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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) grabs his helmet after throwing an incomplete pass into the end zone in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Reality overwhelms hope for Cowboys, last in woeful NFC East

Nov. 30, 2020 7:33 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In a season of so much uncertainty, the Dallas Cowboys can count on one thing: being alone in last place in the NFL's worst division going into Week 13. While the Cowboys will say there's still hope because no team in the NFC East will have more than one win than they do, the...

An image of Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coordinator Markus Paul is projected on the video screen as all in attendance observe a moment of silence before an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Paul died on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Raw emotions linger for Cowboys after strength coach's death

Nov. 28, 2020 11:42 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy hadn't even looked at film almost 24 hours after a failed fake punt sent the Dallas Cowboys spiraling in a Thanksgiving Day loss to Washington. The first-year Dallas coach couldn't really answer a question about the play because he was still dealing the next morning...

Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy gestures as he walks along the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cowboys miss chance for NFC East lead with another home loss

Nov. 26, 2020 10:08 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Both starting offensive tackles were lost to injury on their first drive of the game, Ezekiel Elliott lost another fumble and there were several questionable coaching decisions for the Dallas Cowboys when they could have taken over the NFC East lead. Coach Mike McCarthy’s...

In this Aug. 30, 2020, photo, Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coordinator Markus Paul, left, talks with coach Mike McCarthy during NFL football training camp in Arlington, Texas. Paul died Wednesday, Nov. 25, a day after being taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at the team's facility. He was 54. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Cowboys assistant Markus Paul dies day after medical event

Nov. 25, 2020 11:18 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys strength coach Markus Paul died Wednesday, a day after being taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at the team's facility. He was 54. The team said the cause of death was pending. Paul was in his third season with the Cowboys after previous being a...

Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) passing during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Football Team, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Landover. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Smith, Dalton get Thanksgiving nods for Washington, Cowboys

Nov. 25, 2020 8:17 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Smith and Andy Dalton have 25 years of experience as NFL quarterbacks combined but just one Thanksgiving start between them. The veterans whose teams didn't expect them to be in charge of the Washington and Dallas offenses when the season started will meet Thursday at the home...

Cowboys, Washington set for 10th Thanksgiving meeting

Nov. 25, 2020 12:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (3-7) at DALLAS (3-7) Thursday, 4:30 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE — Pick-em RECORD VS. SPREAD — Washington 4-4-2; Cowboys 2-8 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 73-46-2 LAST MEETING — Washington beat Cowboys 25-3, Oct. 25 LAST WEEK — Washington beat Bengals 20-9; Cowboys beat...

22 November 2020: Markus Paul of the Dallas Cowboys during their 31-28 win over the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys cancel practice over medical issue involving staff

Nov. 24, 2020 7:27 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys canceled practice Tuesday after a non-coronavirus medical emergency involving their strength and conditioning coordinator. The Cowboys said Markus Paul “experienced a medical emergency” Tuesday morning at the facility, where he was immediately treated...

Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Cameron Erving (75) celebrates tight end Dalton Schultz's (86) winning touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Win gives 3-7 Cowboys suddenly high stakes on Thanksgiving

Nov. 23, 2020 12:25 PM EST

Andy Dalton’s first win as Dallas quarterback puts the Cowboys in a suddenly high-stakes Thanksgiving game in a season that looked lost without Dak Prescott. Dallas has the woeful NFC East to thank for the chance, and feels no shame in wanting to take advantage after beating Minnesota 31-28 to end a...

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 34-20. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Cowboys up: Surging Vikes settle in at home for 3 straight

Nov. 19, 2020 8:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stumbled into their bye with a 1-5 record, their previously fierce home-field advantage vanished as they faced a low-water mark of four games under the .500 mark for the first time in coach Mike Zimmer's seven seasons. There was no locker room rant, though, from a...

Vikings on 3-game winning streak, face skidding Cowboys

Nov. 19, 2020 10:11 AM EST

DALLAS (2-7) at MINNESOTA (4-5) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE — Vikings by 9 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 1-8; Vikings 6-3 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 16-15 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Cowboys 28-24, Nov. 10, 2019 in Arlington, Texas LAST WEEK — Cowboys had bye, lost...