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Dan Bailey breaks franchise record

ST. LOUIS -- Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey set a franchise record when his 40-yard field split the uprights in Sunday’s win against the St. Louis Rams. That extended his streak of made field goals to 28, breaking the franchise record set by his former kicking coach, Chris Boniol, in 1996. "Knowing him, I know he’ll be happy for me, but he’ll also be telling me to keep stringing 'em together," Bailey said. Bailey downplayed the importance of his accomplishment, saying he was a small factor in the Cowboys' wild comeback win.

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Garrett: Claiborne's status to be determined

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne sealed Sunday’s win with an interception, but it might not have sealed playing time in the future. When asked if Claiborne will continue to earn the same amount of playing time going forward, coach Jason Garrett said, “We’ll determine how we’re going to play guys as the week goes on.” Despite the interception, Claiborne struggled against the St. Louis Rams, giving up a 51-yard touchdown in the second quarter and a 38-yard reception in the third quarter, and he was the closest defender on the Rams’ final touchdown in the...

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Linehan returns to St. Louis for first time

IRVING, Texas -- For 36 games from 2006-08, Scott Linehan was the head coach of the St. Louis Rams. Linehan, now the Dallas Cowboys' passing game coordinator, on Sunday will make his first appearance at the Edward Jones Dome since his dismissal. "That’s two jobs ago," said Linehan, who had a five-year run as the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator in between. "In this business it seems like I’ve had about six homes in the last 15 years.

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Rolando McClain availability in question

IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo isn't the only offensive starter expected back to practice on Thursday, but the news on Rolando McClain, the Dallas Cowboys best defender for two games, is somewhat concerning. Coach Jason Garrett said he anticipates wide receiver Dez Bryant will be able to work after he was limited on Wednesday because of a shoulder injury suffered in last week's win against the Tennessee Titans. McClain, however, could need more rest because of a groin injury suffered in the Titans' win.

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DeMarco Murray ready to carry load

Last week, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray fumbled on his first carry. This week, he fumbled on his fourth. After slamming his helmet down and muttering to himself for a couple of minutes, he walked over to each starting offensive lineman and said he'd make up for his mistake. Did he ever. Murray finished with 29 carries for 167 yards, the third-highest total of his career, in the Cowboys' 26-10 win against Tennessee. After Murray's fumble, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he spoke briefly to the four-year veteran.

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Replay helps Cowboys in win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was pleased Rolando McClain was credited with an interception in the third quarter of Sunday’s 26-10 win against the Tennessee Titans. He was upset McClain wasn’t credited with a touchdown. Garrett needed to challenge the ruling on the field of an interception after the officials said Jake Locker’s pass hit the ground after Henry Melton hit the quarterback’s arm. After waiting for word from the coaches upstairs, Garrett calmly dropped the challenge flag in front of the official for a review.

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Shoulder could limit Bryant's practice work

IRVING, Texas -- The injury to his right shoulder didn’t stop Dez Bryant from returning to Sunday’s game and finishing with 10 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown. It remains to be determined whether it will prevent Bryant from being a full participant in practice this week. “Dez is a very, very tough individual,” Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s physically tough and he’s mentally tough.

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Spencer will do 'some football' this week

IRVING, Texas -- Anthony Spencer's journey back to a football field after microfracture surgery on his left knee last fall is getting closer. Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Spencer will “in some form he’ll do some football,” this week practice. Spencer has not practiced in more than a year after playing in just one game with 34 snaps against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2. Spencer has steadily increased his rehab work from the spring through the summer and has not reported any added soreness or complications in his comeback.

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Sticking to run takes pressure off Romo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - You’ve heard the rhetoric pretty much since the day Jason Garrett became the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach. Finally, you saw some results. You just hope it’s not a fluke. Only time will tell us. For now, enjoy the Cowboys’ first win of the season. Dallas 26, Tennessee 10. For at least one game, this was the team Garrett envisioned putting on the field when Jerry Jones made him the eighth coach in franchise history.

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Welcome to LP Field

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Welcome to LP Field where the Dallas Cowboys look to even their record at 1-1 with a win today against the Tennessee Titans. This is the Cowboys’ first trip to Nashville since a 45-14 win in 2006. The only players remaining from that game are Tony Romo, who had yet to throw a pass in his career at that time, Jason Witten and L.P. Ladouceur. The Cowboys are looking to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2010 when they finished 6-10 and fired coach Wade Phillips midway through the season.

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Cowboys answer at critical time

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A game the Dallas Cowboys seemingly had in hand with a 16-0 halftime lead was suddenly contentious. The Tennessee Titans scored 10 points on their first two possessions of the second half and the crowd was getting into it. “You have to respond in a 60-minute game,” coach Jason Garrett said. “As we all know some things are going to go well for you in the game and you have to keep building on those things and keep the pressure on them.

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Tony Romo sees progress in Cowboys' thumping of Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tony Romo swears everything is right with him physically. Jason Witten did not see anything in the Dallas Cowboys' 26-10 victory against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. “I think he’s himself,” Witten said. Head coach Jason Garrett said Romo was solid. “Tony was more of a complimentary player,” Garrett said, “but I think he played a good game for us.” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, as strong a Romo backer as there has been despite his flirtations with Johnny Manziel last spring, came the closest to saying something didn’t seem quite...

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Weird stuff for Cowboys vs. Whisenhunt

IRVING, Texas -- Something strange will happen in Sunday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans. If Ken Whisenhunt is a head coach against the Cowboys, bank on it. Sunday's game will be Whisenhunt's fourth as a head coach against the Cowboys. From 2007-12 he was the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals and he owns a 3-0 mark against the Cowboys, but those wins came in three of the weirdest ways. Here's a look: Oct. 12, 2008 Cardinals 30-24, overtime The game began with J.

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Cowboys leave door open for CB Orlando Scandrick to play against Tennessee if suspension lifted

Head coach Jason Garrett has left the door open for Orlando Scandrick to play this weekend against Tennessee. The cornerback is currently serving a four-game suspension for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. But player reps from every …

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Why is it always day to day for Garrett?

IRVING, Texas -- It should come as no surprise that Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett continues to say that linebacker Justin Durant is day to day despite an estimated timetable of three to four weeks for his recovery from a strained groin. Remember, Garrett insisted that Tony Romo was day to day during Week 17 last season until the quarterback was wheeled into the operating room for surgery to repair the herniated disk in his back. Heck, Garrett even stuck to his day-to-day mantra in the aftermath of linebacker Sean Lee tearing the ACL in his left knee.

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Practice report: Durant misses another day

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant was not on the practice field during the portion of the session open to the media for the second straight day, testing coach Jason Garrett’s day-to-day proclamation.  A source said Durant could miss 3-4 weeks with a groin injury suffered last week against San Francisco, however, Garrett would not rule Durant out of playing Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Rookie Anthony Hitchens worked in Durant’s spot for the second straight day.

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Practice report: Ward present, Ellington among RBs

Safety Jimmie Ward is at practice Wednesday despite getting banged up against the Dallas Cowboys and suffering an undisclosed injury. Coach Jim Harbaugh said earlier today that Ward did not get a concussion. Cornerback Chris Culliver (concussion) also is at… Continue Reading →

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Cowboys adjust to new practice schedule

IRVING, Texas -- If players have questions about the new practice schedule Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is implementing this season, they can ask new safety C.J. Spillman. Spillman played for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-13 and coach Jim Harbaugh used the same schedule in which players are off on Monday and report to work on Tuesday, which is different than the traditional NFL work week. “I think it kind of gives us a better edge just game-plan wise so basically when we start (Wednesday) we already have a day ahead of knowing our opponent,” Spillman said.

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Moore, Beasley sad to see Jones leave SMU

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley and cornerback Sterling Moore were part of the turnaround June Jones engineered at SMU and were disappointed to see their former coach resign after just two games. “I don’t know the full story, but I think what he’s done there has been great: Four bowls in six years from being 25 years of losing seasons,” Moore said. “I think he’s done a helluva job putting us back on the map and I think it’ll be an attractive job for whoever comes in and takes it.

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Jason Garrett not buying Romo rust factor

IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo did not believe preseason inaction played a part in his poor performance in Sunday’s season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. On Monday, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wasn’t buying rust being a factor either. “I think if you look at his body of work in the preseason -- you guys can go back and count up the plays he played last year in the preseason relative to the plays he played this year -- I bet it’s pretty similar,” Garrett said.

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Garrett: Don't force ball to Dez Bryant

IRVING, Texas -- Common sense dictates that the Dallas Cowboys want to get Dez Bryant the ball a bunch.  Common sense also dictates that Tony Romo shouldn’t throw Bryant the ball when he has two or three defenders all over him. That happened twice Sunday. Romo was picked off both times. “I think it’s pretty clear -- you don’t force the ball to people,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “Dez is a great player, but [Jason Witten is] a great player too, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Devin Street, Dwayne Harris, all those guys are really, really good football players, who, if...

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Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on LB Rolando McClain: ‘He tackles and he tackles hard’

IRVING – Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wasn’t in the best of moods Monday after a woeful beginning to the season against San Francisco, but he did seem to pep up when talking about one player. For good reason. In …

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Highs and low: All lows for Jason Garrett, Tyron Smith, Cowboys defense

Dallas head coach Jason Garrett and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli are pictured on the sidelines in the fourth quarter during the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Dallas Cowboys NFL football season opener at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sunday, September …

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Garrett: Need to keep rival fans silent

IRVING, Texas -- Unlike owner Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett noticed all that red in the AT&T Stadium stands Sunday afternoon. “I think if you step back and look at some of the marquee franchises in this league – the Cowboys, 49ers, Steelers, Packers, Chicago Bears – a lot of these teams travel really well,” Garrett said. “And people love to come to our stadium, they love to see AT&T Stadium, where the Cowboys play, and particularly if you’re one of these franchises you’re going to make an effort to do that.

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Garrett offers history lesson after loss

IRVING, Texas -- Not that it should be surprising given his day-to-day mantra, but Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is not about to overreact to his team's 28-17 season-opening loss to the San Francisco even if the first 2014 impressions were less than flattering. "I think sometimes people on the outside overreact to it," Garrett said. "One of the things we talk about with our players all the time is that they’re going to write the history of the National Football League on a Monday morning every week, so whatever happens after Week 1, they’re going to keep trying to project that into...

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Leeway will continue for Tony Romo

IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo will continue to have the leeway to check into -- or out of -- plays on the Dallas Cowboys' offense. On the second drive of Sunday’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Romo was sacked for a 9-yard loss after eschewing a run to DeMarco Murray in favor of a quick pass to Dez Bryant from the Niners 2. Unable to make the pass attempt, Romo was sacked and the Cowboys had to settle for a field goal attempt. “If you look at the body of work and the efficiency that we’ve had and he’s had, it’s been fairly high,” coach Jason Garrett said.

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Stephen Jones, Jason Garrett not concerned about number of 49ers fans at AT&T Stadium

IRVING – Dallas Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones and head coach Jason Garrett saw all the red inside AT&T Stadium on Sunday. But neither seemed too bothered by all those San Francisco 49ers fans in attendance for the season …

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49ers get their groove back in Dallas

The 49ers spent the offseason entangled in criminal issues, every expert thought their depleted defense would be a dud, and just a few hours before the game, a national report surfaced that veteran players had begun to turn on coach Jim Harbaugh. One fumble recovery for a touchdown and a quick-strike score by the offense, however, and all was absolved, at least for a little while. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. San Francisco 49ers free...

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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.