DALLAS (6-3) at MINNESOTA (8-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Cowboys by 1½
DALLAS COWBOYS (12-6)
New faces: OL Tyler Smith, DE Sam Williams, DE Dante Fowler, LB Anthony Barr, WR James Washington, WR Jalen Tolbert, TE Jake Ferguson, CB DaRon Bland.
Key losses: WR Amari Cooper, DE Randy Gregory, RT La'el Collins, LG Connor Williams, WR Cedrick Wilson, K Greg Zuerlein.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-9)
New faces: HC Kevin O’Connell, DC Ed Donatell, OLB Za’Darius Smith, DT Harrison Phillips, LB Jordan Hicks, G Ed Ingram Jr., S Lewis Cine, CB Chandon Sullivan, CB Andrew Booth Jr., TE Johnny Mundt, G Jesse Davis, OL Chris Reed.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For Minnesota linebacker Eric Kendricks, a decade of playing next to Anthony Barr made it easy to be on the same page with his close friend and former roommate — simply with a knowing glance.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The signing of free agent linebacker Anthony Barr could nudge young star Micah Parsons closer to being primarily a pass rusher for the Dallas Cowboys.
The club also had depth in mind with the addition of Barr, a four-time Pro Bowler who spent his first eight seasons in Minnesota.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys and four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr agreed to a one-year deal Wednesday.
The 32-year-old Barr was a first-round pick by Minnesota in 2014 and has played his entire eight-year career with the Vikings.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Patrick Peterson, LB Anthony Barr, DE Everson Griffen, S Xavier Woods, DT Sheldon Richardson, TE Tyler Conklin, CB Mackensie Alexander, LB Nick Vigil, C Mason Cole, P Jordan Berry, T Rashod Hill, WR Dede Westbrook, G Dakota Dozier, QB Sean Mannion, DE Eddie Yarbrough, TE Chris Herndon, TE Luke Stocker, WR Chad Beebe, RB Wayne Gallman, DE Tashawn Bower.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith ripped off his helmet once the victory was finally secured, after a 29-point lead on the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the third quarter evaporated into yet another teeth-clenching finish.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has returned to the lineup for a critical game against Pittsburgh, after missing just one week with a shoulder injury.
Cook was on the active list for the Vikings to face the Steelers, despite the shortened recovery time with the Thursday night game.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was taken off the field on a cart with a shoulder injury in the third quarter of a 34-26 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Cook went down after losing a fumble and stayed on the ground for a while before being taken to the locker room.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson will practice this week with an opportunity to play against NFC-leading Green Bay, after missing the past three games with a hamstring injury.
KANSAS CITY AT LAS VEGAS
Chiefs: Lucas Niang (ribs); CB DeAndre Baker; TE Dan Brown; DT Khalen Saunders.
Raiders: S Tyree Gillespie (hamstring); CB Amik Robertson (hip); LB Nick Kwiatkoski (ankle); RB Peyton Barber; DE Malcolm Koonce; T Jackson Barton; DT Kendal VIckers.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr has been cleared to rejoin the Minnesota Vikings, putting the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker back in action after an 18-game absence and giving a lagging defense a valued asset.
GREEN BAY AT SAN FRANCISCO
Packers: OL Elgton Jenkins (ankle); CB Kevin King (illness); S Vernon Scott; OLB La’Darius Hamilton.
49ers: RB Elijah Mitchell (shoulder); G Aaron Banks; CB Ambry Thomas; CB Dre Kirkpatrick.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has been ruled out for the season opener at Cincinnati because of a nagging knee injury that kept him on the sideline for much of the preseason.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings initiated an aggressive makeover of their defense this year, following a collapse so severe it triggered a December declaration from veteran coach Mike Zimmer that the group was the worst he's ever had.
Heading into Sunday nights game at U.S. Bank Stadium the third nationally televised matchup between the two teams in 13 months the Vikings and Saints spent the week parrying questions about Januarys Minneapolis Miracle, insisting the last matchup would have no bearing on this one.
The Vikings have slowly but surely regained their footing as one of the best defenses in the NFL. After giving up 327 yards and 27.5 points per game over their 1-2-1 start to the season, they have given up only 247 yards and 18.3 points per game over their current three-game winning streak.
LOS ANGELES Anthony Barr was in Sean McVays cross hairs.
As the Vikings gave up four first-half passing touchdowns to Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff in Thursday nights 38-31 loss to the Rams, two were thrown over Barrs helmet in apparent mismatches created by the scheme of McVay, the reigning Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year.
The NFL is getting roughed up over its amplified enforcement of roughing-the-passer penalties that has generated head-scratching calls — and a season-ending injury to a defender trying to comply with the league's mandate not to land fully on the quarterback...
The comeback Aaron Rodgers orchestrated on Sunday night, both from his own left knee sprain and from the 20-0 deficit the Green Bay Packers faced against the Chicago Bears, have turned the eyes of the NFLs pundit class toward Lambeau Field in Week 2, as the leagues juiciest storyline centers primarily on whether Rodgers will play Sunday against the Vikings.
While the NFLs new rules for the 2018 season will mean Packers fans have to hear Dez caught it, Vikings fans will undoubtedly hear Anthony Barrs hit was illegal.
In a briefing with reporters on new NFL rules and points of emphasis for the 2018 season, referee Pete Morelli said the hit Barr delivered to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers last Oct.
The Vikings’ Anthony Barr, the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers and the Wolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns involved in power plays of another kind
In whatever pro sports battles exist between the rich (players, coaches) and ultrarich (owners and the leagues themselves), the path to more money or power on either side usually flows through the notion of leverage.
When Gordon Hayward, a very good player, suffered a grotesque injury Tuesday night, NBA players filled social media with support and condolences.
When Aaron Rodgers, perhaps the best player in Americas biggest sport, was injured Sunday, the man who hit him exchanged insults with Rodgers as he walked off the field.