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Garrett indicates Cowboys OK without a fullback for time being

Garrett indicates Cowboys OK without a fullback for time being

profootballtalk.com Updated Jul 18, 2013
When Lawrence Vickers missed offseason workouts after back surgery, the Cowboys were left without a fullback. Unfortunately for Vickers, the Cowboys ended up deciding going without a fullback was manageable. The Cowboys released Vickers last week, leavi…
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  • The Cowboys announced that Josh Brent, who's awaiting trial for…

    The Cowboys announced that Josh Brent, who's awaiting trial for intoxication manslaughter because of

    The Cowboys announced that Josh Brent, who's awaiting trial for intoxication manslaughter because of a car crash that killed a teammate, has retired. [Dallas Morning News] Read more...
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  • Lewis, Bengals still hearing about 'Hard Knocks'

    Lewis, Bengals still hearing about 'Hard Knocks'

    CNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Four years after the Cincinnati Bengals were featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks'' show, coach Marvin Lewis still hears about his profane tirade to his team after a poor preseason game.
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  • Jerry Jones: Tony Romo cleared to practice

    Jerry Jones: Tony Romo cleared to practice

    When the Cowboys show up for training camp this weekend, they’ll have their quarterback back with them. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday that Tony Romo has been cleared to begin practice when the Cowboys open camp Sunday. “He feels good. He looks…
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  • Eagles guarantee nearly $250,000 to undrafted rookie tackle Mic…

    Eagles guarantee nearly $250,000 to undrafted rookie tackle Michael Bamiro

    yahoo.com Jul 18, 2013
    On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they ahd signed undrafted rookie free agent offensive tackle Michael Bamiro to a three-year contract. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 reports that Bamiro did not receive much of a signing bonus, but had…
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  • Report: Garcon cleared to resume practicing

    Report: Garcon cleared to resume practicing

    ESPN.com Jul 18, 2013
    Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon has been cleared to practice when the team reports for training camp next Wednesday, according to a Washington Post report.
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  • Pierre Garçon medically cleared for training camp

    Pierre Garçon medically cleared for training camp

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    The Redskins haven’t made any announcements about what quarterback Robert Griffin III will be doing when training camp gets underway, but one of his most important receivers has been given the green light to practice fully. Mike Jones of the Washington …
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  • Tiki Barber says Eli Manning is better than brother Peyton, whi…

    Tiki Barber says Eli Manning is better than brother Peyton, which still is wrong

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jul 18, 2013
    Every once in a while someone offers up that Eli Manning is better than Peyton Manning. It's an elaborate troll job to get anyone who understands football angry.Well, Tiki Barber is the latest to troll us all with that argument, and I'll take the bait.B…
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  • The story behind football's innovative yellow first down line

    The story behind football's innovative yellow first down line

    CNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013
    The large conference room full of ESPN executives was silent as Jerry Gepner and I finished presenting a simulation of a yellow, electronic first down line for football telecasts in May 1998. Finally, the silence was broken.
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  • Dallas Cowboys salary cap outlook: Expiration of cap penalties …

    Dallas Cowboys salary cap outlook: Expiration of cap penalties won’t resolve cap issues in 2014

    yahoo.com Jul 18, 2013
    The "Shutdown Countdown" is going full steam ahead. In addition to previewing each team, "Shutdown Corner" will be taking a brief look at each team's salary cap situation heading into the 2013 season and beyond. We continue the serie…
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  • Witten learned not to hot dog it with Parcells

    Witten learned not to hot dog it with Parcells

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    Jason Witten’s caught more passes than any player in Cowboys history, but he wasn’t sure he was going to get that far, thanks to Bill Parcells and a halftime snack. Witten said he was scared to death when soon-to-be-enshrined Hall of Fame coach caught h…
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  • DeSean Jackson releases rap single with Snoop Dogg

    DeSean Jackson releases rap single with Snoop Dogg

    profootballtalk.com Jul 18, 2013
    Earlier this offseason, there was some speculation that Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was interested in signing with Jay-Z’s RocNation Sports agency to represent him. That didn’t happen, but Jackson has found another way to rub elbows with a well-…
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  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 02:54

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Jul 18
    Jeff Saturday with his biggest storylines entering NFL training camp.
  • Video - Instant Debate: Eli or Peyton Manning? 01:18

    Instant Debate: Eli or Peyton Manning?

    Jul 18
    Who's the better quarterback heading into 2013: Eli or Peyton Manning? Our experts weigh in on the Instant Debate.
  • Video - Redskins' training camp plan for Robert Griffin III 01:03

    Redskins' training camp plan for Robert Griffin III

    Jul 18
    Find out how the Washington Redskins plan to ease QB Robert Griffin III back into action in training camp.
  • Video - Josh Brent announces retirement 02:16

    Josh Brent announces retirement

    Jul 18
    Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday in order to focus on his personal life.

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  • Don Banks: Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to open

    Jul 18
    With NFL training camps beginning to open in the coming days, there are no shortage of storylines to start tracking on the field. Here are 10 intriguing questions I can't wait to get answered as the league's summer break comes to its conclusion: