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Cowboys keeping an eye out for a safety in second round

The Cowboys were unwilling to meet Earl Thomas‘ contract demands in free agency, but they did sign George Iloka. While Iloka isn’t Thomas, his addition does ease the team’s concerns about the position. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said getting a safety with the team’s first choice — 58th overall — isn’t a necessity. [more]

Cowboys “going to be looking” for a No. 2 running back

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones didn’t surprise anyone when he confirmed on Wednesday that the team will be exercising its 2020 option on running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s contract, but that wasn’t the only backfield topic to come up at the team’s pre-draft press conference. There was also discussion about the team’s plans for a [more]

Sunday night continues to be football night

In 2006, when Monday Night Football moved from ABC to ESPN and Sunday Night Football moved from ESPN to NBC, the top prime-time game of the year became the Sunday night game. This year will be no different. Here’s the full slate of NBC’s Sunday night games: Week One, Steelers at Patriots; Week Two, Eagles [more]

Cowboys get back-to-back Thursday games fourth year in row

The Cowboys have a new tradition that involves Thanksgiving Day. For the fourth consecutive year and the sixth time in history, the Cowboys will play the Thursday after Thanksgiving, too. They host the Bills on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, this season and then travel to Chicago the following Thursday, Dec. 5. They also traveled to [more]

Ten teams scheduled for five prime-time appearances

The NFL has scheduled 10 teams to make five prime-time appearances during the 2019 season. That list includes both of the teams playing in the opening game of the year. The Packers and Bears will face off on Thursday, September 5 in a matchup chosen to celebrate the NFL’s 100th season and then go on [more]

Monday Night Football slate kicks off with Texans and Saints

A pair of 2018 playoff teams will square off in the first Monday night game of the 2019 season. The NFL’s schedule was released on Wednesday night and it shows that the Texans will be in New Orleans to face the Saints on Monday Night Football in Week One. In addition to that game, the [more]

Bears-Lions, Bills-Cowboys, Saints-Falcons set for Thanksgiving

Although it hasn’t been officially announced by the NFL, the Thanksgiving slate of games appears to be set: Bears at Lions in the early game, Bills at Cowboys in the mid-afternoon, and Saints at Falcons at night. Despite a previous report that the Dolphins would visit Dallas on Thanksgiving, it’s Buffalo traveling to Dallas on [more]

Cowboys still would trade first-rounder for Amari Cooper

The Cowboys don’t have a first-round draft choice, having sent it to the Raiders in exchange for Amari Cooper. As Stephen Jones previously has said, the Cowboys will be watching game film of the receiver when the Raiders use the 27th overall selection. During the team’s pre-draft press conference Wednesday, the Cowboys reiterated that they [more]

Cowboys will “obviously” exercise Ezekiel Elliott’s fifth-year option

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones updated the status of contract negotiations with wide receiver Amari Cooper and quarterback Dak Prescott this week, but they aren’t the only players on the team with a new deal on the horizon. Running back Ezekiel Elliott is also in that category, although there’s less urgency on that front. [more]

Thanksgiving night rematch for Saints and Falcons

For the second consecutive year, the Saints and Falcons will meet on Thanksgiving night. Last year they played in New Orleans, and this year they’re playing in Atlanta, according to multiple reports. The Thanksgiving night game is always on NBC, after the early game in Detroit and the late afternoon game in Dallas. The Saints [more]

Giants and Cowboys meet in Week One, again

The Giants and Cowboys always seem to get together for a big-platform game early in the season. This year, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, it will happen again. New York at Dallas will ice off during Week One, in the 4:25 p.m. ET slot on FOX. And even though the Giants currently seem to be [more]

Wednesday’s PFTOT is up and running

Every weekday, we celebrate the conclusion of an episode of PFT Live by almost immediately taping an episode of PFTOT. Which is precisely what we did today. After Big Cat and his not-new-jacket left the studio (and after Simms and his not-functioning-prostate returned from the restroom), Simms and I covered five topics. From considering whether [more]

Cowboys say they’re unlikely to trade up in draft

The Cowboys don’t have a first-round pick in this year’s draft as a result of the trade for wide receiver Amari Cooper and executive vice president Stephen Jones addressed the possibility of the team making a move to change that during a Tuesday radio interview. Dallas is currently set to make their first pick at [more]

Rod Smith works out for Bengals

The Bengals worked out free agent Rod Smith, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Smith, 27, is the brother of Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith. The running back has spent most of the past four seasons in Dallas and backed up Ezekiel Elliott the past three seasons. Smith entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in [more]

Cowboys having “pretty active discussions” with Prescott, Cooper

The Cowboys have one long-term deal done with more to go. With defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence out of the way, the Cowboys have started work on the contracts of receiver Amari Cooper and quarterback Dak Prescott. “Yeah, we’re always open to looking at things,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [more]

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