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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 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...

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)...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and coach Mike Tomlin during the team's NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger, who went out in Game 2 last season with an elbow injury, received lots of support as a candidate for comeback player of the year, at the halfway point of the season. Tomlin was lauded for coach of the year, at this point of the season, by Hall of Famer James Lofton and hall voter Rick Gosselin. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

On Football: Halfway through season, who are awards leaders?

Nov. 14, 2020 11:35 AM EST

Oh, the drama. Each year on Super Bowl Eve, The Associated Press presents its individual awards for the NFL season in a prime-time showcase fitting for the honors. We're only halfway through the 2020 schedule, impacted of course by the coronavirus pandemic, but it's worthwhile to take a look at the front-runners...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, right, adjust his mask as he and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, left, watch warmups before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Cowboys' brass believes in McCarthy amid all-but-lost debut

Nov. 12, 2020 4:48 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The open week must be feeling a lot like the offseason for first-year Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy: virtual meetings, with the players instructed to stay away from the facility for COVID-19 reasons. The pandemic disrupted McCarthy's plan for getting his program going, and...

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase reacts during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. From the unbeaten Steelers at the top to the winless Jets at the bottom, predictability has taken a hike halfway through NFL 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Halfway through NFL season, uncertainty reigns off the field

Nov. 11, 2020 3:30 PM EST

From the unbeaten Steelers at the top to the winless Jets at the bottom, predictability has taken a hike halfway through NFL 2020. There's one main reason, of course: COVID-19. We can discuss the magnificence of Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes, of Aaron Donald and T.J. Watt. We can laud the legwork of Justin...

FILE  - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates a touchdown carry by Alvin Kamara in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans, in this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, file photo. With the NFC East a total mess, the conference's West Division is so strong that three teams, possibly all four, figure to challenge for the playoffs. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, FiIe)

Wide-open NFC has league's best and worst divisions

Nov. 10, 2020 5:41 PM EST

The race for the No. 1 seed in the NFC is wide open. The only certainty is the conference leader won’t come from the East. New Orleans (6-2), Green Bay (6-2), Seattle (6-2), Tampa Bay (6-3), Arizona (5-3) and the Los Angeles Rams (5-3) are all in the mix at the halfway point of the season. Chicago (5-4) is...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott motions for medical attention after being injured on a tackle by New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. From the season-altering (Prescott, Saquon Barkley) to the bizarre (Tyrod Taylor, Trent Brown), injuries are playing their traditionally significant role in the NFL. Prescott’s Cowboys are on the verge of a lost season because of the players gone for the year. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

From season-altering to bizarre, injuries hit NFL yet again

Nov. 10, 2020 3:21 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — From the season-altering to the bizarre, injuries are playing their traditionally significant role in the NFL. Dak Prescott's Dallas Cowboys are on the verge of a lost year when they hoped to contend after a broken ankle ended the quarterback's season. One of their NFC East rivals,...