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Can Romo Carry Cowboys on His Back?

Jean-Jacques Taylor, ESPN Dallas

Upset Leaves Romo, Cowboys Groggy

Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas Morning News

'Boys-'Skins: NFL's Muted Rivalry

Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas Morning News

At Halfway of a Crazy NFL Season

Jason Gay, Wall Street Journal

Only one thing was ever going to shake the NFC East–leading Dallas Cowboys. Although they would surely suffer if they lost the likes of DeMarco Murray or Tyron Smith, there...(full article)

ARLINGTON, Texas -- His gait slow and halting, Tony Romo walked toward his silver Mercedes coupe in the bowels of AT&T Stadium on Monday night. Dez Bryant called his name. ...(full article)

This is how it happens. This is how the balance of power shifts and how fortunes change in today's National Football League. The Washington Redskins produced a stunning 20-17 over...(full article)

If the rivalry isn’t already muted by the pressure on Washington to change its nickname, then it most certainly has been dulled by the failure of the Cowboys and Redskins to fiel...(full article)

Here we are at the halfway point of the NFL regular season—is it really halfway, it seems quick—and there is a feast of surprises and not-so-surprises. The Arizona Card...(full article)

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