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Rapid Reaction: Redskins 17, Giants 16

Rapid Reaction: Redskins 17, Giants 16

ESPN.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
LANDOVER, Md. -- A few thoughts on the Washington Redskins' 17-16 comeback victory over the New York Giants on "Monday Night Football" at FedExField. What it means: There is now a three-way race in the NFC East with four games to go. The Redsk…
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  • Cowboys coach Jason Garrett makes one of the biggest throws in …

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett makes one of the biggest throws in victory over Philadelphia

    dallasnews.com Dec 3, 2012
    IRVING - The biggest throw in the Cowboys’ 38-33 over Philadelphia may have not been made by quarterback Tony Romo but rather his head coach, Jason Garrett. In the final play of the third quarter, Garrett tossed a red flag and challenged the spot of t
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  • Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins adjusting to playing the slot

    Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins adjusting to playing the slot

    dallasnews.com Dec 3, 2012
    IRVING - Mike Jenkins’ expertise as a slot cornerback is limited. So there is room for improvement for the fifth-year veteran as he continues to familiarize himself with the role he adopted in wake of the fractured left hand Orlando Scandrick suffered
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  • Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray ‘fine’ after heavy workload Sunday ni…

    Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray ‘fine’ after heavy workload Sunday night against Philadelphia

    dallasnews.com ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    IRVING - Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray played Sunday night for the first time since he suffered a sprained left foot Oct. 14 at Baltimore. After missing six games, Murray was in for 37 plays against the Eagles and touched the football 27 times. He
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  • Stephen Jones: There’s no telling where the Cowboys might be wi…

    Stephen Jones: There’s no telling where the Cowboys might be without Tony Romo

    Neither Tony Romo nor Jason Garrett wanted to spend much time talking about Romo’s recent record following the Cowboys’ 38-33 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night. The Cowboys quarterback became the franchise’s all-time leader
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  • TV ratings suggest Dallas viewers still interested in Cowboys s…

    TV ratings suggest Dallas viewers still interested in Cowboys season

    dallasnews.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Cowboys’ 38-33 victory over the Eagles on Sunday night scored a 32.4 rating in Dallas-Fort Worth for Channel 5. That makes it the No. 2 game of the season behind only the 34.2 scored by the Wednesday night season-opening victory over the Giants. Thr
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  • Foles to start rest of year

    Foles to start rest of year

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid says rookie Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback even when Michael Vick returns from a concussion.
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  • Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Four plays that changed the game for D…

    Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Four plays that changed the game for Dallas

    dallasnews.com Dec 3, 2012
    Jonathan Bales is a special contributor to SportsDayDFW.com. He’s the founder of The DC Times and writes for DallasCowboys.com and the New York Times. He’s also the author of 
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  • Eagles fire def. line coach Washburn

    Eagles fire def. line coach Washburn

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) The foundering Philadelphia Eagles have fired defensive line coach Jim Washburn as they try to fix a broken pass defense amid an eight-game losing streak.
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  • Dez Bryant: I’m just getting started

    Dez Bryant: I’m just getting started

    Since Dez Bryant joined the Cowboys, the question has always been one about whether or not his obvious athletic gifts would be able to overcome lapses in concentration and judgment on and off the field often enough for him to fulfill his potential. The …
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  • Jerry Jones: I’m hopeful but realistic about Cowboys’ playoff c…

    Jerry Jones: I’m hopeful but realistic about Cowboys’ playoff chances

    Beating the Eagles on Sunday night leaves the Cowboys within striking distance of an NFC playoff berth. But at this point, Dallas likely needs to run the table the rest of the way, in addition to getting some help, to make the postseason. And considerin…
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  • Did Costas Choose Right Forum for Gun Control Remarks?

    Did Costas Choose Right Forum for Gun Control Remarks?

    nytimes.com Dec 3, 2012
    In his commentary segment at halftime of the Cowboys-Eagles game, Bob Costas spoke in favor of stricter gun control in the wake of Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide.
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  • Rob Ryan: We got to fix the defense; ‘Thank God for our offense…

    Rob Ryan: We got to fix the defense; ‘Thank God for our offense’

    dallasnews.com Dec 3, 2012
    ARLINGTON — Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson weren’t on the field Sunday night for the Philadelphia Eagles. But you’d never know it by just looking at the total yardage and the final score. The Cowboys held on for a 38-33 victory at Cow
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  • Morris Claiborne’s first NFL touchdown the clincher vs. Eagles:…

    Morris Claiborne’s first NFL touchdown the clincher vs. Eagles: ‘It felt amazing’

    dallasnews.com Dec 3, 2012
    Morris Claiborne scored his first NFL touchdown in the win over Philadelphia. The rookie cornerback picked up a fumble that has been knocked loose by nose tackle Josh Brent and returned it 50 yards with 3:50 left for the score that iced the Cowboys vict…
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  • An emotional Brandon Carr talks about the loss of his former Ka…

    An emotional Brandon Carr talks about the loss of his former Kansas City Chiefs teammate

    dallasnews.com Dec 3, 2012
    ARLINGTON — Cornerback Brandon Carr was one of the few Cowboys players who weren’t smiling after the team’s win Sunday night over Philadelphia. In fact, Carr had to fight back his emotions after the game as he stood in front of his locker and talked
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  • Former SMU CB Sterling Moore gets in game for Cowboys after sig…

    Former SMU CB Sterling Moore gets in game for Cowboys after signing Saturday

    dallasnews.com Dec 3, 2012
    ARLINGTON — One day after signing with the Cowboys, former SMU cornerback Sterling Moore was on the field in a game against Philadelphia. The Cowboys signed Moore off of the New England Patriots practice squad and had him active against the Eagles. Desp
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  • Cowboys OLBs Anthony Spencer, DeMarcus Ware return after suffer…

    Cowboys OLBs Anthony Spencer, DeMarcus Ware return after suffering injuries in game

    dallasnews.com Dec 3, 2012
    ARLINGTON - Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer injured his right calf on the first defensive drive of the third quarter Sunday. Spencer left the game after he and Dan Connor tackled Bryce Brown after the Eagles running back gained three yards. But he wo
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  • Cowboys WR Miles Austin returns to action, makes most of limite…

    Cowboys WR Miles Austin returns to action, makes most of limited opportunities

    dallasnews.com Dec 3, 2012
    ARLINGTON - Cowboys receiver Miles Austin didn’t catch a lot of passes Sunday in Dallas’ 38-33 victory over Philadelphia. But he made the second of his two receptions count. Austin scored on a 27-yard catch early in the fourth quarter that tied the
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  • Video - Cowboys-Eagles postgame report 01:52

    Cowboys-Eagles postgame report

    Dec 3
    Todd Archer and Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN Dallas discuss the Cowboys victory over the Eagles on Sunday night.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Insight: Cowboys In The Playoffs 02:23

    Countdown Daily Insight: Cowboys In The Playoffs

    Dec 3
    Prim Siripipat and Eric Allen talk about the week 13 knee-jerk reaction that the Cowboys are headed to the playoffs
  • Video - Cowboys postgame press conference 04:46

    Cowboys postgame press conference

    Dec 3
    Cowboys react following game with Eagles
  • Video - Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs? 02:16

    Will the Dallas Cowboys make the playoffs?

    Dec 3
    The "GameDay" crew debates whether the Dallas Cowboys will be able to make the playoffs while going over the rest of the regular season schedule.

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  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…

    Dec 3
    On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …