NFL franchise tag deadline tracker: Who signed, who didn’t?

Friday afternoon was the deadline for NFL players given the franchise tag to sign long-term deals. Eight players were given the tag in 2016: Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, Kansas City Chiefs safety […]

Forbes declares the Dallas Cowboys as the most valuable sports team in the world

The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable sports team in the world. According to Forbes, the Cowboys are now valued at a remarkable $4 billion, giving Jerry Jones’ NFL franchise the overall lead over Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid and Barcelona for the title of the world’s most valuable team. The New York Yankees and Manchester United of the English […]

Barry Church thinks Ezekiel Elliott will help Cowboys defense ‘a lot’

Safety Barry Church believes rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott—who the Dallas Cowboys drafted with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft—will help the Cowboys get back to 2014 levels, especially on defense. “He’s definitely a three-tool player that can just play on every single down,” Church said Sunday on Sirius XM NFL Radio, […]

Report: ‘No significant improvement’ in Jaylon Smith’s knee

The Dallas Cowboys continue to play the waiting game with Jaylon Smith’s injured right knee. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Smith has experienced “no significant improvement” in the nerve he damaged during a horrific knee injury to end his collegiate career. His playing status for next season remains “unlikely.” I’m told

Tony Romo on Brett Favre: ‘I still look up to him’

As a Wisconsin native who grew up to be a gunslinging NFL quarterback, Tony Romo has one of the most unique perspectives on the life and career of former Green Bay Packers quarterback and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Brett Favre. Romo says he still considers Favre a role model. “I still look up to him,” […]

NFL assistant GM: ‘Tony Romo will be the MVP’

One NFL assistant general manager believes a MVP year is coming for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who missed all but four games to injury last season. “I see a vastly improved team,” the executive said, via Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. “I think this is Romo’s year, finally, where we see him make a Super […]

Predicting the NFL’s next big contract extensions

Over the past week, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns and Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith cashed in with huge contract extensions. Hurns, a former undrafted free agent, signed a four-year, $40 million deal, while Smith became the league’s highest paid safety with a five-year, $51.2 million extension. The pair won’t be the last to sign […]

Cowboys still hope Jaylon Smith can play ‘at some point’ in 2016

The Dallas Cowboys are still holding out hope that second-round linebacker Jaylon Smith can play at some point during the 2016 season. According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones—who hasn’t ruled out Smith returning to play in 2016—does not plan on placing Smith on season-ending injured reserve. The Cowboys will […]

Deshaun Watson the early favorite to be top pick in 2017 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft has been over for less than 72 hours, but a clear favorite has already emerged for the top pick in the 2017 draft. That player is Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. A quick search for 2017 mock drafts has Watson dominating the top spot, often going to the Cleveland Browns at No. […]

NFL’s 2016 fifth-year option tracker

The deadline for NFL teams to use the fifth-year option on 2013 first-round picks was late on Monday night. Here is a look at the 32 players from the first round who had their option picked up or declined: 1. OT Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs: Option picked up 2. OT Luke Joeckel, Jacksonville Jaguars: […]

Six NFL teams that improved their roster most during the draft

Every team theoretically improves during the NFL draft. The league’s present and future is built on all 32 teams using the draft to build up rosters and find the next generation of stars. But not all improvement is made equal. Here are six teams that improved the most during the 2016 NFL draft: Jacksonville Jaguars […]

Cowboys are ‘ready to take the pain for the gain’ on Jaylon Smith

The Dallas Cowboys are prepared to play the waiting game on Jaylon Smith, the vastly talented linebacker who fell to Dallas at No. 34 overall after he shredded his right knee in his final collegiate game. According to ESPN, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said his team is “ready to take the pain for the gain on […]

Ten best rookie-on-rookie matchups to watch in 2016 NFL season

The 2016 NFL draft saw 253 players selected over a three-day span, providing the league with an influx of new talent and the next generation of stars. At various points in next year’s regular season, the best of these first-year players will run into another high pick from the draft class—providing intriguing clashes of young […]

Report: Ezekiel Elliott to Cowboys is ‘gaining steam’

There appears to be an internal battle going on in the war room of the Dallas Cowboys surrounding Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, the lobby for Elliott inside the Cowboys draft room is “gaining steam,” with the Ohio State running back one of the few […]

Report: Myles Jack could ‘tumble’ out of top 10 picks

The short-term and long-term health of Myles Jack’s right knee could reportedly cause the UCLA linebacker to “tumble” out of the first 10 picks of the 2016 NFL draft. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, teams have serious questions about both the immediate status of the knee and what any resulting procedure could do […]