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  • Cowboys Worried About ‘Prolonged’ Injury to All-Pro LT Tyron Smith: Report

    Heavy "Whether he plays or not, stalwart Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith gets the kid gloves from here on out. According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News (h/t Blogging The Boys), there is “palpable” concern that Smith’s neck injury must be..." September 25

  • NFL sends memo reminding clubs of game day protocols; team under investigation "Ahead of Sunday's slate of NFL games, the league issued a memo Friday reminding clubs about game day protocols. The memo, obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, included another emphasis on face covering requirements and the NFL's intention to continue to impose..." September 25

  • Contender or fool's gold? Separating NFL's best 2-0 teams from the rest

    USA Today "A total of 11 NFL teams have jumped out to 2-0 starts, tying the league record for the most in a single year. While it’s still early, a hot start normally bodes well for postseason implications. Since 1990, of the 244 teams that have opened the year with 2-0 records, 151 of..." September 25

  • Jamal Adams has interesting reason for extra motivation against Cowboys

    Larry Brown Sports "Jamal Adams says he has some added motivation for his Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Adams is native to the area, but the Seattle Seahawks safety said that isn’t the reason. Instead, he said he has an anonymous source informing him that he’s been labeled weak in..." September 25

  • Top Free Agents Who Can Help Desperate NFL Teams

    Bleacher Report "As expected, NFL free agency isn't slowing down as the calendar turns to Week 3.  With injuries piling up and expanded practice squads a part of this year's proceedings, notable names such as Blake Bortles, Ezekiel Ansah and Devonta Freeman have..." September 25

  • Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott, Atlanta Falcons' Hayden Hurst to team up for suicide prevention

    Dallas Morning News "Prescott said he plans to partner with Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst to talk about suicide prevention once the season ends. Hurst approached Prescott after Sunday’s game to thank him for opening up about anxiety and depression. Prescott said he was depressed during the..." September 25

  • Falcons special teams coach credits kick, defends his players’ education

    AJC "Falcons special-teams coordinator Ben Kotwica, like coach Dan Quinn, insisted that their players knew what to do on the onside kick against Dallas, but the players didn’t think the ball would travel 10 yards, leaving the Falcons with no need to recover the kick. Kotwica..." September 25

  • Everson Griffen to start working in three-point stance more often

    USA Today "Everson Griffen is going back to what’s worked for him in the past. Considering he went to four Pro Bowls during his ten seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, accumulating 74 and a half sacks along the way, that should be music to the ears of Cowboys fans wondering when the team’s..." September 24

  • Trevon Diggs back at Cowboys practice, Tyron Smith still out

    Blogger So Dear "Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy did his regular press conference with the local media on Thursday morning. Let’s check in and see what he had to say. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). Trevon Diggs health McCarthy noted that Trevon..." September 24

  • Mike McCarthy: We want to score fast, not slow down to keep Russell Wilson off the field

    Yahoo! Sports "Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy does not buy the idea that his offense needs to slow Sunday’s game down to keep Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson off the field. In fact, when McCarthy was asked today if he doesn’t want to score too quickly because he..." September 24

  • Cam Newton, Dak Prescott among 15 players in contract year to keep an eye on

    CBS Sports "A flurry of signings took place as the start of the regular season was approaching. Multiple players who would have been highly sought after in free agency or franchise tag candidates were taken off the market. Some of the more notable signings of players heading into a contract year..." September 24

  • Falcons coach agrees with owner, onside kick gaffe shouldn’t happen again

    AJC "Falcons coach Dan Quinn was aware that owner Arthur Blank had a different view on the team’s failed onside kick recovery play in the 40-39 loss to Dallas on Sunday. Quinn said the “hands team” knew what to do. Blank said the film revealed they clearly didn’t..." September 24

  • Dak Prescott is the NFC offensive player of the week

    Yahoo! Sports "The Cowboys pulled off an improbable win against the Falcons last Sunday after recovering an onside kick, but they wouldn’t have had a shot at pulling the rabbit out of the hat without quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott kept the Falcons from putting the game away by..." September 23

  • Cowboys to be without Chidobe Awuzie for multiple weeks

    CBS Sports "Entering the Week 2 contest with the Atlanta Falcons, the Dallas Cowboys had a league-high nine bodies on injured reserve and then ruled out their perennial All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith ahead of the game with neck stingers. One of the players on IR is starting..." September 23

  • NFL Season Off To Highest-Scoring Start Ever

    Pro Football Talk "More points and more touchdowns have been scored in the first two weeks of this season than in any opening two weeks in NFL history. So far this season, NFL teams have scored a combined 1,611 points. That breaks the previous record of 1,556 points scored in the first two weeks of the..." September 23

  • NFL MVP candidates turning heads in 2020, starring Russell Wilson

    Sportsnaut "We are now two full weeks through the 2020 NFL season. There’s been some absolutely brutal quarterback play in those first two weeks. However, there’s also been some standout signal callers making major noise.  Typically, this is the position that..." September 23

  • Aaron Rodgers Supports Dak Prescott For Publicly Discussing Mental Health

    The Big Lead "Aaron Rodgers was asked about mental health during a call with reporters on Wednesday and the Green Bay Packers quarterback had some thoughtful words on the subject. He also said he supports Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott for speaking up about his struggles with..." September 23

  • NFL players express disappointment in Breonna Taylor grand jury decision "A number of NFL players expressed disappointment and frustration regarding Wednesday's news that a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor. The one indictment brought by the grand jury was three..." September 23

  • Dak Prescott’s Meeting With Falcons’ Hayden Hurst Over Suicide Prevention Caught On Video

    Total Pro Sports "Dak Prescott spoke candidly recently about his bouts with depression and the suicide of his brother earlier this year. Prescott said that even prior to his brother’s death that the COVID-19 pandemic had taken a mental toll, and he encouraged others to open up to loved ones about..." September 23

  • Cowboys sat Tyron Smith in Week Two as “preparations for the future”

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys played without left tackle Tyron Smith against the Falcons in Week Two, but team owner Jerry Jones said on Tuesday that it wasn’t absolutely necessary for Smith to sit out. Smith is dealing with a neck injury that kept him from practicing on Thursday and..." September 22

  • Hayden Hurst appreciated Dak Prescott talking about his depression

    Larry Brown Sports "Hayden Hurst and Dak Prescott shared a nice exchange after Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons. Prescott’s Cowboys came back to beat Hurst’s Falcons 40-39. After the game, Hurst approached the Cowboys quarterback and thanked him for opening..." September 22

  • Bettor Lost Heartbreaking 14-Team Parlay Because Of The Falcons' Epic Collaspe

    Total Pro Sports "The Falcons are winless heading into Week 3 and it’s all because the team couldn’t hold a 20-0 lead and then a 39-24 lead late into the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys. The biggest blunder of the game clearly was the Cowboys kicking an onside kick, but instead of..." September 22

  • 2021 Draft QB Class Has NFL Teams Thinking About Losing in the 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "Some teams acquire their franchise quarterbacks through luck, and solid draft scouting—such as the New England Patriots with Tom Brady or the Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson. Other teams make moves in free agency (Drew Brees). Rarely are starting-level quarterbacks acquired via..." September 22

  • NFL announces no players tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 13-19

    Sportsnet "The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Tuesday that no players were positive for COVID-19 during the testing period from Sept. 13-19. " September 22

  • Has Dak Prescott finally earned a contract extension?

    Sportsnaut "With 2:57 to go in the Dallas Cowboys home opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Falcons had a 99.9% chance of winning the game according to ESPN’s Probability tracker. Once the clock struck zero, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys had a 100% chance of winning. How they got..." September 22

  • NFL hoping for full stadium at Super Bowl, but prepared for no fans

    Yahoo! Sports "Most NFL stadiums have been empty this season, and those with fans at all are operating at significantly reduced capacities. The NFL isn’t sure whether that will still be the case on Super Bowl Sunday. NFL event planners toured Raymond James Stadium this morning as part of the..." September 22

  • Cowboys DE Everson Griffen Goes Nuclear on Radio Host for Criticizing Play

    Heavy "Jeff Cavanaugh, a radio personality with 105.3 The Fan, made the mistake of calling out Dallas Cowboys defensive end Everson Griffen, albeit innocuously. “Everson Griffen hasn’t been good for the Cowboys at all yet,” Cavanaugh tweeted Tuesday..." September 22

  • Roger Goodell on fining coaches for mask violations: 'You can't let up'

    USA Today "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has no qualms about harshly penalizing coaches who violate the NFL’s protocols mandating that they wear facemasks while roaming the sidelines. The NFL on Monday fined three coaches – San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan,..." September 22

  • Should NFL abandon the mask rule for coaches?

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL developed its policy that coaches must cover their mouths and noses on the sidelines, the NFL planned eventually  to conduct COVID-19 testing on players and coaches three times per week. Now that the NFL is conducting, and likely will continue to conduct, COVID-19 testing on a..." September 22

  • How rash of injuries could impact NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The biggest story to come out of Sunday’s Week 2 NFL action was myriad injuries suffered by multiple teams around the league. We’re talking game changers for contending teams and season-ending injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars.  All of this..." September 21

  • No more pain, just numbness: Atlanta Falcons plumb new depths of despair with bizarre Dallas loss

    Yahoo! Sports "Hello. My name is Jay, and I am an Atlanta Falcons fan. I know I’m not supposed to admit this; I know that by the old-school rules of journalism I’m supposed to be impartial and unfeeling and all that. But that’s the thing about the Atlanta Falcons, a team I’ve..." September 21

  • NFL may discipline coaches for not wearing face coverings

    Yardbarker "After a Week 1 warning, the NFL may be about to get serious when it comes to coaches who did not properly wear face coverings on the sideline. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the NFL is reviewing footage from Week 2 games and may fine several coaches for not following the..." September 21

  • Veteran OT Jared Veldheer Will Retire Again, Won’t Sign With Cowboys

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Todd Archer, veteran free-agent OT Jared Veldheer won’t sign with the Cowboys following his workout and has instead opted to retire again.  Veldheer retired last offseason shortly after signing a contract with the Patriots and was cut soon after...." September 21

  • How much trouble are 0-2 NFL teams really in given expanded playoff setup?

    USA Today "There are 11 teams with 0-2 records following the NFL's second week of action.   The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina..." September 21

  • Dan Quinn says Falcons know the onside kick rules "Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein laid the oblong pigskin on its flank, preparing for an onside kick to complete one of the most improbable comebacks this side of Super Bowl LI. Apparently, this technique has a name: The Watermelon kick. "That's what we call it,"..." September 21

  • Cowboys’ Dak Prescott goes to medical tent after taking nasty hit vs Falcons

    Clutch Points "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott may possibly be joining the long list of injuries in Week 2 as he heads to the medical tent following a gruesome hit to his chest area against the Atlanta Falcons, per Jane Slater of the NFL Network. Prescott was..." September 20

  • Social Media Roasts The Atlanta Falcons For Blowing a 20-0 Lead To The Cowboys

    Total Pro Sports "Blowing huge leads is a theme with the Atlanta Falcons. Such was the case again in the state of Texas after the Falcons held a 20-lead and somehow found a way to lose to the Dallas Cowboys anyway. " September 20

  • Dak Prescott sets record in Cowboys’ incredible win over Falcons

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys pulled off such a miraculous win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday that the record Dak Prescott set may be overlooked. The Cowboys got the ball back trailing 39-30 with roughly three minutes remaining in the game. They were able to put together a quick touchdown..." September 20

  • NFL sends final warning to teams regarding COVID-19 sideline protocols

    CBS Sports "The NFL is very serious about enforcing all COVID-related measures on game days this season, as a strongly-worded memo to teams indicated last week. Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of football operations, told me that fines and other punishment will be forthcoming for those who do..." September 20

  • Mike McCarthy Receives No Fine For Publicly Criticizing Key OPI Call

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the NFL has focused on calling only “clear and obvious” fouls, the NFL apparently is also focusing on punishing only “clear and obvious” instances of criticism about the officiating in a given game. Then again, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy’s..." September 20

  • NFL received great coronavirus news following Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL had extremely low rates of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the offseason, but many were concerned about how travel would impact that once games began. Through one week, the travel appears to have had no impact at all. Zero players or coaches tested positive for the..." September 20

  • Cowboys Player Picked Apart for ‘Badly Hurting’ Team in Week 1 Loss

    Heavy "Adeep dive into the Dallas Cowboys‘ opening-day defeat to the Rams exposed detrimental “effort” from third-year tight end Dalton Schultz. ESPN’s Bill Barnwell broke down in detail how Schultz, filling in for starter Blake Jarwin (torn..." September 19

  • Julio Jones Set to Break Falcons Franchise Record Against Cowboys

    Heavy "Julio Jones has a chance to become the Atlanta Falcons’ all-time receptions leader on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. What makes it iconic is that he could make the big catch against another former Alabama star Trevon Diggs. The rookie cornerback..." September 19

  • Cowboys Hosting Ronald Leary On Visit

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cowboys are planning to meet with a familiar face soon. They have scheduled a visit with veteran guard Ronald Leary, according to’s Field Yates (on Twitter). Leary has already begun COVID-19 testing and is at the team’s facility Saturday, Ian Rapoport of..." September 19

  • Cowboys Place CB Anthony Brown On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "Anthony Brown is heading to the IR. The Cowboys announced that the safety has been placed on the injured reserve with a rib injury. Thanks to the change in IR rules, Brown will be sidelined for at least three weeks. The 2016 sixth-round pick has spent his entire career with the..." September 19

  • Mike McCarthy “not alarmed right now” about Tyron Smith’s neck injury

    Pro Football Talk "Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith was added to the team’s injury report on Thursday with a neck injury that kept him from practicing. Injuries that pop up late in the week often foreshadow a missed game come Sunday and that would be an unfortunate development for a team..." September 18

  • Cowboys working out tackle Jared Veldheer

    Yardbarker "Jared Veldheer has gone through COVID-19 protocols, upon arriving in Dallas earlier this week, and is working out for the Cowboys on Friday, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News tweets. The Cowboys brought in Veldheer on Wednesday, per Michael Gehlken of the..." September 18

  • What's next for the NFL after getting through Week 1? Fans at games, other looming concerns

    ESPN "There really can be no debate: The NFL has aced its initial efforts to practice and play amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since training camp practices began in mid-August, only seven players have produced positive test results. There have been no team outbreaks, and the only scare was..." September 18

  • A new mark for Black quarterback matchups in the NFL

    The Undefeated "Sometime on Sunday afternoon in Long Beach, California, trailblazer Marlin Briscoe plans to settle into his sofa, put up his feet and grab a remote control. He’ll have a lot of football to watch. The first Black quarterback in the old American Football League, which..." September 18

  • 'Our honeymoon is over': Mike McCarthy seeks first win

    USA Today "Mike McCarthy can rattle off the list of issues. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was “under duress” too frequently, his protection allowing nine pressures and three sacks to Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams in the season opener. Cowboys were off on their..." September 18