Cowboys Pass Rusher Randy Gregory Facing Even Longer Suspension

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It is sounding more and more like the Cowboys will not have the services of second-year pass rusher Randy Gregory for a good portion of the 2016 season.

Gregory was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy back in February, and today it came out that he’s facing a longer ban after failing another test.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer reported the news on Twitter today.

Gregory’s representatives are still working on the appeal of his potential 10-game suspension and he has entered an undisclosed treatment facility and is not expected to report to training camp this week with the team, a league source told ESPN’s Ed Werder. Whether he will participate at all is uncertain.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on Tuesday declined comment when asked about Gregory.

Not good news for the young player, as well as for the Cowboys who were hopeful that he would get his life turned around. It sounds like he could miss up to 10 weeks of the season from all indications.

Ezekiel Elliott Has Text Messages Proving He Didn’t Assault His Ex-Girlfriend

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Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott reportedly has text and phone messages that can prove he did not assault his ex-girlfriend according to Mike Leslie of WFAA in Dallas.

These accusations are looking sketchier and sketchier with each passing hour. Elliott reportedly “has messages saved on his phone proving his ex-girlfriend is trying to set him up.” These include screen shots of the alleged bruises, which Elliott claims actually occurred in a bar fight between the alleged victim and another female. Four witnesses interviewed by police, including the driver of the car in which the alleged assault happened, all dispute that an assault took place.

Meanwhle, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram cites a source that claims the incident stemmed from the fact the first-rounder from Ohio State broke off a relationship with the woman. The source said the “alleged victim said she would ruin him if he did.”

Both the police and the NFL have launched investigations into the incident.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Named as Suspect in Domestic Violence Incident

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New Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is under hot water today after TMZ reports he’s been named as a suspect in a domestic violence incident.

Here’s the TMZ story:

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been named a suspect in a domestic violence police report obtained by TMZ Sports … but the 21-year-old has DENIED any wrongdoing and was NOT arrested.

The female accuser filed a report with the Columbus PD in Ohio Friday morning … saying she was assaulted by Elliott — who she claims is her former live-in boyfriend — while sitting in the driver’s seat of her parked vehicle.

The officers who responded to the scene say the woman claims she had pain in her wrist and a red mark — but declined medical treatment.

Cops contacted Elliott — who denied striking the woman. He also said he never lived with her.

In the report, cops list the accuser as a 20-year-old woman — 5’5″, 120 lbs. Elliott is listed at 6’0″, 225 lbs.

According to the report, cops also spoke with 4 witnesses — but they all told cops they didn’t see an assault. One of the witnesses was in the car at the time of the alleged incident.

Due to the conflicting reports, Elliott was NOT arrested — but the accuser was referred to the prosecutor’s office … if she wants to try to press charges.

We reached out to Elliott’s camp — one person in his agent’s office told us, “I can assure you [the allegations] are not true.”

Cowboys Running Back Alfred Morris Still Drives His $2 Car From College

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New Cowboys running back Alfred Morris might have a new contract and a lot of money, but that’s not stopping him from keeping the car that he once got for $2 as a college junior.

Fox Sports has the story about Morris.

The Dallas Cowboys inked running back Alfred Morris to a two-year, $3.5 million deal earlier this offseason. It’s the second NFL contract Morris has received after being a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft. Because of the fact that he was taken so low four years ago, he wasn’t signed to a lucrative deal like many first-round selections are.

He did, however, earn more than $3 million in those four seasons with the Washington Redskins. And now with $1.8 million guaranteed coming his way, Morris has earned himself plenty of money. Yet, he still won’t give up his 1991 Mazda 626, which he bought from his pastor for $2 as a college junior.

“Yes, I still have my car,” Morris said via Five Points Blue. “I still drive ‘Bentley’ which is what I call my car even though she’s not really a Bentley. It’s always going to be my baby and I’m going to drive it ’til she dies.”

It’s a great story about a player who hasn’t forgotten where he came from.

Video: A Cowboys Fan Man-Cave is Something You Have to See!

Father and Son Ted & Ted JR Velazque, over the past several months have been building one of the COOLEST man caves any Cowboys fan could ever see!

It is the ultimate tribute to the Dallas Cowboys, and worth seeing with the NFL season coming up very soon!

Jerry Jones Speaks Out as to Why the Cowboys Haven’t Released Rolando McClain

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Rolando McClain’s comeback trail his a bump in the road when he was suspended for 10 games, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.

“This was quite a setback, that suspension,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday in an interview that will air during NFL Total Access. “We’ll see how things evolve, see how the weeks go.”

It sounds somewhat ominous, and a 10-game ban is tough for any team to swallow. But is the 27-year-old McClain — with whom Jones said the Cowboys “have had a better relationship than any relationship (McClain has) had in pro football” — worth keeping?

“There’s a lot of reasons why we don’t cut him: cap, many reasons,” Jones continued. “But the bottom line is, I’d like to be positive about this and think that we haven’t seen the last of Rolando McClain.”

Cowboys Still Unsure About the Future of LB Rolando McClain

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The Cowboys have not made a decision on Rolando McClain’s future, Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports citing sources. Many in the organization want the starting middle linebacker released, but financial implications prevent the Cowboys from moving on from McClain immediately.

The NFL suspended McClain for 10 games for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the team’s ultimate decision-maker, remains McClain’s biggest supporter within the organization. Jones talked McClain out of retirement in 2014, and McClain has started 23 games for the Cowboys the past two seasons.

“Disappointed is the word,” Jones said. “It is a recognition that these dependency issues are a difficult thing to address. We are proud of everything that we’ve gotten from Rolando. His aptitude as a football player is almost unsurpassed as one of the best that I’ve seen. We all say it’s such a waste, but with us, knowing him, we’ve got the best that he’s done in pro football.”

The Cowboys re-signed McClain to a one-year, $4 million contract, including a $750,000 signing bonus, on March 9. The league suspended McClain on June 30.

McClain has forfeited his signing bonus, per the collective bargaining agreement, but his release would prevent the Cowboys from recouping the money.

“The main thing is strategically, [financially], it’s not good for us,” Jones said of the potential of releasing McClain, “and he doesn’t take up an active spot on the roster [during the season].”

Still, McClain isn’t guaranteed even to make it to the reserve/suspended list as the Cowboys continue to work through their financial options in deciding his future.

McClain, 27, didn’t endear himself to coaches or teammates this off-season either when he skipped the team’s voluntary workouts to remain in Alabama with his family. He did show up for the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp last month.

McClain, acquired in a 2014 trade with the Ravens, ranked third on the team in tackles with 97 despite playing only 11 games. He had 108 tackles in 13 games in 2014.

Cowboys Come to Terms with Third-Round Pick DT Maliek Collins

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The Cowboys signed third-round draft choice Maliek Collins, completing their draft class. The defensive tackle received an $881,152 signing bonus in the four-year deal, Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Collins broke his right foot during the Cowboys’ organized team activities in late May. He underwent surgery and was expected to rehab for 10-12 weeks.

The Cowboys expect his return “around the start of training camp,” coach Jason Garrett said at the time of Collins’ injury.

Collins had eight sacks and 23 tackles for loss in three seasons at Nebraska. He is expected to compete for playing time behind veteran starters Tyrone Crawford and Cedric Thornton. Veteran backup Terrell McClain returns from a toe injury that limited him to two games last season.