Dallas: Heartbreak Hotel

February 8, 2021
This Week from the Cowboys, Mavericks, and Rangers.
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Dallas: Heartbreak Hotel
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🏈Cowboys: Although the Cowboys weren’t competing, they still made headlines on Super Bowl Sunday thanks to the ongoing contract negotiations (or lack thereof) with QB Dak Prescott. In addition to a surgery immediately following his season-ending injury, it turns out Prescott underwent another surgery two months later to strengthen his ankle.

  • Prescott’s recovery is going smoothly and the Cowboys now reportedly want to sign him to a long-term deal ahead of the franchise tag deadline on March 9th. Even if the ’Boys can’t work out a deal before then, they’ll use the franchise tag again to keep Prescott in Dallas. We love to see it, now let’s just get it in writing.

🏀Mavericks: Luka Doncic tied his career-high of 42 points to lift the Mavs to a much-needed 134–132 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. We knew we’d be in for a treat with Luka and Steph Curry going head-to-head, and they did not disappoint. Luckily, Luka took things personally and carried his team to the nail-biter win.

  • Next up, the Mavs host a struggling Minnesota Timberwolves squad tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT and a handful of vaccinated essential workers will be in the stands to take in the action. Classy move, Cuban.

⚾️Rangers: The Rangers traded two-time All-Star and beloved shortstop Elvis Andrus to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. In return, the Rangers received outfielder Khris “Ranger Killer” Davis. We’re sad to see Elvis go, but think about it…if Davis is on the Rangers, he can’t hit home runs against the Rangers.

In other Rangers news, we’re obsessed with this story of a 74-year-old Dallas man who just wanted to play catch, and ended up doing so at Globe Life Park. So special.