2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
8-8, 2nd in NFC East
Stephen A., Max point out mind-blowing fact about Tony Romo, Dak Prescott (1:06)
6h
Should the Cowboys bring back Dez Bryant? (1:53)
8h
Stephen A.: Jerry Jones would have paid Romo ... why not Dak? (1:34)
10h
Jones considering Dez's return to the Cowboys (1:36)
21h
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Jones won't rule out Dez returning to Cowboys

Jerry Jones said Thursday that he's not opposed to wide receiver Dez Bryant returning to the franchise if he's healthy after tearing his Achilles in 2018. The Cowboys released Bryant following the 2017 season.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones did not dismiss the possibility of Dez Bryant returning but the torn Achilles is a bigger factor than any issues the receiver had after he was cut. “The very best of Dez is what I remember,” he said. “I remember a lot of good things (that) far overshadow the negatives for me as a player. Now the question is can he perform and can he be overcome that injury and can he get in the kind of shape that it takes to be available?” Bryant Is 31 and has not played since Dec. 31, 2017.

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It sounds like Jimmy Johnson will be in the Ring of Honor soon, just not 2020. “We have such a big year ahead of us with Jimmy, and his (Hall of Fame) celebration, I want that to be the focus, period,” Jerry Jones said. “Everybody says ‘Is that the right order of things?' Well, Coach Landry was in the Hall of Fame before the Ring of Honor. Here we've got the two greatest coaches in history of the Cowboys, so they can go in the same order.”

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Jerry Jones believes Jason Witten can still play and help the Cowboys but a potential hold up could be the tight end's role. He doesn't want to see Witten in another uniform. "I would hope that he would not ever be anything but a Cowboy," Jones said. "It's meaningful. He's at the top right there."

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Jerry Jones acknowledges the new CBA would not be best for the Cowboys because of losing the ability to tag Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper but said the agreement is too good to pass up because of the long-term implications. "It's critical we recognize where we are with timing," Jones said in reference to future issues pertaining to ratings, economy and other factors. He mentioned the challenge he faced 31 years ago when he bought the team but how it worked out for the long term.

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An example of the verbiage changes coming on the Cowboys' O: “They had 30 series runs,” Mike McCarthy said. “Just to give you an example, 35 Wolf … If Wolf is a 6-man blocking scheme, we'll call it 63 Wolf - six-man blocking, at the three hole, wolf is the concept. If the tight end is not in the game, we'd call it 53, but then if there's two tight ends, we'll call it 73. So we're going to call how many blockers. We're going to be more detailed in the variations of how we call it.”

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NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith is confident the players will approve the agreed upon CBA but acknowledged some players are not pleased by saying "democracy is messy." He did not put a timetable on when the full player vote will happen.

The Franchise? Looking back at Dak Prescott's 2019 season (1:29)
4d
Why franchise tagging Dak could backfire on the Cowboys (2:00)
1d

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time since September the Dallas Cowboys and Todd France, the agent for Dak Prescott, had conversations on Wednesday regarding the quarterback's contract. The meeting did not last long but the Cowboys hope to get a long-term deal finished before needing to use the franchise tag on Prescott. To a degree the discussions are complicated by the CBA extension that needs to be voted on by the players.

McCarthy wants to get Prescott a new deal (0:28)
2d

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Tua Tagovailoa grew up a Cowboys fan and has dogs named Dallas and Star, but he thought his words were twisted last week in his desire to play for his favorite team. “I'd be grateful to be drafted by any team,” the Alabama quarterback said.

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Giants coach Joe Judge on having Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator: “Jason's a tremendous person with a wealth of experience as a player and as a coach. He's had success with multiple players, multiple systems over the course of time. He understands the big picture of the game. He understands how to use the roster as a whole. He's a tremendous teacher, great communicator and he's been great with our staff. I'm very excited to have Jason in the building. He's a great resource for us.”

Dak's play, character warrant a long-term deal (1:42)
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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Is there any scenario in which the Cowboys move on from Dak Prescott in 2020? “Absolutely not,” Stephen Jones said. ““I mean Dak's our quarterback. He's our quarterback for the future and we have nothing but the greatest respect for him. He's a competitor. He's won a lot of football games for us. Obviously, he, like us, we all want to take that next step and get into a championship game and get to the big game and ultimately win a championship. So there's no thoughts like that.”

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Stephen Jones did not want to speculate as to whether the potential of Dak Prescott skipping offseason work if the QB is given the franchise tag would affect talks, but said it's important for players to be around with a new coach in Mike McCarty. In 2015, Dez Bryant showed up sparingly when he was tagged before signing a long-term deal. In 2017, DeMarcus Lawrence signed the tag immediately.

Team Stats

Passing Yards296.92nd
Rushing Yards134.65th
Points For27.16th
Points Against20.1