Ezekiel Elliott’s problems look familiar to Cowboys teammate Darren McFadden


No Dallas Cowboys player can better relate to the damage being done to Ezekiel Elliott by off-field circumstance than Darren McFadden.

And nobody on the roster will be more individually affected on the field if Elliott is suspended.

Several days into training camp, the Cowboys were still awaiting word from the NFL as to whether Elliott will be punished for 2016 claims of domestic violence made by an ex-girlfriend. McFadden would move back into the starting lineup should Elliott be forced to sit.

It also would create an interesting juxtaposition between two players whose football careers are intertwined more than having the Cowboys’ iconic star on their helmets and both being the No. 4 overall picks in their respective draft classes.

Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez didn’t last long in his start against the Astros. Velasquez gave up four runs off six hits, including a pair of home runs as the Astros cruised to a 13-4 victory. Velasquez is now just 2-6 on the season with a 5.49 ERA.

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is a top MVP candidate in the National League thanks to a .311 batting average with 22 home runs and 86 RBIs, but the four-time Gold Glove winner was again showing off his defensive skills during Monday’s loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Brewers (53-48) at Nationals (59-38) 7:05 p.m. ET — A pair of first-place teams will meet at Nationals Park, but while the Nats have a comfortable lead in the NL East, the Brew Crew have a precarious perch atop the NL Central. The Brewers, who have lost seven of eight, are just half a game up on the Cubs and Toronto Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys will have Zach Davies (11-4, 4.76 ERA) on the mound. Davies, who has not lost a road Sports Cheap Jerseys start this season, will be opposed by Washington’s Edwin Jackson (1-0, 4.50).

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