Cowboys News: Jerry says he’s ‘all in’, Prescott out of Pro Bowl, Romo to get broadcast award

Jerry and Stephen Jones found hot microphones in Mobile, so Cowboys Nation now has plenty to talk about. In this edition of News and Notes, we’ll dissect what Jerry had to say about his immensely expensive quarterback and whether “pretty good” has become “good enough” when it comes to the team. He says he’s “all in” for 2024, but what does that actually mean… and what might it look like in someone else’s hands? As for Stephen, he knows fans are frustrated, so why is he invoking names like Brady and Mahomes?

Meanwhile, we’ll detail some late changes to the Pro Bowl roster: three Cowboys are in, and two others are out. We’ve got a new mock draft that may turn a few heads at quarterback, we’re rewinding to the best catches of the Cowboys’ season, and we’re flashing back to one of the most influential teams of all time. Find out what Markquese Bell had to say about being an example for today’s HBCU players, and ignore the Tony Romo slander- the CBS analyst is actually getting a prestigious broadcasting honor.

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Jerry Jones repeats Mike McCarthy stance, says coach has Cowboys ‘hanging around the rim’ | Dallas Morning News


The Cowboys owner again pointed to the Cowboys’ regular-season success under McCarthy as reason for keeping him in place for a fifth season. “Now, he’s come up short three times in advancing us in the playoffs. But I like the fact that he’s hanging around the rim,” Jones said. “We’re not getting the ball in, but we’re hanging around the rim.” The basketball analogy is sure to land like a brick with Cowboys fans.

Stephen Jones points to Brady, Mahomes in explaining Cowboys' postseason woes under Prescott | Cowboys Wire


The Cowboys EVP said fans’ frustrations over a third straight early playoff exit are warranted, and he seemed to point the finger at Dak Prescott. “There’s no way they’re going to explicitly trust you until you get it done. Would someone trust Tom Brady and the Patriots that they’re going to get it done? Yeah. Why? Because they did it year in and year out. Does someone trust [Patrick] Mahomes and Kansas City that they’re going to do it? Why? Because they do it six years in a row; they’re in the championship game. Until we compete at that level and we get the job done, then there’s going to be doubt.”

Jerry Jones details 'all-in' approach to offseason | The Mothership


The quote of the day was from the Cowboys owner, telling reporters, “we will be all in” for 2024. “I would say that you will see us this coming year, not build it for the future,” he explained. He went on to describe a need to “disrupt” in some areas- like free agency- in order to have better success in the short term, but also said that Prescott “has done nothing” to change his mind about giving him an extension as Cowboys quarterback.

What would an all-in Cowboys offseason look like? We go through the moves | Fox Sports


“All in” for David Helman would mean keeping Tyron Smith, Stephon Gilmore, Rico Dowdle, Dante Fowler, and Johnathan Hankins. It would also mean going out and getting Lloyd Cushenberry III, Grover Stewart, Lavonte David, and Gabe Davis. The team says goodbye to Michael Gallup, Cooper Rush, Dorance Armstrong, and Tony Pollard in this exercise.

Cowboys add 3 players to NFC's Pro Bowl Games roster | Cowboys Wire


DeMarcus Lawrence will replace Nick Bosa, and Jake Ferguson will fill in for George Kittle; both 49ers will be prepping for Super Bowl LVIII. Tyler Smith will substitute for Zack Martin, who has opted out of the Pro Bowl Games for personal reasons.

Cowboys' Dak Prescott Replaced by Bucs' Baker Mayfield for 2024 NFL Pro Bowl Games | Bleacher Report


Prescott will not attend the Pro Bowl Games either. The Bucs website says Mayfield will go instead due to an “injury” to Prescott, but Cowboys sources say it is a personal decision, not an injury. Prescott and his girlfriend are expecting their first child soon.

Should Cowboys fans be concerned about this Stephen Jones NFL Draft trade story? | 105.3 The Fan


A former video producer at recently told a story on a podcast about Jones once completely blowing off calls from the Detroit Lions concerning a proposed trade that would have sent “a pretty decent name” to Dallas. Jones didn’t consult with anyone else and may not have even known who the player was. Cowboys Nation, predictably, freaked out.

Cowboys Mock Draft: Finding Prescott's successor, refreshing OL, LB, RB | Cowboys Wire


This mock has Dallas giving up the 24th pick to get three more selections. To end the first round, they grab Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., with an eye toward handing him the reigns in 2025. Then they trade up in the second to get highly-regarded Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson. There’s more movement in later rounds, but the Cowboys come away with two more O-linemen, two linebackers, another big defensive tackle, and a nifty running back to (hopefully) pair with a veteran workhorse in free agency.

Cowboys' Markquese Bell to be named NFL HBCU Player of the Year | Cowboys Wire


Bell said he is “humbly grateful” for the honor and acknowledged that he is an example for many underrecognized players at the nation’s HBCUs: “I have accepted my calling to be intentional in the most positive way that I know as to the lives I affect from those watching me.” Bell joins a long list of Cowboys players to have come from HBCUs, including many of the franchise’s true legends.

Watch: 5 best catches of the Cowboys 2023 season | Cowboys Wire


From CeeDee Lamb’s one-hander against the Giants in Week 10 to Ferguson’s fingertip grab versus the Rams to a sweet toe drag from Michael Gallup in the win over Philadelphia and more, relive the prettiest receptions of the Cowboys’ season.

Revealing the 50 Most Influential Teams in NFL History: Nos. 40–31 | Sports Illustrated


The ’77 Cowboys show up on this list at No. 36 for the lasting impact made by the famed “Flex” defense, the shotgun snap, and the shovel pass, all Tom Landry innovations. That group won Super Bowl XII with a dominating 27-10 win over Denver.

2 major lessons Cowboys should learn from NFL's Final Four | Cowboys Wire


In watching championship weekend from home like the rest of us, the Cowboys should have observed that great teams have resilient defenses and the best offenses stay true to themselves. There’s also a lot to be said for good coaching and holding the best players accountable in the biggest moments.

Tony Romo will receive 2024 Pat Summerall Award during Super Bowl LVIII week | Awful Announcing


The former Cowboys QB will be honored with the prestigious 2024 Pat Summerall Award at the Legends for Charity gala on Thursday, Feb. 8. The award is given yearly to “a deserving recipient who through their career has demonstrated the character, integrity, and leadership both on and off the job that the name Pat Summerall represents.” Romo called Summerall “the voice of my youth” who “helped me fall in love with the game of football.”

Story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire