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FRISCO, Texas – Let’s simplify this matter of playing the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night at AT&T Stadium. Read

         First, we know those Eagles are an NFL-best 8-1. Read

         We know they are second in the league with a 31.4 scoring average. Read

         We know quarterback Carson Wentz is balling out, leading the Eagles’ fourth-ranked offense while putting up the NFL’s third best QB rating of 104.1 on the strength of a league-high 23 touchdown passes and just five interceptions. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Man, just another year in the 58-season history of the Dallas Cowboys. Read

         Suspensions. Court cases. Injuries. Losses never dreamed of. Surprise performances, both good and bad. Squabbles with the NFL. Someone making, as owner Jerry Jones called, “a laughable” assertion that if Jerry continues to act up the league has the right to make him sell the franchise. Read

         Ha, as I said to that one: Fine, sell it, and with the money BUY the NFL. Oh, these days, never let preposterous get in the way of a website headline. Read

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ATLANTA – It’s one thing to be without Zeke. The Cowboys knew that going in. Read

         And it’s one thing to be without Dan Bailey. They’ve been without him for the previous two weeks. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Every player in the National Football League should take notice. Read

         Every team in the National Football League better take notice. Read

         This can happen to you, too. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Back to work, back to court, back in the day. Oh, so much to discuss, so little time, especially since these Dallas Cowboys know they can’t rest on their most recent three-game-winning-streak laurels. Read

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Now that is the real deal. Read

         No, not the Dallas Cowboys offense putting up 28 points, the sixth consecutive game the team has scored at least 28 points, but two short of stretching their mark of at least 30 to five. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Of all things, just when the 6-2 Kansas City Chiefs are coming to town, just when the 4-3 Cowboys finally put together back-to-back wins and seem to be gaining some traction, running back Ezekiel Elliott Read

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LANDOVER, Md. – Weird game. Read

         Played in a steady three-hour downpour. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – There is a lot to like about this Dallas Cowboys team, but … Read

         You know, great the Cowboys have scored 28, 30, 31 and 40 points in their past four games, an average of 32.3 points per game. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – So here they go, the Dallas Cowboys looking for two wins in a row for the first time since Dec. 18 and 26 of last season. This win one, lose one, win one, lose two, win one just isn’t going to cut it, especially with the Philadelphia Eagles streaking off to a 6-1 start and the 3-3 Cowboys having to wait until Nov. 19 to have any say in their matter. Read

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Now that’s more like it. Read

         40 points. Read

         501 total yards of offense. Read

         265 yards rushing. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – This made me think, and yes, contrary to popular belief of some, I do think at times. Read

         Carolina veteran defensive lineman Julius Peppers was talking about his middle linebacker Luke Kuechly, currently out for the third time in three years in concussion protocol, and the difficulty of replacing the three-time All Pro. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – At some point this week we will get back to pure football, but can’t stick our heads in the sand with so much swirling around affecting the Cowboys’ ability to return from their bye at full strength. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Focus. Read

         Man, if there ever was a time for the Dallas Cowboys to heed that five-letter word Jason Garrett had printed on those T-shirts, it is now. Right now. Read

         The Cowboys can’t concern themselves coming off this bye on a two-game losing streak. Read

         There is nothing they can do now about those first five games, having emerged with a 2-3 record for fifth time in the past seven seasons. Read

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There is a strange relationship in this game of football with offensive linemen. You know, those big sloppies. The grunts. The guys normally never invited to pose for any of those fund-raising player calendars. Read

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They are a huge necessity, and in great need. As Dallas Cowboys Pro Football Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright, a six-time NFL Pro Bowler, likes to say, “You’ve got to put the engine in there before the car is going to move.” Read

Truer words never spoken. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – As your agent for the betterment of common sense, seems like my duty to do as much as possible to simplify these legal matters and get you all “Zeked” up over this bye weekend. Read

         And we will start with something you guys have heard me say probably far too often over the last couple of months, compliments of the late Texas E. Schramm, Dallas Cowboys original president and general manager oh those first 29 years: Read

         Sometimes judges should do what’s right instead of what is legal. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Maybe it’s a darn good thing this is the Cowboys’ bye week. They probably need to sit back some and take a deep breath after these first five weeks, giving them a chance to assess their 2-3 start, time to recover from that gut-punch 35-31 last-second loss to the Packers and temporarily remove themselves from the National Anthem/flag issues swirling around. Read

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Whatta I tell you on Friday, just what did I tell you about playing this darn Aaron Rodgers, about dealing with these utterly painful Cowboys’ finishes with those Green Bay Packers over these past 58 years? Read

         Like I’m sitting here in AT&T Stadium, watching this take place yet again on Sunday, saying to myself, really, you’ve got to be kidding me. Like seriously, this isn’t happening again. Read

         And in case you missed it, here are the final three graphs of Friday’s column: Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Darn those Green Bay Packers. Read

         Here they are again, showing up Sunday at AT&T Stadium, inevitably always snooping around at inopportune times it seems for the Dallas Cowboys. Read

         Never fails, and this time is no different, coming in here at 3-1, with the Cowboys only treading water over the first four games of this 2017 season at 2-2. One week the Cowboys win, one week the Cowboys lose, back and forth. No consistency … yet … leaving so many of you hoping and doubting at the same time. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys haven’t lost two consecutive games since dropping the final four in 2015, and after losing to the Los Angeles Rams this past Sunday, who should come up next snooping around but the Green Bay Packers. You might know the Cowboys have dropped six of their past seven games to the Packers, including being eliminated from the 2014 and 2016 playoffs by the Pack. Read