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Texas to allow sports with 50 percent capacity of fans

The state of Texas just doubled the number of fans who can attend sporting events. Via the Dallas Morning News, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that professional and college stadiums can operate at 50 percent capacity when they open, a week after capping that number at 25 percent. “Stadiums, whether it be where the Mavericks [more]

Dak Prescott pledges $1 million to improving police training and addressing systemic racism

NFL figures are moving past words and toward action. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has pledged $1 million to improving police training and addressing systemic racism through education and advocacy in our country. Prescott’s pledge comes at the conclusion of a social media statement regarding recent events. “As a black multiracial American, I am disgusted and [more]

Cowboys staying home for training camp

The Cowboys have said all along their preference was to hold training camp in Oxnard, California, which has become their home-away-from home. But they also planned for a full training camp at their team training facility just in case. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL has told teams to prepare for the season at [more]

Report: Teams will remain at their facilities for training camp

The NFL is planning for teams to hold training camps on the usual schedule this summer, but it appears there will be changes to operations. One appears to be that teams that usually head away for camp may be staying at home as the league continues to make adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pete [more]

Andy Dalton decries “inexcusable and horrific” treatment of George Floyd and others

More and more NFL players are making their voices heard regarding the recent murder of George Floyd and the societal problems it highlights. For the first time, many of those voices are coming from white players — specifically quarterbacks, the leaders in every locker room. “I have a heaviness about everything that has gone on [more]

Seven classic Super Bowls coming to NBCSN, NBC this week

As we wait for live sports to return, why not enjoy some of the best live sports from days gone by? You’ll get to do that this week on NBCSN and NBC, with seven classic Super Bowls re-aired from Monday through Sunday. All were originally televised by NBC. It starts Monday night at 8:00 p.m. [more]

Deshaun Watson upbeat about his contract outlook

The Texans exercised the fifth-year option on Deshaun Watson‘s contract for 2021. It will pay him $17.3 million. Both he and the Texans want a long-term deal for the quarterback. The Texans have had preliminary conversations about a new deal with Watson’s agent, David Mulugheta. It is early in the process, but the Texans likely [more]

Aldon Smith: I lost my way, football gives me a purpose

Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith says he’s eager to show he still has something to contribute as an NFL player. Smith, whose repeated violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy have kept him off the field since 2015, says he’s ready to get back to doing what he was meant to do. “I lost my way [more]

Cowboys hoping to hold camp in Oxnard while also planning for Frisco

For 14 summers now, including some or all of the past eight, the Cowboys have made Oxnard, California, their home-away-from home. The team is hoping to return there this summer, but at the same time, it’s planning on holding training camp at its headquarters in Frisco, Texas. The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty. “As a [more]

Mike McCarthy: Aldon Smith “bigger and stronger” than he was with 49ers

Robert Quinn, playing opposite DeMarcus Lawrence, led the Cowboys in sacks last season with 11.5. Quinn signed with the Bears in free agency, leaving a hole. The Cowboys have filled it by signing Aldon Smith while hoping NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstates Randy Gregory. Goodell recently gave Smith the approval to return from his suspension. [more]

Mike McCarthy has full confidence Dak Prescott will be ready to go

Dak Prescott‘s contract talks have been a leading storyline around the Cowboys for quite a while, but none of the words shared publicly or privately have resulted in a new contract for the quarterback. Prescott has until July 15 to sign a multi-year deal after being given the franchise tag and has not been taking [more]

Jimmy Haslam had a hot mic moment during virtual meeting involving Jerry Jones

There’s a general rule of thumb that applies whenever a microphone is in the vicinity: Assume it’s on, and assume others can hear you. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam disregarded that advice during last week’s virtual ownership meeting. Haslam, as explained by Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, made what Schefter describes as a “joke” during the roll [more]

Blake Jarwin: I have to prove I deserve what Cowboys gave me

Jason Witten is no longer a member of the Cowboys, but he’s still available for the player set to replace him as the team’s starting tight end. Blake Jarwin said Witten reached out to him recently to talk about the “awesome opportunity” that’s in front of him this season. Jarwin said that Witten said he [more]

Troy Aikman “strongly believes” Dak Prescott, Cowboys reach deal

The Cowboys have had a long line of great quarterbacks, but Danny White and Tony Romo didn’t quite ascend to the level of Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman because they never won a Super Bowl. (In fact, neither White nor Romo even got to a Super Bowl as a starting quarterback.) Aikman sees a lot [more]

Report: “No traction” for Cowboys’ pursuit of Jamal Adams

The Jets aren’t interested in doing a long-term deal with Jamal Adams right now because of the uncertainty of how COVID-19 might affect the season. The All-Pro safety isn’t interested in waiting. Because contract talks have reached a stalemate, speculation has run rampant about whether Adams will request a trade and/or whether the Jets would [more]

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