MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel was 12 of 20 for 88 yards and a touchdown and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats scored 30 straight points to beat the Montreal Alouettes 30-15 on Saturday in the final preseason game for both teams. More
03/25/2017 by PeekYou Team
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Author: Aaron Schnautz / Source: NFL.com
KATY, Texas — Johnny Manziel hasn’t started an NFL game in 404 days, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a major attraction 30 miles away from the heart of Super Bowl week events.
The line at Stadium Signatures led out the door as the former Cleveland Browns quarterback signed autographs, shook hands and posed for pictures for an hour and a half Thursday night at the Katy Mills mall. Fans arrived early with their memorabilia, mostly Texas A&M jerseys, posters and helmets, though a few Browns jerseys were spotted as well.
Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner who played two seasons for the Aggies, was in good spirits for what one store employee called “the largest crowd we’ve had, even bigger than (signings for) Earl Campbell and Warren Moon.” The selfies were free, but fans paid $99 per autograph and could have…
01/02/2017 by PeekYou Team
It didn’t take long for a legendary bash to break out in 2017 … as countless rappers and sports stars turned up at LIV nightclub Sunday night.
Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Manziel and Odell Beckham Jr. were just SOME of…
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Author: Mark Maske / Source: Washington Post
The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL’s best team so far this season in large part because they were both wise and fortunate in this year’s NFL draft, using the fourth overall selection on tailback Ezekiel Elliott and landing star quarterback-to-be Dak Prescott in the fourth round.
But in looking at how the Cowboys have become what they are now, it is perhaps even more illustrative to recall what they did in the opening round of the 2014 NFL draft, when owner Jerry Jones had to fight his impulse to make the big-splash move of taking Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 16th overall pick and the team instead went with an offensive lineman from Notre Dame, Zack Martin.
That is among the series of maneuvers made by the Cowboys to bolster their offensive line that is paying huge dividends now, with them on an 11-game winning streak that has improved their NFL-best record to 11-1 after Thursday night’s triumph at Minnesota.
It is a lesson that is clear when studying some of the league’s best and most surprising teams this season: Devoting resources to the offensive line can pay off handsomely. It has worked to make the Cowboys and Oakland Raiders two of the NFL’s elite teams in 2016, and to make the Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins relevant once more as playoff contenders.
“I think every team knows that philosophically you build from the inside out, from front to back,” said former NFL player, scout and front office executive Louis Riddick. “Every scout, GM, coach, team president knows that. But some people really commit resources to it and really believe in it, which Dallas has done, which Miami has done, which Tennessee has done.”
No one has done it better than the Cowboys. They used a first-round pick on left tackle Tyron Smith in 2011. They used a first-rounder on center Travis Frederick in 2013. They went with Martin over Manziel in 2014, with Jones’s son and Cowboys executive Stephen Jones intervening to help keep his father from taking Manziel, and made Martin a starter at guard.
Smith, Martin and Frederick have been selected to a combined seven Pro Bowls, a number that is certain to grow this season, and the Cowboys have an offensive line that could be remembered as one of the sport’s all-time greats. It paved the way for DeMarco Murray…
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