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Chicago Sun-Times

Teddy Williams’ high-speed connection continues with Bears

The guys in Dallas used to joke that Teddy Williams needed to make a movie about his life — about how he became a college track All-American after running only four high school races and how he signed with the NFL without ever playing college football, lining up at cornerback despite never working at the position. He’d call the movie ‘‘Fast Teddy,’’ the nickname bestowed upon him by Bears coach Joe DeCamillis when the two were with the Cowboys. The...

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Jerry Jones: C.J. Spillman will remain with Dallas Cowboys, unless he’s charged or arrested

IRVING — Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman was practicing Friday, preparing for Sunday’s game against Houston. Spillman is under investigation for sexual assault. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Thursday morning that Spillman will continue to take part in all team …

Fort-Worth Star Telegram

Cowboys say Spillman will stay on team as investigation continues

Coach Jason Garrett says defensive back C.J. Spillman, who has not been charged or arrested, remains a member of the team.

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Jerry Jones says nothing has changed with status of C.J. Spillman

IRVING, Texas-- On his weekly radio show, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said unless an arrest is made, safety C.J. Spillman will remain with the team. These were the sentiments made by coach Jason Garrett on Thursday. Spillman is under investigation for an alleged rape at the Gaylord Texan hotel in Grapevine, Texas. Spillman hasn't been charged or arrested, and Grapevine Police say the investigation is ongoing. Spillman has practiced this week with the team, including on Friday.

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Why is C.J. Spillman still playing for the Cowboys? Expect this to be Jason Garrett’s explanation

Special teams player C.J. Spillman continues to play for the Cowboys while he’s under investigation for sexual assault. Head coach Jason Garrett will explain the club’s position in his daily news conference later this morning. Expect his response to focus …

Houston Chronicle

Cowboys’ Romo is a ‘helluva’ QB says Texans’ O’Brien, who critiques critics

Tony Romo has been a lightning rod for widespread criticism and No. 9 love since he took over the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback position in 2006. Texans coach Bill O’Brien acknowledged he’s an admirer Thursday, saying those who critique Romo should first look in the mirror. “I guess criticized by all the so-called quarterback experts out […]

Houston Chronicle

O’Brien will consult with ‘Dr. Foster’ to see if No. 23 plays vs. Cowboys

Texans running back Arian Foster said Thursday he’ll continue to evaluate his injured hamstring before deciding whether he can play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said the team will use the same procedure it employed during past games against the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills: O’Brien will consult with “Dr. […]

Houston Chronicle

Cowboys’ Garrett says commitment to run aiding Murray, Romo

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo ranks ninth in the NFL in passer rating (98.7) and is coming off Dallas’ 38-point offensive outing last Sunday during a blowout victory against New Orleans. Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray leads the league in rushing yards (534) and attempts (99). Dallas coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that his star offensive […]

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Jason Garrett addresses domestic violence with Cowboys

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett recently addressed his players about the team’s stance on domestic violence and similar issues. Garrett made it clear that any player involved in such an incident won’t be allowed to play until the situation has been resolved. When defensive tackle Josh Brent was involved in a car accident in December 2012 and subsequently charged with intoxication manslaughter since the wreck resulted in practice squad player Jerry Brown’s death, the Cowboys deactivated Brent for the final four games of the season.

Houston Chronicle

Texans’ Watt may be best player Cowboys face this year, Romo says

J.J. Watt is special. Texans fans know it. Coach Bill O’Brien knows it. So does the NFL. “I don’t know what else you can say about J.J.,” O’Brien said Wednesday. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is also well aware of just how unique Watt is, saying No. 99 may be the premier player No. 9 […]

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Jason Garrett praises fans, calls for more noise

IRVING, Texas -- When Jason Garrett approached the podium Monday afternoon he apologized for his scratchy voice. After answering 29 questions in about 20 minutes about what happened in the win against the New Orleans Saints and what might happen down the road, the Dallas Cowboys coach offered up a reason why his voice might not have been in the best of shape. “I thought our fans were great (Sunday) night, too,” Garrett said, unprompted.

Houston Chronicle

Texans’ Watt, Johnson, Foster, Brown held out of Wednesday’s practice

Good thing the Texans play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday instead of Wednesday. Eleven normally active Texans were held out of Wednesday’s practice, including stars J.J. Watt, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Brian Cushing and Duane Brown. Texans coach Bill O’Brien acknowledged Wednesday that, similar to last week with Foster, he plans to rest veterans during […]

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Cowboys pay respect to Tom Landry in win

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys paid homage to Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry at the end of their 38-17 win Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Lined up in a victory formation, the linemen and tight ends Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar rose quickly before setting their hands in the ground, like the way the Cowboys’ offenses did for years under Landry. They did not do it in their victory formation look at the end of their Week 3 win against the St.

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Dallas Cowboys pay homage to Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry at end of Sunday’s win vs. New Orleans Saints

IRVING – The Dallas Cowboys had a special ending to a special victory Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints. The Cowboys paid homage to Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry at the end of their 38-17 victory against the …

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Jason Garrett pleased Josh Brent can be around Cowboys

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was scheduled to meet with Josh Brent Monday afternoon after the NFL modified the defensive tackle’s suspension. While Brent will miss the first 10 games, the NFL allowed him to take part in meetings and workouts two weeks earlier than originally planned after reaching an agreement with him late last week. He can return to practice beginning on Week 9 and he is eligible to play in a game for the first time on Nov.

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Cowboys stop fake punt with 10 men

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The New Orleans Saints were trying to mount a comeback against the Cowboys on Sunday night when coach Sean Payton elected to fake a punt midway through the fourth quarter. Punter Thomas Morstead was sacked for a 2-yard loss by Jack Crawford with 6:47 remaining. It ended any potential momentum by the Saints, who trailed 31-17 at the time. There were two things that were interesting on the play: The Saints, faced with a fourth-and-9, put the ball into the hands of their punter over quarterback Drew Brees and the Cowboys had just 10 men on the field.

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Cowboys' Mo Claiborne hurts knee, questionable to return

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne suffered a left knee injury with 5:52 left in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints and is questionable to return. Claiborne went down on a third-down run by Saints quarterback Drew Brees and needed help off the field. He was taken immediately to the locker room for examination. Claiborne had a tumultuous week. He walked out on the team on Tuesday after he was informed he would no longer start only to return later that night and meet with coach Jason Garrett.

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Quad strain could limit Bruce Carter

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garett put linebacker Bruce Carter in the day-to-day category with a quadriceps strain in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win against the New Orleans Saints. Carter pulled up on a 62-yard run by Khiry Robinson on the Saints’ first touchdown drive and did not return. After the game Carter said he would be OK, but defensive end DeMarcus Ware suffered a quadriceps strain last season and missed three games.

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Biggest challenge yet for Cowboys D

IRVING, Texas – When Jason Garrett talk about he wants in an offense, he really is talking about the New Orleans Saints. The Saints can run the ball. They can attack all over the field. They can throw deep. They can throw short. They can throw wide. They use different personnel groups. They use a ton of formations. They play fast. “They play great offensive football,” the Dallas Cowboys coach said. The Cowboys have not faced an offense like the Saints yet.

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Jerry Jones: Rob Ryan will make a great head coach; I haven’t seen a better motivator

Jerry Jones fired Rob Ryan in January 2013 after the Dallas Cowboys missed the playoffs for a third consecutive season. In Ryan’s two years as Cowboys defensive coordinator, Dallas finished 14th in total defense in 2011 and 19th in 2012. …

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Mo Claiborne's potential penalties for leaving Tuesday

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne will be punished by the team for missing Tuesday's walkthrough after learning he would no longer be a starter, but the team will not keep him out of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. "We'll keep how we're disciplining him in house and we'll move forward," coach Jason Garrett said. "It's behind us." What kind of discipline is available? If the Cowboys are not de-activating him for the game or suspending him for any amount of time, then the only other option is a fine.

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Should DeMarco Murray be benched if he fumbles again?

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys cannot afford to give away possessions, so a solution must be found for DeMarco Murray's fumbling problem. One option is benching Murray if he fumbles again, as he has in four straight games dating to last season’s finale, even if it’s just for one series to send a message. “Everything is on the table,” coach Jason Garrett said. “Taking care of the football matters. We’ve done that with him in the past.

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Tony Romo back to practice, Rolando McClain not

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out of Wednesday’s session just as he did last week to work in the weight room. The quarterback of the defense, linebacker Rolando McClain, missed his fifth straight practice with a groin injury. Coach Jason Garrett said the hope is McClain would be able to do some on-field work today but he was not on the field during the portion of practice open to the media.

ESPN1stTake

Dez Bryant the Next Michael Irvin?

First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the potential of Dez Bryant after Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett compared him to Michael Irvin.