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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]

Travis Frederick back working out with teammates

Until Monday, Cowboys center Travis Frederick hadn’t worked out with his teammates since training camp. He joined them for the first day of offseason workouts after sitting out last season with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that attack the nervous system. “It’s just great to have him working out again,” offensive guard Zack Martin said, [more]

Cedric Thornton unretires, rejoins 49ers

The 49ers reinstated defensive lineman Cedric Thornton from the reserve/retired list, according to the NFL’s transactions wire. Thornton retired last Aug. 22 after seven years in the NFL. Thornton, 30, signed a free agent deal with the 49ers last July 26. He spent the 2017 season in Buffalo and has played for two other teams. [more]

Ezekiel Elliott showing up for launch of offseason workouts

Paying running back Ezekiel Elliott seems to be a low priority for the Cowboys. Showing up for offseason workouts in Dallas seems to be a high priority for Elliott. Elliott will attend the launch of his team’s running-and-lifting sessions, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The fourth-year tailback could have chosen to stay away, [more]

Daryl Johnston: People took jobs with the AAF because we were misled

Daryl “Moose” Johnston, the former Cowboys fullback and current FOX commentator, also had a side gig as the General Manager of the San Antonio franchise in the Alliance of American Football. That did not end well. Johnston told ESPN Radio in San Antonio that he and others who worked for the AAF were “misled” about [more]

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