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Report: Cowboys hire Joe Whitt

Joe Whitt didn’t get hired as the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator, but his interview for the position appears to have gone well. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Whitt will be the team’s secondary coach and defensive pass game coordinator. Whitt held the same roles with the Falcons last season, so he’ll be making the [more]

Former NFL player Tim Lester dies of COVID-19 at age 52

Tim Lester, a fullback who spent eight seasons in the NFL in the 1990s, has died of COVID-19. He was 52. In college at Eastern Kentucky, Lester was a star running back, gaining 3,640 yards in his college career. But when he was drafted by the Rams in 1992, he became a blocking fullback and [more]

Former 49ers, Chargers linebacker Steve Hendrickson dies at 54

Former NFL linebacker Steve Hendrickson, who won a Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers, died on Friday at the age of 54, via Marty James of the Napa Valley Register. Hendrickson appeared in 100 career games over seven seasons spent with the 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers, Houston Oilers and Philadelphia Eagles. He [more]

Ravens signing Greg Mancz, Jordan Mills to practice squad

The Ravens are signing a pair of veteran offensive linemen to their practice squad, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Greg Mancz and Jordan Mills will join the team as insurance at the position. Mancz played four games for the Texans this season, including in Week 17. He saw action on one offensive snap [more]

Cowboys hire Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator

The Cowboys have their new defensive coordinator. Dan Quinn has been hired as Dallas’s most important assistant coach, according to multiple reports. Quinn replaces Mike Nolan, who was fired after the Cowboys’ defense turned in a disappointing 2020 season. The 50-year-old Quinn was fired as Falcons head coach during the 2020 season. He had been [more]

Jets secure 23rd overall pick with Seahawks loss

The Wild Card round is over and six more spots in the draft order have been secured as a result. One of those spots goes to a team that didn’t play a snap over the weekend. The Jets now know that they will have the 23rd overall pick as a result of the trade that [more]

Report: Cowboys interview Jason Simmons for defensive coordinator job

The Cowboys interviewed Panthers assistant coach Jason Simmons on Sunday for their vacant defensive coordinator position, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Simmons, 44, is Carolina’s defensive pass game coordinator and secondary coach. Simmons was with Cowboys head coach hMike McCarthy in Green Bay. Simmons worked for the Packers from 2011-19, getting his start there as [more]

Cowboys interviewing Joe Whitt for defensive coordinator job

The Cowboys will interview Joe Whitt Jr. on Sunday for their defensive coordinator position, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The Cowboys fired Mike Nolan on Friday. Whitt worked with Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy in Green Bay from 2008-18, serving as the Packers’ defensive passing game coordinator his final season there. He was the [more]

Bengals hire Frank Pollack as offensive line coach/run game coordinator

The Bengals fired several assistant coaches earlier this week, including offensive line coach Jim Turner. They already have replaced Turner. The Bengals announced Frank Pollack as the team’s offensive line coach and run game coordinator. Pollack, 53, previously served as the Bengals’ offensive line coach in 2018. He worked for the Jets the past two [more]

Cowboys announce Mike Nolan, Jim Tomsula firings

Word on Friday was that the Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and the team has now announced the move. Nolan joined the staff after Mike McCarthy was hired as head coach early last year. He changed the scheme that the Cowboys had run in the past and the performance of the unit was terrible [more]

Report: Cowboys fire Mike Nolan

Mike Nolan likely knew a few weeks ago his future was not in Dallas. Everyone else certainly knew. Nolan tried to switch the Cowboys Defense from a 4-3 base to a 3-4, and it did not go well. The Cowboys produced one of the worst defenses in team history. The Cowboys fired Nolan on Friday, [more]

Full vote totals for 2020 NFL All-Pro team

The Associated Press revealed the 2020 NFL All-Pro team on Friday and it included a pair of unanimous selections. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald were both named by all 50 voters. The full voting totals have now been released and the choices at several other positions were nearly as [more]

Dave Gettleman “antsy” about possibly losing Jason Garrett

A year ago, the Cowboys parted ways with Jason Garrett. This year, the Giants are worried about losing him. Garrett, the Giants’ offensive coordinator, will interview with the Chargers for their head coaching vacancy on Friday. The Giants kept defensive coordinator Patrick Graham from interviewing for potential job openings with a contract extension. The team, [more]

Amari Cooper had ankle surgery

Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper will spend the early part of his offseason recovering from ankle surgery. Cooper posted a shot of his leg in a walking boot on Instagram Thursday and wrote that surgery was successful. The Dallas Morning News reports that the surgery was on his ankle and was a cleanup procedure. Cooper [more]

Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson headline Hall of Fame finalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 15 modern-era finalists for the Class of 2021. Six of the 15 are finalists for the first time. Jared Allen, Calvin Johnson, Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson are a vote away from Canton in their first year of eligibility. In addition, Ronde Barber and Clay Matthews Jr., [more]

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