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Daniel Jones will start preseason finale, Eli Manning won’t play

The Giants have seen enough of Eli Manning for the preseason. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur announced on Sunday that Daniel Jones will start against the Patriots on Thursday in the team’s fourth and final game of the preseason. Manning will not play at all, which means he’ll next be on the field against the [more]

Former NFL player Dick Woodard dies at 93

Dick Woodard, an offensive lineman and linebacker who played five seasons of pro football, has died at the age of 93. Woodard was the great uncle of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, who confirmed the death on Twitter. “This morning my Uncle Dick Woodard went to be with the Lord at 93 years old,” Cousins wrote. [more]

Stephen Jones again says Cowboys won’t be market-setters

Is it possible to express optimism without sounding optimistic? If so, then Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones did just that on his radio show on 105.3 The Fan on Friday. Although Jones didn’t make it sound as if much progress has been made in negotiations with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott or Amari Cooper, he [more]

Looking at the games with the strangest field conditions

Thursday night’s Canadian conversion rate playing surface in Winnipeg on Thursday night ranks among the strangest over field conditions ever seen in a preseason game. But there have been far stranger field conditions in games that count. On Friday, Chris Simms and I drafted the strangest field conditions in NFL history. After determining the coin [more]

Cowboys will wear blue jerseys in half their regular-season games

When the Cowboys entered the league as an expansion team in 1960, team president Tex Schramm decided the team would wear white jerseys at home. It gave fans a chance see the different colored jerseys of visiting teams. Cowboys fans got accustomed to the white jerseys. After the Cowboys lost to the Browns in the [more]

Pat Shurmur: Eli Manning’s our starter

Another good night for Daniel Jones on Thursday led to another round of questions for Giants head coach Pat Shurmur about when the first-round pick might supplant Eli Manning as the team’s starting quarterback. Shurmur’s answer didn’t vary too much from other times he addressed the question, but, as noted on PFT, he stopped short [more]

Pat Shurmur keeps the door open to the possibility of Daniel Jones starting Week One

Giants co-owner John Mara is rooting for quarterback Eli Manning to play the full season. Mara’s dream scenario could still be derailed when the season starts. Consider the following answer from coach Pat Shurmur, who interrupted this very direct and simple question from a reporter: “Do you like Daniel enough to give him a shot [more]

Daniel Jones appreciated Baker Mayfield reaching out

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield reached out to Giants quarterback Daniel Jones to explain himself after GQ published comments from Mayfield that he says were misconstrued as an attack on Jones. For his part, Jones says there are no hard feelings. “I certainly appreciated him reaching out,’’ Jones said, via the New York Post. “I realize [more]

Pat Shurmur: Time to start asking Daniel Jones’ critics what they think

Everyone is surprised at Daniel Jones‘ performance thus far. Everyone, that is, except the Giants. Roundly criticized for using the sixth overall choice on the former Duke star, the Giants never expected anything less than what Jones has done. “You can ask me all you want about why I like him,” Shurmur said Thursday night, [more]

Marshall Faulk training Ezekiel Elliott in Cabo

The viral photo on social media of Ezekiel Elliott on a plane returning to DFW on Friday brought hope in DFW that the star running back might be returning to the Cowboys. Alas, Elliott merely had a weekend off. He’s back in Cabo training with no end in sight to his holdout. Hall of Fame [more]

Daniel Jones continues impressive preseason

The Giants continue to say Eli Manning remains the starting quarterback. Daniel Jones continues to make that look like a difficult decision. Jones is once again playing well in the preseason this evening, taking over for Manning after one series and looking like he has complete command of the offense. At halftime Jones is 9-for-11 [more]

Eli Manning leads Giants to FG before departing

One series. Fourteen plays. That was enough for Pat Shurmur out of Eli Manning. Manning completed 4 of 8 passes for 41 yards on a drive that ended with a 41-yard field goal from Aldrick Rosas. Two of Manning’s incompletions were drops by Cody Latimer. Manning also became a lead blocker when Wayne Gallman cut [more]

Tyrone Crawford hoping league sees his side after bar fight

Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford faces possible NFL punishment for a Florida bar fight in March. He talked about his status publicly for the first time Thursday, meeting with two beat reporters. Crawford said he has not spoken with anyone from the NFL yet. “I am going to let God take it,” Crawford said, via [more]

Saquon Barkley won’t play tonight

Giants running back Saquon Barkley won’t see any snaps in the preseason apparently. Barkley won’t play tonight against the Bengals in the team’s third preseason game, according to Dan Salomone of the team website. Barkley didn’t play in the first two exhibition games either. Usually, NFL starters don’t play the final preseason game. In 2018, [more]

DeMarcus Lawrence ready for season opener, Eli Manning

DeMarcus Lawrence delayed shoulder surgery until after he got a long-term deal signed in April. Thus, the Cowboys defensive end only came of the physically unable to perform list this week. He won’t play in the preseason and said he doesn’t need it. “What does that have to do with it?” Lawrence said. “It’s good [more]

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