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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, center left, walks off the field after of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

With Garrett in limbo, Cowboys facing roster choices as well

Dec. 30, 2019 7:38 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the future of coach Jason Garrett in limbo, the Dallas Cowboys have other reasons to believe there will be plenty of change in 2020 — 23 of them, to be exact. The Cowboys have 23 unrestricted free agents-to-be, headlined by quarterback Dak Prescott and No. 1 receiver Amari...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, center left, walks off the field after of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Cowboys focus on Redskins, need help to save lost season

Dec. 26, 2019 6:18 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys will have plenty of time to ponder what went wrong if their underachieving season ends Sunday against Washington. Meantime, there's still hope despite a 4-8 record since a 3-0 start that fueled plenty of hopeful preseason chatter. With a win over...

Underachieving Cowboys still have sliver of hope vs Redskins

Dec. 26, 2019 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (3-12) at DALLAS (7-8) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 14 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Redskins 6-9; Cowboys 8-7 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 72-45-2 LAST MEETING — Cowboys 31, Redskins 21, Sept. 15 LAST WEEK — Redskins lost to Giants 41-35, OT; Cowboys...

Philadelphia Eagles' Dallas Goedert celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Wentz, Eagles deny Dallas the NFC East title with 17-9 win

Dec. 22, 2019 9:22 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz ran off the field with his arms raised in triumph, a defining victory for a criticized QB that led an Eagles team limping toward the finish to first in the NFC East. His shaky receivers, suddenly sure-handed. The wins that got away, now sealed in crunch time. "You can see...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes under pressure from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cowboys can clinch maligned NFC East with win over Eagles

Dec. 19, 2019 6:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dak Prescott is banged up with a sore shoulder, a finger injury on his throwing hand, and took limited snaps in practice. Even with nagging — or worse — injuries, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects Prescott to be in "top form" against Philadelphia. Prescott is set to tough...

Cowboys add former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith to LB group

Dec. 17, 2019 6:51 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys signed former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith on Tuesday to bolster a depleted linebacker group that lost rookie Luke Gifford to a broken arm. Gifford was injured in the first half of a 44-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Gifford, who missed the early part of...

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) talks with referee Walt Anderson (66) in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Cowboys render coin toss mix-up moot, throttle Rams 44-21

Dec. 16, 2019 12:37 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys turned “much ado about nothing” over the coin toss into “win and they're in” next weekend. Prescott threw two touchdown passes after his confusing exchange with referee Walt Anderson made many think the Cowboys forced...

Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin leaves with hamstring injury

Dec. 15, 2019 9:25 PM EST

Tampa Bay wide receiver Chris Godwin left the game on Sunday with a hamstring injury in the third quarter at Detroit. Godwin had five catches for 121 yards before being hurt in Tampa Bay’s 38-17 win. For the season, Godwin has 86 catches for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns for the Buccaneers (7-7). Also in...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett shouts during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Jerry Jones tries everything, but Cowboys can't get it right

Dec. 6, 2019 5:41 PM EST

Jerry Jones tried ripping the coaching staff of the Dallas Cowboys after the first loss in the current three-game skid, then took the gentle approach following the second. The team's owner and general manager just looked mad at the world on an embarrassing night in Chicago and didn't seem to care that Dallas was...

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) runs in for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie (24) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Mitchell Trubisky helps Bears beat Cowboys 31-24

Dec. 6, 2019 1:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears appear to be hitting their stride, even if it might be too late to salvage their season. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in Chicago's 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. In a...