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Redskins-Cowboys moved to prime time

Redskins-Cowboys moved to prime time

ESPN.com Updated Dec 23, 2012
The NFL and NBC announced Sunday night that next Sunday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Md,. will be played in prime time, with kickoff scheduled for 8:20 pm ET. It's the second year in a row tha…
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  • Cowboys-Redskins game moved to Sunday night

    Cowboys-Redskins game moved to Sunday night

    The Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins game that will decide the NFC East is moving to prime time.
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  • Tony Romo’s big day in loss continues league-wide trend for 400…

    Tony Romo’s big day in loss continues league-wide trend for 400-yard passers

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    Two quarterbacks have thrown for 500 yards in games this season, and both won. Eli Manning passed for 510 yards against Tampa Bay, and Matt Schaub had 527 against Jacksonville. Twelve other quarterbacks have thrown for 400 yards in games this season, bu…
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  • Cowboys DC Rob Ryan on defense: ‘We have to play better than th…

    Cowboys DC Rob Ryan on defense: ‘We have to play better than that’

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    ARLINGTON - Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan had high praise for Drew Brees on Friday, saying the New Orleans quarterback is “unbelievably accurate.” On Sunday, Brees was particularly precise. He completed 70 percent of his 53 attempts for 446
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  • Witten sets NFL record for receptions by a tight end in a singl…

    Witten sets NFL record for receptions by a tight end in a single season

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    ARLINGTON - With a five-yard catch at the 14:18 mark of overtime, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten entered his name in the NFL’s record book. Witten’s reception was the 103rd he has made in 2012 and it broke the single-season catch record for a tight
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  • Brandon Carr: Cowboys defense was ‘a day late on everything’ vs…

    Brandon Carr: Cowboys defense was ‘a day late on everything’ vs. the Saints

    ARLINGTON — Regardless of the many injuries the Cowboys have on defense, cornerback Brandon Carr wasn’t using it as an excuse Sunday evening. The Cowboys lost in overtime 34-31 to the New Orleans Saints and in the process, allowed a season-high 562 ya
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  • Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware misses fourth quarter with strained ri…

    Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware misses fourth quarter with strained right shoulder

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    ARLINGTON — Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware left Sunday’s game against the Saints late in the third quarter because of a strained right shoulder that’s plagued him this season. Ware didn’t play in the fourth quarter and returned for only one play
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  • Cowboys safety Eric Frampton gets first NFL start in place of D…

    Cowboys safety Eric Frampton gets first NFL start in place of Danny McCray

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    ARLINGTON — Cowboys safety Eric Frampton made his first NFL start Sunday against the Saints, replacing special teams ace Danny McCray. McCray had been the Cowboys’ starter since Week 4, when he replaced injured starter Barry Church. However, McCray’
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  • Cowboys LB Ernie Sims leaves game because of dizziness

    Cowboys LB Ernie Sims leaves game because of dizziness

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    ARLINGTON — Late in the first quarter, Cowboys linebacker Ernie Sims felt dizzy after he made a tackle. Sims suffered a concussion the week before in a win over Pittsburgh, but passed all the necessary tests to return to the field Sunday against the Sai
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  • DeMarco Murray on his ‘very costly’ third-quarter fumble; ‘I’ll…

    DeMarco Murray on his ‘very costly’ third-quarter fumble; ‘I’ll play better next week’

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    ARLINGTON — Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray didn’t have any excuses for his third-quarter fumble after Sunday night’s 34-31 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints. The 24-year-old said he simply got twisted up and lost the ball, something he ad
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  • Giants have a meltdown in Baltimore, Cowboys’ NFC East hopes al…

    Giants have a meltdown in Baltimore, Cowboys’ NFC East hopes alive again

    yahoo.com Dec 23, 2012
    The Cowboys' sorrow on Sunday didn't last too long, because the Giants had a loss that was just as disappointing and nowhere near as competitive. New York put up an absolute stink-bomb in Baltimore, losing 33-14 at Baltimore. So even though Dallas lost …
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  • Jerry Jones ‘real pleased’ with Jason Garrett, has ‘no thoughts…

    Jerry Jones ‘real pleased’ with Jason Garrett, has ‘no thoughts’ of replacing head coach

    ARLINGTON — Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Sunday that he has no thoughts about making a coaching change. A FOX report surfaced Sunday that stated Jones was sticking with Garrett as head coach next season regardless of how the season
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  • NFL official explains ruling on overtime fumble that led to Cow…

    NFL official explains ruling on overtime fumble that led to Cowboys loss

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    ARLINGTON — Drew Brees was having little trouble dissecting the Cowboys defense on the game-winning drive of overtime Sunday at Cowboys Stadium. But the game’s decisive play came with some controversy. Brees connected with wide receiver Marques Colsto
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  • Rapid Reaction: Ravens 33, Giants 14

    Rapid Reaction: Ravens 33, Giants 14

    ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    BALTIMORE —- Supposedly playing for their playoff lives, the New York Giants showed very little life for the second straight week as the defending champs were blown out by the Baltimore Ravens, 33-14. What it means: With the Dallas Cowboys losing to the
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  • Southlake Carroll trio connects on winning kick for New Orleans

    Southlake Carroll trio connects on winning kick for New Orleans

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    The “Three-headed Dragon’’ struck again for the New Orleans Saints Sunday. The trio of three former Southlake Carroll players as snapper, holder and kicker connected for the winning 20-yard field goal in overtime, and in front of family and friends
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  • "Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your S…

    "Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 23, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from London Fletcher losing his lunch to sad Tom Brady. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Analysis: Tony Romo and Dez Bryant shine again (but it’s still …

    Analysis: Tony Romo and Dez Bryant shine again (but it’s still not enough); Don’t put too much blame on Rob Ryan

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    ARLINGTON — The Cowboys no longer control their own destiny. With a 34-31 overtime loss Sunday to the New Orleans Saints, the Cowboys need help to reach the playoffs. Here are my five thoughts on the Cowboys falling to 8-7, a game back of Washington for
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  • Vikings stay alive, Texans risk losing bye

    Vikings stay alive, Texans risk losing bye

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    In what arguably constitutes the biggest win for the franchise since blowing out the Cowboys in the 2009 postseason, the Vikings have beaten the other team from Texas, sending the squad with the best record in the AFC from 12-2 to 12-3. The upset keeps …
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  • Saints take advantage of turnover, lead 24-17

    Saints take advantage of turnover, lead 24-17

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    The big plays to Dez Bryant were pretty, But the Cowboys haven’t made enough of the small ones, and the Saints have taken the lead late in the third quarter. Taking advantage of a DeMarco Murray fumble deep in his own territory, the Saints went up 24-17
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  • Saints' Greer sustains concussion vs. Cowboys

    Saints' Greer sustains concussion vs. Cowboys

    ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer has left Sunday's game at Dallas because of a concussion.
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  • Rapid Reaction: Redskins 27, Eagles 20

    Rapid Reaction: Redskins 27, Eagles 20

    ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA -- A few thoughts on the Washington Redskins' sixth victory in a row and their ninth of the season. What it means: The Redskins have their first winning season since 2007, and if they beat the Dallas Cowboys at home Sunday, they will be NFC…
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  • Saints squeeze in a field goal for 17-14 halftime lead

    Saints squeeze in a field goal for 17-14 halftime lead

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    The Saints offense is on a bit of a roll in the first half, and moved quickly for a field goal just before halftime to take a 17-14 lead over the Cowboys. The Saints have a ridiculous 317 yards at halftime, with Drew Brees throwing for 261 yards. The Co…
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  • Four Cowboys offensive linemen among inactive players

    Four Cowboys offensive linemen among inactive players

    dallasnews.com Dec 23, 2012
    IRVING - The Cowboys have 11 offensive linemen on their 53-man roster. Four of them will be inactive Sunday when Dallas plays New Orleans. Tackle Darrion Weems, center Kevin Kowalski and guards Ron Leary and David Arkin have been scratched. So have line
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  • How you feeling? Cowboys-Saints

    How you feeling? Cowboys-Saints

    ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    As the Dallas Cowboys prepare to host the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. ET (Noon CT) Sunday, here's one reason for Cowboys fans to feel good about the game and one reason for concern. Feeling good: After two straight weeks of scrapping for points against…
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Saints-Cowboys Recap 01:36

    Sunday Blitz: Saints-Cowboys Recap

    Dec 23
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Saints' 34-31 win over the Cowboys in overtime.
  • Video - Saints vs. Cowboys highlights 04:35

    Saints vs. Cowboys highlights

    Dec 23
    The New Orleans Saints defeated the Dallas Cowboys in a close Week 16 matchup. Saints QB Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes in his 34-31 victory.
  • Video - Saints Play Spoiler In Dallas 00:47

    Saints Play Spoiler In Dallas

    Dec 23
    Garrett Hartley kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime to push the Saints past the Cowboys.
  • Video - Cowboys postgame press conference 03:33

    Cowboys postgame press conference

    Dec 23
    Cowboys react following game with Saints

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