They’re not Super Bowl favorites, but they’re not bottom feeders either. In CBSSports.com’s initial Power Rankings, the Dallas Cowboys open the season at No. 14, four spots behind division-foe New York.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has high expectations for his team and believes the team has improved this offseason. But after missing the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, the pressure is mounting to meet the lofty expectations.
The Dallas Cowboys have selected their team captains for the 2013 season, team sources tell me, and there is a mostly-familiar ring to the collection of leaders.
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan finally confirmed Monday what has appeared inevitable since the start of training camp: Robert Griffin III will be under center for the season opener.
Wide receiver Victor Cruz seemingly is a go for the New York Giants’ season opener at Dallas. The same can’t be said for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
The Dallas Cowboys continued their roster shuffle on Sunday by trading defensive tackle Sean Lissemore to the San Diego Chargers for a seventh-round pick and claiming linebacker Kyle Bosworth off waivers.
The AFC East has been simply known as Tom Brady’s playground. A new defensive scheme installed by Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine will help defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and his teammates prove to everyone that they won’t be pushed around anymore.
Wide receivers in the NFL can either prosper greatly and make a big-time name for themselves or sit quietly in the background and move around from team to team. Kevin Walter is one of the few that has done both, and hopes to excel now with the Titans, since this may be his last chance.
The Redskins organization is hopeful that rookie CB David Amerson will soon become the remedy to a secondary that last season ranked 30th in pass defense. Team officials understand that a cornerback with elite talent can easily mask the deficiencies of an inept secondary.
Alex Tanney was under pressure and struggled in his bid get Dallas to keep a third quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton. He was 17 of 31 for 177 yards with an interception.
The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.
The Minnesota Vikings traded away four draft picks to move to select Cordarrelle Patterson in the first round. Patterson has already impressed the Vikings coaching staff with his learning ability, speed, size and athleticism. The former Tennessee Volunteer could play a few different roles for the Vikings as a rookie in 2013.