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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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins game that will decide the NFC East is moving to prime time.Upvote Share Tweet
Tony Romo’s big day in loss continues league-wide trend for 400-yard passersTwo 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…Upvote Share TweetARLINGTON - 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 446Upvote Share TweetARLINGTON - 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 tightUpvote Share TweetARLINGTON — 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 yaUpvote Share TweetARLINGTON — 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 playUpvote Share TweetARLINGTON — 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’Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys LB Ernie Sims leaves game because of dizzinessARLINGTON — 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 SaiUpvote Share Tweet
DeMarco Murray on his ‘very costly’ third-quarter fumble; ‘I’ll play better next week’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 adUpvote Share Tweet
Giants have a meltdown in Baltimore, Cowboys’ NFC East hopes alive againyahoo.com Dec 23, 2012The 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 …Upvote Share TweetARLINGTON — 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 seasonUpvote Share Tweet
NFL official explains ruling on overtime fumble that led to Cowboys lossARLINGTON — 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 ColstoUpvote Share TweetBALTIMORE —- 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 theUpvote Share Tweet
Southlake Carroll trio connects on winning kick for New OrleansThe “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 friendsUpvote Share Tweet
"Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 23, 2012We'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 »Upvote Share Tweet
Analysis: Tony Romo and Dez Bryant shine again (but it’s still not enough); Don’t put too much blame on Rob RyanARLINGTON — 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 forUpvote Share TweetIn 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Saints take advantage of turnover, lead 24-17The 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 24-17Upvote Share TweetNew Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer has left Sunday's game at Dallas because of a concussion.Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA -- 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Saints squeeze in a field goal for 17-14 halftime leadThe 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…Upvote Share TweetIRVING - 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 lineUpvote Share Tweet
How you feeling? Cowboys-SaintsAs 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Saints-Cowboys RecapDec 23Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Saints' 34-31 win over the Cowboys in overtime.
Saints vs. Cowboys highlightsDec 23The 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.
Saints Play Spoiler In DallasDec 23Garrett Hartley kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime to push the Saints past the Cowboys.
Cowboys postgame press conferenceDec 23Cowboys react following game with Saints
Peter King: Megatron the headliner, but history was made all over Week 16Dec 23The Bengals have done something this year that hadn't been done since Boomer Esiason was a junior at Maryland.
Don Banks: Critical win proves Vikes are more than a one-man show; more Sn…Dec 23PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 16 that saw the NFL's playoff field taking shape in almost-finalized fashion...
Don Banks: After 45 seasons, Bengals finally find some history in repeatin…Dec 23PITTSBURGH -- Heinz Field felt like history central Sunday in the NFL. But maybe not the way many would have expected.
Adrian Peterson held to 86 yards, but Minnesota Vikings topple Houston Tex…Dec 23Adrian Peterson held to 86 yards, but Minnesota Vikings keep playoff hopes alive with win over Houston Texans