Player News - Cowboys

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The girlfriend of Cowboys DT David Irving has retracted domestic violence allegations she made against him.

Frisco (TX) police took the girlfriend's allegations seriously enough to launch an investigation, which will likely continue despite the woman's retraction. "I was very upset and made some allegations that were false," the woman clarified on Monday. "David did not put his hands on me at any time." Irving already has a checkered off-field history and is playing 2018 on a one-year tender.
Apr 23 - 6:01 PM

ABC Dallas reports Cowboys DL David Irving is being investigated for domestic violence.

Irving was accused of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend in what he called a social media "hack," but Frisco, Tex. police are taking the matter seriously enough to launch an investigation. Irving signed his restricted free agent tender just last week. He notched seven sacks in eight games in 2017. Irving served a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy last season, and is now looking at something much more serious.
Apr 23 - 3:22 PM

Cowboys exercised DB Byron Jones' fifth-year option for 2019.

Assuming he is not extended before then, Jones will earn $6.266 million in 2019. The salary is guaranteed for injury only. Jones has primarily played safety each of the last two seasons, but he is expected to move to corner this year.
Source: ESPN
Apr 23 - 9:05 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys are expected to exercise DB Byron Jones' fifth-year option for 2019.

The fifth-year option will pay him $6.17 million. The Cowboys are getting a bargain here as Jones will be paid as a safety rather than a cornerback, which would have locked him into a $9.1 million salary. Jones spent most of last year at strong safety but is expected to move to corner full-time in 2018.
Apr 22 - 8:09 AM

Cowboys TE James Hanna was placed on the reserved/retired list.

This move frees $2.75 million in cap space. Hanna was a key run blocker for Dallas when healthy but has been troubled by a chronic knee condition the last two seasons. Cowboys TE depth includes Rico Gathers, Geoff Swaim, and Blake Jarwin behind Jason Witten.
Apr 20 - 11:53 AM

Jason Witten confirmed he'll play for the Cowboys in 2018.

Witten was drawing television interest in April but confirmed he has no interest in taking a studio job right now. "Just taking it one year at a time," he said. This was expected after he restructured his contract a few weeks ago. Coming off his lowest yardage total since his rookie season in 2003, Witten turns 36 in May.
Apr 17 - 8:49 PM

Cowboys re-signed DL David Irving to a one-year, $2.914 million contract.

A restricted free agent, Irving was tendered at the second-round level, making it highly likely he would return. Irving recorded seven sacks in just eight games last season. Another big campaign could earn him a sizable deal next spring.
Apr 16 - 11:31 AM

Cowboys OL La'el Collins said he wants to stay at right tackle.

The Cowboys raised the possibility of moving Collins back to left guard, where he played the first two years of his career, after they signed Cameron Fleming in free agency. Collins says he liked playing tackle last year, however, and wants to stay outside. "Right now I’m focused on playing tackle," Collins said. "That is where my mindset is." If Collins does stay at tackle, the Cowboys have a big hole to fill at left guard.
Apr 9 - 9:38 AM

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith said he's "feeling great" following an injury-plagued year in 2017.

Smith sat out thee games and was limited in two others due to back and knee injuries last season. However, neither injury was serious enough to require offseason surgery and Smith seems to be doing much better. "Actually, I feel like I'm in the best shape I've been in a while," said the five-time Pro Bowler. "I've taken this offseason to get back into it a little early and try to take care of my body a little more." Having Smith healthy again is great news for Dak Prescott, who struggled in his absence last year.
Apr 8 - 9:29 AM

Cowboys signed DE Kony Ealy to a one-year contract.

The former second-rounder was waived by the Patriots last summer before going on to notch one sack in 452 snaps with the Jets. Ealy did generate a little more heat than his sack total would suggest, and was also a menace batting passes. He's not a bad flier for the perennially pass-rusher needy Cowboys.
Apr 5 - 7:17 PM

Free agent DE Kony Ealy will visit the Cowboys this week.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Jets are still interested in re-signing Ealy, but he is clearly not happy with their offer. Ealy recorded one sack in 452 snaps with the Jets last season.
Apr 2 - 12:00 PM

The Dallas Morning News reports suspended DE Randy Gregory is in the process of applying for reinstatement.

Gregory hasn't appeared in a game since the final week of 2016. He's been "laying the groundwork" for a return and could meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell this offseason. EVP Stephen Jones said at the Combine he was moving forward without Gregory, but the Dallas Morning News expects the Cowboys to find a place for him if he's cleared. Despite not showing much before his suspensions, getting Gregory back would give the Cowboys a pass-rushing upgrade in sub-packages.
Mar 28 - 5:40 PM

Speaking Monday, Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said OL La'el Collins could move back to left guard in 2018.

Collins was ineffective as the Cowboys' right tackle in 2017. The 'Boys recently signed Cameron Fleming as a potential bookend to Tyron Smith. The job now appears to be Fleming's to lose if he turns in a solid offseason. Collins turns 25 in July.
Mar 26 - 2:43 PM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones says Jason Witten is "all in" for 2018.

Witten was drawing television interest earlier this month but recently restructured his contract, telegraphing he will be back for a 16th season. Coming off his lowest yardage total since his rookie season in 2003, Witten turns 36 in May.
Mar 26 - 2:00 PM

Terrance Williams is recovering from a broken right foot and is questionable for the offseason program.

The injury occurred in the offseason, and Williams went under the knife four weeks ago. Williams is going to miss "some time" in the offseason program. Foot injuries can be tricky, especially for receivers, so we would consider Williams questionable for training camp. It's the last thing the receiver-thin Cowboys needed as they prepare for a contract standoff with Dez Bryant. 28-year-old Williams is coming off the most mediocre campaign of his career.
Mar 26 - 1:23 PM

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