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Mike McCarthy smashed watermelons with sledgehammer to fire up Cowboys

In search of a way to motivate his team ahead of last weekend’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy elected to murder some produce to provide a spark. According to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, McCarthy packed a sledgehammer and an assortment of watermelons for the team’s [more]

NFL Playoff Picture: AFC & NFC standings after Week 11

The Steelers remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team, the Packers are in the lead for the top seed in the NFC, and the wild card race is wide-open in the AFC but more settled in the NFC. Here’s how the playoff picture looks after Week 11: AFC 1. Steelers (10-0) One-game lead for home-field advantage. [more]

Vikings place Adam Thielen on COVID-19 reserve

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has been placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list. The Vikings announced today that Thielen has been placed on the list, which is for players who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with someone who tested positive. The Vikings did not say whether Thielen tested positive. [more]

Teddy Bridgewater should practice Wednesday, Christian McCaffrey “week to week”

The Panthers opted against playing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on Sunday, but head coach Matt Rhule said after the game that Bridgewater’s knee was well enough to play. While Bridgewater felt good and got through a pregame warmup without issue, Rhule said his gut told him that starting P.J. Walker was the right call. A 20-0 [more]

Mike McCarthy: Sunday’s win needs to mean something

The Cowboys returned from their bye on Sunday and turned in the kind of performance that many have been looking for since the start of the season. Ezekiel Elliott ran for more than 100 yards, Andy Dalton threw three touchdowns, and the defense came up with a pair of key takeaways that helped set the [more]

Chase Claypool becomes first rookie receiver in Super Bowl era with 10 TD in 10 games

Think of all the great receivers of the Super Bowl era. Think of all the receivers who had great rookie seasons in the Super Bowl era. None has scored 10 touchdowns in 10 games, until now. According to the NFL, Steelers receiver Chase Claypool scored his 10th touchdown in his 10th career game. He’s the [more]

Cowboys end four-game losing streak with late touchdown to upset Vikings

The Cowboys climbed back into the NFC East “race” — which has turned into a “race” of tortoises — with a 31-28 victory over the Vikings. The Eagles lead the NFC East with a 3-6-1 record. The other three teams are 3-7. Dallas plays Washington on Thanksgiving Day. The Vikings saw their three-game winning streak [more]

Dalvin Cook shaken up on fumble as Cowboys lead Vikings 16-7 at halftime

The Cowboys played arguably their best half of football this season, and they should lead more than they do. As it is, the Vikings trail the Cowboys 16-7 at intermission. Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, the league’s leading rusher, was shaken up on a hard hit by Donovan Wilson following a catch late in the [more]

Ezekiel Elliott touchdown catch comes after Kirk Cousins’ fumble

Officials missed a penalty and a turnover in a sack of Kirk Cousins‘ on the Vikings’ first possession. With DeMarcus Lawrence hanging onto Cousins, safety Donovan Wilson cleaned up Cousins. Wilson, though, hit Cousins in the head for what officials should have ruled roughing the passer before taking the ball away from Cousins as the [more]

Randy Gregory, DeMarcus Lawrence are active for Cowboys; Vikings have new long snapper

Cowboys pass rushers Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence were listed as questionable for today’s game against the Vikings. Both missed time this week with what the Cowboys listed as illness. Coach Mike McCarthy said he anticipated both playing today, and both will play today. They are active. The Cowboys’ inactives are quarterback Ben DiNucci, receiver [more]

Cowboys will start Zack Martin at right tackle

Zack Martin has been an All-Pro right guard for the Cowboys, but he will be playing a different position against the Vikings. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Martin will be getting the start at right tackle in Week 11. It will be his first NFL start at tackle, although he did see time [more]

Vikings get fullback C.J. Ham back from COVID-19 reserve

The Vikings have only one fullback on their 53-man roster. C.J. Ham has returned to their 53-man roster, one day before the 4-5 Vikings host the 2-7 Cowboys. Ham has been activated from the COVID-19 reserve list. He had been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday. Presumably, Ham already was three days removed [more]

Randy Gregory, DeMarcus Lawrence are questionable

Cowboys pass rushers Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Both missed time this week with what the Cowboys listed as illness. Gregory returned to practice on a limited basis Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. The Cowboys added Lawrence to the practice report Thursday as [more]

Saints take Trevor Siemian from Titans’ practice squad

With starting quarterback Drew Brees on injured reserve, the Saints needed another quarterback. Enter Trevor Siemian. The Saints have signed Siemian from the Tennessee practice squad, according to Siemian’s agent, Mike McCartney. A seventh-round pick of the Broncos in 2015, Siemian became the starter after Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler signed with the Texans. [more]

NFL Week 11 injury report roundup: Several teams dealing with QB questions

Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Seahawks and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

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