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Dallas Cowboys continue to remodel patchwork defensive line

Dallas Cowboys continue to remodel patchwork defensive line

dallasnews.com Updated Nov 12, 2013
Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinelli talks to the line after a play during the afternoon practice at Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, California on July 22, 2013. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)
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  • Nowitzki passes Jerry West on scoring list

    Nowitzki passes Jerry West on scoring list

    nba.com Nov 12, 2013
    Dirk Nowitzki has passed Jerry West for 16th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
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  • Cowboys make roster moves on D-line

    Cowboys make roster moves on D-line

    ESPN.com dallasnews.com Nov 12, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys made a roster change late Tuesday afternoon, but it's not what most fans are looking for: The team released defensive end Caesar Rayford, who played in seven games and totaled five tackles. To replace Rayford on the 5…
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  • Clayton's mailbag -- NFL's worst offseason decisions

    Clayton's mailbag -- NFL's worst offseason decisions

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2013
    Clayton's mailbag: The Ed Reed signing and the Cowboys' defensive change have turned out to be among the biggest mistakes of the offseason.
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  • Report: Sam Hurd smoked and sold pot to 20-25 of his Dallas Cow…

    Report: Sam Hurd smoked and sold pot to 20-25 of his Dallas Cowboys teammates

    dallasnews.com Nov 12, 2013
    IRVING — It’s possible that former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Sam Hurd will spend the rest of his life in prison. A federal judge will make that call tomorrow, sentencing him from between 10 years to life without parole for drug trafficking charges. H…
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  • Will Dallas Cowboys S Jeff Heath have a chance to redeem himsel…

    Will Dallas Cowboys S Jeff Heath have a chance to redeem himself after bad game against Saints?

    dallasnews.com Nov 12, 2013
    IRVING — The guys at ProFootballFocus.com analyzed the tape. And in the end Jeff Heath’s performance in the Cowboys’ blowout loss to New Orleans was as ugly as everybody thought it was after witnessing it. This week Heath turned in the second-worst game…
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  • Saints take a look at kickers with Hartley struggling

    Saints take a look at kickers with Hartley struggling

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    Apparently, the Saints are worried about scoring enough points. While that sounds like a joke after they just dropped 49 on the Cowboys, they are worried about kicker Garrett Hartley at the moment, since he kept them from getting 52. According to Adam S…
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  • Garrett says he’d also like Bryant to get the ball more

    Garrett says he’d also like Bryant to get the ball more

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett’s no dummy. He knows Dez Bryant remains his best chance of scoring a lot of points. He also knows who’s signing the checks. After owner Jerry Jones made a not-subtle suggestion to his coaching staff to get Bryant the ball mor…
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  • Dallas Cowboys coach ‘absolutely’ could take back play-calling …

    Dallas Cowboys coach ‘absolutely’ could take back play-calling role but doesn’t want to ‘overreact’ to offensive failure

    dallasnews.com Nov 12, 2013
    IRVING — In June, word finally got out that Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett would no longer call the offensive plays, a duty he carried out since 2007 when he rejoined the organization as a powerful assistant. The decision to hand over that role to off…
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  • What the bye week means for Cowboys

    What the bye week means for Cowboys

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- One of the fallacies of an NFL bye week is that a team "gets back to fundamentals," and works on things they need to correct. Not really. The Dallas Cowboys will have one practice this week (Wednesday), which will last roughly…
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  • Rangers bring back B. Molina as 1B coach

    Rangers bring back B. Molina as 1B coach

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 12, 2013
    Former catcher Bengie Molina is the new first base coach and major league catching instructor of the Texas Rangers, completing the club's coaching staff for the 2014 season.
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  • Cowboys' Jones vows not to shake up staff

    Cowboys' Jones vows not to shake up staff

    ESPN.com dallasnews.com Nov 12, 2013
    Jerry Jones sees no reason to shake up the Dallas Cowboys' coaching staff during the bye week, although he does have some direct advice for his coaches.
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  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not ready to get ‘panicky’ after blow…

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not ready to get ‘panicky’ after blowout loss against Saints

    yahoo.com Nov 12, 2013
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not believe now is the time to get “panicky." If not now, then when? Dallas was recently dismantled during a 49-17 loss against the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday. New Orleans compiled 625 yards against Da…
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  • Cowboys will be without Justin Durant for 3-4 weeks as well

    Cowboys will be without Justin Durant for 3-4 weeks as well

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    When it rains at linebacker for the Cowboys, it pours. Nick Eatman of the team’s website reports that owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that linebacker Justin Durant will miss up to a month after suffering a hamstring injury in last Sunday’s loss to the Sa…
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  • Gronk, On Asian Fan: "They Told Me He Could Only Cook Frie…

    Gronk, On Asian Fan: "They Told Me He Could Only Cook Fried Rice"

    deadspin.com Nov 12, 2013
    Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. The Endless Summer of Gronk rolls on. On Sunday night, Gronkowski hosted a watch party in Foxboro for the Cowboys-Saints game. For $87 a person, attendees received food, two drinks, a photo with Rob, …
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  • Cubs could throw hat in ring for Tanaka

    Cubs could throw hat in ring for Tanaka

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2013
    The Cubs joined the list of teams interested in Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, the most sought-after Japanese pitcher since Yu Darvish signed with the Rangers prior to the 2012 season.
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  • Video - Jerry Jones: No Staff Changes 04:14

    Jerry Jones: No Staff Changes

    Nov 12
    Jerome Bettis with the latest on the Dallas Cowboys and why Jerry Jones will not make changes on the coaching staff.
  • Video - Dallas Hot Button: Who's To Blame? 01:54

    Dallas Hot Button: Who's To Blame?

    Nov 12
    NFL Analysis Eric Allen answers this week's Dallas Hot Button: Who's more to blame for the Cowboys 5-5 record: the offense or defense?
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Cy Young Award Preview 03:51

    SweetSpot TV: Cy Young Award Preview

    Nov 12
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at the finalists for the Cy Young Award in the AL and NL.
  • Video - How Bad Are The Cowboys? 05:28

    How Bad Are The Cowboys?

    Nov 12
    Will the Dallas Cowboys be the worst team ever to win their division? Cary Chow and Eric Allen break it down.

Sports Columnists

  • College basketball needed a night like the Champions Classic

    Nov 12
    The Champions Classic did what college basketball needed: showcased its bright stars and put the spotlight on the sport in November instead of waiting until February and March.
  • Clayton's mailbag -- NFL's worst offseason decisions

    Nov 12
    Clayton's mailbag: The Ed Reed signing and the Cowboys' defensive change have turned out to be among the biggest mistakes of the offseason.
  • Don Banks: Colin Kaepernick struggling to keep pace with adjusting defense…

    Nov 12
    It was a year ago right now that Colin Kaepernick exploded on to the scene as a starting quarterback in the NFL, making the game look almost easy with his blend of dynamic playmaking and dual-threat athleticism. The San Francisco 49ers started him ahead…