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September 14, 2009 | By John Gonzalez INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fantasy Boom Drew Brees: Picked up right where he left off - 26 for 34, 358 yards, and 6 touchdowns. Yeah, it was against the Lions, but that's just silly. Joe Flacco: Ray Rice was supposed to be the big point scorer for Baltimore this week. He was good, but Rice didn't match Flacco's output (307 yards and three touchdowns). Thomas Jones: Might have to slow our roll on that Leon Washington talk. Looks like Jones could still be a No. 1 fantasy back after all (107 yards, two touchdowns)
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October 15, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
In one of those days only a Cowboys hater could love, Dallas lost cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones to an indefinite suspension, traded for a player the 'Boys really do not need, and put punter Mat McBriar on injured reserve. Hey, at least there was no griping from Terrell Owens. Jones was suspended for at least four games by the NFL yesterday for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Commissioner Roger Goodell will determine the length of the suspension after the Cowboys' game in Washington Nov. 16. The trade brought wide receiver Roy Williams from the hapless Detroit Lions in return for a first-round pick in 2009, plus third- and sixth-round picks that year.
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January 8, 2010 | By PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
IRVING, Texas - When it comes to stirring up muck, the Eagles have clearly had the upper hand this week. Heck, the Cowboys have barely put up a fight. And that's just fine with Dallas head coach Wade Phillips. "You know, what tells is the game itself," he observed wryly. "We all know that. The verbal wars don't do a whole lot. It's the war on the field that makes the difference. Hopefully we'll respond that way. " The latest incident came when Dave Spadaro, director of the Eagles' official Web site, posted a video of himself spitting on the Texas star at midfield of Cowboys Stadium before last Sunday's game.
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October 27, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Brad Johnson's aim was off and the boobirds were roaring at Texas Stadium. Somehow, the Dallas Cowboys pulled out of their midseason slump anyway. Johnson made up for several missed chances at touchdowns by throwing one to newcomer Roy Williams at the end of a drive sustained by four defensive penalties, and the much-maligned Dallas defense made it hold up for a 13-9 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yesterday afternoon. "Losing was not an option," Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens said.
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December 31, 2009 | By Keith Whitmire FOR THE INQUIRER
For an undrafted free agent such as the Cowboys' Miles Austin to make the Pro Bowl is the stuff of movies. Indeed, Austin was at the movies when he found out he made the Pro Bowl. "I was watching Sherlock Holmes and I got a private call," Austin said. "I'm like, 'I can't pick this up.' I waited, I checked the messages and it was [Cowboys owner Jerry Jones'] secretary saying to give him a call back. So I kind of figured it out at that point. " The rest of the NFL has figured out that Austin can't be overlooked anymore.
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October 26, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The young backup who comes from nowhere to make big play after big play for Dallas is the storyline made famous by Tony Romo back in 2006. Now, he's leading Miles Austin down that path. Austin proved his incredible performance in his first career start was no fluke by catching six more passes for 171 yards and two long touchdowns, sending host Dallas to a 37-21 victory over Atlanta yesterday that the Cowboys hope shows they're no fluke, either. Dallas (4-2) had been alternating wins and losses, needing overtime to beat Kansas City last weekend.
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October 3, 2006 | By ANDY FRIEDLANDER For the Daily News
Almost from the moment he woke up yesterday morning, Aaron Glenn knew it was T.O.'s week. The first clue came from the morning talk show playing innocently in the background as the Dallas Cowboys' cornerback was getting ready for work. "Kelly [Ripa] and Regis [Philbin] are talking about the game," he said. "The TV was on and I looked up and there they were talking about it. That tells you it's a huge game, and not just for Terrell. " No, not just for Terrell Owens. The Cowboys are 2-1, a half-game behind the 3-1, NFC East-leading Eagles, setting up a huge early season showdown between the bitter division rivals Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.
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October 17, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi has been cleared by team doctors and could return to practice this week, 8 months after suffering a mild stroke. Bruschi, 32, originally planned to take a year off after the stroke in February and surgery to repair a small hole in his heart a month later. But as his health improved, Bruschi started traveling to see specialists and got favorable reports. Bruschi was cleared yesterday to return to practice this week, though the Patriots said the timetable will be left up to him and his family.
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November 4, 2007 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tonight at 8:15 Lincoln Financial Field TV: NBC10 Radio:WYSP-FM (94.1) Line: Cowboys by 3 How They Match Up Eagles offense vs. Cowboys defense The Cowboys' defense is ranked 13th against the pass and sixth overall, but those numbers are deceiving. Only two of the seven offensive teams they have faced are ranked in the top 15 in the NFL, with four of the five others ranked 23d or below. The Cowboys' secondary yielded nine touchdown passes and 687 passing yards in games against the New York Giants and New England Patriots.
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December 16, 2007 | By Bob Brookover Inquirer Staff Writer
How They Match Up Eagles offense vs. Cowboys defense Quarterback Donovan McNabb was sacked and fumbled on the opening play of the first meeting between the teams, and that was a sign of things to come for the Eagles in what ended up as a 38-17 Dallas rout, the Cowboys' most lopsided win in Philadelphia since the 1998 season. After running 19 plays for 113 yards and a touchdown during the next two series, the Eagles' offense ran 27 plays for 92 yards and a field goal on their next five series and fell behind, 35-10, after three quarters.
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July 20, 2010 | By ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
About the only good thing Eagles fans can take from last year's humbling playoff loss to the Cowboys is that it probably kept Dallas coach Wade Phillips employed. What's scary for NFC East opponents, though, is that Dallas might be even better now that it has had a taste of playoff success. The Cowboys are not whispering about their desire to become the first team to play in a Super Bowl on their home field. They are saying it loud and clear. Wonder how Eagles fans would react to that happening.
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January 8, 2010 | By Matt Gelb and Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Spitgate spun into a second day with folks in Dallas a bit cranky that Eagles employee Dave Spadaro videotaped himself spitting twice on the star at midfield in Cowboys Stadium. The video, which can be seen on philly.com, spread through YouTube to Dallas media outlets, prompting Cowboy fan angst in advance of tomorrow's playoff game between the Cowboys and Eagles. Spadaro will not be reprimanded and will be at tomorrow's game in his role as the team's Web site blogger and commentator, Eagles spokeswoman Pamela Browner-White said.
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January 8, 2010 | By PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
IRVING, Texas - When it comes to stirring up muck, the Eagles have clearly had the upper hand this week. Heck, the Cowboys have barely put up a fight. And that's just fine with Dallas head coach Wade Phillips. "You know, what tells is the game itself," he observed wryly. "We all know that. The verbal wars don't do a whole lot. It's the war on the field that makes the difference. Hopefully we'll respond that way. " The latest incident came when Dave Spadaro, director of the Eagles' official Web site, posted a video of himself spitting on the Texas star at midfield of Cowboys Stadium before last Sunday's game.
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December 31, 2009 | By Keith Whitmire FOR THE INQUIRER
For an undrafted free agent such as the Cowboys' Miles Austin to make the Pro Bowl is the stuff of movies. Indeed, Austin was at the movies when he found out he made the Pro Bowl. "I was watching Sherlock Holmes and I got a private call," Austin said. "I'm like, 'I can't pick this up.' I waited, I checked the messages and it was [Cowboys owner Jerry Jones'] secretary saying to give him a call back. So I kind of figured it out at that point. " The rest of the NFL has figured out that Austin can't be overlooked anymore.
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November 8, 2009 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Run the ball 1 Perhaps the best development to come out of the Eagles' victory over the Giants was the revelation that fullback Leonard Weaver can indeed run the football. This was no secret to the Seahawks and most likely to Eagles coach Andy Reid. But Weaver's 75 yards and a touchdown on eight carries should prevent Big Red from neglecting the upback. Brian Westbrook probably will play after sitting out last week with a concussion, and LeSean McCoy will rotate with the veteran.
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November 6, 2009
IF ROY WILLIAMS is so upset with how infrequently Tony Romo is hitting him, he oughta take off his shoulder pads, look at his most recent paystub and remind himself that it could be worse. He could have drafted Roy Williams as a No. 1 receiver for his fantasy team. But while Williams has been a fantasy nightmare, Miles Austin has been a revelation. Miles Austin? A fourth-year pro out of Monmouth, Austin has been blistering hot the last 3 weeks and has taken over as Dallas' No. 1 receiver.
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October 26, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The young backup who comes from nowhere to make big play after big play for Dallas is the storyline made famous by Tony Romo back in 2006. Now, he's leading Miles Austin down that path. Austin proved his incredible performance in his first career start was no fluke by catching six more passes for 171 yards and two long touchdowns, sending host Dallas to a 37-21 victory over Atlanta yesterday that the Cowboys hope shows they're no fluke, either. Dallas (4-2) had been alternating wins and losses, needing overtime to beat Kansas City last weekend.
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September 14, 2009 | By John Gonzalez INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fantasy Boom Drew Brees: Picked up right where he left off - 26 for 34, 358 yards, and 6 touchdowns. Yeah, it was against the Lions, but that's just silly. Joe Flacco: Ray Rice was supposed to be the big point scorer for Baltimore this week. He was good, but Rice didn't match Flacco's output (307 yards and three touchdowns). Thomas Jones: Might have to slow our roll on that Leon Washington talk. Looks like Jones could still be a No. 1 fantasy back after all (107 yards, two touchdowns)
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October 27, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Brad Johnson's aim was off and the boobirds were roaring at Texas Stadium. Somehow, the Dallas Cowboys pulled out of their midseason slump anyway. Johnson made up for several missed chances at touchdowns by throwing one to newcomer Roy Williams at the end of a drive sustained by four defensive penalties, and the much-maligned Dallas defense made it hold up for a 13-9 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yesterday afternoon. "Losing was not an option," Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens said.
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October 17, 2008
AMERICA'S TEAM is teetering on becoming America's Mess. The Cowboys are 4-2, but the star quarterback is banged up, the star wide receiver is cranky, and the rookie running back has a hamstring problem. There also was a big trade and a suspension that has indefinitely relieved Cowboys fans of Pacman Fever. So here's a look at the happenings in Dallas recently and an attempt to untangle what they mean to us in fantasyland: Quarterback Brad Johnson was the week's hottest free-agent pickup in light of Tony Romo's busted pinkie.
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