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Reeling Cowboys heading into bye, brutal stretch

Reeling Cowboys heading into bye, brutal stretch

CNNSI.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys certainly picked a bad time for an awful game, one that will stick with them for an extended period.
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  • Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on offensive line: ‘We feel like we…

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on offensive line: ‘We feel like we’re playing the best five guys for our football team right no

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    IRVING — These days, the Cowboys’ offensive line isn’t just being besieged by oncoming rushers. The unit is also being ambushed by critics, who have roundly denounced their overall performance in the first four games this season. The onslaught conti
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  • Cowboys TE Jason Witten erases concern about his performance

    Cowboys TE Jason Witten erases concern about his performance

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    IRVING - The growing concern about Jason Witten’s performance was virtually extinguished Monday, when the veteran tight end made 13 receptions for 112 yards and scored a touchdown. “I’ve always felt confident in my game and I feel better than I’
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  • This time it’s Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins at safety

    This time it’s Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins at safety

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    IRVING - On Monday, the Cowboys used a cornerback at safety. But this time it wasn’t Brandon Carr, who moonlighted there during a victory over Tampa Bay. Instead it was Mike Jenkins. As part of a plan aimed at stopping Bears receiver, Brandon Marshall
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  • Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, TE Jason Witten say QB Tony Romo a…

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, TE Jason Witten say QB Tony Romo and WR Dez Bryant had a “miscommunication” on first intercepti

    IRVING - Now that the Cowboys have had time to review last night’s loss to Chicago, coach Jason Garrett and tight end Jason Witten helped to explain Tuesday just how there was a “miscommunication” between quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver De
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  • Cowboys release CB LeQuan Lewis on Tuesday

    Cowboys release CB LeQuan Lewis on Tuesday

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    IRVING - The Cowboys releasaed cornerback LeQuan Lewis on Tuesday. Lewis played in three games with the Cowboys, recording one tackle, after signing with Dallas on Sept. 12. Lewis was signed to help with the Cowboys’ special teams but didn’t have a
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  • Sean Payton: I’d rather answer a bounty question than talk abou…

    Sean Payton: I’d rather answer a bounty question than talk about coaching the Cowboys

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is friends with many Cowboys players and coaches. He also lives in the North Texas area. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he wants to leave his current job to become the Cowboys’ head coach. Payton, who was s
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  • Jay Cutler: Mike Tice called his best game yet

    Jay Cutler: Mike Tice called his best game yet

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler might not have wanted to listen to what offensive coordinator Mike Tice had to say on the sideline Monday night, but that doesn’t seem to have colored his views on how Tice fared as a play caller against the Cowboys. Cutler,
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  • The Ranch Report: Chicago 34, Dallas 18

    The Ranch Report: Chicago 34, Dallas 18

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    Head coach Jason Garrett implores his team to stack one good game on top of another. A different pattern has developed to start this season. The Cowboys have chosen to stack one bad game on top of every win. The teams finishes the first quarter of the s…
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  • Dallas' Jones 'disappointed' after MNF rout

    Dallas' Jones 'disappointed' after MNF rout

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is disappointed, but he's not offering excuses after the team's lopsided 34-18 loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday night.
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  • Cowboys can’t win on the football field, but they still dominat…

    Cowboys can’t win on the football field, but they still dominate Rangers in ratings battle

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    If you had 4-to-1 in the Cowboys vs. Rangers ratings pool on Monday night, you are a winner. The Bears-Cowboys scored a combined 26.1 in D-FW on ESPN and KTXA (Channel 21). The Rangers-A’s on FSSW scored a 6.6. The highest half hour of the Rangers game
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  • Motorin’: Your Highlight Reel Of The Most Night Ranger-Worthy R…

    Motorin’: Your Highlight Reel Of The Most Night Ranger-Worthy Runs From College Football’s Week 5

    deadspin.com Oct 2, 2012
    Prompted by a discussion between Gawker's own Mobutu Sese Seko and Sports Illustrated college football writer Holly Anderson, we created this mp3 celebrating the best and only relevant moment of Night Ranger's musical career. We think it's worth using t…
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  • Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Player Grades for Cowboys’ Offense Thr…

    Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Player Grades for Cowboys’ Offense Through Week 4

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    QB Tony Romo: B- It would be easy to overreact to last night’s demolition, but Romo’s actual performance was nowhere near as poor as his stat line. Look, Romo isn’t playing his best ball, averaging only 7.6 yards-per-attempt. But he also isn’t get
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  • Cowboys need to control damage better

    Cowboys need to control damage better

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    As everyone shouts and scrambles this morning to figure out who's to blame for what happened to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, I'd like to suggest that we at least consider the Bears as one possible answer. Chicago has a good, tough team with an op…
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  • Cowboys Play Giveaway in 34-18 Loss to the Bears

    Cowboys Play Giveaway in 34-18 Loss to the Bears

    In order to go up, you first have to hit rock bottom. It may only be four weeks into the 2012 NFL season, but it looks like the Cowboys have hit rock bottom. Monday night they were (at least one player) was a turnover machine, as the Cowboys in front of…
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  • Breakfast links: Cowboys Monday meltdown

    Breakfast links: Cowboys Monday meltdown

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Yeah, I have plenty to say about what happened to the Cowboys on "Monday Night Football," but that's for a little bit later this morning. For purposes of this post, all that matters is that the Cowboys are 2-2 and their 1-0 division record put…
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  • Cowboys LB Victor Butler fails to make impact as Anthony Spence…

    Cowboys LB Victor Butler fails to make impact as Anthony Spencer’s replacement

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    ARLINGTON - Anthony Spencer hadn’t missed a game since the 2008 season. But on Monday, before the Cowboys’ 34-18 loss to Chicago, the outside linebacker was ruled inactive with a strained pectoral muscle, an injury he suffered late in Dallas’ vict
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  • Cowboys center Ryan Cook injures left hamstring but says he’ll …

    Cowboys center Ryan Cook injures left hamstring but says he’ll be OK

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    ARLINGTON— Cowboys center Ryan Cook, who has filled in for starter Phil Costa since the start of the season, suffered a left hamstring injury late in the first half Monday night against Chicago but was able to finish the game. Cook said his hamstring ti
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  • Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on sputtering offense: “We have to …

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on sputtering offense: “We have to just keep banging away.”

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Cowboys offense is in trouble. Forget the late touchdown drive engineered by backup Kyle Orton. Chicago’s defense had lost interest by that stage. The Cowboys starters have scraped together just three touchdowns over the last three games. Tony Romo
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  • QB Tony Romo: “I’m going to have to reassess a couple of things…

    QB Tony Romo: “I’m going to have to reassess a couple of things”

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    Tony Romo suffered through a dismal evening with five interceptions. Two were returned for touchdowns. Deja Detroit? The Cowboys quarterback threw three interceptions in the fourth game of last season and had two of those returned for touchdowns in a lo…
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  • Cowboys’ Morris Claiborne unhappy with play after getting burne…

    Cowboys’ Morris Claiborne unhappy with play after getting burned by Chicago’s Devin Hester: ‘I played horrible’

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    ARLINGTON — Morris Claiborne has played well in his first three games in the NFL. The Cowboys’ first-round pick has held his own at the starting cornerback spot opposite of Brandon Carr. But he allowed his first score of the year Monday night against
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  • Bears’ Texas connections helped make Cowboys Stadium feel like …

    Bears’ Texas connections helped make Cowboys Stadium feel like home

    Bears coach Lovie Smith is from Big Sandy. Center Roberto Garza is from Rio Hondo. Offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb is a North Mesquite product. Hulking defensive tackle Henry Melton started as a running back for Grapevine High School. And they all felt a
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  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects NT Jay Ratliff back for Balti…

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects NT Jay Ratliff back for Baltimore game

    dallasnews.com Oct 2, 2012
    ARLINGTON — Cowboys Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff should play in the team’s first game after the bye Oct. 14 at Baltimore, owner Jerry Jones said Monday night. Ratliff has missed the Cowboys’ first four games with a left high ankle sprain he suf
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  • Video - NFL32OT: RGIII Continues To Shine 02:45

    NFL32OT: RGIII Continues To Shine

    Oct 2
    Episode 198: Tim Hasselbeck breaks down RGIII's great start. The NFL32 crew break down the Cowboys offensive collapse against the Bears.
  • Video - Buy or Sell?: Should Tebow start? 05:31

    Buy or Sell?: Should Tebow start?

    Oct 2
    Is it time for Tim Tebow to replace Mark Sanchez? Darren Sharper and Heath Evans debate that, plus whether the Packers are the best team in the NFL and if it's time for the Cowboys to get rid of Dez Bryant.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Cowboys Offense Struggling 03:27

    NFL Live OT: Cowboys Offense Struggling

    Oct 2
    Damien Woody, Tedy Bruschi and Eric Mangini talk about communication issues between Tony Romo and Dez Bryant in loss to Chicago.
  • Video - Drew Pearson: 'Romo is trying to do too much' 04:30

    Drew Pearson: 'Romo is trying to do too much'

    Oct 2
    Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson discusses the struggles of both Tony Romo and Dez Bryant and explains why there is a disconnect between the two players.

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