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Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy hears game management criticisms — here’s why they ‘don’t bother’ him

A hot start has answered a few of the more pressing questions regarding this Cowboys team. But not all. The bye week is a good time to take stock and... → Read More

A look at how the Dallas Cowboys managed to exceed expectations this season

We won’t pretend to speak for Mike McCarthy and his players, a restraint the principals involved will surely appreciate. But as the Cowboys have a few days... → Read More

Why Cowboys were better off beating Patriots, even if it meant potentially losing Dak Prescott

The days between now and the end of the month represent something of a balancing act. The Cowboys can be forgiven for taking the next few days to bask in... → Read More

Dak Prescott’s unwavering, late-game confidence reminds of the QB who left New England

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Dak Prescott generates a belief that no game is out of reach, no ask is too big as teammates and fans wait to see what comeback he’ll... → Read More

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper calls ex-Raiders head coach Jon Gruden ‘impulsive’ in wake of email scandal

FRISCO — A lot of people around the NFL have offered their thoughts on Jon Gruden and his resignation as the Las Vegas Raiders coach after a series of... → Read More

Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy isn’t far removed from Bill Belichick — this metric shows how

FRISCO — Bill Belichick torments opposing quarterbacks and coordinators. The New England coach will target a strength or weakness then devise a scheme to... → Read More

How good is this Cowboys offense? An explosive 98-yard drive vs. Giants barely created a shrug

FRISCO — One can go in several different directions to illustrate the dominance of the Cowboys offense at this particular point of the season. No team has... → Read More

Cowboys-Giants notebook: Slow start bucks offensive trend, but Mike McCarthy isn’t concerned

ARLINGTON — The Cowboys got off to a fast start in the first four games they’ve played this season. Not Sunday. For the first time this season, Dallas didn’t... → Read More

After early ‘mental fog,’ Prescott takes final step in putting last year’s freak injury behind him

ARLINGTON — The last time Dak Prescott faced this opponent on this field, he was carted off before the game was done with his foot and the Cowboys’ season... → Read More

Mike McCarthy has made offense fun and sexy — but Jason Garrett laid the groundwork for Cowboys

FRISCO — If the Cowboys’ offense continues to play with efficiency and explosiveness, if their creativity again confounds the competition, there will be a... → Read More

Players shocked by Jaylon Smith’s release as Mike McCarthy declines to shed light on sudden move

FRISCO — Jaylon Smith learned of his release when he sat down to talk with owner Jerry Jones. He spoke with coach Mike McCarthy next. When Smith exchanged... → Read More

Jaylon Smith’s departure was inevitable — but the Cowboys’ young, aggressive defense accelerated it

The Cowboys have decided to swipe left on Jaylon Smith. The move was inevitable. Only the timing came as a surprise. Rarely does a team part ways with a... → Read More

After four weeks of ‘quality’ football, Cowboys’ fast start hints at a special season

FRISCO — It was a casual statement, tucked near the end of the press conference after he addressed the two interceptions by Trevon Diggs, the 143 yards... → Read More

With Prescott, Elliott leading a high-level offense, Cowboys have a real chance to win every game

ARLINGTON — Maybe it’s because they came into the league together. Maybe it simply reflects our need to reduce the complex dynamics of what it takes to win... → Read More

That this Cowboys defense leads the NFL in turnovers isn’t just coincidence, it’s by design

FRISCO — You can be excused for doing a double-take or checking the date to make sure what you’re looking at is from this century. But once you satisfy... → Read More

‘They definitely felt us’: Cowboys impose their will on Eagles, send message to rest of NFC East

ARLINGTON — Philadelphia’s Nick Sirianni coached his first game in this heated rivalry with the Cowboys, and all he has to show for it is a stupid T-shirt.... → Read More

Eagles had a chance to make Kellen Moore their head coach, now he has the Cowboys’ offense rolling

FRISCO — The interview took place in Florida. The Philadelphia Eagles were searching for a head coach. Kellen Moore sat down with club officials early that... → Read More

Dual threat: Micah Parsons’ ability to play multiple positions spells trouble for Cowboys’ opponents

FRISCO — It’s hard to know where to start when talking about Micah Parsons these days. Do you go with the unlimited potential he flashed at linebacker in... → Read More

Cowboys roundtable: Is it too soon to say Dallas has improved at safety?

The Cowboys survived some self-inflicted wounds and an up-and-coming Chargers team to even their record at 1-1. In this latest installment of the Cowboys... → Read More

How a series of unexpected events led to the Cowboys’ wild victory over Chargers

FRISCO — With the ball on the 38-yard line, the clock winding down and the outcome hanging in the balance, a lot of people were wondering what in the world... → Read More