• Cowboys Optimistic That Defensive Reinforcements Are On Their Way

    Posted by Nolan Carroll


    The Cowboys are hoping their defense will look a bit different when it lines up this Sunday against Green Bay. That’s a literal statement, not a figurative one. Obviously, the Cowboys will need to play better than the 281 yards and 19 points they allowed in the second half against Los Angeles. Otherwise, their Week 5 meeting with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be a long one. But that’s the initial point. When the Cowboys welcome the Packers to AT&T Stadium on Sunday afternoon, there’s at least some optimism they’ll have some reinforcements on defense – starting with their...

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  • Injuries Force Cowboys' Young Defensive Backs Into The Fire Against Denver

    Posted by Nolan Carroll


    DENVER – The Dallas secondary was already facing a steep challenge before Sunday’s game kicked off, and it got steeper quite quickly. The Cowboys knew going in that they’d be without Orlando Scandrick while trying to defend Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and the Broncos’ passing attack. Scandrick was ruled out with a broken hand, which he suffered last week against New York. What they didn’t expect going in was the rash of injuries that hit their secondary, as Nolan Carroll was ruled out with a concussion and Chidobe Awuzie was lost to a hamstring injury – all by halftime. The result was a makeshift secondary, with second-year...

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  • Cowboys Preview Capsule

    Posted by Nolan Carroll


    New faces: DE Taco Charlton, CB Nolan Carroll, CB Chidobe Awuzie, CB Jourdan Lewis, WR/KR Ryan Switzer, QB Cooper Rush.Key losses: QB Tony Romo, S Barry Church, CB Brandon Carr, CB Morris Claiborne, DT Terrell McClain. Strengths: One of best offenses in league with rookie sensations QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott heading into second season behind one of best offensive lines. While Romo is listed as loss, all indications are Cowboys in good hands with Prescott, who looked strong in preseason after taking over for injured Romo and keeping job last year. Prescott may have to carry more...

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  • Update: Telethon Donations Top $3 Million For Those Impacted By Harvey

    Posted by Nolan Carroll


      ARLINGTON, Texas – Thursday night, the Cowboys held their final preseason practice and raised more than $3 million in donations for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey -- all at once, all on the same football field.In a sweeping effort to participate in the nationwide surge of support for people plagued by the crisis in south Texas, about 30 current and former Cowboys players engaged in a live telethon on the AT&T Stadium sideline while the rest of the roster practiced.It was a selfless and sound solution to Wednesday’s announcement that the team’s final preseason game against the Houston Texans...

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