Cowboys Rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott Hoping to Practice Tuesday

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Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott is looking at a possible return to practice as soon as Tuesday as he works his way through a sore hamstring, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Elliott last practiced on Aug. 2. He has increased his rehab work over the last few days. Elliott did not play in the preseason opener against the Los Angeles Rams, but he went through a long running session in pregame warm-ups and was dressed in full pads for the game.

Coach Jason Garrett said Elliott could do some individual work in the early portion of Monday’s practice but when the team drills start he would continue to do rehab. In Monday’s walk-through Elliott took the first-team snaps for the first time since getting hurt.

“Just taking his situation day by day,” Garrett said. “He’s closer and closer and we do anticipate him practicing here fairly soon.”

By not practicing Monday Elliott will miss eight padded practices. The Cowboys are scheduled to practice Tuesday and Wednesday and hold a walk-through Thursday before returning home to take on the Miami Dolphins on Friday at AT&T Stadium.

Cowboys Banned From Wearing Arm in Arm Helmet Decals in the Preseason

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The NFL rejected the Cowboys petition to wear the Arm in Arm helmet decals in the preseason, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The league had already vetoed the team wearing them in regular season but it added the preseason to the ban as well, vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday.

The Cowboys unveiled the decal during a ceremony with Dallas city and police officials on the first day of training camp as a sign of unity and solidarity following the tragic shootings of five police officers last month.

Jones said the team respects the league’s decision and its strict uniform policies.

The Cowboys had hoped to use the the decals to show solidarity with the police department as well as the community.

Cowboys with Interest in Browns Backup QB Josh McCown?

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The Cowboys lost a potential backup quarterback candidate when Nick Foles signed with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday evening, and are looking for a backup QB with losing Kellen Moore to a broken ankle on Tuesday.

Ed Werder of ESPN reports the Cowboys are now moving to trade options and at the top of that list is Browns quarterback Josh McCown. But sources say the Browns are reluctant to let him go.

McCown spoke at Browns camp on Thursday, and while he said that he grew up a Cowboys fan, he’s happy with being with the Browns and is excited about the team in 2016.

McCown is likely going to start the season behind RGIII as the backup at the QB position, but the Cowboys should continue to look to see if they can make a deal for him.

Cowboys Talking Extension for Center Travis Frederick

The Cowboys are looking to add some years on the deal for center Travis Frederick, a player that hasn’t missed a game at center for the Cowboys since 2013 when they selected him in the first round.

Frederick is under control through the 2017 season, and it’s smart for Dallas to look to lock him up for longer than even that.

He was given a four-year, $6.87MM contract as a rookie, and this season is due to make $1.34MM before going up to $8.821MM in 2017.

Frederick has started 48 consecutive games, earning a Pro Bowl nod and a second team All-Pro selection in each of the last two seasons.

Cowboys Backup QB Kellen Moore Carted Off with Ankle Injury

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The Cowboys look like they will be in the market for a backup QB, as today they lost quarterback Kellen Moore to what appears to be an ankle injury.

Stay tuned for more on the Moore injury, and what route the Cowboys take next when it comes to finding a replacement in terms of a backup quarterback.

UPDATE 9:05pm – It’s a broken ankle for Moore.

ESPN: Cowboys LB Rolando McClain Tested Positive for “Purple Drank”

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Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has yet to report to training camp, and there are real questions as to whether he will play in the NFL again, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Sources confirmed that McClain’s recent 10-game suspension is not for a failed marijuana test but for an opiate commonly referred to as “purple drank” — a combination of Sprite, cough syrup and codeine. Other sources said the suspension was not marijuana related.

“Even we don’t know all the details,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said when asked about McClain as he walked off the field after Tuesday’s walkthrough. “We just don’t know.”

When asked whether McClain’s career is over, coach Jason Garrett said, “We’re focused on the guys who are here.”

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Tony Romo Isn’t Fat – Just Ask Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones

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Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones chuckled when asked about an unflattering picture of Tony Romo that went viral early on in camp, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The picture makes it appear Romo is overweight, but that couldn’t be further from the truth in Jones’ mind.

“He’s in great shape,” Jones said. “I think he’s in some of the best shape he’s been in. Everybody can always get a picture taken of you that makes it look different than it is. But Tony is in great shape.”

Asked if he ribbed Romo about the picture, Jones smiled and said: “I don’t joke with Tony. … Tony, actually, I go in there and work out and Tony is in great shape.”’

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Dallas Cowboys NFL 2016 Season – Must Watch Games and Best Offseason Moves

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Some NFL teams are always in the news because of their popularity, must watch games, offseason moves, etc. The Dallas Cowboys are one such team. The team continually delivers each season, and the team’s national following might best be symbolized by its NFL record of successive sell-outs. The team was established in 1960 and has got a very strong fan base around the globe.

The Dallas Cowboys plays its home games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, an 80,000-seat capacity stadium with a retractable roof. It served as the Cowboys’ home since the 2008 season. The stadium is called as Jerry World because Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones visualized it as a huge entertainment Mecca. The stadium is used for various purposes other than professional football such as concerts, basketball games, college & high school football contests, soccer matches, motocross and Spartan races. The maximum capacity of the stadium with standing room is 105,000 and it also has the world’s 24th largest high definition video screen.

Here are some of the must-watch Cowboys games this season:

1. Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings – Week 13: Thursday, December 1 at 8:25 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings will be a classic match you could ask for. Neither team wish for a failure and the fans can expect a close match. The head coach of Vikings Mike Zimmer spent his first 13 seasons in the NFL as an assistant in Dallas and he knows well the tactics of Dallas Cowboys. Hence, the contest will be a treat to the eyes of the Cowboys and Vikings fans. Meanwhile, Cowboys have to beat teams like this to realize their dream.

2. Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers – Week 6: Sunday, October 16 at 4:25 p.m.

The game between Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers is sure to be a sell-out. It’s a big game for the Cowboys and Packers. Hence, a fierce game is on the card. Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers will be in toe-to-toe. Cowboys-Packers is a most anticipated game in NFL 2016 Season since two of the stronger teams in the league are facing each other to prove who is the best. You can secure your match day presence in the stadium by getting cheap Cowboys tickets and definitely it will be a great game day experience.

3. Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers – Week 10: Sunday, November 13 at 4:25 p.m.

Dallas at Pittsburgh is going to be another classic match in this season. Both the teams have proven and well established players. The Cowboys and Steelers are playing best games since their establishment. 2004, 2008 and 2012 season witnessed outstanding games between the Cowboys and Steelers. That last meeting went to overtime before the Cowboys earned the game-winning field goal. The Cowboys vs. Steelers or Ben Roethlisberger vs. Tony Romo is going to offer one of the most electrifying games of the season for the football fans.

Here are the best offseason moves that the Dallas Cowboys made:

1. Drafting Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys have always concentrated on adding high-powered players to their lineup and they have made it again by drafting Ezekiel Elliott. The pick has drawn some high extol as Dallas choose to make the most of its offensive line and place Elliott behind it.

2. Drafting Jaylon Smith

Drafting Jaylon Smith was another big offseason move by the Dallas and Dallas consider that he can boost the defense. There is heaps of uncertainty because of his injury but Smith’s flair and skill at the linebacker position is something admired by both critics and supporters.

3. Letting Greg Hardy Walk

Hardy remains unsigned and the team is letting Greg Hardy walk. Many consider it as strange to not re-sign a player of Hardy’s talent. Hardy didn’t hold the opportunity close like coach Garrett expected. The team couldn’t tolerate the nuisance that Hardy caused off the field.

4. Signing Cedric Thornton

The Cowboys made a solid investment in defensive tackle Cedric Thornton and he will play in defense. Thornton brings some good size and can effectively provide velocity to the team’s overall running. The team has given him the best chance to win a Super Bowl ring.

5. Re-signing Rolando McClain

The Dallas Cowboys have resigned linebacker Rolando McClain to a 1-year deal worth $5 million. Cowboys believe that their defense is in a good hand when Rolando McClain is playing in the team as middle linebacker.