Running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension obviously hurt. Wide receiver Dez Bryant dropped some passes he’d normally catch.
Quarterback Dak Prescott, coming off a great rookie season, seems to have regressed. Prescott, who was only intercepted four times in 2016, has 13 so far in 2017. Nine of those have come in the past seven games when the Cowboys have really struggled.
When we can, we will improve personnel-wise. The draft lets you have a good spot to do that, Jones said, via SportsDay. You can do some things with your budget or you can do things with the financial aspect of it, reallocate some dollars. This is going to give us a good chance to do that this year.
Bryant has constantly been calling for the ball this season and yet he has caught just 66 passes for 814 yards and six touchdowns. Those are career-lows for seasons in which he has played at least 15 games.
Ezekiel Elliott couldn’t solve Dallas’ offensive issues after returning from a suspension Sunday. The Cowboys need a healthy Bryant and re-focused offense to return to prominence next season.
Dez Bryant said he has not been healthy the past two months, saying he has been dealing with and playing through tendinitis. He has not been listed on the injury report and not missed practice. He said he has tried to be a warrior.
It’s tough to describe right now, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said of the loss. It’s a hell of a college football game. You know, an epic Rose Bowl game.
The Bulldogs will play Alabama on Jan. 8 fin an all-Southeastern Conference national championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, about 70 miles from their campus. After Georgia made its first trip to the Rose Bowl since 1943 a heart-stopping success, the Bulldogs will play for their first national title since 1980.
While speaking to reporters Wednesday, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey slammed the veteran linebacker for signing with the Patriots following his release.
If there was any doubt Curry wasn’t his old self, a play late in the second quarter reminded fans of just how special he is. Curry passed the ball to Zaza Pachulia along the baseline and then ran behind the big man. Pachulia, without looking back, bounced the ball between his legs to Curry, and with the flick of his wrist, the sharpshooter quickly got the shot off and drained a corner 3-pointer. Many of the fans in attendance at Oracle Arena jumped out of their seats.
That was the zest the Warriors’ offense had been missing for most of December. After the first two quarters, Curry recorded 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field and 5-of-7 from downtown in 14 minutes.
Currently, the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans are going to the playoffs as a AFC wild card teams. The Ravens have 80% probability to keep that position, as they host Cincinnati and a win will ensure a postseason berth. For Tennessee, their postseason probability has dropped with their three consecutive losses and is now down to 52%. They still control their own destiny because the home win over the Jacksonville Jaguars is enough for a postseason berth in Tennessee.
Bourque had cups of coffee with the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins — 51 total games, during which he had two goals and six assists. He saw some time in the KHL and the Swiss league. When he plays his first game for Team USA in Pyeongchang, he’ll have played more Olympic games than Stanley Cup playoff games during his 13-year hockey career.
So you have the talented kid who can’t match the accomplishments of his father; you have a journeyman who couldn’t break through and stay in the big leagues (and because of that, ironically, he’s eligible to play in the Olympics); and you also have a pro player who is trying to become more than a punchline for a on waivers … again joke.
You have the kind of backstory that melts away the minute Chris Bourque scores a game-winning goal in a medal-round game for the United States — quite the Hollywood ending.