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David DeCastro could be in line for first start

David DeCastro could be in line for first start

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 11, 2012
The Steelers might finally get a return on their first round pick. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that rookie David DeCastro could play right guard this week against the Cowboys. That wou…
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  • If Steelers are smart, they’ll take it to Cowboys’ hurting run …

    If Steelers are smart, they’ll take it to Cowboys’ hurting run defense

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the game with the San Diego Chargers last weekend with four wide receivers and no running backs. Look for the Steelers to change their approach this weekend when they visit the Cowboys. Injuries have diminished the run def…
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  • Are Cowboys in position for a legitimate playoff run? Outlook i…

    Are Cowboys in position for a legitimate playoff run? Outlook is much better than two weeks ago

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 2012
    A team’s fate can shift quickly in the NFL. With that in mind, we ask this question: How many teams in the NFC have a better record than the Cowboys over the last five games? If you said none, you receive a pair of flannel pants from the team’s holida
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  • NFL Turning Point to focus on Tony Romo and the Cowboys’ win ov…

    NFL Turning Point to focus on Tony Romo and the Cowboys’ win over the Bengals

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 2012
    From NBC: NEW YORK — December 11, 2012 — Emmy-nominated NFL Turning Point, NBC Sports Network’s weekly NFL show co-produced by NFL Films, airs this Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET. In this week’s episode: NFL Turning Point examines the Washington Redskins
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  • Cowboys release CB Vince Agnew, add former Giant Michael Coe as…

    Cowboys release CB Vince Agnew, add former Giant Michael Coe as replacement

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Cowboys cut one cornerback and added another Tuesday, releasing Vince Agnew and acquiring Michael Coe off waivers. Agnew joined the Cowboys’ practice squad on Oct. 16 and was promoted to the active roster Nov. 10. He appeared in four games and didnâ
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  • Depth of Cowboys’ practice squad thins after Bears sign LB Jerr…

    Depth of Cowboys’ practice squad thins after Bears sign LB Jerry Franklin

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Cowboys practice squad lost linebacker Jerry Franklin, whom the Chicago Bears added to their active roster Tuesday. Franklin was brought in by the Cowboys on Nov. 14 after stints with Carolina and Denver earlier this season. He has yet to play in an…
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  • Cowboys' Brent attends teammate's memorial

    Cowboys' Brent attends teammate's memorial

    The Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to Jerry Brown at a private memorial on Tuesday that included Josh Brent, the player charged with intoxication manslaughter in the one-car accident that killed his teammate.
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  • Dez Bryant: They’d have to break my leg to keep me out

    Dez Bryant: They’d have to break my leg to keep me out

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that the ultimate decision about whether or not wide receiver Dez Bryant continues playing with the finger injury he suffered against the Bengals. If that’s true, Bryant’s going to be in the lineup. He told Mike
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  • Saints players won’t have to serve suspensions when New Orleans…

    Saints players won’t have to serve suspensions when New Orleans faces Cowboys

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 2012
    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league’s bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue, however, found that the players’ conduct was detri
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  • Jerry Brown’s Funeral Set for Friday in St.Louis

    Jerry Brown’s Funeral Set for Friday in St.Louis

    cowboysgab.com Dec 11, 2012
    Funeral services are scheduled for Friday in St. Louis for Cowboys practice-squad LB Jerry Brown. Brown was a St. Louis native who died in a suspected drunken-driving accident on Saturday. Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was the driver and is charge…
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  • Paper Tigers: The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 …

    Paper Tigers: The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 …

    CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 seeds, but is anyone scared? Both teams look vulnerable, Peter King writes, and having home-field isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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  • Eyewitness describes scene at crash that claimed the life of Co…

    Eyewitness describes scene at crash that claimed the life of Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown

    In the wake of the report that the mother of late Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown wants Josh Brent to ride with her and sit with the family during Brown's funeral, chilling details of what allegedly occurred at the crime scene are beginning to eme…
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  • Peter King: Texans, Falcons ugly losses give Super Bowl race wi…

    Peter King: Texans, Falcons ugly losses give Super Bowl race wide-open feel

    CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012
    Not too excited about the top seeds in the NFC and AFC, are you, in the wake of bad losses by the Falcons and Texans in Week 14? There's a reason. Atlanta and Houston are clearly vulnerable entering the last three weeks of the regular season.
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  • Breaking Down the ‘Boys: The four most pivotal plays for Dallas…

    Breaking Down the ‘Boys: The four most pivotal plays for Dallas in Cincinnati

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 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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  • Jerry Jones confirms post-game confrontation with Jay Ratliff

    Jerry Jones confirms post-game confrontation with Jay Ratliff

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 2012
    Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones confirmed Tuesday that he had a confrontation with nose tackle Jay Ratliff following a game on Dec. 2. Jones approached Ratliff after the Cowboys’ 38-33 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles and spoke to the
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  • Steelers tendency to play to competition might help now

    Steelers tendency to play to competition might help now

    profootballtalk.com Dec 11, 2012
    The bad news for the Steelers is that they’re near the point of needing to win out to make the postseason. The good news is that their next two games are against teams with winning records, which seems to get their attention. Their next two are against
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  • Cowboys’ Morris Claiborne ‘looks like he got into a fight’ afte…

    Cowboys’ Morris Claiborne ‘looks like he got into a fight’ after busting lip against Bengal

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 2012
    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett reported that Morris Claiborne “looks like he got into a fight” but “seemed like he was better today.” The rookie cornerback suffered a lacerated lip but appeared as if he might have been hurt far more seriously when he
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  • Cowboys’ Jason Garrett stands behind punter Brian Moorman despi…

    Cowboys’ Jason Garrett stands behind punter Brian Moorman despite shaky afternoon in Cincy

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 2012
    Cowboys punter Brian Moorman had a bad day in Cincinnati, averaging only 33 yards for his five punts. He allowed the Bengals excellent field position. They scored a field goal after his first shanked punt traveled 23 yards. The Bengals added another fie…
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  • Expect Cowboys’ tag team at tackle to continue after Jermey Par…

    Expect Cowboys’ tag team at tackle to continue after Jermey Parnell impresses in relief of Doug Free

    dallasnews.com Dec 11, 2012
    IRVING - Expect to see the Cowboys continue to alternate Doug Free and Jermey Parnell at right tackle as they did in Sunday’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Free, a six-year veteran who moved from the more challenging left tackle position, has s
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  • I Suck at Football, Week 14: Back and to the Left

    I Suck at Football, Week 14: Back and to the Left

    grantland.com Dec 11, 2012
    On Sunday my sister drives me to the bar so I can watch the Bengals play the Dallas Cowboys. "Well, I hope they win," she says. "But I also hope they ...
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  • Video - Brent Attends Memorial Service 01:02

    Brent Attends Memorial Service

    Dec 11
    Josh Brent, the player charged with intoxication manslaughter in the one-car accident that killed Jerry Brown, paid his respects at a private memorial on Tuesday.
  • Video - Should Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant play? 01:04

    Should Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant play?

    Dec 11
    Who should decide if Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant plays with his injured finger? Charlie Casserly explains what process the Cowboys need to go through to decide if their star receiver suits up on Sunday.
  • Video - Dez Bryant's Status Uncertain 01:10

    Dez Bryant's Status Uncertain

    Dec 11
    Ed Werder with the latest on Dez Bryant's fractured left index finger.
  • Video - Can Dallas Cowboys win without WR Dez Bryant? 05:12

    Can Dallas Cowboys win without WR Dez Bryant?

    Dec 11
    Jamie Dukes joins "NFL AM" to discuss the big topics in the NFL, including the firing of Baltimore Ravens oeffensive coordinator Cam Cameron and whether or not the Dallas Cowboys can win without wide receiver Dez Bryant.

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    Dec 11
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    Dec 11
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