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DeMarcus Lawrence, Terence Steele will play for Cowboys

The Cowboys will have defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (foot) and right tackle Terence Steele (non-injury/personal) against the Colts. The players practiced in full Friday and do not have a designation.Lawrence was limited the first two practice days, and Steele missed Thursday’s practice.The Cowboys have five players listed as questionable.Coach Mike McCarthy and owner Jerry Jones [more]

Cowboys expect Michael Gallup, Trevon Diggs to play Sunday night

Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup and cornerback Trevon Diggs have been fighting illnesses that have kept them off of the practice field this week, but the team isn’t making any plans to replace them in the lineup on Sunday night.Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Friday that he is confident that both players are [more]

Week 13 NFL playoff picture: Bills’ win over Patriots has AFC East implications

The Bills’ 24-10 win over the Patriots on Thursday night had significant implications in the AFC East race, and the result is not good for New England.The Patriots are all but out of the AFC East, and they look like long shots to make the playoffs as a wild card as well.Here’s how the playoff [more]

Trevon Diggs, Michael Gallup miss practice with an illness

The Cowboys have had an illness going around The Star the past couple of weeks. It continues this week.Cornerback Trevon Diggs and receiver Michael Gallup were out with an illness Wednesday.Linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring) had a limited practice. He has not played since Week 8.Safety Jayron Kearse (shoulder) and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (foot) were [more]

Matt Ryan will remain Colts’ starting quarterback

The Colts announced on Oct. 24 that Sam Ehlinger would start at quarterback the rest of the season. After Jeff Saturday replaced Frank Reich on Nov. 7, Saturday said Ehlinger remained the starter.Ehlinger was replaced six days later and hasn’t seen the field since.Even though the Colts, at 4-7-1, realistically have nothing left to play [more]

Failed fourth-down conversion prevents final verdict on Colts’ clock management

Colts coach Jeff Saturday initially expressed no regret for waiting too long to use timeouts at the end of Monday night’s game. More recently, he admitted that he should have used a timeout — specifically when things were in “disarray” after quarterback Matt Ryan‘s scramble on second and 17 with the clock tick-tick-ticking toward 34 [more]

Jeff Saturday wishes he’d called timeout before last third down: “You could tell we were in disarray”

In the immediate aftermath of Monday’s loss to the Steelers, Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday said he felt like the offense had plenty of time on its final drive and “wasn’t too concerned” about not utilizing a timeout.Upon further review, Saturday’s opinion has changed.“I wish I had that third down back and in all [more]

Matt Ryan: I think all of us in the building are disappointed

The Colts are now 4-7-1 after Monday night’s loss to the Steelers — another game that was close for Indianapolis to the end.Interim coach Jeff Saturday addressed the Colts not using more of their timeouts in the game’s final sequence, saying he felt the team had plenty of time.Quarterback Matt Ryan said postgame he “didn’t [more]

George Pickens: We’re coming together, starting to get some rhythm

The final points of Monday night’s game in Indianapolis came from a tandem that the Steelers hope will be a central part of many successful seasons.Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett hit rookie wide receiver George Pickens for a two-point conversion after Benny Snell‘s go-ahead touchdown run in the fourth quarter. That score came after the Steelers [more]

Jeff Saturday on not using timeouts: “I thought we had plenty of time”

On the Colts’ final offensive drive in Monday night’s loss to the Steelers, Colts coach Jeff Saturday repeatedly let the clock run rather than call timeout, resulting in the Colts ending the game with two unused timeouts. Saturday said afterward that he didn’t see why he should have called any timeouts on the drive.“I thought [more]

Monday Night Football: Steelers hold off Colts 24-17

The Colts had a chance for a late win, but Monday Night Football ended the way most of their games have this season. Indianapolis lost 24-17, failing to convert a fourth-and-three at the Pittsburgh 26.The Steelers improved to 4-7, while the Colts fell to 4-7-1.The Colts had questionable clock management on their final drive, which [more]

Benny Snell’s 2-yard touchdown run hands Steelers the lead again

A game finally has broken out in Indianapolis.It took the Steelers only 5 minutes, 21 seconds to answer the Colts and regain the lead, 24-17, with 9:55 remaining in Monday Night Football.The Steelers had no points, 18 yards and no first downs in the third quarter.They opened the fourth quarter with an 11-play, 75-yard drive, [more]

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