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COWBOYS VS. VIKINGS GAMEDAY PRIMER: Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson still after Emmitt Smith’s NFL record

Adrian Peterson is on Emmitt Smith’s pace. Peterson has 9,420 yards seven games into his seventh season. Smith had 9,488 to this point. But Peterson would have to play five-plus seasons after this one, averaging the 1,475 he has averaged per season in his career, to break Smith’s all-time rushing record of 18,355. Peterson, a […]

AROUND THE NFL: Adrian Peterson foresees topping Emmitt Smith’s record in 2017

This year’s Minnesota Vikings are in goal-setting mode. Pass rusher Jared Allen says Michael Strahan’s single-season record of 22.5 sacks is “absolutely reachable,” and Adrian Peterson repeatedly has talked about running for 2,500 yards. Peterson didn’t stop there. Fresh off his dominant 2,097-yard campaign, Peterson is thinking long-term: Specifically, Emmitt Smith’s NFL record of 18,355 […]

DALLAS STAR WATCH: Trent Richardson hopes idol Emmitt Smith will be in Dallas

Photo: Trent Richardson named SEC Player of the Week BEREA, OHIO — Trent Richardson attended the same high school as Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. The talented rookie also owned a No. 22 Cowboys jersey with Smith’s name on it. Photo: Trent Richardson, talking with high school students On Sunday afternoon, Richardson hopes […]

ON THIS DAY–TEN YEARS AGO: Emmitt Smith made NFL history

Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently broke Johnny Unitas’ streak of 47 consecutive games with a touchdown pass, a record that had stood since 1960. It was considered the league’s most untouchable record. Ten years ago today, Emmitt Smith broke Walter Payton’s record for career rushing yards. He retired after the 2004 season with 18,355. No […]

Emmitt Smith not happy with ‘bandwagoners,’ thinks it’s time people left Tony Romo alone

Emmitt Smith: Looking back, it’s simply incomprehensible that Smith fell to the No. 17 overall pick in the 1990 draft. If the first 16 teams had a do-over on that one, Smith would go no lower than first. By the time he retired after the 2004 season, he was football’s all-time rushing leader. Cowboys fans […]

HALL OF FAMER VIEW: Emmitt Smith urges Dallas Cowboys to show mental toughness

Dallas Cowboys legendary Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith discussed the Cowboys’ mental toughness during an ESPN interview. Afterwards, Tony Romo said the team has proven its mental toughness more than once this season. "We had a big game at San Francisco earlier in the year," Romo said. "It felt like a must-win at […]

AUDIO: Ben & Skin – listen to Emmitt Smith

Ben & Skin: Emmitt Smith NFL all-time leading rusher and ESPN Dallas Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith joins the Ben and Skin Show to discuss the Cowboys-Jets matchup in Week 1. Click on the button above to listen

DALLAS COWBOYS TIDBITS: Former TCU standout a huge Emmitt fan

Dallas Cowboys running back Ed Wesley, a rookie from TCU, seeks to make the team as a free-agent signee. Wesley grew up as a huge Cowboys fan and, at one point in high school, lived in apartments across the street from the team’s Valley Ranch training facility. He shared his five favorite Cowboys memories thus […]

BRING BACK R-BACK ATTACK: Debating DeMarco Devoid–Missing Murray | Brewing Backfield Battles | Promising Players & Prospects | 2015 NFL Draft primer

Editor: The general consensus is that the Dallas Cowboys needs going into the 2015 NFL Draft are defensive, based on last year’s overall performance and outcome. The offseason loss of DeMarco Murray further complicates the matter by throwing an offensive void into the mix. Factoring in the age of storied veterans Tony Romo and Jason […]

2015-2016 DALLAS COWBOYS: GM swaps DM’s–From DeMarco Murray 2 Darren McFadden | Scouting Report–Then & Now | The Fiscal Free-Agency Formula | Jerry Jones official statement | RB ROPES RIVAL–DeMarco Murray officially a wealthy Philadelphia Eagle

2015-2016 DALLAS COWBOYS: Racing the clock with that heavy rock–The Murray age factor | Running Back options without DeMarco | Young bucks on the NFL Draft board | Free Agent RBs on the market

COWBOYS DOLLARS AND SENSE: Dez, from Tags to Riches | DeMarco Deal of Fortune | The Timeframe Temptation with Tony Romo’s contract | Jerry Jones extensive interview | Bonus MP3 audio download

2015 NFL COMBINE: Pounding Ground–The ‘boys big on balance | The Boise State back | Loaded–10 running backs within Top-100 prospects | Bonus Audio

There are few running backs who could have done what DeMarco Murray did last season in Dallas, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones understands that. 

MEET YOUR NEW MIDDLE LINEBACKER: Dallas Cowboys acquire Rolando McClain from Ravens | Pro Scouting Report | Sean Lee officially placed on Injured Reserve

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys will be taking another high-profile linebacker to camp in place of the injured Sean Lee. He could also be in the mix as a strong-side linebacker.

MAKING OF AMERICA’S TEAM: The Dallas Cowboys best all-time NFL draft picks round-by-round | Special Feature

IRVING, Texas – This list centers on breaking down the Dallas Cowboys top NFL Draft picks in club history, round by round. These aren’t the best groups of draft picks in franchise history, but quite possibly the best in each round.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Dallas Cowboys featured on NFL Network’s Dynasty Week

IRVING, Texas – This week is the Dallas Cowboys turn to be featured on NFL Network’s Dynasty Week, which runs each week with a new team throughout March. The Cowboys are one of five NFL dynasties, along with the Packers, Patriots, Steelers and 49ers, that will be featured. Each “Dynasty Week” will feature team-related segments […]

CLEARING OUT THE WEEDS: New Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden appreciates the fresh start from Believeland to Big D

IRVING, Texas — Growing up in nearby Oklahoma City, Brandon Weeden was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He remembers sitting at his grandparents’ house watching Thanksgiving games with Emmitt Smith running all over the place. Now Weeden is a Dallas Cowboy, having signed a two-year deal with the team this week after his release […]

THIS WEEKS FREE AGENCY FRENZY: The dollars n’ sense of the Dallas Cowboys NFL Salary Cap | 2014 NFL Free Agent Review

IRVING, Texas – First the good news. As expected the Dallas Cowboys successfully ducked under the NFL salary cap last week despite all the consternation being made out there. By this afternoon they still had roughly $7 million of cap space, and by June 1 they will add another $5.5 million when the release of […]

DESTINED FOR THE RING OF HONOR: Right or wrong, releasing DeMarcus Ware had to be difficult | Special feature

This was different. Yes, it was still business, no way around that, but this was also personal. DeMarcus Ware wasn’t other people. He was a face-of-the-franchise guy, one who took that role quite seriously. He was the anti-diva, too, one who almost never declined a charity event or the signing of an autograph. The fans […]

HEART ON HIS SHOULDER PADS: DeMarcus Ware’s grit and dedication to play injured leads shortened Dallas Cowboy career

Shoulder surgery last offseason. Elbow surgery this offseason. Nagging neck and back injuries, along with a reoccurring hamstring issue. Oh, and there’s a quad injury in the middle of last season – the only injury to actually keep him out of a game.  Now as the seven-time Pro Bowler has been officially released by the […]

ROAD TO 2014 NFL DRAFT: Dallas Cowboys win coin toss for 16th pick | League’s pecking order officially set

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys won the No. 16 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft following a coin flip with the Baltimore Ravens. Team officials held the coin toss at the NFL Scouting Combine, which began Wednesday morning in Indianapolis, Ind.  The decision gives Dallas a pick in the top half of the […]

SACKED FOR FIFTH TIME: Dallas Cowboys living legend Charles Haley again denied induction into NFL Hall of Fame

IRVING, Texas – Once again, Charles Haley’s been left out of the latest Hall of Fame class. This marked the fifth year Haley, who’s the only player in NFL history with five Super Bowl rings, was a Hall of Fame finalist without getting in. Michael Strahan, Andre Reed, Walter Jones, Derrick Brooks, Aeneas Williams, Claude […]

LOOKING FOR SOUTHERN COMFORT: Chips and dips instead of Super Bowl trips | The NFL’s fine line between success and failure

IRVING, Texas – Here is the downside of the needle on this record getting stuck … 8-8 … 8-8 … 8-8 … or having now gone four consecutive years without a playoff appearance; or 18 straight seasons without a Super Bowl appearance, five longer than the previous longest 13-year drought in franchise history, between the […]

COWBOYS HEADED TO HAWAII: DeMarco Murray becomes fifth Dallas Cowboy added to 2014 NFL Pro Bowl roster

IRVING, Texas –  The Dallas Cowboys initially had just two Pro Bowlers heading to Hawaii. Now they have five. The latest addition is yet another first-timer as running back DeMarco Murray has been added, replacing San Francisco’s Frank Gore, who was injured in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Seahawks. Murray makes his first Pro […]