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Flacco on Cowboys after loss: "We should beat this team"

Flacco on Cowboys after loss: "We should beat this team"

ARLINGTON – Losing to one of the NFL’s elite teams Sunday did not make Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco any less frustrated. After Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the 9-1 Cowboys, Flacco made it clear he expected to leave Texas with a victory.

“We should beat this team,” Flacco said after the loss in a visibly frustrated Ravens locker room. “I’m not kidding. I felt like I’m very confident coming into this game, and I really feel like we should beat this team. We should beat pretty much every team we play.

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“We’re obviously not as good as we would like to be. I don’t want to take any moral victories. I came into this game, I think we all did, very confident that we were going to do something very nice, not shock ourselves, but shock everybody else, but it didn’t happen.”

It was a different week for Flacco leading into the game, being criticized by former teammate Ray Lewis for lacking passion, then being defended by former teammate Bart Scott, who blasted Lewis.  

None of that fazed Flacco, who did not throw an interception while completing 23 of 35 passes for 269 yards, including a 22-yard TD to Steve Smith Sr.  It was one of Flacco’s better games of the season, especially on the road, where he has struggled. But when the Ravens led 7-0 early and had two possessions with a chance to extend that lead, they came away with nothing. Penalties, 12 overall on the Ravens, continued to be a major issue, killing the momentum of some drives.

“I felt like we should be able to score a lot more points than we did today,” Flacco said.

That’s something the Ravens and Flacco have said often this season.

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Report: Tony Romo agrees to deal with CBS to become highest-paid analyst ever

Report: Tony Romo agrees to deal with CBS to become highest-paid analyst ever

Tony Romo’s transition from NFL quarterback to CBS analyst has been as seamless as anyone could have imagined.

The former face of the Cowboys franchise has garnered acclaim for his acumen in the booth, as he’s displayed an unparalleled vision of the game and ability to convey it in ways that average fans understand. For that, CBS reportedly has rewarded Romo with the richest deal for an NFL analyst in TV history.

Romo and CBS have agreed to a deal of about $17 million a season and “significantly more” than five years, New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reported Friday. The deal more than doubles the previous annual high of $8 million held by John Madden two decades ago.

According to the report, Romo would have been able to speak with other networks in March if a deal had not been reached, and ESPN was prepared to make a serious run at him for their “Monday Night Football” broadcast.

Instead, CBS avoids a bidding war as Romo signs on with a deal that will pay him more annually than he made on his entire rookie deal (three years, nearly $10 million) with the Cowboys.

Romo made just over $3 million last season, his third with CBS.

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Ravens' Sam Koch teaches celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay how to punt

Ravens' Sam Koch teaches celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay how to punt

Sam Koch teaching celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay how to punt at M&T Bank Stadium isn't exactly the football highlight you'd expect to find in late February. 

But hey, here we are. 

Ramsay is pretty good at punting based on this clip, though we don't know exactly how many attempts and cuss-word filled rants went on before it. 

His connection to the Ravens? Glad you asked. Ramsay opened a restaurant in Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in 2017. He met a few players and toured the stadium back then, so he's returned to get more action on the field. 

Maybe now Ramsay can teach some Ravens players to make his perfect burger. 

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