The Eagles have won the NFC East, meaning that no team has won the division in consecutive years since 2004 (Philadelphia won it each year between 2001 and 2004). I started to try to find the longest streak in league history where no team won a division in consecutive years, but that's going to take some work unless someone already figured it out. Does anyone know? ... See more
Panthers' win today didn't help the Cowboys. Dallas is two games behind Carolina (9-4) and a game behind Atlanta (8-5). Of course, the Falcons won the head-to-head against the Cowboys, so Atlanta's lead is effectively two games as well. Dallas also trails Seattle (8-5) and has the same record at Detroit and Green Bay. Always good to see Dallas beat the Redskins and Giants, but a playoff run isn't looking possible. ... See more
Despite the struggles this season, Dak Prescott's interception percentage is still only 1.6%. The only QBs who have started at least one game for the Cowboys and have lower Int. percentages were Bernie Kosar (0 Ints. with 63 attempts) and Stephen McGee (0 Ints. with 82 attempts). Tony Romo's career Int. % was 2.7, which is the second-best among starters. Several backups (Steve Beuerlein, Rodney Peete, Glenn Carano, and Jason Garrett) had int. percentages lower than 2.0. ... See more
Hard-pressed to find a season remotely similar to 2017. Dallas has scored 30 or more points in 5 of 12 games yet failed to reach double-digits in three consecutive games. The closest season I can remember was 1986, when Dallas scored 30 or more points in 6 of its first 8 games but then managed to score more than 20 points only twice in the final 8 games. The reason for the free-fall in '86 was an injury to Danny White. ... See more
The respected coordinators once coached teams that went 3-13 (Linehan and Marinelli) and 0-16 (Marinelli). Linehan was offensive coordinator at Detroit for five seasons, during which time the Lions made the playoffs once. Marinelli was very respected as a defensive line coach in Tampa Bay, but he was a defensive coordinator for only three years with Chicago from 2010-2012. No playoff appearances by Chicago during those years. Bottom line is that none of the coaches have really had sustained success in terms of winning, not matter what their reputations are. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000882508/article/cowboys-players-frustrated-with-coaching-decisions ... See more
The Dallas Cowboys lost their third straight game on Thanksgiving. The struggles thrust coach Jason Garrett on the hot seat and led to questions about the job security of Rod Marinelli and Scott Linehan. ... See more
I have plenty of smart-ass comments. But seriously, "see how blessed we are." WTF???!!! http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21533396/jerry-jones-delivers-message-support-dallas-cowboys
Jerry Jones, in a postgame meeting, acknowledged the Cowboys "are not a good team right now" but backed the players, coach Jason Garrett and the rest of the coaching staff.
Always enjoy hearing Red say nothing substantive or interesting. "We need to score more points than the opposing team, and when we score fewer points than the opponent, we tend to lose. We need to watch the tape to find out how we need to score more points than the opponents." ... See more
Jason Garrett speaks at the podium after the Cowboys' Thanksgiving loss to the LA Chargers.
I'm not a big Garrett supporter, but the team's problems are franchise problems more than just head coaching problems. Just my thoughts. https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/11/23/blowout-loss-proves-cowboys-coach-jason-garretthas-failed-many-levels ... See more
ARLINGTON - The Dallas Cowboys' 2017 season ended in a federal courthouse in New York three weeks ago. Any hope this team could survive without...
The Cowboys gave up 515 yards in the 28-6 loss today, which are the most ever on Thanksgiving Day. This is the second year in a row that an opponent has had more than 500 yards vs. Dallas on Thanksgiving, with the Redskins gaining 505 last year. Meanwhile...the only other times the Cowboys have lost by 22 or more points on Thanksgiving were 1989 (27-0 loss to Philadelphia) and 2014 (33-10 in 2014). Anyway, pitiful performance by a team going nowhere. ... See more
ESPN's article about the greatest performances on Thanksgiving Day suggests that Troy Aikman's 455-yard passing day in a loss in 1998 was the best for Dallas. Whatever. With respect to the Cowboys, I would include the following nominations: Bob Hayes, 1967: 4 receptions, 110 yards, 2 TDs; 4 punt returns for 93 yards and a touchdown. Total: 220 all-purpose yards with 3 TDs in a 46-21 win over St. Louis. Emmitt Smith, 1996: 155 yards on 29 carries with 3 TDs in a 21-10 win over the Redskins. Tony Romo, 2006: 22-29, 306 yards, 5 TDs, 0 Int., 148.9 passer rating in a 38-10 win over Tampa Bay. Michael Irvin, 1991: 8 receptions, 157 yards, 1 TD (which iced the game in the 4th quarter) in a 20-10 win over Pittsburgh. Randy White, 1984: 3 sacks in a 20-17 win over New England. DeMarcus Ware, 2008: 3 sacks in a 34-9 win over Seattle. http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/258460/top-nfl-thanksgiving-day-performances-303-receiving-yards-and-more ... See more
O.J. Simpson's 273 rushing yards in 1976, Jim Benton's 303 receiving yards in 1945, Peyton Manning's six TDs in 2004. Who else makes the list?