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ARLINGTON, Texas – There will be a time and a place to discuss Tony Romo’s future with the Dallas Cowboys, but Jerry Jones made it clear he’s not ready to do that just yet. Read

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ARLINGTON, Texas – In the span of three short seconds, it all went away. Read

The transition is jarring – even unbelievable. Mason Crosby connected on a 51-yard field goal, and the Cowboys transformed. From a Super Bowl contender, having played 17 football games in 19 weeks, with everything on the line, to just another NFL team facing an uncertain offseason. Read

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Sunday’s inactives are unique for the Cowboys – and not just because it’s the playoffs. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Scott Linehan doesn’t typically like to dole out specifics, but he’ll make an exception in the case of Dak Prescott. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Multiple times throughout this week, Dez Bryant joked with reporters about the oncoming questions. He knew what was coming, and he’d be ready to face it. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – This is to be expected, so do me a favor and don’t whine. Read

The Dallas Cowboys have the best record in the NFC. They boast an all-world offensive line, a dynamic duo of rookie skill players, an efficient offense and a surprisingly effective defense. They won 11-straight games en route to a division title and the No. 1 seed. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – It speaks volumes about Aaron Rodgers’ abilities that his outing against the Cowboys this past October was considered a bad one. Read

The two-time NFL MVP completed 74 percent of his passes against the Dallas defense. He threw for 294 yards and a touchdown, and he finished with a passer rating of 90.8. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – The week off clearly did wonders for the Dallas Cowboys, if their practice participation is any indicator. Read

The Cowboys took the field on Wednesday for their first practice of game week, and all 63 members of their team were on hand. That’s 53 members of the active roster and 10 practice squad players – all of which were dressed out and participating. Read

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For the second time in the last three seasons, the Cowboys will face the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. Read

The Packers blew past the New York Giants, 38-13, on Sunday evening, setting up a divisional round matchup with the No. 1 seed Cowboys. However, unlike the Packers’ 26-21 win against the Cowboys in the 2014 playoffs, this matchup will come at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – New year, new season. Read

Everything that happened to this point is irrelevant, and what happens now is the only thing that’s going to get remembered. Not to poke at old wounds, but go ahead and ask the 2007 Cowboys and the 2007 Giants about that fact. Read

For that matter, ask the 2007 Patriots, too. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys have to be encouraged by the attendance at practice heading into their playoff bye week. Read

There’s still plenty of work left to do before they kick off in the divisional round of the playoffs. But roughly 10 days out from that game, they saw a long list of injured players return for a bye week practice on Thursday. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – La’el Collins said back in September that his goal was to return to the field before the end of the season. Read

Thanks to the Cowboys’ playoff push, the second-year guard will have that opportunity on Thursday. Read

“That was my goal from the jump, the minute I got injured,” Collins said. “I told myself I wanted to be able to get myself back for this year. I think I’ve been able to put myself in that place.” Read

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PHILADELPHIA – By sitting down their starters, the Cowboys made it perfectly clear Sunday that their focus was the big picture. Read

“Focus on what is happening going forward,” said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett after the game. “The only thing that matters is what we do now. We have put ourselves in a great position, and it is time to get back to work.”    Read

Obviously, there was no way Sunday’s game against the Eagles could affect the playoff picture – that was well known. But it’s incorrect to say there was nothing at stake, either. Read

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PHILADELPHIA – From the sounds of it, the Cowboys expect to know Randy Gregory’s status before they take their first snaps in the playoffs. Read

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PHILADELPHIA – There’s not much drama about deciding Sunday’s inactives when that decision is made on Friday. Read

Team inactives were released 90 minutes before kickoff, as usual, on Sunday morning. But given that the Cowboys declared seven players out on their final injury report of the week, there wasn’t much guesswork. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Whatever their plan for Tony Romo is this weekend in Philadelphia, the Cowboys intend to keep quiet about it. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – It’s never my intention, but I always wind up trying to offer perspective at the start of this column. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Don’t look for Morris Claiborne in Philadelphia this weekend, but there’s plenty of reason for optimism that he could make his long-awaited return for the playoffs. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – If the final game of the season is going to look different from the rest, Jason Garrett certainly isn’t going to admit it. Read

That was the feeling from Garrett’s Tuesday afternoon press conference, where the Cowboys’ head coach wrapped up the 42-21 win against Detroit and turned toward Philadelphia. Read