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Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick playing with plantar fasciitis

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick will have to manage an injured left foot through the remainder of the season. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Scandrick is dealing with plantar fasciitis that has limited his availability recently. Scandrick was relegated to only playing in nickel situations against the Minnesota Vikings last Thursday.…

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Vikings may drive Mike Zimmer to next game . . . in Florida

It would be the most significant car ride since Brad Childress picked up Brett Favre at the airport, if it happens. And it could. If coach Mike Zimmer can’t fly for the Week 14 game, the Vikings may drive him. To Jacksonville. That’s a 1,472-mile drive. At an average speed of 65 miles per hour,…

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Drew Pearson admits to Hail Mary push, sort of

On a day when Vikings fans believe their favorite team was screwed by a critical non-call late in a key game the Cowboys won 17-15, the best way to forget about that may be to reflect on the time their favorite team was screwed by a critical non-call late in a key game the Cowboys won 17-14.…

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Harrison Smith in walking boot, on crutches following loss to Cowboys

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been dealing with an ankle injury the last few weeks. It appears as though the injury may have been exacerbated during Thursday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Via Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Smith had a walking boot on his left foot and was on crutches in the…

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Defenses still dominant in Minnesota

The Cowboys hold a 7-6 lead over the Vikings early in the fourth quarter Thursday night. As they’ve done all season, the Cowboys have tightened after long drives and held the Vikings to two Kai Forbath field goals. Through three quarters, the Cowboys are just 1-of-6 in converting third downs. They scored the game’s only…

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Dak Prescott is “living the moment” with America’s team

After the first two days of the 2016 draft, Dak Prescott was upset. By the third day, Prescott was very, very happy. “It woke me up on Saturday a little anxious and a little pissed,” Prescott says on a feature to be aired on NBC’s Football Night in Minnesota. The frustration became euphoria when the…

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Mike Wallace on Dolphins: My life is a lot better because of them

Ryan Tannehill is still the quarterback and a handful of other players remain in place, but the decision makers on the sideline and the front office have changed completely since wide receiver Mike Wallace last played for the Dolphins in 2014. That might not be the case had the team’s decision to sign Wallace before…

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Mike Zimmer having eye surgery tonight; status for Thursday night unknown

When the Vikings face the Cowboys on Thursday Night Football, Minnesota’s head coach may not be available for the game. Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman has announced that coach Mike Zimmer will have emergency eye surgery on Wednesday night, and that his status for Thursday night’s game is uncertain. Zimmer previously had at least one procedure…

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Sean Lee returns to practice, listed as questionable

Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee missed Tuesday’s practice because he was sick, but the feeling around the team was that he’d be ready to go for their Thursday night game against the Vikings. Wednesday brought support for that feeling. Lee was a full participant in the team’s final practice before they hit the field in Minnesota,…

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Adrian Peterson progresses to sprints on a side field

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson got the go-ahead to do light running as part of his rehab from surgery to repair a torn meniscus earlier this month and it appears that went well because Peterson’s workload has expanded this week. Peterson was seen running short sprints on a side field by multiple Vikings reporters while…

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Cowboys can clinch a playoff spot this weekend

December is the time of year when we start looking ahead in earnest to which teams are going to make the playoffs and what needs to happen in order for them to make the playoffs. The NFL announces the possible playoff clinching scenarios on a weekly basis and the first one was released on Tuesday.…

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Matt Prater is 25-for-25 on clutch kicks: “I don’t doubt myself”

Lions kicker Matt Prater hit a fourth-quarter field goal to tie the game against the Vikings yesterday, and another fourth-quarter field goal minutes later to win the game. That made him a perfect 25-for-25 in his career when attempting game-tying or go-ahead field goals in the fourth quarter or overtime. Given that record, Prater was…

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“Explosive plays” or not, Mike Zimmer wants more scoring

After Thursday’s loss to the Lions, Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford lamented the absence of explosive plays. On Friday, coach Mike Zimmer was asked by reporters whether he agrees with that assessment. “I would agree that we need to score more,” Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The superficial assessment is that…

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Friday morning one-liners

Bills fans get a chance to welcome former head coach Doug Marrone back this weekend. The Dolphins want to cut out the “stupid stuff” that leads to penalties. Who is the right fit next to LB Dont’a Hightower in the Patriots defense? The tight end has been an invisible part of the Jets offense. Ravens…

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NFC playoff picture: Lions take control of the North

The Lions play every year on Thanksgiving, but they’re rarely a first-place team. This year they are, and they’re going to be tough for the rest of the division to catch. After Detroit beat Minnesota today, the Lions have both a one-game lead over the Vikings in the North and a season-sweep, ensuring them the…

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