How important is Zack Martin to the Cowboys’ offense? Over the past four seasons, the team’s per-play average dropped more than a yard anytime Martin was not on the field. And that’s why it was a good idea to open your wallet, Jerry.
I’m eager to see how C.J. Stroud does today against the Dolphins. Stroud has still not been officially named the Texans’ starter.
But the issue is settled in D.C. Second-year man Sam Howell has beaten out Jacoby Brissett as the Commander’s QB-1.
Jadeveon Clowney has landed with the Ravens, who desperately needed an edge pass rusher.
That didn’t take long. Did you see Bijan Robinson’s first NFL preseason carry Friday night against the Bengals? He showed it all. Vision, acceleration, sharp cuts and a finishing burst for 12 yards. Robinson will make the Falcons relevant, and I thought Desmond Ridder looked sharp in that 13-all tie. The NFC South will be fun to watch!
Bryce Young took two more huge hits last night in the Panthers’ 21-19 loss to the Giants. That looks like Carolina’s biggest issue right now.
But it was smooth sledding for Giants’ QB Daniel Jones, who completed eight of nine passes for 69 yards and a touch. And it looks like he’s developing a real connection with newly-acquired tight end Darren Waller.
Packers’ G.M. Brian Gutekunst says there’s no way he’s trading five-time All-Pro tackle David Bakhtiari. Aaron Rodgers no doubt finds that disappointing. The Jets’ beaten up O-line is a huge concern.
The Astros’ recently red-hot bats picked a bad time to go ice cold last night at Minute Maid in a 2-0 loss to the Mariners. No such chill for Seattle’s Julio Rodriguez, who had four hits, including a solo homer. That’s three straight four-hit games for Rodriguez. The win moved the M’s a half game ahead of Toronto for the final AL Wild Card.
The only solace for Houston was the Rangers’ 9-8 loss to the Brewers, keeping the Astros within two-and-a-half games of Texas in the West.
So much for the Dodgers’ eleven-game win streak. Five Miami homers put an end to that in an 11-3 Marlins rout.
What the hell got into free agent pass rusher Robert Quinn Tuesday night in South Carolina? Police say Quinn rammed his pickup truck into four vehicles and hit a woman in the face before fleeing the scene. The 33-year-old Quinn usually channels his aggressive tendencies in a more socially acceptable manner. He has recorded 102 sacks in a long career with the Rams, Dolphins, Cowboys, Bears and Eagles.