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Dez Bryant

Diamond Finder Is Unemployed Volunteer

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

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
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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

Boom!  

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

ENGAGED TO NFL STAR ...

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! 

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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
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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!"

Adrian Peterson

SHOTS ON ME

Buys Vodka for Entire Texas Bar!

5/14/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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He may not be a Cowboy (yet) ... but they sure as hell loved Adrian Peterson in Texas this weekend ... when the guy walked into a bar ... and bought EVERYONE a shot of vodka!

It all went down at the Flying Pug Bar in Houston on Sunday night ... where sources tell TMZ Sports the running back was the life of the party from the moment he walked in the door.

We're told AP enjoyed some whiskey ... but wanted to make sure everyone else got their drank on too -- so he ponied up for a round Grey Goose on him.

The fun didn't stop there ... 'cause Peterson's group moved the party down the street to another bar called Exit 73 ... and continued to rage!

The best part of the story ... Peterson played it SAFE at the end of the night and let a sober pal drive him home. 

Even bald guys gotta let their hair down every now and then.

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Orlando Scandrick & Draya Michele

IT'S OVER

End 2 Year Relationship

5/13/2015 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0513-orlando-scandrick-draya-michele-breakup-TMZ-01Dallas Cowboys stud Orlando Scandrick is back on the market ... 'cause his relationship with "Basketball Wives" star Draya Michele is officially OVER!!!!

Draya broke the news on social media ... saying, "After more than two years together Orlando and I have mutually decided to end our relationship."

"Unfortunately, we both live very hectic lives making it difficult to spend the deserved time together. He is a great father and athlete and I will cherish the memories that we created."

Pretty shocking ... considering the two were talking about marriage just a few short months ago. 

Story developing ... 

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Dez Bryant

I'd Love to Play w/ Adrian Peterson

... 'That Man's a Monster!'

5/11/2015 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dez Bryant + Adrian Peterson = TOTAL DOMINATION ... so says Dez who tells TMZ Sports he thinks it would be something "very special" if AP somehow signed with the Dallas Cowboys. 

Bryant was leaving The Palm in Bev Hills last night -- when he told us the two would be an unstoppable duo if they were on the field together ... but says he ultimately doesn't think Peterson's current team would let him go. 

"The Vikings not lettin' that happen, 'cause if they did ... the league would know what would happen."

There's A LOT more in this video -- Bryant also talks about "The Catch" in the NFC Championship game (says he's over it, wants to move on) ... how he REALLY feels about Tom Brady and Deflategate. 

La'el Collins

$21,000 Signing Bonus

... After Signing with Cowboys

5/7/2015 10:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0507-lael-collins-cowboys-GETTY-01Former LSU football star La'el Collins will get a $21,000 signing bonus ... after signing a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We're told he's set to make $435k in his 1st year, $545k his second year and $656k in year 3. 

Our sources tell us ... when all is said and done, Collins will get the same dollar amount as the 7th pick of the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. 

Of course, La'el's draft stock plummeted after he was questioned by police in the shooting death of a pregnant woman. Before the incident, he was projected to be a 1st round draft pick.

For the record, Collins was never arrested and has not been named as a suspect.  

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