NFL Analysis

Cowboys Converge on Carolina for a Southern Start to the Season

The NFL football season, certainly when compared to MLB, NBA, and NHL schedules, always seems so fleeting. After (often literally) surviving a 4-5-game preseason gauntlet, 32 NFL teams have a meager 16-game regular season schedule in which to successfully trigger their playoff dreams. That feeling fades just as quickly once these gladiators start competing. Reality …

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Ezekile Elliott 1st Down

Back to the Bell-Cow: What the Old Zeke Elliott Could Mean to the New Cowboys

Back to the Bell-Cow: What the Old Zeke Elliott Could Mean to the New Cowboys Part two of Cowboys Nation’s interview with ESPN football analyst KC Joyner looks at the Cowboys’ offensive line metrics, Ezekiel Elliott’s lost 2017 campaign and what a return to his 2016 form could mean to the club. Sports Talk Line: …

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Dez Bryant

X-ed Out: The Split End Killed the Cowboys’ 2017 Deep Passing Attack

K.C. Joyner has been a friend of my sites going back to the mid-2000s before he made his move to ESPN. This week, KC joined me for an interview to promote Scientific Football 2018, the 15th edition of his groundbreaking books, which inspired competitors like Pro Football Focus. In this edition, we take a deep …

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Patriots Injuries To Watch Heading Into Week One

While the return of the NFL preseason is always a welcome occurrence for football fans, it can be a dangerous time for players. Injuries occur at a higher rate, likely due to players still getting into peak playing condition. Every year there seems to be a plague of ACL tears throughout the league during July …

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Bill Bilichick

Patriots “Draft Pick Problem” Is Overblown

Since cut down day, many in the Boston sports media have been expressing disappointment in the Patriots roster in regards to youth talent. Many believe that Bill Belichick has been unsuccessful during the NFL draft over the past few years, and his mistakes are going to set the team up for failure in the future. …

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Fan Bereavement Over a NFL Crowning Achievement?

Roquan Smith finally ended his 29-day holdout when he signed a 4-year, $18.4M contract with the Chicago Bears on Monday, August 13th, 2018. It was a momentous occasion for regional prognosticators, perpetually hopeful Bears fans in search of their next great linebacker, and fantasy footballers eager for something new to discuss. This story – at …

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Buccaneers Battle at Wide Receiver: DeSean Jackson vs Chris Godwin

A BRIEF, YET EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, INTRODUCTION (Feel free to skip to the next part) Hey!  What’s up friends, family, and… well that’s it.  If you are reading this then we are, at least, friends now.  If you are part of the Not Fooling Around Crew – I’m accepting applications now – then we’re family.  So, …

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