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Jason Witten might be entering his 15th NFL season, but that doesn’t mean he’s not keeping up with the new age of social media. As a self-proclaimed  “old dog,” he’s learning “new tricks” as he recently joined Instagram.  
 
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With the average age of their roster being 26 years old, the Cowboys are one of the youngest teams in the league and Witten has admitted how contagious the youthful energy has been for the team. You can follow the account “realjasonwitten82” to see more of an inside look at No. 82’s life.
 
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It was a successful and exciting first weekend of February for the Dallas Cowboys organization. Not in the way that they had potentially hoped for, but historic nonetheless. Read

As most of the National Football League descended upon Houston for the Super Bowl week festivities, the team started celebrating early on Saturday as Dak Prescott was announced as the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. Read

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Followed by his head coach Jason Garrett receiving the award for AP Coach of the Year after he led the team to a 13-3 record, the largest one-season turnaround in club history.  Read

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However, the night was capped off with team owner/general manager Jerry Jones officially named a Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 inductee. For his many accomplishments during his time he’s been voted in as a contributor to the sport. Read

His impact on the NFL since purchasing the Dallas Cowboys in 1989 is virtually immeasurable. Players and alumni quickly took to social media to share their congratulations. Read

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Even though the 2016 season was cut short, the team will look ahead to 2017 with high hopes, starting with a significant August weekend in Canton, Ohio.  Read

If you’re still a little bummed that the Cowboys are out of the playoffs, then this week’s Pro Bowl should help lift your spirits. The ‘Boys sent seven players down to Orlando to participate in all the events leading up to the game on Sunday (7 p.m. CST). Read

Thursday was the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown with the NFC squaring off against the AFC. There were many fun challenges including a “Best Hands” competition, a “Drone Drop” competition where players had to catch a football dropped by a drone at about 125 feet (the Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. won that), a “Power Relay Challenge” and more. Read

The Cowboys had two players competing in the events, rookie tandem Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot. Read

Elliott was up first in the “Power Relay Challenge”. In this event, competitors had to show off their strength with three of the NFC’s strongest players lifting walls, pulling concrete and pushing a 700-pound sled. After they completed the course it was Zeke’s turn to take the ball and sprint as fast as he could through a “brick” wall (don’t worry, Cowboys fans, the bricks were made out of Styrofoam). Read

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The NFC recorded the fastest time through the course and won this challenge to bring the competition to a tie with both the NFC and AFC winning one challenge. Read

Then it was Dak’s turn. Dak took part in the “Precision Passing” competition against veteran names like the Saints’ Drew Brees and the Chargers’ Philip Rivers. Prescott went for the toughest targets to begin with which hurt his overall score. He still managed to squeak out 11 points at the end of it and he looked like he was having a great time in the process! Read

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The final competition of the day was the dodgeball game where all the AFC guys went up against all the NFC guys. The NFC looked sharp throughout and had a huge advantage knocking out all the AFC players except for the Colts’ T.Y. Hilton. Hilton held his own for awhile until a familiar face took him out and won the whole competition for the NFC. Read

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We all know Zeke could run, but who knew he had such an arm?!  Read

The Cowboys’ other five Pro Bowlers – Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, Tyron Smith, Sean Lee and Dez Bryant – didn’t participate in the skills competition but have made their presences known at all of this week’s practices. Read

Stay tuned for the Pro Bowl game in Orlando Sunday night on ESPN. Read

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It’s no secret that America’s Team has millions of fans stretching all around the world. With the new additions of Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott it seems like the already huge fan base has exploded this season. Read

With all those adoring fans comes an almost equal amount of Cowboys haters. While they don’t agree on a lot of things, both can agree that the Dallas Cowboys have picked up a lot of “bandwagoners” in 2016. Read

Today the Dallas Cowboys social team unveiled something for those bandwagoners: The Official Bandwagon Fan Application For The Dallas Cowboys: Read

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Within in 30 minutes of posting, the Facebook post had almost over 10,000 shares, and as of this CowBuzz posting, currently sits at about 15,500. Read

The response is overwhelming positive with Cowboys fans, haters and bandwagoners alike all filling out the form and arguing about who the players are at the bottom. HINT: There’s two defensive players and two offensive players! Read

Immediately after publishing, prominent sports websites started picking up on it and adding their own take on the Bandwagon Application. Read

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No doubt as time passes more outlets will pick up on the Bandwagon Application and it’ll reach more fans around the globe. So please join the fun and sign up to join the bandwagon before Sunday, Jan. 15! Read

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And just like that, the regular season is all wrapped up and 12 teams are headed to the playoffs. Thanks to a first-round bye, the Cowboys only need two victories to get to the Super Bowl. Without further ado, here’s how the Cowboys stacked up in the last NFL Power Rankings of the 2016 season. Read

FoxSports.com finished out with the Cowboys at the No. 2 spot for the season, trailing only the 14-2 New England Patriots. Read

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The Cowboys’ rookie tandem of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are reasons why ESPN placed Dallas at No. 2 overall to finish the season. Even more impressive is the fact that the Cowboys started the season at No. 14 on ESPN’s power rankings:  Read

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And NFL.com agreed and kept the Boys at No. 2 for the season: Read

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It’s been quite a year for the Dallas Cowboys, which is evident if you kept up with the weekly rankings. They’ve been as high as No. 1 in all the rankings while being as low as No. 19 to begin the season. Read

Now with a weekend off, the Cowboys don’t play until Jan. 15. Depending on what happens this wild-card weekend, their divisional-round opponent will be the Lions, Packers or the Giants for the third time. Whoever they play, there will be no doubt that AT&T Stadium will be rocking! Read