Player News - Cowboys

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Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said the team would like to work on a contract extension with C Travis Frederick during training camp.

Frederick is already under contract through 2017 so there's no rush to get a deal done. The 25-year-old has been among the best centers in football since arriving in 2013, earning second-team All-Pro honors in each of his last two seasons. Obviously Jones and company will do whatever they can to keep Frederick in Dallas long term.
Jul 29 - 8:40 PM

Cowboys placed MLB Rolando McClain on the reserve/did not report list.

McClain hasn't been at camp the past two days and it's unclear when or if he'll report. The Cowboys have had it with McClain and will likely cut him before the season starts. He's facing a 10-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Jul 29 - 3:23 PM

Cowboys placed RE Randy Gregory on the reserve/did not report list.

Rolando McClain was also absent for the first day of camp. Both players are facing lengthy suspensions for substance abuse violations. The Cowboys' front seven is in shambles right now with McClain, Gregory and Demarcus Lawrence all suspended. Unlike the others, Lawrence did report to camp on Friday.
Jul 29 - 2:57 PM

Dez Bryant (foot) avoided the active/PUP list to begin camp.

He's full-go and 100 percent healthy after breaking his foot in the season opener last year. Bryant dealt with some setbacks and never seemed to be anywhere close to full health in 2015. Look for a big bounce-back year.
Jul 29 - 12:24 PM

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (ACL, MCL) avoided active/PUP to open camp.

He's been medically cleared and will practice immediately. Scandrick's loss was one of the biggest in an injury-ravaged 2015 season for the Cowboys. When healthy, Scandrick is Dallas' best cover corner. He will likely spend most of 2016 in the slot with Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr on the boundaries.
Jul 29 - 12:13 PM

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles) avoided active/PUP to begin camp.

It confirms his recovery is ahead of schedule, although he will be eased into practices. Escobar is Dallas' No. 3 TE behind Jason Witten and James Hanna.
Jul 29 - 12:07 PM

Cowboys placed RB Darren McFadden (elbow) on the active/NFI list.

McFadden remains out after breaking his elbow in an accident at home this offseason. He's expected back sometime during camp and ahead of Week 1.
Jul 29 - 11:37 AM

Cowboys placed RB Lance Dunbar (knee) on the active/PUP list.

Dunbar is still on the mend after tearing his MCL and patellar tendon in October. It's a grueling rehab that often comes with setbacks. Dunbar is a strong candidate to remain on PUP into the season, costing him the first six weeks.
Jul 29 - 11:34 AM

Suspended Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain isn't present for the start of training camp, but has not been released.

Yet. Owner Jerry Jones recently hinted the only reason McClain is still around is that the team is trying to figure out how to recoup some of his signing bonus. He'll almost certainly be cut loose before Week 1. If not, he's not eligible to play before Week 12.
Jul 28 - 4:32 PM

Cowboys fourth-round QB Dak Prescott was found not guilty of DUI and speeding charges on Wednesday.

The arrest was in March. The Cowboys were apparently unconcerned, making Prescott the No. 135 overall pick in May. Reports on Prescott's spring were mixed at best, with some saying he was outplayed by Jameill Showers. Prescott should get a lot of run this preseason with Tony Romo unlikely to play much.
Jul 27 - 7:55 PM

Cowboys placed LB Jaylon Smith (knee) on the active/NFI list.

He could spend the entire year there after wrecking his knee in Notre Dame's bowl game last winter. It would be a surprise if Smith played a snap in 2016.
Jul 27 - 1:03 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Darren McFadden's (elbow) bone scan came back "good," and he's expected to be ready Week 1.

McFadden broke his elbow in an accident at home last month. He was given a two-month timetable, and everything seems to be on track. With Ezekiel Elliott likely to handle the lion's share of work, DMC will be a mere change-of-pace.
Jul 27 - 12:58 PM

TMZ Sports reports the Columbus (OH) city prosecutor has launched an investigation into the domestic violence allegations against Ezekiel Elliott.

We're not expecting much to come of this, but it's noteworthy. Elliott's now-ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, called the police last Friday and accused Elliott of beating her for a week straight. Witnesses deny seeing Elliott ever laying a finger on Thompson, and Elliott has text messages from the female proving she's trying to set him up. Elliott is unlikely to be charged in this matter.
Source: TMZ Sports
Jul 27 - 10:21 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Cowboys RE Randy Gregory's new suspension is for 10 games "at least," and that there's concern he "may not play again."

It's unclear if that's 10 games on top of Gregory's current four-game ban, or 10 games overall. Gregory's substance-abuse struggles were known before he was even drafted, so it's fair to wonder if he's headed down a Manziel-ian path. The Cowboys shouldn't be counting on any snaps from Gregory this season.
Jul 26 - 2:38 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports suspended Cowboys RE Randy Gregory has again violated the league's substance-abuse policy, and is facing a longer suspension.

ESPN's Ed Werder reported earlier Tuesday that Gregory was headed to drug treatment instead of Cowboys camp. Now we know why. It's a sadly unsurprising development for a player who entered the league with lots of questions about his off-the-field habits. It's probably best assumed that he won't see the field in 2016, which is devastating news for the Cowboys' wafer-thin front seven. Owner Jerry Jones could be getting awful tempted to give free agent Greg Hardy a call.
Jul 26 - 1:55 PM


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