Beckham’s plane incident will not deter the Cowboys’ interest; plus defensive improvements, and the Colts will come in on minimal rest. | From @ToddBrock24f7
Odell Beckham’s forced deboarding from a plane in Miami apparently doesn’t change the Cowboys’ interest in meeting with the wide receiver. This, while Michael Gallup continues his quiet return to prominence within the Dallas passing attack, and whether the team signs OBJ or not isn’t the key to the season; it’s Dak Prescott continuing to play at an elite level.
Meanwhile, Pro Bowl votes are starting to be counted with several Cowboys players in the running for a nod. The defense is showing improvement in tackling and stopping the run, but penalties could end up sinking this team for the second season in a row. We’re diving into Jake Ferguson’s unlikely leap on Thanksgiving, we’re exploring the Cowboys’ hunt for a divisional crown, and the Colts will be at a serious disadvantage when they come to town. All that, plus a preview of this year’s charity cleats and the team helps veterans get a head start in the current job market. Here’s the News and Notes.
Beckham met with an “overzealous” flight attendant, per a statement; McCarthy to address pre-snap issues; an ex-Cowboys backup QB goes off. | From @ToddBrock24f7
Odell Beckham’s aborted plane ride dominated headlines in Cowboys Nation on an off Sunday, with the free agent wide receiver set to visit Dallas in another week’s time. By Sunday night, Beckham’s lawyer had issued a statement that painted a very different picture of what happened aboard that American Airlines flight. League sources suggest that it likely won’t impact Beckham’s upcoming team meetings anyway, and another source thinks the smart money is on Beckham wearing the star.
Elsewhere, we’re grading the Cowboys roster as December dawns, Mike McCarthy is addressing pre-snap issues with the offense, and Jaylon Smith’s wrestling moves didn’t faze the Cowboys coaches. CeeDee Lamb talks resiliency in his connection with Dak Prescott, Deion Sanders gets a big-time job offer, and Sean Payton may be looking at his next stop… not in Dallas. One outlet says OBJ may not be the wide receiver the Cowboys should be signing, and a former Cowboys backup QB goes off with his new team. That and more in this edition of News and Notes.
Here’s an updated look at the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man roster ahead of Sunday night’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers
The Philadelphia Eagles are less than 12 hours away from returning to the field for a primetime matchup against the Packers on NBC.
The Birds are the favorite and will look to move to 10-1 on the season while maintaining their lead in the NFC.
Jalen Hurts continues to cement his status for a new contract, and at the same time, Jonathan Gannon’s retooled defense regained its form after being shredded in back-to-back weeks.
Here’s your updated 53-man roster for Week 12.
The Cowboys’ star player got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty but no one knew why. Meanwhile Jerry’s curiosity from six decades ago surfaces in a pic. | From @ToddBrock24f7
Cowboys fans woke up Friday out of a turkey-induced fog to realize that the 28-20 comeback victory over the Giants wasn’t just the tryptophan talking. And just like those mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, the leftovers the next day are just as good. We’ve got the details on everything you might have missed, from the run defense’s shutdown of Saquon Barkley and the tight ends’ inspired Whac-A-Mole touchdown celebration to the serious injury that didn’t seem to slow down Jayron Kearse and the play that one Giants player says should result in a heavy fine for Micah Parsons.
We’ve got the latest on a private recruiting chat between Jerry Jones and Odell Beckham Jr., the extra safety measures the Cowboys may take to snuff out a locker room illness, what the metrics say about Dak Prescott’s performance, and what the internet said about Prescott’s unexpected cell phone background. Also, Thursday’s game sets a new NFL viewership record, and how owner Jerry Jones explained a 65-year-old photo that places him at a tense moment in our nation’s history… but seemingly on the wrong side of it. That’s all up in this edition of News and Notes.
Examining injuries, illness, and elevations for gameday; Micah Parsons gives back on Thanksgiving; predicting a Cowboys holiday win. | From @ToddBrock24f7
It’s gameday once again, and the Cowboys are setting the table for another installment of their longtime holiday tradition. We’ll look back at some of the history behind America’s Team on America’s holiday and get into why this year it may come down to survival of the healthiest. We’ve got the keys to a Dallas win, final score predictions, and a sampling of the menu for fans who’ll spend Turkey Day at JerryWorld.
Meanwhile, Tony Pollard has some new hardware to show off after a big day up north, Dak Prescott is cementing his place among the passing elite, and Micah Parsons is giving back… and already looking ahead at life after football. We’ve got a hint at what the offensive line will look like once Tyron Smith returns, we’re remembering one of John Madden’s most beloved annual rituals, and we’re celebrating two longtime Cowboys who are a step closer to football immortality. Make yourself a plate and dive into the Thanksgiving Day News and Notes.
Micah Parsons says he’s still mad and now he’s challenging conventional thinking, too. Meanwhile Zeke weighs in on Pollard’s rising snap count. | From @ToddBrock24f7
With the “Beckham Bowl” coming up on Thanksgiving Day, Dak Prescott says he’s reached out to the former Giants receiver about joining the silver and blue; a win could help Dallas land the free agent talent. A win is all Ezekiel Elliott cares about, much more so than whether teammate Tony Pollard’s hot streak is costing the two-time rushing champ carries. All that, plus the Cowboys show up in a look at the fastest ball carriers of Week 11, we explore the deep ties between the Giants and Cowboys, and we close the book on Minnesota with the lessons that should stay with us.
Meanwhile, the sickness bug is still wreaking havoc on the Cowboys defense, and Micah Parsons says he’s going to remain mad about letting earlier opponents steal their “lunch money.” The Cowboys climb in the power rankings, why the club should make a move for a recent Rams castoff, and the Final Four is coming to the home of the Cowboys (though you have plenty of time to get ready). That and more in this edition of News and Notes.
Standout performances from Dak Prescott and Brett Maher, Micah’s game-changing play, injury updates, and an ex-Viking trolls the MIN crowd. | From @ToddBrock24f7
So much to revel in after a historic performance on the road, but so little time before it’s game day once again. We’ll take a quick glance back at Sunday’s dismantling of Minnesota with standout performances from Dak Prescott, Brett Maher, and Tony Pollard; a look at what Odell Beckham Jr. seems to have thought about the blowout; and how Micah Parsons changed the game on just the third play from scrimmage.
Meanwhile, an update on two key defensive players and whether they’ll be ready to go on Thanksgiving, a check on New York’s gloomy injury report, and where Mike McCarthy now stands on a legendary list. All that, plus the Dallas rushing duo finds perfect balance, what Twitter had to say about CBS bailing on the game early, an ex-Viking trolls the fans who used to cheer for him, and what was waiting for the Cowboys coach when he got home from Minnesota. All that and more in News and Notes.
The Philadelphia Eagles showed grit in overcoming a ten-point deficit to defeat the Indianapolis Colts on the road, 17-16, at Lucas Oil Stadium
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Championship teams define themselves when adversity hits, and the Eagles took another step towards sharpening their iron, overcoming a ten-point deficit to pull out a win in Indianapolis.
Jalen Hurts was an efficient 18-25 passing for 190 yards and one touchdown. As a rusher, Hurts led Philadelphia with 16 carries for 86 yards and a seven-yard touchdown late in regulation that tied things up with 1:20 remaining.
DeVonta Smith (6-78) and A.J. Brown (5-60) paced the Eagles’ pass catchers with Dallas Goedert out with an injured shoulder.
On defense, Philadelphia allowed Jonathan Taylor to accumulate 84 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown.
Still, Taylor only had 20 yards on 11 carries in the second half as the Eagles’ defense adjusted and buckled down.
Philadelphia will head home before starting preparation for a huge Week 12 matchup against the Packers in primetime.
Here’s an updated look at the Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster after a flurry of roster moves that saw Dallas Goedert go on IR and Ndamukong Suh and Linval Joseph arrive.
The Philadelphia Eagles are less than 24 hours away from returning to the field for an intriguing matchup against the AFC South’s Indianapolis Colts.
The Birds are a huge favorite and will look to move to 9-1 on the season while erasing any taste of that Monday night disaster.
Jalen Hurts continues to cement his status for a new contract, and at the same time, Jonathan Gannon’s retooled defense will look to make adjustments after being shredded in back-to-back weeks.
With Dallas Goedert now on injured reserve, here’s your updated 53-man roster for Week 11.
Elliott hopes to play Sunday, DeMarcus Lawrence has injury concerns, and Anthony Brown is missed. Dak hasn’t been sharp, and he knows it. | From @ToddBrock24f7
As the Cowboys regroup for a trip to the North Star State, one star says he’s “very optimistic” he’ll be back on the field, while another star is trying to play through multiple injuries that could linger for the rest of the season. Dak Prescott hasn’t been sharp this season and he knows it, and Anthony Brown is missed more than the average fan may have realized. Micah Parsons is taking some of the blame for the recent defensive woes, but Neville Gallimore thinks he knows the real cause of the problem.
Meanwhile, there’s more to the Vikings than Justin Jefferson, a Cowboys division rival adds to an already-fierce defense, and Jimmy Johnson reveals the contractual wrangling that told him his days in Dallas were numbered. Zack Martin shares what Ezekiel Elliott brings to the offense, two Cowboys assistants land on a watchlist, and one of Cowboys Nation’s most trusted news sources opens up about the strange journey that led her to a dream job covering America’s Team. Here are the News and Notes.