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Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, right, is seen on the sideline against the Los Angeles Rams in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Cowboys host Falcons, with McCarthy moving past memory lane

Sep. 17, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

Mike McCarthy got the sentimental stuff out of the way before his first home game as coach of the Dallas Cowboys, in the stadium where he won his Super Bowl with Green Bay a decade ago. After getting hired, McCarthy wanted to know how long the ride was from team headquarters to AT&T Stadium, so he made the...

Cowboys play visiting Falcons in home debut for McCarthy

Sep. 17, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

ATLANTA (0-1) at DALLAS (0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Falcons 0-1; Cowboys 0-1 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 17-11 LAST MEETING — Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19 on Nov. 18, 2018, in Atlanta LAST WEEK — Falcons lost to Seahawks...

Members of the Los Angeles Rams stand and kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Column: Sample size is small but NFL wins week No. 1

Sep. 15, 2020 5:24 AM EDT

There’s a lot that can be said about an opening NFL week that featured a little of everything — except, perhaps, the positive COVID-19 tests that everyone feared most. There was plenty of football, played at a surprisingly high level considering the circumstances. Plenty of protests, too, though for...

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Jamal Adams' energetic debut shows the potential for Seattle

Sep. 14, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For all the excitement about Russell Wilson’s season-opening performance, there was an even better debut for the Seahawks. Jamal Adams’ first game with Seattle didn’t disappoint. Whether it was in the opposing backfield or roaming the secondary, the Seahawks' new...

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley, left, speaks with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. The Seattle Seahawks won 38-25. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Falcons commit to renewed run game with Gurley - for 1 half

Sep. 14, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley's debut with the Atlanta Falcons showed the benefit of a balanced offense — for one half. The second half revealed what can happen when that game plan is lost in a wave of fourth-down failures and defensive breakdowns. Gurley's final numbers — 14 carries for 56...

Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown (34) celebrates his rushing touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Latest: Rams take early 7-0 lead in 1st game in new home

Sep. 13, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 1 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ The Los Angeles Rams have taken a 7-0 lead over the Dallas Cowboys with a dominant first quarter in the inaugural game at SoFi Stadium. Robert Woods caught a 20-yard pass from Jared Goff on the first play from scrimmage in the $5 billion stadium. Malcolm Brown...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gets five from head coach Pete Carroll after tossing a touchdown pass to wide receiver DK Metcalf during an NFL football against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Wilson throws 4 TD passes, Seahawks beat Falcons 38-25

Sep. 13, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks let Russell Wilson do the cooking. The only thing he burned was the Atlanta Falcons. Showing what he can do when given a chance to open up the offense, Wilson threw four touchdown passes to lead the Seahawks to a 38-25 victory over the Falcons in the season opener...

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf catches a touchdown pass past Atlanta Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

4th-down plays on 2 straight possessions help doom Falcons

Sep. 13, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two fourth-down plays on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter helped create a deficit that was too much for the Atlanta Falcons to overcome. Now, in a crucial season for coach Dan Quinn, the Falcons already face a disturbingly familiar challenge. They know from recent history that...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley, right, gets five from wide receiver Calvin Ridley after making a reception during NFL football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. Gurley believes he and his new team are a perfect match as he seeks to rejuvenate a career affected by knee injuries. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Falcons without CB Sheffield, DE Harris for Seahawks opener

Sep. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without cornerback Kendall Sheffield and defensive end Charles Harris for Sunday's season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. Sheffield (foot) and Harris (ankle) were ruled out Friday after missing practice all week. Rookie defensive tackle Marlon...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs players stand for a presentation on social justice before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, FIle)

Column: NFL keeps stumbling in fight for social justice

Sep. 11, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

Four years after Colin Kaepernick took a knee, this is where we are with the NFL. Fans booing a display of unity. Players struggling to find their voice. The league paying little more than lip service to the issues that really matter. And, by the way, Kaepernick still doesn’t have a quarterback job....