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Travis Frederick takes another step in recovery

Cowboys center Travis Frederick remains on injured reserve and still not close to a return. But he has regained sensation in his hands, a positive sign nearly three months after his Guillain-Barre syndrome diagnosis. “It’s starting to come back in my hands a little bit here, which is good,” Frederick said, via David Moore of [more]

Cowboys without nine players at practice Wednesday

The Cowboys were without nine players at practice Wednesday. They head into Atlanta with memories fresh of being without left tackle Tyron Smith in last season’s Week 10 game against the Falcons. With Chaz Green starting at left tackle, the Cowboys allowed eight sacks of Dak Prescott. Smith (back) and right guard Zack Martin (knee) [more]

Dolphins sign Brice Butler

The Dolphins announced they have signed receiver Brice Butler. Butler, a six-year veteran, has worked out for several teams since the Cowboys cut him Oct. 22 to make room for Amari Cooper. Dallas signed Butler on Sept. 18, but he played only three snaps in two games. Butler spent the previous three seasons with the [more]

Deion Jones “close” to returning to game action

Falcons middle linebacker Deion Jones declared himself “close” to returning, but coach Dan Quinn stopped short of promising a return for Jones on Sunday. The Falcons’ 30th-rated defense could use the Pro Bowler. He played in the season opener against the Eagles, making nine tackles and an interception and breaking up two passes. But Jones [more]

Cowboys rookie Leighton Vander Esch nabs NFC defensive player of the week

The Cowboys drafted linebacker Leighton Vander Esch in the first round this year and he showed off some of what grabbed their attention against Philadelphia last Sunday night. Vander Esch got the start against the Eagles because Sean Lee is sidelined by a hamstring injury and he made sure the Cowboys didn’t miss their longtime [more]

Raiders cut Kony Ealy

Kony Ealy’s stay with Oakland was a short one. The Raiders cut the defensive end Tuesday, a week after he arrived. Ealy was a healthy scratch Sunday in the Raiders’ loss to the Chargers. Ealy, 26, spent the offseason, training camp and the preseason with the Cowboys. They cut him out of the preseason. He [more]

No lead changes in any Washington games this year

Last week, much was made of the fact that the Chiefs haven’t lost a coin toss all year. Now that the streak of successful heads-or-tails propositions has ended, there’s another unlikely streak that bears watching. As a member of the @PFTPMPosse has pointed out, and as PFT separately has confirmed by looking at the various [more]

Dez Bryant: Promise I’m coming back strong

Saints receiver Dez Bryant had surgery Tuesday to repair his torn Achilles’ tendon. During a Facebook Live appearance shortly after surgery, the former Pro Bowler sounded as if he plans to continue playing. The question is: Will anyone give him that chance? “Promise I’m coming back strong. Highly motivated. Appreciate all the prayers,” Bryant said, [more]

Jerry Jones: Report of Lincoln Riley interest “totally speculation”

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley’s name comes up a lot when people are discussing potential additions to the roster of NFL head coaches and an NFL Media report on Sunday said the Cowboys “have an affinity” for Riley. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked about that report during a Tuesday appearance on 105.3 The Fan [more]

Falcons activate Deion Jones off injured reserve, waive Rees Odhiambo

The Atlanta Falcons have had to play half the season without Deion Jones in the middle of their defense, but the 2017 Pro Bowl linebacker is set to make his return to the lineup soon. The Falcons activated Jones off injured reserve on Monday and waived guard Rees Odhiambo to make room for Jones on [more]

Stephen Jones doesn’t approve of Kris Richard’s involvement in pregame scuffle

Cowboys defensive passing game coordinator Kris Richard was in the middle of a pregame exchange with the Eagles before Sunday’s game. Video showed Richard and Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills exchanging shoves. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones was not a fan of Richard making himself a part of the pregame antics. “No, we don’t want [more]

A quick word on wagering

I went to bed last night shortly after the Cowboys stunned the Eagles, making me look like an idiot for believing the Eagles would win easily against a beleaguered division rival. I woke up to an email from a reader who blamed me for filling his head so full of confidence about Philly that he [more]

NFC playoff picture: Rams running away with the NFC West

The Rams’ win over the Seahawks on Sunday just about wrapped up the NFC West. Although Los Angeles hasn’t actually clinched the division, the Rams now have a 4.5-game lead and the head-to-head tiebreaker. There’s no realistic path to the division title for the Seahawks. However, the Rams actually don’t control their own destiny for [more]

Dak Prescott: We have to use this as momentum

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was in a mood to look to the future rather than the past after Sunday night’s win in Philadelphia. Prescott was sharp passing the ball and running back Ezekiel Elliott went for 151 yards, which led to a question for Prescott if it felt like a return to the way things [more]

Doug Pederson and the Eagles now search for answers

The table seemed to be set for the Eagles, who pulled to 4-4 at the bye, to win enough games in the second half to capture the NFC East championship. Especially with five divisional games on the docket, including two against the Cowboys and two against Washington. And then the games began, and the Eagles [more]

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