Cooper doesn't hide what he's thinking with Cowboys rolling
Amari Cooper rejected the suggestion that Dallas' 44-20 win over New York was even more impressive because of a sloppy start that kept the last-place Giants in the game longer than they should have been. The receiver's reaction illustrates where the Cowboys think they can go after four consecutive victories coming off a last-second loss to Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay in the opener. “We don't need to have those mistakes,” said Cooper, who had a 24-yard touchdown catch.news.yahoo.com
Moore ends pursuit of Boise State job, staying with Cowboys
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore watches practice during an NFL football training camp in Arlington, Texas. Moore said Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, he is no longer pursuing the Boise State job, and the Cowboys signed their play-caller to a multiyear contract extension. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)FRISCO, Texas – Dallas offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said Saturday night he is no longer pursuing the Boise State job, and the Cowboys signed their play-caller to a multiyear contract extension. The 32-year-old Moore was a candidate at his alma mater after Bryan Harsin took the Auburn job. Moore was the winningest quarterback in college football history with a 50-3 record when he left Boise State in 2011.
Cowboys, Giants need a win and Washington loss for playoffs
The Cowboys (6-9) will try to extend their winning streak to four games when they travel to the Meadowlands to face the New York Giants (5-10) on Sunday. A Washington loss opens the door for Dallas and New York, which is on a three-game skid. A Dallas win and Washington loss gives the Cowboys and new coach Mike McCarthy the division. A Giants victory and a Washington loss gives New York the division crown based on head-to-head play among the three teams. The Giants have been without running back Saquon Barkley (ACL) since the second game of the season.
Cowboys will have 4th starting QB of season against Steelers
Dallas will have its fourth different starting quarterback of the season against the undefeated Steelers (7-0) on Sunday with Andy Dalton unavailable because of COVID-19 protocols. The Cowboys signed him off Cleveland's practice squad after Prescott's injury in Week 5. After Dalton was injured, the Cowboys added Rush to the practice squad. The Giants claimed Rush off waivers in May, but released him from their practice squad in December. Hunter Niswander was signed to the practice squad last week and will take Jones' spot.
McCarthy’s call on 4th down scrutinized in Cowboys' debut
INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Mike McCarthy’s first big decision in his debut as Dallas Cowboys coach is going to be second guessed for awhile. “I think it was a good play call. “We ended up coming up short, and that’s just one of those plays in the game where you’ve got to convert. That cost us the game.”Lamb finished with five receptions for 59 yards in his NFL debut. Dallas' defense allowed 422 yards, but linebacker Aldon Smith got a sack in his first game since November 2015.
McCarthy era begins with Cowboys still seeking playoff run
DALLAS COWBOYS (8-8)New Faces: Coach Mike McCarthy, backup QB Andy Dalton, WR CeeDee Lamb, DE Everson Griffen, DE Aldon Smith, DT Dontari Poe, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S Trevon Diggs, K Greg Zuerlein, C Tyler Biadasz. Strengths: If Lamb lives up to hype after unexpectedly falling to Cowboys at No. This season will mark 25 years since last time Dallas won multiple playoff games in same year. Roster is built for that playoff run, McCarthy sees no reason why it shouldn't happen in his Cowboys debut, 10 years after winning Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. McCarthy probably doesn't have another Rodgers in terms of pure ability, but Prescott is capable of leading postseason run that would probably secure long-term contract he's been trying to get since early 2019.
McCarthy, Cowboys try to make up for lost time in 1st camp
DALLAS COWBOYS (8-8)CAMP SITE: Frisco, TexasLAST YEAR: Season with high expectations ended without playoff spot, leading to departure of coach Jason Garrett. Mike McCarthy, Super Bowl winner in Green Bay a decade ago, took over. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: McCarthy, WR CeeDee Lamb, DT Gerald McCoy, DE Aldon Smith, DT Dontari Poe, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, CB Maurice Canady, K Greg Zuerlein. McCarthy won Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers, but hasn't had chance to get to know Prescott face-to-face. EXPECTATIONS: Cowboys still believe they have roster capable of contending for Super Bowl, but patience might be required based on circumstances.
Cowboys' Prescott signs $31M tag, still time for longer deal
Dak Prescott plans to be at training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, if and when it starts, on the richest one-year contract in franchise history. Prescott signed his $31.4 million tender under the franchise tag Monday. By signing the offer under the franchise tag, Prescott is obligated to report for all team activities or risk being fined. The two-time Pro Bowler started his rookie season third on the depth chart after getting drafted in the fourth round out of Mississippi State. Despite missing the playoffs again last season, Prescott had career bests with 4,902 yards passing and 30 touchdowns.
McCarthy prepping for Cowboys job from old home of Green Bay
Mike McCarthy has spent most of his first offseason as coach of the Dallas Cowboys at home in Green Bay. Meantime, McCarthy sure is ready to get back to the Cowboys' facility north of Dallas, particularly because live offseason practices would be happening now under normal circumstances. I have been with my family the whole time, except for maybe the first 10 days of the pandemic, McCarthy said Wednesday in his first teleconference with reporters since the draft. After a year away from the game following his firing in Green Bay, McCarthy replaced most of the coaching staff and geared up for the draft. After winning a Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay nine years ago, McCarthy knows the development of his relationship with Prescott is among the highest priorities.
Thoughts from the Box: Cowboys demolish Giants
The Dallas Cowboys 2019 season kicked off at home with the New York Giants. Giants running back Saquon Barkley gashed the Cowboys for a huge 59-yard gain on his first carry of the game. The Cowboys defense wasn't that great allowing 470 total yards, but for the most part made big plays when needed. Randall Cobb, Gallup and Cooper all had big games, but it was their yards after catch that really hurt the Giants. Yards after a catch can wreck a defense, and those three shredded the Giants defense.
Prescott lightens Elliott's load as Cowboys top Giants 35-17
ARLINGTON, Texas - Ezekiel Elliott's workload in the opener didn't matter much after the Dallas Cowboys running back missed the entire preseason in a holdout. But the Giants simply couldn't keep up with a Dallas offense anxious to see what could happen at full strength. The two-time NFL rushing champion did find a seam for a 10-yard touchdown to put the Cowboys up 35-10 late in the third quarter. This going-away win was all about Prescott in his second career 400-yard game, in the first game of his fourth season. But most of those yards didn't matter much because the Giants couldn't get the Cowboys off the field in the first half until the outcome had been decided.
Countdown to Cowboys Camp: The five biggest questions facing America's Team
Streeter Lecka/Getty ImagesSAN ANTONIO - The Dallas Cowboys will open their 2019 training camp when they arrive in Oxnard, California, Thursday, with a number of questions hanging over the team. For the sake of brevity and my own attention span, we will cover the five biggest question marks, none bigger than the future of Jason Garrett as the Cowboys head coach. The quick turn around by Rams head coach Sean McVay sparked the youth movement in the NFL including naming former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury as the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. After going 8-8 in his first three full seasons as the Cowboys new coach, Garrett avoided the chopping block when he led the Cowboys to a 12-4 finish in 2014 after winning the NFC East. Now he has to sing for his supper again with Moore calling the Cowboys offensive plays this season.