Originally published by HERO Sports:
Similar to Colin Kaepernick at the quarterback position, the most well-known defensive back in the 2017 NFL free-agency class is still unsigned as the preseason gets underway.
That DB would be Darrelle Revis, the future Hall of Fame cornerback whose swift drop-off from shutdown to sit-down last season compelled the New York Jets to release him following another failed attempt to make the playoffs. Although Revis is only 32 years old, the Super Bowl champion and seven-time Pro Bowler has reportedly received little interest on the free-agent market. And if he does find a team, he might be asked to move to safety to mask whatever loss of speed and cover skills he’s had. Continue reading
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By most NFL standards and measures, the Dallas Cowboys fielded a mediocre defense last season.
The 2014 Cowboys allowed 22 points per game, ranking 15th out of the league’s 32 teams. They allowed 251.9 passing yards per game (26th), 103.1 rushing yards per game (8th), and 355.1 total yards per game (19th).
Dallas’ defense was not very good. But because the Cowboys’ offense was very good — ranking fifth in the NFL in scoring and seventh in total yards — the defense held up well enough for the team to go 12-4 and make the playoffs. Continue reading
It’s always something with the Cowboys, isn’t it? Though if I’m being honest, I think this latest “incident” qualifies more as a minor spat good for one episode of a reality TV show than a legitimate crisis that should worry America’s Team. Really, anybody who’s ever had a job they care about and an ego worth anything should be able to relate to Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne.
Two days after Dallas beat the Rams in Week 3, Claiborne — who had one interception but was also burned for two touchdowns against St. Louis — found out he was being pulled from the starting lineup in favor of Orlando Scandrick, who is coming off a drug suspension. Claiborne stormed off and left the team’s practice facility, and by the time he returned, he had racked up an estimated five figures worth of fines for missing practice and meetings. Continue reading