Justin Thomas ready for fresh start on PGA Tour
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas didn't get much rest during the four weeks between seasons. The 2017 FedEx Cup champion helped raise money for hurricane victims in the Bahamas, spent two weeks...
Indiana looking for improvement against Eastern Illinois
Indiana defensive coordinator Kane Wommack knows all about Eastern Illinois football.
He remembers making the FCS playoffs during his two-year stint as the Panthers defensive coordinator,...
A look at iconic announcers in NFL history
While fans of some sports all have their favorite local announcers, the NFL has been much more of a shared viewing experience.
With all games being shown on national networks rather than...
Kitna returns to NFL with Cowboys, seeks growth in Prescott
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Jon Kitna unfolded a piece of paper detailing that day's practice plan because he thought it was a good way to illustrate why the former Dallas quarterback was back in the...
Tony Romo successfully defends celebrity golf title
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Tony Romo completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the American Century Championship for his second straight victory in the celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf...
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Defending champion Tony Romo increased his lead to nine points Saturday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Defending champion Tony Romo leads celebrity event
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Defending champion Tony Romo birdied six of his final 11 holes to take the first-round lead Friday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf...
Cowboys’ Prescott clicks quickly with new QB coach Kitna
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott's new quarterbacks coach with the Dallas Cowboys has far more NFL starts and touchdown passes than either of his predecessors.
McCarthy shoots 63 for 1st-round lead at Byron Nelson
DALLAS (AP) — Denny McCarthy has some loose connections to Jordan Spieth and Tony Romo, the Trinity Forest members in the local spotlight. The former University of Virginia player is on top of the...
Cowboys’ Lawrence signs $105 million deal; Prescott next?
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — DeMarcus Lawrence may not be the highest-paid Dallas Cowboys player in history for long. Doesn't mean the club's best defensive end can't enjoy the distinction while it...
Romo will tee off at home in Nelson for 2nd PGA Tour chance
DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will get to play at home when he gets another shot on the PGA Tour.
Romo, now the lead NFL analyst for CBS, has accepted a sponsor's...
Cowboys promote Kellen Moore, hire Jon Kitna as QB coach
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys have promoted Kellen Moore to offensive coordinator and hired former Dallas quarterback Jon Kitna to replace Moore as QB coach.
Moore is replacing Scott Linehan after one season on the coaching staff, and just one year after retiring as a player. Moore was quarterback Dak Prescott's backup in his final season in 2017.
Romo approaching first Super Bowl like regular season game
New England's Tom Brady and Los Angeles' Jared Goff are going into the Super Bowl with plenty of momentum, but the quarterback that might be on the biggest roll is CBS analyst Tony Romo.
The former Cowboys signal-caller will call his first Super Bowl on Feb. 3 coming off acclaim for his analysis of the Jan. 20 AFC championship game between New England and Kansas City.
Prescott’s playoff road resumes in LA, where so much started
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — So many questions asked of Dak Prescott revolve around two years ago, when the Dallas quarterback led the Cowboys to an NFC-best 13 wins as a rookie before losing his playoff debut.
There's a new angle to that old story line now that the 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year has his first postseason victory. Prescott and the Cowboys (11-6) are headed to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for a divisional matchup with the Rams (13-3) on Saturday night.
Cowboys trace top-5 defense to draft, starting with Lawrence
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli remembers the night the Cowboys traded up in the second round of the 2014 draft to grab DeMarcus Lawrence because they thought he was the last pass rusher on the board with the skills to become elite.
Four years and several significant draft decisions later, Dallas is in line for its highest defensive ranking since 2003, and on the verge of joining that Bill Parcells-coached team as a defense-first playoff qualifier.
Chiefs, Rams and ESPN crew under huge Monday night spotlight
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN's "Monday Night Football" crew is under the spotlight every week, but attention will be further magnified when the Los Angeles Rams host the Kansas City Chiefs in a matchup of 9-1 teams.
This week's game carries more storylines than usual. It's the first Monday night game in Los Angeles since 1985. It's also just the second time that teams meeting on Monday night in Week 11 or later have each had one or fewer losses.
Jason Witten set for first visit to Cowboys as broadcaster
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jason Witten vividly remembers Tony Romo's return to the home of the Dallas Cowboys for the first time as a broadcaster last year after retiring as the storied franchise's all-time passing leader.
Now it's the 15-year tight end's turn.
Witten's move from the field to ESPN's "Monday Night Football" booth was a little more sudden and surprising than Romo's decision to join CBS after he had lost his job to Dak Prescott.
Longtime Eastern Illinois football coach Bob Spoo dies at 80
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo, whose players included future NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo, has died at age 80.
The university says Spoo died Monday in Rockford, Illinois. School spokesman Rich Moser says Spoo had been ill in recent weeks.
Spoo retired in 2011 after 25 years as the Eastern Illinois coach. He had a career record of 144-131-1 and nine FCS playoff appearances.
Tony Romo fails to advance in Web.com Tour’s Q-school
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo shot a 1-over 72 on Saturday at Garland Bridges to complete a failed bid to advance in the first stage Web.com Tour's Qualifying Tournament.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback tied for 72nd at 13-under 297 in the 76-player field, with the top 22 and ties moving on to the second stage.
Tony Romo 1 over for 27 holes, 73rd at Web.com Q-school
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo played 27 holes in 1 over Friday in the first stage of the Web.com Tour's Qualifying Tournament, leaving him 73rd in the 76-player field.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback played 27 holes in 11 over Thursday in the rain-delayed event at Garland Bridges. The top 22 and ties after the final round Saturday will advance to the second stage.
Tony Romo 11 over for 27 holes at Web.com Tour’s Q-school
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo was 11-over par for 27 holes Thursday in the first stage of the Web.com Tour's Qualifying Tournament.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback opened with an 8-over 79 at Firewheel at Garland Bridges and had a 3-over 39 on the Masters Nine. He was 74th in the 76-player field, with the top 22 and ties advancing to the second stage.
Cowboys’ spotty passing attack holds key for Elliott’s space
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott heard the assessment from New York Giants safety Landon Collins on how to beat his Dallas Cowboys.
Stop running back Ezekiel Elliott, put the ball in Prescott's hands and "I think we'll have a better shot at winning," Collins said a few days after the Carolina Panthers illustrated as much in the opener.
"Challenge accepted," the Dallas quarterback said. "Challenge accepted."
Tony Romo advances in Web.com Tour qualifying
LANTANA, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo advanced through pre-qualifying in the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, shooting a 2-over 74 on Friday at Lantana Golf Club.
One of 39 players to advance from Lantana, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback moved on to the first stage as he attempts to secure Web.com Tour membership. Romo finished at 2-over 218 after openings with two 72s.
Hail Mary: Tony Romo to try Web.com Tour qualifying
Tony Romo received a sponsor's exemption to play an opposite-field event on the PGA Tour this year. His next foray into golf is something he wants to earn.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and CBS football analyst has entered the Web.com Tour qualifying tournament, which starts Wednesday morning at Lantana Golf Club in Texas. This will be the pre-qualifying stage, the start of a long road toward earning status on the Web.com Tour.
Tony Romo rallies to win celebrity golf tournament
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday.
Romo, who retired after the 2016 NFL season and is now an NFL analyst, had 27 points on the day to beat three-time defending champion Mark Mulder and San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, the the leader after the first two rounds.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) — San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski held off a charge from three-time defending champion Mark Mulder to maintain a one-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe on Saturday.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) — San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski took the lead with 25 points, and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer was at 24 points after the first round of the American Century Championship on Friday.
Romo misses out on local US Open qualifying
PLANO, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo didn't get out of the opening stage in another failed attempt to play in the U.S. Open.
Romo three-putted his opening hole at Gleneagles Country Club, made only two birdies and shot a 5-over 77 on Monday in the 18-hole local qualifier. The top eight finishers from Gleneagles advance to 36-hole sectional qualifying on June 4.
Romo, the retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback and NFL analyst for CBS Sports, failed to get through local qualifying for the second straight year.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott is headlining a youth camp in Mexico organized by a fantasy football group that got its start with backing from former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
The National Fantasy Football Convention's partnership with Estrellas del Futuro and the Mexican government was announced Friday, the first day of a camp led by Elliott and Dallas teammates Jaylon Smith, Taco Charlton, Anthony Brown and Kavon Frazier.
A look at the non-catches prompting NFL rules proposal
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Some of the non-catches that have prompted debate and a proposal by the NFL's competition committee to rewrite the rules:
Bert Emanuel, Buccaneers (2000) — In the NFC championship game at St. Louis, Emanuel appeared to make a fourth-quarter catch to put Tampa Bay in position to beat the Rams. But it was ruled incomplete because the tip of the ball touched the ground, even though Emanuel never lost control.
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Brice Garnett took a six-stroke lead into the wind Saturday in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. He came out with a two-stroke advantage.
Garnett bogeyed three of the final six holes in the wind and rain for a 3-under 69 and a 16-under 200 total.
Tony Romo shoots 82, finishes last in PGA Tour debut
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tony Romo figured his weakness would be exposed in his PGA Tour debut. They were — and then some.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback finished last Friday in the 132-man field in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, bogeying the first six holes in a 10-under 82.
"I kind of have an idea of where I really need to put my time in as far as to get better and scoring," Romo said. "I'm hitting the ball fine, you just have to score."
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tony Romo settled down after a nervous start, only to come undone on the back nine in his PGA Tour debut.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback played a four-hole stretch in a 5 over on the back nine that led to a 5-over 77 in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. He was 14 shots behind Brice Garnett, who had a 63 to lead by one shot.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott and Kansas City rookie standout Kareem Hunt are scheduled to be among the headliners for a fantasy football convention that expects to draw more than 200 NFL players this summer.
The event will be held in Dallas again after making its debut in 2017 following two straight years of cancellations over claims of interference from the NFL. Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was among the original investors in the company running the event.
The TV ratings for the Pittsburgh-New England game were the highest for any game this season.
Given the NFL's sharply down TV ratings for 2017, that was good news.
The bad news is that it reminded a large audience of one reason why maybe they haven't been sitting in front of pro football games as much this year.
The NFL's rules have in some areas become impossible to understand.
Kennesaw State QB Chandler Burks added to Payton Award watch list
Kennesaw State quarterback Chandler Burks was added Tuesday to the watch list for the Walter Payton Award, which is presented annually to the best offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
NFL Overreactions: Romo will leave the booth, save Packers
Tony Romo will rescue the cheeseheads.
Soon after Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone , Romo's name was mentioned as a potential replacement for the injured Green Bay Packers quarterback.
Raiders QB Carr out 2 to 6 weeks with back injury
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will miss between two and six weeks after breaking a bone in his back during a loss to the Denver Broncos.
Coach Jack Del Rio said Monday that a CT scan showed that Carr has a transverse process fracture in his back after being injured in the third quarter of a 16-10 loss Sunday. Del Rio said these injuries typically sideline players for two to six weeks.
Cowboys put Gathers on IR, plan to re-sign QB Kellen Moore
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have placed tight end Rico Gathers on injured reserve because of a concussion, and plan to bring back Kellen Moore as their third quarterback.
Moore was released to get the roster to 53 players, but that was in part because the Cowboys knew they didn't have to expose the sixth-year player to waivers. Undrafted rookie Cooper Rush, who could have been claimed, made the roster. Moore can re-sign as a free agent.
Cowboys Preview Capsule
DALLAS COWBOYS (13-4)
New faces: DE Taco Charlton, CB Nolan Carroll, CB Chidobe Awuzie, CB Jourdan Lewis, WR/KR Ryan Switzer, QB Cooper Rush.
Key losses: QB Tony Romo, S Barry Church, CB Brandon Carr, CB Morris Claiborne, DT Terrell McClain.
“NFL Today” heads into 50th year on CBS
NEW YORK (AP) — You are looking live — at the 50th year of "The NFL Today."
That catch phrase for the CBS pregame show dates back to the days of Brent Musburger as host. James Brown has that role now, and was preceded by the likes of Frank Gifford, Jack Whitaker, Pat Summerall and Greg Gumbel. The current cast includes Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and newcomers Nate Burleson and Phil Simms, who moved over after Tony Romo replaced him as the network's lead game analyst.
Rush to judgment: Cowboys QB could be surging to backup role
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Cooper Rush isn't likely to duplicate Dak Prescott's remarkable rookie year with the Dallas Cowboys.
The undrafted quarterback is doing quite an impersonation in the preseason though — enough to get him second-team looks ahead of veteran Kellen Moore in practice this week and raise the question of whether the former Central Michigan standout could land the backup job for good.
Rush Hour: Undrafted rookie QB impressing at Cowboys Camp
Not many teams in the NFL understand the importance of a great back-up quarterback quite like the Cowboys. Sometimes for worse, but recently for better, when Tony Romo went down and Dak Prescott took over.
Prescott, Bryant connect quickly as Cowboys top Colts 24-19
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant offered a glimpse of how the Dallas Cowboys' offense could look without Ezekiel Elliott: the second-year star quarterback frequently finding his top receiver.
The Indianapolis Colts are still struggling to see what life without Andrew Luck might be like.
Beth Mowins debuts in NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24
Beth Mowins will debut as the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24.
Mowins will join former NFL kicker Jay Feely when Cleveland plays at Indianapolis. The network released its announcer pairings on Tuesday.
Mowins will start the season calling a Monday night NFL game between the Chargers and Broncos for ESPN. She will be the second woman to call play-by-play for an NFL regular-season game and first since NBC's Gayle Sierens in 1987.
Backup again: Cowboys QB Moore healthy, now behind Prescott
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kellen Moore is the backup quarterback the Dallas Cowboys hope won't have to take a meaningful snap in 2017, just as he was a year ago before an injury at training camp ended his season.
Prescott controls Cowboys at camp, quite a switch in a year
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dak Prescott climbed the stairs to the VIP tent that once served as Tony Romo's perch for interviews at training camp, facing a phalanx of cameras similar to the one his predecessor and the longtime Dallas starter used to see.
It's Prescott's job now, and the second-year star quarterback has the attention to prove it.