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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws the game ball to a fan in the stands after the Browns defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns gain strength, confidence in playing amid adversity

Nov. 23, 2020 5:04 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Say this for the Cleveland Browns, version 2020: They're a resilient bunch. They've won without their star running back, who missed four games with a sprained knee. They've won while their best defensive player recovers from COVID-19 — and will have to again. They've won after...

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...

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...

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...

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, right, celebrates after catching a touchdown pass next to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (41) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

A look at who's up and who's down at midpoint of NFL season

Nov. 11, 2020 4:15 AM EST

Bill Belichick’s reputation as a general manager has taken a hit since Tom Brady left New England. Meanwhile, players like Davante Adams and Derek Carr are gaining respect as the former Fresno State teammates enjoy career years. Midway through the 2020 season, performance has altered perception all around...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, center, watches play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

McCarthy's 1st season in Dallas all but lost at 9-game mark

Nov. 9, 2020 3:49 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy's first season as coach of the Dallas Cowboys is all but lost, in large part because star quarterback Dak Prescott's season-ending ankle injury triggered a sequence of four different starters in a span of five weeks. A defense that took too long to adjust to a new...

Pittsburgh Steelers' Stephon Tuitt, left, and linebacker T.J. Watt (90) pressure Dallas Cowboys quarterback Garrett Gilbert (3) who throws a pass to Ezekiel Elliott (21) as center Joe Looney (73) and guard Connor Williams, right rear, look on during the play in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Cowboys settle for progress in near-upset of 8-0 Steelers

Nov. 8, 2020 9:43 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Garrett Gilbert breathed some life into an offense that needed it and had the Dallas Cowboys 23 yards from a big upset in his first career start six years after the quarterback was drafted. The Cowboys had to settle for progress in a season that's just about lost, falling 24-19 to...