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Cowboys DE Robert Quinn Suffers a Fractured Hand in Practice

Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn fractured his hand during practice in Oxnard, California and is heading back to Dallas to have surgery, Jelani Scott of NFL.com reports.

Quinn, 29, is still expected to be ready for the regular season opener against the Giants on September 8, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told reporters, per ESPN’s Todd Archer.

The Cowboys acquired Quinn from the Dolphins on March 28 in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round pick. In his lone season in Miami, Quinn started all 16 games and led the team in sacks (6.5). He also added 38 total tackles and two forced fumbles.

Ezekiel Elliott’s Reps Say He Won’t Play in the Regular Season Without a New Deal

Things are starting to get a little sticky when it comes to the case involving the Cowboys and running back Ezekiel Elliott.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that representatives for Elliott have told the Cowboys that he will not play during the 2019 season without a new contract.

The source added that at this time, it is not likely that Elliott’s holdout continues into the regular season, based on the belief that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to get a new deal done before the regular season opener.

How a deal gets done with Elliott is complicated, as the team is already working on new deals for quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper.

Speaking Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, executive vice president Stephen Jones said he does not believe there is enough momentum to finalize deals with Prescott, Cooper or Elliott while the Cowboys are in Oxnard, California, for training camp.

“We’ve been generous on our offer,” Jones said of Elliott’s contract.

The fact that the running back is staying away is not a good sign, and it sounds like the situation is going to get a lot worse than better.

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Cowboys RG Zack Martin to Miss a Few Days with an Ailing Back

Cowboys right guard Zack Martin will undergo and MRI on his injured back according to Jon Machota of The Athletic, and the team says he will miss a couple of days of action.

This explains why Martin was not present for the team’s walkthrough on Friday. Head coach Jason Garrett downplayed the seriousness of the injury, claiming the decision to go for an MRI was merely a precaution.

“He’s moving around fine, but the [athletic trainers] just want to look into it,” said Garrett.

Xavier Su’a-Filo worked as the starting right guard in Martin’s absence Friday but any prolonged absence by one of the best guards in the NFL would be bad news for the Cowboys O-line.

Amari Cooper Staying Focused on Football, Not a New Deal from the Cowboys

When it comes to wanting a new deal from the Cowboys, wide out Amari Cooper is saying all the right things.

The star receiver spoke Friday at Cowboys camp, and was asked about the latest player to get a monster deal at the receiver spot, that being the Saints Michael Thomas.

Thomas got a five-year extension on his deal on Wednesday worth $100 million dollars, with $61 million guaranteed. Cooper is due up for a deal, but says right now he’s not worried about it.

“Yeah, I’m just not anxious about the contract,” Cooper said via ESPN.

“For some reason, it’s just not on my mind. I’m more interested in about just playing football.”

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he didn’t see any difference so far in Cooper as he continues to stay focused on the task at hand for 2019.

“He wants to make sure he’s doing everything he can to get himself right to be the best player he can be,” Garrett said.

“Obviously, there’s a business side of football. We all understand that, but his focus is what he needs to do on the field to get better.

” think he’s embracing the opportunity to be with us through the offseason and through training camp to lay the foundation. Obviously, he was very impactful for us last year, but that was half a year coming midyear.”

Cooper was acquired from the Raiders in mid-season in 2018, and in nine games pulled in 53 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns.

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Stephen Jones Says the Cowboys Won’t Be a Market-Setter in New Deals

The Cowboys want to keep their young core intact, but don’t want to pay top-dollar to do so, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

With Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper all actively seeking new deals, Dallas is attempting to juggle giving the key players what the market dictates and keep their own flexibility.

Speaking on 1310 The Ticket on Wednesday, Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said the Cowboys don’t want to be a “market-setter.”

“We’ve got three really good football player that we’re dealing with here and that have very good representation. And they want to see the market,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “We can’t push the issue unless we want to be a market-setter. And we’re damn sure not going to be a market-setter, because of all the things that go with being a Dallas Cowboy.

“We want to be fair. We want our players to feel good about their contract. But at the same time, we don’t want to do things that are out of line because we can’t afford to be that way. Whether it’s Dak, whether it’s Amari, whether it’s Zeke, they all understand we’ve got a whole group of young players coming behind them that want to be Dallas Cowboys and want to stay here. When we save money, whether it’s with Dak, whether it’s with Zeke, whether it’s with Amari, it’s not saving Jerry and I a dollar. It’s just money that’s going to go to another player….We’re very convicted that we’re going to get these deals done.”

Jones noed Byron Jones, Jaylon Smith and La’el Collins among those players the Cowboys also need to keep in order to remain a playoff contender down the line.

“All these are guys that are so important to our football team,” Jones said. “I promise you, Zeke, Dak, Amari all understand that.”