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Cowboys CB Brandon Carr ‘stoked’ to finally meet childhood hero…

Cowboys CB Brandon Carr ‘stoked’ to finally meet childhood hero, Troy Aikman

dallasnews.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
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…
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  • Cowboys work out CB Bryan McCann but opt not to sign him

    Cowboys work out CB Bryan McCann but opt not to sign him

    dallasnews.com Oct 4, 2012
    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 tea
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  • Cowboys' line was penalty-free Monday

    Cowboys' line was penalty-free Monday

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Here'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…
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  • Drew Pearson: Dez Bryant’s ‘not living up to the expectations’ …

    Drew Pearson: Dez Bryant’s ‘not living up to the expectations’ that come with wearing No. 88

    dallasnews.com Oct 4, 2012
    Roger 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 Pears
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  • Starting today, Cowboys players have the next four days off, bu…

    Starting today, Cowboys players have the next four days off, but the coaches will just get the weekend off

    IRVING - 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 ret
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  • Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Cowboys Defensive Grades for Top 11 Pl…

    Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Cowboys Defensive Grades for Top 11 Players

    dallasnews.com Oct 4, 2012
    Earlier 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 thro
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  • Adjusted cap shows $32.5 million spread between Jags and Redski…

    Adjusted cap shows $32.5 million spread between Jags and Redskins

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    The 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…
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  • PFT’s Week Five picks

    PFT’s Week Five picks

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    Last 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 in
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  • Cowboys OLB Victor Butler doesn’t take advantage of chance to s…

    Cowboys OLB Victor Butler doesn’t take advantage of chance to start against Chicago

    dallasnews.com Oct 4, 2012
    IRVING - 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. Spence
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  • Cowboys lacking home-field advantage

    Cowboys lacking home-field advantage

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    The 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 Dall
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  • Critics Have It Wrong About Romo

    Critics Have It Wrong About Romo

    nytimes.com Oct 4, 2012
    It's amazing how many sports media members have unknowingly embarrassed themselves this week by criticizing the Dallas quarterback.
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    The Boys

    Oct 4
    ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins breaks down three things the Cowboys need to change and discusses how Jay Ratliff's return will impact the team.

Sports Columnists

  • After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' first loss ex…

    Oct 4
    After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' flaws, specifically on offense, were exposed.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 5 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Oct 4
    The 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 Pick

    Oct 4
    A 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...