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Could the Cowboys be on the verge of making a move back to a 4-…

Could the Cowboys be on the verge of making a move back to a 4-3 defense?

dallasnews.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
Jerry Jones promised changes would be coming. In order to emerge from the quagmire of mediocrity the Cowboys have been mired in since their last playoff appearance in the 2009 season, he said an out-of-the-box move would be required. “If you don’t do
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  • Sherrington: Rob Ryan never a good fit for ‘dictator for life’ …

    Sherrington: Rob Ryan never a good fit for ‘dictator for life’ Jerry Jones

    dallasnews.com Jan 8, 2013
    The professional relationship between Jerry Jones and Rob Ryan was destined to fail, our Kevin Sherrington writes. (Photo by Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)
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  • Def. coordinator Ryan dismissed by 8-8 Cowboys

    Def. coordinator Ryan dismissed by 8-8 Cowboys

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired Tuesday after his injury-depleted unit struggled in a pair of season-ending losses that kept the Cowboys out of the playoffs for a third straight year.
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  • Could the Cowboys try to lure Arizona DC, former Cowboys DB Ray…

    Could the Cowboys try to lure Arizona DC, former Cowboys DB Ray Horton back to Valley Ranch?

    dallasnews.com Jan 8, 2013
    It was only two years ago when Rob Ryan was hired by the Cowboys. In January 2011, he was picked to run the defense, emerging from a field of candidates that included Vic Fangio, Greg Manusky and Ray Horton. Twenty-four months later, Ryan is out of work…
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  • Tony Romo caught in crossfire of Twitter exchange between Cowbo…

    Tony Romo caught in crossfire of Twitter exchange between Cowboys, Dallas Stars

    dallasnews.com Jan 8, 2013
    Tony Romo was caught in the crossfire during a snarky Twitter exchange between the Cowboys and Stars on Tuesday. It all started when the Cowboys, responding to a tweet by someone trumpeting the impending return of baseball’s spring training, made a dism
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  • New England Patriots add former Cowboys receiver Andre Holmes t…

    New England Patriots add former Cowboys receiver Andre Holmes to practice squad

    dallasnews.com Jan 8, 2013
    The New England Patriots signed former Cowboys receiver Andre Holmes to their practice squad Tuesday. Holmes played in seven games for Dallas in 2012, making two catches for 11 yards. He was cut in November before the Cowboys added him to the practice s…
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  • Cowboys free-agent center Phil Costa expects to compete for sta…

    Cowboys free-agent center Phil Costa expects to compete for starting job after rehabilitation

    dallasnews.com Jan 8, 2013
    Phil Costa hopes to be back on the practice field when the Cowboys’ organized team activities start in the spring. And if he is, Costa expects he will have to win his job back as the starting center. “Every year you have to have that mentality,” Cos
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  • You be the judge: Which Cowboys defensive players (and coaches)…

    You be the judge: Which Cowboys defensive players (and coaches) stood out in 2012? Which ones get failing grades?

    dallasnews.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Cowboys' traded up and spent a high first-round pick on Mo Claiborne this year. What grade does his 2012 performance earn from you? (Louis DeLuca / Staff Photographer)
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  • Herm Edwards: Cowboys will make 2014 playoffs; If not ‘it could…

    Herm Edwards: Cowboys will make 2014 playoffs; If not ‘it could be the end of the Romo era’

    dallasnews.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Cowboys have missed the playoffs the last three seasons and some in the fan base are probably wondering if they’ll ever return to the postseason. Former NFL head coach Herm Edwards says the wait won’t be much longer. Edwards wrote a column Tuesday
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  • How did you grade the Cowboys? Two offensive players get an ‘A;…

    How did you grade the Cowboys? Two offensive players get an ‘A;’ Which Cowboy got an ‘F?’

    dallasnews.com Jan 8, 2013
    Jason Witten and Doug Free find themselves on opposite sides of the spectrum in our SportsDayDFW.com reader grades. (Vernon Bryant / Staff Photographer)
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  • Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has successful surgery on fractured…

    Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has successful surgery on fractured index finger

    Dez Bryant underwent surgery Tuesday in the Dallas area to repair his fractured left index finger. The operation was a success, according to a source. Bryant, the Cowboys’ third-year receiver, had elected to postpone the procedure after suffering the in
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  • Will Giants prioritize linebacker?

    Will Giants prioritize linebacker?

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Football Outsiders' Vince Verhei takes a look at three NFC playoff contenders that didn't make it and tries to identify the biggest areas in which they need to improve. Two of these teams -- the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys -- play in the NFC …
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  • The Cowboys Took A Swipe At The NHL On Twitter, But The Dallas …

    The Cowboys Took A Swipe At The NHL On Twitter, But The Dallas Stars (Eventually) Gave It Right Back

    deadspin.com Jan 8, 2013
    Hockey's back! (We think.) And no one in Dallas gives a shit! (Which actually might be true.) Ah, but when you've won just one playoff game in 16 years-and counting!-it's probably not a good idea to throw shade at one of your neighbors the way the Dal
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  • Jerry shouldn't force Norv on Garrett

    Jerry shouldn't force Norv on Garrett

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Ed Werder has a theory that the Dallas Cowboys' firing of running backs coach Skip Peete on Monday could be the start of a series of firings on the offensive coaching staff. Ed believes, based on the conversations he's had with people close to the situa…
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  • Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Bruce Carter 2012 Review, Final Grade

    Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Bruce Carter 2012 Review, Final Grade

    dallasnews.com Jan 8, 2013
    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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  • Video - NFL32OT: The Breakout Team 01:57

    NFL32OT: The Breakout Team

    Jan 8
    Episode 244: Herm Edwards breaks down who will be the breakout team in 2013. The NFL32OT crew discuss which New York team had the most disappointing season.
  • Video - Source: Cowboys Fire Rob Ryan 02:10

    Source: Cowboys Fire Rob Ryan

    Jan 8
    Calvin Watkins on the Cowboys firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
  • Video - Rob Ryan out in Dallas 02:01

    Rob Ryan out in Dallas

    Jan 8
    Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is fired after two seasons.
  • Video - Rob Ryan out in Dallas 02:01

    Rob Ryan out in Dallas

    Jan 8
    Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is fired after two seasons.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…

    Jan 8
    I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
  • Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictions

    Jan 8
    When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
  • NFL playoffs 2013 - Peyton Manning's next move

    Jan 8
    Peyton Manning has had one of the finest seasons of his Hall of Fame career, but he needs to find the right reason to keep playing.
  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish TE Tyler Eifert will forgo senior season for NFL…

    Jan 8
    Notre Dame junior tight end Tyler Eifert said Monday night after the Irish's 42-14 loss to Alabama that he would enter April's NFL draft.