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Are the Cowboys legit contenders?
Since being embarrassed in the opening half of the opening game, the Dallas Cowboys have rebounded nicely -- five wins in a row, to be exact, the latest a surprising 30-23 victory at the defending-champion Seattle Seahawks. Now, in a development virtually no one saw coming, Tony Romo & Co. sit tied atop the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles. Will they keep it up?
Three unbeatens left in NFL
We're three whole weeks into the 2014 NFL season, and only three teams haven't lost. The final unbeatens: Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles, all winning teams from 2013, but none exactly thought to be sure-fire contenders before the season. On the other end, a host of playoff teams from last season are just 1-2. What do you make of it all?
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NFL Week 2 questions
The NFL's second week has come and gone, and both Washingtons made big news. The D.C. version saw its team lose quarterback Robert Griffin III to an ankle injury -- but win in big fashion anyway behind Kirk Cousins. The team from the state of Washington, meanwhile, was stunned in a 30-21 loss to the Chargers, with cornerback Richard Sherman being called out by San Diego players. What do you make of the week's major storylines?
Goodell out as commissioner?
The NFL has been criticized for its handling of the Ray Rice case ever since it handed a two-game suspension to Rice for an offseason arrest for domestic violence. This week the outcry has grown exponentially, as video of Rice striking his then-fiancee emerged, Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL, and questions began swirling as to whether the league had seen or should have seen the video. Then on Wednesday came a potentially damning report, as a law enforcement official told the Associated Press that he sent the video to the NFL in April.
Commissioner Roger Goodell's future now is in doubt. Is his position no longer tenable?