Tag: Dallas Cowboys

LeBron not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knew what might happen when Kevin Durant merged with the Warriors, a 73-win team out for revenge. James understood the potential of this Golden State goliath with more firepower than perhaps anything the NBA has seen before. And although he’s on the cusp of being swept in the Finals – for the second time – by a team unequalled in today’s game, James isn’t envious of the Warriors for building a super power in sneakers. He’d do it, too. One day after Cleveland plunged into a 3-0 hole following a demoralizing...

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Tony Romo Got a Meager $64.11 Performance Bonus from the Dallas Cowboys

  TONY ROMO struggled with injuries again last year . . . and because of that, and the emergence of DAK PRESCOTT . . . he only ended up playing ONE series for the Dallas Cowboys. But he still qualified for a performance bonus . . . and it was $64.11.  (???) Since 2011, NFL teams are allotted a “performance based pool” of money, which can be distributed based on two factors:  How much the players are already earning in salary, and how much they played. The formula roughly boils down to the percentage of snaps played . ....

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AP source: Cowboys to release QB Romo when NFL year begins

BY SCHUYLER DIXON DALLAS (AP) — Tony Romo’s star-crossed career as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys will soon be over. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Cowboys will release Romo when the NFL year opens on Thursday. The person spoke to the AP on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced a decision on Romo, who will get a chance to pursue a starting job elsewhere. Romo will leave the Cowboys as the franchise leader in yards passing (34,183) and touchdowns (248). But he could never match...

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Quinn expects Falcons to punch back from Super Bowl loss

BY MICHAEL MAROT – AP SPORTS WRITER INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn threw the first jab at the NFL’s annual scouting combine. When he walked to the podium Wednesday, he answered his own questions – before letting anyone else speak. Yes, he has watched the Super Bowl tape. No, he will not forget what happened. And now it is time for everyone to start focusing on the future. Nearly a month after an epic Super Bowl collapse, Quinn calmly and confidently explained how the Falcons plan to use it to their advantage next season. "Those who...

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Lions eye high-stakes finale vs Packers after loss to Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matthew Stafford moved on quickly from another loss to his hometown team. The Detroit quarterback was already thinking about his home field, where the Lions will play Green Bay for the NFC North title in the regular season finale Sunday after missing a chance to clinch a playoff spot in a 42-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. "If we get a win, we win the division and get a home playoff game," said Stafford, who lost Monday night on the same field where he dropped to 0-2 in the playoffs with a wild-card loss two...

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