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Astonishing! Almost two years after gruesome injury, Cowboys' Jaylon Smith plays in a live game

Astonishing! Almost two years after gruesome injury, Cowboys' Jaylon Smith plays in a live game

OXNARD, Calif. - So many naysayers thought Saturday would never come for linebacker Jaylon Smith. Even some within the Cowboys organization questioned whether it was even possible. But after 596 days - and a lifetime of determination - Smith played in a game for the first time since he suffered a devastating left knee injury in the January 2016 Fiesta Bowl. Smith started with linebacker Sean Lee suffering from a strained hamstring. Despite many doubting that his nerve would ever regenerate - and others pondering even when it did show signs of life whether it'd progress enough that he could...
Blogging The Boys 7 hours ago

Jaylon debuts, Dak dazzles, and Cooper continues to impress as Cowboys beat Colts 24-19

With Andrew Luck out, the Colts were simply outmatched across the board. It was a moment every Dallas Cowboys fan had been waiting for. It came six plays into the first action he had seen in a year and a half. Jaylon Smith came up on a third down play and stuck the receiver, stopping the drive to...
Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News 5 hours ago

Locker room reaction: Teammates excited for future after Jaylon Smith 'looked like he hadn't missed a step'

After suffering a gruesome injury in his final collegiate game, Jaylon Smith returned to the field for his first NFL action, securing one drive-ending tackle followed by his signature swipe celebration in 12 plays on the field. Here is what his teammate thought of his first game action:Running back Alfred...
Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News 5 hours ago

It's a blessing: Cowboys' Smith brothers play on the same team for first time ever

While it's linebacker Jaylon Smith who is understandably getting most of the attention these days, he's not the only one in the family impressing the Cowboys. Running back Rod Smith rushed seven times for 53 yards Saturday, has turned in a strong camp and added to Dallas' reasons for feeling good about...
Cowboys' win showed us what they really look like without Zeke

Cowboys' win showed us what they really look like without Zeke

ARLINGTON -- Two rookies burst onto the scene in 2016, led the Cowboys to 11 straight victories and the best record in the NFC and kept their names not only in the Rookie of the Year but MVP discussion all season.Dallas fans saw the future, and it was good.Now we're trying to figure out the next future -- the more immediate but temporary one that includes Dak Prescott, presumably in a more prominent role, but is without Ezekiel Elliott for as many as six games. And the Cowboys' early returns Saturday night in the first home pre-season test were really, really good.Dallas could have used...
Fort-Worth Star Telegram 6 hours ago

Jerry Jones still “making plans” in war with NFL over Ezekiel Elliott

Owner Jerry Jones is taking a measured approach before firing a shot at the NFL over how the league handled the Ezekiel Elliott investigation. Jones and the Cowboys were blindsided …
Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News 6 hours ago

Jerry Jones finally responds to Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension

ARLINGTON - Jerry Jones continues to clam up when it comes to commenting on the six-game suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott.The Cowboys owner will almost always say something about anything, but is biding his time before opening up about the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell's decision....
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 14 hours ago
Seahawks lose left tackle for season

Seahawks lose left tackle for season

Who they gonna call? The Seattle Seahawks won their second preseason game Friday evening, but it came at a cost. Left tackle George Fant suffered a knee injury that Pete Carroll later described as a torn ACL. Rees Odhiambo took his place in the game. The Seahawks are going to be in the market for a left tackle, and there are not a lot of options in free agency. Branden Albert is available after retiring, un-retiring, and then getting released by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In reality, they would likely need to swing a trade if they want to find a viable option. Seattle is a playoff contender,...
Falcons roster moves: Waive OL Marquis Lucas

Falcons roster moves: Waive OL Marquis Lucas

The Atlanta Falcons are digging to find the right combination for their offensive line this weekend. Last night, it was reported by (...)
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 21 hours ago
New York Giants News, 8/19: Placekicker Competition, Eli Manning, More

New York Giants News, 8/19: Placekicker Competition, Eli Manning, More

Quinn says timing of Nugent signing was “perfect” Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s get your weekend started by seeing what is happening with your favorite NFL team. Quinn: Timing Of Nugent Signing “Perfect” Since the Giants signed veteran placekicker Mike Nugent to compete with unproven Aldrick Rosas there has been little to separate the two kickers in terms of performance. Nugent joined the Giants Aug. 1. “The timing was perfect with it,” Quinn said. “We got to get good, solid work with Aldrick, get him kind of exactly where we wanted to and then you bring a guy in...
NFL Trade Rumors 15 hours ago
Buccaneers Signing Free Agent CB Mariel Cooper

Buccaneers Signing Free Agent CB Mariel Cooper

According to Greg Auman, the Buccaneers have signed free agent CB Mariel Cooper to a contract. Cooper, 24, originally signed on with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Citadel back in May of last year. The post Buccaneers Signing Free Agent CB Mariel Cooper appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
CSN Philly 15 hours ago

Ronald Darby gives glimpse of why Howie Roseman pulled trigger on trade

The Eagles trading of receiver Jordan Matthews was met with mixed reviews.The arguments ranged from fair to, frankly, kind of silly. I definitely
Newsday 6 hours ago
Michael Bowie, Giants offensive lineman, charged with domestic assault

Michael Bowie, Giants offensive lineman, charged with domestic assault

Giants offensive lineman Michael Bowie has been charged with domestic assault and battery and two counts of malicious injury or destruction of property in his native Oklahoma following an incident over the summer in Tulsa, according to multiple reports. A warrant was issued for Bowie's arrest Friday.

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Grand Rapids Press 30 mins ago

Lions rookie report: Linebackers show some speed but evaluation tough vs. Jets

A preseason game against the Jets isn't a great read for anything, but here's where the Lions rookies stand with the preseason now half over.

49ers 14, Broncos 33: Grades

SANTA CLARA Here are the grades for the 49ers’ 33-14 preseason loss to the Broncos. QUARTERBACKS: C. Brian Hoyer committed two turnovers, and his passer rating was a miniscule 58.5. But he actually didn’t play bad. He completed 8 of 11 passes (73 percent), which is extremely efficient considering he didn’t have a running game (more on that below). Hoyer was the engine of the offense. Of his three incomplete...
NFL 2 hours ago
Bears aftermath, thankfully with no OT

Bears aftermath, thankfully with no OT

The Cardinals scored a touchdown with three seconds left, and Bruce Arians did exactly what he had to do, down one point: He went for two. “No. No. No way,” Arians said to the suggestion he’d even consider kicking there. “That’s against all rules of preseason football.” Amen to that. Added bonus: When the pass […]

49ers QB Hoyer on gaffe: ‘It’s the worst feeling’

The 49ers had five turnovers Saturday night, but the giveaway that provided the defining moment in a 33-14 preseason loss to the Broncos is clear. Late in the first quarter, quarterback Brian Hoyer dropped back, cocked his arm to rip a downfield pass to wideout Jeremy Kerley and … had the ball slip from his grasp and fall behind him as he finished his throwing motion. The Broncos recovered tyhe loose ball. “I went to throw it, and I was going to throw it hard, and, literally, I think my arm even went forward and then I’m looking around, like, ‘What...
NFL 2 hours ago

Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 21 Los Angeles Rams 24

Here are the game notes following the Oakland Raiders loss to the Los Angeles Rams presented by Microsoft Surface.
Sacramento Bee 2 hours ago

Longtime teammates Beathard, Kittle show spark in 49ers’ bleak performance

Tight end George Kittle was like the kid watching from the window with a fever as his friends have a snowball fight outside. Last week in Kansas City Kittle was …

49ers-Broncos post-game recap

SANTA CLARA Stay tuned for my grades, which I will post shortly. In the mean time, check out my post-game Periscope recap below. Sorry for the poor video quality. My phone must have gotten disconnected from the stadium’s wifi. I’m still working out the kinks. This is my preseason, too. 49ers-Broncos post game recap https://t.co/Fkgw23m8oo — Grant Cohn (@grantcohn) August 20, 2017

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    Dak Prescott-Dez Bryant connection looks strong in first preseason action for Cowboys

  • 11 Ezekiel Elliott

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    Cowboys rushing attack holds own without Ezekiel Elliott

  • 9 Jaylon Smith

    Jaylon Smith

    Dallas Cowboys defeat Colts, 24-19; Jaylon Smith makes debut

  • 9 Dez Bryant

    Dez Bryant

    Cowboys WR Dez Bryant looks like old self in preseason debut

  • 6 Brian Hoyer

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    This play is not going to go on Brian Hoyer’s highlight reel

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