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Rob Phillips Staff Writer


A Familiar Role, And Fourth Quarter, For Zeke

Ezekiel Elliott burst up the middle of the field and into the secondary, taking two tacklers with him for a 15-yard gain in the first quarter at FedExField.
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Gut Feeling: Predictions For Cowboys-Redskins

The Cowboys are looking for their first 2-0 start in four years, but it won’t be easy as the Redskins will be looking for their first win. Check out the staff predictions for Sunday’s game.
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Byron Jones “Gaining A Lot Of Ground” In Return 

The Pro Bowl corner continues to make progress in his return from offseason hip surgery. 
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Mailbag: Key Battles Up Front vs. Washington?

I know we rotate multiple defensive linemen, so which defensive ends and defensive tackles match up most favorably against the Redskins’ offensive linemen?
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Defense With ‘Something To Prove’ After Opener

Here’s why the defense is motivated to deliver more a complete performance than last Sunday’s season opener.
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Mailbag: Keys To Stopping The Run?

What are you guys seeing from the Cowboys' run defense after one game that needs adjustments against the Redskins?
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Jones Reflects On The Life Of T. Boone Pickens

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones reflected Wednesday on his decades-long friendship with T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who passed away at age 91.
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Tavon Austin Among Players Not Practicing Wed.

The Cowboys are back to work Wednesday, but wide receiver Tavon Austin is among a few injured players not participating. 
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Mailbag: Jon Kitna’s Impact On Dak So Far?

How much credit should QBs coach Jon Kitna get for Dak Prescott's performance in the season opener?
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3 & Out: ‘Runaway’ Best Receiver Trio?

Three quick topics after arguably the most impressive Week 1 Cowboys win since head coach Jason Garrett’s own play-calling debut a dozen years ago.
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Mailbag: Will Trysten, Taco Get Their Chance?

I know it's early in the season, but being a first-round pick, don't you think Taco Charlton should get more opportunities to see what he can do? 
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Where Do Dak Talks Stand In Jerry Jones’ Mind?

Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones is confident the team is on track to extend Dak Prescott but points out a deal is never done until it’s completely done.
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Mailbag: Grading Kellen Moore’s OC Debut?

I really am impressed with how Kellen Moore used all of the personnel that Dallas has on offense. How did you like the balance of his play-calling?
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‘A Little Rusty,’ Zeke Looks To Build Off Opener

Tuesday night, Elliott returned from Cabo San Lucas hopeful that progressive contract negotiations with the Cowboys would mark the end of his six-week holdout.
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“A Special Moment” In Jason Witten’s Return

The 37-year-old tight end, beginning his franchise-record 16th NFL season, said something that left his younger teammates cracking up.
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Gut Feeling: Staff Predictions For Cowboys-Giants 

The season is finally upon us. The Cowboys have Zeke back with the team and many injured players have returned as well. Now it’s just time to play. Check out the staff predictions for Sunday’s game. 
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Mailbag: How Much Salary Cap Pie Is Left?

Now that we know the financials surrounding Zeke's deal, is it at all possible to still sign more of our top players to extensions?
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How ‘Zeke Watch’ Wrapped Up With A Big Laugh

Through a six-week holdout and an extensive, complex contract negotiation, there was never any doubt about the Cowboys’ appreciation for Ezekiel Elliott.
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Mailbag: How Does Zeke’s Return Impact Pollard?

Was looking forward to seeing more of Tony Pollard in the regular season, but with Zeke now signed, how many touches do you expect Pollard get in games?
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Zeke On His Mega Deal: “I Believe I’m The Best”

Ezekiel Elliott was relieved to rejoin his teammates Wednesday after finalizing a massive six-year extension that says plenty about his standing among NFL running backs.
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