Latest Jeff Driskel News

Stafford hurt, but defense is what’s letting Lions down

Nov. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — As hard as this is to believe, Matthew Stafford’s injury may not be Detroit’s biggest problem. The veteran quarterback missed a second straight game last weekend with back and hip problems, but unless he could have played defense, Stafford might not have been able to...

Schedule gets serious now for NFC East-leading Cowboys

Nov. 18, 2019 6:33 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are alone in first place in the NFC East again after another strong showing from the quarterback who’s having a breakthrough season three years after he was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Now they get to play the team that helped...

Redskins defense struggling is big reason for 1-9 record

Nov. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Sure, the Washington Redskins weren’t picked to make the playoffs or even contend this season. Yet a defense with safety Landon Collins, cornerback Josh Norman, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne...

Driskel, Lions put up points, but defense was weak link

Nov. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions tried to upset Dallas with Jeff Driskel throwing passes and Bo Scarbrough carrying the ball. Not exactly what this team planned at the beginning of the season. Driskel threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Scarbrough scored in his NFL debut, but despite a decent day...

Cowboys get huge day from Prescott, beat Lions 35-27

Nov. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Dak Prescott and the assortment of playmakers surrounding him are getting praise for giving the Dallas Cowboys the NFL’s top-ranked offense. Give the big guys up front their due, too. Prescott took advantage of a comfortable pocket as he threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns,...

Sam Darnold throws 4 TD passes, Jets rout Redskins 34-17

Nov. 17, 2019 5:40 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Toward the end of the game, all Sam Darnold wanted to talk about on the sideline was his interception. Thanks to Darnold’s career-high four touchdown passes and the Washington Redskins’ offensive ineptitude, that mistake was a mere blip in the New York Jets’ 34-17...

Kaepernick determined to showcase skills in strange tryout

Nov. 15, 2019 4:48 PM EST

Colin Kaepernick has to audition for a job in a workout strangely organized by the NFL while other quarterbacks with lesser talent were given opportunities over the past three years. Of course, the reason Kaepernick hasn't played in a game since New Year's Day 2017 goes beyond football. Kaepernick has been exiled...

Cowboys clicking on offense heading into matchup with Lions

Nov. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys ’ offense is having a great year — statistically at least. Dallas is leading the league in total yards for a fourth straight week and has a chance to close the season as the NFL’s top-ranked offense for the first time in 42 years. “It’s...

Cowboys-Lions Preview Capsule

Nov. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EST

DALLAS (5-4) at DETROIT (3-5-1) 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 5-4, Lions 4-5 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 16-12 LAST MEETING — Cowboys 26, Lions 24, Sept. 30, 2018 LAST WEEK — Cowboys lost to Vikings 28-24, Lions lost to Bears 20-13...

Injured Lions QB Matthew Stafford may miss another start

Nov. 13, 2019 7:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford seems to be a step closer to missing another start. Stafford did not practice with teammates Wednesday, a few days after hip and back injuries stopped his streak of 139 consecutive starts counting the playoffs. Stafford watched as quarterbacks Jeff...