Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

September 25th, 2017

Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a "moment of unity" on Monday instead. The entire Dallas Cowboys team, including owner Jerry Jones, linked arms and knelt on the playing field for a moment before the game, but then stood respectfully as the "Star-Spangled Banner" was performed by singer Jordin Sparks. "We all agreed that our players wanted to make a statement about unity and make a statement about equality," Jones said after his team beat the Arizona Cardinals 28-17.

Prescott, Cowboys pull away to beat Cardinals 28-17

September 25th, 2017

Dak Prescott kneeled with his teammates and team owner before the game, flipped head over heels for a touchdown in the first half and capped his night with a 37-yard TD pass that proved to be the game winner. The Dallas Cowboys erased last week's ugly memory on Monday night, with their young quarterback leading the way. "He just kept battling," Dallas coach Jason Garrett said.

Prescott, Cowboys pull away to beat Cardinals 28-17

September 25th, 2017

Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes and flipped head over heels into the end zone on a 10-yard run for another as the Dallas Cowboys pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Arizona Cardinals 28-17 on Monday night. The Cowboys (2-1), bouncing back from a 42-17 pummeling in Denver, began the game kneeling at midfield with owner Jerry Jones in a show of unity that followed widespread protests across the NFL of critical comments by President Donald Trump over the weekend. Prescott, 13 of 18 for 183 yards, broke a 14-14 tie with a 37-yard scoring pass to Brice Butler with 11:52 to play.

Ike Taylor breaks down Cowboys’ defense

September 25th, 2017

NFL Network's Ike Taylor breaks down Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence and cornerback Jourdan Lewis plays during their Week 3 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

Demarcus Lawrence on Cowboy’s decision to kneel before the National Anthem

September 25th, 2017

NFL Network's Jane Slater talks with Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence about the Cowboy's Week 3 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

Prescott ignites stagnant Cowboys offense in win over Cardinals

September 25th, 2017

A short field was the Cowboys' friend and Dak Prescott made sure his team took advantage of it, leading Dallas past the Arizona Cardinals 28-17 in the NFL. Prescott led scoring drives of 33, 46 and 50 yards to see the Cowboys to victory at University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday. The Cardinals got off to a quick start, going 82 yards in eight plays on the opening drive that ended with a 25-yard pass from Carson Palmer to Jaron Brown.

‘The Voice’ Season 13 premiere: It’s game on with new coach Jennifer Hudson, ex-NFL star Esera Tuaolo

September 25th, 2017

There’s no way NBC could’ve known that The Voice Season 13 would premiere just one day after nationwide, Colin Kaepernick-inspired NFL protests that included, among other controversies, Voice Season 7 runner-up Meghan Linsey taking a knee after singing the national anthem at a Tennessee Titans home game. The Voice must already be gunning for a fourth Emmy — or at least another GLAAD Media Award — because another standout Monday contestant with a moving, made-for-TV story was Chris Weaver, a worship leader by day and actual NYC drag queen by night.

No need for Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva to say he was sorry for anthem showing

September 25th, 2017

Alejandro Villanueva has nothing to apologize for. It looked to the world on Sunday like the former Army Ranger had broken ranks when he appeared alone in the tunnel in Chicago, hand on heart, singing the national anthem before his team faced the Bears. A short time before, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin insisted that the team took an all-or-nothing approach to the ongoing protest movement: either the Steelers would all appear on the sideline for the anthem or none.

Cowboys kneel before national anthem against Arizona

September 25th, 2017

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, so the speculation was that he would not allow his players to kneel during the national anthem. The Cowboys and their owner did kneel, though not during the anthem. Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across the NFL, the Cowboys and their owner displayed their own version of unity Monday night, kneeling on the field before rising as a group prior to the playing of the national anthem.

Dak Prescott continues to make the Cowboys his team in nice road win

September 25th, 2017

No matter what the NFL offensive rookie of the year award trophy said last season, Ezekiel Elliott was the engine that made the Dallas Cowboys go. Quarterback Dak Prescott had a tremendous rookie season, but the offense was built around Elliott. Prescott made the biggest plays when the Cowboys needed them on Monday night, and they needed all of them in a hard-fought and entertaining 28-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.