A two-time All-SEC selection and second-team All-American, Nkemdiche was considered one of the top defensive prospects of the draft even though he had a "boom-or-bust" reputation among many scouts. Reported off-field incidents ultimately might have played a role in his fall into the final spots of the first round.
Taysom Hill after Saints' fifth loss in a row: 'Obviously it's tough to win a game' with four INTs
At night's end, Taysom Hill's toughness and ability running the ball was reason for praise, but his four-INT outing was a dubious showing that proved paramount in the Saints losing their fifth consecutive game for the first time in the Sean Payton regime.
Dak Prescott: Cowboys RB Tony Pollard's 'huge' 58-yard TD was 'much-needed' boost
Tony Pollard's 58-yard touchdown run in the third quarter ignited a dormant Dallas offense, gave the Cowboys a 10-point cushion and stood as the game-winning score as the NFC East frontrunners shrugged off a two-game losing streak to defeat the Saints, 27-17.
2021 NFL season, Week 13: What we learned from Cowboys' win over Saints on Thursday night
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys got the best of Taysom Hill and the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.
Week 13 Thursday night inactives: Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
The official inactives for the Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints "Thursday Night Football" game.
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper active vs. Saints on 'Thursday Night Football'
Amari Cooper has been activated and now he's active for the Dallas Cowboys' Thursday Night Football tilt versus the host New Orleans Saints.
Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown, S Mike Edwards, along with FA John Franklin, suspended for COVID-19 violations
Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown, S Mike Edwards and free-agent WR John Franklin have been suspended three games for violating NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols.
NFL injury updates, latest league news from Thursday, Dec. 2
Denver is in the thick of the playoff race and getting a valuable reinforcement ahead of an important meeting with a division rival. The Broncos activated tackle Garett Bolles from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Cardinals 'to be smart' with DeAndre Hopkins' path back to field as Kyler Murray also nears return
Kyler Murray has had a month to get his ankle right, which means he's had a lot of time to think about his injury. Both he and DeAndre Hopkins took the practice field on Wednesday. They just might return to game action together, too.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara, tackles Terron Armstead, Ryan Ramczyk won't play vs. Cowboys
The Saints will be without their most vaunted offensive weapon for a fourth game in a row. Alvin Kamara will not play for the Saints on "Thursday Night Football" against the visiting Cowboys.
Pete Carroll: Russell Wilson 'doesn't need' rest to let finger recover
Russell Wilson returned from a finger injury well ahead of schedule in a bid to save the Seahawks' season, but at 3-8, it appears about as close to lost as possible. That doesn't mean Pete Carroll is ready to send his star QB to the sideline for rest and recuperation.
Colts RB Jonathan Taylor, Vikings WR Justin Jefferson highlight Players of the Month
Minnesota wide receiver Justin Jefferson and Indianapolis running back Jonathan Taylor were among the NFL's Players of the Month in November.