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Mike McCarthy smashed watermelons with sledgehammer to fire up Cowboys

In search of a way to motivate his team ahead of last weekend’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy elected to murder some produce to provide a spark. According to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, McCarthy packed a sledgehammer and an assortment of watermelons for the team’s [more]

Ezekiel Elliott: We’re right where we need to be in the division

The Cowboys went more than a month without winning a game before beating the Vikings 31-28 on Sunday and running back Ezekiel Elliott snapped a longer drought. Elliott posted 103 rushing yards on 21 carries, which marked the first time he crossed the 100-yard plateau since the final game of the 2019 season. He also [more]

Mike McCarthy: Sunday’s win needs to mean something

The Cowboys returned from their bye on Sunday and turned in the kind of performance that many have been looking for since the start of the season. Ezekiel Elliott ran for more than 100 yards, Andy Dalton threw three touchdowns, and the defense came up with a pair of key takeaways that helped set the [more]

Worst division ever: All four NFC East teams have three wins

A team with three wins after Week 11 is usually long out of the playoff race. In the NFC East this year, every team has three wins, and the playoff race is wide open. The Eagles lead the division at 3-6-1, while the Giants, Cowboys and Football Team are all 3-7. The worst cumulative record [more]

Cowboys end four-game losing streak with late touchdown to upset Vikings

The Cowboys climbed back into the NFC East “race” — which has turned into a “race” of tortoises — with a 31-28 victory over the Vikings. The Eagles lead the NFC East with a 3-6-1 record. The other three teams are 3-7. Dallas plays Washington on Thanksgiving Day. The Vikings saw their three-game winning streak [more]

Dalvin Cook shaken up on fumble as Cowboys lead Vikings 16-7 at halftime

The Cowboys played arguably their best half of football this season, and they should lead more than they do. As it is, the Vikings trail the Cowboys 16-7 at intermission. Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, the league’s leading rusher, was shaken up on a hard hit by Donovan Wilson following a catch late in the [more]

Ezekiel Elliott touchdown catch comes after Kirk Cousins’ fumble

Officials missed a penalty and a turnover in a sack of Kirk Cousins‘ on the Vikings’ first possession. With DeMarcus Lawrence hanging onto Cousins, safety Donovan Wilson cleaned up Cousins. Wilson, though, hit Cousins in the head for what officials should have ruled roughing the passer before taking the ball away from Cousins as the [more]

Randy Gregory, DeMarcus Lawrence are active for Cowboys; Vikings have new long snapper

Cowboys pass rushers Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence were listed as questionable for today’s game against the Vikings. Both missed time this week with what the Cowboys listed as illness. Coach Mike McCarthy said he anticipated both playing today, and both will play today. They are active. The Cowboys’ inactives are quarterback Ben DiNucci, receiver [more]

Cowboys will start Zack Martin at right tackle

Zack Martin has been an All-Pro right guard for the Cowboys, but he will be playing a different position against the Vikings. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Martin will be getting the start at right tackle in Week 11. It will be his first NFL start at tackle, although he did see time [more]

Cowboys expect Dak Prescott to make a full recovery

Dak Prescott won’t return this season, but the Cowboys expect the quarterback to make a full recovery from his gruesome ankle injury. The Cowboys placed Prescott on injured reserve after a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5 against the Giants required immediate surgery. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said [more]

Vikings get fullback C.J. Ham back from COVID-19 reserve

The Vikings have only one fullback on their 53-man roster. C.J. Ham has returned to their 53-man roster, one day before the 4-5 Vikings host the 2-7 Cowboys. Ham has been activated from the COVID-19 reserve list. He had been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday. Presumably, Ham already was three days removed [more]

Randy Gregory, DeMarcus Lawrence are questionable

Cowboys pass rushers Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Both missed time this week with what the Cowboys listed as illness. Gregory returned to practice on a limited basis Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. The Cowboys added Lawrence to the practice report Thursday as [more]

NFL Week 11 injury report roundup: Several teams dealing with QB questions

Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Seahawks and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott is our best football player

Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t had the season he expected. He has no 100-yard games, the longest stretch of his career without one, and his four lost fumbles lead all NFL running backs. The two-time NFL season rushing leader ranks only 11th in rushing yards with 572 yards, which trails rushing leader Dalvin Cook by 382 yards. [more]

Vikings place C.J. Ham on COVID-19 reserve list

The Vikings placed fullback C.J. Ham on the COVID-19 reserve list, the team announced. It is unknown whether Ham tested positive or was in close contact with someone who did. Ham missed practice Wednesday with a designation of “not injury related.” He missed two practices last week with designations of a shoulder injury and “not [more]

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