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Dak Prescott almost perfect in two series

Dak Prescott played only two series, but he was so good the Cowboys didn’t need to see anymore. The second-year quarterback completed 7-of-8 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. Although he wasn’t perfect — his one incompletion was intended for Cole Beasley — Prescott finished with a perfect passer rating (158.3). It was Prescott’s [more]

Ezekiel Elliott not playing tonight

The Cowboys got to see what life is like without Ezekiel Elliott again Saturday night. The star running back, whom the league suspended for the first six games, stayed on the sideline without his helmet as the Cowboys starters ran onto the field after the opening kickoff. Darren McFadden started in his place. Dallas didn’t [more]

Elliott witnesses weren’t placed under oath

As the Ezekiel Elliott case heads toward an appeal hearing with unclear parameters or procedures, one specific procedure regarding the pre-disciplinary process is becoming more clear: Witnesses weren’t placed under oath. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the league didn’t administer the oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but [more]

Stephen Paea pushing for starting NT job with Cowboys

Stephen Paea was miscast in a 3-4 defense the past two seasons. He’s back at a familiar spot with the Cowboys, reunited with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and playing the nose in the Tampa 2. “Just be aggressive in there,” Paea said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “A lot of guys they [more]

How will the Ezekiel Elliott appeal hearing unfold?

With NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell choosing Harold Henderson to handle the Ezekiel Elliott appeal hearing, the next question becomes this: What will the appeal hearing look like? The CBA doesn’t provide much guidance. And by not much, I mean none. Article 46 says nothing at all about the legal standard that applies, the rights of [more]

Dak Prescott aims to throw better deep ball this season

It’s hard to criticize anything Dak Prescott did or didn’t do last season. He arguably had the best rookie season for a quarterback in NFL history, winning 13 games, completing 67.8 percent of his passes, throwing 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions and posting a 104.9 passer rating. But Prescott spent this training camp working [more]

Cowboys begin second phase of camp next week at home training facility

The Cowboys held their final full practice in Oxnard, Calif., on Thursday morning. They head home Friday and begin training camp at The Star, their home facility in Frisco, Texas, next week. Despite having an indoor practice facility that seats 12,000, the Cowboys will return to Oxnard next season to begin training camp. They have [more]

Josh Brown case may be relevant to Ezekiel Elliott appeal

As the six-game suspension for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was looming, MDS made an observation via Twitter that attracted plenty of attention: How does Elliott’s behavior compare to the conduct that resulted in a one-game suspension for former Giants kicker Josh Brown? The explanation, whatever it may be, ultimately may be relevant to the [more]

Will NFLPA sue NFL over allegation of victim-shaming?

The legal battle arising from the Ezekiel Elliott suspension could spawn other courtroom skirmishes. On Monday, the NFL made a stunning allegation against the NFL Players Association: “[W]e’ve received multiple reports of the NFLPA spreading derogatory information to the media.” During a Thursday appearance on PFT Live, NFLPA executive committee member Lorenzo Alexander used the [more]

NFLPA’s Lorenzo Alexander calls NFL statement on Ezekiel Elliott “appalling”

Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, a member of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee, is not pleased with the NFL’s statement accusing the union of smearing Ezekiel Elliott‘s accuser. “It’s really appalling,” Alexander said on PFT Live. “We’re about representing our players at the end of the day and making sure they’re getting a fair and [more]

NFLPA “seething” over accusation of victim shaming

The NFL took the Ezekiel Elliott case to the proverbial next level on Wednesday by accusing the NFL Players Association of “spreading derogatory information to the media” about Tiffany Thompson, who has accused Elliott of domestic violence. The NFLPA publicly denounced the accusation in no uncertain terms. Privately, the NFLPA feels even more strongly about [more]

Special edition PFT Live podcast breaks down the Elliott developments

With multiple developments in the Ezekiel Elliott case after Wednesday’s PFT Live concluded, today was an appropriate day to tape a special edition of the PFT Live podcast. So we did. And it’s available for late-evening/early-morning listening to get you up to speed on everything that has happened in the Elliott case. You can download [more]

Lucky Whitehead to undergo surgery on foot

Jets receiver Lucky Whitehead probably should consider going by something other than “Lucky” after the training camp he has had. Whitehead will undergo surgery on his broken foot, coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday. Whitehead was injured in Monday’s practice, and a 4-6 week timeline for his return already was expected. But a second opinion determined [more]

Rico Gathers out with a concussion

Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has shown off the progress he’s made since trading in his basketball uniform for a football one in Dallas’ first two preseason games, but he probably won’t be making it three strong outings in a row this week. Coach Jason Garrett said on Wednesday that Gathers has been diagnosed with [more]

Death of Texas “Bathroom Bill” could pave way for 2018 NFL Draft

The death of a Texas “Bathroom Bill,” which targeted transgender people, puts North Texas back in line to host the 2018 NFL Draft. It marks the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas. The Cowboys long have played the role of favorite for the draft, but the NFL has [more]

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