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Inside Zion Williamson’s injury, a busted shoe and a busted knee

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Inside Zion Williamson's injury, a busted shoe and a busted knee originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com In the opening moments of last night's matchup between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the sports world came to a standstill. The most anticipated clash of the season between two of the most storied programs in the history of college basketball made this the big-ticket event that you did not want to miss. Tickets for the bout reached astronomical numbers, rivaling the Super Bowl that took place just weeks ago.

Here’s why Patriots’ 2019 schedule could set them up for Super Bowl repeat

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Here's why Patriots' 2019 schedule could set them up for Super Bowl repeat originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots will be the defending Super Bowl champions entering the 2019 NFL season, and the strength (or lack thereof) of their schedule should be among the reasons for optimism surrounding the team's chances of successfully defending its title. The Patriots are tied with four other teams for the second-easiest 2019 schedule, based on opponents' combined win percentage from the 2018 campaign. New England's 2019 opponents had a 2018 win percentage of just .

Jerry Jones says DeMarcus Lawrence is ‘significant’ part of Cowboys’ future — is deal coming?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

One team that could use the tag for the second straight year is the Dallas Cowboys, and could use it on the same player: pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence. Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he has a great relationship with pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence, but will that lead to Lawrence getting a contract extension? Speaking after a news conference for the boxing card that's going to be held at AT&T Stadium next month, Jones was asked about Lawrence.

Cowboys hire Adam Kleffner as assistant OL coach

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The Cowboys have finalized their coaching staff, hiring Adam Kleffner as assistant offensive line coach, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. The Cowboys fired offensive line coach Paul Alexander in the middle of last season, promoting Marc Colombo to offensive line coach and bringing Hudson Houck out of retirement as a consultant. Colombo signed a new deal after the season.

Cowboys aren’t picking up option on WR Terrance Williams

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The Cowboys aren't picking up a team option on the final year of Terrance Williams' contract, making the receiver an unrestricted free agent after he spent his first six NFL seasons in Dallas. Williams had just two catches for 18 yards in a season spent mostly on injured reserve because of complications following offseason surgery for a broken right foot. The 29-year-old Williams had career highs of eight touchdown catches in 2014 and 840 yards receiving in 2015.

Jerry Jones said Cowboys have discussed free agent safeties

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Everyone assumes the Cowboys will have interest in signing Earl Thomas in free agency since they had interest in trading with the Seahawks for him. Yes, the Cowboys like Thomas, and they have a need for a playmaking safety. Cornerback Brandon Carr was the last free agent from another team the Cowboys gave huge money, signing him to a five-year, $50.1 million deal in 2012.

Jerry Jones said he and Jason Garrett “have real trust”

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Jerry Jones is comfortable letting Jason Garrett enter the final year of his contract, and he said Garrett is comfortable not having long-term security. Of course, the Cowboys owner also has said five teams would have hired Garrett as head coach this offseason were Garrett a free agent. “I am and Jason is, we're both happy with where we are,” Jones said Tuesday, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.

DeMarcus Lawrence isn’t committing to anything absent new deal

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence repeatedly has said he won't sign a second franchise tender. The $20.56 million franchise tag would buy the Cowboys time to negotiate a long-term deal, giving them another four months absent an agreement in the next two weeks. The Cowboys take care of the players they value, and they value Lawrence.

Former Cowboys star Romo to play in Byron Nelson PGA event

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Former NFL Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will play in this year's Byron Nelson tournament on a sponsors' exemption, organizers of the Dallas event said Tuesday. Romo is a member at Trinity Forest, the host course for the tournament which runs from May 9-12. Defending champion Aaron Wise, last year's US PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, and three-time major champion Jordan Spieth were other early commitments to the tournament.

Tony Romo to play at the AT&T Byron Nelson on sponsor’s exemption

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Tony Romo will again test his mettle against golf's best. Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS broadcaster, has accepted an invitation to play in the PGA Tour's AT&T Byron Nelson in early May. The Nelson is held at Trinity Forest, Romo's home course, in Dallas. "Golf is one of my greatest passions outside my family and football, and I am honored to have the opportunity to compete amongst the pros again in this year's AT&T Byron Nelson," Romo said in a statement.