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Cowboys’ Michael Bennett calls Patriots coach Bill Belichick a ‘savant’

Michael Bennett’s time with the New England Patriots may not have gone as expected, as the defensive lineman played in six games with the club and saw limited snaps until eventually being traded to the Dallas Cowboys last month. This Sunday, Bennett will face the Patriots as an opponent, as the Cowboys will host New […] The post Cowboys’ Michael Bennett calls Patriots coach Bill Belichick a ‘savant’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cowboys News: Jerry Jones almost hired Bill Belichick

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports 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 story from the mid-1990s involving a ski resort, Belichick, and the then-fired Browns coach lobbying...

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

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports 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 all levels of the defense, noted they affect the QB and are disciplined. Patriots taking away the...

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Jason Garrett notes Anthony Brown out for season, updates injuries to La’el Collins and Amari Cooper

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Coach Garrett speaks with the media after a much-needed win over Detroit. It’s a victory Monday press conference for Jason Garrett as his Cowboys held off the Lions for a win on the road. Let’s check in to see what the head coach had to say. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). What Dak is doing is special Jason Garrett was asked about Dak Prescott’s play and how special it is. He complimented Dak’s growth but noted he’s been good since his rookie year. He said his understanding of the game and his experience with the WRs has helped....

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Jason Garrett took accountability for ‘some things’ during Thursday meeting with Cowboys players

The Dallas Cowboys have Super Bowl aspirations. However, their play in the first 10 weeks of regular-season action did not resemble a team that is headed to the Super Bowl. Their Week 11 play did, however, perhaps due to head coach Jason Garrett’s Thursday meeting with his team. According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, […] The post Jason Garrett took accountability for ‘some things’ during Thursday meeting with Cowboys players appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cowboys news: Matthew Stafford OUT vs Cowboys

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Check out today’s latest and greatest news surrounding America’s team! Lions rule out Matthew Stafford against Cowboys - Justin Rogers, The Detroit News Cowboys won’t have to deal with Matthew Stafford on Sunday. Allen Park — If it wasn’t clear already, the Detroit Lions officially ruled out quarterback Matthew Stafford for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Asked if there was any scenario he could see Stafford suit up, Lions coach Matt Patricia said, “Not this Sunday.” Without going into specifics, Patricia said Stafford remains...

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Cowboys scouting report: Scouting the Detroit Lions defense

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Trying to find nice things to say about the Lions defense. When the Detroit Lions hired Matt Patricia to be their head coach after the 2017 season, they probably expected the actual-rocket-scientist and Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator from the Patriots to bring with him a stifling defense. A year and a half into the Patricia era, that is clearly not the case. Last year, the Lions defense ranked 27th in defensive DVOA, and specifically ranked 31st against the pass. Things improved in the last quarter of the year, which led some to believe the poor...

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Cowboys @ Lions: Detroit head coach Matt Patricia doesn’t anticipate QB Matthew Stafford playing

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Big news concerning Sunday’s game with the Lions. We’re two days away from the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Detroit Lions, and boy does America’s Team need a win. Dallas lost last week against the Minnesota Vikings and while they are in first place in the NFC East, they need as many wins as they can get. Detroit is hardly a walk in the park, but they’re currently dealing with an injury at the quarterback position and that can always have a big impact on games. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford missed last week’s game against the Chicago Bears due to a...

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Jason Garrett optimistic on La’el Collins and Zack Martin playing

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Coach Garrett meets with the press for the final time this week. One more go around for Jason Garrett and the press this week as the Cowboys prepare for the game with the Detroit Lions. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). La’el Collins health update We do anticipate him doing something today but will be limited. Amari Cooper helath update He did something yesterday, he will probably be limited today, we’re hopeful about his progress. Will La’el Collins and Zack Martin be able to play We just have to see how they do today, but...

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This hasn’t been Jason Garrett’s best week

The Cowboys coach has had some interesting things to say this week. The week following the loss to the Minnesota Vikings has been a strange one for Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. Strange in a variety of ways. Obviously when you lose things are going to be rough; however, it’s the way that Garrett has handled the aftermath of the loss that is a bit different from the norm. Typically Jason Garrett is very poised and handles the media well. Since losing to the Vikings he’s fumbled things a bit and just about contradicted himself in some respects. We discussed the week that was...

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Jason Garrett notes Dak Prescott is reading defenses better and is making great decisions

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Coach Garrett with the Cowboys update. Jason Garrett gathered with the press to discuss the Dallas Cowboys and their upcoming game with the Detroit Lions. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). Slow starts Jason Garrett was firm in noting that it’s a point of emphasis to fix the slow starts. He talked about how this is about consistent execution and that the Cowboys reach a point where they do things well with regards to moving the ball but that turnovers or negative plays stop them. He noted that they want to emphasize execution...

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How Jason Garrett has failed to rise to the challenge of a “prove it” year

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ Cowboys coach isn’t cashing in on a talented roster. Jason Garrett entered the 2019 season in “prove it” mode. After only two playoff wins and zero conference championship appearances, the Jones family chose to let Garrett play out the final year of his current contract rather than extend him. While nothing was stated publicly, the decision sent a clear message to Garrett, the rest of the organization and Cowboys fans everywhere: win in 2019 or hit the road. While we’re only nine contests into a 16-game season Garrett is currently failing to meet the...

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Jason Garrett press conference: The head coach talks about game management

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The head coach took to the podium on Wednesday. It’s Wednesday which means the Dallas Cowboys are back at work. Jason Garrett took to the podium to address the state of things as the team gets ready for their Sunday matchup on the road against the Detroit Lions. Here’s a recap of what he said. All answers are paraphrases and not exact quotes. Dealing with the injured offensive line The Dallas Cowboys have injuries along the offensive line, obviously Connor Williams had surgery this past week so that is what it is. Jason Garrett also added at Zack Martin,...

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Vikings’ Kirk Cousins is ‘playing fast,’ says Mike Zimmer

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is rolling at the moment, and head coach Mike Zimmer couldn’t be happier with the veteran signal caller. Most recently, Zimmer and Cousins led the Vikings to a road victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football en route to keeping pace with the first place Green Bay Packers […] The post Vikings’ Kirk Cousins is ‘playing fast,’ says Mike Zimmer appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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What the Cowboys players and coaches had to say about the latest frustrating loss

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Cowboys players and coaches try to defend some decisions but concede bad play. In a game that had plenty of curious coaching choices and a mix of brilliant and dreadful play from the Cowboys, the participants shed some light on what happened. Of course, much of the talk was about the Cowboys insistence on running the ball when it was ineffective. Especially the two calls at the end which blew up the chance to take the lead late. Coach Jason Garrett opined: “It’s important for us to continue to try to run the ball,” Garrett said. “In normal...

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Jason Garrett addresses the late runs, the Tavon Austin fair catch, and other hot-button issues

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Coach Garrett explains to the press what happened on Sunday night. It was an agonizing loss for the Cowboys and people are demanding answers for some curious coaching decisions. Coach Jason Garrett met with the press to try and explain just what the team was thinking. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). Benefit of running the ball late when it’s been ineffective Jason Garrett talked about how you want to be balanced as an offense and that that’s what the Cowboys strive for. He noted that he thought the Cowboys did a fine job in the...

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Cowboys’ Jason Garrett admits costly mistake with Tavon Austin

Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys are not having the season they envisioned. After a loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the head coach is having to face the music about a late-game decision. After the Cowboys fell to 5-4, Garrett called out a crucial mistake: punt returner Tavon Austin calling a fair catch in order […] The post Cowboys’ Jason Garrett admits costly mistake with Tavon Austin appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cowboys news: Jerry Jones claims Deion Sanders can be a ‘great coach’ amid Florida State rumors

Florida State, after firing head coach Willie Taggart, is getting interesting with their coaching search. Alongside Bob Stoops, Mark Stoops, Matt Campbell and James Franklin is a new name in the pool: Deion Sanders. Though never a college-level coach, Sanders has powerful people in his corner backing his relevancy in the Seminole coaching search. Dallas […] The post Cowboys news: Jerry Jones claims Deion Sanders can be a ‘great coach’ amid Florida State rumors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cowboys scouting report: Scouting the Minnesota Vikings defense

Photo by David Eulitt/ Known for their defense, this is a tough Vikings group to score against. Maybe you’ve heard it mentioned before, but the Cowboys are good at offense this year. On Sunday night, they’ll face arguably their biggest challenge of the year so far in the Vikings defense. Led by head coach and defensive play-caller Mike Zimmer, the Vikings have consistently enjoyed top-tier defenses the last few years. Nothing has changed this year. Minnesota currently ranks eighth in total yards allowed per game, eighth in passing defense, eighth in rushing defense, and fourth in...

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Deion Sanders wanted to coach the Falcons 16 years ago

While most people will probably picture Deion Sanders in a Dallas Cowboys jersey, the Hall of Fame cornerback actually spent the first five years of his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons. That memory may be fuzzy to some, but Sanders certainly hasn’t forgotten. As a matter of fact, 16 years ago, Sanders expressed his […] The post Deion Sanders wanted to coach the Falcons 16 years ago appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cowboys WR Amari Cooper undergoes MRI on knee, won’t practice on Thursday

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper continues an injury-riddled 2019 season, now nursing a knee injury. Cooper underwent an MRI on Wednesday after suffering a knee injury in the second quarter of the Cowboys’ Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants. Cooper missed practice on Thursday, but head coach Jason Garrett is hopeful […] The post Cowboys WR Amari Cooper undergoes MRI on knee, won’t practice on Thursday appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The Chris and Joe Show: Previewing Jets vs. Giants

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Our first look at the Giants match-up with their in-stadium rivals This weekend the New York Giants will host their AFC East counterparts, the New York Jets. The Giants are coming off of a disappointing loss to the Dallas Cowboys, while the Jets are coming off of a bad loss to the Miami Dolphins. While the loss to the Dolphins has Jets fans questioning head coach Adam Gase, the Giants are favored to win by just two points. How do these two teams match up? Are the Jets as bad as they look, and what do the Giants have to do to come away with a win? In...

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Jason Garrett discusses the play of the Dallas offensive line and the Vikings balanced offense

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Coach Garrett discusses the Cowboys preparations for Week 10. It’s a short week for the Cowboys as they flip the script and start preparing for the game against the Vikings. Coach Jason Garrett spoke with the media to discuss. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). Talk about the Vikings balance offensively They have a really good OL and an outstanding runner. They have a great scheme they believe in and use play-action. The QB is playing well, they have receiving weapons, it’s a damn good offense. The Cowboys running game We value it,...

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Giants news, 11/6: Evan Engram injury, DeAndre Baker, more headlines

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Let’s get to your Wednesday headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Evan Engram has foot issue Coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that tight end Evan Engram is dealing with “a little bit of a sore foot” after the Monday night game against the Dallas Cowboys. “We’ll just have to see as the week goes on and how he’ll do,” Shurmur said. Engram is the Giants’ leading receiver with 44 receptions. More headlines Giants rookie DeAndre Baker makes shocking admission after giving up late TD to Cowboys’ Amari Cooper - nj.com Baker admits that nine...

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Jason Garrett comments on Sean Lee, Michael Bennett, and the black cat

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Coach Garrett speaks with the press after the team’s latest victory. The Cowboys got the victory they needed on Monday night and avoided a cat-astrophic loss. The team looked cat-atonic to open the game, but rallied nicely for a 37-18 win. Coach Jason Garrett addressed the media to discuss. (All answers are paraphrased and not actual quotes). Importance of defense playing well to start and finish game The Cowboys were struggling on offense against the New York Giants, Dak Prescott had an interception on the game’s first play, and Jason Garrett...

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Giants-Cowboys instant analysis: Giants have no answers as losses, mistakes mount

Photo by Elsa/ ‘Things I think’ after another disheartening defeat EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After a fifth straight loss, the New York Giants were pretty much out of answers. “All the things you can’t do in a ballgame happened, and hurt, and we lost,” coach Pat Shurmur said following Monday’s demoralizing 38-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. There was a deflated, resigned feeling that was apparent in the Giants locker room after the game. “If I had the answer, I think I would be able to tell you guys and I think we would know as a team. But hey, things aren’t going our way...

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Giants coach Pat Shurmur says that Sterling Shepard is dealing with a ‘serious injury’

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was initially expected to play during his team’s Week 9 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, but he ended up being sidelined. Shepard, who has been dealing with concussion symptoms throughout much of the year, was cleared from concussion protocol last week before reporting more symptoms […] The post Giants coach Pat Shurmur says that Sterling Shepard is dealing with a ‘serious injury’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Pat Shurmur: Sterling Shepard issue “serious,” more takeaways

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur addressed a wide array of issues on Tuesday, a day after the Giants lost to the Dallas Cowboys, in a conference call with reporters. among them were Sterling Shepard, issues in the secondary and his first-half decision that backfired. “Serious injury” for Shepard “This is a serious injury, and in my mind, it requires a serious response. We want to make sure he’s well before he goes back out there. That’s it,” Shurmur said. “I think we have to use good judgment and we need to be very deliberate about guys...

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 ✔