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San Francisco Chronicle

Ex-Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead victim of identity theft

OXNARD, Ventura County — Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead’s identity was falsely used in a shoplifting arrest, police in his home state of Virginia said Tuesday. Police said the person arrested June 22 didn’t have an ID but provided a name, date of birth and social security number matching Whitehead’s given name. The release of Whitehead came on the first day of training camp after a tumultuous offseason for the Cowboys, including the arrests of two defensive players. Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones and head coach Jason Garrett said Whitehead’s...

Fort-Worth Star Telegram

Emotional Jerry Jones chastises media over Lucky Whitehead flak

Hours after coach Jason Garrett abruptly ended a press conference after battling with the media over the team’s decision to release receiver Lucky Whitehead based on false information, Dallas Cowboys …

Inside The Star

Jerry Jones Defends Decision on Lucky Whitehead

Listening to Jerry Jones can sometimes feel like wandering through a maze.  The Cowboys owner and general manager’s speaking style can sometimes meander, dancing around the point he’s making. This was not the case yesterday as Jerry spoke in the Lucky Whitehead situation; his comments were direct and powerful. As you already know, Dallas released Whitehead after what has since been revealed to be a case of mistaken identity in a shoplifting charge. In his own defense of the move, vice president Stephen Jones said the “culmination” of things with Lucky led to the decision. Coach...

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Live updates from Cowboys training camp, Jason Garrett news conference

The Dallas Cowboys were back at it Tuesday morning with another walk-through in Oxnard, Calif., ahead of Jason Garrett's daily news conference.Practice No. 2 is scheduled for a 5:45 p.m. (CT) start.Follow along live to get the latest from the Cowboys head coach, which figures to include questions about the team's handling of Lucky Whitehead, among other topics.Live updates

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Dez Bryant on love and devotion to Cowboys: "I feel like nobody reps the star more than me.''

Dez Bryant wants everyone to know he will miss Lucky Whitehead. But he understands why his friend was released.The receiver also understands he has little room to talk since he reported late to The Star last Friday for physicals and conditioning work.Bryant spoke about the release of Whitehead, the point head coach Jason Garrett wanted to get across and the love he has for the organization after Monday afternoon's practice.Does he believe Garrett was sending a message with the quick release of Whitehead?"I would say so,'' Bryant said. "We're trying to do something special here."I really don't...

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What message do Cowboys send by cutting Lucky Whitehead? Not one aimed at Ezekiel Elliott, to start

OXNARD, Calif. -- Lucky Whitehead's days as a Cowboy were numbered the minute that Ryan Switzer's name was called out in the fourth round of the NFL draft. No one knew those days would expire just minutes before the club's first official workout.It was an incensed Jason Garrett who met the media after Monday's walk-through. He fielded question after question about a TMZ report that Whitehead had been arrested for shoplifting last month in Virginia. He answered them with customary Garrett deflection ("We're gathering information and will respond accordingly"), but you could tell the head coach...

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Live updates from Jason Garrett's news conference at Cowboys training camp in Oxnard

The Dallas Cowboys kicked off training camp with a Monday morning walk-through in Oxnard, Calif., and now head coach Jason Garrett addresses the media with his daily news conference.Practice No. 1 is scheduled for a 6 p.m. (CT) start.Follow along live to get the latest from the Cowboys' coach.Live updates

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A torpedo's coming for Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott, whose off-field issues won't stay off the field for long

OXNARD, Calif. - A significant development came out of the Cowboys opening news conference.Not one player was suspended or arrested in the nearly 50 minutes that club officials spoke Sunday.Well, as far as we know.The dominant theme as training camp gets underway in Southern California is Cowboys behaving badly. A spate of incidents has led head coach Jason Garrett to craft the phrase, "accountability does not mean infallibility." Owner Jerry Jones said, "The stronger the core is, the better it can take the torpedo."The torpedo that concerns the Cowboys most is aimed at Ezekiel Elliott.Jones...

Inside The Star

Jason Garrett’s Leadership Crucial as Cowboys “Focus” on 2017 Training Camp

The Dallas Cowboys held their opening training camp press conference from Oxnard, California on Sunday, and as expected the trio of Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones, and Head Coach Jason Garrett generated plenty of interesting quotes for Cowboys Nation. Entering their first training camp in 14 years without QB Tony Romo, expectations – along with the feeling of doubt – have never been higher for a Cowboys team that discovered a budding star to replace Romo last season in Dak Prescott. Dak’s backfield mate and fourth overall pick Ezekiel Elliott should also be reason for optimism with the 2017...

New York Post

Breaking down Giants’ combustible and new-look competition

The Post’s guide to the 2016-17 NFC East the Giants will face this season. Cowboys Coach: Jason Garrett (eighth season) Biggest newcomers: For a second consecutive year, the Cowboys were not big players in free agency. They did sign former Dolphins and Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll to move in as a starter, took defensive lineman...

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Why Jerry Jones was left speechless after using 'pillow talk' and Jimmy Johnson in same answer

OXNARD, Calif. - For once, Jerry Jones was speechless.Jones was asked Sunday during the Cowboys' opening news conference to kickoff training camp about why his wife, Gene, was the right person to present him at the Hall of Fame in a few weeks.As is the norm, Jones turned to an old story to help paint a picture. This one, of all things, involved a private moment of him in bed with Gene at their home and former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, who Jones fired in 1994 after back-to-back Super Bowl wins."I'll never forget pillow talk," Jones said of his wife, Gene. "Came home, [she] didn't even look...

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Dez Bryant ready for camp; Jason Witten senses buzz with current team

POINT MUGU, Calif. -- The Cowboys arrived at Naval Air Station Point Mugu a little after 4 p.m. CT Saturday.Coach Jason Garrett and the players on the team's American Airlines charter then signed autographs and took photos with military families for an hour inside a hangar before boarding three buses and heading to the team hotel.Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten were among the fan favorites."It doesn't compare to what they do," wide receiver Dez Bryant said. "But at the end of the day, any kind of way [to give back to them] why not? I want to put smiles on people's...

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Former GM Lombardi slams Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett: 'Basically all he does is challenges'

The 2017 NFL season is over a month away, but former Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi thinks he knows one coach who could be in the hot seat already -- Cowboys head man Jason Garrett.Wait, what? Garrett is coming off a 13-3 season and his second playoff appearance, so why would he be on the hot seat?Well, Lombardi said while speaking on The Ringer's NFL Show podcast that he thinks the loss to Green Bay in the postseason was indicative of Garrett's shortcomings as a coach that might have planted some seeds of doubt in the heads of owner Jerry Jones and his son and director of...

NFL

No Palmer or Fitz in Hall of Fame game

The Cardinals will have an extra preseason game this year but that doesn’t mean everyone will be playing in an extra game. Coach Bruce Arians said Saturday that quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will not play in the game against the Cowboys in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 3. Veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby […]

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How predictable: Dak Prescott spends final days of freedom working out

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has a knack for doing and saying the right things, on and off the field. He has good timing, too. With Dallas dealing with a spate of off-field issues and distractions ahead of the team heading Saturday to training camp in Southern California, Prescott predictably offered a different angle. He spent his remaining days of freedom training at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida with performance coach Tom Shaw. Prescott worked with Shaw leading up to the 2016 draft and earlier this offseason, as well. The Cowboys reconvened...

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Cowboys draft pick Jourdan Lewis set for trial next week after Thursday hearing ends without settlement

With no settlement coming from a hearing connected to Cowboys rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis' misdemeanor domestic violence charge, he will be expected in a Michigan court for a trial Monday and Tuesday.SportsDay special contributor Orion Sang was on the scene of Thursday's hearing, and talked to Lewis' lawyer John Shea.The trial means Lewis is expected to miss at least two training camp sessions next week.The Cowboys are the allegations against Lewis are more of a bump in the road than a pattern that points to future concerns. Coach Jason Garrett said in May that the Cowboys did their "due...

Inside The Star

Is Ezekiel Elliott The “Right Kind Of Guy”?

If you’re a fan of the Dallas Cowboys or a member of Cowboys Nation, then you know the meaning of the “right kind of guy” mantra. It all started when Jason Garrett took over as head coach of the Cowboys and has been echoed by nearly every member of the organization. But, due to recent events I’ve started wondering if Ezekiel Elliott is a “right kind of guy”. Ezekiel Elliott is without a doubt one of the best running backs in the entire NFL and seems to be well-liked by his teammates. But, that’s the on the field stuff that has earned him the chance to play in the league....

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on Ezekiel Elliott: 'Zeke's someone we believe very strongly in as a person and as a football player'

FRISCO - Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that he has not yet spoken with running back Ezekiel Elliott about an alleged incident Sunday at an Uptown Dallas nightclub, but that he will speak with him soon.Is he concerned about Elliott's decisions off the field?"I don't want to make any comment on the situation," Garrett said after addressing an audience of middle school and high school coaches at at clinic at The Star. "We're still gathering information on what that whole situation was. Zeke's someone we believe very strongly in as a person and as a football player. We're going to...

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Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith taking part in rookie camp that started Wednesday ahead of training camp

FRISCO - The Cowboys rookies and linebacker Jaylon Smith reported Wednesday for a brief camp that precedes the entire roster reporting Friday for physicals and heading Saturday for training camp in Southern California. Smith was drafted in 2016, but did not play all of last season as he recovered from a severe knee injury. His progress and ability to play and practice will be among the most-watched storylines of camp and the preseason. A damaged nerve in his knee has yet to fully heal, so he wears a brace that aids an ongoing drop-foot condition."He's done well," coach Jason Garrett said...

Fort-Worth Star Telegram

Jason Garrett: Ezekiel Elliott is someone we believe very strongly in

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett preached about implementing high standards and accountability to 600 youth, middle and high school football coaches at the Ford Center on Wednesday afternoon. Garrett is trying …

Fort-Worth Star Telegram

Jerry Jones: Firing Tom Landry ‘for greater good of team’

Jerry Jones did what some longtime Dallas Cowboys fans still consider an unforgivable offense when he fired legendary coach Tom Landry shortly after purchasing the team in 1989. That – …

Fort-Worth Star Telegram

Jaylon Smith working with rest of rookies before training camp

Consider this Jaylon Smith’s redshirt freshman season with the Dallas Cowboys. Smith is among a group of players that opened camp today with the rookies and coach Jason Garrett had …

The Landry Hat

Dallas Cowboys: Would a 4-12 season get Jason Garrett fired?

Despite being the reigning NFL Coach of the Year, could a poor outing this season by the Dallas Cowboys get head coach Jason Garrett fired? After the Dallas Cowboys dominated a majority of their opponents in 2016, posting a 13-3 regular season record last season that included an 11-game winning streak, head coach Jason Garrett‘s […] Dallas Cowboys: Would a 4-12 season get Jason Garrett fired? - The Landry Hat - The Landry Hat - A Dallas Cowboys Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Cowboys’ Rookies To Begin Training Camp Wednesday At The Star

The performance from the Cowboys’ 2016 rookie class will be hard to match anytime soon in one draft, but for now there is good news on the team’s 2017 selections – they’ll be signaling the return to Cowboys football from The Star on Wednesday prior to Oxnard’s training camp beginning on Saturday. As was the case for Dallas’ earlier OTAs, players without an accrued season can report to these extra practices, something Head Coach Jason Garrett plans on taking full advantage of. Buying into the tense competition of training camp has not been a problem for the players on Garrett’s...

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Jerry Jones: When I first bought Dallas Cowboys they were losing $1 million cash a month

Editor's note: This was originally published on Jan. 11.Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones joined "Adam Schefter's Know Them from Adam" podcast [in early January] on ESPN to talk about everything from his grandson's state title run to financial advice his father game him as a college student. Here are some highlights:Adam Schefter: What would your dad say today if he knew your franchise was worth over $4 billion?Jerry Jones: "Well my father used to ride along with me when I was in college and coach me up on how to sell insurance. And the way he coached me to sell life...

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Training camp preview: Question marks Cowboys must find answers to, day-to-day schedule in Oxnard

A week from Sunday, the Cowboys' head honchos will hold the annual news conference in Oxnard, Calif. that signals training camp is finally getting underway, with the new season not far behind. Coming off the unexpected 13-3 revelation of 2016, expectations are soaring. There is talk of repeating as NFC East champs and finally, finally advancing past the divisional round of the playoffs.But first things first. Owner Jerry Jones, executive vice president Stephen Jones and head coach Jason Garrett will field questions about what lies ahead, but the following are the topics Dallas needs to start...

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Best of Tim Cowlishaw: It's not Super Bowl or bust for Cowboys; second year will provide tests for Dak

SportsDay columnist Tim Cowlishaw writes columns and responses to live chats with readers. Here are some of his best pieces about the Cowboys from the last month:ColumnsWhy Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is powerless when it comes to disciplineIn many ways, the Cowboys are simply being the Cowboys. They have a half-century of trouble off the field. It's not like North Dallas Forty was simply Pete Gent's imagination.But one thing you notice when reading about all these other NFL arrests is how many players -- arrested, not convicted -- get released. Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas City,...