The Checkdown's daily collection of football culture stories for October 2nd, 2017. This is the Extra Point.
Rough week for Takkarist McKinley
McKinley has been taking a lot of L's this week. Thankfully he didn't have to spend $11,000 to buy back his dreadlock from the dude who tried to sell it on eBay (the auction was taken down).
When was the last time a game ball went to a guy almost as old as the coach?
Warrick Dunn finally gets his ring
Former Atlanta Falcons great running back Warrick Dunn has received the honor of being named the 10th player to enter the Falcons Ring of Honor. On and off the field Dunn was a superstar: he averaged 4.2 yards per carry as a Falcon, and he built hundreds of houses for the underprivileged. Congrats, Warrick!
New Dad alert
One day after a close Monday Night loss in Kansas City, Cousins is back at home with his newborn son, Cooper. Unfortunately for Cousins, he probably won't be any more relaxed at home with a newborn than he was against the Chiefs. Expect a lot of sleepless nights, my friend.