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Circus avoided: Payton hasn’t asked to attend Saints-Cowboys

Circus avoided: Payton hasn’t asked to attend Saints-Cowboys

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 21, 2012
If suspended coach Sean Payton is secretly trying to leverage the Cowboys against the Saints against each other for his own economic benefit, at least he isn’t being blatant about it. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Payton has not requeste
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  • Cowboys free safety Gerald Sensabaugh earning respect, responsi…

    Cowboys free safety Gerald Sensabaugh earning respect, responsibility as consistent leader

    dallasnews.com Dec 21, 2012
    Gerald Sensabaugh was handed an interesting little honor this week. With linebacker Ernie Sims (concussion) questionable, and linebacker Anthony Spencer getting the “wired” helmet to call signals for the defense, there is a need for a backup “helmet
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  • DeMarcus Ware says he’s fine, can handle whatever the offense h…

    DeMarcus Ware says he’s fine, can handle whatever the offense has to throw at him

    dallasnews.com Dec 21, 2012
    DeMarcus Ware said he’s ready to go Sunday against New Orleans, no matter what kind of nicks and bruises he might be fighting through. “I’m feeling good enough to play on Sunday, so that’s good,” said Ware, who will play in his 127th consecutive
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  • Dez Bryant wants to keep positive momentum moving forward

    Dez Bryant wants to keep positive momentum moving forward

    dallasnews.com Dec 21, 2012
    One of the greatest transitions of the 2012 Cowboys season has been the maturation of the game of receiver Dez Bryant. He has gone from the perception of a player who doesn’t understand the game or simply isn’t a favorite target of quarterback Tony Ro
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  • Cowboys' Bryant fighting through finger injury

    Cowboys' Bryant fighting through finger injury

    ESPN.com Dec 21, 2012
    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant continues to battle through finger injury.
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  • Why TV networks hope to be the winner when Cowboys play Redskin…

    Why TV networks hope to be the winner when Cowboys play Redskins

    dallasnews.com Dec 21, 2012
    Fox and NBC are locked in intense lobbying with the NFL in hopes of landing next week’s Cowboys-Redskins matchup should the game prove to be for the NFC East title. Fox is still seething after losing out to NBC Sunday Night Football on last season’s W
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  • Cowboys LB Ernie Sims, WR Kevin Ogletree listed as questionable…

    Cowboys LB Ernie Sims, WR Kevin Ogletree listed as questionable on team report

    dallasnews.com Dec 21, 2012
    IRVING —Nose tackle Jay Ratliff is only player on the Cowboys’ active roster who has been ruled out Sunday for Dallas’ game against New Orleans. Ratliff, who underwent surgery for a sports hernia, hasn’t played since Nov. 18. Linebacker Ernie Sims
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  • NFC East race: The case for the Cowboys

    NFC East race: The case for the Cowboys

    ESPN.com Dec 21, 2012
    This is the third in a three-part series looking at each of the three teams tied for first place in the NFC East with two weeks to play and making the case for why that team will win the division. The case for the New York Giants appeared here Wednesday…
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  • Cowboys recognize Woodrow Wilson grad Lizzie Cochran as 2012 Co…

    Cowboys recognize Woodrow Wilson grad Lizzie Cochran as 2012 Community Quarterback Award Winner

    dallasnews.com Dec 21, 2012
    The Cowboys on Friday recognized 2008 Woodrow Wilson High School graduate Lizzie Cochran as the 2012 Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award winner. Cochran, now a student at Columbia, set up Miracle Players Foundation, a non-profit organization that…
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  • Spencer wants to stay with Cowboys, special LB group

    Spencer wants to stay with Cowboys, special LB group

    profootballtalk.com Dec 21, 2012
    Anthony Spencer has no control over his contract future with the Cowboys. But he made no secret of how he hopes it turns out. Given the franchise tag this year, the outside linebacker has excelled in the midst of injuries that took away inside linebacke…
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  • LeBron James: Cowboys have chance at playoffs, ‘That’s all you …

    LeBron James: Cowboys have chance at playoffs, ‘That’s all you can ask for at this point’

    dallasnews.com Dec 21, 2012
    Miami Heat superstar forward LeBron James is one of the most famous Dallas Cowboys fans, so following the Heat’s 110-95 victory over the Mavericks Thursday night in Dallas, James was asked if the Cowboys were going to reach the postseason. “We got a c
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  • Video - 'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys 02:33

    'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys

    Dec 21
    Can Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo lead his team to victory against the New Orleans Saints' historically bad defense? "Playbook" breaks down why the Cowboys and Saints’ defenses have been struggling.
  • Video - Is Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant ready to play? 03:26

    Is Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant ready to play?

    Dec 21
    Will the Dallas Cowboys have wide receiver Dez Bryant available for their Week 16 matchup with the New Orleans Saints. Find out the latest on everything Dallas Cowboys.
  • Video - Dallas Cowboys control own destiny 01:49

    Dallas Cowboys control own destiny

    Dec 21
    The Dallas Cowboys control their own destiny heading into the final two weeks of the season. Ian Rapoport has the latest on how the play to handle their Week 16 matchup with the New Orleans Saints.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: NFC East 01:50

    NFL Live OT: NFC East

    Dec 21
    Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi discuss which NFC East team they trust the most to win the division.

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