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NY Giants Linebacker

Phil Collins Can Help Us Beat Dallas

... We Can Feel It

10/18/2014 5:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The secret to beating the Dallas Cowboys?

Phil Collins.

Well, maybe he can help -- because NY Giants head coach Tom Coughlin turned to Phil's best song to help fire up his team this week ... so says linebacker Mark Herzlich.

Herzlich says Coughlin decided to play some music during practice this week to get the team ready for their HUGE game against the Dallas Cowboys ... and Tom decided Phil's jam could help pump up the intensity.

Mike Tyson approves.

Dallas Cowboys RB

Bragged About $1,000 Shoes

... Week Before Arrest

10/14/2014 9:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

101414_joseph_randle_launchDallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle BRAGGED about owning several pairs of expensive shoes just days before he was busted for shoplifting -- claiming nice stuff made him feel good. 

Randle was speaking to Mac Engel on 105.3 THE FAN Dallas/Ft. Worth last Friday -- when the NFL player, who makes just under $500k per year, said he's dropped 4-figs on Gucci shoes on several occasions. 

Interesting ... considering he was arrested for allegedly stealing Gucci cologne from a Texas department store on Monday night ... along with 2 pairs of Polo underwear. 

Check out the clip -- Randle also says he used to pride himself on dressing nice even when he had no money. 

Can't buy fashion sense ... and apparently, you can't steal it either.

Dallas Cowboys RB

Stole 'Gucci Guilty Black' Cologne

... Cops Say

10/14/2014 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle stole a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne from a Dillard's department store Monday night ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Randle -- who's making nearly $500k this year -- was arrested for shoplifting ... and our sources say he's accused of boosting the cologne AND a 2-pack of black Polo underwear. 

We're told store security footage captured the whole thing. 

Randle was released from custody early Tuesday morning. 

Just one night before the arrest, Randle rushed for 52 yards in a dramatic victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Dean Cain


Everyone's Welcome On Cowboys Bandwagon

10/14/2014 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Who cares if it's trendy?! Dean Cain says he won't shame celebrities who wanna jump on the Dallas Cowboys bandwagon ... he's welcoming EVERYONE!! 

Cain -- who briefly played with the Buffalo Bills -- was fired up in Malibu yesterday after Dallas beat the Seahawks -- and gave a bunch of the credit to head coach Jason Garrett ... who happens to be his good friend.  

"Jump on our wagon!" Cain said ... while praising Jamie Foxx and LeBron James for finally breaking out their Cowboys gear this week. 

So, will the Cowboys be able to keep up their winning ways? Cain has a theory -- check out the clip. 


LeBron & Jamie Foxx

Dust Off Dallas Cowboys Gear

All Aboard the Celebrity Bandwagon!

10/13/2014 8:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1013-jamie-foxx-twitter-cowboysIt's trendy to be a Dallas Cowboys fan again ... just ask LeBron James and Jamie Foxx

After the 'Boys beat up on the World Champion Seahawks in Seattle last night ... the closet opened and the celebrity bandwagoners began spilling out. 

LeBron and Jamie have admitted to being Cowboys fans in the past -- but hadn't posted a single picture on Instagram supporting the team ... until now. 

Funny how that works.

1013-lebron-james-instagram-cowboysAlso, LeBron touts himself as a Browns fan as well ... funny, he wasn't wearing any Cleveland gear after THEIR big win over the Steelers yesterday.

One guy who HAS been down with Big D all season long -- former "Dallas" star Josh Henderson ... who DEFENDED Tony Romo even when everyone else was calling for his head.  


NFL Star Orlando Scandrick


With 'Basketball Wives' Star

10/6/2014 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Two big victories for Dallas Cowboys stud Orlando Scandrick ... first, he beat the Texans -- and then, he GOT BACK TOGETHER WITH HIS EX!

Just two months after "Basketball Wives: LA" star Draya Michele kicked him to the curb, the two were back in each other's arms in Dallas this weekend. 

Michele went to the game -- rooted for Orlando -- and even sat with his family members. 

Afterward, she posted a pic on Instagram with the caption, "We might not HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER, but TOGETHER we HAVE IT ALL."

Back before the split in August, Draya had said the two were close to marriage. 

Wonder if they're gonna pick up where they left off.

'Dallas' Star Josh Henderson


... I Still Got His Back!

10/4/2014 10:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cowboys QB Tony Romo still has the full support of "his people" in Texas ... so says one of the stars of "Dallas" Josh Henderson ... who says he's got a "good feeling" about this season.

Henderson -- who also starred as Nicollette Sheridan's nephew on "Desperate Housewives" -- was out in Hollywood this weekend ... and explained why he's standing by Romo ... even though the guy started off pretty bad.

FYI -- TNT announced it had cancelled "Dallas" just a few hours before we shot Josh ... so, props to the guy for being in such a good mood despite the bad news.

Dez Bryant

Crashes HS Homecoming Dance

'Can I Cut In?'

9/30/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dez Bryant is one-upping Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson ... 'cause the Cowboys WR crashed a high school homecoming dance this past weekend ... and the kids went NUTS!!!

It all went down at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, TX -- just outside of Dallas -- where a group of high school kids were getting ready to leave the dance when a black Bentley rolled up. 

We spoke with Kevin -- one of the kids in the group -- who tells us when thy realized the man in the car was #88, they started "throwing up the X" -- Dez's signature TD celebration ... and he came over to hang out. 

"We all freaked out and asked for a picture," Kevin says ... who tells us Dez was super-nice to everyone and struck pose after pose until everyone got a pic. 

"He was an awesome guy ... and extremely kind to all of us."

Too bad the Saints defense doesn't feel the same way. 

Ex-NFL Star Marion Barber

Former Teammates Concerned

'He Needs Help'

9/14/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912-bryan-mccann-marion-barber-getty-01Marion Barber's former NFL teammates tell TMZ Sports they're "shocked" by the details of the former superstar's handgun-in-a-church arrest ... and are hoping he gets the help he needs. 

We broke the story ... Barber was taken into police custody in June after allegedly taking a loaded gun into a Texas church and flashing it at the congregation.  He was held for mental evaluation. 

One former NFL teammate -- a fellow superstar who didn't want to be named because he maintains a close friendship with Barber -- says, "He needs help, I care about him."

We also spoke with former Cowboys cornerback Brian McCann -- who played with Barber in 2010 -- who says the Marion he knew was a "fun-loving guy."

"[The Marion described in the police report] doesn't sound like him at all. He never seemed like a troubled guy."

"He was the team jokester. He showed me you can still have fun at this level."

We've tried contacting Barber to no avail -- and his neighbors say he hasn't been seen at his home since the arrest.

Dez Bryant

My Twitter Hashtag

Deserves a Trademark

9/4/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903-dez-bryant-getty-01Dez Bryant is gunning to trademark his famous Twitter hashtag -- #ThrowUpTheX" -- in an effort to make sure he controls the use of his slogan on social media ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

FYI -- the Dallas Cowboys star has been throwing up an "X" signal with his arms as a TD celebration for years ... and it's become his signature move with fans who often tweet pics of themselves to Dez "throwing up the X."

Now, we've learned Dez has filed documents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ... looking to trademark #ThrowUpTheX for use in "news bulletins."

We did some digging ... and essentially, the "news bulletins" category covers computer software and other digital platforms that seems to cover social media. 

So why trademark a hashtag? We spoke with Dez's rep who says they want to make sure no one else can take the hashtag and use it for unapproved non-Dez related activities. 

Bryant has also started a "Throw Up The X" clothing line ... and we're told he hopes to grow the brand into an Under Armour-type company ... eventually signing other stars to endorsement deals. 

Currently, the trademark for #ThrowUpTheX is pending -- and could take months until officials make a decision.

Stay tuned ...

Michael Sam

Joining Cowboys Is

'Dream Come True'

9/3/2014 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903_michael_sam_gettyMichael Sam  says he's incredibly grateful to Jerry Jones for giving him a shot with the Dallas Cowboys ... calling the opportunity a "dream come true."

Sam just went to Twitter and wrote, "As a kid growing up in Texas I always loved the Dallas Cowboys, so to join this incredible organization is really a dream come true."

"I want to thank the Jones family, the entire Cowboys organization, and the city of Dallas for giving me this opportunity."

"I look forward to putting my helmet and pads on every day to work my hardest to help bring a sixth Super Bowl Championship to Dallas!!"

Michael Irvin

Michael Sam to Cowboys:


9/3/2014 5:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Sam has the blessing of The Playmaker ... 'cause NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin tells TMZ Sports he "loves" that the defensive end signed with his beloved Dallas Cowboys.

"I like Michael Sam, I love that he's with the Cowboys," Irvin told us in front of Craig's in West Hollywood Tuesday night. 

"He knows how to get to the quarterback and we're happy to see that. When you're trying to get players, and the Cowboys need players, that can get to the quarterback, you sign Michael Sam."

"And I'm happy with that."

As we previously reported, Sam inked a deal with Dallas Tuesday to join the practice squad ... just as soon as he completes a physical.

Michael Sam


By Cowboys Offer

9/2/2014 6:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The "Michael Sam to Dallas" move was a bang-bang play -- with the whole deal unfolding in just a couple of hours ... starting with a phone call from Dallas to Sam's camp around 11AM Tuesday. 

Our NFL sources tell TMZ Sports ... the whole thing was like a whirlwind -- and Sam had no idea he was in the cards for Dallas until the phone rang. 

After that, Sam hopped on the first plane to Texas -- where he'll join the practice squad ... pending a physical.

Our sources tell us ... Sam is fired up about the opportunity and can't wait to get on the field.

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