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Tuesday Sports Update – Cowboys Keep Prescott & Cooper

(Frisco, TX) — The franchise tag is officially on Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl quarterback Dak Prescott. The team made the move this morning making him the eleventh quarterback in NFL history to ever be tagged. It means he will be paid about 33-million-dollars for 2020. The two sides are still trying to work out a long-term contract extension.

Cowboys WR Cooper Remaining With Cowboys

(Frisco, TX) — Wide receiver Amari Cooper is remaining with the Dallas Cowboys. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports Cooper has reached a five-year, 100-million dollar contract extension with the Cowboys after he became a free agent and they used their franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott. The four-time Pro Bowler was acquired from the Raiders for a first-round pick midway through the 2018 season and instantly provided a boost to the Dallas offense. Cooper caught 79 passes for almost 12-hundred yards and eight touchdowns last season.

Texans Sign WR Cobb Away From Cowboys

(Houston, TX) — Wide receiver Randell Cobb is leaving the Cowboys to sign with the Texas. Cobb receives a three-year contract for 27-million dollars with just less than 19-million guaranteed. He had 55 receptions for 828 yards and three touchdowns last season with Dallas after spending the majority of his career with Green Bay. Cobb agreeing to terms came just hours after Houston dealt Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for running back David Johnson. Also, backup quarterback A.J. McCarron announced on social media he is staying with Houston.

Texans Trade WR Hopkins To Cards For RB Johnson

(Houston, TX) — The Texans dealt Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals for running back David Johnson. Hopkins caught 104 passes for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns last year.Johnson had 2,118 all-purpose yards in 2016 with Arizona, but injuries have nagged him since then. He rushed for 345 yards and averaged 3.7 yards per carry last year. The Texans will play Johnson 11.2-million dollars in 2020. Houston also received a 2020 second-round and a 2021 fourth-round pick in the deal.

MLB Further Delays Start Of The Season

(New York, NY) — Major League Baseball is delaying the start of its season even further. The league said today the season will be delayed for eight weeks. The statement from the league went on to say, “The clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins.”

Astros, Rangers Season Delayed To Probable May Start

(Undated) — The Astros and Rangers won’t be opening the season until likely mid-May. MLB has pushed back the start of the season to follow the Centers for Disease Control to limit gatherings of more than 50 perople for the next eight weeks. The season was scheduled to start on March 26th, but the caused the remainder of spring training to be canceled and Opening Day was moved to April 9th. The latest guidelines moved that back until May. Commissioner Rob Manfred said clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible, but did not announce an alternate opening date.

NASCAR Parks Cars

(Fort Worth, TX) — Texas Motor Speedway and NASCAR announced yesterday the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 race planned March 27th-through-March 29th in Fort Worth has been postponed to a yet-to-be-determined date. NASCAR announced races at Atlanta and Homestead were postponed Friday.

Kentucky Derby Postponed Until September

(Louisville, KY) — And it’s off. The 2020 Kentucky Derby has been postponed until September because of the coronavirus. It’s the first time the Running of the Roses won’t be held in May in 75 years. The tentative date is September 5th.

Wrestlemania To Go On, Moved To Smaller Facility

(Sta-ford, CT) — The biggest wrestling show of the year will still take place, it just won’t be as big. The WWE says Wrestlemania is being moved from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa to a training facility in Orlando. The event will still air live on April 5th. Fans will not be permitted to attend.

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