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Cowboys sign defensive tackle David Carter

Cowboys sign defensive tackle David Carter

profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 17, 2013
The Dallas Cowboys decided to make a change to their depth at defensive tackle on Tuesday. The Cowboys signed former Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle David Carter and waived Landon Cohen. Cohen appeared in the Cowboys’ first two games against the New …
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  • Redskins film review: Offense

    Redskins film review: Offense

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    Observations on the offense after re-watching the Washington Redskins' 38-20 loss Sunday at Green Bay: 1. Has rookie tight end Jordan Reed replaced Fred Davis? It was clear that Reed was the man in the second half. How much so? Davis only played five sn…
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  • Redskins film review: RG III

    Redskins film review: RG III

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    Observations after watching Robert Griffin III's game in the Washington Redskins' 38-20 loss at Green Bay. 1. Griffin was better in the second half of this game than in the second half in Week 1 against Philadelphia. Not that it mattered a whole lot bec…
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  • NFL -- NFC East no longer a beast - John Clayton mailbag

    NFL -- NFC East no longer a beast - John Clayton mailbag

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    John Clayton's mailbag: The NFC East has gotten beat up early, and its struggles were easy to foresee.
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  • Time is now for Coughlin to trust Wilson

    Time is now for Coughlin to trust Wilson

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    Two years ago, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride were in a pinch at wide receiver. Domenik Hixon had torn his ACL again, Mario Manningham was injured and Brandon Stokley was still learning the offense. The …
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  • Michael Vick rewarding Eagles' faith in him

    Michael Vick rewarding Eagles' faith in him

    PHILADELPHIA -- There are good ideas and bad ideas, and then there are ideas that are a little of both. In my previous gig, I wrote a column after coach Chip Kelly's hiring suggesting the Philadelphia Eagles pursue San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex S…
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  • Notebook: Antrel Rolle wants more energy

    Notebook: Antrel Rolle wants more energy

    Antrel Rolle typically has the pulse of the team. That's why the Giants safety and team captain often says something before it's too late. Rolle says the Giants have lacked a level of excitement on the field and have been unable to transfer high energy …
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  • Pierre Garcon says RG3 ‘can’t run as fast as this year’ because…

    Pierre Garcon says RG3 ‘can’t run as fast as this year’ because of the knee brace

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III’s team is off to a 0-2 start. They have been outscored 50-7 in the first half of two games. Somebody has to take the blame for what is going on. The biggest problem is Washington’s atrocious defense, which is ra…
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  • New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara says he’s known as …

    New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara says he’s known as the ‘black Tim Tebow’

    yahoo.com Sep 17, 2013
    Tim Tebow hasn't worn an NFL jersey since the final week of the preseason, but his spirit lives on in the league. And apparently, any religious player — white, black, or otherwise — will be compared to Tebow from here on out. New York Giants cornerback …
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  • Falcons sign replacement LBs Chaney and Gaither

    Falcons sign replacement LBs Chaney and Gaither

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    The Falcons have begun the process of back-filling the holes left in their defense by signing a pair of experienced linebackers. The team announced they signed former Eagles linebacker Jamar Chaney and journeyman Omar Gaither, filling the roster spots c…
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  • Cowboys make roster moves

    Cowboys make roster moves

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys made a change on their defensive line, releasing tackle Landon Cohen and signing David Carter, who was among the Arizona Cardinals’ final cuts. Cohen, who signed with the Cowboys on July 25, played in the team's first…
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  • Mike from Breaking Bad says the Redskins should change their na…

    Mike from Breaking Bad says the Redskins should change their name

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    Of all the actors in Breaking Bad, few fit their characters better than Jonathan Banks. Banks, whom some of you may remember as the guy who got thrown into the buffet at the Harrow Club by Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop, plays Mike Ehrmantraut in one…
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  • Oct. 15 trial for alleged Sean Taylor shooter

    Oct. 15 trial for alleged Sean Taylor shooter

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    An Oct. 15 trial date has been set for the alleged shooter in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.
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  • Reassessing Eagles after two wild games

    Reassessing Eagles after two wild games

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA – When it came time to submit a preseason prediction about the Philadelphia Eagles, I went with an 8-8 record. If anything, that seemed a little optimistic. One factor was the state of the NFC East -- it just seemed like a developing team c…
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  • So much for easing Tony Romo's burden

    So much for easing Tony Romo's burden

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys talk about wanting to ease the burden on quarterback Tony Romo, but everything that has happened since he signed his $108 million contract extension in the offseason has seemed to only add to the burden. He’s more inv…
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  • Is DeMarco Murray another Julius Jones?

    Is DeMarco Murray another Julius Jones?

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- The flashes of brilliance from the rookie running back created buzz about whether he could follow the Hall of Fame footsteps of Cowboys legends Tony Dorsett and Emmitt Smith. A few years later, Julius Jones left Dallas as JAG, to borrow…
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  • Sources: Fine, but no ban, for Meriweather

    Sources: Fine, but no ban, for Meriweather

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will be fined, but not suspended, for his helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday that knocked Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy out of the game with a concussion, sources told ESPN.
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  • Big Blue Morning: 'Sulking day'

    Big Blue Morning: 'Sulking day'

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    Your daily morning check-in on news and notes about and of interest to the New York Giants: The news of the day: Justin Tuck called Monday "a day to sulk," and the Giants were not very upbeat in the locker room after their morning meetings. Th…
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  • Travis Frederick to blame for Dontari Poe sacking Tony Romo

    Travis Frederick to blame for Dontari Poe sacking Tony Romo

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says the reason Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe sacked Tony Romo twice on Sunday is simple: Rookie center Travis Frederick got beaten. Garrett said Poe just physically overpowered Frederick on one sack. On the other, Fred…
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  • Shanahan to RG III: Worry about yourself

    Shanahan to RG III: Worry about yourself

    ESPN.com Sep 17, 2013
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said he might need to change the way he conducts himself as a leader. It's not a surprise that coach Mike Shanahan said to do no such thing. Their comments haven't always intersected for the past severa…
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  • Jason Garrett: We have to run more and we have to run better

    Jason Garrett: We have to run more and we have to run better

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17, 2013
    It’s a new season, but the Cowboys are having one of their old offensive problems again. In Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, the Cowboys had an offensive attack heavily weighted toward the pass. They called more than three time as many pass plays as they di…
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  • Video - Charley Casserly: Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III 'not playing bad' 02:48

    Charley Casserly: Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III 'not playing bad'

    Sep 17
    Why does Charley Casserly believe Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III isn't playing as bad as many believe. Plus, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has impressed.
  • Video - Tragedy All Too Familiar For Morgan 01:13

    Tragedy All Too Familiar For Morgan

    Sep 17
    After hours of uncertainty, Redskins WR Josh Morgan learned his mother escaped the attack at the Washington Navy Yard.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Panthers 00:38

    NFL Nation Buzz: Panthers

    Sep 17
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton discusses Carolina coach Ron Rivera's job security as he prepares to face the Giants.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Giants 00:55

    NFL Nation Buzz: Giants

    Sep 17
    ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano says the Giants need improved play on the offensive and defensive lines as they prepare for the Panthers.

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  • NFL -- NFC East no longer a beast - John Clayton mailbag

    Sep 17
    John Clayton's mailbag: The NFC East has gotten beat up early, and its struggles were easy to foresee.
  • Don Banks: Andy Reid's return to Philadelphia a historic trip back in time

    Sep 17
    He is the only man having already made the same trip down memory lane that Andy Reid faces this week in his much-anticipated return to Philadelphia, and somewhat predictably, he predicted cheers will greet his fellow former Eagles coach Thursday night a…
  • Don't Be Fooled: The Future of Offense Is Simplicity

    Sep 17
    Stanford’s Kevin Hogan gets the offense set against Army. - (Frank DiBrango/Icon SMI) WEST POINT, N.Y. — The future of offensive football doesn’t have to be no-huddle, and it doesn’t have to be breakneck. It just has to be varied, and it has to put thou…