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IRVING - The Cowboys have finally placed starting center Phil Costa on the season-ending injured reserve list. They replaced Costa on the 53-man roster with offensive tackle Darrion Weems, who had been on Denver’s practice squad. Costa suffered a dislUpvote Share Tweet
Moore: Cowboys’ Carr struggles with loss of his ex-Chiefs teammate Belcher & mother of Belcher’s childIRVING - Brandon Carr plays conversations over and over in his head. He gropes for moments that may provide a clue. There are none. Carr wasn’t Jovan Belcher’s closest friend when the two were together in Kansas City. That was linebacker Derrick JohUpvote Share TweetIRVING - According to many experts who watch the NFL on a consistent basis, DeMarcus Ware is still considered the premier pass rusher in the league. But Dallas’ outside linebacker is on pace to achieve his lowest sack total since 2009, when he collectUpvote Share Tweet
Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray wearing three steel turf toe plates inside his shoe to help with sprained left footIRVING - Cowboys starting running back DeMarco Murray is wearing three steel turf toe plates inside his shoe to help protect his left foot from further injury. Murray said he wore the steel plates in his left cleat Sunday against Philadelphia. It was thUpvote Share TweetIRVING - Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff was one of four players who didn’t practice Wednesday at Valley Ranch. Ratliff has been inactive the last two games with a strained groin. He was dressed and had his helmet Wednesday morning for the early partUpvote Share Tweet
Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Bengals doing something Cowboys, rest of NFL should mimicJonathan 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 ofUpvote Share Tweet
Yet again, defense will decide it for DallasESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Last year, when the Dallas Cowboys finished 1-4 and lost the NFC East to the New York Giants, blame fell on the defense. They couldn't stop anybody. They blew fourth-quarter leads in key games against the Cardinals and Giants. Opposing fullbacks hurdled…Upvote Share Tweet
National survey: Tony Romo finishes last in ‘favorite NFL quarterback’ voting, trailing Tebow, Roethlisberger and VickTony Romo trailed all NFL QBs listed -- including Eagles QB Michael Vick -- when voters were asked to list their favorite NFL QBs in a recent survey. (Michael Ainsworth / Staff Photographer)Upvote Share TweetIRVING - The Oakland Raiders snatched Cowboys running back Jamize Olawale off the practice squad Wednesday. Olawale, a rookie who played at North Texas, has yet to play in an NFL regular-season game. But he did have a strong showing against the RaidersUpvote Share TweetIRVING - Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff was back on the practice field Wednesday morning at Valley Ranch for the first time in two weeks. Ratliff had his helmet and appeared dressed for practice. He’s been inactive the last two games with a strainedUpvote Share TweetThe Cowboys’ release of cornerback Terence Newman last spring was a quiet an unceremonious end for a former No. 5 overall pick who spent nine seasons in Dallas. On Tuesday, Bengals cornerback Newman spoke to Dallas-area media for the first time since hiUpvote Share Tweet
All-NFC East Team: Week 14 updateESPN.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Certain things creep up on you when you do an exercise like this one every week. You really have to look at it fresh, or else you might miss a trend. Did you know, for instance, that Tony Romo leads this division in passing yards this year, and by quite…Upvote Share Tweet