Cowboys players clearly were upset, and Jones met with his players Wednesday.

According to a report by ESPN, Jones sought to ease the players’ concerns by telling them that he’d made his public comments, which came after Vice President Pence walked out of a 49ers-Colts game Sunday in Indianapolis and cited the protests, to take public scrutiny off Basketball Jerseys Custom his players and put the focus entirely on him.

The problem for the union in New York is that the case involving Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension played out there, and the appeals court’s decision reinstating Brady’s suspension and reinforcing Goodell’s authority in player discipline applies there as a precedent.

Watched the replay of the loss to the Saints on NFL Network late Sunday night, and I found myself startled (again) by the final stanza. Putting aside the intentional grounding, the 10-second runoff and everything else, that third-down heave to Devin Funchess was close.

On the other hand, maybe I shouldn’t pick Houston because the only thing more horrifying than watching the Bengals offense in Week 1 was watching the Texans offense. The Jaguars racked up so many sacks against the Texans (10) that they changed their name to Sacksonville. I mean, if the Jaguars are trash-talking you on Twitter, then your season is basically lost.

First round for Peppers? One of the more intriguing story lines as the first round progresses: Will Michigan’s do-it-all dynamo, Jabrill Peppers, hear his name called?

Peppers was a great and unique college player. But he does not have a clear-cut NFL position. He projects as a safety but might do his best work in some defensive schemes as an occasional linebacker. He is capable of making an impact on special teams as a returner and even could line up once in a while on offense.

“When you take him in the first round or any round — but I think he’s a first-round Bing Cheap Jerseys player — you have to have a plan,” said Mike Mayock, the NFL Network draft analyst who has been mentioned as a candidate for the Washington Redskins’ vacant GM job. “Are you playing him on offense at all, trying to get the ball in his hands? Just have a plan and develop this kid. When he gets in a room, his energy is just contagious. So you’re going to want him in your locker room. You’re going to want him on the field. But you need to know what the plan is.