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After much confusion, Cowboys did defer after winning coin toss

The drama to start the game wasn’t drama at all as it turned out. The Cowboys did defer after winning the coin toss, even though referee Walt Anderson announced the Cowboys had chosen to kickoff. Rule 15, Section 3, Article 9 of the NFL rules book says game administration allows replay officials to consult with [more]

Cowboys having their way with Rams, holding 28-7 halftime lead

Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips had a good day against one of his many former teams last year in the divisional round of the postseason. His defense is having a terrible, no good, very bad day Sunday against the Cowboys. The Cowboys have 285 yards of offense, scoring on their final four of five first-half [more]

Jason Witten gives Cowboys 7-0 lead

It appears the Cowboys botched the opening coin flip, choosing to kickoff rather than defer. The team’s public relations department is trying to determine if Dak Prescott messed up the decision or referee Walt Anderson the announcement. Either way, no one will care if the Cowboys win. They have taken a 7-0 lead on a [more]

Sean Lee active for Cowboys

The Cowboys won’t have weakside linebacker Leighton Vander Esch for a fourth consecutive game, having already ruled him out with a neck injury. They will have Sean Lee in his place today. Lee has pectoral and thigh injuries that kept him out of practice all week, but he is active. The Cowboys’ inactives are receiver [more]

Urban Meyer is at FedEx Field on Sunday (and all that that implies)

In two weeks, the coaching carousel will begin to spin. Washington gave it an early shove on Sunday. Urban Meyer is at FedEx Field. FOX cameras showed him in a box with Alex Smith, who played for Meyer at Utah. Another former Meyer quarterback — Dwayne Haskins — is currently the starter in Washington. Meyer [more]

Which coaches are in danger of being fired?

Black Monday is only two weeks away. In recent years Black Monday basically has become Black Sunday, because plenty of coaches get fired not the day after the season ends but the day that it’s all over. So for which coaches will it be over when the season’s over? Two (Jay Gruden and Ron Rivera) [more]

Stephen Jones doesn’t “see a big appetite for realignment”

Earlier this week, Broncos coach Vic Fangio threw out the idea of doing away with divisions. His proposal would have NFC teams play the other 15 NFC teams and AFC teams play the other 15 AFC teams. The final game on a 16-game schedule, Fangio suggested, ideally would involve some sort of a rivalry game [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Ravens and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 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 seems to suggest Cowboys won’t hire a college coach

It’s becoming more and more clear that the Cowboys will be looking for a new coach. It’s unclear where they’ll be looking for the potential replacement for Jason Garrett. On Friday, owner and G.M. Jerry Jones dropped a hint regarding the universe of candidates. “College coaches coming directly into [NFL] head coach have the lowest [more]

Sean Lee questionable with Leighton Vander Esch out

Sean Lee did not practice all week with pectoral and thigh injuries. The Cowboys list him as questionable but are encouraged he will play Sunday against the Rams. “We feel good about him being able to play this week,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan on Friday afternoon, via Jon [more]

Stephen Jones more “convicted” than ever Dak Prescott is championship QB

Dak Prescott got off to a hot start to his season and not long ago heard his name bantered about as an MVP candidate. The Cowboys quarterback still leads the league in passing yards, but three consecutive losses — and only one win in the team’s past five games — killed Prescott’s MVP chances if [more]

Jerry Jones: Expect a marijuana adjustment to NFL’s substance-abuse policy

The MLB no longer tests for marijuana, and the NFL may be following suit, eventually. “I think that you should expect and will expect an adjustment” of the league’s prohibition on marijuana use, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. Jones added [more]

Dak Prescott will wear tape on injured index finger vs. Rams

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who has never missed a game due to injury, currently has injuries to both hands. He has a sprained left wrist, and the index finger on his throwing hand is also banged up. Prescott has fully participated in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, with tape on the injured finger. “Just a [more]

Get used to seeing the Ravens more often

The Ravens have taken the NFL by storm this year, led by the uncanny skills of quarterback Lamar Jackson. As the NFL draws up its plans for 2020, the Ravens and Jackson will surely be in the center of the league’s radar screen. The Ravens undoubtedly will get the maximum number of prime-time games, given [more]

Jason Garrett puts together “highlight reel” to motivate Cowboys

The Cowboys have lost three straight games and head coach Jason Garrett is trying something different to get them in a winning frame of mind ahead of Sunday’s game against the Rams. Garrett put together a video showing some of the team’s best plays over the last two seasons that, per tight end Jason Witten, [more]

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