Sunday Night Football kicks off its regular season with a time-honored showdown between two fierce NFC East rivals. The Giants will head south to Texas for a Week 1 contest against the Cowboys; the broadcast begins at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be carried nationwide by NBC (live stream).
Ronald Leary Elite Jersey Eli Manning, a longtime competitor for the title of best quarterback in the division, will have to fend off a challenge from a second-year competitor. Dak Prescott lit the league on fire as a rookie, taking advantage of Tony Romo’s latest (and, it turned out, final) injury to start all 16 games for the NFC’s No. 1-seeded team. After emerging as an MVP candidate in his very first year, he’ll have to prove he can escape a sophomore slump and hang with Manning on a national stage Sunday night.
On Thursday night, the NFLPA filed a petition in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas seeking to vacate any discipline that may be imposed on Ezekiel Elliott by the NFL hearing officer (and former NFL lawyer), Harold Henderson.
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This decision comes as a result of the startling revelations by the NFL’s co-lead investigator that she — the only NFL investigator who personally interviewed all of the witnesses, including the accuser — did not support the decision to discipline Mr. Elliott. She was prohibited from conveying her views to both Commissioner Roger Goodell and the advisory committee that was paneled to make recommendations to the Commissioner.
Arbitrary decision-making and internal inconsistencies continue to plague the most senior level of management of the League. This is the latest and best example of the Players’ belief that independent, transparent and collectively bargained policies generate the best systemic results for all parties.