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Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo Displays Physical, Mental Fortitude

December 18th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
By Darko Debogovic

Tony Romo had a career defining moment in Sunday’s gritty win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

After jumping out to a quick, 21-point lead in the first half, the Cowboys found themselves in an all too familiar position: face-to-face with another abysmal, December debacle—they’d just surrendered 24 unanswered points and were looking at a second-and-9 from their own 23 yard line. The last four drives, three consecutive three-and-outs and a costly fumble, personified what they’d been associated with late in the year: collapsing. But with 5:36 left in the third quarter and their season spiraling out of control, Romo and Co. responded.

“In those moments you’ve got to be tough,” Romo said. “Tough mentally and tough physically. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m going to put it on the line right now,’ and go out and do it. If that means I’m going to make a catch when I’m about to get hit, you go do it. If you want to stand in the pocket and know you’re going to get hit, you do it.”

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Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones Ecstatic at Possibility for NFC Top Seed

December 17th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
By Darko Debogovic

Perhaps no one was as gleeful as Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, following Sunday’s triumphant victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

There’s no question the ‘boys felt a sense of redemption, serving the Eagles a taste of their own medicine: a home loss with first place in the NFC East on the line. The win put Dallas in the driver’s seat of their first divisional title—something that’s eluded them since the 2009 season—but more impressively, the Cowboys earned a shot to secure the top seed in the playoffs, sitting just a game behind the Arizona Cardinals for NFC sovereignty. Jones admitted reaching 10 wins wasn’t something he envisaged at the start of the season.

“The way we’ve done this in the league now, bunched everything up here at the end, very few of us can say we’re in the playoffs tonight, even the ones who have 10 wins, but I can talk about 10 wins,” said Jones. “There’s no question in my view, prior to the 8-8 teams that we’ve had, we probably had given this team, in terms of talent and personnel, the less chance at 10 wins of any of the last three or four years. It’s beyond my expectations from the start of the year that we’re sitting here with the wins.”

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Dallas Cowboys: DeMarco Murray Scheduled to Have Surgery on Broken Bone in Hand

December 15th, 2014 at 3:38 PM
By Darko Debogovic

Though the Dallas Cowboys moved into first place in the NFC East with a crucial win over the Philadelphia Eagles last night, they may have lost something more valuable: NFL leading rusher DeMarco Murray.

Following a collision with multiple Eagles defenders, Murray came up grimacing in pain while holding his left hand.

He underwent X-rays immediately after the game, telling reporters he was "fine.”

It was later discovered that he fractured the fourth metacarpal in his hand—essentially his ring finger—in what’s medically known as a “boxer’s fracture.”

Executive vice president Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that his status for Sunday’s game against the Colts remains up in the air.

“Obviously, DeMarco Murray has a broken bone in his hand. At the same time, he hasn’t been ruled out [of the next game],” Jones said. “It’s not something that if it responds well after surgery today, that he can’t come back and play this weekend. It’s probably a tough expectation to think that he can, but we’ll see.”

It may not be as tough as Mr. Jones thinks.

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Recap: New Age Triplets Power Dallas Cowboys Past Philadelphia Eagles

December 15th, 2014 at 12:13 PM
By Darko Debogovic

After squandering a 21-point lead, the Dallas Cowboys rallied to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday night to move into first place of the NFC East.

Dez Bryant caught a career-high three touchdown receptions and DeMarco Murray had a pair of rushing touchdowns to help Dallas exact revenge on their divisional rivals.

Things couldn’t have started better for the ‘Boys.

Dallas’ opening kick fell short of Philadelphia’s return coverage, leading to one of the most improbable onside kick recoveries in league history.

Whether wind pushed the ball precisely where it needed to go or returner Josh Huff simply lost it in the lights, the Cowboys started the game deep in Philly territory.

Dallas capitalized on the short field position, going 18 yards in five plays before cashing in on a 1-yard touchdown run from Murray.

They added to their lead with two consecutive touchdown passes from Tony Romo to Bryant.

First, Romo hit Bryant on a short 4-yard fade route and then found him streaking past cornerback Bradley Fletcher for a 26-yard touchdown.

Bryant scorching Fletcher became the theme of the night, as the wideout burned the corner on every one of his touchdowns.

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Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones Believes Preparation Will Be Difference

December 14th, 2014 at 12:20 PM
By Darko Debogovic

Owner Jerry Jones expects the Philadelphia Eagles to do the same thing the second time around.

The Eagles had tremendous success bottling up Dallas’ dominant running game two weeks ago, holding the ‘boys to a pitiful 93 yards, their second-lowest rushing output of the season.

NFL leading rusher DeMarco Murray was essentially a non-factor. Despite reaching the end zone once, he was held to his season-lows in: rushing yards (73), average yards per rush (3.7), and yards after contact (32).

His longest run of the day, nine yards, epitomized the strength and discipline of Philly’s front seven.

“Why wouldn’t you, if you’re Philadelphia, play just exactly like you played us before? They kicked our butt,” Jones said on his local radio show, 105.3 The Fan. “The bottom line is we know what they’re going to do and I would do the same thing if I were them, they had a lot of success doing it.”

Clearly, it’s going to take a lot more than Tony Romo handing the ball off to come out of Lincoln Financial Field with first place in the NFC East secured.

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