NFL bucks Cowboys (again); Knights shine in Vegas

Aaron Rodgers loves AT&T Stadium. Super Bowl XLV, last season’s playoff win against the Cowboys and last Sunday’s comeback win against Dallas, 35-31. Rodgers’ 12-yard pass toward the back of the end zone to Davante Adams was the clincher. The Cowboys defense allowed 342 total yards and over 300 total yards for the fourth week in a row, clearly demonstrating that their offense is well-supported but their defense is not. After watchinganother terrible game, the Cowboys will once again depend on its now Zeke-less (Elliott) offense to stay off life support. Playoff chances just got ever slimmer as Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension has officially been reinstated.

Watching the Dallas Cowboys interviews make you want to change the channel. Jerry Jones told the team recently that if they kneel during the national anthem they will be benched. Obviously, Jones’ statement has put fear in the Cowboys’ eyes as players refuse to respond to reporters. Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick said, “No comment” several times during a recent interview.  It’s interesting that a defensive player like Scandrick is getting beat by the NFL’s best and worst receivers. How ‘bout “no talent!” That was a waste of money if you ask me. To make matters worse, Scandrick played a song in the locker room that blasted President Donald Trump which really didn’t solve anything. The only one good thing Scandrick has done is show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month. As far as his talent, the Cowboy nation still isn’t impressed and that goes for the rest of the defense.

Aren’t we getting sick and tired of hearing about the flag being disrespected? How about politicians stop disrespecting our fellow Americans? While the Trump administration is blasting the NFL about tax breaks, there are more important things to be worried about. Like racial injustice, health insurance and gun laws. For decades, the NFL has supported the American people. From acts of violence to tragic weather conditions, the NFL has always been there to lend a hand, unlike the Trump administration.

True Knights in Vegas, not in D.C.

Nevada’s first professional sports franchise, the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, is off to a great start. Winning their first official game in Dallas against the Stars was history-in-the making for an expansion team. Then the Golden Knights won the next two games, becoming the first NHL expansion team to start its inaugural season 3-0. Normally in hockey, you see arenas with advertisers circling around the rink. The Golden Knights had a better idea. They filled the rink at T-Mobile Arena with “Vegas Strong.” The new hockey club paid tribute to the victims of the horrific shooting on the Strip that left 58 dead with a moment of silence and honored Las Vegas’ heroes during the pregame. They’re the first new pro sports team in the world ever to do that.

The Golden Knights gave their city a show they’ll never forget as they beat the Arizona Coyotes, 5-2 before a sellout crowd of more than 20,000. This will be a season worth watching as the Las Vegas community rejoices and celebrates another group of heroes -- its own pro sports team.