Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers live blog: Score updates, analysis of NFL season opener
The NFL season kicks off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beginning their Super Bowl title defense by hosting the Dallas Cowboys. Follow along!The regular season kicks off Thursday as the defending Super Bowl-champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers play host to the Dallas Cowboys. The game will mark Dak Prescott's much-anticipated return from a compound fracture and dislocated ankle last October. Prescott and the Cowboys' promising offense – which is set to be without all-pro guard Zack Martin – will have a tough test out of the gates against a Buccaneers defense that surged during its Super Bowl run last season.
The Eagles announced Monday that tight end Zach Ertz was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
NFL Network reported that Ertz is fully vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19.
If so, Ertz could return in time for the upcoming game next Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. For that to happen, he would have to be asymptomatic and have two negative tests at least 24 hours apart during this week.
Ertz, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has 3 catches for 40 yards this season for the Eagles (1-1). He's 26 catches away from setting the Eagles' all-time record for receptions, as Hall of Famer Harold Carmichael has 589 in his career.
Did Chris Godwin commit OPI on key catch? Cowboys, Buccaneers weigh in on controversy
Chris Godwin's fourth-quarter catch proved to be a critical turning point for the Buccaneers, but some wondered whether the receiver pushed off.A push? Offensive pass interference? Anything flag-worthy about the contact exchanged on the 24-yard reception that set up the Buccaneers’ game-winning field goal?
This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Eagles place tight end Zach Ertz on COVID-19 list ahead of Cowboys matchup
‘I’ve never had a clock go off the board’: Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy explains puzzling clock management .
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said the clock he was watching powered off during a crucial stretch at the end of Dallas' win over the Chargers.The Chargers had tied the contest with just under 4 minutes to play. Prescott was intent he wouldn’t give his opponent another chance to steal the game, risking a loss as time expired as the Cowboys had suffered last week.