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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...

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)...

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...

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,...

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...

Dallas Cowboys' Garrett Gilbert (3) warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Cowboys will have their fourth different starting quarterback of the season against undefeated Pittsburgh with Andy Dalton unavailable because of COVID-19 protocols. Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday he was benching rookie Ben DiNucci in favor of either Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush. Gilbert and Rush will compete for the job in practice, and one will start Sunday at home against the Steelers (7-0).(AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Cowboys' Gilbert appears set for 1st NFL start vs. Steelers

Nov. 7, 2020 5:58 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Ttexas (AP) — Garrett Gilbert appears set for his first NFL start for the Dallas Cowboys against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFL Network, citing unidentified sources, reported the Cowboys planned to start Gilbert at home Sunday. Gilbert's agent, Leigh Steinberg, posted on Twitter that he...