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FRISCO, Texas – This is the reality of NFL football at the end of each season: players will return the next season, maybe even the majority of the roster, but that exact same team will never play together again. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Two days after the Cowboys’ divisional-round playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers, Jerry Jones isn’t ready to discuss what could be the team’s biggest topic of speculation this offseason: Read

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FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys had their sights on another Bowl this postseason. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – It was the most publicized storyline of the year – a delicate situation that could have disrupted the locker room in the middle of a special season. Read

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Aaron Rodgers hadn’t thrown an interception since two weeks before Thanksgiving. Read

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Dak Prescott lived another dream on Sunday: starting at quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs with a chance to chase a championship. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Candy bites – yes, candy – pelted Dak Prescott two questions into his Wednesday media session, filling the inside of his gray sweatshirt like a Halloween sack. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Forty-one years since he and Roger Staubach delivered the NFL’s original Hail Mary, Drew Pearson still enjoys hearing the term when watching a game on TV. Read

It was Pearson’s 50-yard catch from Staubach in the final seconds of the 1975 divisional round that lifted the Cowboys past the Minnesota Vikings, 17-14. Read

“Every time I hear them say that word I smile because they use it so much nowadays,” Pearson said. “And you heard it over the weekend with Aaron Rodgers and that play.” Read

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FRISCO, Texas – It’s been his approach all season, and it’s not changing the week of his first playoff start: Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Mo Claiborne practiced last week for the first time since late October, and Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones anticipates the veteran cornerback being available for Sunday’s divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Read

"He's going to have rust because he's been off,” Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan. “But some of the things that he does you can't coach. And they're not necessarily from experience; they are just his natural gifts, and we'll benefit from those. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – In his first six years in the league, Sean Lee missed 38 games due to injury, including both Cowboys playoff games during the 2014 season he sat out following knee surgery. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Ezekiel Elliott, the NFL’s regular-season rushing titleholder, is among three finalists for the FedEx Ground Player of the Year award. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Ezekiel Elliott had more carries (322) than any NFL player during the regular season. Read

The way his body feels as the playoffs near, this might as well be the season opener. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – More than any area on the Cowboys’ roster, the playoff bye week should benefit the defense. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys have officially signed guard Jonathan Cooper for depth on their offensive line as the playoffs near. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Former Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens is among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, the NFL announced Tuesday. Read

The list was trimmed from 26 semifinalists. Among those who did not advance to the finalist stage are former Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson and safety Darren Woodson. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Door Number One, Two or Three. Read

Packers, Giants, Lions. Read

Who will it be? Read

The Cowboys won’t know their divisional-round opponent until at least Saturday night after No. 6 Detroit plays No. 3 Seattle, or possibly not until Sunday night after No. 4 Green Bay plays No. 5 New York. Read

They’ll focus mostly on themselves this week, getting in two short practices Thursday and Friday while keeping an eye on all three teams who comprised a fourth of their regular-season schedule: the Giants twice (both losses) and the Lions and Packers once each (both wins). Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Good news for the Cowboys leading into the playoffs: they returned home from Sunday’s regular-season finale at Philadelphia “pretty clean” on the injury front, head coach Jason Garrett said Monday. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Even in defeat Sunday, the Cowboys made history. Read

They’d like to make more. Read

Despite losing their regular-season finale to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cowboys produced their best-ever one-season turnaround: a 4-12 record in 2015 to a franchise-record tying 13-3 in 2016. Read

Nice? Sure. Rewarding? No. Read

“It’s not really a time for reflection,” head coach Jason Garrett said in his postgame interview at Lincoln Financial Field. Read

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PHILADELPHIA – For 14 years and 155 career games, Tony Romo’s approach hasn’t changed: how you practice is how you play. Read