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Keith O’Quinn moving back to Cowboys’ scouting department

Keith O’Quinn lost his job as the Cowboys’ special teams coach, but he isn’t leaving the team. Instead, after 10 seasons as an assistant coach, O’Quinn is returning to his roots. He has accepted a job as director of advance scouting, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports. O’Quinn will answer to Cowboys vice [more]

Intriguing Tom Brady matches with coaches, cities, teammates

Monday’s PFT Live spent plenty of time addressing the report that the Raiders plan to make Patriots quarterback Tom Brady an offer in free agency. We also spent time trying to come up with ideal Brady matches. And we tried to be more specific than just putting Brady on a specific team. For the six [more]

Big Seattle crowd bumps XFL attendance by nearly 10 percent

The XFL had net attendance growth for its second week, thanks in large part of more than 29,000 Seattle fans who came out to see the Dragons defeat the Tampa Bay Vipers, 17-9. Via Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily, the XFL attracted 76,285 fans in Week Two, a 9.5-percent bump over Week One, when [more]

Correcting the record on Matthew Stafford’s contract

When the issue came up last week regarding possible trade talks involving Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, I checked contract numbers at and to determine: (1) Stafford’s cash payout in 2020; (2) Stafford’s cap number in 2020 if on the team; and (3) Stafford cap charge in 2020 if traded. Per a league source [more]

No movement between Tom Brady, Patriots

For exactly one more month, the Patriots officially have exclusive negotiating rights with quarterback Tom Brady. It would be foolish to assume that, unofficially, other teams already aren’t making their proposals known to Brady and/or his agent, Don Yee. But the only team that has the right to talk to Brady about a contract for [more]

Report: Raiders ready to offer Tom Brady two-year, $60 million deal

The quarterback carousel already is spinning. Nearly two weeks after a report emerged that the Raiders will target Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in free agency, a new report puts some monetary meat on the bone. Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a long-time member of the media in Minnesota and the father of future first-ballot Hall of Famer [more]

Dez Bryant wants to return to the Cowboys, won’t consider the XFL

Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is continuing to press the case that he deserves another chance with his old team. Bryant, who has told the Cowboys’ front office that he’s ready, willing and able to sign, told FOX 4 in Dallas that he believes he’d be a perfect fit with the team he played [more]

Sanjay Lal joining Seahawks coaching staff

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal is joining the coaching staff of the Seattle Seahawks, a source confirmed to PFT. The move was first reported by Michael-Shawn Dugar of The exact position Lal will hold with the Seahawks has yet to be finalized but he will work with the offensive coaching staff. [more]

Drew Pearson takes aim at Mel Tucker for leaving Colorado

Three days after Mel Tucker publicly renewed his vows with the Colorado football program, Tucker bolted for Michigan State. Former NFL receiver Drew Pearson is not happy about that, because Pearson has a grandson who decided to attend Colorado based on the representation that Tucker would be there. “MEL TUCKER IS A CON MAN!” Pearson [more]

Is a Reggie White-style free agency tour coming for Tom Brady?

In 1993, the first year of close-to-real NFL free agency, Reggie White embarked on an extended tour that ended in God (and/or an offer of the most negotiable notes bearing the phrase “In God We Trust”) telling him to sign with the Packers. As Peter King and I pondered the possibilities for Tom Brady in [more]

Mike McCarthy’s hiring in Dallas could entice Randall Cobb to return

Randall Cobb is scheduled to become a free agent for the second consecutive offseason. For the second consecutive offseason, he could find a new home. Or he could return to Dallas. After the Cowboys hired Mike McCarthy, the odds of Cobb re-signing seemed to improve. “I love coach McCarthy,” Cobb said, via Doug Farrar of [more]

Does Dak Prescott think he’s worth $40 million per year?

In September, Dak Prescott reportedly turned down a contract that would have paid him roughly $33 million annually. The Cowboys quarterback wanted more. How much more? Russell Wilson‘s $35 million per year average set the bar last April, and Patrick Mahomes soon will reset it. So where does Prescott fit? Kimberley Martin of asked [more]

George Iloka hopes for chance to restart career

Safety George Iloka did not play in the league in 2019, remaining a free agent after the Cowboys cut him last summer. Iloka, though, isn’t ready to call it quits. He wants to play this season. “Yeah, absolutely,” Iloka told Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer. “We’ll see if I get another opportunity. I still [more]

Michael Irvin thinks it would be a mistake to replace Dak Prescott

Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin created a stir by suggesting that Tom Brady could replace Dak Prescott at quarterback for the Cowboys. Now, as he continues to try to walk back those comments, he wants to make it clear that he doesn’t think that’s the best. Irvin started the whole thing by saying [more]

Quarterback chaos could be coming

Chaos is very good for this specific business. And quarterback chaos could be coming, very soon. The 2020 offseason could consist of unprecedented movement when it comes quarterbacks, with a chain reaction of dominoes driven by where and how quickly the biggest rectangular double-squares land. The biggest domino continues to be Tom Brady. Even as [more]

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