Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater are reporting this morning that the Dallas Cowboys & running back Ezekiel Elliott have agreed on a six-year, $90M extension that makes him the highest-paid RB in the NFL. Roughly half of the contract is guaranteed. Elliott is expected to be at practice on Wednesday and ready to play against the Giants on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys have agreed on a five-year extension with right tackle La’el Collins. The deal ties Collins to the Cowboys for the next six years. This is the third contract Collins has signed with the Cowboys. This deal will make him one of the NFL’s five highest-paid right tackles. The Cowboys start their year Sunday afternoon as they host the New York Giants at 3:35 on FOX.
Last night in volleyball, the Paris Wildcats moved to 19–5 on the season with a 4-set win over Sherman. Prairiland easily took care of Bonham in three sets. Chisum fell to Quinlan Ford in five sets. Detroit beat Wolfe City in four sets.
The Rangers fell to the Yankees 10–1 on the road last night. Scott Heineman’s pinch-hit home run in the 9th is the only run the Rangers managed to score. Texas only had three hits as well. Those two teams are back at it tonight on 1490 AM and 96.3 FM KPLT. Pregame at 5:00 pm with the first pitch at 5:35.
The Los Angeles Rams and quarterback Jared Goff agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension that will keep Goff with the team through the 2024 season. The extension is worth $134 million and includes an NFL-record $110 million guaranteed.
The NFL regular season gets underway Thursday night as the Green Bay Packers travel to Chicago to face the Bears at 7:20 on NBC.
The top seven teams in the AP preseason rankings held their spots Tuesday. Clemson and Alabama were followed by No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 LSU and No. 7 Michigan Wolverines. Notre Dame moved up a spot to No. 8, Texas was ninth and Auburn was No. 10. Florida slipped three spots to No. 11. Coming up this week, the two biggest games will be No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson and No. 6 LSU at No. 10 Texas. Both games are on Saturday.
Week 2 of the High School football season continues this week. Games on the radio include Mt Pleasant traveling to North Lamar on KLAKE 97.7 at 7:30 pm, Paul Pewitt is on the road at Hooks on STAR 96.9 at 7:30 pm and Sulphur Springs is at Lovejoy at 7:30 pm on STAR 95.9. Also Friday, Pittsburg goes to Pine Tree, Mt Vernon travels to Farmersville, Hughes Springs will host Arp, Gilmer is at Van, Paris will host Terrell and Rivercrest is on the road at Cooper. On Saturday night, it’s a special Game of the Week on STAR 96.9, as Daingerfield is at Tatum for a 7:00 pm kickoff.