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As playoff race heats up, Giants stay ahead of Redskins, Cowboy…

As playoff race heats up, Giants stay ahead of Redskins, Cowboys

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
Everyone in the NFC East won on Sunday, which means the race for the division race didn’t change. And that’s good news for the Giants. On the strength of their win over the Saints, the Giants improved to 8-5 and stayed a game ahead of the Redskins and
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  • Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Cowboys still underdogs to win NFC Eas…

    Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Cowboys still underdogs to win NFC East, but by how much?

    dallasnews.com Dec 9, 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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  • Why Don't Players Use The League, Team Or Union-Provided Drivin…

    Why Don't Players Use The League, Team Or Union-Provided Driving Services After A Night Out Drinking?

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    Just about six months ago, the NFL had a particularly rough week with players being charged with driving while intoxicated. Lions DT Nick Fairley, Jacksonville wide receiver Justin Blackmon and Vikings fullback Jerome Felton were all charged with varyin…
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  • Tony Romo: The last 24 hours have been a roller coaster of emot…

    Tony Romo: The last 24 hours have been a roller coaster of emotions

    dallasnews.com Dec 9, 2012
    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo called the last 24 hours a roller coaster of emotions. Sunday’s 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals marked the Cowboys’ fourth win in their last five games. But wins and losses weren’t as important as the recent l
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  • Cowboys' Brent released from jail, trying to cope

    Cowboys' Brent released from jail, trying to cope

    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent says he's "just trying to deal" with the death of his teammate and "very best friend" Jerry Brown.
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  • Jerry Jones: It was fitting that Brandon Carr made the big play…

    Jerry Jones: It was fitting that Brandon Carr made the big play for us

    dallasnews.com Dec 9, 2012
    Brandon Carr says the gas tank in his body is on empty. That’s understandable. The Cowboys cornerback has been through a lot over the last nine days. Carr lost two friends on Dec. 1 when his former Kansas City Chiefs teammate, Jovan Belcher, killed his
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  • Report:  Jones, Ratliff had heated exchange after win over Eagl…

    Report: Jones, Ratliff had heated exchange after win over Eagles

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    As the Cowboys wait for nose tackle Jay Ratliff to return from a groin injury, a new report indicates that Ratliff and owner Jerry Jones recently engaged in a locker-room altercation. According to Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Ratliff and Jone…
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  • The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Jerry Jones has thought about what he could have done to preven…

    Jerry Jones has thought about what he could have done to prevent Jerry Brown’s death

    Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones admitted after Sunday’s 20-19 victory in Cincinnati that he has spent time thinking about what he could have done to prevent the death of Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown. Brown was killed early Saturday morni
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  • ‘Grieving’ Cowboys come back in fourth quarter to beat the Beng…

    ‘Grieving’ Cowboys come back in fourth quarter to beat the Bengals, 20-19

    For the second consecutive week, an NFL team has had to play a game on the day after a tragedy. For the second consecutive week, that team has found a way to win. Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Carolina Panthers 27-21 on the day after in…
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  • Analysis: Offensive line, punter nearly give game away, but Cow…

    Analysis: Offensive line, punter nearly give game away, but Cowboys rally to keep playoff hopes alive

    dallasnews.com Dec 9, 2012
    It never seems to be easy for the Cowboys and it was another improbable finish on Sunday. The Bengals led 19-10 entering the final quarter but the visiting Cowboys rallied for a 20-19 last-second victory, keeping their playoff hopes alive. Here are my t…
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  • Rob Ryan hurts Cowboys’ defense with unsportsmanlike conduct

    Rob Ryan hurts Cowboys’ defense with unsportsmanlike conduct

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is known for running his mouth. The officials on the field in Cincinnati today decided that they heard enough. Ryan walked out onto the field to yell at the officials about what he thought should have been a flag o…
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  • Jerry Brown’s family releases statement that thanks people for …

    Jerry Brown’s family releases statement that thanks people for their prayers and passes along prayers to Josh Brent and his fa

    dallasnews.com Dec 9, 2012
    The family of Jerry Brown Jr. have released the following statement, as confirmed by Cowboys writer Brandon George through Brown’s agent, Chad Wiestling: “The family of Jerry Brown Jr. wish to express our sincere appreciation for all of your prayers,
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  • How you feeling? Cowboys-Bengals

    How you feeling? Cowboys-Bengals

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Dallas Cowboys will play the Bengals at 1 p.m. ET (noon CT) in Cincinnati on Sunday, one day after the drunken-driving tragedy that took the life of defensive lineman Jerry Brown and left nose tackle Josh Brent in jail. While such events make a foot…
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  • Cowboys’ Alex Albright: “We have to go forward”

    Cowboys’ Alex Albright: “We have to go forward”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Saturday’s car accident that left Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown dead and nose tackle Josh Brent jailed on an intoxicated manslaughter charge has left the team stunned. But Cowboys linebacker Alex Albright, the only player who has spoken publicly about
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Cowboys-Bengals Recap 01:54

    Sunday Blitz: Cowboys-Bengals Recap

    Dec 9
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Cowboys' 20-19 win over the Bengals
  • Video - Jason Garrett Remembers Jerry Brown 00:40

    Jason Garrett Remembers Jerry Brown

    Dec 9
    Jason Garrett talks about Jerry Brown after the Cowboys' 20-19 win over the Bengals.
  • Video - Dallas Cowboys DB Brandon Carr: 'We stuck together' 03:09

    Dallas Cowboys DB Brandon Carr: 'We stuck together'

    Dec 9
    Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr is very emotional following Dallas' victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, after losing two former teammates in the past week.
  • Video - Cowboys Rally For Emotional Victory 00:31

    Cowboys Rally For Emotional Victory

    Dec 9
    Down 19-10 going into the fourth quarter, the Cowboys scored 10 unanswered points to defeat the Bengals 20-19.

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    Dec 9
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  • Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…

    Dec 9
    LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.