4:02 AM EDT, Mon September 25, 2017
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Around the NFL: Close calls and upsets abound in Week 3 action

Around the NFL: Close calls and upsets abound in Week 3 action

It was a week for ‘parity’ around the league. There were some surprisingly tight games. Chicago running back Jordan Howard rushed for 138 yards on 23 carries Sunday against the Steelers. Adam Bittner, Pittsburgh Post Gazette Jordan Howard was going to be a test for the Steelers front seven, that was a given. What was not expected was that Chicago could go down the depth chart and still pound the rock. The Bears were especially effective on the final drive. Backup Tarik Cohen had a 36-yard run that would have gone for a touchdown if he didn’t step out of bounds, and Howard had an...
7 hours ago
Sunday Night Football live thread: Oakland @ Washington

Sunday Night Football live thread: Oakland @ Washington

One more game until the Cowboys play the Cardinals on Monday night. Our NFC East rival faces a tough challenge tonight. This is an open thread for game chat.
13 hours ago
Cowboys @ Cardinals: “Nothing has hurt as much as Carson Palmer just hasn’t been good.”

Cowboys @ Cardinals: “Nothing has hurt as much as Carson Palmer just hasn’t been good.”

A perspective from the Cardinals side heading into the Cowboys-Cardinals Monday night game. As we do every week, it’s time for Five Questions with our sister site of the week. For this game, we speak with Revenge of the Birds for some info on the Cardinals. Blogging The Boys: With David Johnson out, how have the Cardinals tried to compensate? Who is getting the playing time and how have they done? Revenge of the Birds: There is no one way, it has truly been a committee. Kerwynn Williams got the first crack and didn’t do much, finishing with just over 2 yards per carry on nine carries. ...
15 hours ago
NFL Week 3 early games live thread

NFL Week 3 early games live thread

No Cowboys game today, we’ll just have to wait. Enjoy the rest of the NFL schedule as we wait for Monday night. This is an open thread for game chat.
16 hours ago
Can Cowboys’ defense limit Cardinals’ big-play ability?

Can Cowboys’ defense limit Cardinals’ big-play ability?

Dallas’ defense will have to stop the splash plays from the Arizona offense. We already know that the Cowboys’ offense will need show up after such a letdown in week two. What’s not being talked about nearly as much is the Cardinals’ offense that feasts on the big play. Arizona’s head coach Bruce Arians is one of the more aggressive offensive minds out there and he’ll take his shots. He’s done it in the past with Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, and now with Carson Palmer. It’s his nature to sling the ball all over the field and it’s pretty much been their calling card...
18 hours ago
Opposing player to watch Week 3 at Cardinals: Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu

Opposing player to watch Week 3 at Cardinals: Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu

The Cowboys must be aware of where the Cardinals ball-hawk lines up at all times. At first glance, many rank the secondary of the Arizona Cardinals as one of the best in the league, and comparable to that of the Denver Broncos, whose defensive backs were arguably the key to stopping the Cowboys running game to an extent that we hadn’t seen around these parts in a very long while. Cornerback Patrick Peterson and safety/cornerback Tyrann Mathieu are certainly two of the best in the league at their positions, and they will make things very difficult for Dak Prescott and the Cowboys receivers...
23 hours ago
Cowboys News: Is Dez Bryant no longer an elite receiver?

Cowboys News: Is Dez Bryant no longer an elite receiver?

All the latest Cowboys headlines conveniently summarized for your reading pleasure. Inconvenient truth: Dallas lacks an elite receiver - Bucky Brooks, NFL.comNo Cowboys fan wants to admit it, but Dez Bryant is no longer a top-notch WR1, Bucky Brooks explains. Studying the All-22 Coaches Film, I see that Bryant primarily runs three routes from an out-wide alignment: slants, go-routes and digs/crossers. He uses his superior strength and length to push off or separate from defenders at the top of routes. Bryant's lack of polish on intermediate routes prevents him from being an integral part...
Sep 23, 2017
Around The NFL: What haunts Bill Parcells to this day?

Around The NFL: What haunts Bill Parcells to this day?

It has been 30 years, and the coach is still troubled by what cost him a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champions. 1987 NFL strike still haunts ex-Giants coach Bill Parcells Bob Glauber, Newsday During the season of replacement players, Coach Parcells faced the daunting task of not only rebounding from a hole the ‘real’ New York Giants dug by starting 0-2, he was also challenged with doing so with players hastily assembled as the league tried to continue football while its labor force walked the picket lines. “I still had a good team, but it was a team without any hope when they...
Sep 23, 2017
NFL 2017 week 3: Start and sit fantasy football advice that you need to win

NFL 2017 week 3: Start and sit fantasy football advice that you need to win

Here are you starts and sits for week three of fantasy football action. It’s that time again. Here are your fantasy start and sits for Week 3. NOTE: This is a list of players who are on the bubble when it comes to deserving a starting spot for the week. Obvious choices won’t be mentioned, and likewise - some under-the-radar guys, will. Advising you to start Tom Brady offers no value to you as a fantasy owner. Must Starts Quarterback Jay Cutler vs. Jets: Cutler is a great start against a defense that has given 400+ yards of total offense in back-to-back weeks. They’ve also got a...
Sep 23, 2017
Of course Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey is the best in the NFL

Of course Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey is the best in the NFL

But what does that mean exactly? Shockingly, Thursday night’s Los Angeles-San Francisco tilt turned out to be an exciting, dramatically entertaining affair. (All those who had Rams-49’ers as a Game of the Year candidate raise your hand? No...no one? Not surprised). The Rams’ victory featured 80 points, 800+ yards, numerous big plays, a successful onsides kick and (of course) dubious official decision-making. Perhaps lost among all the excitement, however, is the fact a missed extra point was the difference in the game. Had San Francisco kicker Robbie Gould not missed an early...
Sep 23, 2017
NFL draft prospect to know: Tarvarus McFadden, CB Florida State

NFL draft prospect to know: Tarvarus McFadden, CB Florida State

Could the FSU defensive back be an option for the Dallas Cowboys next Apri? Blogging The Boys will begin taking a look at some of the NFL Draft prospects that will be in the 2018 NFL Draft class. We’ll try to do this on a Friday night or Saturday morning so you can pay attention to that player in their next game if you should so choose. Some weeks, we will look at potential targets that will be within the Cowboys’ expected draft range. Others, we will highlight some of the elite members of the class. Last week, we took a look at Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant. Bryant, who was...
Sep 23, 2017
College football Week 4 game times, TV channels, analysis

College football Week 4 game times, TV channels, analysis

It has been a long tough week; sit back, enjoy a cold beverage, and some tailgate some grub to get things started. UNLV @ #10 Ohio State | Noon Eastern | Big Ten Network The Rebels are exactly the team the Buckeyes need to face as they finish tuning up for the conference slate. Why? We’ll leave that to our sister site, Land Grant Holy Land to explain: Ohio State’s defense hasn’t really seen any offenses so far that are representative of their opponents for the rest of the season. And at least against bad opponents, UNLV has executed well, ranking second in the country in rushing...
Sep 23, 2017
Cowboys News: Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott looking to turn things around vs. Cardinals

Cowboys News: Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott looking to turn things around vs. Cardinals

Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott look forward to providing answers after week of questions - Todd Archer, ESPNThe Cowboys are ready to move on to Arizona and expect to bounce back from last week's game. “We’re a very strong team. I think we respond well with adversity,” Elliott said. “We’ve had bad weeks offensively before. You’ve got to take that on the chin. You’ve got to get back in here and you’ve got to get to work, focus on the next weekend, making sure we don’t go out there and perform like that again. We’ve got to get started early and make sure we execute...
Sep 23, 2017
BTB’s OchoLive: Why does Darrelle Revis’ name keep coming up?

BTB’s OchoLive: Why does Darrelle Revis’ name keep coming up?

Check out the latest show. Another episode of BTB’s OchoLive is ready for your viewing. In today’s episode RJ explores why some Cowboys fans keep bringing up the idea of signing Darrelle Revis. Yes, the Cowboy secondary is banged up, but is that the way to go? More to the reality-based side of things, RJ gives us the latest on injuries and what they could mean for the secondary in general. Also on the menu, Broncos’ running back C.J. Anderson’s recent comments about Jason Witten. Bonus feature: You rooting for the Eagles or the Giants this weekend? That should be a pretty easy...
Sep 22, 2017
BTB Cowboys Podcast: Dissecting all the storylines for the Cardinals game

BTB Cowboys Podcast: Dissecting all the storylines for the Cardinals game

In this episode of the BTB Podcast, host Landon McCool dissects the storylines heading into the Cardinals game. Greetings BTB! Another killer podcast from Landon McCool is now available. The Cowboys need to rebound from the beatdown they took from the Broncos, and the team they need to do it against is the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have been struggling themselves early in the season, so both teams want to get whole. The Cardinals have problems along their offensive line. They aren’t playing well and they have injuries on one side. Can the Cowboys defense take advantage of it?...