Thursday, July 18, 2013
Links: Tiki Barber -- Eli better than Peyton
By ESPN.com staff
ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer analyzes linebacker Ernie Sims' chances of making the 53-man roster.
Dallas has three roster spots available for the opening of training camp after releasing offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts and quarterback Dalton Williams, writes Archer.
With training camp just days away, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News delivers a Week 1 projected starting lineup.
Jonathan Bales, who writes for DallasCowboys.com and the New York Times, offers one reason to expect better numbers for quarterback Tony Romo and a better record for the Cowboys.
The Dallas Morning News uses a slideshow to break down 10 Cowboys to keep an eye on in training camp.
New York Giants
Former Giants running back Tiki Barber says Eli Manning is a better quarterback than his brother Peyton Manning, "because of clutch." John Breech of CBSSports.com has the story.
ESPN's Adam Schefter explains why the "hometown discount" Victor Cruz said he gave the Giants is, in reality, non-existent.
Bill Parcells is grateful for the coaches and people who paved his way to the Hall of Fame, writes Steve Serby of the New York Post.
If he could pick one player to start a franchise whom he has coached, coached against or seen, Parcells says he would choose former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor.
Dan Salomone of the team's website breaks down five potential comeback players for the Giants in 2013.
Philadelphia's quarterbacks will rely heavily on pre-snap reads, writes Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Jason Peters paid a fine of $656.50 on June 21 after drag racing charges from a week earlier were reduced to driving with improper equipment, according to the Monroe, La., District Attorney's Office. The Eagles tackle avoided a July 15 arraignment by paying the fine, and the case was officially closed.
Peters will get nearly $2 million in a lawsuit over a rolling walker which he says broke and caused him to reinjure his torn Achilles tendon. The lawsuit says Peters was using a Roll-A-Bout knee walker in March 2012 when it broke below the handlebar, three weeks after his initial surgery. Lawyer Michael Trunk says Peters had to endure a second operation because of the setback. He missed the entire season.
Chris McPherson of the team's website continues his series analyzing the questions each position group must answer before the start of the regular season, with a look at the outside linebackers.
Washington Post columnist Jason Reid says the NFL isn't doing enough to help retired NFL players with their medical woes.
Tarik El-Bashir of csnwashington.com breaks down the position battle at free safety.