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Steelers News: Looking at the Steelers 2020 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys

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It has been a one-of-a-kind offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020. Unable to attend most player pro days and participating in the NFL’s first virtual draft, the Steelers keep pushing forward toward a return to football activities. Just because the Steelers are unable to hold their typical OTA’s doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at the Steelers matching up against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Two of the NFL’s biggest fan bases face off for the first time in four season

Steelers 2020 Breakdown: Week 9, Cowboys

By: Jeff Hartman, DK Pittsburgh Sports

After back-to-back AFC North games and a bye week, the Steelers hit the road and head to “Jerry World.” A regular season meeting with the Cowboys only comes around once every four years, but there always seems to be some extra magic between these classic franchises. Time to break it down.

MATCHUP

Opponent: Cowboys
2019 record: 8-8
Overall history (W/L): 17-15-0 Cowboys
Last 4 games: 2-2
Opening line:Cowboys (-3)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 9
Time: 4:25 p.m.
Location: Dallas

OUTGOING PLAYERS/ FREE-AGENT LOSSES

CB Byron Jones
LB Robert Quinn
WR Randall Cobb
G Xavier S’ua-Filo
S Jeff Heath
DT Maliek Collins
TE Jason Witten
T Cameron Fleming

RETIREMENTS

N/A

FREE-AGENT ADDITIONS

DT Dontari Poe
DT Gerald McCoy
K Greg Zeurlein
S HaHa Clinton-Dix
QB Andy Dalton
CB Daryl Worley

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  • The Steelers front office will be closed Friday

Steelers among NFL teams to close offices Friday in recognition of Juneteenth

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Pittsburgh Steelers are among a growing number of NFL teams that will close team headquarters on Friday in observance of Juneteenth as a company holiday.

A Steelers spokesman said Wednesday the team is following the lead of the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week the league would close its offices Friday in observance of Juneteenth, the day in 1865 that Texas became the final state in the union to receive word that slaves had been freed with the end of the Civil War.

“It is a day to reflect on our past, but more importantly, consider how each one of us can continue to show up and band together to work toward a better future,” Goodell said.

The NFL previously announced a commitment of $250 million over 10 years to social justice causes to “combat systemic racism and support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.”

Although the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect Jan. 1, 1863 and the Civil War ended in April 1865, word didn’t reach Texas until June 19 when Union general Gordon Granger read the federal orders announcing that all enslaved people in the state were free.

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  • Matt Feiler will be celebrating his first Father’s Day this weekend

A crazy time to become a new dad

By: Teressa Varley, Steelers.com

When Matt and Julie Feiler shared the news on social media back in October that they were expecting their first child, never in their wildest dreams did they think the last few months of her pregnancy would be the way it was.

Spent in quarantine.

When the United States basically shut down in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Julie was just a month and a half away from her due date. Their lives were slightly turned upside down, with the top priority being safety.

“We were trying to stay at home as much as possible, limit contact with people as much as possible,” said Feiler. “We were trying to disinfect everything and clean all of the time.”

But as we all know, babies aren’t going to wait for a pandemic to end. When they are ready, they are ready.

“It was definitely nerve racking,” said Feiler. “Before Julie and I got to the hospital, we had heard in New York there was a law that it was only the mother who was allowed in the room during labor, they weren’t allowing the father in there.”

Feiler said he was relieved when he learned that wasn’t the case in Pittsburgh at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, where the delivery went off without a hitch.

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