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The Dallas Cowboys lost control of their playoff fate Sunday - for about three hours.
Drew Brees threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns and led a drive ending in Garrett Hartley's winning 20-yard field goal in overtime, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in a game that turned out to be meaningless to the postseason hopes of both teams.
The Saints knew they couldn't make the playoffs even before they turned away a two-touchdown rally by Dallas in the final 3:35 of regulation. Minnesota's win over Houston took care of that.
The Cowboys lamented the loss in a third straight game decided on the final play, but the New York Giants falling 33-14 at Baltimore later Sunday left Dallas in essentially the same position. With a win at Washington in next weekend's finale - now flexed for prime time - the Cowboys go to the postseason as NFC East champions.
''Even if we would have won today, we would have needed that game next week obviously,''...
BEST OF MAXIM
Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant isn't going to let something as small as a finger to keep him down; having said it'll take a broken leg to keep him out of a game. Bryant proved that he certainly does mean business Sunday. Despite dealing with the finger injury, he had a great game, hauling in 9 catches for 209 yards and 2 TDs. “He’s playing pretty well. There’s...
Dallas Cowboys tight end set a new record for receptions by a tight end in a season. Witten who upped his season total to 103 catches surpassed the old record held by Tony Gonzalez of 102 which was set in 2004.
Witten finished Sunday’s game with six catches for 60 yards. Dallas lost the game to New Orleans in overtime. Witten and the ‘boys will look to add to his total next week...
ARLINGTON, Texas It's obvious that if Jason Witten had a choice, he'd rather have the Cowboys reach the playoffs than accomplish an individual record.
But he wasn't given that option Sunday. The Cowboys had their playoff hopes removed from their control with a 34-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints in overtime. The game proved to be a milestone one for Witten, who set...
ARLINGTONThe same thing is only kind of on the line for the Cowboys and Redskins when they meet in Landover, Maryland for what basically amounts to The NFC East Championship game Sunday.
Yes, thanks to the strange world of NFL tiebreakers and the Giants getting their butts whipped in Baltimore, the Boys-Skins winner wins the division and the accompanying playoff berth. It is not...
The Dallas Cowboys should know this drill by now.
The only thing left is figuring out how to win a playoffs-or-bust game at an NFC East rival in the final game of the season.
The Cowboys flopped badly in Philadelphia in 2008, and were better but still not very good last season at the New York Giants.
Dallas gets another chance Sunday night at Washington against Robert Griffin...
According to Dan Parr of ProFootballWeekly.com, the New Orleans may end taking some time this coming offseason to sit down with tight end Jimmy Graham to try to work out a contract extension.
The Saints have not always made it an urgent priority to get extensions done with players before they enter their contract year (see Drew Brees), but our sources expect the team to at least...
ARLINGTON, Tex, - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints won't go to the playoffs in their season without suspended coach Sean Payton. The Dallas Cowboys again need help to get there.
Connor, Albright, Sims, Poppings, Perah, Claiborne, Frampton “Comes Alive”, etc. etc.
We have all heard of the No-Name Defense of the Dolphins and the Dooms-Day defense of the Cowboys glory years.
The Cowboys defense now has to be called the “New-Name Defense.”
There are so many Dallas players getting playing time that I am not even sure who most of them are. DeMarcus...
There is no question the better team won this game on Sunday. The Saints' offense move the ball well and struck perfect balance. The offensive line played well, and while numerous mistakes were made, reflected in a very up and down game, the end result was 34 points scored in a win. What's not to like?
Drew Brees: A+ (2.76) To me this was his best game of the...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Cowboys no longer control their own destiny. With a 34-31 overtime loss Sunday to the New Orleans Saints, the Cowboys need help to reach the playoffs.
Here are my five thoughts on the Cowboys falling to 8-7, a game back of Washington for the NFC East lead, with one game remaining.
1.) Jason Garrett's bunch has become Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles...
Unless you’re in some sort of bogus fantasy league that plays Week 17, in which case quit and join a new league, fantasy football for you is over in 2012.Better luck next year… or maybe congratulations. Or maybe a little bit of both (since most of you reading this are probably in 3+ fantasy leagues).For most NFL teams, next week has the significance of a preseason game. Thus...
It was the Jerrod Heard Show Saturday at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, as the Denton Guyer quarterback and Texas commit accounted for seven touchdowns and 332 yards to steer his Wildcats to the Texas 4A-II state title. Kevin Flaherty and Erin Hartigan break down how Heard was able to put on such a display, what this means for the 'Horns, and much more. (Highlights included)
A victory with mixed emotions for the second consecutive week as the Saints won 34-31 in Dallas. On this same day they were eliminated from any chance at the playoffs due to a Vikings win, and we're left wondering why they couldn't play like this more consistently this season. It was a game full of ups and downs, but there is no question in my mind that the better team won...