The Cowboys made a few roster moves on Tuesday and followed those up with a few more on Wednesday.
Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports that the team has signed running back Darius Jackson, defensive tackle Antwaun Woods and wide receiver Mekale McKay to the 90-man roster. They also added linebacker Eric Pinkins on Tuesday.
Jackson is making his second stop with the Cowboys, who drafted Jackson out of Eastern Michigan in the sixth round of the 2016 draft. He spent most of the regular season on the active roster, but never played before being cut to make room for Darren McFadden’s return from injury in December. He was claimed off waivers by the Browns and spent last season on injured reserve.
This is often the reasoning this time of year, but sometimes attitudes change once the season is under way. Receivers and running backs get paid based on their numbers, as does a pass-catching tight end such as Engram.
Manning at this time last year thought he was preparing for a passing parade featuring Beckham, Shepard, Brandon Marshall and Engram as a rookie. Injuries took Beckham and Marshall off the field well before Halloween, and Shepard missed five games. At times, Manning had Engram in his first season and a bunch of bottom-of-the-roster players at his disposal. If this group stays healthy, there will be a surplus of riches, and Manning will be tasked with keeping everyone happy.
Making the increasing external attacks on the Patriot Way more intriguing is the fact that, internally, all seems far from hunky and/or dory. Quarterback Tom Brady remains absent from offseason workouts, possibly because after 18 years with Belichick, Brady just can’t take it any more.
And it probably is much easier to deal with doom and gloom when the effort and the stress and the stifling of individuality results in a ring. To see a team that truly has fun take the championship from the Patriots has to raise questions from within, especially when the biggest question regarding Super Bowl LII — the failure of Belichick to use cornerback Malcolm Butler in an effort to outscore the Eagles — still hasn’t been answered.
Pundits paraded through cable news programs, suggesting that because Roseanne portrayed a Trump supporter on her show and because Trump supporters loved her show, her real-life racism revealed their real-life racism, too.
Two years after Trump was elected and despite plenty of evidence to the contrary (a study by the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group showed that 9.2 percent of Obama voters went for Trump, helping him seal his victory), people who hate Trump still fundamentally believe his supporters are bigots at heart.