12:11 AM EDT, Sun October 21, 2018
SportsDay 1 hour ago
'It's a relief, if anything': Josh Norman doesn't miss rivalry with Dez Bryant ahead of Cowboys-Redskins

'It's a relief, if anything': Josh Norman doesn't miss rivalry with Dez Bryant ahead of Cowboys-Redskins

The Dallas Cowboys will renew their rivalry with the Washington Redskins on Sunday.However, one of the long-running individual NFL rivalries between Dez Bryant and Redskins cornerback Josh Norman will not.After being cut in the offseason, Bryant remains a free agent, meaning Norman no longer had No. 88 to watch on tape in preparation for this week's game."I don't miss it at all," Norman said in a recent ESPN article about the non-matchup. "It's a relief, if anything. I think the media moreso misses it than we do, just leading up to it and all the antics that come along with it."The on-field...
SportsDay 1 hour ago
What's with the early season 'amped up' NBA scores? Get used to it, Mark Cuban and Rick Carlisle say

What's with the early season 'amped up' NBA scores? Get used to it, Mark Cuban and Rick Carlisle say

Even before his team went out Saturday night and surrendered a franchise-record 46 first-quarter points to the Jimmy Butler-less Minnesota Timberwolves, of all teams, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had a message for all NBA fans.Get used to it. Not just in Dallas, but throughout the NBA.Indeed, the first five days of the 2018-19 NBA season already has produced a plethora of scores that remind longtime basketball fans of the old wide-open, 3-point shootin', red-white-and-blue ball American Basketball Association."You're going to see all kinds of records set," Cuban said. "Because more shots mean...
Blogging The Boys 3 hours ago
Cowboys Poll: Should Dallas trade for Amari Cooper?

Cowboys Poll: Should Dallas trade for Amari Cooper?

How much help does the receiving corps need? Earlier in the week, rumors started circulating that Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper was on the trade block. Cooper is a player with the potential to be among the NFL’s best, and the Cowboys are specifically in need of one of those. The Cowboys passing offense has underwhelmed so far with no star receiver, Cooper could help provide a legitimate cure to those issues. However, the question has to be centered around the cost. Oakland will want a good return for giving up such a talented receiver. By most accounts, Oakland wants a first-round...
SportsDay 3 hours ago
As Jason Spezza nears 1,000 NHL games, his thirst for hockey and a bounce back season remain

As Jason Spezza nears 1,000 NHL games, his thirst for hockey and a bounce back season remain

In a way, Jason Spezza has always been this way. He's the affable but intense, thoughtful and talented teammate he's always been. He's the guy with a letter on his chest and expectations on his shoulders, someone who housed a young teammate for a full season or held an engagement ring in safety for another teammate. He's the hockey nerd whose thirst for the game doesn't dim when he leaves the rink.But as he approaches his 1,000th game next week, Spezza has also evolved his game, and refined his focus after a disappointing campaign last season. He says he cheats less in the defensive zone and...
Blogging The Boys 5 hours ago
Cowboys vs. Redskins: Five candidates to be the X-Factor player of the game for Dallas

Cowboys vs. Redskins: Five candidates to be the X-Factor player of the game for Dallas

Which player do you think will be the difference-maker when the Cowboys face the Redskins on Sunday? When the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Redskins on Sunday it will be the 115th time these teams have faced off, making it the most games ever against a Cowboys opponent. Dallas has won the majority of these match-ups with an overall record of 70-42. Both teams always have a tendency to rise up for these games as they’ve put together some good battles over the years. Of course, when you face a team twice a year, every year, you know your opponent pretty well and those types of things...
SportsDay 5 hours ago
3 key matchups for Cowboys-Redskins, including Alex Smith vs. the Dallas secondary

3 key matchups for Cowboys-Redskins, including Alex Smith vs. the Dallas secondary

Here are some key areas to watch in Sunday's Cowboys game at Washington:Jaylon Smith vs. Adrian PetersonJaylon Smith continues to look more and more like the elite athlete he was before suffering a significant knee injury in his final college game. The Cowboys middle linebacker leads the team with 51 tackles. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said Friday that Smith is exceeding expectations."The scary part is, [associate athletic trainer] Britt Brown still thinks he may have a little room left to get even a little better in terms of totally recovering from his injury there," Jones said...
NFL Spin Zone 5 hours ago

Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott, bold predictions for Week 7 vs. Redskins

A rivalry will be renewed this weekend as the Dallas Cowboys face the Washington Redskins with first place in the NFC East on the line. The Dallas Cowboys are coming off their biggest win of the 2018 season when they won by 33 points over the Jacksonville Jaguars, as that large of a victory was […] Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott, bold predictions for Week 7 vs. Redskins - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.
Dunking with Wolves 6 hours ago

Minnesota Timberwolves: Jimmy Butler out tonight against the Mavericks

The Minnesota Timberwolves are flying to Dallas to play the Mavericks on their second game of their back to back – without their 4-time All-Star Jimmy Butler. The Minnesota Timberwolves begin the season with a record of 1-1 and they have the Dallas Mavericks tonight in an away game that will be tough on their […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Jimmy Butler out tonight against the Mavericks - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lone Star Ball 7 hours ago
David Bell likely to be new Cincinnati Reds manager

David Bell likely to be new Cincinnati Reds manager

David Bell, who interviewed with the Rangers, appears likely to be hired to manage the Cincinnati Reds The Cincinnati Reds appear to be close to hiring David Bell as their new manager. This wouldn’t be all that meaningful for Rangers fans, except that Bell is one of eight individuals who the Texas Rangers have interviewed for their vacant managerial job. Bell and Joe Girardi, who was also interviewed by the Rangers, were reportedly the leading candidates for the Reds job, though Girardi withdrew from consideration, and, as noted in this morning’s links, is thought to also be out of the...
Blogging The Boys 8 hours ago
What we think about Scott Linehan after the Cowboys win over the Jaguars

What we think about Scott Linehan after the Cowboys win over the Jaguars

Some blame Linehan, others not so much. For the first five weeks of this season, Scott Linehan was scapegoated by some for the offensive malaise the Dallas Cowboys were suffering. His play-calling was seen as unimaginative by some of the fanbase who claimed he was simply unable to get the team on track. But things looked radically different in the win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Any time an NFL team puts up 40 points on anyone it is significant, and when the defense in question is as highly ranked as the Jaguars were coming into that game, it is even more significant. We now have to see...
SportsDay 9 hours ago
Why the Stars sent forward Roope Hintz to AHL affiliate Texas

Why the Stars sent forward Roope Hintz to AHL affiliate Texas

EULESS -- One of the Stars' breakout players during training camp is going back to the AHL, as Dallas assigned forward Roope Hintz to AHL affiliate Texas on Saturday morning.Hintz made the NHL roster out of training camp, but struggled to find his rhythm in the first five games of his career. Hintz, 21, was held pointless on seven shots on goal while playing mostly on the fourth line."Get him going," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. "He needs to play a little more games, get more minutes. He hasn't been possessing the puck very much in our games. He needs to go down, possess pucks, make...
Blogging The Boys 11 hours ago
Dallas vs. Washington: Previewing the Redskins offense

Dallas vs. Washington: Previewing the Redskins offense

What will the Dallas defense be going up against this Sunday? The Cowboys are getting ready to take on their historic rival, the Washington Redskins, this Sunday as they try to follow up their big win over the Jaguars from last week. With the Cowboys at 3-3 and Washington at 3-2, the winner of this game will be sitting atop the NFC East for at least a week (the Eagles could join the Cowboys if they win). This year’s Redskins team is hard to read. They picked apart the Arizona Cardinals 24-6 in week one, which looks less impressive each week, and followed that up with a pathetic 21-9 loss...
SportsDay 11 hours ago
Former Cowboy DeMarcus Ware on why Dak Prescott is a guy for defenses to worry about, how Jason Garrett resembles Bill Parcells and more

Former Cowboy DeMarcus Ware on why Dak Prescott is a guy for defenses to worry about, how Jason Garrett resembles Bill Parcells and more

Former Dallas Cowboy DeMarcus Ware appeared on 105.3 The Fan's Shan and RJ show [KRLD-FM] recently to talk about his former team. Here are some of the highlights:RJ Choppy: "What do you think of Jason [Garrett] when you think of X's and O's?"DeMarcus Ware: "He's one of those guys where in the room, a big, big motivator who is now motivating you and getting you on the field. When they talk about X's and O's, he's more to me like a [Bill] Parcells-type guy. A guy that's like 'you know what? My guys are bigger, my guys are stronger, but also faster and smarter than you, but we want to keep this...
SportsDay 11 hours ago
FC Dallas Roster Ranking: October 20, 2018

FC Dallas Roster Ranking: October 20, 2018

We're at the penultimate game of the regular season as the top two teams in the west meet, looking to secure a first-round bye in the playoffs. You can argue the merits of skipping playing the extra early round game and whether home-field advantage is really starting or finishing at home, but this is the time FC Dallas need to start putting some form together. The manner of last week's defeat in DC was disappointing, but back at home and in-conference should make for a fun game.Starting XI1 - Reggie Cannon (-) Reggie didn't play in the match against D.C. United but instead represented the...
Eddie Sefko / SportsDay 11 hours ago
Rick Carlisle discusses how it feels not to have Dirk Nowitzki for tonight's home opener

Rick Carlisle discusses how it feels not to have Dirk Nowitzki for tonight's home opener

As Dirk Nowitzki was putting in time on the elliptical machine Saturday morning at the Mavericks' practice facility, Rick Carlisle explained just how tough it is on the team to have the face of the franchise on the shelf for the home opener tonight - and beyond."We miss him," the coach said. "There's no question. Not having that guy in the starting lineup on opening night has never been a situation this franchise has experienced. So getting him healthy and feeling good is a major priority."He's living in the training room."That said, it's going to be awhile before fans get to see Nowitzki in...

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