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Opinion: Jerry Jones snubbing Jimmy Johnson for Cowboys honor as coach goes to Hall is slap in the face


Jimmy Johnson will be inducted into Hall of Fame next month, yet he's not in Cowboys' Ring of Honor, as Jerry Jones reminds us what petty looks like.



Packers' Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams post cryptic photo about a 'last dance'


On Friday night, both Packers stars posted an identical photo of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen to their Instagram accounts.



After stepfather's death, Texans' Jonathan Greenard has message for NFL players wary of COVID vaccine


Texans DL Jonathan Greenard, whose stepfather died of COVID-19 this year, said he doesn't want other NFL players "to have to learn the hard way."



Minnesota Vikings assistant coach Rick Dennison out after refusing COVID-19 vaccine, per report


Rick Dennison was set to enter his third season and the Vikings' offensive line coach and run game coordinator, but he won't be with the team in 2021.



'You feel like you let your teammates down': How Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott powered down year into offseason changes


The Cowboys' offense crumbled around Ezekiel Elliott in 2020, but the running back isn't using that as an excuse as he looks to bounce back this fall.



Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers at impasse in contract extension talks


Davante Adams has a year left on his contract, but it appears the star receiver and the Packers are far apart in talks for an extension.



Saints star WR Michael Thomas expected to miss start of NFL season with ankle injury, per report


The Saints are expected to be without Michael Thomas, the focal point of their passing attack, for the start of the NFL season.



Tampa Bay Buccaneers receive Super Bowl 55 championship rings


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers received their rings for their Super Bowl 55 triumph over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.



New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp dies after being struck by motorist


Greg Knapp, the New York Jets' passing game specialist and longtime NFL assistant coach, died Thursday, five days after being struck by a motorist.



Arizona Cardinals star DeAndre Hopkins: NFL's COVID-19 rules make me question my future


In a since-deleted tweet, DeAndre Hopkins took issue with the league's COVID-19 protocols and said they sparked uncertainty on his future.



NFL threatens forfeits for teams with COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players


The NFL made clear that it will only go so far to accommodate any teams that have COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated players.



Stephon Gilmore rejoins New England Patriots for training camp after standoff


Stephon Gilmore is coming off a quad injury and did not attend OTAs. But the standout cornerback is now ready to rejoin the Patriots.



NFL record projections 2021: Can Tom Brady, Buccaneers repeat as Super Bowl champs?


As the NFL prepares for its first-ever 17-game regular season, USA TODAY Sports breaks down all 32 teams' expected win-loss totals.



Dak Prescott's health, Jerry Jones' expectations: 5 takeaways as Cowboys kick off training camp


The Cowboys are back in California to kick off training camp. Owner Jerry Jones and head coach Mike McCarthy address the upcoming season.



Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott inspires HIPAA memes on social media after COVID vaccine reply


Social media users quickly corrected Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after he cited a privacy law that only applies to medical settings.



Opinion: Which NFL playoff teams from 2020 may not return in 2021 season?


USA TODAY Sports' Nate Davis ranks the 14 NFL playoff teams from last season, from most likely to least, in terms of their chances to return in 2021.



Which NFL teams will join playoff field in 2021? Ranking contenders from least to most likely


Since the NFL playoffs expanded to 12 teams in 1990, at least four clubs that didn't qualify the previous year have made the cut the following season.



7 story lines to watch for Dallas Cowboys' latest turn on 'Hard Knocks'


There will be plenty of intrigue for "Hard Knocks" viewers with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the rest of the Cowboys going under the microscope.



Opinion: 2022 NFL season could have more QB turnover than already volatile 2021


Another wave of NFL QB changes may be building for 2022, when it seems feasible around half the league could be searching for answers under center.



Students of the game: Women moving in, moving up into NFL scouting jobs


NFL teams promoted at least seven women with scouting responsibilities this month, with many others working in similar jobs around the league.



NFL schedule release winners, losers: Who got toughest breaks on 2021 slate?


The 2021 NFL schedule is out, and some teams might be more thankful than others for how their regular-season slate was sequenced.



Five worst games on 2021 NFL schedule: Avert your eyes from these duds


Everyone knows the marquee matchups that await the NFL in 2021. But there are several games that even diehards will have a difficult time watching.



NFL draft grades: Bears, Jets among best team classes in 2021 while Raiders among worst


Several NFL teams made significant improvements with a talent infusion through the draft, but only one franchise's class received an A+.



Best of NFL training camps 2021


Take a look at all of the best photos as NFL teams - starting with the Cowboys and Steelers - open training camps this summer.



NFL free agency 2021: The 21 greatest free agent moves in league history


Great free agent signings are actually the exception to the rule. But every once in a while, a Drew Brees or Tom Brady shows up and changes everything.



NFL free agency 2021: The 21 worst free agent moves in league history


Signing proven veteran NFL players to monster contracts doesn't always work out ... and sometimes fails spectacularly.



NFL offseason 2021: Old faces in new places


The 2021 NFL offseason was busy, from the trade between the Lions and Rams exchanging Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff, to key free-agent signings.



NFL uniform rankings


Amid a flurry of new uniforms for teams such as the Browns, Buccaneers, Rams and Falcons, it's time to revisit NFL uniform rankings.



2021 NFL draft team-by-team grades


Our 2021 NFL draft grades, with team classes ranked from best to worst.



Worst NFL free-agency signings of all time


From Neil O'Donnell to the Jets in 1996 to Nnamdi Asomugha to the Eagles in 2011, here are the all-time worst NFL free-agent signings.



Top NFL free-agency signings of all time


From Reggie White to the Packers in 1993 to Tyrann Mathieu to the Chiefs in 2019, here are the all-time best NFL free-agent signings.



Super Bowl 55: Best of Chiefs vs. Buccaneers


Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs face Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55. Check out all the best photos from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.



Tom Brady in a Buccaneers jersey? Former Patriots QB joins list of NFL standouts who made odd career stops


Tom Brady joins a long list of notable NFL players who played in places you might have no memory of.



Every NFL team's all-time leading rusher, ranked by total yardage


Take a look at the all-time leading rushing leaders for every NFL franchise, ranked by total yardage with their respective team.



Every NFL team's all-time leading passer, ranked by total yardage (through 2020 season)


Take a look at the all-time leading passing leaders for every NFL franchise, ranked by total yardage with their respective team.



Super Bowl halftime shows since 2000


Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform for the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show. Check out all of the Super Bowl halftime singers dating to 2000.



54 years of Super Bowl tickets: See how they've changed


Super Bowl 55 is right around the corner and here's how tickets for the first 54 games have changed over the years.



One great photo from every Super Bowl in history


Every Super Bowl has key moments or images that immediately remind us of that game or a particular player's performance. These are those photos.



Super Bowl rings through the years


Take a look back at every Super Bowl ring throughout NFL history.



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