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Reeling Cowboys heading into bye, brutal stretch

Reeling Cowboys heading into bye, brutal stretch

CNNSI.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys certainly picked a bad time for an awful game, one that will stick with them for an extended period.
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  • Jay Cutler: Mike Tice called his best game yet

    Jay Cutler: Mike Tice called his best game yet

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler might not have wanted to listen to what offensive coordinator Mike Tice had to say on the sideline Monday night, but that doesn’t seem to have colored his views on how Tice fared as a play caller against the Cowboys. Cutler,
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  • Steelers should get key trio back against Eagles

    Steelers should get key trio back against Eagles

    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles barring any setbacks.
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  • Outside the Game: DeSean Jackson is moving quickly toward a rap…

    Outside the Game: DeSean Jackson is moving quickly toward a rap career

    yahoo.com Oct 2, 2012
    Philadelphia Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson grew up in and around Compton, Calif., when that area was the rap capital of the world. Though he went a different way with what has been a highly productive football career, Jackson hasn't forgotten his …
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  • PFT Live: Did Romo take a step back on Monday?

    PFT Live: Did Romo take a step back on Monday?

    Mike Florio updates the biggest quarterback stories around the NFL starting with Tony Romo’s Monday night debacle when he threw five picks to help the Chicago Bears blow out the Dallas Cowboys. Florio says if Romo is supposed to be an elite QB, he shoul
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  • SNY Giants Big Blue Preview: Weeks 5-8

    SNY Giants Big Blue Preview: Weeks 5-8

    The New York Giants are off to a 2-2 start, which pits them in last place in the NFC East. Though two other divisional teams are both 2-2, the Giants own an 0-2 record within the division, which serves as the tiebreaker. Of course, the team has only pla…
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  • Santana Moss wondering if Umbrella Man lurks nearby

    Santana Moss wondering if Umbrella Man lurks nearby

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss isn’t paranoid. He’s just smart enough to know everyone’s out to get him. Moss said Monday it was suspicious that it just so happened that rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III’s headset went out at just the in
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  • Dallas' Jones 'disappointed' after MNF rout

    Dallas' Jones 'disappointed' after MNF rout

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is disappointed, but he's not offering excuses after the team's lopsided 34-18 loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday night.
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  • NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Eagles release ex-starting weakside LB Rolle

    Eagles release ex-starting weakside LB Rolle

    The Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday cut linebacker Brian Rolle, who started 13 games last season, and signed linebacker Adrian Moten, whom the team had let go in the preseason.
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  • Sometimes you feel like a chat ...

    Sometimes you feel like a chat ...

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    ... sometimes you don't. But never on Tuesdays. On Tuesdays, you always feel like a chat. It's NFC East chat day, and we roll at noon ET for something like an hour. Way it works is, you click on these little blue letters right here and you are magically…
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  • Motorin’: Your Highlight Reel Of The Most Night Ranger-Worthy R…

    Motorin’: Your Highlight Reel Of The Most Night Ranger-Worthy Runs From College Football’s Week 5

    deadspin.com Oct 2, 2012
    Prompted by a discussion between Gawker's own Mobutu Sese Seko and Sports Illustrated college football writer Holly Anderson, we created this mp3 celebrating the best and only relevant moment of Night Ranger's musical career. We think it's worth using t…
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  • Cowboys need to control damage better

    Cowboys need to control damage better

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    As everyone shouts and scrambles this morning to figure out who's to blame for what happened to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, I'd like to suggest that we at least consider the Bears as one possible answer. Chicago has a good, tough team with an op…
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  • Nicks’ knee, not foot, the bigger concern for Giants

    Nicks’ knee, not foot, the bigger concern for Giants

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    Back when the Giants were only worried about Hakeem Nicks’ broken foot, things were simple. They’d wait for the bone to heal, he’d be better, and they’d proceed. But it’s a knee problem that concerns them now, when the wide receiver experienced
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  • NFC East: Giants Enter Week 5 in Last Place

    NFC East: Giants Enter Week 5 in Last Place

    They have not been blown out. They have not broken down. They have not completely stunk. Yet, the Giants sit at the bottom of the NFC East after one-fourth of the season has passed. The Eagles sit atop the division at 3-1. They have been trounced once (…
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  • Breakfast links: Cowboys Monday meltdown

    Breakfast links: Cowboys Monday meltdown

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Yeah, I have plenty to say about what happened to the Cowboys on "Monday Night Football," but that's for a little bit later this morning. For purposes of this post, all that matters is that the Cowboys are 2-2 and their 1-0 division record put…
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  • Bears Slam Cowboys: The host Cowboys stumbled mightily througho…

    Bears Slam Cowboys: The host Cowboys stumbled mightily throughout the…

    CNNSI.com Oct 2, 2012
    The host Cowboys stumbled mightily throughout their abysmal 34-18 loss to the Bears. But credit Chicago for taking full advantage of a slew of mistakes by Dallas, writes Chris Burke.
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  • Bears bully Cowboys as Romo doles out 5 INTs

    Bears bully Cowboys as Romo doles out 5 INTs

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the Chicago Bears beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-18 on Monday night.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: RGIII Continues To Shine 02:45

    NFL32OT: RGIII Continues To Shine

    Oct 2
    Episode 198: Tim Hasselbeck breaks down RGIII's great start. The NFL32 crew break down the Cowboys offensive collapse against the Bears.
  • Video - Buy or Sell?: Should Tebow start? 05:31

    Buy or Sell?: Should Tebow start?

    Oct 2
    Is it time for Tim Tebow to replace Mark Sanchez? Darren Sharper and Heath Evans debate that, plus whether the Packers are the best team in the NFL and if it's time for the Cowboys to get rid of Dez Bryant.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Cowboys Offense Struggling 03:27

    NFL Live OT: Cowboys Offense Struggling

    Oct 2
    Damien Woody, Tedy Bruschi and Eric Mangini talk about communication issues between Tony Romo and Dez Bryant in loss to Chicago.
  • Video - Drew Pearson: 'Romo is trying to do too much' 04:30

    Drew Pearson: 'Romo is trying to do too much'

    Oct 2
    Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson discusses the struggles of both Tony Romo and Dez Bryant and explains why there is a disconnect between the two players.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…