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Jerry Jones: It’s a “compliment” for Urban Meyer to be interested in Cowboys job

Urban Meyer recently talked publicly about his interest in coaching the Cowboys. Other coaches (including the one who currently coaches the Cowboys) would regard that as a faux pas. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones regards it differently. “For Urban Meyer to say that is a compliment,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via Michael [more]

The MVP race remains wide open

Not long ago, the candidates for the 2019 NFL MVP award consisted of Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson. Now, Mahomes’ injury could make his own chance at winning the award a much more difficult proposition. So with seven weeks in the bag, let’s look at the candidates as of right now. [more]

Eagles releasing Orlando Scandrick

The Eagles tried to trade for cornerback Jalen Ramsey last week, according to an ESPN report. The Jaguars instead traded Ramsey to the Rams. It’s obvious the Eagles still need help at the position. Dak Prescott passed for 239 yards against the Eagles on Sunday night. Cornerback Orlando Scandrick paid the price a day later. [more]

Lane Johnson calls on teammates who show up late to be “accountable”

The Eagles didn’t show up Sunday night against the Cowboys. They fumbled on their first two possessions, falling behind the Cowboys 14-0 on their way to a 37-10 loss. Apparently, showing up late is an ongoing problem in Philadelphia. Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson called out teammates after the game, describing what was going to [more]

Delicate decision regarding level of Dak Prescott franchise tag looms for the Cowboys

Last week, we tried to identify the players who would not be traded for the Jalen Ramsey package: An offer of two first-round picks and a fourth-round pick. As the Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott continue to move week by week toward the expiration of his rookie contract, there’s a chance someone will eventually be [more]

Jerry Jones is “looking for reasons” to keep Jason Garrett

The Cowboys front office repeatedly expressed public support for Jason Garrett last week in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Both Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones said Garrett’s job was not on the line in Sunday’s game against the Eagles. They weren’t lying. The Cowboys owner, in fact, said he wants to keep Garrett [more]

Brett Maher: “Definitely cool” to be first with three FGs of at least 60 yards

Cowboys kicker Brett Maher missed two field goals against the Packers in Week Five and missed another one against the Jets in a 24-22 loss in Week Six, so Sunday night was a good time for him to make a case for remaining the kicker in Dallas. Maher accomplished that mission. He made all four [more]

Carson Wentz: Cowboys “beat the crap out of us”

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz didn’t mince words about the way he and his teammates performed on Sunday night in Dallas. “We didn’t show up,” Wentz said, via the Morning Call. “They beat the crap out of us.” The Eagles are 3-4 and appear to have an uphill climb to the playoffs. They’re a game behind [more]

Robert Quinn, Leighton Vander Esch expected to be OK

The Cowboys lost weakside linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and defensive end Robert Quinn during Sunday’s game. Vander Esch left with a neck injury, watching the second half on the sideline in street clothes. Quinn went out with a rib injury Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not expect the injuries to be serious. “I don’t see [more]

Doug Pederson doesn’t regret saying what he said

Eagles coach Doug Pederson doesn’t regret saying what he said. “Nope. No,” Pederson said after the Eagles’ 37-10 loss to the Cowboys. Linebacker Zach Brown badmouthed his former teammate, Kirk Cousins, before the Eagles’ Week Seven game against the Vikings. A day after the Eagles’ 38-20 loss to the Vikings, Philadelphia cut Brown. That same [more]

Ezekiel Elliott: We don’t care what Doug Pederson says

The Cowboys never formally addressed Doug Pederson’s guarantee that wasn’t a guarantee, according to a source. They didn’t need to. The Cowboys were fully aware that the Eagles coach said on the radio last Monday that the Eagles are “going down to Dallas, and our guys are gonna be ready to play; and we’re gonna [more]

Xavier Woods explains dispute with Eagles athletic trainer

Cowboys safety Xavier Woods downplayed a run-in with an Eagles athletic trainer in the first half of Sunday’s game. “It was really nothing. It was nothing,” Woods said. Woods was penalized for a hit on Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery on the Eagles’ only touchdown drive. Officials gave Woods an unnecessary roughness penalty for a hit [more]

Sunday night wrapup: Cowboys take over first place as Eagles are all talk

It’s a good thing Doug Pederson’s guarantee wasn’t a “guarantee” since his Eagles failed to deliver. Pederson said on the radio Monday morning that the Eagles are “going down to Dallas, and our guys are gonna be ready to play, and we’re gonna win that football game, and when we do, we’re in first place [more]

Cowboys kick around Eagles in the first half, to take 27-7 halftime lead

The Cowboys did almost everything right in the first half, and the Eagles are lucky they are not trailing by more in a first-place NFC East showdown. As it stands, Dallas owns a 27-7 lead at halftime with the final play of the second quarter a 63-yard field goal by Brett Maher. Maher became the [more]

Cowboys’ defensive penalties aid Eagles’ touchdown drive

The Cowboys had the Eagles stopped deep in their own end. Carson Wentz threw an incompletion on third down, and the Cowboys would have forced Philadelphia to punt from its 13. But Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, who forced a Dallas Goedert fumble on the Eagles’ first possession, hit Wentz in the head. The 15-yard penalty [more]

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