Cowboys coveted Paxton Lynch, ‘settled’ for Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott will start at quarterback for the Cowboys when they play the Broncos on Sunday in Denver.

Denver backup QB Paxton Lynch (shoulder) will not be active for the game.

Things might not have turned out that way for the two QBs who roomed together at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, the Dallas Morning News reported.

First, the Cowboys didn’t meet the Seahawks’ trade demands to move up and get Lynch near the end of the first round in 2016, a disappointment, owner/GM Jerry Jones has said.

The Ravens and Jaguars kicked off at 9 a.m. ET in the U.S. But despite the early start, the game generated more handle than several of the first set of games at multiple sportsbooks. At William Hill’s Nevada sportsbook, only three games — Denver-Buffalo, Miami-New York Jets and Pittsburgh-Chicago — generated more betting action than Ravens-Jaguars. William Hill reported taking a $50,000 bet on the Jaguars +3.

Most Las Vegas books opened early for the start of the London game, which kicked off at 6 a.m. PT. The majority of the bets on the game were placed Friday at sportsbook operator CG Technology.

“The game is isolated and people know how early it started, so I think it sometimes makes people bet on something that they normally wouldn’t,” Ed Salmons, assistant Pittsburgh Steelers Cheap Jerseys manager at the Nike NFL Jerseys Size Chart Westgate SuperBook, said. “It might be a game that gets overlooked if it was placed among all the other early kicks.”

Ravens-Jaguars was the first of four regular-season games to be played in London this year. The New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins will play this Sunday. The Saints are currently 3-point favorites.

Andrew Luck expected to begin practicing this week

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to begin practicing as early as this week, a major step toward his eventual return to the playing field, according to sources familiar with Luck’s rehabilitation from shoulder surgery in mid-January.

Sources say Luck will likely require a three-to-four weeks of preparation for his first start of 2017 and project his return by week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, barring any setbacks.

“I guess you could say it looked like that,” Elliott said, per Pro Football Talk, in his first public response on the matter. “I would say I was just very frustrated, but that’s no excuse for the lack of effort I showed on tape. I just can’t do that. Being one of the leaders on the team and being a guy that people count on, I can’t put that type of stuff on film.”

Tomlinson also didn’t like Elliott’s sulking body language on the Cowboys bench on Sunday, when the second-year back posted the worst game so far of his NFL career, rushing for only eight yards on nine carries.

“It’s definitely not me,” Elliott said of the performance and attitude he displayed in Denver. “It’s definitely not the type of player I am. It’s definitely not who I Wholesale Jerseys am for this team. I just can’t do that. I was frustrated, and I wasn’t myself.”

At least Elliott acknowledged where he went wrong and did his best to put Wholesale MLB Jerseys the issue to rest as the Cowboys prepare to visit the Cardinals on Monday night.

Kai Forbath’s 45-yard field goal with four minutes to play put the Vikings up by three scores and presumably sealed the game.

Minnesota was able to milk 3:49 off the clock during its eight-play, 48-yard drive. 29-12, Vikings.

Four field goals of 25 yards or less generally is a good sign of red-zone woes. That was the case for Saints on Monday, as they failed to score a touchdown deep in Minnesota territory yet again. But they at least were able to cut the Vikings’ lead to 14 at the five-minute mark with Wil Lutz’s 20-yarder. 26-12, Vikings.

The Vikings took a commanding lead early in the fourth quarter when Sam Bradford found Kyle Rudolph on a corner route at the goal line for a The score capped another long drive for Minnesota — nine plays, 89 yards, including a 32-yard run by rookie Dalvin Cook. 26-9, Vikings.

The Panthers are just one season removed from a 15-1 finish and a Super Bowl bid. And sure, they’ll have to go through last year’s NFC champions to do it, but the Panthers are poised to make it happen.

Carolina finished 6-10 last year, which was a pretty severe drop in wins from the previous season, even for a team with an obvious Super Bowl hangover. Cam Newton’s MVP stats of 2015 were just a memory as he had what was his worst season as a pro statistically. He completed just 52.9 percent of his Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys passes and threw for 16 fewer touchdowns last year compared to 2015.

We’re entering a season in which, for the first time in a Cheap Kids NBA Jerseys very long time (ever?) it feels as if players have shaped the league in their image more than owners have shaped it in theirs, even if only slightly.

Carson Wentz came out dealing, and Fletcher Cox came out stealing.

They say it takes a quarterback and a defense to win championships. Philly is starting to be in great hands.

What was that? As good as the Giants’ defensive line, run stopping, pass rush and coverage units are, it seems like they have the equal and opposite problems on offense. To overcome, they need a less injured Odell Beckham Jr. and a less shaky Eli Manning.

Sound the horn. Sam Bradford, Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen all came through as expected against that Saints D at home, indoors. Bltizburgh on a short week is a totally different story.

Sacksonville may be the best defensive team nickname since, well, Bltizburgh. Calais Campbell is already serving as mayor.

Marcus Mariota made a few plays, but what happened to the running game and finishing drives? The Titans also need their defensive upgrades to pay off a little.

It’s not the age of Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald we’re worried about, but more so the overall inconsistency of both the offense and defense.

Marcus Mariota, the offensive line and running game will keep this team humming, but even after some upgrades, the defense is a major liability.

Jameis Winston and “Hard Knocks” have given them worthy buzz as a rising team. They will score, but it’s all about their defensive talent meshing to complement that, which is a big question mark.

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The rookie showed no overt apprehension as he ended up with four tackles in the game for a defense that only allowed three points to the Giants.

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Awuzie said of Lee: “[He’s] taking care of the young guys, making sure that our heads up, making sure that we’re in our playbook, and he’s leading the defense at the same time, pulling you to the side as a rookie. He’s making you feel important too. He’s been that guy for me that’s really been a veteran leader.”

In Sunday’s game against the Giants, Awuzie saw himself on the field for a significant number of snaps, after veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick left in the first quarter with a broken hand and the Cowboys reshuffled the cornerback positional rotation.

But his own efforts were secondary: “All that matters is we got the W.

Los Angeles expected that to a degree. Goff’s college offense, a disciple of the Air Raid system that has produced exactly two successful NFL QBs (Sam Bradford and Robert Griffin), did not allow him a realistic development of timing, speed of progressions or pre-snap defensive alignments.

Goff will be the Rams’ starter in 2017, as he should be — he needs a chance to impress. But after Los Angeles saw Jacksonville wait too long to pull the plug on Blake Bortles, this could be a make-or-break season for Goff.

The advanced stat “adjusted net yards per passing attempt,” or “ANY/A,” encompasses passing yards, touchdowns, interceptions and sacks into one number. It has proven to be a strong indicator of QB success and has the highest correlation to wins.

Since 2000, 48 quarterbacks drafted in the top-100 picks have Cheap Jerseys Wholesale thrown over 100 Cheap Jerseys US passes in their rookie seasons. Of those 48, Goff is 46th in ANY/A.

Bears coach John Fox also was happy with what he got from the running back.

“When it comes to taking hits, we play the game of football,” Cohen said. “I feel like a durable enough back to take those kinds of hits.”

“We got a rookie out there that had a pretty good day both running and catching,” Fox said during his postgame press conference. “(Cohen) didn’t surprise anybody that’s in that locker room.”

“It doesn’t have to do with the protests — if it did, then teams would be cutting the players who are standing or kneeling during the anthem,” the GM said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “The league is filled with guys who are protesting the same exact way who are on rosters.

“I know our roster has players who have protested. That doesn’t affect if we sign them.”

The former 49ers quarterback’s kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before games last season is speculated as the paramount reason he has not been signed in 2017.

The anonymous NFL GM, however, claims the media circus created by Kaepernick’s actions and the way he has handled it are the reasons.

11:20 p.m.: Field goal. New England’s final drive of the third quarter stalled when Tom Brady was penalized for an illegal forward pass beyond the line of scrimmage, the first time he had been flagged for such a foul since 2006. Stephen Gostkowski made a 31-yard field goal to extend the Patriots’ lead. 27-21, Patriots.

11:03 p.m.: Touchdown. It’s time to name Mike Gillislee the fantasy football hero of the night. The Patriots running back scored his third touchdown of the game with a Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys 1-yard burst as the third quarter was coming to a close. The score capped a three-play, 54-yard Cheap Jerseys And Sunglasses drive that was aided by a pass interference penalty. 24-21, Patriots.

Rams coach Sean McVay still optimistic holdout Aaron Donald will play Sunday

The Rams have not seen Aaron Donald at all this summer. That does not mean the team has ruled him out for Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Colts.

“He is not ruled out, but right now he’s not here,” Rams coach Sean McVay said Monday. “Guys are ready to go and we’re getting a plan in place and the preparation goes on. Fortunately, we’ve Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys got a bunch of guys that we feel confident in that are ready to step up.

“Our message continues to remain the same, if he’s here, great, we’ll accept him back with open arms, but in the meantime we’ve got to get ready to play a football game and we know the Colts are getting ready as well.”

Player to watch: Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens — There aren’t many still questioning whether Flacco is among the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. The question now is whether he can stay healthy. A back injury has prevented him from participating in the preseason. This comes less than two years after a severe knee injury cost him the final six games of the 2015 season. If the preseason proved anything, it’s that the Ravens’ offense needs Flacco on the field.

Impact rookie: DeShone Kizer, QB, Browns — Kizer will be the opening-day starter after Brock Osweiler failed to win the job this summer. Kizer will go through some growing pains and his Cheap Hats And Jerseys development will be scrutinized all season.

Ezekiel Elliott hearing: NFL investigator reportedly silenced for recommending no suspension

Ezekiel Elliott would not miss a game this season if it was up to NFL lead investigator Kia Roberts.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Roberts testified in the appeals hearing for Elliott’s six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy and recommended no suspension for Elliott.

Falling: Redskins — How will quarterback Kirk Cousins play this season? Will he be committed to winning for the Redskins or does he already have his eyes set on joining former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco? The Redskins appear to be taking a step back in a competitive division.

Rising: Eagles — Philadelphia’s new players like Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Chris Long, Ronald Darby and draft picks Derek Barnett and Rasul Douglas might be enough to overtake the Cowboys for the division crown.

Circle this game on the schedule: Eagles at Cowboys, Week 11, Nov. 19 — The Eagles will be coming off a bye before their first game against the Cowboys. The two teams will also play in the regular-season finale on Dec. 31, but the first matchup could be a litmus test for Philadelphia playoff hopes.

“I like to surround myself with greatness,” Matthews arrogantly proclaimed while pointing to one of them.

In this case, maybe that narcissistic tongue-in-cheek Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys portrayal provided some truth in advertising.

The 2012 version of Clay Matthews might not have done what he agreed to at the Cheap Custom Jerseys request of Packers coaches two years later — make a position tweak to help the team at the possible expense of eventually reaching the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Los Angeles Chargers’ existence began in the AFL back in 1960.

Coach Hue Jackson raised eyebrows but provided little clarity when he said that defensive end Myles Garrett, the first overall pick in the draft, had to leave Wednesday’s practice because of an ankle injury. There were no details on the injury, or if it would affect Garrett on Sunday. The best Jackson could offer was: “We’ll see.”

Ever notice when a TE or RB lines up OUTSIDE of the WR or is split out wide by himself? If someone from the box, a linebacker or safety, walks out to cover that TE or RB, it’s man-to-man coverage. Often teams will align with the hope that it is man-to-man coverage to exploit that matchup.

The Chiefs have an actual horse mascot named Warpaint, and safety Eric Berry is terrified of it. Berry is one good reason to root for the Chiefs. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2014, and he successfully fought it and returned to the field to dominate the following season.

The Los Angeles Chargers’ existence began in the AFL back in 1960. The team moved to San Diego the very next season, and now the Chargers are back in Los Angeles after a 56-year hiatus.

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Spurs strangely renounce Jonathon Simmons but will still try to re-sign him, per report

The San Antonio Spurs have renounced Jonathon Simmons, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. However, the team is still negotiating with him, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Mike Wright, making this an exceedingly quizzical move from the ever-reliable Spurs front office.

Simmons was a restricted free agent headed into his third season after spending his first two with the Spurs. By renouncing him, Simmons joins the open market and is able to sign with any of the 30 teams. As a restricted free agent, the Spurs would have had the option to match any contract he signed.

Knicks fans will see no miracle with a surprise Atlanta match. New York all but officially has more than one-third of its cap space invested Cheap Jerseys And Snapbacks in Hardaway and an injured and suspended Joakim Noah. Not great!

There’s room for Hardaway to improve at just 25 years old, but it’ll be tough for him to live up to that type of contract. He’ll space out as a shooter next to rookie Frank Ntilikina, but it’s tough to imagine that New York couldn’t have found another player for a much cheaper price. Or even a player on a shorter-term contract that keeps future cap space open.

The Supersonics, however, relocated and re-branded in 2008, becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise we know today. The departure has left a void in Seattle the NBA has yet to fill.

Current and former NBA players with ties to the area, including Allen and Cheap Jerseys Bulk Jamal Crawford, have clamored for the league to bring back the excitement and hysteria that surrounded the Supersonics. And if Silver eventually decides an expansion is on the table, it appears the league may finally give the people what they want.