July 18, 2013 |
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has retired. Brent, facing an intoxication manslaughter charge in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, announced through the team Thursday that he was stepping away from football. "This is the right decision for me, and something I have given a lot of thought to," said Brent, 25, in a Cowboys news release. "I am at a point where my main focus is all about getting the priorities in my life in order. Those priorities are more important than football.
January 28, 2013 |
The Dallas Cowboys have gone into the "Let's hire former Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coaches" business lately, causing many to wonder if hiring Jon Gruden as their new head coach can be far behind. In the last couple of weeks, the Cowboys hired defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, all of whom were assistants under Gruden when he coached the Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008. So far, there has been no comment from the Cowboys, which must make current head coach Jason Garrett a little nervous.
July 19, 2013 |
The Dallas Cowboys have a new play-caller, a new defensive coordinator and a familiar refrain from owner Jerry Jones. "We are a better team, no question in my mind, than we were at this same time last year," said Jones, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com. The Cowboys open training camp this weekend in Oxnard, with players checking in Friday and practicing for the first time Sunday. "We've got a lot of work to do. " Overseeing the defense is Monte Kiffin, who won a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay as Buccaneers defensive coordinator but later struggled in that role at USC, as a member of his son Lane's staff.
July 1, 2013 |
Phil Costa probably isn't known by too many people outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. But that's about to change for the Dallas Cowboys center, who recently became engaged to marry Brooke Hogan, daughter of pro wrestling royalty Hulk Hogan and a reality TV star in her own right. Hogan announced the upcoming nuptials to the world via Instagram, posting photos of Costa proposing on one knee in front of the Bellagio in Las Vegas and declaring it the happiest moment of her life.
November 6, 2010 |
This season started in the worst of ways for Dallas running back Tashard Choice, but he might have a chance to finish strong. At the end of the first half in the opener against Washington, Choice took a pitch and was swarmed by Redskins defenders. Instead of simply going down and ending the half, he fought for meaningless yardage and was stripped of the ball by DeAngelo Hall, who returned it for a touchdown. If one play embodied the frustration the 1-6 Cowboys have felt this season, that was it. But Choice, a third-string back who's often forgotten behind Marion Barber and Felix Jones, has frequently been a pleasant surprise in his career.
September 5, 2012 |
The Dallas Cowboys have won one playoff game since the turn of the century, but for the second straight year they are the most valuable NFL commodity, according to an annual survey released Wednesday by Forbes. The Cowboys are worth $2.10 billion, nearly double the league average of $1.11 billion, which increased 7 percent from last season. The Cincinnati Bengals are the only NFL team not to increase in value, staying at $871 million, which ranks 26 in the 32-team league. The Jacksonville Jaguars are ranked 32. That franchise was sold for $770 million in January.