Cowboys Stephen Jones: ‘Very Optimistic’ Tyron Smith to Return Against Arizona – Todd Brock, CowboysWire

Getting Tyron Smith back will only give the offense more confidence going forward.

Speaking on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones was encouraged by No.77’s imminent return to action.

“The big news is [we] thinks he’s very optimistic that Tyron is back against the Cardinals ”, Jones told the K&C Masterpiece show.

Smith had missed three previous games – weeks 9-11 – with what was then called by many team members, including owner Jerry Jones, as bone spurs. The injury was then classified as a sprained ankle. He returned to make the next three starts, but then left Dallas’ Week 14 game against Washington earlier. He has been working since, but has not yet been cleared to play.

Smith remains one of the most dominant forces in the league when in good health. But after missing every game except the first two of 2020 and not playing a full regular season roster since 2015, the lineman, who turned 31 earlier this month, has raised concerns .

“Certainly his injury this year that he fought, with his ankle, has nothing to do with past injuries,” Jones continued in his radio interview. “It’s part of the game, these injuries. And sometimes you do a race where you get lucky and you can play back-to-back matches for back-to-back seasons. And other times, it just seems to bite you. But right now we’re so excited that Tyron is going to be back against Arizona. He brings so much to the table in terms of consolidating that left side, giving Dak the confidence to step up in the pocket and make the shots he needs. And finding him will really be a great addition with this offensive line which I think can only help us improve. “

McCarthy happy with Cowboys effort, says more work needs to be done – Mike Doocy, Fox4 KDFW

The Cowboys have bigger goals than they’ve ever accomplished.

The Cowboys are now 11-4 with two regular season games to go. That puts them in second place in the NFC, where only Green Bay has a better record.

Coach Mike McCarthy said he was happy with the effort but there is a lot more to accomplish for his team.

“It’s a season that has a great opportunity to be this special season. And I think with that I think you guys do a great job trying to distract me from here, but I think it’s important for us to really stay in the moment, to stay where we are. are. We have a playoff team coming here on Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals. You know, we had a really good time in the locker room, but it’s… we knew that was the starting line. It is not the goal. This is not the end. We feel like real football is starting now, ”he said.

Kellen Moore & Dan Quinn Focused On The Work At Hand – DallasCowboys.com

It might be difficult for the Cowboys to keep their two coordinators after the year is over,

To be fair, it’s still a bit early in this process. Only two NFL clubs currently have head coach vacancies, and it’s unclear how many more positions will open in the next two weeks. That said, it’s hard not to look ahead and think that Cowboys coordinators Kellen Moore and Dan Quinn will be scheming names in this NFL hiring cycle.

“I think you have to recognize the guys who might get the chance,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. “It is certainly well deserved and they are ready, so you accept it.”

It’s easy to read the tea leaves as to why either coach might have an opportunity in the weeks to come. Quinn, in his first year as the Cowboys ‘defensive coordinator, is at the epicenter of the Cowboys’ staggering defensive turnaround.

A year after being considered one of the worst defenses in the league, the Cowboys are seventh in points awarded and lead the NFL in takeout with 33 over the year. It’s understandable that other clubs are interested in talking to Quinn, who has plenty of experience after a long stint as head coach with the Atlanta Falcons.

For his part, Quinn said on Monday that he would be ready if “the right scenario” presented itself, but said he was having a lot of fun in his current role with the Cowboys.

Pick, Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction: Who Wins NFL Week 17 Game? – Jeremy Cluff, AZ Central

Looking ahead to the Cardinals game.

Professional football network: Cowboys 27, Cardinals 23

Ben Rolfe writes: “Based on recent events, this appears to be a one-sided affair. The Cardinals offense just seems out of place. It’s hard to see them getting enough points to compete with Dallas. The Cowboys are riding right now – it probably won’t end this week. “

Sportsnaut: Cowboys 27, Cardinals 23

The site predicts the Cowboys will secure a 4-point victory over the Cardinals in Week 17.

Draft Kings: Take the Cardinals with the points against the Cowboys

He writes, “Even with the Cardinals downtrend, the Arizona offense should be able to pick up. The Cardinals clinched a playoff berth and may play more losing in this game. The Cowboys also clinched a playoff berth, so they might be more inclined to ease off against a currently struggling opponent.

SB Nation: Cardinals’ favorite Cowboys in week 17

Dave Halprin writes, “The Cowboys had an offensive wake-up call against the football team scoring 56 points, but one touchdown came on a pick-six and the other on a blocked punt. Still 42 points per offense is a complete job no matter which way you slice it. Dak Prescott has been phenomenal in the game, and if he really comes back in shape the Cowboys are a very dangerous team. Arizona will tell us a lot about the situation for this team on Sunday.

Trolling The Nation For The Cowboys Against The Football Team: “They’re Run Over Faster Than I Can Get Drunk” – One.Cool.Customer, BloggingTheBoys

Dude, this is so good!

The unnamed franchise came to Dallas with its own benches, which must have been exhausting. How else do you explain that the game is basically over at half-time?

And as sweet as a win over a once bitter rival is, it’s so much sweeter when, on Victory Monday, you relive the agony and even utter despair of Washington fans watching their squad fall apart, with the occasional sarcastic remark from other NFL fans. for good measure.

So here’s your chance to relive a divisional rival’s prime-time Sunday game via comments made by NFL fans in the league while watching the game.

Disclaimer: All quotes are taken directly from the open discussion threads of SB Nation team sites, as noted before each comment. Some minor changes were made to improve the overall readability of quotes and to meet our site guidelines, but no other changes were made, no comments added.

Player of the game: Dak Prescott shines as Cowboys rout Washington – Tim Lettiero, CowboysWire

It was so good to see Prescott get back into shape this week.

Dallas ended up winning 56-14 as Prescott completed 28 of 39 throws for 330 yards and four passing touchdowns. Even more remarkable than the numbers, Prescott set an NFL regular-season record, becoming the first QB in history to make field goals for a wide, tight end, running back and offensive lineman. .

It was clear that this offense, led by OC Kellen Moore, wanted to silence skeptics. No points were scored on the opening disc but the promise was shown. Recovering the ball from an interception by Trevon Diggs, Prescott would hit his most reliable targets in WR Amari Cooper and TE Dalton schultz twice respectively to move the offensive down with ease. It set up a nice play design and a break as part of Washington Prescott and RB’s defense. Ezekiel Elliott until landing without appointment.

The same would happen on the third offense practice of the evening. Prescott would target RB Tony pollard and WR CeeDee Lamb back-to-back while adding WR Cedrick Wilson to the reader’s midway mix. After Prescott’s first failure of the game targeting Pollard, he would return to his safety blankets at Schultz and Cooper, the former for another beautifully crafted score.

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