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RJ Ochoa

Poll: What will the Cowboys record be seven days from now?

Things will be very different in a week.

Seattle Seahawks fans woke up on Friday morning feeling like their season is alive and well. Green Bay Packers fans are wondering what the 2019 NFL Draft is going to hold. We’re at the point in the season where games swing emotions that drastically week to week.

On the subject of weeks, the Cowboys are getting ready to face a short one after they visit the Atlanta Falcons because of their annual Thanksgiving Day game. Seven days from now we’ll all...

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Cowboys vs. Falcons: Five things to watch, including an Alabama wide receiver reunion

Here are five things to keep an eye out for when the Cowboys head to Atlanta.

The Dallas Cowboys head to Atlanta hoping to put together their first winning streak of the season. After a nice road win against the Eagles last Sunday night, the Cowboys are still right in the thick of things, but they to beat the Falcons if they want to keep that momentum going.

Like the Cowboys, Atlanta is sitting with a 4-5 record, only they have a slim-to-no-chance of catching the New Orleans Saints in the...

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Dave Halprin

Cowboys vs. Falcons final injury report: Deion Jones ruled out, Cowboys rule out five players

The final injury report for the Falcons and Cowboys game is here.

The Cowboys injury list for the game against the Falcons has five players ruled out and another doubtful. And it hits hardest along the defensive line

Inactives are going to be easy again this week. The Cowboys have ruled out Tavon Austin, Taco Charlton, David Irving, Sean Lee & Daniel Ross. And Antwaun Woods is doubtful.

Tyron Smith was full today and is ready to go. Deion Jones has been ruled out for Atlanta #cowboyswire...

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Tom Ryle

Point/Counterpoint: The most positive signs for the Cowboys as they head to Atlanta

We’re ladling out the optimism as we talk about good things.

It’s another swing of the pendulum as the Dallas Cowboys have us hoping for better things after their win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Now they have to go play the Atlanta Falcons, returning almost exactly a year later to the site of the game that marked a steep downturn for the offense that has lingered into this season. There are several encouraging signs that have us thinking about at least the possibility of getting back...

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Cowboys vs. Falcons: Keeping up with the Joneses - who wins between Julio and Byron?

Which former first-round pick has the better game on Sunday?

You know about the explosive offenses of the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, and Kansas City Chiefs. They are just a few teams on the short list of offenses that average over 400 yards of offense this season. The Atlanta Falcons are also on that list.

For the Falcons, they rely on the air-attack of Matt Ryan and his merry men of receivers. Atlanta is second in the NFL in passing yards per game, putting up 319 yards per...

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Dave Halprin

Jason Garrett: Four defensive linemen not expected to practice, linebackers could play a role in helping

Coach updates us on all things Cowboys.

Friday brings us the last Jason Garrett press conference of the week. As the Cowboys prepare for the Falcons, we get the last word. (All Garrett answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes.)

How is the defensive line depth and will you have to make a roster move?

Guys are out, hopefully we’ll have enough guys for the game, we’ll find out more today. Maliek Collins will practice, Antwaun Woods won’t. We don’t expect Taco Charlton or Daniel...

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Connor Livesay

Tale of the tape: How Amari Cooper is helping to revive the Cowboys offense

Through two weeks of the Amari Cooper experience, the Cowboys couldn’t look any smarter.

It has been almost a month since the Cowboys traded a first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for wide receiver Amari Cooper. The early returns are making the Cowboys front office officials look good. Through two games with the Cowboys, Cooper has hauled in 11 receptions on 18 targets, for 133 yards, and a touchdown. 10 of 11 of Cooper’s receptions have gone for first downs since joining the team two...

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Michael Strawn

Cowboys defense hasn’t really been tested in the 2018 season

The Cowboys defense is about to be tested in the upcoming games.

Many are praising the performance of the 2018 Dallas Cowboys defense. And they have a lot of ammunition to support their stance. Consider the team ranks in various categories:

Third in points allowed per game Seventh in yards allowed per game Eighth in rushing yards allowed per game First in rushing yards per attempt

This is largely untrodden ground for the Cowboys who have been an offensively strong/defensively weak team...

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Top 20 NFL rookies so far in 2018

The 2018 NFL Draft was heralded for its depth of talent and the chance for fans to see rookies make an immediate impact in their first NFL season. After 10 weeks of NFL action, we’ve seen just that. Football fans have been treated to first-year players on both sides of the ball playing extremely well this season. In fact, several rookies have stepped up and already become some of the best players at their respective positions. Here are the top 20 rookies thus far in the 2018 NFL season....

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Cowboys return to scene of their grisly 2017 downfall

On offense, the Cowboys still haven't fully recovered from their 2017 Week 10 debacle in Atlanta, when Dak Prescott had a very long day.

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Michael Sisemore

Cowboys news: Cooper & Elliott must be difference-makers for Dak Prescott this time around vs. Falcons

Last year’s loss in ATL was “Dak without Zeke”, now he not only has Zeke but also Amari Cooper out wide. Will it be different this time?

How Amari Cooper made his fellow Cowboys receivers better so quickly -Kristi Scales- SportsDay
It's pretty insane to see the drastic improvement we've seen from the Cowboys since Amari Cooper's arrival.

This is arguably the most impressive accomplishment by Cooper since he joined the Cowboys. In two games with the Cowboys, Amari Cooper already has 11...

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RJ Ochoa

Cowboys vs. Falcons: Official Blogging The Boys video preview! And podcasts!

Falcons week.

Hopefully you’re ready to go back to Atlanta. It has to be done.

Thankfully there’s no Adrian Clayborn waiting for Dak Prescott in the ATL, but there is indeed a high-flying Falcons offense that’s going to test the reigning Defensive Player of the Week in Leighton Vander Esch and his Hot Boyz teammates. It’s going to be fun.

Make sure you get ready for Sunday’s action by checking out our preview video on the official Blogging The Boys YouTube Channel. We’ve...

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RJ Ochoa

Celebrate Leighton Vander Esch’s DPOW performance with a brand new “Wolf Hunter” shirt from BreakingT!

Team LVE.

Leighton Vander Esch recorded the first interception of his career last Sunday night when he picked off Carson Wentz.

The first-round linebacker also locked in what might be the most impressive tackle of his young career so far when he pushed Philadelphia back five yards with the game on the line.

This play by Leighton Vander Esch was unreal. Part of what won the game. Look at that tackle. pic.twitter.com/yOCIIO5R1t

— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) November 12,...

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Dave Halprin

NFL Week 11 game-by-game predictions: It’s a split decision for the Cowboys game

After a win, the Cowboys regain some support.

Welcome to Week 11 of the NFL. The Cowboys have been an up-and-down team this season, but their win over the Eagles has some of the panel believing again. Let’s take a look at all of Week 11.

First, it should be noted that we have a new leader among the panelists in our season-long contest. OCC has caught and passed Dave Halprin for the lead. He has a one-game lead, 101-45 to 100-46. It’s still close but momentum is definitely with OCC.

On to...

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Dave Halprin

Thursday Night Football live thread: Packers @ Seahawks

Week 11 kicks off tonight with Thursday Night Football.

It’s a pretty good contest tonight with the Packers and the Seahawks doing battle.

This is an open thread for game chat.

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Dave Halprin

Cowboys vs. Falcons injury report: Tyron Smith, Zack Martin return to practice

The Cowboys got some reassuring news at practice today.

After yesterday’s injury report that was long and included two of the Cowboys starting offensive linemen, Tyron Smith and Zack Martin, things look definitively better today. Both Smith and Martin returned to practice today, in a limited fashion, making it very likely both will be on the field on Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons.

Not practicing today are Sean Lee, as expected, and Tavon Austin, as expected.

Joining them in the...

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RJ Ochoa

Despite big win in Philadelphia, Cowboys fans are still in a wait-and-see mode with the team

People want to see more before really believing in the Cowboys again.

Last week the Dallas Cowboys did something incredible. They won a road game against the Philadelphia Eagles and they did so after just about everybody counted them out.

The trope all week long headed into Philly was of the “it would be so Cowboys for them to actually win this game” and that’s exactly what happened. America’s Team rallied around a cause, call it the entire world chastising them on a weekly basis if...

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Tom Ryle

Cowboys hot topic: Gauging the temperature of Garrett’s and Linehan’s seats

See what I did there?

A week ago, the feeling was nearly universal: Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan had to go. While the defense had been playing much better, the offense was an absolute mess, despite the move to get a real WR1 and the replacement of offensive line coach Paul Alexander with Marc Colombo, featuring Hudson Houck. And now they were facing the Philadelphia Eagles and their formidable defensive front seven with a backup at LG,...

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Dave Halprin

Jason Garrett: Tyron Smith had back spasms on Wednesday, hopeful he can do more today

Coach updates us on all things Cowboys.

Coach Jason Garrett stepped up to the podium on Thursday and addressed the media about the state of the Cowboys heading into their game with the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. (All Garrett answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes).

Matt Ryan is a great player

Jason Garrett began the day discussing how great of a quarterback Matt Ryan is. He noted he’s a prolific passer, he can carry the burden alone if the run games is failing, he uses different...

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Michael Sisemore

Return to Atlanta: Can Dak Prescott & Cowboys expel haunting memory of last year’s Falcons game?

Last year, the Falcons broke the Cowboys, can Dallas ‘unbreak’ themselves with a victory?

Jerry Jones called it “The Burning of Atlanta” but many of us just refer to it as “the day that broke Dak Prescott”. Last November, the 5-3 Dallas Cowboys walked into Atlanta a team that averaged 28 points per game and walked out a team that would average 16 points over the final eight games. It was an absolute disaster as the Cowboys fell to the Falcons 27-7 in their first of six games...

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