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The defense had one of their signature games of 2012, riddled with inconsistency. If you take away Dez Bryant and two late fourth quarter drives to make the game interesting, the defense was fantastic throughout. Unfortunately you can't take those things away, and the defense has what would be considered a "bad" game because of it. It's too bad, because this defense is close if they can just clean a few things up. Make the jump for the grades.
Will Smith: C- (2.44) My stat sheet shows zero tackles, but I clearly saw him blow up DeMarco Murray in the backfield on one play so I'm not sure what's up with that. He didn't get great pressure but did knock down Romo once. He also contained extremely poorly on one play given Murray a huge cutback lane to allow a play going nowhere to gain first down yardage.
Cameron Jordan: C (2.65) He was neutralized far too often at the line of scrimmage like Smith. Finished with 2 tackles, including one...
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Even though Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware is dealing with a strained shoulder, head coach Jason Garrett believes he’ll figure out a way to play.
“Somehow, some way, DeMarcus is going to get himself right to play in this Washington game,” Garrett said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’ll battle through anything.”
Garrett indicated Ware has a strong will...
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...
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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.
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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...
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...
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.
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...