The Dallas defensive tackle and his teammates were back at work Tuesday – but only for meetings – after having nine of the previous 19 days off thanks to a late bye and their annual mini-bye after Thanksgiving.
The math is correct: For the Cowboys to secure their first playoff appearance since 2009, they need a combination of Dallas wins and Philly losses that adds up to four.
With an extended layoff before the team’s next game in Chicago, Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys are ‘hopeful’ that defensive captain Sean Lee will be ready to go.
Backup running back Lance Dunbar, who exploded onto the scene in the 31-24 Thanksgiving Day win over the Raiders, is now likely out for the season with a knee injury that will require surgery.
DeMarco Murray ran for three touchdowns, backup Lance Dunbar had a career-high 82 yards rushing and the Dallas Cowboys overcame Oakland’s fumble return for a score on the opening kickoff to beat the Raiders 31-24 Thursday.
Lee and Durant are missing their second straight games, while Claiborne and Harris were injured last week against the New York Giants.
The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars
Lee and Durant were ruled out of Thursday’s game against Oakland, along with cornerback Morris Claiborne and receiver/kick returner Dwayne Harris.
The Cowboys have to move on from a last-play win over the New York Giants to stay in position to end a three-year playoff drought. The Raiders must forget a last-minute loss to Tennessee that damaged hopes for their first postseason trip since 2002.
Murray easing up as he went out of bounds – he actually did it twice – led coach Jason Garrett to have a rare moment of candor by saying Murray ‘needs to finish runs better.’
McGloin will make his third career start on Thanksgiving Day for the Oakland Raiders in front of a national television audience against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cleveland Browns have signed Dallas Cowboys quarterback Alex Tanney off the team’s practice squad.