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Dec 10, 2018
Cowboys owe no apologies for their good fortune, and they appear to have the right coach for the position they're in

Cowboys owe no apologies for their good fortune, and they appear to have the right coach for the position they're in

In the year of 2018, the National Football League is not so different from the world of real estate. Essentially, only one thing truly matters:Location, location, location.The Cowboys do not have to apologize for their shabby surroundings. There is nothing illegal or morally wrong about winning a bad division. Technically, the Cowboys have not locked up the NFC East just yet, but that's like saying, technically, the Golden State Warriors have not secured a spot in the Western Conference playoffs.It will happen.The Cowboys have only teams with losing records chasing them, and, really, chasing...
Dec 9, 2018
Dak Prescott's response to his biggest day of the season is rather fitting of his performance in Cowboys-Eagles

Dak Prescott's response to his biggest day of the season is rather fitting of his performance in Cowboys-Eagles

ARLINGTON -- His third touchdown pass to Amari Cooper was the last play of a long game, one that gave the Cowboys a 29-23 victory over Philadelphia and firm control of the NFC East. His 54 throws produced 455 passing yards, not just absurdly high by his own standards (he had not thrown for 300 yards since last December) but tied with Troy Aikman for third highest on the franchise all-time list.And yet when it was over, the word Dak Prescott came up with in response to his biggest day of 2018: "Thankful.''It was fitting.The Cowboys outgained the Eagles by 320 yards, held the ball for 22 more...
Dec 7, 2018
With NFC East on the line Sunday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett needs to forget the failures of winters past

With NFC East on the line Sunday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett needs to forget the failures of winters past

The dates have changed. And perhaps, in the case of head coach Jason Garrett, that will make all the difference Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium.Battles for NFC East first place have not been kind to Garrett. He lost three straight games on the final day of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons to New York, Washington and Philadelphia with the playoffs at stake. That's what established Garrett (at that time) as an 8-8 coach.Now the Cowboys have the Eagles coming to town with first place at stake at the start of December rather than the finish. Perhaps that will turn things in Garrett's favor,...
Dec 7, 2018
This Cowboys season hasn't made Travis Frederick expendable, but Sean Lee is a different story

This Cowboys season hasn't made Travis Frederick expendable, but Sean Lee is a different story

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his reader mailbag. Here are some highlights.Has Sean Lee or Travis Frederick become expendable in the Cowboys' future plans?Cowlishaw: Definitely not Frederick. Just because Joe Looney has played well this year and is on the books for an inexpensive $1 million in 2019 doesn't mean anyone wants to say goodbye to a regular Pro Bowlers. Frederick reported...
Dec 6, 2018
What would a win over Georgia do for impressions of Tom Herman's second season at Texas?

What would a win over Georgia do for impressions of Tom Herman's second season at Texas?

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his reader mailbag. Here are some highlights.Per Bovada, Kyler Murray is now the betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Does that sound right to you?Cowlishaw: I didn't think Murray had a chance as recently as three weeks ago. The talk was Tua all year and understandably so as he played at a nearly perfect level for a team that, until the SEC...
Dec 6, 2018
How Luka Doncic mania for the Mavs is different than the Cowboys' Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott craze in 2016

How Luka Doncic mania for the Mavs is different than the Cowboys' Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott craze in 2016

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his reader mailbag. Here are some highlights.Is Luka-mania unlike anything Dallas-area sports fans have seen before? Kid's captivating the league, not just local fans. What could you compare it to, if there are similar phenomena?Cowlishaw: It's quite a bit different from, say, when Dak and Zeke were rookies and they were battling for Rookie of the Year...
Dec 4, 2018
The playing field between Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz has been leveled. Does it mean teams still prefer one over the other?

The playing field between Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz has been leveled. Does it mean teams still prefer one over the other?

Some of you got what you wanted, those who insisted that a Washington loss to Philadelphia Monday night was better for the Cowboys. It did, obviously, clear the way for Dallas to stand alone in first place in the NFC East for the first time this season.But did it energize the Eagles enough for them to jump back into a first-place tie with the Cowboys Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium?Initially, that seems like an unrealistic concern, especially if you focus on what these two teams have done since their first meeting. That was just a month ago when the 3-5 Cowboys, beaten up by Tennessee and...
Dec 1, 2018
Defense can win games, and the Cowboys reminded themselves that bigger things are possible

Defense can win games, and the Cowboys reminded themselves that bigger things are possible

In at least two ways, the Cowboys' 13-10 victory over New Orleans Thursday night classifies as historic. Owner Jerry Jones believes and Cowboys fans are hoping there will prove to be a third way.Before we get to that, let's note that 22.2 million viewers tuned in for the game -- an enormous number and an NFL record for Thursday nights. If anyone is still railing against the unfairness of these nearly mid-week events, it's going unnoticed.Then there was the historic manner in which defense stood up and took a bow. I would argue that the two biggest games of this season produced 54-51 and 13-10...
Nov 30, 2018
There's plenty at stake for both Oklahoma and Texas in Big 12 title game. It's just at two very different levels

There's plenty at stake for both Oklahoma and Texas in Big 12 title game. It's just at two very different levels

I don't know if I could call it a more "perfect'' world, but in the more practical and popular world of an eight-team playoff, you would have all five conference championship games this weekend conducted with the same goal in mind -- to reward the winner with a trip to the CFP.In the awkward, unbalanced land of a four-team playoff, there is not a single game in which both teams are competing for a playoff trip. On Friday night, you have Washington and Utah both playing for a Rose Bowl invitation. It's a fine reward to be sure, but neither team have a chance at the big prize.In the Big Ten,...
Nov 29, 2018
The Mavericks are giving fans hope, but let's wait until later to make any playoff proclamations

The Mavericks are giving fans hope, but let's wait until later to make any playoff proclamations

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his reader mailbag. Here are the highlights.Has what you've seen in the recent run for the Mavericks made them a legit playoff contender in the West?Cowlishaw: If you mean a contender to be one of the eight playoff teams, sure. They have won eight of 10, some of them against solid opponents, and their offense is night and day from a year ago. That's got a...
Nov 29, 2018
Is TE Rico Gathers ever going to play a real role in the Cowboys' offense?

Is TE Rico Gathers ever going to play a real role in the Cowboys' offense?

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his reader mailbag. Here are the highlights.Will Rico Gathers ever play a real role on the Cowboys or is he just all hype from those on the outside looking in?Cowlishaw: I don't know a lot of "red zone tight ends" in NFL history who have made much of an impact. This is three years now and the Cowboys don't seem close to making him an every down tight end,...
Nov 29, 2018
Tyron Smith might not ever be elite again. Do the Cowboys need to address left tackle this offseason?

Tyron Smith might not ever be elite again. Do the Cowboys need to address left tackle this offseason?

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his reader mailbag. Here are the highlights. Over/under 8.5 wins being the number that wins the NFL East this year...Cowlishaw: It's easy to say it will go over, but if the Cowboys lose tonight, getting there is not that easy. Beyond tonight, the road trip to Indianapolis, winner of five straight, is the toughest game remaining. If the Cowboys lose both...
Nov 29, 2018
Will the Big 12 title game be as exciting as the first matchup between Texas and Oklahoma? There's no reason why not

Will the Big 12 title game be as exciting as the first matchup between Texas and Oklahoma? There's no reason why not

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his reader mailbag. Here are the highlights.Where do you think Kingsbury is going to land - NCAA? NFL? ...Cowboys?Cowlishaw: The NFL makes a lot of sense for Kingsbury. He's a young man, he can get back to college if he wants to. But the NFL is currently fascinated with the college game and those who have thrived in it. No one has done a better job...
Nov 22, 2018
Amari Cooper, Cowboys may have flipped script of entire season with one monstrous quarter vs. Washington

Amari Cooper, Cowboys may have flipped script of entire season with one monstrous quarter vs. Washington

ARLINGTON -- A trade that looked iffy after 3 1/2 games became flat-out brilliant after four. I'm not sure such a thing should be physically possible, but then, three weeks ago, who really thought the Cowboys motoring into first place and establishing themselves as the team to beat in the NFC East was going to be the story on Thanksgiving Day?After posturing for a more modest victory over Washington Thursday afternoon -- the Cowboys led 10-7 at halftime -- Dallas let Amari Cooper turn on the jets and put on a show in the second half for a 31-23 victory that left both the Cowboys and Redskins...
Nov 22, 2018
Tim Cowlishaw answers questions on the Cowboys, Mavs, Stars and more in his mailbag; ask yours now (11/28/18)

Tim Cowlishaw answers questions on the Cowboys, Mavs, Stars and more in his mailbag; ask yours now (11/28/18)

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answers your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his reader mailbag. His answers will be posted Thursday.Ask your questions by signing into the ScribbleLive module below and he will have them for consideration.

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