The owner isn’t happy. The coach is on the hot seat. The quarterback needs to produce. So what else is new in Dallas?
It was a long, long time ago. The Cowboys’ last Super Bowl-winning season was so long ago that Bill Clinton was president, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder and the World Wide Web still was in its infancy. It was so long ago that Cowboys third-year left tackle Tyron Smith was five years old.
Two teams whose seasons are going in opposite directions will get together on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as the Seattle Seahawks (8-6) take on the Dallas Cowboys (8-6). Seattle had an epic meltdown at home against the Los Angeles Rams in a 42-7 loss that wasn’t even that close. Meanwhile, Dallas grinded out a 20-17 win last Sunday night in Oakland.
One. More. Week. That’s all the Cowboys need to last without star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Without Elliott in the lineup, the team has gone 2-3 but remained on the fringes of playoff contention despite an inconsistent offense. One victory, this Sunday against the Raiders leaves the team at 8-6 and facing a possible wild-card elimination game against the Seahawks next week.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott lost his mother, Peggy, to colon cancer in November 2013, when he was a 20-year-old sophomore at Mississippi State. One year later, Prescott led the Bulldogs to a No. 1 national ranking in the fall of 2014. Last year, he was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year — while wearing the Cowboys’ jersey No. 4 in honor of Peggy’s birthday.
It’s Week 13 in the NFL and some teams have already been eliminated from playoff contention. The hapless Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and New York Giants are just three of the teams on the outside looking in.
After Thursday night, so will the loser of this game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys don't have a lot time to let their most recent crushing loss them down as they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Thanksgiving. It's a Dallas tradition to be the middle game on this day while it's the first Thanksgiving game for Los Angeles since 1969 when the Chargers were a member of the AFL.
Sunday’s game between Dallas and Atlanta pits a pair of teams that entered the season with Super Bowl aspirations arriving at a crossroads as they prepare to embark on the second half of their schedules.