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Tyrone Crawford enters diversion program to resolve arrest for bar incident

Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford has resolved criminal charges arising from an incident that occurred in March. He’ll now await punishment from 345 Park Avenue. Via ESPN, Crawford has agreed to enter a diversion program as the settlement of the allegations made against him in connection with a bar fight in Panama City, Florida. Crawford [more]

Eagles, Cowboys land the highest team ratings in Madden 20

More motivation for the 2019 season has emerged, in the form of the Madden 20 ratings for all 32 NFL teams. The Eagles have the highest team rating, with an 89. They’re followed closely by their division rivals in Dallas, who landed an 88. (Maybe Cowboys fans shouldn’t boycott the game, after all.) Next comes [more]

Tony Romo: Jason Witten will pick up right where he left off

Jason Witten, 37, has not played since Jan. 28, 2018, if the Pro Bowl counts as a game. His final regular-season game came on Dec. 31, 2017. CBS analyst Tony Romo doesn’t expect the layoff to affect the 11-time Pro Bowler. Romo expects to see the same player who was his favorite target with the [more]

Wednesday’s #PFTPM includes extended look at the running back market

Much has been written and said in recent days about the devaluation of the running back position. So I invited long-time agent Peter Schaffer (who has represented the likes of Barry Sanders and Eddie George, and who currently represents Joe Mixon) to appear on the #PFTPM podcast regarding the subject. The end result is an [more]

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

Who are the truly special running backs in 2019?

The looming holdout for Chargers running back Melvin Gordon and the potential holdout for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has dusted off the debate regarding whether the NFL properly values the running back position. It does, but only for truly special running backs. That’s the line of demarcation. Every year, the NFL has a handful [more]

Terron Armstead: Tips learned at OL summit can be an asset

After Broncos linebacker Von Miller hosted his pass rush summit earlier this year, he downplayed the notion of a backlash against players from different teams sharing tips that could then be used against them at some point in the future. Saints left tackle Terron Armstead attended an offensive line summit put together by Eagles right [more]

Todd Gurley should be very happy with his Madden rating

We’ve spent plenty of time the past couple of days talking about players being upset with their ratings in the new Madden game, and the motivation they have drawn from it. One player who shouldn’t be upset (and in turn has no basis for extra motiviation) is Rams running back Todd Gurley. Gurley is the [more]

August 6 deadline shouldn’t matter to Ezekiel Elliott

If Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott holds out of training camp, the first significant date arrives in early August. As noted by Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, failure to report by August 6 results in Elliott forfeiting a year of credit toward free agency. Robinson notes that Elliott is aware of the deadline, which is [more]

Vikings have a pair of receivers in the Madden-rated 90s

The Vikings’ starting quarterback may be lurking in the low 80s, but their top two receivers are among the best in the league, according to the exclusively-licensed NFL video game. The folks at Madden have made Adam Thielen a 94 and Stefon Diggs a 93 in the new version of the game. Both players are [more]

Dak Prescott working with his receivers in San Diego

Dak Prescott said during the team’s minicamp that he would work out with his receivers in California. Asked where, the Cowboys quarterback declined to answer. “I don’t want everyone to be looking for us,” Prescott said. “California is a big state.” Now we know. Prescott posted a photo on social media with Jason Witten, Amari [more]

Report: Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott situation could go “sideways” fast

In response to our report that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has said privately that he intends to not show up for training camp absent a new contract, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports has put some meat on the bone. In a series of tweets, Robinson reports that Elliott hasn’t made a firm decision to [more]

DeMarcus Lawrence calls for Cowboys fans to boycott Madden after 89 rating

Four players surely are happy with their Madden 20 ratings. DeAndre Hopkins, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack and Bobby Wagner can have no argument with their 99 ratings. Every other player in the NFL likely believes his rating is too low. Case in point: DeMarcus Lawrence. The Cowboys defensive end received an 89 rating despite 14.5 [more]

Security guard’s complaint against Ezekiel Elliott isn’t “extortion”

When it comes to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s contractual entanglement with the team, I’m fully in favor of Zeke’s position. When it comes to his legal entanglement with a 19-year-old security guard who ended up on the ground after an encounter with Elliott at a Las Vegas music festival in May, I couldn’t disagree [more]

Raiders sign Jonathan Cooper

The Raiders recently learned that guard Richie Incognito will be suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season. Incognito is slated to compete for the left guard job in Oakland and Monday saw the team add a veteran who could find himself in the mix for that spot before, after and during Incognito’s [more]

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