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CNNSI.com Dec 24, 2012Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says leading receiver Randall Cobb is too valuable to take off of kick returns for safety reasons.Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys could be left out in the cold against the Redskins on SundayIRVING - The Cowboys may have to bundle up for the first time this season next Sunday, when the high temperature in Landover, Md., home of FedEx Field and the Washington Redskins, is forecast to be 35 degrees. In the first 15 games, Dallas has played inUpvote Share TweetIRVING - For most of this season, the Cowboys’ offense has been plagued by inconsistency. But even in its darkest hours, Dallas has experienced success on third down. Entering Sunday, their conversion rate in that situation was 44.4 percent — the thUpvote Share TweetIRVING - In back-to-back weeks, the Cowboys have been on the wrong end of a reviewed play. On Sunday, Saints receiver Marques Colston made a catch over the middle and then fumbled the ball forward. The ball rolled 23 yards, setting New Orleans up first-Upvote Share TweetDeMarcus Ware was already hurting, and it only got worse. But Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday he expects his star pass-rusher to play Sunday in the loser-leaves-town game against the Redskins. Ware, who was already battling other problems, misse…Upvote Share TweetIRVING - On Sunday, Cowboys safety Eric Frampton made his first NFL start. Frampton replaced special teams ace Danny McCray, who had been starting at safety since Week 4, when Barry Church was lost for the season. Frampton was in for 51 of 95 plays agaiUpvote Share Tweet
Graham’s hustle play a good sign for Saints reboundThe Saints are used to seeing tight end Jimmy Graham make plays. But they’re used to seeing his athleticism at work catching passes and running with them. Graham recovered a Marques Colston fumble Sunday, which set up the game-winning field goal againstUpvote Share Tweet
Spurs hit franchise-record 20 3-pointers in 38-point rout of Mavericks (VIDEO)On one hand, it was pretty thoughtful of the San Antonio Spurs to decide to give the Dallas Mavericks a thematically appropriate gift to celebrate the return of perhaps the greatest long-range-shooting big man in NBA history. On the other, I'm willing t…Upvote Share TweetCowboys tight end Jason Witten began his season with a lacerated spleen, and finished with a record. But mostly, he’s glad he still has a chance at the postseason. Witten caught his 103rd pass of the year in yesterday’s overtime loss to the Saints, brUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Dec 24, 2012With one week to go, the playoff scenarios in the NFC East have become somewhat more simplified but remain complex. Here are the basics of what we know, and I'll get into more detail a little bit further down the post. The game Sunday night between the …Upvote Share TweetMerry Christmas Eve, Dallas Mavericks fans. I got you a 7-foot German. I hope it fits: After being sidelined for the Mavericks' first 27 games following mid-October arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, legendary power forward Dirk Nowitzki made his 2…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Dec 24, 2012One week to go in the NFC East, and for the second year in a row we will have a Week 17 division title game. Sunday's game between the Redskins and the Cowboys at FedEx Field will determine the 2012 NFC East champion, The Redskins can still get in as a …Upvote Share Tweet
NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the PackersWith 11 NFL games played simultaneously early Sunday afternoon, there were half a dozen big ones with playoff implications. The Vikings pounded the Texans. The Bengals snatched the final AFC playoff spot away from the Steelers. The Redskins held on to b…Upvote Share Tweet
Snap Decisions: Falcons aren’t NFC favoritesIn 6 in :60, Rodney Harrison says that he believes the Redskins will win the NFC East. He says the Cowboys don’t have the confidence to get the job done in Washington. He says that there isn’t just one person to blame for the Steelers’ disappointingUpvote Share Tweet
Tony Dungy’s Playbook: Who will win NFC East?In the latest edition of Tony Dungy’s Playbook, Dungy says that he thinks the Cowboys will win. While the Redskins have gotten Robert Griffin III back after his knee injury, Dungy thinks the Tony Romo-Dez Bryant connection is what can put Dallas over thUpvote Share TweetThe people at NBC are beaming. The folks at Fox are steaming. The Cowboys’ visit to Washington next Sunday will be in prime time on NBC. Kickoff was moved from noon to 7:20 p.m. The behind-the-scenes network lobbying for the game that will decide the NFUpvote Share Tweet
TrueHoop TV: Secret SantaDec 24The second annual TrueHoop TV Secret Santa edition. Who drew who, and what will they give this year?
Cowboys fall to Saints in overtimeDec 24Jean-Jacques Taylor and Todd Archer break down the Cowboys' overtime loss to the Saints.
Battier On Hero BallDec 24Kevin Arnovitz and Shane Battier discuss the impact of analytics in the NBA, and why so many coaches employ hero-ball at the end of games.
GameDay: New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys highlightsDec 24New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees throws for nearly 450 yards and three touchdowns to help the Saints defeat the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 in overtime.
Coast to Coast - Miami Heat still have the winning combinationDec 24Despite the Thunder's great improvement, the Heat still have the winning formula: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Coast to Coast - Kevin Durant still must best LeBron JamesDec 24If Kevin Durant wants to be the best, he needs to beat the best -- LeBron James.
Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are comingDec 24While many are in the spirit of the holiday season, numerous coaches can't enjoy it because they're on the hot seat, writes John Clayton.