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Cowboys CB Brandon Carr ‘stoked’ to finally meet childhood hero, Troy Aikman
Brandon Carr grew up in Michigan but he was not a fan of the Detroit Lions. He cheered for the Cowboys and Troy Aikman was one of the players he admired most. Carr liked the Cowboys and playing football so much as a six-year-old that his parents gave hi…Upvote Share Tweet
The Cowboys worked out cornerback Bryan McCann on Thursday but they have determined they won’t sign him, a source said. Management has no immediate plans to bring anyone else in but it is discussing its options. McCann, 25, is a former member of the teaUpvote Share Tweet
Cowboys' line was penalty-free MondayESPN.com Updated Oct 4, 2012Here's another silver lining from the Dallas Cowboys' miserable Monday night loss to the Chicago Bears: They weren't whistled for one single false-start penalty in the entire game. Hey, I'm trying here. As you can see from Todd Archer's penalty breakdow…Upvote Share TweetRoger Staubach and Troy Aikman regularly defend Tony Romo, making it seem like there’s a brotherhood among those that have quarterbacked the Dallas Cowboys. But the wide receiver position doesn’t share that same brotherhood when it comes to Drew PearsUpvote Share Tweet
Starting today, Cowboys players have the next four days off, but the coaches will just get the weekend offIRVING - Starting today, the Cowboys have the next four days off. Well, at least the players do. The new collective bargaining agreement dictates that each NFL team during its bye week must have four consecutive days off. The Cowboys’ players will retUpvote Share Tweet
Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Cowboys Defensive Grades for Top 11 PlayersEarlier this week, I published grades for the Cowboys’ offensive starters. Although 11 defensive players get named as “starters” in a given week, the Cowboys have had 15 defensive players participate in at least 38 percent of the team’s snaps throUpvote Share Tweet
Adjusted cap shows $32.5 million spread between Jags and RedskinsThe per-team unadjusted salary cap this year is $120.6 million. But no team has an actual salary cap of $120.6 million. Via various accounting devices (including the ability to carry over unused cap space from 2011 and the penalties imposed on the Cowbo…Upvote Share TweetLast week was a very good week. But for a late field goal by the Redskins, misplaced faith in the Chiefs, and a failure to realize that, as Joe Theismann says, Tony Romo “isn’t that good,” I would have generated the first perfect week of picks inUpvote Share Tweet
Cowboys OLB Victor Butler doesn’t take advantage of chance to start against ChicagoIRVING - Cowboys linebacker Victor Butler didn’t capitalize on his chance to impress coaches Monday in the loss to Chicago. Butler started the game in place of injured outside linebacker Anthony Spencer, who is out with a strained chest muscle. SpenceUpvote Share Tweet
Cowboys lacking home-field advantageThe Cowboys have a showplace of a stadium. They just don’t have a home-field advantage. The Cowboys are a meager 14-12 in Cowboys Stadium since it opened in 2009, and the Bears felt particularly at home Monday. “Big ups to all the Chicago fans in DallUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Oct 4, 2012It's amazing how many sports media members have unknowingly embarrassed themselves this week by criticizing the Dallas quarterback.Upvote Share Tweet
The BoysOct 4ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins breaks down three things the Cowboys need to change and discusses how Jay Ratliff's return will impact the team.
After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' first loss ex…Oct 4After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' flaws, specifically on offense, were exposed.
Biggest NFL games of Week 5 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 4The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 4A reader named Mike in St. Louis sent me the following e-mail this week: "Simmons, football fans in St. Louis have suffered enough, compiling the wor...