By Marc Lawrence — CBS Sports analyst Jerry Palm cites numerous changes came to this week’s bowl projections starting with a minor tweak to the College Football Playoff. Clemson moves into the No. 2 spot over Ohio State at No. 3 because the CFP Selection Committee appears prepared to hold the Buckeyes back slightly due to having played fewer games. It is a minor change because the only thing at stake is uniform color in the CFP semifinal. He believes Ohio State would get the edge over Notre Dame in this projection because the Buckeyes would be a conference champion (provided they play and win this weekend), while the Fighting Irish would lose the ACC Championship Game in a rematch against Clemson.
Two years after saying his release from the Dallas Cowboys was “very personal,” Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant said he’s hyped to play his former team on Tuesday for the first time – but according to ESPN the reunion is no longer a grudge match. Bryant was released by the Cowboys in April 2018. “For the most part, it’s water under the bridge,” Bryant said Saturday. “That’s two years. I had time to get myself together. It’s very personal.” Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman said “I think Dez has been a true pro since the moment he got here. His attitude has been great every week. I’m sure there’s an extra glimmer this week for him.” Just another added sidebar to tonight’s re-scheduled Cowboys-Ravens clash.
Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s PLAYBOOK Totals Tipsheet Football Newsletter: Baltimore is 1-11 UNDER after a division road game and 1-5 UNDER after facing the Steelers. Dallas is 1-6 UNDER off a loss of 21-plus points, and 1-6 UNDER after facing Washington. You certainly don’t sweep stats like these under the rug.