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THE entire Dallas Cowboys squad took a stand against US president Donald Trump by taking a knee during the national anthem with their game against the Arizona Cardinals.

The entire Dallas Cowboys squad took a knee during the national anthem


The entire Dallas Cowboys squad took a knee during the national anthem

Donald Trump caused a major uproar at the weekend when he referred to NFL players who ‘take a knee’ during the national anthem as “sons of b******”.

And his comments were met with widespread reaction from the players in protest against the president’s attack on the league.

Over the course of the weekend matches, many players in the NFL took part in a silent protest by either taking a knee or locking arms to protest against social injustice and racism during the national anthem.

And the Dallas Cowboys became the latest NFL side to take part in the protest during the national anthem ahead of their match against the Arizona Cardinals.

Before the match it was reported the team would possibly take part in the protest with one player stating Trump “crossed a line”.

One player said, “We have to do something.”

Said another, “It’s not going to be business as usual. He crossed a line. Something will be done.”

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The Los Angeles Rams (3-1) have to be considered the biggest early-season surprise in the NFL so far considering they lead the NFC West by one game over the Seattle Seahawks (2-2) and Arizona Cardinals (2-2), the preseason favorites to win the division.

This Sunday, the Rams will host the Seahawks as small home betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by and try to make a serious statement with another victory.

Los Angeles has split its first two home games, routing the Indianapolis Colts 46-9 as 3.5-point favorites in the season opener and then dropping a 27-20 decision to the Washington Redskins the following week as 3-point chalk. The Rams are coming off an impressive 35-30 win over the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday as 5-point road underdogs.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks woke up in the second half last week in the Sunday Night Football matchup to blow out the Indianapolis Colts 46-18 after trailing 15-10 at halftime.

Seattle improved to 2-0 at home but has gone 0-2 on the road both straight up and against the spread. Seattle has won 18 of the past 24 meetings with the Rams but has failed to cover three of the last four, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

A bit later on Sunday, the Cowboys (2-2) will be looking to rebound from their loss to the Rams when they host the Green Bay Packers (3-1) as small home favorites in a rematch of last year’s Divisional Round playoff game. The Packers won the last meeting 34-31 in overtime as 5-point road dogs, and they are hoping to win their third in a row following their lone loss of the season to the Atlanta Falcons back in Week 2.

The Dallas defense was disappointing in the loss to Los Angeles and will need to improve quickly in order to hold Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense in check. Rodgers carved up the Cowboys in their playoff win with 355 passing yards and two touchdowns.

Rodgers threw for a season-low 179 yards but a season-high four touchdowns last Thursday in a 35-14 victory against the Chicago Bears. The Packers have won six of the past seven meetings with the Cowboys SU, going 5-2 ATS at sports betting sites in those games.

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More than 50 artists contributed works to the new $1.5 billion arena—including the largest bird sculpture in the world.

Gábor Miklós Szőke, Rise Up, the world's largest freestanding bird sculpture, at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons. Courtesy of Gábor Miklós Szőke via Instagram.
Gábor Miklós Szőke, Rise Up, the world’s largest freestanding bird sculpture, at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons. Courtesy of Gábor Miklós Szőke via Instagram.

Stadium art is officially a thing. Joining ranks with the San Francisco 49ers, the Minnesota Vikings, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Miami Dolphins, the Atlanta Falcons are incorporating contemporary art into their new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The arena, which opens August 26, will boast over 180 specially commissioned works, including pieces by Nari Ward, Hank Willis Thomas, and Steven and William Ladd.

The centerpiece of the collection is undoubtedly Gábor Miklós Szőke’s massive steel sculpture Rise Up, which the artist claims is the largest freestanding bird sculpture in the world. The massive falcon, perched atop a 13-foot-tall bronze football, is 41 feet high, with a wingspan of 70 feet. The over-73,000-pound artwork, which stands in front of the stadium, is nothing less than an engineering marvel, as tall as a four-story building.

“I have always liked to spark a reaction,” said Szőke in a statement, calling the commission “a special honor.” According to CNN, however, he almost missed the opportunity, as the initial email from the stadium group went to his spam folder.

Gábor Miklós Szőke bird statue at Groupama Arena Budapest. Courtesy of Groupama Arena Budapest/Marcell Katona via Wikimedia Commons.

Gábor Miklós Szőke bird statue at Groupama Arena Budapest. Courtesy of Groupama Arena Budapest/Marcell Katona via Wikimedia Commons.

The sculpture was built in Budapest and shipped to the US in four sections—it is made up of over 1,000 laser-cut individual pieces. It took more than 150 people over a year to construct, but for Szőke, the time and effort was well-worth the final result. “It looks a little like a transformer, ready and waiting to take flight,” he said.

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Notes: Impressive Logan leaves game with wrist injury; Nkemdiche “explosive”

Cardinals cornerback Brandon Williams celebrates his end-zone interception during Thursday night’s Hall of Fame game. (Logan Bowles/NFL)
CANTON, Ohio – The Cardinals still have uncertainty at the No. 2 cornerback spot across from Patrick Peterson, and after the signing of Tramon Williams, it seems like Brandon Williams’ chances may have shrunk.

“I don’t care about that,” Williams said. “I’m just doing me.”

With starter Justin Betheland Tramon Williams both sitting out Thursday night’s 20-18 Hall of Fame game loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Brandon Williams had a chance to start (along with Harlan Miller) and was tested often by Dallas.

“For the most part, I feel like I did OK,” Williams said.

On an early Cowboys field-goal drive, Williams made an impressive play to break up a deep pass, but on the next play, got beat deep for a 32-yard gain. He was also called for a pass interference on the drive (earlier he had been flagged for an illegal hands to the face which was declined.)

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ARLINGTON, TX – DECEMBER 18: Dak Prescott #4 and Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys celebrate after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Next on our Denver Broncos opponent preview, we take a look at the first NFC opponent the team will face, the Dallas Cowboys.

After the Denver Broncos end the Week One schedule, they will remain home for a Week Two showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. This will be a tough test for the Denver Broncos.

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a surprisingly successful season. During the preseason, Tony Romo went down with an injury. Dak Prescott came in and was the biggest surprise of the season. He won the starting job and never relinquished it. Even when Tony Romo was cleared, Prescott remained the starting quarterback.

Who would have thought that season would have marked the beginning of the end for the Tony Romo era? Romo ended up retiring earlier this offseason after it appeared as if the Denver Broncos were interested in him.

Now Romo will be in the booth alongside Jim Nantz for CBS games this season. But the Dallas Cowboys are in good hands. They have a quarterback/running back combination of Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott that showed a lot of potential in 2016.

The biggest question for them both is how will they handle their second years in the league. Only time will tell. But we do know both of them will get tested by this Broncos defense.

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At this time of the year, you can bet on just about anything sports-related in Las Vegas. One of the most popular bets at any time of the year is which NFL team will win the next Super Bowl.

However, the sports book at the Golden Nugget casino is going a step further and taking odds on every individual Super Bowl matchup that could take place.

The Green Bay Packers, a team that is typically among bettors’ favorites in Vegas, continues to be up there in the minds of NFL fans at this time. In fact, based on the numbers, only one other NFC team is viewed as a more likely team to make it to U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII: the Dallas Cowboys.

(Yes, that’s the same Cowboys team that lost to the Packers in the Divisional playoffs in January. We’re just saying.)

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The addition of a 5th round pick from the Patriots finalizes Buffalo’s picks.

The Buffalo Bills have added a new draft pick with the loss of Mike Gillislee. Because he was a restricted free agent, Buffalo receives a 2017 5th round selection from the New England Patriots. It is the 163rd overall selection. With this, Buffalo’s draft order is officially set.

The team’s picks are:

  • Round 1 – 10 overall
  • Round 2 – 44 overall
  • Round 3 – 75 overall
  • Round 5 – 156 overall
  • Round 5 – 163 overall (from New England)
  • Round 5 – 171 overall (from Dallas)
  • Round 6 – 195 overall

Buffalo will be without 4th and 7th round selections thanks to a pair of trades.

The fourth rounder was sent to the Chicago Bears to move up in last year’s draft to select linebacker Reggie Ragland. The seventh round pick was sent to the Dallas Cowboys, along with Matt Cassel, for a fifth round selection two years ago. Chicago will receive the 117th overall selection and the Cowboys the 228th pick.

The Bills could still move down in the first round and acquire more picks in this year’s selection event, something where they’ve been completing their due diligence.


The New England Patriots’ schedule has been set and Las Vegas has been busy setting oddsfor the opening week of games. The Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football and are considered the heavy favorites by the oddsmakers.

One book,, has the Patriots a 7-point favorites with the over/under set at 48, implying a 27.5-20.5 victory for New England. Another, BetOnline, via OddsShark, has the Patriots as a 7-point favorite with the over/under of 50, implying a 28.5-21.5 Patriots victory.

The Super Bowl winner is 14-2 straight up and 10-4-2 against the spread since 2000,” OddsShark explains. “The Super Bowl winner is usually an automatic bet for me to start the season but a full TD may tempt some Chiefs money. Then again, the Pats were the best bet of all time last season with 15 covered spreads.”

Since 2004, when the reigning Super Bowl champion started to host the season opener, the home team is 12-0 on these Thursday Night kickoffs. The New York Giants started the 2012 season on a Wednesday Night and lost to the Dallas Cowboys, while the Baltimore Ravensstarted the 2013 season on the road and lost to the Denver Broncos.

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The Arizona Cardinals will find out on Thursday how their 2017 schedule will play out

It won’t be a national holiday but it should be.  The Arizona Cardinals will know how their 2017 schedule will play out when the NFL releases it on Thursday afternoon.

We already know who the Cardinals will play.  Outside of the NFC West division at home the Cardinals play the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m. ET), in Canton, Ohio, when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Arizona Cardinals in the annual Hall of Fame Game. All preseason games will be shown on NFL Network.

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