cowboys have been connected with the 28-year-old RB throughout the offseason. The Cowboys lost Tony Pollard to free agency this offseason but have Rico Dowdle and Deuce Vaughn. If Elliott were to return to Big D, he'll be in a complementary role and will be an RB3/flex, at best, in fantasy after putting up a career-low 3.5 yards per carry in 2023 with New England.

    Apr 26 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys Select Tyler Guyton With 29th Pick

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    The Dallas Cowboys selected Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton with the 29th overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft on Thursday night after they traded down with the Detroit Lions. Guyton is an ascending tackle prospect that could develop into a high-level pass protector of quarterback Dak Prescott with the proper coaching. He plays with great leverage and has great physical traits at 6-foot-8, 322 pounds with 34 1/8-inch arms. There have been injury concerns with the 22-year-old, though, and it remains to be seen if he can develop into a starting-caliber left or right tackle in the NFL. Guyton doesn't have a lot of experience at the tackle position, but he could be competing for Dallas' starting left-tackle job right away in 2024 to replace Tyron Smith.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Cowboys Contemplating Ezekiel Elliott Reunion

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    A report from last month indicated a mutual interest existed between the Cowboys and running back Ezekiel Elliott. On the eve of the draft, Dallas' actions continue to point in that direction. CBS Sports' Josina Anderson reports the Cowboys are currently meeting with Elliott's agent. The two-time rushing champion has been linked to a new Dallas [...]

    Apr 24 · Pro Football Rumors New England Patriots Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Cowboys Pick Up Micah Parsons’ Fifth-Year Option

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    With the draft approaching, teams continue to make decisions on 2021 first-round selections' futures. To no surprise, the Cowboys will keep edge rusher Micah Parsons in the fold for at least the next two years. Dallas has picked up Parsons' option, ESPN's Todd Archer reports. The move - which the team has since announced - will [...]

    Apr 24 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Micah Parsons
  • Cowboys Pick Up Micah Parsons' Fifth-Year Option

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    The Dallas Cowboys officially picked up hybrid defensive end Micah Parsons' fifth-year option for the 2025 season on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the move. Parsons' salary is worth $21.32 million as a defensive end, which is the position at which he played the majority of his snaps in 2023. The 24-year-old former 12th overall pick in 2021 out of Penn State has been a beast rushing the passer so far in his first three NFL seasons. He's made the Pro Bowl in all three seasons and has a total of 213 tackles (142 solo), 40.5 sacks, 51 tackles for loss, 89 QB hits, eight passes defended, seven forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) in 50 regular-season starts. Parsons had 64 tackles and a career-high 14 sacks in 2023 and will once again be a highly coveted pass-rusher in IDP fantasy formats this fall.

    Apr 24 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Micah Parsons
  • Cowboys Meeting With Ezekiel Elliott

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    The Dallas Cowboys are currently meeting with free-agent running back Ezekiel Elliott's representatives around the facility on Wednesday, a day before the start of the 2024 NFL draft, according to a source. There has been mutual interest from both sides in a reunion this offseason as the Cowboys look to bolster their running back position after losing Tony Pollard in free agency. As of right now, Dallas' RB room consists of Rico Dowdle, Deuce Vaughn, Malik Davis, Royce Freeman and Snoop Conner. The 28-year-old Elliott had 184 carries for 642 yards (career-low 3.5 yards per carry) and three touchdowns while adding 51 catches for 313 yards and another two scores through the air in 17 games for the New England Patriots in 2023. At this point in his career, Zeke needs volume to be fantasy relevant, and that probably won't happen if he returns to Dallas.

    Apr 24 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Dak Prescott Not Trying To Be Highest-Paid Player

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    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is entering the final year of his deal in 2024, and he and the organization have not begun contract negotiations. The former fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft threw for a career-high 36 touchdowns in 2023, but Dallas suffered another disappointing playoff defeat in the NFC Divisional Round. On his contract situation, Prescott said "I'm not trying to be the highest paid necessarily. We'll wait until the negotiations begin and obviously want to put this team in the best situation." If the 30-year-old is willing to take a home team discount, it could help his chances of reaching a new deal. Star wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and edge rusher Micah Parson will be up for new deals soon, meaning the Cowboys have a lot to figure out over the next few offseasons.

    Apr 22 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Dak Prescott Hasn't Started Contract Negotiations With Cowboys

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    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said that he has not started contract-extension negotiations with the team yet, but he did meet with owner Jerry Jones a few weeks ago to discuss the situation. Prescott said he doesn't want to be the highest-paid QB in the league "necessarily" and wants to put the team in the best situation. The 30-year-old had the best season of his career in 2023, but the team flopped again in the postseason, which could make the Cowboys hesitant to do a long-term deal with the former fourth-round pick in 2016 out of Mississippi State. However, an extension would help Dallas lower Prescott's $55.46 million salary cap hit in 2024. Prescott looked great in 2023, but his lack of rushing at the QB position keeps him from upper-tier QB1 status.

    Apr 19 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Cowboys Sign RB Royce Freeman

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    After sitting out the initial phase of the running back carousel, the Cowboys have finally added to the position. According to ESPN's Todd Archer, the Cowboys have signed veteran Royce Freeman. It's a one-year deal for the running back. The Cowboys have seen some massive turnover in their backfield over the past year. After moving [...]

    Apr 17 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Royce Freeman
  • Cowboys Sign Royce Freeman To One-Year Deal

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    The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent running back Royce Freeman to an undisclosed one-year deal on Tuesday, according to a source. The former third-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2018 out of Oregon spent last year with the Los Angeles Rams and had 77 carries for 319 yards and two rushing touchdowns in 14 regular-season games (zero starts) while adding a 13-yard catch on two targets. Even with Tony Pollard departing via Tennessee in free agency this offseason, it might be tough for Freeman to make a huge impact in Dallas' backfield in 2024 alongside the likes of Rico Dowdle, Deuce Vaughn and Malik Davis. The Cowboys could also add more competition at the position via the upcoming draft. At best, Freeman could be a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex option in fantasy in 2024.

    Apr 16 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Malik Davis Rico Dowdle Royce Freeman Deuce Vaughn
  • CeeDee Lamb Not Expected To Attend Start Of Voluntary Program

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb isn't expected to attend the start of the team's voluntary offseason program on Monday while he awaits a new contract to replace the one that is scheduled to pay him a fully guaranteed $17.199 million for his upcoming fifth-year option season. The 25-year-old All-Pro is seeking a new long-term deal after finishing as the WR1 in overall half-PPR points last year. Lamb caught 135 of his 181 targets for 1,749 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 17 regular-season games. He expects to be playing for the Cowboys this fall, but a holdout into training camp this summer could be realistic if the two sides haven't worked anything out by then. Contract issues aside, fantasy managers should consider Lamb a high-end, elite WR1 in drafts this fall.

    Apr 15 · Source via Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Cowboys To Move Markquese Bell Back To Safety

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    A collegiate safety, Markquese Bell joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2022 and played in just 22 defensive snaps in his rookie season. In 2023, he was moved to linebacker and given a much larger workload, and he acquitted himself rather nicely. In 17 games (eight starts) last year, Bell racked up [...]

    Apr 14 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Markquese Bell
  • Latest On Cowboys’ Draft Plans

    The Cowboys are one of several teams positioned to add along the offensive line during the first round of the upcoming draft. That 2024 tackle class in particular has drawn considerable praise, and selecting one of the best options on the board would help clarify Dallas' plans up front for the coming season. The free [...]

    Apr 14 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Dallas Cowboys
  • CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys Haven't Had "Substantial Talks"

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    According to Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb have yet to have "substantial talks" regarding a new contract. The wideout is slotted to make nearly $18 million on his fifth-year option. Training camp will be here soon, meaning a holdout could be on the horizon if a new deal isn't done. In the meantime, there's also a chance Lamb won't participate in any of the Cowboys' team activities in the next couple of months. With that said, the 25-year-old is a proven pass-catcher. He had a fantastic season in 2023-24, finishing with 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns off 135 catches, all career-highs. Although Lamb is expected to remain a first-round fantasy option, that may change if an agreement isn't reached shortly, especially if it means Lamb might miss a few games to begin the year.

    Apr 13 · Source via Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Holdout Could Be Coming For CeeDee Lamb

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    The Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken suggests that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb could be absent from offseason workouts this month as he seeks a new long-term contract from the team. If the two sides don't come to an agreement on a new deal this offseason, Lamb is in line to play the 2024 campaign on his fifth-year option, which would pay him $17.99 million. Holding out wouldn't start costing the 25-year-old until June, but it could happen. Fantasy football managers probably won't be concerned unless Lamb isn't present during training camp this summer. He's made the Pro Bowl each of the last three seasons and was a first-team All-Pro in 2023 after setting career-highs in catches (135), targets (181), receiving yards (1,749) and touchdowns (12) in 17 regular-season starts. Lamb is a no-doubt WR1 in fantasy.

    Apr 8 · Source via Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Chuma Edoga Re-Signing With Cowboys

    The Dallas Cowboys are re-signing veteran offensive lineman Chuma Edoga to a one-year deal, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. The 26-year-old was originally selected by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of USC, and he spent three seasons with the team before one year with the Atlanta Falcons. Last year was his first season in Dallas, and he made six starts for one of the best offenses in the NFL. Edoga has the ability to play tackle or guard, so the team will likely need him to play a role in the offense after the departure of All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith and Pro Bowl center Tyler Biadasz. Overall, he has 43 games of NFL experience, including 19 starts.

    Apr 3 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tyron Smith
  • Cowboys Hosting Jonathon Brooks, Others

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    The Dallas Cowboys are hosting Texas running back Jonathon Brooks (knee), tight end Ja'Tavion Sanders and defensive tackle Byron Murphy for visits on Wednesday, according to a source. Brooks is recovering from surgery to fix a torn ACL that he suffered on Nov. 12 but said at the beginning of March that he's ahead of schedule and expects to be cleared by July 1. Despite coming off a serious knee injury, the 20-year-old running back could be the first player off the board at the position in April's NFL draft in what is considered a weak class for RBs in 2024. The Cowboys are in need of RB depth after seeing Tony Pollard walk in free agency. Brooks is expected to be a Day 2 pick this year.

    Apr 3 · Source via NFL Draft Dallas Cowboys Jonathon Brooks Byron Murphy II Ja'Tavion Sanders
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