Locals rise to prominence in pro football and college basketball

Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris could see significant playing time this weekend after Ezekiel Elliott was denied a preliminary injunction blocking a six-game suspension.
Through five games this season, Morris has rushed for 105 yards on 13 carries including three yards in Sunday’s 33-19 win over the Redskins, his former team.
As a Redskins rookie in 2012, Morris rushed for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns, finishing second in the league in total rushing yards and second in rushing touchdowns.
Meanwhile, former DeMatha standout Arie Kouandjio was re-signed to the Redskins active roster from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.


Q.O. grad heads to Dallas Cowboys

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Former Quince Orchard standout Darnell Leslie has signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

Leslie, a former All-Sentinel defensive lineman, went undrafted after a stellar career at Monmouth University. He participated in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie minicamp in early May.

“It’s a dream come true,” said Leslie, a former Monmouth defensive end who signed with Dallas on his 23rd birthday last month. “The Cowboys are a top-rate organization, and I am excited to get started with them. The first day we arrived, we had a lot of paperwork to fill out and physicals. Right when we woke up on the second day, we got straight to film, got our playbooks and then out to the walkthrough with practice in the evening. It helped to be with the Buccaneers the week before to get my nerves out of the way. They also run a similar defense because [Cowboys Defensive Coordinator] Rod Marinelli was at Tampa Bay, so the concepts are similar.”


No turkey and pass the beer

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Redskins fans indulge sports bar rivalry instead of traditional Thanksgiving

Redskins vs. Cowboys

GERMANTOWN – While many families stayed home to watch the Washington Redskins take on the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, some local residents headed to the bars as part of a weekly football tradition.

“Oh, this is a real rivalry game. I’ve been a part of the bar for three months and the Redskins-Cowboys fans are the most loyal fans,” said Demetre Peterson at the Green Turtle.


Is that a clock in your pocket or are you happy to see me?


8808753 GSo deep in the bowels of America, somewhere near the home of the Dallas Cowboys, a young teenager constructed a homemade clock.
When he took it to school, rather than being congratulated for his ingenuity and promise, he was arrested because after all he’s a Muslim and the damn thing looked like a bomb.
I mean what were those highly intelligent Cowboy fans supposed to think?
Ain’t no way a kid would construct a clock? Most of the kids in Irving probably can’t spell “clock” especially if it isn’t the last name of a Cowboy football player.
I?mean the poor guy - the teacher that is - was confronted by a teen who wants to be an engineer and who had fashioned a clock out of a pencil case.

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