Ezekiel Elliott to remain the 'focal point' of Cowboys' offense?
Owner Jerry Jones doubled down on Dallas’ reliance on Elliott Saturday, saying that he “has to be the focus” of the Cowboys’ run game via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The 27-year-old has been a full-time starter since his rookie season, though he logged the lowest snap share of his career (66%) last season. Slowed for the latter stages of the campaign in particular by a knee injury, the former top-five pick still recorded 1,000 rushing yards and 12 total touchdowns. His efficiency (4.2 yards per carry) compared to Pollard (5.
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The veteran linebacker last played in an NFL game three years ago.
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Former NFL linebacker Kiko Alonso is officially retiring from the league, per Brooke Kirchhofer of WWL-TV, CBS’s New Orleans affiliate.
Alonso played six seasons in the league with four different teams. He had a breakout 2013 rookie year with the Bills with 159 total tackles, finishing second in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting. However, he tore his Achilles in the offseason and missed the entire 2014 season.
In 2015, Buffalo traded Alonso to the Eagles for running back LeSean McCoy, but Alonso only played in 11 games that year. The Eagles then traded Alonso to the Dolphins after the season, where the linebacker would spend the next three seasons.
Cowboys fear foot fracture for WR James Washington
The Cowboys’ new-look receiving corps will be lighter on experience this year, and a Monday injury may push this situation more in that direction. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Dallas Cowboys receiver James Washington (83) was injured Monday. After being carted away from practice, James Washington is feared to have suffered a Jones fracture in his foot, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The offseason addition is going through an MRI. The exam confirming these fears would lead to a lengthy absence for Washington, who was set to be a key contributor for the Cowboys — especially early in the season.
Alonso played in Miami for three seasons, totaling over 100 tackles in each year and playing in 46 combined games. He was traded again, from the Dolphins to the Saints, prior to the 2019 season. He played in 13 games for New Orleans that year, but primarily served as a backup.
The linebacker spent the 2020 season with the 49ers, but he never played a snap due to injuries. He hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2019, but was attempting a comeback with the Saints during training camp.
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Steelers' Mike Tomlin not surprised by Pickens' performance in first NFL contest .
On Saturday, rookie WR George Pickens got his first opportunity to shine in an NFL game, and he didn't disappoint.On Saturday, Pickens got his first opportunity to shine in an NFL game, and he didn't disappoint.