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Cowboys cancel practice over medical issue involving staff

Nov. 24, 2020 10:36 AM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys canceled practice Tuesday over what the club said was a noncoronavirus medical emergency involving a staff member. The Cowboys said they will provide details at an "appropriate time.” Coach Mike McCarthy's daily meeting with reporters was canceled, as were...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) scores on a 6-yard touchdown reception ahead of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Learning Vikings defense takes another lesson in defeat

Nov. 23, 2020 6:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the sixth time in the last eight games, the Minnesota Vikings had their under-construction defense on the field down the stretch on Sunday with the opportunity to seal a victory. Three times, this group of mostly inexperienced players made the stop it needed for a Vikings win. This...

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...

Dallas Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson recovers a fumble by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Early mistakes by uneven Vikings too costly to overcome

Nov. 22, 2020 10:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stumbled through the first half, an uneven and undisciplined performance that was a little unlucky, too. As well as they played against the Dallas Cowboys after that, those early mistakes made their margin for error too small to overcome. The same might ultimately...

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz, left, celebrates with teammates after catching a 2-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Streak stop: Dalton's 3 TDs lift Cowboys past Vikings 31-28

Nov. 22, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The refreshed Dallas Cowboys had a steady hand back at quarterback, eager to initiate the same post-bye bounce the Minnesota Vikings had been enjoying this month. For as badly as the first half of the schedule went for the Cowboys, they're still alive and well this season in the...

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard, right, runs from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson (50) during a 42-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The Latest: Cowboys win, NFC East teams all have 3 wins

Nov. 22, 2020 7:35 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 7:35 p.m. Somehow, the NFC East race has become even tighter and weirder. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 on Sunday to earn their third win of the season. Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes. Elsewhere in the division, the Eagles lost,...

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws downfield to a receiver in an NFL game against the Tennessee Titans, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. The Colts defeated the Titans 34-17. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Colts could go from outsider to contender by beating Packers

Nov. 21, 2020 12:19 PM EST

It's difficult to sneak up on anybody in the NFL, given the attention the sport commands. Yet the Indianapolis Colts have been something of a secret at 6-3. If you're surprised to see them tied with Tennessee atop the AFC South, it's excusable. After beating the Titans, should they handle one of the NFL's elite...

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...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2020, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) looks to pass the ball against the Washington Football Team in the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md.  Dalton has been cleared for practice after clearing the protocols for a concussion and COVID-19. Coach Mike McCarthy said Dalton participated in an informal practice Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, the first day back for the Cowboys coming off their open week. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Cowboys QB Dalton returns from concussion, COVID-19 setbacks

Nov. 16, 2020 7:09 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton has been cleared for practice after getting through the protocols for a concussion and COVID-19. Coach Mike McCarthy said Dalton participated in an informal practice Monday, the first day back for the Cowboys coming off their open week. Dallas (2-7)...