This Story is About... Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback and FOX NFL broadcast Troy Aikman joined Ed Werder and Matt Mosley's DoomsDay podcast to talk Dez Bryant, Dak Prescott and more. Here are some highlights: Werder: How pivotal a year is this for Dak Prescott? I think last year was a big year for him as well - it's the nature of playing quarterback in the NFL. There's a lot of expectations to go out and play at a high level that allows your team to have success. He'll be just fine: I think he's an exceptional young man who has it together. I wouldn't be surprised if he's somewhere throwing the football or running sprints as we speak and studying film and all those things. I do believe there's a frontier for me beyond television. When that happens, I'll be able to take a step back and do I want to continue broadcasting or something else? and [Elway said] what he knows is what a championship locker room looks like and how it's made up. I'm going into my 18th year of broadcasting - my girls now are older, driving and don't want to see dad as much anyway.
Oklahoma football’s spring game on Saturday took a bit of a sour turn when a pass from quarterback Austin Kendall wasn’t exactly on target. Kendall, who is competing with quarterback Kyler Murray for the starting job this fall, inadvertently hit an Oklahoma cheerleader in the face with a football when one of his passes sailed out-of-bounds. The frightening moment from the game was caught on video by KFOR’s Dylan Buckingham: QB Austin Kendall hits cheerleader with errant pass OU cheerleader Kylie Fears got hit in the face by an Austin Kendall (@A_Kendall11) pass during the Red-White game Saturday. The good news is she's ok and had a good sense of humor about the whole situation. Kendall made sure to check in on her last night. pic.twitter.com/w6KE7lloeV — Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) April 15, 2018 Thankfully, the cheerleader, Kylie Fears, was okay after the incident. She was quick to indicate her status on Twitter after word had spread of the incident on the sidelines of Owen Field. Naturally though, Kendall felt bad after the turn of events and made sure to check in on Fears via Instagram once the game ended. Kendall, after finding a post from Fears’ account referencing the incident, wrote “I am very sorry, I hope you feel better!” to which Fears responded by saying she felt “much better” before complementing Kendall’s “amazing throw.” And that sense of humor was a great sight to see, considering the outcome could have been a lot worse. The spring game wasn’t without it’s happier moments, which included a 15-year-old brain tumor patient scoring a 29-yard touchdown at the conclusion of the game.
Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and Indiana outplayed Cleveland from the start while pulling off a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in the series opener, handing James and the Cavaliers’ their first loss in the opening round in eight years. ”Is it?” James said. ”I’ve never lost a game in the first round before in my career? Indiana took control from the outset, opening a 21-point lead in the first quarter and pushing it to 23 in the third. The Cavs got within seven in the fourth, but Oladipo, once a role player who has blossomed into an All-Star in his first season with Indiana, hit a big 3-pointer and Bojan Bogdanovic helped put Cleveland away with a 3 to make it 88-71. ”We came into this game with a mentality that we wanted to attack on both ends of the floor and play the way we’ve been playing all year, and we did a great job of that. This is all new to James, who had won 21 consecutive first-round games and lost a postseason for the first time in his 13th playoffs. Cleveland had won 14 straight first-round games, last losing on April 22, 2010, the last season of James’ first stint with the Cavs. Those Pacers, though, didn’t have Oladipo or the balance of this Indy squad, which may lack experience but not confidence. … James dropped to 48-8 in first-round games.
Upon his release Friday, receiver Dez Bryant took a not-so-veiled shot at some of the Dallas Cowboys, calling out “Garrett guys” and team captains. One of the six captains last season happens to be his former quarterback, Dak Prescott, who denied that he had anything to do with the surprise release of the wide receiver and called him “my brother.” “I’m in my second year so, as much as you want to say, ‘I want a say and this and that,’ those guys get paid a lot more than me,” he said (via the Morning News) of Cowboys management, “and that’s what those guys are there to do. It motivates me and puts all this in perspective.” On Friday afternoon, Bryant had taken to Twitter to tell “Cowboy nation” that “I need you to know this wasn’t my decision. I’m not throwing anybody under the bus, but that’s the difference between me and them.” [Jerry Jones’s bond with Dez Bryant isn’t enough for the Cowboys to keep the wide receiver] Bryant and Prescott teamed up for 119 receptions, 1,634 yards and 14 touchdowns over two seasons together, but Bryant never had the rapport with Prescott that he enjoyed with Tony Romo. But when it’s five, six guys at a table against one guy, you got to do it. Because I already got a feeling that this person don’t like me, this person don’t like me.” Now, he’ll move on. As will Prescott and the Cowboys. “He was a great player,” Prescott said. He was a guy that man-to-man you’d go to. I’m a real guy.
"There was some challenging weather today as we know, but that's springtime in Oklahoma," Riley said after the White team (Team Peterson) defeated the Red team (Team Williams) 10-9 in overtime. In his first Spring practice as head coach, Riley changed the game format with balanced Red and White rosters chosen by the coaching staff and the traditional scoring system was used. The game technically ended after the first half with the score tied at 3. The quarterback battle between redshirt junior Kyler Murray and redshirt sophomore Austin Kendall proved intriguing, but passing was hampered by the windy conditions. "Austin's a mobile guy. There's not any quarterback in the country probably that's as mobile as Kyler, so I don't look at it that way. Redshirt freshman running back Kennedy Brooks turned some heads, rushing for 109 yards on 11 carries. He's kind of like how (former OU All-American running back) Samaje (Perine) was. "He's had a nice spring," Riley said. Starting running back Rodney Anderson was held out and did not play.
NBA Playoffs 2018: Rejuvenated Warriors silence doubters with Game 1 throttling of Spurs … at least for now
Ads keep our content free for all to enjoy so please turn off any ad blockers to keep watching. This video is not available on your platform. x OAKLAND, California -- If there really is such thing as a playoff switch, the Warriors just flipped it so hard they nearly broke the darn thing off the wall. From the opening whistle of their 113-92 win in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State played harder, faster and smarter than it did over the lethargic last two months of the regular season -- a stretch that caused some fans and analysts to have serious doubts about the champs' ability to make a fourth straight NBA Finals appearance, particularly without Stephen Curry on the floor. It's why Steve Kerr decided to surprise everyone and go with Andre Iguodala as the starting point guard, which meant Golden State began the game with a lineup that had logged exactly zero minutes together all season long -- Iguodala, Klay Thompson, Durant, Draymond Green and McGee. "We had to bring the effort at the defensive end because that's the only way you can have success in the playoffs. But even after their 10-10 finish to the season (no NBA team in the last 20 years has won the title after winning fewer than 11 of its last 20 regular season games), the prevailing sentiment from the Warriors was that they were ready to turn it on in the playoffs. But they certainly weren't in Game 1. Golden State may not go on a 16-1 march through the NBA playoffs like they did last season, but if Game 1 is any indication, it won't be from a lack of focus. "It's one game.
Many believe the Cowboys are better off without Bryant and the team was smart to cut him sooner rather than later. Others are distraught that the team let go of one of the best wide receivers in the game. Bryant only averaged 678 yards the last three years and looks constantly at odds with Dak Prescott's style of quarterbacking. He is no longer a good fit with the team or the direction the franchise is going. Both parties should benefit from this separation. Just a few years ago, Bryant was arguably the best wide receiver in the league. He may have run into injury problems here and there, but he still has the athletic ability to separate from anyone. It's not like he's declining that much. The Tylt is focused on debates and conversations around news, current events and pop culture. The Tylt is a place where your opinion counts, literally.
Getty Images There’s been little buzz around free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez, and a looming suspension may be the reason. Sanchez has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season, the NFL announced. The suspension was for a violation of the league policy on performance-enhancing substances. Sanchez spent the 2017 season in Chicago but never got on the field, staying behind first Mike Glennon and then Mitch Trubisky. A year earlier he played in Dallas. His last start was in 2015 with the Eagles. The only team known to have shown interest in Sanchez this offseason is the Seahawks, where he could be reunited with his college coach, Pete Carroll. It’s unclear whether the suspension is the reason the Seahawks didn’t sign him after reports last month that they were considering him as Russell Wilson‘s backup. If Sanchez signs with a team, he can work with them throughout the offseason program, training camp and the preseason, but he would have to miss the first four games of the regular season.