This crazy idea for NFL relegation to the AAF or XFL is actually brilliant

We’ll start off with the obvious caveat: OF COURSE there’s no way the NFL or any of the major American sports leagues will consider the idea of promotion and relegation, the concept used by the Premier League and other worldwide organizations to send its best second division squads up to and worst first-tier teams down.

Cowboys FA target Earl Thomas sets up housekeeping in Austin

FRISCO – The Dallas Cowboys have developed a “pay-our-own” philosophy when it comes to free agency and the salary cap, and COO Stephen Jones says the club continue with that philosophy this spring. But in tracking the status of coveted free-agent safety Earl Thomas? Well, maybe his status as a Texas native makes him close enough to “one of our own”?