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IRS to Dez Bryant

You Dropped the Ball In '13


10/1/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0930-dez-bryant-tmz-01update_graphic_red_bar3:23 PM PT -- Bryant's rep tells us ... Dez was notified about the lien in June 2015 and cut a check to the IRS on July 1, 2015 to clear it up.

Bryant's rep insists the lRS released the lien on September 16th, meaning Bryant is now officially off the hook. 

9:56 AM PT -- Bryant's rep, Ron Berkowitz, tells TMZ Sports the Cowboys receiver has handled the situation ... saying, "Clearly, this was an oversight. Once it was brought to Dez's attention, he paid it in full."update_grey_gray_barSeems Dez Bryant threw up the X to Uncle Sam back in 2013 ... failing to pay roughly $80,000 in federal income taxes ... this according to official records obtained by TMZ Sports. 

The IRS filed a federal tax lien against Bryant in Dallas ... claiming he never paid $79,274.75 in income tax for the money he made back in 2013. 

Seems like chump change for Bryant now thanks to his new $70 million deal ... but back in '13, Dez only raked in a measly $1.8 mil, according to 

We're guessing it's just an oversight on Bryant's part ... but you don't wanna play around when it comes to paying the tax man -- just ask Wesley Snipes


Terrell Owens

Haven't Heard Back from Cowboys

... But I'm 'Stayin' Ready'

10/1/2015 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Terrell Owens' triumphant return to Dallas is still on hold ... with the WR telling us there hasn't been any movement since he reached out to the Cowboys earlier this season -- but he isn't giving up hope. 

Owens was hangin' out on the Sunset Strip Wednesday when the 41-year-old told us he's still keeping himself in NFL-condition -- "Staying ready, so I don't have to get ready."

Just a few weeks ago, Owens told Rich Eisen he had his agent reach out to the Cowboys to see if they had any interest after losing Dez Bryant to an injury. So we asked him about it. 

"I haven't heard anything as of yet ... but that's not to say that anything can't happen."

Owens says he'd consider playing for other NFL teams -- but insists it would need to be the "right situation." 

Good luck! 

Jermaine Dupri

Tebow to the Cowboys??

... So So Dumb.

9/24/2015 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Dupri is a HUGE fan of the Dallas Cowboys. 

He's NOT a huge fan of Tim Tebow

So, when our guy asked how Jermaine felt about the possibility of the Cowboys bringing Tim to  the squad ... JD wasn't havin' it. 

Poor Tebow ... 

Donald Trump

Bummed About Tony Romo

... But STOKED for Brady!

9/21/2015 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump just pointed out ... Tom Brady endorsed him for president -- and now happens to be having a STELLER season. Coincidence? Trump thinks not. 

Trump just took on some NFL questions during an #AskTrump video Q&A with fans -- and one of the issues at hand ... the Dallas Cowboys. 

With Tony Romo out with a broken collarbone ... people wanted to know how Trump felt about Dallas' playoff chances. 

His response wasn't anything spectacular ... he likes Romo, they're personal friends, the injury is bad for the team ... but he pulled off an EXCELLENT pivot move to bring up Tom Brady.

Check out the clip ... he makes sure to let his fans know that Brady is Team Trump -- and people on Team Trump are WINNERS!! 

There's more ... he also vouched for Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco ... claiming the guy is an elite NFL quarterback. You buyin' that? 

Dez Bryant

Diamond Finder Is Unemployed Volunteer

8/20/2015 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0819_miguel_dez_bryant_ring_twitterImagine you're out of work and looking for a paycheck ... and then you stumble upon a HUGE DIAMOND EARRING -- would you give it back???

Lucky for Dez Bryant, the man who found HIS diamond after it fell out during a Dallas Cowboys practice yesterday isn't you. 

The guy with the golden heart is Miguel Preciado ... who's been volunteering at the Cowboys practice facility in Oxnard, CA while looking for a permanent job. 

Preciado tells us ... he NEVER (not even for a second) considered keeping the diamond and selling it ... even though hawking it could've brought in THOUSANDS of dollars. 

"I'm just a volunteer who did the right thing that I would have wanted done for me," Miguel tells us.

When Miguel gave the diamond to #88 -- Bryant insinuated he'd be hooking up Miguel with some sort of a reward, but Miguel says the move was never about money -- he just wanted to do what's right. 

Major karma points comin' his way. 

Tony Romo

Drinks On Me...

'Cause NFL Cancelled My Event

7/23/2015 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0722-tony-romo-getty-02Tony Romo knows how to apologize ... FaceTime and free booze -- that's how the NFL star made good with 200 fans who got screwed out of an event he was supposed to host.

TMZ Sports found out Romo rented a fancy Las Vegas lounge to throw a party for people who bought tickets to what was supposed to be his fantasy football convention. As we reported ... the event was cancelled when the NFL said Tony hosting in a casino would be a violation of league rules.

So, the Cowboys QB called an audible -- inviting ticket holders to Fizz champagne lounge in Caesar's Palace. Besides a free drink, they got an autographed Romo poster -- AND Tony himself FaceTimed in for a quick chat. 

Even Giants fans would have to admit ... pretty cool of Tony. But they probably wouldn't.

Jerry Jones

Mad Props to Jay Z

Did Great Job for Dez Bryant

7/16/2015 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Jerry Jones has become a HUUUGE fan of Jay Z -- praising Dez Bryant for tapping Roc Nation Sports to negotiate his contract ... and saying Hov is a "wonderful" person.  

The Cowboys owner called Dez from New York City to congratulate him on his brand new 5-year $70 MILLION contract ... when he went out of his way to give credit to the hip-hop mogul.   

"My hats off to you," Jones told Bryant ... "You did a good job associating yourself with Jay Z. He's wonderful ... I spent hours with him last night."

Go on Jay, brush your shoulders off.  

Draya Michele

Jerry Jones Will Get Wedding Invite If ...

7/1/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If Jerry Jones wants to go to Orlando Scandrick's wedding, there might be a catch ... so says Orlando's brand new fiancee Draya Michele

As we previously reported, the Dallas Cowboys defensive back popped the question to Draya earlier this month with a $400k engagement ring ... so when we saw Michele on the set of her new movie, we had to ask about the guest list. 

Michele told TMZ Sports they haven't set a date yet -- but expect to extend an invite to Orlando's boss ... if he's still Orlando's boss when they finally do get hitched. 

Don't worry Cowboys fans, Draya says she hopes Orlando retires as a Cowboy ... but let's be honest -- you just never know. 

Orlando Scandrick & Draya

Flossin' $400k Engagement Ring

6/22/2015 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Here it is ... the $400,000 engagement ring Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick gave to Draya Michele ... 7-carats strong! 


As we previously reported, Scandrick popped the question to the "Basketball Wives L.A." star ... roughly one month after they broke up -- using one hell of an olive branch. 

Draya said "Yes" ... we're guessing the insane piece of jewelry designed by Jason of Beverly Hills helped do the trick ... and now the couple is on track to tie the knot after 2 years of dating. 

No word on when or where the wedding will be ... but we're guessing Orlando can probably get a discount if he wants to use Jerry's World in Dallas right now. He knows people. 

Draya Michele


1 Month After Breakup (Update)

6/19/2015 4:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0619-draya-michele-orlando-scandrick-INSTAGRAM-01The on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again relationship with Draya Michele and Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick is back on in a big way ... 'cause they're ENGAGED!!!

Just one month after they called it quits, the "Basketball Wives LA" star announced that Scandrick suddenly popped the question at a movie theater in Sherman Oaks, CA. 

"He got down on one knee and as soon as he started to talk I got nervous and couldn't help but to laugh hysterically. I was laughing and crying at the same time," Draya told People

As for the ring ... we spoke to Orlando's famous jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills who tells us it's almost 7 carats, with a MASSIVE diamond in the center ... and it's valued at  $400,000!!! 

"Orlando is one of the most detail-oriented clients I've ever worked with. Orlando was very serious about keeping it a secret."

Draya and Orlando have been dating for roughly two years ... and for the past few months, Draya's been very clear that she wanted a RING on her finger. 

Sooooo ...... congrats! 


Dez Bryant

I'm Not Selfish

I'm Just Trying to Get Paid!!

6/17/2015 10:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0616-dez-bryant-getty-01Dez Bryant says he's sick and tired of people calling him "selfish" for holding out of Dallas Cowboys training camp -- saying he just wants to be paid fairly and he's been quiet for too long. 

Long story short ... Bryant and the Cowboys are in a heated contract dispute -- with Dez needing to strike a long-term deal by July 15th or else he'll be locked into the league-mandated franchise tag salary for the season ... which is roughly $13 million. 

Dez has remained silent on the issue ... until now ... when he went to Twitter and wrote, "Everybody voicing opinions..13 mil is cool but Where is my security? I'll wait ...5 years without complaining..So how am I selfish? #family1"

Translation -- $13 million for one season is nice, but what if he gets hurt? The 1-year deal doesn't protect his financial future. 

Another interesting point ... "5 years without complaining" -- it seems like Dez is implying that he's been a good, quiet soldier and the team should have come to him first with a shiny new contract. 

For now, Dez's strategy is to hold out until the team breaks down and offers a new deal. 

Question is ... will his strategy pay off? 

Stay tuned ... 

Draya Michele

I Still Love Orlando Scandrick

... It Ain't Over Yet!

6/10/2015 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Don't cue the fat lady just yet ... 'cause "Basketball Wives LA" star Draya Michele says her relationship with the NFL's Orlando Scandrick is STILL ALIVE -- telling TMZ Sports, "I love him."

Their relationship has been a bit complicated ... and just last month they announced they had broken up after 2 years together. But Tuesday night, Draya told us she's not "finished" with the Dallas Cowboys star. 

Check out the clip ... it doesn't seem like they're officially back on just yet ... but Draya says they're definitely trying to work something out in private. 

Stay tuned ... 

'Basketball Wives' Star

Draya, Orlando Split Is Sad

'They Really Loved Each Other'

5/14/2015 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sometimes breakups are for the best ... but not Draya Michele and Orlando Scandrick -- because according to Draya's "Basketball Wives" co-star ... they really did love each other. 

We spoke with Brandi Maxiell about the conscious uncoupling -- and she broke it down this way .... "It's sad and unfortunate because I've been around them and they love each other so much."

As we previously reported, Draya had been dating the Dallas Cowboys star for about 2 years before they called it quits ... shocking considering they were just talking about marriage a few months ago

So, the question ... will the split be covered on the reality show? Brandi says it absolutely SHOULD ... "We're on a reality show!"

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