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Why Mike McCarthy’s best work could come with fewer regular-season wins this year

Photo by Brandon Sloter/Image Of Sport/ The Cowboys might not match their 12-5 record from the last two years, but that doesn’t mean McCarthy has let them down The Cowboys are sitting at 9-3 and preparing for a tough December stretch. Matching their 12-5 record of the last two seasons will be difficult considering the competition coming up, but a reduced win count won’t be indicative of Mike McCarthy’s performance as head coach. Even with fewer wins, he may be doing his best work yet in Dallas. Now the playcaller, and more involved on offense since Kellen...


Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy makes Dak Prescott-Aaron Rodgers comparison

The Dallas Cowboys pulled out a hard-fought 41-35 win in Week 13 over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott played well, leading his team to a late victory, and is now officially a true NFL MVP candidate. This led current Dallas and former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to […] The post Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy makes Dak Prescott-Aaron Rodgers comparison appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Field Gulls

Winners and Losers from Cowboys 41, Seahawks 35

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports There are no winners on the defensive side of the ball. Would you have rather been blown out like predicted or lose a game like that? The Seattle Seahawks reeled us in with a tremendous offensive performance. It was one of the best of the entire season. Too bad the defense was so stoked watching the offense score points, they let the Dallas Cowboys score even more points. Pete Carroll was 36-0 as Seahawks head coach when his teams scored at least 35 points. Make it 36-1. It was a devastating 41-35 loss that hammers their playoff hopes...

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Why Mike McCarthy deserves more credit as a head coach | The Herd

The Dallas Cowboys are looking for their sixth win in their last seven games tonight against the Seattle Seahawks. Dak Prescott is also putting up MVP-level numbers but does Mike McCarthy deserve more credit then he receives? Colin reveals his coaching tiers and defends McCarthy for Dak's best season.

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Cowboys scouting report: Breaking down the Seahawks defensive scheme

Photo by Steph Chambers/ This is a different Seahawks defense than most people are used to. It wasn’t that long ago that the Seahawks were synonymous with the best defense in the NFL. The Legion of Boom, as it was called, struck fear into every quarterback they met. Over the last three years, though, the Cowboys have enjoyed a similar deal with Dan Quinn, the man who once coordinated those Legion of Boom defenses, running the show. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was a mentor to Quinn, and the Dallas defensive coordinator got his first head coaching gig largely due...

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Cowboys scouting report: Breaking down the Seahawks offensive scheme

Photo by Jane Gershovich/ How nervous are you about Geno Smith? When the Cowboys host the Seahawks on Thursday night, it will be a reunion of sorts for offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. While Schottenheimer doesn’t call the plays in Dallas, this is his first time back in the coordinator role since he was fired by the Seahawks after the 2020 season. Seattle had enjoyed success under his watch, and Russell Wilson was a fan of his, but there were deeper philosophical differences that caused the split. Head coach Pete Carroll, looking for a better way to get...

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Grading The Game – Washington Commanders vs. Dallas Cowboys

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports In front of a holiday television audience on Thanksgiving Day, the Burgundy and Gold collapsed into oblivion In what is sure to be the worst grades of the season from yours truly, it is time to take a look at the Thanksgiving Day Massacre in Dallas. The Washington Commanders fell to 4-8 overall and 0-5 in the NFC East after an embarrassing 45-10 loss to the Cowboys. There is also some news – the Commanders have fired Jack Del Rio and their defensive backs coach. More on that later in this article. Today’s grades will be brutal, so...

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What are the odds? Washington Commanders are big home underdogs against the Miami Dolphins

Photo by Mark Brown/ Home dogs again The Washington Commanders were 12 1/2-point road underdogs against the Dallas Cowboys, and they lost 45-10 in a Thanksgiving day blowout. Washington kept it semi-competitive until the 4th quarter where they were outscore 25-0. Head coach Ron Rivera fired DC Jack Del Rio and DBs coach Brent Vieselmeyer the day after that embarrassing loss. Rivera will be taking over the play-calling duties on defense for the first time since 2019. The Commanders get a mini-bye week following their Thanksgiving loss, and they’re returning home to...

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Shaquille Leonard will visit Cowboys this week; Eagles, Vikings reportedly have interest

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Sunday that the team has interest in bringing Shaquille Leonard in to fortify its defense, and Leonard will reportedly visit the team.

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Seahawks notebook: Riq Woolen will return to starting role vs. Cowboys

The Seahawks said cornerback Riq Woolen left the game against the 49ers with a shoulder injury, and coach Pete Carroll said he would start against the Cowboys.

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Ron Rivera Presser: “We’re going to do things differently”

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Ron Rivera talks after a blowout loss to the Cowboys Ron Rivera fired defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio and defensive backs coach Brent Vieselmeyer this morning. The Washington Commanders were blown out 45-10 by the Dallas Cowboys on a nationally-televised Thanksgiving game, and were embarrassed by third-string rookie UDFA QB Tommy DeVito and the New York Giants four days before that. Change needed to happen, and new owner Josh Harris is prepared to let Ron Rivera coach out the season, before cleaning house as expected. Rivera spoke after the...

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The Washington Commanders are blown out by the Dallas Cowboys 45-10 on Thanksgiving

Photo by Kevin Sabitus/ Change is in the air The Washington Commanders got blown out by the Dallas Cowboys 45-10 on Thanksgiving. This nationally televised games put a lot of eyes on Washington and their coaching staff. There were reports before the game that new Commanders owner Josh Harris planned to give Head Coach Ron Rivera the entire season, and they would evaluate everyone after the season. But blowout losses like this can force some changes. Washington has 10 days until the return home to host the Miami Dolphins, and there could be some changes by then. 3rd...

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Jack Del Rio fired by Commanders ahead of Week 13 vs. Dolphins

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ The Washington Commanders have fired defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio after their Thanksgiving day loss to the Dallas Cowboys and ahead of their Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins. The Washington Commanders were blown out by the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving day as part of the NFL’s triple-header to open Week 12. The loss pushed Washington to 4-8 on the season and effectively ends their hopes for a playoff position this year. With rumors head coach Ron Rivera’s job could be on the line this season, the team has shaken up their...

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Commanders fire defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio after Cowboys loss

The Commanders have fired defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio and defensive backs coach Brent Vieselmeyer.

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Dallas Cowboys 2023 opponent preview: 2 Commanders to keep an eye on

Photo by Rob Carr/ Which Commanders players concern you the most? Commanders File 2022 Record: 8-8-1 (2023 record: 4-7) Last Meeting: 01/08/2023 26-6 Commanders win (Cowboys lead all-time series 76-48-2) Head Coach: Ron Rivera (102-97-2) Key Additions: QB, Jacoby Brissett, OT Andrew Wylie, LB Cody Barton Key Departures: DL, Chase Young, DL Montez Sweat, QB Taylor Heinicke 2022 Overview The Washington Commanders in 2022 were a middle-of-the-pack team that showed glimpses of talent at times, while also showing the ability to fall flat on any given Sunday. Fast forward to...

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Ron Rivera talks about moving past the loss to the Giants and focusing on the Dallas Cowboys

Ron Rivera speaks to the media after practice Washington Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera spoke to the media after the team practiced in the bubble. This is a short week, with Washington traveling to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Rivera announced that LB Cody Barton would be activated from injured reserve tomorrow, and was more than ready to return to action. The team has done more mental preparation for the Cowboys, but also spent time earlier looking at what went wrong vs the Giants on Sunday. Rivera said that Sam Howell played a string of good games heading...

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Mike McCarthy joined Tom Landry as only coaches in Cowboys franchise history on this list

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports Mike McCarthy has won a lot as the Dallas Cowboys head coach. The Dallas Cowboys won a football game on Sunday. This is always a good sentence. Thankfully for all of us this is a sentence that we have gotten used to saying in recent times. Dallas has won seven of their 10 games played so far this season which is a sentence you could have said over each of the last three years. The Cowboys are in fact 7-3 through 10 games for the third year in a row. Consider that for a second. No one is going to pretend that having 7-3 through 10 next to your...


Commanders’ Ron Rivera gets real on future after Giants debacle

With all the speculation about the lack of job security Ron Rivera has with the Washington Commanders at head coach, he spoke at his press conference Monday about that topic. He said to the media that the only thing in his control is how the team plays this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys according to […] The post Commanders’ Ron Rivera gets real on future after Giants debacle appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Ex-Patriot Drops Bill Belichick Mantra After Cowboys Win

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick long has said that football season starts after Thanksgiving. But while New England’s first 10 games this season have made post-Thanksgiving football an afterthought, Belichick’s mantra now lives on in a different NFL locker room. Belichick can thank former Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore for it. When addressing the […]

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Cowboys vs. Panthers recap: Social media reaction to the Dallas win in Carolina

Photo by Eakin Howard/ Sunday was a ton of fun for the Cowboys and their fans The Dallas Cowboys started the annual ‘congested portion of the schedule’ this week by facing the Carolina Panthers in Bank of America Stadium. It was slow and a little laborious in the first half, but the Cowboys kept up the effort and stayed patient to finally get the win. Let’s scroll through social media for commentary and highlights of today’s game. The major news of the day came before the game when it was announced that legendary head coach Jimmy Johnson will finally be entering...

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RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports It is finally happening. Jimmy Johnson is joining the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor! The Dallas Cowboys are set to visit the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon, but it is going to be very difficult for any longtime fans of the team to focus on that right now. With a little over an hour to go until kickoff Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones announced a surprise press conference after being seen talking to former team head coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jimmy Johnson. Johnson, of course, is in the Hall of Fame but...


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announces Jimmy Johnson as Dallas’ newest Ring of Honor member

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has announced that Hall of Fame coach Jimmy Johnson will be inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor, as he announced on NFL on FOX. Jerry Jones announces on @NFLonFOX from Charlotte today that Jimmy Johnson will be inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor. — Greg Auman (@gregauman) November […] The post Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announces Jimmy Johnson as Dallas’ newest Ring of Honor member appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Week 11 early game thread: Future playoff head coach, DeMeco Ryans

Photo by Cooper Neill/ Which game will you be watching today? We have a handful of games for an appetizer before the 49ers face off against the Bucs this afternoon. The Cowboys, who notoriously struggle on the road, travel to a Carolina Panthers team who initially had Frank Reich calling the plays. Reich gave play-calling duties up for a couple of games, only to take back over starting today. We have Dorian Thompson-Robinson starting for the second time for the Cleveland Browns. But it’s Kenny Pickett against one of the most dominant defenses in recent memory. The...

Bleeding Green Nation

Eagles’ bye week illustrated Nick Sirianni’s brilliance

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ And a “tribute” to Bernard Williams The Eagles gauntlet resumes on Monday. We have to wait another day for football. The bye week already went about as bad as it could have with the Lions, 49ers, and Cowboys winning, and all three are easy favorites this week. They could kick off on Monday with all of their breathing room for the 1 seed gone. But they do have one big advantage. Last Week In Dumb Coaching Everyone makes dumb mistakes in life. When you’re a head coach in the NFL you can only make them for so long before you’re no longer a...

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Pregame Shuffle Week 11: Cowboys at Panthers

Photo by Cooper Neill/ The Cowboys cannot afford to look past the Carolina Panthers. For anyone who was worried about last week’s game between the Cowboys and Giants being a trap game, consider it practice for this week. As the Cowboys prepare to travel east for a road game with the Panthers, owners of the worst record in football, this is the real trap game. A year ago, the Panthers were riding things out with an interim head coach after firing Matt Rhule just five games into the season. After an extensive search (that almost ended with Kellen Moore getting the...

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Cowboys point/counterpoint: Dallas needs another strong game for many reasons

Lets admit it, that game was too easy. | Photo by Cooper Neill/ Last week was awesome, but the Cowboys have to move on quickly. The Dallas Cowboys have a great opportunity to rack up another win as they face a very underwhelming opponent for the second week in a row. Last Sunday they blasted the New York Giants for the second time this season, and up next are the 1-8 Carolina Panthers, a team in a lot of turmoil as head coach Frank Reich can’t make up his mind who is calling the offense, and rookie quarterback Bryce Young is not doing very well with the situation....

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Cowboys scouting report: Breaking down the Panthers offensive scheme

Photo by Cooper Neill/ Things haven’t been going to plan in Carolina At the conclusion of last season, the Panthers were looking for a new head coach. They settled on Frank Reich, a revered offensive mind who had consistently won with the Colts despite having a different starting quarterback every season. A few months later, Carolina traded up to the first overall pick to select Reich’s long-term quarterback, Alabama star Bryce Young. As the Panthers prepare to host the Cowboys and their lethal defense led by Micah Parsons, all of the optimism from the offseason...

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Giants’ DC Wink Martindale: Much-discussed conversation with Brian Daboll ‘nothing’

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ Martindale admits it was “tough” to handle what Dallas did to Giants’ defense New York Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale knows cameras caught him and head coach Brian Daboll talking both before halftime and after halftime of the Giants’ 49-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Considering that the score was 28-0 Dallas at the time there was an assumption that Daboll wasn’t happy. During his Thursday media availability, Martindale downplayed what viewers saw. “Dabs said something to me after the game about that and he and I...

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Cowboys will not get it done with Jason Garrett – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and DeAngelo Williams agree that the Dallas Cowboys will not win a Super Bowl with Jason Garrett as their head coach, while Domonique Foxworth gives Garrett credit for winning games. ✔

Jason Garrett edges out Mike Zimmer as a top 10 coach in the NFL – Domonique Foxworth | First Take

Max Kellerman, Domonique Foxworth and Keyshawn Johnson debate if Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett is a top ten coach in the NFL right now. #FirstTake ✔