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Friday
May082015

Cowboys Sign OL La'el Collins

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- The Dallas Cowboys signed undrafted offensive lineman La'el Collins on Thursday.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the deal is fully guaranteed and is for three-years, $1.65 million.

It was thought by many pundits that Collins would be selected in the first round of last weeks draft, but team's stayed away when Collins was linked to an investigation into the murder of his pregnant former girlfriend, Brittney Mills.

Investigators questioned Collins on the murder and determined he is not a suspect -- although he hasn't been fully cleared.

Collins joins a Cowboys' offensive line that features All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith, Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick, and All-Pro guard Zach Martin.
 
"I got a call from Mr. Jones a couple nights ago, late around 11 o'clock," Collins said of owner Jerry Jones during the player's introductory press conference Thursday. "We had a long conversation, man and that was the first time I really felt like somebody seeing me for who I am. Somebody understood the guy, that I went back to school my senior year because I wanted to be something special. I wanted to do everything I had to do to put myself in a great position and I sat down with him."

"He believed in me," Collins continued, saying Jones, "trusted me and I couldn't have asked for anything else. I couldn't be in a greater situation. I couldn't be in a greater place. I just want to thank Mr. Jones, his family this organization and everybody that is standing behind me because I guarantee you this: I'm going to give this organization everything I have and more. This is going to be the best offensive line in NFL history. Mark my words."


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Friday
Apr242015

Tony Romo: We're 'Going to Win a Super Bowl Next Year'

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo likes his teams chances headed into next season.

Romo, who was receiving the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dream Ball Gala in Dallas recently, said that the team is "going to win a Super Bowl next year," ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer reports.

Romo said he wants to win a Super Bowl so bad for the Jones family, teammate Jason Witten, and head coach Jason Garrett.

"I literally want to win it so bad for them, for the people around me who have helped me," Romo said. "They've allowed me to achieve my dreams and my goals. Without them, I'm not there, I promise you. I'm not where I'm at right now and I'm not going where I'm going."

Romo led the Cowboys to the playoffs this past season, but their goal of a Super Bowl fell short after they lost to the Packers in the divisional round.


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Sunday
Jan112015

Packers Defeat Cowboys 26-21, Advance to NFC Championship Game

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wisc.) -- The Green Bay Packers are going to the NFC Championship Game.

On Sunday afternoon, the Packers took down the Dallas Cowboys 26-21 thanks to some late magic from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Despite playing on an injured calf, Rodgers played inspired football. He completed 24 of 35 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

The play of the game arguably came late in the fourth quarter when it appeared that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant caught a pass from Tony Romo at one-yard-line on fourth-and-2. After a review from the officials, the play was reversed.

"Well, I was happy it went the right way," Rodgers said of the reversal. "That's one of those plays that could go either way."

Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a big game on the ground as he rushed for 101 yards on 19 carries. Rookie wide receiver Davante Adams led the Packers with 117 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions.

The Packers will travel to Seattle next Sunday to face the Seahawks for the right to play in the Super Bowl.


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Thursday
Jan082015

Tony Romo: Not Worried About the Cold at Lambeau Field

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo isn't concerned about the frigid cold that his team will have to face when playing the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Both teams are meeting in the playoffs in Green Bay for the first time since 1967 in the famous "Ice Bowl" game.

"There's subtle changes," Romo said of playing in the cold.  "I grew up in Wisconsin and played at Eastern Illinois, so we played in plenty of games like that.  You just learn through experience and through years."

"There's little things that can help you," Romo continued. "It's just part of playing in the conditions."

The Cowboys are looking for their first NFC Championship appearance since Jan. 14, 1996 when they defeated the Packers 38-27 at home.

"Guys like football and guys understand the history and tradition of the NFL and the Cowboys and Packers," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said this week.  "It's an exciting game to be a part of."

Game time temperature for Sunday's game is 15 degrees with a wild chill that will make it feel like six degrees.


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Sunday
Jan042015

Tony Romo Rallies Cowboys to a 24-20 Win over Detroit

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Tony Romo came through when it counted late in the fourth quarter and hit Terrance Williams with a eight-yard touchdown strike to rally the Cowboys back to a 24-20 win over the Lions in the wild card round on Sunday.

Romo finished the game with 293 yards and two touchdown passes to Williams, the first was a 76-yard bomb in the second quarter.

DeMarco Murray pulled Dallas within seven with a touchdown run in the third quarter, which set up the go-ahead pass to Williams with 2:32 left in the fourth quarter.

Romo's winning drive came after officials reversed a pass interference penalty against the Cowboys, the Lions then punted the ball.

"You just have to stay in the moment and understand the game," Romo said. "It doesn't end after the first quarter, second quarter. You just have to keep calm. I've played enough games to understand that. Maybe I didn't do that as well when I was younger."

The Cowboys defense did the rest and sacked Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who fumbled and Demarcus Lawrence recovered it to seal the deal for Detroit.

The Green Bay Packers will host Dallas next weekend.

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Friday
Jan022015

Cowboys Excited to Host Lions in First Playoff Game Since 2010

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- The Dallas Cowboys are thrilled to be hosting their first playoff game since Jan. 9, 2010 after they beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the wild-card round.

Dallas will host the Detroit Lions on Sunday and quarterback Tony Romo knows it won't be easy going up against Lions defense.

"They're outstanding," Romo said of the Lions defense.  "They're going to be as good a test as we're going to have all season." 

Romo has faith that his offensive line will do their best to keep defensive end Ndamukong Suh, who had his one-game suspension cleared just in time for the match up, and the rest of the Lions swarming defense at ease.

"The game in a lot of ways may come down to that matchup up front," Romo continued. "I think it'll be a great test for our guys and I think they're up for the challenge."

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has been one of the reasons that Dallas is in the playoffs after rushing for 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.

"Feels good to be here," Murray said of making the playoffs. "We've got a big challenge coming up with the Detroit Lions; a good team, very well coached team, and a physical team that can definitely score some points offensively. We're excited about the challenge."

 

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Sunday
Dec212014

Cowboys Crush Colts, Capture NFC East Crown

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(DALLAS, Tx) -- The Dallas Cowboys beat down the Indianapolis Colts Sunday with a 42-7 victory to capture their first NFC East title since 2009.

Tony Romo was magnificent as he completed 18 of 20 passes for 218 yards and 4 touchdowns. Romo also surpassed Troy Aikman to become the franchise leader in passing yards.

Tony has obviously been a great quarterback for this franchise for a long time," head coach Jason Garrett said. "I think we've done a good job, organizationally making the team better around him. 

I think the way he has played this year is the way great quarterbacks in this league have played for a long time.  I know that's the way Troy played."

Romo's supporting cast was equally impressive.  Jason Witten, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, and Dez Bryant all caught a touchdown pass from Romo. Williams would add another after the rout was on and Brandon Weeden came on in relief.

The Colts (10-5) did not have much to play for as they had already sewn up the AFC South, but the effort was far from what they would likely desire heading into the playoffs.  

Andrew Luck was lackluster, completing 15 of 22 passes for 109 yards and tossing two interceptions before being replaced by Matt Hasselbeck.

Dallas (11-4) now has an opportunity to earn a first round bye as they travel to Washington for the regular season finale against the Redskins. 

 


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Thursday
Nov272014

Eagles Rout the Cowboys, 33-10 

Rob Carr via Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- In a game between two of the top teams in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles proved to be better on Thanksgiving as they easily defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 33-10.

The Eagles struck first in the game as quarterback Mark Sanchez commanded the team to a 7-0 lead in their first possession in furious fashion, and never looked back.

Sanchez completed 20 of 29 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown through the air while adding another on the ground. It was his first game of the season without a turnover.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had arguably his best game of the season on Thursday, as he carried the ball 25 times for 159 yards and a touchdown.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and running back DeMarco Murray each failed to get into a rhythm during the game. Romo completed 18 of 29 yards for 199 yards and two interceptions. He snapped his streak of 38 straight games with at least one TD pass.

Murray was held to a season-low 73 yards.

With the win, the Eagles now sit at 9-3 on the season and hold sole possession of first place in the NFC East over the Cowboys, who fell to 8-4 with the loss.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

Cowboys' Jerry Jones Confident Against Eagles

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident in his team headed into their Thanksgiving Day showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jones, who is teaming up with The Salvation Army this holiday season, said on Wednesday that he has faith his team.

"It's one of the biggest, if not the biggest we've ever played on Thanksgiving Day," Jones told ABC Sports Radio.  

The Eagles are 5-0 on Thanksgiving and both teams are tied for first in the NFC East, but Jones isn't worried about that.

"I don't know what our record is, but we've played more turkey days than the Eagles have, I'm not going to let them have that advantage either," Jones continued.

Jones saw his team go into MetLife Stadium on Sunday and beat the Giants in front of a lot of Dallas fans.

"It was fabulous," Jones said. "Boy I was rewarded by all of those Cowboys fans. That defense [chant] that was going on at the Meadowlands was real rewarding."

The Eagles are averaging 31.1 points per game this year under head coach Chip Kelly.

"We have all the respect for Chip Kelly, certainly their style is a challenge," Jones said.  "What we need to do is keep the ball with the Cowboys, we don't need our defense out there any longer then it has to be."

For more information on how you can help out The Salvation Army and their national Red Kettle Campaign, visit salvationarmyusa.org and help spread the word using the hashtag #RedKettleReason.


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Thursday
Nov062014

Tony Romo: 'I Care About Playing'

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was back on the field practicing with his team on Thursday.

There's no word on if Romo will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday after suffering two transverse process fractures in his back on Oct. 27.

"I'm a football player, this is what I do for my life's work," Romo said on Thursday. "It's important to me.  I care about playing and competing and helping this football team win."

"You're only afforded so many opportunities at that, so you want to take advantage of that when you have that opportunity," Romo continued. "If you love the game, you'll always try and get on the field."

Owner Jerry Jones believes he'll be able to get on the field. "I'm anticipating him playing, have no reason to think that he won't, and this will be a nice little practice session for him out there today," he said. "But my expectations are for him to play."

The Cowboys are coming off a 28-17 loss to the Cardinals with backup quarterback Brandon Weeden at the helm.


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