Cowboys news: Dallas works out a free agent receiver (2023)

Cowboys work out former first-round WR Laquon Treadwell - Todd Brock, Yahoo! Sports

The Dallas Cowboys certainly like to look under every rock when it comes to former first-round picks.

Former first-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell laced up his cleats and did some work with the team, as first reported by 105.3 The Fan’s Cowboys insider Bobby Belt. ESPN’s Field Yates confirmed the news later in the day.

The 27-year-old wide receiver was selected 23rd overall in 2016 and played for four seasons in Minnesota, though he never lived up to high expectations that saw him compared to DeAndre Hopkins prior to the draft.

After a single season in Atlanta, scoring two touchdowns in 2020, the Ole Miss product moved on to Jacksonville, where he logged a career-high 434 receiving yards in 2021. Treadwell spent last season in Seattle, appearing in just six games.

Dallas is still searching for additional wide receiver depth, even after trading for free agent Brandin Cooks earlier this month. While Cooks is expected to form a talented trio with CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, the list of names behind them on the Cowboys depth chart is largely untested.

Ezekiel Elliott’s Best Chance At Playing In 2023 May Be With The Dallas Cowboys - DJ Siddiqi, Forbes.com

Former Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott has yet to sign with another team. Could his best spot be returning to the Cowboys?

While Elliott was initially linked to three contenders following his release — the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals — it has since been revealed that this is mostly one-sided interest. As John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported, the Eagles have not shown any interest in adding the veteran running back. Furthermore, the three teams linked to Elliott are more so just a “wish list” for the three-time Pro Bowl back, rather than a mutual interest between both parties.

“I’m told as of right now the Eagles have not engaged in conversations with Ezekiel Elliott about joining the team and are happy with the running backs they have right now,” said Clark.

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Elliott’s chances of landing with either team were squashed when Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and Jets head coach Robert Saleh shut down the notion of adding Elliott, saying that they were happy with their current running backs. While Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni didn’t shut down the idea of signing Elliott, he didn’t exactly echo a vote of confidence in adding him either.

Which leaves Elliott with one legitimate option — re-upping with the Cowboys.

It’s not likely to happen now and it may not even happen prior to training camp. Whether or not Dallas re-signs Elliott hinges on the selection of a running back during the 2023 NFL Draft. The Cowboys have been linked to University of Texas running back Bijan Robinson, who is expected to be selected by the end of the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Dallas also signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting running back Ronald Jones.

Isreal Mukuamu Will Do “Whatever It Takes” To Bring Cowboys Fans A Super Bowl Victory - Jazz Monet, Inside the Star

Mukuamu might be low on the depth chart, but he knows what it would mean to give fans what they’ve been looking for since the 90s.

Cowboys Safety Israel Mukuamu, dubbed “Izzy,” joined the Pick 6 Sports crew on for an interview on Monday.

He talked about his NFL experience so far, his hopes and expectations for the coming season, and the competitive philosophy he employs in order to keep elevating his game.

Even with the Cowboys roster still very much in development, Israel Mukuamu has promised something to fans that they’ve been wanting for a very long time.

“Cowboys Nation,” he said, “we [are] working to get y’all a Super Bowl. It’s gon’ come soon. Just be patient.”

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One thing fans of Mukuamu will never doubt is whether or not he’s putting in work.

His track record indicates that his work ethic might be his best intangible feature. His work during the off-season has translated into impressive in-game performances.

The battle for “Agent 0” is officially over in Dallas - Brandon Loree, Blogging the Boys

The Cowboys will officially have someone on the roster that will wear No. 0 for the first time in team history.

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley of the Jacksonville Jaguars was the first active player to decide he would be No. 0 for the 2023 season. Other players have since come out and announced they would do the same.

As soon as the rule change was announced, the fight for No. 0 in Dallas was on, specifically between linebacker Micah Parsons and Jayron Kearse.

After Kearse indicated he would be wearing zero on his Instagram page, it looks like he will be the first Dallas Cowboy in team history to wear the number.

Sorry, Micah.

Jayron Kearse wins.

The impact NFL safety will wear No. 0 for the #Cowboys in 2023. pic.twitter.com/rYsaGgNasa

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Before the 2021 season, it became possible for other players at certain positions to wear numbers in the single digits. Specifically for the Cowboys, former linebacker Jaylon Smith changed from No. 54 to No. 9.

The catch was if Smith wanted to change his number, he needed to buy out all of the existing inventory of his apparel with No. 54 on it. The buyout was somewhere in the “mid-six-figure” range.

DeMarcus Ware not surprised Dallas Cowboys cut RB Ezekiel Elliott, it happened to him - Clarence E Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The timing of Elliott’s release felt similar to when Dallas released DeMarcus Ware before the 2014 season.

Like Elliott, Ware went from being a celebrity first-round pick of the Cowboys, star player and face of the franchise to the the ignominy of being cut by the only home he had ever known for salary cap reasons after in 2014.

Ware wasn’t surprised the Cowboys cut Elliott because of the way he was playing in 2022 and the emergence of Tony Pollard as the team’s best back.

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Ware, who participated in the Invited Celebrity Golf Classic Presented by Choctaw Casinos & Resorts media day at Globe Life Field on Friday, said it was simply a business decision.

“It just it is what it is,” Ware said. “But Zeke still has a lot in the tank. But you got to also think about the salary cap issues that I don’t know about. That was the best decision. It happened to me to where it got to a point where I was still playing well. I still had something in the tank. But you got to also think about the whole team in general. And so they made the right decision. And they’ll keep doing the same thing.”

Ware said being cut was tough on the ego but it’s a lesson about the business of the NFL.

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FAQs

Who will the Cowboys get in free agency? ›

Chuma Edoga, offensive line. The Cowboys have signed Edoga to a one-year, $1.232 million contract. What it means: Edoga is the first free agent the Cowboys have added so far, as their biggest moves have come via trades for Stephon Gilmore and Brandin Cooks.

Did the Cowboys pick up a receiver? ›

Cowboys pick up fifth-year option for receiver CeeDee Lamb.

Who did the Cowboys get in free agency 2023? ›

Dallas Cowboys 2023 Free Agents
Player (17 of 27)Pos.Age
Noah BrownWR27.2
Carlos WatkinsDE29.2
Johnathan HankinsDT31.0
Jake McQuaideLS35.2
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Have the Cowboys signed any undrafted free agents? ›

Examples of their fantastic finds include Miles Austin, Cole Beasley, and franchise quarterback Tony Romo. Thus far, the Cowboys have come to terms with twelve undrafted free agents.

Who is signing with the Cowboys? ›

Signed OL Chuma Edoga to a one-year contract. Re-signed RB Rico Dowdle. Signed RB Ronald Jones.

Who has the biggest contract on the Cowboys? ›

1. QB Dak Prescott
  • Contract: 4 years, $160,000,000.
  • 2022 salary: $20,000,000.
  • Free agency: 2025.
Dec 29, 2022

Will Cowboys trade for a WR? ›

FRISCO, Texas -- Wanting to add speed and a complement to Pro Bowler CeeDee Lamb, the Dallas Cowboys acquired Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks on Sunday for a fifth-round pick in 2023 and a sixth-round pick in 2024.

What wide receiver did Dallas Cowboys just get? ›

New Cowboys WR Brandin Cooks 'extremely excited' about coming to Dallas, calls the franchise a 'special place' The Dallas Cowboys offense and quarterback Dak Prescott, in particular, sorely missed Amari Cooper's presence opposite 2022 Second-Team All-Pro wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in 2022.

What receivers did the Cowboys let go? ›

The Dallas Cowboys have made a change in the wide receiver room ahead of the Monday night NFC East matchup with the New York Giants by releasing 2022 undrafted free agent Dennis Houston.

How many draft picks does Dallas Cowboys have in 2023? ›

Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks Tracker by Round in 2023

The Cowboys had seven total selections in the 2023 NFL Draft. Through the compensatory pick process, the Cowboys were originally awarded two additional selections in the fifth round and one selection in the sixth round.

What does Dallas need in the draft? ›

Dallas Cowboys' team needs entering the 2023 NFL draft
  • Tight end. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports. ...
  • Running back. ...
  • Wide receiver. ...
  • Offensive line. ...
  • Cornerback.
Apr 27, 2023

What players left the Dallas Cowboys? ›

Six Dallas Cowboys Who Won't Be Back in 2023
  • Ezekiel Elliott. This seems like a slam dunk. ...
  • Tyron Smith. This one is going to hurt. ...
  • Brett Maher. Maher is hitting free agency at the exact wrong time. ...
  • Cooper Rush. ...
  • Leighton Vander Esch. ...
  • Dalton Schultz.
Jan 23, 2023

Do undrafted free agents get paid? ›

How Much Do Undrafted Rookie Free Agents Make? Most times, NFL undrafted free agents sign for the league's minimum salary of $750,000 per year.

What happens to undrafted free agents? ›

Once the seventh round ends, players that go undrafted are free to sign with any team that is interested. Teams will spend the seventh round reaching out to players to start talking through interest because once the draft ends, it becomes a free-for-all.

What is the average salary of an undrafted free agent? ›

The weekly salary of NFL practice squad players in the 2022 will be $11,500 – meaning that they can make $207,000 in salary if they stay on the practice squad for all 18 weeks of the regular season.

Who did the Cowboys trade for today? ›

Sunday saw their second major move of free agency, as they traded with the Houston Texans to acquire Brandin Cooks. The move cost them the tiny total of a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2024 sixth-round selection.

Where is Odell Beckham Jr signing? ›

The Baltimore Ravens reached a one-year agreement with three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday. The deal reportedly includes a $13.835 million signing bonus and is worth up to $18 million.

Has OBJ signed with a team yet? ›

Odell Beckham Jr. has signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has signed a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Sunday.

Who has the highest selling Cowboys jerseys? ›

Three Cowboys players were among the top sellers for the 2022 season, according to nflshop.com. Linebacker/pass rusher Micah Parsons came in at No. 2 behind Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, while receiver CeeDee Lamb landed at No. 5.

How much money does a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader make per season? ›

For instance, Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, aka America's Sweethearts, who happen to be one of the most popular groups in the NFL, earn about $15-20 per hour, or $500 per match. Therefore, their yearly salary comes out to about $75,000.

Who is the highest-paid NFL player? ›

Lamar Jackson finally has his deal with the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens and Jackson have agreed to terms on a five-year $260 million contract making him the highest-paid player in the NFL averaging $52 million-per-year.

What NFL teams are in need of WR? ›

Huge need
  • Atlanta Falcons. Drake London is awesome. ...
  • Buffalo Bills. I feel a little weird having the Bills this high when they employ one of my favorite elite receivers in Stefon Diggs. ...
  • Carolina Panthers. ...
  • Green Bay Packers. ...
  • Houston Texans. ...
  • Kansas City Chiefs. ...
  • New England Patriots. ...
  • New York Giants.
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Who has the most targets for a WR career? ›

Larry Fitzgerald has been targeted the most career times by a wide receiver, with 2,335 targets.

Who has the most receiving touchdowns in Cowboys history? ›

Dez Bryant holds the record for the most receiving touchdowns in Cowboys history (73), edging out Hall of Famers Bob Hayes (71) and Michael Irvin (65).

Is Odell Beckham going to the Cowboys? ›

After much speculation regarding the Dallas Cowboys signing Odell Beckham Jr., the team instead opted to go with veteran wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.

What player did the Cowboys release? ›

FRISCO, Texas – The run is over for Ezekiel Elliott. And what a ride it has been over the last seven years for one of the greatest running backs in Cowboys history. But the team said goodbye to Zeke on Wednesday, officially releasing him on the first day of the NFL free-agent signing period.

Did the Cowboys get a new kicker? ›

The Cowboys have signed kicker Tristan Vizcaino to the practice squad, adding a possible insurance policy in case the team wants to bring him to the game alongside Maher. Vizcaino has been on four teams since 2020, including two different squads this season.

Who did the Cowboys pick in round 7? ›

They closed their draft by picking Jalen Brooks, a wide receiver from South Carolina, in the seventh round. Keep coming back here throughout the draft for analysis and grades for each Cowboys pick.

Who is the 4th round pick in the Dallas Cowboys draft 2023? ›

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Who did Cowboys get in draft? ›

Dallas Cowboys select DT Mazi Smith with 2023 1st round pick

The Dallas Cowboys have selected Mazi Smith with the 26th overall pick of the NFL draft Thursday night. On Friday, they took Smith's college teammate, tight end Luke Schoonmaker, with the 58th overall pick in the second round.

How many draft picks do the Dallas Cowboys get? ›

The Cowboys own seven total picks in the seven-round draft. The Athletic has around-the-clock coverage of the NFL Draft. Follow our NFL Draft Round 4-7 live blog and round 2-3 winners and losers, round 2 grades and best available players.

Are Cowboys good at drafting? ›

Solid Drafting With The Higher Picks

Over the six-plus decades the Cowboys have made 15 total selections in the Top 10 of the first round. Three times they have made the first overall pick and they have hit on all three: (1974) Ed “Too Tall” Jones; (1989) Troy Aikman; and (1991) Russel Maryland.

Did the Cowboys get rid of Ezekiel Elliott? ›

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys released Ezekiel Elliott, making the running back a free agent, the team announced Wednesday. Elliott, 27, was set to count $16.7 million against the salary cap with a $10.9 million non-guaranteed base salary.

Who are the 7 Cowboys players? ›

Trevon Diggs
No. 7 – Dallas Cowboys
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:The Avalon School (Wheaton, Maryland)
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How much cap space will Dallas Cowboys have in 2023? ›

In terms of "effective cap space," Over the Cap estimates the Cowboys have $13.4 million. That number reflects the "cap space a team will have after signing at least 51 players and its projected rookie class to its roster."

How much do undrafted free agents make in 2023? ›

The current Collective Bargaining Agreement requires that contracts for undrafted free agents have a $750,000 base salary in 2023. Signing bonuses and guaranteed money will drastically shift between players and teams.

Who is the lowest paid player in the NFL? ›

While Tyrone Swoopes was the lowest paid player in the NFL in 2021, looking at the low end of league earners in 2022 isn't as transparent.

How much do 7th round picks make? ›

What will the salary be for seventh-round picks in the NFL Draft? The NFL has a rookie wage scale for all drafted players, courtesy of the CBA. The CBA provides for a minimum rookie salary of $750,000 in 2023. Players can make more than that, bust most rookie contracts will include a 2023 salary of $750,000.

How much does an undrafted rookie free agent make? ›

That is the most a team can use for signing bonuses for free agents and is a certain percentage of a team's total rookie compensation pool for 2022. Most UDFA will sign on with a franchise practice squad if they are not signed to the active roster and they can make anywhere north of $100,000 a season.

How does signing undrafted free agents work? ›

How does the UDFA system work? It's pretty simple, really. As soon as the draft is over, teams have the greenlight to sign as many UDFAs as they please. There are no limits as to how many UDFAs teams can sign — they only have to stick to the 90-man offseason roster size.

How do undrafted players get signed? ›

Teams do not sign undrafted free agents looking for immediate stars, but rather in hopes of finding role players with the potential to develop into something greater. For an undrafted rookie to stick on an NFL roster and have the chance to become a star, he must first show that he can help the team in a specific role.

Who is the best undrafted NFL player? ›

Top 15 Undrafted Earners
RankPlayerPosition
1Tony RomoQuarterback
2Jason PetersOffensive tackle
3Shaquil BarrettLinebacker
4Adam ThielenWide receiver
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Apr 25, 2023

Do NFL undrafted free agents get signing bonuses? ›

In all, there were 56 undrafted free agents this year who received signing bonus payments of at least $10,000, and 15 of them earned $15,000 or more in upfront money. The figures are gleaned from an NFL Players Association survey of undrafted free agents.

How many undrafted free agents make an NFL roster? ›

There are nearly 500 undrafted players currently in the NFL (486 undrafted players made Week 1 53-man rosters), and there are 15 current members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who also went undrafted.

Who will the Cowboys pick in the 2023 draft? ›

Cowboys Select Luke Schoonmaker with No. 58 Pick

Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Drew Pearson announces the Dallas Cowboys' selection of Michigan Wolverines tight end Luke Schoonmaker in Round 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft with the No. 26 overall pick.

Is Trevon Diggs in free agency? ›

Diggs will be a free agent following the 2023 season so Dallas is under no obligation to extend him now if they don't want to.

Who is the Cowboys trade for? ›

Sunday saw their second major move of free agency, as they traded with the Houston Texans to acquire Brandin Cooks. The move cost them the tiny total of a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2024 sixth-round selection.

Who is sponsoring the Dallas Cowboys? ›

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys announcement Tuesday about a new sponsorship deal with Black Rifle Coffee sparked backlash on social media, with the franchise drawing criticism for partnering with a company that uses gun-centric signage and product labels such as “AK-47 Espresso Blend” and “Murdered Out Coffee Roast.”

What picks does Dallas have in 2023? ›

Dallas Cowboys Draft Picks Tracker by Round in 2023
  • Round 1 | Pick 26. Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan.
  • Round 2 | Pick 58. Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan.
  • Round 3 | Pick 90. DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas.
  • Round 4, Pick 129. Viliami Fehoko, EDGE | San Jose State.
  • Round 6, Pick 178. ...
  • Round 6, Pick 212* ...
  • Round 7, Pick 244.

What picks do the Dallas Cowboys have in 2023? ›

Cowboys 2023 draft picks
RoundOverall PickPlayer
126DT Mazi Smith (Michigan)
258TE Luke Schoonmaker (Michigan)
390LB DeMarvion Overshown (Texas)
4129EDGE Viliami Fehoko (San Jose State)
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Apr 29, 2023

Who was Mr irrelevant 2023? ›

Mr. Irrelevant history
YearNameTeam
2023Desjuan JohnsonRams
2022Brock Purdy49ers
2021Grant StuardBuccaneers
2020Tae CrowderGiants
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Apr 30, 2023

Who is the highest paid NFL player? ›

Lamar Jackson finally has his deal with the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens and Jackson have agreed to terms on a five-year $260 million contract making him the highest-paid player in the NFL averaging $52 million-per-year.

How much is Diggs contract with Dallas Cowboys for? ›

$6,320,907

What is Trevon Diggs salary? ›

Trevon Diggs signed a 4 year, $6,320,907 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $2,157,024 signing bonus, $3,054,338 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,580,227. In 2023, Diggs will earn a base salary of $4,304,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,843,256 and a dead cap value of $539,256.

Will the Cowboys trade for a wide receiver? ›

The Dallas Cowboys have a new weapon. The team reportedly acquired wide receiver Brandin Cooks from the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2023 fifth-rounder and a 2024 sixth-rounder.

What is the biggest trade in NFL history? ›

In this sense, the biggest NFL trade ever took place in 1989, involving 18 players and three teams: the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings and the San Diego Chargers.

What is the official beer of the Cowboys? ›

Well, that, and gaudy amounts of Miller Lite--cool and fresh as a mountain stream--which, as it turns out, is the official beer of the Dallas Cowboys.

What grocery store sponsors the Cowboys? ›

H-E-B was named the club's official and exclusive grocery store.

Who almost bought the Cowboys? ›

Jerry Buss attempted to buy the Dallas Cowboys but was denied because of his playboy image. There's a reason why Dr. Jerry Buss is known as one of — if not — the best owner in sports history. Not only did he turn the Los Angeles Lakers into a global brand, but he also aced the business side things.

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