Can the Dallas Cowboys defense rise to the top?

It has been said that defense wins championships. That was the case in this year’s Super Bowl, with the New England defense rising to the occasion and stopping Seattle at the goal line with an interception to seal the win. While an explosive offense is fun to watch, nothing compares to a relentless defense who can punish opposing offenses. The Cowboys’ championship teams of the...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next for Linebackers Justin Durant, Bruce Carter & Rolando McClain in Dallas?

Before the 2014 season started for the Dallas Cowboys there were questions galore, and arguably one of the biggest questions about this team was how the linebackers would perform. That was the question before Sean Lee got hurt. After he was injured and put on the shelf for the entire 2014 season, the linebackers on this team were dubbed as one of... -- Click the title above to read...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys offseason outlook: Linebackers

With the Super Bowl finally concluded, we can finally settle into the true business of the offseason -- assessing the coming months and the way they'll affect the makeup of the Cowboys' roster. The start of free agency is still roughly a month away, and the NFL draft is still nearly three months away. Despite that, I wanted to look at the roster that's currently in place at Valley...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys take bounce-back D into Detroit game

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Cowboys had their roughest day on defense when they lost to Philadelphia on Thanksgiving to raise doubts about their playoff hopes. They responded with four straight games that were anywhere from good to great on a December winning streak that ended a four-year postseason drought. ''We took a butt-kicking like men,'' said defensive end Jeremy Mincey, ''and...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The reemergence of Bruce Carter

Caption (credit: In the final regular season game of 2014, when he was needed the most, Bruce Carter donned his cape and helmet and led the Dallas defense to a decisive win over the Washington Redskins. With the win, the Cowboys ended the regular season with the third seed in the playoff picture and they quieted the nay-sayers who like to shout at the top...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys maul the Bears

Caption (credit: The Dallas Cowboys roared into battle at Soldiers Field in Chicago to take on the Bears. This game was not as frigid as their last regular season contest. The ball went back and forth throughout the first quarter with neither team able to put a single point on the board. In the second quarter, Bruce Carter blocked a punt and it only traveled...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys at Chicago Bears Preview

Caption (credit: The Dallas Cowboys will be taking their fight to the Windy City’s Soldiers Field on the shores of Lake Michigan. The game is scheduled to begin Thursday evening at 7:25 p.m. Central Time/5:25 p.m. Pacific Time and will be broadcast on the NFL Network. The Cowboys were in Chicago last season facing a snow storm and bitter cold. The outcome of the game...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Michael Vick, Cowboys, Lions, & Panthers

Michael Vick Jets QB Michael Vick tells Kimberly Jones of NFL Media that he would like to continue playing for another two years. “I would love to play again, at least get it out of my system for two more years,” Vick said. “Because I know I got it in me.“ Cowboys Free-agent-to-be LB Bruce Carter says he would like to be back with the Cowboys next year. “I love it...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Report: Tony Romo, Rolando McClain, Bruce Carter

The 6-2 Dallas Cowboys play host to the 6-1 Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in a match up of two of the top three teams in the NFC. The Cowboys head into the contest with several questions marks, most notably the availability of the quarterback Tony Romo. Romo has been dealing with a back contusion and his questionable tag leaves his status for Sunday unclear. #457966626...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Update: Tony Romo, Rolando McClain, Bruce Carter

During a surprising loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys sustained some big name injuries. Quarterback Tony Romo was hit hard and injured his back, causing him to miss a couple series before returning and linebacker Rolando McClain injured his shoulder in the loss. Tony Romo was unable to practice on Thursday, while McClain did return on a limited basis...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Lessons learned from Monday Night Fiasco

Caption (credit: There are some lessons that need to be learned after the Monday Night game with the Washington Redskins. Jim Haslett’s defense managed to keep the Cowboys’ offense off balance. The offense failed to gain yardage on second downs, allowing constant blitzing on third downs. Haslett’s scheme was not too different from what was done by the...
Via Down and Distance
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlight: Jordan Reed makes a great sideline catch

Facing a critical third down in overtime, Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy bought himself time to find tight Jordan Reed, who made one heck of a sideline catch to get the first down. Reed worked against Cowboys’ linebacker Bruce Carter, who seemingly had good position. But a perfectly placed lob from McCoy allowed Reed to adjust and lunge for the catch while getting both his feet...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Report: Doug Free, Bruce Carter, Jeremy Parnell

The Dallas Cowboys will be near full strength when they attempt to move to an NFL-best 7-1 against the Washington Redskins on “Monday Night Football.” #183728351 / Dallas' final Week 8 injury report only lists two players as officially out for Monday night. The biggest name is tackle Doug Free, who will miss his second straight game with a fracture...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys lineman Doug Free out with broken foot

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas right tackle Doug Free will miss up to a month with a broken right foot, and linebacker Bruce Carter is expected to sit out his third straight game because of a thigh injury. The Cowboys also were without quarterback Tony Romo, left tackle Tyron Smith and running back DeMarco Murray at practice Wednesday. All three should play Sunday against the New York...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys will not suspend RB Joseph Randle following arrest

The Dallas Cowboys are not planning to suspend running back Joseph Randle following his arrest for shoplifting. Randle will be fined between $10,000-$30,000 for allegedly attemping to steal a bottle of cologne and underwear from a Dilliard’s in Frisco. Randle has run the ball 16 times this season for 113 yards. Five of those rushes came in Sunday’s upset win over Seattle for...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Report: Bruce Carter, Rolando McClain, Henry Melton

After a surprising 4-1 start, the Dallas Cowboys can make a major statement with a road win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday: #455882040 / Dallas' final Week 6 injury report indicates that it could be missing some key defensive players when they take on the defending champions. The Cowboys will be without linebacker Bruce Carter, who is recovering...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Carter not expected to play against Seahawks

getty images The Dallas Cowboys will not have an easy time stopping the offense of the Seattle Seahawks without the presence of linebacker Bruce Carter. Carter hurt his quad in the teams Week 4 win over New Orleans and was given a two week timetable to return. If Carter does not play then rookie Anthony Hitchens will play on the strong side of the defense for the Cowboys. The Cowboys...
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Carter out, Dallas rookie Hitchens starts again

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dallas rookie linebacker Anthony Hitchens will make his third start of the season against Houston on Sunday with Bruce Carter inactive because of strained quadriceps. Carter's absence means all three starting linebackers have missed at least one game because of injury for the Cowboys. Justin Durant missed two games with a groin strain, and Rolando McClain was...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Report: Bruce Carter, Henry Melton

With a victory today against the Texans, the Dallas Cowboys can improve their record to 4 – 1, marking the first time since 2011 that the team has been able to string together 4 straight wins: #456306204 / The Cowboys’ final Week 5 Injury Report has six players listed this week. The good news is that four of the six players have been listed as probable...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cowboys, Jets, Patriots, Raiders, Ravens

Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (quad) is out for Week 5 and could end up being sidelined for 10-14 days. (Calvin Watkins) DT Henry Melton (hamstring, questionable) is expected to play in a limited fashion this weekend. (Calvin Watkins) Jets WR Eric Decker confirmed that he will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. “Right now it’s a game-time decision...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Showdown at High Noon

Caption (credit: There is a Showdown at High Noon to determine the best team in Texas. On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys will play host to the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium. The game will be broadcast at 12:00pm Central Time/10am Pacific Time on CBS. It will also be covered by Direct TV’s Sunday Ticket. Both teams enter this contest with a 3-1 record and...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Update: Bruce Carter expects to miss game Sunday

The chances that Bruce Carter will play Sunday against the Houston Texans are slim, as reported by Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News. #185128571 / When Carter was asked about his injury on Tuesday, the linebacker said "Yeah, I'll probably be down." Carter was unable to practice Wednesday. The linebacker suffered a quadriceps injury during the game against...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas is creating the perfect storm

Caption (credit: There is a storm brewing in Dallas and it is all because of Rod Marinelli and Matt Eberflus. With a complete set of summer camps and training camps behind them, these two coaches are making sure that there is not a repeat of last season’s woeful defensive struggles. These defensive minded coaches have got the front seven playing with a new...
Via Down and Distance
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys LB Bruce Carter out this week with quad strain

  Dallas linebacker Bruce Carter is out this weekend against Houston and could miss next week's game at Seattle because of a strained quadriceps. Carter said in a story on the team's website Tuesday that a timetable for his return was 10 to 14 days. The fourth-year player got hurt while chasing New Orleans running back Khiry Robinson on a 62-yard run in the fourth quarter of the...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas guns down the Saints

Caption (credit: Dallas guns down the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys were determined not to let the Saints go marching out of town with a win. Sean Payton rode his New Orleans Saints into AT&T Stadium on Sunday evening to face the Dallas Cowboys. With plenty on the line for both teams, this was setting up to be a shootout. Dallas’...
Via Down and Distance
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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