Jason Garrett: ‘No setbacks’ for Dez Bryant, who still isn’t cleared

Bryant initially suffered a broken foot in the Cowboys’ season opener a year ago, returning after surgery and missing five games. However, without Tony Romo under center, Bryant failed to produce like a top wideout, catching 31 passes in nine games. The Cowboys eventually shut down Bryant before the end of the season due to foot and ankle issues, and Bryant was operated on, again, in January.

If Bryant and Romo can stay healthy, the Cowboys should compete for a playoff spot this upcoming season. If they can’t remain on the field, the Cowboys will be forced to rely on a heavy dose of rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, as the team’s backup quarterback at the moment is Kellen Moore. Though Elliott is a promising prospect, any attack partially spearheaded by Moore probably won’t lead to the promised land.

Tom Coughlin has been coaching longer than several NFL head coaches have been alive. That includes the man who replaced him with the Giants, Ben McAdoo.

It’s the very fabric of what he does, and now Coughlin is trying to figure out if he’s walking away from the game forever. The two-time Super Bowl champion told Peter King of TheMMQB.com he’s starting to get the itch to coach and “his motor is starting to run again.”

“I’ve coached 47 years of my life,” Coughlin said Sunday evening. “You take it away, and that’s not an easy thing to duplicate.” He said his “motor is starting to run again” and sounded very much like he’d like to coach next year, but he realizes he’ll need a partner willing to accept a different kind of coach. And not just in the discipline area. “We’ll see,” he said. “It’ll take two to tango. The 70-year-old-man stuff will be a factor, and I’m sure they’ll know this would be a three- or four-year thing.” And how will he prevent the age thing being a nonstarter? “They’ll have to know the guy,” Coughlin said. “If I have an opportunity to speak to anyone [about a coaching job], they’ll see what I’d be able to do for them.”

“My husband and I have had season tickets to the Chargers for the past 30-plus years and I would love [for them to move here],” Goodman said. “[Chargers owner] Alex Spanos already has a relationship with the city, he was a developer for us in the ’70s and ’80s.”

Before anyone in San Diego starts panicking, do keep in mind that about a zillion things would have to happen before a Chargers move to Vegas would even be considered.

First, Vegas would have to approve funding for a new stadium. Second, the Raiders would have to magically get something done in Oakland, a city that has made it clear that it won’t be offering any public money toward a new stadium.

Finally, after spending months talking about Ryan Fitzpatrick as if he’s actually a viable starting quarterback in the NFL (he’s not), Brandon Marshall is coming around.

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