You are here

CowBuzz Blog

OXNARD, Calif. -- When Joshua Williams showed up at Cowboys training camp, he only wanted one thing for his ninth birthday: to throw up the X with Dez Bryant. Read

Dez made Joshua’s dream come true and a lot more. Read

After practice ends it’s typical for players to walk over to the fence and sign autographs for fans screaming their name as they exit the field. As Dez approached the fence Tuesday, he noticed a sign being held up that read, “All I want for my birthday is to throw up the X with Dez.” Read

Dez signed autographs for some military members attending practice, then focused his attention on the child holding the sign: Joshua. Read

Dez picked Joshua up and brought him to the other side of the fence. They headed out to the practice field where the two played catch for about five minutes. After they threw the ball around, Dez found a sharpie, signed the ball and gave it to Joshua.  Read

As they were walking off the field, a throng of media circled around Joshua to interview him about his experience. Dez stayed out on the field and watched the interview.   Read

https://twitter.com/dallascowboys/status/890012971446829056 Read

We got some great photos of the experience and a really cool video and wanted to share them with Joshua.  I went into the crowd in search of him and found Joshua and his mom, Jessica Williams. Joshua was still shaking and overcome with emotion as I asked him how cool his experience was. We exchanged information and they headed on their way. Read

Sometimes we get so caught up in the game, we forget how lives can be impacted off the field. Tuesday was a great reminder that football is bigger than what we see on Sundays. Read

Props to Dez for making a nine-year-old’s dream come true today. Read

Read

Even while living in enemy territory Bryce Harper has never hidden his Dallas Cowboys fandom. Read

The Washington Nationals’ outfielder was taking part in the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night when he casually asked FOX commentator Joe Buck about how he thought Dak Prescott would do this season. Harper and Buck both took a minute to praise Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott mid-game. Read

https://twitter.com/NFLonFOX/status/884947703045644288 Read

Prescott took to Twitter to immediately share his mutual respect. Read

https://twitter.com/dak/status/884949621096685568 Read

The Cowboys will play the Washington Redskins at FedExField on Oct. 29, and again Nov. 30 back home at AT&T Stadium. Read

The annual ESPYS nominations have been announced, no surprise Cowboys’ 2016 rookie sensations Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott are up for two of the top awards. Read

Elliott is nominated for the Best NFL Player after being the first rookie to capture the rushing title since 1999 rushing for a league-best 1,631 yards. He is up against some of the biggest names in the NFL including Tom Brady and Matt Ryan.  Read

You can vote for Elliott HERE Read

  Read

After leading the Cowboys to a 13-3 record Prescott is nominated for Best Breakthrough Athlete. The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is up against new stars such as US Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and the NBA’s Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Read

You can vote for Prescott HERE Read

  Read

Make sure to tune into the ESPYS, hosted by Peyton Manning, on July 12 at 8 pm | 7 pm central on ABC or catch the broadcast live on Watch ESPN. Read

  Read

Get ready to see more of Cowboys’ star running back Ezekiel Elliott, and yes that is in a literal sense. After his sensational rookie season setting records and securing the 2016 NFL rushing title, Elliott was chosen to be featured in the 2017 “ESPN Body” issue.  Read

https://twitter.com/EzekielElliott/status/879309274245214240 Read

With his signature crop top jersey look, Elliott has shown his comfort with showing off his body. The cover image also highlights his hurdle move that became well known during the 2016 season. The magazine will feature 23 other athletes including New England Patriots’ wide receiver Julian Edeleman and two-time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas, the issue hits newsstands on July 7th. Read

Rico Gathers might’ve just wrapped up his second rookie minicamp on the football field but he’s still got skills on the basketball court. His Dallas Cowboys teammate Ezekiel Elliott helped remind him of talents in an Instagram video from their recreation league. Read

Gathers could be looked upon to help impact the team’s tight end group after being on the practice squad for 2016 and he’s said he’s “ready for everything they’ve got to throw at me.” Read

Hopefully he’ll be playing with Elliott on the gridiron in the fall, but until then just enjoy this pick and roll action, topped off with a monster dunk: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUI7EBnhI7B/?taken-by=ricogatherssr Read