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FRISCO, Texas – You know, thought we had moved on from all these yeah buts a long time ago when it came to Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott. Read


FRISCO, TexasYou’ll know it when you see it. Read


PHILADELPHIA – Did everyone’s hearts good, didn’t it, to see Tony Romo smile? Read

Yours, too, right? Read

Been a while. Been a long while. And he deserved to. Read


FRISCO, Texas – The kid in him seems to surface daily. Read


FRISCO, Texas – Merry Christmas, Dallas Cowboys. Read

         Twelve is enough. Read

         Enough victories to win the NFC East for the second time in three years. Read

         Enough to earn a first-round bye. Read

         Enough to become the top seed in the NFC and snatch the accompanying home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs, along with home-state advantage if they can manage to reach Super Bowl LI, to be played just a drive down I-45 in Houston. Read


FRISCO, Texas – Shame, shame, shame. Shame on Dak Prescott. Read

He’s not going to win 15 consecutive regular-season games this year. Read


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – After winning a franchise single-season record 11 consecutive games. Read

After surviving that gauntlet of playing three games in 12 days. Read

After flawlessly running through playoff contenders Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington and Minnesota. Read

After overcoming four fourth-quarter deficits to pull out victories. Read

Here is what it took for the Cowboys to lose for the first time in 13 weeks. Read


FRISCO, Texas – And now for the home stretch. Read

         And what a home stretch it is. Read

         You know, so much is being made of the Cowboys now playing four consecutive night games on national television, starting with last week’s Thursday night game at Minnesota, this Sunday night’s battle against the New York Football Giants at MetLife Stadium, then next Sunday night’s flexed game at home against Tampa Bay and finally the Monday night game after Christmas against Detroit. Read


MINNEAPOLIS – You can’t win ’em all, can you? Read

Like, who in today’s NFL wins 15 consecutive games, right? Unless, I guess, you’re named the New England Patriots? The Cowboys have now won 11 straight, with six the next-longest current winning streak in the NFL this season, belonging to the New York Football Giants. Read

Like, who these days even comes close to going 15-1, right? Since the next-best records in the NFL today to the Cowboys’ 11-1 are the 9-2s of New England and Oakland and the 8-3 of them Giants? Read


FRISCO, Texas – Jerry Jones just had to pinch himself the other day. Maybe twice. Read

         Here is the Cowboys owner who had chased the quarterback position from 2001 through half the 2006 season. Here is the Cowboys owner who had been chasing backup quarterbacks, for the most part, from 2007 through the 2015 season. Read


PITTSBURGH – They just win, baby. Read

Sometimes the wins come easy. Read

Sometimes they are a struggle. Read

This time, seriously, they stretched the limits of believability. I mean, so what Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws for 408 yards and three touchdowns. Read

So what Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown catches 14 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown, becoming the first receiver to produce a 100-yard game against the Cowboys this season. Read

So what Le’Veon Bell scores twice. Read


FRISCO, Texas – As a salute to Veteran’s Day, maybe we can borrow this song title celebrating the end of World War I as the Dallas Cowboys are about to embark on the second half of this 2016 season: Read

         “Happy days are here again!” Read

         Why, the Cowboys are 7-1, in stark contrast to this time last year when the agony of 2-6 had set in. Read

         They are tied with New England for the best record in the NFL. Read

         They have a two-game lead in the NFC East over the Giants, two and a half over the Redskins and a three over the Eagles. Read


CLEVELAND – Trying to decide what the true meaning of 7-1 really is at the halfway point of the 2016 season. Read

For all practical purposes, 7-1 means the Cowboys are tied with the New England Patriots for the best record in the National Football League. Read

Means they have a two-game edge in the NFC East on the New York Giants (5-3). Read

Means they have at least a two-game edge on any other team in the NFC with Seattle (4-2-1) still to play Monday night, own a 4-0 record on the road, and at 5-1, own the best record in NFC games. Read


FRISCO, Texas – Who is afraid of the Cleveland Browns? Read

The 0-8 Cleveland Browns, the ones who have yet to beat a soul this 2016 season, and only the 49ers in the past 19 games? Read

Well, let me tell you who: Dallas, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New York Giants, Cincinnati, Buffalo, San Diego and the Steelers again. Read

You mean the Dallas Cowboys, too? Those 6-1 Dallas Cowboys, winners of six straight, owners of the best record in the NFC and second-best record in the NFL? The ones who have matched the franchise’s best start to a season since the 1983 Cowboys went 7-0? Read


FRISCO, Texas – Wouldn’t you know it. Read


GREEN BAY, Wis. – As the Dallas Cowboys charter flight was taxiing toward the runway for takeoff from here Sunday night, the control tower informed our pilot that there was a takeoff lineup, like 15 corporate jets ahead of us. Read

Back’a the line in my house. Read


FRISCO, Texas – Can’t wait. Dallas Cowboys, winners of four of their first five games, vs. Green Bay Packers, winners of three of their first four games, 3:25 p.m., Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis., nationally televised on Fox. Read

         Can you? Read

         Great matchup. Read


FRISCO, Texas – Offensive line, front and center. Read

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the Dallas Cowboys, and this Sunday, 3:25 p.m., AT&T Stadium, that especially means you guys. Every one of yah. Read


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – There was two minutes left. Read

         The Cowboys led, 24-17. Read

         The 49ers had the ball, third-and-6 at the Cowboys’ 35-yard line. They had already driven 40 yards in five plays. Read

         The game was on the line. Read


FRISCO, Texas – Here we go again, the Cowboys’ resiliency being tested. Read