MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stumbled through the first half, an uneven and undisciplined performance that was a little unlucky, too.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The refreshed Dallas Cowboys had a steady hand back at quarterback, eager to initiate the same post-bye bounce the Minnesota Vikings had been enjoying this month.
After Week 5 ended a day later than it usually does, the waiver wire leading into Week 6 will be impactful.
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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has been suspended for the first game in 2019 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
DALLAS COWBOYS (9-7)
New faces: LB Leighton Vander Esch, G Connor Williams, WR Allen Hurns, WR/KR Tavon Austin, WR Michael Gallup, LB Joe Thomas, DT Jihad Ward, T Cameron Fleming, TE Dalton Schultz, WR Deonte Thompson.
Key losses: TE Jason Witten, WR Dez Bryant, LB Anthony Hitchens, CB Orlando Scandrick, WR Brice Butler, WR/KR Ryan Switzer, TE James Hanna, RB Alfred Morris.
DALLAS COWBOYS (9-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Oxnard, California
LAST YEAR: Cowboys missed playoffs year after dynamic rookie tandem of QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott fueled Dallas to NFC-best 13 wins. Elliott's six-game suspension during season over domestic violence allegations was big reason. Prescott's performance dipped after winning NFL Offensive Rookie of Year in 2016. Offensive line was less consistent than usual. Defense was solid but not spectacular.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have drafted a tight end with Jason Witten on the verge of retirement after 15 seasons.
The Cowboys took Dalton Schultz of Stanford with the 137th overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday. The compensatory choice was their second of the fourth round. Dallas selected former Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong with the 116th pick.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford cornerback Quenton Meeks says he will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Meeks said Wednesday he has grown a lot in his three years at Stanford and is ready to pursue his ultimate dream of playing in the NFL.
Meeks was a second-team All-Pac-12 pick this season when he had 65 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass breakups.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford defensive lineman Harrison Phillips will bypass his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
Phillips announced his decision on Thursday.
Phillips was a third-team All-American this season when he had 14 1/2 tackles for loss and 7 1/2 sacks for the Cardinal.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford tight end Dalton Schultz will skip his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.
Schultz said Wednesday that he will cherish his memories from Stanford but wants to pursue his childhood dream of playing in the NFL.
Schultz was an All-Pac-12 selection this season when he had 22 catches for 212 yards and three touchdowns. In three seasons for the Cardinal, Schultz had 55 catches for 555 yards and five TDs.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford tight end Dalton Schultz saw Christian McCaffrey run the football earlier than most. Their high school teams played twice, and Schultz said he and his teammates were helpless to stop McCaffrey.
"Our entire defensive game plan was structured around him. He tore our defense up," Schultz said. "I remember one play he broke like six tackles and went 99 yards."