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Dallas CowboysRomo has 2 TDs, leads late FG drive, Dallas 24-21

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Even though they got help from the Giants , Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys took this pivotal game and all but buried New York’s slim hopes of making the playoffs.

Romo threw two touchdowns and led a drive that set up Dan Bailey ‘ 35-yard field goal on the final play as the Cowboys won 24-21 Sunday, ending the Giants’ four-game winning streak and denying them a place in NFL history.

The victory moved the Cowboys (6-5) into a first-place tie with idle Philadelphia in the NFC East with five games left. It left the Giants (4-7) wondering about what they gave away in two losses to Dallas. Continue reading

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant defends his sideline rants against the Detroit Lions

Dallas CowboysDallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was not shy about expressing his frustration with teammates during a 31-30 loss against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Bryant maintained that same disposition when asked about his actions after the game.

The receiver had a slight confrontation with quarterback Tony Romo after a third-down incompletion to Dwayne Harris late in the third quarter. Bryant eventually had a heated confrontation with tight end Jason Witten, which prompted teammate DeMarcus Ware to step between them and calm down the receiver. Continue reading

Reports: Cap-strapped Cowboys may deal Murray

Dallas CowboysThe Dallas Cowboys are projected to be at least $31 million over the 2014 salary cap, according to ESPN.

That would be more than $13 million more than the second-highest figure in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints.

The Cowboys have signed quarterback Tony Romo, linebacker Sean Lee, tight end Jason Witten and wide receiverMiles Austin to lucrative contract extensions, and recently released nose tackle Jay Ratliff will count more than $7 million against next year’s salary cap.

An NFL executive described Dallas’ cap situation to ESPN as a “train wreck.” Continue reading