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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on offensive line: ‘We feel like we’re playing the best five guys for our football team right noIRVING — 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 contiShare TweetIRVING - 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’Share Tweet
This time it’s Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins at safetyIRVING - 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 MarshallShare Tweet
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, TE Jason Witten say QB Tony Romo and WR Dez Bryant had a “miscommunication” on first interceptiIRVING - 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 DeShare Tweet
Cowboys release CB LeQuan Lewis on TuesdayIRVING - 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 aShare Tweet
Sean Payton: I’d rather answer a bounty question than talk about coaching the CowboysNew 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 sShare Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012Bears 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,Share Tweet
The Ranch Report: Chicago 34, Dallas 18Head 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…Share TweetDallas 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.Share Tweet
Cowboys can’t win on the football field, but they still dominate Rangers in ratings battleIf 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 gameShare Tweet
Motorin’: Your Highlight Reel Of The Most Night Ranger-Worthy Runs From College Football’s Week 5deadspin.com Oct 2, 2012Prompted 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…Share Tweet
Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Player Grades for Cowboys’ Offense Through Week 4QB 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 getShare Tweet
Cowboys need to control damage betterESPN.com Oct 2, 2012As 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…Share TweetIn 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…Share Tweet
Breakfast links: Cowboys Monday meltdownESPN.com Oct 2, 2012Yeah, 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…Share TweetARLINGTON - 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’ victShare Tweet
Cowboys center Ryan Cook injures left hamstring but says he’ll be OKARLINGTON— 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 tiShare Tweet
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on sputtering offense: “We have to just keep banging away.”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 RomoShare Tweet
QB Tony Romo: “I’m going to have to reassess a couple of things”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…Share Tweet
Cowboys’ Morris Claiborne unhappy with play after getting burned by Chicago’s Devin Hester: ‘I played horrible’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 againstShare TweetBears 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 aShare Tweet
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects NT Jay Ratliff back for Baltimore gameARLINGTON — 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 sufShare Tweet
NFL32OT: RGIII Continues To ShineOct 2Episode 198: Tim Hasselbeck breaks down RGIII's great start. The NFL32 crew break down the Cowboys offensive collapse against the Bears.
Buy or Sell?: Should Tebow start?Oct 2Is 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.
NFL Live OT: Cowboys Offense StrugglingOct 2Damien Woody, Tedy Bruschi and Eric Mangini talk about communication issues between Tony Romo and Dez Bryant in loss to Chicago.
Drew Pearson: 'Romo is trying to do too much'Oct 2Former 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.