The on the field headlines out of Cowboys camp have centered Jason Wittens spleen, Miles Austins hamstring and Dez Bryants ankle. No doubt those receivers are incredibly important to what Dallas is hoping to do offensively this year, but theconcern focused their way has perhaps taken awayattention from the real issue: those big guys up front.Last week after Dallas faced Oakland in the preseason, the Cowboys blog Blue Star crafted a headline, Offensive line is as bad as advertised. Ouch. Outside of stud left tackle Tyron Smith, little is settled or at least not steady among Tony Romos blockers. For starters, the injuries extend beyond those well-known skill players. Starting guard and ex-Bengal Nate Livings, signed as a free agent this offseason, is just now back from a hamstring injury while center Phil Costa (back) is expected to miss his third straight preseason game. As for the tackles, Smith and Doug Free, Blue Star wrote this:Doug Free didn't look any better at right tackle than he did when he was on the other side of the line last season. Tyron Smith was the only starter who doesn't need to step up his game, although we're starting to wonder if he's as good as he looks or if he's just the prettiest belle at a ball full of uglier options. Double ouch. Smith and Free flopped sides of the line this offseason.The Cowboys wont be able to ease into the regular season as they face the pass-rushing New York Giants in the season opener.Witten, who suffered a lacerated spleen during a preseason game, is said to be improving, but his status for the start of the regular season remains uncertain. There is a sense season-ending surgery is not in the forecast for the rugged tight end, who has not missed a regular season game since 2003.Owner Jerry Jones has stated he expects Austin back for the Giants game, but not before. Austin missed preseason games and six regular season games last season due to multiple hamstring injuries so the bubble wrap plan is in effect.Speaking of injuries, the Cowboys SBNation blog, appropriately called Blogging the Boys, notes only of the Cowboy rookies has avoided missing practice due to injury this training camp. First-round pickMorris Claiborne is projected as the starting corner opposite Brandon Carr while nickelback Mike Jenkins remains sidelined. Following Laurent Robinsons departure this offseason, the Cowboys had serious question marks at receiver beyond Austin and Bryant. The stunner is that Cole Beasley, a 5-foot-8, undrafted rookie appears poised to fill the void. One thing the Redskins and Cowboys might have in common this year: unearthing finds out of the SMU football program. While cornerback and returner Richard Crawford has turned heads in Ashburn, Cole Beasley has done the same in Cowboys camp, rising from deep reserve to starting slot receiver.
Back in February, fans named the Redskins the third-most attractive team in the NFL. On top of that, Will Compton was tabbed the league's fifth-best looking player overall (in fact, he beat out Tom Brady, and everyone knows beating out Tom Brady in anything is always notable).
A side effect of being revered for your good looks, though, is that other people will sometimes get jealous of them. Take Compton's teammate, Su'a Cravens, for example.
According to some tweets from Cravens, the two Washington defenders were casually eating dinner on Wednesday night, but kept getting interrupted. The reason for the interruptions?
Apparently, they were happening because Compton is just really, really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Everyone who voted for that ballot was DRUNK! 😂😂😂😂 #AHHHHHHHELLNaaahhhhh— Suzy (@Sua_Cravens) March 30, 2017
Hopefully Compton picked up the tab, at least.
When most 30-year-olds earn a promotion, they'll receive a decent bump in compensation. Then, they'll use some of that bonus on that new set of golf clubs they've been eyeing, or perhaps on a fresh couch for the living room.
Sean McVay isn't one of those 30-year-olds.
The Rams head coach and former Redskins offensive coordinator bypassed those smaller purchases and has instead opted to recently buy a giant house in California. How much did McVay drop on the property? Oh, just $2.71 million. That's all.
The home, located in Encino, has six bedrooms, six bathrooms and checks in at more than 4,600 square feet. And yes, of course, it has a pool.
Here are some photos of McVay's new digs:
The Internet these days is full of hot takes. Here's a cooler, more reasonable one: McVay's house is pretty nice.