Cowboys Tight-End and future Hall Of Fame inductee, Jason Witten, announced Thursday that he would be returning to the Dallas Cowboys after sitting out for one year. The 36 year old veteran returns to the gridiron after spending his last year as a ESPN analyst. Witten will return to the Cowboys on a 3.5 million one-year contract. Witten holds the Dallas Cowboy’s franchise record for most receiving yards and receptions within a career. Take a look back at Jason Witten career so far with the Cowboys, down below.
Super Bowl LIII was supposed to be one of the most high scoring affairs ever. After last season’s high flying Super Bowl that featured the Philadelphia Eagles instead of the Los Angeles Rams there was no reason to believe this one wouldn’t be more potent offensively. Wrong. The Rams and New England Patriots combined for just a measly 16 points in the Patriots 13-3 victory.
The first half of this year’s Super Bowl only featured three points between the Rams and New England Patriots. Neither team took a snap in the other team’s red zone while the Pats committed the only turnover on Tom Brady’s first pass attempt of the game. The Rams were only able to muster 52 total yards and two first downs in the half and Todd Gurley was again shunned as he only received three touches (He only had four all of last week). Both team played worse than usual and it led to the 3-0 stalemate that fans were left with at halftime.
The second half began almost no different than the first half as both teams continued to struggle offensively. The Rams added on to a streak they began in the first half as they wound up punting on eight straight possessions through midway of the third quarter. The Patriots ended up with a few first downs in the third quarter but after the quarter the score was just 3-3 as Greg Zuerlein connected on a 53 yard attempt near the end of the third.
It all came down to the fourth quarter in this Super Bowl of defenses as neither team was able to create separation through three quarters. The Patriots were able to finally break through offensively with a one-yard Sony Michel touchdown to make the score 10-3. They coupled that with a Stephon Gilmore interception on the following Rams possession with under five minutes to play in regulation. That interception proved to be the biggest play of the game as Tom Brady and the rest of the offense ran the time down to under two minutes before Stephen Gostkowski put the game away at 13-3.
Super Bowl LIII was Tom Brady’s sixth NFL championship and it was also the Patriots’ 11th appearance in the big game (Third in a row). Their defense held the Rams usually superb offense to just 3 points, 12 first downs and 205 total yards in addition to the 4 sacks they got on Rams QB Jared Goff.
In a season where the Patriots were doubted repeatedly they persevered and showed everyone around the league why they are still the gold standard around the league.
Saturday evening, one day before the super bowl, the NFL committee decided who would be apart of this year’s Hall Of Fame selection. The Hall Of Fame induction will happen August 3rd, in Canton, Ohio.
Among those selected were Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Tony Gonzalez, Gil Brandt, Pat Bowlen, Ed Reed, Kevin Mawae, and Johnny Robinson.
Champ Bailey headlines the Hall Of Fame Selection with such an amazing career. Bailey joins the Hall Of Fame as a twelve time Pro-Bowl Selection, and a number of other outstanding accomplishments.
Ed Reed set the foundation for how the safety position should be played. Reed, a nine time pro bowl selection, was a huge contributor to the 2013 Baltimore Ravens whom won Super Bowl XLVII. Ed Reed will join the Hall Of Fame as the franchise leader for most career interceptions, interception return yards (1,541), return touchdowns (7), passes defended (137), and interception-return yards in a single game (150).
Ty Law joins the Hall Of Fame as a five time Pro-Bowl selection at cornerback. Law won three Super Bowls during his stint with the New England Patriots. Law was a 2x First-Team All-Pro, 2x NFL interception leader, and apart of the NFL 2000’s All-Decade Team.
Tony Gonzalez enters the Hall Of Fame as a fourteen time Pro-Bowl Selection and a six time First-Team All-Pro. Gonzalez ends his career as the NFL record holder for career receiving yards for a tight end(15,127), career receptions (1,325) and a number of more impressive accolades.
Gil Brandt was selected into this year’s Hall Of Fame class at age 85. Brandt was the former Vice President Of player personnel in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and was apart of two Super Bowl wins.
Pat Bowlen joins the 2019 Pro Football Hall Of Fame as the majority owner of the Denver Broncos. Bowlen has three Super Bowls and seven AFC championships while being apart of the Broncos Franchise.
Kevin Mawae was an eight time Pro-Bowl selected Center in the NFL. Mawae joins the 2019 Pro Football Hall Of Fame as a current offensive analyst for Arizona State.
Johnny Robinson joins the Pro Football Hall Of Fame as a six time AFL All-Star and a one time Pro Bowl selection. Robinson had 57 interceptions over his 11 year stint with the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs.
There is big trouble brewing in New Orleans between the Pelicans and their star forward Anthony Davis. Davis previously requested a trade fr the team and the team recently removed his picture from the team’s home intro video. Is that a sign of something to come?
With all of the uncertainty going on, let’s take a look at the best possible trade scenarios for Anthony Davis.
Los Angeles Lakers get: Anthony Davis, Julius Randle
New Orleans Pelicans get: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma
Houston Rockets get: Anthony Davis, Elfrid Payton
New Orleans Pelicans get: Chris Paul, Ken Faried, Gerald Green
Boston Celtics get: Anthony Davis, E’twaun Moore
New Orleans Pelicans get: Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown
Former Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis retired Sunday but it was the timing of his retirement that had many scratching their heads. Davis retired during halftime of the Bills loss to the Los Angeles Chargers this past Sunday.
That’s right. The two time pro-bowler retired in the locker room during halftime.
Davis later issued a statement, saying “today on the field, reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”
The former pro-bowler began his career in 2009 with the Miami Dolphins before moving to the Indianapolis Colts where he spent six seasons before signing with Buffalo this past offseason.