| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:05 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. Let owner Jerry Jones say it: coach Jason Garrett doesn't have to make the playoffs in 2014 to keep his job.
"I don't think so," Jones said at the NFL owners meetings. "I don't look at it that way at all. It's no secret that we probably are...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:07 PM
NFL teams turn to the familiar at this time of year.
Green Bay, New England, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and others prepare for the playoffs.
Teams such as Detroit, Washington and Tampa Bay fire their coaches.
Cleveland cycles through coaches with...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:03 PM
OK, Panthers, once more with feeling.
For the second time in three weeks, the Carolina Panthers will face the New Orleans Saints in a high-stakes NFC South showdown that will go a long way toward bringing the playoff picture into focus.
Hanging in the...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:00 PM
The Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots on Sunday for the first time in the last eight tries.
That prompted high-fives in Denver, high anxiety in San Diego . . . and an extremely low word count in Tom Brady's postgame news conference.
| Dec 21, 2013
| 3:41 PM
D is for disheartening, devastation and disappointment.
D is also for Dallas and Detroit.
In a matter of weeks, the Cowboys and Lions have gone from the thick of the playoff race to a race to the bottom. They are a combined 0-4 since posting...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:09 PM
Overcrowding, procrastination, people pushing and shoving for that one remaining item on the shelf…
Just the way the NFL had hoped the end of the season would go.
The league that once writhed when teams that had clinched early coasted into the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Jon Kitna became a high school math teacher once his 15-year NFL career ended.
Here's an equation he will soon laying on Lincoln High in Tacoma, Wash.: Take whatever amount you have in your treasury and add about $55,000 or so.
Kitna, who has also...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Dez Bryant is a passionate guy. He's also very competitive.
Those seem to be the company lines after not one, but two sideline meltdowns by Dallas' star receiver during the Cowboys' 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The first tantrum came...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:08 PM
As the final seconds wound down in Sunday's game against Dallas, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford frantically urged his teammates to the line of scrimmage. He gestured wildly, giving everyone the impression he planned to spike the football to stop the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:18 PM
I’m standing in line with my so at the concession stand at Busch Stadium last Sunday night, fully festooned in Red Sox gear, when we’re stopped by a Cardinals fan. The guy gives us a look and asks me if that’s my son I’m with. ...
| Oct 15, 2013
Lovie Smith never warmed up to anchormen in Chicago so, if you can, picture Smith pretending to laugh at prominent and omnipresent USC fan Will Ferrell's jokes on the sideline during a Trojans practice.
Imagine the straight-laced Smith sidling next to...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The AFC has the Lombardi Trophy.
The NFC has everything else.
That is, the NFC boasts last season's most valuable player, Minnesota's Adrian Peterson; offensive rookie of the year, Washington's Robert Griffin III; defensive rookie of the year,...