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Cowboys put Terence Steele on COVID-19 reserve list

The Cowboys won’t have Terence Steele at right tackle for this Thursday’s game against the Saints. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy announced on Sunday that Steele has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. The reason for his placement on the list is not known, but McCarthy said he will not play this week. Steele [more]

Clyde Edwards-Helaire fined $10,300 for taunting

Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran afoul of the NFL’s emphasis on taunting penalties last weekend and he heard from the league about his penalty this week. Edwards-Helaire was flagged for pointing at Cowboys linebacker Luke Gifford as he made his way into the end zone for a touchdown. The foul didn’t take the touchdown [more]

Jerry Jones wants to see “discretion” in how NFL games are officiated

Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones was not a fan of the “throw up ball” he saw in his team’s penalty-fest of a Thanksgiving loss to the Raiders. And Jones indicated that the real issue is not the NFL’s rules, but over-officious officials. Jones said he can’t fault the Raiders for the way their [more]

Report: Cowboys consider sitting Ezekiel Elliott to rest his injured knee

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy admitted Friday he is “concerned” about Ezekiel Elliott‘s health. The running back has played through a knee injury the past three games. “Zeke’s running style is ferocious,” McCarthy said, via Jon Machota of “He gives a pounding, and he takes some hits. We need to evaluate that, and this week [more]

Cowboys place Blake Jarwin on COVID-19 reserve list

The Cowboys have placed tight end Blake Jarwin on the COVID-19 reserve list, according to the NFL’s transactions report Friday. Jarwin tested positive for the virus, per Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790. Jarwin has missed four games since going on injured reserve Nov. 6 with a hip injury. He has 10 catches for 90 [more]

Raiders-Cowboys draws stunning 38.5 million viewers

The Thanksgiving game between the Raiders and the Cowboys delivered an enormous television audience. CBS announced today that the game drew an estimated 38.531 million viewers. That makes it the most-watched regular-season game since 1990. Nothing on American television, other than NFL postseason games, draws anything close to that number. This year’s most-watched World Series [more]

Mike McCarthy “concerned” about Ezekiel Elliott’s health

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been a regular on the injury report because of his knee in recent weeks, but it hasn’t stopped him from being in the lineup for any of the team’s games. His production in those games has not been all that great, however. Elliott had nine carries for 25 yards [more]

Mike McCarthy has talked to league office about officiating already, plans to address further

The Cowboys and Raiders played a penalty-fest on Thanksgiving, and Dallas coach Mike McCarthy isn’t happy about it. McCarthy said today that he has been in contact with the NFL officiating office and plans further discussions about Thursday’s tightly officiated ball game. “This game was totally off the trend line, as you can see as [more]

Deonte Harris appeals three-game suspension from DUI arrest

The Saints eventually may not have receiver Deonte Harris for multiple games. According to NFL Media, Harris has appealed a three-game suspension arising from a DUI arrest from July in Baltimore. He recently resolved the case by accepting one year of probation while also maintaining his position that he is not guilty. The league apparently [more]

Report: Trysten Hill won’t be suspended for punching John Simpson

Penalty flags flooded the field at AT&T Stadium during Thursday’s Raiders win over the Cowboys and the rule violations didn’t end at the final whistle. While Raiders players were celebrating the win by digging into some turkey, cameras roamed the field filming interactions between players from both teams. One of those interactions turned violent when [more]

After the season, the Saints will have some interesting quarterback decisions to make

The Saints have a bird in the hand with Taysom Hill. After the season, it will be interesting to see whether and to what extent coach Sean Payton and company go looking for a major upgrade. The return of Drew Brees to the Superdome on Thursday night served as a clear reminder of what the [more]

Micah Parsons on roughing call: “We should be playing football, not tag”

One of the Raiders’ scoring drives on Thursday gained 15 yards of fuel, thanks to a roughing the passer call on Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons. Parsons made it clear after the game that he wasn’t happy with the penalty. “We should be playing football, not tag,” Parsons said, via Jori Epstein of USA Today. “I’m not [more]

Jerry Jones: The sky is not falling

The Cowboys lost for the third time in four games against the Raiders on Thursday, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Friday morning that he was taking Thanksgiving to heart and “looking at the best parts of where” the NFC East leaders sit. Jones admitted the 36-33 loss was disappointing during an appearance on [more]

Rich Bisaccia sees DeSean Jackson “getting more and more comfortable” in offense

The Raiders signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson with the hope that he’d make their deep passing game a bigger threat and that move paid off in a big way on Thursday. Derek Carr hit Jackson for a 56-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the first quarter and would add 46 more yards on two [more]

Home teams winless on Thanksgiving for third consecutive year

Home-field advantage has largely disappeared in the NFL in recent years, and Thanksgiving has been no exception. All three home teams lost on Thursday: The Lions lost to the Bears, the Cowboys lost to the Raiders and the Saints lost to the Bills. This was the third consecutive Thanksgiving in which the road teams won [more]

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