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Week 15 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Cowboys at Colts Cowboys: G Zack Martin, DL David Irving, TE Geoff Swaim, QB Mike [more]

Jon Gruden avoids answering question about Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper said Thursday that Raiders owner Mark Davis traded him to the Cowboys, not then-General Manager Reggie McKenzie or coach Jon Gruden. Reporters asked Gruden about Cooper’s assertion that Gruden didn’t know about the trade, and McKenzie didn’t want to make it. “I’ve heard some things in the media that are absolutely hilarious, that [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Chargers and it continues with two more games on Saturday. The Jets, Texans, Browns and Broncos submitted their final injury reports on Thursday and the 24 teams in Sunday’s games submitted their final injury reports of the week on [more]

League fines Ezekiel Elliott for violating helmet rule

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott became the first offensive player penalized under the helmet rule this season. He became the second offensive player fined for lowering his helmet to initiate contact. The NFL docked Elliott $26,739 for lowering his helmet to initiate contact, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Officials flagged Elliott for the hit on [more]

Drew Brees edges out Patrick Mahomes to lead fan Pro Bowl vote

Fan voting for the Pro Bowl ended on Thursday, and Saints quarterback Drew Brees finished atop the standings. Brees received 1,270,631 fan votes, most among all NFL players, while Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes came in second with 1,197,370 votes, the league announced today. The Top 5 was rounded out by Giants rookie running back Saquon [more]

Zack Martin won’t play Sunday; Sean Lee questionable

Cowboys right guard Zack Martin has never missed a game in his five seasons. But his 77-game starts streak will end Sunday. Martin no longer can play through his sprained MCL, needing at least a week of rest. He left Sunday’s game after 66 snaps, missing the final 33 in the Cowboys’ overtime victory over [more]

Dak Prescott nearly set NFL record, and no one noticed

While everyone was busy last week talking about Patrick Mahomes‘ no-look passes and Ryan Tannehill‘s last pass to beat the Patriots, Dak Prescott‘s near-NFL record went unnoticed. Stop if you’ve heard this. . . . Prescott had 42 completions last week against the Eagles. That’s more than Mahomes, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, Aaron [more]

T.Y. Hilton questionable for Colts

The good news is, T.Y. Hilton has played through plenty of injuries this year. The bad news is, they don’t know if he will this week or not. Via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star, Hilton is listed as questionable this week. He was held out of practice all week with an ankle problem, but [more]

Four teams have clinched playoff berths, five more can clinch this weekend

The Los Angeles Chargers became the fourth team to clinch a playoff berth. With their win over the Chiefs on Thursday night, the Chargers have joined the Chiefs as the only two AFC teams to clinch a spot in the playoffs. They are still battling it out for the AFC West title, with one of [more]

Jury awards $25 million verdict against Josh Brent, nightclub

Jurors found former Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent partially to blame for the death of a former teammate in 2012, according to the Dallas Morning News. The civil court jury awarded Jerry Brown’s mother and his estate $25 million Thursday. Jurors found Beamers nightclub 48 percent responsible for overserving Brent and Brent 48 percent responsible [more]

Amari Cooper says Mark Davis made decision to trade him

Raiders owner Mark Davis said Wednesday Amari Cooper was a “great, great player” who didn’t fit Jon Gruden’s offense. Cooper scoffed at that a day later. The Cowboys receiver said it was Davis, not then-General Manager Reggie McKenzie or Gruden, who traded him. Cooper contends that Gruden didn’t know about the trade, and McKenzie didn’t [more]

Ezekiel Elliott has full practice; Zack Martin remains out

Ezekiel Elliott said Wednesday his day off from practice was merely a rest day and not some concern over a stinger. Sure enough, the Cowboys running back returned to practice Thursday with a full workload. The league’s leading rusher is expected to play Sunday. Defensive end Randy Gregory did not practice Thursday, but it was [more]

Ezekiel Elliott will practice Thursday, Zack Martin won’t

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott did not practice on Wednesday after suffering a stinger during last weekend’s game over the Eagles, but said later in the day that sitting out was more about making sure he’s “fresh for Sunday” after picking up 40 touches in the overtime win. It appears one rest day was all [more]

Mark Davis: Amari Cooper is “a great, great player” who didn’t fit our system

Raiders owner Mark Davis says the decision to trade wide receiver Amari Cooper was not a reflection on Cooper’s talent. Instead, Davis says, Cooper just wasn’t a fit for Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s offense. “He was a great, great player. We always had the fastest guy on the field no matter what,” Davis said. “It [more]

Rushing title is “important” to Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott won the rushing title his rookie season. He didn’t get a chance to repeat last season, serving a six-game suspension. The Cowboys running back leads Todd Gurley by 59 yards for the league lead this season. “I would say that’s important to me,” Elliott said, via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. [more]

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