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Report: Texans closing in on deal with Earl Thomas

It appears Earl Thomas is returning home. The Pro Bowl safety, who told then-Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to “come get me,” is closing in on signing with the Texans after working out for them, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Thomas grew up in Orange, Texas, which is 118 miles from NRG Stadium. The Ravens released [more]

This week, Mike McCarthy didn’t go for two when down by nine

After further review, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy opted to make a more conventional choice. For the second straight week, McCarthy’s team scored a touchdown while down 15 points in the second half, cutting the margin to nine. Last week, with 4:57 to play in the game, he went for two. This week, with 5:47 to [more]

Mike McCarthy claims Trysten Hill did not intend to twist Chris Carson’s knee

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was “really pissed” on Sunday when one of his players, running back Chris Carson, left the game with a knee injury after Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill twisted his leg after a tackle. Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy saw it differently. McCarthy claims that Hill didn’t try to hurt Carson at all, [more]

Texans work out Earl Thomas

Free agent safety Earl Thomas is drawing some interest. The Texans brought Thomas in for a workout, the team disclosed on the league transaction wire. Thomas was cut by the Ravens in August after the team said his actions in training camp, including a fight with a teammate, had adversely affected the team. He’s been [more]

Jamal Adams has “first degree” groin strain

Seahawks safety Jamal Adams was limited to 53 snaps during Sunday’s win over the Cowboys and it remains to be seen how long it will take before he’s ready to resume his usual workload. Head coach Pete Carroll said on 710 ESPN Monday, via Lindsey Wisniewski of NBC Sports Northwest, that Adams has a “first [more]

Pete Carroll was “really pissed” about Trysten Hill’s dirty play on Chris Carson

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll isn’t happy with Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill. Nor should Carroll be. He’s upset because Hill, after tackling Seattle running back Chris Carson, rolled on the ground while holding the leg in a deliberate, Mean Machine-style effort to inflict injury. “I was really pissed about that,” Carroll said Monday on 710 [more]

Russell Wilson makes history

They’re letting Russ cook, and he’s already rewriting the record books. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, with 14 touchdown passes this season, has the most touchdown passes through three games of any player in NFL history. He’s also the first player in league history to throw four or more touchdown passes in the first three games [more]

Russell Wilson throws five touchdowns, outduels Dak Prescott in 38-31 win

The Russell Wilson vs. Dak Prescott duel was every bit as enjoyable as advertised. Wilson threw five touchdowns, giving him 14 for the season. (He should have had a sixth but more on that later.) That’s the most in NFL history through three games. Prescott threw for 472 yards and three touchdowns. He became only [more]

Jamal Adams doubtful to return with groin injury

Seahawks safety Jamal Adams didn’t look happy when he limped off the field. Adams tossed his helmet. The reason? Adams injured his groin and is doubtful to return, according to the team. He injured himself when his foot slid on the turf while rushing Dak Prescott. The Cowboys ended up scoring on the drive on [more]

Tyler Lockett has three TDs as Seahawks lead 23-15 after crazy first half

The Cowboys never seem to play a “normal” game. This one certainly won’t qualify as normal. The Cowboys have missed an extra point, had an extra point blocked and muffed a kickoff that led to a safety. The Dallas secondary also has four penalties. The Seahawks had a touchdown that turned into a touchback and [more]

DK Metcalf pulls a Leon Lett on his way to the end zone

Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf had a touchdown . . . until he didn’t. Metcalf badly beat Cowboys rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs for what should have been a 63-yard touchdown. Instead, Metcalf put the ball in one hand and slowed as he approached the end zone. Diggs caught Metcalf — much like Don Beebe did to [more]

Seahawks go up 9-3 on Cowboys with touchdown, safety

The Cowboys gave up an early touchdown and made it worse when Tony Pollard muffed the kickoff and recovered it at his own 1-yard line. After Dallas had taken a 3-0 lead, Russell Wilson threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Tyler Lockett with 6:39 left in the first quarter. The Seahawks added another [more]

Tyron Smith, Quinton Dunbar inactive; DeMarcus Lawrence will play

The Cowboys won’t have left tackle Tyron Smith for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Seahawks. The team officially lists Smith among its inactives. Smith has not practiced in two weeks because of a stinger. He missed last week’s game, with Brandon Knight starting for him. Undrafted rookie Terence Steele remains at right tackle in place [more]

NFL hopes for 100 percent compliance with mask rule this weekend

With five coaches fined $100,000 and their teams fined $250,000 for failure to wear masks in Week Two, the NFL hopes the message has been received. Soon, we’ll find out whether that’s the case. Week Three began with Dolphins coach Brian Flores and Jaguars coach Doug Marrone complying with the mask requirement. The balance of [more]

Shaquem Griffin returns to active roster

Shaquem Griffin is back on the active roster, getting a chance to play alongside his twin brother, Shaquill, again. The Seahawks promoted the linebacker off the practice squad for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Shaquem Griffin made 16 tackles and three quarterback hits in 32 regular-season games the past two seasons. But he didn’t make [more]

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