Jerry Jones threatens to sue Atlanta Falcons after Sunday blowout

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been threatening to sue the NFL, and some of its fellow owners, over contract negotiations with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

On Sunday, Jones stated that he also plans to sue the Atlanta Falcons for beating his Cowboys 27-7 in their Week 10 contest.

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His feud with Goodell stems from Jones’s anger over the commissioner’s suspending of Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys’ star running back, who was accused of domestic violence by his former girlfriend. Goodell sentenced Elliott to a six-game suspension, even though no charges were filed in the case, and Sunday was the first game that the Cowboys were without their star runner.

In Elliott’s absence, Dallas managed just 233 total yards, as the Falcons sacked Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott eight different times.

Following the game, Jones told the Daly Dose of his plans to file a suit against the Falcons franchise.

“It was unfair what they did to us on Sunday.” Jones ranted. ” They knew that we didn’t have Zeke in that backfield, and they took advantage of us. The Falcons are an NFL bully, and they picked on us on Sunday, because we are smaller and weaker.”

“It’s the same thing with the NFL.” he continued. “They like to bully us, because we are a small market franchise, just trying to carve out our place in a very competitive league. So I am going to sue the Falcons. I am going to sue the NFL. I am going to sue Johnny Walker Black for this glass being empty, and I am going to sue the Daly Dose if you tell anyone about this conversation.”

 

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The 2017 Daly Dose NFL Preview: The NFC East

NFC East

The NFC East has a rich history of teams that have won titles. The Dallas Cowboys have won five titles. The New York Giants have won four. The Washington Redskins have won three Super Bowls. The Philadelphia Eagles are also in the NFC East.

NFC-East

1. Dallas Cowboys

Predicted finish: 10-6

After multiple seasons of mediocrity, the Cowboys broke through with a 13-3 record, behind their rookie backfield tandem of QB Dak Prescott, and RB Ezekiel Elliott. The schedule is going to be significantly tougher in 2017, and the Cowboys lost some people on both sides of the ball, but they should still be in the thick of the division race.  Can Prescott avoid a sophomore slump? Can the defense prove that last season wasn’t a fluke? Can Elliott avoid getting arrested? Stay tuned!

2. New York Giants

Predicted finish: 9-7

The Giants are in desperation mode, trying to win one more title with quarterback Eli Manning. They have signed WR Brandon Marshall to pair with Odell Beckham Jr. Tight end Evan Engram was drafted out of Ole Miss with their top draft pick. The defense should remain a top-10 unit behind a nasty defensive line. Unfortunately the offensive line remains a weakness, and Eli Manning seems to be suffering from mid-life color blindness.

3. Philadelphia Eagles

Predicted finish: 8-8

The Eagles are doing some very good things, as they are doing their best to surround their young quarterback Carson Wentz with some help. They signed WRs Alshon Jeffrey, and Torrey Smith, and looked to get tougher on defense. They probably can’t contend for a playoff spot, but they are getting better, and at least they didn’t screw things up. And for the Eagles, that’s pretty darn good.

4. Washington Redskins

Predicted finish: 7-9

Washington seems to have taken the title of most dysfunctional NFL franchise, as they fired their general manager abruptly, and failed to get QB Kirk Cousins signed to a long-term deal. They did sign WR Terrell Pryor away from the Browns, and upon witnessing how this team operates, he stated that he felt like he was right back in Cleveland.

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Daly Dose #136 The annual Daly Dose email show

This week on the Daly Dose, we realize that it may be a dry time of year in sports, so we take the time to answer YOUR emails! Clint responds to the best emails that we have received recently.

Are the Golden State Warriors good for basketball? How will the Houston Rockets use both Chris Paul and James Harden at the same time? Who should get the blame for the Cleveland Cavaliers loss in the NBA Finals?

Plus, we discuss the inconsistencies in comparing sports eras, the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight, and which top NFL rookies from last season could take a step back in their second season!

Listen here to Episode #136 The annual Daly Dose email show!

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Daly Dose #107 The NFL regular season home stretch

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, we take a look at some of the top stories in the NFL, as it finishes up the regular season. The Oakland Raiders lost a big game last week, but may have proven something in the process. The Denver Broncos are still currently in the playoffs, but that might not last much longer. And the Dallas Cowboys have someone to blame for their loss to the New York Giants, but it isn’t Dak Prescott. Plus four NFL teams that are red hot right now.

The New York Yankees made an announcement last week, and we discuss why young NBA teams tend to struggle, despite their talent.

We conduct a very important interview, talk some college football news, and we have a Heisman flavored Top 5 that you won’t want to miss.

Be sure to check out Episode 107: The NFL regular season home stretch!

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Tony Romo injured while proclaiming that he is healthy

The Dallas Cowboys escaped with an amazing 35-30 comeback victory on Sunday, but it seems quarterback Tony Romo could be injured again.

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On Monday, when asked if he was healthy enough to return in a backup role, Romo gave an excited “Yes!” and slipped a disc in his already fragile back.

Romo has yet to play a snap this season, after breaking a bone in his back in the third preseason game of the season against the San Francisco 49ers.

Rookie backup Dak Prescott has played very well in Romo’s absence, leading the Cowboys to an impressive 8-1 record, while throwing 12 touchdowns with just two interceptions.

Yet there has been talk, that perhaps when healthy, Romo would return to the field and reassume his starting duties.

Monday’s injury will put those talks on indefinite hold.

Romo has missed over 30 games due to injury over the past seven seasons, and his age makes it unlikely that he will ever return to form.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has also named himself general manager, offensive coordinator, and team doctor has officially listed Romo as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.

 

The Daly Dose NFL NFC East Preview 

We now move over to another division that has a history of winning. Some of the greatest teams and players in league history have played in this rough and tumble division.

The NFC East boasts 12 Super Bowl victories!

And also, the Philadelphia Eagles!

NFC East

1. New York Giants   

Predicted finish: 9-7   

Giants management decided that Tom Coughlin was the only problem on a team that has gone 6-10 the past two seasons and fired him after 12 seasons and two Super Bowl victories. And while the defense should be better, but Eli Manning has thrown 55 interceptions over the past three seasons. What I’m saying is maybe the Giants should have fired Manning and made Coughlin the starting QB. Is that so crazy? Yeah, well who asked you?

2. Washington Redskins   

Predicted finish: 8-8   

Washington somehow won the NFC East last year with a 9-7 record, and made the playoffs under QB Kirk Cousins, who set the franchise record for passing yards in 2015.  So you might think this team should be better this year, at least until you find out that Cousins is 0-26 as a starter in his career against winning teams. “You like that?!?!”

3. Dallas Cowboys

Predicted finish: 6-10   

We aren’t sure how the Cowboys would have fared with Tony Romo at the helm considering the atrocious defense down in Dallas. But with Romo injured again, it will up to rookie Dak Prescott to try and outscore opponents. Last season the Cowboys tried to do that with Matt Cassel, Keller Moore, and Brandon Weeden and wound up going 1-11. So what is a rookie like Prescott going to do over that bunch? Well…probably about five games better.

4. Philadelphia Eagles   

Predicted finish: 5-11   

The Eagles may have helped themselves in the long term, but in the short term, they drafted QB Carson Wentz to watch and learn under veteran Sam Bradford. So if Wentz is a quick study, he should learn how to blow out his knee very shortly.

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