Dez Bryant says Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott are ‘the real deal’

A pair of rookies walked into Lambeau Field and powered the Dallas Cowboys’ 30-16 thrashing of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. To Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott aren’t your average rookies. “I tell them all the time, rookie is just a title,” Bryant said, via ESPN. “That’s all it is. […]

Dez Bryant promises he’s playing in Week 8 against Eagles

Dez Bryant wanted to play on Sunday at Lambeau Field, but with another game missed and the bye week coming up, the Dallas Cowboys receiver is confident he’ll return to the field when Dallas takes on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, Bryant said on Sunday that he’s “playing […]

Best, worst from Week 6 in the NFL

Week 6 in the NFL saw near-perfect performances from Drew Brees and Tom Brady, statement wins from the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys and another chapter in the on-going mystery of Aaron Rodgers. Here is a closer look at the best and worst from the NFL’s sixth week of the 2016 season. Best QBs Drew Brees, […]

NFL scout on Leonard Fournette: ‘He’s (expletive) rare’

It will take more than just a lingering ankle injury to turn off the NFL on LSU running back Leonard Fournette. According to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, the league is still in love with the idea of Fournette as a first-round talent in the 2017 NFL draft. “No,” one NFL general manager said after being […]

Jason Garrett still not sure Dez Bryant will play vs. Packers

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn’t convinced receiver Dez Bryant will be able to play on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Bryant won’t be a full participant at Friday’s practice, and Garrett still isn’t sure his Pro Bowl receiver will be healthy enough to play in Week 6. […]

T.J. Ward says Broncos need to ‘fix’ slow starts

For the second week in a row, the Denver Broncos gave up a touchdown on the opening drive of the game. And for the second week in a row, the Broncos were unable to overcome the slow start. Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers opened Thursday night’s upset by marching down the field against […]

Eric Dickerson on Todd Gurley’s struggles: ‘There’s nowhere to run’

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson isn’t going to blame Todd Gurley for his slow start to the 2016 season. In fact, Dickerson knows first hand that a running back can’t get going if he has nowhere to go. “If you watch the games, there’s nowhere to go; there’s nowhere to run,” said Dickerson, via ESPN. […]

Broncos haven’t lost road game in AFC West since 2010

The Denver Broncos’ NFL record for consecutive road wins inside the division will be put on the line tonight against the San Diego Chargers. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Broncos haven’t lost on the road to an AFC West opponent since 2010, a record span of 15 games. Denver owns longest road divisional win […]

Mike McCarthy isn’t worried about his Packers offense

Mike McCarthy is getting tired of the relentless questions about his Green Bay Packers offense. “You know, we had 400 yards of offense (against the New York Giants), so I don’t know why the hell I’ve got to come in here and answer questions about the things you think that went wrong,” McCarthy said Wednesday, according […]

Restructured contract for Colin Kaepernick wipes out injury guarantees

The San Francisco 49ers can now start Colin Kaepernick at quarterback without the background worry of a costly injury. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the 49ers agreed on Wednesday to a restructured contract with Kaepernick, who will no longer have injury guarantees tied into his deal for the 2017 season and beyond. His new contract […]

Report: Trevor Siemian will start against Chargers

The Denver Broncos will return their starting quarterback for tonight’s primetime matchup with the San Diego Chargers. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, quarterback Trevor Siemian—who missed Week 5 with a shoulder injury—will start under center for the Broncos on Thursday night. No big surprise, but Broncos’ QB Trevor Siemian will start tonight vs Chargers after […]

Six NFL teams facing must-win games in Week 6

Every game should be considered a “must win” in the NFL, but teams currently in the midst of a losing streak have added pressure to snap their slump and get back into the win column. Here are six teams—including four with losing streaks of at least three games—in desperate need of a victory in Week […]

Cowboys have most rushing TDs through five games since 1995 Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are scoring rushing touchdowns at a pace not seen since Emmitt Smith was once plowing into the end zone at the old Texas Stadium. According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Cowboys already have 11 rushing touchdowns in 2016—the most by an NFL team after five games since the 1995 Cowboys. The

Streaking, slumping NFL teams right now

Streaks and slumps that occur early on can make or break a season for NFL teams. After five weeks, the unbeaten Minnesota Vikings and two unexpected 4-1 teams highlight the streaks, while both New York teams and the defending NFC champions mark the most significant slumps. Here is a closer look at the NFL teams streaking […]

Carson Palmer cleared to return, expected to play in Week 6

The Arizona Cardinals will return quarterback Carson Palmer for Week 6. According to Cardinals vice president of media relations Mark Dalton, Palmer has been cleared to return to practice after going through the concussion protocol. Cards QB Carson Palmer & LB Kevin Minter – both in concussion protocol – have officially been cleared to return […]

Jameis Winston promised Roberto Aguayo another chance

His kicker had already missed two field goals, including the go-ahead kick on the previous drive, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was still determined to get Roberto Aguayo another chance. In fact, Winston told the rookie kicker he’d provide him with another opportunity. “After he missed the first one I went over to […]

The 1-4 Panthers are down, but still far from out

These are dark days for the defending NFC champions. A year removed from 15 regular-season wins and a trip to the Super Bowl, the Carolina Panthers have sputtered to a 1-4 start—with Monday night’s last-second home defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pushing Carolina’s season to the brink of irrelevancy. According to Joseph Person of […]

Falcons beat both Super Bowl teams in back-to-back weeks

The Atlanta Falcons are flying high after a rare set of victories the last two weeks. Seven days after beating the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers in Week 4, the Falcons went on the road to Denver and beat the defending AFC champion Broncos on Sunday. According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Falcons became […]

Julius Peppers: ‘Sky’s the limit’ for Packers defense

Their MVP quarterback still hasn’t found his stride, but at least the Green Bay Packers can lean on a defense that is starting to look championship caliber. Veteran Julius Peppers is seeing all the right pieces for a dominant defense. “I think the sky’s the limit,” Peppers said, via ESPN. “We have a lot of […]

Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott help Cowboys make NFL history

No team in NFL history has ever had rookies at quarterback and running back producing so early like Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are the first team ever to have a rookie quarterback with at least 1,000 passing yards and a rookie running back with […]

Best, worst from Week 5 in the NFL

Week 5 of the NFL season featured the triumphant return of Tom Brady, huge wins for the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys, Ryan Tannehill and Brock Osweiler struggling and the San Diego Chargers losing again in heart-breaking fashion. Here is a closer look at the best and worst from the past week: Best QB Tom Brady, […]

David Johnson on pace for rare dual-threat numbers

The first five games for David Johnson have put the Arizona Cardinals running back on pace for one of the rarest seasons ever at his position. Johnson rushed for 157 yards and caught three passes for 28 yards during Arizona’s 33-21 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. The second-year running back now has […]

Cam Newton ‘expected’ to miss game against Buccaneers

The Carolina Panthers will likely be without their MVP quarterback on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers are “expected” to go into Week 5’s NFC South showdown without Cam Newton, who is still in concussion protocol. He missed Friday’s practice, which makes it possible the Panthers could […]

Chip Kelly on QB change: ‘We’re going to look at everything’

Head coach Chip Kelly isn’t ruling out any potential lineup change for the 1-4 San Francisco 49ers, including at quarterback. “I think we’re going to look at everything,” Kelly said, via Nick Wagoner of ESPN. “I mean, we’re 1-4. We need to make sure we’re going out there and giving us the best chance to […]

Report: Dez Bryant considered ‘unlikely’ to play vs. Bengals

Never say never, but the odds are stacking against Dez Bryant playing when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Bryant is considered “unlikely” to play on Sunday, though the star receiver will attempt to “test” his injured knee during practice on Friday.