7:57 PM EDT, Thu October 17, 2019
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Position Group Analysis: Cowboys DL could not pressure Jets QB Sam Darnold when needed most

Position Group Analysis: Cowboys DL could not pressure Jets QB Sam Darnold when needed most

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Cowboys had many reasons for losing to the Jets but the Cowboys defensive line was a great contributor. [Each week we will look back at the game to focus on a single position group and how they performed. Whether it’s high-praise for the Cowboys biggest contributors to another victory formation, or the scapegoats for any potential losses, we’ll spotlight one personnel grouping for review.] The Cowboys defensive line has been showing breakage for several weeks. Green Bay easily moved tackle Maliek Collins out of his gaps, creating rush lanes for Aaron...
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Cowboys vs. Eagles injury report: Tyron Smith, La’el Collins limited participants in practice

Cowboys vs. Eagles injury report: Tyron Smith, La’el Collins limited participants in practice

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The up-to-date injury situation for the Cowboys and the Eagles. There was some minor movement on the Dallas Cowboys injury list today as both Tyron Smith and La’el Collins were able to get some individual work in. This moved them into the limited category for today’s practice and is a hopeful sign that one or both could play this Sunday, Good sign for the Cowboys. Tyron Smith (ankle) and La’el Collins (knee) getting in some individual work during today’s practice pic.twitter.com/66vqWxqMmu— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 17, 2019 Amari...
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Four thoughts on a must-win game for the Cowboys

Four thoughts on a must-win game for the Cowboys

Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via This season is poised to go one of two ways on Sunday. Let’s examine some crucial factors that will help determine the path. The Dallas Cowboys now face a must-win game against the Philadelphia Eagles. If you don’t believe me, then maybe you will believe the numbers. With so much hanging in the balance, there is a lot to think about. This team is a lot closer to being good than you probably think Football is a game of luck and bounces, more so than any other sport. While that may sound like an unsupported statement, it actually is very...
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It’s time for the Cowboys to start using Tony Pollard more

It’s time for the Cowboys to start using Tony Pollard more

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Tony Pollard’s limited playing time needs to change, and fast. All offseason, it was all about Tony Pollard. So far, his usage has been very limited. Taking a look at Tony Pollard’s snap counts over the year is somewhat head scratching. In week one, Pollard played in 22 snaps (32.4%), in week two, he played in 16 snaps (23.2%), in week three, he played in 23 snaps (31.9%). Not terribly bad for a fourth-round rookie, right? But over the last three weeks, those numbers have plummeted, and there’s no real reason why. In week four, Pollard saw just two...
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Jason Garrett dances around play-action question, doesn't have much positive news on injuries

Jason Garrett dances around play-action question, doesn't have much positive news on injuries

Photo by Steven Ryan/ Jason Garrett meets with the assembled media for some Cowboys Q&A. Coach updates us all on what’s going on with the Dallas Cowboys as they prepare for their showdown with their NFC East rival, the Philadelphia Eagles. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). If any injured players do anything in practice it’ll mostly be on the side Jason Garrett wouldn’t provide much detail on who would be able to practice on Thursday as far as injuries go. He did mention that Travis Frederick, who was out on Wednesday, will be back as he was dealing with a...
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The most popular show on television since football season started is the Dallas Cowboys

The most popular show on television since football season started is the Dallas Cowboys

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports America’s Team, still. The NFL season is six weeks old which means there are already tons of games behind us. Thankfully there are more in front of us, but still having games in the rear-view mirror allows us to know some things. While what we know about the state of the Dallas Cowboys as a football team isn’t exactly the best right now, we know one thing that, well, we’ve known for a while. The world loves watching the Cowboys. No matter what anybody says the Dallas Cowboys will always be America’s Team. How do we know this? There are merchandise...
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Tale of the tape: Play calling, execution, injuries, and coaching all hold blame in Cowboys 22-24 loss

Tale of the tape: Play calling, execution, injuries, and coaching all hold blame in Cowboys 22-24 loss

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports After reviewing the All-22, what went wrong in week six for the Cowboys? After the third consecutive loss, Cowboys Nation has hit rock bottom, and rightfully so. From the coaching staff, to the front office, to the players on the roster, not a whole lot is going right for the Cowboys. Going into the Jets game, we all knew it wasn’t going to be a cake walk with Tyron Smith and La’el Collins unlikely to play, but we didn’t know that Randall Cobb would be inactive, and Amari Cooper would only play three snaps before taking himself out of the game. While...
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Cowboys News: The Dallas offense is missing the “home run” ball from Ezekiel Elliott

Cowboys News: The Dallas offense is missing the “home run” ball from Ezekiel Elliott

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Check out today’s news about the Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys RB Zeke Elliott wants the big play back in his game - Clarence Hill, Fort Worth Star-Telegram If Ezekiel Elliott can start hitting “home run” type runs it could provide a huge boost to the Dallas offense. For a Cowboys team that is struggling to score points in the first half of games and suddenly lacking in big plays from the passing game due to zone coverage and injuries, it’s more like where has “the bang” gone from Elliott. The two-time NFL rushing champion took the league by storm...
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There is just about no confidence left in the team for Dallas Cowboys fans

There is just about no confidence left in the team for Dallas Cowboys fans

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Three losses in a row is draining. Let’s be honest. The last three weeks have sucked. A lot. The Dallas Cowboys have lost each of their last three contests and saw their beautiful 3-0 record evaporate to the point of .500 as they now sit with a not-as-pretty 3-3 record. Losing to the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers was frustrating, but we’ve learned that they’re elite teams in the NFC this season. There’s no shame in losing to a contender, however much we all want to win. Things have turned more dark recently, though. It’s...
Oct 16, 2019
Cowboys vs. Eagles: A Week 7 primer for the 2019 regular season

Cowboys vs. Eagles: A Week 7 primer for the 2019 regular season

Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via A bitter rivalry with playoff implications on the line as the Cowboys face the Eagles. Coming into the regular season, both the Cowboys and Eagles were expected to be some of the best in the NFC. Through six games, though, it’s apparent that neither team is all that good. Both teams are 3-3, with the Eagles struggling on defense against everyone and the Cowboys refusing to start playing football until the third quarter. The good news for both of these teams is that they’re in a division with the Giants and Redskins, so these two still have...
Oct 16, 2019
NFL Playoff Tracker: Why the Cowboys face a must-win game against the Eagles

NFL Playoff Tracker: Why the Cowboys face a must-win game against the Eagles

Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via A look at the historical playoff odds for teams based on their record after six games. Here on Blogging The Boys, we’ve been tracking the Cowboys’ playoff chances since Week 1 and have weathered many a derisive comment about why we would look at playoff odds at all for this team. The Cowboys are now 3-3, and we continue with our weekly look at the Cowboys’ playoff odds. But before we do that, we’ll first take a look at some of the latest win projections for the 2019 Cowboys. Keep in mind that these win projections consider all six games...
Oct 16, 2019
Cowboys vs. Eagles injury report: Amari Cooper, Tyron Smith lead a long list of Cowboys injuries

Cowboys vs. Eagles injury report: Amari Cooper, Tyron Smith lead a long list of Cowboys injuries

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ The Cowboys ‘did not practice’ list is long on Wednesday. We petty much knew the list of players who would not participate in Wednesday's practice for the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett revealed that earlier today in his press conference. But now we have official confirmation. The offensive side of the ball is really hit hard by injury as wide receivers Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb were sidelined. Cooper is dealing with multiple injuries - a contusion on his thigh and a problematic ankle. Cobb is dealing with the dreaded back issue which is always a...
Oct 16, 2019
After further review: Play-calling and execution are hurting the Dallas Cowboys

After further review: Play-calling and execution are hurting the Dallas Cowboys

Photo by Steven Ryan/ Let’s take a look at the tape to see where the blame should go for the Cowboys stumbles. It’s a tough time for fans of the Dallas Cowboys as the team has lost three straight games, including a very disappointing defeat at the hands of the New York Jets. It’s a night and day contrast in terms of the emotion felt after starting 3-0 to now. This Cowboys team has problems. They’re banged up, the players that are on the field aren’t playing well, and the coaching staff is exacerbating the situation with some questionable decisions. It’s a mess. There is still...
Oct 16, 2019
Cowboys roster move: Dallas replacing Tyrone Crawford with DL Justin Hamilton

Cowboys roster move: Dallas replacing Tyrone Crawford with DL Justin Hamilton

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports There’s a new defensive lineman for the Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys are a bit banged with one more game to go before their bye week, but some of their injuries are too much to overcome this season. For example, Tyrone Crawford who the team placed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Obviously this opens up a roster spot for the Dallas Cowboys and with preparations for a new week officially beginning on Wednesday, they made a corresponding move. Per ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys are signing defensive lineman Justin Hamilton. To replace Tyrone Crawford, the...
Oct 16, 2019
Jason Garrett lays out a long list of players who won’t practice today

Jason Garrett lays out a long list of players who won’t practice today

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports It’s time for the Eagles, Jason Garrett discusses the team’s preparations, The Cowboys move on from the Jets debacle and start preparations for a visit from the Eagles. Games don’t get much bigger than this one in the regular season, let’s see what coach Jason Garrett had to say. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). Tyrone Crawford out Jason Garrett discussed how Tyrone Crawford has been “one of the better” defensive linemen on the Cowboys for a couple of years and while he tried to power through he’s no longer able which...