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Bengals lose Davontae Harris to knee injury vs. Cowboys

Harris was quickly ruled out after going down with a knee injury. The Bengals have lost Davontae Harris to a knee injury. It happened in the second quarter of Cincinnati’s preseason game vs. the Cowboys, as Harris was injured on special teams late in the quarter. He was able to walk off the field and be examined by trainers, and the team quickly announced he was out for the rest of the game with a knee injury. That’s usually a bad sign, and it’s the last thing Harris needs is a serious injury. He’s already in a tight roster battle with Josh Shaw, Keivarae Russell and Darius...


Cowboys' Zack Martin returns to locker room after lower leg injury in preseason game against Bengals

Cowboys guard Zack Martin left the team's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals after a lower leg injury in the second quarter. Martin limped off the field after a low tackle from Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick and was evaluated by Cowboys' medical staff. Martin then went back to the locker room with his right ankle heavily taped, according to sideline reporter Kristi Scales. We'll continue to update this story with more information.

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys vs. Bengals: Rico Gathers was the leading receiver plus other statistical oddities

Looking back on the Cowboys vs. Bengals game. The Cowboys game against the Bengals didn’t go exactly as planned. Sure, the first units looked pretty good, but once Zack Martin injured his knee, the wind came out of the sails. Multiple other injuries combined with some poor play doomed the Cowboys to a 21-13 defeat. More importantly for a preseason game was that the depth players failed again after last week’s performance versus the 49ers. Let’s take a look at some of the things that stood out from the boxscore. Rico Gathers was the Cowboys leading receiver with only 32 yards. How...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys drop second preseason game to Bengals 21-13, and this time problems are emerging

The starters looked good, but there is a possible depth crisis developing. For the second time in a row, the Dallas Cowboys took an early lead in a preseason game, only to see it be lost after the starters left the field. But the 21-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals feels more concerning than the earlier defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. This time, there were some troubling injuries. And more importantly, this wasn’t just a case of scrubs failing to do their job. There was clear evidence of a critical lack of depth at certain key positions. There were several players who...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys vs. Bengals: Five winners and five losers from the second preseason game

Let’s argue. The Dallas Cowboys are halfway through the preseason, and the second game took way too long to end in everybody’s collective opinion. There were some injuries, and they weren’t fun. We’ll be holding our breath until Sunday afternoon when word of Zack Martin’s impending MRI surfaces, but for now we’re left to discuss what we saw between the Cowboys and Bengals. Everybody knows that wins in the preseason are meaningless, but wins here at BTB mean everything. Here are five winners, and also five non-winners (aka losers), from the Cincy game. Winner: Rod Smith as...


Five thoughts on the Cowboys' loss to the Bengals: Injuries quickly put a damper on the highlights

ARLINGTON - The Cowboys lost another preseason game. That should be of no concern to you, though. If you're going to worry, worry about Zack Martin. We'll get to that in a minute.Dallas fell to 0-2 in the preseason by losing 21-13 to the Bengals on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium. More importantly, when the starters were on the field -- in the first half -- the Cowboys outscored Cincy 10-0.Here are my thoughts on what I saw Saturday night.1.) The first-team offense continued to impress. That group has now played four series through two preseason games. They've scored two touchdowns and a field...


Report: Cowboys guard Zack Martin suffers hyperextended knee, will undergo MRI

Dallas Cowboys All-Pro guard Zack Martin suffered a hyperextended left knee during their preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, per Todd Archer of ESPN. Archer also notes that Martin will undergo an MRI on Sunday to confirm the true extent of his injury. Martin suffered the knee injury in the second quarter as Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick’s helmet […] The post Report: Cowboys guard Zack Martin suffers hyperextended knee, will undergo MRI appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Source: Zack Martin MRI shows no significant injury, Cowboys hope he can play season-opener

Here’s the news on Zack Martin’s knee injury. The MRI is complete on Zack Martin and the diagnosis is optimistic. The Cowboys star guard could be available for the season-opener. Cowboys have received results of Zack Martin’s MRI & it’s encouraging. Source said there’s no significant injury to left knee & he could be ready for opener against Carolina on Sept. 9.— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) August 19, 2018 That’s not a bad outcome compared to what many thought could have been the case when Martin went down with injury during the Bengals game. Previously ESPN reported...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys vs. Bengals: Re-live the biggest moments with the best photos from the game

Behold! Another preseason game is in the books, and we sure did see a lot from the Cowboys. It was unfortunately an injury-filled game, but thankfully it reached a merciful end. Here are some of the biggest moments that caused a variety of emotions. Let’s feel! Rod Smith is 100% for real Ezekiel Elliott was kept on the sidelines for this game (thankfully) which meant that Rod Smith got the start again. He definitely delivered as he racked up 49 yards on the night, but he did it in explosive fashion. We have an extremely viable RB2. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports The...

Cincy Jungle

Tyler Eifert, Vontaze Burfict among Bengals not expected to play vs. Cowboys

Burfict is battling an ankle injury that’s kept him sidelined for much of the past week. The Bengals will once again have some key players missing preseason action. Ahead of tonight’s clash with the Cowboys, Cincinnati announced the following players were unlikely to play, while Tyler Eifert is also almost certainly out even though he wasn’t on the list of announced players: LB Vontaze Burfict CB Tony McRae WR Cody Core LB Vincent Rey CB Sojourn Shelton DT Josh Tupou DT Andrew Brown Look for Eifert next week in Buffalo with Kroft expected to start tonight— Geoff Hobson...

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Cowboys vs. Bengals: Eight things to look for during the game

What are we looking for? For the first time since Earl Thomas ran down Jason Garrett in it, AT&T Stadium will host a Dallas Cowboys football game this Saturday. What will happen? What will go down? Obviously the most important thing is that the Cowboys win the game to see players progress and walk away with no injuries. Within that there’s a lot to look for. Let’s discuss. Randy Gregory because, well, reasons The comeback story of the season for the Cowboys (so far) is without question Randy Gregory. The pass rusher has gotten to practice and even do so while wearing pads through the...


Bengals RB Joe Mixon returns to practice after injury scare on Wednesday

Cincinnati Bengals second-year running back Joe Mixon appeared to have suffered a minor injury in Wednesday’s practice that forced him to leave the field early. However, any concern about the situation has quickly been erased as he was back in the fold and participating in plays on the field, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of The […] The post Bengals RB Joe Mixon returns to practice after injury scare on Wednesday appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Dak Prescott and the WRs are progressing in this area, Travis Frederick likely to miss next preseason game, and more injury news -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

August 16Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.Next gameDallas vs. Cincinatti Bengals (Preseason) -- 6 p.m., Saturday Aug. 18 -- CBS.Today's top storiesHow Dak Prescott, Cowboys WRs are progressing in one particular area of importance"We're starting to click."Travis Frederick receives positive news after neck examination, will likely miss next preseason gameThe Pro Bowl center spent the morning traveling to Los Angeles to see a specialist about his neck.Leighton Vander Esch (groin), Tavon Austin (hamstring) exit practice earlyBut Randy Gregory...

Cincy Jungle

Vontaze Burfict, Tyler Eifert among Bengals not practicing Tuesday

Burfict was injured during Monday’s practice and is still sidelined. The Bengals were without some key names during Tuesday’s practice, and another was briefly hurt before returning. First off, the guys who didn’t take part included linebacker Vontaze Burfict, wide receiver Cody Core and linebacker Vinny Rey. #Bengals young LBs will get more reps today as Vinny Rey and Vontaze Burfict are out with ankle injuries. WR Cody Core not out here.— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) August 14, 2018 Burfict suffered an ankle injury during Monday’s practice. It’s unclear how severe it...

Cincy Jungle

2018 Bengals position preview: Tight ends

Cincinnati’s tight end group has a lot of talent, but health remains a major issue among the players at the position. Though many major media outlets are low on the Bengals this year, there are some glimmers of hope for a major turnaround in 2018. Talent at the skill positions on offense are aplenty, but health and inexperience issues have bred major skepticism. At tight end, the Bengals have a glut of ability, while injuries to the star of the group and overall “greenness” of depth players are causes for concern. However, if things play out in a favorable way (much like so many...

Cincy Jungle

Vontaze Burfict suffers injury in Bengals’ Monday practice

It doesn’t look like anything major, but it was enough to end Burfict’s practice early. The Bengals are holding their breath after Vontaze Burfict suffered some sort of lower-leg injury during Monday’s practice. Vontaze Burfict appears to have tweaked his right ankle/leg. It’s propped up and he’s icing it now. I think it happened when he was guarding moritz boehringer in 11-on-11. Both players went to the ground and the ball was incomplete #Bengals— James Rapien (@JamesRapien) August 13, 2018 Burfict sitting out the end of practice. Sitting on a cooler with jersey off....

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Dre Kirkpatrick, Vincent Rey held out of practice

Kirkpatrick missed the second half of the team’s previous practice as well. After not finishing practice last Saturday, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was also held out of Bengals practice on Monday. CB Dre Kirkpatrick not practicing for #Bengals today. Came out midway thru Saturday practice. @Local12— Richard Skinner (@Local12Skinny) August 13, 2018 Saturday’s practice was stopped halfway due to inclement weather, but was later resumed inside Paul Brown Stadium. Upon practice resuming, Kirkpatrick was seen on the sideline in street clothes. Kirkpatrick’s injury and its severity is...

NFL Spin Zone

Chicago Bears: James Daniels making a strong case to start

With more strong preseason showings, rookie James Daniels could force his way into the starting lineup for the Chicago Bears. Flying under the radar in the Chicago Bears preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals was the strong showing from rookie offensive lineman James Daniels. Having missed the Hall of Fame game due to injury, Daniels […] Chicago Bears: James Daniels making a strong case to start - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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4 things to know from Bengals’ final day of training camp

Alert: Auden Tate is getting first-team reps. The Bengals have concluded their 2018 training camp. The 12th and final camp practice took place Saturday, where the Bengals wore pads and shorts as they worked under a cloudy Queen City sky, which eventually turned into lightning and led to a shortened practice. Here are four things to know from the Bengals’ final camp session: Injury roundup Now that the Bengals have wrapped up training camp and one preseason game, the injury list is about as small as you could hope for a team to have this close to the regular season. No one that’s...

Cincy Jungle

Giovani Bernard might be the toughest guy on the Bengals roster

Bernard might be the toughest player on the Bengals roster. Along with his amazing turnaround from an ACL injury in 2016, Bernard continues to fiercely claim every yard he earns. Let’s take a moment to praise running back Giovani Bernard. Over the past four years, commentary regarding running backs in Cincinnati has typically centered around the devolution of Jeremy Hill and the promising stardom of Joe Mixon. Don’t mistake me. We talk about Bernard. But he often seems more like a peripheral subject. Mixon is great. Hill is washed up. Bernard is cool. We like him. Yet through five...

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Bengals vs Bears injury roundup

The Bengals only suffered a handful of injuries in what was otherwise a great first preseason game. The Bengals made it out of Thursday night without much to talk about on the injury front, which is the biggest thing we could’ve hoped for as fans watching the game. It is never good to see a player go down with an injury, and it is even worse when it happens during a game that doesn’t really count. The biggest scare from Thursday night was when Vincent Rey went down in the first quarter and needed help of the field. That luckily only turned out to be a sprained ankle though. Rey is in a...


Analysis: Why Thursday was a good night for the Cincinnati Bengals

Game ball, injuries, three up, three down, play of the night, key numbers, photo of the game and song of the game from the Bengals preseason opener.         

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Bears vs Bengals game ball goes to James Daniels

The Chicago Bears lost another close preseason game, this time to the Cincinnati Bengals, but some young Bears continued to flash. This week’s game ball goes to James Daniels. When the Chicago Bears drafted James Daniels out of Iowa, many scouts assumed he would be an immediate plug and play starter at his natural center position, allowing the Bears to shift Cody Whitehair to left guard. But the Bears wanted the 20-year old to learn the ropes backing up at left guard at first, and that’s where he spent the majority of his offseason. This last week with the injury to back up center...

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Bengals LB Vincent Rey injured vs. Bears

The Bengals lose a key linebacker early in their first preseason game. The Bengals couldn’t make it through one quarter without a key player being injured against the Bears. Linebacker Vincent Rey suffered what appeared to be a leg injury during a punt return midway through the first quarter. He was down after the play and had to be helped off the field to be examined on the sideline. The team quickly announced Rey suffered an ankle injury and was doubtful to return. That does not necessarily mean it’s a bad injury as much as the team won’t risk further injury in what’s really a...

Stripe Hype

Vontaze Burfict Wants to Play for Bengals in Preseason

Burfict finally passed his physical and doesn’t want to sit out any longer. He wants to get serious reps in the preseason games for the Bengals. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict had been sitting out for most of Bengals training camp with a hamstring injury, but has finally passed his physical. Although missing camp for Burfict isn’t […] Vontaze Burfict Wants to Play for Bengals in Preseason - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Bengals CB William Jackson misses his pig; yes, he has a pet pig

Despite having a great camp, Jackson wishes he could be with his pig After injury prevented him from competing as a rookie, Bengals cornerback William Jackson is coming off what Pro Football Focus has dubbed a fantastic season in his second year in the NFL. Jackson has continued to look impressive throughout camp even against a group of Bengals’ wide receivers that seems poised to take the NFL by storm. Despite the fact that Jackson is having a great camp, there is something wrong. “I miss my pig. She should be here with me,” he said. While NFL players buy all sorts of crazy and...

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5 things I want to see in the Bengals’ preseason opener

Assumed and not listed: no injuries! The preseason is all about the unknown. Every team has 50 or so players who aren’t guaranteed anything more than today in the month of August. We’ve seen the Bengals already dispose of a proven veteran in Brandon LaFell, and a promising undrafted rookie in Ja’Von Rolland-Jones in the middle of training camp. But there are plenty more cuts to come, and the preseason is where jobs unexpectedly get taken. The first preseason game is important for these young players with high aspirations, but also for veterans who are coming off a season they want to...

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3 takeaways from Day 11 of Bengals training camp

Rain didn’t stop the Bengals from finishing their final practice before their first preseason game. Rainfall hit downtown Cincinnati in the midst of Bengals training camp for the second day in a row today. The downpour caused an approximate 30 minute delay in practice, and forced the team to move inside Paul Brown Stadium to finish the day’s work, while also closing it to the public. Before you ask, the practice bubble at the University of Cincinnati the Bengals use as their excuse indoor practice facility has not been put up yet. Injury roundup Yesterday was the first time both tight...