10:07 AM EDT, Thu September 20, 2018
17 hours ago
Why the Cowboys' defensive game plan for Seahawks should be simple

Why the Cowboys' defensive game plan for Seahawks should be simple

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered questions during a live chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights:Question: Any reaction to Dez telling Butler he should go back to the Cowboys? Do you think that means Dez would also be willing at some point?Newy Scruggs: Dez Bryant is NOT coming back to the Cowboys.The club moved on from him for a reason. They don't think he is the player he used to be. I know from conversations with people at the Cowboys that...
17 hours ago
Dallas Cowboys are the 'Last Chance U' of the NFL and even they passed on Josh Gordon

Dallas Cowboys are the 'Last Chance U' of the NFL and even they passed on Josh Gordon

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered questions during a live chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights:Question: With a vastly improved defense (like Seattle once had) and a first-contract QB (like Seattle once had), could the Cowboys build a contender in the same way the Seahawks built a Super Bowl run?Newy Scruggs: The Seahawks defense was great. The Cowboys defense, two games into the season, is promising. But let's not even approach the Seahawks'...
Sep 14, 2018
If this is Jason Garrett's last season Dallas, is Kris Richard next up in the head coaching line?

If this is Jason Garrett's last season Dallas, is Kris Richard next up in the head coaching line?

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered questions during a recent live chat. Here are some highlights.As David Moore points out, eight points is the lowest total by the Cowboys in an opener since they lost to Washington 13-7 in 2010. Wade Phillips was fired that year. Was Sunday the beginning of the end for Jason Garrett?Scruggs: This is the eighth season for Jason Garrett. It will not end with a Super Bowl title. I think if the Cowboys miss the...
Sep 13, 2018

Keys to a potential TCU upset of Ohio State; Did Texas A&M's showing vs. Clemson alter perspective of the Aggies?

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered questions during a recent live chat. Here are some highlights.TCU-Ohio State: What are the keys to a Horned Frog upset win?Scruggs: TCU has to win the turnover battle. They need to rush for 125 yards.The best way to beat Ohio State is by controlling the run game and that is the way to shorten the football game.They can't let the Buckeyes beat them deep the way Oklahoma did twice last year.Gary Patterson is 5-1...
Sep 13, 2018
Newy Scruggs answers questions on the Cowboys, college football, Mavs and more at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19; ask yours now

Newy Scruggs answers questions on the Cowboys, college football, Mavs and more at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19; ask yours now

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answers your questions at 10 a.m. Wednesday.Ask your questions by signing into the ScribbleLive module below and he will have them for consideration.
Sep 6, 2018
Why it's premature to expect a Pro Bowl season from Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith

Why it's premature to expect a Pro Bowl season from Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered questions during a live chat recently.Question: Is Jaylon Smith capable of breaking out to the point of making the Pro Bowl this year? And not just as someone's injury replacement?Scruggs: Jaylon Smith is looking like a difference maker at linebacker. Sunday's contest at Carolina will be a true challenge. Cam Newton is a mobile quarterback and likes to leave the pocket. Can Smith keep him in check? Tight end Greg...
Sep 5, 2018
Why Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence can't command a contract like Aaron Donald or Khalil Mack yet

Why Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence can't command a contract like Aaron Donald or Khalil Mack yet

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered questions during a live chat recently.Question: Will waiting to pay D-Law force him out of Dallas' price range thanks to Aaron Donald/Mack contracts?Scruggs: Let's make sure we get this straight Donald and Mack have won NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards. Without that on his resume, Tank can not command the same amount of money. He will have to hit the open market if he wants a deal that makes him the...
Aug 30, 2018
Is Sam Ehlinger the long-term solution at quarterback for the Longhorns?

Is Sam Ehlinger the long-term solution at quarterback for the Longhorns?

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered your questions in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights. Question: Are you surprised by Tom Herman's decision to go with Sam Ehlinger over Shane Buechele?Scruggs: Sam Ehlinger was always the lead horse in that race down in Texas.I'm just not sold that he is the guy Tom Herman wants long term.I am still shocked the University of Texas has not been able to find a difference maker at the quarterback...
Aug 29, 2018
Could Tavon Austin be the Cowboys' version of Tyreke Hill?

Could Tavon Austin be the Cowboys' version of Tyreke Hill?

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered your questions in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights. Question: What do you expect from Tavon Austin this year? Can he finally live up to the expectations of a top 10 draft pick?Scruggs: When I see Tyreke Hill of Kansas City I see exactly what I wish Tavon Austin would be for the Cowboys.Austin is not as fast as Hill, but who is outside of John Ross of the Bengals?I saw KC's third preseason game and...
Aug 29, 2018
Could Tavon Austin be the Cowboys' version of Tyreek Hill?

Could Tavon Austin be the Cowboys' version of Tyreek Hill?

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered your questions in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights. Question: What do you expect from Tavon Austin this year? Can he finally live up to the expectations of a top 10 draft pick?Scruggs: When I see Tyreek Hill of Kansas City I see exactly what I wish Tavon Austin would be for the Cowboys.Austin is not as fast as Hill, but who is outside of John Ross of the Bengals?I saw KC's third preseason game and...
Aug 23, 2018
Does Texas or Oklahoma have more pressure riding on its season opener? The answer is easy...

Does Texas or Oklahoma have more pressure riding on its season opener? The answer is easy...

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered some Big 12 college football questions during a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:Which team has more pressure riding on its season opener: Oklahoma at home vs. FAU, or Texas at Maryland?Newy Scruggs: Oklahoma does not have any pressure on them. They have won three Big 12 titles in a row and are picked to win it again. Texas got beat by the Terps in Austin last season. Tom Herman's crew simply...
Aug 22, 2018
Why 2018 will be David Irving's final season with the Cowboys unless this happens

Why 2018 will be David Irving's final season with the Cowboys unless this happens

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered some Cowboys questions during a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:Question: Is David Irving a lost cause?Scruggs: The Cowboys only have a one-year contract with David Irving. When he comes back from suspension I expect him to be a part of the team, contribute what he can but 2018 will be his final season in a Cowboys uniform....unless he goes sack crazy.If he winds up with 10 sacks, you know...

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