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Troy Aikman: Dallas fans go to games to be seen, not to cheer

Troy Aikman: Dallas fans go to games to be seen, not to cheer

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 12, 2012
Jerry Jones’s new stadium is big and fancy, but it doesn’t necessarily give the Cowboys much of a home-field advantage. That’s the word from Hall of Fame former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, who says he doesn’t think Dallas fans are the type to
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  • Robert Griffin, Aaron Hernandez headline the NFL’s Week 6 injur…

    Robert Griffin, Aaron Hernandez headline the NFL’s Week 6 injury report

    yahoo.com Oct 12, 2012
    Washington Redskins first round quarterback Robert Griffin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Griffin suffered a concussion in last week's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon (…
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  • Nicks practices for Giants, may play vs. Niners

    Nicks practices for Giants, may play vs. Niners

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has practiced for the second straight day and there is a chance he will play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of the NFC title game.
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  • Giants’ take on Justin Smith ‘getting away with murder’ raises …

    Giants’ take on Justin Smith ‘getting away with murder’ raises Jim Harbaugh’s ire

    It doesn't generally take a lot to annoy San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh -- the man is a great football mind, but one suspects that he'd wake up grumpy about a failed third-down conversion that happened five years ago if he was vacationing i…
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  • RG3 officially questionable for Sunday

    RG3 officially questionable for Sunday

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who left Sunday's loss to the Falcons with a concussion, was a full participant in practice Friday but is officially listed as questionable on the team's injury report for this Sunday's game against th…
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  • Redskins' RG3 full-go at practice, set to play

    Redskins' RG3 full-go at practice, set to play

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is still on track to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • Weekend plans: Off to Baltimore

    Weekend plans: Off to Baltimore

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    I have not seen the Dallas Cowboys in person since Week 1, so Saturday night I will drive past Philadelphia and stop short of Washington, D.C., and stay the night in Baltimore, where on Sunday I will watch the Cowboys face off against the Baltimore Rave…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network has Torrey Smith, Brandon Weeden and …

    PFT on NBC Sports Network has Torrey Smith, Brandon Weeden and Week Six previews

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network will be getting a jump on Sunday with a pair of players from the AFC North on Friday afternoon. Erik Kuselias will speak with Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith ahead of this weekend’s date with the Cowboys. Smithâ
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  • Cowboys welcome three starters back to lineup this week

    Cowboys welcome three starters back to lineup this week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    The Cowboys know they’ll have three starters back in the lineup at Baltimore Sunday, and are awaiting word on a fourth. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff (ankle), defensive end Kenyon Coleman (knee) and center Phil Costa (back) were all listed as probable, accord
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  • New angles on the Vick fumble problem

    New angles on the Vick fumble problem

    Okay, so, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick spent the week carrying a football around the team's training facility to help drill himself on the importance of not dropping it during games anymore. It's a trick that's been successfully employed…
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  • Cowboys' Spencer may miss extended time

    Cowboys' Spencer may miss extended time

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    Anthony Spencer's pectoral strain could keep him out of a second straight game and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan isn't so sure the Cowboys' outside linebacker will be able to play anytime soon.
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  • For many 49ers, the bitterness toward Giants remains

    For many 49ers, the bitterness toward Giants remains

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    Kyle Williams isn’t the only 49ers player who looks at this week’s game with the Giants as a chance at redemption. From top to bottom of the 49ers roster, there’s a pain that came with last year’s loss in the NFC Championship Game that they can’
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  • Final Word: NFC East

    Final Word: NFC East

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 6: Y'all ain't got no Honey Nut? History says things will be tough for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Baltimore. The Ravens are 3-0 all time against the Cowboys and have outscored them 57-10 the past two times the t…
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  • Mark Sanchez, Peyton Manning, the Giants: Answers to Readers' Q…

    Mark Sanchez, Peyton Manning, the Giants: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Oct 12, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Michael Vick confirms that a dog is now part of his family

    Michael Vick confirms that a dog is now part of his family

    yahoo.com Oct 12, 2012
    Last week, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick created a stir when he tweeted what appeared to be a Rockwellian picture of himself playing on his iPad while his daughter studied at the kitchen table. The stir occurred when people noticed a box …
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  • Ray Lewis still playing at a high level, just not his old level

    Ray Lewis still playing at a high level, just not his old level

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    When Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers, hardly a future Hall of Famer, fired back at Ray Lewis earlier this week, it underscored what has become evident at times this season. Ray Lewis isn’t necessarily Ray Lewis anymore. The Ravens middle linebacker is
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  • Breakfast links: Flacco or Romo?

    Breakfast links: Flacco or Romo?

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    Philadelphia Eagles LeSean McCoy would like to be more involved in the passing game, since that was always fun back when he used to be. Of course, I think a lot of people would like to be more involved in the Eagles' passing game right about now. Couple…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Cowboys vs. Ravens 06:36

    'Playbook': Cowboys vs. Ravens

    Oct 12
    The "Playbook" crew explains why the running game will be important for both teams in the Dallas Cowboys' Week 6 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Vikings vs. Redskins 03:30

    'Playbook': Vikings vs. Redskins

    Oct 12
    Brian Baldinger, Shannon Sharpe and Donovan McNabb explain how the Minnesota Vikings have gotten off to a hot start and why they can continue it against the Washington Redskins in Week 6.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers 05:53

    'Playbook': New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers

    Oct 12
    The "Playbook" crew explains how the running game for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers will determine which team has the better chance to win in Week 6.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles 06:42

    'Playbook': Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles

    Oct 12
    Will the Lions offense be able to avoid the pressure by CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie? The "Playbook" crew explains why the Lions receivers will have a tough time, especially if they keep dropping balls.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Bills defense has team struggling for answers

    Oct 12
    The most stunning thing about the NFL, heading into Week 6? How bad the Bills have looked, especially on defense.
  • Peter King: Bills defense has team struggling for answers

    Oct 12
    The most stunning thing about the NFL, heading into Week 6? How bad the Bills have looked, especially on defense.
  • Going through the inbox and the Week 6 picks

    Oct 12
    The Sports Guy shares his faith in football before going through his inbox and making his Week 6 picks.