Dallas Cowboys headlines: Punishing Jerry, Dunbar 2.0

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 30: Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys walks on the field before the game agaisnt the Washington Redskins at AT
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 30: Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys walks on the field before the game agaisnt the Washington Redskins at AT /

Topping the Dallas Cowboys’ hot takes this morning is a pending $2 million bill for owner Jerry Jones. But is the league actually punishing him? That and more in today’s headlines.

Tuesday kicks off the beginning of the NFL Scouting Combine. But the real news involves Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the $2 million “request” the NFL has reportedly made as reimbursement for legal fees. But is the league actually punishing Jones?

Plus, since the exodus of running back Lance Dunbar, the Cowboys have lacked a real receiving threat out of the backfield. Will Dallas pursue one in the upcoming draft in an effort to make the offense more “Dak-Friendly?” We’ll cover those topics and more in today’s edition of headlines!

NFL: Jones punishment isn’t a fine, it’s reimbursement for legal fees – Pro Football Talk

What was initially reported as being a fine against Jerry Jones for his actions detrimental to the league has now been revealed to be a reimbursement for the legal fees surrounding the Ezekiel Elliott, domestic violence investigation. Albeit, a massive $2 million fee. But this reimbursement is something all parties involved knew was a possibility. Although the timing of this news and it’s initial misreporting certainly made it appear to be an attempt by the NFL to punish Jones. That does not appear to be the case.

Cowboys missed out on pass-catching RB in last year’s draft. Here are some they could target in this year’s class. – Dallas Morning News

The Cowboys have vowed to make their offense more “Dak-Friendly” this offseason. Getting Prescott a pass-catching running back in the same vein as Lance Dunbar a few seasons ago certainly makes sense. Although I would argue that Ezekiel Elliott could fill that role admirably, I guess it would be unwise to play him every offensive snap.

NFL Scouting Combine – General Player’s Schedule

Here’s the official player’s schedule for the NFL Scouting Combine, which starts today. For the majority of the week, the focus will be on medicals, weigh-ins, measurements and interviews. For fans, the real combine starts this Friday with the on-field workouts. You can watch them live on the NFL Network.

Stephen A. takes issue with Dez’s comments – ESPN.com

Dez Bryant made some comments during a radio interview last Friday about advising younger players not to play injured. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith took umbrage with his advice and explains why in the above video link. I think Bryant’s comments speak more to his own situation than actually being advice for anyone else.

Next: Cowboys should pair Calvin Ridley with Dez Bryant

Star Evaluation: Good First Season For Smith, But Expectations Higher in 2018 – DallasCowboys.com

The journey that Jaylon Smith has taken in the past two years is the kind of epic tale of tragedy and success Hollywood makes movies about. Undoubtedly a future 30 for 30, Smith recovering for a career-threatening injury to now being considered the favorite to start at middle linebacker for America’s Team truly is a heartwarming story worthy of the big screen.