Jun 20, 2015

Former kicker Villanueva dies

Danny Villanueva, who was one of pro football’s first Latino kickers and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77. Family members and officials at New Mexico State University, where Villanueva was a member of the athletic hall of fame, confirmed that ...

NFL suspends Hardy for 10 games over assault

Apr 23, 2015

NFL suspends Hardy for 10 games over assault

The NFL suspended defensive end Greg Hardy for 10 games without pay Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the league after concluding there was “credible evidence” he roughed up his ex-girlfriend nearly a year ago when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers. Hardy, ...

Top free agent Murray bolts Cowboys to join Eagles

Mar 13, 2015

Top free agent Murray bolts Cowboys to join Eagles

DeMarco Murray got the money he wanted from his former team’s biggest rival. The All-Pro running back agreed Thursday to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Murray’s deal was valued at $42 million, with $21 million guaranteed, according to a person familiar with ...

Suh set for free agency after Lions pass on tag

Mar 3, 2015

Suh set for free agency after Lions pass on tag

Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle. The deadline for teams to designate franchise or transition players came and went Monday, and the ...

Packers rally by Cowboys late to reach NFC title game

Jan 12, 2015

Packers rally by Cowboys late to reach NFC title game

Hobbled but happy, Aaron Rodgers might have felt a bit lucky, too. No matter: The All-Pro quarterback and his Green Bay Packers are one step away from the Super Bowl. More stationary than usual because of a left calf injury, Rodgers rallied the Packers ...

Chilly conditions await teams at Lambeau

Jan 10, 2015

Chilly conditions await teams at Lambeau

A brisk wind blew through the open doors of the Hutson Center, turning the Green Bay Packers’ indoor practice facility into an ice box. Bundled up in a heavy parka, the conditions felt just right to coach Mike McCarthy. In the cold, the Packers ...

Unsung Cowboys defender Pugh passes away

Jan 8, 2015

Unsung Cowboys defender Pugh passes away

Jethro Pugh played alongside Hall of Famers Bob Lilly and Randy White in a long career as a defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, which may explain why he was among the most unsung Super Bowl winners in the franchise’s storied history. Pugh, who ...

Cowboys cage Lions

Jan 5, 2015

Cowboys cage Lions

Face-down on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child. Frustrated by yet another season-ending failure? Far from it. The Dallas quarterback was celebrating after giving the Cowboys the lead in a stirring playoff comeback. Romo threw two ...

Eagles soar past Cowboys

Nov 28, 2014

Eagles soar past Cowboys

LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys. While Philadelphia didn’t walk off with a playoff berth in hand after beating the Cowboys 33-10 on ...

Cowboys rally to top Giants

Nov 24, 2014

Cowboys rally to top Giants

For awesomeness, Odell Beckham Jr.’s catch couldn’t be topped. For timely rallies, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant trumped it. The Cowboys momentarily might have been in awe of Beckham’s one-handed stab as he fell backward into the end zone while he was interfered with ...

Romo sits out practice in London

Nov 6, 2014

Romo sits out practice in London

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sat out the team’s first practice in London on Wednesday because of his injured back. Romo, who missed last Sunday’s 28-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with his third back injury in the last 18 months, made the trip ...

Redskins cool off Cowboys

Oct 28, 2014

Redskins cool off Cowboys

Colt McCoy did it again. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led a winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. McCoy’s successful return to his home state trumped Tony Romo’s dramatic return to the game. McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath’s 40-yard ...