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Jerry Jones fine with NFL officiating disarray: 'As long as they're talking, keep it going'

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Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones doesn't sound too worried about the current state of NFL officiating disarray, even if we keep seeing egregious examples of incorrect calls every week.

During his appearance on KRLD/105.3 The Fan Tuesday morning Jones segued from defending head coach Jason Garrett to multiple controversial calls in the Monday ...Read more

Panthers coach Ron Rivera won't pressure QB Cam Newton to rush back from injury

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Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday he won't pressure quarterback Cam Newton to return from injury before he's fully ready.

Newton, the former NFL Most Valuable Player, has missed the Panthers' last four games while recovering from a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. Backup Kyle Allen has played in his stead, and the Panthers have ...Read more

Brad Biggs' Week 7 NFL rankings

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Last week's ranking in parentheses.

1. Patriots 6-0 (1)

The Patriots have only played one team -- the Bills -- with a current winning record. They also have wins over the Giants, Redskins, Jets, Dolphins and Steelers, and those five teams have combined for six victories. In other words, as impressive as the Patriots have been and as thoroughly...Read more

Jerry Jones, Cowboys backing embattled coach Jason Garrett

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FRISCO, Texas -- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett entered the 2019 season on the hot seat whether owner Jerry Jones or Vice President Stephen Jones wants to admit it or not.

He is in the final year of his contract with the mandate of taking the next step toward the Super Bowl as the charge.

Garrett has won three division titles as Cowboys coach but...Read more

Ravens trade for top cornerback Marcus Peters, sending LB Kenny Young to Rams

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The Ravens have traded for Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters, the team announced Tuesday, betting that the two-time Pro Bowl selection can shore up a disappointing and injury-ravaged secondary.

In exchange, the Ravens are sending second-year inside linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed draft pick to Los Angeles.

Peters, 26, has 24 ...Read more

Akiem Hicks out at least 8 weeks after Bears place him on injured reserve

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CHICAGO -- The Bears will be without defensive lineman Akiem Hicks for at least eight weeks after they placed him on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon.

Hicks, a Pro Bowler last season, would be able to return to practice in six weeks. The earliest he could play is the Dec. 15 game against the Packers in Green Bay if he is designated to return. ...Read more

Fantasy football Week 7: Add and drop

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Each week I'll list the best widely available free agents for fantasy football -- I define "widely available" as being owned in around half of all ESPN or Yahoo leagues -- and some guys who are probably better off in the free agent pool than collecting dust on your roster.

Follow me on Twitter @UTEddieBrown if you have questions throughout the ...Read more

Detroit Lions fall to Green Bay Packers, 23-22

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Detroit vs. everybody?

More like Detroit vs. every ref.

That's what it felt like on Monday when the Detroit Lions were gut punched in a 23-22 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

The Lions were leading 22-13 when they sacked Aaron Rodgers on a third-and-10 play early in the fourth quarter.

Lions defensive end Trey Flowers was ...Read more

Sad reality for Jerry Jones: Cowboys are not an elite team but he's happy to be alive

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones initially and purposefully tried to accentuate the positives in the aftermath of Sunday's devastating 24-22 loss to the formerly winless and hapless New York Jets.

He talked about how the Cowboys fought to get back in the game after trailing 21-3.

He spoke of the competitiveness of ...Read more

Chargers hope to know more about Russell Okung's status this week

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CARSON, Calif. -- Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn indicated Monday that left tackle Russell Okung is undergoing testing and said the team should know more about his status when the players resume practice Wednesday.

After missing the required first six weeks of the regular season, Okung is now eligible to return from the nonfootball ...Read more

Coach Freddie Kitchens challenges Browns to become a team: 'All this talent we've got, that's gotten us 2-4'

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BEREA, Ky. -- The bond supposedly built during the Browns' four-day trip to Indianapolis in August was a mirage.

With his underachieving team facing the harsh reality of a 2-4 start, Browns coach Freddie Kitchens pushed a "Do your job" motto and challenged his players to morph from a group into a team during their bye week.

"At some point, we ...Read more

Chiefs will use next 2 days to 'get an idea' on Sammy Watkins' status, Andy Reid says

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The Kansas City Chiefs have a short week of preparation before traveling to Denver to take on the Broncos Thursday night.

Whether their plans involve wide receiver Sammy Watkins remains to be seen after Watkins (hamstring) missed Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Houston Texans.

"He worked hard last week in the rehab part of it," Chiefs coach Andy ...Read more

Anquan Boldin, remembered for Super Bowl heroics and 'huge' presence in locker room, community, retires as a Raven

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It began during a poolside conversation with Ray Lewis at the Pro Bowl. From there, Anquan Boldin knew he needed to find his way to Baltimore, where he felt certain his confident, physical style would fit perfectly with the Ravens.

He proved correct.

After the Ravens traded for Boldin in March 2010, he caught 186 passes over three seasons and ...Read more

Dolphins appear unsettled at QB position as Miami's evaluation of Josh Rosen may already be over

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DAVIE, Fla. -- Brian Flores may have pulled Josh Rosen in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, injecting life into the Miami Dolphins offense during their near-comeback victory against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Flores also reiterated Monday that Rosen will remain as the Dolphins' starting quarterback, despite leaving the window open for ...Read more

Mitch Trubisky practices with the Bears — but he isn't cleared yet to play Sunday vs. the Saints

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The Bears have opened the door a crack for the possibility of Mitch Trubisky returning to action Sunday against the Saints.

The third-year quarterback was back practicing Monday at Halas Hall and, according to coach Matt Nagy, formally resumed throwing for the first time since injuring his left shoulder during the Bears' Sept. 29 win over the ...Read more

Eagles coach Doug Pederson voids his guarantee, says he was just showing confidence in his team

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That wasn't a guarantee Monday morning, Doug Pederson said, but an expression of confidence in his team to bounce back from Sunday's embarrassing 38-20 loss at Minnesota.

In his noon news conference, Pederson tried to give context to his words from his weekly morning radio appearance on 94WIP, during which the Eagles coach said: "We're going ...Read more

Chargers players perplexed that Steelers' anthem was played at home game

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CARSON, Calif. -- They'd already heard the chants, the cheers and the chaos, the Chargers well aware that their stadium had been overtaken by fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But now, with the arrival of the fourth quarter Sunday, they were hearing something over the giant speakers at Dignity Health Sports Park completely unexpected.

It was ...Read more

A Panthers QB decision is looming, but Kyle Allen continues to play (well) in the now

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LONDON -- Eventually, the Carolina Panthers will have to make a difficult decision.

Their starting quarterback Cam Newton -- you know, the former NFL MVP? -- has missed the last four games while recovering from a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. He played practically on one leg in Carolina's first two games this season, a pair of close losses,...Read more

Chargers' dismal play dooms comeback hopes in loss to Steelers

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CARSON, Calif. -- With their stadium dominated by fans of the opposing team, the Los Angeles Chargers had to do something Sunday night to get the home crowd into the game.

Instead, they immediately fell behind by two touchdowns for the second consecutive week, were scoreless into the fourth quarter and ran out of time in trying to come back in ...Read more

Matthew Stafford will reach 40,000 yards faster than anyone in NFL history. Does it matter?

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Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions could become the 21st quarterback in NFL history to throw for 40,000 passing yards Monday night in Green Bay.

Already, you can hear the yawns. And read stories undercutting the milestone. These stories aren't part of a conspiracy to downgrade the accomplishment, of course. Just an attempt to understand ...Read more