Panthers vs Cowboys NFL Week 12 Capsule



THURS. RECORD 1-4 31-18-1
STREAKS   Past 9
COACHES VS. OPP. Ron Rivera: 0-1 Jason Garrett: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 44-16 vs. Redskins W 24-14 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 10/21/12: Cowboys 19 at Panthers 14. Dallas QB Tony Romo passes for 227 yards & TD. Cowboys WR Miles Austin has 5 receptions for 97 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/28/09: Panthers 7 at Cowboys 21. Dallas CB Terence Newman records 27-yard INT-TD. Cowboys RB Tashard Choice rushes for 82 yards & TD.
REFEREE Ronald Torbert
BROADCAST CBS (3:30 PM CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Car.), 82 (Dal.). XM: 88 (WW1), 83 (Car.), 82 (Dal.).


PASSING Newton: 174-306-2283-20-9-90.1 Romo: 72-100-778-5-4-94.5
RUSHING Stewart: 190-764-4.0-4 McFadden: 159-623-3.9-2
RECEIVING Olsen (TE): 48-718-15.0-6 Witten (TE): 51-472-9.3-2
OFFENSE 354.2 343.5
TAKE/GIVE +13 (T1L) -9
DEFENSE 322.8 (3C) 335.8
SACKS Short: 6 Hardy: 4.5
INTs Coleman, Norman: 4 (T1C) Heath: 2
PUNTING Nortman: 46.1 C. Jones: 45.7
KICKING Gano: 95 (T1C) (32/34 PAT; 21/25 FG) Bailey: 76 (19/19 PAT; 19/20 FG)


PANTHERS: Play 1st Thanksgiving game…Are 10-0 for 1st time in franchise history…QB CAM NEWTON tied franchise record with 5 pass TDs last week. Has rush TD in all 3 Thurs. games. Has 30 career games with pass TD & rush TD, 2nd most in NFL history (HOFer STEVE YOUNG, 31)…RB JONATHAN STEWART has 205 scrimmage yards (102.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2…FB MIKE TOLBERT had rush TD in last meeting. Had TD catch last week…TE GREG OLSEN has 6 TDs in past 8. Is only TE in NFL with 5+ rec. TDs in each of past 8 seasons. Rookie WR DEVIN FUNCHESS has TD in 2 of past 3…Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads league with 541 tackles. Had 15 tackles & FR in last meeting. LB THOMAS DAVIS is only player in NFL with 3+ sacks & 3+ INTs. Leads team with 69 tackles. In past 3 meetings, has 22 tackles, 2 FFs, sack & INT. DT KAWANN SHORT ties for 3rd among NFL DTs with 6 sacks. CB JOSH NORMAN ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs & ties for 4th with 4 INTs…COWBOYS: Are 29-17-1 on Thanksgiving, incl. 6 wins in past 9…QB TONY ROMO is 4-0 as starter vs. Car. Is 8-2 as starter on Thurs. (6-2 on Thanksgiving) with 106 rating…RB DARREN MC FADDEN rushed for 129 yards last week & has 604 scrimmage yards (120.8 per game) in past 5…WR DEZ BRYANT has 3 TDs in past 3 on Thanksgiving. Since 2012, leads NFL with 43 TD catches. Romo & Bryant have 50 TDs, most by QB-WR duo in team history. TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs in catches (994) & rec. yards (10,974). Needs 6 catches to be 2nd TE ever with 1,000 career catches…LB ROLANDO MC CLAIN had INT-TD last week. LB SEAN LEE has 12 INTs since entering NFL in 2010, most by LB. DE GREG HARDY had 34 sacks in 63 career games with Car. Had 2 10+ sack seasons (11 in 2012, 15 in 2013) with Panthers.

Cowboys at Buccaneers NFL Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee), WR Brice Butler (hamstring), S Barry Church (ankle), DT Nick Hayden (ankle, ankle), LB Anthony Hitchens (ankle), LB Sean Lee (concussion), RB Christine Michael (illness), RB Rod Smith (illness)
  Wednesday CB Brandon Carr (shoulder), S Jeff Heath (shoulder), LB Rolando McClain (hand)
  Wednesday QB Matt Cassel (knee), DE Jack Crawford (hand), TE James Hanna (ankle), DE Demarcus Lawrence (back)
Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Vincent Jackson (knee), G Ali Marpet (ankle), DT Tony McDaniel (not injury related), DE Jacquies Smith (ankle), CB Alterraun Verner (foot)
  Wednesday S Bradley McDougald (concussion), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder), S D.J. Swearinger (toe), S Major Wright (hamstring)
  Wednesday DT Gerald McCoy (shoulder)

Cowboys Waive Third-String QB Kellen Moore

Dallas Cowboys v New Orleans Saints

The Cowboys waived third-string quarterback Kellen Moore in Tuesday with the hopes of signing him to the practice squad, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News.

Moore, 26, was signed the week before the season started and promoted to the active roster after starting quarterback Tony Romo went down with an injury in Week 2

Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden are the only quarterbacks now on the Cowboys’ active roster.

Cowboys WR Bryant Screams at Reporters Following 13-12 Loss to Seattle


The Cowboys season seems to be slipping away every week, and today things reached a boiling point after their latest loss, a 13-12 heartbreaker to the Seattle Seahawks at home.

After the game, Dez Bryant, who made his highly anticipated return, went off on a group of reporters, letting them have it after the game for what appeared to be no good reason.

“Stay the (expletive) away …,” Bryant yelled to the reporters. “Why don’t you all get the (bleep) out of here? This is our (expletive) locker room. You (expletive) dirty (expletive).”

Bryant didn’t do much in the game, he did help break up what could have been two picks for Seattle, but other than that was held to just two catches for 12 yards. He was targeted six times in the loss.

The setback for Dallas drops them to 2-5 on the season. They have lost five in a row since losing QB Tony Romo to a broken collarbone.

Matt Cassel, Sunday’s starter, drops to 0-2, and Brandon Weeden, who had three weeks to try and get it done, is 0-3 as the starter under center for Dallas.

While the Cowboys defense did their part Sunday to try and keep the game in the favor of the Cowboys, the Hawks took 17 plays to drive 79 yards in 5 minutes, 35 seconds before kicking the game-winning 24-yard field goal with 1:06 remaining.

Bryant’s remarks appear to be just another show of frustration as to what’s going on in Big D.

Seahawks vs Cowboys NFL Week 8 Inactives

Seahawks inactives: T Russell Okung, CB Tye Smith, safety Steven Terrell, RB Bryce Brown, G/C Kristjan Sokoli, TE Cooper Helfet, DL David King

Cowboys inactives: Kellen Moore, Ronald Leary, Joseph Randle, Geoff Swaim, Ryan Russell, Tyler Patmon, Brice Butler

Seahawks at Cowboys NFL Week Eight Capsule



STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Pete Carroll: 2-2 Jason Garrett: 2-1
LAST WEEK W 20-3 at 49ers L 27-20 at Giants
LAST GAME 10/12/14: Cowboys 30 at Seahawks 23. Dallas QB Tony Romo throws for 250 yards & 2 TDs. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray rushes for 115 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/6/11: Cowboys 23, Seahawks 13. Dallas QB Romo throws for 279 yards & 2 TDs. Cowboys RB Murray has 186 scrimmage yards (139 rushing yards, 47 rec. yards).
REFEREE Carl Cheffers
BROADCAST FOX (3:25 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Peter Schrager (field reporter). Westwood One: John Sadak, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 81 (Sea.), 83 (Dal.). XM: 226 (Dal.).


PASSING Wilson: 142-204-1668-8-5-97.0 (3C) Cassel: 17-27-227-1-3-62.3
RUSHING Lynch: 82-304-3.7-2 Randle: 76-315-4.1-4 (T3C)
RECEIVING Graham (TE): 31-375-12.1-2 Witten: 36-344-9.6-2
OFFENSE 357.4 367.0
DEFENSE 294.1 (1C) 339.3
SACKS Bennett: 6.5 (T1L) J. Crawford, Hardy: 3
INTs Thomas: 2 Lee, Wilcox: 1
PUNTING Ryan: 47.5 (3C) Jones: 46.2
KICKING Hauschka: 62 (1C) (14/14 PAT; 16/16 FG) Bailey: 43 (13/13 PAT; 10/10 FG)


SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON is 45-18 (.714) in career as starter (incl. playoffs). Since 2012, is only NFL QB with 10,000+ pass yards (11,618), 2,000+ rush yards (2,148) & 95+ rating (98.3)…Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), RB MARSHAWN LYNCH leads NFL with 6,445 rush yards & 58 rush TDs. In past 3 meetings, has 318 rush yards (106 per game) & 2 TDs…Since 2011, JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs in catches (386) & yards (4,771) & is 2nd in TDs (48). Rookie WR-KR-PR TYLER LOCKETT had 43-yard TD catch last week. Is only rookie in NFL history with rec. TD, PR-TD & 100+ yard KR-TD in team’s 1st 7 games. WR DOUG BALDWIN is 2nd on club in catches (28)…DE MICHAEL BENNETT has 3 sacks in 3 games vs. Dal. Had career-high 3.5 sacks last week. CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads NFL with 26 INTs since 2011 (incl. playoffs). Team has 4 players with 30+ tackles: LB K.J. WRIGHT (49), LB BOBBY WAGNER (46), S KAM CHANCELLOR (32) & S EARL THOMAS (30). LB BRUCE IRVIN had sack in last meeting…COWBOYS: QB MATT CASSEL is 2-0 as starter vs. Sea. In last start vs. Sea. (11/28/10 with KC), had 4 TDs, 0 INTs & 129.3 rating…In last meeting, T TYRON SMITH was named NFC Offensive Player of Week. RB JOSEPH RANDLE has 4 TDs in past 4. RB DARREN MC FADDEN rushed for 111 yards vs. Sea. on 10/31/10 (with Oak.). Rushed for 152 yards & TD last week…TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs in catches (979) & rec. yards (10,846). Witten & TE GAVIN ESCOBAR each had TD catch in last meeting. WR DEVIN STREET had 1st career TD (25 yards) last week. WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS averaging 16.3 yards per catch…LB SEAN LEE had 14 tackles in his last game vs. Sea. Has 12 INTs since entering NFL in 2010, most by LB. Leads team in tackles (50) followed by S BARRY CHURCH (42) & LB ANTHONY HITCHENS (33). DE GREG HARDY has 12 sacks in his past 6 games.

Cowboys Owner Jones Defends DraftKings Stake: It ‘Creates More Interest’


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, minutes after his team’s loss on Sunday to the New York Giants, defended his investment in daily fantasy company DraftKings, Darren Rovell of ESPN reports.

“From my perspective, anything that follows the rules, that causes and creates more interest and more fan participation, I’m really for,” Jones said. “So I’m a supporter and that’s the rules that we’ll test — is put your money where your mouth is.”

Jones said he wouldn’t comment on any specifics regarding the business model because he isn’t involved in a day-to-day capacity.

NFL teams are not allowed to invest in the daily fantasy companies, but their owners are. Jones owns a stake in DraftKings, as does the New England Patriots ownership group, The Kraft Group.

Jones, on Sunday, made it clear that he didn’t think that his investment damages the integrity of the game.

“I don’t think DraftKings or [competitor] FanDuel in any way compromise our players on the football field because it’s all fantasy,” Jones said. “It has no bearing on the outcome of the game at all.”

Cowboys vs Giants Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Dez Bryant (foot)
  Wednesday TE James Hanna (ankle)
  Wednesday WR Brice Butler (hamstring), DE Randy Gregory (ankle)
NEW YORK GIANTS (New York conducted a walk-through on Wednesday. The Wednesday practice report is an estimation.)
Practice Report
  Wednesday CB Prince Amukamara (pectoral)
  Wednesday WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), WR Victor Cruz (calf), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), CB Trevin Wade (concussion)
  Wednesday DE Robert Ayers (hamstring), LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), LB Devon Kennard (hamstring), WR Rueben Randle (hamstring), LB Uani’ Unga (neck)