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    Cowboys Will Put 'Next Man Up' Philosophy to Ultimate Test
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    Judge reinstates Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension

    Coaches love to talk about their “next man up” philosophy every time a player gets hurt.

    There’s one problem with it: Everyone ain’t replaceable.

    Ezekiel Elliott fits into that category as the Cowboys and coach Jason Garrett will soon find out.

    Alfred Morris will play hard. So will Darren McFadden, who has been inactive for every game this season. The same goes for Rod Smith.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    None of them is close to being as good as Elliott. It’s not a knock on them, it’s the truth.

    We all know it.

    Judge Katherine Polk Failla dissolved Elliott’s preliminary injunction Monday, putting the NFL in position to reinstate its six-game suspension of the 2016 rushing leader for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

    Failla rejected Elliott and the NFL Players Association's assertions that the NFL conspired to prevent Elliott from receiving a fundamentally fair appeal.

    She granted a 24-hour stay on her ruling so Elliott, who attended the hearing Monday evening in New York, can consider appellate options in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    We all knew the Elliott was eventually going to serve this suspension, but most folks didn’t expect him to serve it until next season because of various appeals.

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    [DFW] Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    He’s eligible to return to the Cowboys for their Dec. 17 game against the Oakland Raiders.

    The Cowboys, who moved over .500 with their 33-19 win over Washington on Sunday, will play Kansas City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Diego, Washington and the New York Giants without Elliott.

    Reality says the Cowboys, who trail Philadelphia by two games in the NFC East, must go no worse than 3-3 to have a shot to make the playoffs when Elliott returns to the lineup.

    Then the Cowboys would be 7-6 when Elliott returned and they would still have one game with Philadelphia left that might have some bearing on the NFC East title or a wild card spot.

    That’s why no time for a pity party exists.

    Elliott has gained 690 yards on 164 carries this season, but he’s been at his best the last three games with 418 yards on 88 carries - a 4.6 average - and four touchdowns.

    Roof Blown off Apartment in Pennsylvania

    [DFW] Roof Blown off Apartment in Pennsylvania

    Storms in Pennsylvania caused heavy damage to a large apartment building, leaving dozens without a place to live.
    Residents of Luther Wood Apartments in Scranton have been evacuated after wind ripped the roof off the building. 
    It happened just before 6 a.m. Monday.
    As of 11 a.m., Scranton fire officials say 90-people have been evacuated from the building, and another 35 may be forced to leave.
    A shelter is being set up to help the residents of the senior apartment complex.
    No word on any injuries.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    He’s gained more than 100 yards each of the last three games, and he scored on a 72-yard screen pass in a 40-3 route of San Francisco.

    The question is whether the combination of Morris, McFadden and Smith is good enough to help the Cowboys win games, during Elliott’s suspension.

    Morris has 13 carries for 105 yards this season, but 70 came on one run against Green Bay. He hasn’t been a full-time starter since 2014, when he gained 751 yards on 202 carries for Washington.

    He has 12 career 100-yard games, the last came in the final game of the 2015 season, when he carried 19 times for 100 yards in a win over the Cowboys.

    A strong training camp showed his improvement as a receiver and a blocker and nudged him ahead of Darren McFadden, which is why he’s been Elliott’s backup all season.

    The Cowboys also preferred Morris over McFadden because his style is more similar to Elliott’s running style.

    Bus Carrying Students Crashes Into Wall

    [DFW] Bus Carrying Students Crashes Into Wall

    Eight people were injured in an accident captured by video in Kumamoto, southwestern Japan. The 62-year-old driver and eight members of the Amakusa High School handball team aboard suffered light injuries and were taken to a hospital. A school employee said the driver was nodding off.

    (Published Monday, March 26, 2018)

    McFadden started 10 games in 2015 and finished fourth in the NFL with 1,089 yards rushing. He had five 100-yard games, but scored only three touchdowns.

    Smith is the wild card, having increased his role from the start of training camp. The coaching staff likes his approach and they’ve been giving him more opportunities to play the last few weeks.

    None them, however, can impact a game like Elliott.

    See, Elliott doesn’t just gain yards. He establishes a tone for the entire offense.

    As Garrett often says, “The runner matters."

    Look at how Elliott consistently falls forward, punishing defenders in the first three quarters so they have no interest in tackling him in the fourth quarter.

    Car Slams Into Cafe

    [DFW] Car Slams Into Cafe

    A vehicle backed into a cafe in Washington state Thursday, narrowly missing a customer. The SUV came through the front of the Foxy Lady Cafe in Burlington, Washington Thursday. The SUV took out walls, windows, and tables, causing significant damage to the cafe.

    (Published Monday, March 26, 2018)

    He’s an excellent short-yardage runner, which helps sustain drives, and he’s good at the goal line, which leads to points. He’s a good receiver with three receptions of more than 30 yards this season, and he’s a terrific blocker.

    "I think the way we've constructed our roster has taken his situation into account," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday before Failla's ruling. "We have some veteran running backs, we have some depth at that position.

    “It's not like we're just living this day and we don't think about the future at all, you have to do that.”

    The future is now.

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