Jeremy Maclin is not going to have to be Jerry Rice or Terrell Owens. He merely needs to be a receiver for Nick Foles, while the tight ends help chip in the rest of the production in the passing game.
He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions of football fans — can’t wait to see what he has to say.
The Cowboys’ problems on defense are not evaporating. But the potential problem that is Tony Romo and his healing back — alleviated following Saturday’s 37-30 preseason loss to the Ravens.
Romo passed the first test with his surgically repaired back, and Baltimore’s defense and special teams made three more scoring drives from Joe Flacco an afterthought.
Tony Romo’s only incompletion of the night may just have been the most encouraging play in the Cowboys preseason home opener against the Ravens.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Tony Romo hasn’t taken a snap in a game since he played through a back injury to lead a drive that kept Dallas in playoff contention late last season.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones labels Romo’s limited work following back surgery — and his union with new playcaller Scott Linehan — the most exciting part of the team’s three weeks in California.
So it is with my jaded view of the world that I address the Ben Roethlisberger – Emmanuel Sanders feud. Sanders said that his new quarterback, Peyton Manning, is a much better leader than his old quarterback, Big Ben. And thus the verbal jousting began, feathers flexed, talons out.
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The Cowboys are coming home from camp in California with even more questions about the league’s most porous defense than when they left Texas three weeks ago.
Hobbled by injuries, the Indianapolis Colts hope (wide receiver) Hakeem Nicks can contribute with the type of production that catapulted the New York Giants to a Super Bowl championship in 2012.