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Thursday
Nov062014

Tony Romo: 'I Care About Playing'

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was back on the field practicing with his team on Thursday.

There's no word on if Romo will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday after suffering two transverse process fractures in his back on Oct. 27.

"I'm a football player, this is what I do for my life's work," Romo said on Thursday. "It's important to me.  I care about playing and competing and helping this football team win."

"You're only afforded so many opportunities at that, so you want to take advantage of that when you have that opportunity," Romo continued. "If you love the game, you'll always try and get on the field."

Owner Jerry Jones believes he'll be able to get on the field. "I'm anticipating him playing, have no reason to think that he won't, and this will be a nice little practice session for him out there today," he said. "But my expectations are for him to play."

The Cowboys are coming off a 28-17 loss to the Cardinals with backup quarterback Brandon Weeden at the helm.


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Sunday
Nov022014

ESPN: Romo has 2 Small Fractures in Back

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's status for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals is in doubt after it was found he has two fractured transverse process in his back, according to ESPN.

Romo suffered the injury in last Monday night's game versus the Washington Redskins when he was sacked by linebacker Keenan Robinson. After the hit, Romo had X-rays that came back negative so he received a pain-killing shot and went back into the game.

The transverse process is a small bone that protrudes from either side of the vertebrae. The injury is painful but does not require surgery and won't cause nerve damage.

The 34-year-old Romo had disc surgery last December and he insists the new injury isn't related.

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Romo, who hasn't practiced all week, will either start or be inactive for Sunday's game.

Brandon Weeden has taken all the first team snaps this week and will start if Romo can't play.

"I feel ready. I'm confident," Weeden said. "The uncertainty is the only thing. What's the word? We going to do this? That will come but I just have to prepare like I'm going to play and expect the unexpected."

Weeden has started 20 games in his NFL career, all with the Cleveland Browns, going 5-15.

 


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Tuesday
Oct282014

Redskins Upset Cowboys in Overtime

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- Colt McCoy just got his first start as a quarterback in the NFL since 2001; he made the most of it. McCoy got the nod over Kirk Cousins and helped lead the Washington Redskins to a 20-17 overtime upset over the Cowboys in Dallas.

McCoy was 25-30 for 299 yards while methodically moving the ball against the Cowboys defense. McCoy also showed his legs were still fresh as he scored a touchdown from seven yards out to break a 10-10 tie in the fourth quarter.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered an injury in the third quarter and was forced to the locker room. Backup Brandon Weeden entered and tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jason Witten in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 17-17.

After receiving an injection in the locker room, Romo returned, but a drive he began to lead stalled at the Dallas 32.

The game entered overtime and McCoy led a nine-play, 58-yard drive that set up a go ahead field goal by Kai Forbath.

Romo tried to counter, but the Redskins defense made several plays to break up contested passes and in the end, the Cowboys simply ran out of downs.  


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Sunday
Oct192014

Murray Breaks Record as Cowboys Beat Giants 31-21

NFL via Getty Images(DALLAS) -- DeMarco Murray continues to lead the charge for Dallas as he rushed for his seventh straight 100-yard game Sunday in the Cowboys' 31-21 victory over the New York Giants.

In doing so, Murray broke Jim Brown's 56-year-old record of starting a season with six straight 100-yard games.

The Cowboys continue to showcase a balanced offense that they have lacked in recent years.

Tony Romo tossed three touchdowns on 279 yards passing, completing 17 of 23 passes. Second-year tight end Gavin Escobar reeled in two of Romo's touchdown passes. Dez Bryant is still a man on fire as he racked up 151 yards receiving.

After a scare in the second quarter in which Murray appeared to injure his ankle, he finished the day with 128 yards and one touchdown. 

Eli Manning put forth a valiant effort but it would not be enough.  Manning threw for 248 yards and three touchdowns. Rookie receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. continues to live up to his first round draft status as he hauled in two of Manning's touchdowns.

The Dallas Cowboys are now at 6-1 and host the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football next week.


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Sunday
Oct122014

Cowboys Quiet 12th Man, Beat Seahawks, 30-23

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Dallas Cowboys (5-1) knocked off the defending champion Seattle Seahawks (3-2) in front of the 12th man in Seattle on Sunday.

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray's 15-yard rushing touchdown with 3:16 left in the fourth quarter gave his team a 26-23 lead and Dan Bailey's field goal late pushed the lead to seven, which set the stage for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Wilson's last throw intended for Luke Wilson was picked off by Rolando McClain to put the Cowboys' win in the books.

Tony Romo passed for 250 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and Murray rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

The Cowboys defense held Wilson and the Seahawks offense to 80 rushing yards, 126 passing yards, and a Wilson rushing touchdown.


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Friday
Oct102014

Russell Wilson: Must Capitalize Against Cowboys

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Fresh off being named the NFC offensive player of the week, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will have the task of beating the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Dallas (4-1) is off to one of their best starts under head coach Jason Garrett and Wilson is prepared for a long game.

"They're playing really well right now," Wilson said of the Cowboys defense. "They're making a lot of plays, doing a good job on third downs; they're stopping teams from getting the big play."

"We're going to have to capitalize," Wilson continued.  "They have a very good defensive line; guys that rotate in and out. We're going to have to play our best football."

Seattle (3-1) is averaging 27.5 points this season and Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will have his defense ready for Wilson and company.

"The quarterback's mobility impacts the front," Garrett said of Wilson. "This guy's all over the place by design and also by his sheer athletic ability and feel for the game." 

Seattle's defense is allowing only 20.6 points per game and will have their 12th man behind them at CenturyLink Field.

"I think if you look at that defensive front, you see a lot of good guys that they rotate through," Garrett said. "...They play a lot of run-style defense, they have an eighth guy around the line of scrimmage a lot."


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Monday
Sep292014

Cowboys Cruise Past New Orleans

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Tony Romo threw for three touchdown passes while DeMarco Murray rushed for two more as the Dallas Cowboys dominated New Orleans, winning 38-17 on Sunday night. The Cowboys (3-1) led 24-0 at halftime and maintained their double-digit lead throughout.

"That was very important for us to see what kind of team we were going to be," said Romo who ended his day with 262 passing yards as well. "We kind of knew but it's nice to go against a team...that is still a really good football team."

Dallas began the scoring when Romo found Terrance Williams from six yards out in the first quarter. The two later connected with 19 seconds left in the half, upping the advantage to 24-0. While Romo was lighting it up in the air, Murray led a dominant rushing attack on the ground. The running back totalled 149 yards, his fourth 100-yard game of the year, as the Cowboys racked up 445 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, the Saints (1-3) offense was held in check all night. Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 340 yards but was unable to lead a scoring drive until the third quarter when New Orleans settled for a Shayne Graham field goal. They would close the gap to 31-17, scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but Dallas' defense held strong and prevented any thought of a comeback.


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Monday
Sep222014

Cowboys Rally from Down 21, Beat Rams

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(SAINT LOUIS) -- The Dallas Cowboys mounted the largest comeback in franchise history, rallying from a 21-0 deficit to beat the St. Louis Rams 34-31 on Sunday.

It's the fourth time this season a team has won after trailing by at least 17 points.

The Rams (1-2) opened up their lead with a pair of first half touchdown throws from Austin Davis, holding a 14-0 lead just seconds into the second quarter. The advantage then went to 21 when Janoris Jenkins picked off Dallas quarterback Tony Romo and returned it 25 yards to the end zone. However, the St. Louis defense could not hold back a pass-happy Cowboys squad.

Romo led the comeback march beginning with an 80-yard scoring drive late in the first half, capped off by a DeMarco Murray touchdown run to get on the board. A field goal with just two seconds left in the period made it a 21-10 game at halftime.

"We never blinked, I can honestly say that," wide receiver Dez Bryant said.

Bryant contributed to the rally, catching a 68-yard pass from Romo in the third that brought the Cowboys (2-1) within four points. After another Dan Bailey field goal, Dallas trailed 21-20 heading into the final frame.

St. Louis would get a field goal early in the fourth, making it a four point contest, but Romo again captained a drive that ended with a Terrance Williams 12-yard touchdown catch, giving the Cowboys their first lead of the game at 27-20. On the next Rams possession, Bruce Carter returned an interception for a touchdown to help put the game out of reach.

The Rams did get a late score on an Austin Pettis touchdown reception, but they were unable to complete a comeback of their own. Despite throwing two picks, Davis tossed for 327 yards and three touchdowns in the loss for St. Louis.

Romo rebounded from an early interception to finish with 217 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns, earning his franchise-best 21st come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter or overtime.


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Sunday
Aug242014

Romo & Cowboys Fall To Dolphins, 25-20

David Lee/Thinkstock(MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.) --Quarterback Tony Romo was sacked three times as the Miami Dolphins defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 25-20 on Saturday night in pre-season football.

The three-time Pro Bowler, who is coming off back surgery, completed 10 of 18 passes for 87 yards in two quarters of action. He was sent to the turf twice, by Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake.

Romo led the Cowboys on two scoring drives. The first was on their second series, when he drove them to Miami’s 31 yard line. Kicker Dan Bailey converted on a 52-yard field goal. Romo would later lead Dallas on a drive of 48 yards near the end of the first half, with Bailey converting on a 50-yard field goal.

The Cowboys host the Denver Broncos on Thursday in their final tune-up before the 2014 NFL season.


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Tuesday
Mar182014

Former Browns QB Weeden Signs with Cowboys 

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) --  The Dallas Cowboys have signed former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden to a two-year contract.

According to ESPN, the deal is worth $1.23 million over the length of the deal and does not include any bonus money.

As of now, Weeden will be the third quarterback for the Cowboys, who already have starter Tony Romo and backup Kyle Orton under contract.  The team hasn't carried a third quarterback on the roster since 2011.

Weeden was drafted by the Browns in the first round of the 2012 draft.  He compiled a 5-15 record before being released last week, completing 438 of 784 passes for 5,116 yards with 23 touchdowns and 26 interceptions.

If he performs well, the 30-year-old Weeden will have a chance to redeem his career in Dallas after a difficult stint with the Browns.

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