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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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Cowboys announced that Josh Brent, who's awaiting trial for intoxication manslaughter because ofThe 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...Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013CINCINNATI (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.Upvote Share TweetWhen 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 18, 2013On 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Garcon cleared to resume practicingESPN.com Jul 18, 2013Washington 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Pierre Garçon medically cleared for training campThe 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 …Upvote Share TweetEvery 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The story behind football's innovative yellow first down lineCNNSI.com Jul 18, 2013The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Dallas Cowboys salary cap outlook: Expiration of cap penalties won’t resolve cap issues in 2014yahoo.com Jul 18, 2013The "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…Upvote Share TweetJason 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…Upvote Share Tweet
DeSean Jackson releases rap single with Snoop DoggEarlier 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-…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Cold Hard FactsJul 18Jeff Saturday with his biggest storylines entering NFL training camp.
Instant Debate: Eli or Peyton Manning?Jul 18Who's the better quarterback heading into 2013: Eli or Peyton Manning? Our experts weigh in on the Instant Debate.
Redskins' training camp plan for Robert Griffin IIIJul 18Find out how the Washington Redskins plan to ease QB Robert Griffin III back into action in training camp.
Josh Brent announces retirementJul 18Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday in order to focus on his personal life.
Don Banks: Ten questions as NFL training camps prepare to openJul 18With 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: