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Ezekiel Elliott says the media makes him 'feel awkward' about his stats

Ezekiel Elliott on Wednesday offered a great quote about his role on the Dallas Cowboys. Zeke has been held to under 50 yards rushing the past two games. That doesn’t sound good, but Dallas won last week in Detroit, and Zeke is keeping things in perspective. He said Wednesday that the media makes him “feel awkward” because they focus on his lack of stats even when the team wins. Elliott actually scored twice in the game, and it’s not like he hasn’t been doing well all season. Prior...

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Twitter reacts to man on roof at Cowboys’ practice ahead of matchup with Patriots

An unknown man was spotted on a nearby roof during Dallas Cowboys’ practice on Wednesday ahead of their Week 12 matchup against the New England Patriots, and social media had some fun with it. Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News shared an image of a single, unidentified figure overlooking the Cowboys’ session from the roof of an adjacent building. Immediately, Twitter pointed the finger at the Cowboys’ opposition. Others, however, had some alternative explanations: Even if the...

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Around the NFL Week 11: Who are the top five teams in the league?

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Check out our recap of Week 11 of the NFL season.

Week 11 of the 2019 regular season has concluded. We kicked off with the wild matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. Cleveland got the win, but lost their best defensive player Myles Garrett for the season.

On Sunday, the schedule was headlined by matchups between the Texans and Ravens and the Patriots at Philadelphia.

In case you missed any of the action, check out the...

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Brady jokes his dislike of Cowboys started at birth

A native of San Mateo, California, who grew up a fan of the 49ers, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joked Wednesday that, "I've really not liked the Cowboys since coming out of the womb," Brady is 4-0 in his career vs. Dallas.

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Bennett on facing Pats: 'Never personal' in NFL

The Cowboys' Michael Bennett hailed former coach Bill Belichick as a "savant" and said "it's never personal in the NFL" when asked about playing against the Patriots this Sunday.

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Cowboys @ Patriots injury report: Amari Cooper, DaMarcus Lawrence full practice, La’el Collins sits out

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The first injury report of the week for the Cowboys and Patriots.

The Dallas Cowboys convened for practice on Wednesday as they prepare for their trip to face the New England Patriots on Sunday. The injury report for the Cowboys is better than you might expect after all the injuries late in the Detroit game.

The one player who couldn’t practice because of injury was right tackle La’el Collins. He’s battling knee and back issues and sat out today....

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Cowboys trying to stop forcing the ball to Ezekiel Elliott so much?

Ezekiel Elliott has had some games this season where he really seems to struggle running the ball on first down, and that could be one of the reasons the Dallas Cowboys are having more success through the air than on the ground. Following two straight rough performances from Elliott, the team may have plans to embrace that change. Elliott rushed for just 47 yards on 20 carries in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings two weeks ago. He then had 45 yards on 15 totes in Sunday’s win over the...

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RJ Ochoa

Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots, 2019 NFL Week 12

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Keep track here of everything related to Cowboys at Patriots in NFL Week 12 as Dallas visits New England on Sunday afternoon.

It’s here. The big enchilada.

Due to the NFL’s rotating schedule it’s been known that the Dallas Cowboys will visit the New England Patriots during the 2019 season. When the schedule came out people circled November 24th on their calendars, you don’t see this matchup all too often.

There’s no denying that the Patriots are...

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Tony Pollard can be the Cowboys’ secret weapon to beating the Patriots

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The rookie running back could help unravel a stout defense

The Patriots defense is playing on another level this year. They’re first in the league in yards and scoring, second in passing defense, and first in DVOA. They’ve rarely given up touchdowns and are excellent at taking the ball away, with their 19 interceptions and nine fumble recoveries contributing to the team’s +18 turnover differential.

A lot of this has to do with the man...

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RJ Ochoa

This season’s Dallas Cowboys defense is actually statistically better than last season’s

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The narrative about the Cowboys defense may be a little off.

One of the biggest reasons that the Dallas Cowboys stormed back last season to win the NFC East, and a playoff game, was a defense that showed up and dominated teams. Perhaps the biggest win of last season was a huge defensive showing, a lockdown performance of the New Orleans Saints on the Thursday after Thanksgiving Day that shocked the world.

The Cowboys defense of 2018...

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Bill Belichick raves about Dak Prescott before Sunday’s matchup

A compliment from any head coach in the NFL feels great for a player, but it’s especially true when the praise comes from New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Belichick raved about Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s play this season and how difficult he makes the Cowboys’ offense to stop. Prescott, who is set to become a free agent at the end of this season, leads the NFL in passing yards, yards per attempt (8.8) and ranks second...

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Jason Garrett calls Tom Brady “arguably the greatest player that ever walked”, Cowboys add cornerback

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Coach Garrett spoke with the media today.

The Cowboys will be taking on the Patriots this week, a tough assignment if there ever was one. Jason Garrett talks about the preparations for such a game. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes).

Challenge on facing New England defense

Jason Garrett noted that the New England Patriots are “really good”, very well coached, opportunistic, and find ways to always stop the run. He complimented personnel at...

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Cowboys' Jason Witten Calls Matchup vs. Patriots a 'Defining' Game

The Dallas Cowboys have had an up-and-down season, at times looking like a Super Bowl contender and at other times looking like a team that might not even reach the postseason while going 6-4...

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Dak Prescott named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after dominant performance in Detroit

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Another award for Dak!

The Dallas Cowboys put on an offensive show last week against the Detroit Lions, and they needed most of it to get home with the victory. America’s Team now sits at 6-4 with a huge matchup against the New England Patriots ahead of them, but before we completely shift focus we should acknowledge something important that happened.

Dak Prescott was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 11

Against the Lions, Prescott put...

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Hot topic: Cowboys’ playoff chances rising

Soaring like Michael Gallup. | Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

A win, and an Eagles loss, have things looking up.

As fans of the Dallas Cowboys, our spirits tend to rise and fall abruptly. We were down in the dumps after the loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but things suddenly look much better after the win over the Detroit Lions. With the Philadelphia Eagles losing to the New England Patriots later in the day, the likelihood of the Cowboys making the playoffs took a real jump. The most probable...

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Cowboys News: Jerry Jones almost hired Bill Belichick

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Plus, Dak Prescott hit an impressive milestone on Sunday

Jerry Jones still thinks about how Bill Belichick once lobbied the Cowboys for a job in the ‘90s - Sean Wagner McGough, CBS Sports

The Cowboys draw the New England Patriots this week, led by arguably the greatest head coach in history, Bill Belichick. On Tuesday, Jerry Jones dropped a nugget that Belichick once lobbied for the Cowboys’ top job during the mid 1990’s.

On Tuesday, Jones shared a...

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Cowboys roster move: Dallas adding offensive lineman Marcus Henry to practice squad

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An update on the newest practice squad member.

The Dallas Cowboys tinkered with their roster last week when they promoted Josh Jones to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.

This move was possible because the Cowboys placed Adam Redmond on injured reserve. With it being Week 12 in the NFL, there are generally injuries everywhere.

This meant that the Cowboys had an open spot on their practice squad. The team held tryouts on Tuesday, and according to...

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Dak Prescott is likely going to shatter his previous season highs in various categories

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2019 has been good for Dak Prescott.

Dak Prescott has been on fire all season long from a statistical perspective. His team is “only” 6-4 through 10 games, but they certainly look like the best one in their division and that’s of course good enough for a ticket to the playoffs.

It’s interesting that Dak has performed so well in 2019 as his merits for his job were heavily questioned coming into this season. With this year being one of...

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Matt Minich

BTB Film Room: Here’s how Ezekiel Elliott sealed the win in Detroit for the Dallas Cowboys

An amazing play from Zeke helped seal the deal for Dallas.

The Dallas Cowboys started off strong in Detroit (save for the bit early on), scoring three touchdowns in the first half; however, it was the final touchdown of their Week 11 win over the Lions that stood out.

With 8:03 remaining in the fourth quarter the Cowboys found themselves in third and eight on the 17-yard line. Clutching to a six-point lead, they were hoping to give themselves a little breathing room.

They came out in a...

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RJ Ochoa

It happened... the Dallas Cowboys are officially a passing team

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The Cowboys identity has finally changed.

For the last half decade, the bread and butter of the Dallas Cowboys has been the meat and potatoes that they employ up front. The era of Cowboys football behind Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, and Zack Martin has been a team identified by great run games for the better part of their time under Jason Garrett.

Why wouldn’t you run the ball if you were the Cowboys? With an offensive line that is dominant it’s easy to...

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