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Starting LG Ryan Rentfro transfers from North Texas

The North Texas Mean Green likely won’t be a very good football program this year, but they are looking to turn things around with Seth Littrell now at the helm. Things just got harder for them in 2016 as it was reported starting left guard Ryan Rentfro was no longer with the team. Rentfro was tabbed as the starter at his position coming out of spring practice. However, Brett Vito...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Remember the time Buddy Ryan's Eagles faked a kneel-down to run up the score on the Cowboys?

Buddy Ryan's stint as Eagles coach is pretty much the main reason there is even a rivalry between the Eagles and the Cowboys. Ryan wasn't shy about sticking it to Dallas.That fact was no more evident than on October 25, 1987, when Ryan's Eagles faked a kneel down to run up the score on Tom Landry's Cowboys.Already up 10, the Eagles faked a kneel-down and threw for the end zone. The...
Via SportsDay
June 28, 2016

Cedric Thornton: Cowboys expect players to be in better condition than Eagles did

New Cowboy Cedric Thornton recently compared what it's like to be a Cowboy to his time as an Eagle."A lot more aggressiveness, a lot more impact in our walkthroughs, and they expect us to be in better condition than we were in Philadelphia," Thornton told SportsDay writer Jon Machota.Thornton also said Dallas head coach Jason Garrett and his staff have higher expectations going into...
Via SportsDay
June 15, 2016

Are Eagles already preparing for Week 8 matchup with Cowboys?

You'd have to imagine that giving up 27 points to a Matt Cassel-led team, even in a winning effort, has a haunting effect on a franchise.The Cowboys' NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles gave up those stunning 27 points to Dallas and Cassel last November. Perhaps that is why the Eagles appeared to be simulating the Cowboys' offense in practice on Tuesday.Click here to view the...
Via SportsDay
June 01, 2016

Barry Switzer on why he was Bozo the Clown when coaching the Cowboys, the 1995 Eagles game

Barry Switzer is one interesting dude.The Super Bowl winning coach recently sat down with Yahoo Sports writer Frank Schwab to talk about anything and everything about his coaching career with both the Dallas Cowboys and the Oklahoma Sooners.He discussed the 1995 game against the Philadelphia Eagles where he went for it on fourth and inches twice, his time in Dallas, and Jerry Jones...
Via SportsDay
May 19, 2016

NFC East Offseason Grades: How do Cowboys stack up against Giants, Eagles and Redskins?

The majority of the big offseason moves come via free agency and the draft. With both in the rear-view mirror, we thought it would be fun to grade how each NFC East team did in those two categories.So here we go.Cowboys: BThe free-agency period was rather uneventful for Dallas. The Cowboys stuck to their plan and didn't overspend. The most significant additions were DT Cedric Thornton...
Via SportsDay
May 17, 2016

AFC coach compares Ezekiel Elliott to Adrian Peterson; Eagles executive calls him a 'difference maker'

The positive reviews on Ezekiel Elliott are becoming too many to count. We decided it'd be a good idea to see what scouts were saying before the draft and before they knew where the talented back would land. Here's what an AFC running backs coach had to say (hint: a lot of good things) about Elliott before the draft."I feel the same way about (Ezekiel) Elliott that I felt about...
Via SportsDay
May 07, 2016

Jared Goff might be only rookie quarterback to start Week 1

We haven’t been without a Week 1 rookie starting quarterback since 2007, and we haven’t been without at least one rookie starting QB for a full week of the regular season since Week 10 of that year. In other words, we’ve had 143 consecutive weeks with at least one rookie starter, dating back nearly nine years. 15 quarterbacks were drafted last week, which is more than twice...
Via This Given Sunday
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

National writer: Cowboys have 12th best QB situation in NFL; Eagles are dead last

Of all four NFC East teams, which has the best grouping of quarterbacks?That's the question Chris Chase of Fox Sports posed, and the results for Dallas Cowboys fans aren't bad, according to him at least.Chase has the Dallas trio of Tony Romo, Dak Prescott and Kellen Moore as the 12th best unit in the NFL. His sarcastic reasoning why they're ranked where they are is below:Given the...
Via SportsDay
May 05, 2016

Former Eagles top pick Danny Watkins finally became rookie of the year ... as a Frisco fireman

Finally, the first round of the NFL draft is here. But teams have to use caution tonight when choosing their next potential franchise player.Five years ago today, the Philadelphia Eagles were hoping that they drafted the future NFL rookie of the year when they used their first-round pick on Baylor offensive guard Danny Watkins.Turns out, Watkins was destined for rookie of the year...
Via SportsDay
April 28, 2016

Scales: Breaking down the markedly different approach of Cowboys, Eagles filling QB needs

Following the team's blockbuster trade with Cleveland, Philadelphia intends to select a quarterback with their newly acquired pick. Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, whichever one is not selected by the Los Angeles Rams, will presumably join the Eagles.The Eagles' approach to filling a need at quarterback is markedly different from the approach taken by the Cowboys.After the Eagles finished...
Via SportsDay
April 21, 2016

National reaction: Eagles' trade an 'enormously risky' move; could another team trade up to take Jalen Ramsey?

The Philadelphia Eagles' purge of ex-head coach Chip Kelly potentially continued with the team trading up to the No. 2 spot in the draft.The Eagles are expected to select whichever quarterback the Los Angeles Rams don't take with the top spot, which means Jared Goff or Carson Wentz will be an Eagle. That could mean that current QB Sam Bradford, who Kelly acquired when he was the...
Via SportsDay
April 21, 2016

Cowlishaw: Eagles' crazy draft trade knocks Cowboys out of QB sweepstakes, but only for one round

The Cowboys were knocked out of the Carson Wentz-Jared Goff Chase on Wednesday afternoon when the Eagles decided to trump the Los Angeles Rams, and by that I mean make an even dumber deal to move into the top two of next week’s draft.  Yeah, the Cowboys are out now. But Jerry Jones is also enjoying a welcome reprieve from "Who’s the Worst GM" talk around the NFL. Rams GM Les...
Via SportsDay
April 20, 2016

UNT LB Calvin Minor busted for marijuana possession

North Texas linebacker Calvin Minor was arrested Tuesday night and charged with “possession of less than two ounces of marijuana,” according to a report from Brett Vito of The Denton Chronicle. Minor was initially stopped by police for running a stop sign, and the arresting officers smelled marijuana in the car. Minor then acknowledged that there was pot in the vehicle. ...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

How Cedric Thornton's move to the Cowboys played out with his former Eagles teammates

In free agency, the Cowboys have picked up some talent from NFC East foes. Running back Alfred Morris came over from the Redskins, and defensive lineman Cedric Thornton came over from the Eagles.During a visit to Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday, Thornton told Fox Sports Southwest's Mark Lane how his former Philadelphia teammates handled the news.Thornton also said that he's ready...
Via SportsDay
March 30, 2016

Starting DT Sir Calvin Wallace one of two North Texas players not returning

The North Texas Mean Green are completely starting over for the 2016 season. The team has made just one bowl appearance since 2011 and got off to an embarrassing 0-5 start before firing head coach Dan McCarney in 2015. The team pilfered away former North Carolina assistant head coach Seth Littrell and he is looking to help turn the program around. It looks like they will have to...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

North Texas WR Darvin Kidsy arrested in alleged hit-and-run incident

New North Texas head coach Seth Littrell has only been on the job for about a month and it looks like his is already dealing with an off-field incident. That incident may cause him to lose one of their best special teams players. According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, wide receiver Darvin Kidsy was arrested for his involvement in an alleged hit-and-run incident. He turned himself...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Wilson with 2 TDs, UMass beats Eastern Michigan 28-17

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Jamal Wilson ran for two second half touchdowns and Massachusetts beat Eastern Michigan 28-17 on Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak. Wilson had 112 yards rushing on 16 carries. Marquis Young ran for 168 yards and a touchdown, and Blake Frohnapfel threw a 39-yard scoring strike to Tajae Sharpe for Massachusetts (2-8, 1-5 Mid-American). Brogan Roback...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

North Texas makes fun of Tennessee’s field on Twitter

The turf at Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium is not in good shape, and the Volunteers' opponent on Saturday wasn’t afraid to air its grievances. The Vols hosted North Texas on Saturday. This was the field that the two teams had to deal with. It's already choppy out here pic.twitter.com/INtqBIBAxM — @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) November 14, 2015 It’s pretty embarrassing, especially...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Eagles, Ravens, Saints, & Titans

Buccaneers Buccaneers RT Demar Dotson (knee) and DT Akeem Spence (back) returned to practice on Tuesday. Buccaneers released DT Derrick Lott from their practice squad. Buccaneers signed OT Martin Wallace, CB Keon Lyn and CB Dax Swanson to their practice squad. Eagles Eagles HC Chip Kelly told reporters on Tuesday: “Sam Bradford is our quarterback. We have full...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kuresa, Jones lead Portland St. in 66-7 rout of North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Alex Kuresa threw three touchdown passes and Portland State routed North Texas 66-7 on Saturday night. Portland State (4-1) had 670 yards of total offense, and bounced back after losing 19-17 to Big Sky Conference foe North Dakota last Saturday. Kuresa threw for 269 yards and had scoring strikes of 34, 56 and 60 yards. David Jones ran for two touchdowns, including...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kuresa, Jones lead Portland St. in 66-7 rout of North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) Alex Kuresa threw three touchdown passes and Portland State routed North Texas 66-7 on Saturday night. Portland State (4-1) had 670 yards of total offense, and bounced back after losing 19-17 to Big Sky Conference foe North Dakota last Saturday. Kuresa threw for 269 yards and had scoring strikes of 34, 56 and 60 yards. David Jones ran for two touchdowns, including...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Injuries plaguing playoff hopes

The Dallas Cowboys have lost their second game with backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, yet he has been doing a phenomenal job replacing Pro Bowler Tony Romo. The blame is not directly caused due to Weeden’s play, but rather the outrageous amount of injuries the Dallas Cowboys have sustained every week. The Cowboys have had multiple injuries throughout the season dating back...
Via isportsweb.com
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Miss trounces North Texas 49-14

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Nick Mullens threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Southern Mississippi trounced North Texas 49-14 on Saturday night. Mullens was 27 of 36 for 325 yards and no interceptions. Justice Hayes ran for 86 yards on 16 carries with a 2-yard touchdown, Ito Smith added 84 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Michael Thomas had seven catches for a career...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Son of Jets coach trash talks Geno Smith, Antonio Cromartie

The son of New York Jets tight ends coach Jimmie Johnson displayed some of the most foolish Twitter behavior we have ever seen. According to Yahoo Sports’ Jay Busbee, Johnson’s son was tweeting from the Twitter handle “@JimmieJ82” from the Jets’ locker room after the team’s loss to the Eagles Sunday. In one tweet he called Geno Smith a “bum a–” and shared a photo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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