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Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Michael Bennett (79) rushes as Minnesota Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin (83) blocks during the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 22, 2019 - 5:57 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive lineman Michael Bennett walked away from his brief stint in New England with an appreciation for Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. As for the trade that brought him to the Cowboys almost as soon as Bennett returned from a one-game...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay, center, is tackled by Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, left, during the second half of NFL football game, in Denver. While Myles Garrett serves his indefinite NFL suspension for hitting Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a swung helmet, the Cleveland Browns have to find someone to hold down the star defensive end’s spot. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
November 22, 2019 - 3:18 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry called the NFL for two penalties — false start and illegal procedure in its handling of Myles Garrett’s suspension. “It was not fair to Myles,” Landry said. Garrett was banned indefinitely by the league for striking Steelers quarterback Mason...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey (22) runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. McCaffrey is on a record pace even as his team struggles, putting him in high on the list of AP MVP candidates. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)
November 22, 2019 - 2:50 pm
During its Monday night telecast from Mexico City, ESPN showed a graphic of contenders for the AP's NFL Most Valuable Player. Oops, folks, there were quite a few players missing from the graphic, which included only quarterbacks. In another ESPN episode, a radio commentator mentioned that Russell...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2006, file photo, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue responds to question at a news conference at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. NFL team owners knew in 1989 they needed a leader who was going to bring the league out of the dark decade of the 1980s, when litigation, labor troubles and stagnant TV ratings dramatically slowed the growth of the league and hastened Pete Rozelle's departure. They chose Tagliabue. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
November 22, 2019 - 12:09 pm
The NFL needed a change. And team owners knew one thing in 1989 when they sought a successor to Pete Rozelle: They wanted a commissioner who was going to bring the league out of the dark decade of the 1980s, when litigation, labor troubles and stagnant TV ratings dramatically slowed the growth of...
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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) takes Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's (2) helmet off during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
November 21, 2019 - 8:31 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation...
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Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett leaves an office building in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Garrett is in New York for an appeals hearing to try to get the NFL to reduce an indefinite suspension that has temporarily ended Garrett’s season and tarnished his career. Garrett was banned last week for the rest of the regular season and playoffs for violently striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 21, 2019 - 8:17 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who decided the severe penalty...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 1970 file photo, Minnesota Vikings Fred Cox (14) kicks a field goal from near the twenty-eight yard line on score three points in first quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Fred Cox, the former Minnesota Vikings kicker who co-created the Nerf football, has died. He was 80. The Vikings announced Cox’s death Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/File)
November 21, 2019 - 7:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings kicker Fred Cox, one of the last of the straight-on placekickers and a standout on several conference championship teams, has died. He was 80. Cox’s wife, Bonnie, notified the Vikings’ alumni affairs office of his death. Cox had had been in hospice care...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throws a pass during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 21, 2019 - 7:25 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott didn’t figure to be the next offensive star of the Dallas Cowboys caught up in MVP chatter, even though the quarterback edged running back Ezekiel Elliott in NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting three years ago. The two-time Pro Bowler was always seen as the...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is pressured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
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November 21, 2019 - 9:24 am
Dak Prescott's breakout season may cost the Dallas Cowboys a ton of money. In the final year of his rookie contract, Prescott is putting up eye-popping numbers. Prescott leads the league with 3,221 yards passing and a career-high 8.8 yards per attempt. He's two touchdowns shy of his career high (23...
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School buses wait for students to exit at the end of the school day, Monday afternoon. On Friday, their football team was playing Camden High School when a shooting occurred that she a young child to the hospital. Pleasantville High School in Pleasantville, NJ on Monday, November 18, 2019. (Miguel Martinez/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
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November 20, 2019 - 6:30 pm
A 10-year-old New Jersey boy who was shot at a high school football game last week died Wednesday, shortly before the game was resumed at the home field of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, where an announcer proclaimed that “acts of violence do not win.” Micah Tennant was shot in the neck Friday...
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