May 8, 2020
By Al Ortiz
Free agency is around two months old - and usually that means a mess of inactivity on that front for most NFL teams. The Dallas Cowboys, though, sure are making waves in a shallow pool of available talent. After signing Andy Dalton to a one-year contract recently, effectively adding insurance at the QB position if Dak Prescott were to go down for a few games or longer, the Cowboys added even more depth to the offensive line. The Cowboys signed former 2015 first round pick Cameron Erving to a one-year deal. Monetary terms were not announced, as the agreement is still pending. Erving was drafted 19th overall by the Cleveland Browns, and spent last season with the Kansas City Chiefs on their Super Bowl winning team. He has started 42 of 69 games in his pro career. Erving is expected to serve as a backup swing tackle should Tyron Smith and L'ael Collins miss some time.
Sticking to the NFL, be sure to check out the 2020 schedule release, set to air on ESPN in the form of a three-hour show on Thursday night. The special will start at 7 p.m. Central Time and will highlight key matchups, and schedule flexes. Again, that's 7 p.m. Central Time on ESPN. The schedule is tentative given the ongoing pandemic, but still offers a glimpse of normalcy in the sports world.
Some weird news out of the Earl Thomas world, as the All-Pro Baltimore Ravens safety and former Texas Longhorn was reportedly held at gunpoint in April after an altercation with his wife, Nina Thomas. According to multiple reports, Nina Thomas allegedly pointed the gun at her husband after finding him in a situation of infidelity. She was arrested on the scene. More on this situation as it develops.
Finally - are you a Texas Rangers season ticket holder? Not a single pitch of baseball has occurred in regards to the 2020 MLB season, and as such the Texas Rangers are reportedly offering credits, not refunds, as a response to the delay to the start of the season. Credits can be applied towards other 2020 games or a 2021 renewal. According to USA Today, most teams are offering an option of refund or credit. The Houston Astros, for example, are offering refunds in certain situations.