Question: What are your thoughts on Jason Garrett through five games this season? How much of the 2-3 start falls on him? JJT: He's the coach and the CEO. It's all his responsibility. I ain't trying to hear about youth cause he knew it was gonna be a young team when he got rid of Church, Claiborne, Carr and Wilcox in the secondary. Now, he must deal with growing pains he created Question: Where do you think Dak has improved the most from last year? JJT: Overall understanding of the offense. It's more nuanced, so he can make different secondary reads or just make a better read at the snap. Question: Which member of the offensive line has been the most disappointing so far? JJT: The disappointment
The Green Bay Packers will likely be relying heavily on Aaron Jones vs. the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6. Jones has become one of the biggest surprises of the fantasy season and has quickly turned into Green Bay’s featured running back. After being the third-string back behind Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams, injuries allowed Jones to assume the featured back role over the last two games. Jones would respond with 174 yards and two scores on just 32 carries in wins over the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. It looks like Jones will be the featured back for at least one more week with Montgomery still working his way back from a rib injury. Fantasy impact: Jones is set to face a Vikings defense
MINNEAPOLIS — Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers could miss the remainder of the season with a broken collarbone. Rodgers left the game against Minnesota in the first quarter Sunday, and the Packers announced at halftime his season is in jeopardy after the injury was diagnosed. “There is a chance he could miss the remainder of the season,” the Packers tweeted. It’s a crushing blow to a team that entered the season with Super Bowl aspirations, optimism based primarily on the right arm of Rodgers. Despite several key injuries to the secondary, the Packers entered the game Sunday against their NFC North rivals at 4-1 after Rodgers engineered a game-winning touchdown drive to beat the Dallas
How did the VFL's fare in week 6 of the NFL season? We have the latest in our VFL in the NFL report. Robert Ayers, de, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – One tackle in the Bucs 38-33 loss to the Cardinals Derrek Barnett, de, Philadelphia Eagles – Two tackles including a half sack and a tackle for loss in the Eagles 28-23 win over the Panthers Eric Berry, s, Kansas City Chiefs – Berry is out for the year with an Achilles injury Tyler Bray, qb, Kansas City Chiefs – Bray was inactive Justin Coleman, s, Seattle Seahawks – The Seahawks had a bye Britton Colquitt, p, Cleveland Browns – Seven punts for an average of 51 yards in the Browns 33-17 loss to the Texans Dustin Colquitt, p, Kansas City Chiefs – Four punts
Another NFL weekend, another Tony Romo broadcast. His assignment this week: the Pittsburgh Steelers' 19-13 upset of previously undefeated Kansas City. Again, Romo didn't disappoint. Among his highlights: Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown caught an insane pass off Chiefs DB Phillip Gaines' face that looked as if it were an interception. Brown instead snatched the Ball and booked it to the end zone for a touchdown. "Oh and it's caught! No way!" Romo shouted as Brown ran. "In for the touchdown, off the ricochet." Tony on the replay: "No way - look at this right here! Antonio Brown's going to run up the sideline and it's just a switch route and he's got safety help and the ball goes right through
It's beginning to feel like Fantasy owners are playing two games every week: the one in their Fantasy leagues, and the one against the evil, dreaded injury bug. Every professional athlete will tell you that injuries are part of the game, and that's absolutely the case in pro football, but it feels like every week this year we've lost at least one bona fide superstar. Week 1 was David Johnson , last week was Odell Beckham , and this week was Aaron Rodgers. MAKE IT STOP!!!! Fine, it's not going to stop, no matter how much I scream. And all of this underscores the importance of roster depth. Not only should Fantasy owners aim for reliable starters from week to week, but also a good pool of players
The Rams' offense struggled on Sunday, but they dominated on special teams and defense to capture a 27-17 win over the Jaguars. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Los Angeles Rams' defense spent an entire week preparing to stop the Jacksonville Jaguars' rushing attack, then watched it all blow up on them in a matter of 11 seconds. Leonard Fournette, coming off an 181-yard game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, broke a 75-yard touchdown run on his team's first offensive snap. The 228-pound rookie found a wide-open hole in the "A" gap, brushed aside a feeble tackling attempt by inside linebacker Mark Barron and exploded into the second level, beating rookie safety John Johnson up the field and spoiling any joy the Rams might have felt from watching Pharoh Cooper turn the opening kickoff into six points.
LANDOVER, Maryland – Teammates hailed C.J. Beathard for being so calm, composed and decisive as the 49ers new quarterback Sunday. The same held true at the postgame buffet. He patiently asked for pulled chicken, declined the brisket, opted for sweet barbecue sauce and then boarded the team bus as their new-and-improved signal caller. No, Beathard didn’t rescue the 49ers from their winless ways. He came entertainingly close, however. Sunday’s 26-24 loss at Washington brought a fresh, hopeful vibe that had faded among the 49ers’ five redundant losses with Brian Hoyer at quarterback. “It’s something you dream about as a kid, going in and playing your first NFL game,” Beathard said. “It was cool.”
The Dallas Cowboys suffered through a pretty chaotic bye week, with players being released, players retiring, and players being suspended (or more accurately re-suspended). What the Cowboys really need is to get back on the football field, and when they do they need to up their game. The uneven 2-3 start is not going to cut it going forward. So here are four moves they need to make to help ensure success the rest of the way. Give more time to Brice Butler at the expense of Terrance Williams: Yes, the dropped pass that led to a pick-six for Green Bay is still on everybody’s mind. But that’s not the only reason the Cowboys should plug in more Brice Butler for Terrance Williams. Butler has been
ESPN.com With a Marcus Mariota return looking more likely than it did last week, can the Titans put themselves back in the mix for the AFC South crown? Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the Indianapolis Colts-Tennessee Titans matchup. Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN & WatchESPN Game HQ page | PickCenter Marcus Mariota officially listed as questionable for MNF vs. Colts. Titans will likely let decision linger until before gametime. Tight end Jack Doyle has cleared the concussion protocol and will return against the Titans on Monday.
• Richard Ash (Played at U-M from 2010-13), DT, Dallas Cowboys: On the 2-3 Cowboys’ practice squad after getting cut before week one. • Ben Braden (2013-16), OG, New York Jets: Made New York’s practice squad as an undrafted free agent. • Tom Brady (1996-99), QB, New England Patriots: Completed 20 of 38 passes for 257 yards with two touchdowns and an interception … Has connected on 153 of 233 attempts fro 1,959 yards with 13 touchdowns and two picks for the 4-2 Patriots … Leads the NFL in passing yardage, is tied for second in touchdowns and ranks second in passer rating (106.9). • Alan Branch (2004-06), DT, New England Patriots: Notched one tackle in a 24-17 win over the New York Jets … Has played
On the bye week... Werder: I think [the Cowboys] have got to spend this bye week making some significant corrections to their defense - and it's not, to me, just Sean Lee's absence. Although, that has certainly exacerbated their weaknesses. But they've got to figure out a way to compete on defense. They can't be scoring 30 points at home and be losing, and that's sort of one of the signatures of this team and really of the organization in recent years. So, if they can be competitive on defense and they don't lose Ezekiel Elliott for a six-game suspension - which still remains a possibility - then, yeah, I think they can compete. That being said, if you look at the schedule, it's going to be
The Dallas Cowboys were on a bye this week, but there was a lot of football action going on around the league. Here are 10 observations from this week’s action... 1. Hate to say it, but the Eagles are good It was painful to watch the Philadelphia Eagles play so well on Thursday night. They’ve been a team that had a strong defensive front, but were sketchy on the back end and didn’t have an offense that was consistent enough to be a winning football team. But things have changed. First off, Carson Wentz has been outstanding. In the last two games, he’s scored a total of seven touchdowns, made great plays with his legs, and has helped his offense score 28+ points in both of them (Hmm, sound familiar?).
Did you know old men don't move to Arizona just to retire? Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and, yes, even Adrian Peterson proved they still have the chops to hang with the young whippersnappers. Apparently Palmer and Fitz showed AP the Fountain of Youth they discovered somewhere in the Phoenix area. So why didn't they let Chris Johnson in on their little secret? And back in Peterson's old digs, Jerick McKinnon has pulled a Dalvin Cook and made offseason free-agent acquisition Latavius Murray irrelevant again. Though I still have my reservations about McKinnon's long-term prospects - because I've seen this movie before, and he has never excelled for long when handed the starting job - he has proven