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Cowboys' Aldon Smith leads NFL in sacks after three games
Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith leads the NFL in sacks after three games despite not having played football since 2015.
Everson Griffen admits hyped Cowboys pass rush hasn't generated enough pressure
On paper, the Dallas defensive line appeared menacing heading into the 2020 season. In reality, through two weeks, it's mostly been docile. That isn't lost on the Cowboys.
Debrief: Unpleasant (and pleasant) surprises through Week 2
Gregg Rosenthal lists the unpleasant (the Falcons' collapse) and pleasant (Gardner Minshew's excellence) surprises through Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season.
Baker Mayfield's on the mend, Josh Allen's on the rise, Cam Newton's on the run
In the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks says rumors of Baker Mayfield's demise were greatly exaggerated. Plus, a crazy comeback story and the way-to-early Defensive Player of the Year favorite.
2020 NFL training camp's early winners and losers: Raiders rookies shining bright, A.J. Green can't get right
After the first full week of padded practice, Gregg Rosenthal spotlights winners and losers at training camps across the NFL.
Infusion of Pro Bowlers on D key to Cowboys' 2020 success
The Cowboys were able to scoop up a plethora of Pro Bowlers this offseason, including Dontari Poe and Everson Griffen. Jim Trotter examines the potential impact of these additions on Dallas' defense.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy: Aldon Smith 'impressive' in return thus far
Aldon Smith hadn't been on a football field in years until he sauntered onto the Dallas Cowboys' facility for training camp. Mike McCarthy said you wouldn't have known that after just a few practices.
NFC East training camp preview: Eagles' new weapon, Cowboys' Qs
Will Jalen Reagor unlock Philadelphia's offensive potential? Do the loaded Cowboys have a potential bugaboo on each side of the ball? Nick Shook examines all four NFC East teams ahead of training camp, identifying notable position battles, strengths and weaknesses.
Aldon Smith out to prove he's the same player, different person
After missing more than four years of football, DE Aldon Smith believes he is ready to make an impact for the Cowboys on and off the field.
Kyler Murray will win 2020 NFL MVP; plus, LeBron James a HOF TE?
Kyler Murray for MVP? Bucky Brooks says the Cardinals QB will be taking home the hardware next season. Plus, would LeBron James be a Hall of Famer if he had picked football over basketball?
Aldon Smith reinstated to NFL without 'mileage on my body'
After being out of the NFL since 2015, the Cowboys DE isn't worried about returning rusty. "God has blessed me with talent," Smith told TMZ.
Aldon Smith reinstated by NFL, set to join Cowboys
New Dallas DE Aldon Smith has been reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell after the two met via videoconference on Thursday. Smith has not played since 2015 due to legal troubles and suspensions.
Raiders LB Aldon Smith suspended for one year
The NFL has suspended Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith for one year for violating the league's policy on substance abuse. The Raiders plan to stick with Smith through the suspension.
Will Raiders sign Aldon Smith to a long-term deal?
Aldon Smith appeared to be a short-term plan for the Raiders when they initially signed him several weeks ago. General manager Reggie McKenzie said he could have a much bigger role in Oakland in the future.
Three teams rising, falling after Week 7
The month of October has been much different for multiple teams than September. Sean Payton has his Saints trending upwards while Rex Ryan's Bills are on the way down after a hot start.
Amari Cooper leads Raiders in win over Chargers
The Oakland Raiders went up early and never looked back in San Diego. Derek Carr and Amari Cooper proved to be too much for the Chargers on Sunday.
What we learned: Marshawn Lynch rolls over 49ers
Behind a strong performance by Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks reestablished themselves with a 20-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday.
Raiders fend off late Browns comeback in 27-20 win
In a matchup between two teams that have not made the playoffs since 2002, it was the Oakland Raiders who moved above .500. Should the Browns stick with Josh McCown?
Harbaugh: Raiders' pass rush 'one of the best' in NFL
Coming off a 33-13 drubbing by Cincinnati, the Raiders left many asking: Has anything changed in Oakland? Ravens coach John Harbaugh, though, sees a legitimate strength on Oakland's roster.
Reading the Defense: Week 2 IDP fantasy preview
J.J. Watt was being J.J. Watt in Week 1. But what does Week 2 hold for IDP fantasy enthusiasts? Marcas Grant looks both back and ahead in the latest Reading the Defense.
Aldon Smith glad to get a 'fresh start' with Raiders
Aldon Smith played in his first game as an Oakland Raiders pass rusher, seeing 30 snaps. While his impact was minimal, Smith said he's glad to get a "fresh start" across The Bay and isn't worried about potential NFL discipline.
Aldon Smith expected to play about 20 snaps Sunday
Aldon Smith will suit up for the Oakland Raiders when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Ian Rapoport reports the team expects the pass rusher to play about 20 snaps.
Raiders' Justin Tuck: Future is bright for Aldon Smith
The Oakland Raiders won't reveal whether Aldon Smith will play Sunday. However, the team believes he can be ready to play if they decide to make him active.
Aldon Smith expected to play vs. Bengals
Aldon Smith has found a new NFL home, signing a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on the same day he was charged with three misdemeanors stemming from a DUI arrest.
Smith vs. Smith and Smith: Aldon pressures Alex into Jaylon's INT
Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith vs. Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith and llinebacker Jaylon Smith: Aldon pressures Alex into Jaylon's INT.
Slater: What McCarthy wants to see before deciding QB starter vs. Steelers
NFL Network's Jane Slater shares an update on the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the Week 9 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
PFF 90 Club: Highest-graded players of Week 5
Here is every player with a Pro Football Focus grade of 90 or above in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season.
Rapoport: Aldon Smith halfway to reaching a $500K sack incentive for Cowboys
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports DE Aldon Smith halfway to reaching a $500K sack incentive for the Dallas Cowboys.
Aldon Smith engulfs Russell Wilson for his third sack of day
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith engulfs Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for his third sack of day.
Aldon Smith gets first sack in five years
Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Aldon Smith gets first sack in five years.
Slater: Cowboys defense to have 'a lot of exotic looks' under Mike Nolan
NFL Network's Jane Slater shares the latest news for the Dallas Cowboys before their Week 1 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Dak Prescott raves about what he's seen from Aldon Smith
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott raves about defensive end Aldon Smith.