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NFL Nixes Dallas Cowboys' Decal Honoring Slain Cops

'Arm in Arm' helmet decals cannot be worn during preseason, regular season

(Newser) - Last month, the Dallas Cowboys unveiled a helmet decal meant to show solidarity with the Dallas Police Department after five officers were murdered. But on Wednesday, the NFL rejected the team's request to wear the decals during the preseason, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The Cowboys had already been... More »

4 Killed in Crash Involving Dallas Cowboys Staff Bus

No players on board, team says

(Newser) - A bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players collided with a van Sunday on an Arizona highway, killing four people in the van, authorities say. The bus occupants emerged uninjured from the crash, an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman says. "All on the bus came through OK... More »

3 of 5 Most Valuable Sports Teams Aren't American

But the Cowboys are No. 1

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the most valuable sports franchises on the planet, and Americans might be surprised to see that three of the top five are soccer teams outside the US. Still, coming in at No. 1 were the Dallas Cowboys, while 27 of the... More »

NFL Star Breaks Elbow Catching ... an iPhone

It was brand new, guys

(Newser) - Darren McFadden might lose his spot as the Dallas Cowboys' starting running back thanks to a slippery iPhone. McFadden—fourth in the league for rushing last season—nearly dropped his brand new iPhone at his home over Memorial Day weekend. In an effort to catch it, he cracked his right... More »

Fan Shot in Fight After Cowboys-Patriots Game

Man is in critical condition

(Newser) - A football fan in his early 40s ended up in the hospital with a critical gunshot wound Sunday night after a parking lot fight outside the Dallas Cowboys' stadium. "I didn't think he was going to pull the trigger," a witness, who says the suspect first put... More »

Cowboys Pick Up Michael Sam

He joins practice roster in home state

(Newser) - Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said today that the league's first openly gay player will be added to the practice roster. "We just want to give him a chance to come in and help our football team," Garrett... More »

Ex-Cowboy Guilty in Crash That Killed Teammate

Josh Brent found guilty of manslaughter

(Newser) - Jurors yesterday found former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent guilty of intoxication manslaughter in an accident that killed friend and teammate Jerry Brown. Brent, 25, was convicted of driving drunk and crashing his Mercedes in December 2012 and faces a maximum 20-year prison sentence with possible probation. Brent’s... More »

QB Kitna Will Give Away One-Game Comeback Check

To the school where he's now a math teacher

(Newser) - A Washington state math teacher will be suiting up for the Cowboys on Sunday—and he won't make a dime off the experience. News broke yesterday that Dallas would be bringing on former backup quarterback Jon Kitna for the game, and as if that in itself weren't a... More »

Judge Sets $500K Bond on Brent

Cowboys are 'grieving,' Jerry Jones says

(Newser) - Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent entered no plea at his arraignment in the death of teammate Jerry Brown today, and a judge set bond at $500,000, CNN reports. Brent was returned to jail following the hearing; his lawyer said the $500,000 figure was more than the team had... More »

Cowboys Player Josh Brent Charged in Fatal Crash

Member of practice squad was killed

(Newser) - Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent faces charges of manslaughter and drunken driving after an overnight car crash that killed a member of the team's practice squad, reports AP . Police say Brent was speeding when his car hit a curb and flipped at least once about 2:20am in... More »

NFL Receiver Sues to Get Engagement Ring Back

...after sending it to intended through mail

(Newser) - Take note: It's probably not a great idea to propose marriage by sending a $76,600 engagement ring through the mail, unless you're absolutely certain your intended is going to say yes. Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams sent a ring to former Miss Texas USA Brooke Daniels around... More »

Cowboys Star Don Meredith Dead at 72

Joined 'Monday Night Football 's' first broadcast team

(Newser) - Don Meredith, one of the most recognizable figures of the early Dallas Cowboys and an original member of ABC's Monday Night Football broadcast team, died yesterday in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. He was 72. Meredith played for the Cowboys from 1960-1968, becoming... More »

Blackout Halts NFL Game

Double power crash occurred at Meadowlands

(Newser) - A double power outage at the Meadowlands sports stadium in New Jersey temporarily halted an NFL game yesterday between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. The snafu plunged the packed stadium into total darkness, and some players hit the ground, apparently fearing an attack, CNN reports. Investigators are... More »

When a Winning TD Isn't

Cowboys' last-play score negated by penalty

(Newser) - One of the biggest talkers out of Week One in the NFL is the Dallas Cowboys' heartbreak last night against Washington. Tony Romo threw an apparent game-winning TD pass to Roy Williams on the final play—only to see it called back on a holding penalty. More game details at... More »

Vick Repeats as Biggest Sports Villain

Forbes list of most disliked athletes has a new name: Tiger Woods

(Newser) - Michael Vick has been out of federal prison for almost a year , but the Eagles quarterback still has some image-polishing to do: For the second straight year, he tops the Forbes list of most disliked people in sports . New for 2010 are Ben Roethlisberger and how-the-mighty-have-fallen poster child Tiger Woods,... More »

Cowboys' Texas Stadium Bites the Dust

Ton of dynamite drops the storied building

(Newser) - Texas Stadium is nothing but a memory—and a huge mess. The longtime home of the Dallas Cowboys—known for the giant hole in its roof, "so God can watch his team," according to local lore—came tumbling down early today in a planned demolition. Fireworks shot off... More »

NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin Sued for Rape

Lawsuit names former Cowboys great Michael Irvin in 2007 attack

(Newser) - A woman has filed a lawsuit against former Dallas Cowboys player Michael Irvin, alleging rape. The suit claims the attack happened in July 2007 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. A Seminole Tribe spokesman said the alleged attack was reported then, but there was not... More »

Brett Favre Sings 'Pants on the Ground'

Minnesota Vikings' quarterback conjures American Idol contestant

(Newser) - Told you it would go viral: “General” Larry Platt’s “Pants on the Ground,” prominently featured on American Idol last week, has a new fan: Brett Favre. The Vikings’ quarterback performed his rendition after beating the Cowboys in the NFL playoffs 34-3 yesterday—he even acted... More »

Jets Stun SD; Vikings Advance

New York stuns Chargers; Minnesota KOs Cowboys

(Newser) - New York is halfway toward the Super Bowl parade promised by coach Rex Ryan after rookies Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene led the Jets to a stunning 17-14 upset of the San Diego Chargers in an AFC playoff game tonight in San Diego. In the NFC, Brett Favre threw four... More »

Cowboys, Jets Advance

Tony Romo, Mark Sanchez make it look easy in wild-card games

(Newser) - Dallas won a laugher over Philadelphia, and the Jets took down Cincinnati on the road to advance in the playoffs. Tony Romo (2 TDs, 244 yards) and the Cowboys put up 27 points in the second quarter and cruised to a 34-14 win. Dallas Morning News coverage here . On the... More »

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