|GREEN BAY PACKERS at DALLAS COWBOYS on Sunday night|
|GREEN BAY PACKERS|
|DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||WR Jeff Janis (quadricep), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs), LB Julius Peppers (not injury related), RB James Starks (concussion), C J.C. Tretter (knee)|
|Thursday||LB Jayrone Elliott (hand, not injury related), WR Jordy Nelson (ribs), RB James Starks (concussion), C J.C. Tretter (knee)|
|LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||CB Quinten Rollins (neck, concussion)|
|Thursday||WR Jeff Janis (quadricep), G T.J. Lang (foot), CB Quinten Rollins (neck, concussion)|
|FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||WR Randall Cobb (ankle), LB Jayrone Elliott (hand), G T.J. Lang (foot), LB Blake Martinez (knee), LB Clay Matthews (shoulder), LB Nick Perry (hand)|
|Thursday||WR Randall Cobb (ankle), LB Blake Martinez (knee), LB Clay Matthews (shoulder), LB Julius Peppers (not injury related), LB Nick Perry (hand)|
|LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||CB Morris Claiborne (groin), DT Tyrone Crawford (shoulder), LB Justin Durant (elbow), DE Demarcus Lawrence (back), DT Terrell McClain (ankle), T Tyron Smith (knee), DT Cedric Thornton (ankle)|
|Thursday||DT Tyrone Crawford (shoulder), LB Justin Durant (elbow), DE Demarcus Lawrence (back), DT Terrell McClain (ankle), T Tyron Smith (knee), DT Cedric Thornton (ankle)|
|FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE|
|Thursday||CB Morris Claiborne (groin)|
Ezekiel Elliott won’t soon forget his franchise-record-setting 13th rushing touchdown of his rookie season, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.
Neither will anybody else given how much it will be replayed in the future.
The Dallas Cowboys running back celebrated by jumping into an oversized Salvation Army red kettle in the end zone during the Cowboys’ 26-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quickly hiding from everybody before popping out.
After conferring, the officials threw a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct, so Elliott didn’t hide that much.
“I mean it’s just sitting there right in the end zone, you know. It’s the perfect celebration,” Elliot said after the game. “They’re one of our biggest partners, so I had to show them a little bit of love.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seemed fine with the rookie rusher’s celebration.
“I think the Salvation Army should give him the highest award,” Jones said after the game. “My dream would be for the NFL to really fine me a lot of money and I’ll take them to the Supreme Court and we’ll get the Salvation Army more attention than anybody can get them. So let’s go.”
The Dallas Cowboys will be without wide receiver Lucky Whitehead on Sunday night, as he was ruled out of the game against the New York Giants for violating team rules.
ESPN’s Todd Archer reports that the team did not disclose what rule was broken. Sources say Whitehead was late to meetings Saturday morning before team departure.
Whitehead has been the Cowboys’ primary kick and punt returner this season. He has returned 10 kickoffs for a 23.8-yard average with a long of 33.
He has also averaged 8.8 yards per punt return with a long of 39. He has caught two passes for 40 yards and has 86 yards on eight carries on jet sweeps.
Like it or not, next month Donald Trump will be the new President of the United States, and one thing that can’t be denied is it’s going to be an interesting four years in our country.
There’s been plenty of fun poked at the President elect, and one site – Uproxx, has taken it upon themselves to design every NFL logo in the make of our President elect.
Check out what they think the logo of the Cowboys will look like made in the likeness of Trump!
As the Cowboys bandwagon grows, so does the desire for the NFL to get them on the national stage, and that’s going to happen on December 18th.
The NFL announced Sunday evening that the teams’ game in two weeks has been flexed to the prime time spotlight of ‘Sunday Night Football’ as Dallas takes on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are 7-5 and atop the NFC South tied with the Atlanta Falcons.
The next three games for Dallas will be nationally televised, as they play the Giants on Sunday night this week, then Tampa on the 18th, and then they take on the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football on December 26th, before they end the season against the Eagles on Sunday, January 1st.
DALLAS COWBOYS (10-1) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-5)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES
|SERIES LEADER||Series tied: 11-11|
|STREAKS||2 of past 3|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Jason Garrett: 1-0||Mike Zimmer: 0-0|
|LAST WEEK||W 31-26 vs. Washington||L 16-13 at Detroit|
|LAST GAME||11/3/13: Vikings 23 at Cowboys 27. Dallas QB Tony Romo passes for 337 yards & 2 TDs, incl. GW 7-yard TD to WR Dwayne Harris with 35 seconds remaining. Cowboys DT Nick Hayden has FR-TD.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||10/17/10: Vikings 24, Cowboys 21. Minnesota WR Percy Harvin has 95-yard KR-TD. Vikings LB E.J. Henderson has 2 INTs & 9 tackles.|
|BROADCAST||NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Dal), 81 (Min). XM: 88 (WW1). 226 (Dal), 225 (Min).|
|PASSING||Dak Prescott (R): 231-340-2835-18-2-108.6||Sam Bradford: 248-348-2415-12-3-98.3|
|RUSHING||Ezekiel Elliott (R): 243-1199 (1L)-4.9-11 (2L)||Jerick McKinnon: 106-316-3.0-1|
|RECEIVING||Cole Beasley: 58-647-11.2-5||Stefon Diggs: 67-747-11.1-2|
|SACKS||Tyrone Crawford: 3.5||Danielle Hunter: 7.5|
|INTs||Barry Church: 2||Xavier Rhodes: 4|
|PUNTING||Chris Jones: 46.5||Jeff Locke: 44.5|
|KICKING||Dan Bailey: 94 (34/34 PAT; 20/22 FG)||Kai Forbath: 13 (4/5 PAT; 3/3 FG)|
COWBOYS: Rookie QB DAK PRESCOTT leads NFL rookies in pass yards (2,835), pass TDs (18) & rating (108.6). In 5 career road games, has 1,350 pass yards (270 per game), 10 TDs & 1 INT for 119.5 rating…Rookie RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads NFL with 1,199 rush yards & ranks 2nd in scrimmage yards (1,502) & rush TDs (11). Has 306 scrimmage yards (153 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2 on road…WR COLE BEASLEY has 3 rec. TDs in past 3 on road. WR DEZ BRYANT has 49 TD catches since 2012, most in NFL. Has 5 rec. TDs in past 6. WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had TD catch in Week 12. TE JASON WITTEN had 8 receptions for 102 yards & TD in last meeting. Ranks 2nd all-time among TEs with 1,072 receptions & 11,768 rec. yards…DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 7 sacks in past 7 on road. LB SEAN LEE ranks 2nd in NFC with 105 tackles. Aims for 9th in row on road with 8+ tackles. CB ORLANDO SCANDRICK had INT in last meeting…VIKINGS: QB SAM BRADFORD passed for 295 yards & TD for 103.4 rating in last meeting (11/8/15 with Phi.). Has passed for 1,261 yards (252.2 per game) with 7 TDs & 0 INTs for 109.2 rating in 5 games at home with Min…RB MATT ASIATA aims for 4th in row with rush TD…WR STEFON DIGGS ranks 3rd in NFC with 67 receptions. In past 4, has 40 receptions (10 per game) for 357 yards & TD. WR ADAM THIELEN has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has 260 rec. yards (86.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 at home. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD catch in last meeting. Ties for NFC lead among TEs with 5 rec. TDs…DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had sack in last meeting. Has 28.5 sacks since 2014, 2nd in NFC. DE BRIAN ROBISON has 8 sacks in past 7 at home. LB ANTHONY BARR had sack last week. S HARRISON SMITH aims for 12th in row with 6+ tackles. Has 390 tackles since 2012, 2nd among NFC safeties.
Credit the NFL for doing something right, as this week players around the league will wear custom cleats, and the Cowboys are giving back with theirs Sunday.
The NFL is encouraging a campaign called “My Cause, My Cleats,” and what it does is encourage players to wear custom shoes which support a charity of their choice.
Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott is campaigning against animal cruelty and asking to adopt from shelters with the cleats that he’s wearing, showing off a pic of his dog Ace.
On the cleats he’s got paw prints, dog bones and the words “Adopt, Volunteer, Prevent Cruelty.”
Props to Elliott, and it will be cool to see what some of the other NFL players come up with around the league for the event this weekend.
Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott keep winning for the Cowboys, even with Kirk Cousins setting records for the Washington Redskins.
Prescott accounted for two touchdowns, Elliott ran for a pair of scores and the Cowboys extended their franchise regular-season record with a 10th straight victory, beating the Redskins 31-26 on Thursday.
Prescott tied Don Meredith’s club quarterback record from 50 years ago with his fifth rushing TD and the NFL-leading Cowboys (10-1) won despite 449 yards passing and three touchdowns from Cousins, the first Redskins quarterback with two 400-yard games in a season.
“You know you’re talking to someone who knows how hard this is to win 10 games in a row, and I do,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “I know how we’re getting it done, and we’re getting done by hard work and Dak’s a great example.”
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