Player News - Cowboys

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Tony Romo (broken collarbone) will not have surgery for at least a month.

Romo still has not decided if he will go under the knife. If he does have surgery, the type of procedure will depend on how his collarbone heals in the next month. Romo may have a plate inserted if the bone does not heal properly, or he could have part of the clavicle shaved off to reduce discomfort where the clavicle meets the shoulder. Both surgeries have a 6-8 week recovery timetable. Romo will likely be limited throughout the offseason program, but he will be 100 percent by the start of training camp.
Feb 4 - 11:44 AM

Cowboys LE Demarcus Lawrence recently underwent back surgery.

Lawrence played through the injury in 2015 but it didn't affect his performance. He led the Cowboys with eight sacks while grading out as PFF's eighth-best 4-3 defensive end out of 48 qualifiers. Coach Jason Garrett said he expects Lawrence to be back "fairly soon."
Jan 31 - 9:42 AM

Dez Bryant (foot) plans to be ready for OTAs.

Bryant is less than a month removed from a second foot surgery. He’s progressing on schedule, but will be managed throughout the offseason. Even if Bryant misses OTAs, he should be ready for training camp.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 30 - 3:28 PM

Cowboys OC Scott Linehan said he doesn't expect any major changes on offense.

"I don’t anticipate anything major [adjustment-wise]," Linehan said. "Obviously we’re working to improve in some areas we fell short, so we’ll do that in the upcoming months." The Cowboys' 2015 struggles were largely personnel based. Tony Romo (collarbone) will be returning to the same offense when healthy.
Jan 30 - 3:16 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Cowboys will not re-sign impending free agent DE Greg Hardy.

Despite playing well, Cole reports the Cowboys tired of Hardy's antics and partying throughout the season. Asked if he wanted to re-sign Hardy after the season, coach Jason Garrett said he did not want to talk about "any personnel decisions." Hardy is clearly a distraction in the locker room, but he is talented enough for another team to give him a chance.
Jan 28 - 1:00 PM

Jerry Jones said the Cowboys do not "have to" draft a quarterback this year.

"There are many options," Jones said. "There's no have-to, here, in my mind, because we have the luxury of having [Tony] Romo here for 3, 4, 5 more years." The Cowboys are rumored to be eyeing Romo's heir apparent with the No. 4 pick, but Jones has consistently said Romo will be with the team for multiple more seasons. At backup quarterback, Jones may prefer to go the Robert Griffin III or Johnny Manziel route rather than spend valuable draft capital on a player unlikely to help the team win in 2016.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 27 - 5:28 PM

Dez Bryant admitted he rushed back following his foot surgery and was never 100 percent.

"After I broke my foot and tried to come back, I knew I wasn’t [right]," Bryant said. "But at the same time, I knew what was at stake. I thought I could potentially perform at a high level despite dealing with this foot. It turned out very unfortunate." Bryant was ineffective before landing on injured reserve prior to Week 17. He underwent further foot and ankle surgeries after the season. Considering how he played after rushing back from his last operation, Bryant will likely take things slow this offseason.
Jan 26 - 11:44 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Tony Romo plans to undergo surgery on his left collarbone, which he's broken three times since 2010.

Per Werder, the operation will be to "fortify the bone," and would come with a 6-8 week recovery timeline. Regardless of when Romo goes under the knife, he should be back to 100 percent well before training camp. Three months shy of his 36th birthday, Romo will probably get in little, if any, work during the Cowboys' offseason program.
Jan 24 - 1:49 PM

Tony Romo (broken collarbone) said he will have a CT scan to determine if he needs surgery.

Romo mentioned the possibility of having a steel plate inserted to strengthen his thrice broken left collarbone, but that surgery would only be necessary if the most recent break did not heal properly. The CT scan will assess how well the healing process is going. Even if he needs surgery, Romo should be ready for training camp.
Jan 23 - 1:32 PM

Jason Witten says he remains "all in" on the Cowboys.

Entering his 14th year, Witten has never reached a conference championship game, let alone a Super Bowl. Alas, he remains wedded to the Cowboys. "That thought hasn't even entered my mind," Witten said of requesting to play somewhere else. "I believe this group can compete and win a championship." Witten is due $6.5 million in 2016, but a team starved for targets behind Dez Bryant will gladly pay it. Per PFF, Witten dropped zero of 100 catchable passes in 2015. He's now a full-blown dad runner, but remains an asset.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 21 - 7:50 PM

Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder on Thursday.

Crawford suffered the injury in Week 2 but didn't miss a game. He played through it, but his level of play fell off after a breakout 2014 season. Crawford was a productive pass rusher with five sacks and 37 combined hits and hurries, but he was washed out as a run defender on a regular basis. Getting back to full health should do him well. He's signed through 2020.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 7 - 12:16 PM

Dez Bryant is undergoing both foot and ankle surgeries on Wednesday.

He's expected to be ready for the offseason program, though the Cowboys will probably ease him along after an injury-filled 2015 season. Bryant suffered a Jones' fracture in his foot Week 1, rushed back Week 8, and then dealt with a bunch of different below-the-waist injuries to his foot, knee, and ankle. Julio Jones is just one of many to come back from Jones' fractures.
Jan 6 - 9:20 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is open to taking a quarterback with the team's No. 4 overall selection.

Jones has said Tony Romo could play 4-5 more years, but the team learned the perils of not having an insurance plan this season. For his part, Romo said he is open to the Cowboys taking a quarterback early in the draft. Both Cal QB Jared Goff and Memphis QB Paxton Lynch could come off the board in the first three picks, but the Cowboys should look long and hard at both if they fall to No. 4.
Jan 5 - 10:11 AM

Cowboys CB Brandon Carr does not know if he will be back with the organization next season.

"It’s always an unknown," Carr said. "You can’t fear it. You just control what you can control. You just continue to work – work hard, be in the community and give it my all." Carr was a rumored cut all last offseason, but he stuck with the team and was a key contributor to a passing defense which was surprisingly stout. Carr has never missed a game in his career and is usually reliable, but reliable players are not worth a $13.8 million cap hit. He will likely be restructured or released this spring.
Jan 5 - 8:44 AM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett did not sound like he wanted impending free agent DE Greg Hardy back with the team next season.

When asked if he wanted Hardy to re-sign, Garrett responded, "Don't want to get into any personnel decisions right now." Hardy recorded six sacks in 12 games, but he was a consistent distraction off the field. The Cowboys have enough young talent on the defensive line to move on from the headache.
Jan 5 - 8:33 AM


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