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Cowlishaw: Tony Romo is not the problem, but he’s not the solut…

Cowlishaw: Tony Romo is not the problem, but he’s not the solution

Tony Romo leaves the field as the Redskins celebrate winning the NFC East title. Washington next faces Seattle in the wild-card round. (Louis DeLuca/Staff Photographer)
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  • Cowboys sign 10 players to futures contracts, including former …

    Cowboys sign 10 players to futures contracts, including former second-round pick DT Brian Price

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    IRVING - The Cowboys signed 10 players to futures contracts Monday, the day after the team’s season ended with thud in a 28-18 loss at Washington. One of the intriguing names among the 10 players signed is former second-round draft pick Brian Price (6
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  • Cowboys free agent CB Mike Jenkins: ‘You want to go somewhere w…

    Cowboys free agent CB Mike Jenkins: ‘You want to go somewhere where you have a fair opportunity’

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    IRVING — Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins, who lost his starting job this season, is one of Dallas’ 15 unrestricted free agents this off-season who might not be re-signed. Jenkins, a 2008 first-round pick, was the Cowboys’ best cornerback in 2011 but
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  • Cowboys WR Dez Bryant spends night in hospital because of lower…

    Cowboys WR Dez Bryant spends night in hospital because of lower back injury

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    By BARRY HORN, Staff Writer: IRVING — Back spasms prematurely ended Dez Bryant’s season in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s season finale at the Washington Redskins. The pain was so severe that he spent Monday morning undergoing tests and seekin
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  • Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Cowboys abandoned what put them in pos…

    Breaking Down the ‘Boys: Cowboys abandoned what put them in position for NFC East title

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    Jonathan Bales is a special contributor to SportsDayDFW.com. He’s the founder of The DC Times and writes for DallasCowboys.com and the New York Times. He’s also the author of 
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  • Cowboys Get Burned Throwing Hot

    Cowboys Get Burned Throwing Hot

    cowboysgab.com Dec 31, 2012
    By Jack Sitt An important rule to remember in the NFL is to never live off throwing hot passes . The Redskins defense brought pressure through the A gaps and B gaps the entire game, and Tony Romo continuously reacted by throwing hot routes. It cost him.…
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  • You tell us: Which Cowboys free agents should the team keep? Wh…

    You tell us: Which Cowboys free agents should the team keep? Which ones need to go?

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    The Cowboys have 18 free agents to deal with this off-season, 17 of which are unrestricted free agents (the lone exception: Phil Costa). To learn more about the 18 free agents, check out our … [visit site to read more]
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  • Looking ahead: Cowboys will have 18 free agents to make decisio…

    Looking ahead: Cowboys will have 18 free agents to make decisions on this off-season

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    IRVING - Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has many decisions to make this off-season, including what to do with the team’s 18 free agents. The Cowboys have 15 unrestricted free agents and three restricted free agents this off-season. Head
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  • Rick Carlisle threatens suspensions if his slumping Dallas Mave…

    Rick Carlisle threatens suspensions if his slumping Dallas Mavericks don’t get it together

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    A lucky 13 years ago, almost to the day, Mark Cuban purchased the Dallas Mavericks. In the seasons since, save for a trip to the lottery a few months after he bought the club, the Mavericks have continually rung the 50-win bell while grabbing one champi…
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  • Judge Doty denies NFLPA attempt to claim collusion

    Judge Doty denies NFLPA attempt to claim collusion

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    The day after the 2012 NFL regular season ended, Judge David Doty convened a hearing on the question of whether the NFLPA should be able to pursue a collusion claim arising from the salary-cap penalties imposed in March on the Cowboys and the Redskins. …
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  • Jaguars cut ties with GM Smith after four seasons

    Jaguars cut ties with GM Smith after four seasons

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars fired general manager Gene Smith on Monday after four disappointing seasons, including the worst year in franchise history.
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  • A Star Is Born: The Redskins powered past the Cowboys 28-18 and…

    A Star Is Born: The Redskins powered past the Cowboys 28-18 and i…

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    The Redskins powered past the Cowboys 28-18 and into the playoffs. If you didn't know who Alfred Morris was before Washington's win, you should by now, says Matt Gagne.
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  • Cowboys play in by far their coldest game of the season

    Cowboys play in by far their coldest game of the season

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    Yes, this was the coldest game of the season for the Cowboys. There is not a close second. But with a temperature of 38 degrees at kickoff, it was far from one of the coldest games in franchise history. The Cowboys have played 12 regular season games th…
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  • Cowboys’ only penalty of game a very costly one; Rob Ryan: ‘We …

    Cowboys’ only penalty of game a very costly one; Rob Ryan: ‘We had a questionable hit on the quarterback, whatever’

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    LANDOVER, Md. — The Cowboys finished with a season-low one penalty at Washington on Sunday, but it was a costly one. The Cowboys came into the game tied for the league lead with St. Louis with 116 penalties. Ahead, 21-18, late in the fourth quarter, the
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  • Jason Witten discusses the end of another season: ‘It was a hec…

    Jason Witten discusses the end of another season: ‘It was a heck of a year all the way around’

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    Cowboys tight end Jason Witten’s 10th season closed  the same way the nine previous ones had ended: With a defeat. “Just empty feeling in your stomach,” he said after Washington’s 28-18 victory over Dallas on Sunday. “Obviously you can’t desc
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  • Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware will need off-season surgery on his ri…

    Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware will need off-season surgery on his right shoulder and right elbow

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    LANDOVER, Md. — Linebacker DeMarcus Ware on Sunday night was a picture of what the Cowboys’ defense was for most of the second half of the season. Banged up and beaten. Ware basically played the Redskins with one arm. For weeks now, he’s battled a s
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  • Want to look ahead to 2013? Take a look at the Cowboys’ opponen…

    Want to look ahead to 2013? Take a look at the Cowboys’ opponents on next year’s schedule

    dallasnews.com Dec 31, 2012
    With the NFL’s 2012 regular season now over, the opponents are now officially set for each team’s 2013 schedule. Feel like already looking ahead at the Cowboys’ 2013 schedule? Here are the 16 opponents they’ll face - listed in alphabetical order
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  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys have big challenge ahead after ‘disappoint…

    Jerry Jones: Cowboys have big challenge ahead after ‘disappointing’ loss

    Jerry Jones said he didn’t want to talk about coaching or personnel decisions after the Washington Redskins defeated the Cowboys 28-18 Sunday night, eliminating Dallas’ chances of winning the NFC East and making the playoffs. And the Cowboys owner and
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  • Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys flop as Robert Griffin III, Alfred Mo…

    Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys flop as Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris carry Washington Redskins to NFC East title

    nydailynews.com Dec 31, 2012
    Tony Romo and the Cowboys had yet another chance but it was Robert Griffin III and the Redskins who made the most of their first-ever big game opportunity.
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  • Video - Will Romo ever get over the hump? 02:23

    Will Romo ever get over the hump?

    Dec 31
    The "NFL Total Access" crew debates whether or not Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will quiet his critics and win in the postseason.
  • Video - Will Romo ever get over the hump? 02:23

    Will Romo ever get over the hump?

    Dec 31
    The "NFL Total Access" crew debates whether or not Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will quiet his critics and win in the postseason.
  • Video - Time To Blow Up The Cowboys? 10:03

    Time To Blow Up The Cowboys?

    Dec 31
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether it is time to break up the Cowboys.
  • Video - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo on loss: 'It stings' 09:21

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo on loss: 'It stings'

    Dec 31
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo speaks on being shut out of the playoffs yet again, the 28-18 loss to the Washington Redskins and his future in Dallas.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…

    Dec 31
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
  • Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17

    Dec 31
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
  • John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck rule

    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.