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With Win Over Saints, Cowboys Prove Their Defense Can Compete With NFL’s Offensive Juggernauts

As we all penciled in conference title games among the few elite teams in the NFL and dreamt of another offensive spectacular in the Super Bowl, the Dallas Cowboys decided to make a statement on Thursday night. DeMarcus Lawrence had said it earlier in the week, but who took him seriously? The Saints, winners of 10 straight and owners of the best record in football with the likely MVP under center, entered AT&T Stadium averaging 37.2 points per game.  Dallas didn’t care. With the fourth-best red-zone defense, third-best scoring defense…

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Week 12 Takeaways: Seahawks Get It Done, Steelers Give One Away, Bills and Jags Brawl, Hue Jackson’s Latest Humiliation

Reacting and overreacting to everything that happened on Sunday afternoon. Get the full Sunday breakdown from Andy Benoit and Gary Gramling on The Monday Morning NFL Podcast. Subscribe to The MMQB Podcasts now and it will be in your feed first thing Monday morning Things That Made Me Giddy This Steelers Fake Field Goal Is the Real Meaning of Christmas: The kicker gets to throw one, everyone’s favorite offensive lineman gets to catch one, the team gets to celebrate. (It was an especially nutsy call as the last play of…

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On Thanksgiving, the Cowboys Finally Feel Like the Team They’ve Wanted to Be

This was the vision for the 2018 Dallas Cowboys right from the jump. By their own design, they were getting younger, and, in doing so, banking on a growing defense to take serious steps forward. And with a 24-year-old quarterback, and turnover at receiver and tight end, plus a generational group of offensive linemen, it made sense to saddle up behind the tailback they took fourth overall in 2016. This was always going to be Ezekiel Elliott’s offense. Amari Cooper has made it go. “We were getting suffocated a little…

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