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Ezekiel Elliott Stunt Triggers Salvation Army Donation Boom ... $21 Donations!

12/19/2016 8:33 AM PST

12-19-ezekiel-elliot-salvation-army-getty-2Ezekiel Elliott's kettle stunt has been VERY good for the Salvation Army -- resulting in a 61% increase in giving since the Cowboys star's TD celebration ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We spoke with Salvation Army spokesperson Lt. Colonel Ron Busroe who says the entire organization was pleasantly surprised by Zeke's stunt -- everyone at the office has been talking about it nonstop!

As for the donation boom, Lt. Colonel Busroe says, "From 8:10pm to 10:30am this morning there was a 61% increase in online giving from the same time frame last Sunday night."

In fact, we're told a bunch of people have been making $21 donations -- a clear tip of the cap to Elliott. 

As for Elliott's pledge to give to the organization -- Busroe says, "We’re very thankful that he’s going to donate."

Ezekiel Elliott Donating to Salvation Army I Don't Need a Fine to Give!

12/19/2016 7:47 AM PST
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12-19-ezekiel-elliot-salvation-army-gettyGood news for the Salvation Army ... Ezekiel Elliott says he WILL be donating to the charity despite the fact he won't be fined by the NFL. 

After EE jumped into a Salvation Army kettle to celebrate a TD Sunday night, he assumed he'd be fined by the NFL -- and vowed to match the fine and donate the money to the S.A. 

But Monday morning, the league announced they wouldn't take further action against the Dallas Cowboys star ... begging the question -- what's up with Zeke's donation pledge? 

Moments ago he answered ... "Even though I will not be fined I still will be making a donation to the @SalvationArmyUS."

No word on the amount -- we're guessing it'll be substantial. 

Good work, Zeke.  

Ex-Cowboys Star Jay Novacek Fix For Dallas Offense? Play Tony Romo

12/14/2016 6:23 AM PST

There's an easy fix to the Cowboys' offensive woes ... PUT IN TONY ROMO at QB, so says former Cowboys All-Pro tight end Jay Novacek.  

TMZ Sports spoke to Novacek -- who won 3 rings with the 'Boys -- about the offense's lack of big plays ... and inability to score points.

So, what's the solution?

"Put in Tony."

Novacek was crystal clear ... Dak Prescott might've led the team during their 11 game win streak, but that doesn't guarantee he should be a lock to quarterback the squad going forward.

Check out the clip ... Jay has a very outside-of-the-box strategy to keep both signal callers happy ... and the Cowboys winning.

DeAndre Jordan Slams Door On Cowboys Criticism ... 'We're 11-2'

12/13/2016 1:50 PM PST

DeAndre Jordan ain't fazed by the Cowboys' tough loss to the Giants on Sunday, and he REALLY doesn't want to hear any criticism about rookie QB Dak Prescott, simply saying, 'we're 11-2.'

D.J. was leaving Nice Guy in L.A. when we had to ask about Prescott's mediocre performance in the 10-7 loss to New York -- going 17-37 with 165 yards with a TD and a pick, finishing with a 45.4 rating.

It's pretty funny ... Jordan tries to close his car door on the idea of blaming the young stud for the loss ... but the All-NBA center gets it stuck on the curb.

Ezekiel Elliott & Dak Prescott Monday Night Clubbin' Poppin' Bubbly While Cash Flies

12/6/2016 12:13 PM PST

You win, you celebrate ... at least if you're Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott

The Dallas Cowboys superstars hit up So & So's in Dallas on Monday -- where they celebrated their 11-1 record by popping bottles of champagne while clubgoers threw stacks of cash. 

Good times had by all  ... and from what we're told by multiple clubgoers, no drama of any kind. 

It ain't the first time the rookies have clubbed together after a big win -- they've been seen victory partying at a couple different spots this season.

It's not like they're trying to hide it -- so we're guessing as long as they keep dominating, they can keep celebrating. 

Next stop ... New York ... where the Giants will try to put a stop to the turn up. 

Dallas Cowboys Visit Texas Children's Hospitals For Xmas ... Continue To Win

12/5/2016 10:39 AM PST

1205-dallas-cowboys-childrens-health-hospital-holiday-party-photos-launchHere's pics and vids of the Dallas Cowboys continuing their epic winning streak OFF THE FIELD ... showing up to a couple Texas children's hospitals to spread Xmas cheer to some brave little tykes.

The whole gang included Dak, Zeke, Dez, Witten, and Romo -- and from the looks of the photos taken Monday morning, the whole team scored with the kids.

Great to see the guys spread a little joy ... and also great to see that kids still remember what Romo looks like without the clipboard in his hand.


Jerry Jones' Son Toughest Decision I Ever Made? ... Benching Tony Romo

11/29/2016 12:29 PM PST
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It wasn't passing on Johnny Manziel ... it wasn't the Greg Hardy situation -- Dallas Cowboys bigwig Stephen Jones says the hardest decision he's made in the front office is benching Tony Romo

Stephen -- the Cowboys CEO and Director of Player Personnel (and also Jerry's son) -- did a video Q&A with fans moments ago ... and was asked to name the most difficult Cowboys decision he's had to make. 

Without hesitation, Stephen explained why forcing Tony to take a back seat to Dak Prescott was especially tough for him.

By the way, he did the interview with a painting of Tony Romo over his left shoulder.

Jones keeps referencing Dak's "hot hand" -- which makes it seem like he's ready to turn right back to Tony if that hand happens to cool off.

Also, interesting Stephen is taking credit for the move ... and not head coach Jason Garrett.

But we knew that already ... right?

Redskins Stars Confronted By Cowboys Fan at Turkey Giveaway ... Hilarity Ensues

11/22/2016 7:13 AM PST

Washington Redkins stars Pierre Garcon and Chris Baker were doing a pretty cool thing Monday night, giving away Thanksgiving turkeys ... when suddenly a HUUUGE Cowboys fan crashed the party! 

The woman -- sporting her Dallas Cowboys beanie -- is hilarious ... getting right up in Baker's face and pledging her allegiance to her squad ... adding, "I look forward to seeing you Thursday!" 

The video is great -- the woman talks smack, but does it in a playful manner -- while ultimately saying, "For real, thank you baby. Regardless of what team I belong to, I still think you're doing a good thing." 

But if you think she left without firing one last shot ...  

Barry Switzer Jerry Jones Asked Me About QB Situation ... Here's What I Said

11/18/2016 1:28 PM PST

Before Jerry Jones made up his mind on the Dallas Cowboys QB situation, he spoke with one of his most trusted football experts ... Barry Switzer.

The legendary Cowboys head coach says he offered up his opinion to Jerry -- and was pretty strong about if Dak Prescott should stay under center when Tony Romo was cleared to play.

Switzer was super candid about his conversation with JJ when he spoke with TMZ Sports -- and praised Jones for putting together a 2016 squad that's the most exciting team he's seen in 20 years. 

He also weighs in on the Ezekiel Elliott vs. Emmitt Smith comparison.

Tony Dorsett I Hope Ezekiel Elliott Breaks My Record 'But There's An Asterisk'

11/17/2016 12:30 PM PST

First off, Tony Dorsett is awesome. 

Second, the Dallas Cowboys legend explains why he's a HUUUGE Ezekiel Elliott fan -- and will be rooting for the guy to break his Cowboys rookie rushing record. 

Dorsett rushed for 1,007 yards back in 1977 -- and no other Cowboys rookie has surpassed that mark ... until now. Zeke is just 2 yards short ... and still has 7 more games to go! 

The Hall of Famer says he knows his record is going down -- but says Zeke might need an asterisk next his name in the Cowboys record book. Check out the clip and see if you agree! 

'Mike & Molly' Star Billy Gardell Big Ben Is Still The Man ... But Steelers Need A Backup Plan

11/14/2016 11:51 AM PST

Billy Gardell says it's not time to jump off the Big Ben bandwagon just yet ... but the "Mike and Molly" star admits the bandwagon needs one thing -- a good backup driver.

We got Gardell out in NYC Monday and asked the lifelong Steelers fan how he felt about the gut-wrenching loss to the Dallas Daks this past Sunday.

Pittsburgh is now 4-5 and a lot of people are wondering if it's time to start searching for the heir apparent to Roethlisberger ... now that his injury, and age -- he's 34 -- are becoming a factor.

Billy makes it plain ... Ben's still got his heart, but it might be time for the Steelers to find their Tony Romo ... a qualified and dependable backup.

It's funny 'cause it's true.

Ezekiel Elliott & Dak Prescott How Are We Celebrating?? Serving Meals at Salvation Army

11/14/2016 10:46 AM PST

dallas_cowboys_giving_back_launch2Less than 24 hours after shocking the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott and a bunch of other Cowboys stars hit up a Salvation Army to serve an early Thanksgiving dinner to the needy. 

The guys were in pretty good spirits -- and the people at the Salvation Army couldn't have been more excited! 

Jason Witten, Lucky Whitehead and Alfred Morris were among the players who pitched in.

Dak and Ezekiel seemed especially chummy during the charity event -- and at 8-1, why wouldn't they be? 

How bout dem Cowboys?!

NFL's Randy Gregory Failed Test was For Weed ... Again

11/11/2016 10:53 AM PST
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0726-randy-gregory-GETTY-01Randy Gregory has a problem with marijuana -- that's what the Dallas Cowboys defensive end tested positive for during his last drug test ... league sources tell TMZ Sports

We're told Gregory -- who's currently serving a suspension for failing previous drug tests -- was tested again at the end of last week ... and it came up showing weed. 

Our sources say Gregory was notified of the result on Tuesday -- and has been concerned that the Cowboys could get rid of him. So far, we're told no decision has been made. 

Before this, Gregory had reportedly failed 5 NFL drug tests. This is number 6. 

One source close to Gregory tells us, "He has a problem quitting."

We've reached out to Gregory's rep multiple times.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport broke the story about the failed test -- and pointed out that Gregory is now facing a full 1 year suspension, per the NFL's drug policy. 

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