November 8, 2015 |
IRVING, Texas - Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is again the center of controversy after Deadspin.com released photos showing injuries that he allegedly inflicted on his former girlfriend, Nicole Holder. The graphic photos showed bruises over much of Holder's body. After practice Friday, reporters stood at Hardy's locker waiting for him to finish. When asked if he could talk, Hardy just walked out of the room. In addition to the photos, Deadspin published hundreds of pages of records in the domestic-abuse case.
November 8, 2015 |
GREG HARDY'S presence on the Dallas roster, after a 10-game league suspension was reduced to four games by an arbitrator, was already controversial. Now, the Eagles fly to Dallas on Saturday with Hardy suddenly overshadowing everything else involved in this Sunday night prime-time meeting of NFC East rivals. There was no media access to the Eagles on Friday, after the website Deadspin published graphic photos of the abuse inflicted by the defensive end on his former girlfriend, Nicole Holder.
November 7, 2015 |
Against a white brick wall in the bowels of Met Life Stadium late last month, Jerry Jones had proved again how far he was willing to go to keep the spotlight on his precious Cowboys, no matter the mockery and outrage that was sure to follow, no matter the cost to his credibility. By signing defensive end Greg Hardy in March, Jones, the Cowboys' owner and general manager, had dared to defy the post-Ray Rice atmosphere of an NFL supposedly more sensitive to domestic violence. The league had suspended Hardy 10 games after a judge had found him guilty of assaulting and threatening his girlfriend, including throwing her on a bed covered with guns.
November 6, 2015 |
AT THIS POINT last season, DeMarco Murray was consistently being mentioned in the same sentence as Hall of Famer Jim Brown. This year, he's more likely to be in the same conversation as Charlie Brown. Murray dominated for the Cowboys in 2014 when he led the NFL in rushing on the strength of an incredible start that saw him break Brown's record of 100-yard games to begin a season. Brown had 100 yards in the first six games in 1958. Murray started last season with eight. It was like Daniel Murphy hitting home runs for the Mets early in the postseason.
November 4, 2015 |
The Dallas Cowboys have not won since Tony Romo suffered a broken collarbone in a Week 2 win over the Eagles, and the Cowboys' star quarterback must remain on the sideline when the Eagles and Cowboys meet again on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. Romo can return to practice this week, but his injured reserve designation keeps him out of the lineup until Nov. 22. The Cowboys have started both Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel in Romo's place during a five-game losing streak. They will stick with Cassel when the Eagles visit Sunday.
November 4, 2015
Question: How many wins will it take to win the NFC East? Les Bowen: Nine is enough for NFL Least THE WAY Sunday went, a couple of more bye weeks and the Eagles could clinch this thing. Alas, Chip Kelly's team actually will have to play football Sunday, instead of just sitting back and watching Tom Coughlin turn red. The playing part has been problematic for a group that has heard since the preseason how it is the best team in the NFC East, but has done almost nothing to prove that.
November 1, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 8 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Jets at Saints. Fitzpatrick has been steady at the helm for the Jets, but this could be his best game yet. Oakland has coughed up an NFL-worst 304 net passing yards per game, along with 11 TDs through the air. Both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker should find their way into the end zone. Chris Johnson, RB, Cardinals at Browns. He is still, somewhat remarkably, the lead dog in Arizona's backfield committee.
September 28, 2015 |
Week 3 of the NFL season started Thursday night with an NFC East game that was almost as unwatchable as that penalty-filled, mistake-marred mess the Eagles and Cowboys staged four days earlier at Lincoln Financial Field. We did at least learn one thing from the New York Giants' 32-21 win over Washington at the same stadium where the Eagles will attempt to save their season Sunday against the New York Jets: Washington remains the team most likely to finish at the bottom of the NFC East.
September 23, 2015 |
Here's a look at players worth considering, and others who would look better in someone else's lineup. Catch 'em while you can Tyrod Taylor, QB, Bills. It's hard not to be impressed by how resilient the athletic quarterback has been in his first two starts in Buffalo. Though Taylor coughed up the ball four times and was sacked eight times by New England, he also amassed four TDs, including one on the ground. Just as important, he got Sammy Watkins involved this week. The Bills' schedule is favorable moving forward so Taylor is worth a backup spot on your roster if you're in need of QB help.
September 22, 2015 |
THE MOST telling thing was the befuddlement. It wasn't reticence. It was genuine. One by one, they stood at their lockers and shook their heads and admitted that they didn't really know what to say. The only answer they could provide was the one that everybody already knew: That they did not have one. That, after 60 minutes of some of the most dreadful offensive football you will ever see out of an NFL team with playoff aspirations, they still had...